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2022 Coastweeks Paddle Challenge canoes
This Commerce Department photo posted on its Facebook page shows preparations on Saturday morning for the 2022 Coastweeks Paddle Challenge, which runs through Sept. 24 Teams racing that day determined the pools/divisions. [photo: DOC Facebook]
Chiildren viewing two newly carved paopao
This photo by Alisha Gill, posted on the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS] Facebook page shows two newly carved paopao created in collaboration with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and local Department of Education's STEAM program. The canoes — or paopao — were...
Samoan High School students and others pose for a group photo on Monday
Samoan High School students and others pose for a group photo on Monday in front of the Tauese P.S Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei as they took part in the official opening of the week-long celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS). [photo:...
Lisa Tuato’o (fourth from left) with odapm staff
Office of Disaster Assistance and Petroleum Management (ODAPM) director, Lisa Tuato’o (fourth from left) with some of her staff at the ODAPM booth on Monday, day-one of the 2022 Coastweeks at Suigaula o le Atuvasa Park. [photo: ODAPM]
Queen Elizabeth II in Tonga with Queen Salote, Prince Phillip and then-Crown Prince Tungi
 Queen of Tonga Salote Tupou III (2nd L) gives a reception in honor of Queen Elizabeth II (L) and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (2nd R) and Crown Prince Tungi (later King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV far R) during the visit, on December 30, 1953 in Polynesia. Queen Elizabeth seems to be...
Capetown homeless
Capetown, SOUTH AFRICA — Currently the Republic of South Africa is suffering from 47% unemployment, and rampant daily national crime. Cool Stuff was warned repeatedly, by South Africans of all ethnicities, not to go out in public with his camera gear. One local put it bluntly, “You will get mobbed...
Faga’itua Vikings football team captains
Faga’itua Vikings football team captains fielded the coin toss with a framed jersey (#1) in honor of their late coach, Christopher Alaimalo, as Lynn Pulou Alaimalo represented the Vikings in voicing their decision of field possession during the battle of the East — the Samoana Sharks and the...
Margret Mutonga
Margret Mutonga, staff member of the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel, Capetown, South Africa, shares her interpretation of the South Pacific ie lava lava. Margret, her staff associates, and the management of the Protea Fire & Ice have greatly facilitated the Samoa News Rugby World Cup 7s Team to...
Flags flying at half staff for QE II
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To honour the legacy and life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga ordered  the flying of flags at half staff in the territory. This was confirmed in a general memorandum issued on Thursday. Pursuant to the Proclamation by U.S President Joe...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga and others at groundbreaking
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga (middle) accompanied other guests who took part in turning of the soil during the ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday for the new Alataua II Elementary School gymnasium. The project has been awarded to Jay’s Construction, according to the Governor’s Office, but didn’t...

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