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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.
 



THE ROCK CONFIRMS THE RUMORS

Seiuli Dwayne Johnson has confirmed he's hitting the beach to star in a new Baywatch movie.

The action man has been attached to the project for years and now it's finally getting the go-ahead at Paramount, he has revealed he'll be leading the cast for the big screen adaptation of the top 1980s TV series.

Posting a topless photo of himself sitting on a jet ski online, the movie star added the caption, "'This is my beach b**ch!' Rumors are true... we're making #BAYWATCH the movie."

He added, "Edgy, raunchy and hopefully, funny as all hell. Cue slo mo running on the beach..."



ASCC STUDENTS TAKE ISSUE WITH INFO FROM GOV'T VETO OVERRIDE COMMITTEE

Students felt presenters pushed an agenda
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“Are we ready to give the Fono that type of power?” was a question asked by many students who attended the Veto-Override awareness campaign held at the ASCC lecture hall last week Thursday, where Veto-Override Committee member Fainu’ulelei Alailima Utu explained to the students that a veto is a decision made by the governor not to approve a bill passed by the Fono. The veto override is a lawmaking process wherein the Fono votes on a bill to pass a law — over a governor’s veto.
 



TALAVALU GAINS A WORLD OF EXPERIENCE

Photos: Sonny Joba, Sebastian Valovalo, Monique Solofa, Carolle Mansell

The American Samoa National Rugby Team Talavalu is due to arrive back home sometime today (Monday) after competing in the Oceania Sevens held in Noosa, Australia, and losing out on a chance to qualify for the non-core Sevens World Series, to play at the 2015 HSBC Hong Kong and Wellington legs. The Talavalu did well despite losses in the quarterfinals.
 



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