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Food stall at  Flag Day Flea Market
Smell that barbecue cooking at the Flag Day Flea Market going on Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturday 6am-noon at the OMV in Tafuna. Lots of plants, produce and local products as well as food are available for sale. [Facebook photo]
Aunuu village
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Let us honor our Forefathers for their vision and wisdom in freely ceding the future of our people to a great nation,” Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga said in his Flag Day memorandum issued Monday, April 8.  Flag Day, Wednesday, April 17, 2024, will be observed as a holiday in...
new Vailoa village sign
The Vailoa village malae provides the ultimate Samoan village setting to live and experience village life with its customs, activities, and recreation. A new Vailoa village sign was recently installed. It is part of the current ASG Beautification Appreciation island-wide effort. Efforts are in sync...
Samoa's winning try
Des Sepulona Faoa (Tuanai and Faleula) scored Manu Samoa's winning Try in Extra Time defeating Great Britain 12-7 in the 9th Place Semi Finals at the HSBC Hong Kong SVNS, Day 2, Hong Kong Stadium, Happy Valley, Hong Kong SAR, China.  [Photo by Barry Markowitz]
Manu'a women
During the final week of Women’s History Month, DYWA Manu’a Coordinator Sina Upuia Fuiava Howe organized an event and fellowship dinner at Tu’umumusu Loimata O Le Alofa Hall in Faleāsao Manu’a. Manu’a women from diverse backgrounds and age groups gathered to celebrate and empower one another. This...
Mark Sauvao and his K-9 partner,
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — A jury this week awarded $11.5 million to a former Los Angeles police K-9 handler who sued the city alleging that his supervisors retaliated and discriminated against him in part because of his Samoan ancestry. The officer, Mark Sauvao — pronounced "su-VOW" — alleged he...
Evotia Annie Tuiteleleapaga
Longdale, NEVADA — Evotia Annie Tuiteleleapaga, age 79, died Monday, March 11, 2024 in Logandale, Nevada. She was born March 3, 1945 in Pago Pago, American Samoa to Maiava Aimalefoa and Tumua Matu’u Toleafoa. On April 10, 1965 she married Teofilo Nikolao Tuiteleleapaga in San Diego, California....
Filomenaleonisa Iakopo and her mother Priscilla
Filomenaleonisa Iakopo and her mother Priscilla pose proudly with the American Samoa flag at the recent 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Read story in Sports. [courtesy photo]
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata and others
Presentation of Amata’s Matai Taule’ale’a in the village before Utaife’au and the Pago Pago Aumaga Leadership on Saturday, March 10, at 11a.m. Her Matai Taulealea is Savaliga Afu. [courtesy photo]
CWO3(R) Ifong Lee with her parents
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The month of March is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the remarkable contributions that women have made to the history of this great nation. Women's History Month is a time to reflect on the tireless efforts of women from all levels of society who have fought for...