Black RAV-4 with front end smashed
Pictured here is one of the vehicles that was involved in an accident last Friday afternoon in front of Fagaalu Park that caused a huge traffic jam — going both directions. The black RAV-4 (pictured) collided with an Aiga bus and Samoa News observed the EMS and Medical units dispersed to aid those who were injured to the hospital. There was no notice of a fatality as of press time. [photo: Tony Gasu]
Sign at Lions Park saying Park Closed
Children's playground section of Lyons Park, last Friday with a “Park Closed” sign posted in the front next to the road. Department of Parks and Recreation posted several of these signs throughout Lions Park and other public parks, which are all closed in accordance with provision of the Governor’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, prohibiting large public gatherings. Parks and Recreation has been issuing public awareness messages reminding the community that all public parks are closed. [photo: FS]
Cmdr. James Willingham in the cockpit
Cmdr. James Willingham, HC-130 Hercules airplane pilot, flies into Pago Pago, American Samoa, April 1, 2020. Working in concert with FEMA and the U.S. Air Force, logistics were coordinated to ensure the timely and successful delivery of various supplies including medical supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile to the Southern Pacific territory. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Pepicelli/Released)
Toa o Samoa
O nisi o alo o Samoa o loo ua a’otauina i tiute fa’amiliteri, ma ua saunia lelei i latou mo galuega uma e finagalo le USArmy e latou te fa’atinoa.  [ata: foa’i]  

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Cardinal Pio Road, one of the side roads in the Fatuoaiga and Ottoville area
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo Friday, Apr. 3rd, shows Cardinal Pio Road, one of the side roads in the Fatuoaiga and Ottoville area, with large, deep pot holes that have since been fixed with recycled asphalt following an urgent request from Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa to McConnell Dowell American Samoa and Public Works Department. Sanitoa requested DPW for a backhoe and...

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Cardinal Pio Road, one of the side roads in the Fatuoaiga and Ottoville area
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo Friday, Apr. 3rd, shows Cardinal Pio Road, one of the side roads in the Fatuoaiga and Ottoville area, with large, deep pot holes that have since been fixed with recycled asphalt following an urgent request from Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa to...
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  • April 6, 2020
    Dear Editor,The decree on social distancing in preventing contact or spread of the COVID-19 virus is the best we can do as we prepare and await for off island assistance. The future of the state of...
  • April 5, 2020
    Dear Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga,Please define for American Samoa Social Distancing because what I am seeing happening right now is militant tactics as if we were at Code Martial Law.  We are...
  • April 4, 2020
    Dear Editor,With the threat of a serious respiratory disease reaching American Samoa, hopefully our Governor will impose a temporary ban on the burning of yard waste and grass cuttings, and that the...

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