NEWS ARCHIVE - OCTOBER 2022
Australian High Commissioner Emily Luck visits American Samoa
"We continue to forge these relationships to adhere to our commitment and to promote stronger security and economic cooperation.”
On October 19, 2022, Her Excellency Emily Luck, Australian High Commissioner, and Second Secretary and Consul Patrick Lawson, completed their first official visit to American Samoa since being in office in the Independent State of Samoa.
Governor LEMANU in Apia for Second Atoa o Samoa Executive Meeting
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, the Honorable Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga arrived safely in Apia for the bi-annual Atoa o Samoa Executive meeting that is scheduled for this Thursday and Friday. Upon the arrival of Governor Lemanu, First Lady Ella Mauga, Chief of Staff Loa Tuimavave T. Laupola, and other members of the American Samoa delegation, Deputy Prime Minister Tuala Tevaga Iosefo Ponefasio welcomed and greeted them on the tarmac.
Governor Lemanu p.S. MAUGA’s Fact Finding Mission to South Korea
Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga, along with other ASG leaders, recently completed a fact finding mission to South Korea. A visit resulting from meetings Governor Lemanu had during the US Department of Commerce SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington DC a few months ago. Other state governors have also returned from South Korea on their fact finding missions to attract business and investments to their states.
American Samoa is also in a position to delve more into public private partnership opportunities to attract more business opportunities on island with the overall goal to create more jobs and improve the quality of life across the territory.
Day 5: CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION Concludes with 8 amendments to be sent for a national referendum.
Day 5 of the 6th Constitutional Convention for American Samoa It was unanimously passed that Swains Island representatives shall have privileges of a member of the House, including the right to vote. The Ancestry Amendment and the Constitutional Process Amendment has been tabled for further discussion with the Fono. To officially conclude the 6th Constitutional Convention, about 126 of 129 delegates signed the new document to be on the ballot come election on November 8, 2022. Pictured above: Signers of the Convention are assisted by The Office of Political Status , Constitutional Review, & Federal Relations staff and the Honorable Ti'alemasunu Dr. Etuale Mikaele (Purple Suit, Center).