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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and colleagues from the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, which has oversight over the U.S. territories, will arrive in Pago Sunday on the first leg of a fact finding trip to the U.S. Pacific territories. They will overnight Sunday and Monday...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a major milestone for American Samoa announces a key achievement for his administration — American Samoa has obtained approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to enable the DOH Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and its community...
It appears that some cabinet members are not adhering to a previous directive from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to close bank accounts that are maintained separately by ASG departments and offices. In a Feb. 13 memo to his cabinet members, Lolo says a directive was issued some time ago instructing all...
FONO TAKING MID SESSION RECESS — GOING TO RETIREMENT MTG IN HNL The Fono is taking a second mid-session recess, starting at the close of business Friday, and will reconvene Mar. 13. The three-week recess coincides with the ASG Employees Retirement Fund board meeting in Honolulu next week. The...
Officials with Fa’asao Marist High School (FMHS) have confirmed an incident late Wednesday afternoon, where a man allegedly showed female students pornographic material and a report have been filed with police. The incident occurred when classes were over for the day and female students had just...
[photo: Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu]
Apia, SAMOA — There are conflicting officials statements provided by the Samoa Police and Samoa Rugby Union following the alleged rape of a “caucasian volunteer” from Australia. According to Samoa’s Police Spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu during the police weekly press conference, he noted that a...
The National Weather Service has extended the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for all of American Samoa until Sunday, February 19, 2017. Heavy showers with embedded thunderstorms along with strong and gusty winds are expected, with a potential for flash flooding. Residents and drivers in areas prone to flooding...
Aua Village was the first to complete the challenge "installation of marine debris encatchment net" on island, which was set up by American Samoa Power Authority and the village council. The net was set up at the stream on the main road of Aua. Aua 1st Ward of LDS faith adopted the stream and was very happy to have the net to help keep their coast clean and healthy. [photo: Ese Malala]
Last Saturday morning, Aua was the first village to complete their second challenge of the Fautasi Coastal Challenge, a set of five challenges that highlight “our rich cultural traditions, coastal resources, and our dependence on people, air, land and sea for economic and cultural security,”...
The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Pro Tempore, Marie Alailima has referred the case between the American Samoa Government (Department of Human Resources) and Aileen Solaita, back to the Personnel Advisory Board (PAB) and the DHR with the recommendation that Mrs. Solaita, a Department of Health...
Congresswoman Amata testifies before the MilCon/VA Approps Subcommittee in the U.S. Capitol Thursday morning.  [Courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata, testified before the Military Construction/ Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in the U.S. Capitol building Thursday morning to speak on the needs and discrepancies in care for our veterans in American Samoa. “I want to take this moment to...

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