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repatriation flights

Members of the COVID-19 Task force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 Task Force convened on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 at the Department of Homeland Security (EOC) in Tafuna to finalize preparations for the next scheduled repatriation flight on March 10, which as of this past Monday had 195 returning residents in quarantine in...
Dear Editor, We are American Samoa residents, who want to come home, but are not able to.  Not without a lot of careful planning because the local government has closed our home borders citing safety concerns over the COVID pandemic. We know it is being worked out and as our leaders have noted, we...
Elisapeta Alaimaleata,Aloha Harvest volunteers,Tuiafono Vai Sua and a staff member, Filipo Ilaoa
Elisapeta Alaimaleata, the CEO and founder of Le Fetuao (third from left) is part of the group that presented a donation from Aloha Harvest of water and healthy snacks to the ASG-Hawaii Director Tuiafono Vai Sua and a staff member, Filipo Ilaoa, for the Repatriation Flight #2 passengers in...
 Some members of the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force appeared before the House Health Committee recently
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At a meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force on Monday, February 22, 2021 to plan for the March 10 repatriation flight, Chairman Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale reiterated that the foremost goal of the repatriation flights is to bring eligible stranded residents home...
Lt. Governor Talauega, pictured here with Gov. Lemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and Lt. Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale in two press statement’s released late Friday announced that the final COVID test for all 159 passengers on the first repatriation test flight came out NEGATIVE and the admin released new rules for...
Rep. Avagafono Vaimaga Maiava
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives is working closely with the Administration to set up a repatriation flight to allow inmates from Samoa who have completed their jail sentences to return back home pursuant to court orders. A hearing is scheduled this morning at 8:30 a.m...
TTFAAS supporters with signs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa (TTFAAS) flyer released on its Facebook page last week, announcing a planned “TTFAAS WAVE” on Feb. 19th at Utulei  Beach, thanking government leaders — that the repatriation flights from the US have commenced — and “to...
Gov, Lt. Gov. and some members of COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Repatriated passengers quarantined at the Tradewinds Hotel, eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine will be vaccinated prior to being released from their required 14-day quarantine period, says Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, during a news conference last Friday...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, Lt. Gov.Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale and COVID-19 task force members
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga — during a Friday press conference at the Governor’s Office conference room — gave an update on the first repatriation flight, which arrived on Feb. 1st, with all 159 passengers now going through the required 14-quarantine at the...
Police vehicle and policeman blocking road into Tradewinds Hotel
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As television news footage out of Honolulu on the morning of Feb. 1st showed some American Samoa residents at the Honolulu airport heading for check-in for the first repatriation flight to the territory, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga posted a message on the...

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