Opinion

In yesterday’s Samoa News story headlined “Homeland Security, Justice Department reviews foreign purchase of Bluesky.” it stated that the “72.6% of ATH’s shares is held by the government owned Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF)”. Samoa News should point out that it used the term, “government owned...
Dear Editor,  As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a former Representative of Tualauta District that has worked hard to address this very issue of flooding, I do not appreciate the reference to the murky, dirty and disgusting flood waters in front of the LDS Ottoville...
In yesterday’s Samoa News front page story, headlined “ASG 1st quarter report — Fono only branch overspending its budget”, the Legislative Financial Officer (LFO) Talalemotu Mauga took issue with the headline, saying that using the words “overspending its budget” - regarding the Fono was incorrect...
Home for me is New Zealand. My parents, both born and bred in Samoa, settled here when their eldest child, my older sister, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth. The move ensured Saleima received clinical care not available in Samoa. It also meant living here and raising her, and eventually...
Are we ignoring the cries for justice, mercy and alofa, for the people of Papua New Guinea?           Can we divorce ourselves from the same people we were committed to saving their souls, in the 1800's? Can we claim one side of an island and ignore the other?   Indonesia is the stronghold in West...
Dear Editor; I would advise Department of Health director, Mr. Motusa Tuileama Lua, to stop blaming the previous administration and its DOH leaders for problems at the department (Samoa News of 2/17/2017 and 2/24/2017).  The DOH has existed long before him, and his own current effort should be...
Dear Editor, It is irrelevant who the parties are in the case of Dr. Meki Solomona. What is relevant is that an illegal act was committed, sufficiently compelling to engender a federal investigation. Additionally, the perpetrator was duly appointed to a cabinet position and recently confirmed by...
Dear Honorable Senators, I write this letter with the greatest appreciation for the hard work that you do for our island home.  I write this letter with honest intentions, but a heavy heart.  I write this letter to let express my sadness in the appointment of Dr. Taeaoafua Meki Solomona as the...
Dear Editor, As a military retiree's choosing to live in American Samoa, we give up most of our retirement benefits, but we do have the small Troop Store available to us. However, it is also one of if not the most abused entities on this island. Last week, I drove in and the parking lot was full so...
US President Donald Trump recently issued an executive order prohibiting the entry into the United States of refugees for four months, and prohibiting entry into the United States of citizens of seven named countries. The New Zealand government has offered some criticism, and members of the...

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