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REPAT FLIGHTS

Some members of the COVID-19 task force
Members of the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force during yesterday’s press conference to update the community on the status of the COVID-19 shots and the upcoming repatriation flights for June and July. Read details elsewhere on the website today. [photo by AF]
ASG Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An investigation by a Hawaii Health Department team found, among other things, that three staff members of the ASG Hawaii Office (ASG-HI) and ASG Health Department (AS-DOH) involved in the ASG repatriation program in Hawaii, had tested COVID-19 positive. The...
HAL plane on runway at Pago Pago Intl airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The repatriation charter flight operated by Hawaiian Airlines — the one returning to Honolulu after the repatriation #5 — departed Pago Pago yesterday, after it was cancelled the day before. Local airline station manger, Tuli Fruean, sent out a flight advisory after 1a.m...
Dr. Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The fifth repatriation flight is still scheduled to depart on June 1st from Hawaii with plans for immediate discharge of ALL fully vaccinated travelers to their families following swab test results, according to a statement from the COVID-19 Task Force this week....
Treasurer Malemo Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a press release issued this week after the latest Cabinet meeting, Governor Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga stated that when the public is 95% fully vaccinated, the government will be able to open the borders. The release announced that the borders would open...
Some of the participants and returning resident
Some of the participants and returning residents, who took part at last Friday morning’s “Thank You Wave” by members and supporters of the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa were in high spirits. One supporter performed the “siva taupou” when there was no traffic at Utulei. [photo: FS]
Two women receiving donated items in boxes
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The new Hawaii-Repatriation Medical Team received a surprise donation delivered to the American Samoa quarantine site, Ohana East Hotel in Hawaii on Friday, April 30.  The Lions Club of Pago Pago coordinated with the Hawaii- Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) on...
Honorable Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga Honorable Lieutenant Governor Eleasalo Ale ASG 2021 COVID-19 Task Force Stranded lives matter and we are very grateful that your administration is braver than the Lolo Administration, as is shown in your efforts to bring stranded American Samoan residents home...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Elasaro Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resident of American Samoa trying to return home to the territory on a repatriation flight has hired an attorney to represent her in efforts to return home with her service dogs, believes her rights have been violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has...