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Dear Editor, Nurses shouldn't have to answer as to why they work so much overtime. The questions should be: "Why are nurses being investigated for working so many hours overtime?" "Why aren't LBJ Hospital's administrators and HR Dept. being investigated for making nurses work these many hours?" "Do...
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter from the LBJ pediatric ward, where my 7-year-old daughter has been admitted for the past 6 days with pneumonia. I cannot say if her illness is in anyway connected to the smoke that fills our home several times a week and even in the middle of the night, but...
Dear Editor, I was watching the Toa o Samoa Church service held at the Malealoa Methodist Church, in Malaeloa online. There was a beautiful Faaevagalia by the Malaeloa Methodist youth, which was geared towards the hardships parents and loved ones have to deal with when losing a member of their...
Dear Editor, There has been a significant increase of internal mail theft within our Territory’s Postal Service Office. Yes, I am talking about those employees that operate behind closed doors at the post office. On behalf of families, friends, colleagues, that have been victimized by such heinous...
Oscar Kightle and Davis Tua jokingly boxing
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — In Samoa, Mother's Day is one of the most sacred days of the year. I've been blessed to have been there all week with family and – having never previously been there during this time – I was struck by the preparations going on as aiga everywhere prepared to honour their tinā...
Dear Editor, I believe that every customer is entitled to get what he/she pays for in services and goods — AND this applies to all government entities too. As such, I believe that ASTCA customer service representatives have a duty to perform their jobs, which includes an obligation to truthfully...
Hagåtña, GUAM — Last week, a global scientific assessment found the business-as-usual approach to conservation is not delivering the critical action needed to safeguard the future health of our planet. Over the last 30 years, a growing global population has doubled the demand on our planet’s...
Apia, SAMOA — The role of the media in elections and democracy was a celebrated theme on World Press Freedom Day this past Friday with multiple events and talks held throughout the Pacific. In a statement on the day, Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) president Kora Nou said that a free media...
Canberra, AUSTRALIA — China’s influence in the Pacific creates a paradox for the formation of US policy towards Pacific island nations. If Washington focuses only on China’s involvement in the Pacific, it risks alienating the islands. Yet without mention of China, many US policymakers will remain...
The following statement is issued by the Republican Party of American Samoa in response to an April 23, 2019 ASCC story in Samoa News, “ASCC Political Science Club hosts talk on Democratic Party” We agree with Tofoitaufa Sandra King in her recent assertion at ASCC's Political Science Club that...

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