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Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s 2021 mid-year population is estimated at just over 51,000 — a big decrease when compared to last year — and the female population is higher than the male population, according to the latest data released through a “Bulletin” issued last Friday by the

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2020 Census shows a dramatic drop in Am Samoa’s …

Details: As of April 1, 2020, the American Samoa’s population was 49,710, representing a decrease of 10.5% from the 2010 Census population of 55,519. The housing unit count was 11,807 in 2020, representing an increase of 7.7% from the 2010 Census housing unit count of 10,963. These population and housing unit count data, as of April 1, are collected

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Am Samoa’s mid-year population estimate declines — …

Details: The mid-2019 population estimate had slightly more females, than males; while the mid-2020 population estimate, there were slightly more males — at 29,136 — than females at 28,501, according to DOC data at the time and reported by Samoa News. For mid-year 2021, the territory has slightly more females - at 26,211 - than males at 25,350.

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Territory's mid-year 2020 population estimate at a slight

Details: The age group with the smallest estimated population is infants — less than one-year old at 950, while the age group of 65 and over totals 3,640. Data released in August 2011 by the US Census Bureau says American Samoa’s population was 55,519 following the 2010 Census. This notes a decline of 3.1% or 1,772 people between 2000 and 2010.

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Tualauta is only county that increased population in 2020

Details: Rose Atoll is mentioned in the data, with no population as this is an uninhabited island of American Samoa and the census is not applicable there. For the territory’s counties, Tualauta still has the largest population with 22,827 in 2020, an increase of 9.4% — or 1,969 more residents for this county — compared to 20,858 in 2010.

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Tonga govt says nearly 85% of population impacted by

Details: Almost 85 percent of the country's population of about 105,000 people has been affected by last weekend's volcanic eruption and tsunami, the Tongan government said. It shared more details about the impact of the twin disasters in a statement. The death toll remains at three: those killed were Telai Tutu'ila, 65, from Mango Island,

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DOC: American Samoa population continues to decline

Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s 2019 mid-year populations stands at over 58,000 — a loss of 1,000 residents — and the female population is higher than the male population, according to the latest data released by the Statistics Division of the Commerce Department. Samoa News reported in August of last year, based on DOC data, …

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Op-Ed: “Population Implication in American Samoa

Details: Op-Ed: “Population Implication in American Samoa”. According to the US Census, the population of American Samoa has declined since the previous count in 2000. Despite the decrease, this effect introduces its own set of social, economic, and environmental issues and associated anthropogenic impacts.

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Total vax percentages adjusted after new census data

Details: The most recent vaccination figures for vaccination coverage of the entire territorial population based on the 2020 Census population are as follows: 69.6% have at least one dose. 1.6% past due for 2nd shot. 1.9% 1st shot only and waiting for 2nd shot (not past due) 66.1% are fully vaccinated. 21.4% have no shots yet.

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COVID-19 vaccinations, vax mandates and false claims are

Details: Motusa explained that since the COVID-19 vaccination has been available for our adult population in December 2020, 11-16 years old in November 2021, and recently the 5-10 years old in November 2021, no one has died as a result of COVID-19 vaccination.

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Drop in Am Samoa’s Census count prompts future funding

Details: The US Census Bureau released last Thursday the 2020 Census for American Samoa and it shows the population count in 2020 decreased by 10.5% from the 2010 census. As of April 1, 2020, the territory’s population was 49,710, down from the 2010 Census figure of 55,519. The drop in population count has prompted concerns from some local leaders and

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Amata alerts U.S. Commerce Secretary to Census count issue

Details: As you know American Samoa's population was reported 49,710, representing a decrease of 10.5% from the 2010 Census population of 55,519.” “I understand that this group of 2,000 does not fully account for this decrease in population.

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State of the Territory looks pretty good according to Gov

Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In his State of the Territory Address yesterday, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga told a joint session of the Fono that preliminary unaudited financial figures for fiscal year 2021 show a surplus of between $8 million to $9 million. Lemanu, who delivered his 15-minute address in Samoan at Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, said that …

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CENSUS Samoa News

Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s 2019 mid-year populations stands at over 58,000 — a loss of 1,000 residents — and the female population is higher than the male population, according to the latest data released by the Statistics Division of …

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Anchorage Samoans form community organization to preserve

Details: A growing population holding fast to their Samoan identity. Anchorage, ALASKA — On Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at the Anchorage City Hall in downtown Anchorage, the Alaska Samoan Community Organization was formed with an initial founders count of 30 plus Samoan individuals living in Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage is a city with visible ties

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2020 census Samoa News

Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta remains the most populated county in American Samoa and Tafuna has the highest population count for all villages in the territory as of April 1, 2020, according to data of the 2020 American Samoa Census released late last week by the U.S Census Bureau. And

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Friday deadline for both $100 cash incentives and vax

Details: According to the press release, the big boost in numbers came from the young eligible population, the 5 to 17 year olds, which were targeted during the three-day mass vaccination push. 83.9% of all public and private school children eligible for the vaccine have received at least one dose while 70.2% are fully vaccinated.

