(SAMOA) — Power should be fully restored by Saturday (Samoa Time) and the public is asked to cut down trees near power lines to lessen power line damages in high winds.

A post-Cyclone Gita assessment by the Electric Power Corporation shows most damages to power lines were caused by fallen trees.

This is according to a press statement issued Monday by the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

(SAMOA) — There are many places one can feast on any given Sunday, but only one traditional Samoan toanai recommended by celebrity Chef Robert Oliver, author of Meaai Samoa: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Polynesia.

That place is Lupe's Sunday Toanai at Lupe's Beach Fale & Restaurant in Siumu, hosted by husband and wife business teams: Posala and Lema Luamanuvae, who own Lupe's, and Mikaele and Isabel Maiava.

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Performing arts of Samoa and Easter Sunday services go hand-in-hand when the Samoan Congregational Christian Church of San Antonio joins Samoan Churches from Arlington and Fort Hood, each year in Texas.

The Easter weekend celebration is one of two major annual events for the three Churches that comprise the Tafatolu which is not affiliated with the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa or American Samoa.

(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.