Linking Samoans

Simone Johnson, the daughter of Samoa’s most famous Hollywood son, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson, has been selected as the Golden Globe Ambassador for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. The announcement has been made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna.  “As we...
Samoan military families stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia are proud of their kids who recently won the Fort Belvoir Soccer Championship. Head coach for the 12U Fort Belvoir Sharks, Joseph Lei-Sam said, “I'm extremely proud of our Samoan kids, who make up about half of our team." Samoan kids on...
A team of four local boxers from the American Samoa Amateur Boxing Association (ASABA) departed the territory last Saturday for Samoa. They will be representing American Samoa during the two-day Tri-Nation Boxing Championship to be held Nov. 9-10 at the Tuana’imato Sports Complex. The event serves...

Pvt 2 Bishop, So'oula & Tony Bishop o lo'o tautua nei i le US Army. Ua fa'au'u le BCT a So'oula mai Fort Sill lea ua to'ai taunu'u i Fort Sam, Houston Texas e tau'avea ai lana AIT. ony Bishop ua toe fa'aauau lana tiute i Kansas City. [ata foa'i]
AU USO "BISHOP BROTHERS" TAUTUA I LE US ARMY   Ua mae'a ona fa'au'u mai le taumafaiga a le ali'i talavou o So'oula Sione Bishop o Aunu'u, Alofau & Fasito'outa i lana ulua'i koleniga fa'apitoa mo le US Army, lea sa auai atu ai mo le tolu masina i Fort Sill, Oaklahoma.   Peita'i, o le fa'aiuga o...
PULLMAN, Washington — The late Pac-12 kickoffs that have become a major point contention among the conference’s coaches, players and fans aren’t all that burdensome for the families of Washington State Rush linebacker Frankie Luvu and defensive lineman Daniel Ekuale. “Pac-12 After Dark” might as...
Final funeral services for former lawmaker and businessman Galumalemana William "Bill" Guthrie Satele will be held tomorrow at the Vailoatai CCCAS. The longtime government servant passed away on Oct. 13th at Tripler Army Medical Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 74. "Our father will always be...
Former Washington Huskies defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim has died at the age of 30.  Washington's football program shared its condolences, along with video of him during his collegiate career, while announcing his death Monday: Te'o-Nesheim played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010...
ALEGA BEACH— What a weekend! Rain or shine, the 13th annual Tisa’s Tattoo Festival ended with a big bang and downpour to the delight of fest goers who experienced the wild side of Alega village — stormy weather. Nature knows when to shine, and this weekend was the ultimate experience for all of us...
She needs no introduction to the annual Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival — Edwina Thorne is a trumpeter, vocalist, composer, arranger, owner/operator of Gazelle Music Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand offering a 16-track recording facility in Auckland. Edwina holds the record as the festivals' regular...
Shaun Nua can be gruff, tough and demanding out on the practice field. At 6-foot-5 and almost 300 pounds, Navy’s defensive line coach can be downright intimidating. During the most recent episode of Showtime’s “A Season With,” there was a scene in which Nua – hunched over, hands on knees, hat...

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