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Mufi opens campaign headquarters in Kalihi

Kalihi is abuzz this afternoon as Mufi Hannemann's supporters prepare for his Gubernatorial Campaign Headquarters grand opening at 5pm Thursday.

This BBQ chicken could be on your plate in just a few hours at 1505 Dillingham Blvd, Kalihi in the parking lot of the former Sizzler's restaurant.

Hokule'a, Wyland mural, Swains film— what a week!


The arrival of Jean-Michel Cousteau and Dr. Sylvia Earle last week set the tone for an historic week in American Samoa that saw not only these two notables, but the crews of the Hokule’a and the Hikianalia arrive and the south Pacific premiere of ‘Swains Island — The Last Jewel of the Planet’

Paul's performance not up to par judges say


This past Tuesday, during the live broadcast of America’s Got Talent semifinal round, local boy Paul Ieti didn’t garner as much praise and applause from the four-member judging panel who gave him a standing ovation and even hugs after previous performances.

AmSam wrestlers compete today at YOG


Local wrestlers Faifua Ipolito and Iafeta Vou will be competing today at 3 p.m. (local time) at the Longjian Gymnasium in downtown Nanjing, China for the 2014 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games.
Ipolito and Vou are competing in freestyle wrestling, Ipolito in the 46kg division and Vou in the 76kg weight class.
The placement and medal matches for freestyle wrestling kicked off last night at 10 p.m. (American Samoa time). Results of the matches will be in tomorrow’s issue of Samoa News.

Am Samoa makes strong showing in POJC_


The East Pacific Team in this year’s International Tennis Federation Pacific Oceania Junior Championship (POJC) is making a strong showing against the Western and Northern Pacific teams.
American Samoa’s Larry Magalasin has taken the 14 & Under Boys Singles Division of the POJC when he defeated Michael Emory of Tahiti in two sets, 6-4 and 6-1. Kevin Maukoloa of American Samoa was able to take the 16 & Under Boys Singles Division when he won over Manoa Desvignes of Tahiti in the finals 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2.

Paul Ieti's semi-final performance

The pressure was on last night on America’s Got Talent 2014, as the first 12 acts performed in the semifinals on AGT 2014 and that pressure seemed to get to Paul Ieti on America’s Got Talent Season 9.

He has a great voice and has a great story, but he seemed to fall apart at Radio City Music Hall last night and the AGT judges 2014 were not impressed.

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East Pacific team leading POJC tourney


The International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pacific Oceania Junior Championship (POJC) games that are taking  place in Lautoka, Fiji has the East Pacific Team competing against the North and West Pacific Teams for the POJC title. The East Pacific Team has the best Junior players from American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga and Tahiti competing against the best Junior tennis players from their region.

Pacific auditors meet in AmSam


The 2014 Annual Conference of the Association of Pacific Island Public Auditors (APIPA) is being held at this time at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium for those in the auditing and finance professions, and the opening day, yesterday saw close to 100 in attendance.
Some of the topics to be discussed this week will be Writing Tools for Auditors, Basic Auditing Standards and Developing Performance Audit Findings. The conference will end on Friday.

Hawaii Job Corps celebrates 50th Year


On Wednesday, August 22, the Hawaii Job Corps celebrated its 50th Anniversary since its inception in 1964.
Among the invitees to the Hawaii Job Corps celebration were various Hawai’i politicians and dignitaries, and Afimutasi Gus Hannemann, Director of American Samoa’s Governor’s office in Honolulu.

Wrestlers on deck at Youth Olympic Games


American Samoa wrestlers Jordan Leilua (left) and Schey McMoore were scheduled to compete at 3 p.m. yesterday (local time) in the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
Jordan was to compete in the 42kg while Schey was entered in the 85kg in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Chef de Mission Manu’a Chen said in an email to the Samoa News over the weekend that four matches were scheduled for the boys against other competitors to determine the medal matches which were set to be held at 10 p.m. last night (American Samoa time).

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