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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...
A prisoner who had escaped from Tafa’igata Prison, identified as Siliva Auali’itia, was found dead on Thursday morning. The death was confirmed by Assistant Commissioner of Prisons and Correction Services, Ulugia Niuia Aumua. Before Aualiitia was found dead, the Samoa Observer was told on Thursday...
FRENCH NAVY INTERCEPTS HUGE COCAINE HAUL OFF TONGA A yacht with 1.4 tons of cocaine has been intercepted by the French Navy off Tonga. New Caledonia's newspaper said the operation was launched a week ago when a Navy vessel was sent out in a joint mission with police and customs officials. The...
AUMUA ANNOUNCES DOI GRANT  Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, August 1, 2017 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has awarded a grant in the amount of $2000 to the American Samoa Government.  “I am pleased that the DOI has...

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