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Op-Ed: Sex crimes and murder — how does a child cope?

The 2016 National Sexual Assault month has begun with a bang in American Samoa. Children are revealing crimes against them by adults. Millions of federal funds have been given to us to prevent these crimes through awareness education — protection, shelters and treatment for sexually abused and domestic violated victims.
 



“A SOURCE OF REVENUE WE WOULD GLADLY PAY FOR”

Dear Editor,
 
Our government continues to seek more sources of local revenue in order to fund the vital services needed by our people. I have a suggestion to make to our legislators instead of burdening our people with more taxes and higher fees. Why not offer personalized license plates and charge more for the privilege of having the name or slogan of your choice on your vehicle’s license plate?
 



“THANKS FOR LISTENING — BE BLESSED”

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  • “TAX BILL ON BOTTLED WATER SENDS WRONG MESSAGE”

    Dear Editor,
     
    Although we support efforts to increase any and all forms of tourism, the Chamber of Commerce also agrees that tax bill HB 34-27 will not accomplish what it sets out to do, but will instead have an opposite effect. 
     



    “THANKS FOR LISTENING — BE BLESSED”

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  • OP-ED: “SHOULD THE OFFICES OF THE GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BE ELECTED SEPARATELY?”

    It is my understanding there is a proposal by the Fono to provide that the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor be elected SEPARATELY. Under Section 2, Article IV of the revised Constitution of American Samoa, it states that “the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor shall …be popularly elected and serve in accordance with the laws of American Samoa.”
     



    OP ED: PR court rules Same Sex Marriage not applicable In territories

    A federal judge in Puerto Rico has ruled that the federal high court’s decision on same sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges does not apply in U.S. territories outside the states of the union. So it turns out the Governor of American Samoa was asking a fair legal question last year when he expressed doubts about application of the case in the island territory he serves.
     



    “ANZ CLARIFIES”

    Dear Editor,
     
    I write in response to your front-page article on 9 March 2016 — ‘ANZ makes no apologies for ATM fee for non-customers’. The article does not accurately reflect ANZ’s commitment to our customers and communities in which we operate, and I wanted to clarify a few things.
     



    OP-ED: ALL AMERICANS IN ONE AMERICA

    Remembering the Territories and Commonwealths

    Throughout the history of our nation, the patriotism exhibited by our brothers and sisters in the Territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) has often gone unacknowledged. Year after year, these citizens quietly, without fanfare, send more of their sons and daughters per capita into the U.S. Armed Services than any of the 50 states. All Americans should stand in awe of this commitment to the service of our nation.



    “THANKS FOR LISTENING — BE BLESSED”

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