Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Your Local News, Later

While I realize that this blog keeps the reader up to date on events in my life in American Samoa, I am sure you are constantly asking yourself - what else is going on in American Samoa? You are in luck my friend. We have a daily paper that provides all the local coverage that you demand - The Samoa News. Perfect. Even better, you can get the Samoan News on-line at I should warn you, that the Samoan News On-Line is on a bit of a delay and the articles are from two weeks earlier, but sometimes it feels like the entire island is on a two week delay, so it doesn't really matter.
So what kind of coverage can you expect from Samoa News? Only the best, the hard hitting in-depth reporting you expect from newspapers like the New York Times or the Washington Post. For example, actual headlines for today, Wednesday, October 4, 2006:

"Public Works crew looking for huge boulders and rocks to complete Leloaloa seawall project"

"Play McDonald's 2006 MONOPOLY for a change to win $5 million!"

Please contact the Public Works crew if know of any huge rocks available. The other big headlines of today, beyond the Election Office being open on Columbus Day, is that the Governor's mansion was vandalized. It appears that vandals broke into the empty mansion (currently being renovated) and smeared banana sap through out the house. It appears banana sap is the Samoan equivalent to spray paint on the mainland. No worries, a five-member special board as been appointed to investigate and the evil-doer will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

And finally, a gem from Samoa News, Friday, September 29, 2006, Sports Section -

In an article about the Rotary Club's annual golf tournament to help for the construction of a community swimming pool, and the need for Samoa to have a pool, the Club President states "Over the past years, more than 100 people have drowned in American Samoa. The territory could really use a swimming pool." Huh?

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