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SoCal Samoan Community young siva dancers
After the LA 7s, the Southern California Samoan Community members took pride in honoring the Manu Samoa 7s national rugby team with sivas and cash at Alpine Village, Torrance, California.   [Photo by Abraham Markowitz, Courtesy Bluesky Communications]
Pallbearers escorted into the Futiga Catholic Church last Thursday during the family service, the U.S. flag-draped coffin of  Ulufaleilupe Fuimaono Ta’aala Leulua'ialii Filifaiesea Fa'asuamalie
Pallbearers escorted into the Futiga Catholic Church last Thursday during the family service, the U.S. flag-draped coffin of  Ulufaleilupe Fuimaono Ta’aala Leulua'ialii Filifaiesea Fa'asuamalie, a veteran US Navy officer. He passed away last month and was laid to rest Friday at his home in Futiga...
Manu Samoa takes the field at 2020 USA Sevens
Manu Samoa takes the field seeking help from above prior to defeating Kenya, 28-19 at the USA 7s, Day 2, Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California. See more photos in today’s Sports section of Samoa News. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy Bluesky Communications]
 Samoan Tavana McMoore in Hawaii
The U.S. Census Bureau’s powerful rendition of “This is Me” performed by Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander artists and dancers from across the country invites and inspires their community to be seen, heard, and counted in the 2020 Census. Pictured during his performance is Samoan Tavana McMoore...
Building site of the American Samoa Visitors Bureau
In this Samoa News photo taken this week is the construction site of the new American Samoa Visitors Bureau, next to the Jean P. Hayden Museum. This is the site where the old fire station in Fagatogo was located, next to the main dock. Contractor for the project is Paramount Builders Inc. [photo:...
Three members of the Samoan Community Development Center Choir
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) share a common bond and heritage. But whether they live in Hawaii, on another island or on the mainland of the United States, the NHPI community is also connected through its traditional music. For the last few months, a groundbreaking music video...
MV Sili and MV Manuatele II docked Wednesday along side the main Pago Harbor
The two ASG vessels, the MV Sili and MV Manuatele II docked Wednesday along side the main Pago Harbor waiting to undergo a maintenance check. With these two vessels not operating, it leaves the Manu’a island group without ocean transportation for a while, prompting the ASG to charter the Samoa...
Faleasao residents cleaning up beach
This photo shared on Manu’atele Community Worldwide facebook page shows residents of Faleasao village in Manu’a clean up late last week, after damaging winds and heavy rain between Feb. 16 and Feb. 19th from a monsoon trough, battered the island group. Manu’a also faced strong winds from the two...
Manu'a clean up crew takes a break
O se va’aiga i le to’atele o le afio’aga o Faleasao i Manua sa auai i le galuega toe fa’aleleia ma fa’amama o le talafatai o le afio’aga ina ua mae’a matagi malolosi ma timuga i le vaiaso ua te’a. [ata foa’i]
Rain at Port of Pago Pago
The weather continues to play havoc in the territory, disrupting work schedules — non-essential ASG workers were sent home Thursday; while, the Port of Pago Pago was still operating with container trucks heading in and out of the harbor, around 8 a.m. [photo: FS]

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