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COVID-19 pandemic

Tumuatasi Lefatia, a.k.a MAMA
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The jury trial for Tumuatasi Lefatia, a.k.a MAMA, which was scheduled for Oct. 9, 2020 is now pushed back by the court to Apr. 5, 2021 due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. Lefatia, who is out on bond appeared before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea this...
Polling station layout for upcoming 2020 General Election.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Social-distancing — complying with restrictions under the governor’s COVID-19 declaration — will be enforced at the polling stations during the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, according to Election Office deputy director Fiti Tavai, during last week’s cabinet meeting at...
To the lead physician(s) and Task Force who are to be blamed: THE HUNDREDS, YES, count them, HUNDREDS, of American Samoa residents are stranded across America imploring their government Not to Open Borders, but only for safe repatriation back home, as well as allow U.S. residents stuck on island to...
American Samoa Election Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than 250 requests for COVID-19 absentee ballots for local active voters stranded off island due to border closures have been received by the Election Office, which has already sent out the ballots, as preparations are well underway for the Nov. 3, 2020 general...
Samoa PM, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister has urged local families to stop telling false stories about pandemic hardships to families overseas in order to get money. Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi's comments came after the government decided to halt all international flights because of the Covid-19...
Fonoifafo McFarland-Seumanu
Apia, SAMOA — With countries in lockdown due to Covid-19 and strict travel restrictions in place across the Pacific, the reigning Miss Samoa and Miss Pacific Islands, Fonoifafo McFarland-Seumanu, has confirmed that she will continue her reign for a second term. This is the first time in the...
 Chairman of Moata'a Rugby and former Manu Samoa sevens player, Falepauga Filipo Saena
Apia, SAMOA — Local rugby competitions will get back underway in Samoa this weekend after Covid-19 forced all sporting activities to a standstill in March. Eight sub unions across Apia and Savaii are expected to start domestic competitions in the under 19 and senior age grades which includes...
Samoa News photographer Barry Markowitz getting a hair cut
Honolulu, HAWAII — Like the territory, Hawaii is blessed with safety by isolation, but remains equally in great fear of limited resources due to that same isolation. Cool Stuff will continue to share Hawaii's experiences with you Coolios, so you understand preventative options to keep ahead of the...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
  Washington, D,C, — Congresswoman Amata is the lead cosponsor of a bipartisan bill to give more flexibility to small businesses so they can use the PPP assistance to supply personal protective equipment to their employees, or otherwise use the money with more discretion to pay their most essential...
Samoa Acting Chief Justice Vui Clarence Nelson
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government is using the COVID-19 pandemic to covertly make changes to the country's Constitution and its judiciary, according to the president of the Samoa Law Society. Leiataualesa Komisi Kora told RNZ Pacific a suite of bills had been moved through parliament to their third...