Category Archive: Community

Feb 09 2017

Public Notice – February 9, 2017

FAAALIGA

February 9, 2017 

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce has received the following Land Use Permit Applications from the following individual for Land Use Permit.

O le faaaliga lenei e faalauiloa ai talosaga mo pemita ua faauluina mai i le Matagaluega o Fefa’ataua’iga.

17-4576-L            DPW c/o Faleosina Voigt       Afao           Amendment (15-3803-L)

17-4577-L            DOH c/o Vagaia Pago            Fagaalu      Billboard Sign

17-4578-L            Seti Lopa                                 Vailoa         Extension

17-4579-LVB       Falaniko Mikaele                    Nu’uuli        Repair, Parking lot, paving

17-4580-LVB       Te’o J. Fuavai                         Atu’u           New Parking lot

Any person interested in or affected by a proposed project or projects is invited to review the project files and/or provide comments, by contacting the PNRS Section, at the Department of Commerce in Utulei during ASG working hours. Public comments will be considered and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. February 13, 2017.

Date Posted: February 9, 2017 

Date Expired: February 13, 2017

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/public-notice-february-9-2017/

Jan 30 2017

February First & Third Fridays

EXPERIENCE BUSINESS AT FIRST FRIDAYS


Have nothing to do on a Friday night? You can come and treat yourself to the best Samoan food on island as recognized and awarded by South Seas Broadcasting in their “Best of American Samoa Survey”. You can make it a family event or socialize with friends! Don’t forget to indulge in live music, handicrafts, farm fresh agriculture, and cultural cuisine.

Enjoy the live entertainment by Power of Prayers Independent Pentecostal Youth (2/3) and CCCAS Pavaiai Youth Group (2/17).

And as always, we encourage you to support local businesses first.

WHEN: February 3 & 17

WHAT TIME: 6pm to 9pm

WHERE: Fagatogo Marketplace

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Feb 2017 FF Flyer_Final

 Download the flyer here: February FF Flyer.PNG


The First and Third Friday events are sponsored by the Department of Commerce Planning Division in support by the Community Services Block Grant.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/february-first-third-fridays/

Jan 23 2017

PRESS RELEASE: American Samoa 2015 HIES

The 2015 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) is the fifth survey of the American Samoa Expenditure Series since the first one in 1982. The HIES collected information on demographic, social and economic characteristics of the resident population, as well as expenditures and family spending patterns drawn from a 20 percent systematic sample of households in American Samoa. The main objectives of the survey are:

  • To provide new expenditure weights and a “market basket of goods and services,” for the revision of the American Samoa Consumer Price Index.
  • To supplement personal consumption expenditure in compilation of National Accounts and Gross Domestic Products.
  • To obtain selective eating habits and nutritional intakes of residents.
  • The tabulation report presents summaries of key findings as well as detailed tables of subject matter crosstabulations useful for planning and policy decisions.

The survey was funded with a technical assistance grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA). OIA funded simultaneous grants to American Samoa, CNMI, and the Virgin Islands for the 2015 HIES surveys as they did for the 1995 and 2005 rounds.

Many individuals and organizations provided assistance for the successful completion of the HIES. I extend my deepest appreciation to the Department of Interior, Office of Insular Affairs for funding this project. And to Dr. Michael J. Levin for data processing utilizing the CSPro software; Mr. Brian Hannon, a Wasington DC based Price Statistics Consultant who worked on the Consumer Price Index Revision, and all those involved in the field enumeration and processing of the HIES survey. I want to pay special tribute to former Chief Statistician Mr. Etuale Tuileta for leading this work and the Department of Commerce staff for their unwavering support.

Fa’afetai fa’apitoa mo aiga uma o Amerika Samoa na filifilia mo lenei galuega. O lo outou sao ua mafai ai ona tu’ufa’atasi ni fa’amaumauga taua mo le fuafuaina o atina’e ma le tamaoaiga, aua se manuia o Amerika Samoa ma ona tagata.

Signed,

Director Keniseli F. Lafaele


DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE HERE: American Samoa 2015 HIES.(PDF)

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-as2015hies/

Jan 09 2017

PRESS RELEASE: 2016 4th Quarter Consumer Price Index Update

The Department of Commerce Statistics Division has released the updated Consumer Price Index (CPI) reports for 4th Quarter 2016.


The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-2016-4th-quarter-consumer-price-index-update/

Jan 05 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Basic Food Index December 2016

The Basic Food Index (BFI) for December 2016 increased by 0.% from the November index of 100.7 points. To download the full press release, click here.

Other related reports, please see the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2016.

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The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-basic-food-index-december-2016/

Dec 14 2016

PNRS Board Meeting – December 21, 2016

DEPARTMENT of COMMERCE

Project Notification & Review System

Legal Notice

                                                                                                                                               

December 21, 2016

PNRS BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce/American Samoa Coastal Management Program has received a Land Use Permit Application from the following individuals.

