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Repatriation passengers at thank you wave
Some of the repatriated passengers, friends and supporters who turned out last week at Utulei for the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa “Thank You Wave” — expressing appreciation to the Lemanu & Talauega Administration for continuing the repatriation flights, with the next one set...
Some Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School teachers
Some of the teachers at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School pose for a Samoa News photo, as they and other educators in the territory are honored during Teacher Appreciation Week in American Samoa.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga serving a line of children lunch
This photo posted Tuesday to the ASG Facebook page shows Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga (right) serving lunch to students at a school. Information with the photo states that the governor visited various schools to inspect different access roads to prepare for and respond to the...
Some of the participants and returning resident
Some of the participants and returning residents, who took part at last Friday morning’s “Thank You Wave” by members and supporters of the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa were in high spirits. One supporter performed the “siva taupou” when there was no traffic at Utulei. [photo: FS]
Firemen spraying water on storage tanks
This local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) photo posted on its Facebook page shows water sprayed into a terminal during last week’s emergency response drill at the Origin Energy terminal facility in Aua. Local first responders — such as the fire bureau — responded to the planned emergency...
Casket of 2-year-old
The 2-year-old girl, who died from a tragic traffic accident two weeks ago, after a vehicle crashed into a rental house in Nu’uuli, killing the victim and injuring her mother and 11-month-old sister — was laid to rest last Friday at her home in Pavaiai. The grieving family — is seen here outside of...
Highway to Health student nurses
Student nurses with the ASCC nursing program, addressing senior citizens earlier this week at the “Highway to Health” event at the Territorial Administration on Aging compound as part of the ASCC nursing program offering free health service to the community. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
The Sweets in Samoana crew
The smiles from the Sweets in Samoana (SIS) crew during the Islandwide Business Competition that was held yesterday at the Rex Lee Auditorium. Samoana High School won overall – In the Business Category, the SharkWear won 1st place overall, while Sweets in Samoana claimed 2nd place overall. [photo:...
Senior Citizens getting a blood pressure check
Senior citizens got their blood pressure checked yesterday during the “Highway to Health” event yesterday at the Territorial Administration on Aging compound part of the ASCC nursing program offering free health service to the community. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Nalini Singh
Nouméa, NEW CALEDONIA — When we talk about an issue as serious as violence and harassment, there is no room for 'sugar-coating' - the statistics in the Pacific are dire. The Pacific Community (SPC) is convening the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and the 7th Meeting of the Pacific...

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