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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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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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