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Announcement of Samoa Siva lessons online
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — The global pandemic has caused a lot of challenges for businesses but, it's also created opportunities. At their Sydney studio Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts teach the fundamentals of pacific culture through dance, language, music and creative arts. The pandemic forced Matavai...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — An international effort is underway to save a Honolulu man's life. Fala Letini is in dire need of a bone marrow transplant. And doctors say his sister, Vela Mauga, is a perfect match. The problem: She lives in American Samoa and the country’s airports are shut down due to...
Median Ramores (left) and her mother, Marisel Ramores (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News’ Mother’s Day contest “second-winner”, Median Ramores (left) and her mother, Marisel Ramores (right) after being presented with gifts at the Samoa News office yesterday. Drawing for the contest was held Wednesday for the contest question: What is the “word...
ane Montbriand (middle), with her is Eseta Taufete’e and two siblings
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — Samoa News’ Mother’s Day contest “first-winner”, Jane Montbriand (middle), with her is Eseta Taufete’e and two siblings after being presented with gifts at the Samoa News office yesterday. Drawing for the contest was held Wednesday — the contest asked the question, what...
 [l-r] Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Sunday’s ASG coronavirus task force meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga called on all sectors of the territory to continue supporting measures and restrictions put in place to protect American Samoa under the Fourth Amended Declaration, issued last Friday and effective...
Crowded church
Apia, SAMOA — After nearly two months of not hearing church choirs singing hymns due to Covid-19 restrictions, Samoans piled into church buildings Sunday morning in unusually large numbers. The streets were again whitewashed with flashy Sunday best attire. Inside one church in Apia, there was...
Dona Domi Maifala and Leiema Suitumua Sachiko Hunt
USA — Dona Domi Maifala and Leiema Suitumua Sachiko Hunt will be graduating with Masters Degrees before the end of the Spring Term — Dona from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and Leiema from Brigham Young University — Provo. “We are really grateful for our family, friends, our educators...
Colorado Springs, COLORADO — One of the most memorable days in a student-athlete's career is signing a National Letter of Intent. But with ongoing coronavirus concerns it was clear that many seniors would not have the opportunity to celebrate signing day with coaches, peers and teammates. For two...
Polynesian football players who took part in the 2020 NFL draft
The largest ever Polynesian draft class was selected in the 2020 NFL draft, which concluded Saturday. Eleven Polynesian players were selected, headlined by Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who was taken by the Maimi Dolphins with the fifth overall pick. Polynesians represent 5.4% of top 204...
The USS Theodore Roosevelt
Hagåtña, GUAM — A 24 year-old Samoan sailor serving on board the US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has tested positive for Covid-19. Samoa Observer reports the aviation structural mechanic tested positive April 15, just two days after his roommate were diagnosed with the virus. The young...

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