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Dr. Pato selected as new ASCC president

On Friday, December 2, Board of Higher Education Chairman Rev. Dr. Leanavaotaua Sekuini Seva'aetasi addressed an internal memo to the administration, faculty staff of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) to inform them that Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato has been chosen by the Board as the College’s new President. 
 



MASI prez praises Antonina and support group”

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Apia, SAMOA — “Antonina has made all of American Samoa proud, because it’s been a long time since we (American Samoa) have had such a high placing in the (Miss Pacific Islands) pageant, for the longest time and its something to be proud of,” said Meafou Imo, President of Miss American Samoa Inc.
 
She told Samoa News last week, after the pageant, that all the glory is to God for his tremendous love and care since their group arrived in Samoa.



To’alua ua molia vevesi na tula’i mai totonu toese Tafuna

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E to’alua ali’i ua tu’uaia e le malo i le mataupu lea na tula’i mai ai se vevesi i totonu o le toese i Tafuna i le fa’aiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei, ina ua fa’ao’olima ni ali’i pagota se to’alua i se isi ali’i pagota ma manu’a ai o ia.

 



75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE - On Dec. 7, 1941, as Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press' chief of bureau in Honolulu, Eugene Burns, was unable to get out the urgent news of the historic attack that would draw the U.S. into World War II. The military had already taken control of all communication lines, so Burns was left without a line to the outside world. In Washington, AP editor William Peacock and staff got word of the attack from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's press secretary.



Le Aute: Ta’usala moliaga mama ali’i to’afa

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Mai le lata ai i le 2 tausaga o taumafai pea le malo o Amerika Samoa e tu’u fa’atasi a latou mau fa’amaonia e lagolago ai tu’uaiga fa’asaga i ali’i e to’afa mai le pisinisi o le Aute, lea sa tu’uaia i le fa’alavelave lea na tafana ai le Ofisa o Leoleo i Leone i le 2014, o le taeao ananafi na fa’ai’uina ai lenei mataupu ina ua ta’usala i latou nei i le moliaga mama o le taupulepule e fa’atino le solitulafono o le fa’aleaga meatotino i le tulaga muamua.
 



Samoa celebrates its first Fa’afafine Week

Commemorates contributions of fa’afafine community to Samoa
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Apia, SAMOA — “Human Rights, gender equity, cultural views and HIV&AIDS Prevention” were among the issues that will be discussed during the Fa’afafine Week in Samoa, a first time event according to Samoa Fa’afafine Association (SFA) President So’oalo To’oto’oali’i Roger Stanley. Held at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, So’oalo told Samoa News Fa’afafine Week is an initiative to commemorate the contribution of the Fa’afafine community to Samoa.



American Samoa observes Worlds AIDS Day

“Hands Up for HIV Prevention”
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This past Thursday evening, Dec. 1, American Samoa joined the world in commemorating Worlds AIDS Day themed: Hands Up for HIV Prevention – held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. The well attended event by the public, government representatives and church members, heard that there are 36.7 billion people diagnosed with AIDS throughout the years up to the present time, worldwide.
 

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ITU TETE’E: Fa’avae tagi o fa’amatalaga fa’alogo

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Ua fa’amalumalu le tu’uina mai o se fa’aiuga a le fa’amasinoga maualuga fa’asaga i le fa’afinauga a loia e to’afa o lo o fautuaina aia tatau o ali’i e to’afa, ia o lo o tu’uaia i le fa’alavelave lea na tafana ai le Ofisa o Leoleo i Leone, e fa’apea o le tagi atoa a le malo fa’asaga ia i latou e to’afa o lo o tu’uaia, “o loo fa’avae lea i luga o fa’amatalaga fa’alogo” e aunoa ma se tasi na vaai tino i ai.
 



Anne Dunn’s focus: Empowering women

To speak up, be bold, stand up — be Pacific warriors she said during her talent
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Apia, SAMOA — Empowering women in the Pacific is one aspect of life that newly crowned Miss Pacific Islands, Anne Dunn is passionate about and in doing so, that is one of the first projects that she’ll be working on upon returning home. Held in Tuanaimato, the 30th Miss Pacific Islands pageant saw outgoing Miss Pacific Islands, Abigail Havora, crown Anne Dunn.
 



Teena Fa’amasinoga ni isi o Talosaga a le itu tete’e

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A o sauni ai le itu a le malo mo le finauina o le latou tagi i le aso a taeao, fa’asaga i ali’i se to’afa mai le kamupani a le Aute, lea o lo o tu’uaia i le tafanaina o le Ofisa o Leoleo i Tafuna i le 2 tausaga talu ai, o le vaiaso na te’a nei na teena ai e le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga ni isi o talosaga na fa’aulu e le itu tete’e fa’asaga i lenei mataupu.
 



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