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Governor's traveling group at lunch with Amata
Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga, First Lady Ella Mauga, Department Directors and the Governor’s team from American Samoa enjoyed a private lunch in Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata’s new office in the Rayburn Building. [courtesy photo]
Dr. Carter and Mrs. Carter
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center resident-cardiologist, Dr Eric Carter, (left) with his nurse, who is also his wife, Sister Allison, pose for a Samoa News photo last Friday morning before the start of the “Heart Wave” in front of McDonald’s Restaurant, in Tafuna. Dr. Carter, a medical...
 Uluao Letuli receiving the Olo title
High Chiefs of the territory officially bestowing the “Olo” – Le Tama Matua – title to Olo Olotai Uluao Letuli during his Saofa’i that was held this past Friday in Auma Leone. [photo: Tony Gasu]
Dr. Tusi and 'ava ceremony guests at his retirement
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Well known advocate of economic development that weaves indigenous wisdom, values of aloha, healing, ohana and spirituality with modern science, knowledge, and technology, Papalii Dr. Failautusi Avegalio has retired. Dr. Avegalio, oft called Dr. ‘Tusi’ has served for...
Miss American Samoa Kauhani Mea’alofa Teisa Fuimaono during float parade
The American Samoa Float, with Miss American Samoa Kauhani Mea’alofa Teisa Fuimaono on board during the Miss Pacific Island Pageant float parade yesterday (Friday in Samoa) in downtown Apia, Samoa [photo: American Samoa Visitors Bureau]
Howard Helg
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A friend, mentor, coach, and partner to many in American Samoa, Tauiliili Howard F. Helg passed away Monday, January 23, 2023, at the age of 70, with many members of his family by his side, after a short battle with Cancer. A longtime businessman and silent benefactor to...
Miss South Pacific contestants 2023
The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Week program bagan with the contestants attending church Sunday morning at the Satapuala Methodist Church.  Miss American Samoa, Kauhani Fuimaono (far right) attended along with the other four contestants — Miss Nauru, Miss Papua New Guinea, Miss Solomon Islands and...
Kauhani Fuimaono and Miss American Samoa Board Director, Simeafou Imo and others
Apia, SAMOA — The five Pacific young women who will be vying for the Miss Pacific Islands crown have arrived in Samoa for the pageant that runs through Feb. 4. Alexandra Melody Pitcher representing Nauru landed at the Faleolo International airport on Thursday evening and was welcomed by the current...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — If your visitors from off-island plan to spend a few days in beautiful Samoa, swimming in waterfalls, hiking up mountains, kayaking the sea, surfing the waves and snorkeling the waters, they will need to find somewhere to lie down and refresh for the next day in paradise...
Products for sale at the Fagatogo Market Place
A variety of locally grown fruits sold yesterday at the Market Place in Fagatogo, while in the background handicraft stands sell a variety of items. Unfortunately, not all are made locally, but are said to be products of Polynesia. [photo: Julie Pau’u]