Pale and Laura Tuivaiti
Pale Tuivaiti (left), one of the hourly leads for the StarKist Samoa Production Department, is pictured with his wife Laura after he was honored for his 25 years of service to the cannery. He was one of 38 employees who celebrated their work anniversaries of 5 and up to 25 years during the final quarter of 2021. The celebration was held last Friday. [photo: StarKist]
Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano
Langi Fatanitavake's wife and son live on one of the islands flanking Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano, but his repeated calls home since the violent eruption and tsunami have gone unanswered. He and other Tongans around the world wait word from home as it will take weeks for the island nation’s undersea fiber optic cable to be repaired and communications restored. [photo: Tonga Geological Services]
HTC Faletogo Faipea Faipea Jr receiving his ‘ava
HTC Faletogo Faipea Faipea Jr receiving his ‘ava during the soafa’i — the bestowal ceremony — at the “Maota i Paepaetele” in the village of Fagamalo, Alataua District yesterday, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, when he was conferred the honor of the title “Faletogo” by his family. [photo by AF]
Members of the CCCAS Poloa choir
Two young choir members of the CCCAS Poloa singing the National Anthem of American Samoa during the opening of the Fono’s joint session on Monday, at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. The choir sang hymns during the service. [photo: FS]

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 A view over Nomuka in Tonga
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — The Tongan government has confirmed that all houses on the island of Mango were wiped out in the tsunami that followed Saturday's volcanic eruption. It also confirmed that three people are now known to have died: a 65-year-old woman in Mango and a 49-year-old man in Nomuka, both in the outlying Ha'apai island group; as well as British national Angela Glover in Tongatapu...

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