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Dear Editor,   On November 2, 2023, my grandson, Moimoi, was abused by his K-5 Teacher by the name of Sulu and at the time my grandson came home with bruises on his arm, saying his teacher hit him with a ruler.  We at the time, did not think too much into the matter, however, before Thanksgiving...
As the new year gets underway, now is the time to look ahead to what will be significant in the Pacific islands region.  Chances are this part of the world will continue to be a focus for the media who will view what happens through their own lenses. However, more now than ever, it is imperative to...
Allegations of sexual harassment have surfaced from the ASCC campus. Nov. 2023. With finals looming up in a week, a young 19-year-old female cadet alleges she was sexual propositioned — lewdly — to bring her grades up from borderline failing. No other students were around when the event occurred....
American Samoa is working to address behavioral health and workforce needs in several ways. In 2021, Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga identified addressing the drug epidemic in American Samoa as a top priority for his administration to build on progress made under previous administrations. The National...
Washington, D.C. — "I'm always humbled to serve as your representative to Washington, D.C.,  and I'm very thankful to each of you for the support and good advice  over these years. I'm especially thankful to God for all the blessings  that enable me to work for you in Congress. Proverbs 11:14...
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I destroy homes. I tear families apart,  Take your children, and that's just the start.  I'm more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold,  The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.  If you need me, remember I'm easily found,  I live all around you — in schools and in town,  I live with the...
Dear Editor,  There have been recent reports of young women being slipped Date Rape Drugs and being sexually assaulted.  This is shocking and disgusting.  10 years ago Samoa News printed an Op Ed that was very informative and is still true today.  Please reprint it with a warning to people to be...
As we mark another Labor Day, all Americans should be proud of how the hard work and sacrifice of so many people have long made U.S. productivity the envy of the world. For our nation’s construction workers, that productivity provides us with new roads and bridges and buildings and other structures...
There are inaccuracies in the news story posted earlier and now removed titled: Update: Fagaau drug bust defendants arraigned in High Court.  According to an attorney for one of the defendants in the case, no one has entered a guilty/ not guilty plea yet.  The hearing on June 26, 2023 was not an...
Dear Editor,   I wish to share my comments prepared for the WESPAC meeting Tuesday afternoon with your readers that I was not able to deliver in full due to the time limit allowed per speaker. The commentary period given was from 4:30 pm to 6 pm (an hour and a half). Only. four people spoke, yet,...

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