Ads by Google Ads by Google

Covid-19 restrictions

Dear Editor, While the trip home on the test flight was at times stressful, I have to admit that we have to draw a line somewhere to ensure the safety of our island community, so for that very reason, we should be willing to make the sacrifices of doing all that is required to return home safely...
Members of the COVID-19 Task force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is planning two flights each month through December as the territory moves to reopen commercial air service between Honolulu an Pago Pago, with the hope of more flights — all depending on the increase in the local COVID-19 vaccination rate and the rise in...
Federal Courthouse Washington, D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa defendants, including current and former ASG officials say that allowing local resident, Jay Pincus Hueter, to amend his complaint in connection with local COVID-19 restriction would “prejudice the ASG defendants, who are being forced to unnecessarily...
Federal Courthouse Washington, D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal attorneys representing US Secretary of Interior, Debra A. Haaland, Chief Justice Michael Kruse and Associate Justice Fiti A. Sunia have filed a 32-page opposition to a request by local resident, Steven Jay Pincus Hueter for leave to file a fourth amended...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Current and former senior ASG officials who are defendants in a federal lawsuit, contend that congregate activities such as worship services, where large numbers of people interact, can become “super-spreader” events for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the defendants...
Immigration Office graphic
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A local businesswoman who is stranded off island due to the COVID-19 pandemic has questioned the actions by the American Samoa Immigration Office to transfer sponsorship for one of her employees without her approval while the employee’s immigration identification (I.D)...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's prime minister is considering further Covid-19 restrictions despite the country remaining coronavirus free. Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi told his weekly radio show that extended quarantine for returning citizens was on the cards along with increased social distancing. Tuila'...
Man walking on Waikiki beach with hotel in the background.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Thursday it’s not safe to follow through with a plan to allow out-of-state travelers to use a negative COVID-19 test to bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement beginning Aug. 1. The mayor cited a surge in coronavirus cases in California and other U.S...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The aumaga — or untitled men — of the four villages already approved for the government’s enforcement program, not only for the coronavirus restrictions but illegal drugs, are each getting a $10,000 check, funded with ASG’s share from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through the Attorney General’s Office, the defendants — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the American Samoa Government — on June 22nd requested the High Court for “immediate dismissal” of the lawsuit by local resident Steven Jay Pincus Hunter, who alleged civil and...

Pages