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Linking Samoans

ATULE harvest in Fagasa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Tutuila Island, there's a legend about the “atule” — also known as the “akule” or  bigeye scad that appear in Fagasa Bay. Years ago, the Polynesian navigator Liava'a sailed to Tutuila in search of the pure waters of Fagasa. The boat accidentally departed while his...
Coleman family
(Thank you to Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata for sharing this so we can reprint it for our readers. In the following the late Gov. Coleman in his own words shares thoughts of family and faith.) Yesterday I came home to our family residence here in Hawaii after a stay at Queen’s Hospital over the...
Manu Samoa and Fiji gather with reverence
Manu Samoa and Fiji gather with reverence before their bruising tough game in which Samoa stunned Fiji with a 28-7 upset victory — after Samoa took down Spain 28-24 earlier in the day at the HSBC Singapore Sevens Day 1, Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore. [photo: Barry Markowitz, in...
Manu Samoa at at the HSBC Singapore Sevens, Day 1
Samoa's got its Mojo back after stunning Fiji 28-7. Along with the NZ All Blacks and Argentina, Manu Samoa appears to be one of the favored teams at the HSBC Singapore Sevens, Day 1, Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore. [photo: Barry Markowitz,, in memory of Howard Helg]
Crew members of the Artemis II mission
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Monday, April 3, 2023, NASA announced the four astronauts who will make up the crew of Artemis II, which is scheduled to launch in late 2024. The Artemis II mission will send these four astronauts on a 10-day mission that culminates in a flyby of the Moon. While they won...
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi (left) of Samoa, and Fofo I’iga I. F. Sunia
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi (left) of Samoa, and Fofo I’iga I. F. Sunia of American Samoa posed for a photo last Friday morning. The two traditional leaders were the main speakers at last Friday’s event, “Leadership and the Samoan Language”, hosted by the Samoan Language Commission culminating the...
Ta'u kid with his va'a apa
Ta'u kids with their va'a apa at the beach holding their own boat race. Island innovation and a childhood memory for most who grew up in Manu'a. The Va'a Apa is constructed using aluminum sheet metal for roofing and lumber and a few nails to make a boat. One of the Flag Day events, in the 1970s,...
Samoa Bowl 2012 presentation
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lemanu-Talauega Administration has confirmed the return of the Samoa Bowl. A statement released by the Governor’s Office cites that the Samoa Bowl was first initiated under the Togiola administration in 2003. It is as an opportunity to expose the gifts and talents of...
Talisau Lincoln Moliga with his parents
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The lack of reliable air services between Tutuila and the Manu’a islands is the drive that put Talisau Lincoln Moliga on track to becoming a pilot.  “The main motivation for me to pursue a pilot career was so I can go back home and help our people with air travel between...
scene from Red, White & Brass
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Acclaimed New Zealand-Samoan film director Damon Fepulea'i makes his feature film debut this week with the premiere of Pasifika themed comedy Red, White and Brass. The film premiered Tuesday night at the Wellington's Embassy Theatre and will make its first Auckland...

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