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Leading pese for Pata, Toomaga Iakopo, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

(PATA, Falelatai, Samoa) – Facebook's importance in keeping Samoans connected with family members – is one of the issues addressed in pese that Pata village will present in celebration of Independence Day June 1, 2018.

Government officials have begun their inspections of pese and siva for Independence Day celebrations and visited Pata Wednesday, May 9. They were received at the guesthouse of Rev. Sisa Samuelu, leader of the Ekalesia Faapotopotoga Kerisiano Samoa at Pata.


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Dr. Line Memea Kruse holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

(SAMOA) — A book that examines land rights and laws in five U.S. territories in the Pacific, was launched over the weekend at Tradewinds Hotel in American Samoa.

Today, May 7, the book's Author Dr. Line Memea Kruse will lead a seminar in which she'll discuss the new title — "The Pacific Insular Case of American Samoa: Land Rights and Laws in Unincorporated U.S. Territories" — at the National University of Samoa.

The event is part of the Seminar & Film Series hosted by the...

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Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One after arriving in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 3, 2017.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) — U.S. President Donald J. Trump declared May 3, 2018 National Day of Prayer in the United States. Here is his declaration in its entirety: On this National Day of Prayer, we join together to offer gratitude for our many blessings and to acknowledge our need for divine wisdom, guidance, and protection.

Prayer, by which we affirm our dependence on God, has long been fundamental to our pursuit of freedom, peace, unity, and prosperity.

Prayer sustains us and...

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Guo Yezhou, Vice Minister for International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

(SAMOA) — Samoa’s engagement with the People’s Republic of China since 1975 remains underpinned by the One China policy. 

"And we will continue to support the One China Policy,” reaffirms Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi.

The Prime Minister was responding to a call made in Beijing China last week during a courtesy call to China’s Vice Minister for International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, (IDCPC) Guo...

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The Vuki Family of St. George, Utah, with emergency responders.

(SAMOA) — Writers for the Government of Samoa, with the Ministry of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, are extremely busy. We've compiled a few of the stories provided to Tautalatala by the Press Secretariat for your Samoa Government Briefs. Find more stories on the Government of Samoa Facebook page.


The Vuki family in St. George, Utah in the United States, has donated close to $200,000 to Samoa to fund scholarships...

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(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) - In response to a recent The Hill article that covered the latest lawsuit for birthright citizenship, the Hon. Delegate to Congress for AMERICAN SAMOA, Amata Radewagen, wrote “the Hill’s headline ‘American Samoa residents sue for citizenship’ is not accurate”. She’s right. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are no longer residents of American Samoa, but are residents of the Great State of Utah. She goes on the explain that the majority of American Samoans who reside in...

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(SAMOA) — Flags at half mast, a gun salute preceding his burial and the highest of honours will be accorded the late Member of the Council of Deputies Tuiloma Lameko Gae'e during his state funeral Friday, April 13, 2018.

In mourning the loss of the long serving former Parliamentarian, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, declared today a public holiday.

Released by the Ministry of the Prime Minister & Cabinet Thursday, here is the State Funeral Services program...

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(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) — Seventeen years after he arrived in the United States, Faafo'i Laulu Ah Chee of Fa'aala, Palauli, Savai'i is living his American dream.

On April 11, 2018 at a U.S. federal courthouse on South West Temple Street in downtown Salt Lake City, Ah Chee became a U.S. Citizen.

"How long has this been? Gosh, I came to the U.S in 2001. Since then I always wanted to be able to receive the same benefits as all other Americans such as better jobs and pay," he told...

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Facebook is under scrutiny for privacy concerns regarding their users' data.

by Tina Mata'afa-Tufele and Roy J.D. Hall III

(SAMOA) — Trust is something that simply cannot be quantified. The more end users learn about the data abuse enabled by Facebook, the social networking site that has become a verb in the global tele-communications vernacular, the more people of note are opting to bail.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak has deactivated his account, telling the Associated Press Monday this week he had been thinking for a while of deleting his account and...

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(SAMOA) — Fifteen operational Safety Instructors (OST) graduated last month after completing a strenuous five-week training delivered by qualified instructors from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF).

This is part of the regional approach to delivering trainings in support of the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police “by Pacific for Pacific” theme. It enables qualify trainers from other policing organisations in the Pacific to deliver trainings regionally.

The training...

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