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The three steps to gett vaccinated
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This tall banner at the Health Department’s Tafuna Family Health Center tells those who show up to get their COVID-19 vaccine of steps they need to follow — and the first step is registration. According to DoH, vaccinations for the New Year 2021, started on Tuesday this...
Deidra Harrington-Latu
Salt Lake City, UTAH — The Fox News affiliate in Salt Lake City is reporting that the dozens of families from American Samoa who have been stranded in Utah since the COVID-19 pandemic began are a step closer to returning home.  “I just want to go home,” said Deidra Harrington-Latu. She traveled to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is requesting a “quarantine exemption” waiver from the Hawaii state government for all passengers arriving in Honolulu on the Jan. 13th medical charter flight — while at the same time, Hawaii authorities are requesting accommodation information in Honolulu...
Senate President, Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Eti Tuiletufuga Fruean and his wife, Fiapaipai Fruean
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The new Senate President, the veteran politician and lawmaker Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Eti Tuiletufuga Fruean said he has a lot of work to do in order for him to serve the Legislature, the government and the people of American Samoa. During an interview with Samoa News at his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — AST Telecom has urged federal regulators “to make the 3.45 – 3.55 GHz” broadband available to the US territories “as soon as possible.” The telecom company doing business as Bluesky in American Samoa and DOCOMO Pacific, Inc. — wireless service provider of mobile...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata welcomed President Trump’s signing into law of the bipartisan Young Fishermen’s Development Act (H.R. 1240), which she co-led as an original cosponsor in a group of four, joining its author, Dean of the House, Alaska Congressman Don Young,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department physicians will assess the ability of travelers who submit an application for repatriation from the US “to endure up to 24-days” of quarantine including pre-boarding quarantine at a designated hotel in Hawai’i.   This is according to DoH’s response...
Brigitte Moala and her 85-year-old father, Noaese Taeatafa with other family members
Honolulu, HAWAII — The American Samoa Department of Health announced it is currently accepting applications from qualifying residents who wish to be repatriated. American Samoa had sealed off its borders since March, leaving hundreds of its residents stranded in Hawaii and elsewhere in the United...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who is on probation for stealing and burglary is now back in court on another stealing charge. Police arrested Alex Meki four months after he was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) after serving a 28-month detention. Meki made his...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Operation hours for businesses under COVID-19 restrictions have been extended to 12 midnight while crews on cargo flights landing in American Samoa must provide proof of testing negative to the virus 72-hours prior to arrival. This is according to Gov. Lemanu Peleti...

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