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Former governor of American Samoa passes away

Knoxville, TENNESSEE — Frank Barnett, the former governor of American Samoa and Knoxville native, was always looking for the next adventure, according to his obituary.

"Frank led an amazing life believing there was no excuse for being bored," it reads. "He traveled all 50 states, 5 U.S. territories and 47 foreign countries."

Mr. Barnett, 82, died on Friday.

A 1950 graduate of Knoxville High School, Mr. Barnett attended the University of Tennessee, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from UT's law school in 1959. During his time at UT, he was captain of the swim team.



Tatala aloaia Fonotaga tele lona 31 Ekalesia EFKAS

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O le taeao ananafi na tatala aloaia ai sauniga mo le Fonotaga Tele lona 31 a le Ekalesia EFKAS i lona laumua i Kanana Fou.
 



Daughter of Samoa promoted at U.S. Census Bureau

Wendy Palmer Button (right) was recently promoted to Operations Integration Manager for the Census Enterprise Data Collection and Processing (CEDCaP) Program at the US Census Bureau office in Suitland, Maryland.
 
Palmer Button served for more than 26 years in the federal government before joining the Census Bureau in 2006. She holds a Masters in both Business Analysis and Project Management from the George Washington University, Washington, DC.
 



Malolo le Fono Faitulafono mo le 3 vaiaso

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O le tuana’i ai o le vaiaso talu ona tatala aloaia galuega a le Fono Faitulafono mo le tauaofiaga mulimuli o lana nofoaiga lona 34 i le vaiaso na te’a nei, na aloaia ai loa le malologa e 3 vaiaso a maota e lua, ina ua pasia se i’ugafono e fa’amalolo ai galuega a le Fono Faitulafono.
 



Health Occupations students at nat'll conference

Members of the local chapters of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) represented American Samoa at the HOSA International Leadership Conference held in Tennessee late last month. Affiliated with the American Samoa Health Education Center (ASAHEC), which is hosted by the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), local chapters of HOSA are based at ASCC as well as several of the Territory’s public high schools.
 



Tele lumana’i o tupulaga talavou i soo se ta’aloga

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Ua molimauina le tele o se lumana’i a tupulaga aoga talavou e maua mai i le tele o ta’aloga eseese o lo o a’oa’oina i ai latou, e pei ona molimauina e faiaoga o lo o fa’atinoina polokalame o ta’aloga o lo o auai le to’atele o fanau aoga i le taimi nei.

 

O ni isi o ta’aloga o lo o fa’agasolo i le taimi nei mo fanau laiti e aofia ai le ta’aloga Soka ma le Volipolo.

 



La’u i Piki-apu tagata mama’i i Manu’a

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Ua fa’aalia e ni isi o tagatanu’u o lo o aumau ma alala i Manu’a i le vaiaso nei i le Samoa News lo latou le fiafia tele, i le leai lea o ni ta’avale a le EMS e tautuaina le mamalu o le atunu’u o lo o alala ma nonofo i le Itumalo i le taimi e gasegase, ma i’u ai loa ina fa’aaoga Piki-apu a aiga e la’u ai tagata gasegase i le falema’i pe a tigaina.
 



Taufete’e: Fa’amanino suiga fou i le Falema’i

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O le taeao ananafi na fa’amanino ai e le afioga i le Faatonu o le Falema’i a le LBJ i Fagaalu ia Taufete’e John Faumuina, ni isi o vaega fou o lo o molimauina pea i le auaunaga a le falema’i i le taimi nei, e pei o le fa’aauau pea lea o le taunu’u mai o sapalai o vailaau ma fualaau mai fafo mo togafitiga, atoa ai ma le masini tata lavalava fou lea na taunu’u mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei.
 



Fa’ailoa auala e foia ai vevesi & sau’aga i nofoaga eseese

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E silia i le to’a 10 sui mai Ofisa o le malo ma Fa’alapotopotoga tua na auai i se a’oa’oga sa fa’atautaia i le potu fono a le Faletalimalo o le Sadies by the Sea i le taeao ananafi, lea sa fa’alauiloa ai e ni sui mai se fa’alapotopotoga mai Amerika o lo o galulue i auala e foia ai vevesi ma sau’aga i nofoaga eseese, auala e mafai ona fa’aaogaina i Amerika Samoa nei e foia ai nei fa’afitauli.

 



Flight stopover great tourism promo

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American Samoa Visitors Bureau executive director David Vaeafe says that  including Pago Pago as a two-day stopover for the Australian teenager attempting to become the youngest person in history to fly around the world in a single engine plane is an excellent tourism promotion for the territory.
 



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