Building site of the American Samoa Visitors Bureau
In this Samoa News photo taken this week is the construction site of the new American Samoa Visitors Bureau, next to the Jean P. Hayden Museum. This is the site where the old fire station in Fagatogo was located, next to the main dock. Contractor for the project is Paramount Builders Inc. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]  
MV Sili and MV Manuatele II docked Wednesday along side the main Pago Harbor
The two ASG vessels, the MV Sili and MV Manuatele II docked Wednesday along side the main Pago Harbor waiting to undergo a maintenance check. With these two vessels not operating, it leaves the Manu’a island group without ocean transportation for a while, prompting the ASG to charter the Samoa government owned MV Fotu-O-Samoa, set to arrive today from Apia.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]  
Commander Michael Tagaloa being sworn in
Michael Tagaloa was promoted yesterday, February 25, 2020 — to U.S. Navy Commander. He is a Chaplain in the Navy currently serving at Camp Lejune in North Carolina. Commander Togaloa is seen here taking his oath. The ceremony was attended by his father, Vae Tagaloa from Afao as well as by relatives and friends. His mother is the late Evelyn Ufuti Tagaloa of Vaitogi, who passed away September 28, 2017. He has been serving as a Chaplain in the Navy and for the Marines the past 15 years. [photo: courtesy]
Kasey-Aire Tauimanu Thompson
Kasey-Aire Tauimanu Thompson graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. The son of Andrew Ernest Thompson and the late Sjmalu Marjorie Brown of Matu'u & Faganeanea, Thompson is a 2009 graduate of Samoana High School who obtained his Associate of Arts degree from Pasadena City College in California. Currently residing in Sacramento, CA, Thompson is married to Alisi Mata'ele and they have a 3-year-old daughter. Malo lava! [photo: courtesy]

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The Samoa government owned MV Fotu-O-Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Samoa government owned MV Fotu-O-Samoa was at the inter island dock yesterday morning upon arrival from Apia, with cargo only and no passengers.   The vessel was scheduled to sail to Manu’a either late Thursday afternoon or night with urgent supplies and other cargo for the island group. The governor has directed Port Administration to get two charters of the...

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The Samoa government owned MV Fotu-O-Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Samoa government owned MV Fotu-O-Samoa was at the inter island dock yesterday morning upon arrival from Apia, with cargo only and no passengers.   The vessel was scheduled to sail to Manu’a either late Thursday afternoon or night with urgent supplies and other cargo...
February 28, 2020

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