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Maugaoalli hillside
A portion of the Governor’s residence security office was damaged as a result of a landslide behind the building on Monday afternoon. Rains over the weekend were particularly heavy and the landslide not exactly a ‘surprise’. Thankfully, no one was hurt. [photo: JF]
Gov Lemanu blows out candles on his birthday cake
Happy Belated Birthday Governor! During the first Cabinet meeting for 2023, last week Gov. Lemanu P. S Mauga’s 62nd birthday was celebrated with a cake. The governor’s birthday was on January 2nd. [photo ASG]
Faipule at State of the Territory address
Some of the faipule as they were seated yesterday morning, awaiting the opening of the 38th Legislature during the joint session held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, where Gov. Lemanu P. S. Mauga delivered the State of the Territory Address, painting a ‘rosy’ picture of American Samoa's...
swearing in of faipule
Families and friends attended to celebrate and congratulate faipule at the Swearing-in of House of Representative members on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. [photo: Christina Meyer Maele]
St. Louis, MISSOURI — Each January, Americans collectively atone for yet another celebratory season of indulgence. Some proclaim sobriety for “Dry January.” Others use the dawn of a new year to focus on other forms of self-improvement, like taking up meditation or a new skin care routine. But...
Freshman Maoputasi II faipule, Malaeoletalu Melesio Gurr and his family
Freshman Maoputasi II faipule, Malaeoletalu Melesio Gurr and his family smile for the Samoa News camera following the swearing-in ceremony yesterday of the House members of the 38th Legislature. [photo: Christina Meyer Maele]
Fagaitua High School choir
Fagaitua High School (Home of the Vikings) choir and band performed the last night of DOE’s Christmas program “Once Upon a Christmas — A Magical Disney Celebration”. [photo: Christina Meyer Maele]
The Annunciation by Sandro Botticell
Costa Mesa, CA — Every year on Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of their religion’s founder, Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee. Part of this celebration includes the claim that Jesus was born from a virgin mother named Mary, which is fundamental to the Christian understanding that Jesus is...
Members of the Congregational Christian Church of Jesus in Samoa (CCJS)
Members of the Congregational Christian Church of Jesus in Samoa (CCJS) under the leadership of Reverend Emau Amosa in Kokoland posed for a Samoa News photo after their Sunday service last week. [photo: JF]
Kids at the DYWA Christmas Fun Activities Program
Children enjoyed their first Holly Jolly Christmas Break day at the DYWA Christmas Fun Activities Program. Two hours for Learning skills where they learned to read aloud, practiced Samoan cursive writing, and Samoan reading, and for 2 hours of wellness activities where they played volleyball and...