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Archive - May 16, 2012

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Falepuipui mo le 360 aso i le taumulimuli i se teineititi

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O le alii lea na avea ma ulua’i tagata na tuuaia i le solitulafono o le taumulimuli i se tamaitai e 14 tausaga le matua, ua fa’asala nei e le Faamasinoga Maualuga, mo le 360 aso i le toese i Tafuna, ina ua ta’usalaina o ia i le moliaga o le taumulimuli.

E tolu moliaga mama ua ta’usalaina ai e le faamasinoga le alii o Tasesa Kuresa, e aofia ai lona faia o ni gaioiga e ono lamatia ai le saogalemu o se teineititi, taumulimuli, faapea ma le faatupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele.



Saini konekarate sikolasipi a ni tamaitai mo le taaloga volipolo

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E toalua ni tamaitai mai le kalapu volipolo a le Fiafia Youth, na sainia i le taeao ananafi ni a laua konekarate, e aooga ai mo le tausaga i le kolisi a le Wentworth Military Academy and Colllege i Missouri.

O le tamaitai o Mary Tuimavave mai le Aoga Maualuga a Samoana ma Monalisa Faasavalu mai le Aoga Maualuga a Tafuna, ua faamanuiaina i nei avanoa sikolasipi mai avanoa e 5 na ofo mai e le Kolisi lenei, ina ua malaga mai i le taimi o le taamilosaga a le Samoa Bowl i le amataga o le tausaga.



Tala o Faamasinoga

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SIAMUPENI LEFAOSEU

O le alii talavou lea na ia faaaogaina se agaese e faaoo ai ni manu’a i se isi alii, ona o le fasiga ona o le fasiga o lona uso la’ititi, ua manatu le faamasinoga o le a le toe i ai se isi faasalaga faafalepuipui e tuuina atu ia te ia, ae ua lava le umi lea sa loka ai o iai le toese ao faagasolo lana mataupu e avea ma ona faasalaga.



Gamefishers donate catch to Hope House

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Sisters and staff of Hope House are pictured here with I’a Lapo’a—a donation from the 13th Steinlager I'a lapo'a International Gamefishing Tournament to Hope House, delivered yesterday afternoon.

The 3-day international tourney took place last week, ending on Saturday with an Awards dinner. Participants were from New Zealand, Samoa and American Samoa.



FFAS 5-a-side league kicks off

FFAS has successfully kicked off its first 5-a-side league since 2009 on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.

Utulei Youth took the title back in 2009 in what was the last time FFAS organized this 5- a-side, outdoors competition. In 2010 FFAS held a futsal competition while no such competitions were held in 2011.

“Because of the unavailability of high school gymnasiums for us to hold a futsal league this year, we’ve decided instead to have an outdoor competition based on the futsal set up,” said FFAS CEO Tavita Taumua.



New changes for FFAS approved after 5th Congress

New changes are in effect for the soccer association’s statutes after all amendments proposed in the 5th FFAS Ordinary Congress were approved unanimously during its annual meeting on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the headquarters inside Pago Park Soccer Stadium.

The congress is usually scheduled for March of every year but was postponed to May due to many activities and off island meetings by some members of the executive committee.



Retirement Fund net assets down $19 Mil in FY 2011

Enough to meet current ongoing obligations says audit report
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ASG Employees Retirement Fund (ASGERF) net assets in trust for pension benefits decreased by $19 million due to domestic and international equity market conditions, according to an independent audit report of the ASGERF Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the last fiscal year.

The audit report, by the accounting firm of Moss Adams LLP, states that it has issued “an unqualified opinion”, or clean opinion, of the Retirement Fund’s statements of plan net assets for Sept. 30, 2011 and 2010.



Former Poly Air employee charged with embezzlement

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A former Polynesian Airlines employee in Pago Pago has been charged in District Court in the alleged theft of more than $10,000 in money belonging to the carrier, which is owned by the government of Samoa government.

According to court documents, defendant Judy Mata’utia was acting area manager for Polynesian Airlines’ office in Pago Pago between March and October of 2010, when the crime allegedly occurred before she was terminated.



Court Report

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GRANDFATHER CHARGED IN CASE INVOLVING GRAND-DAUGHTER

A grandfather accused of touching his 13-year old grand daughter in a sexual manner over a period of time, appeared yesterday in District Court, where he is charged with three felony charges and one misdemeanor.

To protect the minor victim, Samoa News is not identifying the defendant or the village where the alleged crime occurred.



Watch out for those falling coconuts in Malaeimi

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While walking or driving along the main highway in Malaeimi watch out for falling coconuts. There have been calls this week to the American Samoa Power Authority to assist in trimming coconut trees along the main road in Malaeimi.

Samoa News was told that one of the calls for help to ASPA came from the Governor’s Office following a recent report, and if it were not for the quick reaction of a driver, an accident would have occurred due to falling coconuts right onto the road.