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(Samoa News was asked to publish the following writing of a Domestic Violence victim — it’s anonymous — by the local Community Outreach Organization, Back on Track. We do not usually publish ‘anonymous’ writings, however the organization assured that it is in the DV survivor’s own words, and that ...
Don’t take meth addiction lightly because it is not; wives are being killed, babies are abandoned to die, daughters are being raped, young school girls are becoming sex slaves for a hit of meth, sons are becoming like their addicted fathers, wives are taking the hit too to escape the pain, families...
Then it was my time, my time to be human, my time to seek my own remedy elsewhere, my time to pay him back for all the pain he’s caused me. Several times I’ve fallen, I wasn’t the perfect faithful and obedient wife to him. Several times I’ve looked for attention from other men; for affection and...
[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...

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