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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...
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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...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a June 23rd general memorandum Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga established an executive branch policy “to respond to the needs of affected government employees stranded off-island” since local borders were shut down since late March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s case against a bus driver accused of non compliance with the COVID-19 enforcement, which allows only 10 passengers at a time per bus was dismissed by District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea last week. Sega Sega appeared in court last Thursday for his bench...