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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) — La'auli Alan Grey was an icon of rugby and sports. And Samoa loved him dearly.

    When the Manu Samoa Sevens take the field in Hong Kong this weekend, they'll wear black armbands to honour him, a fitting tribute to the man who single-handedly propelled the Manu Samoa to the world stage.

    La'auli, who was laid to rest last month in Afiamalu following a state funeral, devoted his life to the sport and the development of Samoa.

    Hundreds joined the Grey family and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, to bid him farewell.

    Manu Samoa 7s Head Coach Sir...

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  • (ARLINGTON, Texas) — Three Samoan Churches in the state of Texas have converged in Arlington to celebrate Easter.

    The three Churches that comprise the Tafatolu are based in Arlington, Fort Hood and San Antonio.

    The Congregations in Texas mirror the calendars of the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (EFKAS) and the the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (EFKS).

    Youth members took center stage to present cultural and spiritual performances based on stories from The Holy Bible during the Easter weekend.

    The annual gathering culminated in a...

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  • (VATICAN CITY) — A young man from American Samoa is on a spiritual high after meeting Pope Francis on Palm Sunday, World Youth Day, and being chosen to present him with a special document in Vatican City.

    More than 300 youth leaders from around the world, representing various religions and cultures, met in Vatican City March 19-24 for a prelude to the 2018 Synod of Bishops scheduled for October.

    Speaking to tautalatala from Honolulu, enroute home to American Samoa, Paul Collins said he was rendered "speechless" when, from several hundred youth, he was selected to welcome the...

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  • ASTCA set to BLAST through the Digital Glass Ceiling at 200 Gbps. (ASTCA Marketing/FB)

    (New Zealand, 28 March 2018) - Six years after substantive work began on the U.S. Federally funded Fiber to the Home (FTTH) project in American Samoa, named the Broadband Linking the American Samoa Territory or BLAST project, the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) is preparing to land a spur from the transpacific Hawaiki Submarine cable in the middle part of 2018 in order to supply the Authority with 200 Gbps of Internet capacity.

    Prior to 2018 only 30%-35% of homes in the territory had a fixed broadband Internet connection, compared to over 88% of households in the...

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  • (SAMOA) — The Football Federation Samoa (FFS) 2018 Upolu Youth League is underway at the Tuana’imato Sports Complex.

    The idea behind this U-10 and U-13 league is the development of youngsters' football skills by promoting more touches and playing a faster game.

    It is unique in that it encourages inclusiveness, creative play and removes the element of 'winning at all costs'.

    FFS Technical Director Valerio Raccuglia said: “We believe having the girls play with the boys this will help them greatly."

    "The size of the pitches and number of players means each player...

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