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Chairman of the House Public Health Committee, Rep. Vesi Fautanu Talalelei Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Chairman of the House Public Health and Hospital Committee, Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr was very disappointed after a request for a second Medicaid charter flight to evacuate patients for off-island treatment and repatriate residents stranded off island was denied...
Dear Editor, Since the article “Stranded American Samoans offer solutions to their overseas plight” was printed in the Samoa News, there has been overwhelming support. However, the issue is not “The Solution(s)”, the problem according to the populace, is the lack of leadership and TRUST in the...
Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Representatives from Manu’a made a plea for another medical charter flight from Honolulu to bring those who are stuck in Hawaii and the mainland due to suspension of flights into the territory during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the first flight which didn’t bring any...
American Samoa Election Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa “active voters” stranded off-island due to border closure after the local COVID-19 restrictions, will be able to vote absentee in the November general election under procedures put in place by the Election Office. And local active voters stranded off-...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government has approved four Air New Zealand flights into the country this month. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told Radio 2AP he knows of more than 900 people who are wanting to return to Samoa, either because they're stranded or because their New Zealand...

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