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Edwina Thorne – Horns (NZ) — One of the memorable performers during last year’s Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival is part of this year’s Jazz Fest set to open in American Samoa, Friday, Nov. 4. She is one of the members of the Samoana Festival Band 2016, which will feature musicians from the 2Samoa, under the direction of our own Francis Leleua, who is the Music Co-ordinator for the Curriculum Division in American Samoa’s Department of Education. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Tradewinds Hotel Pavilion, 2015]
It has all the makings of a world class festival — two countries, two weekends, home-grown talent on display — all inspired by a legendary South Pacific woman. It’s that time of year again for the Samoana Jazz Festival, an emerging festival tradition in 2Samoas with a growing following around the...
It has all the makings of a world class festival — two countries, two weekends, home-grown talent on display — all inspired by a legendary South Pacific woman. It’s that time of year again for the Samoana Jazz Festival, an emerging festival tradition in 2Samoas with a growing following around the...
Edwina Thorne – Horns (NZ) — One of the memorable performers during last year’s Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival is part of this year’s Jazz Fest set to open in American Samoa, Friday, Nov. 4. She is one of the members of the Samoana Festival Band 2016, which will feature musicians from the 2Samoa, under the direction of our own Francis Leleua, who is the Music Co-ordinator for the Curriculum Division in American Samoa’s Department of Education. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Tradewinds Hotel Pavilion, 2015]
It has all the makings of a world class festival — two countries, two weekends, home-grown talent on display — all inspired by a legendary South Pacific woman. It’s that time of year again for the Samoana Jazz Festival, an emerging festival tradition in 2Samoas with a growing following around the...
Krispy Chicken opened it doors to customers on Saturday morning — and closed at around 6p.m. — they ran out of product! Yep - that’s how good it is! And when Samoa News visited them on Sunday, at their purported “open” time of 10 a.m. — customers were already streaming in for toana’i. And what a...
Activists against human trafficking joined together this past week in a movement to wipe out human trafficking.

 A21 is a global movement to abolish injustice in the 21st Century. Human Trafficking is considered modern day slavery in this day and age, and with stories of foreign fishermen being...
The Manu'atele pictured at the shipyard in Washington State this past September.[SN file photo]
American Samoa’s new multimillion dollar vessel for Manu’a is still undergoing US Coast Guard inspection in Washington State and Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele said ASG will not take over the MV Manu’atele unless it’s deemed “seaworthy” by the Coast Guard. During last...
Two separate domestic cases on Monday this week, during separate times of the day, sent three people — including a divorced couple — to jail and all three appeared Tuesday in District Court for their initial appearance. In the first case, which occurred in Tafuna, the woman was charged, while the...
In this Samoa News file photo, Lt. Gov. Lemanu cuts the ribbon for the newly renovated ER unit at LBJ hospital in Sept. 2016.
At last Thursday’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association, three questions were asked of the candidates for lieutenant governor, with one of questions, “How do you see your role as lieutenant governor, if your team wins the election?” causing Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga...
Pictured here are the new officers in the ASCC Chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Left to right:  William Siaki, Mafoa Falefata, Gracechelle Cabalar, Reina Sotto, Chesiah Javier, and Sivoki Niumataiwalu.  [Courtesy Photo]
The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) has elected its officers for fall 2016 through spring 2017, and outlined an agenda of activities to provide today’s health and human services students with an opportunity to gain a competitive...
A look at some of Samoa Tuna Processors employees in front of the STP gate on Oct. 13, the same day its owner Tri Marine International announced the indefinite closure of STP effective Dec. 11. Rumors of Tri Marine selling its facility or at least parts of its facility are rampant, while the company has said STP will be maintained as a hub of its Pacific operations, while a final solution is sought. [photo: AF]
With Tri Marine International’s announcement that its Samoa Tuna Processors canning facility is indefinitely closed effective Dec. 11, there is already speculation that StarKist Co., might take over some of SPT’s property, especially the freezer storage facility, something that StarKist Samoa has...

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