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Linking Samoans

Bags of donations being wheeled to truck for delivery to quarantine center in Honolulu.
Honolulu, HAWAII — As American Samoa-Hawaii quarantine for its second repatriation flight gets underway, the Honolulu based Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center under the leadership of CEO and Founder, Mrs. Elisapeta T. Lesatele Alaimaleata, continues to find ways to help and support its Samoan people...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “With the start of Women’s History Month, I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to all the women of American Samoa who came before us,” Uifa’atali Amata said and shared these photos: Fano Solinuu Shimasaki who was the first woman in American Samoa Fono’s Senate...
'Let's Learn Samoan' app
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND — A Christchurch primary school has caught the attention of tech giant Apple. Christchurch's Bromley School has created a prototype Samoan language app and the kids who helped build it hope to one day see it on the app store. "I would want it to go on the app store so I...
Elisapeta Alaimaleata,Aloha Harvest volunteers,Tuiafono Vai Sua and a staff member, Filipo Ilaoa
Elisapeta Alaimaleata, the CEO and founder of Le Fetuao (third from left) is part of the group that presented a donation from Aloha Harvest of water and healthy snacks to the ASG-Hawaii Director Tuiafono Vai Sua and a staff member, Filipo Ilaoa, for the Repatriation Flight #2 passengers in...
Vui Florence Saulo (left)
Local members of the Tagata Tutu Fa’atasi Alliance of American Samoa (TTFAAS), Vui Florence Saulo (left), who is also one of the first 159-repatriated passengers and others who participated at last Friday morning’s (TTFAAS) “Thank You” wave along the main road at Utulei. [photo: FS]
TTFAAS members with thank you banner waving to drivers passing by
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local members of the Tagata Tutu Fa’atasi Alliance of American Samoa (TTFAAS) and some of the 159 repatriated passengers, who returned home on the first-repatriation flight say THANK YOU during a wave Friday morning.  “THANK YOU GOV & TF FOR REPATRIATING US,”...
Kueni Hisatake and Fou Laolagi with former Manu’a Faipule, Vesi Fautanu (center)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Kueni Hisatake and Fou Laolagi with former Manu’a Faipule, Vesi Fautanu (center), the new COO of DOH, who was one of  the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa's staunchest supporters last year.  Kueni, Fou and Tulaga Whitcombe (taking the photo) represented...
American Samoa flag draped casket of the late former Sen. Tulifua Tini Lam Yuen with police escorte
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa flag draped casket of the late former Sen. Tulifua Tini Lam Yuen was carried by a police honor guard during the burial service at his home in Happy Valley area of Tafuna on Monday this week. Tulifua passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2021 at the age of...
Jonathan Ward (left) and defendant Talalima Toilolo (right)
Sacramento, CALIFORNIA — A Samoan man who resides in Utah, was sentenced last week by a federal judge in California to 120 months imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution for his guilty plea in June 2020 to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, according to federal court records and the...
Families with signs welcoming their loved ones home
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was a beautiful sunny President's Day holiday, Monday, Feb 15, 2021 when the 159 repatriated citizens and residents of American Samoa that were quarantined at Tradewinds Hotel for 14 days, were finally allowed to return to their families after 5 Negative COVID-19...

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