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]
Amata with Soldiers and their families from the Samoan community at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, one of her stops during her briefings and tours of major forts in four states along the US East Coast. Story and more photos in “Our Troops” section.[courtesy photo]
Leone High School’s Interact Club presented trash bins to Alataua Lua Elementary as part of Interact’s ongoing efforts to help keep the Island litter free. Local Interact Clubs are sponsored by Rotary Club of Pago Pago. [courtesy photo]

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Fort McCoy, WISCONSIN — The contributions of Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other ethnic and cultural groups are essential to the United States’ heritage and success as a country, said Maj. Eline D. Moeolo-Tuitele at Fort McCoy’s Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance May 17 at McCoy’s Community Center. Moeolo-Tuitele with the 88th Readiness Division, the oldest of...

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Graduating with honors at last Friday’s American Samoa Community College Spring 2018 graduation ceremony with accumulative grade point averages (GPA) of 3.90 to 4.0 are Monalisa Sera Afoa and JunLin Du. The two graduates are Summa Cum Laude with the highest GPAs for the graduating class.  Afoa is among the 10 graduates who were awarded ASG scholarships. Afoa WAS accepted at Southern Utah University.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Community College’s Spring 2018 Commencement  Ceremony was held for the first time at its new Multi Purpose Center Building where graduates received certificates of proficiency, Associate of Science degrees, Associate of Arts degrees, and Bachelor of...
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  • (l-r) Victims Advocate Ipu Avegalio Lefiti; Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Glory Gervacio Saure, and Emily Mauga. The women recently met in the federal building in Honolulu where services offered by the EEOC were discussed in depth.  [courtesy photo]
    May 17, 2018
    Dear Editor,Knowledge and understanding is power. It reverses the power of fear and silence to action. It sends offenders scuttling like cockroaches, preventing and stopping the behavior.Meeting with...
  • May 7, 2018
    Dear Editor:Two in three. That’s how many Samoan women experience domestic violence.The recent stories in Samoa news detail the impact of domestic & sexual violence. We have read the...
  • May 2, 2018
    Dear Editor,A recent story in Samoa News regarding the new ASG excise tax scenario of 35 cents per 12 ounces of beer stated that, as a result of the change in the way that excise tax will now be...

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