Digicel, Samoa’s leading telecommunications provider gets behind Little Rina


Apia, Samoa – May 25, 2023 – Digicel, Samoa’s leading telecommunications provider, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the legendary Little Rina Toamua Fautasi boat for the highly anticipated 61st Samoa Independence Fautasi Regatta Race.

The sponsorship, totaling $20,000 tala, exemplifies Digicel’s commitment to supporting the local community and preserving traditional Samoan cultural sports.

The Little Rina Toamua Fautasi boat, representing the village of Toamua, holds a special place in Samoan history and is a symbol of unity, teamwork, and cultural heritage.

As a sponsor, Digicel recognizes the significance of this traditional sport and aims to fortify the boat and support the dedicated team of 35 members from Toamua.

The sponsorship funds will contribute to their training camps, ensuring the team is well-prepared for the race, and assisting in strengthening the boat to withstand the challenges of the regatta.

The 61st Samoa Independence Fautasi Regatta Race, set to take place on May 26, 2023, is a highlight of the Independence Day celebrations, attracting participants and spectators from across the country. This historic event showcases the rich cultural heritage and seafaring traditions of Samoa, fostering a sense of pride and unity among communities.

“We are honored to sponsor the Little Rina Toamua Fautasi boat for the 61st Samoa Independence Fautasi Regatta Race,” stated Fia’ailetoa Christian Fruean.

“This sponsorship represents Digicel’s commitment to preserving and promoting traditional Samoan sports, practices and supporting our local communities.

“We recognize the dedication and hard work of the team from Toamua, and we are proud to contribute to their journey in this iconic event.

“Our Little Rina team have been camping and training in the early hours of the morning and in afternoon for weeks now.

“We are humbled for Digicel’s support, without it we would not be able to get our boat on the ocean and compete to represent our village and families.

We’re now ready to win”, said Matuaitofiga Fata Viliamu, Captain of Digicel Little Rina. D

igicel remains steadfast in its support for community initiatives and cultural events that resonate with the people of Samoa.

Through this sponsorship, Digicel reaffirms its dedication to fostering a sense of pride, unity, and celebration of Samoan traditions.