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Alassio, ITALY — If you hate those salted fishy slivers on pizza, Giuseppe Cormaci has encouraging news. Mediterranean anchovies tanked this year. But that means you won’t find much succulent sea bass, branzino, let alone bluefin tuna. Try, perhaps, linguine alle jellyfish? “The anchovy catch is...
There is a caveat that lingers in the back of my mind as I have debated internally within myself if I should write and have published my thoughts of a serious issue that burns within me. The negative repercussions, at least the superficial ones as I race to immediately publish my years old thoughts...
Inquiries from several Fagaitua High School alumni about the FHS 50th Anniversary Celebration — the way the funds for the celebration were used and how the fundraising at certain times used government resources — prompted Samoa News to contact the Faga’itua High School Alumni Association about...
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...

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