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Downtown Fagatogo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoans all over the world are gearing up for the Rugby League World Cup, where Toa Samoa will be playing for the first time against defending champions Australia and the game will be held tomorrow in England. Dora Luamanu and Julie Pauu spoke to people around town about...
Loretta Solema Ueselani
Anchorage, ALASKA — Loretta Solema Ueselani is a recipient of the YWCA of Alaska Youth Scholarship Award. She is the only Samoan student receiving this honor. A special event in honor of the recipients was held on November 17, 2022 at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms Ueselani hails...
ATVs supporting Toa o Samoa
A parade of vehicles in support of Toa Samoa as they head into the final of the Rugby League World Cup against Australia's Kangaroos in Manchester this weekend is happening in Samoan communities around the world. Here's a Toa Samoa Parade — American Samoa Style.  [courtesy photo]
Bishop-elect Reverend Father Etuale kneels
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hundreds of devout Catholics, priests and bishops from around the world and government leaders from the territory as well as Samoa attended the ordination of Reverend Father Tumanuwao Etuale, as the Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago. In August, the...
Vera Annesley reading the paper
Honolulu, HAWAII — Our beautiful mother passed peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022 at her home in Honolulu after a brief fight due to a stroke. She was surrounded by many of her family and loved ones who talked story and sang songs with her, even after she had passed with the Lord’s grace. Vera...
Bishop-elect Kolio Tumanuwao Etuale (kneeling as he is covered by a fine mat)
Bishop-elect Kolio Tumanuwao Etuale, kneeling as he is covered by a fine mat during the Penitential Rite — The Sign of Reconciliation as part of his ordination process presided over by Principal Consecrator Bishop Peter Brown, and Co-Consecrators Nuncio Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa (apostolic...
Coffin of the late Senator Paramount Chief Satele Galu T. Satele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A State Fineral for the late Senator Paramount Chief Satele Galu T. Satele was held Thursday with hundreds in attendance at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. As a “mark of respect” for the late Senator, who passed away Sept. 21 this year at the age of 80, Gov. Lemanu P. S...
Sione Molia stopped
Sione Molia and his fellow NZ All Black 7s were dominated both offensively and defensively as evident in their being crushed 24-0 by Manu Samoa, Day 1 at the 2022 HSBC Hong Kong 7s at Hong Kong Stadium. [photo by Barry Markowitz, courtesy Sadie's by the Sea]
Candyman and Tisa dishing up the feast at the annual tattoo festival
With Candyman at the front of the line carving up the #2 fresh out of the umu and Tisa dishing up the palusami and other Samoan delicacies the 17th Annual Tisa's Tattoo Festival closed on Sunday afternoon with a 'Feast at the Fest' where local and off-island guests were invited to join and enjoy...
ASCC students with the storytellers Ms Tolua Samifua, Ms C. Makanani Sala, and Dr Aaron J. Sala
Students of the American Samoa Community College together with the storytellers Ms Tolua Samifua, Ms C. Makanani Sala, and Dr Aaron J. Sala during the ASVP sponsored Reimagining Storytelling from an ‘Authentic Lens’ on Wednesday, Oct. 19 2022 at the ASCC Multipurpose Center following their workshop...

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