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Tutuila viewed from the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Coral reefs in American Samoa are in good condition according to NOAA’s National Coral Reef Monitoring Program. The U.S. Geological Survey determined that coral reefs in American Samoa protect over 1050 people and more than $46.5 million in infrastructure from flooding...
Ngaire Ho Ching, chief executive officer of Neil’s ACE Home Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce learned some disturbing information after reaching out to local businesses for input on the business association’s COVID-19 economic response plan forwarded to ASG recently.  Some of the larger local businesses pointed out that...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the Health Department coronavirus briefing late Sunday afternoon and aired later that evening on KVZK-TV, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua explained that American Samoa, Samoa and Tonga in the Pacific have no confirm cases of the deadly virus but American Samoa has...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old man was arrested by police last week for allegedly assaulting his wife, after his 7-year-old daughter called 911 for help and told police that her mother was lying on the bed shaking and crying after her father beat her mother up. Several police officers...
Chamber chairperson, Ella Gurr, who is also a local business owner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce is calling on ASG to “exercise immediate policies or moratorium” to help local businesses impacted with financial burdens as a result of the governor’s emergency declaration to combat the coronavirus — and not just the federal...
Acting Attorney General, Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Mar. 25th memo to cabinet members, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga reappointed attorney, Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase as acting Attorney General, saying that a “change of leadership during the current State of Emergency would be devastating to our efforts to protect our people...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a 30-year-old man from Taputimu accused of assaulting another man is continued until next month, because both parties are still waiting on a medical report regarding the injuries the victim sustained from the alleged incident. Simon Lagofaatasi Milo...
Calumet president, John Wasko
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At least one private company in the territory, Calumet Industrial Service, a long time corporate and industrial publisher, has taken the initiative to procure Coronavirus stimulus money from the federally funded two trillion dollar CARES Act. In a press statement,...
 Amata speaking Friday before House to urge passage of CARES Act
Washington, D.C. — On Sunday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a more thorough description of what American Samoa can expect from the CARES Act:  “Since the U.S. House of Representatives passed a third Coronavirus related bill 2 days ago and the President signed it into law many of you are...
Hawaiian president and chief executive officer, Peter R. Ingram
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hawaiian Airlines is suspending “effective immediately” for 30-days all flights between Honolulu and American Samoa following a request from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, while ASG has identified options for an air-service link to Hawaii in case of medical emergency or...

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