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AS volleyball team makes the Quarter Finals at Oceania


Our American Samoa Beach Volleyball Team made it to the Quarter Finals in Manly Beach, Australia and reports from Iose Afu Muasau, the team coach, on his Facebook page, said, “Our players are very much eager to play against the Fijian side tomorrow. They managed to beat our tough Tongan brothers in our last game and elevated us to the quarter finals this year.”
Yesterday, local boys Sam Luaiva and Kamoko played against the Fijian Side for the Bronze, and the outcome of that will be in our next issue.

Carl's Jr drive thru blocked by fork-lift on fire


The Carls JR. drive thru was blocked off for almost an hour around 5pm Tuesday when a fork-lift that was transporting pallets in the Laufou area caught fire.

The drive flagged a vehicle that was standing in line at the drive thru to give way while he made his way over to pallets without realizing that the forklift which was now smoking had flames coming out of the bottom of the vehicle.

When alerted by the drivers standing in line , the driver of the fork lift jumped off the fork lift, ran into the Carls Jr. kitchen, came out with a mop and tried to snuff out the fire.

DHSS completes first ESL course

“Walks-the-Talk” to build workforce capacity

November 12, 2014 marked the end of the first course, which is part of the professional development efforts the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) has initiated in partnership with the ASCC Adult Education, Literacy, and Extended Learning Program, under the leadership of State Director Tauvela Fale.

Battle of the To’as head-to-head in ASHSAA title


This past Saturday were the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football Playoffs, which determined which two teams will be claiming a spot in the upcoming Championship game this upcoming Saturday – a rivalry between the To’as of the league, the Tafuna Warriors and Fagaitua Vikings will be the one, after they both conquered their opponents victoriously.


Asia Esther Kia’aina le aoga a Aua Elementary


O le suaina o le Eleele mo le fa’atuina o le faleaoga fogafalelua i totonu o le Laumua o Rainmakers po’o le a’oga Aua Elementary, na fa’ataunu’uina i le itula e 11:00 i le aoauli ananafi. O se mea sili ona lelei mo le a’oga, lana PTA ma le afio’aga atoa, ona ua talimalo ai i latou i le Malo o Amerika Samoa i ona vaega e tolu fa’atasi ai ma le Sui Failautusi o le Initeria, se tasi e aiaia ma fesoasoani e fa’apasia mai tupe uma o lo’o fa’agaoioia ai le Malo o Amerika Samoa ma ona tagata o alaalata’i ma soifua ai.

Movie Review “Big Hero Six”

Big Hero Six is a new and original Disney movie that is also based on a Japanese comic series with the same title. Though the plots and characters mentioned stray entirely from the comic it is still somewhat related. Big Hero Six is entertaining as well as emotional. If you do not count the way the characters are introduced, the movie is well thought up.

Executive Leadership program


Participants in this week’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) met in an initiative funded by the Interior Department’s Office of Insular Affairs to build and strengthen leadership potential of mid-level career officials in the territories and freely associated states.


Three ASG employees— Magdalene Petaia-Suisala, Leifiloa Tanoi and Salamasina Satele — are taking part in the weeklong ELDP session and Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas, Esther Kia’aina, who arrived Monday, spoke to the group.


ASCC Education Majors form Association

Education majors at the American Samoa Community College have formed a new student organization they have named the Lumana’i Educators Association. “The purpose of the club is for our students to network with each other and assist those who need help with their courses, as well as to provide exposure for the programs our Teacher Education Department (TED) has to offer,” said Mrs. Christine Fuimaono, who serves as the organization’s Staff Advisor, while Mrs. Feleni Alainuuese serves as Faculty Advisor.

Successful week of Just Play Festivals

It was a successful week of Just Play Festivals for the seven elementary schools involved in the program.


“It was great to see the kids having so much fun!” exclaimed Valusia Talataina, PE coordinator for the elementary school division. “Our visit with (FFAS) was awesome and I am glad we’re all on the same page as we ended the 4th week of the program.”


ACE celebrates 30 years in the territory

Business name changed as tribute to their father who started it all

“From humble beginnings, a family of six girls and one boy, we have grown our Ace family to approximately 120 employees,” said President & CEO of ACE American Industries Inc., Ngaire Scratch Ho-Ching, at the grand re-opening of their store as Neil’s ACE Home Center — in celebration of 30 years of service in American Samoa— last Friday evening.

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