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  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Stay the course Sandra! March on with Save Tuitele to become the people's champions. That's right! The PEOPLE's Champions: the racist, the non-racist, the US graduates, the non US graduates, the Samoan News readers, the non-Samoan News readers!! lol...did I miss anybody??

    You just made this race EXCITING!!

  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    I congratulate you Save Tuitele and Tofoitaufa Sandra Young with best wishes for the Governorship of American Samoa. You two are the chosen one to lead this territory into the 21st Century. “Yes you can and Yes will” bring changes to US territory that we all Samoans can be proud off. This is your time, this is your moment and I assure you and people of American Samoa that your will get the vote to become the next Governor of American Samoa.

  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    You must be jealous of a woman running and clearly you must not know Sandra. I have worked with Sandra for 3 years and she is one of the most intelligent, compassionate people I know--she talks straight to the issues. She founded her organization to help the young people of American Samoa and has helped many go to college, and gives out scholarships.

    And you must not read well, because her resume speaks for itself, she has more experience than all the LT candidates put together. Either that, you must be from Lolo or Faoa's team trying to badmouth the freshest team in the race that brings real hope to AS. She has my vote!!!

  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Just look at your current choices for Gov/Lt Gov this year...this is about the BEST Choice unless someone else steps on the stage.

    May God bless Save and Sandra. I agree, Mr. Save is a very intelligence and humble man. He has proven himself in my positions he has held in his career.

    Thank you for this GOOD news, we now have a "CHOICE" for the PEOPLE.

    Go SAVE & SANDRA!

  • Director Tusi Tamasese goes to Sundance Film Fest   2 years 38 weeks ago

    The Orator depicted a fine presentation of a typical day in Samoa now and then. The humors add a little laugh which is another element of a good movie. I'm still wondering why the dwarf was being selected as one of the main characters, or maybe it has a deeper interpretation or for another reason. The inclusion of taro and nonu plants represents some of the fine and useful plants on island which also contributes the local economy in terms of export. I also like the selection of characters from here and there. These are some of Samoa's prominent actors/singers that appeared in other earlier local movies and albums. The picture quality and the professional shooting and editing raises the bar and poses a challenge. A big "Thanks" to the director and producer, and we're expecting more great movies from you in the near future. Malo!

  • New voter-ID cards for newly registered voters   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Ladies and gentlemen,

    Your vote counts. Therefore, I urge you to execise your right as a citizen to cast your vote for the candidates you believe will put the people and country first instead of his wallet or her purse.

    Maybe, it is time to put a woman in office to give the people some hope for the future. It is very embarrassing to watch CNN airing missing money and corruption in the ASG.

    Nonetheless, we the Samoan people will hold our heads up high, because we didn't do anything wrong. None of us benefited from it.

    Lem Fosi

  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    I totally agree that Save has made a bad decision in picking Sandra King. I find Sandra King to be very self centered and completely inexperienced. I have had the opportunity to work closely with her and find her to be very unorganized and and full of hot air. I pray we get better candidates....

  • Op-Ed: DOES STARKIST REALLY NEED A COLD STORAGE?   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Dear Mr. Anonymous,

    My name is Lemaefe Fosi, and I am originally from American Samoa. Now, I am retired and a small farmer here in Bishopville, Maryland. I got into this debate because the issue at hand is at utmost important to me. And the discussion got heated and insulting to everybody. It was intentional. I want to piss people off. I am glad you did, because it draws attention when people get upset.

    Having said that, I would like to apologize for my offensive and combative language to all whom I offended during this exchange;especially to the Star-Kist employees. I know that you all have worked hard;earning a living, to make ends meet, and never ending fa'alavelave as my parents did when they were working at SK. Again I apologize for my comments. I still, however, speak out to challenge the establishment for things and issues in which I believe that are important to the lives of the people who call American Samoa their home. But I will be more civil and diplomatic in the discussion.

    As for ASG, you the people have the power of the vote. Use it to put honesty and integrity to the government. It seems our political leaders have lost their moral compass to deliver the people any hope for the future. Time and time again, ASG seems to be having accountability issues with people's funds. And from all accounts that are in the media, it all pointed at the very top of the political hierachy in the government.

    One thing for sure is that if our political leaders continue to siphon the life out of everyone, our future and dreams will be gone. And who's to blame? US! You got the vote. Corruption is a moral disease, and can only be cure by your vote. The media also has a vital role of asking the right questions so the citizens can be well informed of all the issues that are affecting it citizens and the country.

    Mr. Anonymous thank you...God bless and keep the faith.

