Samoa’s Cyclone Evan death toll at 5; 11 still missing

by staff

Samoa’s death toll from Cyclone Evan stands at five with 11 missing says the latest Cyclone Evan report issued by the Samoa Government, the Eve of Christmas. The report notes that nine are lost at sea and two are lost on land.

Sen. Inouye farewelled at dignified service in Washington D.C.

by Aumua Amata

(MEDIA RELEASE-American Samoa)--American World renowned travel guide “Lonely Planet” announced this month on CNN their “Top 10 U.S. Destinations” to visit in 2013, which features American Samoa at number five, reports the American Samoa Visitor's Bureau Newsletter today.

by Tina Mata'afa-Tufele, Editor-In-Chief

(MEDIA RELEASE—HONOLULU, Hawai’i)—Tattoos. Fashion. Music. Culture. That’s the INKED Island Fashion Show in a nutshell and many who were part of INKED 2 held Dec. 1 at The Westin San Diego are saying great things about it.

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THE FEEL GOOD PARTY Saturday, May 25, 2013

Concert and video shoot at Pau Hana Lounge. See event poster. Go to for more information.

RIDDIMFEST Saturday, June 8, 2013

Concert featuring 16 artists at Aloha Tower Marketplace for 18 years and up. See event poster. Go to for more information.

Earlier this year:

NESIANFEST 2013 Jan. 19, 2013

(HONOLULU) – Executive Committee members of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council extend their condolences to the family of the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, who passed away Monday in Maryland. Council Chair William Aila (Hawai`i), Arnold Palacios (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Ed Ebisui (Hawai`i), William Sword (American Samoa), Michael Duenas (Guam) and Council Executive Director Kitty Simonds noted how valuable Sen. Inouye was to fisheries conservation, management and development in Hawai`i and the other US Pacific Islands in the region.

(Washington, D.C.)—Congressman Faleomavaega today offered his personal condolences on the passing of Fofoga o Samoa Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii. Sen. Inouye passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2012 at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

“Today, we have a lost a father, a hero, and a true friend of American Samoa,” Faleomavaega said. “There is no doubt Senator Inouye was a strong advocate for the people of Hawaii but he was also instrumental in helping the people of American Samoa and all our Territories and neighbors in the Pacific.”