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Opinion

[Dimary Krystal Letisha Ulberg, is 31 years old, with 3 children — two girls and one boy. They currently live Tafuna, American Samoa. She is employed as a Senior Fisheries Officer/ Port Coordinator by the Cook Islands Fisheries Field Office of the Ministry of Marine Resources in Cook Islands, based...
I don't speak Samoan, I can't spell ‘faavelevas’, and I don’t know the culture; but I do know what an Economy about to collapse looks like. I know people will go hungry, and some already are. I know distress is coming, and desperation has arrived. Forget the lockdown, this is a tourist based...
Dear Editor, What is our Government doing for the families of the RESIDENTS of American Samoa, who are stranded because of the border closure? Is there a hotline setup for those who do not have the financial support they need because the sole provider of their family is stranded and cannot work? Is...
Samoa Police Service wishes to clarify the statistic relating to arrests during the period of COVID-19 as reported in the mainstream media and Radio New Zealand. The [close to 300] arrests as reported are related to all arrests made by SPS since the beginning of the COVID-19 State of Emergency....
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...

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