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Work on fono building construction
This Samoa News photo taken yesterday shows — from the ocean side — the ongoing construction of the new Fono building that is now slated to be completed in December 2022. According to some lawmakers, plans by the builder’s designer, Honolulu based Lively Architects, add a reflection of the Samoan...
Mt. Alava Elementary school students
This group photo posted to the local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) Facebook page, shows students and teachers of Mt. Alava Elementary School, along with officials of ASDHS, who conducted an outreach program at the school late last week for the National Preparedness Month of September. [photo...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale and Marion McGuire Ale
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale (left) and his wife, Marion, were among the participants at last Friday’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign kick off wave. The past year has posed a challenge to just about everything, and breast cancer prevention is no exception. This year's campaign is themed...
A collection of bibles
Mechanicsburg, PENNSYLVANIA — A devout evangelical Christian friend of mine recently texted to explain why he was not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. “Jesus went around healing lepers and touched them without fear of getting leprosy,” he said. This story that St. Luke tells in his gospel (17:11-19)...
Production Supervisor Fitu Vaeono and Fish Coordination Supervisor Tafa Atapana
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Production Supervisor Fitu Vaeono and Fish Coordination Supervisor Tafa Atapana pick up trash along the coastline of Atu’u on Friday, September 24th, 2021. They were part of the StarKist management team totaling more than 25 people and led by General Manager...
FMHS wave in front of school
The Fa'asao Marist High School Specialized Science Class in partnership with the school’s HOSA Chapter organized a week filled with activities to raise awareness about suicide prevention from Sept 27-Oct. 1. The week kicked off with FMHS students wearing purple shirts during a wave along the school...
Homeland Security staff at a wave
 This group photo posted to the local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) Facebook page, shows participants at the Wednesday “wave” on the main road at Tafuna, to close out American Samoa’s “Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness Week”, which started on Sept. 23rd and ended on Sept. 29th. [photo:...
Famlies with signs at World Hearts Day wave
This photo posted to the Health Department’s Facebook page shows some of the participants in yesterday’s DoH “wave” marking September 29th as World Hearts Day. “Do something fun and active today to keep your heart healthy,” said DoH. [photo: DoH]
2019 was 10th year anniversary of the 2009 earthquake & tsunami
This Samoa News file photo remembers the tragic event that happened on Sept. 29, 2009. Pictured is the ASG sponsored memorial service for the 10th anniversary of the 2009 tsunami held in September 2019 at Veterans Memorial Monument in Tafuna where empty chairs signify the lives of those lost and...
Temple Square
Washington, D.C. — In August, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement to its 19 million adherents around the globe: “We want to do all we can to limit the spread of these viruses,” wrote Russell M. Nelson, the church’s president, along with the two most senior apostles...

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