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Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa shakes hands with a StarKist employee
Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa shakes hands with a StarKist employee during her visit to StarKist early Friday morning, July 29, 2022. StarKist employees sported red t-shirts on Friday in honor of the PM’s visit. Many of StarKist employees from Samoa told Samoa News they were very honored...
Fa'anana Jerome Grey
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Samoan singer-songwriter Fa'anana Jerome Grey will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement award as the 2022 Pacific Music Awards in August return to the life stage. Grey’s iconic song ‘We Are Samoa’ became the unofficial anthem of the country, penned while Grey was...
Saute Sapolu carrying a cooking pot
Saute Sapolu has become a controversial cultural figure as he resides in his car and a minimalist structure in the parking lot of Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai, Hawaii.  Previously the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources confiscated Saute's personal belongings and self made Fale.  Saute...
Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa and Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fostering and developing economic and social policies is at the forefront of the 2Samoa Talks in the territory. An ava ceremony was held to officially welcome and open the two-day inter Samoa talks between Samoa and American Samoa. Called the “Atoa o Samoa” this is the...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga shaking hands with Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa
Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa (left) shakes hands with Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga (right) as the two leaders arrived yesterday morning before the start of the ASG hosted traditional welcoming ava ceremony at Su’igaula o le Atuvasa in Utulei, followed by the 2Samoa Talks later in the...
Daniel Avegalio
Sedalia, MISSOURI — The George W. Bush Institute announced this month that Daniel Avegalio, State Fair Community College (SFCC) Dean of Student Services, has been selected to participate in the 2022 Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program, a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at individuals serving our...
Fa'asaō High School, 50th Jubilee
Fa'asaō High School’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary Celebration Po Siva Fiafia Night, at the Fatu O Aiga Hall last week Saturday July 23, 2022. Each siva group opened with a donation, which then concluded with the sum total of what was donated during the dance by the celebrants. For example, one group...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A son of American Samoa, Rodney Te’o has been selected for a position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Information Technology Branch. He will be resigning as the director of Information Technology for Fort Hall — a replica of a fort that was built in...
Sentinel class cutter
Yokosuka, JAPAN — LT Ridge H. Alkonis — a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer currently serving as the Weapons Officer in USS Benfold (DDG 65) stationed in Yokosuka, Japan makes the case that posting USCG cutters in American Samoa would galvanize partnerships throughout the Southern Pacific....
Debris on the newly rehabed Ofu runway
Mother Nature was not in favor of ASG’s dedication of the newly rehabilitated Ofu Airport runway, as strong waves and debris covered both ends of the runway. Thick layers of sand and silt poured onto the runway delaying the government’s plans to dedicate the project. It is unknown if the the Port...

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