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Sen. Togiola Tulafono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For the first three quarters of calendar year 2022, “inflation in American Samoa has been in the double digits, peaking in the 3rd [quarter] at 13.5%,” according to the Fourth Quarter 2022 Consumer Price Index (CPI) report released this week by the Commerce Department’s...
Director of Public Works Faleosina Voigt
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The citations issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over un-permitted construction work in Tula and at the Amaile Stream in Nuuuli, and seawall projects were at the center of a House hearing held last week with Director of Public Works Faleosina Voigt....
Assistant Attorney General Lynne Blankenbeke
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Assistant Attorney General, Lynne Blankenbeker, who is also the acting director for the Consumer Protection Bureau of the Department of Legal Affairs told senators that there were no “price gouging” prosecutions during the COVID-19 Emergency Declarations. Blankenbeker...
LBJ HOSPITAL
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ hospital is taking advantage of the latest technologies available with its "virtual visit" program where a healthcare provider and a specialist physician from off-island connect with an LBJ patient via video cameras in real time to provide vital health care consult...
USCG plane on runway at ppg
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Department of Public Safety officers were called to evacuate schools when a U.S. Coast Guard plane was “experiencing” problems in air and opted for an emergency landing at the Pago Pago International Airport. At 10a.m yesterday morning Tafuna High School, Tafuna...
Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga says the “effects of climate change knows no limitations and no boundaries” hence infrastructure projects were implemented under “emergency declaration”. The comments by the governor were outlined in a statement following his meeting with the...
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT LOGO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some $50 million in new cash infusions helped boost the local economy in 2022, especially local stores, thanks to the federally funded Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and tax refund checks — both distributed by the ASG Treasury Department’s Tax Office. The Governor’s...
Fa’amasino Upuese Galoia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga’s nominee for director of the new American Samoa Search and Rescue Agency, Fa’amasino Upuese Galoia was officially rejected after senators cast 8-yes and 7-no votes — while the director-nominee needed 10-yes votes to garner Senate confirmation. The...
Vice Speaker of the House Fetu Fetui J
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — House members heard first hand there are only 117 police officers answering calls for the whole of the territory. This was revealed by Acting Police Commissioner Viapuna Foifua Jr Foifua when he appeared before the House recently following concerns over the reallocation...
Fa’amao Asalele Jr.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has future plans to review other Styrofoam products such as coolers and ice chests, says American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) director Fa’amao Asalele Jr. at a Senate hearing last week. Asalele’s comments were in response to a senator’s...

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