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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...
Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a pose in front of a relative's home
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a pose in front of a relative's home where they are temporarily staying in Tracy, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2020. The couple is homesick for American Samoa. They are among an estimated 600 residents of the territory who were off-...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi said the Samoa government had approved five repatriation flights from Los Angeles starting later this month. Samoans in the US and Europe will have to make their own way to Los Angeles or New Zealand to board repatriation flights to Apia,...
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “It is still the Department of Health’s position that we do not recommend travel to and from areas of known COVID-19 infections,” said DoH Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa during the department’s coronavirus presentation at last Thursday’s emergency cabinet meeting....
James 1;27- From the standpoint of Our God and Father is this, to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation and to keep oneself without spot from the world. Psalms 147: 7-He heals the brokenhearted, he binds up their wounds. My name is ANALEI'A MAOTA LE AUMOEUALOGO MATAINA A'AU. My parents...

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