Official with vaccine kits
Ms. Marion Whicker, a member of the Senior Executive Service, explains the components of ancillary vaccine COVID-19 kits while making a promotional video at Operation Warp Speed headquarters in Washington D.C., Nov. 13, 2020. Operation Warp Speed is an effort by several U.S. government components and public partnerships to facilitate the development, manufacturing and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics. [DoD photo by EJ Hersom]
Samoa Baptist Academy students singing
This photo shared by Samoa Baptist Academy (SBA), shows the first-graders during a special performance on Wednesday for SBA’s Thanksgiving service at the school’s chapel.  [photo: SBA]
Samoan popular food such as taro, and baked puaa, and palusami;
It’s Thanksgiving feasting Samoan style — the usual Thanksgiving turkey American style — then add on our Samoan popular food such as taro, and baked puaa, and palusami; plus special cuisine representing other ethnic groups on island — such as Filipino and Korean. A local business — which asked not to be identified — shared these photos of their Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday for its workforce, showcasing that American Samoa has and will continue to have a diverse community, which celebrates the holidays together as “aiga”. [courtesy photo]
Police Academy graduating class
Wearing face masks in the first rows in front of the audience are the 72-cadets of 28th Police Academy at the start of their graduation ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 25th at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium.  See Friday’s edition for details. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]

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Natalia Palamo
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — For the past four years, Natalia Palamo has been Senior Engineer at the Department of Port Administration in American Samoa, with responsibility for airport and seaport projects. Prior to this, she worked for Beca Group on airport pavements, storm water and inspections and also on land damage assessments following the Christchurch earthquake. She is 31 and lives in Pago...

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The 72-cadets of 28th Police Academy taking the Oath of Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seventy-two cadets from the 28th Police Academy took the oath of office to become new police officers for the Department of Public Safety during a packed graduation ceremony at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, his cabinet members, ASG officials...
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