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"AFOA WRITES IN SUPPORT OF LONGLINE FISHERIES"

Editor’s Note: In a meeting yesterday at the Fale Samoa in Utulei, Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who is also acting governor, supported the move by the Council Of Treaty Chiefs of Tutuila, Aunu’u, and Manu’a and the Council of District Governors of American Samoa, to oppose the three options being considered by the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council (WPRFMC) on the present 50-mile large vessel closure area (LVCA) around the fishing waters of American Samoa. (See Front Page story).
 



“ARE WE PROMOTING THE KILLING OF INNOCENT LIVES WITH ECP?”

Dear Editor,
 
Thank you for the opportunity to express my opinions about an article that appeared in your April 16, 2014 issue.  The article was about the services offered in the Family Planning Clinic at LBJ Hospital.  I am expressing my personal opinions and beliefs and in no way reflect or represent the American Samoa AHEC or ASCC, where I work.
 
This is not meant to be against a person or persons but against the issue of the “emergency contraception pill” also known as the “morning after pill.”



Thoughts on Father's Day

A few days before I was born, NBC News interviewed my father, then-Senator John F. Kennedy. Reflecting the typical mindset of 1950s America, the interviewer asked my father, "If you were to have a son, would you encourage a political career for him?"
 
Exhibiting the visionary spirit that would soon inspire the world in so many ways, my father answered, "Yes, and I hope if I had a daughter I might encourage her to play some part. I don't think this should be confined to men only."
 



OP ED: Is it a crime to rape a prisoner?

We’ve come a long way in seeking justice for all victims of sexual violence and abuse. The year 2014 is the silver lining for victims of Child/sexual Abuse, Anti-Human Trafficking Laws and now — Gov. Lolo Moliga’s support of the Federal ‘Prison Rape Elimination Act’ (PREA).
 



Op-Ed: Why were the successor treaty chiefs not invited to the Decolonization seminar in Fiji?

Part 4 of 4
 



Op-Ed: Why were the successor treaty chiefs not invited to the Decolonization seminar in Fiji?

Part 3 of 4
 



Op-Ed: Why were the successor treaty chiefs not invited to the Decolonization seminar in Fiji?

Part 1 of 4
 



“A SEX-ED CURRICULUM PARENTS WILL APPRECIATE”

Dear Editor,
 
I had the opportunity recently to review the Sex Ed curriculum being offered to the DOE called HERITAGE KEEPERS. As a parent I feel very comfortable with this curriculum. This program empowers the youth with the tools they need to make responsible pre-determined decisions so that when that time of temptation happens, they're prepared.
 



OP-ED: “IT’S NATIONAL BIKE MONTH — LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN”

Talofa American Samoa!
 
The month of May is designated National Bike Month and this past week (May 12 -16) was “National Ride Your Bike to Work Week”.
 
Did anybody else here know that? I did not — that is, until a colleague last week told me  when he saw that I’ve begun riding my bike to work as a new routine. (Just a coincidence that it happened to be “national ride your bike to work week”). And a lot of sense it makes to me.
 



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