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CCCAS Petesa Uta Youth Marching Band with their conductor, Tauese Va’aomala Sunia
CCCAS Petesa Uta Youth Marching Band with their conductor, Tauese Va’aomala Sunia, the new deputy secretary of Samoan Affairs, playing the national anthems of the United States and American Samoa at last Friday’s 2021 Flag Day ceremony at Malaeoletalu in Fagatogo. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga in his...
One of the booths at the 2021 Flag Day Farm Fair
A view on Wednesday of the various agriculture products on display for the 2021 Flag Day International Fair Farm at Veterans Memorial Stadium, running through Apr. 17th.  According to ASG, you can pick up a food voucher at the fair to purchase food from any one of the vendors selling food at the...
Tafuna Elementary teachers planing in the school's garden
Digging and planting a "healthy living' garden. A Tafuna Elementary School 
SPED program promotion on health and wellness and part of the school’s "Healthy Living" project. [courtesy photo]
The 11 graduates and EMS head Popo Avegalio
Head of EMS, Popo Avegalio (4th left back-row) with eleven new EMS graduates, following their graduation ceremony last Friday at the EMS’s new location in Tafuna — the former FAA Club House. In no specific order are graduates: Duncan Pitone Manase; Talalelei Arieta Afalava;  Jody Sa’au; Paeai...
 Stand Down Training Day participants
Health Department employees yesterday morning at the DYWA building in Tafuna attending Stand Down Training Day, except for DoH workers at Seaport, Airport and Command Post. The DoH Clinics including COVID-19 vaccination sites were closed yesterday. COVID-19 vaccination sites — Tafuna Community...
Armed robbery suspect, Mark Sykap
Honolulu, HAWAII — Samoans, Vietnamese, Tongans... and before them Japanese, Filipino and Chinese former plantation workers have battled in Hawaii from discrimination and low economic status to opportunity and increasing ownership of the "American Dream."   My grandparents were immigrants from...
Nuuuli VocTech High School new gym
O le va’aiga i le tula’i mai o le faleta’alo apa samasama puipui uli o le Nuuuli VocTech High, lea ua mae’a tatala mo le fa’aaogaina i le aso Faraile ua te’a. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Woman shopping at Fagatogo Market
A local buyer checking out agricultural products at the Fagatogo Market Place this past week. The buyer purchased breadfruit and bananas. There was also taro available on the other side of the market. Farmers are looking forward to showcasing their products at next week’s Agriculture Department’s...
Cabinet members
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It’s official — the 2021 Flag Day, marking 121 years since American Samoa became a US territory, will be a one day ceremony set at the Malaeoletalu in Fagatogo on Apr. 16th, a Friday, because Apr. 17th — the official Flag Day — is on a Saturday. Gov. Lemanu Peleti...
Crew members of StarKist Samoa’s Sanitation Department pose for a photo
Crew members of StarKist Samoa’s Sanitation Department pose for a photo this past week after finishing their overnight shift. The cannery is facing a manpower employment shortage and is working to recruit more workers, such as fish cleaners. Many of the public are pointing to stimulus checks and...

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