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Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 Task Force and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has granted approval to at least two more restaurants for dine-in service, according to documents presented at Wednesday’s task force briefing. The documents also show that the government has approved two...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Community spread of COVID-19 has now reached Ofu Island in Manu’a, while American Samoa’s total cumulative count of the deadly virus has surpassed the 6,000 mark, according to the Health Department’s COVID-19 Situational Report as of May 16. Even before DoH reported the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case of a 5th grade school teacher convicted of unlawful possession of an illegal substance who appeared before Associate Justice Fiti Sunia yesterday morning for sentencing is now rescheduled for June 16, 2022, after the court ordered that she has to go through the...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga at desk during virtual testimony
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While thankful for the proposed $9.1 million federal allocation for LBJ Medical Center for the new fiscal year 2023, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga lobbied a Congressional committee for “a major increase” to help with the territory’s response to the COVVID-19 pandemic and to...
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Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming notice from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of a $4.15 million investment under the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund for the American Samoa Department of Education. This federal funding is focused on improving connectivity...
ASCC Spring 2022 graduating class
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the Territory still under the Code Red declaration, for its 76th Commencement, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has selected a format which adheres to existing safety protocols, while minimizing health risks to the participants, especially the graduates....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted by the court two years ago for 3rd-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child — both involving domestic violence — was arrested again by police last month on the same allegation that he assaulted his wife — again. During his arrest, officers...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Veterans Memorial Stadium is the proposed venue for public high school graduations on Tutuila next month, and it will comply with current COVID-19 protocol such as masking and social distancing according to the local Education Department’s (ASDOE) plan submitted to...
Tuimavave T. Laupola
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga has moved to “designate and authenticate” the ASG Technology Office (ASGTO) as American Samoa’s Primary Entity to submit “verified broadband data” under the guidance of the federal Broadband Data Task Force (BDTF). The governor provided the...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale has again called on the community — especially businesses whose activities are prohibited under COVID-19 Emergency Declaration restrictions — for continued patience and support as the government eases restrictions going forward, with the...

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