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COVID-19 emergency declaration

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There are no major changes to the new COVID-19 Emergency Declaration issued over the weekend but it does re-enforce what the ASG COVID-19 Task Force has already announced — that full vaccination for travelers 16 years and older is required for those entering the...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa continues to be under COVID-19 State of Emergency as the Orders have been extended for another month to 01st August 2021. The extension has been approved by the Head of State on a recommendation from Cabinet according to the Press Secretariat. Meanwhile, an amended Travel...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Exception for entry permits issued under the Guest Worker Permit law for workers for employment at the cannery is allowed under Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga’s new COVID-19 Declaration dated June 16 and effective Thursday, June 17th for 30-days. The new...
(L-R) Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo, Interim Chairman NEOC and Director General of Health Leausa Samau Dr. Take Naseri.
Apia, SAMOA — At the recommendation by Cabinet the Head of State, le Ao Mamalu ole Malo le Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II has appropriated the extension of the State of Emergency Orders COVID19 to the 14th February 2021. The Cabinet’s recommendation to the Head of State was approved at...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court has granted a defense motion dismissing one of the two lawsuits filed against Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the American Samoa Government in connection with the governor’s four COVID-19 emergency declarations since March. The court’s...
Wiomen sitting on the ground playing BINGO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga told a cabinet meeting on Monday this week that this is not the time for bingo fundraising, which is taking money away from members of the community and further, bingos are not allowed at this time...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government issued on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 it’s Amended State of Emergency Orders for COVID-19 that go into force on Wednesday (all dates Samoa time).  Updates include new regulations pertaining to International Travel — planes and ships including flights from Fiji, travel...
Sen. Faamausili Mau Mau Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senator Faamausili Mau Mau Jr has questioned the authority of the Governor and the Acting Attorney General to review and approve OK Boards for persons allowed into the territory under special provision. Faamausili, a member of the Immigration Board (IB) pointed out...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) believes that checks given to lawmakers from American Samoa’s share of more than $35 million federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds “are unrelated to the COVID-19 health emergency.”...
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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