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Vatia’s Fuao took first place in the American Samoa Flag Day 2018 fautasi race, scoring the best time of 27.56 in the two heats that took to the waters yesterday. The Fuao is pictured here in the 2015 race where they took 5th place. More photos and Flag Day stories updated all day long today at...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Samoan Protestant AMR Church in Hawai’i  was established on April 9, 2017, and started off with three families. Today it has grown to 10, and counting. Over 100 visitors, friends, and families have passed through, at one point or another. The celebration began exactly how it...
Los Angeles, CA — They are called American Samoans. But many residents of the U.S. territory — an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean — don't feel American. That's because people born in American Samoa are not U.S. citizens unless one of their parents is a citizen. A lawsuit filed in Utah...
Washington, D.C. —  The American Samoa Society of Washington, DC is proud to share the exciting news that they made the cut. The National Conference of State Societies [NCSS] announced the 6 finalists for the 2017 Roy C. Haines Award on Monday, April 2, 2018.  The Haines Award is given to the State...
Pictured in Auckland, New Zealand, during the Pasifika Festival 2018 is Miss Pacific Islands, Matauaina Toomalatai (middle),  flanked by Miss Samoa, Alexandra Iakopo (right), who was the First-Runner up in the Miss Pacific Island, and Miss Samoa New Zealand (left).  Toomalatai is also the reigning...
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The sights and sounds of the Pacific rang across Western Springs in Auckland as the Pasifika Festival, the biggest Pacific cultural event of its kind in the world, got underway on Saturday. Traditional performances, handicrafts, fashion and cuisine filled Western Springs...
Apia, SAMOA — Prominent Samoan businessman La'auli Alan Grey has passed away at the age of 82. The Samoa Observer says La'auli, the hotelier who played an instrumental role in the development of Samoan rugby and tourism in Samoa, passed away peacefully at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital Saturday...
 Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — It's been 12 years since the Naked Samoans were all together under their official title, although there's been Bro'Town and two Sione's Wedding films and lots of individual CV points compiled since then by the six of them.  This 75-minute reunion show was a curious,...
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The annual event where visitors can taste traditional Tongan cuisine, see flax weaving in action and watch dance items from Tuvalu has reached its 26th anniversary. Organizers of Pasifika Festival, held in Auckland, want to focus the two-day event on re-connecting with...
Troy Polamalu is excited to help the next generation of football players achieve success in their careers while serving in his new role as the Head of Player Relations with the Alliance of American Football (AAF). Polamalu will look to help the league's players thrive in both their professional and...

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