Toa o Samoa, Pvt Shaleen Maiava of Utulei [far left] with friends, at Fort Meade, Maryland. Pvt. Maiava passed away due to an illness on Tuesday morning at Fort Meade, her mother told Samoa News. Her family says they are waiting to meet with a US Army representative later this week to officially be notified of Maiava’s passing.  [photo: courtesy MAIAVA FAMILY]
Some of the beautiful nurses of American Samoa during a special ‘social night’ held in their honor at DDW Beach Cafe earlier this month, as part of Nurses Week. Pictured are some of the longest serving caregivers in the territory. Malo lava le tautua! [photo: BC]
Fautua Maiava Jr., a Samoana High School senior from Fagasa who was the first Samoan football player to be recruited directly from American Samoa by Colorado Mesa looked spiffy last week during the Sharks Class of 2017 senior prom with his partner Susanna Lee at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium. [photo: BC]
Last month a son of American Samoa competed in the National Physique Committee (NPC) Cup Competition for “bodybuilding” against over 100 other competitors for the first time in his life. The NPC Cup is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Amateur bodybuilders compete in competitions from local to national competitions sanctioned by the NPC. In order to become a...

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Last month a son of American Samoa competed in the National Physique Committee (NPC) Cup Competition for “bodybuilding” against over 100 other competitors for the first time in his life. The NPC Cup is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Amateur bodybuilders compete...
May 24, 2017

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