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Jr Tennis Team American Samoa
A look at some of the members from Team Amerika Samoa who represented the territory in the Pacific Oceania Junior Tennis Championships in the Under 12 Division. The tournament took place in Suva, Fiji last week. [photo: courtesy]
Ronald Taufaasee
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Washington State Samoan family is grieving after what appears to be a senseless, unprovoked shooting took the life of one of their beloved family members.  The victim was identified as Ronald Taufaasee, a 26-year-old Tumwater, Washington man who along with his brother...
Washington Post graphic
Washington, D.C. — For much of the postwar era, America’s territories thrived. Remnants of the age of imperialism, the five far-flung Caribbean and Pacific outposts added residents faster than most states. But the 2020 Census revealed a troubling turn: Every territory is now shrinking, losing...
 Paramount Chief, Tualatai Senator Satele Galu Satele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was an emotional moment for Senators, yesterday when they observed a moment of silence in honor of Paramount Chief, Tualatai Senator Satele Galu Satele who passed away on Wednesday, on island. Senators paid tribute to their colleague, Paramount Chief, Tualatai...
American Samoa Visitors Bureau poster
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Visitors Bureau (ASVB) and its partners are gearing up for the “Month of Moso’oi” celebration in October, with the public — especially students and teachers — invited for the first week of scheduled events. ASVB calls on the community to join them and...
Bella Young displays one of her illustrations
Apia, SAMOA — Author Lani Wendt Young has released a new book titled ‘Mata Lulu’. It’s her 16th book, and it marks an exciting new direction for Samoa’s internationally acclaimed writer, as it’s a collaborative project with her daughter. Fourteen year old Bella Young did the illustrations, co-wrote...
Haylanni Pearl Mataupu Kuruppu
Apia, SAMOA — Miss Samoa Melbourne, Haylanni Pearl Mataupu Kuruppu is the new Miss Samoa 2022/2023, after she won in front of a boisterous crowd crowd on Saturday night at Gym 1, Tuanaimato.  The Australian Catholic University student, who is about to complete a physiotherapy degree, was contestant...
U.S. Federal District Court House, Honolulu, HI
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge in Honolulu has “dismissed without prejudice” many of the claims in a civil rights lawsuit, brought by a Samoan man, whose murder conviction by a state court was overturned by Hawaii’s highest court after finding the Honolulu Police Department  (HPD) as...
SAMOA TOURISM AUTHORITY GRAPHIC
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A range of activities for Samoa’s 60th Independence Celebration are taking place September 4-10 with the official flag-raising taking place in Savaii for the first time since independence in 1962. The ceremony took place Tuesday morning at the Don Bosco Technical College...
The 15 Year reunion of all American Samoa 2007 High School graduates
The 15 Year reunion of all American Samoa 2007 High School graduates who now live in Washington State took place in Seattle recently. It was a fun-filled family event and a few classmates flew in from other states to join in the festivities.  The goal was for everyone — e Nofo Fealofani maua loto...

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