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  1. DPW staff shortage may be...Read the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Samoa News

    Some participants of the National Emergency Grant employed with the Department of Public Works will be given permanent jobs in the department, but will start off on six-month contracts, while future funding for making these jobs permanent will be sought in the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. This was Gov. Togiola Tulafono's revelation on his weekend radio program, saying that some 200 NEG participants were temporarily employed for 90-days at various ASG departments and their salaries were paid by the NEG, which is a U.S. Department of Labor program administered locally by the Department of Human Resources.

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  2. The Tamatoa from Taputimu are...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | Samoa News

    ... Samoa News Sports. "I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere apologies to the chairman (Togiola Tulafono) of the American Samoa Rugby Union and officials for what the coaches of the Marist and Avele teams said as they were quoted ...

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  3. American Samoa prepares to ring in...Read the original story

    Jan 1, 2013 | Samoa News

    ... program, which includes road-blocks at designated but unannounced locations. It's unclear whether Gov. Togiola Tulafono will sign any prison inmates' requests for pardon as part of the usual New Year's agenda for a chief executive. Samoa News ...

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  4. Lolo administration seeks to use...Read the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Samoa News

    ... in December 2011 in a letter from Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie, who suggested to then Governor Togiola Tulafono to use the money to help with the shortfall in revenues for the LBJ Hospital. Last month Gov. Lolo M. Moliga wrote to Eileen ...

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  5. Governor defends calling Fono back...Read the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | Samoa News

    Gov. Togiola Tulafono used his weekend radio program to defend calling back lawmakers for the special session which convenes at 10 a.m. today for a period not to exceed 30-calender days, saying it is necessary in order for the government to address the financial woes of LBJ Medical Center. Togiola, who returned Thursday night after attending off-island meetings, said he arrived at his office Friday to learn that the Fono ended that day the 3rd regular session and were in recess until July, but had not reached decisions on administration bills or any other resolution to address the financial problems at the hospital.

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  6. Military retiree mentoring program...Read the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | Samoa News

    Military retiree Lucia Bartley has suggested a military mentoring program, which calls for any veteran working in the government to mentor a college graduate, to work in the American Samoa Government. Bartley, who made the suggestion on the governor's radio program this past weekend, first commended Gov. Togiola Tulafono for his support of local veterans.

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  7. Gov repeats: citizenship issue for...Read the original story

    Apr 19, 2015 | Samoa News

    Gov. Togiola Tulafono has responded to concerns raised by Leneuoti Tuaua regarding the governor's comments on the lawsuit filed this month at the federal court in Washington D.C. challenging the constitutionality of federal laws that deny U.S. citizenship to persons born in American Samoa. The governor maintains his stand that the citizenship issue should be decided by the people of American Samoa and not just the handful of plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit, wherein Tuaua is the lead plaintiff.

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  8. Togiola declares he will not run...Read the original story

    Apr 18, 2015 | Samoa News

    Gov. Togiola Tulafono confirmed over the weekend that he has no plans to seek American Samoa's non-voting seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Togiola's official announcement made on his Saturday radio program comes amid so much speculations in the territory as to whether or not the governor will throw his hat into the Congressional race and attempt to unseat incumbent Congressman Faleomavaega Eni, who is serving his 12th consecutive two-year term in office.

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  9. Vatia's Fua'o christened on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Samoa News

    Governor Togiola Tulafono christening the new Fuao fautasi of the village Vatia, last Saturday, with the water/ juice of a young coconut . [photo: FV] "There have been many tales told about this fautasi," sermonized Rev.

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  10. Togiola asks U.S. Senators to...Read the original story

    Apr 10, 2015 | Samoa News

    Gov. Togiola Tulafono has written to two ranking senators of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance to keep American Samoa in mind during Congressional debates on federal tax reform laws and to consider tax credits that will benefit U.S. companies wanting to set up in the territory. The committee has been holding hearings on tax reforms, with one held May 15 on the impact of federal tax reforms on American Indian tribes and the U.S. territories.