    Lem Fosi

  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Its about time that we dont have to choose a team because its the "lesser of two evils". Save and Sandra are well decorated and have no integrity issues, which is something new. And Save does have a heart after his own people, he hears the cries of the Samoan people who want a change, and is daring and courageous to be taking on this role of tremendous responsibility. You have my vote!!!

  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    What's really interesting is that she's a female!! How does AS react to that? Are the ladies ready to step up? Is AS ready for a woman LT? We'll see.......let the games begin:).

  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    @Bad choice for Save: Making cognizances such as those are fighting words; yet, these days we use our heads to battle rather than our hands. You really ought to put in for the gubernatorial race. I'm almost certain you're a woman because based on research, statistics show that non-educated, dependent women tend to be critical of highly educated, independent, self-sustaining women. It's a shame.

  • Director Tusi Tamasese goes to Sundance Film Fest   2 years 38 weeks ago

    The movie wasn't what I expected, I was expecting a duty of an Orator(tulafale) in the family and the village, to me there was no motive of this movie. I still rank Tautoga Gausia as a number one samoan movie and the harsh language oh my Lord

  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    This is by far the best team running in the upcoming election. From what I've heard, they have no integrity issues and can clearly be the people's choice. We need to begin to vote on merit and not family ties!! American Samoa if you really want a change, you have to make it happen. Don't be a afraid to voice your vote, especially for those that can bring about change.

  • Leai se laisene avepasi na lavea ai le pasi   2 years 38 weeks ago

    How can they let this reckless bus driver go,and yet theirs someone in ICU trying to survive. Mea lea ua atili ai faiga a avepasi faapea ona ele malosi le tulafono. Leai se laisene avepasi ae tatala i tua. Sole tate ofo ile faiga o gei faaiuga. This bus driver was on the phone from the market, to where it got into an accident. Sole judges think again.

  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    This is going to be one INTERESTING election as we now have a gubernatorial candidate whose brother in law is the chairman of the campaign for the standing government. Only in Samoa.

  • SAVE TUITELE & TOFOITAUFA SANDRA KING YOUNG SET TO ENTER GOV RACE   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Save made a mistake by choosing PiCED CEO Tofoitaufa Sandra King Young as his running mate. She does not deeply committed in serving all of the people of the territory regardless of their backgrounds. I find her comments on the Congressman's proposal very racist. She is only there to serve her type, which are US graduates, she will not serve anyone else who studied outside the US. She is just like Amata, they preach things they don't do. Amata is also a racist and she does not like non - US graduates....Sandra I think you're just wasting your time going into this elections.

  • Drugs allegedly found inside empty container at Port   2 years 38 weeks ago

    No doubted in my mind that the workers whom works there are the one loading and tried to hide the marijuanna inside the container to be transport off island to whomever they're dealing with. Something the FBI needs to get involved with to tace and uto use forensic technics to poin point the problem, to catch the suspect or victim to such marijuanna case inside the container.

    They know exactly who they are....playing those nonsense game of pretend innocent can obviously tell by false pretenses reaction like.

  • “NEW SIGHT ON WORLD FAMOUS PAGO BAY: FROZEN FISH HOTEL”   2 years 38 weeks ago

    “But be sensible. Why would that carry any weight with a foreign multi-national corporation?” As quoted above by Mr. Enright. Here is a definition for foreign multi-national corporations:

    http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/multinational-corporation-M...

    And here is a government website looking a little bit into it more:

    http://www.bea.gov/international/mncglobal.htm

    I hope the above referenced sites enable more understanding into the discussion of what is really going on with the proposed “FAMOUS FROZEN FISH HOTEL” in Fagatogo. Again there is a petition to stop this idea proposed by a government entity! Burrr, Burrr, Burrr --- Hopefully, a lot of signed petitions will bring on some very great HEAT to melt this very smelly idea proposed!

  • Hawkeye: Holidays   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Hawkeye is banging the keyboard on MLK Day and wondering how many more holidays it will take to put us all in the Pohouse! It seems like one holiday gets finished, and another one begins. This makes it rather difficult to do business. This is just the way it is though folks, and as long as we have a federal Government controlling us, and the Dept. of Labor controlling the Federal Government, we will never win.

