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Negative Pressure Medical Tent at the LBJ Medical Center
Negative Pressure Medical Tent at the LBJ Medical Center. The tent, with an 8-bed capacity will be used by LBJ to house any overflow of coronavirus patients, if the Behavior Health Center is not ready to be occupied. The US Army Corps of Engineers is assisting LBJ with costs and other issues to...
Limited number of people at a funeral during code blue
CODE BLUE FUNERALS — In compliance with restrictions under Code Blue, only a limited number of family members attended last Friday’s funeral service in Nu’uuli.  One of the many changes in American Samoa life since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
The teachers and principals at Tafuna Elementary School
O se va’aiga i Faiaoga ma le Puleaoga i Tafuna Elementary, ua fiafia fa’atasi ma le Sui Fa’atonu o A’oga, Fa’auifono Vaitautolu, ona o le agaga o le fiafia ua tau lau le fa’amoemoe, o le la’au o le ola lea, ua va’aia fo’i fua o galuega ua mae’a fa’atula’ia i le laumua. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Serenalia Iona has been offered an appointment by the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, pending final medical review.  On this Mothers Day she thanks her mother Fili Iona (pictured) and also sends her thanks to her second mother Elielia Galemoa. “This offer is only...
Fagaitua teachers
O nisi o tamaitai ma ali’i faia’oga o le a’oga maualuga i Fagaitua ua latou fiafia e pu’eina le latou ata e taualoa ai fo’i le fa’ataua o Faia’oga uma i le atunuu. “E maualuga lava le agaga moni o le fiafia ina ia fa’ataunuuina galuega uma e aoga i le taumafaiga a fanau i lenei tausaga a’oga, e...
Mother's on StarKist night shift
Taking a moment out of work, and wearing their protective face-masks, some of the hard working mothers of the Starkist Samoa Night Shift pose for a photo with their leaders in celebration of Mother's Day.  As a tradition, male employees pitch in to buy gifts and lunch for mothers in honor of their...
This Samoa News photo taken on Monday, May 4, 2020 shows Health Department nurses, who are tasked with putting together the DoH program for Nurses Appreciation Week this week. The program kicked off on Monday and runs through Friday. At LBJ Medical Center, the Nurses Week program started Wednesday...
Meth pipe on a mirror
“Drug addiction in Samoa — just what I needed” is a powerful story about a man’s life spiraling downward from addiction and his wife’s struggle to maintain her family and her belief in God. Samoa News believes it’s a story that needs to be told and read in our community that is suffering from ‘aisa...
Nurses  who work in the LBJ ER
O se va’aiga i le vasega o tamaitai tausima’i uma lava ua faia le toniga ma o lo’o faigaluega i latou i le ER i le tatou falema’i tele i Faga’alu. O le latou toniga lea na amatalia ai le latou vaiaso i le aso Sa, May 03, 2020 i lenei tausaga. Malo le galulue malo fo’i le tausima’i. [ata: foa’i]  
Some members of Victor Toma family
“Usita’i i le fa’asa o le Coronavirus!” O le tala lea ua aumaia fa’alelei e le aiga o Tito ma Ioane Fuataga i Pago Pago Amerika Samoa, fa’afetai le usita’i ma ua iloga lava o outou e o mai Amerika Samoa i a outou pupuni foliga felalanulanua’i mai le elei. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]  

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