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ASHSAA football 2021 week 2
Making their first appearance in this year’s ASHSAA Football Season were the Marist Crusaders who faced off against the Leone Lions and suffered a severe 34 - 6 loss during their varsity match up last Friday evening at the Veterans Memorial Stadium – Coverage of ASHSAA Football 2021-2022 is proudly...
Deaf Awareness Month wave in front of McDonald's
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Friends, supporters and others joined yesterday morning in Tafuna for the “Deaf Awareness WAVE” after September was named “Deaf Awareness Month”. Headed by the Health Department’s Helping Babies Hear office, it is hosting an open-house on Sept. 16th and includes free...
Matafao Elementary School students holding hands on their way to school
Young Matafao Elementary School students holding hands early yesterday morning on the first day of this new school year — 2021- 22. All government schools officially began yesterday, which included pre-school. [photo by AF]
Tafuna Warriors ball carrier trying to escape Samoana’s defenders
Tafuna Warriors ball carrier trying to escape Samoana’s defenders inside the red zone during the first half of their Season Opener that was held this past Saturday morning at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. See tomorrow’s issue for more ASHSAA Football Highlights, proudly sponsored and brought to...
Security guards at check point
Homeland Security agents yesterday morning manned the security check-point at the entrance to Sadie’s by the Sea hotel, now contracted by the COVID-19 Task Force for quarantine of incoming passengers from Samoa, as well as possible overflow of passengers coming in on Hawaiian Air. For Samoa flights...
New pavement on the Ofu airport runway
The Ofu Runway Rehabilitation project is steadily under way and laying down pavement. The runway is getting a long awaited $8.17 million rehab from a grant under the federal CARES Act, from the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The...
People lining up at Disbursement window to get $100
People were lining up at the Disbursement window to pick up their $100, after they received their vaccination shot yesterday. Continuing their effort to ramp up vaccinations in the territory, the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force is offering their latest incentive of $100 per shot to residents to...
Individuals waiting under a tent next to the DoH quarantine facility
Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA — The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has changed the way people live around the world. As of late August 2021, more than 630,000 people have died in the United States alone. Health experts agree that COVID-19 vaccines are one important way to help bring...
Leone chiefs inspecting homes in the village
Seen in this courtesy photo is Senator Fai’ivae Iuli Godinet and other chiefs as they walk through an area of the village, along with American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency director Fa’amao Asalele Jr. during the first inspection and walk-thru of the village-wide clean up. This visitation...
Department of Commerce management and staff
Department of Commerce management and staff posed for a photo in front of Masefau Elementary School after their clean up late last month. DOC is assigned Masefau Elementary under the Governor’s Adopt a School Program. This photo was posted recently to the DOC Facebook page. [photo: DOC]

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