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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After serving ASG earlier with a “Notice of Violation” over unauthorized activities in the Tula shoreline area, now the U.S Army Corps of Engineers has launched an investigation into Paramount Builders, Inc. over alleged activities performed in Amaile Stream in Nu’uuli...
 Dr. Malouamaua Tuiolosega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center board chairman Dr. Malouamaua Tuiolosega has told senators that he does not support building a new hospital, and prefers that funds allocated for this project to be used to upgrade the current medical center. Dr. Tuiolosega made the public revelation...
Polystyrene foam clamshell food container
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government is moving to ban the use of polystyrene foam — commonly called Styrofoam (which is actually a brand name) —  in the territory. The bill was introduced in both the House and Senate last week.  “The polystyrene foam is used to make plates,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To comply with federal requirements where federal funds awarded to American Samoa are required to be deposited in a federally insured financial institution, the Lemanu-Talauega Administration is proposing to amend local law, pertaining to government deposits currently...
Congresswoman Uifa’atal Amata
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus,  Dan Newhouse (WA-04) has named the Congressional Western Caucus Executive Committee Members for the 118th Congress with Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata as a Vice Chair on the Executive Committee and part of the leadership team of the...
Rev. Mataio Failauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Rev. Mataio Failauga who has pastored the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) in Fagamalo since 2018 — was unanimously confirmed as a member of the American Samoa Student Financial Aid board during Tuesday’s Senate session. His confirmation hearing...
Dr. Elizabeth Lauvou, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua, LBJ Medical Center board chairman Dr. Malouamaua Tuiolosega and hospital CEO, Moefa’auo ‘Bill’ Emmsley
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During a Senate Hospital/Public Health Committee hearing last Friday, LBJ Medical Center’s chief executive officer, Moefa’auo ‘Bill’ Emmsley rejected any claims that the hospital is not paying overtime for nurses, saying that it’s the law to pay overtime. The committee...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has served the American Samoa Government with a “Notice of Violation” over unauthorized activities involving the discharge of fill material into waters of the United States and the unauthorized work in navigable waters along the shoreline...
LBJ board members
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ hospital is advertising the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) position that’s been vacant since Dr Iotamo Saleapaga was removed from the position and transferred to become the Chief Liaison Officer on behalf of the hospital with the Department of Health where Saleapaga...
Sen. Malaepule Fuena Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The alleged lack of awareness programs disseminated after 2019 by the Governor’s Drug Control Office has drawn criticism in the House of Representatives over its half-a- million dollar budget under Special Programs allocated for this initiative for FY2023. Rep. Luaitaua...

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