Ads by Google Ads by Google

Opinion

With one glaring exception, all persons born in the United States or its territories are U.S. citizens. The exception are persons born in American Samoa — a U.S. territory since 1900 — who hold an obscure and discriminatory status as “non-citizen nationals.” In December, a Utah federal court...
Matu’u, AS, June 1, 2020 — Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga and Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale have rolled out their Education Platform and shared the following comments. “We are pleased to present the second installment of our campaign platform highlighting another area of utmost importance to us —...
Matu’u, AS — Press Release – The gubernatorial team of Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga and Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale has issued the following statement. “This week, we are officially rolling-out our campaign platform by individual subject matter. We will share with you our vision and what we hope...
The typical Sunday in Samoa is rather calm. Only a few sounds are ever allowed throughout the day. The sounds of umu in the early dawn. The clangour of church bells and the harmonious choral singing throughout the day. While in the afternoon, only quiet conversations over supper serve to disrupt an...
Over the recent months I have been asked, “Why is there an increase in Domestic Violence and Sexual assault cases.” My answer, “More victims are reporting. It has always existed, but their stories were never told.”  In 2019 the Alliance asked survivors questions about their journey, and nine (9)...
(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...

Pages