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PNG SPORTS MINISTERS REACH AGREEMENT TO SUPPORT TEAMS BY FUNDING

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After the Fourth Pacific Sports Ministers Meeting in Papua New Guinea this month, all Sports Ministers from 19 Pacific countries who took part in this meeting —including Jonathan Fanene from American Samoa—agreed that they will expand their support for the development of athletes in Pacific Games teams by appropriating the necessary funds to sport development and national representation of their elite athletes.
 



AUCKLAND MUSEUM EXHIBITION OPENS IN SĀMOA AS PART OF FRIENDSHIP WEEK

Source: Media release Museum of Samoa

In 2014, Auckland War Memorial Museum produced the exhibition ‘Entangled Islands - Sāmoa, New Zealand and the First World War,’ to tell the story of the shared WWI history between Sāmoa and New Zealand. The exhibition was developed by the Museum along with leading Sāmoa historian, Assoc. Professor Damon Salesa of the University of Auckland.

Following the conclusion of the exhibition in Auckland, the Museum has partnered with The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Museum of Sāmoa to modify the exhibition for Sāmoa.



TERRITORIAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR HONORED AT PACIFIC ED CONFERENCE

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American Samoa’s Territorial Teacher of the Year, Monica Lynn Lui of Samoana High School was honored during the 29th Pacific Educational Conference (PEC) which kicked off at the College of the Marshall Islands in Majuro yesterday.
 



SEN. SAOLE MILA PASSES AWAY, DESCRIBED AS A “HUMBLE PERSON”

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Sen. Saole Mila, who is described by a fellow senator as a “humble person” passed away Wednesday this week in Seattle, Washington where he along with his wife were visiting family, according to a family chief and also confirmed by others relatives contacted by Samoa News yesterday. The cause of death is unknown at this time.
 



SWIMMING: TO DEVELOPE AS A LOCAL SPORT — NEEDS — YOU GOT IT, A POOL

Open waters are fine, but for serious training… says XV PG’s Swimming coach
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Team Amerika Samoa’s swimming coach and trainer for the XV Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea this year, Bill Sakovich is sending a friendly request to Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the American Samoa Government (ASG), to please build a swimming pool facility to train our local swimmers for the upcoming Pacific Games in 2019.

 



STARKIST SAMOA AWARDS $20,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO FOUR LOCAL STUDENTS

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StarKist Samoa officially announced the names of the four local students who have been awarded scholarships from the cannery, totaling $20,000.

 

The ceremony took place at the StarKist Atu’u plant yesterday.

 

The 2015 StarKist Samoa scholarship recipients are Liana Gurr, Ikaika Pasia Mahuka, Koroseta Butler, and Sam Lei Sam Jr.

 

Gurr and Mahuka were accompanied by their parents, while Lei Sam’s father accepted the award on behalf of his son who is currently in Samoa.

 



‘DARE TO BE YOU’ IS MISS SAMOA’S ADVICE AS SHE READIES FOR MISS WORLD CONTEST

When you are a beauty queen, being physically attractive is arguably the most important factor.

But for Otago University student Latafale Auva'a, having a beautiful mind, spirit and carrying yourself well are what define attractiveness.

The 21-year-old is the reigning Miss Samoa NZ, Miss Samoa and Miss Pacific Islands.

In November, she will represent Samoa at the Miss World pageant in Sanya, China.



LONG BEACH ATHLETES GOLDEN FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AT THE PACIFIC GAMES

There’s still one year to go before the city of Long Beach gets a chance to flex its muscle again in the Olympics, but a handful of athletes from the area got a chance to give local sports fans a golden preview while competing in the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
 



HALL OF FAME LIMITS SEAU'S DAUGHTER'S COMMENTS TO VIDEO

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Junior Seau's daughter will be commenting only on a video when her late father enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8.

Citing previous policies on posthumous inductions, the Hall is limiting Sydney Seau's comments to a video presentation about the former linebacker who killed himself in 2012. Seau is one of seven men being inducted this year.

In a statement from Hall executive vice president Joe Horrigan, a 2010 policy was referenced Friday.



LOCAL ARTISTS SHARE LOVE OF SAMOAN CULTURAL ARTS WITH CALIFORNIA

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Earlier this summer, the Oakland Museum in California was among several sites and organizations which reached out to two of American Samoa’s iconic artists with invitations to present their work, as well as hold public discussions and workshops on the traditional arts of the Samoan islands.
 



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