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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, in a Jan. 25 memorandum to his cabinet members, explained a few issues that must be addressed and clarified regarding repatriation and Medicaid charter flights. And in a separate memorandum to the public, the governor announced...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a news release last Friday afternoon, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, gave his support for the extended 12-days quarantine — from the original 10-day quarantine period — at the White Sands Hotel in Honolulu for the now 161 passengers on the first...
Some members of COVID-19 task force at Fono
Some members of the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force appeared before the House Health Committee last week discussing issues regarding the now delayed repatriation flight. Update on the flight and other issues at the ASG quarantine site in Hawaii — in Monday's issue. [photo by AF]
Olafou Laolagi and his wife, Onolina along with two of their children
Olafou Laolagi and his wife, Onolina along with their children — the couple and two of their four children are finally going home to American Samoa. A year ago, the couple flew from Pago Pago to Utah so that she could give birth to their fourth child. They left two of their children in Am Samoa...
Mauga Tasi Asuega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega has called for unity from the community standing together with the Administration’s move to start repatriation flights bringing home local residents stranded across the US while LBJ Medical Center says it’s prepared for the...
Honolulu, HAWAII — Honolulu media are reporting The City and County of Honolulu is joining the state’s efforts to help bring an estimated 800 American Samoa residents back home. The process will involve the use of a section of the Waikiki Shell Parking lot on Monsarrat Avenue. The Shell’s parking...
Vice Speaker of the House Fetu Fetui Jr leading the House Session this past week  [photo by AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A House hearing with members of the new COVID-19 Task Force is now scheduled for Tuesday at 8:30a.m. This was confirmed by the Chair of the House Health Committee Rep. Andra Tereise Samoa. The hearing has been called after many issues were raised regarding how the Task...
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...
[l-r] Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale and Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga delivered his first State of the Territory Address before a joint session of the Fono yesterday at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium to officially open the first regular session of the 37th Legislature. The sitting governor is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first repatriation flight for American Samoa residents stranded across the U.S. is set for some time in January or February next year, while Hawaiian Airlines flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago are once again suspended, this time for 34 days. This is according to...

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