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Letini Ricky Fala Mauga outside Stanford Medical Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Cancer is a thief” is the heading of a memorial posted on the Manuatele Community Worldwide Facebook page after the passing of Letini "Ricky" Fala Mauga who succumbed after a long battle with the disease. Mauga and his younger sister Fa'avela traveled to California...
Black Lives Matter protest
From Concord, California; Tutuila, American Samoa; to Auckland, New Zealand — Samoa News covered & participated in the Black Lives Matter rallies and protests over the past weeks in support of removing ‘knees from our necks’ through community participation in making changes, not only by...
#AmericanSamoaForBlackLivesMatter group
A peaceful demonstration organized by #AmericanSamoa ForBlackLivesMatter, joined like-minded people around the world when they marched Saturday morning from Fatu ma Futi to the Utulei Beach to show their support for Black Lives Matter, which has become a global movement standing against racism.  [...
Fagaitua 2020 grad, Pisamoa Gary Liua Taifane
Meet a 2020 graduate of Fagaitua High School, Mr. Pisamoa Gary Liua Taifane of Poloa and Aunuu. This year, high school graduations for public schools will be 'virtual'. Meanwhile, most private schools have already held their graduation ceremonies.  [photo: courtesy]
American Samoa for Black Lives Matter poster for Saturday walk
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News is committed to acknowledging the Black Lives Matter” movement, in American Samoa as well as globally. Systemic racism is very much a part of our lives in our community — here, the U.S.A, and globally. It’s the glass ceiling that each of us has experienced, is...
Members of the Keil and Mano families at a Honolulu hotel
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SMOA — This courtesy photo provided to Samoa News shows two Samoans families — last names Keil and Mano along with their children — at a Hawai’i hotel yesterday morning before their 3p.m. flight to Alaska, after being uplifted Tuesday afternoon on a US Navy aircraft from...
Daenerys Vitolio after her K-5 graduation
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Le tamata’i fa’au’u Daenerys Vitolio, o le vasega K5 a Fatuoaiga Montesorri School i le fa’auuga a le vasega i le taeao o le aso Tofi ua te’a. Malo le fa’amalosi Daenerys. Ms Daenerys Vitolio poses for a photo with her candy and money leis following her graduation...
Leiataua Family members with Samoa for Black Lives Matter signs
Members of the Leiataua Family from Compton, California participate at a Black Lives Matter march in Southern California. Young adults in American Samoa are planning a Black Lives Matter march next weekend. Event organiser Marissa Afuola said while the territory is Covid-19 free and away from the...
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Hollywood, CALIFORNIA — Bookies have placed their presidential bets on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson 2020. According to Oddschecker, the WWE wrestler-turned-action star is now the third-most backed presidential choice among UK bookmakers, following President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe...
Pulemeli Mounds
Savaii, SAMOA —  Samoa's former Head of State, Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi has spoken out against the proposed sale of more than 1000 acres of freehold land that hosts Polynesia's largest ancient structure. The globally recognized archaeological site the Pulemeli Mounds stand on the land which is...

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