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Tafuna High Shool entertaining at Flag Day 2019
Tafuna High Shool with a jaw dropping performance Wednesday, for the 2019 Flag Day celebration. The Warriors had the biggest dance group, numbering an estimated 1,000 performers - all students. More photos in Flag Dayt 2019 slideshow. [photo: LF]
Nuuuli Vo Tech High School at the 2019 Flag Day ceremony
The Home of the Wildcats, Nuuuli Vo Tech High School, acknowledging the crowd Wednesday morning during the 2019 Flag Day parade. More photos in 2019 Flag Day slideshow. [photo: LF]
Cannery workers in the 2019 Flag Day parade
Officials and employees of Star Kist Samoa Inc. took part in the parade for this year's Flag Day celebrations, at Veterans Memorial Stadium. More Flag Day 2019 photos in slideshow. [photo: LF] 
Tama'ita'i o Tisa Fa'amuli o le tausoga o le afioga Lealaifuaneva Peter Reid ll ma le tama'ita'i o Olivia Reid
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first ever Fautasi Heritage Symposium, co-hosted by the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office and the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, is a success, according to some who have attended the 3-day event. It traces the heritage of the fautasi in the...
Michael Sewell is the latest of the Sewell clan to make his mark in football.
St. George, UTAH — Michael Sewell is the latest of the Sewell clan to make his mark in football.  The 8th grader is a defensive tackle at Desert Hills Middle School in St. George, Utah.  He is the younger cousin of Sewell brothers Gabriel (Nevada Wolfpack linebacker), Nephi (BYU defensive back),...
The Walking Samoans
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The Walking Samoans is a fitness initiative spreading across the Auckland region with aims to help improve the health and wellbeing of Samoan communities. Local boards are supporting these groups as needed, often in the form of grants towards uniforms and sports shoes.  ...
Samoa’s Tila Mealoi eyes the try line
Samoa’s Tila Mealoi eyes the try line as England’s Tom Bowen prepares to tackle him.  Mealoi scored the winning try on this play in the quarter final game of the World Rugby HSBC Sevens in Hong Kong on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  Final score Samoa 14, England 12.  Samoa will face France in the semi-...
Lennard and Lance at Charles Morse's grave
New York, NY —  In 1979 Lennard Davis's Uncle Abie told him he had a secret - but he said he couldn't reveal it while Lennard's father, Morris, was alive. When he died, two years later, Lennard reminded Abie about the secret, and asked if he could now be told. Initially, Uncle Abie was reluctant -...
Samoa fan at Hong Kong Sevens
The few Samoan fans who made it to Hong Kong showed flair but were outnumbered by Fijians attending in the thousands, at HSBC Hong Kong 7s at Hong Kong Stadium. The Springbok Sevens team topped their Pool with a 21-7 win over the Manu Samoa on Saturday (Hong Kong time).  Today,  the South Africans...
A scene from new Hobbs & Show movie.
HOLLYWOOD — For years, Hollywood has been making slow and steady progress in embracing other cultures on the big screen. For decades, many of our heroes on the big screen only reflected a certain chunk of the American demographic, and as we become more diverse, it’s been nice to see changes to the...

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