Ads by Google Ads by Google

borders closed

Dear Governor Lolo, Samoa muamua le Atua. We have that on our American Samoa Government seal and we have always prized ourselves as God fearing people and people of faith. We have always prized ourselves also as loving people. But the past few months since the outbreak of COVID-19 things have been...
Chart of new COVID cases
Honolulu, HAWAII — As the pandemic drags on, following COVID-19 prevention guidelines can feel like more and more of a challenge. This kind of fatigue is not unique to pandemic precautions like sticking with social distancing, masking up and keeping your hands washed. With all kinds of health-...
Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Eight months into American Samoa’s borders closing due to a continuing Emergency Declaration by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, the stranded residents of the territory, under the banner of Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa (TTFAAS), have been forced to open a...
Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a pose in front of a relative's home
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a pose in front of a relative's home where they are temporarily staying in Tracy, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2020. The couple is homesick for American Samoa. They are among an estimated 600 residents of the territory who were off-...
Medicaid logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga on Thursday approved LBJ and Medicaid’s request for a second medical charter to transport LBJ approved referral patients to the US. The medical charter is a one-way charter taking only patients and their escorts from American Samoa to Hawaii...
Epifania Rapozo and her children
This undated photo, provided by Epifania Rapozo, center, shows her with her two children Malia, left, and Levi, right, on a hillside overlooking a scenic site on American Samoa's main island of Tutuila. Rapozo, a native of American Samoa, and her children, from Washington State have been stranded...
Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Makerita Iosefo Vaʻa hasn't been home for nearly eight months — the longest she's ever been away from American Samoa. She longs for the breezes that cool island humidity and the ocean sounds and smells that permeate her home in the village of Tula. She also misses...
Code Blue graphic
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has extended for 31-days his coronavirus emergency declaration, through the Ninth Amended Declaration, effective Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, as American Samoa — without a confirmed case — continues under the “Code Blue” threat-level. The amended document...
Medicaid staff at the airport on the night of the charter flight
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The cost-share paid by non-Medicaid passengers on the medical charter flight to Honolulu last week, went to Hawaiian Airlines to pay for the balance of the cost of the charter, totaling more than $200,000, according to Sandra King-Young, director of the American Samoa...
Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government was not responsible for transporting Rep. Faimealelei Anthony Fu’e Allen and his wife on the FEMA flight that arrived at the Pago Pago International Airport last Friday afternoon. This was a decision made by the VA (Veterans Affairs) because...

Pages