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Ms Leata with her son Alofa Seumanu
Kindergarten teacher Ms Leata with her son Alofa Seumanu during the annual banquet for Manumalo Academy held last Friday at the school's gymnasium. [courtesy photo]
Loren Asaeli getting a traditional Samoan tatau
Samoans in SoCal Connect to The Homeland:  "I know it's gonna be very, very painful," said Loren Asaeli, 49, who decided to undergo the Samoan traditional tattoo. "I feel that it's time, you know? I'm ready to step in and serve my family." Tafuga Sulu’ape Alafia-Liufau, a tattoo artist at A-Town...
Crowds of people under tent waiting to cash stimulus checks
For the second week stimulus checks are being released to tax payers and Thursday morning a tent in front of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) in Utulei was packed with people getting ready to cash their checks. [photo by AF]
Pulenuu watching presentation
This local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) photo posted on its Facebook page shows village mayors attending last week’s tsunami awareness program hosted by ASDHS at the conference room at the Office of Samoan Affairs. [photo: ASDHS]
CCCAS Onenoa mothers
The CCCAS Onenoa mothers celebrated their special day during their church service on Sunday — with speeches and songs. Seen at the center are the Rev. Siaosi and Simoa Fale, who with the mothers send their heartfelt Happy Mother’s Day. [courtesy photo]
Mothers from the Ave o le Fetuao Methodist Church at Fagaima
Mothers from the Ave o le Fetuao Methodist Church at Fagaima as they marched singing into yesterday’s Mother’s Day service. Mother’s Day was celebrated throughout the territory with church services where families focussed on the ‘tina’ (mom) with many of the churches celebrating with performances...
Tina EKAS Vailoa
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL: Ia manuia le aso o Tina i tina uma o i lenei ata, Tina EKAS Vailoa, aemaise ma tina uma o le atunuu. Alofa tele mo outou. “Afai fo’i e leai se Atua i se nu’u ma se aiga, ae a i ai le tina, ua maua lava se toma’aga o aiga.” Ia manuia lo outou aso faapitoa tina. [ata: Leua...
Repatriation passengers at thank you wave
Some of the repatriated passengers, friends and supporters who turned out last week at Utulei for the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa “Thank You Wave” — expressing appreciation to the Lemanu & Talauega Administration for continuing the repatriation flights, with the next one set...
Some Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School teachers
Some of the teachers at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School pose for a Samoa News photo, as they and other educators in the territory are honored during Teacher Appreciation Week in American Samoa.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga serving a line of children lunch
This photo posted Tuesday to the ASG Facebook page shows Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga (right) serving lunch to students at a school. Information with the photo states that the governor visited various schools to inspect different access roads to prepare for and respond to the...

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