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Mrs. Filomena Sokimi (far left) and Sokimi Sokimi Jr. (far right) of Ili’ili with the four baby girls
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pacific Independent Distributors, Inc in collaboration with the Huggies brand have announced they will be donating a year’s supply of Huggies Nappies and Baby Wipes to help make life better for American Samoa’s Sokimi family who recently gave birth to quadruplet girls....
American Samoa's delegation to the U.N. Enviro Program Conference
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Amidst the ongoing panic and confusion around the world with regards to the coronavirus pandemic, in independent Samoa last week, a positive event took place — one that included the participation of young people from American Samoa. The United Nations Conference on the...
Samoan folk-pop artist Jerome Grey
Anaheim, CALIFORNIA — As part of a tribute album to his father — the Samoan folk-pop artist Jerome Grey — Loa Greyson (a.k.a. Tini Grey) is releasing a remake of his dad's original song Eleni. The 1980 song is about all the different ways the people of Samoa cooked a tin of mackerel  — one of the...
Akule fish during a recent harvest by residents of Olosega in Manu’a.
Olosega, MANU'A — The Manu’atele Community Worldwide Facebook page reports schools of akule fish appeared on the coast of Olosega Village after the tropical storms Vicky and Wasi last month. The akule was in a perfect location for the village to prepare communal efforts for an akule harvest by...
Fanaafi Sooaemalelagi, looking at the camera from inside the cockpit of the airline’s aircraft
Apia, SAMOA — The first time Samoa Airways pilot, Fanaafi Sooaemalelagi flew an airplane almost seven years ago, she describes the sensation as a little more than your average case of ‘butterflies in the stomach.’ “I remember thinking; these aren’t butterflies — these are more like dragons!” said...
So'omalo Iteni Schwalger in Samoa with others after his tatau was done.
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A New Zealand-based Pasifika group has created a guide for those undergoing the traditional tatau, which outlines safe, hygienic practices while also incorporating both the cultural and spiritual aspects. The tatau is a process rich in ritual using traditional techniques but...
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...
Sons and daughters of Samoa visiting home on leave to visit family and take a break from Army and NFL duties. Shalom Luani of the Houston Texans and Daniel Etuale of the Cleveland Browns - American Samoa's very own NFL players - pictured with U.S. Army SPC Arrianna Princess Auvaa after an exclusive...
A Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup
Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring National Park of American Samoa on February 3 at noon EST. This is the first release of 2020 and the 51st overall in the program. The Mint produces the coins in rolls...
Passengers arriving through International gate
Apia, SAMOA — Travel restrictions imposed by Samoa's government amid the deadly global outbreak of coronavirus are having an impact on those planning to visit from New Zealand. Although Samoa has not recorded a case, travellers are required to get a medical clearance at least three days before...

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