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Dear Editor, In American Samoa, the common practice of a sponsor or employer believing, they own their sponsored person/ employee and is their property is becoming more visible. What is more frightening is when a person has the power to influence the formidable Immigration Board to break the law in...
OPINION — Over the weekend, tens of thousands of people protested in hundreds of demonstrations across the US against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. But the detention of children that has created such outrage in the US has been happening in our backyard for years....
Dear Editor, Normally, I do not lend my comments to controversial issues wrought with emotions and fueled by unsubstantiated comments because I do not want to make it about this organization or that, but in light of the fact that individuals are directing their remarks to the JPS organization and...
Dear Editor, In response to the ongoing challenges brought forth by those who neither understand the true nature of said clause, nor do they understand American Samoa’s (AS) Constitution that became effective on July 1, 1967, I offer my herein assessment regarding subject matter. First, the...
Dear Editor: Hi. I’m mad, I’m angry, and I’m hurt right now.  No matter how many times one calls ASPA Water, one gets no assistance.  You are either lied to or you receive some ridiculous excuse.  I have lived in American Samoa over 30 years now, this house, over 20.  I was hired by (Utu) Abe Malae...
Dear Editor, Sunday, Dec 17, 2017. 1a.m. (case on going, protecting her identity, this is her story). MRS. X’S ALLEGATIONS According to Mrs. X, she won the $2,000 Leone Bingo Jackpot; and what began as an evening to go out ended up when a disgruntled taxi driver takes her unknowingly to Tafuna...
Washington, D.C. — Until recently, we lived peacefully in our islands, secure in the knowledge that we were well away from the world's areas of potential conflict and war. But as Governor Lolo recently stated, North Korea is approaching the level of nuclear technology that even a remote place like...
Dear Editor, Sexual harassment is a federal crime that should not be ignored just because we have not adopted the law. It is a crime that is plunging us further backwards in time eroding our basic values as human beings. It is also a red flag for the federal funders that support DPS, DHSS, CJP, etc...
To the Public and Territorial Legislators, My wife and youngest daughter, at this writing are in Salelologa, Savaii, Samoa. I am grateful the Samoa Police and matai seem to have calmed down the violence and curtailed further shootings there, which occurred this past weekend. To avoid misuse of...
Dear Editor, On Wednesday, May 23, I took my nephews and niece to the Pala Lagoon Swim Center. We arrived shortly after 4pm so we knew we had just enough time to squeeze in some fun in the sun while being mindful of the time.  We enjoyed our day as one of our very own had surpassed requirements...

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