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Samoan weightlifter Feagaiga Stowers carrying Samoa flag
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games officially opened on Sunday evening with a three-hour celebration of Samoan culture showcasing dance, legends and sport.  The Opening Ceremony at Apia Park Stadium in Samoa's capital city was broadcast internationally, and was the first Pacific Games...
American Samoa cheered during opening ceremony
Apia, SAMOA — The only medals Team American Samoa is after are gold and nothing but gold. Team American Samoa will be competing in 15 sports and they would like a gold medal in each of these Team American Samoa Chef de mission Falefata Moli Taai Lemau said. “ We are competing in 15 sports and our...
Princess Auva’a at WORLD PRIDE 2019
New York, NEW YORK — “We marched on 5th Ave in New York City, New York, as it was the WORLD STAGE in Celebration of WORLD PRIDE 2019. World Pride was not only to celebrate the diversity of pride, but also to commemorate the 50 years of the Stonewall riot,” said Princess Auva’a (pictured, center). “...
Nancy Morgan, RN, surrounded by students of the ASCC Nursing Program
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Wednesday, June 26th, over 80 local residents received a crash course in wound care, thanks to Nancy Morgan, a registered nurse who specializes in wound care and ostomy management, and also the co-founder of the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI).  Last week’s...
Some AYFS Matai’s football players, with their parents
Some of American Samoa’s AYFS Matai’s football players, with their parents, prior to the team’s departure for San Diego, CA last week to play in the NYS National Championship Tournament. The Matai’s - set to arrive back on island this coming Thursday - came in second place overall.  [photo:...
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...

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