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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During a virtual meeting with the ASG coronavirus task force, members of the Tagata Tutufaatasi Alliance of American Samoa and US Interior Department’s Office of Insular Affairs Director Nikolao Pula, the ASG Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua said the government has no...
Epifania Rapozo (middle) and her two children
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Epifania Rapozo and her two children — who have been stranded in the territory since March after borders were closed — were among several non-medical passengers who traveled to Honolulu on Monday afternoon on the medical charter operated by Hawaiian Airlines. “My family...
Ladies who were among residents who participated in the  “Wave for repatriation flights - Not open borders”
These ladies were among residents who participated in the  “Wave for repatriation flights - Not open borders” at Utulei Friday morning. As of Friday, there has been no word on a repatriation flight, as the governor remains concerned with the continuing increase in the number of coronavirus cases in...
A group of residents - some with umbrellas - participating  in the “Wave for repatriation flights - Not open borders”
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bad weather last Friday morning, with heavy rain in the early morning hours, didn’t deter a group of residents who gathered along the main road in Utulei for their “Wave for Repatriation Flights — Not Open Borders” to bring home the estimated 600 American Samoa residents...
Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei, speaking at election training
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over 400 overseas absentee ballots — including American Samoa residents stranded in the U.S due to border closer — have cast their ballots, as the Election Office has officially designated 41-polling stations territory wide for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two important changes have been announced from the Office of the Governor, American Samoa Medicaid Agency. Updates over the next few days on check-in time, etc. will be released as the information comes available. FIRST Due to unforeseen circumstances, the medical...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Eight months into American Samoa’s borders closing due to a continuing Emergency Declaration by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, the stranded residents of the territory, under the banner of Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa (TTFAAS), have been forced to open a...
Wayne and Pua Pila
Honolulu, HAWAII — Wayne and Pua Pila tried to visit the ASG office in Honolulu on Friday “to look around”, but one of the staff members closed the office door without replying to the Pila’s request to enter, so they left. They have been staying with their daughter at Hickam Air Force Base in...
Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a pose in front of a relative's home
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a pose in front of a relative's home where they are temporarily staying in Tracy, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2020. The couple is homesick for American Samoa. They are among an estimated 600 residents of the territory who were off-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga on Thursday approved LBJ and Medicaid’s request for a second medical charter to transport LBJ approved referral patients to the US. The medical charter is a one-way charter taking only patients and their escorts from American Samoa to Hawaii...

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