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Former Congressman Faleomavaega speaks at ASCC

This past Tuesday, April 14, former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin accepted an invitation from the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Social Science Department to participate in a forum on the subject of American Samoa’s political status.
Before a standing room only audience in the Lecture Hall, the former Congressman discussed at length his experiences during his long years of service as American Samoa’s representative in Washington, and his views on the Territory’s relationship with the United States.



Many of the 2Samoas Trade Fair booths, including Samoa News’ booth are at the Veterans Memorial Stadium today, Friday, for the 115th Flag Day celebration, which includes a parade, flag raising, pese & siva, speeches and a military oath taking. It’s an all day event.


The 2Samoas Trade Fair will culminate with a Fashion Show & Gala Ball at the Gov. H. Lee Auditorium (le fale laumei) tonight at 7p.m.

Video: 2015 Faigamea i le Tai race delayed, not cancelled

Everyone thankful no harm came to anyone yesterday

Captain of the Fealofani Samoa, Atuatasi “Jerry” Seigafo used the opportunity at the captains meeting held yesterday to thank the government of American Samoa and others who came to their rescue when their fautasi capsized out in the open waters yesterday morning, and he told those present, they are still "ready to race".


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Sunrise memorial at Tramway brings memories of fateful Flag Day

Service, friendship and loss bound together in memory

“O uo mo aso uma a o uso mo aso vale”  (friends for all seasons and kin in moments of crisis lends substance to the honorific) was the Samoan proverb used by his Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi describing the pain he felt, along with all of American Samoa, 35 years ago when a US Navy plane crashed during Flag Day festivities, killing seven people.


New Western Union location opens today at the Tafuna Airport


Pacific Holdings American Samoa Ltd (PHAS), operating as Western Union, is opening its Pago Pago International Airport location today.
The company offers foreign exchange services and money transfers worldwide and according to the company, PHAS will provide “core financial services to customers who are underserved by their banks, by offering rates and fees that are at least as good and often better than the respective local banks; and assisting in the development of the economy.”

2Samoas Trade Fair includes Scientific Research component


Two representatives from the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (Faalapotopotoga o Suesuega Faalesaienisi a Samoa) are part of the delegation from Samoa, here to take part in the 2Samoas Trade Fair at the Suigaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei that ends today.
Mamea Samuel Ieremia, the group’s administration and finance division manager, along with his co-worker Pousui Dr. Fiame Leo, manager of the technical services division, are manning a booth at the Trade Fair until later today.

Update: Fautasi Race rescheduled for Saturday

Thursday's Race cancelled after two fautasi swamped

After a 2015 Flag Day Fautasi Committee meeting this afternoon, the final decision, is that the fautasi race is rescheduled for 7a.m. Saturday.  The meeting this afternoon included Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga and Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga Tasi Asuega.
More details in tomorrow’s edition.
The Matasaua of Manu’a and Fealofani Samoa III of Fagasa are swamped with water and the crews are clinging to the hulls while the chase boats work to secure the oars and rescue the rowers.

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PC Mauga Tasi Asuega to head Samoan Affairs


Paramount Chief Mauga Tasi Asuega, one of the three senators for Maoputasi County, has been appointed by the governor as Secretary of Samoan Affairs, a cabinet post not subject to Fono confirmation.
Mauga takes over the post previously held by Paramount Chief Satele Galu Satele Sr., who was removed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a memo issued last week Monday.

Flag Day 2015 to honor our men & women in the Armed Forces

For "heroic and exemplary service"

“The people of American Samoa’s deep rooted sense of patriotism is epitomized by our women and men in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, and all the Veterans of Samoan Ancestry who have made countless ultimate sacrifices along with their unwavering commitment to heroic and exemplary service to safeguard Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” was the message from Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga on the Flag Day program.

ASPA projects work toward "Environmental Justice"


Renewable energy for Manu’a, clean up programs by the Lolo Administration and implementing the “waste conversion” project, are some of the projects that the American Samoa Power Authority are working on, as it informally adopts “Environmental Justice” which is the U.S Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 Action Plan for fiscal year 2015.

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