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AUNU'U

Two ASPA employees working on water tank in Aunu'u.
This photo provided by an Aunu’u resident, shows the American Samoa Power Authority water crew working on the water tank in Aunu’u. Aunu’u residents have been exempted from paying their water bills, while ASPA works on addressing the “high salinity issue” on the island-village where ASPA is...
DOH crew distributing filariasis pills on Aunu'u
The Department of Health (DOH) continues to move forward with the second round of mass distribution of filariasis pills, to protect the territory and its residents against lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). Last week, a DOH crew led by Dr. Tamara Buhagiar, medical entomologist from the Pacific...
Photo of high surf on Aunu'u
Aunu'u, AMERICAN SAMOA — A photo of the recent damage done to Aunu’u Island when monstrous waves came crashing down near homes, flooding people’s front yards and raising concerns from residents who are calling on government officials to take action before tragedy strikes. Samoa News was sent this...
Water rising in Aunu'u, American Samoa
Aunu'u, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pictured is the devastation this past weekend, when high surfs caused huge waves to make their way on to Aunu’u Island, flooding homes and raising panic. Residents of Aunu’u are calling on government leaders to find a way to build a much needed seawall for the island, which...
Flood waters surrounding a home in Aunu'u
Aunu'u, AMERICAN SAMOA — The rising sea level on the American Samoan island of Aunu'u has prompted residents to ask the territory's government to deal with inundation damaging homes and schools. One resident, who did not want to be named said government leaders should come and see the damage for...
AS-EPA Water Division manager Christianera Tuitele alongside Piggeries chief Antonina Te’o (not pictured), Solid Waste chief Fa’amamata M. Meredith, Laukau Otuafi of AS-EPA lab, and Kacey Iloilo of Solid Waste
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) conducted its yearly inspection at Aunu’u last Friday (03/29/2019). The agency is tasked with ensuring a safe and healthy Samoa. The assessment was led by the AS-EPA Water Division manager Christianera Tuitele alongside Piggeries chief...
Three ASPA workers on a return boat ride last Friday from Aunu’u to Auasi.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The island-village of Aunu’u is getting help from the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to develop its 'alia fishery. Among the issues raised during a presentation on American Samoa, at last week’s Council meeting in Honolulu, was an update on Aunu’u’s...