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U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: Am. Samoa economy declined in 2013

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An increase in consumer spending — the first since 2004 — helped offset the decline in American Samoa’s economy in 2013, according to American Samoa's estimated gross domestic product (GDP) report released Monday by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
 



Court Report

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FIRST HEARING IN ELECTION PETITION SET FOR OCTOBER
 
The High Court Appellate Division has scheduled a review hearing in an election appeal filed by Lucia Bartley challenging the authenticity of “Vui Florence Tuaumu Saulo’s birth certificate.” Last week, Chief Election Officer Tuaolo Manaia Fruean denied a challenge lodged by Bartley, noting that Vui satisfies the U.S. national requirement, in accordance with Article II Section 3.
 



Proposed law would give Economic Dev. Authority bond issuing capability

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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted to the Fono legislation which seeks to modernize and enhance the bond issuing capability of the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA).
 
The bill was introduced late last week in both the Senate and House but no committee hearings have been scheduled yet on the measure, which the governor says will help move forward the work of ASEDA,  whose board was reconstituted last year.
 



Community Briefs

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CHECK OUT YOUR CHILD CAR SEAT THIS SATURDAY AT OMV COMPOUND
 
Sept. 14-20 is National Child Passenger Safety Week and the DPS Office of Highway Safety’s Occupant Protection Program will be hosting a fitting station at the OMV compound in Tafuna this Saturday, from 9 a.m. til 12noon.
 



Strong lead for Bainimarama in Fiji's election

The party of Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama holds a commanding lead based on provisional results in the country's landmark election.

Votes from more than half the polling stations have been tallied and after 12 hours of counting FijiFirst has 60 percent of the vote.

Its nearest rival Sodelpa, which has its foundations in the party of ousted prime minister Laisenia Qarase is sitting on 26 percent.

Nearly 340 thousand votes have been counted so far, more than half of those who registered to vote.



Polynesian Hall of Fame also announces finalists for next class

Honolulu, HAWAII – The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced this past week 25 Finalists will be on the ballot for induction into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. The list includes 20 players and five coaches/contributors.

“Over the past several weeks the Selection Committee has been deliberating over the 2015 Finalists,” said Chairman, Dick Tomey. “Each year, the task of selecting Polynesia's great players, coaches and contributors is a major challenge because there are so many worthy candidates.”



Outspoken faipule says raise in office allowance at this time “not fair to public”

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Representative Faimealelei Anthony Allen is greatly concerned about the public perception over the raising of lawmaker’s stipends and said “bottom line is — this is just not fair for the public”.
 
The Aua lawmaker during the House regular session yesterday voiced his concern about what was printed in the paper, noting the public’s outcry about the proposed increases in lawmaker’s stipends.
 



Court Report

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$2,000 FINE AND 5-YEAR PROBATION FOR MAN SMUGGLING MARIJUANA SEEDS
 



DPS Marine Patrol and USCG searching for four men lost at sea

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The Marine Patrol Division of the Department of Public Safety is currently looking for four fishermen who went out fishing towards the Manu’a islands last week. They have been reported as ‘lost at sea’, and this was confirmed by Commissioner of Public Safety, William Haleck.
 
Responding to Samoa News queries, Haleck said DPS has reached out to the Samoa government for assistance in using one of their boats for the search.
 



Local US Army recruiting station ranked #1 in the world

Tattoo reviews still pending for some recruits
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The figures are in and the numbers definitely prove that American Samoa produces committed young men and women who are willing to die in defense of the freedoms we so richly enjoy.
 



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