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Porotesano named NMSAS volunteer of the year


The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year award goes to Charity Anna Porotesano, a third grade teacher at Matafao Elementary School who also served as one of the four panelists for the recent 2014 Hokule’a high school competition.

Siva & Pese —38 photos + new slide show

Thirty-eight photos from Flag Day 2014 Siva & Pese at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

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Fautasi Fiva — 97 Photos + new slide show

Up close at the Flag Day Fautasi Race. Over 90 photos taken from the water near the long boats.

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New Slide Show: Flag Day Performing Arts Fest


The 41st Annual Flag Day Performing Arts Festival two-day event began with youngster’s showing their dance moves and joyous smiles, yesterday afternoon. The festival is presented by the Arts Council and the Department of Youth & Women’s Affairs, and is partly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The afternoon program began with an intro of the groups by Master of Ceremonies, Tapumanaia Galu Satele, Jr.

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Effort to remove Alamea from local waters begins today

It’s ready, set, go time for the multi sanctuary dive team

A dive team of eight from off island who will assist local agencies in the removal of the Crown of Thorns Starfish (COTS), Acanthaster planci, arrived this past Monday and will be in the territory for the next two weeks to assist with eradication efforts at priority reefs and sanctuary managements areas around Tutuila and Aunu’u.

First time for Am. Samoa: Annual Samoa Swim Series


The annual Samoa Swim Series (SSS) that takes place on our sister island of Samoa, will once again host three days of open water swimming competition and for the first time, American Samoa will participate.  Swims consist of 3.8km swim on day one, 2-4km swim on day two and on day three, there will be two 3.5km swims.

Performing arts festival part of pre-Flag Day events


Faleniu Youth was one of the groups that performed yesterday during the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs and annual Arts Council performing arts festival, which runs through tomorrow night at Su’igaula o le Atuvasa at Utulei Beach Park.

The DYWA & Arts Council festivities coincide with the territory’s 2014 Flag Day celebration, which culminates on Thursday, with a flag raising ceremony and pese & siva at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Ili’ili.

Photos and Slideshow: Tala i Kirikiti

Siamupini Teine o le Fa'asaulala i le Liki Kirikiti
Ua siamupini nei le 'au a Teine Faasaulala i le aso Toanai ina ua malo i Teine I'a Vai i latou suega siamunpini lea na faia i Asotau i Vailoatai, ina ua uma le taaloga i le va o le Lupelele ma le Asaga e su'e ai le tulaga tolu ma le fa.

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Fa’aaoga Samoa ta’amilosaga TMO fili ai lana Manu Samoa


O lo o fa’aaoga e le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa (SRU) le ta’amilosaga fa’avaomalo a le TMO Marist American Samoa o lo o fa’agasolo i le taimi nei, e fili ai sui o le au ta’ito’a 7 a le Manu Samoa, fa’apea ai ma sui o le Manu Samoa ta’ito’a 15.
O le to’atele o sui o le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa e pei o i latou e filia tama ta’aalo mo ‘au ta’itasi (selectors), fa’apea ai le pulega a le Iuni o lo o i ai uma i le ta’amilosaga a le TMO o lo o fa’agasolo i le taimi nei.

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Cool Stuff: TMO Sevens is a signature event

The American Samoa Marist TMO Sevens is a wonderful event that was growing and was beginning to take on its own special identity. It’s an international regional sevens that acts as a springboard for future IRB International Sevens players, and provides a level of competition for those who are excellent, but just don't make the higher level cut.

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