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BANGKOK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday the U.S. will invest and trade more in Asia as it rolls out an American plan to support “sustainable” projects in Asia as a counterpoint to China’s multibillion-dollar “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative. Ross is leading a high-...
Honolulu, HAWAII — For as long as I have known Tulsi Gabbard, I now understand I have never known her and probably never will. So much of what she does seems to make sense only to her. After she announced Thursday she will not run for another term for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District seat, it...
A few times now, my father says he is waiting for his ride to go home, but he is at home. When he sees me, there is a glimmer of recognition before he starts to talk about his ride to take him home. My father Afoa — an avid fisherman and golfer — loves to spend time with his children, grandchildren...
In the news story, “Case dismissed against DPS detective who allegedly resisted arrest”, Samoa News mistakenly identified Ass’t Attorney General Christy Dunn, as the person Det. Justin Thomsen was alleged staying with at the time of the incident. It was allegedly Ass’t Attorney General Laura Garvey...
Dear Editor, One mother abused or killed in a domestic violence situation, leaves behind her children and a trail of hurting generations.The following random reported situations highlights family violence in American Samoa. 9/5/2015: A woman sustained massive physical traumatic injuries in the...
The presence of China’s Vice Premier, Hu Chunhua, in Samoa today speaks volumes about his country’s attitude towards the Pacific countries. That is they mean business and by coming all the way to these remote shores in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean; they care. That much is undeniable....
Dear Editor, Three days ago, Public Health announced the closure of local tattoo shops, due to an isolated infection issue. This move is making it impossible for local tattoo artists to provide the public with tattoos at Tisa’s Tattoo Fest, since it is too late to get health certifications for...
Dec 5, 1952 – Oct. 2, 2018 He was a humble warm servant leader He was intelligence with a supercharger He was a Motown and music aficionado He was the epitome of Christian values, a Deacon in CCCAS He was a Republican with conservative values He was the first Samoan director of Public Works He was...
Dear Editor,  I woke up this morning in a foul mood, thinking of what that Senator said during a Fono session about the Asians taking over our island. Boy is he right, too. I reached over and turned off the Chinese fan, and called out to the wife that we should get on the road so as not to be late...
THE CONVERSATION — Just before 7am on September 29, 2009, a magnitude 8 earthquake struck the sea floor in the central South Pacific, about 190kms south of Samoa. It was exactly the sort of earthquake – in fact, it was two almost simultaneous quakes – that create devastating tsunami. The Earth’s...

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