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Nativity Scene in front of a Christmas Tree
Among the many Holiday decorations and greetings at the LBJ Medical Center, is the “Nativity Scene” by the hospital’s Engineering/Maintenance and the Human Resources Department. It’s the reason for the season. Merry Christmas to Samoans everywhere from Samoa News in American Samoa. [photo: Akenese...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata getting vaccinated
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata was given the vaccine Saturday, and she encourages people to take the vaccine as it becomes available. “It was not difficult and I have not felt sick,” Amata said. “I do think it’s the right thing for our people to do, so we can begin a return to more normal times.” In...
Manumalo Ala’ilima
Portland, OREGON — In June, Manumalo Ala’ilima got a call from a family member that their brother was hospitalized for Covid-19. Ala’ilima lives in Portland, Oregon, while the rest of their family — some of whom also contracted the virus — live in Southern California. For a while, Ala’ilima was...
Blessman Ta'ala blocking an opponent
 University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Junior Defensive Lineman, Blessman Ta’ala of Aua and a Fagaitua High School grad — was named Honorable Mention All Mountain West Conference Team.   [Photo by Barry Markowitz, Courtesy Bluesky Communications]
Rene Lawrence Frank Clemens (right) — with his wife of 54-years Esperanza “Nenita” Clemens (left).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local resident Rene Lawrence Frank Clemens, who served in ASG for some three-decades and was also a former president of the Lions Club of Pago Pago, passed away at Kaiser Permanente in Modesto, California on Nov. 17th. He was 79-years old, says daughter Dannielle King....
Territorial Christmas Tree 2020
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the Administration’s last year in office, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has put out his final call to all ASG agencies to “decorate our island” sending a message of peace and love to the people of American Samoa. Christmas 2020 is also very important to the...
“Afioga Tufele Li’amatua Sr. Tufele Cultural Center”
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The newly upgraded, extended and renovated main Fale Samoa at the Su’igaula o le Atuvasa Park at Utulei was dedicated last Saturday and it has been named after the late traditional leader Tufele Li’amatua Sr., as the “Afioga Tufele Li’amatua Sr. Tufele Cultural Center”....
Pearl Harbor attack survivor Uifa’atali Peter T. Coleman in the U.S. Army in World War II.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata commemorated National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Dec. 7, 1941), noting that “each year, falling between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Pearl Harbor Day is a reminder of the sacrifices of the World War II generation that gave us so much. We have lived...
Left to right: Samoan student workers Marleiziah Peseta, Bitner Lameta, Bethlyn Laurenson, Angel Fafai and Ana Esa
Honolulu, HAWAII — When travel restrictions were put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Samoan students were among those stuck in Hawaii following the closure of BYU–Hawaii. Despite having to follow health and safety guideline working during a pandemic, the students shared they are...
vials of covid-19 vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — As two companies announce COVID-19 vaccines with effectiveness rates above 90 percent, The Samoa Observer is reporting that the World Health Organisation warns it is too soon to say when they might reach Samoa’s shores. Two American companies in as many weeks have announced vaccines...

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