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Summer Youth participants go home empty handed — no paychecks


The ground floor of the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei was jam packed with hundreds of participants of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), administered by the Department of Human Resources (DHR), who were there to pick up their first paychecks, per an announcement that was released through the media last Friday.
However, everyone went home empty-handed, after they were told that the checks wouldn’t be ready until today.

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Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie said the Senate will not review the fiscal year 2016 Budget unless it is submitted by the Executive Branch in the usual big budget book form, which he says is useful and important to senators during budget reviews.

ASPA sends NOAA letter of support for Tri Marine fishery petition


The American Samoa Power Authority is supportive of Tri Marine International’s petition to the U.S National Oceania Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for exemption of the U.S. flagged purse seiner fleet which delivers 50% of its catches to the local canneries, allowing them to fish in the US exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and on the high seas.
The specific fishing areas are now closed to fishing by the U.S. purse seiner fleet until the end of 2015.

Bluesky to pay $80K for violating USDOL labor laws on overtime


Bluesky Communications has agreed to pay back wages of more than $80,000 to affected workers after being cited by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) for failure to comply with federal labor laws.
USDOL Wage and Hour Division’s Honolulu District Office director Terence J. Trotter confirmed to Samoa News last Friday that Bluesky has been cited by the federal agency, following an investigation from May 5, 2013 through May 2, 2015. The Wage and Hour Division conducted the probe.

Tula’i fa’aaloalo afioga Senatoa e aloaia ai soifua galue Saole Mila


Na faia se tula’i fa’aaloalo a le maota maualuga a le Senate i le taeao ananafi, e aloaia ai le soifua galue o le latou uso a Senatoa, le afioga i le Maopu ia Saole Mila na tu’umalo i le vaiaso na te’a nei i le aai o Seattle i Amerika.
O le afioga i le Peresetee o le Senate ia Gaoteote Palaie Tofau na valaauina le maota mo le tula’i fa’aaloalo, ao lumana’i ai le sauniga lotu e tatala aloaia ai galuega a le maota, i le mae’a ai o sana malologa mo le 2 ma le afa vaiaso na tuana’i atu nei.

Amata Liki Kirikiti o le Moso’oi ia Aukuso 15

I le fonotaga a le Asosi Kirikiti Fa’asamoa i Amerika Samoa, lea sa faia i le Potu Fono o le Maketi i Fagatogo, i le aso Faraile ua te’a, sa fa’atulaga ai nisi o latou mataupu e ao ina talanoaina ma fa’amautu mo le amataga o le Liki Kirikiti o le Vaiaso o le Moso’oi 2015.
O le vaiaso mulimuli o Oketopa ua faatulaga lea o le vaiaso Moso’oi i Amerika Samoa.



Tonga opens Pacific Nations Cup finals day in winning fashion

Tonga has beaten Japan 31-20 to finish the Pacific Nations Cup in third place off the back of a three-game win streak.

The 'Ikale Tahi led 16-11 at halftime, despite skipper Nili Latu being sent to the sin-bin for infringing at the breakdown, and scored tries through Halani Aulika, Fetu Vainikolo and man of the match Sonatane Takalua, with Kurt Morath adding 16 points from the boot.

The result extends Tonga's winning run against the Brave Blossoms to four matches.

Canada and USA will square off later this morning to avoid the wooden spoon with Samoa and Fiji to meet in the final.

Fono to focus on ANZ Bank complaints in new session

A year after previous hearing services are “absolutely horrible”

Tualauta lawmaker Larry Sanitoa is suggesting a House Resolution be sent to the CEO/Chairman of ANZ bank in New Zealand highlighting the territory’s dissatisfaction with the bank’s overall services to the people of American Samoa, with a copy forwarded to the Federal Reserve System, the FDIC and/or any other federal or local regulator that oversees operations in American Samoa.
This was revealed in Sanitoa’s email to his colleagues on the recent issues for which he will be calling hearings before the House when it is back in session.

Tutuila Summer Youth workers to receive first paychecks today


Good news! After four weeks of waiting, the estimated 600 local youth who are employed on Tutuila under the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), administered by the Department of Human Resources, will receive their first paycheck today at 2 p.m.
SYEP participants working in the Manu’a Islands will be paid at a later date, as they started the program at a later date and their time cards were submitted just last week.
This is according to Makerita Enesi, head of the DHR Training Division, when asked by Samoa News last Friday.

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