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All the way from Fitiuta Elementary School in the Manu'a Islands, Havilla Sefo represented the Motusa yesterday during the annual Territorial Science Fair competition with her project entitled: "The Banana That Faces the Sun."  [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Last Thursday, Day #4 of Developmental Disability Awareness Week for special education (SPED) students from the Blue Empire, the agenda included a special visit to the Governor's Mansion at Mauga-o-Alii, where the students, along with staff members and teachers, were greeted and hosted by First...
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Manumalo Flames fielded a team for the 2017-2018 ASHSAA girls softball league. The private school in Malaeimi, led by head coach and MHS principal Tiana Trepanier, assisted by Angel Ifopo, finished in 5th place, after losing to Leone HIgh School (10-15)...
Some of the many employees from the Department of Health who were 'waving' yesterday morning in front of the McDonald’s American Samoa restaurant in Tafuna, during a 'wave' to promote environmental health services — highlighting its efforts to fight the spread of dengue in the territory, especially...
Nisi o tagata faigaluega i le nofoaga a le DRC, e lesitala ai le mamalu o le atunu’u mo fesoasoani a le FEMA. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the US Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Federal Coordinating Officer for the current disaster, Benigno ‘Bern’ Ruiz have signed the Territory-FEMA agreement, which outlines federal programs being made available through the major disaster declaration following...
South Pacific Academy students who took part in this year's Territorial Math Competition held this past Tuesday at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei. The official results are expected to be released soon. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Disaster Prep magazines abound IN the market now as “national fear of natural & manmade disasters" is perceived. [photo supplied]
Wayne Moors weed eater, gift shop, magazine store was always my first 1980s Pago visit... even before stops at Tepatasi (not Tumua Palace), The Bowling Alley, the Rainmaker Hotel Bar, and Evalani’s. Wayne & Mrs. Moors still rock in Nuuuli, but the impact on me then, the Savaii FOB with no TV no...
CRKT makes lightweight solid pack axes that, coupled with a handsaw, might just meet your post Cyclone Gita needs.  Top to bottom: Pack Axe, Freyr, and the Silky Pocket Boy.   [Photo by Barry Markowitz]
Our Samoa next door neighbor, the late Chester Hagerdone, was one of most pragmatic Coolios we ever had the honor of hanging with.  Cyclone Ofa 1990, when our favorite Mango tree went down, Chester asked and received it for his classic iron wood-stove.  While Cool Stuff waited in long sweaty lines...
Highly regarded survival expert, David Canterbury, has teamed with Mora Knives to create the exciting Garberg Carbon knife for survival and your daily chores.    [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
Mora Knives are the standard for affordable “scandi grind” bushcraft knives.  Founded in 1891, Mora has been renowned in its almost surgical capabilities for woodcarving, notching and food prep. But from an American survival perspective, would you bring just a surgical tool to a drama where you...

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