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Six of the 26 ornaments painted by Leone HS art students this
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At 56 schools across the country, students are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2019 National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in President’s Park. These handcrafted ornaments will adorn 56 smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree. The 56...
(l-r) Lydia Faleafine Nomura, Flo Aetonu, Minnie Tuia, and Letitia Peau
(l-r) Lydia Faleafine Nomura, Flo Aetonu, Minnie Tuia, and Letitia Peau, representing American Samoa at the “World Heritage: Opportunities in the Pacific and Insular Areas SHPO Training”, being hosted at the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum and Educational Facility from Dec. 3-6. It is a joint...
Some of the beautiful contestants from across the region
Some of the beautiful contestants from across the region who vied for this year’s Miss Pacific Islands crown, which was won by Miss Samoa, Fonoifafo Seumanu (far right). Pictured third from left is Miss American Samoa, Epifania Petelo who won the National Tourism Award. Also pictured is outgoing...
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...
Members of the LBJ Family Planning outreach program at Aoa Olomoana Elementary School
The LBJ Medical Center’s Family Planning Clinic continues their outreach program “BEGINS WITH ME/ AMATA IA TE A’U.” This past week kicked off with a special visit to the students of Aoa Olomoana Elementary School “Home of the Seaula" where the group spoke on issues such as teen pregnancy prevention...
Miss American Samoa with young entertainers in PNG
Miss American Samoa Epifania Petelo greets entertainers during one of Wednesday’s events for the week-long Miss Pacific Islands pageant where the 12 contestants visited the National Museum & Art Gallery and Parliament Haus in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea.  The pageant climaxes...
Start of the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade with confetti flying around the turkey balloon.
The balloons flew, if lower than usual, as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade rolled on after an anxious weather watch Thursday. Spectators lined up a half-dozen deep along the route on a breezy but beautiful fall day, with leaves and confetti swirling in the wind. The parade, one of the city’s...
Tanu (Utulei), Charles (Manu’a/Ili’ili), Tau (Manu’a/Atu’u), and Duffy (Manu’a/Petesa) with the American Samoa flag
Tattoo artists with roots in Tutuila & Manu’a represented American Samoa at the Tatau Tattoo Festival held last week in Samoa, where over 2,000 people passed through over a span of 3 days. A few are pictured here: Tanu (Utulei), Charles (Manu’a/Ili’ili), Tau (Manu’a/Atu’u), and Duffy (Manu’a/...
Faculty and parents of Fatuoaiga Montessori School pose for a photo after an hour of picking up trash
Faculty and parents of Fatuoaiga Montessori School pose for a photo after an hour of picking up trash at the school and Hope House as part of their pick-a-thon fundraising activity on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. [courtesy photo]
2019- 2020 ASHSAA Football Champions Samoana High School
A look at your newly crowned 2019- 2020 ASHSAA Football Champions – The ‘Blue Empire’ — Samoana High School's football team. They secured this year’s Varsity Championship title after they completed the game winning two-point conversion in overtime against the Fagaitua Vikings in a 36 - 34 comeback...

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