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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the government conducting repatriation flights, with the first arriving on yesterday with a 159 passengers from Honolulu, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga is making it mandatory to wear masks and observe social distancing in both the public and private...
Evelyn Maysonet, 53, looks on as food is provided
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa joins the rest of the United States and Americans around the world in celebration of Thanksgiving Day — a federal and public holiday. However, many in the nation are dealing with restrictions when it comes to gatherings, as infection from the COVID-19 pandemic is...
Polling station layout for upcoming 2020 General Election.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Social-distancing — complying with restrictions under the governor’s COVID-19 declaration — will be enforced at the polling stations during the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, according to Election Office deputy director Fiti Tavai, during last week’s cabinet meeting at...
DOE director, Dr. Ruth Matagi
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Director of the Department of Education (DOE) Dr. Ruth Matagi told members of the House Education committee this week that despite the fact American Samoa doesn’t have a coronavirus case so far, the safety of school children is their first priority as the date to...
ASCC auditorium showing chairs set up for social distancing
Screen shot from last week’s presentation by the American Samoa Community College showing chairs set up for social distancing for student registration at the ASCC Auditorium. [photo: FS]  
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with cloth face mask
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata spoke remotely to the Territory’s group examining broadband strategy, and announced she is cosponsoring legislation that would support cyber security, and fund a $750 million national grant program toward the eventual deployment and...
Some of the 187 Samoana High School 2020 graduates
Graduates of Samoana High School Class of 2020 observed social distancing protocol during their graduation ceremony Monday morning at the school gym. This year, the graduating class of 2020 has five co-Valedictorians. The high school graduated 187 seniors. O le taimi ua faia ai le fa’amanuia a le...
Part of the 19 Iakina Academy 2020 graduates
Maintaining social distancing and wearing face masks are some of the 19 senior graduates of Iakina Academy during their class of 2020 graduation ceremony this past Sunday at the school’s campus at Ili’ili. See Samoan story in today’s Lali section with name-list of the graduates. [photo: Leua Aiono...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has declared Monday, May 25th as a government holiday, for Memorial Day — which is also a federal holiday. “The essence of Memorial Day is to remember and to memorialize the heroic, gallant, courageous, valiant, and selfless acts of our men and...
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett
(AP) — The NFL is taking baby steps toward full reopenings for its teams. It has no other choice. No long throws downfield. Mostly halfback dives into the line. There are so many issues that must be addressed with the opening of team facilities across the nation. Just because a handful of clubs...

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