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Site of the yet to be constructed new two-story Fono building in Fagatogo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken yesterday morning, shows the status of the yet to be constructed new two-story Fono building in Fagatogo. This large area is usually filled with water, during times of heavy rain. It remains unclear as to when actual construction work on the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has confirmed the pull-out of its disaster personnel assigned to American Samoa for coronavirus related work, while the federal agency will continue to assist the territory “remotely” from two US offices. The move by FEMA...
Amata in the wheel house
Washington, D.C. —Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a grant of $1,525,599.77 for the Port Administration from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These federal dollars support dredging work based on Tropical Storm Gita damages in the village...
The U.S. Navy C-40 on the tarmac at Pago Pago Int'l Airport.
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Nineteen patients from American Samoa requiring non-COVID-19 related medical care and 13 escorts arrived June 9 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on a U.S. Navy C-40 flight as part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency support mission. At the request of FEMA, the U.S...
LT. Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Besides bringing in more personal protective equipment (PPE), a military flight last Friday also brought along members of the US Army Medical Corps as well as Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga who had been stranded in Honolulu since March. The four-member Medical...
Congresswoman Amata and ASPA Acting Executive Director Wallon Young
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, May 4, 2020 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a grant for American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) of over $1.2 million through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This award provides $1,200,749.98 in federal funding for...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at the start of the ASG COVID-19 task force meeting Sunday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga commended the hard work by the task force and its working group as well as other agencies for providing data and information that resulted in US President Donald Trump...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa needs additional federal financial resources to address the deadly coronavirus, which has “hemorrhaged our local revenues”, says Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who noted that ASG’s is estimated to close the current fiscal year with a more than $5 million...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s request to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a waiver of the local 25% cost share for the COVID-19 national emergency declaration is “being held until the actual obligations for this disaster has been calculated.” This is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have signed the service agreement that expedites activities aimed to empower ASG to quickly and effectively implement efforts to combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic. This is according...

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