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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...
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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...
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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...
Governor, Lt. Governor, Chairman, Members of the Task Force for the COVID-19, and all of those behind the closing of the borders, especially with the Hawaiian Airlines to American Samoa. As the world braces for the continued spread of the corona-virus, rarely before used terms like "Pandemic","...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has officially extended for another 30-days his coronavirus emergency declaration, through the Sixth Amended Declaration, effective July 1. American Samoa — without a confirmed case — continues under the “Code Blue” threat-level. The amended...
Dear Editor, With the current pandemic occurring around the world along with many other issues the United States and our territory is facing, I understand that there are restrictions and protocols to protect our people. It is evident why Governor Lolo Moliga, Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Mauga and...
Dear Editor, What is our Government doing for the families of the RESIDENTS of American Samoa, who are stranded because of the border closure? Is there a hotline setup for those who do not have the financial support they need because the sole provider of their family is stranded and cannot work? Is...

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