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Senate hearing called: Is Retirement Fund in jeopardy?

“Truth of the matter,” no problems despite Faoa-Sanitoa claims, says Ex Director
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  • Talofa Air kicks off — a 14 year dream comes to fruition

    Tickets now selling at local office
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    Toleafoa Captain Jeffrey and Maria Hunter had a goal back in 2002 — that of owning an airline business — and 14 years later it has finally come to life.
     



    Let the inter Samoa route air fare war begin

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    The Samoa government owned Polynesian Airlines is challenging its new competitor — Talofa Airways — head on, with lower round trip fares, which the airlines claims it began selling last week, while also defending its Twin Otter fleet operating the inter Samoa route, as “comfortable and bigger plane[s]” preferred by travelers.
     



    Election Day proclaimed, reminder— no ‘free’ food

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  • Vaitinasa formally kicks off her campaign for Delegate

    “O Le Ala I Le Pule O Le Tautua” — Let’s Rise Together For A Better Future
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  • Maybe a “Fiji- American Samoa- Samoa return”…

    Fiji Airways considering Am Samoa as part of its Pacific operations expansion
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    Fiji Airways is looking at expanding operations in the Pacific, and American Samoa is being considered as part of the expansion, according to American Samoa Visitors Bureau Executive Director David Vaeafe in a letter to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga.
     



    E-transcripts available for public HS graduates

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    With the help of federal resources, the Department of Education is now able to provide e-transcript for graduates heading to colleges and universities, especially for students who are on scholarships and need their transcript right away.
     
    This was revealed during a ASDOE news conference two weeks ago by Chancery Office director Marty Mamea, who is also the program manager for the department’s Longitudinal Data System (LDS).
     



    Samoan rapist sentenced to 18 years for latest offense

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    Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Supreme Court judge, Lesatele Rapi Vaai, has sentenced Lauititi Tualima to 18 years in prison for the rape of an Australian woman while he was a fugitive from custody last September.
     
    Lauititi entered a guilty plea to seven counts, which includes three counts of rape, burglary, threatening words, assault and being armed with a dangerous weapon. Initially the defendant was charged with nine criminal counts, however Prosecutor, Leone Su’a’s move for the court to dismiss two of the counts was granted
     



    American Air and Fiji Air seek expanded “codeshare”

    Allows for easier transfer of passengers & bags between the two, expanding global marketing strategy
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    At a time when the Lolo Administration has requested Fiji Airways to look into operating weekly flights between Fiji and American Samoa, a joint application was filed yesterday (Thursday) by the US based American Airlines and Fiji’s national carrier, Fiji Air, with the US Transportation Department to expand the two carriers’ code-sharing agreements — in which each airline publishes and markets a flight under its own airline designator and flight number, as part of its published timetable or schedule.
     



    FAA awaits word from Tausani Air for start up

    Tausani Airline official: FAA has not said when a team will arrive to inspect aircraft
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    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says its awaiting word from start-up Tausani Airline to begin the process to obtain certification for the locally based airline to operate American Samoa’s intra-flights.
     
    Early this year, Tausani president Filifaatali Michael Fuiava told a House committee hearing that the company’s application to conduct passenger service for the Manu’a island group has been submitted to the FAA and they are now waiting a decision by the FAA.
     



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