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Former faipule and local businessman Galumalemana William Satele, 74, passed away peacefully on Oct. 13th in Honolulu, Hawai’i. His final funeral services are set for tomorrow in Vailoatai.  [photo: courtesy]
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...
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim #66 of the Washington Huskies moves on the field during the Apple Cup game against the Washington State Cougars on November 28, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images via Huskies Football)
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...
The 13th Annual Tisa’s Tattoo Festival ended Sunday, Oct. 29 with the usual awards ceremony. Pictured is former Miss American Samoa, Antonina Lilomaiava, who won the award for Best Malu this year. Congratulations to Tufuga Li'aifaiva Imo Levi of Apia, Samoa. Samoa News has been a core sponsor of Tisa’s Tattoo Festival since its inception, and once again welcomed this year’s festival participants. [courtesy photo]
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...
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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, who starred at Brigham Young University and played professionally with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has consistently build a solid defensive line during his time at Navy. (Phil Hoffmann via Gazette)
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...
Cast with producer and director of Tusi Tamasese’s Samoan-language drama "One Thousand Ropes" during the World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2017. (l-r) Nicky Si'ulepa, Uelese Petaia, Frankie Adams, Producer Catherine Fitzgerald, and Writer/Director Tusi Tamasese. The film is set to debut locally at the Fatu-O-Aiga Hall, in Tafuna, Thursday, Oct. 26 & Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. — “Ata tifaga Samoa ile gagana Samoa”. Tickets are $10. Contact numbers for more info are: 258-4197 or 258-5800. The movie is p
The film, “One Thousand Ropes”, is set to debut in American Samoa at the Fatu-O-Aiga Hall, in Tafuna, Thursday, Oct. 26 & Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. From the Writer and Director of The Orator - O Le Tulafale – Tusi Tamasese, “One Thousand Ropes” is a story of a father reconnecting with his...
Denver Broncos' Veteran nose tackle Domata Peko Sr. [photo: DenverBroncos.com
Veteran nose tackle Domata Peko Sr. has been both a passionate and positive force for the Broncos' defense. We caught up with him to ask him about his path to professional football and his youth growing up in American Samoa. Ben Swanson: I saw that you grew up in American Samoa. When did you move...
An aerial view of Tisa’s Barefoot Bar during the 2016 Tattoo Festival.  [courtesy photo]
ALEGA, AS — Are you ready? It’s getting closer. Preparations for the 13th Annual Tattoo Festival are well underway to celebrate the Tatau art this year with new designs and exciting ink by renowned local tattoo artists. “We look forward to seeing everyone at the beach for the October festival...
Associate Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Faasootauloa Pati Taulapapa flanked by Agriculture Minister and Rev. Taumafai Komiti with the check from the National Tropical Botanical Gardens.  [Courtesy Photo]
The Government of Samoa received a check for sales of Samoan breadfruit cultivar as the result of a landmark benefit-sharing agreement between the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, (NTBG) and the Samoan government, entered into eight years ago. The announcement was made by the Chief Executive...
The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame unveiled its Class of 2018 this week. Five Inductees were selected from a list of 18 Finalists. This year’s inductees include Herman Clark (Hawaiian ancestry), Ma'ake Kemoeatu (Tongan Ancestry), Manu Tuiasosopo (Samoan ancestry) and Kimo von Oelhoffen (Hawaiian...

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