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Two Flag Day Boxing tournaments?

ASBC to host Flag Day Boxing Tournament, ASBF will host their own tourney
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The Flag Day Committee appointed by Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga to discuss events for this year’s Flag Day has given the green light to the American Samoa Boxing Council (ASBC) to host the Flag Day Boxing Tournament. The committee is under the auspices of the Office of Samoan Affairs.
 



Secondary counselors train to prevent and combat bullying in schools

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Bullying in public schools is one of the issues being addressed during a three-day training held this week for elementary and secondary school counselors.
 
Education director Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau said the training is conducted by Dr. Yvonne Ryans, the chief executive officer of Education Northwest Center, one of the three centers funded by the federal government to provide technical assistant to the US Pacific territories and part of the Western Pacific area of the US.



PNA Tuna News Briefs

Source: PNA newsletter

US INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO TREATY CRISIS
 
Parties to Nauru Agreement (PNA) Chief Executive Officer, Dr Transform Aqorau has told a United States newspaper that the PNA is not interested in boats that cannot pay, as mixed messages have surfaced among the US players about who should pay for US fishing access.
 
“You come fish in our waters, you fish according to our rules and regulations,” Aqorau said. “We don’t tell the U.S. and Japan how to fish their waters.”
 



OLAGA POLOGA

[E toe fa’atalofa atu i paaga masani a le tatou polokalame i lenei fo’i vaiaso, malo le soifua laulelei, malo fo’i le onosa’i, ae o le toe sosooina lenei o le tatou fagogo, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei i le taimi lea na logo atu ai e le foma’i ia Lami, o loo mana’omia vave o ia e lona tama i se mataupu taua.]
 



TAUASO LE ALOFA

[E toe fa’atalofa atu i le mamaluo le aufaitau i lenei aso, atonu sa outou maua se vaiaso fiafia ma le manuia, ae alo mai loa, o le toe sosooina lenei o le tatou fagogo, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei i le taimi lea na fai ai Veli ia Silia, e i ai le tusi na alu atu ma ia mai ia Keli.]
 



Amata lobbies for territory before U.S. House Budget Committee

Washington, D.C. –  Congresswoman Aumua Amata, testified on Wednesday before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill during the Member’s Day hearing, which allows members from both parties five minutes to present their “guidance” for the coming year’s budget.
 



UAEALESI MOSOOI A LE FAFIGE FAIKAKALA

O FEA E FA’AMUAMUA, TOTOGI O FAIPULE POO AOGA MA LE FALEMA’I?
 



Taofia e nisi o pamu kesi fa’atauga o kesi e fa’aaoga ai Cards

Va’aia le tiga o nisi o tagata e fa’aaogaina a latou Cards o so’o se ituaiga e totogia ai le fa’atauga o kesi o ta’avale, ona ua tele pamu kesi ua le talia fa’aaogaina Cards - VISA, Master Card po’o ATM card.
 
Sa faia se fa’asea a se isi ali’i mautofiga i le atunu’u ona o lea taofi ua tula’i mai i faipisinisi o pamu kesi ma e oo ina fa’asolo atu i le vasega o pisinisi eseese.
 



Tala o le Vavau

ULUGALI’I MA LE FANAU TO’A 10
 



Snag in system delays test results for suspected Zika cases

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Health Department epidemiologist Magele Scott Anesi acknowledged there is a “breakdown in communication” causing a delay in sending out suspected Zika virus specimens for testing, which he says is a complicated process, but with the support of the US Center for Diseases Control and Prevention such problems will be addressed.
 
There have been reports of shipment problems causing the delay of specimens being sent off island for testing and confirmation. The shipment of 25 samples of suspected Zika virus cases is now expected to go out this weekend.



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