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Security guards at check point
Homeland Security agents yesterday morning manned the security check-point at the entrance to Sadie’s by the Sea hotel, now contracted by the COVID-19 Task Force for quarantine of incoming passengers from Samoa, as well as possible overflow of passengers coming in on Hawaiian Air. For Samoa flights...
New pavement on the Ofu airport runway
The Ofu Runway Rehabilitation project is steadily under way and laying down pavement. The runway is getting a long awaited $8.17 million rehab from a grant under the federal CARES Act, from the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The...
People lining up at Disbursement window to get $100
People were lining up at the Disbursement window to pick up their $100, after they received their vaccination shot yesterday. Continuing their effort to ramp up vaccinations in the territory, the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force is offering their latest incentive of $100 per shot to residents to...
Individuals waiting under a tent next to the DoH quarantine facility
Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA — The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has changed the way people live around the world. As of late August 2021, more than 630,000 people have died in the United States alone. Health experts agree that COVID-19 vaccines are one important way to help bring...
Leone chiefs inspecting homes in the village
Seen in this courtesy photo is Senator Fai’ivae Iuli Godinet and other chiefs as they walk through an area of the village, along with American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency director Fa’amao Asalele Jr. during the first inspection and walk-thru of the village-wide clean up. This visitation...
Department of Commerce management and staff
Department of Commerce management and staff posed for a photo in front of Masefau Elementary School after their clean up late last month. DOC is assigned Masefau Elementary under the Governor’s Adopt a School Program. This photo was posted recently to the DOC Facebook page. [photo: DOC]
Education director Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli (standing at podium)
Education director Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli (standing at podium) delivered his special remarks this past Sunday during the church service at CCCAS Kanana Fou for the opening of the new public school year 2021-2022. Listening to the remarks are Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale and Governor’s...
ASG Summer Youth Employment Program participants at DOC painting
Students working with the Department of Commerce (DOC) during the ASG Summer Youth Employment Program, shown during their painting session followed by a farewell luncheon hosted by DOC management last Friday as the summer program ends. “Your DOC family wishes you all the best in your future...
Ice sheet in Antarctica
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — A major new report published last week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contained grave warnings on where Earth’s climate is headed. So what happens if humanity doesn’t get its act together? How bad could climate change actually get? The IPCC report...
Summer Youth Employment participants with Port Director
Port Administration director, Christopher King, along with other department personnel and student-participants from the ASG Summer Youth Employment Program, assigned to Port Administration pose for a photo at the Airport Fire Rescue station, as the department bid farewell last Friday to the...

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