Finau sisters and their children
The Finau sisters and their children were in high spirits as they sang and ‘talked story’ while arranging flowers for their mother’s grave in Mesepa on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023. Mrs. Ilaisaane Finau passed away in 2019 and is buried at a cemetery in Mesepa. The sisters are (l-r) Mano Tonga, 42, Rita Kaino, 28, Winnie Finau, 34, Leata Kauvalu, 45, and Nancy Fata, 42. [photo: faaTalanoa Media]
U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Noriko Horiuchi; Royal Australian Army Force; and Samoa Government Officials.
The U.S. Coast Guard has concluded the Operation Tui Moana Air Rider Mission in partnership with Samoa’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry of Police, Prisons and Corrections, patrolling Samoa’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and maintaining maritime law enforcement. “This is a collective effort to ensure Samoa’s EEZ is protected from any illegal fishing and ensure security of its borders”, said U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Noriko Horiuchi. [courtesy photo]
(l-r) Ramona Schuster, Polataia So'olefai and Mulinu'u Momoisea
Representatives of the Manulele Tausala Elementary at the Junior Solar Race Competition held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at the DYWA Center in Tafuna. (l-r) Ramona Schuster, Polataia So'olefai and Mulinu'u Momoisea. [photo: faaTalanoa Media]
Jason Betham, Agnes Polu, Taotasi Archie Solia and others
Employees of Starkist Samoa with officials of the Chamber of Commerce Jason Betham (front at far left) and Agnes Polu (front, second from far left) and Director of Marine and Wildlife Resources Taotasi Archie Soliai (fourth from far right) during a demonstration against a proposed expansion of a National Marine Sanctuary for the Pacific Remote Islands on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in front of the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center. [photo: faaTalanoa Media]

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