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American Red Cross will be conducting damage assessment following the aftermath of Tropical Storm Gita hit American Samoa’s main island of Tutuila. There have been reports of many homes that were damaged with roofs blown off.  Samoa News has observed several homes in Nu’uuli and Tafuna that were...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has declared a State of Emergency for American Samoa following preliminary assessment, which found a lot of homes and other infrastructures damaged on the main island of Tutuila following Tropical Storm Gita, which moved south and away from the territory late in the...
A US Coast Guard C130 aircraft is enroute from Honolulu to American Samoa with officials from the Coast Guard and US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr said from Honolulu this morning that the plane is carrying USCG personnel who will be checking on the...
Due to severe winds, Hawaiian Airlines has canceled the flight today (Sat. Feb.10, 2018) that was delayed from Friday due to Tropical Storm Gita. Hawaiian flight 1465 departs Honolulu at 9:30a.m. (Hawai'i time) on Sunday, Feb. 11 and arrives in Pago Pago at 2:20p.m. Hawaiian flight 1466 departs...
A state of disaster has been declared in Samoa as authorities focus on rescue and evacuation in the wake of Cyclone Gita. The cyclone tore through the country bringing damaging winds and torrential rain but is now moving away to the south-east. Ulu Bismarck Crawley, head of the Ministry of Natural...
A child custody battle case out of a Missouri court has spilled over to the territory when local police enforced a Missouri court order, which didn’t sit well with the High Court of American Samoa that has described the action as “disdainful”, according to court documents. In a decision issued...
Pursuant to a request made by the American Samoa Medicaid State Agency to amend the Medicaid State Plan, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved an increase in the DOH Federally Qualified Health Center's (FQHC community health centers) reimbursement rate to $150 per patient...
Police are still searching for the two inmates who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. This is the second time this year inmates have escaped from confinement — and two familiar faces are in the lineup. In an interview with Police Commissioner...
The Fono will be taking a four-week mid session recess starting at the close of business today and will reconvene on Mar. 12, in order preserve legislative session days for the most efficient use, according to the Fono approved concurrent resolutions calling for the recess. Both the Senate and...
ROTARY CLUB’S 4-WAY-TEST BANQUET FOR SENIORS  Rotary Club of Pago Pago held their 1017-18 4-Way-Test Dinner for outstanding seniors from the 11 high schools across Tutuila and Manu’a this past Saturday night, Feb. 3, 2018,  Seniors from each school were nominated by their peers as the students who...

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