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AM SAMOA BASKETBALL ASSOC. BUSY HOSTING CLINIC, WORKSHOPS & GUESTS

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The American Samoa Basketball (ASBA) keeps rolling on with more basketball outreaches and clinics, and currently they are hosting a Moso’oi Basketball tournament being held at the Tafuna High School gymnasium.
 
They are also hosting a clinic for coaches, referees and officials, which began on Tuesday and will conclude tomorrow at the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) office across from the Pala Lagoon on Tasi Street.
 



FIRST INT’L DAY OF THE GIRL CELEBRATION IN TERRITORY A HUGE SUCCESS

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Over one thousand local residents, young and old, gathered at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tafuna this past Saturday to take part in the territory’s first ever celebration of the International Day of the Girl (IDG).
 



HAWAII LAVA FORCES RESIDENTS TO GET READY TO FLEE

(AP) — Dozens of Hawaii residents have been told they might have to evacuate because molten lava from a volcano is headed toward their homes.

The lava from Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanos, was about 100 yards from a home Monday morning, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said.

After months of fitful advancement, the lava crossed Apaa Street on Sunday in Pahoa Village, considered a main town of the Big Island's isolated and rural Puna district. It was getting dangerously close to Pahoa Village Road, which goes straight through downtown.



TAUALUGA VAIASO MOSOOI TA’AMILOSAGA LAKAPI TA’ITO’A 7

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O le taualuga o le vaiaso o le Mosooi mo lenei tausaga ua va’aia ai ni isi o ta’aloga iloga e pito sili ona fiafia i ai le atunu’u, e pei o le Volipolo, Kirikiti ae taualuga i le ta’amilosaga ta’ito’a 7, lea o lo o tausinio ai kalapu eseese i totonu o le atunu’u mo le sailia o se au e sola ma le siamupini.
 



DOE TO YOUTH: YOUR DECISIONS WILL DETERMINE DESTINY OF OUR PEOPLE

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“The over arching question which the American Samoan people have not decided, is— what form of government do we really want?”
 
This was the question posed by Department of Education Director Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin Finau during her remarks at the Close Up Summit earlier this week.
 
This is the fourth annual summit, which was held at Kanana Fou, and attended by about  sixty high school students from high schools across American Samoa.
 



4 DAY CELEBRATION: TISA’S TATOO FEST UNDERWAY TODAY AT ALEGA BEACH

“I am thrilled that Tisa’s Tattoo Fest is the time each year for us to honor our traditional Tatau art form and to celebrate how it has been re-envisioned by the new generation of artists. The success of Tisa’s Tattoo Fest over the years belongs to the new generation,” Tisa Fa’amuli told Samoa News as the 10th Annual Tattoo Fest gets underway today at Alega Beach.
 



POSTCARD FROM THE MUA VOYAGE ABOARD THE SAILING VAKA GAUALOFA

Talofa lava! I’m so happy to be back on board my mothership Gaualofa after joining up with her and the rest of the crew in Fiji. Gaualofa is still so graceful and strong. This time around I am sailing with crew members hailing from Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji.
 
Many moons ago these island nations were at war with each other over land and sea. Today we unite on Gaualofa as a voice for the Pacific along with Marumaru Atua of the Cook Islands and Uto Ni Yalo of Fiji.
 



HAWAII-AMERICAN SAMOA ARGOSY UNIVERSITY CAMPUS GRADUATES 48

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The second annual Commencement Program for the Hawaii-American Samoa Argosy University, which was held last Thursday evening at the Gov. Lee Auditorium was greeted by a full house, which included parents, families and friends of the 48 graduates, who received doctorate, masters and bachelors degrees during the ceremony.
 
Their theme: “Today’s Achievement is Tomorrow’s Greatness” — highlighted the graduates — whose ages ranged from young adults to grandparents, all determined to do great work with their academic successes.



LOMU: AFAI E LE O MALEPE, AUA LE FAIA FUA

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Le faletua ia Aitofi Lomu (itu taumatau) ma ni isi o le fanau i le taimi na laulau tutu ai i le Malae o le Talu i Fagatogo i le afiafi ananafi, ma fa'alauiloa a latou pepa o lo o tusia ai upu faapenei 'Palota Leai i le Veto Override - Vote No to Veto Override', a o talotalo atu i le mamalu o le atunuu sa femalagaa'i i luga o le ala i lea taimi o le afiafi.



OIL SPILL AFTER PURSE SEINER COLLISION, ONE MAN HOSPITALIZED

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The U.S. Coast Guard Detachment Unit in American Samoa is investigating an incident yesterday morning in which two purse seiners allegedly collided at the main dock causing an oil spill and sending a crew member of a third fishing vessel to the hospital.
 
It’s unclear how much oil was spilled into Pago Pago Harbor, which caused a delay in the MV Lady Naomi passenger ferry entering the Port of Pago Pago. The Samoa government owned vessel was seen by many residents anchored off the shore of Fatu-ma-Futi village.
 



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