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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) — Cyclone Gita's impact, rather the hard work of public servants at the Electric Power Corporation and Samoa Water Authority in the storm's aftermath — will be honoured at the World Fire Knife Championships set for May 10, 11 and 12, in La'ie.

    As a token of appreciation for their dedication and responding effectively to the needs of Samoa after Cyclone Gita, two of Samoa’s contenders will carry the flags of EPC and SWA onto the global stage at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

    This was announced in a statement issued by the Press Secretariat, Office of the Prime...

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    (UTULEI, American Samoa) — The Samoana Sharks Varsity Boys Basketball squad can only be described as invincible. A 21-game winning streak with not a single loss over a span of two seasons testifies to that.

    "Our season was cut short due to Hurricane Gita," Sharks Coach Carl Schuster, Jr. told tautalatala. "We only played one round then went straight into the playoffs."

    Since the 2017 season the Sharks have denied every opponent they've faced the win.

    In handing out their twenty-first loss Thursday, March 15, Samoana clinched their second consecutive basketball title...

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  • (SAMOA) — Ole a mafai ona molia soo se tasi ua maea on lesitala e palota ae le faataunuuina lea aia tatau ile taimi o sailiga tofi ale atunuu.

    Ose tasi lenei o teuteuga ole Tulafono Taufaaofi Faigapalota 2018 lea ua folasia nei i luma ole laulaufono ale Fono Faitulafono a le Palemene a Samoa mo se iloiloga.

    O loo faamanino mai ile Tulafono Taufaaofi ile Fuaiupu 63 e faapea: ua aiaia ai e faapea e faamalosia tagata uma taitoatasi ua faamauina ina ia faia a latou palota.

    O le lē mafaia ona faia faapea o le a faatulai mai ai se faasalaga tupe e $100.00 seia vagana ai ua...

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  • (SAMOA) — Registered voters who do not cast a ballot in the 2021 General Elections will be fined $100 tala if a bill that calls for mandatory voting — now before Parliament — is passed.

    In a statement issued by the Office of the Electoral Commission this week, it says: "Mandatory voting for all registered voters will be a must in the upcoming 2021 General Elections, subject to approval of the Electoral Bill 2018 now before Parliament."

    The statement explains:

    The 2018 Bill will repeal the 55-year old Electoral Act 1963.

    One of the amendments calls for...

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  • TE Subcom Reliance Class Fleet Image

    As a telecommunications consultant and professional, there is a marked difference in the quality of Internet access between “mobile” and “fixed” access points and devices, especially when it comes to “wealth” indicators and influencers. In a paper authored by Martin Hilbert (Universtiy of Southern California, “Mapping the dimensions and characteristics of the world’s technological communication capacity during the period of digitization”, he identified several metrics on how we currently try to measure technological communication capacity.

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