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MANSFIELD AND FAMILY
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While American Samoa was celebrating graduation season and the achievements of so many local students completing their secondary education, Warrant Officer Tausala Kimberly Morris Mansfield of Aua was also reveling in her accomplishments in the U.S. Army. She is the...
Morgan Ulu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Morgan Ulu (Fagatogo) was one of the 917 Masters’ & Bachelors' graduates tossing their caps into the air when Southern Oregon University (SOU) in Ashland, Oregon celebrated its 97th Commencement Ceremony at Raider Stadium on Saturday, June 17. And she was one of the...
Mrs. Taiapisinuumalolo Sipili Togia’i (right) and her granddaughter Nevaeh Taiapisinuumalolo Nuusolia
Mrs. Taiapisinuumalolo Sipili Togia’i (right) and her granddaughter Nevaeh Taiapisinuumalolo Nuusolia, after her graduation ceremony from Point Loma High School San Diego, California, last Friday. Grandma is a retired Registered Nurse from Kaiser Hospital in Hawaii, where she still resides. Mrs...
Hope House residents with Tuilagi brothers and others
Anetere'a Tuilagi, Manu Tuilagi, Bishop Kolio Tumanuvao Etuale, and uncle of the Tuilagi brothers, Ilalio Mulipola along with the residents of Hope House posing for a picture for the presentation of their donation to the residential care facility. Read story in upcoming Tuesday's issue. [photo: Oey...
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Efi
Apia, SAMOA — Fifteen people have been recognized in the Samoa Honors and Awards for their outstanding service to the country. This is the first time the biannual awards have been presented in six years, and were held as part of the closing ceremony for the 60th Independence Celebrations. The...
Samoa's Independence celebration closing ceremony
The closing of ceremony of Samoa's 60 and 61 years of freedom was held on Thursday, June 1, 2023 with a Thanksgiving Service that included a presentation of National Awards and Honors to outstanding individuals of the community. It was held at the Malae o Tiafau in Mulinu’u, Samoa. International...
Fiame Naomi Mataafa and Fiame Mataaga Faumuina Mulinuu II
Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Samoa's Independence a distinctive 60 Tala banknote was introduced last week symbolizing the historic moment when the Samoa flag was proudly hoisted on January 1, 1962. The design features father and daughter, the front a portrait of the first female Prime...
AANHPI logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is crucial in serving and safeguarding communities across the United States, particularly in Hawaii and American Samoa. The employees at NOAA are committed to...
Kegisa Peata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Meet Kegisa Peata, a 26-year-old Samoan woman living in Washington State. She has amassed over 470k followers on TikTok through sharing her culture and touching on Samoan stories that have been passed down through generations. One of the legends Kegisa often touches on...
The newly awaited CD
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The highly anticipated new CD recorded by Grammy Award winner and son of Samoan Queen of Jazz, Mavis Rivers La’auli Matt Catingub was released in Los Angeles last week, Friday, May 12, 2023. “It is therefore most fitting to pay tribute to the memory of Mavis Chloe Rivers...

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