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ASCC MARINE SCIENCE STUDENTS EMBARK ON QUEST OVER SPRING BREAK

If you could make the ocean your classroom, would you? Students in the ASCC Marine Science Program have. As part of the MSC 280, Marine Science Special Projects course, five ASCC students gave up their spring break to participate in the Quantitative Underwater Ecological Surveying Techniques (QUEST) field course, held from March 9-14, in Nu’uuli.
 



UPDATE: BUMBLE BEE COURTS LOCAL LONGLINER FLEET — KEEP OPTIONS OPEN

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Thailand-based Thai Union’s acquisition of Bumble Bee Seafood “will probably put the Samoa project on hold” while Bumble Bee cannery continues discussions with the Samoa government, according to Kevin McClain, Bumble Bee’s vice president of Resourcing. The comment was made during a meeting-luncheon last Friday with several local longline fleet owners and representatives.
 



STARS COMING TO APIA IN JULY FOR ALL BLACKS VS MANU SAMOA TEST

Fans of Sol3 Mio and the wonderful Marlena Ott Devoe are in for a treat.

Come July, they will hear from their favorite stars in person in Samoa.

That’s because the national anthems of New Zealand and Samoa for the historical Manu Samoa and All Blacks test match at Apia Park will be sung by the stars.

This was confirmed by the Media Officer of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U), Rula Va’ai, yesterday.

The New Zealand musical trio, Sol3 Mio, consists of brothers Pene and Amitai Pati and their cousin Moses Mackay.



FAUTASI FIVA: FEALOFANI SAMOA III FINALLY 100% COMPLETE, SAYS SKIPPER

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With perhaps the strongest village tapua’iga of all the fautasi crews, coupled with the undying support of its residents — both near and far — Fagasa’s Fealofani Samoa III and its crew are ready and willing to make this year’s Flag Day fautasi race a spectacular one.

 

 



FLAG DAY: FA’AAUAU MATA’INA O TA’ALOGA VOLIPOLO — LIKI O LE FU’A 2015

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Mai le afa o le fa i le afiafi o le Aso Lua i le Faleta’alo o le Malisi Tuai i Malaeloa, sa fa’atautaia ai ta’aloga mata’ina i le va o ‘au ua fa’atulaga e ta’a’alo i afiafi o aso ta’itasi o le vaiaso, ona o le Sapati o nisi, e le gafatia ai ona ta’a’alo i le fa’asologa o ta’aloga i le aso To’ona’i.

 

 



2SAMOAS TRADE FAIR & FASHION SHOW SLATED FOR TERRITORY’S FLAG DAY WEEK

To be held at the Su’igaula o le Atuvasa Park- Utulei, American Samoa
Based on a media release

The American Samoa Government and the Government of Samoa in partnership with their public-private organizations are co-hosting the 2Samoas Trade Exhibition in American Samoa as part of the celebrations of the American Samoa Flag Day in April 2015.

 

Departments and organizations co-hosting the event are the ASG Department of Commerce, ASG Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs, American Samoa Chamber of Commerce, Samoa Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, the Samoa Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) and the Samoa Chamber of Commerce.



FLAG DAY: ILOILO KOVANA PE TUTU’U FUA FAUTASI E AUNOA MA LE LESITALA $300

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O le aso lea ua fa’amoemoe e faia ai loa se fa’aiuga mautu a le afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga, pe a mae’a sa latou fonotaga ma le Komiti o Tuuga Fautasi, pe tatau ona tutu’u fua Fautasi ua lautogia mo le tuuga fautasi o lenei tausaga e aunoa ma le totogiina o le lesitala e $300.

 



FAUTASI FIVA: WE’LL GIVE IT OUR BEST SAYS FAI'IVAE OF THE TAEMA II

“One heart, one voice, one team”
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“We can have all the latest technology for our fautasi — that is worth $500,000 — but if we lack the crew, then the boat is useless because it cannot move without the crew,” says Taema II Captain, Fai’ivae Iuli Alex Godinet.

 

Leone’s boat, the Lady Taema II will be rowing for the first time in the fautasi race during Flag Day celebrations next month, and it’s something the whole island is looking to —  it’s performance ‘first time out of the gate’.

 

 



FAUTASI FIVA: TALITONU LE FETU O LE AFIAFI E LE O LE VA’A AO LE AUVA’A

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A o sauni atu ai le Sa mai le afioaga o Fagaalu, le ‘Fetu o le Afiafi’ e saili sona tulaga, i Faigamea o le Tai mo le fu’a o lenei tausaga 2015, na taua ai e le latou Kapeteni, le tofa a Teioutaifeau Mitch Shimasaki e fa’apea, e maualuga lona talitonuga, e le o le va’a le autu o le tausinioga, a’o le auva’a ia malolosi ma lava tapena.

 



FAUTASI FIVA: PAEPAEULUPO’O II READY TO WIN FIRST FAUTASI CHAMPIONSHIP

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Last year, Aua village stunned the territory — and fautasi race junkies around the world — when they glided into third place behind the legendary Aeto from Pago Pago and the championship Manulele Tausala from Nuuuli during the 2014 Flag Day fautasi race.

 



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