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Kueni Hisatake and Fou Laolagi with former Manu’a Faipule, Vesi Fautanu (center)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Kueni Hisatake and Fou Laolagi with former Manu’a Faipule, Vesi Fautanu (center), the new COO of DOH, who was one of  the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa's staunchest supporters last year.  Kueni, Fou and Tulaga Whitcombe (taking the photo) represented...
American Samoa flag draped casket of the late former Sen. Tulifua Tini Lam Yuen with police escorte
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa flag draped casket of the late former Sen. Tulifua Tini Lam Yuen was carried by a police honor guard during the burial service at his home in Happy Valley area of Tafuna on Monday this week. Tulifua passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2021 at the age of...
Jonathan Ward (left) and defendant Talalima Toilolo (right)
Sacramento, CALIFORNIA — A Samoan man who resides in Utah, was sentenced last week by a federal judge in California to 120 months imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution for his guilty plea in June 2020 to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, according to federal court records and the...
Families with signs welcoming their loved ones home
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was a beautiful sunny President's Day holiday, Monday, Feb 15, 2021 when the 159 repatriated citizens and residents of American Samoa that were quarantined at Tradewinds Hotel for 14 days, were finally allowed to return to their families after 5 Negative COVID-19...
Speaker of the House with family members of Tulifua Tini Lam Yuen
Le afioga le Fofoga Fetalai Savali Talavou Ale ma le pa’ia o aiga ua fa’atasi ane ina ia fa’atumau tonu aua le to’ai I fanua o le tama matua Tulifua Tini Lam Yuen i fanua ma aiga i le aso ananafi lea ua faia ai ona toe sauniga. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Join us and our returning residents here, on twitter or Facebook for the final Thanksgiving Service and sua presentations. Live stream courtesy of Tulaga Peleti Whitcombe.
Repatriated and quarantined residents at Sunday church service
A scene from the live stream of the Sunday evening church service for the 159 returning residents who are completing their final quarantine period at the Tradewinds Hotel.  Tune in to our Facebook, Twitter or website to see the live stream of today’s su’a presentation from the repats to ASG and all...
Still shot from live feed
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Watch the lifestream from American Samoa of the Sunday church service and thanksgiving from the quarantine location for the 159 returning residents who will be released from quarantine this week.
Astronauts welcomed to American Samoa by young cultural dancers
Washington, D.C. – February is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, in February of 1971. It was one of several Apollo missions in which the astronauts splashed down near American Samoa and were first welcomed back on land in American Samoa. In commemoration, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata...
Two photos of Dwayne Johnson as a youngster
Every legend has a beginning. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in a larger-than-life family comedy based on outrageous stories of his youth.  Young Rock premieres Tuesday, Feb. 16 on NBC. This coming-of-age journey highlights the unforgettable moments and incredible relationships that took Dwayne...

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