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Opinion

I stand before you today, in unfamiliar circumstances, because for the last 119 years we have celebrated Flag Day with fanfare, jubilation, and with great happiness for on April 17, 1900 and July 16, 1904 Tutuila and Manu’a respectively entered into Treaties of Cessions with the United States of...
Dear Editor,  I have received a lot of negative messages and criticism from our people back home in regards to my message in the newspaper. A majority of the negative emails I received say that we don’t have any cases back home and so they don’t want to hear my plea of what I have witnessed right...
Dear Editor, The decree on social distancing in preventing contact or spread of the COVID-19 virus is the best we can do as we prepare and await for off island assistance. The future of the state of economy and the spread of this virus is taking precedence on our attention. A house full of aiga is...
Dear Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Please define for American Samoa Social Distancing because what I am seeing happening right now is militant tactics as if we were at Code Martial Law.  We are still at Code Blue.  Please stay the course and don't give in to these fear tactics and militant...
Dear Editor, With the threat of a serious respiratory disease reaching American Samoa, hopefully our Governor will impose a temporary ban on the burning of yard waste and grass cuttings, and that the ban will be enforced by DPS. Breathing in smoke while sick with this serious respiratory disease,...
Dear Editor, American Samoa has a historical legacy on pandemic crises, to reminisce our territory’s memorable experience in its successful effort in preventing the  H1N1 Influenza Virus pandemic of 1918 a.k.a. the Spanish Flu. Not a single case was found among the residents of the territory during...
Dear Editor, I must say that I was very saddened and disappointed when my daughter asked if I had read the article regarding Mrs. Jessica Fuimaono’s husband. This article was a version that came from the husband’s side that was printed in our local newspaper, Samoa News on March 24, 2020, written...
On March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak putting the administration on a war time status alert. With the underpinning of the DPA to address the corona virus global pandemic, food and water security will be the most...
Brutalizing women is becoming a vile sport for men who thrive on power, control and sadistic behaviors. It thrives on our fears, pride, neglect and SILENCE. It also thrives on a complacent  and inept system that victims rely on to protect and safeguard them and their families. The governor’s...
A masked customer grabs two packages of toilet paper at Longs Drugs in Moiliili.
The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. The coronavirus is inspiring panic buying of a variety of household products such as toilet paper in cities across the U.S. and world. While it makes sense to me that masks and...

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