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VACCINATION POSTER
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Data released yesterday by the Health Department shows that only 48.5% of the eligible population is COVID-19 fully vaccinate and the target is 80% or more. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your second shot in a 2-dose series like the Pfizer or Moderna...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service is moving to implement a regulatory exemption that allows certain U.S. longline vessels, 50 feet and larger (large longline vessels) to fish in portions of the American Samoa’s Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of sexually abusing his 16-year-old cousin was arrested by police last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court, after the victim’s aunt filed her complaint against him with the police a few months ago. He is also charged with possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court told a man from Samoa convicted of violating local drug laws that the only option for the court to deal with foreigners who come into American Samoa and violate its drug laws is to send them back to their countries, in order for government to save local...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale and Attorney General Fainu’ulelei Falefatu Ala’ilima-Utu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Repatriation Program is now allowing the import of Service Animals (SA) and Emotional Support Animals (ESA) into American Samoa via Hawaii, under new emergency rules adopted through the regulatory process through the American Samoa Administrative Code...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new educational tech center, a new hospital, a technology park and an update to the shoreline are the ambitious development projects touted by the Lemanu & Talauega Administration as developments poised to commence for Lions Park in Tafuna. Commerce director Petti...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer from Samoa convicted of violating local drug laws was ordered by the High Court last week to depart the territory and remain outside of its border, as a condition of their 5-year probation. Alapati Tauga, a citizen of Samoa entered the territory last year...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with two outstanding bench warrants including a large number of traffic fines was arrested last month on allegations of unlawful drug possession, intent to distribute, and DUI. When questioned by investigators, the defendant, Kilifi Filipo, also known as “Cliff”...
The Coral Islander II
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two freighters which off loaded cargo in Fiji before arriving in Pago Pago Harbor last week were required to wait outside for 7 days as a precaution against Covid-19. These were the Coral Islander II which arrived Tuesday and the Olomana which arrived the following day....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Manu’a is still experiencing a partial outage with Broadband being the only available service, the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority said in an update to the public released Monday night. “Connection is stable with reduced speeds as reported on our last update...

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