Editor’s Note: Delegate Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement of condolences for the people of the Kingdom of Tonga:
The people of the Kingdom of Tonga are in our thoughts and most importantly in our prayers during this sad time. I think especially of families who haven’t heard from loved ones yet because of the limited communications following the devastating tsunami and volcanic ash. In American Samoa, and neighboring Samoa, we have deep memories of the 2009 tsunami, and our hearts go out to Tonga as they help neighbors, assess the damage and begin recovery efforts. The United States and other nations have been generous in times like this, and I think we will see both possibilities of international aid and private charitable help, and I know God will bless such efforts. May God be with the people of Tonga and the decision-making of their leaders. (PR)
UIFA’ATALI AMATA (Special to the Saipan Tribune)
Uifa’atali Amata is the delegate of American Samoa in the U.S. Congress.