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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate last week Thursday rejected in second reading an administration bill, which sought to remove from local law the two off island board members for the American Samoa Power Authority board of directors, following a committee meeting earlier that day. During the...
Sen. Fai’ivae Iuli Godinet
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee is conducting its own research before scheduling a hearing on an Administration bill that would establish the legal framework for setting up an American Samoa National Guard, says committee chair, Sen. Fai’ivae...
Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While an Administration bill seeks to prohibit Immigration Board members from sponsoring foreigners to avoid conflict of interest, some senators argued that it still does not address another conflict, if the board member transfers the sponsorship to a spouse or adult...
Rendering of new Fono building and proposed offices
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House Budget and Appropriations Committee unanimous approved three nominees for the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) with a vote of 12-0 each. The three new members for the ASEDA board of directors are; Director of Public Works, Faleosina Voigt,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old farmer convicted of striking the back and shoulder of an intruder with a metal pipe after the intruder visited the defendant’s family home was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, after the court sentenced him to time already...
DPS headquarters in Fagatogo.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three female police officers were arrested and placed in custody at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) early Sunday morning for traffic violations including driving under the influence of alcohol. The trio is scheduled to appear in District Court this morning...
Amata in the Hearing
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata advocated for American Samoa’s position on protected coral reefs in a Wednesday hearing of the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife (WOW). The oversight hearing was titled, “Examining the President’s Fiscal Year...
Sen. Utu Sila Poasa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another move is underway through the Legislative process to lift the current freeze on the 2000 income tax table, an action that many taxpayers over the years, including previous Chamber of Commerce reports, have sought but without much success. The latest action is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three Administration bills were introduced last week in the Senate along with the governor’s nomination of three new members to the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) board of directors. The measures have been assigned to the appropriate committees for...
Rendering of Fono building under construction
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A bill revising the requirements for members of the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) Board of Directors was introduced in the House of Representatives this week for its first reading and was transferred to the House ASPA committee for review. The summary of the bill...

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