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Dear Parents of Children with Special Needs family: It has come to our attention that 2 more physicians are being let go from LBJ. Both physicians are qualified physicians, and willing to stay with LBJ, but LBJ has opted not to renew their contracts. When speaking with one, who serves our family,...
Between August and December of 2017, the Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault talked with several local American Samoans about Domestic Violence in the territory: their knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, experiences. They include healthcare providers and administrators, attorneys,...
Dear Editor; I’m writing in response to yesterday’s article regarding Flag Day 2018, more specifically the Fautasi race that was cancelled and now is back on, according to your article, by the governor. I am saddened that at first he told Mauga to cancel it and then turns around and changes his...
Message International Women’s Day, every 8 March, is a time for people in Samoa and across the Pacific region to celebrate the progress made towards gender equality. It’s a day to commit ourselves to redouble our efforts to achieve equal access for Pacific women to education, employment, health,...
“No, we don’t wear leaves. No, we don’t live in huts. And no, we don’t swim to school." When I first visited the U.S. mainland three years ago, these were my answers, all of which I assumed to be common sense to the students who asked me about my life at home. I’m from American Samoa. And if you...
Dear Editor, Let us all be on ‘heightened awareness’ to the whereabouts and safety of our children at all times. Be watchful and sensitive towards our elderly looking at the devastation. They will most likely be very emotionally and mentally distressed for the future. I’m sure many children are...
Dear Editor, I would like to humbly thank our first responders and the private companies for there efforts post Cyclone GITA; and especially KHJ Radio for their great community outreach, when there was darkness, KHJ was our light. I like many was not prepared for Gita. In the past we are pounded...
Dear Editor, 'TS' Gita, is by far, the best thing that has happened, during & since the Lolo & Lemanu administration came into existence. How so, you might ask? 1st & foremost, this unfortunate event, Gita, requires a rapid & quick "Wake up" call to respond, in order to better...
Mo le Susuga i le Komesina Le’i; Fa’atulou atu i le paia o si tatou atunu’u ina ne’i sala se gagana, malu ave i fale sou finagalo. Ae ua laga se manatu ona o le lomiga a le nusipepa ia Fepuari 12, 2018 “Court Briefs”. O nei fa’asalalauga i luga o le televise ma le nusipepa, luga o le televise na e...
Monday evening, February 5, Samoa News photojournalist/columnist Barry Markowitz had his camera gear, laptop, ipad, local cell phone, medical prescriptions, blood sugar testing supplies and his cpap breathing machine seized by American Samoa’s Airport Customs for refusing to pay excise taxes on...

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