The Rotary Club of Pago Pago continues to deliver dictionaries to all the DOE 3rd Graders across the territory.  On Friday, Rotarians Joe Yandall, Joe Weilenman, Peter Tinitali, Rob Hartman and Sam Meleisea supplied Pavaiai’s third grade classes with brand new dictionaries.  This is the 6th year that the Rotary Club of Pago Pago has distributed the dictionaries to the public schools and it is an annual project for the club to improve literacy in the elementary level. [courtesy photo]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, with First Lady Cynthia Moliga, and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga at the podium waving to groups passing the grandstand during the parade on Tuesday, Apr. 17, at the Veterans Memorial Stadium for Flag Day 2018. [photo: AF]
To commemorate "35 Years of Pageantry" of the Sosaiete Of Faafafine In American Samoa (SOFIAS), group members made a $10,000 donation on April 16 to its main charity: Hope House at Fatu O Aiga. The money was raised through a SOFIAS raffle two weeks ago. Congresswoman Aumua Amata, a long time SOFIAS supporters offered briefs remarks. This year's Miss SOFIAS contestants will be competing in the annual SOFIAS pageant tomorrow night at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. [photo: courtesy]

Oakland, CALIFORNIA — Not all big time American Samoa heritage athletes are in the NFL. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea, right, celebrates with catcher Jonathan Lucroy after pitching a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, April 21, 2018.   The 26-year-old is the son of Opal, and Faaloloi Manaea who reside in Indiana.  His father...

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  • Ua aofia potopoto taitai uma o malo na lua, le malo tele sa fa'atupea le galuega o le falea'oga ua tutula'i nei i le Laumua i Pago Pago, Taitai o le afio'aga le afioga le Ma'oputasi Mauga Asuega, Kovana Lolo Moliga ma lona Sui Kovana Lemanu P. Mauga ae maise o le Faipule o Amerika Samoa i le Konekeresi Aumua Amata Coleman, Le Fa'atonu sili o A'oga Dr Ruth Matagi ma le Tausi le afioga le Matuaofaiva o le Nana's Construction Company lea o lo'o nafa ma le vave ona fa'atula'ia o lea galuega tele. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Situating Pacific Barkcloth in Time and Place is an ongoing, three-year interdisciplinary project currently underway at Scotland’s University of Glasgow. The project aims to find out more about the materials, history, uses and contemporary practice of making barkcloth,...
April 20, 2018

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Opinions

  • April 14, 2018
    Once again, an effort is under way to mandate U.S. citizenship for the people of American Samoa, however, most of the people want a choice, not a mandate. There are sound cultural and traditional...
  • April 10, 2018
    Dear Editor, It's finally out that even women in the American Samoa Department of Public Safety police force are vulnerable and unprotected against sexual predators wearing badges.A female...
  • April 4, 2018
    Dear Editor, A 16-year-old mentally challenged child with the cognizance of a 7-year-old was raped. The child is pregnant. Blame at this point is neither here nor there. A rapist is on the loose...

Sports

  • April 20, 2018
    Apia, SAMOA — Full teams who qualified during the East Pacific Qualifying Tournament for the POJC, held last week in Apia, Samoa. They were sent by the American Samoa Tennis Association to...
  • April 19, 2018
    Honolulu, HAWAII — After more than 30 years shooting rugby, there is some memorable imagery that gets etched in the brain.Cool Stuff still tears up reviewing my Baby Jonah Lomu photos at his...
  • April 18, 2018
    Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2018 Flag Day Fautasi Race scheduled for last Saturday was moved up to this past Monday not only because of harsh weather conditions, but because most of the...
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