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Opinion

Honorable Alliitama L. Sotoa
 Chairman, Democratic Party of American Samoa Re: Congratulations Dear Mr Chairman, Congratulations on your recent election as Chairman of the Democratic Party of American Samoa. Although you have lived in California for many years, I am certain you have not lost your...
“Make Earth Great Again” painted on canvas, held by a man in his 40s. Teachers clutching permission slips next to students who joined the cause. The raucous chanting as we marched down Philadelphia’s Market Street. The Global Climate Strike may have empowered each protester with vigor and hope for...
Dear Editor, It’s another year to celebrate, honor and recall service members and comrades in arms on Veterans Day. This year I would like to dedicate my time to collect the names of our Samoan grandmothers, mothers and sisters that have served in the United States Armed Forces before 1989. The US...
BANGKOK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday the U.S. will invest and trade more in Asia as it rolls out an American plan to support “sustainable” projects in Asia as a counterpoint to China’s multibillion-dollar “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative. Ross is leading a high-...
Honolulu, HAWAII — For as long as I have known Tulsi Gabbard, I now understand I have never known her and probably never will. So much of what she does seems to make sense only to her. After she announced Thursday she will not run for another term for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District seat, it...
A few times now, my father says he is waiting for his ride to go home, but he is at home. When he sees me, there is a glimmer of recognition before he starts to talk about his ride to take him home. My father Afoa — an avid fisherman and golfer — loves to spend time with his children, grandchildren...
In the news story, “Case dismissed against DPS detective who allegedly resisted arrest”, Samoa News mistakenly identified Ass’t Attorney General Christy Dunn, as the person Det. Justin Thomsen was alleged staying with at the time of the incident. It was allegedly Ass’t Attorney General Laura Garvey...
Dear Editor, One mother abused or killed in a domestic violence situation, leaves behind her children and a trail of hurting generations.The following random reported situations highlights family violence in American Samoa. 9/5/2015: A woman sustained massive physical traumatic injuries in the...
The presence of China’s Vice Premier, Hu Chunhua, in Samoa today speaks volumes about his country’s attitude towards the Pacific countries. That is they mean business and by coming all the way to these remote shores in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean; they care. That much is undeniable....
Dear Editor, Three days ago, Public Health announced the closure of local tattoo shops, due to an isolated infection issue. This move is making it impossible for local tattoo artists to provide the public with tattoos at Tisa’s Tattoo Fest, since it is too late to get health certifications for...

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