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Photos of Angie at her funeral
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Angela Monica Falasamoafalaulaula Langkilde, better known as “Angie”, was born on December 24, 1963 in American Samoa. She was the fourth child of Marcus and Marie Langkilde’s five children. Being the baby of the family for 7 years, she insisted that her parents call her...
Individuals waiting to get their COVID-19 vaccine under a tent next to the DoH quarantine facility in Tafuna
COVID-19 vaccine is now available for people in American Samoa 65-yrs and older. ThisDoH photo yesterday morning shows individuals waiting under a tent next to the DoH quarantine facility in Tafuna to be called to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Those getting their shots yesterday were both for the...
Line of toa trees near the coastline of Faleāsao Village.
Let the world outside the Manu’a Islands argue and disagree, as for us here in Paradise let us continue to live unaffected by outside circumstances in our peaceful happiness!  Pictured are the beautiful line of toa trees near the coastline of Faleāsao Village. God Bless Manu’atele Community...
Mrs. Melesete Haleck,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Mrs. Melesete Haleck, who passed away Tuesday. Mrs. Haleck reportedly showed up at her job as office manager at the Governor’s Office on Tuesday morning and then fell ill later. She was taken to the hospital where she passed away. “Mele” as she was called by friends and...
Portrait of Litara dancing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This painting of the late, High Chief Papali’i Taimalelagi Litara Rita Alaimo was on display during her burial service next to her resting place at her home in Ili’iili on Monday.  The burial service followed a Family Service and Funeral Mass at the Fatuoaiga’s Holy...
new leaders (kneeling) Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale (left) and Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga (right)
Leaders of various religious denominations in American Samoa perform the “Conferment of Inaugural Blessing” on the new leaders (kneeling) Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale (left) and Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga (right), during yesterday’s inauguration ceremony at the Fagatogo...
The Le Taupou Manaia dancers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Le Taupou Manaia cultural holiday show Tuesday night at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium included a special production of the story of “Leafaitulagi” of a Samoan taupou, who married a nobleman from the Kingdom of Tonga. She moved to Tonga to live with her husband, but...
Congresswoman Amata and Rangel Fellowship winner John Iosefo
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, December 29, 2020 — Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is delighted to congratulate John Iosefo of American Samoa upon the announcement of the prestigious Charles B. Rangel Fellowship in International Studies from Howard University.  “Congratulations to John upon earning this...
Asau Baptist Church
WINNER OF BEST CHURCH: The Asau Baptist Church won the Best Church category in the Asau District “Light Up Da West Coast” of Savaii Christmas Lights Competition,  as part of Vaimoana Seaside Lodge’s  ‘Christmas in the Bay’ Event held last week. [courtesy photo]
Nativity Scene in front of a Christmas Tree
Among the many Holiday decorations and greetings at the LBJ Medical Center, is the “Nativity Scene” by the hospital’s Engineering/Maintenance and the Human Resources Department. It’s the reason for the season. Merry Christmas to Samoans everywhere from Samoa News in American Samoa. [photo: Akenese...

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