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The purpose of this site is to provide a forum for people to share thoughts and ideas on ways to improve and enrich lives of Samoans living on the islands, in the United States and other parts of the world. Your contribution to the contents of this site is greatly appreciated.

NOTE: Before you press send, you must provide valid contact information for your submission to be accepted. Also, there should be no HTML code in the description text. If you don't provide any contact information, and disregard my rules, I will consider your message SPAMMING. Please DO NOT spam me.

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The contents of focus on Samoa and Samoan descendants worldwide. I started out concentrating on American Samoa related topics. However, I've expanded the scope of this website to include stories that affect Samoans residing in other parts of the world especially the United States of America where most people from American Samoa reside. collects and aggregates articles from various sources, such as news organizations and press releases from governmental and nongovernmental sources. News, press releases and stories are presented with minimal editing to provide raw information for visitors. Also, to provide non-Samoans with information about Samoa as they contemplate visiting American Samoa for business or pleasure. This website was envisioned as another avenue to bring the following interests together using the power of the Internet.

  • Collect articles deemed appropriate for the target audience.
  • Provide a portal for Internet users to promote their business and non-commercial websites.
  • Provide information about American Samoa for Internet users.

Use this site to promote your business, make announcements, and voice your opinion about Samoan related subjects.

What issues are affecting American Samoans and Samoan Americans residing in the mainland United States? Who are offering solutions to the issues that are important to Samoans? What solutions do they offer, and how do they affect the Samoan communities and the wider American society? Share your thoughts on those questions. Your contribution and cooperation is appreciated.

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  • Articles,
  • News,
  • Photos,
  • Stories,
  • Press Releases,
  • and Helpful Ideas

Manuatele attracts individuals who are from American Samoa, who have connections to American Samoa, and who are interested about American Samoa. To share, contact: editor @ or by using the online submission form on this page. There is no cost for this service.

If you like to write, contribute stories and letters to be published on the Manuatele website. Share you talent with others. Let people know what is happening in your community.

Please be professional, truthful, and courteous. Posting anonymous names is not the right way to handle things. The Internet provides everyone an open forum for so much information to spread, in some cases irresponsibly, without regards to their value, accuracy, or worthiness. So, if you want to reply to an article posted on this site or write an article yourself, please understand that your full name will be required as part of the deal. I appreciate your understanding on this matter.

Also, if you know of any useful information that might help other families or individuals out there, let me know. For example, if you know of a science or sports program in your community to signup children, or scholarships - let me know and I'll post it here for others to see. Do you know of someone getting a special promotion, scholarship, enlistment, or in the news - let me know.

Send all news and press releases to: editor @, or by using the online submission form on this page.

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Privacy Information

This site will never collect your information for any purpose other than to communicate with you, if and when you contact me. That's a promise.

Disclaimer is not a news site. My goal is to collect Samoan related stories, information, and links to other sources for the benefit of Samoans and non-Samoans. That would be a more useful service to the visitors and that, I hope, will provide a medium for expanded discussions on issues important to Manu'a, American Samoa, and Samoans living off-island. Articles contributed and published here do not indicate that I support such views. They are published for the benefit of the visitors and are solely the views of the contributors. makes no representation whatsoever about other websites which you may access by clicking on links from this site. When you access a website, you must understand that it is independent from, and that has no control over the content on that website. A link to a website does not signify that endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website. Again, I will not be responsible for the contents of the websites referenced on the website. Their presence is only for the convenience of visitors and is neither an endorsement or validation of the products and services they provide. Those responsibilities rest entirely on the respective website owners.

Copyright Stuff

Well folks, somehow the idea and concept behind the site must be protected. Without attempting to sound too legalese, I need to protect the copy, design, layout, and the original concept that others work hard to formulated and actualized. No one is permitted to copy the contents of these pages without permission from the site owner and contributors.

Fair Use Notice

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. I'm making such material available in the efforts to advance understanding of issues relating to American Samoa, etc.. I believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to:


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Because I live off-island, my access to information about Samoa is very limited. Hence, I greatly appreciate the help provided by friends and others for contributing articles, and allowing me to feature photos and news worthy announcements on this site. Thank you very, very much.

Pen Fiatoa
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