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Linking Samoans

Volunteers packaging up food and supplies for stranded residents.
Honolulu, HAWAII — After their last test results came in yesterday — ALL NEGATIVE — the American Samoa residents quarantined in Honolulu, Hawaii are now all eager and excited for the weekend to be over, so they can finally board the Hawaiian Airlines flight and be on their way home — to be with...
Ioane Sa'ula, who plays Vince in the series Bump
Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES — When I sat down to watch the Australian drama Bump on the day of its release, I was excited to hear the term "uce" peppering the dialogue between two teenage characters. This slang term of endearment, coined by the Samoan diaspora in the US and New Zealand a couple of...
Louisa Reid and Poiva Reid
Beautiful ladies Louisa Reid and Poiva Reid taking time out to celebrate Poiva’s 95th birthday. May the good Lord continue to bless each and everyone with a life well lived. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Olafou Laolagi and his wife, Onolina along with two of their children
Olafou Laolagi and his wife, Onolina along with their children — the couple and two of their four children are finally going home to American Samoa. A year ago, the couple flew from Pago Pago to Utah so that she could give birth to their fourth child. They left two of their children in Am Samoa...
Lawrence French
Eagle River, ALASKA — Long time American Samoa resident Lawrence P. French (Frenchie to his friends and associates) died at the ago of 85 on the 16th of January 2021 in Eagle River, Alaska.  He was in the care of his son John French for the last few months of his life. A memorial service will be...
Faafeo Lagafuaina
 “I’m excited to go back home. I’ve got three young kids at home,” Faafeo Lagafuaina, who just flew into Honolulu from Washington State this past Monday, told Hawaii News Now. She has been separated from her children for a year. She is one of the 160 people on the first repatriation flight,...
Photos of Angie at her funeral
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Angela Monica Falasamoafalaulaula Langkilde, better known as “Angie”, was born on December 24, 1963 in American Samoa. She was the fourth child of Marcus and Marie Langkilde’s five children. Being the baby of the family for 7 years, she insisted that her parents call her...
Individuals waiting to get their COVID-19 vaccine under a tent next to the DoH quarantine facility in Tafuna
COVID-19 vaccine is now available for people in American Samoa 65-yrs and older. ThisDoH photo yesterday morning shows individuals waiting under a tent next to the DoH quarantine facility in Tafuna to be called to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Those getting their shots yesterday were both for the...
Line of toa trees near the coastline of Faleāsao Village.
Let the world outside the Manu’a Islands argue and disagree, as for us here in Paradise let us continue to live unaffected by outside circumstances in our peaceful happiness!  Pictured are the beautiful line of toa trees near the coastline of Faleāsao Village. God Bless Manu’atele Community...
Mrs. Melesete Haleck,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Mrs. Melesete Haleck, who passed away Tuesday. Mrs. Haleck reportedly showed up at her job as office manager at the Governor’s Office on Tuesday morning and then fell ill later. She was taken to the hospital where she passed away. “Mele” as she was called by friends and...

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