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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says he supports the Health Department’s decision not to waive the full 14-day quarantine requirement for US Federal Emergency Management Agency officials who had entered the territory and urged health officials to continue making the right...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The order to deny a US soldier entry into American Samoa for his mother's funeral reportedly came from Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga. Sergeant Sanele Lemana arrived on a federal flight this week after travelling from Alaska to attend the funeral of his mother who died in...
Health Dept. personnel outside area where Church Minister and his wife are quarantined.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Police have confirmed that a pastor who defied security guards and forcibly entered the place where his wife was being self-isolated, has been fined $2,000 tala. The Officer in charge of Samoa’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Auapaau Logoitino Filipo told Samoa Global...
A sailing ship in the harbor at Pago Pago, American Samoa, in 2012.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To date, American Samoa remains the only place in the United States without a confirmed case of covid-19. In contrast to the uncoordinated federal response to the novel coronavirus, the territorial government in American Samoa acted quickly and decisively. On March 18...
The Tradewinds Hotel
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa representative accused of leaving quarantine says he has not left his room since he and his wife were brought there. "There are police officers posted outside their door, and they can tell you I have never stepped outside the door," Faimealelei Anthony...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With more local residents stranded in Apia, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has approved additional repatriation flights so all local residents can be returned to American Samoa along with specialized workers needed in the territory. At Sunday’s government coronavirus task...
DYWA building where some returning residents are being held in quarantine
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa has completed the third and final phase of repatriation flights returning home local residents stranded in Samoa since borders were closed with Samoa in March this year. Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua provided the information during Sunday’s...
A surfer at Haleiwa HA
HONOLULU (AP) — A quarantine imposed on travelers arriving to Hawaii discriminates against out-of-state residents, the U.S. Department of Justice said in support of a lawsuit challenging the mandate meant to protect the islands against the spread of the coronavirus. “This case raises issues of...
DoH staff at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs facility in Pago Pago conducting daily testing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department on Monday issued a public notice explaining “repatriation” as some people from Samoa appear to want to travel to American Samoa for vacations and other purposes. “Repatriation means to return someone to his/ her own country, to return to their home...
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by Samoa News staff In a public notice issued last Thursday afternoon, the local Health Department outlined documents required for clearance for local residents being repatriated from Samoa. And the repatriation is being carried out in three-phases, with the first one last week. The notice, signed...

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