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Congresswoman Amata and Congressman Sablan
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata announced Wednesday she is an original cosponsor of bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of CNMI that would allow unlimited federal funding for the Medicaid program in the U.S. territories, including American Samoa...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The acting Treasurer and Tax Office officials are in discussions with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to finalize American Samoa’s implementation plan for the second federally funded Economic Impact Payments (EIP) or stimulus checks of $600 per person, says Gov....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate is seeking more information and better understanding of local preparations for the start of repatriation flights later this month bringing home American Samoa residents stranded off island and the new government COVID-19 Task Force was asked to appear tomorrow...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “The only option for the court to deal with foreigners who come into American Samoa and violate territorial drug laws is to send them back to their countries, in order for our government to save local resources.” This was the message last week from the court during the...
Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga announced at the opening of the 37th Legislature, that the American Samoa Government will have its first repatriation flight from the U.S. on Friday, January 29, 2021. In a press release issued by the COVID-19 Task Force the following...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 47-year-old man who called police to report that a group of men were trying to assault him was later arrested on the allegation that he and his friend assaulted another man. Filipo Amosa made his initial appearance last month in court where his bail was set at $10,000...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale (left) preparing to receive his Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Food and Drug Administration has informed the local Health Department that the 3,900 dose shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine — which arrived last month and raised local concerns over the quality of doses — are good to be used. Meanwhile, the Pfizer vaccine...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the current audit by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General over the use of federal COVID-19 funds allocated to American Samoa, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga says the government has launched an “approach to increase being accountable in...
 Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa residents accepted for the American Samoa repatriation program for flights from the US will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine at this time, while the Health Department has identified the Tradewinds Hotel to quarantine these travelers. This is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The check-in information for the medical charter flight, HAL#922, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, is as follows: CHECK-IN •                Opens @ 7:30AM (Airport Main Terminal--HAL ticket counters are now open) •                Closes @ 11:00AM •                There will...

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