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 — of which they were joined by the audience in song. A good time to be had by family & friends. [courtesy photo]
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 are only vaccinating children and teenagers.  In the meantime, some complaints have been posted on social sites about ‘infected’ patients mingling with ‘healthy’ ones at these DoH clinics. [photo: Tony Gasu]
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 outbreak” after nine-samples sent to Hawaii for testing came back positive. Details in this issue [photo: Gov. Office]
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 years; and this year, they went a step further and put up Christmas decorations so the young patients and their parents are able to feel the holiday spirit while away from home. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]

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