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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  In a new health advisory issued Tuesday and released that evening, the Health Department outlined information for those who are home quarantined and encouraged village leaders to identify a centralized facility for quarantine to limit the spread of the COVID-19 should...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government case against a man from Pago Pago arrested and charged for burglarizing his aunty’s home and trading most of jewelry and “other stuff” that he stole, at a place called “Le Aute” has been now dismissed. Faiaoga Satele, also known as Fred Satele was...
Chamber of Commerce chairperson, Ella Gurr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “The coronavirus pandemic is every person’s responsibility and the need to partner is more inevitable now than ever,” declared local Chamber of Commerce chairperson, Ella Gurr in the business group’s Coronavirus Economic Impact Plan submitted to the Lolo Administration...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a 2-year-old bench warrant for failure to appear in court for a disposition hearing back in February 2018 was arrested by police during a traffic stop at Mesepa and is now in custody. Mareko Muliaga made his initial appearance in High Court this week, and his...
Crowds of people inside the EOB
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken after 9a.m. yesterday shows some of the crowds of people inside the lobby of the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building Utulei. They were among a large group that showed up after 7:30a.m. to the Immigration Office, which had contacted certain...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has endorsed LBJ Medical Center’s efforts to purchase sensitive equipment to test the coronavirus locally, in collaboration with the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, says ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force chairman Iulogologo Joseph...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said spending ASG financial resources to — among other things — construct needed quarantine facilities to combat the coronavirus, has “added strain to our cash flow,” and has started to impact the quality of regular health services for American...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of holding a knife to his ex-girlfriend’s throat in the presence of their young children was arrested by police and is now in custody. While arresting the man, police found 2 small baggies of methamphetamine on him. The defendant made his initial appearance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has seen an increase of patients with flu like symptoms while the hospital has set up triage tents at its compound to check on incoming cases, while an appointment-only system is being implemented for LBJ clinics. This is according to Adela Mabala of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Dept. of Health (DoH) has recommended keeping American Samoa’s borders closed with Samoa, even if the Independent state ends its state of emergency, while the governor has expressed appreciation to Hawaiian Airlines for protecting the lives of local residents, over...

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