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South Pacific Tuna Treaty a way forward says local DOC director

However, doubtful it will lead to saving our tuna industry

While the new six-year South Pacific Tuna Treaty does not appear to provide any special recognition or benefits to the American Samoa’s tuna industry, Commerce Department Director Keniseli Lafaele says the Treaty is a way forward and the territory hopes to find opportunities under the Treaty that will benefit American Samoa.

Court Report

Samoa News staff translation

A 19-year-old man who was accused along with two juveniles of breaking into Tafuna High School and stealing school property including iPads will be sentenced Jan. 13, 2017 after he pled guilty to felony stealing.

ASCC walked into a deficit for new fiscal year


The American Samoa Community College has moved to “implement cost containment measures” with the only institution of higher education in the territory faced with a “deficit” at the start of its new fiscal year 2017, which began on Oct. 1, 2016, says ASCC Acting President Rosevonne Makaiwi-Pato during the governor’s cabinet meeting last Thursday.

Tu’uaia se ali’i i lona umia fa’asolitulafono fualaau fa’asaina


O le vaiaso na te’a nei na taofia ai e Leoleo i le toese i Tafuna se ali’i mai Fagatogo, ona o tu’uaiga i lona umia fa’asolitulafono lea o vaega o le pauta fa’asaina o le aisa.
O le taeao ananafi na tula’i ai Falaniko Stowers po o Nicole e pei ona lauiloa ai o ia e le to’atele i luma o le fa’amasinoga maualuga, ma ia teena ai moliaga mamafa e lua lea ua tu’uaia ai o ia e le malo.

Filifilia Senatoa fou mo Itumalo o Tuala-uta ma Leasina


O le fa’aiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei na fono ai ni isi o Itumalo i le atunu’u, mo le sailia lea o ni o latou Senatoa fou e fai ma o latou sui i le maota maualuga a le Senate mo le isi 4 tausaga o lo o sosoo nei.
O Itumalo e tolu sa fono i le fa’aiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei e aofia ai Tualauta ma Leasina.

Tala otooto o Fa’amasinoga


O le aso 6 Ianuari 2017 lea ua fa’atulaga e le fa’amasinoga maualuga e toe valaau ai le mataupu a Tao Liu, ma le fa’amoemoe e tatau ona o o atu i le aso lea ua mae’a ona sainia sa latou maliliega ma le malo ma fa’amuta ai loa taualumaga o lana mataupu.

Current cabinet directors expected to all submit resignations by late next week


Cabinet directors for the Lolo Administration will have to submit their letters of resignation by late next week, while most deputy directors will take over the leadership role as the administration prepares to transition into a new 4-year term.

Selection of senators and district governors continues peacefully


Two former senators have been selected by their respective counties to serve in the Senate when the new 35th Legislature convenes in January next year, while a current senator has been selected as the Manu’a District Governor while Western District Governor Lualemaga Faoa will continue for another term in office.

Tsunami bill sent to President Obama to be signed into law

Source: Media Release, Aumua Amata's office

Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Act earlier this week, which included the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015.

What resignation of New Zealand's leader means

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key unexpectedly resigned on Monday. His departure will affect New Zealand's relationship with the U.S., its free-trade agenda and its role on the world stage. The country's new leader will face an opposition buoyed by Key's departure as it heads into elections next year.

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