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Mana’omia se su’esu’ega a Leoleo fa’asaga mataupu Luatua

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Ua talosagaina e le Komiti Fa’afoe o le Litaea a le malo le Komesina o le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Saogalemu Lautele ia Save L. Tuitele, ina ia faia se su’esu’ega a leoleo fa’asaga i le mataupu e pei ona tu’uaia ai le Pulesili o le Ofisa o le Litaea ia Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua, i lona fa’aaoga le tatau o tupe a le Litaea a le malo, atoa ai ma le faia o isi fa’aiuga e le tusa ai ma ona tiute tauave.
 



Luatua says retirement board has no legal authority to put him on annual leave

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“I object to the decision by the board to place me on annual leave as I believe the board does not have the legal authority to issue such an order,” was the response Executive Director Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua gave to the retirement board, after they sent a letter to Luatua placing him on 30 days annual leave (with pay), with today (July 27, 2015) as his last day.
 



Gov’s letter reveals hospital board issuing med licenses

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In a letter Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga sent to Chairman of the the American Samoa Medical Center Authority (Hospital) Board, Mase Akapo, it was revealed that part of the board’s improper involvement in personnel matters, also includes issuing temporary licenses to doctors and nurses from off-island to practice in the Territory — bypassing the Regulatory Board, which is the legal authority to issue such licenses on island.
 



Faatonu Kovana Komiti Fa’afoe ASMCA e taofi mea sese o loo fai

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Ua fa’atonuina nei e le afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga le Ta’ta’ifono faapea ai ma Komiti Fa’afoe a le ASMCA (American Samoa Medical Center Authority), ina ia taofia loa le mea sese o loo fa’aauau pea ona latou faia, o le tuuina atu o laisene i foma’i ma teine tausi ma’i mai fafo e galulue ai i Amerika Samoa, e aunoa ma le uia o ta’iala e tusa ai ma le tulafono.
 



Symptoms of dengue, flu and Chik fever all very similar

If you have symptoms seek proper evaluation and care, CDC urges
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While the dengue outbreak in American Samoa is priority for the six-member team from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the team is also looking at the many cases of influenza and the still existence of cases of Chikungunya — as all three disease have the same symptoms.
 



Leai se isi manumalo mataupu va Pago Pago ma le ANZ Bank

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O le fa’aiuga a le Vaega Iloilo o le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga lea sa tuuina mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei, e fa’atatau i le mataupu i le va o le Faletupe o le ANZ Guam Inc ma le Pulega a Ali’i ma Faipule o le afioaga i Pago Pago, ua manino mai ai le leai o se isi e manumalo i lenei mataupu.
 



Committee calls for financial assistance for territories

Recommends Community Development Financial Institutions Fund extend service
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The U.S. congressional committee has recommended that the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, a bureau within the U.S. Treasury, look at extending its services to the territories including American Samoa.
 
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee makes the recommendation in a report for the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2016 early this month.
 



Loia Siaumau Siaumau Jr: Fa'amanatu i le fa’amasinoga lana fa’aiuga

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I se talosaga na faila e le Loia Fautua o lo o tula’i mo le susuga a Siaumau Siaumau Jr i le lua vaiaso ua te’a, o lo o toe fa’amanatu ai e le ali’i loia ia Douglas Fiaui i le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga lana fa’aiuga sa tuuina mai i se taimi ua tuana’i, e poloaina ai le malo ina ia fa’amatu’u mai se vaega tupe e fesoasoani ai i le itu tete’e i le fa’atautaia o gaioiga uma e puipuia ai aia tatau o Siaumau Jr i le mataupu e pei ona tu’uaia ai o ia.
 



Retirement Board officially asks DPS to launch probe

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The Retirement Board members have asked the Commissioner of Public Safety, Save Liuato Tuitele to launch an investigation into alleged deeds of “misconduct and conflict of interest” by the Retirement Office Executive Director Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua for the “unauthorized use of Chairman Fanene Scanlan’s stamp”. The letter was sent to the Commissioner, on Monday, July 21, 2015 and was leaked to Samoa News, yesterday.
 



Task Force urges public to support fishing rights petition

Chairman Solip Hong says NOAA should recognize Small Island Development status of territory
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The American Samoa Fisheries Task Force has estimated a loss of $6 million to the local economy for a year from just one U.S. flagged purse seiner not calling into the Port of Pago Pago and has urged the community to support a petition to the federal government filed by Tri Marine International.
 



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