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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce will not be partnering with the government-sponsored two-day Island Wide Job & Internship Fairs next month, as some businesses are complaining about ASG’s letter of solicitation for support of the fair sent out to them more than...
Amata with Senator Bob Dole
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took on the role of Ranking Member in Tuesday’s hearing of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee to examine the topic, “Aging in Place: Examining Veterans’ Access to Home and Community Based Services.” Members of Congress discussed...
3 Members of the ASG COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — COVID-19 Task Force members who testified before the Fono House Health Committee this week had to answer some tough questions re a Samoa government official who did not go through pandemic protocols when he arrived from Samoa, as well as those people who got to return on...
Attorney General Fainu’ulelei Falefatu Ala’ilima-Utu (left) and the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Tuimavave Tauapa’i Laupola
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several senators have serious reservations with the Administration’s bill, which seeks to amend local law by removing the requirement that the Territorial Auditor — who heads the ASG independent agency Territorial Audit Office — shall be a certified public accountant (...
Members of the ASG Coronavirus Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Task Force would like to clarify a misnomer that the Task Force would be “re-opening the borders” between the mainland USA/Hawaii and American Samoa and a growing assumption that there will be no travel restrictions in the coming months. The discontinuation of the...
Office of Budget and Planning director Catherine A. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at Monday’s cabinet meeting, Office of Budget and Planning director Catherine A. Saelua reminded directors that the government’s final budget for fiscal year 2022 “is the Governor’s Budget” and not her budget. In past budget hearings, some directors — responding...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of abusing his physically challenged step-daughter several months ago was arrested by police last month and charged. The defendant, Tolai Maua made his initial appearance in Court last month. The defendant is charged with one count of abuse of an elderly or...
Cong. Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata congratulated Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on her historic leadership role as the first female Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa, which has been publicly recognized by statements from the U.S. Department of State...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four off-island personnel who arrived last week Thursday from Hawaii are assisting the government testing the “Talofa Pass” web-based system to screen passengers entering the territory when commercial air service provided by Hawaiian Airlines re-opens between Honolulu...
Local Education Department acting director Dr. Roxanne Suaava Salavea along with Office of Budget and Planning director (center), Catherine A. Saelua (left) and Human Resources director, Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local Education Department (ASDOE) acting director Dr. Roxanne Suaava Salavea — who is the deputy director for Instructional Service — focused her attention to questions from the Senate Education Committee during a hearing last Friday morning on the Administration bill...

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