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Dear Editor, DHSS needs urgent expansion of their shelters. Their current situation is demanding it. With the increase of resident young adults suffering from domestic and sexual violence, battered women with children, homeless, abandoned, underage pregnancy, clients held in custody due to...
Dear Editor: In my 85 years I have seen the American Flag honored and in some cases, abused. But never more so than right here in American Samoa these past years. Each and every time the President or the Governor has ordered the flags to half- mast it is a shameful fiasco, full mast at ASTCA, 1/2...
Dear Editor, We are American Samoa residents, who want to come home, but are not able to.  Not without a lot of careful planning because the local government has closed our home borders citing safety concerns over the COVID pandemic. We know it is being worked out and as our leaders have noted, we...
Dear Editor, It takes a lot of patience dedication, and hard work to reach the top of one’s profession. Acting Director of HR Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo has been with Department of Human Resources for 3 years, having worked and traveled extensively for 15 years. Her success has earned her the title of “...
Talofa, With a grateful heart we first give thanks to our Father in Heaven for His Tender Mercies given to our family. Gratitude is due also to the many individuals & to the American Samoa & US Federal Government who made it possible for our family to return home on the first repatriation...
Dear Editor, I commend Senator Togiola for his lone vote against the ASGERF funding bill. He’s right, the new administration should “have time to breathe” before being asked to approve something as consequential and as permanent as this bill. But more important than the Governor or Lt. G are the...
Dear Editor, I would like to commend and thank Honorable Governor Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga for nominating Tofa Sualauvi Su’a for the position of Territorial Auditor of the American Samoa Government. I am writing not about the Nominee’s qualifications but only about his place of birth and...
Dear Editor, For bus drivers and taxi drivers, driving is their whole livelihood. As a person who relies heavily on public transportation I'm asking myself, “Where are all the buses?" There used to be lots of buses but now it takes me forever to get from point A to point B. In asking around to get...
Samoa News is reporting on New Zealand’s current battle against the coronavirus, in light of the first repatriation flight due in from the U.S to the Territory on Feb 1st. First, let me state that I am not against the repatriation flights, — after all I have been unable to return home since last...
Our beloved Salote was a woman driven by incredible passion, principles and values. She was an extraordinary woman whose colleagues highly respected because of her strong work ethics. She was a woman filled with so much pride and love for her family. She was our matriarch, our pillar of strength....

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