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Honolulu, HAWAII — NASA and the new Space Force may have cancelled their launch this week, but the Samoa News will never let you down.   You Coolios know that American Samoa is a major big time space travel player.  On May 26, 1969 the Territory welcomed the Apollo 10 crew after their 8 day...
Teachers at Manumalo Baptist Academy
Teachers at Manumalo Baptist Academy pose for a photo after the school’s awards ceremony Tuesday for Levels K, 3, 4, and 5. Due to the coronavirus declaration, the awards ceremony was a drive-thru event, where the teachers would read out the student’s names and after the certificate was presented...
Isaac and Mrs Sopoaga with protective masks on
Waiting in a long line to enter the Hawaii Kai, Hawaii "Ross' Dress for Less" former NFL & American Samoan locals, Isaac and Mrs Sopoaga, comply with the new normal of masks and social distancing (outside of your bubble). [Photo: Barry Markowitz, courtesy Emelio's Restaurant]
Tafuna High School senior student government association officers with their advisors Eden Brown & Eileen Ale
This Samoa News photo on May 22 shows Tafuna High School senior student government association officers with their advisors Eden Brown & Eileen Ale meeting to discuss their graduation and photo shoot for the high school’s seniors. Their virtual graduation — due to the COVID-19 emergency...
Fa’asao Marist High School 2020 graduates throwing caps in the air
During a photo shoot on Wednesday this week — seniors from the Class of 2020 of Fa’asao Marist High School throwing their caps into the air — which is usually done after a graduation ceremony. According to school officials, there are 52 graduates this school year with June 13th set for the...
Isa-Lei is pictured with her sisters, brother, and mom, Divine.
Isa-Lei Otilia Falaniko is a Spring 2020 graduate of ASCC. The list of graduates was made public last week by ASCC president Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato. The current restrictions placed on mass gatherings due to the Covid-19 State of Emergency means no graduation ceremonies for ASCC and local high...
Sun just behind the mountains as it rises over Pago Pago bay
This Samoa News photo was taken last week from the top of the hill in Utulei where the tramway site is located, as the sun rose over Pago Pago Bay. The road heading up to the tramway is one of the routes used by locals to walk for exercise. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Samoa News photographer Barry Markowitz getting tested for Covid 19
Honolulu, HAWAII — With a National Geographic TV pre-production interview video shoot coming up this week, Samoa News photographer/columnist of "Cool Stuff" wanted to insure the safety of his subjects by getting tested for Covid 19. Nothing sucks more than accidentally killing off your celebrity...
Memorial set up at the DPS firestation in Fagatogo
This Samoa News photo from May 13th shows the memorial set up inside the DPS Fire Station at Fagatogo that pays tribute to the two firefighters who lost their lives on Mar. 30th when their firetruck crashed on the road from Afono to Aua. The late firefighters are Captains Allen Velega and Mike...
Pauline Felise,Jemisa Vaka,Tau Pisinisi,Kordell Velega
O le to’atolu o i latou nei e toafa o lo’o la’ei lanumoana, o i latou na o le a fa’au’u mai ma fa’ailoga i Kosi tau pisinisi mai le ASCC i le masina nei. O Abigal Moleli [tupito taumatau] e fa’auu ma le fa’ailoga fa’apitoa i mataupu tau Suetusi/Tausitusi. O Pauline Felise ma Jemisa Vaka ogatotonu e...

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