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Archive - May 5, 2012

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Mafutaga Motusia: Talia Fa’afatualeale ia Su’esu’e - Fai'ai Jr. Se’au

I le amataga o le aso ananafi, ua atoa i ai le aso talu ona maliu le ali’i ta’uta’ua ma ua ta’uta’ua atu ai ma lona atunu’u i lana taleni sa ia avea o se manulauti i lona soifua tauivi i fa’agatama o le football, ua malilie ai lona aiga pele, ina ia avea lona fai’ai, ia faia su’esu’ega ina ia sa'ilia ai ni mea na tiga ai o ia, a’o soifua ma ta’alo fa’atauva i lea fa’agatama mo le 20 tausaga.



E TE FIA POKA ?

E TELE 'AU TUPE

O'o loa i le aso Faraile ua manava mai Lome i lana galuega sau ua pe lava lana tulipi i le latou fale.

Tonu loa i le mafaufau o le tama o le a alu nei e tafao i Apia i se fale kalapu.

Ua alu nei ua taunu'u i le RSA, ua saofa'i ai nei ma fai ai lona afiafi, ua galala i le taumafai

A'o le'i alu lou tama e tafao, na tago lelei tu'u le isi tupe i lalo i le isi totigi ia fai ai loa ma le se'evae.



FEMA approves millions for Futiga and Leone roads

Congressman Faleomavaega Eni says he has been informed by FEMA that ASG will receive close to $3 million in federal funding for two road projects— on each in Futiga and Leone.

Funding for both projects is provided by FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.



Man charged with assault of referee asks for bail cut

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Chief Justice Michael Kruse, accompanied on the bench by Chief Associate Judge Logoai Siaki and Associate Judge Fa’amausili, took under advisement a motion to reduce bail for Iopu Siolo, one of the defendants charged in connection with the assault of a referee from Samoa last year.



Team TeeJay arrives in territory

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TeeJay Mamea and family members spotted at the Tafuna International Airport early yesterday morning, after arriving on the delayed Hawaiian Airline flight. 

This is TeeJay’s first trip to American Samoa made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with the help of Hawaii community donors like Dave & Buster’s, Hawaiian Airlines, Platinum Limousine, Tihati Productions, Hawaii Balloon Company, Augie T and IMF Visions.



May 5 “Connect the Dots”

At nearly 1,000 events in over 100 countries, people will highlight how climate change is effecting their lives in the here and now.

People around the world are joining 350.org today, May 5 for the first ever Climate Impacts Day, a global event designed to “connect the dots” between climate impacts, such as extreme weather events, and the broader climate crisis.

The events taking place around the world on May 5 tell the story of a planet already reeling from the numerous impacts of the climate crisis.



Wheelchair Mission Project continues to give to community

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The Young Women's Christian Association of American Samoa(YWCA-AS) continues to distribute wheelchairs, canes and crutches to those in need, from their office at Tasi Street, Lion’s Park, Tafuna.

The  Wheelchair Mission Project started on April 12, 2012 with a brief presentation ceremony that was attended by the Governor, representatives of the American Wheelchair Mission, government officials and organizations that have already received wheelchairs.



Court Report

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DRUG DEFENDANT ON PROBATION FOR ONE MARIJUANA JOINT

A fisherman who walked into the main port with a marijuana joint behind his ear was placed on probation for five years and released from jail on Thursday.

Assistant Public Defender Leslie Cardin pleaded with the court to place the defendant, Vaoeli Lafoia, on probation given that the amount of marijuana found on him was minimal.

Vaoeli Lafoia took the stand and apologized for his actions.



US Fishery Managers Act to address endangered species, foreign fishing concerns

KOHALA COAST, HAWAII —The chairs and executive directors of the nation’s eight Regional Fishery Management Councils (RFMCs) on Thursday in Hawaii concluded their three-day Council Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting. The CCC is convened annually to enable the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), NOAA officials and others to exchange information with the RFMCs. 



Hometown News

SSG TAELIMU TOTIVE

Army Staff Sgt. Taelimu Totive has been awarded the Commander's Coin of Excellence in recognition of outstanding individual specific achievement, accomplishment, or performance within or outside the service member's assigned job responsibilities or line of duty.

The military coin is a powerful symbol used by commanders to promote pride, build cohesion, increase morale within a unit, and show personal appreciation to service members.