Login

Show in Skybox

Third time a charm? Fautasi race now set for Monday

fili@samoanews.com

After two postponements due to rough seas, the 2015 Flag Day Fautasi Race is now rescheduled for Monday, Apr. 20, with a start time of 11a.m., while all nine fautasi are to be at the starting line of the 5-mile race course by 10:30a.m.
 



No race Saturday morning

fili@samoanews.com

The 2015 Flag Day Fautasi Race set for Saturday, Apr. 18th at 7a.m. will not occur as schedule as weather condition in the waters around Tutuila remain unsafe.
 
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who is also the Flag Day Committee co-chairman, confirmed to Samoa News this evening (Friday) that the 7a.m. race, which was rescheduled from Thursday, will not happen.
 



Video: 2015 Faigamea i le Tai race delayed, not cancelled

Everyone thankful no harm came to anyone yesterday
joy@samoanews.com

Captain of the Fealofani Samoa, Atuatasi “Jerry” Seigafo used the opportunity at the captains meeting held yesterday to thank the government of American Samoa and others who came to their rescue when their fautasi capsized out in the open waters yesterday morning, and he told those present, they are still "ready to race".

 

YouTube 
See video


Tolopo tu’uga fautasi o le fu’a i le aso To’ona’i

ausage@samoanews.com

O le itula e 7:00 i le taeao o le aso To’ona’i nei, o a taeao lea, lea ua tolopo i ai le fa’ataunu’uina o Faigamea i le tai mo le fu’a o lenei tausaga, ina ua le taunu’u le tu’uga sa fuafua e faia i le taeao ananafi, e mafua mai i le fa’alavelave e pei ona molimauina e le atunu’u i luga o le televise, ina ua sao le liu i totonu o ni isi o Sa sa sauni mo le tuuga.

 



Update: Fautasi Race rescheduled for Saturday

Thursday's Race cancelled after two fautasi swamped
reporters@samoanews.com

After a 2015 Flag Day Fautasi Committee meeting this afternoon, the final decision, is that the fautasi race is rescheduled for 7a.m. Saturday.  The meeting this afternoon included Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga and Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga Tasi Asuega.
 
More details in tomorrow’s edition.
 
The Matasaua of Manu’a and Fealofani Samoa III of Fagasa are swamped with water and the crews are clinging to the hulls while the chase boats work to secure the oars and rescue the rowers.
 

YouTube 
See video


Tau saili po o ai na fa’aleagaina pito luma “Don Bosco 200”

ausage@samoanews.com

E o o mai lava i le taimi na lomia ai lenei ripoti, e le i mafai lava ona maua mai se ripoti maumau tutu, i se tagata po o ni tagata sa latou fa’aleagaina le pito i luma o le Sa o le Don Bosco 200 mai Samoa, lea o lo o taoto nei i le taelega i Utulei, fa’afesaga’i tonu lava ma le Fale Laumei.
 



PC Mauga Tasi Asuega to head Samoan Affairs

fili@samoanews.com

Paramount Chief Mauga Tasi Asuega, one of the three senators for Maoputasi County, has been appointed by the governor as Secretary of Samoan Affairs, a cabinet post not subject to Fono confirmation.
 
Mauga takes over the post previously held by Paramount Chief Satele Galu Satele Sr., who was removed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a memo issued last week Monday.
 



Final meeting of fautasi captains stresses rules

"Any fautasi which does not comply will receive no prize money"

  • Read more
  • Comments


  • Fono closes, after passing three tax bills

    reporters@samoanews.com

    Before closing yesterday the First Regular Session of the 34th Legislature, the Fono officially approved the administration’s bill increasing excise tax on tobacco products, and the governor hopes that hiking this tax will decrease tobacco use in the territory.
     
    Currently the excise tax is 12.5 cents per cigarette, per cigar or per 10 grams of smoking tobacco. The administration proposed a hike of 30 cents for each tobacco product, but the House reduced it to 25 cents. The Senate maintained the original language of the administration's bill.



    Silia $9 miliona aitalafu a le malo i le ASPA

    ausage@samoanews.com

    O le feiloaiga a le Senate ma le Pulesili o le Pulega a le Suavai ma le Eletise (ASPA) lata mai nei, na manino ai le aga’i pea i luga o le aitalafu a le malo i le ASPA, i le aofaiga e $9.9 miliona.
     



    Syndicate content