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NEW PROJECT LAUNCHED TO SAVE DIVERSITY OF COCONUTS IN THE PACIFIC

Source: SPC media release

Suva, FIJI – Government representatives from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa together with international stakeholders have launched a mission to protect Pacific coconut diversity and associated livelihoods from climate change impacts and other threats.
 
The mission is being coordinated by Bioversity International and The International Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT) in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC) through its Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees.
 



COOL STUFF: BLUESKY/FIJI MOU

Suva, FIJI — While rumor regarding Bluesky Communications ownership is buzzing at both Samoa's Ava Bowls and bars...here in Suva, Fiji...it's just another day of happy local folks going to work, school and grand openings.

Near the Queens Wharf & the traditional produce market in Suva, Fiji, locals, cruise ship visitors, and
even Cool Stuff, pour into the rugged busy streets.



SUSPICIOUS MEAT PRODUCTS IN CORNED BEEF LEADS TO RECALL IN SAMOA

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Apia, SAMOA — “Physical verification & examination of the corned beef product carried out by our Food Safety Officers found unusual meat products,” said Samoa’s Ministry of Health (MOH) Chief Executive Officer Leausa Dr. Take Naseri, regarding Farmers Corned Beef that’s been recalled in Samoa since last week, and revealed in an email to Samoa News yesterday evening. The MOH notice has been televised since last week and emails to the CEO were sent immediately regarding the recall notice.

 



AMATA HOSTS FIRST AM. SAMOA FLAG DAY CELEBRATION ON CAPITOL HILL

Keynotes Samoan Culture Day Celebration at Ft. Myer
Source: Media Release, Aumua Amata's office

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata hosted a Flag Day celebration on Capitol Hill last Friday, turning the House Cannon Caucus Room into one of the islands for a few hours.

 

The Flag Day celebration was scheduled a few months after the actual Flag Day to accommodate for weather and the schedule of the House of Representatives, and was also set in coordination with the local Samoan community in the Washington area, who held their event the following Saturday evening just across the Potomac River in Ft. Myer.

 



MRS. POHAKALANI MAUGA REMEMBERED IN LOCAL MEMORIAL SERVICE

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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga was joined yesterday afternoon by traditional and political leaders, as well as cabinet directors and members of the US Armed Forces at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium for the government memorial service for Mrs. Pohakalani Dawn Mauga, the late wife of Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who passed away June 30 in Honolulu. She was 53.

 



LIONS CLUB ROARS INTO CENTENNIAL YEAR WITH LION KING AND NEW BOARD

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On Tuesday evening, July 5, 2016, members of the Lions Club of Pago Pago gathered at the A & E Cafe in Tafuna, with families and friends looking on, to install a new president and board of directors for the 2016-2017 Lion year.
 
It is an especially significant year for the Lions, as they will be celebrating their Centennial Year in 2017.  Founded in Chicago in 1917, the Lions have grown to become the world’s largest volunteer community service organization, with over 46,000 clubs and 1.5million members in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.



SAUNIGA LOTU FA’APITOA A LE ATUNU’U MO POHAKALANI MAUGA

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Ua talosagaina e ta’ita’i o le malo le mamalu lautele o le atunu’u atoa, ina ia auai i se sauniga lotu fa’apitoa ua fa’amoemoe e faia i le aso Sa o lo o lumana’i nei, i le maota o le Fale Laumei i Utulei, e fa’ailoa ai le lagolagoina atoa ai ma le amanaiaina o le tautua a le Faletua o le afioga i le ali’i Lutena Kovana ia Pohakalani Dawn Mauga ua tu’umalo.
 



ON HIS WAY TO A WORLD RECORD, YOUNG AUSTRALIAN STOPS IN PAGO PAGO

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An Australian teenager attempting to become the youngest person in history to fly around the world in a single plane hopes that his quest will inspire other youngsters to be motivated to reach their dreams and goals.
 
Eighteen-year old Lachlan Smart, fresh out of high school, landed around 2:30p.m. Tuesday at Pago Pago International Airport in a single engine propeller driven aircraft after departing Queensland, Australia on July 4 (July 3 local time) with a stop in Fiji. 
 



AMERICAN SAMOA REACHES NATIONAL FINALS FOR MISS WORLD AMERICA

Source: Media release, Miss World America

 
 
Keilani Miliamasaline Afalava has been selected as a national finalist for Miss World America, nominated and appointed specifically by the Miss American Samoa World Organization to represent American Samoa at the national competition currently being held in Washington DC — July 4- July 9 at the Gaylord National Resort on the National Harbor.
 



CENTIPEDE IN MEAT PIE CLAIM REFERRED TO SAMOA HEALTH MINISTRY

A claim that a centipede was found in a meat pie bought from a local supermarket has been referred to the Ministry of Health for an investigation.

The claim was made by Loimata o Apaula Wendt who bought the meat pie from the Apia supermarket last week. Attempts to get a comment from the Ministry of Health about the matter were unsuccessful.

But the customer who works in Apia said she was startled by the discovery. She said she bought the pie at 9.30am but she did not eat it until 3pm.



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