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“STANDARD PROCEDURES SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED”

Dear Editor,
 



Inmates complain over lack of parole board hearings

Parole board says TCF warden not cooperating
joyetter@samoanews.com

The delay in conducting hearings with the Parole Board is not only due to the lack of a quorum but also due to incomplete paper work being provided by the police and staff, says Father Vaiula Julio, Chairman of the Parole Board. He confirmed that it’s been months since they last held a hearing.
 



“THE STORY THAT TOOK THE CAKE”

Dear Editor,
 
While reading last Wednesday’s paper, I tried to decide which was the least disturbing: the Chinese yuan’s decreasing value, or the Aussies’ take on same-sex marriage. Yet I must admit that the story about the salaries of those in the semi-autonomous bracket took the cake. I bet that was even more difficult to swallow than a hard-candy Christmas.
 
But what can you say? It’s a tell-tale of white-washed politics, verbal inflation, and cultural correctness in Le Motu o Fiafiaga.
 



OP-ED: “KALEIDOSCOPE OF DECEPTION”

A high official in the Immigration office has been reported for alleged Sex Human Trafficking of a young woman.(SN edition 4/2015) In collusion with him is his Immigration secretary who facilitated the Trafficking from within the department and an elderly businessman known as the Immigration Ambassador. This same individual also falsified his claim as her sponsor to qualify her re-entry back into Pago Pago from Apia.
 



“OPEN LETTER TO AMERICAN SAMOA FISHERIES TASK FORCE CHAIRMAN & THE PEOPLE OF AMERICAN SAMOA”

Dear Chairman Hong;
 
I appreciate the direct and honest comments as reported in the August 11, 2015 edition of the Samoa News. Unfortunately, you did not respond to our formal letter that was filed in response to NOAA’s Federal Register Notice/Request for Comments.
 



“RETIREMENT FUND — LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE”

Dear Editor,
 
In spite of the propensity of the local government for constant meddling and devious financial forays, the Retirement Pension Fund remains the best thing that ASG retirees and employees have going for them at present.
 



“WHAT FEE IS NEXT?”

Dear Editor:
 
I thank you for your article exposing ANZ bank's latest example of exploiting the Territory by charging business customers a fee for handling cash transactions. Strange, I always thought that's what banks are in business for. But, if anyone could call this nightmare a bank, they would belong in a nut house.
 



“IT’S FOR EVERYONE…”

Dear Editor,
 
Talofa lava. It’s been a while since I’ve voiced my concerns with the Political Corruptions going on within our government. I was also advised (sometimes threatened) by some, not to discuss such matters for it’s “Sensitive Information” and regarding High Government Officials.
 



Regional Issues: Pacific trade deal negotiators see a wrap in late July

WASHINGTON — With a final accord in sight, the 12 nations negotiating a trans-Pacific trade agreement linking 40 percent of the global economy have set a last round of talks for late July on the remaining issues on the most ambitious trade deal in a generation.
 
Outstanding controversies include access to Canada’s agriculture market, Australian concerns over American pharmaceutical patent rules, Peru’s rain forest management, Chinese components in Vietnamese textile exports and labor organizing rights in Vietnam and Mexico.
 



Op-Ed: Is natural-born citizenship sometimes not a fundamental right?

THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE:

“[This case asks] that we forcibly impose a compact of citizenship – with its concomitant rights, obligations, and implications for cultural identity – on a distinct and unincorporated territory of people, in the absence of evidence that a majority of the territory’s inhabitants endorse such a tie and where the territory’s democratically elected representatives actively oppose such a compact. We can envision little that is more anomalous, under modern standards, than the forcible imposition of citizenship against the majoritarian will.



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