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(Standing l-r) Tupu Lualemaga, Imeleta Kelekolio, Faith Afu, Fofo Leo, and Tovale Telesa. (Seated, l-r) principal Maria Telesa, Brother Chris, and Vine Atafua.
The faculty and staff of the Fatuoaiga Montessori School presented farewell gifts last week to former director of the Office of Catholic Education, Brother Christopher Poppelwell (seated, center) for his service to local Catholic schools. (Standing l-r) Tupu Lualemaga, Imeleta Kelekolio, Faith Afu...
Tikeri Afalava Anesi and Mary Aseta Mataia
Samoa News met up with first year medical students at Fiji National University during a trip to Fiji recently. Tikeri Afalava Anesi, an ASCC and UH Hilo graduate, is the daughter of Komesina and Carlene Afalava; and Mary Aseta Mataia of Vailoatai is the daughter of Galuefa and Sooletala Satele...
Peter Foskitt, General Manager of Cost-U-Less, presented the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition a $500 donation on Nov. 28.  Receiving the generous gift was Chrissy Lutu-Sanchez, Coalition Board Treasurer and Va'atausili Tofaeono, Coalition Project Coordinator. The Coalition turned right...
creating elei
O se va'aiga i le taimi ua matua'i fuli le tina lea o le Mafutaga a Tina Katoliko i Fagasa, e fai ia matagofie lana elei. Peresetene o le Mafutaga a Tina, Omaiomaofaimolatoulemalo Tauatama Leuta; Sui Peresetene o Sene Tua, Failautusi o Ramona Mata'u ma le Teutupe Cynthia Paopao Soliai Tuifao. [ata...
TCF inmates in a photo on Facebook
A Facebook photo of inmates enjoying a meal inside the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna. Samoa News was able to track down the Facebook accounts allegedly belonging to some inmates, which were active as recent as this month.  [photo from Facebook]
thank you message chalked on the driveway of a home that was spared.
West Hills, CALFORNIA — Together, in Samoa, we have been through cyclones, tsunamis, torrential downpours, and rough seas. I don’t think we have ever been engulfed by miles and miles of 50 mph raging fire winds.  Houses were decimated in minutes... they vanished... they by-passed the burning phase...
Team American Samoa with coach Sonny Sanitoa
The 2018 Polynesian Games held this past week in Tahiti (Nov. 23-24), saw Shot Putter Patria Vaimaona take gold and sprinter Nainoa Thompson win gold in the men's 400m. On Day 2, Vaimaona again won gold — this time in the discus, while Thompson won bronze in the 200m. Vaimaona was also selected as...
Lepuapua SDA Church members
As Thanksgiving weekend came to an end we are thankful to this hard working group seen in the west area every Sunday cleaning and picking up trash along the roadside. The Lepuapua SDA Church members clean and pick up trash starting from Lepuapua all the way to OMV in Tafuna. One Sunday they picked...
Two weeks ago, students from Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School’s carpentry class donated to Hope House one table and five cabinet closets for use by Hope House residents. Pictured are residents of Hope House along with the furniture, during the presentation. [courtesy photo]
Ti’alemasunu Dr. Mikaele Etuale (center) of the American Samoa Drug Control Commission spoke last week at the American Samoa Community College on his agency’s efforts to address the territory’s drug problem. Dr. Etuale, a former ASCC faculty member and administrator, was hosted by the Student...

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