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FLAG DAY

Police officers prepare to raise flags while VIPs watch from the background.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, in a memorandum on Wednesday, expressed appreciation and “Fa’afetai Tele Lava” to cabinet members for a successful 2021 Flag Day, which was a scaled down celebration. On behalf of Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale and the...
Amata dancing Flag Day 2012
Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is commemorating Flag Day 2021: “Happy Flag Day to everyone in American Samoa! This holiday means so much to our people. On this day (April 17), our ancestors first raised the American flag in our islands. We celebrate being part of the United...
View of StarKist canning plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa is taking a break for planned maintenance, with the last day of production on Thursday, Apr. 15th, and resuming next week Tuesday, Apr. 20th, while the cannery is slowly hiring new workers, primarily fish cleaners. Samoa News received information early...
Agriculture director Solialealofiotagaloa I.T. Mutini
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Agriculture Department is hosting next week the 2021 Annual Flag Day Food and Farm Fair and is seeking support from the business community. Agriculture director Solialealofiotagaloa I.T. Mutini, sent out a solicitation letter to the private sector saying that DoH...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga and Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga gave directors an April timeline to begin planning for the 2022 Budget submission and a strategic “spending plan” for all grant and COVID funding. He and Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale also discussed the...
Flag raising on Sogelau Hill in Fagatogo, April 17, 1900
This morning, April 17, a small group of people will gather at the Fagatogo Malae to commemorate the first time the U.S. Flag was raised over American Samoa — 120 years ago. Attending today’s much scaled-back ceremony are Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, CJ Michael Kruse, Senate Pres. Gaoteote Palaie...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An ASG task force has been appointed by the governor to provide a plan for preparation and response by American Samoa to the deadly global coronavirus, which has prompted Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to cancel the upcoming Polynesian Leaders Group meeting and scale back...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata at the 2015 Flag Day celebration. [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata is commemorating our one of a kind Flag Day celebration that hails both our Samoan culture and our patriotic love for the United States, and released the following statement: “On April 17th, our week-long celebration culminates when all of...
The StarKist Samoa group of 1,000 performers on the malae at Veterans Memorial Stadium during the siva and pese for 2014 Flag Day on Apr. 17.  [SN file photo / Barry Markowitz]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Inc. will make not only a monetary donation but they will also donate cases of tuna in support of the Flag Day 2018 organizing committee — with StarKist Samoa employees taking only two days off next week to celebrate the 118 years since American Samoa became a...
Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele  [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is joining its local counterparts participating in the three-day 2018 Business Festival, or BizFest, which opens today at Suigaula o le Atuvasa in Utulei and the event is expected to attract many more visitors with the...

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