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Businesses line up firmly against min. wage increase

The local economy can’t afford it they say
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StarKist Inc., and Tri Marine International have re-emphasized the need to keep cannery costs down as American Samoa continues to face stiff global competition from low labor cost countries, such as those in Southeast Asia, while the local Chamber of Commerce says it is not in favor of the establishment of wage increases and setting minimums that might have the effect of substantially reducing employment.
 



Same day service for Samoa entry permit is $20

New Samoa Consul General for the Territory appointed
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The Samoa government has not raised the $10 entry permit for U.S. Nationals, who are American Samoans entering the Independent State. Instead, Samoa’s new Consul General, Auseugaefa Mafaitu’uga F. T. Va’asatia Poloma Komiti, has enforced policies that have been in place for those wishing to get their entry permit right away, which is to say, on the same day the request is made.
 



Leai se manatu e tuto’atasi Amerika Samoa

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Na fa’amanino e le afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga, o le afioga i le Failautusi o Mataupu Tau Samoa ia Mauga Tasi Asuega, fa’apea ai le Loia Sili a le malo ia Talauega Eleasalo Ale, i le fonotaga a le Kapeneta i le vaiaso na te’a nei e fa’apea, e ui i taumafaiga ina ia fa’amanino le tulaga o Amerika Samoa i le fonotaga a malo aufaatasi i le fa’aiuga o le masina nei, peita’i e le o i ai se agaga ina ia Tuto’atasi Amerika Samoa.
 



CJ holds 4th hearing on Immigration list mystery

AG’s IT man subpoenaed
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Chief Justice Michael Kruse is still asking the question as to how Pelenato Maiava’s name did not make it to the Immigration’s “lookout list” after Pelenato was ordered to leave the island.
 



Lolo appoints Crichton as acting Procurement chief

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 Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed his senior policy advisor Dr. Oreta Mapu Crichton as Acting Chief Procurement Officer. In a memorandum issued on Friday, prior to departing for the ASEDA meeting in Hawai’i, the governor pointed out that, given her many years of experience in government service, Dr. Crichton brings a broad range of government experience to the position.
 



Sauni le Manu Samoa mo le ta’aloga tele ma le All Blacks

Ua molimauina le aga’i atu o tapenaga a le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa i se tulaga lelei ma mautu, mo le fa’amautuina o le tapenaina o se au malosi a le Manu Samoa, mo le la ta’aloga fa’avaomalo ma le au malosi a Niu Sila, le All Blacks i le masina o Iulai 2015.
 



Tampa Bay concludes Draft with RB Joey Iosefa

Even in the seventh round of the 2015 draft, the Buccaneers think they may have landed a potential starter in Joey Iosefa, a primary ballcarrier at Hawaii who could land the fullback role in Tampa.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2015 draft wasn't all offense, as it surprisingly played out a year earlier, but it was close. To close out their seven rounds of draft work on Saturday evening, the Buccaneers selected Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa with the 231st overall selection, giving the team six new players on the offensive side of the ball.



Samoa’s test preparations impress All Blacks Manager

All Blacks Manager, Darren Shand, has given the two thumbs to Samoa’s preparations for the historical test match between the Manu Samoa and the All Blacks in July.

With the exception of the work still being done at the Apia Park, Mr. Shand says he is happy with what he has seen and is returning to New Zealand to relay that message to the All Blacks and the New Zealand Rugby Union.



Trade Fair organizers issue a mostly positive report

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The 2Samoas Trade Fair and Fashion Show that brought numerous businesses together in a four-day exhibition that culminated with a gala fashion show created more than 100 future trade partnerships according to a report released by the 2Samoas Trade Committee.
 



Falepuipui le ali’i amio valea mo le 5 tausaga

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O le ali’i e 29 tausaga le matua lea na ta’usala i lona faia o uiga mataga i se teineititi e na o le 9 tausaga le matua, ua poloaina e le fa’amasinoga maualuga o ia i le taeao ananafi, ina ia taofia o ia i le toese i Tafuna mo le 5 tausaga, o se tasi lea o tuutuuga o lana nofovaavaaia e 15 tausaga le umi.
 



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