    According to Hawkeye's letter on holidays and vacation issues......It is nothing new in that island.....There holidays and vacation treats is everyday and every time of the year....No special time for these guys to do and take it. All the funds has had been sending there are for such occasion that you mention herein Hawkeye.......Just look around and try to find any development and upgrade differences view in that island, NONE. Where the funds have gone to? Check off island about some of the businesses and apartment complex and mension who owned them. This is the curiosity part that FBI needs to inverstigate new discovery.
    And for the fishes storehouse.....Why not built it right next to the Governor house (Mauga O Ali'i or Avi'i) Meaning white beach crabs and hill of the chiefs.....This is a nice location for the fish freezer to be located at.....Probably can never tell the different smell when those guest are there party every so often.....smile.....But its true according to the smell of bats at the bottom of that road going up to such mauaga o ali'i.....its terrible.....So therefore the fish freezer fits right up there for sure. Just a suggestion but its up to Sanchez and the rest of filch gangster.

  • “NEW SIGHT ON WORLD FAMOUS PAGO BAY: FROZEN FISH HOTEL”   2 years 38 weeks ago

    The Planets are aligned for a major collapse of the financial structure, ushering in a new trading system. Roughly around June?

  • NATIONAL PARK MOVES INTO NEW HEADQUARTERS IN PAGO PAGO   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Many people worked extreemly long and hard to make this happen and I just want to congratulate everyone involved. I am sure that this new location will be a better fit for National Park. Awesome job!!!

  • Op-Ed: DOES STARKIST REALLY NEED A COLD STORAGE?   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Your Mother and Father worked here in American Samoa and KNEW what was offered at Star Kist, as did my Parents and my siblings...it was a choice and we all made that choice. No one twisted their arm or forced them to work for Star Kist, but they did and that is MY point...my Parents and if true, YOUR parents worked at Star Kist and STILL made a living here in American Samoa.

    A choice they made and this cold storage is also a choice, why dont YOU put blame where blame is due - hmmmmm, how about the Governor??!! Who cares about Mr. Kim and I could care less whether you worked in Korea or not, again - that was YOUR choice. The Governor made this choice to offer it to Star Kist, he knew the consequences but I am sure he also knew that he would NOT approve this unless EPA gave him the thumbs up...he knew that before he offered this piece of land to Star Kist.

    So get your facts straight before you come out of Maryland and claim you know everything there is to know about our jobs and our way of life, because this is about a choice that the Governor will make and what we will make.

    Whether this is approved or not its the principle, Carlos Sanchez opposes anything and everything behind Star Kist because he is bitter. Star Kist let him go years ago because he looked out for his own best interest, I am sure he made money out of it so now he is trying to squeeze the life out of Star Kist...the company that gave my parents the choice to earn a living and support me and my siblings.

    You have it good out there Mr. Lem I am sure, you have a nice house and cars but as you say - your parents came via Star Kist too. Where are you now? Are you well off? I may not be as well off as you but I am happy with the way my parents raised me to value the dollar, a tiny bit of that dollar that Star Kist gave them throughout the years.

    I am content and happy but when someone such as Carlos makes waves to quench his self interest, I have a problem with that because he may be jeopardizing the same income that 2000 families at Star Kist are trying to earn for their families and feed their children. Your point is very well taken on the location but I argue your stance with Mr. Sanchez and his intentions, there is much to be said about Mr. Sanchez and if you were on island you would know.

  • Afoa opposing site for Starkist cold storage   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Fagatogo village should not put up with the proposed fish storage, besides Afoa Lutu wrote to the Governor all Matai and register voters of the village of Fagatogo should write letters to the Governor, congress and Senators not to approve the project after all the village of Fagatogo have to smell a polluted stinky fish smell days and nights.

    The Fono building located in Fagatogo and paipule holding meetings occational and I don't see any Faipule will vote yes for the project. Some of the comments agreed with the project but those comments are people that don't live in Fagatogo. Bottom line Build the cold fish storage at Satala site where canneries located.

  • Forum reveals wide support for U.S. Nationals applying for citizenship from here   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Many thanks to Congressman Faleomavaega! American Samoa has been a US territory for so many years, but to apply for a US Citizenship requires an individual to reside anywhere in the United States of America for several years is ridiculous. This is an unfair issue.

    Soldiers (reserve or active) who serve in Iraq or Afganistan are automatically given US Citizenship. Our young people who make it to college from our homeland go threw long process of financial aid due to their citizenship status.

    I support the Congressman on this proposal. US Nationals should apply from American Samoa with no such federal law requirement anymore.

    Sina fautuaga, afai ae manuia lenei mataupu; faamolemole faamaoni i le iloiloga moni po'o ai US National. Wish you the best Congressman for bringing this issue up. God Bless.

  • Tiliaia brothers join sister for her promotion ceremony   2 years 38 weeks ago

    Congratulaions Mua! Malo lava le tauivi,Malo le finafinau. Ia,viia pea le Atua i mea uma.