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Man arrested when HA Friday night flight landed

joy@samoanews.com

A local resident, who was alleged to be intoxicated while on board the Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu last Friday night, was arrested upon arrival in Pago Pago and taken into custody. This case is being looked into by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
 
Some passengers told Samoa News that the male passenger in his 60s was allegedly acting disorderly, calling flight attendants by certain unfavorable names, and appeared to be intoxicated.
 



Sauni ni isi aufai fa’atoaga tu’u atu latou talosaga i le ASPA i le siitaga o tautua

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Ua fa’alauiloa e ni isi o le aufai fa’atoaga a le atunu’u lo latou sauni e tu’uina atu sa latou talosaga tu’u fa’atasi i le Pulega o le Eletise ma le Suavai a Amerika Samoa (ASPA), mo se avanoa e toe silasila ai i a latou si’itaga o tautua e pei ona fa’alauiloa mai i se taimi ua mavae.
 



"Pooch" says football trophy will remain at Faga'itua

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Faga'itua High School’s football head coach and vice principal Suaese "Pooch" Taase has informed the officials of the American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) that the 2014 football championship trophy the Vikings won over two weeks ago will never leave the Faga'itua HS campus.
 



School accident leaves boy partially blind

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Parents of students attending the South Pacific International Christian Center (SPICC) School in Fatumafuti have expressed concern for the safety of their children, after a classroom accident resulted in an 8-year-old boy having to be referred to the Kapiolani Children’s Hospital in Hawaii for further medical treatment.
 



Marcus Mariota top contender for Heisman

On ESPN 8 PM eastern time
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American Samoa is once again in the spotlight in the world of football. This time, it has nothing to do with the National Football League (NFL) but instead, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).
 



Customs officer takes exception to AG’s explanation of incident

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Claims by the Attorney General Talauega Elasalo Ale that the recent “unfortunate” Lady Naomi incident in which there was a heated conversations between “our Immigration officer and someone from Customs, whom I understand is not usually there” is not sitting well with Senior Customs Agent Supervisor Mata’u Meafua Keniseli, the customs agent mentioned by the AG (more details in Tuesday’s edition).
 



Talosaga Lealao aufai fa’atoaga ia lava onosa’i

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E lua ni feau taua ua finagalo le Faatonusili o le Ofisa o Fa’atoaga e momoli mai i le aufai fa’atoaga uma a le atunu’u, ae fa’apitoa lava ia i latou o lo o fa’asea ma muimui i le tuai lea ona maua fa’ailoga o le Farm Fair, “e le gata ia lava le loto onosa’i, a ia fiafia fo'i o le vaiaso fou lea ua fuafua le Ofisa e maua ai a outou siaki ma fa’ailoga Farm Fair o lo o vavao ai le to'atele”.
 



AG defends seizing foreign passports, says it’s not policy

Increase in overstayers in the Territory to blame
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While Immigration Officers at the Airport say that their new policy is to withhold the passport of every foreigner who enters the Territory on an entry permit, due to the increase of overstayers on island, Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale says there is no such policy, but withholding a passport can occur in “specific situations.”
 



Former judge hired as Manu’a Administrator at $50K

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“Paramount Chief Lefiti Aituilagi Pese has been hired as the Manu'a Administrator to provide oversight of all the government activities in the Manu'a Islands, to ensure that projects are completed and government services sustained and improved.” That is the explanation given by the Governor’s Executive Assistant, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira in response to Samoa News questions about the hiring.
 



Fa’amanino Kovana tuite aloaia Tausala a Am Samoa

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Ua fa’aalia e le afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga lona fa’anaunauga o lo o i ai, ua tatau ona tutu fa’atasi le malo e ave le fa’aeaea ma aloaia le Tausala o Amerika Samoa i so o se tausaga, ina ia mafai ai ona aloaia le tula’i mai o so o se tasi i lea tofiga taua i le atunu’u.
 
O le aano autu o le finagalo o le ali’i kovana, e tatau ona manino tiute tauave a le Tausala a Amerika Samoa, ina ia aua nei toe soona tuua i ai tiute e le talafeagai ma lona tulaga o lo o i ai.
 



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