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JAMIAS KICKS OFF BID FOR CONGRESS SAYING HE WILL "WALK THE TALK"

fili@samoanews.com

The need to maintain control over our own borders, the lack of air transportation along with infrequent ocean transport for Manu’a, and Hawaiian Airlines monopoly on the local market, holding American Samoa “hostage”, were among some of the campaign issues raised by Congressional candidate Paepaetele Mapu Saei Jamias during his official kick off last Saturday.
 



SLIDESHOW: ASG CELEBRATES LABOR DAY WITH A TIME OUT FROM WORK

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Most of the government workforce was at the Veteran’s Memorial Stadium Friday to participate in activities planned for Labor Day.

The program included raising both the US and American Samoa flags, a parade featuring workers from different government departments, agencies, and businesses from the private sector who also participated in games, contests and the ever popular Zumba.



TAUTOLO AND McDONALD'S PROUD TO SPONSOR MISS SAMOA PAGEANT 2014

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Preparations for Samoa’s 2014 McDonald’s Miss Samoa Pageant are well underway with McDonald’s Family Restaurant being given the official naming rights while the president and owner of McDonald’s, Tautolo Charlie Tautolo says sponsoring this pageant is a “well done” investment from his point of view.
 



LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT SEASON — THE VOCTECH WILDCATS

tony@samoanews.com

Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School — known as ‘VocTech- Home of the Wildcats’ — is not to be counted out this year in the 2014-15 American Samoa High School Athletic Association football season, as they may have been given the keys to the championship kingdom with Marist and Kanana Fou football programs not fielding teams this year.
 



FAGAITUA VIKINGS CONTINUE TO AIM FOR A HEALTHY TEAM AND GREAT SEASON

tony@samoanews.com

The pride of the Eastern Star, Fagaitua High School – Home of the Vikings — is still lead by Head Coach Sua’ese “Pooch” Ta’ase — its been 15 years of service, given proudly and with humility he says..
 



LEONE LIONS ENTER 2014 FOOTBALL SEASON WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS

tony@samoanews.com

Leone High School “Home of the Lions” is confirmed to compete in the 2014-2015 ASHSAA Football Season in both the Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions. Samoa News noticed during our team coverage that the number of players for the Lions has dramatically dropped this year in both divisions. How this will affect the team will be interesting to observe this season, with its Head Coach Arona Samoa noting that no matter the numbers — the Lions will play ball, will compete.
 



SAMOANA SHARKS LOOKING FOR THAT 2014 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

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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.
 



WARRIORS SET TO DEFEND THEIR VARSITY CHAMPIONSHIP, BRING BACK THE JV TITLE

jeff@samoanews.com

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.
 



FAMOUS ADVOCATES FOR PACIFIC OCEAN CAMPAIGN ARRIVE IN AMERICAN SAMOA

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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.
 



RESIDENTS TAKE UNIQUE CHANCE TO RIDE ON BOARD SAILING SCHOOL TALL SHIP

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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.



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