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Some recent ASCC graduates
Families gathering, horns honking, flower and candy 'ula stacking up high around students’ necks and barbeque in the air —  it’s graduation season in American Samoa.  Photos and stories — we’re bringing you all of the territory’s 2021 graduations in Samoa News. Pictured is a shot from last Friday’s...
TTFAAS members wave a thank you
Local members of the group, Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance American Samoa (TTFAAS) were out along the highway at Utulei Friday morning for the 4th “Thank You Wave” following the fourth repatriation flight from Honolulu on May 12th. The group, as in the past three waves, expressed appreciation to the...
Friends at family at service for Otto Haleck Jr
Le Tina sa la’ua mafuta, le susuga le Faife’au Rev. Vickie Teumalo Langkilde Haleck ua fa’atasi ma aiga fa’apea fo’i uo mamae, aua ua latou iloa lelei le faigata o le motusia o le mafutaga ma le tama o le aiga. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
ASPA crew in front of Sunny's Restaurant
O le va’aiga i le galuega o le Suavai a le ASPA lea sa faia i Nuuuli na atili ai le poloka ai fo’i o le taliu atu i aiga i le afiafi o le aso Gafua, ae ua va’aia le toe siakia atoa o le so’otaga o le suavai i lumafale tonu lava o le Sunny’s Restaurant i Nuuuli.  [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
DPW staff members
Le au ave masini tetele a le DPW ma ua iloga fo’i le latou tautua, malo le tauata’i ae maise i le vasega a le au fa’atonutonu. I le taeoa o le ulua’i aso o le vaiaso ua lautogia nei e fa’ataua ai le aufaigaluega ma lo latou sao i le taumafaiga e fausia se Amerika Samoa Mautu mo ona tagata ma lona...
Ms Leata with her son Alofa Seumanu
Kindergarten teacher Ms Leata with her son Alofa Seumanu during the annual banquet for Manumalo Academy held last Friday at the school's gymnasium. [courtesy photo]
Loren Asaeli getting a traditional Samoan tatau
Samoans in SoCal Connect to The Homeland:  "I know it's gonna be very, very painful," said Loren Asaeli, 49, who decided to undergo the Samoan traditional tattoo. "I feel that it's time, you know? I'm ready to step in and serve my family." Tafuga Sulu’ape Alafia-Liufau, a tattoo artist at A-Town...
Crowds of people under tent waiting to cash stimulus checks
For the second week stimulus checks are being released to tax payers and Thursday morning a tent in front of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) in Utulei was packed with people getting ready to cash their checks. [photo by AF]
Pulenuu watching presentation
This local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) photo posted on its Facebook page shows village mayors attending last week’s tsunami awareness program hosted by ASDHS at the conference room at the Office of Samoan Affairs. [photo: ASDHS]
CCCAS Onenoa mothers
The CCCAS Onenoa mothers celebrated their special day during their church service on Sunday — with speeches and songs. Seen at the center are the Rev. Siaosi and Simoa Fale, who with the mothers send their heartfelt Happy Mother’s Day. [courtesy photo]

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