Opinion

Dear Editor, I read with great interest the recent article on the finances of the Fono. I was appalled and disgusted by the time I had finished. Is there no shame at the extent to which the people of Am. Samoa are being ripped off?  Chauffers, cooks, and other ghost employees, nameless assistants...
Fagaitua Forum, Sua District #1 was held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2017 on the Eastside. These were possible questions for students to ask the 6 six candidates; but, they were never asked: 1.        Why should we vote for you? 2.        If elected, where will your office be located? 3.        Will you...
Dear Editor, I recall Governor A.P. Lutali once went to Washington, D.C. to present our budget and to ask for additional monies. Several Fono members wanted to go with him to justify the needs of American Samoa, in spite Governor Lutali's reluctance to have such a large entourage. Governor Lutali...
Dear Editor, Despite the STOP ORDER that was initiated by the AG Chief Investigator Attorney Jed Bigelow, several months ago, Mrs. Faga Fualaau (Deputy- Immigration OfFIce) informed the victim last week “the Immigration Board has decided for them to return to Upolu since there is NO CASE.” Yet the...
Many of our families on Guam as well as in the Northern Marianas and American Samoa have family members who serve in the military or have served in the military for a big part of their adult lives. When the service to country is over, and they’ve returned home, and age catches up and they get ill,...
Dear Editor, It's been three months since the Independent Prosecutor Attorney David Vargas was appointed for one of the government cases involving the Governor’s Chief of Staff Fiu John Saelua. (See Samoa News 12/22/16) A case involving several allegations, including: 1- Sexual assaults of the...
Dear Editor, In response to Dr. Laumoli’s LTE, published in the Samoa News, on Oct. 12, 2017: I greatly appreciate the writer’s thoroughness and expertise in the medical field. I share his commitment to this priority, and his dedication to seeing the services from this important program available...
Dear Editor, On Sunday morning, October 01, 2017, some key sources from the mainstream media in the nation reported that Congress just allowed the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides low-cost health insurance to 9 million children, to expire. The story went on to say that if...
Today is a very special day. For thousands of children across Samoa, White Sunday is an occasion to behold. And rightly so. You see, it’s great to be able to celebrate our children now and then. And today is one of those days where the young ones are given the best of everything – including the...
The Sun is available to all for a limited time, those times are more or less equal with very few excuses for divide. Now imagine, if companies were in charge of the sun and they could control, how many hours of light, the intensity of the light, based on ones payment. This is where the analogy gets...

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