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Tala otooto o Fa’amasinoga


O le aso 22 Iuni 2015 lea ua toe tolopo i ai le ulua’i iloiloga o le mataupu a Aialani Foster, ina ua talia e le fa’amasinoga maualuga se talosaga sa fa’aulu e lana loia ia Tala Uiagalelei i le taeao ananafi, mo se avanoa e toe tolopo ai le mataupu a Foster mo se isi tolu vaiaso, ae se’i fa’agasolo le iloiloina o mau fa’amaonia ua la tauaaoina mai i le malo.



Cutting through weather jargon key for new SPREP project

With climate change and disaster management at the top of the agenda for Pacific nations, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program has a project to reduce the vulnerability of island communities by helping weather bureaus around the region to improve their communication.

Leading the project is Dr Neta-tua Pelesi-koti director of climate change for SPREP, and she says it is hoped the project will help locals cut through the weather jargon.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Dr Neta-tua Pelesi-koti, Director of Climate Change for SPREP

LBJ files lawsuit against Samoa government


LBJ Medical Center has sued the Samoa government owned Samoa Shipping Corporation for failure to pay more than $11,000 in medical bills for a crew member of the MV Lady Naomi treated at the hospital.
The lawsuit was filed early this month in the High Court by the ASG Attorney General's Office on behalf of LBJ.
According to the suit, it was about Nov. 11 last year, that LBJ provided medical services at the request of Samoa Shipping to treat an employee of the Samoa government corporation.

Memorial Day observance event only at Satala this year, with ocean laying of wreaths


American Samoa joins the rest of the nation Monday observing Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day. Observed on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in military service.
Extended to a three-day weekend, it is a federal and local holiday for most of the nation’s workers. It also marks the official start of summer.

Fa’amamalu tulafono mo le saogalemu i va’a i le Lalolagi

O le vaiaso lenei ua taualoa ma fa’amamalu atili ai tulafono mo va’a femalaga’i, atoa ma le saogalemu i feoa’iga i va’a e afua mai le 13 futu se’ia o’o lava i va’atetele o so’o se ituaiga, i le lalolagi atoa. Ua fa’apea fo’i ona faia ai le sao o le vaega a le US Coast Guard ma le Marine Patrol a le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Saogalemu Lautele a Amerika Samoa mo tagata lautele.

Drug defendant Mafoa Mikaele takes plea agreement


Drug defendant Mafoa Mikaele will be sentenced on June 25, 2014 after he admitted to being in unlawful possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. The defendant and his co-defendant, Lorenzo Rodriguez, 20 , were caught with more than 20 marijuana joints, and are held on bail of $25,000.

Three Samoa cops in Court

Senior Sergeant Sione Melefata, Sergeant Liliolelagi Lafi Matautia and Constable Ruti Solomona are facing different criminal charges.

Senior Sergeant Melefata, through his lawyer Rosella Viane Papali’i, pleaded not guilty to five charges against him. The charges include two counts of adultery, being armed with a dangerous weapon, possession of an unlawful weapon and assault.

Judge Tuatagaloa scheduled the hearing to begin on 12 August 2015.

In the meantime, the Court ordered that the defendant is not to make contact with any of the police witnesses.

Stevenson’s at Manase hosts inaugural Samoa Open Water Swim Festival in 2015

Source: Media Release

2015 has been a busy year for the team at Stevenson’s at Manase with a number of events and celebrations taking place at the hotel in the first half of the year. This month, Stevenson’s at Manase hosts the inaugural Samoa Offshore Open Water Swim Festival from 22 to 24 May, a 3-day international swimming event hosted entirely from the beach at the resort.
The series offers international competitors the opportunity to compete in swims of up to 10km with recreational swimmers being offered swims from 1.5km up to 2.5km over the weekend.

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