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This is the official letter of apology to the public that was released last week Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 by the ARFF Section of the Pago Pago International Airport. The letter does not specifically mention what “last week’s debacle” was that “has brought much ridicule and scorn to our section.” It...
Susuga Iotamo Saleapaga, M.D.,  Foma'i SiliAfioga Faumuina Taufetee Ioane, Pule Faatonu, Falema'i (LBJ) Susuga e, Ta te vaai pea ma le moomoo fiafia i le liliu o lo tatou falema'i i le tausiga o ē ua gasegase i le taiālisisi (dialysis).  O se galuega tatau ma le alofa.  Faafetai e lē o motisia...
Dear Editor, I've heard recently that due to yet another outbreak of a serious disease, this time the Coronavirus, the Independent State of Samoa now requires us to get a medical examinatIon three days before traveling there. At first, this seemed simple enough, but the more I think about it the...
Dear Editor, “Oh magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt hi name together” - Psalms 34:3 This is someone’s thankful heart for God’s presence with us, everywhere we go. My name is Laaloi Fulu Lili’o from Fagasa. It was early last year that I noticed that the beauty of our country was not very...
Dear Editor,    The recent case in Utah federal courts deciding that persons born on U.S. territory (specifically Am. Samoa in this case) are automatically entitled to citizenship has caused much consternation for all of us who care about the preservation of our culture and traditions. It has also...
Dear Honorable Governor of American Samoa,  It has been a week since my husband and I returned from [participating] in the Medicaid Program. We went to New Zealand to have cataract surgery after being referred from our local eye doctors for off island surgery. The process was referred by our local...
Dear Editor, Fa'atulou atu i le mamalu lasilasi o le tatou Atunu'u ae se'i o'u alo atu i se gagana faigofie mo i latou o lo'o fa'atagisia le Malo o Amerika mo le sitiseni. Greetings to our readers home on island and across the world. Let me ask a question to those that want this citizenship, the...
An overlooked peculiarity denying citizenship to a small number of Americans seems headed for the nation’s High Court to resolve after a ruling in a lower court. Utah residents John Fitisemanu, Pale Tuli and Rosavita Tuli, all originally from the territory of American Samoa, filed suit in the U.S....
We are disappointed by the opinion of the Utah federal court in the Fitisemanu case. It will certainly come as a surprise to tens of thousands of American Samoans that a federal judge in Utah has ruled that they are now United States citizens. Because the residents of American Samoa have vibrant...
Honorable Alliitama L. Sotoa
 Chairman, Democratic Party of American Samoa Re: Congratulations Dear Mr Chairman, Congratulations on your recent election as Chairman of the Democratic Party of American Samoa. Although you have lived in California for many years, I am certain you have not lost your...

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