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  11. Senator Seui passes...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Samoa News

    ... Samoa News early this morning. A brief church service was held at the hospital chapel, attended by Gov. Togiola Tulafono, First Lady Mary Ann, three senators, members of the cabinet, and village leaders. At the time of his passing, Seui chaired the ...

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  12. Governor credits U.S. Senate for...Read the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | Samoa News

    Gov. Togiola Tulafono has sent thank you letters to two U.S.senators who introduced in Congress federal legislation which was approved last week by the U.S. House of Representatives delaying the next 50 cent per hour minimum wage increase until 2015. The measure, Insular Areas Act of 2011, includes a provision to delay this year's wage hike, the second delay since federal law in 2007 mandated the increase every year until local minimums reach the U.S. level of $7.25.

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  13. DPS says no excuses - enforcement...Read the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | Samoa News

    ... Cendrowski. This enforcement is the result of a Fono bill that was signed into law in February by Governor Togiola Tulafono. The bill amended the regulations for head lamp illumination and color as well as amending the definition of license tags to ...

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  14. Togiola gives final Christmas...Read the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | Samoa News

    The 26 victims - including 20 children - at a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut were remembered in American Samoa during Sunday's opening of the Arts Council sponsored annual Christmas Program, a three night event. Gov. Togiola Tulafono during his last and final Christmas address as the territorial government's chief executive spoke about the two separate incidents last week, which tragically claimed the lives of small children.

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  15. FORU president Lefau Schuster...Read the original story

    Mar 22, 2015 | Samoa News

    President of the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions , Lefau Harry Schuster is "ecstatic" that the American Samoa Rugby Union is now a full member of the International Rugby Board and hopes that the local rugby union will come out very strong, similar to the Samoa Rugby Union, and be very competitive. ASRU was last week granted full membership by the IRB Council, and chairman of the ASRU, Gov. Togiola Tulafono is pleased because full membership now gives local players a chance to vie for the World Cup.

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  16. DMWR objects to listing hammerhead...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Samoa News

    ... is in recognition that sharks are "keystone species in maintaining healthy marine systems". (Former Gov. Togiola Tulafono issued the executive order last year.) "This regulation already provides due and adequate protection to all shark species, not ...

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  17. Court ReportRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | Samoa News

    ... something needs to be filed before the court regarding said issue. As Samoa News reported earlier, Governor Togiola Tulafono has asked the Attorney General's office to withdraw the death penalty stipulation in the case against Siaumau Siaumau Jr. is ...

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  18. 25 out of 30 ASNEG trainees hired...Read the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | Samoa News

    Gov. Togiola Tulafono says House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale will represent the government and the people of American Samoa at this week's graduation for the local group who are in Guam training for employment. The group of thirty participants under the American Samoa National Emergency Grant program, administered by the local Department of Human Resources, traveled to Guam early this year for the six-month training program, which is a public-private partnership between the American Samoa Government, the Ukudu Workforce Housing and Training Village and the Center for Micronesian Empowerment .

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  19. Togiola confident Territory will...Read the original story

    Mar 8, 2015 | Samoa News

    American Samoa Rugby Union chairman, Gov. Togiola Tulafono is confident that the territory's application for full membership on the International Rugby Board will be approved while the local rugby union is now preparing to send a team to an Oceania tournament in August. Speaking on his radio program, Togiola said one of his recent off-island trips was to attend the annual general membership meeting of the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions held in the Cook Islands and he had a chance to talk with FORU president Lefau Harry Schuster while he was there.

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  20. Forty-one rugby players selected...Read the original story

    Mar 7, 2015 | Samoa News

    Forty-one players from rugby clubs in American Samoa have been selected as part of the training squad, from which the territory will select its national team for next year's Rugby 7s international tournament in Hong Kong - a major feat for the three-year-old reconstituted American Samoa Rugby Union . ASRU chairman and former governor Togiola Tulafono said that training starts next week for the selected players and from there 12 players will be picked - sometime early next year - for the national team, Talavalu, to play in the Hong Kong 7s in May 2014.

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