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Immigration to resume hearings for corporate sponsorships


Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale believes the Immigration Board is prepared to move forward with business applications for sponsorship of foreigners after he clarified to board members the status of proposed legislation that was considered during the Fono’s recent special session.
He was responding to Samoa News queries after members of the business community voiced their frustration when this week’s Immigration hearing for businesses was abruptly cancelled. 

Manu’a chief predicts kick off for new airline


A Manu’a chief says that if all goes well a new airline called Tausani is in the works to fly between Manu’a and Tutuila.  Responding to Samoa News questions asked after the coconut wireless signaled the planned airline, he said he and his partners plan to kick off flights in December. 
The chief who is the president of the new company declined to issue a formal media report until his partners had their input, but he did agree to answer our questions.

Fa’asea aufai fa’atoaga ave uma Asia tupe School Lunch


O se tasi o fa’asea na tu’uina atu e ni isi o le aufai fa’atoaga i le fonotaga sa faia ma le afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga ananafi, o le mataupu i lo latou fia malamalama pe aisea e ave uma ai e fai fa’atoaga mai Asia tupe o le polokalame a le ‘School Lunch’ a le Ofisa o Aoga, ae na o le matamata fua o nai fai fa’atoaga a le atunu’u e le tetele ni a latou siaki tupe e maua.

Only 8 candidates attend ASCC Congressional Forum


Eight of nine candidates running for American Samoa’s congressional seat attended a forum hosted by the American Samoa Community College Student Government Association (ASCC SGA) held at the school’s gymnasium.


Glaringly absent was incumbent Congressman Faleomavaega Eni, which according to an SGA student-member who did not wish to be named, said: He had called in the day before the forum (Wednesday) that he would not be able to attend, as he was not feeling well. 


Ulu Project recognized as avenue for development


The University of Hawaii at Manoa Pacific Business Center Program (PBCP) was recognized for its achievements in economic, business and community development for its Pacific Region Breadfruit Initiative at the Fall 2014 University Economic Development Association‘s (UEDA) annual summit held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Fa mataupu fa’asaga i le ‘1602’ ua solofua fa’amasinoga


E fa (4) isi mataupu na faila e le Faletupe o Atina’e a Amerika Samoa (DBAS) i luma o le Fa’amasinoga, fa’asaga i ni isi o le atunu’u na agava’a i vaega tupe na aumai i le polokalame a le feterale, le ‘1602’ ua le tausisia aiaiga ma tu’utu’uga o le polokalame ua solofua e le fa’amasinoga.
O mataupu ua solofua e le fa’amasinoga maualuga e aofia ai le tagi sa faia fa’asaga ia Denis Ahoia; Fred Ahoia; Anthony Tuiolosega ma Komesina ma Carlene Afalava.

Immigration boad abruptly disbands, businesses wait


The move by the Immigration Board to suspend its weekly hearings for the businesses who are sponsoring foreigners did not sit well with members of the business community yesterday, as they were told the Chairman of the Board, Frank Gaisoa Sr is seeking an opinion from the Attorney General regarding the status of the bill which was proposed to regulate the sponsorship of aliens by businesses.

More seniors upset over TAOA food distribution


“The hot food plates are cooked in accordance with the attendance from the week before.” That’s the explanation given by Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) Deputy Director, Kuresa Paopao, responding to Samoa News questions about the food handed out each week by TAOA.
Samoa News received several complaints from elderly residents who were picking up their hot plates of food from the TAOA Nu’uuli center. One woman said that when she and her husband arrived, the site was already closed.

PA’U: Fa’amoemoe suiga lelei i tupulaga o le atunu


Na oga totonu le saunoaga mai le Sui Fa’atonu o le Matagaluega o Tupulaga Talavou, Tina ma Tama’ita’i ia Pa’u Roy Ausage, i le tatala aloaiaina o le Fonotaga lona 4 a Tupulaga i le aso ananafi, i lona saunoa e fa’apea, e fa’amoemoe suiga lelei i le atunuu i tupulaga o le taimi nei.

Homeland Security, DoH sure they can handle Ebola


The men in charge of the territory’s First Responders — Director of Public Health Motusa Tuileama Nua and Homeland Security Director Utuali’i Iuniasolua Savusa have confidently told Senators that with the preparations that are in place, American Samoa is ready in case there is an appearance of the deadly Ebola virus in the territory.
The directors were testifying before the Senate Health Committee, which was chaired by Senator Mauga Tasi Asuega.

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