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Samoa considers cash rewards to get up Covid-19

Details: Agafili said these measures will help achieve the government target of 96 percent of the eligible population to be administered the two doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The latest MOH data indicated that 12,000 of eligible people above 17 years have yet to receive their second dose of the vaccine.

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Tongan govt confirms all homes on Mango destroyed, fears

Details: Atata has a population of about 100 people and Mango about 50 people. "It is very alarming to see the wave possibly went through Atata from one end to the other," said Tu'ihalangingie. The NZDF images were posted unofficially on a …

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Bringing our people home — the bright spot in another

Details: Am Samoa’s mid-year population estimate declines to just over 51,000. Senate approves retirement bill identical to one already vetoed by gov. Senate concerned on effect govt pay raises will have on local biz. Senate rejects pay raise legislation for public school teachers. First 50 StarKist ‘guest workers’ started arriving in territory

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Only 179 passengers cleared for last week’s HA flight as

Details: He told the governor and directors that American Samoa has seen a significant jump improving the territory’s overall vaccination numbers from 66.8% in November to 74.4% in January. Also, the number of eligible school children who received shots increased from 43% to 66.5% within this population.

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Families are Forever: Paths from estrangement toward

Details: This finding suggests that that estrangement is relatively evenly distributed in the population. Over a quarter of the respondents – 27% – reported a current estrangement. Most had a rift with an immediate family member: 24% were estranged from a parent, 14% from a child and 30% from siblings. The remainder were estranged from other relatives.

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New Medicaid rules may soon see non-residents pay for

Details: Additional pediatric doses for the Pfizer vaccine were received around Christmas to address the 5-11 year olds population that have shown significant turnout in the past month. In the month of December alone, over 7,586 doses were administered making December one of the most successful turnouts since March and the fourth highest of the year.

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Local vaccine resisters are being duped by social media

Details: Data presented by DoH at this week’s COVID-19 Task Force meeting shows that as of Monday 67.5% of the territory’s eligible population are fully vaccinated. (See details in separate story elsewhere in this issue.)

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Governor Lolo looks at coronavirus testing for 20% of the

Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With 25,000 coronavirus test-kits received by the hospital, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the LBJ Medical Center and Health Department officials to come up with a policy plan for community-based testing of 20% of the population. Lolo’s verbal instructions were made during last Sunday’s ASG COVID-19 Task …

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Break ins on the rise — homes and vehicles American

Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man was arrested by police last month after he allegedly entered a family home at night without permission. Alapu Aleli made his initial appearance in court last month. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine (meth), a felony, along with one count of trespassing and one count of 3rd …

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“PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN AM. SAMOA” American Samoa

Details: SAMOA”. If leaders really care about our future, the message they would get out of the 2020 Census is that a lot of people decided they no longer wanted to live in the territory. When you factor in that our population was projected to be 63 thousand last year, we actually lost 14K to net out-migration, not just 6.

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Samoan and American Samoan leaders look to restart 2Samoa

Details: Tonga govt says nearly 85% of population impacted by volcano and tsunami: Defendant’s wife arrives with his valid driver’s license — but it was already too late for him: Doctor in Samoa says health workers well prepared if COVID arrives: U.S. vessel taking relief assistance to Tonga, resupplies in the territory

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New U.S. Treasury rules give ASG flexibility in

Details: Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is hailing the final rule from the U.S. Treasury Department, which provides authoritative guidance to use substantial federal funding under the American Rescue Plan Act for infrastructure projects, with possibilities including hospital infrastructure, water/sewer updates, or removing and replacing old lead pipes.

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Medical team urging unvaccinated to help protect the

Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Reaching a 90% or over COVID-19 vaccination rate for the territory’s eligible population is important in order to help protect American Samoa if the deadly virus spreads within the community as commercial flights from Honolulu continue to identify new positive cases, according to Health officials during last …

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Fully vaxed Task Force members receiving “hero pay” bonus

Details: In terms of vaccination coverage (entire population) –– 79.0% have at least one dose, 67.8% are fully vaccinated, 12.4% have no shots yet, and 8.6% are ineligible (under 5 years old). The number of fully vaccinated individuals should increase as individuals are due and return for their second shots.

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CofC: Border closures to curb COVID had significant

Details: “The remaining, unutilized portion of the working-age population are more likely to be unskilled and undereducated,” the analysis said. Under this constraint, most local businesses are left with two bad choices: • either hire unskilled/ undereducated workers now and suffer productivity losses, or

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Study requested in House for bridge connecting the island

Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resolution is now before the House chamber requesting a study for the construction of a bridge connecting the Island of Aunu’u to Tutuila. The resolution is sponsored by Saole Representative Titiali’i Kitara Vaiau and is now transferred to the House Public Works committee for a hearing.

