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Front of the 2021 American Samoa Lunar Calendar
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is pleased to announce the availability of the 2021 traditional lunar calendars for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam and Hawaiʻi. The calendars aim to raise awareness about...
Ladies who were among residents who participated in the  “Wave for repatriation flights - Not open borders”
These ladies were among residents who participated in the  “Wave for repatriation flights - Not open borders” at Utulei Friday morning. As of Friday, there has been no word on a repatriation flight, as the governor remains concerned with the continuing increase in the number of coronavirus cases in...
Fireman Ta'ita'ifono "Tinei" Igafo is pictured with his mom, aunties, and uncle
Spokane, WASHINGTON — Fireman Ta'ita'ifono "Tinei" Igafo arrived at the St. Lukes Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, Washington a week ago today — Friday October 16, 2020. Igafo is one of the survivors of the tragic accident that claimed the lives of two firefighters in the early morning of April...
Tisa (right) and Candyman
Alega Village, AMERICAN SAMOA — This weekend, October 24th and 25th, with COVID-19 restrictions in place, American Samoa will be opening its borders  — VIRTUALLY — for Tisa’s 15th Annual Tattoo Festival 2020 at the famous Tisa’s Barefoot Bar in the heart of Polynesia, in Alega village. The two-day...
Wayne and Pua Pila
Honolulu, HAWAII — Wayne and Pua Pila tried to visit the ASG office in Honolulu on Friday “to look around”, but one of the staff members closed the office door without replying to the Pila’s request to enter, so they left. They have been staying with their daughter at Hickam Air Force Base in...
Aupito William Sio
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's Labour Party will see its largest ever Pacific caucus after claiming a landslide victory of 64 seats in Parliament. Last term's four existing Pasifika MPs, Carmel Sepuloni for Kelston, Jenny Salesa for *Panmure-Ōtāhuhu, Aupito William Sio for Māngere and Poto...
Elisapeta T. Lesatele Alaimaleata, second from right, with family members,
The Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center - Hawaii Founder and Executive Director, Elisapeta T. Lesatele Alaimaleata, second from right, a staunch supporter of the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa (TTFAAS), with family members, during the TTFAAS peaceful protest in front of the ASG-...
Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a pose in front of a relative's home
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a pose in front of a relative's home where they are temporarily staying in Tracy, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2020. The couple is homesick for American Samoa. They are among an estimated 600 residents of the territory who were off-...
The Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center in Hawaii held its 2nd Food Drive, on Saturday, October 10, for more than 100 members of the TTF Alliance of American Samoa (American Samoa Stranded Residents) living in Hawaii.  Le Fetuao and it’s many partners, which includes the CCCAS Kanana Fou Church in...
The young children performing bible skits
Apia, SAMOA — Let us cherish our children. That was the overarching message at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) at Savaia, Lefaga, when children led their White Sunday church service. The C.C.C.S. of Savaia, Lefaga joined various church denominations to celebrate White Sunday...

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