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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 Lyons 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...
Elenor Lutu-McMoore (left) and Christinna Lutu-Sanchez with gowns and masks
Elenor Lutu-McMoore (left) and Christinna Lutu-Sanchez, along with board members and volunteers of the Agency for Better Living Endeavors (A.B.L.E.) donated early this week at least 300 washable masks and 2 dozen washable gowns to Dr. Reese Tuatoo at LBJ Medical Center. Read story in tomorrow’s...
Road repair
Va’aiga i le galuega o le alatele i Tauese Nuuuli, o le toe fa’aleleia i mea na tatipi o lea alata, ae sei fa’ataoto mai paipa vai mai le puna ua mae’a ona pamu mai i atumauga o Tauese lava i Nuuuli. O le a foufou mae’a le galuega lea, ma o e fa’amanuiaga mo Nuuuli lea sapalai o le suavai vaipuna...
Samoa PM, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Prime Minister Tuilaepa has broken the news that a flight attendant was under surveillance quarantine for the coronavirus. Local media in Samoa is reporting that the flight attendant works for Samoa Airlines. Samoa still has no positive Cvoid-19 cases, after tests sent away came back negative....
Dr. Eric Muraoka wearing one of his face shields he printed on his 3-D printer
As Hawaii confronts a global pandemic, Oahu dentist Dr. Eric Muraoka is spending every moment he can spare in his 3-D printing lab designing and printing personal protective equipment. Muraoka is focused on using his four printers to produce hundreds of clear plastic face shields that can clip on...

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