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Samoa Airways plane
Honolulu, HAWAII — Love them, hate them, or in recent news, litigate them, the bottom line is the Samoa Government and ASG have a favorable track record in protecting the public from Covid-19 (with advance experience from last year’s deadly regional measles epidemic). Cool Stuff suggests a few...
Road patch and potholes Kokoland Road
More pothole photos from the Fagaima-Kokoland area. This one from the Kokoland Road, as road conditions in Fagaima and Kokoland have become deplorable and unsafe. Tualauta Reps. Larry Sanitoa and Sam Meleisea are calling on Public Works to assist with fixing them.  [photo: Rep. Meleisea]
Park closed sign and red construction fencing along the shoreline
“PARK CLOSED” signs are posted at Suigaula o le Atuvasa beach park at Utulei — as seen in this Samoa News photo on Tuesday — due to ongoing shore-line protection work being carried out for the past several weeks. In addition,some of the small faleo’o have been taken down with only the roofs...
Potholes on the Fagaima road
Just two of the new potholes on Fagaima Road seen yesterday, as road conditions in Fagaima and Kokoland have become deplorable and unsafe. Tualauta Reps. Larry Sanitoa and Sam Meleisea have called on Public Works to assist with fixing them. [photo: Rep. Meleisea]
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa during his team’s continuous inservice training. A serious challenge, during the COVID-19 declaration as well as the repatriation phase, is the DoH staff shortage and “burnout”, with Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua citing overworked medical...
(l-r) Lead Main Pack Seneuefa Faoasau, Epi Schuster, Supervisor So’o Maanaima, and Lead Fish Cleaner Tausala Tuimaseve
StarKist Samoa honored one of its longest serving employees, 66-year-old Epi Schuster (second from far left), with a farewell befitting her 30 years of service last Friday. She was showered with monetary gifts, ulas and lots of food, clothing and all sorts of gifts prepared by her packing room...
Yearly rainfall chart
Rainfall across American Samoa varies drastically from year-to-year and day-to-day. Highlights: — 2020: June has already seen nearly 20 inches of rainfall for the month. — 2020: February’s monthly rainfall of 32.73 inches; set a record. — 2020: January monthly rainfall of 21.97 inches was over 7...
8 of the 2020 Manu'a High School graduates
Eight of the twelve graduating students of Manu’a High School Class of 2020 on stage as they were cheered on by family and friends after their graduation ceremony on June 12th.  [courtesy photo]
8 of the 2020 Manu'a High School graduates
Eight of the twelve graduating students of Manu’a High School Class of 2020 on stage as they were cheered on by family and friends after their graduation ceremony on June 12th.  [courtesy photo]
Fathers in the StarKist packing room
Gifts, heaps of food (including size-2s) and all sorts of candy ulas were some of the treats Starkist mothers and daughters presented to Starkist fathers in honor of Father’s Day. Pictured are some of the fathers in the packing room who gathered for a photo during their luncheon last Friday. The...

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