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To Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga: In Response to Governor’s October 2020 Declaration 1.    IF YOU UNDERSTOOD, you wouldn’t see just the numbers of the stranded, you would see the faces of mothers, fathers, children, elderly, middle-aged, we permeate all corners of the community and are from all...
Young demonsrator at Saturday's rally for stranded residents.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Close to 50 members of the community (including infants and babies) gathered in front of Tropical Pizza in Tafuna, early Saturday morning, to show their strong support for the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of Amerika Samoa (TTFAAS), an alliance comprising 500+ residents...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department (DoH) has identified hotels for quarantine in Honolulu as well as medical partners to assist with COVID-19 testing for travelers if there is a repatriation flight to bring home American Samoa residents stranded off island. This is according to...
screenshot from ASG Registry website
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government now has its own online “repatriation registry” for American Samoa residents, “who wish to return home when the borders are re-opened”. And the territorial government makes clear that registration on the ASG portal is not a guarantee that the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has received the petition from Tagata Tutu Fa'atasi Alliance, the group behind the move for repatriation of American Samoa residents stranded in the US, most of them in Hawaii — as the number of coronavirus cases spiked in many states. As of...
The sample ballot
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has certified candidates for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, after the deadline to file a challenge against candidates has expired. With the certification of candidates, absentee voting — both overseas and local —...
American Samoa Election Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A bill that would authorize the Chief Election Officer to propose procedures to enable voters currently stranded off island due to the COVID-19 pandemic to vote absentee in the November 3rd election was passed by the Senate last week. The Senate bill, sponsored by...
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health is looking at all available options that would allow virus testing in Hawaii for repatriation passengers, who could be quarantined at a location in Honolulu before boarding a charter flight to American Samoa, says DoH Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed health and hospital leaders along with physicians to come up with a plan, which includes recommendations, on how the government would carry out a repatriation flight to bring home American Samoa residents stranded in the U.S. The...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In addition to local residents stranded in the U.S., many U.S. residents are stranded in the territory. Pete Battaglia and dozens of other San Diegans working in the tuna industry have been stuck in Amerian Samoa since the shut down amid COVID-19 concerns. NBC San Diego...

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