Ken Longenecker of Bishop Museum points to one of the fish that he and Ross Langston from Windward Community College and Erik Franklin from Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology are collecting specimens of in order to study their reproductive lifespan. The fish include the Alogo, Poge, Laea and Ume — which are local favorites for the table. While collecting specimens for their study, the scientists are also holding workshops. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Some of the local nurses during the American Samoa Nurse's Week celebration back in 2014. The shortage of nurses in the territory is so bad, that some retired nurses have told Samoa News that LBJ officials have contacted them — asking if they can return to work. A LBJ senior official says the nurse shortage is not new, and they did not make any such calls. [file photo: AF]
Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., who spearheads the "Love Thy Neighbor" program, was able to prepare 1800 care packages for StarKist Samoa workers and 50 for Talofa Systems employees, affected by the 5-week cannery shutdown. It took 5 hours to complete the registration and distribution process last Saturday but everyone went home happy. [photo: courtesy]
Simone Johnson, the daughter of Samoa’s most famous Hollywood son, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson, has been selected as the Golden Globe Ambassador for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. The announcement has been made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna.  “As we look forward to the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press...

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It's been a month since a small fire broke out on the second floor of the Dept. of Public Safety's main building in Fagatogo and now work is being carried out to repair the area that was damaged by the blaze. The structure, along with the two small buildings to the east of it (the old jail, which...
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