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Dear Editor, I am writing this ‘open letter appreciation’ to tell your readers a little bit about our ‘off-island referral’ program. Several months ago I was given the great good fortune of being sent to Auckland, NZ to have major surgery through our wonderful referral program. In a word, the...
We had a story in our paper last week — Mar. 28th — about Vice Speaker Fetu Fetui Jr and Speaker of the House Savali Talavou Ale voicing their disappointment with the way the media was carrying out its news coverage of the House of Representatives.  Fetu, who made the comments during Fono...
The Attorney General’s Office reported that 38 sex crimes were filed with their office in 2017; and 88 in 2018.(sn) In my research, out of  these numbers more than a half have been convicted and found guilty of sexually violating our children under the age of 17. Two are repeat child sex offenders...
The focus of the Pacific Islands Forum and its Secretariat is securing the future prosperity and wellbeing of the “Blue Pacific”. The Forum seeks genuine partnerships with all actors who are willing to join us along the pathway towards that vision. Therefore, I reject the terms of the dilemma in...
When I got word that my father had a heart attack last year, I immediately video called his hospital room in Long Beach, CA. I was so grateful for my smartphone and today’s technology that enabled me to virtually cross the ocean, see my father, and hear the doctor’s prognosis. Being able to see and...
Dear Editor, A new type of predator has surfaced. These are adults who encourage, ensnare and entrap another adult into a casual sexual relationship. The motive is to extort money or favors by applying pressure through threats of exposure and if all fails, photos and videos of the sexual...
Susuga e, E faaali atu ma le faaaloalo la'u faatu'i'ese i lau faai'uga ua lē tofia ai nisi o alii faipule ua filifilia mai i itumalo, i ni komiti galulue o le Maota o Sui.  O le tala ua tusia ma faasalalau, o le lau faasalaga lea o faipule e lē i palota ia te oe i le filifiliga o lou tofi Fofoga...
Afioga e,  Ua lagona le faanoanoa, ina ua outou faamaonia o le senatoa fou mai Fitiuta, Faleasao, ma Ta'ū.  Ua outou lē amana'ia ai le mana'o tupito ona tāua o le Faavae: ia filifili faaleaganuu faipule o le Maota Maualuga.  E manino lelei upu o le Faavae, Vaega II, Maga 4, "E filifilia faipule o...
Dear Editor, Good heavens. I just read the article about the proposed bill which seeks to increase the salaries of the members of the Senate and House. Is this some kind of joke? Here is a body of government who only works a total of 90 days a year (two 45-day sessions). How can they justify such...
Dear Editor, We would like too commend and recognize the ASG Social Service-Adoption Agency, our ASG Judicial System, and Mrs. IsaLei Iuli for their professionalism, dedication and concern for the adopted child, adoptive parents, the biological parents; and, how they make sure that all is done with...

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