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TAUNU'U I LE KOVANA MA LE FONO FAUTUAGA E FA'ATATAU GASEGASE 'EBOLA'

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I le tutu ai o Samoanalua e puipui le soifua maloloina a ona tagata, ua taoto atu nei se fautuaga mai le afioga i le ali'i Kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga ma le Fono Faitulafono, fuafuaga fa'ataoto a le vaega o le Soifua Maloloina atoa ai ma le falema'i o le LBJ, i auala e togafitia ai se tagata e fa'amaonia le a'afia i le gasegase mata'utia o le 'Ebola', lea ua faitau afe ma afe tagata o le lalolagi ua maliliu ai.
 



TAUFETE’E TO HEALTH CARE SUMMIT: “PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE”

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“Partnering for Prevention Makes Common Cent$” is the theme behind the 5th Annual Bilateral Health Summit that began yesterday with a traditional ava ceremony to welcome the participants, who are from both Samoas.
 
In attendance at the summit, which is taking place at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium,  are Ministers from the Samoa Government, local lawmakers, members of the hospital board, educators, research scientists and Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga.
 



VETERANS DAY SPEAKER HONORS VETS FOR DISCIPLINE, RESPECT, SERVICE, & DUTY

Shared principles of U.S. military and Samoan culture
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“Today, we once again come together to pay tribute and commemorate the sacrifice and bravery exhibited by the men and women on all the war theaters around the globe to protect and advance the American values which have made our nation the envy of the world,” said Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga during the Veteran’s Day Celebration, at the Veterans Memorial Center in Tafuna.
 



FALEOMAVAEGA DISCUSSES FUTURE PLANS, WHICH INCLUDE RETURNING HOME

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Congressman Faleomavaega Eni is considering future options, with job offers being made to him as a consultant, but he has not made any final decisions yet, according to an interview with Samoa News before he left the territory.  He did say that he is working on a book about his nearly three decades as American Samoa’s non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.
 



“SWAINS ISLAND -ONE OF THE LAST JEWELS OF THE PLANET” WINS FESTIVAL AWARD

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The US territory of American Samoa made history over the weekend when its first submission to the BLUE Ocean Festival and Conservation Summit (held November 3-9 in St. Petersburg, Florida) won in the “Cultural Connections, People and the Sea” category.
 
“Swains Island -One of the Last Jewels of the Planet” was shot and produced by experienced diver and cameraman Jim Knowlton who traveled to Swains Island with a delegation in 2013.
 



PACIFIC PLANTS HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS & HELP FIGHT NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

An Australian scientist says the nutritional benefits of locally grown plants can have huge health benefits in the fight against non-communicable diseases in the Pacific.

Adelaide University's Graham Lyons says research into leafy vegetables that grow well in Pacific nations show they have high nutritional value but some have been overlooked as potential food sources.

Dr Lyons says so-called 'greens' in the diet can prevent lifestyle diseases and fact sheets have helped to identify and promote edible plants such as sweetleaf and drumstick tree.



CELEBRATE BEING SAMOAN IN NEW ZEALAND

The Samoa Celebration Ball next Saturday in Auckland marks the 100 years centenary of the relationship between New Zealand and Samoa.
 
Samoan community leader Teleiai Edwin Puni said the occupation of German Samoa by New Zealand Forces one hundred years ago is the beginning of the special relationship between New Zealand and Samoa.
 
Today New Zealand is home to nearly 145,000 Samoans and Samoan is now the 3rd most spoken language in New Zealand after English and Māori
 



WATCH VIDEO: ZENA IESE CALLS EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE “LIFE CHANGING”

Records two short documentaries during conference
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American Samoa was represented during the Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue conference (EPLD) 2014 by 33-year-old Zena Iese of Amanave and Afao, and Josie Malepeai, an employee of the USDA Farm Service Agency.
 
The goal of the Conference, according to epld.net is “to strengthen the capacity of the Pacific region’s future leaders to manage challenges collaboratively, positively, and creatively.”
 

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ELECTIONS TODAY! BY LAW: VOTER GETS 2 HRS OFF, PAID TIME, TO VOTE!

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Election Office personnel worked over the weekend and will be working early this morning preparing for the Nov. 4 general election. The Election Office as well as the Governor’s Office have called for a peaceful election in American Samoa.
 
The 44-polling stations territory-wide will open for 12 hours starting at 6a.m today.  Electors will go to the polls to elect the Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives; the 20-elected members of the local House and the voter override referendum.
 



EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: ALL BLACKS CRUISE PAST USA IN RUGBY EXHIBITION

All Photos courtesy STP/TriMarine

CHICAGO (AP) -- What was billed as an exhibition quickly turned into a clinic.

New Zealand's mighty All Blacks turned their USA rugby rivals blue with a bruising defense, and then green with envy as they went on the offensive, spreading the field and sending a parade of ball carriers through the gaps and over the try line Saturday on the way to 74-6 win.

"I don't see it being decades," USA coach Mike Tolkin said when asked how long it might take the Golden Eagles to be on an even footing with the defending World Cup champions.



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