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Uaealesi mosooi a le FAFIGE FAIKAKALA

Leitioa a fausasaga le anoanoa’i o tagata overstayer i le teritori, o lenei ua fia tausaga e le o lelei lava le ‘computer syster’ lea e fa’aaoga a le Ofisa o le Immigration i le malae va’alele i Tafuna, e fa’amaumau ai faila mo tagata e ulufale mai i Amerika Samoa.

DPS still short of target number for police academy recruits


DPS Commissioner William Haleck said yesterday that a make-up test date for the dozens of people who were scheduled to take the police academy entrance exam this past week but didn’t show up is uncertain.
Whether there will be a make-up test date at all is also not known, he said.

Children’s Cultural Maintenance Summer Program closes


The 2014 Children’s Cultural Maintenance Summer Program ended yesterday with a special performance of Samoan memory verses, songs, and dances that were well received by the proud parents who were in attendance on the front lawn of the Jean P. Haydon Museum in Fagatogo.

ASDHS sponsors two-day training


The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security held this week a two-day, 16-hour direct delivery training course aimed at promoting awareness and understanding the hazards involved when incidents affecting the local healthcare system occur.
Mike Gavin and Vince Slominesky from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service conducted the training.

After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?

(AP) — The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too young to fly a plane.

Yet pilots and flight instructors say that while some question the ability of kids and teens to deal with unforeseen difficulties, training matters more than age.

Samoa cops reinstated, others have resigned after alleged attack

Four police officers accused over the beating of a male from Tanugamanono have returned to work while two have decided to resign.

That’s what Assistant Police Commissioner, Fauono Talelei Tapu, told the Weekend Observer yesterday.

He confirmed that the four who have decided to return to work are back on the beat.

In October 2013, six police officers appeared in the District Court accused of attacking a male from Tanugamanono at Moto’otua on October 2012.

Ancient settlement remnants found in Tongan village

Remnants of an ancient settlement outside the small village of Nukuleka, in Tonga, have been excavated by a team of Canadian archaeologists.

Matangi Tonga reports that items collected include thousands of sherds of Lapita pottery, a unique pottery made by the ancient predecessors of Polynesians thousand of years ago.

Canadian archaeologist, Professor David Burley, says this kind of pottery can be found from coastal areas of New Guinea all the way to the islands of Tonga and Samoa.

Family pleas for help in rescue efforts to find Babar Suleman

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Family and friends of Babar Suleman made a public plea for help in the search and rescue efforts.

Babar and his 17-year-old son Haris were flying around the world when they crashed off the American Samoa coast Thursday morning. The pair was attempting to break a Guinness World Record. Suleman was trying to become the youngest pilot to make the trip in 30 days.

Haris’ body was found, but there have been no signs of Babar.

Cost-U-Less is open


After making major improvements to health and safety issues cited early this week by the Department of Health, the popular Cost-U-Less was reopened after 12-noon yesterday with final DoH inspection set for early next week.
Cost-U-Less was ordered temporarily closed on Monday — for five days — by health officials following an inspection that found the facility had “unsanitary conditions”. The inspection also came on the heels of public complaints to DoH of rats in the store-warehouse.

Samoan woman pleads guilty to passport fraud in Alaska


Under a plea agreement with the US government, Maualuga Leaana, aka, Sialei Leaana yesterday “pled guilty to passport fraud” before U.S. District Court Timothy M. Burgess, and sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 20, federal prosecutor Thomas Bradley told Samoa News.
The case involves a woman from Samoa who used a “counterfeit” American Samoa birth certificate to obtain a U.S. passport, according to a federal prosecutor in Alaska.

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