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Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Swains Delegate to the American Samoa House of Representative, Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings has written to leaders of the American Samoa Government (ASG) and the Fono requesting assistance for the people of Swains from the American Rescue Act funding. Copies of the letter...
Temporary Senate chamber
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a unanimous 13-0 vote, the Senate yesterday rejected in third and final reading an Administration bill that restricts the use of wireless electronic devices including cell phones while operating a motor vehicle except for — among other things — emergency calls and if...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation, who was taken in for questioning and later released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) when the 48 hour detention period expired‚ was arrested by police last month and is now charged with violating...
Fuarosa Timoteo and her younger brother Laupapa
MANU'A ISLANDS — Two kids spending their summer in Manu’a Islands. Both Fuarosa Timoteo and her younger brother Laupapa from Marist-St Francis Elementary School are spending school holidays with their families in Manu'a. Grateful to see them not spending all their time ‘inside’ — wasting time...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga and Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the passengers on yesterday’s outbound sector repatriation flight  back to Honolulu, was Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, who has appointed Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale V. Ale as acting governor. Lemanu made the appointment in a July 28th memorandum to...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata highlighted House passage of a major appropriations bill Thursday that funds numerous departments of the U.S. government for the next fiscal year, including the Interior Department. Within this legislation (H.R. 4502) is funding Amata requested for...
Governor’s Chief of Staff, Tuimavave Tauapa’i Laupola
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a June 19 memo, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Tuimavave Tauapa’i Laupola reminded cabinet members that the government’s Island Wide Clean-up is today, Friday, July 30th. He said all departments, agencies, offices and authorities are expected to participate in the...
Rep. Larry S. Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Based on ASG’s latest financial report for fiscal year 2021, the government is forecasting a possible shortfall of more than $10 million at the close of the fiscal year, but Treasurer Malemo Tausaga told lawmakers that he believes the shortfall will reduce as the...
USPS at Fagatogo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health Acting Director, Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr told the House Health Committee during this week’s hearing that they’re waiting for an official communication from the Post Master of the U.S. Post Office in Fagatogo before they can move in to take care...
Huntsville, ALABAMA — When the American Samoan Teacher of the Year came to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, alongside her decorated colleagues, she was already concerned about the state’s reputation of discrimination. At Space Camp, though, inclusion was the norm. The concern slipped from...

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