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Dear Editor, It takes a lot of patience dedication, and hard work to reach the top of one’s profession. Acting Director of HR Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo has been with Department of Human Resources for 3 years, having worked and traveled extensively for 15 years. Her success has earned her the title of “...
Talofa, With a grateful heart we first give thanks to our Father in Heaven for His Tender Mercies given to our family. Gratitude is due also to the many individuals & to the American Samoa & US Federal Government who made it possible for our family to return home on the first repatriation...
Dear Editor, I commend Senator Togiola for his lone vote against the ASGERF funding bill. He’s right, the new administration should “have time to breathe” before being asked to approve something as consequential and as permanent as this bill. But more important than the Governor or Lt. G are the...
Dear Editor, I would like to commend and thank Honorable Governor Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga for nominating Tofa Sualauvi Su’a for the position of Territorial Auditor of the American Samoa Government. I am writing not about the Nominee’s qualifications but only about his place of birth and...
Dear Editor, For bus drivers and taxi drivers, driving is their whole livelihood. As a person who relies heavily on public transportation I'm asking myself, “Where are all the buses?" There used to be lots of buses but now it takes me forever to get from point A to point B. In asking around to get...
Samoa News is reporting on New Zealand’s current battle against the coronavirus, in light of the first repatriation flight due in from the U.S to the Territory on Feb 1st. First, let me state that I am not against the repatriation flights, — after all I have been unable to return home since last...
Our beloved Salote was a woman driven by incredible passion, principles and values. She was an extraordinary woman whose colleagues highly respected because of her strong work ethics. She was a woman filled with so much pride and love for her family. She was our matriarch, our pillar of strength....
There’s that famous last scene in the ’90s movie “The Usual Suspects” where a meek petty-criminal-turned-informant, played by Kevin Spacey, leaves the police station after spinning a very detailed story for the detectives. Spacey’s character, Verbal Kint, talks about the larger-than-life Keyser...
Dear Editor, The true test of a leader is not when everything is going well during peaceful times, but during the times of struggle. The Alliance Leadership Team, conducts a weekly Zoom session called “Wellness Check In”. The Wellness Checkin is an informal virtual meeting we do on Zoom. We all...
The Dept. of Commerce and the AS Territorial Broadband Strategy Work Group recently hosted a 3rd Talanoaga Fa’atekolonosi, or Tala-Tek, with this 3rd forum focused on Creating a Digital Economy.  The first 2 forums were on Cyber Security and Telehealth, both very important topics especially in...

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