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Unsung Heroes: Football and the Polynesian Athletes: “Polynesians come from somewhere so small, but our love for people is very big. We’re just out here trying to be a part of something great.” Part of the new video available on Facebook and You Tube that gives a look at what makes football great...
[Screenshot from video of Polynesian island
IN POLYNESIA — "Football Matters® spotlights the many benefits that football brings to communities, schools, families, and individuals and the opportunities it provides young men who play the game. Football unites people. Think of the communities across the country that come together … the people...
American Samoa All-Star Offensive squad
The American Samoa All-Star Offensive squad getting into the huddle during their practice yesterday morning at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in their preparations for the JPS Paradise Football Classic 4 which is scheduled to kick off next week Monday, January 7, 2019 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The...
Miss American Samoa Magalita Johnson (left) and Miss Pacific Islands Matauaina Toomalatai (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Yesterday, Miss Pacific Islands Matauaina Toomalatai and Miss American Samoa Magalita Johnson were enroute to Tonga, where a new Miss Pacific Islands will be crowned later this week, Nov. 30th (Tonga time), at 'Atele Stadium.. The two local beauty queens received...
(L-R) Vai Semeatu, Iosefa Suani, Leka Bode, Uesele Suani, Fritz Suani, Si’itia Soliai-Lemsus, Troy Asuncion, and Va’atausili Tofaeono.  Not pictured: Colin Bode, Nu’usila Suani, Jr., and Harry “Pops” Asuncion.
Representatives from Laulima Collaborative, LLC, and Suani Farms presenting a donation of $10,000 to the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition to help cancer patients. Newly formed and based in California, these organizations have deep roots in the territory and answered the call to help after...
Top: L-R Devin Asiasi (TE), Marlon Tuipolotu (DL), Boss Tagaloa (OL), Atonio Mafi (DL),Toa Lobendahn (Center), Tyler Manoa (DL), Solomon Tuiliaupupu (LB),  Bottom: L-R Palaie Gaoteote IV (LB), Vavae Malepeai (Running Back),  Lokeni Toailoa (LB), Talanoa Hufanga (Safety)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Joshua Kelley has been watching the UCLA-USC rivalry since he was 8 years old. On Saturday, he cemented his legacy in the Crosstown Showdown's history. The junior running back rushed for 289 yards on 40 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Bruins to a 34-27 victory...
 (L-R) Louisa Kuea, PPTC’s owner and CEO, Ella Gurr;  VP SJAF, Ali’itama Sotoa; SJAF consultant, Peta Siulepa; and SJAF Board member Vaitoa Hans Langkilde.
The 2Samoas 5th Annual Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival- American Samoa received a tremendous lift this year with the Platinum Sponsorship by the Pago Pago Trading Company — distributors of Coors Light ,Pepsi, Heineken, Diageo. Seen here during the presentation of the check are (L-R) Louisa Kuea,...
Apia, SAMOA — Award winning musician and son of the late jazz legend, Mavis Chloe Rivers was welcomed in an Ava Ceremony shortly after he arrived in Samoa this week. La’auli Matt Catingub is seen here accepting his Ava during a welcome ceremony.  La’auli Matt Catingub and the Mavis Rivers Tribute...
Christopher Adolfo Krieg smiles for the Samoa News Camera while tattooing a tourist
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Christopher Adolfo Krieg — Eris Tattoo and Barber Shop (Apia, Samoa) smiles for the Samoa News Camera while tattooing a tourist from the biggest cruise ship to dock here this year in American Samoa — the Emerald Princess. Tourists were able to enjoy something not too...
A young boy joins in singing praises to God at the Pacific Northwest Samoan Camp Meeting held at Sunset Lake Camp. Youth and adults alike participated in a training session on blending faith and culture
Wilkeson, WASHINGTON — It’s praise singing time at the Pacific Northwest Samoan Camp Meeting. Adults, teenagers and children alike joined in enthusiastically singing and adding hand motions to the lyrics. It was a special bonding moment the first weekend of September as a multigenerational program...

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