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COVID-19

Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital
Apia, SAMOA —  Samoa has registered it’s first official Covid-19 positive case since the global pandemic emerged out of Wuhan China in late 2019. The community remains covid free however, with the 16 year old in managed isolation since he arrived on a repatriation flight on the 12th of February...
Tasi and Ioana Parker with their dog
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The family of a Kiwi woman, who recently found out she was dying of cancer, say the process of trying to get her Samoan parents an emergency allocation in a managed isolation facility has been frustrating. Tasi and Ioana Parker, New Zealand citizens who retired to Samoa...
Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr is calling out for an immediate investigation into the allegation that certain supplies and goods in many of the local stores are being offered at exorbitant prices. A case of chicken was $9 but it’s now $15 — Fetu, a former cop...
Federal Courthouse Washington, D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local resident Steven Jay Pincus Hueter has taken his alleged violation of civil and constitutional rights due to the territory’s COVID-19 restrictions to the federal court in Washington D.C, while his local case remains pending in the High Court of American Samoa....
Panmure-Otahuhu's Labour MP Jenny Salesa
South Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A government MP in South Auckland is calling on constituents to be kind and compassionate following the latest community outbreak of Covid-19 in the area. Three cases of coronavirus were confirmed over the weekend, plunging Auckland into Level 3 lockdown and the rest...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale receiving a OVID-19 vaccinatio
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  In a press release issued Saturday, Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale, who is also chair of the government’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR), announced tentative dates for a series of 5 repatriation flights through July and...
Sharmain Mageo, RN, administering the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
LBJ Medical Center’s Infection Prevention Specialist, Sharmain Mageo, RN, administering the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine under a new drive-thru process on the mountainside of the hospital compound. This is for the second dose. [photo: A. Nikolao]
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...
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...
ASG Treasurer Malemo L. Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senate Hospital/Public Health Committee chairman, Sen. Satele Galu Satele says he will wait for at few more days, at least a week, before requesting an update report from the government on the first repatriation flight so that senators would be informed. The repatriation...

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