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O se va'aiga i le taimi ua matua'i fuli le tina lea o le Mafutaga a Tina Katoliko i Fagasa, e fai ia matagofie lana elei. Peresetene o le Mafutaga a Tina, Omaiomaofaimolatoulemalo Tauatama Leuta; Sui Peresetene o Sene Tua, Failautusi o Ramona Mata'u ma le Teutupe Cynthia Paopao Soliai Tuifao. [ata...
TCF inmates in a photo on Facebook
A Facebook photo of inmates enjoying a meal inside the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna. Samoa News was able to track down the Facebook accounts allegedly belonging to some inmates, which were active as recent as this month.  [photo from Facebook]
thank you message chalked on the driveway of a home that was spared.
West Hills, CALFORNIA — Together, in Samoa, we have been through cyclones, tsunamis, torrential downpours, and rough seas. I don’t think we have ever been engulfed by miles and miles of 50 mph raging fire winds.  Houses were decimated in minutes... they vanished... they by-passed the burning phase...
Team American Samoa with coach Sonny Sanitoa
The 2018 Polynesian Games held this past week in Tahiti (Nov. 23-24), saw Shot Putter Patria Vaimaona take gold and sprinter Nainoa Thompson win gold in the men's 400m. On Day 2, Vaimaona again won gold — this time in the discus, while Thompson won bronze in the 200m. Vaimaona was also selected as...
Lepuapua SDA Church members
As Thanksgiving weekend came to an end we are thankful to this hard working group seen in the west area every Sunday cleaning and picking up trash along the roadside. The Lepuapua SDA Church members clean and pick up trash starting from Lepuapua all the way to OMV in Tafuna. One Sunday they picked...
Two weeks ago, students from Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School’s carpentry class donated to Hope House one table and five cabinet closets for use by Hope House residents. Pictured are residents of Hope House along with the furniture, during the presentation. [courtesy photo]
Ti’alemasunu Dr. Mikaele Etuale (center) of the American Samoa Drug Control Commission spoke last week at the American Samoa Community College on his agency’s efforts to address the territory’s drug problem. Dr. Etuale, a former ASCC faculty member and administrator, was hosted by the Student...
The American Samoa Community College last week recognized Mrs. Siaumau Ropeti (2nd right) for 20 years of service. Ropeti, a mainstay of the College Accelerated Preparatory Program, is pictured with (l-r) Human Resources Officer Sereima Asifoa, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Letupu...
Performers cheer in front of Macy's Tom Turkey float as they take part in the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. The 21 degrees (-6 Celsius) at the start made it one of the coldest Thanksgivings in the city in decades. Bystanders refused to let cold...
The Police Honor Guard escorting the United States flag-draped casket of the late Sen. Galeai Moaali’itele Tu’ufuli
The Police Honor Guard escorting the United States flag-draped casket of the late Sen. Galeai Moaali’itele Tu’ufuli at the start of Tuesday's state funeral service held at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium. See story for details. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]

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