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E LE O OE O SE SULI MONI - Vaega XVI

“Tina!”, o le talanoa atu lea a le tamaloa o Meki i le fafine o Mekala ma ona foliga ua matua ita lava, “O lou toe avanoa lenei e aveese mai ai le teineititi pologa o Ianeta matou te malaga, afai e fa’auliulito pea lou taofi ma e musu, o le a oo loa le mataupu i se isi tulaga e sili atu ona e le fiafia i ai”. O le talanoa atu lea a Meki ia Mekala, ae o le taimi lea o lo o uu mau pea lava e le fafine o Mekala le lima o le teineititi pologa o Ianeta e musu e fa’amamulu.



ASPA’s trash and sewage rate hike will bring in an additional $.5M annually

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American Samoa Power Authority is estimating it will collect around half a million dollars annually in additional revenue from the new rate increases that went into effect last week for waste water and solid waste services, says ASPA executive director Utu Abe Malae.
 



Call for tough line on Pacific long liners

There are calls for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to get tough on longliners fishing for tuna in the Pacific.

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement, under which 8 island nations co-operate over the region's purse seine fisheries, said the longliner fishery in the Pacific was out of control.

When the Commission, which is usually known as the Tuna Commission, meets from next Monday in Nadi, the PNA's chief executive, Ludwig Kumoru, said his body would be pressing for significant changes to improve the management of the longline fishery.



Community Briefs

compiled by Samoa News staff

SIREN-TEST FOR DECEMBER AT 12NOON TODAY
 
The local Department of Homeland Security / TEMCO Division reminds the public that the monthly territory-wide emergency siren test for December is set for 12 noon today. The monthly siren test is held on the first Friday of every month.
 



Digicel partners with TV3 to bring live coverage of Parker’s fight

Samoa Briefs
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Apia, SAMOA — One of Samoa’s TV stations has partnered up with Digital to bring the much anticipated Parker fight live to Samoa on December 10, 2016. Undefeated Joseph Parker has four wins in 2016 and is now preparing for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Heavy Weight Championship held in New Zealand. 
 



Leai se isi ua molia fa’alavelave na fana ai le ali’i Leoleo

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I le lata i le 2 tausaga o fa’atalitali pea le mamalu o le atunu’u aemaise ai le aiga o le ali’i Leoleo ia Tine Loia, lea na manu’a i le fa’alavelave lea na fana ai e se tagata le ta’avale Leoleo sa malaga ai ma ni isi Leoleo i Leone i le masina o Tesema 2014, i se fa’aiuga o su’esu’ega a le Ofisa o Leoleo e uiga i lenei mataupu, o le taeao ananafi na fa’amaonia ai e le Loia a le malo i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga, le fa’aiuga ua faia e fa’atatau i lenei fa’alavelave, i le leai lea o se isi ua molia fa&r



Tala otooto o Fa’amasinoga

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SEMURANA LEAUMOANA
 
Ua taofia nei i le toese i Tafuna le ali’i o Semurana Leaumoana e fa’atali ai lana iloiloga lea ua fa’atulaga e faia i le aso 23 Tesema, e iloilo ai le ripoti lea ua faila e le Ofisa Fa’anofovaavaaia, pe fa’amaonia ua ia le usitaia tuutuuga o lana nofovaavaaia.
 



ASG continues quest for help for displaced employees of Samoa Tuna Processors

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American Samoa continues to collect data for it’s application to the federal government for possible funding to help workers who will be dislocated when Samoa Tuna Processors cannery plant operation closes down indefinitely in less than two weeks.
 
Commerce Director Keniseli Lafaele told Samoa News last month that Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga had appointed a committee to look at ways to assist, including possible federal funding, for the “up to 800 or possibly more,” employees who will lose their jobs when STP closes indefinitely on Dec. 11.



ASG’s goal at Fishery meeting is to support local canneries and home ported vessels

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American Samoa’s main goal at next week’s Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission annual fishery meeting is supporting the local canneries and vessels home ported here, according to Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga, head of the territory’s group, which is part of the US government delegation.
 



Samoa opens part of new Faleolo terminal

Samoa has completed the first phase of multimillion-dollar airport terminal building project at Faleolo international airport.

The new departure lounge cost $US31.7 million to build with funding coming through a loan from China.

The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said the project is part of the government's initiative to improve infrastructure.



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