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drug epidemic

Dear Editor, “Mind Your Own Business” is a very common saying for shutting everyone’s mouth, tulou, and not doing anything to help the people who need help.  E le a’oa’ia e Laupu’a Tamafaiga ae ose fautuaga.  It’s our duty as good citizens to save our people by talking rather than SILENCE, ose...
Container at port beside the scanner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Leasina/ Aitulagi Representative Gafatasi Afalava believes that one of the reasons drugs are entering our borders is that some of the Custom Office Inspectors who are assigned to search containers out in the field are not faithful with their job. A House Government...
Alfonso Pete Galea’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tackling the problem of illegal drugs entering the territory was one of the top issues discussed during the House confirmation hearing this week for Alfonso Pete Galea’i to serve as Homeland Security director. Galea’i was passed by the House by a unanimous vote, while he...