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Following her guest speech at an ASCC faculty conovocation, DOE Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga (second right) took a moment to chat with (l-r) student Ulelemaikalani Nate Kwon, science instructor Gopalan Murali and automotive instructor Fred Suisala.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
For the third Faculty Convocation of the spring 2017 semester, Department of Education (DOE) Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga spoke before an audience of faculty members at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) on Thursday, March 30. Known for her many years of public service, including a...
A handful of applications will be reviewed by a six-member committee for funding from American Samoa’s share of the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program, overseen by the Commerce Department, which is looking for private investors and financial institutions to provide...
Officials of the Manulele Tausala I and Manulele Tausala II teams of Nu’uuli after receiving their new uniforms from Forsgrens last Friday. [photo: AF]
The Flag Day fautasi committee has made official the results of today’s 2017 Fautasi championship race, based on the outcome earlier in the morning, with Manulele Tausala I fautasi of Nu’uuli taking first place. Second place is Iseula o le Moana of Fagatogo; followed by Fuao of Vatia; Paepaeulupo’o...
Manulele Tausala I and Manulele Tausala II fautasi teams of Nu’uuli, in their new uniforms donated by Forsgrens at Laufou.   Fanene expressed sincere appreciation to them for their kindhearted contribution to the rowers, who wore the uniform during last Friday afternoon’s fautasi practice.  [photo: AF]
Manulele Tausala I fautasi from Nu’uuli has again claimed the championship title in the 2017 Flag Day fautasi race, according to the unofficial results of the final fautasi regatta, which began at around 7:14a.m. today instead of the scheduled time of 8a.m. And by 7:28a.m. the race — which was to...
The South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Pacific Cruise Alliance (SPCA) for greater cooperation on the development of the cruise tourism industry in the greater Pacific Islands region. American Samoa is a founding member of SPTO and the...
Those in the financial industry know why Bank of Hawai’i decided to depart America Samoa, and it was not related to the “profitability of this market place” — American Samoa, according to Territorial Bank of American Samoa board member Steve Watson, in testimony before a Senate Budget and...
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Congresswoman Aumua Amata held several town-hall meetings over the last few days in the Manu’a Islands, to meet with constituents, hear their concerns, and update them on the work being done in Washington on their behalf. “It is always a pleasure to come to Manu’a…the beauty here is unparalleled...
ASCC faculty, staff and students congratulate Samoan Studies Institute Director Okenaisa Fauolo-Manila (back, far right) following her campus lecture last week on Siva Samoa (Samoan dance).  [Photo: V. Tofilau]
Okenaisa Fauolo-Manila, director of the Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) offered some new perspectives on a familiar subject when she gave a campus lecture on Siva Samoa last week.  With its lectures in Samoan, of which Fauolo-Manila’s was the third in a...
The three Emergency Medical Technicians, D. Asaeli, S. Tooala, and T. Amituanai, who were patrolling the East side in their unit during the fautasi race in Satala. Flag Week is usually a busy week for the EMS, so 5 EMS vehicles are divided throughout American Samoa to look out for the public in case of any emergencies.  [Photo: Ese Malala]
Flag Day Week is the busiest celebration for Amerika Samoa and Manu’a, with people out and about — pese & siva practices, fairs, night performances for the Arts Council program, work on the run, leaving town for the 4-day weekend, and basically enjoying the energy of a community in the grips of...
Sean Tilo and his sister Sherry cheering and dancing for their village fautasi, the Aua Paepaeulupo’o during the second heat at yesterday’s fautasi regatta for the 2017 Annual Flag Day Fautasi Faigamea i le Tai. The boat came in first in heats overall with a time of 35:19.13. The Championship Race is not set for Saturday. [Photo: EM]
The 2017 Flag Day fautasi championship race scheduled for 8a.m. has been rescheduled for Saturday morning. The move comes amid rough ocean conditions this morning as the National Weather Service in Tafuna extends to this morning high surf and small craft advisories from yesterday. The weather...

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