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Renowned gospel group, the Katina Brothers on stage in American Samoa
Renowned gospel group, the Katina Brothers, are on island for the Samoa Youth Jam, delivering “great music, fun and laughter, and a positive message" for all ages. Their first concert was this past Wednesday, at the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center. Last night, the group performed at the Kanana Fou gym...
Misipeka sisters (l-r): Nela, Kau’ilani, Kanoelehua, and Kalei.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two daughters of American Samoa are getting ready to compete at the 2019 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships, set to be held in Indianapolis, IN June 27-July 6. Misipeka sisters: Kanoelehua, 15, and Nela, 13, will be representing the territory at one of...
O se va'aiga i le feiloa'iga a nisi o aiga mai Nuuuli ma le 'aumalaga a le Autalavou a le Ekalesia Metotisi mai Nuuuli lea ua masi'i atu e fa'afiafia i Seattle Washington ma ua autova'a atu nei i San Francisco mo le latou fiafiaga i lena a'ai tele i tagata Samoa fo'i. [ata: foa'i]
the Manu Bears rugby team, shows team officials and players posing for a photo
Anchorage, ALASKA — This photo provided by a player with the Manu Bears rugby team, shows team officials and players posing for a photo after clinching 2nd place in the Alaska Ruby Union’s 7s tournament completed on June 15 in Anchorage, Alaska. The team immediately started preparations for the...
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham
Hollywood, CA — Dwayne Johnson tweeted out a new “Samoa” teaser for the upcoming Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, coming to theaters August 2nd. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are reprising their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in the Fast & Furious spinoff. Check out his...
 Maxin who was lucky in the ballot
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Thousands of Pacific Islanders - including a quarter of Samoa’s population - are hoping for a new life through the annual visa lotteries. They are ready to wrench themselves from home for a New Zealand residence visa. But is the better life the ballot promises a reality?...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the late Aumoeualogo Te’o J. Fuavai.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “When I heard the news of the passing of Aumoeualogo Te’o J. Fuavai, it brought a flood of thoughts and memories,” said Congresswoman Aumua in a statement. “He was like a son to Governor Coleman, and always reminded me that a highlight in his life was when Gov. Coleman...
Group photo of HOSA participants from American Samoa
Pictured is the American Samoa contingent to the HOSA International Leadership Conference, being held this year in Orlando, Florida, June 19- 22 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. In no particular order: Perosiomelemaofeira Vaofanua (SHS); Alfred Aetonu Teo (SHS); Faith Fetoailagi Hunkin Seiuli (...
Manu Bears team
O se va'aiga i le to'atele o aloali'i o Samoa na lua o lo'o alaala tumau ma galulue i Anchorage Alaska, ae ua avea ma aufili fa'apitoa o le Lakapi 7s lea na tulaga lua i le sailiga siamupini a le Setete o Alaska i le aso To'ona'i na te'a nei. [ata: foa'i]
Soreta Felise showing her teaching resources she makes by hand
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Soreta Felise spends countless hours gluing printed out Samoan words over the original English text of children's books. It's in her own time, but the bilingual Samoan teacher at south Auckland's Finlayson Park School says "I just have to" because there aren't enough...

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