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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s State of the Territory Comprehensive Report, distributed to lawmakers the joint Fono session earlier this month provides a summary update of the ASG Technology Office, with plans to build out a central, secure ASG network, — the “ASGnet”. The Technology...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a truck in which investigators allegedly found a bag containing a white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drugs. Anipale Iosua made his initial appearance last month. He later waived his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the two men accused of unlawful possession of illegal drugs during a traffic stop in Faganeanea on Nov. 22, 2020 has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Lui Willie, 42 appeared in court last week for his Change of Plea hearing. Willie was initially...
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Pago Pago, AAMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Code Annotated (A.S.C.A) 13.2108 creates the Statistical Advisory Council (SAC) that consists of nineteen members including one member from the House of Representative. In his letter to the Speaker of the House, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga is requesting...
ASG Treasurer Malemo L. Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local tax filing season for 2022 will begin tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 24, which is when the American Samoa Tax Office (ASTO) will begin accepting and processing 2021 tax returns, according to ASG Treasurer, Malemo Tausaga in a statement yesterday morning. “The necessary...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A House bill authorizing the Department of Health (DOH) to screen minors for communicable disease and limits waiver of consent to screening and examinations was introduced in the House chamber this week. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Vailoata Eteuati Amituana’i and it...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s State of the Territory Comprehensive Report distributed to a Joint Session of the Fono earlier this month cites an increase in the number of business licenses issued by the Commerce Department (DOC) which works jointly with DoH to enforce local business...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police for allegedly assaulting a man in front of a store in the Tafuna area. The victim had allegedly attempted to steal a bag full of items from the defendant’s vehicle parked in the store’s parking lot. Talosaga Asalele, the defendant, made his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Development Bank of American Samoa’s efforts and accomplishments — especially in loans made to the community — were summarized in the Governor’s State of the Territory Comprehensive Report distributed to lawmakers last week Monday. Members of the public have also...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga did not sign a bill that the Fono passed in their last session. He cited that the lack of a funding source, and in addition the proposed contribution rates were too high. He mentioned these two reasons in a letter to Fono leaders, dated November...

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