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Linking Samoans

A sailing ship in the harbor at Pago Pago, American Samoa, in 2012.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To date, American Samoa remains the only place in the United States without a confirmed case of covid-19. In contrast to the uncoordinated federal response to the novel coronavirus, the territorial government in American Samoa acted quickly and decisively. On March 18...
Hawaii group pay tribute to Letini "Ricky" Fala Mauga
A Celebration of Life to pay tribute to Letini "Ricky" Fala Mauga was held recently in Hawaii for those unable to travel to American Samoa due to the COVID- 19 closed border. There was a group balloon release and testimonials. It was a special celebration for the Mauga family and friends His family...
Senator for Ituau, Alo Faauuga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A moment of silence was called last week in the Senate in remembrance of the late Senator for Ituau, Alo Faauuga who passed away earlier this month in Honolulu. Senator Alo was serving his second term as senator for Ituau. Senate President Gaoteote Palaie said God has...
Keilani Afalava with her degree
 In April of this year, 26-year-old Keilani Afalava received her doctorate degree in Education in Leadership & Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University. She recently moved from Seattle, Washington to Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Roger and Susan Afalava of Lakewood,...
Boy on the beach in Manu'a Islands
MIRRORED REFLECTIONS OF MANU'A —A boy dreams of the world outside of Manu'atele and the endless opportunities & possibilities. At the same time.... A man who left Manu'atele years ago with the same desire is dreaming of returning Home. Today, July 16 is Manu’a Islands Cession Day, marking 116...
Judge Faauuga Toʻotoʻo
Washington, D.C. — Judge Faauuga Toʻotoʻo has been retained for another ten-year term as Judge on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit in Hawai’i. Sunday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the news saying, “Congratulations to Judge Faauuga Toʻotoʻo on this prestigious position and important...
The 5 scholarship winners
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Faga’itua High School Alumni Association (FHSAA) Scholarship Foundation awarded scholarships to 5 Vikings this past Saturday, July 4th at a breakfast event held at DDW Restaurant. The five (L-R) are: Leuteofuiono Lafaele who was awarded the Le Fetuao Samoan Language...
Group of protestors
A group gathered at the Malaeoletalu yesterday for a peaceful protest accusing leaders of the American Samoa Government (ASG) and also Fono leaders of misusing funds. According to one protestor, the purpose of the protest was to notify American Samoa leaders that it’s time to put an end to the...
I'aulualo and Tapa'au campaign video
Think a minute with I'aulualo and Tapa'au — Healthcare Part I
Giant coral in waters of American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new documentary film from PBS’s Changing Seas, a public television series, will feature the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and other local resource management partners such as the Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources; Coral Reef Advisory Group;...

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