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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.


    None of the gubernatorial candidates in the election held on November 6, 2012 had the 50% + 1 majority needed to win the race for the governor's office. The American Samoa constitution mandates a run-off election to be held soon after the main election, and it looks like the non-run-off candidates have been busy realigning themselves to endorse their choice for the run-off.

    Team Lolo and Lemanu's campaign just posted the attached photo of the non-incumbent candidates' coalition for a Movement...

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  • After nine deployments for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, U.S. Army veteran Deutsch Nu'uelua Pu’u has been recognized for his service to the Army, country and community through new programs that are inspiring youth in American Samoa and Waipahu.

    Drugs, crime, litter and alcoholism have long plagued Waipahu, especially the area where Pu’u makes his home, Pupuole, a neighborhood comprised of five streets of high and low rise flats. It is home to a large number of Pacific island immigrants including Samoans and Micronesians.

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  • INKED set for Sept. 15 in San Diego, California

    (MEDIA RELEASE) – The work of three Tufuga, traditional Samoan tattoo artists Su’a Suluape Alaiva’a Petelo, Su’a Peter Suluape and Su’a Suluape Tau Ah Keni closed Hawaii’s first INKED Island Fashion Show that debuted December 2011 at The Waterfront at Aloha Tower.

    INKED II will show in San Diego, Calif. Sept. 15. Tatau Brand and Selah International are working with the INKED team to produce the 2012 show.

    “The purpose of the INKED Island...

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  • The women and youth of Samoa need not look far for stories of strength, wisdom, beauty and courage. Those qualities run through our veins, descendants of warriors, royalty and gifted navigators, artisans who ruled warfare, trade and commerce in pre-colonial island life. Through our traditional history, the advent of westerners, introduction of Christianity, colonialism and partitioning, migrations, diaspora and ensuing contemporary issues, the Samoan woman has remained a pillar of strength in the family, central in the Samoan way of life.

    Sina, Nafanua, Salamasina and So’oa’...

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  • (MEDIA RELEASE) -- Congressman Faleomavaega today offered his congratulations to Dr. Fa’anofo Lisa Claire Uperesa who has joined the faculty of the University of Hawaii at Manoa as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies.

    In a press statement the Congressman says he is “very proud of Dr. Uperesa” and congratulates her for her “outstanding academic accomplishments.”

    “Dr. Uperesa’s success exemplifies a new generation of Samoan and Pacific scholars whose achievements at the highest level of education speak...

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