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Miss June Fauga and Mr. Sam Lulai during their crowning taualuga (first traditional dance)
The newly crowned Tausala & Manaia of the Nu’uuli Voc-Tech High School 2021-2022 — Miss June Fauga and Mr. Sam Lulai — during their crowning taualuga (first traditional dance) last Thursday evening, Feb. 25, 2021 at the DYWA Hall in a Tafuna. The winning couple was among the three contestants...
Women painting sitting around a large table
O se va’aiga i le folasaga o le vasega tusi ata a le Downtime i le afiafi o le aso Toonai ua te’a i le maota o Diana i Ottoville. Malo le amata mea lelei i nei tina o le atunuu. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
First grade students at Fitiuta hold up gifts
First graders at Fitiuta Elementary School in Manu’a display gifts presented to them by the DOH Tobacco Diabetes Coalition, who visited the school recently.  [courtesy photo]
A group of men at landslide area
This courtesy photo shows local residents who showed up first to help clear the landslide at the mountain area on the road from Pago Pago to Fagasa. A Wind Advisory was in effect for the islands, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, with a Tropical Disturbance continuing to move south of the territory. Even...
Gym and adjoining building in progress with two workmen on roof
This recent Samoa News photo shows the status of the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High gymnasium, along with the adjourning building on the school’s compound. Contractor is Nana’s Construction. Students and teachers, as well as parents, are all looking forward to the completion of the new project,...
The Carter Family of Atlanta, Georgia
Honolulu, HAWAII — While the Territory rejoices at the arrival of the most recent repatriation flight, we all face daily challenges we never would have dreamed of one year ago. Hardly any shops or restaurants are open at Honolulu's airport — which means thousands of hardworking folks lost their...
Newspaper headlines in Australia over Facebook move
BEIJING (AP) — For two decades, global news outlets have complained internet companies are getting rich at their expense, selling advertising linked to their reports without sharing revenue. Now, Australia is joining France and other governments in pushing Google, Facebook and other internet giants...
Samoan men carrying umu makings
E i ai mea o le aganuu a Samoa e le suia, o se tasi lenei o mea e va’aia pea, e le suia lona faiga. O nisi mea ua suia le faiga, ae tumau fa’avae, peita’i o le agaifanua lea, e tumau le molitaia maia o le manufata poo le ta’a i le tuasivi e pei ona fa’ailoa ai e nisi o fofoga o le aganuu. Malo le...
Samoa Baptist Academy students at the PPG fire station
This courtesy photo shared with Samoa News by a parent who has a child attending Samoa Baptist Academy (SBA), shows first-graders from SBA posing for a photo inside the fire station at the Pago Pago International Airport. The first graders visited the compound last week Friday.  [courtesy photo]
Med staff administering a covid-19 vaccination
This recent Health Dept photo shows medical staff administering the COVID-19 vaccine. In the latest announcement yesterday, DoH said, “Only second doses of COVID- 19 vaccine” will be available today, Friday, Feb. 19th, at the Tafuna Community Health Center, but not the first dose. DoH says there is...

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