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American Samoa Community College (ASCC) student Miss Vaimalu Vaiau, 24, who currently serves as Vice President of the ASCC Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, spent 10 weeks over the summer in the nation’s capital as an intern with the organization Asian American Pacific...
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After the 10a.m. regular sessions in both the Senate and House today, the Fono Joint Budget Committee will convene to start finalizing the language of the American Samoa Government’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget. The joint committee was initially set to review it yesterday but unforeseen...
The Fono has expedited a request by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga for an approved resolution to address part of American Samoa’s corrective action plan which allocates $2.5 million annually in an American Samoa Government subsidy for the airport following a US Federal Aviation Administration land use...
Crewmembers aboard the research vessel Robert C. Seamans perform their scientific duties at sea. The vessel, described as a "sailing laboratory," will hold an open house for the general public this Saturday, September 17th, from 9 to 11 a.m., and from 12 to 3 p.m.  [courtesy photo]
Can you imagine a sailing laboratory? Are you interested in learning about how science is done at sea? Then this is your chance to visit a floating laboratory that is in Pago Pago harbor right now! The Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Robert C. Seamans is offering free tours of their vessel to the...
An American Samoan man, accused by federal agents of “threatening to kill” flight attendants, faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced next January for interfering with the flight crew of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Pago Pago to Honolulu, according to the plea agreement, which became...
The Fono has officially approved an Administration bill, which amends three provisions of local tax laws — including the current corporate tax rate that ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipea told lawmakers is the “second” highest rate in the world. The Fono’s final approval came last week Tuesday...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasao Ale has informed lawmakers that his role in signing contracts for ASG employees is to ensure all provisions of local laws are included in the documents and to make sure the government is protected from any liabilities. Talauega’s statement was made last Thursday...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has proposed to the Fono a joint resolution to address part of American Samoa’s corrective action plan which allocates $2.5 million annually in an American Samoa Government subsidy for the airport following a US Federal Aviation Administration land use audit report of the...
Amata speaks out in support of the VET Act earlier this summer outside of the U.S. Capitol Building.  [courtesy photo]
  GRANT TO DEVELOP SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT AIRPORT Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 to the American Samoa Government for Pago Pago International Airport.   “I am...
The government owned Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) is expected to open Oct. 3rd at the previous location of Bank of Hawaii’s Utulei branch at the Centennial Building after a brief hand over ceremony held at the former BoH bank branch, around 9a.m. yesterday. As previously reported by...

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