Tavilla Collin Puni of Iakina Academy won the Territorial Elementary History Day Competition for the Individual Documentary category. He will travel with the High School History winner Morgan Ulu of Samoana High School to represent American Samoa in the National History Day Competition at the University of Maryland in June 2017. Puni is pictured here with his mother after the awards ceremony; Ulu was not present for this event. [Photo: LF]
Samoa News thanks all of its sponsors this year, which allowed us to cover the 2017 Flag Day events, from cricket to fautasi, boxing, to the parade and pese & siva at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. They are: G.H.C. Reid, Co. Ltd – “family of beverages”, Bluesky Communications, Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Daily Store and KS Mart. The L.M.S. (CCCAS) youth group pese & siva group performing during the 2017 Flag Day ceremony. [Photo: AF]
The Sapunaoa Falealili pese & siva group from Samoa performing during the 2017 Flag Day ceremony held on Monday, Apr. 17, 2017 at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. Patea Aipovi the composer and conductor for the group is seen in the background, while a representation of the ‘manusamoa’ is seen in the front performing during one of the group’s presentations. [Photo: LF]
More than one livestock producer has told me that current food policy “maximizes assholes per acre.” I appreciate this off-color phrase as it emphasizes what ought to be obvious: that livestock intensification maximizes all elements of animal production, even those for which there may be no market. I calculate that there are roughly 50 billion animals in our food system at any given moment: 45...

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The World Amateur (Olympic-style) International Boxing Association has chosen two American Samoa boxers, who recently won medals in a Pacific Games boxing tournament held in Samoa, to represent American Samoa at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018, and will fund their further...
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Opinions

  • April 20, 2017
    Dear Editor,This year’s Flag Day theme “Tupulaga Mo Taeao” sends a strong message to the youth of Amerika Samoa of how precious they are and why we as leaders need to mold and...
  • April 11, 2017
    Dear Editor,Commissioner of Public Safety Le’i Sonny Thompson is on a mission and reiterates the need to restore the “respect and trust in our police officers”(SN 4/4/17). I am...
  • April 10, 2017
    Dear Honorable Governor,Is it really morally ethical, justified, fair, and honorable to cut the 10 hours from the minimum wage earners?Governor, Please DO NOT CUT the 10 hours from those workers. I...

Sports

  • April 23, 2017
    Duco promoter David Higgins is fuming that British boxer Hughie Fury has pulled out of his mandatory challenge against New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker.The 25-year-old Parker was set to defend...
  • April 20, 2017
    The World Amateur (Olympic-style) International Boxing Association has chosen two American Samoa boxers, who recently won medals in a Pacific Games boxing tournament held in Samoa, to represent...
  • April 18, 2017
    The American Samoa Flag Day 2017 Championship Boxing for the Governor’s Cup and All Samoan Light Heavyweight Title, between the two Samoas, on Saturday night, Apr. 15 ended in favor of the...
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