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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...
Stack of documents presented to faipule.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The “Tagata Tu Fa’atasi Alliance” group has launched an online petition calling on Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and territorial government leaders for a repatriation flight to bring back home American Samoa residents stranded in the US since flights between Honolulu and...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale explained to representatives during Tuesday’s session this week that there is absolutely “no provision” under the election law that allows local voters and candidates intending to run for public office who are stranded off island due to...
Lau afioga Lolo ma le Faiga Malo, Amuia oe Amerika Samoa o lo'o e tiu ma le saogalemu i ou laufanua ma aiga. O lo'o e alafa'i mai ma e tepa atu i le sami tioata ma le laufanua lanu meamata. O lou manuia, i lou faamuamua o le Atua, ua e sapi ai i ma'a o malie. O lo'o liligi atu i lou faigamalo le...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lawmakers convened this week after a two-week break with Rep. Vaetasi Tuumolimoli Saena Moliga cautioning representatives that whenever they speak with the media on issues, they must speak with caution and respect — remembering that they are members of the Fono and...

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