Students at Manumalo Academy were ready to meet US Vice President Mike Pence, who visited the territory on Sunday, but because of security issues, they were not able to. But that didn't stop the little ones from smiling and waving US flags yesterday morning during a special school assembly. Hopefully, Pence will log on to see this photo of the kids who were so anxious to meet him. [Photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Ms. Eden Brown was crowned Miss SOFIAS 2017- 18 last Friday evening at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei before a SRO crowd. Our congratulations and best wishes go out to Ms. Brown and her reign. Read story and see more photos. [Photo: EM] 
Tavilla Collin Puni of Iakina Academy won the Territorial Elementary History Day Competition for the Individual Documentary category. He will travel with the High School History winner Morgan Ulu of Samoana High School to represent American Samoa in the National History Day Competition at the University of Maryland in June 2017. Puni is pictured here with his mother after the awards ceremony; Ulu was not present for this event. [Photo: LF]
Missed in the throes of fautasi fiva and Flag Day celebrations was National Lineman Appreciation Day, established in 2014 through a resolution adopted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Board. While most celebrated it on April 10, others waited until April 18, while for some, it’s still going on, as is the case in American Samoa. The American Samoa Power Authority asks...

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Missed in the throes of fautasi fiva and Flag Day celebrations was National Lineman Appreciation Day, established in 2014 through a resolution adopted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Board. While most celebrated it on April 10, others waited until April 18, while for some, it...
April 25, 2017

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  • April 20, 2017
    Dear Editor,This year’s Flag Day theme “Tupulaga Mo Taeao” sends a strong message to the youth of Amerika Samoa of how precious they are and why we as leaders need to mold and...
  • April 11, 2017
    Dear Editor,Commissioner of Public Safety Le’i Sonny Thompson is on a mission and reiterates the need to restore the “respect and trust in our police officers”(SN 4/4/17). I am...
  • April 10, 2017
    Dear Honorable Governor,Is it really morally ethical, justified, fair, and honorable to cut the 10 hours from the minimum wage earners?Governor, Please DO NOT CUT the 10 hours from those workers. I...

Sports

  • April 23, 2017
    Duco promoter David Higgins is fuming that British boxer Hughie Fury has pulled out of his mandatory challenge against New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker.The 25-year-old Parker was set to defend...
  • April 20, 2017
    The World Amateur (Olympic-style) International Boxing Association has chosen two American Samoa boxers, who recently won medals in a Pacific Games boxing tournament held in Samoa, to represent...
  • April 18, 2017
    The American Samoa Flag Day 2017 Championship Boxing for the Governor’s Cup and All Samoan Light Heavyweight Title, between the two Samoas, on Saturday night, Apr. 15 ended in favor of the...
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