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DMWR Enviro Camps continue — this one in Lauli'i

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The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) hosted its Annual Environmental Fishing Camp in Lauli'i July 20-22. 
 
A total of 35 campers between 7 and 13 years old participated in the event that also saw the participation of ten junior counselors, 14-20 years old.
 
According to Malia Vaofanua, DMWR’s Education Coordinator, the goal of the camp was “to teach the kids about our marine habitat.”
 



McDonald’s off island scholarship winner

Each spring the McDonald’s Corporation of American Samoa generously funds five scholarships to local high schools students who will attend the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) and one scholarship for an ASCC graduate to meet the cost of continuing their college studies off-island. ASCC spring 2016 graduate Ms. Faavela Trianna Ah Sam, 19, of Faleniu recently received the good news that she is this year’s recipient of the McDonald’s off island college scholarship.
 



Fa’ataua e Tausima’i a le LBJ le lagolago a uo ma aiga

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A o fa’agasolo ai polokalame mo le fa’amanatuina o le 100 tausaga talu ona i ai i laufanua o Amerika Samoa le tautua a le Vaega Tausima’i, na taua ai e le Peresetene o le Vaega o Tausima’i a le Falema’i o le LBJ i le taeao ananafi e fa’apea, o se tasi o vaega o le latou polokalame i lenei vaiaso, o le aloaia lea ma fa’ataua le lagolago mai o latou aiga ma uo.

 



Reports of sex crimes up in Samoa, says Justice Vui

Mainly in urban areas, where there's less policing by village councils
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Apia, SAMOA — “Sexual violation cases are becoming an epidemic in Samoa,” said Samoa’s Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson in an interview with Samoa News, pointing out that what has increased most is the cases being reported to the authorities, unlike before, when these matters were literally taboo.
 



Fesiligia se loia mafua’aga e le mafai na fai ai suega DNA

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E ui o lea ua faia le fa’aiuga a le afioga i le Fa’amasino o le Fa’amasinoga Fa’aitumalo ia Muagututia Fiti Sunia, e tu’uina atu ai le mataupu a le ali’i o Uatau Falanai i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga, mo le fa’atulagaina o se aso e faia ai sana ulua’i iloiloga, ma fa’asolo ai taualumaga o lana mataupu, peita’i o se fesili sa lu’i ai e le Loia Fautua a Falanai ia le loia a le malo, fa’apea ai ma le Fa’amasinoga i se iloiloga sa faia i le vaiaso na te’a nei, poo le a le ma



Arrests made after man dies from brutal attack

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Apia, SAMOA — Eight men between the ages of 20 and 30 have been arrested in connection with a brutal attack of a father of eight in Vaimea, Samoa right outside a night club. Vailigi Rarotoga died early Friday morning; this is according to his cousin, Titi Tua who spoke to Samoa News on Monday (Apia, Time) at his residence. According to Titi, Vailigi is a father of eight and he and his wife reside in Savaii.
 



Fa’amanatu le atoaga o le 100 tausaga tautua Tausima’i

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Na tutu fa’atasi ta’ita’i o le malo fa’apea ni isi o le mamalu lautele o le atunu’u i le taeao ananafi, e lagolago le sauniga e fa’amanatu ai le atoaga o le 100 tausaga talu ona fa’avae le tautua a le Vaega o Tausima’i i Amerika Samoa.

 



Local Artists & Friends host free Summer Jam Concert

“– our people have music in their souls”
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This past Saturday at the Su'igaula Park in Utulei, beach goers and music lovers tuned into the sound and rhythms of young local musicians during the free Summer Jam Concert, an effort led by the Pouesi Family from Aua, and it brought out not only the young and some unknown talent, but some well known veteran musicians as well.

 

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Aoga Maualuga Manu’a: Sauni e fa’amanatu le 50 tausaga

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Ua sauni atu nei le Asosi o Tama ma Teine Tuai o le Aoga Maualuga i Manu’a e fa’amanatu le atoaga o le 50 tausaga, talu ona fa’avae le latou aoga, talu mai le tausaga e 1966.

 

O se mafutaga fa’apitoa sa faia i le po o le aso Faraile na te’a nei i le Fale Laumei i Utulei, na mafai ona mafuta fa’atasi ni isi o totino o le Asosi a Tama ma Teine tuai o le aoga a Manu’a, mo le tau fa’amautuina o le polokalame.



Samoa-i-Texas celebrates annual A’oga Samoa

Despite being over 3,000 miles away from the motherland, the Samoan culture is still going strong. The Samoa-i-Texas Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) completed its annual A'oga Samoa this month on July 8. The two-week program focused primarily on learning the Samoan culture and related aspects of the Bible.

 

The A’oga Samoa is led by the minister for the Samoa-i-Texas CCCAS, Reverend Menise Sasa and his lovely wife, Mali Sasa and the topic for this year was Mea’ai Samoa or Samoan food.

 



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