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Retired Command Sergeant Major Charles Tobin (standing, right)
San Francisco, CA — The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced on Tuesday the selection of Mr. Charles M. Tobin as the SNAP Director for the Western Regional Office. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the program formerly known as food stamps. The Western Regional...
Samoan football players, recruited directly from the territory
Joplin, MISSOURI — First year Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) Head Coach, Jeff Sims is providing opportunities for Polynesian student athletes - including those straight out of Hawaii and American Samoa - to attend college.  Next month, Coach Sims, along with MSSU’s Running Back Coach...
Poster advertising concert
Honolulu, HAWAII —  Samoa International Media is proud to announce the inaugural 1st. Annual “Kerisimasi i Hawaii” concert.  Kerisimasi is a multi-denomination Christmas Choir Concert to be held at the Kanana Fou Church, (94-261 Kunia Rd. Kunia/Waipahu), on Sunday, December, 8th 2019 at 5:00pm. The...
Team Talavalu after playing their last match of the Oceania Sevens Championships Day 1 Pool C.
Team Talavalu after playing their last match of the Oceania Sevens Championships Day 1 Pool C. Talavalu emerged the victor over Vanuatu with Winger Lolesio Lolesio, Hooker Matthew Sione Masoe, and Winger Tony Sam Esau each scoring a try. Final score: Talavalu 19- Vanuatu 7. Tomorrow Talavau will go...
Manu Studios' students (ranging in age from 7-yrs.old to 21+) at their 1st showcase event,
Honolulu, HAWAII — Manu Studios' students (ranging in age from 7-yrs.old to 21+) at their 1st showcase event, featuring Samoan siva & pese, held in Honolulu last Saturday, Nov. 2nd. The students danced for a packed auditorium of family, friends, sponsors, and Hawaiian & other Polynesian...
One of many star mounds now revealed.
Detection of scores of ancient ‘Star Mounds’ baffle archaeologists on American Samoa and Samoa, where the tropical climate is thick with rain forests and almost impassable volcanic ridges. In 1988 doctors T. L. Hunt and P. V. Kirch from the University of Washington published An Archaeological...
Head coach Tommy Elisara (center) with the athletes that will represent American Samoa as the TALAVALU Rugby Team
Head coach Tommy Elisara (center) with the athletes that will represent American Samoa as the TALAVALU Rugby Team at the Oceania Sevens Championship in Suva, Fiji Nov 7-9, 2019.The team and coaching staff depart American Samoa for Fiji this Sunday Nov. 3rd. Coverage of the games brought to you in...
Chef Muagututia Tuala-Tamaalelagi
Sacramento, CALIFORNIA — One of Sacramento’s favorite chefs is also a ‘favorite son of Samoa’.  Chef Muagututia Tuala-Tamaalelagi is taking part in Farm to Fork Challenge of the Chefs, Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Cali’s capital city.   He is the son of Ae'oainuu Aleki Tuala-Tamaalelagi Sosene Feagai, and...
The Falaniko family
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — This past Saturday, Oct. 19th, the USC Trojans defeated the Arizona Wildcats 41-14. The University of Southern California’s roster this year is loaded with Polynesian players, including Leone’s very own Juliano Falaniko. The linebacker (#41) is pictured with his mother...
Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II and Her Highness Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo Tuimaleali’ifano attended the Ceremony of Enthronement for His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan
Tokyo, JAPAN — The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II and Her Highness Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo Tuimaleali’ifano attended the Ceremony of Enthronement for His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan. The ceremony was held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo where Their...

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