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Volunteers from the Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center helping with Thanksgiving food distribution
Honolulu, HAWAII — The beautiful volunteers who helped with the Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center Thanksgiving Food Distribution, which was held Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii for the members of the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa (stranded residents of American Samoa in...
Veterans waving thank you to Hawaii VA
Honolulu, HAWAII — Local veterans currently awaiting American Samoa’s border opening, have reached out to say “THANK YOU” for Wednesday’s feast treat by a Hawai’i VA group. “Your thoughtfulness to reach out last week to organize a feast for our veterans for Veterans Day is so appreciated with...
“Pasefika Su‘i Fefiloi” Virtual Concert banner
Honolulu, HAWAII — A mother contracted COVID-19 and was forced to quarantine in a tiny one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. Her small children and other relatives, including kupuna (elders) forced to remain in the living room. There were 12 of them; and to make it worse, the bathroom was in the...
Sualosi Faafeuu Taula’i
Killeen, TEXAS — A family service for Sgt. Major Sualosi “Oso” Faafeuu Taula’i, 71, of Fitiuta, American Samoa, is 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at Viss Family Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. The funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at the funeral home. Burial and military honors followed at...
 #90 John Tuitupou (Vaitogi), #55 Blessman Ta’ala (Aua),  and #50 Justus Tavai.
Hawaii Head Football Coach Todd Graham motivates his defensive line during the 2nd Quarter vs. New Mexico Lobos.  American Samoans may be familiar with #90 John Tuitupou (Vaitogi), #55 Blessman Ta’ala (Aua),  and #50 Justus Tavai. The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Football Team defeated the...
People providing food for veterans
Honolulu, HAWAII — Working closely with the Matsunaga Veteran Affairs Beneficial Travel office, resources and training were launched for American Samoa’s veterans stranded in Hawai’i. Many of them were standing at food banks and were referred to the Keiki to Kupuna Foundation, that provides weekly...
Samoa PM Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi tries out some Virtual Reality goggles
Samoa PM Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi tries out some Virtual Reality goggles after explaining that 35 people in Samoa have successfully undergone training for Virtual Reality technology.“This is the next step for Samoa in its communications. Samoa will soon be able to run at the same pace as...
KVZK logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Polls close in American Samoa at 6p.m. with the Election Office vote count starting shortly thereafter.  The Election Office will be broadcasting live on KVZK-TV starting at 7p.m. American Samoa time — until all the votes are counted.  Click here to stream the live KVZK...
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa
Apia, SAMOA — The most stable democracy in the Pacific is undergoing a seismic political shift as the country approaches elections next year. Samoa’s former deputy prime minister will run against her former party of 35 years, and the prime minister she served under, when she contests next year’s...
Miss Samoa Victoria Tiafau Zahriya Leaoasoma with her head shaved
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — When Miss Samoa Victoria shaved her head on the weekend, it was a cultural sacrifice as well as a personal one. Hair is considered tapu, or sacred, in many parts of the Pacific. In Polynesian culture, hair is believed to hold the sacred power of mana, or spiritual energy. But...

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