NEWS ARCHIVE - FEBRUARY 2023
Lemanu-Talauega Administration Continues to Take Action on American Samoa’s Economic Development
American Samoa has dealt with unprecedented supply chain challenges, especially by the Island’s rural and remote location. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Island’s economy, disrupting supply chains and contributing to major delays in shipping. The shortage of supply and high demand caused a spike in food prices and limited resources. There were uncertainties and frustration among the people of American Samoa during the pandemic restrictions. The Lemanu-Talauega administration is taking action to further develop opportunities to help prepare and sustain the American Samoa economy. . .
American Samoa to Participate in a Supply Chain Study in the Pacific Regions conducted by FEMA
Directors Lisa Tuato’o of the Office of Disaster Assistance and Petroleum (ODAPM), Faleosina Voigt of the American Samoa Department of Public Works (DPW), and Senior Executive Assistant to the Governor, Aoelua Solomona represented the American Samoa Government (ASG) in an introductory meeting by FEMA with Dewberry contractors at their Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on February 03, 2023.
Governor Lemanu and First Lady Ella Attend Lt. Colonel (LTC) Tusapa Jonathan Ta’amu’s Promotion
Governor Lemanu and First Lady Ella Mauga were honored to witness and celebrate Major Tusapa Jonathan Ta’amu’s promotion to Lieutenant Colonel (LTC). The promotion ceremony was held on February 03, 2023, on Joint Base Anacostia-Boiling (JBAB) in Washington, D.C. LTC Taamu is the son of Faimafilioali’i Ta’amu and Dr. Vaasa Simanu. Families and friends traveled from different states and countries to celebrate this great milestone for LTC Ta’amu. Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata Coleman Radewagen was also present in honoring LTC Ta’amu’s success. Governor Lemanu extended his sincerest congratulations to LTC Taamu for such an honored accomplishment and for carrying not only his family but his people of American Samoa. . .
Governor Lemanu and First Lady Ella Honors our Fallen Toa o Samoa Heroes at the Arlington National Cemetery, Virgina
Governor Lemanu and First Lady Ella Mauga had the opportunity to visit the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on February 2, 2023, to pay their respects to our fallen Toa O Samoa heroes. The Arlington National Cemetery is home to many of our nation’s greatest heroes including more than 300,000 veterans of every American conflict, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan. Governor Lemanu and First Lady Ella visited the gravesites of fallen Toa o Samoa warriors. . . .
Governor Lemanu visits Military families in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
The Congregational Christian Church of Ft. Bragg & Fayetteville, North Carolina welcomed Governor Lemanu and his group to an uplifting and inspiring church service on Sunday, January 29, 2023. The church service was followed by an engaging Q&A session over to'ona’i prepared by the church members.