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Fa’amaonia moliaga faia uiga mataga i se tama’ita’i talavou


Ua fa’amauina e le fa’amasinoga maualuga le nofosala o se ali’i e 28 tausaga le matua mai Fagasa i moliaga mamafa e lua o le talepe fale i le tulaga lua, atoa ai ma lona tagofia o itutinosa o se tama’ita’i e talavou i lalo o le tulafono, ina ua talia e le fa’amasinoga se maliliega sa sainia e le ua molia ma le malo i le aso Faraile na te’a nei.

Tala otooto o Fa’amasinoga


E 22 masina lea ua fa’asala ai e le fa’amasinoga maualuga le ali’i o Vallen Matuauto i le toese i Tafuna, ina ua fa’amaonia lona le usitaia o poloaiga o lana nofova’avaaia sa tu’uina atu i ai e le fa’amasinoga.

Fa’amanuiaina fanau aoga i a’oa’oga o le Gagana Samoaa


E to’atele fanau aoga a le atunu’u na mafai ona fa’amanuiaina i latou i se aoaoga o le Gagana Samoa na fa’atautaia e le Faletusi a le malo i Utulei, le Feleti Barstow Public Library, lea na fa’ai’uina i le aso Faraile na te’a nei, ma maua ai le avana e tauaao ai e fanau aoga tusi pasi e aloaia ai le fa’amae’aina o lenei polokalame.


‘Oh Lord please not me.... not me, not now,” bus crash victim tells Samoa News


Apia, SAMOA — An Aiga Bus carrying close to 60 people, a majority of whom were students crashed in Tiavi leaving nothing but the floor of the bus. This was confirmed by Samoa’s Police Spokesperson Maotaoali’i  Kaioneta Kitiona. He told Samoa News that they are currently investigating the crash.
Maotaoali’i confirmed that while the passengers suffered injuries, some seriously — they are happy to report that no lives were lost. He further stated that what’s evident was that the bus was obviously overcrowded.

US-DOL team to explain new labor law that goes into effect in Dec.


A US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division team will be in the territory early next week to meet with private and government sector workers and employers to explain a new federal labor salary pay rule, which goes into effect on Dec. 1 this this year.
USDOL-WHD district director for the Honolulu office, Terence J. Trotter will be traveling to Pago Pago with USDOL assistant district director Min Mark and the federal agency’s community outreach coordinator Herbert Lee.

Small quake gives territory a shake, no tsunami


An earthquake, which occurred in the Tonga region, was felt in American Samoa just after 9a.m. Saturday local time, but “no tsunami threat” to the territory.
Metrologist Carol Baqui with the National Weather Service in Tafuna says the quake occurred in the Tonga, about 175 miles southwest of Pago Pago with a magnitude of 5.8. The quake occurred around 9:09a.m and that they have received “numerous” public phone calls, she said.

Fashion extravaganza planned for September in Samoa

Source: Media Release, SAC

Apia, SAMOA — The Pacific Runway Fashion Show out of Sydney, Australia has partnered up with the Samoa Arts Council (SAC) for a weeklong fashion spectacular — Samoa Fashion Week.  The first time event will be held September 12-17, 2016. This is according to a statement issued by SAC this past week.
The Pacific Runway Fashion Show recognizes and gives a prestigious platform for designers from the Pacific at large.  The show presents talented local up and coming designers, and a host of international designers.

Fesiligia malosi o Leoleo fou e fa’asala ai tagata lautele luga auala


O le tu’uina atu e ni isi o Leoleo fou a le malo o pepa sala (ticket) mo solitulafono laiti i luga o le alatele fa’asaga i ni isi o tagatanu’u o le atunu’u, ua mafuna a’e ai le tele o le gugulu ma le fa’asea ma ni isi o le atunu’u, i lo latou fesiligia lea o le malosi i lalo o le tulafono e mafai ai e Leoleo fou nei ona tusia pepa sala mo le atunu’u, ae o lea e lei fa’atautoina aloaia i latou e tusa ai ma ala o le tulafono.

Family scholarship fund awards deserving Pacific Islanders in Hawai’i & Cali

They hope to expand it to include Tutuila and Manu’a students in near future

The children of a Samoan couple who had placed emphasis on the value of a good education have banded together to form a scholarship fund to honor their parents.
The Taito and Ruta Alofaituli Scholarship is open to seniors who plan to enroll in college during the upcoming Fall 2016 semester. High school graduates who are Hawaii or California residents with at least one parent of Pacific island descent are eligible to apply.

USDOT grants Talofa Airlines’ request to operate between 2Samoas and Tonga


The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has granted the application by Samoa-based Talofa Airways Limited for an exemption to operate flights between the two Samoas as well as Tonga, and USDOT has tentatively approved issuing a foreigner carrier permit for the start-up airline, which has already secured two aircraft for the proposed air service.
In March this year, Talofa Airways filed an application with USDOT for exemption authority and a foreign carrier permit, pursuant to federal law. The airline plans to use small 9-seat planes for its service.

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