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Tuumalo le afioga i le ali’i Senatoa ia Saole Mila

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O le aso Lulu o le vaiaso nei na fa’ateia ai le tapuaiga a le Fono Faitulafono, le faigamalo a Amerika Samoa, Itumalo o Saole faapea ai uo ma aiga, ina ua maua i ni ripoti le Tuua o le malo e le afioga i le ali’i Senatoa ia Saole Mila, ao i ai o ia i le aai o Seattle i le setete o Washington.
 
Na fa’amaonia mai e le Fofoga o Saole mai le motu o Aunu’u, le tofa a Fuiava Avaloa i le Samoa News ananafi, le tuua ai o le malo e le afioga i le ali’i Senatoa i le ‘aai o Seattle.
 



Retirement Exec says investigation “all for show”

Claims “government politics” involved
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The government’s retirement fund Executive Director, Luatua Filisouoaiga Taafua believes that the investigation launched against him for “misconduct and fraud” is a backlash from last year's High Court case where the former Chairman stood up against Governor Lolo M. Moliga.
 



Vice chair of Hospital Board weighs in on LBJ issues

Says wrong info: “means …our own members will stab us when we are not looking”
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Vice Chairman of the Hospital Board, Dr. Victor Tofaeono says in an email addressed to the Chairman of the LBJ board, Mase Akapo as well as Samoa News, and cc’ed to LBJ’s Chief Executive Officer, Taufete’e Faumuina, on Tuesday evening, that due to the “erroneous remarks” by board member Faimealelei Anthony Allen, this means “we as a board need to watch our backs — that our own members will stab us when we are not looking.”
 



Local sports development must include effort from all

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“Enough talk, it’s time to put all the talk into action,” was the strong message from the American Samoa Sports Minister for the XV Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea, Jonathan Fanene, when Samoa News asked him about his next step to develop sports in American Samoa for international participation.
 
Fanene said preparation for the the XVI Pacific Games in 2019, as well as the Olympics in 2016 and the Mini-Games in Vanuatu are happening now — not two months before the competition.
 



Historic meeting set for Tuna Treaty renegotiation

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Fresh negotiations will be underway next week in Brisbane, Australia to hopefully reach a new agreement on the South Pacific Tuna Treaty, which was first implemented in 1987 between the U.S. government and Pacific island countries.
 
As previously reported by Samoa News, an interim agreement was signed last October between the U.S. government and 17 Pacific Island nations — as members of the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) — which allowed the US purse seiner fleet to fish in the exclusive economic zones of FFA members.
 



Teena Fa’amasinoga talosaga a Fiaui mo le $260,000

Ua teena e le Vaega Iloilo o le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga le talosaga atoa na fa’aulu e le ali’i loia o loo tula’i mo Siaumau Siaumau Jr, mo se poloaiga a le fa’amasinoga e toe teuteu ai lana poloaiga sa tuuina mai muamua i le mataupu a Siaumau Jr i ni tausaga ua mavae, e fa’amatu’u atu ai i le Ofisa o le Loia Fautua le $260,000 e fesoasoani ai i gaioiga o loo faia mo le finauina lea ma le puipuia o aia tatau a le ua molia, mai tu’uaiga mamafa a le malo o loo faia fa’asaga ia te ia.
 



Hospital chair: Off Island Referral is for everybody

Including them ...
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Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Taufete’e John Faumuina has confirmed that there are board members who are traveling on the Off Island Referral Care Program and they are Chairman Mase Akapo and Vice Chairman, Dr .Victor Tofaeono.
 
The CEO was responding to Samoa News questions following calls to our office that one board member has gone off island on the Referral Care Program four times.
 



“We, the People of the Canoe” deliver united front on climate change threats

Am. Samoa not a signee of the Taputapuatea Declaration
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During the summit that took place in Tahiti last week of the Polynesian Leaders Group (PLG), the Taputapuatea Declaration about the main concerns of the Pacific — climate change and its effects — was released. Notably, American Samoa was not among those island-countries that signed the Declaration, as it did not attend.
 



Mana’omia se su’esu’ega a Leoleo fa’asaga mataupu Luatua

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Ua talosagaina e le Komiti Fa’afoe o le Litaea a le malo le Komesina o le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Saogalemu Lautele ia Save L. Tuitele, ina ia faia se su’esu’ega a leoleo fa’asaga i le mataupu e pei ona tu’uaia ai le Pulesili o le Ofisa o le Litaea ia Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua, i lona fa’aaoga le tatau o tupe a le Litaea a le malo, atoa ai ma le faia o isi fa’aiuga e le tusa ai ma ona tiute tauave.
 



Luatua says retirement board has no legal authority to put him on annual leave

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“I object to the decision by the board to place me on annual leave as I believe the board does not have the legal authority to issue such an order,” was the response Executive Director Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua gave to the retirement board, after they sent a letter to Luatua placing him on 30 days annual leave (with pay), with today (July 27, 2015) as his last day.
 



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