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Rep explains why he voted no on drug test bill

Representative Toeaina Faufano Autele who cast the sole nay vote on the bill calling for drug testing of the ASG workforce views the law as discriminatory. The drug test bill was approved in final reading […]

ASG not involved in EEO workshops

The biggest employer in the territory, the American Samoa Government, distanced itself and did not participate in the workshops carried out last week by the Honolulu Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ms Glory […]

Mass distribution for lymphatic filariasis kicks off

A prayer service at the Fagaalu Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa yesterday kicked off a campaign to eliminate lymphatic filiarisis in American Samoa. Lymphatic filariasis (LF) or mūmū tutupa in Samoan, is a parasitic […]

Motion to reduce bail of Aute owner denied

A motion to reduce bail for the owner of Le Aute Sports Bar, Tumuatasi Mama Lefatia, has been denied by District Court Judge Pro Tem Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde. The Samoa News reports that Lefatia’s attorney Marcellus […]

Senate Committee tables Retirement Fund bill

Yesterday senators voted to table until early next year the administration bill which would raise the cap of local investment by the Retirement Fund from 17 to 35 percent. Senator Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga Nua argued strongly […]

DOH awarded two grants by DHHS

Congresswoman Aumua Amata has welcome federal funding for two health-related programs in American Samoa. “Federal funds like these are especially necessary to American Samoa’s efforts to provide as many health services as possible,” said Aumua […]

Death of Wespac Chairman leaves void

The unexpected death this summer of Edwin Ebisui has left the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council with an empty seat and a decision to make on who should take over as its permanent chairman. […]