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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...
Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The fate of another Administration bill is heading to being rejected by the Senate as several senators were not pleased that the proposed law was “incomplete” when submitted to the Fono. The latest bill would create a new law, which bans talking or texting while holding...
American Samoa DIistrict Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The three female off-duty police officers arrested on the weekend made their initial appearances in District Court this week. They are Alisha Lautoa, Deidre Tusani, and Susana Lin. Lin, who was the driver of the vehicle pulled over by police officers, is charged with...
House members attending yesterday’s Fono Joint Budget Committee hearing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate Joint Budget Committee has requested financial reports for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 from the Lemanu Administration on the total surplus accumulated for each previous fiscal years, how it was spent and if it was Fono approved, as well as if the Fono ever...
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Washington, D.C. — The United States and the Federated States of Micronesia have agreed on a plan to build a military base in the Pacific island nation. The Pacific Islands Times report the move is in line with the Pentagon's strategic ambition to increase its footprint in the Indo-Pacific region...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested last month on the allegation that they damaged a store in Nu’uuli and assaulted employees. When police searched one of the two men, illegal drugs were found in his pocket. Mealamu Paulino and Afato Lilo made their initial appearances in court last...

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