Chris King
Acting director of the Department of Port Administration Chris King testifying last Friday during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Transportation/Port & Airport Committee, chaired by Sen. Malaepule Saite Moliga. He was later confirmed in a 14-2 vote by the Senate. King’s confirmation hearing and vote in the House of Representatives is pending and Samoa News will report on both hearings in a later issue.  [photo: FS]
Olafou Laolagi and his wife, Onolina along with two of their children
Olafou Laolagi and his wife, Onolina along with their children — the couple and two of their four children are finally going home to American Samoa. A year ago, the couple flew from Pago Pago to Utah so that she could give birth to their fourth child. They left two of their children in Am Samoa with Laolagi‘a parents. Then the pandemic hit, and they were stuck. “We were devastated when we heard that,” Laolagi said. They are part of the first group of residents scheduled to fly back to the territory since the pandemic hit. [photo: Civil Beat)
Gov with other members of the task force
Members of the COVID-19 Task Force during a press conference with Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga yesterday morning at the Governor Office’s conference room. Other Task Force members present were Motusa T. Nua; Faumuina J. Taufete’e and Dr. Saipale Fuimaono and the chairan —  Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale. [photo by AF]
Faafeo Lagafuaina
 “I’m excited to go back home. I’ve got three young kids at home,” Faafeo Lagafuaina, who just flew into Honolulu from Washington State this past Monday, told Hawaii News Now. She has been separated from her children for a year. She is one of the 160 people on the first repatriation flight, scheduled for Jan. 29 from Honolulu to American Samoa. [screen shot from HNN video]

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Bluesky donates $1,000 check to Fijian community
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Tropical Cyclone Yasa devasted the shores of the Fijian islands. It is said to be the strongest cyclone to hit the Pacific since Cyclone Winston in 2016. The category 5 cyclone took place in the heart of the holiday season on December 17, 2020 and left, thousands to bring in the new year without their homes and livelihoods. The damage was widespread. Approximately 93,...

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Bluesky donates $1,000 check to Fijian community
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Tropical Cyclone Yasa devasted the shores of the Fijian islands. It is said to be the strongest cyclone to hit the Pacific since Cyclone Winston in 2016. The category 5 cyclone took place in the heart of the holiday season on December 17, 2020 and left, thousands to...
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