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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a statement yesterday, ASG Deputy Treasury, Levi Reese, confirmed the release date this month of the first payment for the Advance Child Tax Credit or the Advance CTC, funded through the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. According to the statement, more than $...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate yesterday rejected in second reading the House version of an Administration bill, which seeks to amend local law by removing the requirement that the Territorial Auditor — who heads the ASG independent Territorial Audit Office — shall be a certified public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An effort to renew immigration documents for two men from Samoa convicted of crimes in the territory has failed. The Immigration Board has denied the application of transfer of sponsorship for inmate, Alofa Filipo, while the family of another inmate, Sauipuapuaga Lemusu...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is providing an update on a development in Congress as part of the major budget reconciliation bill that would give new tax credit to businesses in American Samoa. If passed into law, the measure would allow deduction of 20 percent of wages and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man was arrested by police last month after he allegedly entered a family home at night without permission. Kalap Akeli made his initial appearance in court last month. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine (meth), a felony, along...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale has signed into law the government’s more than $500 million budget for fiscal year 2022, while the Fono has given the final endorsement to an Administration bill adopting into local statute the federal Advance Child Tax Credit — which...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of burglarizing a home in Nu’uuli last year has been arrested and is now in custody, with bail set at $25,000. When police apprehended Melipa Taulele, they allegedly found an illegal substance in his bag. Taulele, who was convicted for receiving stolen...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 34-year-old man who has pled guilty to assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated was placed on probation for 24 months by the Court, after he admitted to the allegation and told the court that he’s sorry for his actions. The defendant was initially...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed two new appointees to the leadership team for the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), as announced by the Department of Interior (DOI). “It’s good to have a strong team on board at the Department of Interior to devote their efforts to Insular...
Sen. Malaepule Saite Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) has requested financial support from the government through the Lemanu and Talauega Administration so that DBAS can continue to expand its economic development service to the community as a whole. Sen. Malaepule Saite Moliga...

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