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“GOING TO TAEBO SAVED MY LIFE!” ONE WOMAN’S STRUGGLE WITH OBESITY

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We are known as the Obesity Capital of the world — that’s not the Pacific — we’re talking the world. And with National Nutrition Month on the table right now, sending messages out like “Forget Skinny, Live Healthy” or “Love Yourself to Live a Healthy Lifestyle”, the efforts of Yvette Laie Auelua to overcome her health problems by tackling her obesity problem is a perfect story to balance our scales.
 



SCIENTISTS RECOMMEND PARTIAL EXEMPTION IN A.S. PROHIBITED AREA

Two other tuna management measures recommended

HONOLULU — At the conclusion of its three-day meeting Thursday, the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council recommended three management measures for longline fisheries in American Samoa and other US Pacific Islands, including Hawaii.

 

These recommendations and others from the SSC and other Council advisory groups will be considered by the Council, March 16-18, 2015, at the Laniakea YWCA's Fuller Hall, 1040 Richards St., Honolulu.

 



AUMUA: OU TE LE FAIA SE FA’AIUGA SE’I VAGANA UA OU FESILIGIA A.S

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Na taua e le afioga i le tama’ita’i faipule mai le laumua i Uosigitone i se feiloaiga ma le atunu’u i le aso Tofi na te’a nei, na te le fa’auluina lava se pili taufa’aofi i totonu o le konekeresi e a’afia ai Amerika Samoa, se’i vagana ua ia fesiligia finagalo o ta’ita’i o le malo, fono faitulafono fa’apea ai ma le atunu’u atoa.
 



AMATA ONA KOLENI AUVA’A MO LE TU’UGA FAUTASI O LE SISIGA FU’A

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O le amataga o le vaiaso nei na toe vaaia ai fo’i e le mamalu o le atunu’u le tau fai amata o koleniga a ni isi o auva’a i le atunu’u, mo le fa’amoemoe lava e tasi, ia lava se taimi e tapena ai mo le tuuga fautasi o le sisiga fu’a o lenei tausaga.

 



LOOKING TO THE WNBA DRAFT, JAZMINE DAVIS HOPES TO PLAY PRO BALL

University of Washington (UW) Huskies Women’s Basketball team boasts a standout player who is of Samoan descent, Ms. Jazmine Davis. She is a 5’ 7 Guard for the Huskies and is their all time leader in points scored (2,188) and a four-time All-Pac-12 player. Davis’ mother is Easter Faasefulu Togiai-Davis of Tula, American Samoa and her father is Oliver Davis II of San Jose, California.
 



AYFS BEARS ARE THE 2015 AMERICAN YOUTH FOOTBALL OF SAMOA CHAMPIONS

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The American Youth Football of Samoa league under the management of President Shiloh Pritchard concluded their annual league competition this past Saturday with a new champion registering in history books of the league.
 
The AYFS Bears from Pago Pago under the management of Head Coach Sa Suluai, clinched the Championship title after defeating Head Coach Shawn Togia and his army of Steelers.
 



“ONE HEART, ONE VOICE, ONE TEAM” — LEONE VILLAGE CHRISTENS NEW FAUTASI

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“One heart, one voice, one team” is the motto behind the village of Leone as they christened their fautasi — Lady Taema II — over the weekend. It’s been 50 years since their first fautasi had been damaged in 1966 following a hurricane, said Fiu Johnny Saelua, who’s also Gov. Lolo M.Moliga’s Chief of Staff.
 



AIR STUDY: RECOMMENDS 30-YEAR PLAN FOR TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE

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Although tourism is high on its  list of economic development strategies, American Samoa should come up with a strategic 30-year plan for the development of tourism infrastructure to increase visitors to the territory, according to the federally funded air transport study, conducted by the Washington D.C. based UBM Aviation-ASM or Airport Strategy Marketing Limited.
 



TO’ALUA UA MOLIA I LE TAFANAINA OFISA O LEOLEO I LEONE

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I le silia ai i le fa masina o tau sailia pea e leoleo ni isi e ono masalomia i le fa’alavelave lea na tafana ai le Ofisa o Leoleo i Leone i le masina o Novema 2014, o le itula e 9:00 i le taeao nei, aso 6 Mati 2015 na tutula’i ai ni ali’i se to’alua i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Fa’aitumalo, i le mae’a ai lea ona faila e le malo o moliaga fa’asaga ia te i laua, i le i ai lea o se la so’otaga i lenei fa’alavelave.
 



SUANI SWORN IN AS PAGO’S NEW U.S. POSTMASTER

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U.S. Post Service’s new Pago Pago Postmaster, Tao A. Suani (left) holding her certificate, after she took the Oath of Office, administered by USPS Honolulu Manager of Post Office Operations Felix Bagoyo (right). The installation ceremony was held yesterday morning at the Lumana’i Building, 2nd floor.
 
Bagoyo said Suani, who has worked in the Postal Service for 17 years, was first appointed to the post last May, but due to unforeseen circumstances the installation ceremony had been delayed.
 



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