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Young, Dutch and proud to be Samoan - Introducing Your WSAMOA Webmaster
SamoaObserver - Savea Sano Malifa - 04-07-2008. “When my grandma told us stories about Samoa, I was always fascinated by them,” he says. “Samoa was this small island that just became special to me.... More
What would you ask the Prime Minister?
WSAMOA TEAM SAMOA ONLINE - 20 July 2008 Photo: Hon. Prime Minister of Samoa together with Maurice van Vliet. What would you like to ask the Prime minister if you would meet him... More
Sacred marks identify Samoans
By SUSANA TALAGI - Western Leader EVOTIA TAMUA THOMPSON Photo: SACRED MARKS: Naylor Owen, 27, shows the beginning of the traditional tattoo on his back. Sister Christine, 17, is next. Naylor Ow... More
Jerome Grey Trio Slated to Release Their Debut Album, “Remember Samoa”
ISLE ENTERTAINMENT INC. PRESS RELEASE Family group brings Samoa Past Back to the Present Anaheim, CA March, 2008: The original Samoan sound is being brought back to life with Jerome Grey Trio’s... More
Noni juice is having a real impact for Jason Andrew and helping his Samoan homeland, writes DANIEL HOY. A PERFORMANCE review with a manager three years ago was the catalyst for Jason Andrew to ta... More
From the streets of Compton L.A. the Samoan-American gangster rappers the Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E. return with a new album featuring Eminem and produced by Battlecat. L.A. based Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E. are ... More
Tonga to Samoa on a watermelon
By SEAN HOSKINS, wanganuichronicle. 25.11.2005. A WANGANUI fisherman got the pip on a voyage across the Pacific, but not when the Tongan fisheries officers boarded his boat. Skipper Brian Smi... More
The Shark, the Samoan, and the boy from New York City
Written by Gene Carl Feldman We read this story and thought it both humorous and insightful in regards to Samoan fishing. The author kindly gave permission to SA'O to publish it here. I wa... More
Why are Polynesians so BIG?
Finding thrifty genes in Polynesia Why are Samoan people so big and huge? Is it the food or maybe the genetic structure and where does it comes from? In this matter the thrifty gene is standing... More
Vegas braced for the ultimate heavyweights
The Independent.Published: By David Usborne Read further the full story about Samoa's very own wrestler It has arrived on the Strip with a thud. Sumo wrestling, the ancient body-contact sport nor... More
Thank you! by Berthadene Faiupu Keki
This article is a thank you of Berthadine Faiupu Keki because while the Miss Teuila contesting was running she was unfortunately not the winner but all the visitors of WSAMOA voted for her so she beca... More
Miss Teuila 2005
CONGRATULATION Falute Sauvao Vaauli Winner of the Puletasi Category More
The True Samoan
NZHerald Destiny Epirosa Fepulea’i To’ala aged: 14 years old The True Samoan has many a face Encompassed in loyalty, love and grace From the day he is born, he learns night and day To respect... More
Lufilufi here we come!
WSAMOA REPORTERS - 2005 Wsamoa reporter; Its the village of my grandfather Susuga Tusa Faaifili. Back in the old days my grandfather and family were the owners of the populair spots Piula cave... More
Ben Academy; Beautiful Expressions of Nature (photo gallery)
WSAMOA reporters Searching the Apia market and other souvenirs shops for some ancient Samoan art-products we were not totally satisfied. Of course the market offers you a range of art products like... More
Its always great to see Pacific Islanders to hook up!
REPORT OF THE 5TH PACIFIC FAMILY MEETING IN GERMANY! (Photo; dance performance by Samoa Tunu Taueli) Islanders from all over the Pacific living in Europe were invited for the 5th edition of the ... More
Who they were
Portraits of some of the troops who died this year Cocord Monitor (See Photo) Sgt. Tina Time (left) reunites with her brother, Sgt. Mark Time in Iraq on June 20, 2004. Tina Time was killed Dec. ... More
Arts Instructor Reggie Meredith Wins ASCC Teacher of the Year Award
ASCC Press Release By James Kneubuhl, ASCC Press Officer Tuesday, May 24, 2005 During the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Spring 2005 graduation ceremony this past Friday, President Dr. ... More
The Woman Behind The Man.
