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APIA, SAMOA — Samoa Airways, Samoa’s new international airline, has revealed its new logo as it prepares to launch international jet services.  The logo, which acknowledges the airline’s origins and links, features an adapted version of the iconic coconut tree which since 1959 has been the symbol...
ST JOSEPHS BUILDS ON AMERICAN FOOTBALL LINKS — Samoa Observer reports that St Joseph’s College is taking American Football to a whole new level in Samoa.  Following their first game against American Samoa’s Tafuna High School last month, Football Coach, Agatupu Lefao and his team are heading to...
The College Football Assistance Fund (CFAF) announced that a grant of $10,000 will be awarded to University of Hawaiʻi football player Kalepo Naotala to help with medical and non-medical costs while undergoing rehab for a spinal cord injury. Naotala, a freshman from Virginia who is of Samoan...
AMERICAN PEACE CORPS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN SAMOA — After decades of running various projects in Samoa, the American Peace Corps program celebrates 50 years in Samoa, proving it's just as popular today as it was back then. Almost 2000 Americans have volunteered their services, since it was first...
After living in the United States for 15 years, a West Valley City man was deported to Samoa on Tuesday, leaving his wife wondering how she came to be a single mother of four children younger than 5 years old. Aufanua Manusina had just renewed his work permit in March. Officials called him...
HONOLULU (August 1, 2017) – Students, faculty and staff from all divisions and schools at Chaminade University enthusiastically greeted Dr. Lynn M. Babington on Aug. 1 as she officially began her tenure as the institution’s tenth President. The colorful welcoming ceremony featured a traditional...
The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, officially opened the new Samoa High Commission complex in Canberra, Australia in late July. It was a momentous occasion for the diplomatic community and the Samoans from around Australia, according to a press release from the Prime...
New Zealand's government has given an extra US$149,000 to the world's largest annual Pacific festival, Polyfest. The Pacific Peoples Minister, Alfred Ngaro, said the new funding would allow festival organisers to explore options to allow the festival to grow further. He said his ministry would...
A high school student in Hawaii said many of her peers will need educating on the new law aimed at pedestrians crossing the road. Honolulu has become the first major United States city to ban the use of mobile devices when crossing the road for tourists and locals alike. Waipahū High School student...
Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) placed his bets early on Donald Trump, and it appears the move has paid off bigly. Brown was confirmed as the ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa in early June, and by the looks of his Twitter account, he’s having a blast. Other early Trump surrogates were named to...

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