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Dear Editor, This latest unprofessional behavior by the Director and Deputy Director of ASHPO brings to mind a culture being nurtured with its own tainted set of values by an apathetic administration. It openly violates our constitutional rights to work in a harassment, hate free and safe, work...
In a series of recent articles and an editorial, the Honolulu Civil Beat made several allegations against the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, creating a false impression that Council members and staff operate with “limited oversight” and violate federal law. The Civil Beat...
Dear Editor, With Mr. Fanene’s trial yet to be held, let alone guilt or innocence be established (and I have no wish to prejudice any potential jurors), his case has triggered a line of thought that needs to be addressed in our sports-mad territory.  Aaron Hernandez, Junior Seau, and many other...
Dear Editor, In the early morning hours of May 27, 2019, there was a devastating fire in the Ottoville area across from the Mormon church. Three houses were completely destroyed by that fire for a total loss of all contents. While there were no fatalities, local news sources also reported that no...
As Ryan Scott of MovieWeb has allowed us to see, along with many others, some places simply can’t stand a differing opinion or lifestyle. Being fair to Samoa though the response to the biopic, Rocketman, the life of famed singer Elton John hasn’t been widely accepted by everyone in any part of the...
Dear Editor, Domestic Violence in American Samoa runs rampant in our community. One out of four women in the US face intimate violence between partners, versus Pacific Islander Women, which is two out of three  women. (Goydych, 2017) Domestic Violence is not new in our territory. It appears in our...
Dear Editor, Greetings from Blue Bulls country. I am a die-hard disabled rugby fanatic and sole proprietor of my own private Rugby Museum on historical and original amateur 15 man code International, South African Provincial and South African Representative rugby memorabilia from yesteryear. I...
Dear Editor, Vile practices are perpetuated by unchecked leaders in ASG. A long standing and ongoing problem has been brewing in this office. A problem that hindered progress and creating a negative impact on the daily productivity and operation of this office. This is about an employee trying to...
Dear Editor, By now, news of the disgraced cabinet member, Jonathan Fanene, arrested over the weekend on a series of domestic violence related charges has spread throughout the island. Fanene, a former NFL player, and current Director of the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs was charged with...
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...

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