clean up team
This photo posted on the DoH Environmental Enforcement division Facebook page shows team members taking a break during last Friday’s government-sponsored island-wide clean up. “Reminder to the public, all these foam cups, plates, bowls and clamshell plates are popular breeding sites for vector borne illnesses,” says the photo caption. [photo: DoH Facebook]
L-R PFC Iopu, Lua, Faia’oga i Fort Leonard Wood ma PFC Togilau, Gabe.
Alo e to’alua o Amerika Samoa o lo’o ua fa’amautu mai le pasia uma e i la’ua o la’ua koleniga BCT ma AIT mo le Alpha Company 35th EN BN i Saint Louis, Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. Ua fa’au’uina i la’ua i le aso Faraile na te’a nei ma ua tula’i nei o ni Private First Class Iopu, Lua ma Private First Class Togilau, Gabe e tautua ai. L-R PFC Iopu, Lua, Faia’oga i Fort Leonard Wood ma PFC Togilau, Gabe. [ata: foa’i]
Miss South Pacific contestants 2023
The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Week program bagan with the contestants attending church Sunday morning at the Satapuala Methodist Church.  Miss American Samoa, Kauhani Fuimaono (far right) attended along with the other four contestants — Miss Nauru, Miss Papua New Guinea, Miss Solomon Islands and Miss Samoa. [photo: Miss Pacific Islands Facebook]
Three women at Audit & Ethics training
O ni isi o le au faigaluega a le malo sa auai i le aso ananafi i aoaoga sa faia i le Fale Laumei i Utulei. The Audit and Ethics training by the Graduate School USA, was funded with support from the Department of the Interior, in conjunction with the Territorial Audit Office (TAO). The three day training ended yesterday. Read story in Thursday’s issue. [ata: Christina Maele]

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Howard Helg
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A friend, mentor, coach, and partner to many in American Samoa, Tauiliili Howard F. Helg passed away Monday, January 23, 2023, at the age of 70, with many members of his family by his side, after a short battle with Cancer. A longtime businessman and silent benefactor to many in American Samoa, Howard operated several businesses that were as diversified as he was, all...

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