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Strong waves at Faleasao shoreline
The strong waves that buffeted Faleasao, Manu’a recently littered the beach area with rocks and debris. Villagers are calling for a seawall to protect homes and residents from coastal flooding and erosion. [Manu’atele Worldwide photo]
Ayden Williams
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Against the breathtaking backdrop of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, Pharrell Williams, Louis Vuitton’s creative director for menswear, showcased his latest brand’s ambitions in Asia last week. Embracing the city’s maritime heritage, the runway transformed into a nautical...
Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement ceremony
Jack "Throwin Samoan" Thompson, Dominic Raiola (Detroit Lions), Laiatua Latu (UCLA), Sienna Levi (Women Football Excellence) Puka Nacua (LA Rams), Reno Mahe (Philadelpia Eagles), Domata Peko (Bengals), Dylan Riaola (high school), Isaac Wilson (high school) gather as a group at the Polynesian...
Joelei Ioane
American Samoa’s Joelei Ioane came out on top at the International Tennis Federal and Oceania Tennis Federation tournament in Albury, Australia, winning the Girls Singles U12 Juniors Championship. Ioane beat Alex Chand of Fiji with 6- 3 and 6- 4 scores. Joelei who has been playing tennis since age...
Six8Four volleyball team
O se va’aiga i le ‘au volipolo a tamaitai talavou, mai i le kalapu volipolo o le “Six8Four” lea o lo o i lalo o le taitaiga i le susuga ia Sauvao Ben Sauvao, lea sa auai atu i se ta’amilosaga (Trans Pacific Volleyball Tournament), lea sa faia i Honolulu, Hawaii ia Ianuari 13-15, 2024. Sa mafai ona...
HONOLULU — Four inmates at the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center have been indicted by a grand jury for manslaughter in the death of another inmate. The indictment alleges Aaron Tuitelapaga, Bronson Tuitelelepaga, Manu Sorensen, and Josiah Palimoomanu beat Christopher Vaefaga to death on July 6....
7 Eleven store in Hawaii with roofing down
The Nanakuli, Oahu 7 Eleven gas station was severely impacted by storm gusts at approximately 2:13pm, Jan. 08, 2024 as a cold front continues to batter Hawaii with strong winds and flooding. [Photo by Ryan Yamashiro — Courtesy Barry Markowitz]
Musu (Noni) Ifopo Masangya and family
Musu (Noni) Ifopo Masangya (3rd left), daughter of Niuafolau La’auli Ifopo and Matauaina Mutini Ifopo graduated from Navy Basic Training in Great Lakes, IL on January 4, 2024. Pictured with her are her parents, brothers, sister-in-law, her husband and her pride and joy, son Alofa. [courtesy photo]
samoa bowl 2023 football action
A look at some of the Samoa Bowl action that was held this past Saturday evening at the Veterans Memorial Stadium — the battle between Team Tutuila (red) and Team Manu’a (blue) which concluded with a Manu’a victory of 26 - 0. [photo: Tony Gasu]
Samoa Bowl church service
Samoa Bowl 2023 ended with a church service at the CCCAS Pago Pago Church and immediately after a farewell luncheon was held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium for players, officials, organizers and hosts. The "Back to the Roots" themed 2023 Samoa Bowl football competition had Team Manu’a and Team...