The Pacific Basin Development Council (PBDC) board of directors recently hired Esther Kia’aina as its new executive director.  Kia’aina served as US Interior Department’s Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas under the Obama Admin and she visited American Samoa during her tenure. She is pictured here during the 2016 Flag Day celebration. PBDC is a regional non-profit organization located at the East West Center at UH- Manoa. It advances economic and social development issues for the US. Pacific.  [SN file photo]
US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deputy federal coordinating officer Kevin Cavanaugh (left) administering the oath to three new FEMA staffers hired locally. They are (l-r) Shevon Fuavai, Angela Falefatu and Mariah Masoli. FEMA public affairs officer, Victor Inge told Samoa News yesterday the three staffers were hired in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Gita and will work in Logistics through the end of FEMA operations in American Samoa. [photo: FEMA]
The American Samoa men's U-19 team during a church service on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
The American Samoa men's U-19 team during a church service on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The territory’s 18-man squad departs today for the Cook Islands to compete in the OFC Men’s U-19 Championship’s four-team qualifiers set to be held May 26-June 1, 2018.  FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
The American Samoa men's U-19 team during a church service on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tuesday's activities at the Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) compound are part of the agenda for this month, which has been proclaimed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga as Senior Citizens Month, under the theme: “Engage at Every Age”. In his proclamation, the governor said American Samoa could enrich the lives of individuals of every age by: •     Providing...

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tuesday's activities at the Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) compound are part of the agenda for this month, which has been proclaimed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga as Senior Citizens Month, under the theme: “Engage at Every Age”. In his proclamation, the...
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