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OLAGA POLOGA

[E toe fa’atalofa atu i paaga masani a le tatou polokalame i lenei fo’i vaiaso, malo le soifua laulelei, malo fo’i le onosa’i, ae o le toe sosooina lenei o le tatou fagogo, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei i le taimi lea ua fa’asoa atu ai e Lami lona manatu i le tuagane o si ona tina, ua tatau ona alu e saili sana galuega e fesoasoani ai i le tausiga o le latou aiga.]
 



TAUASO LE ALOFA

[E toe fa’atalofa atu i le mamaluo le aufaitau i lenei aso, atonu sa outou maua se vaiaso fiafia ma le manuia, ae alo mai loa, o le toe sosooina lenei o le tatou fagogo, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei i le taimi lea ua talanoa atu ai Koso i ona matua e fa’atatau i le mafutaga a Silia ma Keli.]
 



ASG gives assurance of compliance with fed prison rape law

fili@samoanews.com

American Samoa has given the federal government assurance that the territory is committed to ending prison rape and working towards compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards, according to U.S. Justice Department documents.
 
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga gave American Samoa’s assurance in documents submitted recently to USDOJ, which says that FY 2014 was the first year of implementing the PREA standards.
 



Dog trapping begins this week in Tafuna and town area

terihunkin@samoanews.com

The Department of Agriculture is out trapping dogs, which are roaming on government land in the Tafuna High School area and along the main road between Utulei and Pago Pago.  It bagan Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
 
The public is asked not to touch the cages. Please do not feed or release the trapped animals, or put other dogs into the cages.
 



Meleisea Vai Filiga assumes Acting Chief Election Officer post

fili@samoanews.com

In a memo effective this week, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed Meleisea Vai Filiga to assume the post of acting chief election officer, who oversees the Election Office.
 
Meleisea will serve on the post until a permanent Commissioner is appointed, said Lolo, who asked all ASG directors to extend the same courtesies to him as well as work collaboratively to provide support when assistance is requested.
 



No special activities planned for Youth Day today

reporters@samoanews.com

Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs deputy director Pa’u Roy Ausage confirmed on Friday that there are no scheduled activities set for today, the 4th of July, to mark Youth Day in American Samoa.
 
Pa’u said the government is looking at putting together events and activities for youth for the dedication and the official opening sometime early next month of the Pago Pago Community Center, where DYWA will be housed.
 



TALA VAIFANUA

TAUVAGA TOGALA’AU SILI ONA MATAGOFIE I AMERIKA SAMOA
 
O tauvaga togala’au sa amatalia mai le masina o Me ona asiasi ma tau tu’ufa’atasi se fa’ai’uga i le to’a 25 o togala’au mai nu’u eseese o Tutuila. O se fesoasoani fa’apitoa lea na faatautaia e le Asosi a le Tausala o Fugala’au, ma ua fa’ailoa mai, o le a fa’aauau lava fo’i.
 



TALA MAI SAMOA

FAAITITIA NOFOA I FALE MATAMATA I LE APIA PARK
 



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Ae oso mai le isi tamaloa, fai mai, "O lou atalii ua faaigoa o le Bishop, soo se taimi a e savali mai ai i totonu o le falesa, oute faalogo atu ua faaigoa o le 'YOUR GRACE"
 



DOH dengue update: 85 reported cases, but numbers going down

joyetter@samoanews.com

The Department of Health reports that there have been 85 reported cases of dengue fever to date, with 30 that have been hospitalized, according to a statement issued by the DOH yesterday afternoon.
 
The prevalence of this disease has grown in recent decades and is now endemic in more than 100 countries. DOH says there are currently only two other regions reporting Den-v-3 cases—the Solomon Islands and Tonga. This week DOH reported 15 suspected cases of dengue, which brings the average to 18 cases per week.
 



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