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Dear Editor, Since the article “Stranded American Samoans offer solutions to their overseas plight” was printed in the Samoa News, there has been overwhelming support. However, the issue is not “The Solution(s)”, the problem according to the populace, is the lack of leadership and TRUST in the...
Dear Editor, “Mind Your Own Business” is a very common saying for shutting everyone’s mouth, tulou, and not doing anything to help the people who need help.  E le a’oa’ia e Laupu’a Tamafaiga ae ose fautuaga.  It’s our duty as good citizens to save our people by talking rather than SILENCE, ose...
Dear Editor, I am writing this in hopes that this will be an eye and heart opener for our leaders, community, villages, churches, and people to what is happening right before our very own eyes. As our island is in this season of elections and campaigning, my hope is that we don’t neglect or...
Malo e laumalie ‘a Hou’eiki mo Ha’a Lotu moe lelei ‘ae Tonga kotoa ‘oku tau fakapaea he funga maka ko Tutu’ila mo Manu’a ‘ae Tu’i Manu’a.  Tulou kae ‘ata mu’a ke fakahoko atu e ki’i fatongia ko’eni. Koe fakamanatu atu ki hotau kainga Tonga kotoa he fonuani ke mou fakatokanga’i ange ‘ae founga moe...
Dear Editor, Our kennels are full, overloaded due to people dumping dogs everywhere. We get calls everyday about dogs they want us to pick up, trap or save but we have absolutely no available space for another dog. We are experiencing what we see as an outbreak of Leptospirosis due to the weather...
Dear Editor, There have been quite a few stories in the media lately concerning residents of American Samoa stranded overseas due to the closure of the borders of American Samoa and who most likely won’t be able to return to the territory in time to participate or vote in the November 2020 election...
Washington, D.C. — When they met in the late 1980s, in Del. Eni Faleomavaega’s office on Capitol Hill, they jokingly called themselves The Poor Kids’ Club. It was Faleomavaega from American Samoa; Suzan Shown Harjo, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, from El Reno, Okla...
Governor, Lt. Governor, Chairman, Members of the Task Force for the COVID-19, and all of those behind the closing of the borders, especially with the Hawaiian Airlines to American Samoa. As the world braces for the continued spread of the corona-virus, rarely before used terms like "Pandemic","...
Dear Editor, The letter to the editor by Dr. Toafa (“Bias News?” dated 7/10), aims to taint reporting about the COVID-19 payouts to legislators by suggesting bias in the media, but his arguments rely on really shaky grounds.  For one, if media bias were excuse enough to dismiss a controversy, then...
Dear Editor: I was quite astonished when reading how the local media quickly turned the sharp tip of the arrow at the lawmakers, blaming them for the abuse and misuse of the stimulus funds awarded by the Executive to the Legislature and Judiciary Branches. It was clear that the Governor shared the...

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