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  • (SAMOA, Calif.) — A special 90-minute Adopt-A-Highway clean-up at the Samoa Peninsula in Humboldt, Calif. is among the many events that will mark Earth Day 2018, Sunday, April 22.

    The event is hosted by the Humboldt Chapter of the Pacific Outfitters Green Team, a group of outdoor enthusiasts whose claim to fame is being "The Home of the 60-minute Weekly Clean-up!"

    They carry out brief, consistent clean-ups throughout the year.

  • (MAPUSAGA, American Samoa) — One component of the Mission of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) is to promote awareness of Samoa and the Pacific, while one of the College’s Institutional Learning Outcomes is that students acquire proficiencies as Global Citizens.

  • (SAMOA) — The Samoa Police Service reminds the public that marijuana is illegal, announcing eight arrests made during a raid at the Savalalo Flea Market on the morning of Friday, April 20.

    Of the eight who were arrested, six were charged with possession of narcotics, states the SPS Facebook page.

    "A concerning number...have addressed the issue of marijuana being sold at the flea market...and pose a risk to the youth of Samoa," say police.

  • (SAMOA) — Soteria Sekuini received a big shiny trophy for earning the Top Student in Medicine during the 2018 National University of Samoa graduation.

    One of nine graduates who received special 'Top Student' awards, Sekuini, on behalf of the graduating class, spoke before a distinguished gathering.

    Hundreds were in attendance — Espicopal Vicar Apia Vicariate (Suiepikopō Vikaliatu Apia) Father Falaniko Matulino, NUS educators, parents, family members, friends and well-wishers of all ages.

    Her scholastic achievements earned her a place on the same stage as Tapusatele Le...

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  • (SAMOA) — O le a moe malū ia le aupeau i ou paia Samoa o le atunuu ua uma ona tofi, e afua mai le Matasaua seia pāia Fili ma Puletuu, O paia Faaletalalelei aua le nofo a Ekalesia e fia i Samoa, o Mamalu Faalemalo aua le Afio o lau Afioga i le Ao Mamalu o le Malo Tutoatasi o Samoa, lau Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi le II, Afio le Sui o le Fono Sui Tofia, Afio lau Afioga i le Alii Palemia ma le Kapeneta, lau Afioga i le Faamasino Sili ma le Vasega o Faamasinoga, lau Afioga i le Fofoga Fetalai ma sui mamalu o le Palemene.

    O ou sā Faaleaganuu aua le afifio o Tama ma Aiga o...

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  • (RALEIGH, North Carolina) — There are hundreds of thousands of soldiers in the U.S. Army but only one can be named Female Soldier-Athlete of the Year.

    While her accomplishment is being heralded as an historic win for Samoans, it'd be an injustice to exclude half of her identity.

    "I like to say my full name is Salaia Latoya Nicole Marshall Salave’a," the U.S. Army's Female Soldier-Athlete of the Year told tautalatala from Raleigh.

    "I tell people that I am Samoan and Black. Most people want me to be one or the other but I’m both so they either accept it or not."


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  • (GATINEAU, QUEBEC, Canada) — The Sulu'ape family and the Samoan art of Tatau are featured in the Skindigenous television series airing in Canada and Nish Media, the show's producers, are working to bring it to a wider audience.

    "At the moment, the series is airing on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) in Canada only," Skindigenous Director Jean-François Martel told tautalatala from Quebec. "However, we are working to ensure that people in other countries can watch the show."

    Tautalatala contacted Nish Media after it received inquiries about Skindigenous from...

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  • President Barack Obama at Facebook headquarters, town hall. 2011

    (AUCKLAND, New Zealand) – There was no breach, only abuse, but just who the “bad actors” were will surprise you. It’s true that the Trump campaign used data provided by Cambridge Analytica to adjust their messaging and to identify electoral districts in battleground states that would be receptive to the campaign’s platform during the Republican primaries, and to a lesser degree some of the information may have been used later in the general election.

    What did Cambridge Analytica actually do?

    Information about users was harvested through the use of a personality survey...

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