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It was a Christmas Wedding ceremony for Lipena Moeifaga Tuliloa, daughter of MAJ Tuliloa Tuliloa and Fuatai Tuatoo Tuliloa (Faleniu and Alofau) to Benjamin Mark Maybir, son of Andrew Iosefo and Le'atogauga'aletuitoga Mamea (Nu'uuli). The ceremony and reception at Hale Koa hotel in Hawai’i on...
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Another buddy bites the dust. Aging, it seems, is measured out in deaths. But a life goes on in the memories it leaves behind. I remember Eti the bon vivant, Eti the original Apia hippie, Eti the bongo player, but especially Eti the poet, Eti the Samoan Beat bard. No one gave a better, more...
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Gary King was born in Fagatogo and graduated from Manumalo Baptist School and Marist Brothers High School. He went on to become the first and only Samoan to attend and graduate from the Berklee School of Music in Boston. This was after he received his bachelor's degree at American University. The...
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The village of Aoloau is looking like the North Pole this Holiday Season – as the steep hill going up has beautifully decorated Christmas trees lined up on the side of the road. According to one of the villagers who spoke to Samoa News last Saturday evening, the village community effort was led by...
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Samoa News congratulates the first woman born and raised in Apia, Samoa to be sworn in to the Hawai’i State Bar and the United States District Court. Saisamoa F. Grey Price is now Law Clerk to the Honorable Fa'auuga L. To'oto'o, Judge in the First Circuit Court of the State of Hawai’i. Her swearing...
  Seiuli Dwayne and Simone Johnson. [Samoa Observer]
Simone Johnson, the daughter of Samoa’s most famous Hollywood son, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson, has been selected as the Golden Globe Ambassador for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. The announcement has been made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna.  “As we...
Samoan military families stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia are proud of their kids who recently won the Fort Belvoir Soccer Championship. Head coach for the 12U Fort Belvoir Sharks, Joseph Lei-Sam said, “I'm extremely proud of our Samoan kids, who make up about half of our team." Samoan kids on...
A look at the team that will be representing American Samoa at the 2-day Tri-Nation Championship in independent Samoa later this week. The event is part of the preparations for the Pacific Mini Games set to be held in Vanuatu next month. [photo: AF]
A team of four local boxers from the American Samoa Amateur Boxing Association (ASABA) departed the territory last Saturday for Samoa. They will be representing American Samoa during the two-day Tri-Nation Boxing Championship to be held Nov. 9-10 at the Tuana’imato Sports Complex. The event serves...

Pvt 2 Bishop, So'oula & Tony Bishop o lo'o tautua nei i le US Army. Ua fa'au'u le BCT a So'oula mai Fort Sill lea ua to'ai taunu'u i Fort Sam, Houston Texas e tau'avea ai lana AIT. ony Bishop ua toe fa'aauau lana tiute i Kansas City. [ata foa'i]
AU USO "BISHOP BROTHERS" TAUTUA I LE US ARMY   Ua mae'a ona fa'au'u mai le taumafaiga a le ali'i talavou o So'oula Sione Bishop o Aunu'u, Alofau & Fasito'outa i lana ulua'i koleniga fa'apitoa mo le US Army, lea sa auai atu ai mo le tolu masina i Fort Sill, Oaklahoma.   Peita'i, o le fa'aiuga o...
Washington State defensive lineman Daniel Ekuale (90) stands on the field during the second half of a September 2016 game against Idaho in Pullman. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)
PULLMAN, Washington — The late Pac-12 kickoffs that have become a major point contention among the conference’s coaches, players and fans aren’t all that burdensome for the families of Washington State Rush linebacker Frankie Luvu and defensive lineman Daniel Ekuale. “Pac-12 After Dark” might as...

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