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Dear Editor, Not too long ago, I was badly harassed and screamed at outside the Post Office, in the parking lot. I happened to park in a marked spot. I was inside the car (pick-up), my engine was running, and there was no space available at the time. Then I heard someone screaming and talking very...
U.S. Capital building with flags at half staff
“Hope I die before I get old,” the Who sang at Woodstock as the 1960s hurtled to their end. Indeed, the decade and its echoes made premature legends of so many — Kennedy to King, Hendrix to Joplin to Morrison. They became emblems of an era, and the packaging of their virtues and vices has never...
Pacific island countries are continuously working towards strengthening legislation on cybercrime. Samoa in particular is currently working with the European Union and Australia’s Attorney General’s Office to update legislation relating to cybercrime and to enhance public awareness. New legislation...
Dear Editor, Who benefits? The homeland or the mainland? To engage effectively regarding ongoing discussions of automatic U.S. citizenship claims, I would like to approach the matter from an economic standpoint. This is also in addition to my first article that was posted on July 2nd titled: The...
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...

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