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Samoa Baptist Academy students at the PPG fire station
This courtesy photo shared with Samoa News by a parent who has a child attending Samoa Baptist Academy (SBA), shows first-graders from SBA posing for a photo inside the fire station at the Pago Pago International Airport. The first graders visited the compound last week Friday.  [courtesy photo]
Med staff administering a covid-19 vaccination
This recent Health Dept photo shows medical staff administering the COVID-19 vaccine. In the latest announcement yesterday, DoH said, “Only second doses of COVID- 19 vaccine” will be available today, Friday, Feb. 19th, at the Tafuna Community Health Center, but not the first dose. DoH says there is...
Ituau District Faipule Logoitaua Mark Atafua
Faipule Logoitaua Mark Atafua addressed representatives during his first day as a lawmaker for Ituau District for the 37th Legislature. A brief swearing-in ceremony was held in the House chamber early Tuesday morning where Logoitaua was sworn in by Chief Associate Judge, Mamea Sala Jr. Logoitaua...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga and FIRST LADY ELLA PEREFOTI MAUGA
WELCOME HOME FIRST LADY ELLA PEREFOTI MAUGA: The First Lady was among the 159 repatriated passengers on the first repat flight to American Samoa, who were quarantined at Tradewinds Hotel and released to their loved ones on Monday this week. From the hotel, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga,...
Le motu o Nuutele e lumafale i ai le motu o Ofu o le Faleluanuu i Manu’a
Le motu o Nuutele e lumafale i ai le motu o Ofu o le Faleluanuu i Manu’a, o lo’o i ai ta’atu’u o lo’o Nofoaga tumau pea o Fo’isia, o le e avea ma tagata va’ai o le Manu’atele, na fa’ailoa atu poo ai nisi o aga’i atu i le Motusa.  E foliga mai Nuutele o se Elefane ona o lona itu i tai, e i ai ana. O...
A view of the atrium at the EOB crowded with people
A view of the atrium on the ground floor of the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building around 7:30a.m. yesterday with many people waiting in line at Treasury’s Disbursing Office to get their stimulus check. These are individuals without a mailing address on their 2019 tax filing. [photo: FS]
DOH staff
O le vasega o tamaitai faigaluega a le DOH au latou taumafai e tuufaatasia uma fa’amaumauga o e ua faia tui muamua ma i latou ua mae’a tui puipuia o le Covid-19 e lua. O lo’o va’aia lava le foliga fiafia ma le tausa’afia o i tatou uma e tautuaina le mamalu gazole tau mo taiga I le falema’i i Tafuna...
Tax filers wait for their turn at the Tax Office
Last Friday morning at the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei, local residents wait their turn to be called by the Tax Office to file their taxes. People sign in and their names are called to go to the office. All are required to wear face masks — but social distancing, as seen in this...
Local sports fans watching the Super Bowl
Super Bowl fanatics on island enjoying the match between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday afternoon at the Bowling Alley Sports Center in Tafuna.  Again. For the fifth time. At 43 years old. Tom Brady delivered Tampa Bay its second Lombardi Trophy, and first since 2003...
Some faipule wearing masks others not
Faipule, some with masks —  some without, during the House Session Wednesday morning. Wearing masks in government buildings was made mandatory by order of the governor this week, since the first repatriation flight arrived in the territory. [photo by AF]

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