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Seen in this Samoa News photo is the portion of the program with the “Lighting of Candles & Pledge” for the graduates, who will march tomorrow during the 73rd ASCC Graduation ceremony at the college campus.
The American Samoa Community College Nursing Class of 2020 graduated: three with Certificates of Proficiency in Nursing - LPN: Mark Espiritu, LPN; Minchul Shin, LPN (who took first place for LPN); and Hanah Salcedo, LPN  - and four with Associate of Science Degrees in Registered Nursing: Lina Fa’...
Mark David Chapman
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hours before his death, on Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon looked his killer in the eyes and saw a pudgy, seemingly unremarkable man who’d shyly asked for an autograph. Lennon had obliged. Hours later, the former Beatle would be dead — fatally shot as he returned to his luxury...
StarKist employees decorating for Christmas
CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER — One of the departments at StarKist Samoa puts up Christmas decorations across the cannery in Satala. This year StarKist Samoa has an Adopt a Corner program — that aims to have departments take ownership of their areas. Each department is to clean and decorate...
Bluesky van with crumpled fender
An accident in Malaloa yesterday around noon time caused a long traffic line hiccup.  It involved a bus and a Bluesky van. While the bus’ front bumper was slightly damaged, the van’s front end took the brunt of the collision. No one has been confirmed injured in the accident. A reminder that ’tis...
Isaiah Tufaga, Penei Pavihi (Tafuna HS), Blessman Ta’ala (Aua) #55
Hawaii’s Isaiah Tufaga (Laie, Hawaii) makes an interception off a Spartan receiver’s tipped reception attempt while Penei Pavihi (Tafuna HS) #1 celebrates, and Blessman Ta’ala (Aua) #55 looks on.  San Jose St. University defeated the University of Hawaii 35-24 at Aloha Stadium.  [photo: Barry...
First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga with Hope House resident
First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga (left) holding hands with one of the elderly residents at Hope House care facility during her visit on Wednesday morning for the annual Governor’s Christmas Gift presentation. [photo: Gov’s Office]
Dr. Rosevonne Pato (far left),Ms. Mele Faiai (center), Mr. Sonny Leomiti (2nd left), Mrs. Sereima Asifoa (2nd right), and Mrs. Amio Mavaega-Luvu
ASCC President Dr. Rosevonne Pato (far left) congratulates Ms. Mele Faiai (center) for 20 years of service to the College earlier this week. Also congratulating Ms. Faiai, who serves as the ACNR Agricultural Extension Agent in Manu’a, are Vice President of Administrative Services Mr. Sonny Leomiti...
Installing the motto on the Sogelau Monument
On a sunny morning this week Wednesday, crews were seen working to put letters for American Samoa’s motto — Samoa Muamua Le Atua (or Samoa, Let God Be First) — on the arch of the Sogelau Monument, scheduled to be officially dedicated on Dec. 9th. It’s located in  Fagatogo, next to the Port of Pago...
TEMPERATURE TESTING AT COURT HOUSE: Despite the fact that American Samoa does not have a case of COVID-19, everyone’s safety is of high priority in the territory at this time — especially with Samoa reporting its first two confirmed COVID cases. Seen in this photo, Assistant Court Marshal, Fale...
Leone High School Interact Club members
Monday evening the Rotary Club of Pago Pago and Leone High School inducted the newest Interact members. Interact is a service organization that is specific to high school students that is dedicated to community service as part of Rotary’s Mantra: Service Above Self. There are now Interact Clubs in...

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