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Archive - May 8, 2012

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Team Samoa Head Trainer mourns death of Jr. Seau

Team Samoa head trainer Richard Brown is mourning the death of fellow team mate, Junior Seau, Samoan former star linebacker who played 13 of his 20 NFL seasons with the San Diego Chargers.

PRBC Chairman Edwin Puni said, "As soon as I heard the news about Seau, I called Richard in Samoa."

Mr. Brown, who made the transition from former professional NFL player to being conditioning and fitness trainer for Manu Samoa then Toa Samoa, is currently head trainer for Team Samoa.



Togiola confident Territory will receive full membership on International Rugby Board

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American Samoa Rugby Union chairman, Gov. Togiola Tulafono is confident that the territory’s application for full membership on the International Rugby Board (IRB) will be approved while the local rugby union is now preparing to send a team to an Oceania tournament in August.



Saili Togiola nisi avanoa mo lumana’i o fanau aoga atunuu

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O le tau sailiga o nisi avanoa e mafai ai ona agava’a nisi o fanau mo sikolasipi, o se tasi lea o mataupu na laualuga i se talanoaga sa faia e le alii kovana ma kovana o nisi o Setete a le malo tele,  i le vaiaso na te’a nei.

Na taua e le matua ia Togiola Tulafono e faapea, o se tasi o faafitauli o lo o feagai ma le malo, o le taugata o le totogi o aoga, ma ua avea lea ma itu ua vaapiapi ai avanoa sikolasipi e mafai ona maua e tama ma teine aoga.



Su’esu’ega A’ofa’i GHG Kasa - Amerika Samoa

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Ulua’i Su’esu’ega ua faia e fa’ailoa ai le sao o Amerika Samoa i le suiga tuga o le Tau!



Tala o Faamasinoga

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LOMITUSI UIAGALELEI

O le alii lea o lo o tuuaia i lona sasaina o le ulu o le isi alii i se suo i le vaiaso na te’a nei, ua molia nei e le malo i le moliaga mamafa o le faaoolima i le tulaga lua, ma ua faamoemoe e toe tulai i le taeao nei i luma o le Faamasinoga Maualuga, e iloilo ai pe tuu sa’o atu loa lana mataupu i luma o le Faamasinoga Maualuga e faaauau ai.



Tapena ASRU mo isi taamilosaga faava-o-malo

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Ua vaaia le le toe solomuli o le Iuni Lapaki a Amerika Samoa (ASRU) i le faia o soo se gaioiga ina ia faatumauina ai pea lana miti ua maea ona faatula’i, o le avea lea ma totino tumau o le Faalapotopotoga o Taaloga Lakapi i le lalolagi (IRB), e ala i le faatulagaina lea o ana au mo taamilosaga faava-o-malo o loo aga’i mai.



‘Fonomatai’ Polokalama Fa’a-Tekonolosi Fou a le Fono

Ua si’itia le ala o feso’ota’iga a le fono faitulafono i faiga fa’aonaponei lea e fa’aaogaina ai tekonolosi fou, ua le fa’auaeaina masini, ae ua sofa’i e leai ni uaea e tau feso’ota’i. Ua i ai komipita ma telefoni fe’aveaa’i e fa’auia mai ai feso’ota’iga fa’amaumau i lau masini tumau i lou ofisa, ma ua ia te ia le fa’asoaina o au fa’amaumauga i so’o se taimi.



Concert organizer says raffle winner not eligible for prize

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A 2011 Nissan Frontier king cab truck that was the winning prize in the raffle held during the Peace, Love and Harmony concert is now at the center of a dispute between the organizer Norris Alai’asa and the winner, Christina Iosefo.

Alai’asa of Rockville Entertainment told Samoa News that he’s reluctant to release the Nissan truck to Christina after several complaints were brought to his attention.

“Christina Iosefo was not physically present at the concert and this was one of the most important rules of the raffle.” he said.



ASG RFP outlines options to increase air service

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American Samoa Government prefers to consider five possible approaches to increasing air passenger and cargo service to and from American Samoa, according to the Request for Proposal (RFP), which also outlines details of the options for consideration.

The RFP — issued by the Office of Procurement — seeks a  firm or firms as consultants to conduct the “Air Transport Marketing Study” project funded by the federal government. The advertisement began on May 3rd in the Samoa News.



Samoans second largest Pacific Island group in U.S.

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Of the 1.2 million people in the United States in 2010 identified as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHPI), more than 180,000 were identified as Samoan or Samoan in combination with one or more other races.