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FA’ASAO MARIST GETS THREE-YEARS ACCREDITATION
 
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ASC-WASC) has accredited Fa’asao Marist High School for another three years and the decision was made during the Spring 2015 ASC-WASC meeting.
 



“PEANUTS ARE FOR ELEPHANTS… AND ELEPHANTS ARE RECKLESS.”

Dear Editor,
 
Talofa once again Tutuila and Manu’a. Just read a Samoa News article, whereas, the Assistant Director of the School Lunch Program is claiming that the $509,000 plus some that she has paid-out to their vendors is “Peanuts”? OMG! Like REALLY LADY?
 



OP ED: The Ghost Trail

In 2014, the Governor signed the amnesty bill. It was the first step in immigration reforms for the U.S. territory, which controls its own borders and isn't subject to federal law. American Samoa is the only U.S. flag jurisdiction that makes up its own immigration rules.
 



Op-Ed: Allegiance and Nationality, Citizenship and Equality

(Howard Hills was counsel for territorial status affairs in the Executive Office of the President and the U.S. Department of State during the Reagan Administration.)
 



“STOP CRITICIZING OUR GOVERNOR AND SUPPORT HIM!”

 Dear Editor,
 
 Talofa lava. Oute mua’i fa’atulou atu Tutuila ma Manu’a ma lau fa’asausauga. Tolouna le pa’ia ole faigamalo a Tutuila ma Manu’a i vaega ‘ese’ese. Tolouna le pa’ia ile fa’afofoga’aga ile usoga ia Tumua ma Pule…tolouna lava. Tainane le pa’ia ole ‘au faigaluega totofi a le Atua i lea fata-faitaulaga ma lea fata-faitaulaga; o lo’o nono-manu, aua se manuia mo a taeao o Samoana-Lua…tolouna lava.
 



“IT’S NOT MO’ MONEY, IT’S OUR FAIR SHARE”

To:The Editor, Samoa News
 
Samoa News, in its Gong Show editorial entitled, "Mo' Money", noted that I had questioned DOI in front of Congress as to why American Samoa's operating grant has never increased. The response was that American Samoa is the only territory that gets an operating grant, which is somewhat misleading, because other territories have their own unique funding arrangements with the federal government.
 



“WHAT’S WITH THE SCHOOL MILK?”

Dear Editor,
 
My high school and elementary children have been telling me off and on throughout this school year about how sometimes the milk at school does not come in its own single serving carton — but is poured out from a litre sized carton into a foam cup for each child.
 
Is this what the vendors bid on when they turned in their bids for the School Lunch Program — milk that is poured from a litre carton into foam cups — instead of single serving sized milk — or both?
 



“50-MILE ISSUE”

Dear Editor,
 
The Government, Fono, Alia owners and longliner owners on the 50-mile issue has gotten to the point that no one is thinking clearly anymore. Here are some points that can make this a win-win situation for all. A good businessman knows that a good practice for an investment is to know where, how and the feasibility of the project. Several factors are on the table, and no one is looking at them.
 



THE GONG SHOW: “Mo’ Money”

rhonda@samoanews.com

In the last Gong Show, I wrote of the latest round of government tax bills — it’s those pesky proposed revenue laws I was referring to — and pointed out that my simple solution is: “stop wanting to be billionaires… ‘so freakin’ bad…”
 



“THANK YOU VETERANS”

I am pleased to take this opportunity to thank Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, Ricky Salanoa, Allen Lancaster, and the many others that made my visit to American Samoa to attend Flag Day activities an honor and privilege.
 



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