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letter to the editor

Mo le Faatonu,   O lenei tusi o se taumafaiga ina ia tatou va'ava'ai i ni tulaga e lē o atoa ona lelei i galuega o le tausiga o soifua i le Vaega o le "Primary Care."  O le Primary Care po o le "Tausi Muamua" (ua ou faaliliuina), o talavai muamua peā mana'omia e tagata se foma'i, ae lē o se...
Dear Editor,  This letter addresses some core deficiencies and offers corrections to American Samoa's (AS) healthcare strategy for improving access to primary care. In 2018, Bishop Vaifanua Mulitauaopele, a Vietnam veteran and pastor, his wife Eva, and Stuart Hamilton, MD of the Eau Claire...
Dear Editor,   Governor Lemanu’s unabashed hat-in-hand tour across D.C. made me think of a parable of two brothers who went to see their father on his deathbed. The first brother knelt alongside his father, held his hand and said, “Father, you are both wise and wealthy. I ask nothing of you other...
Dear Editor,   I was very excited when Governor Lemanu called for a constitutional convention last year because of one issue and one issue only – reapportionment. This was to be the measure of our leaders’ oft-declared commitment to our culture; one supposedly based on love and respect for one...
Dear Editor,  I have publicly asked the current leadership of ASPA multiple times since the beginning of October to hold a public hearing to allow our community to better understand ASPA’s current wind farm project and allow questions to be asked and concerns to be voiced. They still have not even...
Dear Editor,  Do you know what will do more for Manu'a than having the entire ASG Cabinet go out there, do site visits and hold meetings? Five senators. Do you know what would do more for Tuala-uta than having their two representatives beg for sit-downs with the governor to discuss their issues?...
Dear Editor,   In my call for Mr. Charles Alailima to tell me why determination of citizenship is not a component of and comes before self-determination, he reproduced the testimony he submitted to Congress in support of HRes 279, which appears to be stalled in Committee.  When you strip away all...
Dear Editor: I would respectfully disagree with Congresswoman Uifa'atali Amata's statement in her recently published letter that I have not addressed self-determination in the context of this citizenship lawsuit. In my May 26, 2021 letter to the House Resources Committee, a Committee on which...