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POLAMALU FOUNDATION DONATES JERSEYS TO TERRITORY'S HIGH SCHOOLS

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The Department of Youth and Woman’s Affairs was recently gifted with a donation of sports jerseys from the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation — under the Fa’a Samoa Initiative — to be used by American Samoa Department of Education High School athletic teams during their sports seasons.
 
According to the DYWA, the Foundation has designated DYWA as caretaker to maintain, sign-out and inventory these sports jerseys before and after each session of use, in order to prolong their life for the sports teams and the community.
 



GAUALOFA ARRIVES IN NEW ZEALAND

Gaualofa has arrived in New Zealand shores but missed yesterday morning's wero and official Maori welcome ceremonies and tamataora.

Still the Samoa Consul Faolotoi Reupena Pogi, Aiga Folau o Samoa President Leilua Ame Sene and key representatives of the Samoa community in Auckland were present at Okahu Bay during the welcome powhiri by Ngati Whatua for the 6 va'atele.

The Gaualofa crew was expected to arrive in Auckland on time for the civic reception hosted by Auckland Mayor Taua’aleto Len Brown and a public welcome yesterday afternoon at the Karanga Plaza (Wynard Crossing).



NU'UULI VOC TECH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SEE HOW GOV’T WORKS IN SAMOA

14 students from the Nu'uuli Vocational Technical High School spent this past Thanksgiving Holiday in neighboring Samoa, learning about that country’s Government. 

 

The US/AS Government Class students were escorted on their trip by their principal Tupa'i Rod Atafua, six teachers and one parent.  They visited the Ministry of Finance in the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese building, the Central Bank of Samoa and also the Parliament of Samoa. 

 



DPS ASKS FOR HELP TO FIND 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL MISSING SINCE MONDAY NIGHT

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The Department of Public Safety is seeking assistance from the public regarding a 13-year-old who has been missing since Monday night. Amerous Alameda Lafoga, a student at Marist St Francis, is 5’4, weighs 140 lbs, with wavy dark brown hair and fair skin
 



FA'AMOEMOE TAMAOAIGA ATUMOTU PASEFIKA I FAIGA FAIVA

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Na taua e le Failautusi lagolago a le NOAA mo fagotaga fa'avaomalo, le susuga Russell Smith e fa'apea, talu atu o le gataifale le isi alagatupe tele e fa'amoemoe i ai le tamaoaiga o ni isi o atumotu o le pasefika, e maualuga ai lona talitonuga, e taua tele tulaga o faiga faiva i so o se atunu'u o le pasefika aua o iina e fua i ai le malosi o le isi vaega o le tamaoaiga o atunu'u laiti.
 



PAC ISLAND COUNTRIES PUT UP UNITED FRONT WITH TOKELAU ARRANGEMENT

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On the eve of crucial tuna catch quota negotiations in Samoa, Pacific Island Countries have signed into effect more measures aimed at exercising a lot more control over the southern albacore tuna fishery.
 



FAREWELL FOR ENI ON CAPITOL HILL FILLED WITH MEMORIES AND FOND ALOHA

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After nearly four decades on Capitol Hill, American Samoa’s longest serving congressional delegate, Congressman Faleomavaega Eni was bid farewell by his colleagues and friends at a reception on Capitol Hill held in his honor on Nov. 19, according to a news release from Faleomavaega’s office.
 
The farewell reception for Faleomavaega included members of Congress from the House and Senate, both Republicans and Democrats, as well as ambassadors, foreign delegations, and their family members.
 



FUAO – VATIA "LE MANU FE'AI" PROVES EXPERIENCE ONCE AGAIN WINS THE DAY

They are the DOC 2014 Fautasi Winner, three years in a row
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With the final results in hand, the Department of Commerce Ocean Challenge Fautasi Race announced the winner of the race that took place Wednesday at noon, with the Fuao from the village of Vatia captained by skipper Gaoteote Palaie Gaoteote taking first place, in a race that had both Le Manu Fe'ai and the Paepaeulupo'o II of Aua, vying to slide into first place right up to the end.
 
This was the third annual DOC Ocean Challenge Fautasi Race and in all three years the Fuao has swept the field.
 



BEWARE, PAEPAEULUPO'O II IS “ON THEIR GAME” — TODAY IS RACE DAY

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Today, the Department of Commerce is hosting the third annual DOC Ocean Challenge Fautasi Race, with monetary awards to the participants to go to cleaning our local coastal areas and village streams through the help of village aumaga.

 

During the qualifying heats held as part of the Veterans Day festivities, DOC — under the banner of Ocean Challenge Fautasi Qualifying Races — held two heats to determine the five boats to compete in the final race scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.

 



LIONS CLUB EYE CARE DOCTORS AT LBJ

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Members of the Lions Club of Pago Pago were on hand Saturday morning, Nov. 22 to greet the visiting team of doctors and nurses from Oregon Health Sciences University and Casey Eye Institute of Portland, Oregon, who are here in the territory as part of the Lions annual Eye Care Project. LBJ CEO Taufete’e warmly greeted the group in his offices, and thanked them for their unselfish work, particularly for coming here during the Thanksgiving season to serve our people.
 



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