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Man in bucket of bucket truck decorating huge xmas tree
Christmas is coming: It’s that time of the year, Christmas decorations will be going up on this tall Norfolk pine tree at the intersection heading into the Tafuna compound of the American Samoa Power Authority, with ASPA crew preparing to string the lights and other decorations on the tree as seen...
The 2021 Tafuna Warriors Varsity Championship team
The back-to-back undefeated champions — The Tafuna Warriors varsity football team. The Warriors overcame the Sharks 22-11 in a match that was stopped in the 4th quarter after a brawl between the two sides broke out.  [photo: Tony Gasu]
edros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Somerset, UNITED KINGDOM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the B.1.1.529 lineage of Sars-CoV-2, thought to have emerged in southern Africa, is to be designated as a variant of concern (VoC) named omicron. This decision has already precipitated a broad shift in priorities in...
Lehualani Fa’aati Uluenga Gillis dancing as child picks up money being thrown
Le tamaitai o Lehualani Fa’aati Uluenga Gillis ua sausaunoa i le Hula ma le Siva Samoa e fa’afiafiaina si ona tina. O le tamaitai fo’i lenei e tautua i le USArmy ma o lo’o i El Paso Texas, ae aua malaga mamao ane mo lea fa’amoemoe i le Setete o Uosigitone. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]  
Phoenix Island Protected Area
Tarawa, KIRIBATI — One of the directors of the Phoenix Island Protected Area Trust said the marine sanctuary is a conservation treasure for the world. The Kiribati Government has announced it's planning to end the protected status to allow commercial fishing within the World Heritage Site's...
StarKist workers wearing purple
StarKist Samoa workers in a “Sea of Purple” on Monday this week, for the company’s “Purple Mondays” for the Month of November in “Support of our Loved Ones suffering with Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia”. Every Monday, the company’s more than 2,000 workers wear purple.[photo: StarKist]
"The First Thanksgiving” painting by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in New England. Remembered and retold as an allegory for perseverance and cooperation, the story of that first Thanksgiving has become an important part of how Americans think about the founding of their...
Evelyn Lili’o-Satele (2nd from right front row), seniors and others
One of the projects during the first ABLE “Bridging Generations, Memory Workshop” at DYWA in Tafuna was learning how to record and post a TikTok video for the ABLE Alzheimer’s month challenge. Pictured are Territorial Administration on Aging director (TAOA), Evelyn Lili’o-Satele (2nd from right...
Flock of turkeys
Newark, NEW JERSEY — “Meleagris Gallopavo Day” is a bit of a mouthful. Which may be why this Thanksgiving, most people will opt for the less ornithologically precise “Turkey Day.” And just as turkey is a versatile meat – think of those leftover options! – so too is the word “turkey,” which can...
Capstone Assembly of God Church members with completed sewing projects
Seventeen members of the Capstone Assembly of God Church in Iliili successfully completed a “Basic Sewing” Workshop conducted by the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) – Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Division’s Family Consumer Science (FCS) Program on November 11, 2021....

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