This season, the Samoana High School Varsity football team, led by the versatile Head Coach Sila Samuelu, will be looking to have a repeat from last season of the American Samoa High School Athletics Association football season — that is, to make it to the Championship game — only this time, to take the title home to Sharkville.
It's that time of year once again, when you will hear the cracking of the pads on the gridiron as the 2014-2015 American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) football season is upon us.
The first scheduled game this season is set to be played next week Wednesday, Aug. 27, with the defending Varsity champion Tafuna Warriors taking on the team they defeated in the finals last season, the Samoana Sharks.
Samoa News will be highlighting the individual teams before the opening game next week.
Last night, renowned French explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer Jean Michel Cousteau and “Her Deepness” Dr. Sylvia Earle, a renowned oceanographer, who has explored the deepest depths, arrived in the territory.
An estimated 40 people — locals and crew members included — were on board the Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Robert C. Seamans last Friday during the first boat ride offered to locals since the vessel docked in the territory on August 11.
The Seamans has been dubbed “the most sophisticated oceanographic research/sailing vessel ever built in the United States” and after one has been taken on a tour of the boat, you will understand why.
Samoa News brings you some highlight videos of the "Best Dance Crew in American Samoa Competition" hosted by the Department of Youth and Women's Affairs under the management of Director Jonathan Fanene, which was opened yesterday evening at the Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei, American Samoa.
The dance competition is proudly sponsored by McDonalds Restaurant. Here are four videos from Thursday night’s performances.
Members of a family of 13 from Gataivai whose home was destroyed two weeks ago during the flooding and landslides received a large donation yesterday especially for the kids in the family. Samoa News staff spearheaded the drive and along with our readers and advertisers, who were touched by a Samoa News story that told how the family escaped only with the clothes on their backs and now have no home to return to — put together toys, school supplies and clothing for the young ones.
“While it’s not easy learning that mom has cancer, she’s a woman of faith and she will fight this — we are here to fight it with her,” said Xavier Bowles, referring to his mother, Meleke Bowles who was recently diagnosed with Pulmonary (lung) Cancer.
U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources chairman Rep. Doc Hastings (in white shirt) led a Congressional Delegation (CODEL), which made a fuel stop in Pago Pago yesterday around 12noon. The delegation was met at the Tafuna airport by local officials led by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (with back to camera) and Fai’ivae Alex Godinet, who is Congressman Faleomavaega’s chief of staff for the District Office in the territory.
The Natural Resources Committee has oversight on U.S. territories.
Nykki Knight, the mother of 12-week old Kaimani - Baby Kai - hospitalized in isolation at a children’s hospital in Portland, Oregon, has expressed her family’s sincere appreciation to all those who are willing “to help our little son” and she has provided additional information on her Samoan grandfather from American Samoa.