Opinion

In one of his recent cabinet meetings, Gov. Lolo told his directors and agency heads that part of his duty, with the Lt. Gov. Lemanu, as the territory's leaders, are to ensure the government is creating more jobs for the people. This is true — only not by hiring more people than you have money to...
Samoa News apologizes to its readers and Head Coach Kolose Ili and the Tafuna High School Warriors for its error in reporting, in its story, which ran on Monday, Nov. 13, 2107, that the Sharks JV win was a “back-to-back” championship victory. The JV Tafuna Warriors were last year’s American Samoa...
Bluesky Communication customers in Matu’u through Fagatogo are advised that a breakage in the fiber optic cable is affecting services in these areas. We have isolated the cause of the cable issues is due to another local operator cutting fiber optic lines in Utulei. Certified Bluesky technical...
Dear Editor: I would like to comment on EOB restrooms. I have worked for ASG at the EOB for about 5 years and it is sad that the EOB bathrooms are in terrible shape. The smell and look are very unsanitary. The janitors who work for the maintenance office are rude and very loud when informed that...
Dear Editor: The economic engine that drives any successful economy is small business. It is the job of our political leadership to create and foster a healthy business environment, creating a fertile base for development and job creation. Therein lies our problem. For the last 40 years or more...
Dear Editor, It is with joy and profound gratitude that I acknowledge former Gov. Togiola Tulafono for appointing me to serve on his Parole Board in 2012 and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga for allowing me to serve on his until last week. Be it as it may on my appointment, I believe I have served the...
Dear Editor, I read with great interest the recent article on the finances of the Fono. I was appalled and disgusted by the time I had finished. Is there no shame at the extent to which the people of Am. Samoa are being ripped off?  Chauffers, cooks, and other ghost employees, nameless assistants...
Fagaitua Forum, Sua District #1 was held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2017 on the Eastside. These were possible questions for students to ask the 6 six candidates; but, they were never asked: 1.        Why should we vote for you? 2.        If elected, where will your office be located? 3.        Will you...
Dear Editor, I recall Governor A.P. Lutali once went to Washington, D.C. to present our budget and to ask for additional monies. Several Fono members wanted to go with him to justify the needs of American Samoa, in spite Governor Lutali's reluctance to have such a large entourage. Governor Lutali...
Dear Editor, Despite the STOP ORDER that was initiated by the AG Chief Investigator Attorney Jed Bigelow, several months ago, Mrs. Faga Fualaau (Deputy- Immigration OfFIce) informed the victim last week “the Immigration Board has decided for them to return to Upolu since there is NO CASE.” Yet the...

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