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Health director Motusa Tuileama Nu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department (DoH) has identified hotels for quarantine in Honolulu as well as medical partners to assist with COVID-19 testing for travelers if there is a repatriation flight to bring home American Samoa residents stranded off island. This is according to...
screenshot from ASG Registry website
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government now has its own online “repatriation registry” for American Samoa residents, “who wish to return home when the borders are re-opened”. And the territorial government makes clear that registration on the ASG portal is not a guarantee that the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has received the petition from Tagata Tutu Fa'atasi Alliance, the group behind the move for repatriation of American Samoa residents stranded in the US, most of them in Hawaii — as the number of coronavirus cases spiked in many states. As of...
The sample ballot
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has certified candidates for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, after the deadline to file a challenge against candidates has expired. With the certification of candidates, absentee voting — both overseas and local —...
American Samoa Election Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A bill that would authorize the Chief Election Officer to propose procedures to enable voters currently stranded off island due to the COVID-19 pandemic to vote absentee in the November 3rd election was passed by the Senate last week. The Senate bill, sponsored by...
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health is looking at all available options that would allow virus testing in Hawaii for repatriation passengers, who could be quarantined at a location in Honolulu before boarding a charter flight to American Samoa, says DoH Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed health and hospital leaders along with physicians to come up with a plan, which includes recommendations, on how the government would carry out a repatriation flight to bring home American Samoa residents stranded in the U.S. The...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In addition to local residents stranded in the U.S., many U.S. residents are stranded in the territory. Pete Battaglia and dozens of other San Diegans working in the tuna industry have been stuck in Amerian Samoa since the shut down amid COVID-19 concerns. NBC San Diego...
Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Representative Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr, chairman of the House Health Committee says the government is lacking any plan to safely bring home residents. But Rep. Vesi is not giving up. He said the committee meeting on Wednesday showed there was no plan to bring home at...
COVID-19 TASK FORCE MEMBERS AT FONO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Coronavirus Task Force is taking it one step at a time to find ways to bring local residents stranded in Hawaii and the mainland back home without facing any consequences afterwards from the coronavirus. This was the statement by Dr. John Tufa, a...

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