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swearing in of faipule
Families and friends attended to celebrate and congratulate faipule at the Swearing-in of House of Representative members on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. [photo: Christina Meyer Maele]
St. Louis, MISSOURI — Each January, Americans collectively atone for yet another celebratory season of indulgence. Some proclaim sobriety for “Dry January.” Others use the dawn of a new year to focus on other forms of self-improvement, like taking up meditation or a new skin care routine. But...
Freshman Maoputasi II faipule, Malaeoletalu Melesio Gurr and his family
Freshman Maoputasi II faipule, Malaeoletalu Melesio Gurr and his family smile for the Samoa News camera following the swearing-in ceremony yesterday of the House members of the 38th Legislature. [photo: Christina Meyer Maele]
Fagaitua High School choir
Fagaitua High School (Home of the Vikings) choir and band performed the last night of DOE’s Christmas program “Once Upon a Christmas — A Magical Disney Celebration”. [photo: Christina Meyer Maele]
The Annunciation by Sandro Botticell
Costa Mesa, CA — Every year on Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of their religion’s founder, Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee. Part of this celebration includes the claim that Jesus was born from a virgin mother named Mary, which is fundamental to the Christian understanding that Jesus is...
Members of the Congregational Christian Church of Jesus in Samoa (CCJS)
Members of the Congregational Christian Church of Jesus in Samoa (CCJS) under the leadership of Reverend Emau Amosa in Kokoland posed for a Samoa News photo after their Sunday service last week. [photo: JF]
Kids at the DYWA Christmas Fun Activities Program
Children enjoyed their first Holly Jolly Christmas Break day at the DYWA Christmas Fun Activities Program. Two hours for Learning skills where they learned to read aloud, practiced Samoan cursive writing, and Samoan reading, and for 2 hours of wellness activities where they played volleyball and...
Silaga ECE
The Silaga ECE started their performance by marching onto the stage on the last day of the American Samoa Department of Education’s  “Once upon a Christmas” and “A Magical Disney Celebration” that was held at the DOE building yesterday morning. [photo: Julie Pau’u]
Illustration of Queen Victoria's Christmas tree
College Station, TEXAS — Why, every Christmas, do so many people endure the mess of dried pine needles, the risk of a fire hazard and impossibly tangled strings of lights? Strapping a fir tree to the hood of my car and worrying about the strength of the twine, I sometimes wonder if I should just...
ECE Christmas performances, Tafuna ECE
American Samoa Department of Education ECE Christmas performances were held at the DOE Building yesterday morning. Tafuna ECE performed songs, dances and stories to commemorate the happy day when Jesus was born.  [photo: Christina Meyer Maele]