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Senate Judicial Committee hears about round trip tickets, sponsorships and too many Asians

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US citizens, whose parents are American Samoans, born in the United States, but require a round trip ticket for travel to American Samoa and concerns over permanent residents sponsoring foreigners were two issues raised during last week’s Senate Judicial Committee hearing with Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale.
 
US CITIZEN TRAVEL
 



Police Commissioner’s criminal case postponed

No official charges have been served
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Apia, SAMOA -- The Samoa prosecution’s case against Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil has been rescheduled to next month, after the court heard that the defendant was not served with any form of official charges.
 



Falepuipui le ali’i fa’amalosia se teineitiiti 16 tausaga

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E ui na taua e le itu a le malo le matuia o le gaioiga sa faia e Hilton Forlorn Muasau, i lona ulufale fa’amalosi lea i totonu o se fale sa mautotogi ai se aiga i Pago Pago i le tausaga na te’a nei, ma ia fa’amalosia se teineititi e 16 tausaga le matua sa ia maua atu i totonu o le fale, peita’i ua manatu le afioga i le fa’amasino sili ma ana fa’amasino lagolago, ua lava masina e 28 e fa’asala ai le ua molia i le toese i Tafuna.
 



Tala otooto mai le Fa’amasinoga

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FALEPUIPUI LEROY VA’ANATIU MO LE 7 TAUSAGA
 
O le ali’i lea na ia gaoia se TV mai se faleoloa i Tafuna i le amataga o le tausaga nei, ua fa’asalaina nei o ia e le fa’amasinoga maualuga ina ia taofia i le toese i Tafuna mo le 7 tausaga.
 



Tele pisinisi laiti le fa’amaoni failaina o lafoga i le malo

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Na taua e le Teutupe a le malo i se iloiloga sa faia i luma o le maota o sui i le taeao ananafi e fa’apea, e tele atu pisinisi laiti e le o fa’amaoni i le totogiina atoa ma le failaina o a latou lafoga i le malo, nai lo isi lava pisinisi i totonu o le atunu’u.
 



ASG Treasurer forecasts a surplus of $2Mil for 2016

Assures Fono joint committee that gov’t will meet its approved tax collection figure
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Based on the current trend of revenue collection and spending, ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipea is forecasting a surplus of about $2 million at the end of the current fiscal year 2016 budget, which closes Sept. 30, 2016.
 
On the other hand, the government ended FY 2015 with a surplus of over $3 million, based on FY 2015 audits.
 
Tonumaipea’s comments were made yesterday during day one of the Fono joint budget committee hearing reviewing the government’s FY 2017 budget totaling $378.48 million.
 



Sen. Magalei calls for gov’t to lower its $40 entry permit fee

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Senator Magalei Logovi’i has called on the local government to revisit its $40 entry permit fee which he says is too high as compared to the only $10 permit fee for American Samoan nationals entering Samoa.
 
Magalei made the request during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last Wednesday, on an administration bill seeking to increase from 50 to 100 the number of foreigners to be granted annually permanent residents status — people who have been residents continuously in the territory for 20 years.
 



Aigamaua-Saelua:O le matafaioi Fono le saili o alagatupe fou mo le malo

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Na faamanino e le Faatonusili o le Ofisa o le Paketi a le malo ia Cathy Aigamaua-Saelua i luma o le Komiti Soofaatasi o le Paketi a le Fono Faitulafono i le taeao ananafi, o le tiute a le Fono Faitulafono le saili o alagatupe fou e fesoasoani ai i le malo.
 



Tulafono fa’asala latou paka vaega paka ai latou i ai manaoga faapitoa

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Ua taoto nei i luma o le Fono Faitulafono se tulafono taufaaofi ua talosagaina e le faigamalo e Lolo ma Lenanu, mo se teuteuga i le tulafono e fa’asala ai i latou e paka i vaega ua fa’aavanoa e paka ai ta’avale a i latou e i ai manaoga fa’apitoa o le tino.
 



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