First repatriation flight moved back to Feb 1st

The first repatriation flight from Honolulu has been moved back to February 1st, according to Acting Director of Health Motusa Tuileama Nua. Speaking at his confirmation hearing in the Senate yesterday Motusa said that the […]

House approves Voigt in reconsideration vote

Yesterday Acting Director of Public Works Faleosina Faiai Voigt was rejected by the House of Representatives by a vote of 9-7. But today the same chamber approved her by unanimous vote. A reconsideration vote, moved […]

Senate confirms Christopher King as Port Director

The Senate approved this morning the governor’s nomination of Christopher King as Director of Port Administration. The vote was 16-2. King has been deputy director of Port Administration since 2005. Before joining port he was […]

Nu’uuli bans swimming on Sundays

Swimming on Sunday is now banned in the village of Nu’uuli and the Village Council will strictly enforce the ban. High Chief Soliai Fuimaono says the ban extends to Coconut Point which has become a […]

Record coral discovery praised

Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata hailed the NOAA announcement of a record coral reef in American Samoa’s waters, and sends her thanks and congratulations to the entire federal scientific team that did the impressive work. She announced […]

Senate wants Tusi Faalupega recalled

One of the last projects to be launched by former Governor Lolo Moliga was a book of salutations and distinguished titles of villages and districts. The book is titled Tusi Faalupega. It was compiled by […]

Land surveyor Lawrence French passes away

Mr. Lawrence P. French, most well known in the territory as a land surveyor, died last Friday in Eagle River, Alaska. He was 85 years old. He and his wife Jane, a former director of […]

Joint hearings on FY2021 budget begin Tuesday

Along with the confirmation of cabinet members the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget for the American Samoa Government are priority legislation on the Fono’s agenda. The Chairman of the House Budget and Appropriations Committee, Rep […]

Samoan sailors arrive home, now in quarantine

Samoan sailors who were stranded at overseas ports since the COVID-19 outbreak are now back home. They arrived at Faleolo Airport Friday afternoon on a special flight from Auckland, New Zealand. Samoa Observer reports that […]


Who is to be Held Accountable?

Dear Editor, THE HUNDREDS, YES, count them, HUNDREDS, of American Samoa residents stranded across America imploring their government Not to Open Borders, but only for safe repatriation back home, as well as allow U.S. residents […]