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DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM OFF-ISLAND COLLEGES The following students have been named to their respective school’s Dean’s List for the 1st quarter of the 2016- 17 Spring academic year. At Wentworth Military Academy and College, those who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and...
ASCC Political Science Club president George Young (standing, center) congratulates the presenters at the Political Status Forum held at the college last week. They are (l-r) House Rep. Samuel Meleisea, Dr. Dan Aga, Director of the ASG Office of Political Status (seated), and ASCC Executive Counsel Mr. Kenneth Kuaea.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
The Social Science Department at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) hosted a Political Status Forum last week, focusing on the pros and cons of our Territory’s ongoing political relationship with the United States of America. Students, faculty, administrators and members of the public...
Talauega Eleasalo Ale during the Senate confirmation hearing yesterday. He is the first of the cabinet nominees to be confirmed by both the Senate and the House.  [photo: AF]
The Fono has officially confirmed Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s nomination of Talauega Eleasalo Ale as Attorney General for the next four years. Talauega is the first cabinet nominee confirmed by the Senate and the House. Both chambers handed down their respective votes yesterday, with the Senate...
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American Samoa now has an online sex offender registration website page, where names of sex offenders can be searched, while the Attorney General’s Office staff that works on this federally required program need office space to carry out their work moving forward. The US Justice Department’s Office...
Education Department director-appointee Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga (left) shaking hands and speaking with lawmakers after her confirmation hearing yesterday morning before the House Education Committee. She was later confirmed and now goes through Senate confirmation next week Monday.  [photo: FS]
In a 17-1 vote, the House yesterday confirmed the governor’s appointment of Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga as Education Department director. She will now await a final decision by the Senate, whose Education Committee has scheduled next week Monday for a confirmation hearing for the director-appointee...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has re-appointed Ruth S. Matagi-Fa’atili as president of the Development Bank of American Samoa for another term at the government owned entity. Samoa News notes that the DBAS president is the only head of an ASG semi autonomous entity subject to Fono confirmation....
During last Friday’s cabinet meeting, it was revealed by American Samoa Community College president Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato that she had met with leaders from the business community on the type of skills needed as the community college plans to open this year its trade center. The Lolo...
It was a happy day yesterday in the Senate, after Tuaolo announced publicly on the floor that he has received great news, that the Senate President is now married and his new bride, was in the Senate gallery — which is also where other senate staff along with news reporters were sitting. Gaoteote,...
The large scanning equipment for containers is expected to be “handed over” to the government before the end of next week, with officials from the manufacturer to arrive on island early next week to repair the machine, according to ASG acting Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipea in testimony before a...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on his cabinet members to put people first and not themselves, as the Administration begins its second four-year term at the helm of government, saying that anything else will be a failure for the government to serve the people of American Samoa. Lolo’s comments...

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