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The first of two of the LBJ Family Planning Program’s outreach projects last Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, was a visit to  Afonotele Elementary School
The first of two of the LBJ Family Planning Program’s outreach projects last Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, was a visit to  Afonotele Elementary School where students were treated to presentations, activities, and games. The "Begins with Me/ Amata Ia Te A’u” campaign aims to raise awareness about teenage/...
ASPA linemen replacing transformer
A crew of linemen from the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) were busy this past Monday, replacing a damaged transformer in Laulii village, which caused a power outage that lasted for four hours.  [photo: BC]
A group of caregivers
Le toe vasega a i latou ua mae’a taua’aoina tusi pasi tausia e i latou matutua ua tausi i moega, i tua o latou aiga, po’o nofoaga fa’apitoa fo’i e i ai falema’i. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Teachers and principal pictured inside new gym
Laulii Elementary School officially dedicated its brand new gymnasium and main office this past Friday. The work - which took three months to complete - was carried out by a construction company owned by Sen Faamausili Mau Mau Jr. Pictured inside the new gym are some of the Laulii Elementary...
 (L-R) ICS’s Rodel Tarray, Rotrary’s Rob Hardman, Beatrice Block of Hope House, Rotary Club President Peter Tinitali and local Rotarians Moe Hardman and AJ Ricci.
The Rotary Club of Pago Pago and Island Cargo Support donated an entire pallet of rice to Hope House Pictured (L-R) ICS’s Rodel Tarray, Rotrary’s Rob Hardman, Beatrice Block of Hope House, Rotary Club President Peter Tinitali and local Rotarians Moe Hardman and AJ Ricci.  [Courtesy photo] */
Sonny Bill Williams with Ben Smith
Sonny Bill Williams (right) pictured with New Zealand's Ben Smith in November 2019 is eligible for the Kiwis and Samoa at the 2021 Rugby World Cup, but is yet to make a decision. Williams' imminent return to rugby league with the Toronto Wolfpack has been the sport's talking point for the last two...
LBJ’s Family Planning Outreach Program at Alofau
LBJ’s Family Planning Outreach Program staff members are still at it. This time, they visited the youngsters at Alofau Elementary School on the far east side of the island. The “Begins With Me” or “Amata Ia Te A’u” goal is to prevent teen/unplanned pregnancies among single and young adults.[photo:...
robot serving beverages
Cool Stuff is overdosing on robots at the CES Las Vegas. Except one. This adorable Robo Cutie delivers my favorite Coke Zero and looks to accommodate 3-4 Paradise Pizzas. So since I bought this one for the Samoa News editorial staff with my extra per diem cash, does Cool Stuff hand carry, use check...
[-r] American Samoa Census Office Manager Meleisea Vai Filiga; US Census Bureau’s 2020 Census Advisor to American Samoa, Jason Kopp; and Commerce director Fuiavailiili Keniseli Lafaele
[-r] American Samoa Census Office Manager Meleisea Vai Filiga; US Census Bureau’s 2020 Census Advisor to American Samoa, Jason Kopp; and Commerce director Fuiavailiili Keniseli Lafaele after the 2020 Census presentation during yesterday’s cabinet meeting. See Friday’s Samoa News for details of the...
Amata and veterans in Honolulu
Congresswoman Aumua Amata was engaged in a Town Hall meeting with some of American Samoa’s veterans who are in Honolulu for their VA appointments. [photo: courtesy]

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