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Dear Editor, Unless the Senators, Faipule’s and DOA Dir. take the farmers emergency crisis more seriously than fa’alifu taro, we can never recover or compete with off island vendors. A budget of $100,000.00 allocated is a drop in the manure bucket. Tropical Storm Gita (2018) destroyed every farm in...
Yesterday on behalf of the Pacific Leadership Forum I wrote to the Government through Hon. Aupito William Sio Minister of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand to express our deep concern for the Pacific communities across Auckland and wider New Zealand that are not fully engaged and equipped with the...
Last month, as I sat in my common room surrounded by pizza boxes and blockmates impatiently waiting to watch Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show, I could not help but think of home. As the teams ran onto the field, I was taken back to high school where my Samoan...
In today’s Samoa News issue, Mar. 4, 2020, in a caption titled: “Senate passes House version of bill funding new TAOA building”, we mistakenly reported that Paramount Samoa Construction was awarded the construction project. The TAOA construction project was awarded to PENTAGON SAMOA.We apologize to...
The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution earlier this month supporting an interpretation of the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution that recognizes all persons born in the territories as natural-born citizens of the United...
Dear Editor: When Trump was elected President, I read a great article where the author mused how an overwhelming pro-Democrat federal bureaucracy would work overtime to limit his powers during his time in office. As a libertarian, I was excited at the prospect of watching an imperial office being...
In response to the headline - “Lemanu and Talauega are officially on the Nov 3rd ballot” - in yesterday’s front page print edition, Chief election officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei points out that “ALL candidates announcement are not yet official until September 8  and that ONLY the Chief Election...
Dear Editor, I saw a PBS special about American Samoa's tuna fishing-industry problem and thought Norway's open-sea fish farming (or China's or Cyprus's) is the perfect solution for Samoa, but didn't know who to contact to suggest it.  If you have an email address, it would be appreciated. https...
Dear Editor: Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. It’s a day filled with romance, affection and passion for many couples, but for others it can cause anxiety, fear and violence. The American Samoa Alliance against Domestic & Sexual Violence, and its partners, continue to provide awareness...
This is the official letter of apology to the public that was released last week Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 by the ARFF Section of the Pago Pago International Airport. The letter does not specifically mention what “last week’s debacle” was that “has brought much ridicule and scorn to our section.” It...

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