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Sonny Ho Ching is now the eldest of the Ho Ching clan
Sonny Ho Ching shared the stories of his family's universal love for Aunty Vera. With her passing, he is now the eldest of the Ho Ching clan. A Celebration of Life was held for Vera Milovale Ho Ching Annesley at the Valley of the Temples, Kaneohe, Hawaii, on Nov. 23, 2022. She passed on Nov. 5,...
UEDA AWARDS PHOTO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center Program (PBCP) won top national awards for two of its Multi-Purpose Business Incubator project (MPBI) partners at the University Economic Development Association’s [UEDA] 2022 Awards of Excellence National Conference last...
U.S. Federal District Court House, Anchorage, Alaska
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the Samoan defendants involved in kidnapping and drug trafficking case in Alaska was sentenced last week to 35 years in federal prison by the federal court in Anchorage, according to federal prosecutors and court records. Thirty-one year old Faamanu Vaifanua, aka...
Polynesian Thanksgiving graphic
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu P. S. Mauga and Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata yesterday issued separate statements on Thanksgiving 2022, the official start of the holiday season. In his annual Thanksgiving message, the governor noted that, “Thanksgiving Season is upon us! It is a time to...
Dignataries at welome for  Punialava’a band
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The legendary Punialavaa Band led by Reverend Iosefa Lale Peteru is in the territory for a concert that will put awareness on Alzheimer’s disease. The event is a collaborative effort of the Agency for Better Living Endeavors (ABLE) and the American Samoa...
Fainu’ulelei Falefatu Alailima-Utu and Olo Fiti Afoa Vaa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa’s Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure Olo Fiti Afoa Vaai (right) presents a Toa o Samoa shirt as a gift to American Samoa’s Attorney General Fainu’ulelei Falefatu Alailima-Utu during the official launching and maiden voyage of the MV Lady Samoa IV on...
Vaitogi's John Tuitupou, his daughter Tifa, Aua's Maurice Ta'ala, teamate Andrew Choi, and Aua's Blessman Ta'ala
Vaitogi's John Tuitupou, his daughter Tifa, Aua's Maurice Ta'ala, teamate Andrew Choi, and Aua's Blessman Ta'ala celebrate Hawaii Football connection to American Samoa during Senior Night.  The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors defeated the UNLV Rebels 31-25, at the Clarence T.C. Ching Complex...
Samoa Tourism Authority staffers
The delegation from the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA), along with others from Apia, posed for a Samoa News photo last week at Sadie’s by the Sea hotel, for the STA’s Discover Beautiful Sales Mission to American Samoa. — an effort to actively re-engage with the American Samoa market at all levels...
Final Score Rugby League World cup
Apia, SAMOA — It just was not Samoa’s day as they were humbled 30-10 by the Kangaroos in the final of the Rugby League World Cup at Old Trafford in England. But that was enough to dampen spirits in Samoa, as fans in Apia acknowledged the hard work by the team that has created history. A large group...
3 Toa fans
Apia, SAMOA — On the main street of Apia, the capital of Samoa, everything is blue. People are in royal blue T-shirts, blue streamers hang from car windows, some houses have even been painted blue in the last week. Samoans are decked out in the colours of their Toa Samoa, the national men’s rugby...

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