Opinion

Dear Editor, December 15, 2016, an investigation through the CID-DPS, has been launched on allegations made against the governor’s Chief of Staff for sexual harassment of a domestic immigrant caretaker. These allegations have been ongoing since August 2016.  This exploitative situation also...
TALOFA lava from American Samoa, and congratulations on your stunning election victory! The people of American Samoa and I are proud of the spirited and effective campaign you ran and the success you achieved. We are also very pleased to advise that our congresswoman, Republican Aumua Amata...
Dear Editor, Oct. 24, 2016 — applied for ID renewal. (expire: 11-17-2016) Nov. 1, 2016 — Immigration Board stopped the application process. Nov. 21, 2016 — P-5 Immigration card issued to Ms. M. Gumanab Nov. 22, 2016 — 2:15p.m. Immigration Officer Puni summoned me to see a Mr. Ken in the Immigration...
In yesterday’s story on “Sua county traditional leaders reach concensus for new senators”, the story should state that Muagututia Moevasa Tauoa will represent Sua Dist No. 1 and Fa’amausili Mau Mau Jr. represents Sua Dist. No. 2 Samoa News apologies for the unintentional error.
Dear Editor, It’s been a long 4 weeks of navigating almost impossible odds in renewing a foreigner’s P-5 ID. (see issue Nov. 3, 2016 for more details.) And, it was obvious to me plots were involved to circumvent the processing of Ms. Gumanab’s application. Plots to discourage or cause me to give up...
Dear Editor, I am 82 years old and have lived under 12 different U.S. Presidents, beginning with Franklyn D. Roosevelt, and I have watched the elections of almost that many.  Sometimes I have been disappointed at the outcome, but never have I experienced the deep sense of foreboding that I felt...
Dear Editor, Faafetai (Thank You) — and congratulations to the Governor of American Samoa for his immediate response to the food safety of American Samoa. His decision to ban the sales of vegetables, papaya, etc. to the school lunch and to all vendors in American Samoa is an act of LOVE and CARE...
Dear Editor, The Director of Immigration is attempting to stall the processing of the renewal of an immigrant’s Immigration application by sending his Deputy Director, Supervisor of Immigration and his secretary to stall and confuse the processing procedure. Oct. 24, 2016: After several hours of...
Dear Editor, I am writing in response to your recent interview and articles with former Chamber of Commerce President Mr. David Robinson.  As a longstanding member of the private sector myself (until my recent appointment as Director of the Department of Commerce), I too, at times, would point to...
Governor Lolo M. Moliga’s Statement: Governor’s Office: The news of High Chief Lealaifuaneva Peter Reid, Jr.’s passing was saddening but we are thankful that God has called him to enter the Kingdom of Heaven to receive his just rewards for the deeds of love, selflessness, giving and sharing which...

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