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Catlin Seaview Survey completes mapping


Richard Vevers, the project director of Catlin Seaview Survey based out of Australia along with his team travels around the world visiting protected marine sanctuaries where they record underwater coral reefs as they currently exist, so they can get an accurate record to monitor change over time.


U.S. Army retirees propose Veteran's Cemetery


Two retirees from the  U.S. Army are putting together a proposal for the American Samoa Government to review and consider a veterans cemetery, identical to the set up of the Arlington National Cemetery, on the more than one-acre of government land of the American Samoa Veterans Memorial Center, in Tafuna, which includes the Memorial Monument.

ASCC music instructor published in NZ literary journal

Poe Mageo, music instructor at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), can now add “published author” to his already impressive list of credentials, after having a short fiction piece published in SPAN 64: Journal of the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies.

KRUSE: Tatau fo’i ona saili tagata faigaluega TCF


Na fa’ailoa e le afioga i le ali’i fa’amasino ia Michael Kruse i le loia a le malo ia Tiffany Oldfield i le vaiaso nei, afai o lo o su’e e tagata faigaluega a le Falepuipui i Tafuna tagata uma o lo o ulufale atu i totonu o le toese atoa ai ma a latou meatotino e pei o ato ma afifi o lo o avatu i aiga o lo o taofia i le falepuipui, e tatau fo’i ona saili uma ma tagata faigaluega a le TCF.

Miss South Pacific Pageant underway in Samoa

Samoa Observer interviews Miss Samoa

Eight of the most beautiful and intelligent women in the Pacific have graced Samoa’s shores this week.
The occasion is the Miss South Pacific Pageant, with the pre-pageant activities kicking off this morning with a church service at the Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral at Mulivai.
Guided by the theme “Our Pacific Paradise,” the Pageant will be held on Friday at Gym 1 of the Tuana’imato Sports Complex.

Meet the Gaualofa crew in Auckland

Pacific island rivalry on the sports field is a well known fact. But to see these sons and daughters of the Pacific working in unison in bringing the Gaualofa in to the beach at Okahu Bay in such horrible weather last night was a moving experience - 9:25pm exact.

UN climate talks deadlocked

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Already well into overtime, U.N. climate talks reached a standstill Saturday as developing countries rejected a draft deal they said would allow rich countries to shirk their responsibilities to fight global warming and pay for its impacts.

The main goal for the two-week session in Lima was relatively modest: Reach agreement on what information should go into the pledges that countries submit for a global climate pact expected to be adopted next year in Paris.

Tala I Vaifanua


E to’a 28 faiaoga i Amerika Samoa ua fa’atulaga e faau’u mai i  le polokalame a le Iunivesite of Hawai’i Cohort, e maua ai tikeri fa’afaiaoga.
O le fa'au'uga e faia i le aso 18 Tesema i le Fale Laumei i Utulei, peita'i, o le toe ta lava e mau ai le fao, o lenei le galuega e ao ina fa'atino, e fa'ailoa ai, e te agavaa' mo le tusi pasi maualuga o le a e tiu ai i taua fa'ale-a'oa'oga.

ASCC Grad Banquet cites scholastic achievement

The Division of Student Services at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) holds its Graduate Banquet each semester several days prior to the official Commencement Ceremony. The Banquet gives the pending graduates an opportunity to enjoy a social occasion where members of their class receive recognition for outstanding scholastic achievements.


Western All Stars win over East— 34 to 25


The American Samoa High School Athletic Association concluded their football season this past Monday evening, when the West All Star team made up of Tafuna Warriors and Leone Lions players beat the three-school combined All Star team from the East, 34 - 25, in full time.


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