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Operation Warp Speed emphasizes vaccine distribution is

Details: Official population data establishes the foundation for both initial and ongoing allocations. “Vaccine manufacturing continues, and each week, we will allocate additional vaccine doses based on availability and divided by the population,” said Operation Warp Speed’s Chief of Plans, Operations and Analytics Deacon Maddox.

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Doctor in Samoa says health workers well prepared if COVID

Details: Apia, SAMOA — A doctor says Samoa is well-prepared to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the community. Samoa went into a two-day lockdown on Saturday after 15 people on a flight from Brisbane tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival.. University of Otago Pacific health director professor Faumuina Fa'afetai Sopoaga said the cases are a concern for the country, …

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Plea agreement accepted by the court in a stabbing case

Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has accepted the plea agreement between the government and Josaiah Taulaga, who is accused of stabbing a man during a drinking session in 2020. Taulaga, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $20,000 cash bond appeared in High Court last month for a Change of Plea hearing.

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“THE FONO NEEDS SERIOUS REFORM” American Samoa Samoa …

Details: The last number there is based on back-of-the-envelope math using 2010 population figures. But the needed increase in the number of Senators for the Manu'a District means nothing if it's not equal to its sister districts. In other words, increasing from 3 to 5 senators for Manu'a still does not put it on par with the Western (6 senators) and

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New knowledge on rheumatic fever leads to call for more

Details: New knowledge on rheumatic fever leads to call for more screening. Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Important new findings about the causes of rheumatic fever could help prevent it, and head off the resulting heart damage dealt to scores of children each year, experts say - but only if they lead to broader surveillance and vigilance.

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HTC Faletogo Faipea Faipea Jr receiving his ‘ava photo

Details: Tonga govt says nearly 85% of population impacted by volcano and tsunami: 35th Annual Secondary Speech Festival photo & caption: Drug defendant signs plea agreeing to testify against co-defendant: Defendant’s wife arrives with his …

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A change in travel requirements for children goes into

Details: DOH Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa informed the Task Force that 76.9% of the eligible population is now fully vaccinated. Details elsewhere in this issue. COVID OPERATIONS REPORT. A report detailing major repatriation, vaccination and quarantine operation costs relating to American Samoa’s COVID-19 emergency response in 2021 is expected

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ARPA funding to be used to bring public buildings into CDC

Details: The general public is also an impacted part of the population exposed to these health hazards, according to the documents noting that American Samoa is presently non-compliant with CDC standards and guidelines for public facilities. The documents cite the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building (EOB) in Utulei as a good example of a public

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DHSS) Samoa News

Details: Tonga govt says nearly 85% of population impacted by volcano and tsunami: Defendant’s wife arrives with his valid driver’s license — but it was already too late for him: U.S. vessel taking relief assistance to Tonga, resupplies in the territory: Doctor in Samoa says health workers well prepared if COVID arrives

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U.S. vessel taking relief supplies to Tonga, resupplies in

Details: Tonga govt says nearly 85% of population impacted by volcano and tsunami: 35th Annual Secondary Speech Festival photo & caption: Drug defendant signs plea agreeing to testify against co-defendant: Oakie Salave'a representing American Samoa, Buffs in Polynesian Bowl

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Senate considers two resolutions requiring voter approval

Details: It points out that the basis of the representation was changed from one senator per traditional political county or five per district to “population” of districts. And this change increased senators for the Eastern District from five to nine; five to six for the Western District and a reduction of Manu’a from five to three.

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Samoa News

Details: Tonga govt says nearly 85% of population impacted by volcano and tsunami: U.S. vessel taking relief assistance to Tonga, resupplies in the territory: Doctor in Samoa says health workers well prepared if COVID arrives

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BRIDGE Samoa News

Details: O se vaaiga lea I tagata Tonga o lo o aumau nei I Amerika Samoa, I sa latou sailiga fesoasoani po o ni faamomoli, mo aiga ma uo I Tonga, lea na aafia I le Galulolo ma le Mauga mu I …

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con-con 2020 Samoa News

Details: Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As reported in Samoa News, Sen. President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean said Fono leaders met last Friday with Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga on plans for the upcoming Constitution Convention, and those in attendance included Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale, the Attorney General and

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85% faitau aofa’I o tagata Tonga ua aafia I le faalavelave

Details: 2 days ago · Pago Pago - AMERIKA SAMOA. To’atolu tagata ua maliliu. Mai fa’amaumauga ua mata tuufa’atasia mai lipoti au aoina mai e satelite ma le vasega o i latou na latou oo atu e fa’amaumau mai le tele o mea ua a’afia i le Malo o Tonga ona o le Maugamu ma le Tsunami mai le Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, ua fa’ailoa mai ai e tusa ma le 85% o le faitau aofai o le Malo …

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