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Frank F H Papu and commissioning officer
Frank F H Papu graduated from Southern Oregon University (SOU) on Monday, Sept. 20th and was also commission a 2nd Lieutenant. The Fagatogo native is a 2016 honor roll graduate of Samoan High School and attended Matafao Elementary School. His church home is CCCAS Fagatogo where his spiritual...
POLYNESIAN MIGRATION ROUTE GRAPHIC
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new DNA study appears to confirm the theory that Samoa is the cradle of Polynesia. And during the 1980s a series of archeologists and anthropologists trekked through Pago Pago on their way to Manu’a in a search for clues to unravel the origins of Polynesia.  While...
Al Harrington
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii media is reporting the passing of Al Harrington — Waikiki showroom headliner, television actor, teacher, and businessman —who  died Tuesday afternoon after suffering a stroke last week, his family confirmed. He was 85. Born Tausau Ta’a in American Samoa, Harrington was...
Geraldine Eda Wilhemina Rasmussen Rivers
St. George, UTAH — Geraldine Eda Wilhemina Rasmussen Rivers, 76, passed away September 8th in St. George, Utah.   Geraldine was affectionately known by her family and friends as Dini. She was born in Apia, Samoa, to Arthur Rasmussen and Eda Bryce Rasmussen. She married her soulmate, Don Rivers, on...
Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi in the arms of the Head of State
Apia, SAMOA — As Samoa police were poised to remove opposition HRPP members from Parliament grounds by force the Head of State, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, arrived and was then seen greeting the tearful leader of the HRPP Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. Despite the police instructing the...
People seated waiting for their turn to get covid vaccination
In this photo, the Pago Pago gym was packed last Friday with people coming in for their COVID-19 vaccination. Reports from the Task Force revealed the cash incentive of $100 per vaccination campaign is achieving its intended results. From the start of the $100 incentive on Aug. 30 to Sept. 5th, a...
Paolo (left) and Francis (right)
Paolo (left) and Francis (right) of American Samoa — newly hired from the territory for Taylor Farms in Washington state, smile for Samoa News camera, not only for the new job opportunity  but also they and the other workers from the territory have been able to get support with clothing, shoes and...
Flag at Pentagon
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The images of the 9-11 attack are seared into our memories as a nation. In American Samoa, we were awakened hours before dawn by frantic calls from friends and family in the mainland telling us to “turn on the TV”. Many young Samoans continue to enlist in the US Armed...
Fellow police officers with Evielynn-Deidra Siiloto Fetuao and Toke Vivao
 Department of Public Safety police officers joined their colleague Toke Vivao in celebrating his union to his sweetheart Ms. Evielynn-Deidra Siiloto Fetuao. The couple tied the knot in August and held a small celebration with close family and friends on August 21, 2021 at Cecelia’s Restaurant. [...
Lorina Seiuli Lee and Uifa’atali Aumua Amata,Mock
Le feiloa’iga ale tatou Faipule i le Konekeresi a le Malo Tele Uifa’atali Aumua Amata ma le sui o le fanau aoga mai Amerika Samoa, sa malaga mai mo le a’oa’oga fa’apitoa i le CSI Mock Court Proceedings ma isi uma ala o suesuega fa’aloia, i Georgetown University mo le Tuuaga Umi o Aoga na te’a nei....

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