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THS FOOTBALL PLAYER ATTENDS "INVITATION ONLY" NIKE OPENING FINALS

Tafuna High School Warrior, football player Frederick Mauigoa, who just competed against nearly 150 top high school football players from across the United States in the four-day Nike Opening Finals football camp in Beaverton, Oregon July 7-10, with the intention of impressing college football coaches and scouts.
 
The 6 foot 4 inch 295 pound Mauigoa, who competed against the four and five- star players, will be graduating high school this coming school year.
 



COOL STUFF: LEGENDARY BAKER, SITOA BOON

American Samoa has the Pritchard tradition, Samoa has an even longer tradition with the Merediths, Netzlers, Tui & Masi Retzlaff, Leu & Tomasi Tuioti Mariner, and Sitoa Boon. Boon’s Vaimea Store historically rocked Apia with wall to wall employees enthusiastically passing out tasty fresh hot loafs, rolls, masi popo, masi Saina, and NZ Anchor butter at a frenzied pace... everyday after work, and especially on Sunday afternoons.
 



3rd ANNUAL TINA DRABBLE MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNEY & JR GOLF PROGRAM

Samoa News Sports Correspondent

This past Saturday the 3rd Annual Memorial Golf Tournament of Tina Drabble Jr Golf Foundation happened, luring numerous golfers from around the island – to compete in both individuals and team categories, at the Ili’ili Golf Course, in support of the Foundation’s goal — to help develop the junior golfers program in the Territory.

 



MALEMO: RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION A 'MUST' FOR MANU'A TO PROGRESS

Happy Cession Day Manu'a

Today marks the 111th anniversary of the signing of the Deed of Cession for the Manu’a Islands. It was on this day back in 1904 that the supreme chief of the island, Tuimanu’a Elisara, signed a treaty called the Deed of Cession, which ultimately ceded the Manu’a Islands to the United States, as part of American Samoa.

 



LEFITI OF MANU'A: ULTIMATE HOPE IS THAT ALL MANU'A PEOPLE WILL RETURN HOME

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Tomorrow, the American Samoa Government will celebrate Manu'a Cession Day with a special ceremony that marks the 111th anniversary of the signing of the Deed of Cession — a treaty between King Tuimanu’a Elisara and the United States — which ceded the Manu’a Islands to the United States as part of American Samoa.

 



“WE'VE SEEN PROGRESS IN MANU’A — BUT WE STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO”

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“The key to the development of the Manu’a Islands is transportation. Once we can get this issue addressed and squared away, it will be easier for everything else to fall into place,” says Senator Laolagi Fonoti Savali Vaeao.

 



SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF MANU’A HIGHLIGHTED TO HONOR CESSION DAY

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The descendants and residents of the Manu'a Islands will be celebrating Cession Day later this week on Thursday, July 16.

 

This week, along with Bluesky Communications, Samoa News will be highlighting sons and daughters of Manu'a who all seem to share the same dream and hope: That the development of Le Motusa will continue to be a priority for the American Samoa Government, so the residents there can have easy access to government services, among other things.



WHAT’S ON AT PACIFIC GAMES XV – MONDAY, JULY 13

PORT MORESBY, July 12 – The Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games enters its second week on Monday which sees the first day of competition in seven sports: athletics, beach volleyball, bodybuilding, hockey, karate, lawn bowls and netball.

BSP Stadium will host a day of athletics with track gold medals to be decided in women’s 5000m and men’s 3000m steeplechase, field medals in women’s pole vault and shot put as well as men’s javelin. Heats will also be held in men’s and women’s 100m and 800m events.



AM SAMOA WOMEN TAKE SILVER IN BASKETBALL; FIJI TAKES GOLD; SCORE 75-61

PORT MORESBY, July 11 – Fiji has claimed the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games women’s basketball gold medal, beating American Samoa 75-61 at the PNG Power Dome on Saturday.
 
This win in the gold medal game sees Fiji finish the tournament unbeaten in seven games and shows excellent growth for a team that lost in the semifinals of the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia.
 
Fiji’s captain and best player Valeria Nainima was obviously ecstatic with her team’s win.
 



Le Motusa — it’s a gold mine of natural resources, says Puleleiite

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Le Motusa: Local residents and those living off island who have blood ties to the Manu’a Islands are a proud group— a unit that is bonded by the idea that they are all related one way or another, and collectively share the belief that this is one of the last places on earth where culture and the traditional “Fa’aSamoa” prevail over all else.



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