Linking Samoans

Today, Filifilia and I stand before you, to greet you on this new morning in our lives. It is also a new morning in the history of Samoa. We salute you for the great honour that you have done us throughout the last ten years. We pay tribute to the many people who have helped make our journey as...
Mariah Limala'u Rae Naea's story is inspiring and definitely worthy of being shared. The reigning Miss Teen U.S. Continents is the daughter of Dorothy Meaole, and granddaughter of Ketesemane Meaole and Afano Limala'u Lemauga Meaole who sadly passed away at age 45 in 1994 due to colon cancer....
Fort Shafter, HAWAII — Sons of Samoa serving the United States of America, a service that comes with many sacrifices, is even more telling on days like Father’s Day. As thousands of fathers celebrate their special day in the comfort of their homes, there are also men or fathers who have been on...
On May 11, 2017, Dr. Elekosi Falelua Lafitaga graduated with a PhD. — Doctor of Philosophy degree — from UC Berkley. His focus is Biblical Studies and primarily on the New Testament. As part of his Doctorate study, he focused his dissertation on apocalyptic discourse in the Gospel of Matthew...
The seven cadets of Wentworth Military Academy and College from American Samoa who graduated last Saturday, May 13, in the last graduation ceremony of the school, which announced last month it was closing down after 137 years of service, due to financial restraints. [Courtesy photo]
Laie, HAWAII — Twenty-five years ago, Pulefano Galeai of the Polynesian Cultural Center had a vision to create an annual competition honoring one of Samoa’s most revered and dangerously beautiful traditions, fireknife dancing. In 1993, the inaugural World Fireknife Championship was held, drawing an...
Lauivaa Chanel Tavai graduated cum laude from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics with a minor in statistics last Friday, May 5th. He is the son of Lelogoa and the late Cpt. Moleli Tavai of Aua and Laulii. The 2013 graduate of Fagaitua High School left the...
I can’t say I wasn’t warned. “The film does contain some medical procedures,” said Krishnan Guru-Murthy, introducing Unreported World: Obesity in Paradise (Channel 4). Even so, I found it shocking. At the diabetic foot clinic in Samoa, 41-year-old Annie is having flesh scraped away with a scalpel...
STOCKTON — Growing up, Falesoa Iaulualo and Sopo Saina watched as the women in their families would gather to create intricate mats made from the leaves of the pandanus tree. Weaving the mats is a skill and tradition Samoan women for decades passed on from one generation to another. And giving and...

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