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Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding efforts in Congress toward a new round of economic relief: “Congress has passed four coronavirus relief bills since March — all very much bipartisan — totaling about $2.8 trillion. Some of that relief is...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first person convicted by the court for failure to comply with the requirements set by the government during the Governor’s declaration for the COVID-19 enforcement was ordered by the court to pay a fine of $50. According to District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea, this...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale (left) and Senate President Gaoteote Palaie Tofau (rught)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With more than $80 million in COVID-19 funding allocated to American Samoa, the Fono leaders have informed Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga that lawmakers are prepared to start a review and approval for the appropriation of these funds. The notification was made in a May 11th...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To ensure American Samoa’s full compliance with the millions of dollars in federal coronavirus funds, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has established the government’s six-member COVID-19 Compliance Review Committee (C19CRC). “In light of the extraordinary amount of federal...
ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the ASG coronavirus task force meeting earlier this month, Health director Motusa Tuileama recommended a mini COVID-19 island wide exercise to test the “strength” of the local health care system in the event of a coronavirus outbreak. He said the concern in the event...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man allegedly found with a glass pipe containing methamphetamine inside his vehicle when police pulled him over for a traffic violation almost two years ago was finally arrested and charged. The question as to why the government waited so long to charge Faamamafa Phode...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month: “The United States has an enduring heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander Americans. This rapidly growing influence spans the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 occurred about 168 miles southwest of upolu island at 349 am sst on Friday, May 15 2020. Based on all available data... There is no tsunami threat to American Samoa from this earthquake. Some areas may have experienced...
The three co-defendants in the ASPA scam case
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government case against three members of a family in Futiga accused of using the ASPA (American Samoa Power Authority) service to get power illegally was dismissed with prejudice, after Judge Elvis P. Patea granted the government’s request for a dismissal. It was...
Mike Bloomberg campaign sign in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Dept. of Commerce plans to call a meeting with representatives from all political campaign camps to discuss the government requirement for obtaining a permit in accordance with local law, which regulates signage. Many political signs have been around since late last...

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