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Honolulu, HAWAII — Samoa News was not invited to cover the recent revival of the Hula Bowl College All-Star Game this week... but we are so well connected we did score the absolute ‘bestest’ human interest story. Australian rugby player, Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei was actually just a Wellington Kiwi...
Las Vegas fountain
Las Vega, NEVADA — Samoa News has been credentialed to cover the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), purported to be the largest trade show in the US. Samoa News attended back in 1986, when Compaq and ITT computers were breaking ground. Here are some of the electronic innovations coming to your way:...
Photo of twin girls from Alabama
Playa Del Rey, CALIFORNIA — Young twin girls, with Alabama heritage, had a serious opinion about Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa declaring for the NFL Draft.  “Our family is happy he is moving on as our Mom went to Auburn, ‘Bama’s bitter rival.  One less ‘Bama superstar for her team to face on Saturdays...
Photoof Catalyst
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Samoa News featured “Fear the Walking Bluesky” ads this week with iphone 11 Pro Zombie giveaway promotions. Whether you are Bluesky, or ASTCA connected, you will fear a heck of a lot less with a Catalyst Case on your iphone or Samsung.   At only $39.99 for iphones, $31.99 for...
Cool Stuff’s” DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Cool Stuff’s” DJI Phantom 4 Pro equipped with powerful Lume Cube lamps was an early search and rescue drone configuration. More options have emerged in drones, lighting, and remote rescue supply release mechanisms. As proven in our recent tragedy, the need in the Territory of American Samoa and all Pacific Islands is great. [photo: Barry Markowitz]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territory mourns. The Samoan Universe outside the islands mourns. The loss of young Alex Peric and Anthony Leota is a punch in the gut as the worldwide Samoan community are closely connected as blood relatives or as fa’a aiga.   The ASG, elected officials and...
The DJI Osmo Pocket
Honolulu, HAWAII — The DJI Osmo Pocket is more than a tiny novelty camera that is always with you.  It gives you stabilized video, does time-lapse, FPV, regular still photos, slo-mo 120 fps, active track on someone or your face, shoots in low light with its 80 degree f2.0 lens, 4K 60fps, and as...
Asakusa’s Jazz & Pub Hub in Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, JAPAN — Japan has a vibrant jazz scene as evidenced by its live club performances, nonstop background play in malls, and in the Aeon neighborhood market chain.  China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan also embrace jazz.  Now that the 2Samoas Samoana Jazz and Arts Festival is recognized by the...
The Lume Cube
Honolulu, HI — My Lume Cubes fly on my drones, provide interview setup lighting for my TV news/documentary production, with adapter walk around attached to my iPhone (pictured above), they can slide on my Nikon DSLR, so one set essentially does it all (ok, I bought 2 sets in case I have to light up...
Honolulu, HAWAII — Vargo’s Titanium Para-Bottle is the ultimate daily water bottle and steps it up when a natural disaster strikes your peaceful life. In its factory stock configuration, the pure grade Titanium ultra lightweight Para-Bottle comes in at only 9.8 oz. If you travel from the Territory...
Honolulu, HAWAII — On land handed to Kalehua (passed on to descendants the Harry Piltz Family) from King Kamehameha, Francis Sua runs Chance Customs (435 Kamakee St, Honolulu, 808 847-2100) to keep you running at a fair price. A graduate of Marist, American Samoa, Chance has roots in Savaii and is...

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