Opinion

A semester after several WSU administrators took a five-day trip to Samoa, many are still unsure as to whether the trip actually brought about any tangible change. WSU President Kirk Schulz and Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales initiated the trip with the stated goal of learning...
Out of the 368 players who took to the field in last week's autumn internationals, 104 of those were Pacific Islanders. But how much money was banked back in Samoa, Fiji and Tonga? Not a penny. At Twickenham on Saturday, when England hosted Samoa, supporters flocked in - paying £60 a ticket and £6...
The tablecloth is spread on the table. Each note, print, and message penned a memorable thankful moment of God’s blessings on our lives. It is a display of reflection and recognition to each member of the family for the wonderful family experience shared throughout the years. At Thanksgiving this...
Dear Editor, I just finished reading the story in the paper today about the conditions inside the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and felt I should add a few thoughts about the reality of the conditions there, as no mention was made of the real conditions inside that hell hole.  Do people...
In one of his recent cabinet meetings, Gov. Lolo told his directors and agency heads that part of his duty, with the Lt. Gov. Lemanu, as the territory's leaders, are to ensure the government is creating more jobs for the people. This is true — only not by hiring more people than you have money to...
Samoa News apologizes to its readers and Head Coach Kolose Ili and the Tafuna High School Warriors for its error in reporting, in its story, which ran on Monday, Nov. 13, 2107, that the Sharks JV win was a “back-to-back” championship victory. The JV Tafuna Warriors were last year’s American Samoa...
Bluesky Communication customers in Matu’u through Fagatogo are advised that a breakage in the fiber optic cable is affecting services in these areas. We have isolated the cause of the cable issues is due to another local operator cutting fiber optic lines in Utulei. Certified Bluesky technical...
Dear Editor: I would like to comment on EOB restrooms. I have worked for ASG at the EOB for about 5 years and it is sad that the EOB bathrooms are in terrible shape. The smell and look are very unsanitary. The janitors who work for the maintenance office are rude and very loud when informed that...
Dear Editor: The economic engine that drives any successful economy is small business. It is the job of our political leadership to create and foster a healthy business environment, creating a fertile base for development and job creation. Therein lies our problem. For the last 40 years or more...
Dear Editor, It is with joy and profound gratitude that I acknowledge former Gov. Togiola Tulafono for appointing me to serve on his Parole Board in 2012 and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga for allowing me to serve on his until last week. Be it as it may on my appointment, I believe I have served the...

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