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Tise Tialavea with his wife Aveiaotatoulotomolealii Ulimasao-Tialavea and their three childrenn, Martavius, Queen Victoria, and Alexander
Honolulu, HAWAII — Tise Tialavea graduated from Honolulu Community College with his Associate of Science degree in Aeronautic Maintenance Technology earlier this year in May. Despite how competitive the program was, Tialavea pushed hard and always believed that he could do anything through Christ...
The Rock and bride, Lauren Hashian
NEW YORK (AP) — With a simple “We do,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced his wedding to his longtime girlfriend on Instagram. A photo of the movie star and Lauren Hashian was posted on the social media site. Both were wearing white, and they were standing overlooking the ocean. The post said the...
PM with Hobbs and Shaw poster
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Cabinet has approved a project to create a register of Samoans residing worldwide. According to Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, the register will record the country’s diaspora with particular focus on their achievements and contribution to Samoa’s...
Youngsters watch as palusami is prepared for the umu
O le taimi ua ofu ai luau pipi ma palusami o le umu ma ua fiafia tele le fanau e va'ai ma matau le saunia lelei o nei tausami Samoa. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]  
Ausetalia Titimaea
Pule o le Fale Va'ai Tau a Samoa, Ausetalia Titimaea, ua ia mauaina le fa'ailoga o le tautua sili ona umi o se tasi o lo'o galue i le Ofisa Va'ai Tau i totonu o le atuvasa. Ua maua lea fa'ailoga mai le fonotaga lona lima lenei a le Pacific Meterological Meet i Samoa i lenei vaiaso. O lo'o aofia ai...
Janelle Saole
Honolulu, HAWAII — UH West Oʻahu alumna Janelle Saole remembers thinking she might be a guinea pig, but still enrolling in a barely established program called Creative Media. It was 2014 and the program held promise, but was so new that it lacked a track record. “Really, there was no credibility to...
Participants at Samoan Protestant Service's first official service
The Samoan Protestant Service at Fort Carson, Colorado, under the leadership of lay preacher Mario Lefiti and his wife Taotafa Panama Lefiti, held its first official service July 21, 2019 at Provider Chapel. Over 40 were in attendance, including active duty soldiers, reservists, retirees and their...
(L-R) Tino Savaiinaea, Chief Sikopu "Scope" Savaiinaea, Katie Savaiinaea-Elisaia and Niko Savaiinaea dance together
Gibbstown, NEW JERSEY — When Sikopu “Scope” Savaiinaea traveled from Hawaii in 1982 to work at an Atlantic City casino for a summer with his dance troupe, he never predicted that he would be leading the South Pacific Island Dancers, the largest and longest-running Polynesian dance school and troupe...
Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs
Hollywood, CALIFORNIA — As Dom Toretto is fond of reminding us over and over and over again, the Fast & Furious franchise is all about family. But as far back as the 2001 original, the series has also placed a strong emphasis on diversity. In fact, the Fast & Furious movies saw the...
Cong. Aumua Amata's local office interns
I le aso Tofi a'o le'i tu'ua e le tama'ita'i Faipule le tatoua atunu'u mo Amerika e fa'aauau ona tiute i le Laumua i Uosigitone, sa ia fai'aiga fiafia ma i latou o le fanau a'oga, sa tofia fa'apitoa mai e le DHR mo lona Ofisa. O fanau nei o lo'o ua tu'uina i lona Ofisa e galulue ai mo le polokalama...

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