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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...
American Samoa Election Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the Election Office continues preparation for the usual election process as well as proclaiming Election Day in American Samoa, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said that what’s needed is a plan to carry out the voting process in the event of a coronavirus outbreak on...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The order to deny a US soldier entry into American Samoa for his mother's funeral reportedly came from Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga. Sergeant Sanele Lemana arrived on a federal flight this week after travelling from Alaska to attend the funeral of his mother who died in...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former local boxer, Siaosi ‘George’ Tanoa, who has represented the territory in regional tournaments, has filed a civil complaint against the governor and ASG over provisions of the governor’s COVID-19 declarations, which restricts his right to freedom of religion. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa residents including doctors repatriated from Fiji are being allowed to transit through Apia, according to the Samoa government’s amended state of emergency orders for COVID-19 dated Aug. 4th in Samoa (Tuesday in American Samoa). According to the amendments...
Medicaid staff at the airport on the night of the charter flight
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The cost-share paid by non-Medicaid passengers on the medical charter flight to Honolulu last week, went to Hawaiian Airlines to pay for the balance of the cost of the charter, totaling more than $200,000, according to Sandra King-Young, director of the American Samoa...
The Tradewinds Hotel
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa representative accused of leaving quarantine says he has not left his room since he and his wife were brought there. "There are police officers posted outside their door, and they can tell you I have never stepped outside the door," Faimealelei Anthony...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In seeking a preliminary injunction against the governor and the ASG over the governor’s COVID-19 declaration, plaintiff Bryan Jackson pointed out a specific provision of the Sixth Amended Declaration — proposing to enjoin the defendants from carrying them out. Oral...
Group of protestors
A group gathered at the Malaeoletalu yesterday for a peaceful protest accusing leaders of the American Samoa Government (ASG) and also Fono leaders of misusing funds. According to one protestor, the purpose of the protest was to notify American Samoa leaders that it’s time to put an end to the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Sunday’s government coronavirus task force meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga revealed plans for a Hawaiian Airlines charter flight to take local scholarship students heading to the US for colleges and universities as well as students heading into the US military. The...

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