Opinion

To the editor: I am pleased to see that Judy Payes' devotion to the community has been recognized. I would like to point out another aspect of her life there. When I was at Samoana High in the late 60s and her family lived at the south end of "Penicillin Row" on Utulei Beach, she was "a lean, mean...
Dear Editor, My name is William Spitzenberg II. I am 12 years old and am a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 392. I am writing this letter to pass off one of the requirements for my Communications merit badge. I would just like to talk to you about my pervious concrete science project that...
In yesterday’s Samoa News story headlined “Homeland Security, Justice Department reviews foreign purchase of Bluesky.” it stated that the “72.6% of ATH’s shares is held by the government owned Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF)”. Samoa News should point out that it used the term, “government owned...
Dear Editor,  As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a former Representative of Tualauta District that has worked hard to address this very issue of flooding, I do not appreciate the reference to the murky, dirty and disgusting flood waters in front of the LDS Ottoville...
In yesterday’s Samoa News front page story, headlined “ASG 1st quarter report — Fono only branch overspending its budget”, the Legislative Financial Officer (LFO) Talalemotu Mauga took issue with the headline, saying that using the words “overspending its budget” - regarding the Fono was incorrect...
Home for me is New Zealand. My parents, both born and bred in Samoa, settled here when their eldest child, my older sister, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth. The move ensured Saleima received clinical care not available in Samoa. It also meant living here and raising her, and eventually...
Are we ignoring the cries for justice, mercy and alofa, for the people of Papua New Guinea?           Can we divorce ourselves from the same people we were committed to saving their souls, in the 1800's? Can we claim one side of an island and ignore the other?   Indonesia is the stronghold in West...
Dear Editor; I would advise Department of Health director, Mr. Motusa Tuileama Lua, to stop blaming the previous administration and its DOH leaders for problems at the department (Samoa News of 2/17/2017 and 2/24/2017).  The DOH has existed long before him, and his own current effort should be...
Dear Editor, It is irrelevant who the parties are in the case of Dr. Meki Solomona. What is relevant is that an illegal act was committed, sufficiently compelling to engender a federal investigation. Additionally, the perpetrator was duly appointed to a cabinet position and recently confirmed by...
Dear Honorable Senators, I write this letter with the greatest appreciation for the hard work that you do for our island home.  I write this letter with honest intentions, but a heavy heart.  I write this letter to let express my sadness in the appointment of Dr. Taeaoafua Meki Solomona as the...

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