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Pacific Rim free trade talks fail To seal deal

LAHAINA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared between Japan and North America over autos, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs.

Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would stretch from Japan to Chile and cover 40 percent of the world economy, fell just short of a deal at talks on the Hawaiian island of Maui.



Tala otooto mai le Fa’amasinoga

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CARMEN HUNKIN
 
O le aso 28 Aokuso lea ua fa’atulaga e lau ai le fa’asalaga a Carmen Hunkin i luma o le fa’amasinoga maualuga, i le mae’a ai lea ona talia e le fa’amasinoga o se maliliega sa latou sainia ma le malo, lea ua ia tali ioe ai i le moliaga mamafa e tasi ae solofua e le fa’amasinoga isi moliaga o loo totoe i le pepa o le tagi sa fa’aulu e le malo fa’asaga ia te ia.
 



UAEALESI MOSOOI A LE FAFIGE FAIKAKALA

POLOKALAME O LE OFF ISLAND REFERRAL
 



Budget submission will be in ‘electronic’ form, says Budget director

FY 2016 budget for most ASG entities set 10% less than last year
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The Fono reconvenes Monday following a two and a half week recess, which was to save session days while awaiting the Executive Branch’s submission of the fiscal year 2016 budget. According to Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua, she is looking at sending the budget to the Fono next week and it will be sent in electronic format.
 



Samoa police raid uncovers weapons, drugs and cash

The police in Samoa have uncovered drugs, illegal weapons and cash in a raid in a house near the capital Apia.

our people have been arrested and are facing several criminal charges.

The police also found equipment suspected of being used in manufacturing methamphetamine in the raid on a family home at Afiamalu.

The Police Commissioner, Egon Keil, says he's sure there's more illicit material out there and his main concern is the safety of Samoans and visitors.



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ROTARY HOLDS ANNUAL CHANGEOVER NIGHT
 
The Rotary Club of Pago Pago held their annual Changeover of Club Officers for the 2015-2016 Club year at the Sadie Thompson Inn last Saturday evening.
 
The banquet was well attended with member’s family and friends. In addition to introduction of the incoming Club Officers, Past President, Mrs. Jacqueline Hall was honored and recognized as the Club's newest Paul Harris Fellow and Past President and Treasurer Jim Mahoney was recognized as Rotarian of the Year.
 



Amata takes part in VA bill floor debate

Source: Media Release, Aumua Amata's office

For the hotly contested floor debate on H.R. 1994, the VA Accountability Act, which split Members largely along party lines, House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL), who managed the debate for the Majority, selected Amata as one of only eight speakers to speak in support of the measure during the half-hour allotted to the majority side.
 



Poloketi auala a le ASPA i Fagaalu

O le poloketi a le ASPA i Faga’alu i le va o Matafao Elementary ma le fale e nofoia ai taane suauu a le malo, ua fa’ailoa mai, o lona taimi e tatau ai ona mae’a lelei o le aso To’ona’i o le vaiaso nei.
 



TALA MAI SAMOA

FAATALI MO LE FAIAOGA FOU MANU SAMOA TAITOAFITU
 



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FONO SAMOAN FALE IN NEED OF REPAIR
 
The head of Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s local office, HC Pulu Ae Ae Jr., says he is appalled at the condition of the Fono’s Fale Samoa, and he wonders why nothing is being done about it.
 
Pulu, a former faipule for Ma’oputasi, told Samoa News that the leaky roof at the Fale Samoa has been a longstanding problem, and attempts to address it have never been successful.
 



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