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Taffy, Jen and Makerita
Seattle, WASHINGTON — As the Holidays approach, cold weather, rising COVID- 19 cases in the United States, and no sign of a confirmed repatriation flight, members of the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa (TTFAAS) continue to turn for assistance to various organizations and resources...
Kilisitina A. ‘Kris’ Gates
Newport News, VIRGINIA — Kilisitina A. “Kris” Gates born in Pago Pago, American Samoa, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. She was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and faithful member of Maranatha Baptist Church for 37 years. She was a prayer warrior, devoted friend, mother and grandmother or “...
Taupou Tulimalefo’i,Rev. Mageo Patolo Mageo,members of the Pago Pago Aumaga
Paramount Chief Mauga Tasi Asuega’s Taupou, Tulimalefo’i when she was escorted by Rev. Mageo Patolo Mageo and members of the Pago Pago Aumaga inside Mauga’s guesthouse during a special ceremony held last Wednesday. [photo by AF]
Volunteers from the Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center helping with Thanksgiving food distribution
Honolulu, HAWAII — The beautiful volunteers who helped with the Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center Thanksgiving Food Distribution, which was held Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii for the members of the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa (stranded residents of American Samoa in...
Veterans waving thank you to Hawaii VA
Honolulu, HAWAII — Local veterans currently awaiting American Samoa’s border opening, have reached out to say “THANK YOU” for Wednesday’s feast treat by a Hawai’i VA group. “Your thoughtfulness to reach out last week to organize a feast for our veterans for Veterans Day is so appreciated with...
“Pasefika Su‘i Fefiloi” Virtual Concert banner
Honolulu, HAWAII — A mother contracted COVID-19 and was forced to quarantine in a tiny one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. Her small children and other relatives, including kupuna (elders) forced to remain in the living room. There were 12 of them; and to make it worse, the bathroom was in the...
Sualosi Faafeuu Taula’i
Killeen, TEXAS — A family service for Sgt. Major Sualosi “Oso” Faafeuu Taula’i, 71, of Fitiuta, American Samoa, is 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at Viss Family Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. The funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at the funeral home. Burial and military honors followed at...
 #90 John Tuitupou (Vaitogi), #55 Blessman Ta’ala (Aua),  and #50 Justus Tavai.
Hawaii Head Football Coach Todd Graham motivates his defensive line during the 2nd Quarter vs. New Mexico Lobos.  American Samoans may be familiar with #90 John Tuitupou (Vaitogi), #55 Blessman Ta’ala (Aua),  and #50 Justus Tavai. The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Football Team defeated the...
People providing food for veterans
Honolulu, HAWAII — Working closely with the Matsunaga Veteran Affairs Beneficial Travel office, resources and training were launched for American Samoa’s veterans stranded in Hawai’i. Many of them were standing at food banks and were referred to the Keiki to Kupuna Foundation, that provides weekly...
Samoa PM Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi tries out some Virtual Reality goggles
Samoa PM Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi tries out some Virtual Reality goggles after explaining that 35 people in Samoa have successfully undergone training for Virtual Reality technology.“This is the next step for Samoa in its communications. Samoa will soon be able to run at the same pace as...

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