           

      1.               Sa Jr. Iosia                                                                                                          16-4494-LVB

                        Proposal for two story extension to commercial structure                           Nu’uuli

 

      2.              Matavao Ioane                                                                                                   16-4498-LVB

                        Proposal to convert residential to commercial Laundromat                      Taputimu

Persons interested in or affected by a proposed project, are invited to review the project file and provide comments based on environmental issues, by contacting Aokusotino Mao at 633-5155, at the Department of Commerce in Utulei during regular ASG working hours. Public comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Interested individuals are also invited to attend a Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at DOC Conference Room, on the 2nd Floor of the Executive Office Building in Utulei.

O lo’o iai i le Ofisa o Fa’afetauaina ni talosaga mo Pemita e Fa’atagaina ai le Fa’aaogaina o Fanua ma Laueleele e tusa ma ala o le Tulafono. A iai se tasi e fa’asea pe fia tusia se molimau i ni afaina o le si’osi’omaga pe a galueaina nei galuega, telefoni mai ia Aokusotino Mao i le 633-5155. E mafai fo’i ona e auai i le fono a le Komiti Fa’afoe ia Tesema 21, 2016, ile itula e 9 ile taeao.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/pnrs-board-meeting-december-21-2016/

Oct 25 2016

PNRS Board Meeting – November 02, 2016

DEPARTMENT of COMMERCE

Project Notification & Review System

Legal Notice

                                                                                                                                               

November 02, 2016

PNRS BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce/American Samoa Coastal Management Program has received a Land Use Permit Application from the following individuals.

  1. Hedy Dadfar                                                                                                   16-4433-LVB

 Proposal for a new extension to existing commercial structure              Tafuna

  1.    Faamasani Jr. Tuitasi                                                                                 16-4420-LVB

 Proposal for extension, repair and convert to commercial use                 Malaeloa

  1.   Maneafaiga Faoa                                                                                         16-4309-LVB

Proposal for new commercial structure with utilities                                   Leone

  1.  Apelu Jr. Milo                                                                                                 16- 4411-LVB

Proposal to convert existing structure to commercial use                         Tafuna

 

  1.    DOH c/o   Ben Sili                                                                                       16-4424-L

Proposal for a Billboard Sign                                                                              Nu’uuli

  1. ASNOC c/o Victor Langkilde & Kenneth Tupua                                     16-4430-L

Proposal for new construction with utilities.                                                   Tafuna

Persons interested in or affected by a proposed project, are invited to review the project file and provide comments based on environmental issues, by contacting Aokusotino Mao at 633-5155, at the Department of Commerce in Utulei during regular ASG working hours. Public comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 01, 2016. Interested individuals are also invited to attend a Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at DOC Conference Room, on the 2nd Floor of the Executive Office Building in Utulei.

O lo’o iai i le Ofisa o Fa’afetauaina ni talosaga mo Pemita e Fa’atagaina ai le Fa’aaogaina o Fanua ma Laueleele e tusa ma ala o le Tulafono. A iai se tasi e fa’asea pe fia tusia se molimau i ni afaina o le si’osi’omaga pe a galueaina nei galuega, telefoni mai ia Aokusotino Mao i le 633-5155. E mafai fo’i ona e auai i le fono a le Komiti Fa’afoe ia Novema 02, 2016, ile itula e 9 ile taeao.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/pnrs-board-meeting-november-02-2016/

Oct 07 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Basic Food Index September 2016

The Basic Food Index (BFI) for September 2016 dropped by 1.1%. To download full press release, click here.

Other related reports, please see the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2016.

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The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-basic-food-index-september-2016/

Sep 19 2016

Family Fun Beach Day – 2016 Coastweeks

2016 Coastweeks Family Fun Beach Day

To close out this year’s 2016 Coastweeks Celebration and kick-off a fun year full of hard work and coastal stewardship for 2017, we are inviting everyone to our Family Fun Beach Day on Saturday, September 24th at the Su’igaula Beach Park in Utulei from 11am to 5pm! Registration is free for all! There will be food available by some of our local food vendors, farmers, and fishermen, final paddle challenge races, games for all ages, an opportunity to ride in a fautasi, live entertainment by various ethnic groups, and so much more!

Join us as we continue to work together as a community to promote a healthy coast by taking care of our island’s natural resources now and for future generations! 

For more information, please contact Tuna at 254-6117 or Reinette at 254-2594.

Download Flyer Here

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/family-fun-beach-day-2016-coastweeks/

Aug 29 2016

Biggest Loser Challenge – 2016 Coastweeks

During Coastweeks, the Department of Commerce likes to incorporate a health challenge that helps to encourage a fit, active, and healthy lifestyle which contributes to a healthy coast. The health of our environment relies greatly on the physical health of it’s people. Join this year’s Biggest Loser Challenge to Lose Weight, Be Fit, and Help Keep American Samoa Clean!’ 

Download Flyer Here


CONTACT REINETTE AT 633-5155 FOR MORE INFORMATION.


 

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/2016-coastweeks-biggest-loser-challenge/

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