(APIA) — Leaders of the Mau, namely Lauaki Namulauulu, were honored when approximately 150 to 200 Samoans of all ages gathered at Mulinu'u for closing activities of the Samoa Solidarity March Dec. 16.

Here is the statement delivered by a female speaker, printed in its entirety:

"Lauaki was a man who was passionately proud of the Samoan system of government. He always maintained Tumua ma Pule were the only governing power that Samoa was subject to.

(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Find Samoan and Pacific art by ETU ART among the galleria, alongside Puerto Rico's Mario José Artcadia Panet at City Arts Factory in downtown Orlando for the 4th Annual Immersed Aquatic Art Show, an exhibit that receives 20,000 guests within its one-month duration.

It's a major step for ETU Art — their first art show.

(PAGO PAGO) — The seven-member South Pacific Cruise Alliance Secretariat headquarters relocates from Pape'ete to Pago Pago with the election of its new Chairman, David Vaeafe from American Samoa.

This was announced in a statement issued early November by the American Samoa Visitors Bureau.

In today's world of technology we don't question that Electricity and Water should be metered and charged according to usage, but with data plans the Holy Grail of data plans is the "Unlimited" plan, and every modern, sophisticated consumer expects to eventually be able to be able to purchase unlimited data or receive it for free. This expectation is so pervasive that it has worked its way into the strategic planning for telecommunications operators around the world.

Let's take a look at a world where we apply the same expectations to Electricity and Water.

Brunei Darussalam - Last week, 17-18 October, the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) hosted the ASEAN member nations delegates to hold a workshop on Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Awareness. ASEAN members include the nations of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. Most of the ASEAN member nations sent delegates.

(MAPUSAGA--SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016)--In late March, Ms. Sailitafa Samoa, Program Director of the American Samoa Area Health Education Center (ASAHEC), based at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), conducted an outreach visit to Manu’a, the outer islands of American Samoa, as part of the ASAHEC mission of increasing the number of future local health workers.

For part of the trip, Ms. Samoa was assisted by two students representing the ASCC chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), chapter President Miss Tamara Bailey and Treasurer Miss Rosalia Taotofi.

(MAPUSAGA--TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016)--The Samoan Studies Institute (SSl) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held its launching ceremony for the second volume of “Ua Tala le Ta’ui” last week Tuesday, Mar. 22.

“’Ua Tala le Ta’ui is a book series which we began in 2009 with the first volume,” said SSI Director Mrs. Okenaisa Fauolo-Manila.

(WAIPAHU--GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016)--Dancing to the distinct sounds of Samoa, an older version of the Tamasese tune that tells of Samoa's historic Black Saturday, 18-year-old Natalie Oloa beat the competition to earn a place of honor among Kahuku High School's student body.

She will represent the Red Raiders as their Taupou at the We Are Samoa High School Cultural Arts Festival happening May at the Polynesian Cultural Center in La'ie.


(HONOLULU)--Malofie Samoa Hawai'i President Tufuga Ta Tatau Samoa Su'a Sulu'ape Peter, will lead the flag raising parade for the Aso o Tupulaga "Loto Tasi" Youth Festival, Saturday, Sept. 5 at Ke'ehi Lagoon Beach Park.

The ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m.

(HONOLULU)--The weeklong Aso o Tupulaga "Loto Tasi" Youth Festival opened with leaders representing seven Samoan Assembly of God churches, two AOG youth groups and a singing husband and wife duo from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Sunday, Aug. 30 at Ke'ehi Lagoon Beach Park.

The festival is geared toward nurturing the innate talent of Samoan youth in dance, sports and competition.