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Opinion

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...
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter from the LBJ pediatric ward, where my 7-year-old daughter has been admitted for the past 6 days with pneumonia. I cannot say if her illness is in anyway connected to the smoke that fills our home several times a week and even in the middle of the night, but...
Dear Editor, I was watching the Toa o Samoa Church service held at the Malealoa Methodist Church, in Malaeloa online. There was a beautiful Faaevagalia by the Malaeloa Methodist youth, which was geared towards the hardships parents and loved ones have to deal with when losing a member of their...
Dear Editor, There has been a significant increase of internal mail theft within our Territory’s Postal Service Office. Yes, I am talking about those employees that operate behind closed doors at the post office. On behalf of families, friends, colleagues, that have been victimized by such heinous...

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