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Armed robbery suspect, Mark Sykap
Honolulu, HAWAII — Samoans, Vietnamese, Tongans... and before them Japanese, Filipino and Chinese former plantation workers have battled in Hawaii from discrimination and low economic status to opportunity and increasing ownership of the "American Dream."   My grandparents were immigrants from...
Nuuuli VocTech High School new gym
O le va’aiga i le tula’i mai o le faleta’alo apa samasama puipui uli o le Nuuuli VocTech High, lea ua mae’a tatala mo le fa’aaogaina i le aso Faraile ua te’a. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Woman shopping at Fagatogo Market
A local buyer checking out agricultural products at the Fagatogo Market Place this past week. The buyer purchased breadfruit and bananas. There was also taro available on the other side of the market. Farmers are looking forward to showcasing their products at next week’s Agriculture Department’s...
Cabinet members
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It’s official — the 2021 Flag Day, marking 121 years since American Samoa became a US territory, will be a one day ceremony set at the Malaeoletalu in Fagatogo on Apr. 16th, a Friday, because Apr. 17th — the official Flag Day — is on a Saturday. Gov. Lemanu Peleti...
Crew members of StarKist Samoa’s Sanitation Department pose for a photo
Crew members of StarKist Samoa’s Sanitation Department pose for a photo this past week after finishing their overnight shift. The cannery is facing a manpower employment shortage and is working to recruit more workers, such as fish cleaners. Many of the public are pointing to stimulus checks and...
Newly documented massive Porites
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Big Momma is a massive Porites coral colony that lives in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa on the west side of Ta’u, American Samoa, in an area called the Valley of Giants. Big Momma is the largest of several massive Porites in that area, and until...
Coleman elementary students
Students from Coleman Elementary School in Pago Pago attended last week’s tsunami awareness program presented at the school campus by the local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS), which continues its outreach programs in the community — including at schools. Among the issues covered during...
A Chinese fishing vessel under control of Argentine navy
Washington, D.C. — Chinese fishing boats’ illegal overfishing in the South Pacific has been devastating some island economies. According to two former U.S. officials, “illegal, unregulated fishing by Chinese vessels has become common in American Samoa and Guam and as far east as Hawaii.” American...
Mrs. May Manuo Lopesi and boys
Mrs. May Manuo Lopesi and her Lopesi boys posing for a family photo after church yesterday morning at the Aua LDS Chapel. [courtesy photo]
Sunrise scene in Manu'a
Aua ‘ua alofa mai Leatua i le lalolagi, ‘ua ‘auina mai ai e ia lona alo e to’atasi, ‘ina ‘ia le fano se tagata e fa’atuatua ‘ia te ia, a ‘ia maua e ia le ola e fa’avavau. The message from the Manu’atele Community Worldwide on this Easter Sunday morning in American Samoa. [photo: Manu’atele...

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