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 Miriama Fasavalu
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Since a repatriation process started this February, nearly 2,000 American Samoan residents who were stranded in Hawaii and the mainland have gone home. And roughly 200 people are on the final repatriation flight home, set to depart this Thursday. American Samoa resident...
Cases of water on a dolly
Honolulu, HAWAII — Seven repatriation flights later and the Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center, under the leadership of Mrs. Elisapeta T. Lesatele Alaimaleata (in green in background), is still going strong in its donations toward American Samoa’s repatriation quarantine at the Ohana Waikiki Hotel in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Task Force officials named as defendants in an alleged violation of the American Disability Act (ADA) federal lawsuit has been given until next week to respond, according to filings on Wednesday this week with the US Central District Court of California. A local...
Task Force chairman, Lt Governor Talauega, getting vaccinated
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Over 50% of the passengers from the first two Medicaid- repatriation flights have not paid their fares. This was confirmed by the Task Force chairman, Lt Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale during a press conference with the local media last week. When asked about the cost...
Hawaii Repat Team
A few members of the Hawaii Repat Team — at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu — who worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition for passengers from the quarantine site to the airport and onto the aircraft. The team, which includes Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua and...
Repatriation passengers at thank you wave
Some of the repatriated passengers, friends and supporters who turned out last week at Utulei for the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa “Thank You Wave” — expressing appreciation to the Lemanu & Talauega Administration for continuing the repatriation flights, with the next one set...
Task Force Chairman Lt Gov Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID Task Force is looking at having six more repatriation flights as it looks to end the repat program after July.  There will be two flights each for the months of May, June and July. The dates for the remaining flights are: May 12th, May 28th, June 13th, June...
 Lt Governor Talauega  Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMRICAN SAMOA — Lt Governor Talauega  Eleasalo Ale gave the COVID Task Force an outlook on its repatriation operations, which will cease in a few months’ time as leaders look to opening up the borders under strict guidelines in order to continue to keep American Samoa COVID free.  At the...
Dear Editor, At the end of the dreadful year 2020, the repatriation process of getting American Samoan residents back home began since the borders closed in April 2020. When this process first started, the stranded residents of American Samoa (AS) residing in the mainland, were informed at the...
Scene outside her hotel room window
Honolulu, HAWAII — Samoa News understands that returning residents in the Hawaii quarantine, awaiting the repatriation flight back to American Samoa are basically confined to their rooms. Meals are brought to them in their rooms, by ‘someone’ wearing full hazmat coverings. Part of the precautions...

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