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Samoa police officers
Apia, SAMOA — A warning has been issued that cyber crime is on the rise in Samoa after the police thwarted an attempt by hackers to take money from a government authority and a local company. The Samoa Observer reports the Land Transport Authority and a local construction company were victims to...
Dear Editor,   I was very excited when Governor Lemanu called for a constitutional convention last year because of one issue and one issue only – reapportionment. This was to be the measure of our leaders’ oft-declared commitment to our culture; one supposedly based on love and respect for one...
American Samoa is unfortunately no stranger to federal bureaucracies trying to dictate how we manage our land and waters without consulting local officials. The United States and its territories were founded on the principle of federalism and a recognition that local control is most responsive to...
Dear Editor:  Your October 19th, page one story on the Fitisemanu court case quotes attorney Charles V. Ala'ilima as saying the Supreme Court “has yet again left unresolved the question of whether people born in American Samoa are U.S. citizens."  No it hasn't.    When the U.S. Supreme Court...
Kuini Tuaau
Social media published cases of child sexual abuse in American Samoa. The cases come to light after a great amount of time has passed since it happened. If you ask a Samoan parent about their children being sexually abused will they tell you? There is so much silence on the topic of child sexual...
A demonstrator waves a flag with marijuana leaves in front of White House
On October 6th, President Biden announced he would be pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession and instructed members of his cabinet to begin work to change how the drug is scheduled under federal law. He also called on Governors around the country to use their clemency...
Mo le Faatonu,   E muamua ona si'i a'e le faafetai i le Atua mo lenei avanoa.  Faapea ma Āna faamanuiāga mo tatou  Amerika Samoa. Faatulou atu i le paia ma le mamalu o le Atunuu, Tupu ma E'e, 'Au'auna a le Atua, Tamā ma Tinā Matutua, faapea Mātua ma latou Fanau; Faatalofa atu. O le faamoemoe ia...
Dear Editor,  First I would like to thank God for this golden opportunity and for His many blessings on us in American Samoa.  In the past 40-50 years while I lived in Tutuila and served our people, I observed and experienced several changes in Tutuila since my younger days.  I would like to bring...
American Samoa Community College
ASG is up to date with its subsidies paid to the American Samoa Community College, this is contrary to our previous article titled "ASCC audit report shows two years of missing ASG subsidies" published on 3 June, 2022. The Audit report by the Moss Adams Auditors Company based in the U.S. mainland,...
Lau Afioga i le faatonu,  Tesema 8, 2020 sa fa’afuaseia ona maliu lo’u to’alua o Christina Alama Maafala Gasu I Vaivase Uta, Samoa mai le Cardiac Arrest. O se taimi faigata, oute taunu’u mai i Amerika Samoa, ae taunu’u mai ma le KOVITI-19 i le masina lava lea, ma taofia ai loa ma malaga e oo mai i...

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