ASG NEWS ARCHIVE - august 2022
AUGUST 31, 2022 - Day 3: Constitutional Convention Passes five amendments
Day 3 of the 6th Constitutional Convention for American Samoa resulted in the passage of five of eight proposed amendments. 1) The ASG Amendment 2) The Veto Override Amendment 3) The Chief Justice Amendment 4) The Secretary of the Interior Amendment 5) The Impeachment Amendment. Day 4 will continue with the American Samoa Ancestry Amendment, the Constitutional Process Amendment, and the House Membership Amendment. Pictured below (from Left to Right): Honorable Ti'alemasunu Dr. Etuale Mikaele (Secretary), Honorable Tuaolo M.E. Fruean (Chairman), Honorable Faiivae Iuli A. Godinet (Vice Chairman).
AUGUST 29, 2022 - 6TH CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION UNDERWAY
129 Delegates gathered at the Opening of the 6th Constitutional Convention for American Samoa. Each district was represented by a mixture of elected officials, village council members, and members of the general community. In his opening address Governor Lemanu stated, "This very gathering lays the future of American Samoa. The 129 respective delegates will deliberate on issues that will move American Samoa forward,” stated Governor Lemanu in his welcoming remarks. He continued, “We are far from establishing a perfect government, however, with the foresight of these leaders, along with the prayers of our people, we are sure to be closer to our goal.” The Honorable Carmen Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs (USDOI) was also present and gave special remarks, stating that it was an honor to be present and to witness the American Samoa moving forward in the due process of self determination. The convention is scheduled to end on Friday, September 2nd, 2022 or extend to September 3rd if needed.
AUGUST 26, 2022 - HOnorable Carmen C. Cantor visits american samoa
The Honorable Carmen G. Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs traveled to American Samoa with Office of Insular Affairs Policy Director Basil Ottley. During her remarks she announced that DOI has awarded funding for the First Lady's project of revitalizing the coastal wetlands. Pictured below from left to right: CEO Chuck Leota (ASTCA), Lydia Amisone (Deputy Chief of Staff), Amaamalele Tofaeono (Director, Governor's Resilience Office), William Sili (Director, ASEPA), Faleosina Voight (Director, DPW), Petti Matila (Director, DOC), Loa Tuimavave T. Laupola (Chief of Staff), Honorable Lemanu P. S. Mauga (Governor), Honorable Carmen G. Cantor (Assistant Deputy Secretary), Lisa Tuatoo (Director, ODAPM), Mr. Basil Ottley (OIA Policy Director), Lydia Faleafine-Nomura (Director, USDOI-American Samoa), Chris King (Director, Port Administration), Wallen Young (CEO, ASPA).
august 25, 2022 - GOVERNOR LEMANU VISTED BY STARKIST CEO Mr. Andrew CHoe
Pictured (L-R): Loa Tuimavave T. Laupola (Chief of Staff), Honorable Lemanu P. S. Mauga (Governor), Mr. Andrew Choe (President & CEO Starkist Samoa), Mr. Injoo Ha (Starkist Samoa Plant Director) and Honorable Talauega E.V. Ale (Lieutenant Governor). Following a meeting with a delegation from Starkist Samoa where issues of labor shortages and meeting the demand of the global tuna market .
august 21, 2022 - Office of the Governor hosts special meeting with cabinet
Pictured (L-R): Loa Tuimavave T. Laupola (Chief of Staff), HTC Malemo Tausaga (Treasurer), Honorable Lemanu P. S. Mauga (Governor), and PC Mauga T. Asuega (Secretary of Samoan Affairs). In a special meeting with cabinet members on the morning of August 21, 2022, at the ASCC Multipurpose Center, matters regarding the new developments in Manu'a, the upcoming school year, the latest COVID-19 updates, and Constitutional Convention plans were discussed.
august 18, 2022 - governor lemanu hosts HEAD OF STATE
On Thursday, August 18th, 2022, Governor Lemanu hosted the Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa, le Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, to a private engagement at the Governor's Residence at Mauga o Alii for a private engagement. The Head of State is in Tutuila taking part in personal family matters.
august 15, 2022 - governor lemanu visits Manua district
On Monday, August 15, 2022, the Honorable Lemanu P.S. Mauga and a team made up of Department of Health Director Motusa Nua, Department of Homeland Security Director Samana Ve’ave’a, Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Director Taotasi Soliai, Department of Education Deputy Director Roxanne Salave'a, and Governor’s Office staff Sualevai Sualevai, visited the Manu'a islands to speak with concerned residents and village council members regarding the issue of the recent seismographic activities surrounding the Manu'a islands. [MORE]