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Tusi aualofa i manamea - Toa Samoa ua maliliu

O matua ma aiga o Toa Samoa ua amia o latou ola a’o tautua i vaega au a le Malo tele, lea ua fa’aigoaina le latou Sosaiete o le “Love Letters Survivors” ua fa’atulaga e i latou se sauniga fa’apitoa mo lenei vaitau o “Manamea” e toe fa’amanatu ai e pele ia i latou ua to’esea a’o tautua.
 



New Retirement Fund chief proposes sweeping changes

First thing — destroy the signature stamps
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Newly hired American Samoa Government Retirement Fund Executive Director, I’aulualo Talia Fa’afetai, said changes are necessary within the office due to “inefficient operation” and the “lack of checks and balances.”
 



High school sports back on

No final solutions yet for transportation problems
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Director of Education, Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin yesterday, rescinded her decision to cancel all high school sports competitions and says that school buses will be used to transport the students. This follows a meeting she called with principals, PTA presidents, ASHSAA officials, coaches and parents after an outcry following Monday’s cancellation of all sports competitions for the second semester, citing transportation and funding issues.
 



Uma le onosa’i a le Senate i le Komiti Fa’afoe o le Litaea

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I le fa’atele ai ona toe tolopo o iloiloga sa fa’atulaga e le Komiti o le Litaea a le Senate talu mai le lua vaiaso talu ai, ma totino o le Komiti Fa’afoe o le Litaea a le malo, i le tau sailiina lea o se finagalo o le maota maualuga e fa’atatau i fa’afitauli o lo o tutupu mai i le Ofisa o le Litaea, na saunoa ai loa le afioga i le ali’i Peresetene ananafi e fa’apea, afai loa e o o atu i le aso Tofi o le vaiaso nei ae tumau pea le le o o atu o sui o le Komiti o le Litaea a le malo mo le iloiloga, o le a fa’aaoga loa le malosi o le Fono e poloa



Ex Retirement Fund director gets big parting payout

Some board members unaware of his $50,000+ check
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Chairman of the Government Employees Retirement Fund Board, Tofala Iafeta is adamant that “no matter what” former ASGERF Executive Director, Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua “deserves his pay out” from his annual leave. Chairman Iafeta told Samoa News the payout is from the annual leave he accumulated through his years working at ASGERF. He did not specify as to how much the payout came to, but according to several ASGERF officials, who wish to remain anonymous — it was more than $100,000+.
 



Chief of Immigration faces revocation of probation

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The Trial Division of the High Court says Chief Immigration Officer Peseta Dennis Fuimaono’s self-contradictions indicate he either did not testify truthfully or he submitted a false affidavit. He was also made aware that submitting a false affidavit is a misdemeanor while perjury is a felony. With either charge he faces revocation of his probation, as he would be deemed in violation of the order to remain a law-abiding citizen.
 



Fautua Lolo Komiti Pone fa’ateletelegese isi ana galuega

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E lua poloketi tetele sa fuafua le Komiti o le Atina’e a le malo e fa’atupe mai tupe o le Pone lea ua mae’a ona fa’atau, ua fautuaina e le ali’i kovana e fa’ateletelegese lona fa’ataunu’uina.
 



ASHSAA sports canceled after local funding depleted

FMHS principal to DOE director: Girls’ sports programs most affected!
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The Department of Education has canceled all high school sports for the rest of the semester — effective today, February 8, 2016, says Department of Education Director, Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin Finau. The email was sent out to notify ASHSAA and principals of the public and private schools last week Tuesday.
 



Filifa’atali Mike Fuiava is new hospital board chair

First task to LBJ CEO: “desk audit” for possible overpaid top job positions
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LBJ Medical Center’s newly selected chairman, Filifa’atali Mike Fuiava is a man on a mission given the numerous difficulties facing the hospital — especially with the budget — and he’s tasked LBJ’s CEO Taufete’e John Faumuina to look at conducting a “desk audit” of the hospital’s top positions.
 



Fautuaina Ale le Kapeneta ia tausisi tulafono Palota

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Na fa’aaoga e le Loia Sili a le malo ia Talauega Eleasalo Ale le ulua’i fonotaga a le Kapeneta mo lenei tausaga i le vaiaso na te’a nei, e auala atu ai lana fautuaga mo sui uma o le Kapeneta o lo o fuafua e tauva i soo se tofi mo le palota tele o lenei tausaga, ina ia tausisi i le tulafono tau palota ua mae’a ona pasia ma toe teuteuina, ina ia mautinoa e maua e le atunu’u se faiga palota manuia ma le filemu i le fa’aiuga o lenei tausaga.
 



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