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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...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s vision of America’s tomorrows looks much like its yesterdays. He loves “beautiful” coal. “Beautiful” warships. And “those four beautiful words: MADE IN THE USA!” He speaks of the country’s might as measured by its steel mills, farms and cars rolling off...
 “In American Samoa, we are very proud of all our men and women in uniform, and we are blessed to have some of our own serving in each branch of the Armed Forces. We take every opportunity to honor all of you and your important service to our country. Happy birthday to the U.S. Air Force!” On the...
I love going back home. In fact, it’s really the only thing that gets me through Harvard’s rough semesters and Boston’s brutally cold weather. Thoughts of returning home to the beautiful beaches and the shimmering Pacific ocean that surrounds my beautiful American Samoa. Memories of riding in the...
The leaders and the people of American Samoa join our nation and our country in remembering all Americans, especially the first responders, and other nationalities who fell victim to the cowardice attack on the United States. It is only fitting and appropriate, that, on this day, we reaffirm our...

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