Login

Archive - Feb 2012

  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 298.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 299.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 330.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 331.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 332.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 77.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 78.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 77.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 78.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 77.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 78.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 77.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 78.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 77.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 78.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 77.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 78.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 77.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 78.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 77.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 78.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 77.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 78.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 77.
  • warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/samoanews.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/archive/archive.pages.inc on line 78.

February 29th

Fono News

fili@samoanews.com

SEN. LUALEMAGA TO CHAIR SENATE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE (SIC)

Senate President Gaoteote Palaie Tofau has appointed the seven-member Senate Investigating Committee (SIC), to be chaired by Sen. Lualemaga E. Faoa, who had chaired the previous Senate investigative committee more than six years ago.



Court Report

reporters@samoanews.com

DAVID GOLK

A man accused of trespassing onto private property while intoxicated was sentenced before the District Court yesterday morning.

David Golk of Iliili entered into a plea agreement with the government, pleading guilty to charges of trespassing and drinking in public areas — both are misdemeanors.

Golk was arrested on February 19, 2012 with his bail set at $3,000. The defendant apologized to the court for his wrongdoing and promised the court that he will not break the law in the future.



“A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS”

Dear Editor: 

For those of us who remember the Bay before its industrial destruction began over 50 years ago, that picture of a purse seiner dumping “industrial waste” directly into the Bay epitomizes — seemingly in one small “click” — the sad history and a vivid display of the naked greed and indifference that our people have had to endure from these “exploit at will” foreign investors. (front page picture, Samoa News 02/24/12)



LBJ moving ahead with reduction in hours per ASG

Projected revenues include the $3 Mil from the govt loan, plus monthly govt subsidy
fili@samoanews.com

LBJ Medical Center appears to be moving ahead with the planned temporary reduction of working hours this weekend as part of the agreement with the government to get the $3 million the government is borrowing from the Workmen’s Compensation Account.



USDOI awards American Samoa $10MIL for CIP

Recognizes Togiola’s last year as Governor
reporters@samoanews.com

The U.S. Department of Interior has awarded American Samoa more than $10 million in federal funding, which was made public during the federal Interagency Group on Insular Areas (IGIA) annual meeting, and also recognized Gov. Togiola Tulafono’s contribution to the Group, as the governor is serving his last year in office.

The announcements were made public yesterday during the 2012 IGIA annual meeting in Washington D.C. where Interior Secretary Ken Salazar greeted the gathering, and spoke of his department’s efforts to empower insular communities.



February 28th

Sorry for the technical problems on the website

reporters@samoanews.com

We apologize for the problems the past few days with accessing the website.  We have been overwhelmed with visitors and our server was not able to process all the requests to view pages.

We are in the process of moving to a bigger server and repositioning our data base so there will probably be some glitches over the next few days as we make this move.

We appreciate your loyalty and participation in the website and once again please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

 

Sincerely,

samoanews.com staff



MALOLO LE ‘AU #2 A PAGO PAGO...

MAI I LE LIKI KIRIKITI
sports@samoanews.com

E i ai le mea malie lea ua maitauina i le Liki Kirikiti o le Sisiga Fu’a 2012, lea o lo o fa’agaasolo nei i le paka i Faga’alu, o faiga a tama ia e ta lelei i isi 'au, pei o tama o Roma o le 'au a le Mea'ese, Fala a tama o le Lega, o JR Sitau, Loia ia ma Patele Asalemo a le Mosi'ula.

O Kuresa ma Filipo o le Sinapati, Ava ma Marcus a le Pisisami, ma tama o Uale, Palemia, JR, Logi, ia ma isi tama na, aemise ai lava le 68 'ai a Roma, 60 'ai a Fala, 48 'ai a JR Sitau.



Nonu market takes a dive

The international nonu market has taken a nose dive and it seems to be spiralling out of control.

So warns the Nonu Association of Samoa based on “evidence of an increasing worldwide recession.” In a statement issued yesterday, President Garry Vui says the market is declining.

“Nonu juice/products have a limited worldwide market as a health product at present, irrespective of what is reported in the media locally or overseas and with evidence of an increasing worldwide recession, this market is in decline.



Le mautonu nisi i le fa’atu o se fale’aisa i Fagatogo

ausage@samoanews.com

Ua fesiligia e nisi o faipule le fa’aiuga a le kovana e pei ona ia sainia ai le lisi mo le fa’atuina o le faleaisa i luga o le uafu, ona e i ai le talitonuga o le a feteena’i lea fuafuaga ma se polokalama ua mae’a ona fa’ataoto e le Initeria, mo le toe fa’ateleina o le uafu tele i Fagatogo mo le $7 miliona.



Taoto atu se fautuaga a le Fono i le alii faipule ia Faleomavaega

ausage@samoanews.com

Ua taoto atu nei se fautuaga a le Fono Faitulafono e ala i lo latou pasia o se Iugafono Maliliefaatasi a le Senate, i le alii faipule i le Konekeresi, ina ia amata faia ni sailiiliga mo mataupu uma na folasia e le Matagaluega o le Gataifale ma le Vanimonimo a le malo tele (NOAA), e uiga i le faaopoopoina o vaega o le faasao mo le gataifale i le Faga i Fagatele.

O le vaiaso na tea nei na pasia ai e le Senate la latou iugafono lenei ae o le taeao ananafi na pasia ai e le maota o sui.