Opinion

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...
(Editor’s Note: Princess Auva’a used to work for Samoa News and is a transgender in the US Army. Samoa News wanted to share her experiences with our readers as more than a ‘social media’ comment, but as support for all our soldiers in the Armed Forces. If you have an experience you wish to share...
If a father can sexually molest and violate his 16-year old teenage daughter while under the influence of drugs, (sn 10/05/16) imagine other known family members who are drug users under your roof or your neighbor. With all the well-publicized drug, sex related cases, in American Samoa; just how...
Dear Editor, We would like to assure the public that American Samoa is deeply committed to helping Samoa achieve USDA certification. To this end, we were heartened to read a recent Savali News article that quoted Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt...
Three-day weekend… choo…hooo…hooo! Been having a lot of “Are you kidding me?” moments lately. Here’s my Top Three: RAPI-SCAN FEES I don’t know if Customs is going to find more guns & drugs in cargo coming into the Territory, quite frankly I think there’s a 50-50 chance, and the Customs Canine...

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