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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In its 18-page report, the governor’s appointed Minimum Wage Task Force cited “ongoing challenges” that face the private sector, with the most impacted being the “fishery-related industries”. Among the sections of the Oct. 23rd report, which Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga...
Talavalu send off at DDW
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Family and Friends gathered Friday at the DDW Restaurant for dinner send-off of the ASRU American Samoa National Rugby Team TALAVALU heading to the Oceania Sevens Championships to be held in Suva, Fiji November 7-9, 2019. The event was graciously hosted by Leilua...
Faga’itua Viking’s Scott Pese (10) puts a stiff arm to the face of a Leone defender
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Head coach Sua’ese Pooch Ta’ase and his Faga’itua Vikings were thrilled to come out victorious in a match against the Leone Lions - a match that had them at the edge of their seats in the first half, when the King of the Jungle came out strong and led over the Vikings to...
Talavalu players, with head coach Tommy Elisara (far right) and team manager Annie Coffin (far left).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three off-island rugby players have arrived in the territory, and training camp began this past Sunday in Ottoville for the Talavalu squad: the men’s rugby team that will be representing American Samoa at the 2019 Oceania Sevens Championship, a 3-day event set to be...
A Tafuna Warriors wide receiver hauling in this catch
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Warrior Nation is celebrating its ‘Back-2-Back’ undefeated championship title in the JV division, after overpowering the Samoana Sharks in the final showdown of the season last Friday at Veterans Memorial Stadium . The 34-8 victory was a showcase of unstoppable...
Joseph Umu of the Vikings beating three Warriors on the run
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The second round of ASHSAA’s football season officially kicked off this past weekend at Veterans Memorial Stadium, and it featured the Faga’itua Vikings prevailing over the Warrior Nation for the second time this season - a 10 point victory after a back-and-forth match...
Ireland's Johnny Sexton celebrates after scoring a try against Samoa
TOKYO (AP) — Ireland crushed Samoa 47-5 in their final Pool A game to reach the quarterfinals with a bonus-point victory. Ireland scored four of its seven tries with a player less, after center Bundee Aki became the first Irish player sent off at a World Cup. He got marched in the 29th minute with...
Henry Taefu with the ball
Fukuoka, JAPAN — Manu Samoa have made two changes in the tight five for their final Rugby World Cup pool match against Ireland in Fukuoka on Saturday (Friday American Samoa time). Logovi'i Mulipola replaces Jordan Lay at loosehead prop, with coach Steve Jackson expecting a fierce battle up front...
Peter Reid III and Sala McMoore are pictured with gold medalist Poppy Reid
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Sauia IFBB American Samoa crew recently returned home, following a successful trip to Tahiti for the 2019 South Pacific Oceania Bodybuilding (SPOBB) Championships. Sauia IFBB American Samoa president Peter Reid III and vice president Sala McMoore, rallied behind...
John Allen of the Warriors near the goal line
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Week #5 of the American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) football season saw head coach Kevin Magalei and the Warriors boosting their way towards the second round of action, with a dominating victory over the Leone Lions, 40-6, last Saturday at Veterans...

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