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Pisupo lua afe
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — Corned beef, bully beef, pisupo or spam. Whichever name you know it by, this tin of processed meat needs no introduction in the Pacific. It's held a cultural significance for decades – eaten and gifted at special occasions, from feasts, weddings to funerals. And while it has...
HazCat training participants
This photo posted on the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) Facebook page shows some of the participants in the 16 hour HazCat Kit Training held this week. According to AS-EPA, the “HazCat kit would enable our inspectors to conduct chemical field identification tests in order...
PRODUCE PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM GRAPHIC
Boston, MASS — The health of people with diabetes, hypertension and obesity improved when they could get free fruits and vegetables with a prescription from their doctors and other health professionals. We found that these patients’ blood sugar levels, blood pressure and weight improved in our new...
Participants in the Back To School Extravaganza
O se tasi o ‘au siva fa’afiafia i le fa’atasiga a le Matagaluega o Aoga i le Veterans Stadium e tatala aloaia ai le tausaga aoga fou 2023-2024 a le Matagaluega o Aoga. [photo: ASDOE]
Back To School Extravaganza booth
The “Back To School Extravaganza” hosted by the local Department of Education to kick-start the new school year for its teachers and personnel was held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. The event comprised booths prepared by DOE and selected ASG departments, to provide...
NOAA Ship Rainier crew in dingy prpeparing to dive
The NOAA Ship Rainier and crew made it to Swains Island where science team members are surveying the island’s benthic ecosystems as limited data is currently available for this area. The Rainier has been in the territory for five months studying the ocean floor in American Samoa’s EEZ. [photo:...
by Dr. Jo Olver       Hurricanes.  Thunderstorms.  Flash floods.  Auto accidents.  These are but some examples of unexpected emergencies that are worrisome and stressful for animals and humans alike. But you can take a lot of the anxiety from these situations with preparation ahead of time.  The...
Most Valuable Player and supporters
O le alii talavou sa ia mauaina le togi o le “Most Valuable Player” lena o lo o fai sina ana faafiafiaga e fa’aalia i lona agaga fiafia o a Tafuna Second Ward a le Ekalesia a Iesu Keriso. [ata: PouNeru Kifaga]
MV Uttermost Witnes docked at the pier in the yacht harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Get used to seeing the MV Uttermost Witness anchored at the yacht basin in Malaloa for the next two years. And, when you see it, remember you are looking at a dream come true for the late American missionary, Pastor Kelly Duininck, who passed away before he and his wife...
Summer Youth Employment Program participants with certificates
Participants in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) pose for a photo with their certificates of appreciation from the Commerce Department, where they were assigned to work during the program. DOC held a farewell luncheon for the participants last Friday. [photo: DOC]

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