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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.

  • (BOSTON, Mass.) — A spring break tour of Ivy League campuses for 30 Pacific students studying in San Francisco is a "step in the right direction," says Rev. Pausa Kaio Thompson.

    “I think it’s a step in the right direction," Rev. Thompson told tautalatala from Boston. "There is a huge assumption that so-called elite institutions on the East are out-of-reach and unattainable."

    Thirty students at the City College of San Francisco embark on a five-day tour of America's 'Ivy League' schools March 25, an initiative aimed at closing the achievement gap for VASA students at CCSF....

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  • (PAGO PAGO, American Samoa) — Miss Pacific Islands Matauaina G. To'omalatai and Miss Samoa Alexandra Iakopo are heading to New Zealand for Auckland's iconic 26th Pasifika Festival.

    Traveling together, To'omalatai and Iakopo, will spend time in each of the 11 villages at the event.

    "I am excited and I look forward to witnessing this event for the first time," wrote Miss Pacific Islands on Facebook. "I hope to see you all there."

    There are 11 villages: the Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Aotearoa, Hawai'i, Kiribati, Samoa, Tahiti, Tuvalu, Tonga and Tokelau, each representing a...

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  • Hawaiki Submarine Cable

    Addressing Backhaul Costs and Customer Experience

    In 2012 an article by Calabrese, Calarco, and Richardson entitled, “The Most Expensive Internet in America” made its rounds via the various news networks, and was shared thousands of times on social media. The general response was righteous indignation that these remote Pacific territories were being deprived of affordable, fast, and reliable Internet access by profit...

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  • Groundbreaking ceremony, Hawaiki subsea cable beach landing, New Zealand

    Auckland, New Zealand (UPDATED 21 March 2018)- This is intended to be Part 1 in a series of articles on the changes coming to American Samoa because of Hawaiki's subsea cable.
    To say that it has been a long 6 years since we first heard rumors of a new subsea cable project in our little corner of the South Pacific would be an understatement. At the time that we heard the first rumors we were skeptical. In 2011 I was working for the American Samoa Telecommunication Authority (ASTCA) as a special projects coordinator and we were reviewing a proposal from O3b Networks when the rumor was...

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  • (SAMOA) — JAWS has called a special meeting for Monday, 26 March where new members are invited to register.

    The meeting was announced on the National Media Association of Samoa JAWS Facebook page.

    New executive officers will be elected at the special meeting, said Rudy Bartley, Acting President of the Journalists Association of Samoa.

    The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. 26 March, 2018, at the Hotel Insel Fehmarn Conference Room.

    For more information, contact the Board at jawsamoa2016@gmail com.

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