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Applications for the Western Pacific Council's advisory panel now available

HONOLULU (WPRFMC) -- August 28, 2014 - Fishermen, members of fishery-related industries and individuals from fishery- or marine-related organizations are invited to apply for membership to the Advisory Panel (AP) for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council.
 



Samoa's Head of State visits SIDs venues

The Third Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S.) Conference is almost here. You can smell it, almost touch it.

Yesterday, the accreditation centre at Tuana’imato was probably the busiest place of the venues as hundreds of delegates, the ones who had arrived already, dropped in to pick up their passes.

The queues were not too bad yesterday but that might not be the case today and tomorrow as hundreds more delegates arrive.

More than 3,000 delegates are expected to attend S.I.D.S. Conference.



Gov tells DOE assembly: “A wise leader is driven by compassion”

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“Where there is compassion, there is patience, tolerance, forbearance, and understanding,” said Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga during the assembly which begins the school year for the Department of Education.
 
The annual assembly was held at the Tafuna High School gymnasium on Monday morning before some 500+ teachers.
 
According to the governor’s speech obtained by Samoa News, Lolo welcomed DOE Director Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau, the management team, principals, vice principals and teachers.
 



Fono News

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SENATE URGES LBJ BOARD TO WORK TOGETHER TO RESOLVE CMS CRISIS
 
The Senate Health/LBJ Committee has urged LBJ Medical Center board to work together with the management team of the hospital to address the many violations cited by the U.S. Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS).
 



Utu explains status of east side water system

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Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority Utu Abe Malae has confirmed that the water for the water distribution system from Aua to Onenoa (AO) is brackish, especially Aua.
 
Utu was responding to Samoa News queries triggered by complaints from Aua residents claiming that the ASPA water there tastes ‘bitter’ and ‘salty’.
 
Earlier this week, Utu appeared before the Fono for a budget hearing during which Aua faipule Rep. Faimealelei Anthony Allen expressed his concern about the brackish water in his village.



Community Briefs

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DESPITE BAD WEATHER, AIRPORT ROAD PROJECT STILL ON TRACK
 
In American Samoa, when it rains, it pours. Such has been the case during the past few weeks but the Dept. of Public Works is certain that the Airport Road project will be completed by the mid-January 2015 deadline.
 
McConnell Dowell workers are about 40% into the project already and most of the work should be completed by December.
 



LBJ Dialysis Unit to get $8K from Bluesky Communications

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The LBJ Hospital’s Dialysis Unit will be receiving $8,000 thanks to Bluesky Communications and its fundraising efforts.
 
On Saturday, August 16, Bluesky employees participated in a walk-a-thon and altogether, they were able to raise $4,000 through monetary donations on their walk-a-thon sheets. Bluesky made good on its promise to match whatever amount was raised and donate it to one of three local organizations/charities, based on which one acquires the highest number of text votes.
 



Lawmakers unhappy with DPW budget shifts

Example: Majority of R&M funds for public schools going to payroll, not supplies
joy@samoanews.com

Lawmakers took issue with the funding earmarked for school supplies being diverted to pay for salaries for the 35 new employees added to the Department of Public Works School Maintenance Division. The funding source for school supplies is revenue from 1% of the excise tax.
 



Court Report

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WIFE ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED BY HUSBAND AFTER LEAVING A BAR
 
A man made his initial appearance in the District Court yesterday morning on allegations that he assaulted his wife after they left a bar. Samoa News is withholding the defendant’s name in the interest of protecting the victim who is the wife.
 
According to the government’s case, the defendant was accompanied by his wife and another female, and on their way home the defendant questioned the victim about a man at the bar.
 



"No legal basis" for citizenship lawsuit, claim Eni and ASG

Say birthright citizenship by judicial fiat would jeopardize fa'a Samoa
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Attorneys for the American Samoa Government and Congressman Faleomavaega Eni have both called on the federal appeals court in Washington D.C. to affirm the lower court’s decision dismissing the citizenship lawsuit filed by five American Samoans and a California based organization.
 



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