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Two-day medical symposium underway — poised to eradicate medical challenges


LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Taufete’e John Faumuina has called on participants attending the two-day Medical Symposium in American Samoa to dialogue with their colleagues in order to find solutions to eradicate poisonous medical challenges, infectious diseases and cancer in the territory.

Global movement to wipe out Human Trafficking stages A21 Walk last Saturday

Activists against human trafficking joined together this past week in a movement to wipe out human trafficking.

A21 is a global movement to abolish injustice in the 21st Century. Human Trafficking is considered modern day slavery in this day and age, and with stories of foreign fishermen being transited through American Samoa for slave labor on fishing vessels, the A21 Walk was apropos for the Territory.


Bluesky Communications re-opens newly renovated store at Laufou Shopping Center

With special recognition of Mrs. Jeannette Yamasaki’s long service & dedication

Bluesky Communications Company held a dedication ceremony yesterday morning for their newly renovated ground floor store at the Laufou Shopping Center in Nu’uuli.
Bluesky Communications, Senior Consultant, Pulelei’ite Li'amatu Tufele Jr. welcomed honored guests and others who attended the event “on behalf of our General Manager Filifotu as well as our family here at Bluesky Communications – to our partners, families and friends, especially to the people of American Samoa and our customers…”

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Lolo supports arming local police, Tuika says no, Faoa only on special occasions

AS Bar Assoc. gubernatorial forum asks 13 questions of each team

The controversial issue of whether or not to arm police officers in American Samoa, was one of the thirteen questions asked of the candidates for governor at last Thursday evening’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium.

Territorial Teacher of the Year 2015 finishes her term with special project

Raising funds for “A Million Thanks” to help our military men & women

As Rosita Esene Sola ends her term as Territorial Teacher of the Year 2015, her last project is to support none other than the men and women in the Armed forces, who are currently serving and those who have retired. 
“I started this project last summer after my trip to Space Camp in Alabama. I was a member of the Family Readiness Group (FRG) for the 100th BN, 442nd INF with my sister Rainmaker Esene to support three of our brothers who served in Iraq.”

How far can Samoa go with Sir Gordon Tietjens at the helm?

Source: NZ Herald, UR7s

Parting ways with the New Zealand team after their 2016 Olympic campaign, Tietjens was confirmed as Samoa's new sevens coach Friday morning.

"They were a nation or a country that could certainly do with some real support," said Tietjens. "After 22 years of accumulating all that experience that I have, I sort of sat back, and when Samoa talked to me about the possibility of coaching their team I took it very seriously."

Samoa currently sits tenth in the world rankings, but Tietjens is aiming to bring them back into the upper echelon.

Teacher of the Year – Dana Love Ili from the ‘Home of the Wildcats’

Given to a teacher who serves as a role model for all teachers, says AS-DOE

Announced yesterday afternoon at the local Department Of Education’s office in Utulei, was the 2016- 17 Teacher of the Year, Dana Love Ili, a secondary teacher who specializes in Special Education, and teaches at the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, ‘Home of the Wildcats’.

Two documentaries showcased today, Thursday, at ASCC — free public event


The public is invited to enjoy two recent examples of regional filmmaking at its finest when the American Samoa segment of the “Deep Waters” Pacific Film Showcase takes place today, Thursday, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Lecture Hall.


ASCC Congressional Forum highlights candidates’ platforms


Candidates platforms, the citizenship issue, veto override and the importance of the youth and the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) in the community were among the issues discussed during the forum hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC gymnasium.
Attending the forum, which was less than an hour, were incumbent Aumua Amata and challengers Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman, Paepaetele Mapu S. Jamais, Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin-Finau and Tim Jones.

American Samoa’s first clinic to treat sleep apnea officially opens

A collaborative effort with the DoH

American Samoa’s first clinic to treat sleep apnea was officially dedicated last Friday in Matu’u, and the project is in collaboration between the Department of Health and the clinic, Pacific Sleep Care.


The clinic’s general manager, Ferdie Salvador, told the audience, which included Health officials and First Lady Cynthia Moliga about his journey that brought him to American Samoa. He said that he also suffers from sleep apnea.


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