Adapted from an interview with Benjamin James Coonan So now and then you can read on WSAMOA something about the Samoa Soccer World. But who is the man behind Samoa Soccer? And what is his drive to... More
Jonathan Fa'afetai Lemalu
The Pacific jewel of opera! Destined for a profession given to dramatic entrances, Jonathan displayed this tendency from the outset. Suffering a hole in the heart when born in 1976 at Queen Mary Ho... More
Prominent Samoans: Ms. Ale, the only Samoan female pilot
SAMOA'S FIRST FEMALE PILOT, LAURA FA'AMOE ALE Ms. Laura Fa'amoe Ale is among a handful of females and the only Samoan pilot in one of the major airlines in the United States, Delta Airlines. Before... More
Remember Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Edinburgh. He was the only son of Thomas Stevenson, a prosperous joint-engineer to the Board of Northern Lighthouses, and Margaret Balfour, daugh... More
The Samoan UMU!
The 'umu,' or oven, consists of a hole dug in the ground, about two feet deep for ordinary purposes, and lined with smooth stones. In this a fire is made, which having burnt out, the cavity is swept... More
Living and Working in Samoa by Mrs Edna Tait
Exclusive and only here on wsamoa! Mrs. Edna Tait Former director, UNESCO Office, Apia Living and Working in Samoa I lived in Samoa from the start of October 1995 until the end of January 200... More
Prominent Samoans: Beatrice Faumuina
Beatrice Faumuina; kiwi Samoa Beatrice Faumuina has been New Zealand's top ranking track & field athlete for a number of years, a result of her mighty effort in winning the 1997 world title in Athe... More
Greatest Samoan Sporter; Greg Louganis
The son of a Samoan father and a European mother. Greg Louganis began competing in diving at age 10. By 16, he had won his first Olympic medal, a silver medal on the platform in 1976. At 24, he bec... More
AN OLD CHIEF'S MARRIAGE TO A YOUNG MAID OF APIA Correspondence of the San Francisco Chronicle APIA, Samoa,-We have had a social sensation recently in the way of a great Samoan wedding. For month... More
Shannon M. Sonenstein Study Abroad Participant, Samoa, Fall 1999 ABSTRACT The aim of this project was to attempt to write honestly from a completely different cultural perspective — that of... More
From sea to shining sea
Posted Tue Feb 8 13:46:44 PST 2005 By Tim Currie of Verde Magazine Robin McNulty The Kolotos are a Tongan and Samoan family, and like many other Polynesians they have found their way to the Un... More
Spirit of Samoa
The Press New Zealand In his richly textured images, Fatu Feu'u powerfully evokes the Pacific. He talks to CHRISTOPHER MOORE on the eve of his new Christchurch exhibition. Fatu Feu'u is the nam... More
No Taro or no bananas
No taro or bananas grow in Plummer, and warm sea breezes are as rare as palm trees. Still, Samoan Sefo Laumatia fits right in to North Idaho's Indian country. "We don't stick out as much on the re... More
Prominent Samoans: Lisa Misipeka
Lisa Misipeka was named NCAA Female Athlete of the Year for the State of South Carolina, where she was also named NCAA Division I All-American a school record 12 times in the Hammer;Discus and Shot Pu... More
Help us Help the Poorest of the Poor.
By: Robyn Heirtzler It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day life of modern America. There’s so much to do in a single day that it’s difficult to get ahead. There’s work to be done, carpets to be ... More
Samoan Beauty Sarah Frances Johnston Signed At Billon Dollar Las Vegas Resort
Contact: Bryn David Las Vegas, NV: Samoan Singing Sensation Sarah Frances Johnston has recently signed an artist’s residency at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. Johnsto... More
Graduated from Peninsula High School
Peter Siofele 'Aho (known as "Pele") graduated from Peninsula High School in San Bruno, California, U.S.A and was honored as the highest academic achiever in the school maintaining a 4.0 Grade Point A... More