American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga has appointed Aoe’e Adolfo Montenegro, the former President and C.E.O. of BlueSky to serve on the American Samoa Hawai’i Cable, Board of Directors.
Montenegro will represent the interests of the American Samoa Government and has been authorized by Governor Lolo to cast votes on behalf of A.S.G.
According to reports by Talanei, Montenegro’s appointment is spelled out in a June 29 letter from Governor Lolo to Toleafoa Douglas Creevey, President and C.E.O. of the BlueSky Group which includes BlueSky operations in the two Samoas, the Cook Islands and New Zealand.
In his position as head of BlueSky, Toleafoa heads the American Samoa Hawaii Cable, in which A.S.G. has invested $9 million.
Toleafoa has also taken over as Country Manager for BlueSky American Samoa following the resignation of former Country Manager, Filifotu Va’ai Tinitali last month.
As readers would recall, Montenegro is getting a contract from A.S.G. to serve as a consultant on telecommunications.
It’s not known if the contract has been concluded but Montenegro has been seen on several occasions with the interim C.E.O. and chairman of the Board of the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority Representative Puleleiite Li’amatua Tufele Jr, and other former BlueSky employees who are now working for A.S.T.C.A.
According to the governor’s letter to Toleafoa, he has also appointed Montenegro to take the lead in representing the American Samoa Government on any and all discussions specific to telecommunication infrastructure particularly on undersea communication cables.
Lolo said the final decision on the telecommunication infrastructure option to be adopted and supported by the American Samoa Government rests with him as the governor.