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American Samoa girls softball team
Team American Samoa girls softball All Stars playing in the Triple Crown National Invitational Tournament in Stockton CA this week. You go girls!  [photo: Manu’atele Community]
govt leaders enjoying Manu’a Flag Day festivities
Government leaders enjoying the youth activities during Day 2 of the Manu’a Flag Day festivities that ended with a special movie night for the young children, complete with a variety of snacks and entertainment. The movie event was sponsored and organized by the Development Bank of American Samoa (...
Students and faculty members from Univ of Washington with Gov Lemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Pacific Islander research group from the University of Washington (UW), together with UW Professors, joined Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga and office staff at morning devotions held in the Governors conference room on June 29, 2023. The UW group consists of ten undergrad...
Gagana Samoa posters
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — A new language app developed for the Samoan language has been launched in New Zealand. Samoa Capital Radio in Wellington, the oldest Samoan radio station in Aotearoa, is behind the production and development of the app. Samoa's Acting High Commissioner to New Zealand,...
Standing from L-R back: Francine Amoa (Traveling coach), Aifili Tamasoali'i, (front) Joelei Ioane, Alexandria Amoa, Aitulagi Godinet, Head Coach Dave Godinet and coach Florence Wasko.
Standing from L-R back: Francine Amoa (Traveling coach), Aifili Tamasoali'i, (front) Joelei Ioane, Alexandria Amoa, Aitulagi Godinet, Head Coach Dave Godinet and coach Florence Wasko.The 4 young players will be traveling to Fiji on Friday for the Pacific Oceania Junior Championships, July 10-19  in...
taro growning
Apia, SAMOA — A remarkable story of resilience and opportunity is unfolding when you meet Seuamuli Kome Robbie Lauano, a 48-year-old entrepreneur whose dedication and resourcefulness have brought the flavors of Samoan taro to the shores of New Zealand, thanks to the support of the Ministry of...
Dr. Eric Carter and nurse Allison Carter with Manu'a patient
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three retired medical doctors and their spouses are serving a unique mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Tropical Hospital in Tutuila, American Samoa. Because of licensing issues, most medical missionaries that serve...
Iam Tongi
Honolulu, HAWAII — Preparations are underway for Ohana Day this weekend! “American Idol” season 21 winner Iam Tongi will take the stage for a special performance on Saturday. The two-day festival begins on July 1 at 3 p.m. at the Turtle Bay Resort. Read more at Hawaii News Now
amata with photo of Saaga
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is highlighting the life and service of Henry William Saaga, U.S. Army, born in Utulei, in Tutuila, and forever remembered at Normandy’s Wall of the Missing in Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Congresswoman Amata is part of a...
The Samoan Congregational Community Church Youth Group
Carson, CALIFORNIA — On Saturday, June 24, Carson city leaders and over 1,000 residents celebrated Samoan Heritage Day honoring the area’s diverse culture and community. The 2nd annual event was intentionally held in Foisia Park named after longtime resident and community parks leader James M....

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