Linking Somoans

Apia, SAMOA — WBO Heavyweight boxing champion La'auli Lupesoliai Joseph Parker arrived in Samoa Sunday morning and was welcomed with opens arms on the main highway by the LeAuva'a Village Council and members of the public. The WBO Champ was greeted with banners and a crowd of people who were...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa will have a special treat before the holidays as Auli'i Cravalho, the voice of Moana, and Ron Clements, John Musker and Osnat Shurer the filmmakers of Disney animated Moana will be in Samoa on Wednesday (Samoa Time). There will be a special Screening of Disney's MOANA at Samoa’s...
Mrs. Ainoama Ameperosa-Leota and Ms. Dacia Toilolo of Port Administration had a chance to meet Auli'i Cravalho — the star & voice — of Disney’s animated movie, “Moana”, yesterday morning at the airport, on her way to Samoa with her mother and the Disney film makers.They said, “It was an honor...
Samoa’s hidden treasure, the big island of Savai’, took a turn yesterday to welcome the contestants of 2016 Miss Pacific Islands to its shores. Savai’i rolled out the red carpet giving the contestants a rapturous reception as the ladies enjoyed the tranquility of the Savaii ahead of their big day...
The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant 2015-2016, Abigail Havora and the lovely eight contestants for the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant this year, are now ready for a week of activities leading up to the finale on Friday.  Fittingly, their week began yesterday when they attended a church service which...
Samoa is still waiting patiently for final confirmation that weightlifter Ele Opeloge has won the country's first ever Olympic medal. Opeloge initially finished fourth in the women's over 75kg division at the 2008 Beijing Games. But in August, a re-analysis of samples from eight years ago found the...
North Park University- Chicago Polynesian students held a Polynesian night — Taste of the Pacific — last week Friday night. Center standing, is the head coach of the school’s football team, Mike Conway and his wife Beth, who the students would like to recognize as their ‘home away from home’ couple...
Aspiring lawyer and published author Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo has done it again: A continuation of her Aiga Series has hit the market, entitled “Pintail Foundation”. The publication is the second book of the Aiga Series, which was launched in 2015 with “Lovefolds of Our Upbringing”. Through an email...
On April 7, as part of a collaborative project with the National Park of American Samoa, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Art Department unveiled a new eight foot by eight foot Siapo Mamanu, the largest siapo in this style to be created since 2000. “This Siapo Mamanu will become a...
A year ago I had an hour with Jonah Lomu in Hong Kong, and a few very special private moments. I reminisced with Jonah how 1994 was the first Hong Kong 7s for both of us. I told Jonah of my arrival to Auckland from Apia, and that I got to shoot precious images of Jonah's primary school, out in...

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