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COVID-19 emergency declaration

(L-R) Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo, Interim Chairman NEOC and Director General of Health Leausa Samau Dr. Take Naseri.
Apia, SAMOA — At the recommendation by Cabinet the Head of State, le Ao Mamalu ole Malo le Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II has appropriated the extension of the State of Emergency Orders COVID19 to the 14th February 2021. The Cabinet’s recommendation to the Head of State was approved at...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court has granted a defense motion dismissing one of the two lawsuits filed against Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the American Samoa Government in connection with the governor’s four COVID-19 emergency declarations since March. The court’s...
Wiomen sitting on the ground playing BINGO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga told a cabinet meeting on Monday this week that this is not the time for bingo fundraising, which is taking money away from members of the community and further, bingos are not allowed at this time...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government issued on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 it’s Amended State of Emergency Orders for COVID-19 that go into force on Wednesday (all dates Samoa time).  Updates include new regulations pertaining to International Travel — planes and ships including flights from Fiji, travel...
Sen. Faamausili Mau Mau Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senator Faamausili Mau Mau Jr has questioned the authority of the Governor and the Acting Attorney General to review and approve OK Boards for persons allowed into the territory under special provision. Faamausili, a member of the Immigration Board (IB) pointed out...
U.S. Treasury Inspector General Seal
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) believes that checks given to lawmakers from American Samoa’s share of more than $35 million federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds “are unrelated to the COVID-19 health emergency.”...
Governor, Lt. Governor, Chairman, Members of the Task Force for the COVID-19, and all of those behind the closing of the borders, especially with the Hawaiian Airlines to American Samoa. As the world braces for the continued spread of the corona-virus, rarely before used terms like "Pandemic","...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Nine Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Observers have been successfully repatriated to their respective countries on a chartered flight from American Samoa on Monday 6th July, 2020. All of these observers were disembarked from United States fishing boats in...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will be extending for another 30-days his current COVID-19 emergency declaration, set to expire today, June 30th, but will also ease more restrictions, such as opening of schools and lifting the limitation of people in public gathering, but...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the recent increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hawaii — surpassing the 700 mark — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said during the government’s coronavirus task force meeting that he is not prepared, at this point, to re-open air service between Honolulu...

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