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Dear American Samoa Government, The Government has one job and that job is to do right by its people! However, the American Samoa Government has failed not only myself but my family and its citizens. By making us feel like unimportant irritants and pariahs to society. We’ve exhausted every measure...
Dear Governor Lolo, Samoa muamua le Atua. We have that on our American Samoa Government seal and we have always prized ourselves as God fearing people and people of faith. We have always prized ourselves also as loving people. But the past few months since the outbreak of COVID-19 things have been...
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa is many things. She was, of course, until, recently, of course, the nation’s first-ever female Deputy Prime Minister. She is the daughter of its first-ever Prime Minister.  Her grandfather, Le Mamea Matatumua Ata, was one of the framers of this great nation’s constitution. And...
James 1;27- From the standpoint of Our God and Father is this, to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation and to keep oneself without spot from the world. Psalms 147: 7-He heals the brokenhearted, he binds up their wounds. My name is ANALEI'A MAOTA LE AUMOEUALOGO MATAINA A'AU. My parents...
Dear Editor, Over the weekend, an uncle of mine spoke to me about “vafealoa’i” – the relationship of respect between brother and sister, between parents and their children, between the matai of a village, etc. – and its importance to the Fa’asamoa. Basically he was saying that mutual respect is the...
Na asia e le EFKAS i D.C. Maryland & Virginia, le sili atu ma le 10 alo ma fanau a Samoa ua faaiuina a latou AIT (Advanced Individual Training),  I le Aso To’onai, Setema 19, 2020, i le U.S. Army Base iFort Lee, Virginia. O nei alo ma fanau, ua lē mafai ona toe fo’i i AmerikaSamoa, ona o tulaga...
To the lead physician(s) and Task Force who are to be blamed: THE HUNDREDS, YES, count them, HUNDREDS, of American Samoa residents are stranded across America imploring their government Not to Open Borders, but only for safe repatriation back home, as well as allow U.S. residents stuck on island to...
To Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga: In Response to Governor’s October 2020 Declaration 1.    IF YOU UNDERSTOOD, you wouldn’t see just the numbers of the stranded, you would see the faces of mothers, fathers, children, elderly, middle-aged, we permeate all corners of the community and are from all...
The Tagata Tutū Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa acknowledges the leadership of our local leaders especially the Taskforce. We would also like to address a few of the concerns in Samoa News on September 14, 2020. “As of 12noon Saturday, Sept. 12, according to the state’s public online records,...
Dear Editor: One of, if not the most abused law on this island has to be Handicap parking. It is nearly completely ignored by most of the private sector and unfortunately by the very lawmakers and enforcers of the law themselves. I have seen ASG's Director’s vehicles such as SA1 at Ace, EO1 at KS...

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