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NMS STAMP ISSUE
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuary System, the U.S. Postal Service released this past Friday a new series of stamps that depict the abundant wildlife and diverse ecosystems that can be found in the waters of America’s national marine...
Jacob John Olaf Netzler
Apia, SAMOA — The life of former Parliamentarian, Jacob John Olaf Netzler was celebrated during a State funeral held at the Mulivai Cathedral on Saturday morning.  Families, friends, associates and his fellow church and village members gathered at Mulivai to pay their respects and farewell the 82-...
Summer Youth Employment Program dancers
Dancers performing last Friday for the Summer Youth Employment Program’s “Cultural Day” for “Tupulaga Mo a Taeao” — or Youth for Tomorrow — at Fagaalu Park as shown in this photo posted on the ASG Facebook page. [photo: ASG Facebook]
Fuiava Bert Fuiava
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After 13 successful years at the National Park of American Samoa, Manu’a Ranger Fuiava Bert Fuiava is moving to Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada for another opportunity with the National Park Service. A native-born son of American Samoa from the village of...
Kingdon Chapple-Wilson, aka Kings
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, Auckland came alive with music, glitz and glam for the first live Pacific Music Awards in two years on Thursday night. The annual ceremony has been held online the past two years due to COVID-19 restrictions. Fa'anana Jerome Grey was...
Chester Leoso
Chester Leoso (in this photo posted on the UH News website) who is taking courses in information and computer science at the Hawaii-based, Leeward Community College has been selected for the highly competitive NASA cohort program. The program drew more than 5,000 applicants nationwide, and only 147...
Students with master carver
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some 30 high school students have been working with Matua o Faiva or master carver Faleagafulu Filipo Tauai on carving three paopao or small fishing canoes for the past several weeks. The Paopao Project is collaboration between NOAA National Marine Sanctuary of American...
Arlene Sewell
Honolulu, HAWAII — Brigham Young University–Hawaii Operations Vice President Kevin Schlag has named Arlene Sewell as the new Chief Information Officer. In this role, Sewell will lead all aspects of Information Technology, providing strategic direction to help the university accomplish its mission...
Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Apia, SAMOA — New Zealand will provide $15m to support Samoa with its climate change priorities. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement on Tuesday morning, at a joint press conference with Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa. New Zealand will work with the Samoan government to...
Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cut a cake to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship in Apia on Monday, Aug. 01, 2022. The two leaders were holding a bilateral meeting yesterday to discuss shared interests. New Zealand has...

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