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Linking Samoans

Some members of the Samoana Class of 1999
Celebrating their 20-year reunion, members of the Samoana HS Class of 1999 gathered recently in Las Vegas to celebrate their collective journeys and reflect on how to help improve their communities since the genesis of their fellowship at Samoana HS, Home of the Sharks. [courtesy photo]
Elisapeta T. Alaimaleata being interviewed bySoloali'i Fa'alepo
Honolulu, HAWAII — For the first time in Hawaii, census information was broadcasted in Samoan. Soloali’i Fa’alepo, the director of the American Samoa Government office in HawaiIi and KNDI Radio 1270 AM programnews anchor, recognized the importance of reaching elderly Samoan community members by...
Miss Samoa New Zealand, Fonoifafo McFarland-Seumanu
Apia, SAMOA —  Miss Samoa New Zealand, Fonoifafo McFarland-Seumanu, is the new face of Samoa. The 24-year-old was crowned the new Bluesky Miss Samoa 2019-2020 at the Gym 1, Tuanaimato, succeeding former Miss Samoa, Sonia Piva. She won the best talent and interview.  Speaking to the Samoa Observer,...
Berta Laumoli of Vailoatai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This time next week, Sept. 13th, a schoolteacher from American Samoa will make history for being the first LGBT “emerging fashion designer” to showcase her creations at the world famous London Pacific Fashion Week (LPFW). Berta Laumoli of Vailoatai departed the territory...
Cody McMoore (2nd from left) and Florine Roe (center)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Oregon Army National Guard (ORANG) has done it again! Thanks to 100% tuition assistance to attend Southern Oregon University (SOU), five American Samoans are on their way to a brighter future. Cody McMoore, Florine Roe, Tuatu “TJ” Porotesano, Johnnie Mavaega, and...
Tofiga Fepulea'i is the PI wannabe P.I. Bob Titilo in Take Home Pay.
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Move over Tainui Kid, Sione's Bolo and Ricky Baker – there's a new Kiwi cinematic comedy king. Remember the name Bob Titilo – because he's about to blow up big time. As played by one-half of The Laughing Samoans' – Tofiga Fepulea'i –Titilo is a PI wannabe P.I. The 40-year-...
Miss Samoa, Sonia Piva with nine contestants
Reigning Miss Samoa, Sonia Piva with nine contestants vying for this year's crown. Piva is 22 years old from the villages of Salelesi and Fagalii. This year’s pageant will be on Saturday, September 7 at Gym 1 Faleata. And don’t miss out on the 29th Teuila Festival, going on now through Sept. 7 at...
Tony and Jack Thompson
Pullman, WASHINGTON — THE TRAILER is out. Legendary Washington State quarterback Jack Thompson and his son, former WSU tight end Tony Thompson, released the trailer for the first week of @PapaThrowsPicks coming this Cougar football season and it’s apparent the feature on Twitter will be must-see...
 Saousoalii “Junior” Siavii
Kansas City, MISSOURI — A former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle was charged Monday in federal court for possession of illegal firearms. Federal prosecutors charged Saousoalii “Junior” Siavii, 40, of Independence with three counts of being an unlawful drug user in possession of firearms....
Dancers at Turtle and Shark location in Vaitogi, American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This month marks one year since Pacific Island Foundation officially introduced itself to American Samoa by successfully hosting the “Fa’a Samoa Music Talent Show” last year, in partnership with Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation, Bluesky, Matson and GHC Reid.  Of...

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