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LBJ board chair moves to lower fees; retain 2% tax

joy@samoanews.com

Chairman of the hospital Board, Mase Akapo told Samoa News back in March, when the first phase of the hospital fee reduction took place, that “a lot more people will take advantage by coming to the hospital. Thus, an increase of patients will bring in more money.”
 



Longliners again appeal to Lolo to lift 50-mile ban

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The local association representing the longline fishing fleet has again appealed to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to lift the ban so its fleet can be allowed to fish temporarily within American Samoa’s 50-mile zone, where only local alias are allowed at this time.
 
In a Sept. 24 letter to Lolo, the Tautai-O-Samoa Longline & Fishing Association applauded the governor’s opposition to President Obama’s original Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument expansion plan (which has since been revised - see Friday's story.).
 



Faigata ona fa’amagalo le ali’i na maliu ai lona to’alua

ausage@samoanews.com

Na taua e se tina mafatia i luma o le fa’amasinoga maualuga i le vaiaso na te’a nei, le faigata lea ona ia fa’amagalo pe fa’agalo le ali’i na mafua ai ona maliu lona to’alua, ina ua ia toe vaaia foliga o lea ali’i i totonu o le potu fa’amasino.
 



DPS to offer ‘revised’ police academy entrance test

Initial test was ‘compromised’
blue@samoanews.com

A ‘revised’ police academy entrance test, compiled after collaboration between the Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) and the Dept. of Human Resources (DHR), will be offered soon to anyone interested in filling one of the ten remaining slots for the next police academy.
 
No details were given on how the ‘revised’ test differs from the first one that was offered twice this year, first in June and again in August.
 



MAGALEI: Matou te le 'ai afu

ausage@samoanews.com

O le feau na finagalo le afioga i le ali’i senatoa ia Magalei Logovi’i e fia momoli ma fa’amanino i le atunu’u, “e le 'ai afu” le maota maualuga e pei ona tu’uaia ai e ni isi o le atunuu i latou, ona o le tulafono lea ua latou pasia e sii ai i le ta’i $10,000 alauni a senatoa ma faipule.
 



Man found dead on yacht in Pago Pago Harbor

joy@samoanews.com

A man was found dead on a yacht in Pago Pago Harbor, and this is being treated as a homicide case until otherwise noted, says Commissioner of Public Safety, William Haleck.
 
Responding to Samoa News queries Wednesday night, Haleck said the Criminal Investigation Division has been assigned to this case and Assistant Chief of Police and CID Commander, Lavata’i Taase Sagapolutele is leading the investigation.
 



Tutu fa’atasi ta’ita’i

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ma le atunu’u e aloaia tautua Faumuina...
 
Na tutu fa’atasi ta’ita’i o le Tafatolu o le Faigamalo a Amerika Samoa fa’apea ai tagatanu’u i le taeao ananafi, e fa’amanatu ma aloaia le soifua tautua a le afioga i le ali’i senatoa ia Faumuina Tagisiaali’i, e ala i le sauniga fa’alemalo sa faia i le Fale Samoa a le Fono Faitulafono.
 



Mixed reactions to revised Monument expansion

Grateful for concessions — but we still need a Tuna Treaty
fili@samoanews.com

The American Tunaboat Association (ATA) has mixed reactions to President Barack Obama’s revised expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM), while Congressman Faleomavaega Eni complained that the White House rushed the decision instead of being “more thoughtful of the process”, which affects the economies of American Samoa and other U.S. Pacific islands.
 



Obama to amend Marine Monument boundaries plan

WestPac says amended plan reduces the economic toll of the original plan
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A plan announced in June to vastly expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM) — and in turn prohibit commercial fishing within its boundaries — has been amended to better accommodate economically vital fishing industries for Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Islands.
 



Galulue Samoa e lua fa’alauiloa igoa o tagata solitulafono

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A o le i pasia e le Fono Faitulafono i le taeao ananafi le pili tau fa’aofi e lesitala ma fa’alauiloa ai fa’amaumauga uma e fa’atatau i se tagata ua ta’usala i le faia o amioga mataga i fanau laiti, na fa’ailoa e le Loia Sili i luma o le maota o sui, lo latou galulue soosoo tauau ma le malo o Samoa e fetufaa’i fa’amatalaga e fa’atatau i tagata ua a’afia i solitulafono nei.
 



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