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National Marine Sanctuaries photo of dive
There comes a time in every coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantiner’s life when they discover that they can no longer scroll through Tiger King memes or consider baking sourdough bread. And when that time comes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Virtual Dives feature is here to...
Ua fiafia tele aua ua sauni mo le vala’au mai e malaga loa I le va’alele ma aga’i atu i Honolulu, Hawaii i le aso Tofi i Samoa. O i latou o sitiseni Ausetalia ma Sitiseni o Amerika, peita’i ua va’aia o i laotu e to’atele lava o tagata Samoa. [ata: foa’i]
A house in Fiji destroyed by Cyclone Harold
A house destroyed by Cyclone Harold that swept though Fiji's southwestern corner on Wednesday with lashing winds as high as 120 mph, with the southern island of Kadavu forecast to endure a direct hit. In the meantime, Tonga's Met Service issued a heavy rain warning and flash flood advisory for the...
one building and two Samoan faleo’o
This Samoa News photo taken yesterday shows the status of the the future home of the Sogelau Monument and Samoan Village in Fagatogo, where the old fire station used to be located. Once completed it will have one building and two Samoan faleo’o — or grass huts. [photo:FS]  
Frank De Lima pushing a shopping cart and giving shaka sign
In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 photo, comedian Frank De Lima poses with a "shaka" gesture while standing in the checkout line at a Sam's Club store in Honolulu.  Before the pandemic, his trips to the warehouse store were filled with handshakes and hugs. But not now. On a recent visit, he had to...
Black RAV-4 with front end smashed
Pictured here is one of the vehicles that was involved in an accident last Friday afternoon in front of Fagaalu Park that caused a huge traffic jam — going both directions. The black RAV-4 (pictured) collided with an Aiga bus and Samoa News observed the EMS and Medical units dispersed to aid those...
Sign at Lions Park saying Park Closed
Children's playground section of Lions Park, last Friday with a “Park Closed” sign posted in the front next to the road. Department of Parks and Recreation posted several of these signs throughout Lions Park and other public parks, which are all closed in accordance with provision of the Governor’s...
Cmdr. James Willingham in the cockpit
Cmdr. James Willingham, HC-130 Hercules airplane pilot, flies into Pago Pago, American Samoa, April 1, 2020. Working in concert with FEMA and the U.S. Air Force, logistics were coordinated to ensure the timely and successful delivery of various supplies including medical supplies from the Strategic...
LBJ Hospital triage tents
LBJ Hospital on Tuesday set up a triage system utilizing tent triage to separate flu and influenza-like illnesses from other incoming cases. Cases are checked by medical personnel before the patient goes into the enclosed triage tent (on right) . LBJ is currently working with the Church of Latter...
April 1 is Census Day, Get counted
April 1 is Census Day and Congresswoman Aumua Amata is reminding everyone currently residing in American Samoa of the importance of being counted.  “We all need to be included in the count, and do our part,” Amata said. “The purpose of the Census is to establish how many people are here. I...

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