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FLAG DAY

Congresswoman Aumua Amata at the 2015 Flag Day celebration. [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata is commemorating our one of a kind Flag Day celebration that hails both our Samoan culture and our patriotic love for the United States, and released the following statement: “On April 17th, our week-long celebration culminates when all of...
The StarKist Samoa group of 1,000 performers on the malae at Veterans Memorial Stadium during the siva and pese for 2014 Flag Day on Apr. 17.  [SN file photo / Barry Markowitz]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Inc. will make not only a monetary donation but they will also donate cases of tuna in support of the Flag Day 2018 organizing committee — with StarKist Samoa employees taking only two days off next week to celebrate the 118 years since American Samoa became a...
Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele  [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is joining its local counterparts participating in the three-day 2018 Business Festival, or BizFest, which opens today at Suigaula o le Atuvasa in Utulei and the event is expected to attract many more visitors with the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga is not wavering on the 2018 Flag Day commemorations despite concerns that the focus should be on dealing with the impact of Cyclone Gita. The governor has told local American Samoa radio station KHJ that natural disasters have not led...
Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie [SN file photo]
Pago Pago AMERICAN SAMOA —  A recommendation by three senators to scale back this year’s Flag Day, as many families impacted by Tropical Storm Gita are in need of financial assistance, will be delivered by Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie to the Lolo Administration. The recommendation, or “...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed all government entities including semi autonomous agencies to “fully participate” in the 2018 Flag Day Parade on Apr. 17th at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. This is according to a March 2 memo, “Participation of all ASG departments...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has overturned the Flag Day Committee's decision to cancel this year’s Flag Day activities such as the fautasi race and the Samoan cricket competition. As a result, the Flag Day Committee and fautasi captains held a meeting this week and...