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Miss American Samoa Incorporated (MASI) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and all former Miss American Samoa titleholders will be honored during a slideshow at next month's pageant. The names of the six contestants who will be vying for the title this year have been announced.  	 Last month, MASI, along with the American Samoa Visitors Bureau, provided the fue, tanoa, and ula (pictured) for the 2017 Northwest Tatau Festival, held in Washington state.  [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Six local beauties will take center stage next month to compete for the coveted Miss American Samoa 2017-18 title. This year's pageant coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Miss American Samoa Incorporated (MASI), an organization that was founded to assist in the coordination of local pageants...
Volunteer teachers from the US-based World Teach organization posing for Samoa News after yesterday’s annual DOE General Assembly at the THS Warriors gymnasium.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
ANNUAL DOE GENERAL ASSEMBLY The local Department of Education officially kicked off the school year 2017- 18 with its annual general assembly, held at the Tafuna High School gymnasium yesterday morning. Hundreds of DOE employees, including bus drivers, teachers, employees of the School Lunch...
President of the local Filipino community Reynaldo Sello, together with members of the Philippine Consulate General who are visiting the territory from Honolulu, HI.  They are: Deputy Consul General Roberto Bernardo; Querubin Cacho who oversees the finances; and Jeffrey De Mesa, the Protocol and Community Relations officers. [photo: Bea Galzote]
The new officers for the Filipino Community of American Samoa (FCAS), in an effort to improve the unity and structure of their countrymen’s lives in the territory, were able to collaborate with the Philippine Consulate organization from Hawai’i, which resulted in a delegation from Hawai’i arriving...
Andra Samoa is one of the 70 "Inspiring Pacific Women," recently recognized by the regional Pacific Community, formerly known as the South Pacific Community, or SPC. The women have helped shape development of the region, according to PC. [Courtesy photo]
Local environmentalist Andra Samoa is one of the seventy “Inspiring Pacific Women” recognized and profiled by the regional Pacific Community, formerly known as the South Pacific Community, or SPC, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary later this year. “I'm deeply honored and humbled to be in...
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The Lolo Administration’s proposed Basic Budget for the new fiscal year 2018 shows the American Samoa Government’s workforce at over 6,500, which is a slight decrease compared to the approved FY 2017 budget due to career service employees retiring. However, the FY 2018 Supplemental Budget, which is...
Rescue boats fill a flooded street as flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The local American Red Cross office has received a “general request” for Red Cross volunteers for possible deployment to the U.S following the devastation left behind at various cities in Texas, especially in Houston, by Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall last Friday evening but by...
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Concerns allegedly voiced by Customs officers over the presence of DPS police officers inside the arrival area at Pago Pago International Airport prompted questions from Sen. Magalei Logovi’i to Deputy Police Commissioner of police operations, Falanaipupu Ta’ase Sagapolutele. Magalei raised the...
This 2017 photo provided by the non-profit group Dreams Soar, shows female aviator, Shaesta Waiz, with her Dreams Soar single engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36 plane. Waiz began her global solo flight in May this year from Dayton, Florida. She landed at Pago Pago International Airport last Friday afternoon for a two-day stop over to refuel and rest before departing yesterday. On the plane’s body are flags of some of the countries and territories where she made  stops, including the American Samoa Flag — shown o
FEMALE GLOBAL SOLO FLIGHT STOP OVER IN PAGO PAGO A female aviator on a global-solo flight in support of the non-profit Dreams Soar — which promotes women in STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — spent two days in Pago Pago over the weekend. Shaesta Waiz, who recently turned 30...
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Last Thursday morning, firefighters and first responders were called to Laulii, after receiving calls that a two-story home located only a few feet away from several power lines was burning — rapidly. According to witnesses, the fire started in the corner bedroom of the home, and quickly spread...
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A look at what remains of the main Fono building. This past Saturday, crewmembers from Paramount Builders were in Fagatogo, demolishing what was once the meeting place of the territory's lawmakers, where bills were discussed and laws were passed. The company was given the green light to take the...

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