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Linking Samoans

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Hollywood, CALIFORNIA — Dwayne Johnson has responded to a poll finding that nearly half of Americans would support him for president, teasing his potential ambitions for higher office. 'Not sure our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila...
Scene outside her hotel room window
Honolulu, HAWAII — Samoa News understands that returning residents in the Hawaii quarantine, awaiting the repatriation flight back to American Samoa are basically confined to their rooms. Meals are brought to them in their rooms, by ‘someone’ wearing full hazmat coverings. Part of the precautions...
Elisapeta T. Lesatele Alaimaleata
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii Children's Action Network's (HCAN) "Champions for Children's Annual Awards" were given out this past Wednesday where Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center, CEO Elisapeta T. Lesatele Alaimaleata was the recipient of the "Unsung Hero" Award. Just one of her many endeavours this...
Line of voters at Falelatai and Samatau electoral district
These voters in Samoa lined up in the hot sun yesterday determined to cast their votes in the Falelatai and Samatau electoral district. Neither party is conceding defeat or claiming victory and with counting and other potential formal processes to go through yet, no formal conclusions can be drawn...
Amata and Victor
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is congratulating Victor Chen of American Samoa upon his third acceptance by a prestigious Service Academy. The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, has notified Congresswoman Amata, joining previous offers of a fully qualified...
Pastor David Katina
Pastor David Katina, in the background on stage, singing a hymn that was part of “The Collage of Love” presented by the pastor and his wife Pastor Debbie Katina at the Department of Youth And Women’s Affairs building in Tafuna on Apr. 2nd - Good Friday. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Elisapeta T. Lesatele Alaimaleata (left) and DYWA Director Salote Fanene (center) taking a picture with Makerita Fa'ae'e Iosefo
Honolulu, HAWAII — Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center, CEO Elisapeta T. Lesatele Alaimaleata is preparing for Hawaii Children's Action Network's (HCAN) "Champions for Children's Annual Award", which will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021.  Mrs. Alaimaleata has been nominated for "going above and...
Fiti Aina and family
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After over a year of shutting down flights due to the pandemic, American Samoa has completed its 2nd round of repatriation and the 3rd repat group is now beginning quarantine in Honolulu. PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Laura Fong spoke to one of the hundreds of formerly stranded...
FIREKNIFE competitor
Honolulu, HAWAII — After getting cancelled last year because of the pandemic, the Polynesian Cultural Center says the World Fireknife Championships are back on this year.  The 28th annual World Championships will be on May 5 at the La’ie Center. World champions will be crowned in women, junior and...
Pacific Islander Student Association activities
St, George, UTAH — Julia Faaiu, vice president of the Pacific Islander Student Association, explains what people can learn from the Polynesian community. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place in April every year to celebrate and recognize the history, contribution and...

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