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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for burglary and stealing is now back in court on another stealing allegation. Folasa Filimaua, also known as Sa Fili was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in November of last year after serving 28-months detention....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga’s new COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, effective yesterday, eases some restrictions on public gatherings and allows in-person classroom instruction with exemptions. Valid through May 28, the new declaration modifies several COVID-19 restrictions...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaiian Airlines this week became the first major airline to announce an agreement with Starlink to provide complimentary high-speed, low-latency broadband internet access to every guest onboard flights between the islands and the continental U.S, Asia and Oceania. Hawai‘i’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old farmer from Samoa convicted of drug possession has been sentenced to probation and ordered to depart the territory after serving 15 months of his 5-year sentence. Kalapu Uele appeared in court last week for sentencing. He was initially charged with unlawful...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Manu’a island group is no longer COVID-free, after the Health Department recorded six COVID-19 cases at Faleasao village on Ta’u island. And the positive cases prompted the local Education Department to issue a notice that schools on Ta’u island return to virtual...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Remember the case of the Filipino woman who in 2018 was ordered by the Immigration Board to depart the territory?  Well a new incident involving the immigration board and the same woman has now surfaced. The Filipino national, Joselyn M. Intila applied for the latest...
Dr. Akapusi Ledua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center is reporting a total of 26 deaths relating to COVID-19 after the hospital officially confirmed a fatality earlier this week, according to officials who attended yesterday morning’s COVID-19 Task Force briefing, where the hospital made its presentation...
Education director Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “We cannot extend the school year beyond June because we have students who are planning to go off island to attend colleges and universities, others plan to go join the military,” declared Education director Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli during Monday’s COVID-19 Task...
Talofa Fe‘a planting a tree.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A student from the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has been accepted into the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Institute at the University of Kansas (KU). Talofa Fe‘a, a Natural Resources major and president of the Green Force student agriculture...
Dr. Elizabeth Lauvao
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 Task Force is planning to re-open travel between the two Samoas and the Health Department is working with their counterparts in the Independent State on travel policy protocols. DoH clinical service acting director Dr. Elizabeth Lauvao, announced the...

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