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Reports Gov Lolo at LBJ after appendicitis operation


Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is reportedly recovering in the Surgical Ward at LBJ Medical Center following an appendicitis operation.
Samoa News understands that the governor was admitted to the hospital around 8p.m. Tuesday and underwent surgery for more than an hour. He was then released to recovery at the Surgical Ward.

Freeze on annual increments lifted, admin announces

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The Lolo and Lemanu Administration announced that it has lifted the freeze on annual increments. The announcement came yesterday morning during the Cabinet Meeting and was made by Human Resources Director Sonny L Thompson. While the announcement was just made yesterday, the official date it was lifted was October 1, 2015, the beginning of Fiscal Year 2016. The freeze had been in effect since January 2013.

Tutu fa’atasi le aufai fa’atoaga lagolago a latou fa’aiuga fai


Ua fa’aalia le tutu fa’atasi o le aufai fa’atoaga a le atunu’u e lagolago a latou fa’aiuga fai, e ala i lo latou le lagolagoina lea o le aufai pisinisi lea ua faamanuiaina i le tauofoga a le polokalame o le School Lunch ae leai ni a latou fa’atoaga.

Farmers petition gov over School Lunch, marketplace

New Farmers Association formed

Close to 100 farmers have signed a petition calling on Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga to roll back the decision on acquiring produce by the bidding process for the school lunch program along with petitioning him to open the market place, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This petition addressed to Governor Lolo, is spearheaded by Taimane Johnson who was present at a meeting between the farmers and the Agriculture yesterday at the Agriculture Conference Room in Tafuna.

Bumble Bee jumps into fray on effect of fishery rules


Bumble Bee Seafood president and chief executive officer, Christopher D. Lischewski has claimed that the local canneries have never provided a legitimate commitment to continue to operate in American Samoa, despite the support from the people and government American Samoa.

To’atele aufai faatoaga ua saini i le talosaga e ave i le Kovana


E lata i le to’a 100 le aofa’i o le aufai fa’atoaga a le atunu’u ua mae’a ona saini o latou suafa i se Talosaga ua fa’amoemoe e tu’uina atu i le afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga, e uiga i ni mataupu ua o loo tula’i mai ai ni faafitauli mo i latou i le taimi nei, ma ua tatau fo’i i le alii kovana ona faia i ai sana faaiuga.


Farmers claim unfairness in School Lunch bidding

Director explains that DoA tried to win a bid for the farmers

What appeared to be a partial boycott by farmers of last week’s Farmers Market was due to recent changes in how produce is procured for the School Lunch Program, according to some farmers who were at the market, but did not take part in the event. It is now required that farmers participate in a bidding process in order to sell their produce to the school lunch program, with bidding conducted by the Procurement Office.

Lolo: Failure of NMFS to act is damaging our economy

US putting us in a demeaning and difficult situation

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has expressed to US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, his “deep concerns” that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries is not protecting American Samoa’s tuna fishery and that restrictions placed on traditional fishing grounds have resulted in a decrease in the number of purse seiners calling into the Port of Pago Pago.

Faailoa e fanau aoga aoga eseese o le Gataifale


Na faailoa e fanau aoga i le aso mulimuli o le polokalame e faataua ai le Sami ma le Gataifale a le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Vaomatua ma le Gataifale i le vaiaso na te’a nei, le tele o aoga eseese e mafai ona maua mai e le tagata i le sami faapea ai faamanuiaga a le Alii i le vaomatua ma le siosiomaga.


O tala faatino, pese ma tauloto, atoa ai ma teuga sa laei ai le fanau aoga, o ni isi ia o auala sa mafai ai ona latou faalauiloa aoga eseese atoa ai ma le taua o le sami ma le gataifale i le soifua o le tagata.


StarKist has more fish than needed, says fleet operator

Calls for fed probe into how local fish supplies are sourced

The owner and partner of two companies that operate US flagged fishing fleets says his companies’ vessels were turned away from off loading fish in Pago Pago because there is enough raw supply of fish on hand and he is calling for a federal investigation into the ability of the canneries to, among other things, source fish competitively in the world market.

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