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Senetenari Aumavae (far right) in Apia with the other tattoo lady members who marched in the flag raising Saturday
Apia, SAMOA — Nineteen-year-old Senetenari Aumavae received her malu last year and on Saturday, 1 June, she proudly joins the Malofie Samoa Association (MSA) in the march to celebrate 57 years of the Independent State of Samoa. Born in Samoa and raised in Leone, American Samoa, she told Newsline...
His Highness the Head of State, Tuimalealiifano Va’aleto’a Sualauvi II
Apia, SAMOA — His Highness the Head of State, Tuimalealiifano Va’aleto’a Sualauvi II, paid special tribute to Samoa’s young people, in his address for the 57th Independence Anniversary at the Tiafau malae, at the traditional grounds of Mulinu’u early Saturday morning. The young girls and boys from...
Estelamerity Toto'a
O se va'aiga i matua matutua o Estelamerity Toto'a, Papali'i ma le faletua, lea ua fiafia fa'atasi ma le tama'ita'i ina ua mae'a le sauniga mamalu o lona fa'au'uga mai Riverview High, Tampa Bay Florida. [ata:foa'i] 
Soaalii Leah Moliga with her parents and other family members
Soaalii Leah Moliga from Olosega, Manu’a graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Anthropology. She is pictured with her parents, Malaepule and Moya Moliga, and family members. [photo: courtesy]
Fagafaga emceeing an Arts Council event in 2010.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fagafaga Daniel Langkilde — a well-known community member of American Samoa — passed away Saturday evening, May 18, 2019 in Coronado, Calif., where he was staying with his daughter and family due to health issues. He was 61. Fagafaga is remembered as a man of many...
American Samoa native, Christina Regina Maiava Schaff (second from left), pictured with her husband, Kevin Schaff (far right) and the couple’s two children following her graduation Wednesday from American Military University (AMU) in Washington D.C. where she received a Bachelor of Religion.
Washington, D.C. — American Samoa native, Christina Regina Maiava Schaff (second from left), pictured with her husband, Kevin Schaff (far right) and the couple’s two children following her graduation Wednesday from American Military University (AMU) in Washington D.C. where she received a Bachelor...
Manaiaisiva Fruean III with his mom and dad and his brother To'afiaoalii
Manaiaisiva Fruean III (left) of Fagasa & Pago Pago is the only appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy out of the entire state of Arizona, and the only appointment out of the 560 graduates of Buena High School's Class of 2019.The Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five US service...
Peta Si’ulepa and Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 8th Annual International Jazz Day — April 30 this year –– brought together thousands of people worldwide in 195 countries and in every continent to commemorate this special day. International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians,...
Jacqlyn McMoore-Tuamoheloa
Reno, NEVADA — O'u aiga pele faapea uo mamae ma e masani aemaise le tapuaiga ale atunu'u. To atu lo'u pulou ma momoli atu la'u. Fa'afetai tele mai le taele olo'u fatu mo a outou talosaga ma alofa'aga ua manuia ai la'u taumafaiga vaivai. E ui ina le'i tini le fa'amoemoe ae ua faataunu'u mea uma ile...
Congresswoman Amata and Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga
Washington, DC — Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata had the opportunity to welcome American Samoa’s 2019 Territorial Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga to the U.S. Capitol during her early May visit to Washington, and congratulate her again upon the Teacher of the Year honor. “Congratulations to...

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