Bluesky Chips in $20,000 for Asru Trip to Hong Kong 7S
Lewis Wolman, Bluesky's Country Manager for American Samoa, and Puleleiite Tufele, Bluesky's Chief Technology Officer officially present a $20,000 check to the American Samoa Rugby Union for the territory's national rugby team - Talavalu - to help them in their historic participation in the Hong Kong 7's.
Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by a right-winga GAO analysis
Kshama Sawant, a socialist City Council member in Seattle, recently told an audience that concerns about raising minimum wage were unduly ratcheted due to an analysis by a "right-wing think tank" - only the data was written by the Obama administration's Government Accountability Office .
Senators hear explanation from Treasurer on excise tax for longliner fish
Following a directive by the governor, ASG Treasurer Dr. Falema'o 'Phil' M. Pili says that he, along with the Attorney General's office, is reviewing the 5% excise tax pertaining to fish caught by the local longline fishing fleet in the territory's Exclusive Economic Zone.
Politicians and others fight to protect local tuna industry
The U.S. House approved last week federal legislation that includes a provision on reporting language for the U.S. Department of Agriculture canned tuna requirement, which Congressman Faleomavaega Eni and others say will impact the local canned tuna industry.
USDOJ joins effort to get ASG funds back from Vietnam
More than two years after $1.2 million in ASG funds were illegally transferred to the Vietnam International Bank , efforts are still being made to have the funds returned, with the latest indication from Congressman Faleomavaega Eni that the U.S. Justice Department is now involved to return the money - soon.