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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.
 



MANULELE TAUSALA I & FEALOFANI SAMOA III MAKE UP THE 5 FAUTASI FINAL HEAT

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This year, the Department of Commerce is coordinating their third annual DOC Ocean Challenge Fautasi Race to promote the cleaning of our local beaches through the help of village aumaga — with the sport of fautasi racing. The monetary awards the participants will receive are focused on funding to help clean up their village streams and coastal areas.

 



HOKULE'A AND ESCORT CANOE HIKIANALIA MAKE 2ND LANDFALL IN NEW ZEALAND

The voyaging canoes Hokule'a and Hikianalia arrived in Whangarei, New Zealand, at about 3 p.m. Friday, Hawaii time, and were greeted with a welcome ceremony or powhiri.

The canoes arrived from Waitangi, where the vessels and crew were hosted by the local Maori community, celebrating Hokule'a's first return to New Zealand or Aotearoa in 29 years.

According to the Polynesian Voyaging Society, the canoes will spend several days in Whangarei, conducting community and educational outreach to further the canoes' mission of Malama Honua -- Caring for Our Island Earth.



ENGLAND VS SAMOA: WHY THE WORLD SHOULD REPAY DEBT TO PACIFIC ISLES

Financial problems and talent drain have led to claims of exploitation

The debt that rugby owes to the Pacific Islands is enormous. A fifth of players at the last World Cup were either born or descended from Samoa, Fiji and Tonga, whose combined population is little over a million – roughly the equivalent of Birmingham. It is a debt that remains shamefully unpaid.

“We have been completely and purposefully exploited by this game, which is supposed to preach fairness and fair play,” said Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, the former Samoa centre who is also a qualified solicitor. “This game is an instrument of fraud.”



FUAO — QUALIFYING TIME: 26 MINUTES AND 58 SECONDS, THE FASTEST OVERALL

reporters@samoanews.com

This year, the Department of Commerce is coordinating their third annual DOC Ocean Challenge Fautasi Race, to promote the cleaning of our local beaches through the help of village aumaga — through the sport of fautasi racing. The monetary awards the participants will receive are focused on funding to help clean up their village streams and coastal areas.
 



FETU O LE AFIAFI IN IT TO WIN! WHO ISN’T? SAYS SKIPPER

tony@samoanews.com

This year, the Department of Commerce is coordinating their third annual DOC Fautasi Race, all in favor of promoting the cleaning of our local beaches through the help of village aumaga — in the sport of Fautasi racing. The monetary awards the participants will receive is focused on funding to help clean up their village streams and coastal areas.

 



SAMOAN MUSIC CONTINUALLY EVOLVING, SAYS RENOWNED PACIFIC MUSIC SCHOLAR

As part of the Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival earlier this month, renowned ethnomusicologist Dr. Richard Moyle of New Zealand visited the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) to take part in a panel discussion titled “The Ethnomusicology of Samoa.”
 



HAWAII SET TO KICK OFF HOLIDAY SHOPPING — BLACK FRIDAY IN PARADISE

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The official start to the holiday shopping season is earlier than ever before with many retailers opening on Thanksgiving Day.Kmart will open the earliest this year, at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27.

All stores at the Waikele Premium Outlets are expanding their Thanksgiving hours. The outlets will open at 9 a.m. Thursday and remain open until 10 p.m. on Friday.

We will update the following list as more store hours become available.

Click http://bit.ly/1EGCh9J to view Black Friday Ads on a mobile device.

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