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DOH tells nurse to stay home until paperwork is done

DHR official: “Shouldn’t have told the nurse to come to work in the first place”
joyetter@samoanews.com

The Filipino nurse who has been working for the Department of Health for almost six months without getting paid was told by DOH Director of Nursing Margaret Sesepasara not to come to work, effective last Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
 
Prior to her being told to stay home, the nurse had already reached out to the Department of Labor’s local office for assistance, after she was told by DOH Personnel officials to come to work in February — yet to date she has not been paid.
 



Sapaia to’atele tagata faiga- luega finagalo ali’i kovana

ausage@samoanews.com

E to’atele ni isi o tagata faigaluega o lo o totogi i totogi maualalo ua latou fa’aalia i le Samoa News lo latou lagolagoina o le finagalo o le ali’i kovana, i le tatau lea ona fa’aauau pea le siitaga o totogi maualalo lea ua fa’atulaga mai e le Konekeresi mo Amerika Samoa, ae talosagaina le malo feterale latou te fa’atupeina le isi vaega o le siitaga o totogi.
 



UPDATE: Langford sentenced to nearly two years

Plus restitution of $260K “due immediately” to ASG
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Former ASG Human Resources Department director Evelyn Langford will self surrender at a designated federal prison in September after being sentenced to serve close to two years, last Friday at the federal court in Oakland, California.
 
Meanwhile, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has promised it will not hesitate to probe allegations of federal crimes in American Samoa.
 



CoC head “doubtful” min wage subsidy would be extended to private sector

fili@samoanews.com

The territory’s Chamber of Commerce is doubtful that the U.S. government will include the local private sector in any federal subsidy to help pay for the federally mandated minimum wage increase in the territory, says Chamber chairman David Robinson, who is also chairman of the ASG Shipyard Services Authority, which oversees and manages the government owned Satala shipyard.
 



Tele pea foa’i tupe o loo maua e le ASNOC

ausage@samoanews.com

E ui ua tapunia aloaia le sailiga tupe sa fa’atautaia e le Komiti Fa’afoe o Ta’aloga a le Olimipeka i Amerika Samoa (ASNOC) mo le auina atu o au ta’aalo a le atunu’u i Ta’aloga a le Pasefika i Papua Niu Kini i le masina fou, lea sa fa’atautaia i le fa’aiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei, peita’i na fa’amaonia mai e le Failautusi Aoao a le ASNOC le fa’aauau pea lea ona latou tauaaoina ni isi o foa’i tupe mai le atunu’u ma pisinisi tua.
 



Local sports federations need to change mindset: ASNOC

ausage@samoanews.com

Concerns about last minute fundraising to send local athletes to the XV Pacific Games was the subject of discussion at last week’s government cabinet meeting, with the General Secretary of the American Samoa National Olympic Committee, Billy Young saying local sports federations need to change their mindset concerning ASNOC’s role in the territory. They’re here to develop sports in the territory, not to fund teams to go to the Pacific Games.
 



Pule o Le Aute: Fa’amanino latou mau fa’amaonia

ausage@samoanews.com

O le vaiaso nei na finau ai i luma o le fa’amasinoga maualuga le Pule o le pisnisi o Le Aute i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga, ina ia fa’amanino e le malo a latou mau fa’amaonia o loo lagolago ai tu’uaiga ua faia fa’asaga ia te ia, i luma o se iloiloga fa’apitoa sa faia i luma o le afioga i le ali’i Fa’amasino Sili ia Michael Kruse.
 



Breaking News: Langford sentenced to 22 months

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Former ASG Human Resources Department director Evelyn Langford has been sentenced to serve nearly two years in a federal prison for wire fraud and bribery in connection with accepting more than $200,000 from Native Hawaiian Holding Company (NHHC) official Quin Rudin.
 
Langford appeared today at the federal court in Oakland, California for sentencing by U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar.
 



Amata says minimum wage subsidy is possible

“Nothing in federal law would prohibit the Obama administration from subsidizing…”
fili@samoanews.com

There are two federal options available to American Samoa, if Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga moves forward with a proposed plan to have the U.S. government provide a subsidy to help pay for federally mandated minimum wage increases, says Congresswoman Aumua Amata, who shared that she also is not against a minimum wage hike.
 



Talia e le malo le fautuaga a le Komiti o le Pone

ausage@samoanews.com

Ua talia e le afioga i le ali’i kovana se fautuaga sa tu’uina atu e le Komiti o le Pone a le malo (ASEDA), ina ia aofia i le talanoaina o le Paketi a le malo mo le tausaga tupe fou 2016, Ofisa uma a le malo o loo maua mai ai tupe e fesoasoani ai i le atina’e ma le tamaoaiga o le malo.
 



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