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American Samoa Sailing Association’s Santa Claus at the Christmas display on Aoloau mountain
The American Samoa Sailing Association’s Santa Claus sailing up Aoloau mountain was one of the best displays this year during Aoloau and Aasu’s Christmas line-up that is proudly sponsored by various companies and businesses around the territory – All in the effort of bringing the spirit of...
Evelyn Lili’o Satele (left) helps escort an elderly member of the community
Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) director Evelyn Lili’o Satele (left) helps escort an elderly member of the community before the start of the annual Senior Citizen Christmas Program, hosted by the governor last week Thursday at the Pago Pago Youth Center.  [photo: Governor’s Office]
Tiara Drabble receiving gifts from Cost-U-Less
Tiara Drabble (left) receives two gifts from a Cost-U-Less employee for the Le Taupou Manaia Dance Academy “Toys & Joy Drive for Samoa” on Wednesday. Cost-U-Less is one of the drop off locations for the drive to help bring holiday joy to children and those affected by measles in Samoa.  [photo...
 row, l-r: Joyce Purcell, Dr. Mary Lauagaia M. Taufete'e, Matina Purcell. Back row, l-r: Andi Mathis (National Endowment for the Arts), Pam Breaux (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies), Michael Orlove (National Endowment for the Arts).
Washington, D.C. — You may already know that the National Endowment for the Arts supports the 50 state arts agencies, but did you know the agency also supports the work of the arts agencies in U.S. jurisdictions, such as Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico, but also the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and...
Chritmas lights and decorations at Aoloau
“Manuia Le Kerisimasi” from the top of Aoloau village! It’s that time of year again, when local residents pack up the kids and make the drive to Aoloau to see Christmas lights and decorations. This holiday season, local companies are taking part in the biggest light spectacle in American Samoa....
Majors honored at a DPS ceremony
O le vasega e toa 8 lava latou ua si’itia o latou tulaga i le Major, ma ua fa’afiafiaina fo’i i latou i fa’amanuiaga o le faigaluega ma le fa’amaoni, e le fa’alogologo tiga. Fa’afetai mo la outou tautua.[ata: Leua Aiono Frost] 
The Coconut Beatles entertaining at Paradise Pizza Bar & Grill, Nuuuli
Last Friday, at Paradise Pizza Bar & Grill, Nuuuli — The Coconut Beatles- Pearl of Paradise Class of 2019 Ukulele Class, with instructor Tui Letuli performed their repertoire of songs by the Beatles — to the strum of Pacifica strings. Christmas carols were also part of their later performance...
Members of the public with children flocking to a Department Of Health Clinics
Since the announcement by the government of the Measles outbreak on island last Friday, members of the public flocked to the Department Of Health Clinics in Tafuna and Faga’alu to have their children vaccinated this past weekend. Samoa News spoke to a DOH staffer and she said that as of now, they...
Health Department’s Dr. Saipale Fuimaono, who heads the Tafuna Community Health Center, speaking at Saturday cabinet meeting
Health Department’s Dr. Saipale Fuimaono, who heads the Tafuna Community Health Center, giving an update on the locally transmitted measles cases during Saturday’s cabinet meeting  Department of Health (DOH) announced last Friday afternoon during a live broadcast that American Samoa has a “measles...
Reigning Miss SOFIAS, Vanessa Ta’amu Simanu (far right) along with officers and members of the Sosaiete O Fa’afafine I Amerika Samoa
Reigning Miss SOFIAS, Vanessa Ta’amu Simanu (far right) along with officers and members of the Sosaiete O Fa’afafine I Amerika Samoa (SOFIAS) visited the LBJ Medical Center Pediatric Ward earlier this week to hand out gifts to children in the unit. SOFIAS has made this a holiday tradition over the...

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