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In response to the headline - “Lemanu and Talauega are officially on the Nov 3rd ballot” - in yesterday’s front page print edition, Chief election officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei points out that “ALL candidates announcement are not yet official until September 8  and that ONLY the Chief Election...
Dear Editor, I saw a PBS special about American Samoa's tuna fishing-industry problem and thought Norway's open-sea fish farming (or China's or Cyprus's) is the perfect solution for Samoa, but didn't know who to contact to suggest it.  If you have an email address, it would be appreciated. https...
Dear Editor: Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. It’s a day filled with romance, affection and passion for many couples, but for others it can cause anxiety, fear and violence. The American Samoa Alliance against Domestic & Sexual Violence, and its partners, continue to provide awareness...
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...

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