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Dear Editor, There have been quite a few stories in the media lately concerning residents of American Samoa stranded overseas due to the closure of the borders of American Samoa and who most likely won’t be able to return to the territory in time to participate or vote in the November 2020 election...
Washington, D.C. — When they met in the late 1980s, in Del. Eni Faleomavaega’s office on Capitol Hill, they jokingly called themselves The Poor Kids’ Club. It was Faleomavaega from American Samoa; Suzan Shown Harjo, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, from El Reno, Okla...
Governor, Lt. Governor, Chairman, Members of the Task Force for the COVID-19, and all of those behind the closing of the borders, especially with the Hawaiian Airlines to American Samoa. As the world braces for the continued spread of the corona-virus, rarely before used terms like "Pandemic","...
Dear Editor, The letter to the editor by Dr. Toafa (“Bias News?” dated 7/10), aims to taint reporting about the COVID-19 payouts to legislators by suggesting bias in the media, but his arguments rely on really shaky grounds.  For one, if media bias were excuse enough to dismiss a controversy, then...
Dear Editor: I was quite astonished when reading how the local media quickly turned the sharp tip of the arrow at the lawmakers, blaming them for the abuse and misuse of the stimulus funds awarded by the Executive to the Legislature and Judiciary Branches. It was clear that the Governor shared the...
Mufi Hannemann is no stranger to Hawaii politics. He served as Honolulu mayor more than a decade ago, guiding the city through the last economic downturn. Now, he wants to take on the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hannemann says his political experience is what makes him the right...
OPEN LETTER TO HONORABLE GOVERNOR LOLO MATALASI MOLIGA, HEAD OF THE TASK FORCE COVID-19 AND ITS MEMBERS, Greetings.  Firstly, I give thanks to Whom all glory belongs, for life itself is a Grace undeserving, but only in Christ Jesus. Lord grant us the courage to put in motion an effective solution...
Gov. Lolo has publicly acknowledged ‘through his appeal to the churches for help with drug problems ’ (tn 6/5/20) the long standing existence or presence of illegal drugs in American Samoa. He has also acknowledged that his top heavy Drug and Alcohol task force and government ie; Dpt. Public Safety...
June 24, 2020 Afioga, Lolo Matalasi Moliga Kovana Amerika Samoa Ua o’u tusi atu fa’amolemole pe mafai na tu’u se avanoa i le Hawaiian Airlines e amata ia Iulai na faimalaga mai i Amerika Samoa. Pe tolu (3) malaga i le masina. O a’u e i ai la’u talavai e fai i Honolulu, Hawaii i le aso 26 o Aukuso....
Lolo Moliga – Governor of American Samoa Lemanu Peleti Mauga – Lt. Governor of American Samoa                Retired Army Major Aumua Aumata – Congresswoman of American Samoa Andra Samoa – Leone Representative Tulsi Gabbard – Army Captain Nitatose Misi – Patient Advocate Liaison, American Samoa All...

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