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LEFITI OF MANU'A: ULTIMATE HOPE IS THAT ALL MANU'A PEOPLE WILL RETURN HOME

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Tomorrow, the American Samoa Government will celebrate Manu'a Cession Day with a special ceremony that marks the 111th anniversary of the signing of the Deed of Cession — a treaty between King Tuimanu’a Elisara and the United States — which ceded the Manu’a Islands to the United States as part of American Samoa.

 



Le Motusa — it’s a gold mine of natural resources, says Puleleiite

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Le Motusa: Local residents and those living off island who have blood ties to the Manu’a Islands are a proud group— a unit that is bonded by the idea that they are all related one way or another, and collectively share the belief that this is one of the last places on earth where culture and the traditional “Fa’aSamoa” prevail over all else.



IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM: "SEFO” NUKU CELEBRATES THE HAPPINESS OF HIS FAMILY

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The sound of his little girls giggling and the smile he sees on their faces every day are enough to tell Siose “Sefo” Nuku that his decision to permanently relocate his wife and kids from the Kingdom of Tonga to American Samoa was indeed the right one.

 

Nuku is of Tongan descent and spent many years in American Samoa as a child, with his parents Sione and Fifita Nuku – Tongan immigrants – when they settled in the territory back in the 1960s.



PAC GAMES ATHLETES HEAR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM POLAMALU

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A farewell Mass of Blessing church service was held at the Holy Family Cathedral in Fatuoaiga, Wednesday evening, for all the athletes and officials, who are now ready to represent American Samoa in the upcoming XV Pacific Games to be held in Papua New Guinea next month.
 
Troy Polamalu, a retired NFL player, offered special remarks during the church service, and surprised many with his attendance at the mass, arriving with the Director of the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs, Jonathan Fanene, a fellow former NFL player.
 



Cool Stuff: Forsgren's Stainless Steel $1.75 Cup

Cool Stuff loves highlighting locally available value priced Coolio goodies.  Crossing over into the terrain of my favorite Biz Beat Column, I must highlight a superb local product. (Please don't fasi me Biz Beat).
 
Imagine a macho sized stainless steel cup at Forsgren's for only (drum roll please) $1.75 cents.  
 



Pacific Horizons 2015 Graduation

all photos: Tony Gasu


Babar and Haris Around the World: The Documentary

On June 19, 2014, Babar and Haris Suleman – a father-son pilot team – began the adventure of a lifetime – a round-the-world trip to fulfill their own dream and inspire the dreams of others.

"Breaking out of the routine of day to day life requires bravery in more than one form," 17-year-old Haris said after he and his dad took off from Indiana's small Greenwood Airport in their single engine plane.



Leone Mother's Day Farm Fair

all photos: Tony Gasu
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Football Federation of American Samoa ‘Just Play’ Program

all photos: Jeff Hayner


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