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FONO EXPEDITES PASSAGE OF HIKE IN RETIREE BENEFITS
 
The Fono has moved to expedite passage of a Lolo Administration bill, increasing by 0.5% the cost of living adjustments (COLA) benefits for retirees of the American Samoa Government.
 
The Senate endorsed the bill yesterday in a 12-0 vote, while the House approved the measure in second reading, with third reading set for next Monday.
 



Bail denied for man charged with sex crimes in Samoa

A fugitive found in the United States of America and sent back to Samoa, accused of raping four students with special needs, has pleaded not guilty to 23 charges against him.

Vaiaoga Leatuvao entered the plea in the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice, his Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu presided over the matter.

The defendant’s lawyer, Te’o Richard Fa’aiuaso, submitted an application for his client to be released on bail.

His Honour Chief Justice Patu rejected the application.

Precious Chang was the lawyer for Attorney General’s office.



US Treasury Secretary makes brief stop in American Samoa

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US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spent 90 minutes in American Samoa this past Thursday, en route to Australia.
 
Lew was greeted by Governor Lolo Moliga, First Lady Cynthia Moliga, and Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, staff members from the Governor’s Office, Port Administration Director Taemailelagi Dr. Claire Tuia Poumele and Dept. of Commerce Director Keniseli Lafaele.
 



Governor conducts inspection of DOE school bus fleet

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Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has recommended to Director of Education Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau to seek out qualified mechanics who can repair the numerous school buses that are currently not on the road.
 
During an inspection last week, Governor Lolo was informed that a total of 18 school buses are being used to transport the territory’s school children. The rest of the buses are either inoperable or sitting idle at the Public Works compound in Tafuna.
 



Dialysis Unit conducts outreach to local high schools

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Nurses from the LBJ Hospital’s Dialysis Unit have been conducting outreach to different high schools in the territory to speak about the fight against kidney disease and advocate for kidney health in American Samoa.
 
The outreach is among the activities scheduled for Nephrology Nurses Week, which kicked off last Sunday and concludes today.
 



Uaealesi mosooi a le FAFIGE FAIKAKALA

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“O LE A LE MEA A LE PEPA FANAU E FAI?”
 



Court Report

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AMMUNITION CHARGE AGAINST ASI FALEFATU DROPPED
 
It’s unclear if the Attorney General’s office will refile the second criminal case against Asi Falefatu after District Court Judge Pro Temp, Fiti Sunia dismissed a single charge of unlawful possession of ammunition, following a preliminary examination hearing earlier this week.
 
Falefatu is one of the three men charged in connection with the armed robbery of the Gold Conda store in Faga’alu back in May of this year.
 



For the first time, AS to celebrate ‘International Day of the Girl’

“It’s not just a day, it’s a movement”
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The territory will this year for the first time be celebrating the International Day of the Girl, scheduled for October 11.
 
On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
 



Three faipule address subject of ASG employee increments

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Three lawmakers are appealing to Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga to lift the suspension of salary increments for eligible government employees and to resume step-increments beginning in Fiscal Year 2015.
 



Biz Beat: “Here’s to Your Health!”

Tutuila’s newest restaurant—“Herbn’ Juice” points the way
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A landmark book first published in 1965 by Henry G. Bieler, M.D. had a title which made history—if only because it flew in the face of conventional wisdom at the time. He called it “Food Is Your Best Medicine”. The book went on to become an international best seller many times over, and is considered a pioneering classic in the field of nutrition.
 



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