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COVID-19

Bride with her parents
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Planning a Samoan wedding during a worldwide pandemic is not for the weak. After being together since university, ours was the wedding everyone had been waiting for. So when the venue was found and the date set last year, plans were quickly made and names for the bridal...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has recorded one new COVID-19 related death, bringing the total number of fatalities to 24 since the first death was reported late last month, according to officials who participated in Friday’s COVID-19 Task Force daily briefing. LBJ reported during...
StarKist front gate
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hourly employees at StarKist Samoa — including workers who tested COVID-19 positive — are getting extra financial assistance in their paychecks this week, as well as cases of tuna, according to some cannery workers and/or their relatives. Samoa News was informed by the...
LBJ HOSPITAL
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s fatalities relating to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continue to climb slowly and have reached total cumulative mortality of 23 coronavirus related death, according to the LBJ Medical Center presentation at Tuesday’s COVID-19 Task Force briefing from the...
Moefaauo Bill Emmsley
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several LBJ Tropical Medical Center nurses say they have been placed on leave without pay after they failed to comply with the Governor’s mandate for all first responders and health workers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 — including the booster shot. Some nurses...
Members of the  Seventh-day Adventist Choir
Special choir from the Seventh-day Adventist Church American Samoa sang hymns at yesterday’s 2022 Flag Day ceremony at Malae o le Talu at Fagatogo, during the very scaled down event due to community spread of COVID.  This is the 3rd year Flag Day has been scaled back during the pandemic. [photo:...
Historic flag raising photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The much scaled-back 2022 Flag Day ceremony, under the theme “O Oe ma Lou Fa’avae” - “You and Your Constitution” - is a one-day event at the Malae o le Talu at Fagatogo, Monday, April 18, marking 122 years since American Samoa became a U.S territory. Flag Day is marked...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa COVID-19 Outbreak Situational Report released Saturday morning, Apr. 16, states that 1 new COVID-related death was recorded on Apr. 14, which also reported 40 news positive cases, no new hospitalizations, and 203 cases released from home isolation. The...
PM Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Point blank, Secretary to Cabinet Agafili Tomaimanō Shem Leo has laid to rest rumors that Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa was tested positive for COVID19 earlier this week. During a press conference Thursday Agafili labeled the rumors “untrue and unfounded”. He had met the Prime...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the spread of a new variant in the U.S. mainland, the government is doubling down on efforts to fight the spread of COVID by bringing in traveling healthcare professionals experienced in dealing with the coronavirus. “We warmly welcome the NuWest team as they bring...

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