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Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Makerita Iosefo Vaʻa hasn't been home for nearly eight months — the longest she's ever been away from American Samoa. She longs for the breezes that cool island humidity and the ocean sounds and smells that permeate her home in the village of Tula. She also misses...
James 1;27- From the standpoint of Our God and Father is this, to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation and to keep oneself without spot from the world. Psalms 147: 7-He heals the brokenhearted, he binds up their wounds. My name is ANALEI'A MAOTA LE AUMOEUALOGO MATAINA A'AU. My parents...
ASG first responders and other personnel
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has informed cabinet members that it’s the administration’s “collective pledge” that no action will be taken on a repatriation flight for stranded local residents “until we are absolutely sure” that the actions taken will “prevent the entry of...
To the lead physician(s) and Task Force who are to be blamed: THE HUNDREDS, YES, count them, HUNDREDS, of American Samoa residents are stranded across America imploring their government Not to Open Borders, but only for safe repatriation back home, as well as allow U.S. residents stuck on island to...
To Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga: In Response to Governor’s October 2020 Declaration 1.    IF YOU UNDERSTOOD, you wouldn’t see just the numbers of the stranded, you would see the faces of mothers, fathers, children, elderly, middle-aged, we permeate all corners of the community and are from all...
Young demonsrator at Saturday's rally for stranded residents.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Close to 50 members of the community (including infants and babies) gathered in front of Tropical Pizza in Tafuna, early Saturday morning, to show their strong support for the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of Amerika Samoa (TTFAAS), an alliance comprising 500+ residents...
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 —...

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