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  • 2012 Summer Olympics Update: Jamias reports on experience ‘outside the ring’   2 years 3 weeks ago

    Our replacement wrestler lost by forfeit. He walked out, shook the Japanese wrestlers hand and then raised the Japanese wrestlers hands forfeiting the match. Is this how we compete? We quit because we know we have no chance? I received this news by a USA wrestling official so I can assure its a fact regardless of what Ethan Lake will claim.

  • Former DGX manager admits in court: “There’s no justification for what I did”   2 years 3 weeks ago

    I keep wondering why people are able to steal thousands of dollars, even hundreds of thousands before they even get caught? What the heck is going on here? It's not just the stealing, but employees get caught AFTER they steal a few thousands, in this case over a hundred thousand. It's not just this company but all the other companies and even the government as well.

    Just saying, but I rather catch somebody early than taking them to court after stealing this much and not having a chance to pay all that back. Where are all the cash controls that these richer companies and the government can afford to be put in place? SMH.

  • Faced with numerous fighting incidents, Tafuna High adds more security   2 years 3 weeks ago

    I know the staff at Tafuna High School are doing a really good job, but they need help! The staff there is still outnumbered.

    What kind of crap is that? When a teacher gets injured there should be sirens going off big time! That shows how much a problem these fights are.

    Well, it's a good step they are taking. It makes sense to bring in a full time security staff, especially in the bigger schools. In many states teachers are no longer allowed to stop fights. As soon as a fight occurs they have to call in security who are all dialed in and ready to move in quickly. That sounds like a really good policy that we should adopt.

    On another note, and you wonder why there are stories about teachers beating up students? Many students are disrespectful and not aoia. So, please, Samoanews, take it easy on those teachers because they are not over reacting for no reason - in your newspaper you make them sound guilty and bad before you even understand why did over react. There is always a level of professionalism, but they are still humans who are affected just like any other human being. Are you human Samoanews?

  • “WHY AMERICAN SAMOA STRUGGLES”   2 years 3 weeks ago

    Because everyone has a hidden agenda.

  • “WHY AMERICAN SAMOA STRUGGLES”   2 years 3 weeks ago

    Lewis, I think you hit just one of their fiscal problems. Just the issues you mentioned add up to a staggering 7,720,000. That's a bad way to start the year.
    SM

  • Fa’amausili Mau Mau Jr. reinstated as OMV Manager   2 years 3 weeks ago

    Lets see if we can validate the corrupt accusation against Faamausili. Yes, it is true that his wife has been arrested and is pending prosecution for check fraud against every business on island. Although charges were brought against his wife, it must be understood that Faamausili is also the co-owner of this company, along with his wife. Therefore, making him just as liable.

    After all, was he not a Senator that created these very laws to protect it's people in the Fono? But, since it was the wife who signed the checks.....henceforth she takes the fall. Not bad for having your wife be the scapegoat.

    Yes, it is true that he tried to renege on his senatorial term with his county, by trying to manipulate it's agreement for another term in the Senate, whereas, the county selected Lemanu Peleti Mauga as their current senator instead.

    Yes, it is true that as a strong supporter of Togiola in the 2008 gubernatorial campaign, his selection by was based merely on political favors, NOT experience or credentials. My hats off to DPS Commissioner Tuaolo Fruen for trying to do the right thing, by the people, by correcting Togiola's political and nepotistic appointment of a non-qualified individual.

  • Two bids received for Phase 2 of Airport Road project   2 years 3 weeks ago

    Nice website. 2008 since it's operations. Good it's Native. Will we in American Samoa be left with a good product? If that's the bit than bring it on. Who is the local management for Whitehorn? Who is your local management team? Mose

  • Two bids received for Phase 2 of Airport Road project   2 years 3 weeks ago

    According to their website they are a 4 year old company that has rennovated a few buildings and have three smallish projects on their resume.

    There really is not much more information given...

    Have a look , be amazed...

    BEWARE!!!

  • PRE-SEASON HUDDLE: LEONE LIONS ROARING AND READY TO COMPETE   2 years 3 weeks ago

    Props to Coach Pati for his past years leading the Lions. A couple of titles, and playoff appearances. Wishing the Leone Lions the est of luck in this up and coming season. Good luck to Coach Arona and the crew. GO LIONS!
    c/o 2006 family.

  • Two bids received for Phase 2 of Airport Road project   2 years 3 weeks ago

    Log on to www.whitehornconstruction.com there you will find profile. YES agree people do want/expect QUALITY!

    Historically we have been paying too much for our quality. We need a new change!

  • Two bids received for Phase 2 of Airport Road project   2 years 3 weeks ago

    McDowell projects speaks for the company. Who is this Whitehorn ghost from California? What is their profile? Sound's like a screen smoke to Mose.

  • Sentencing delayed for prostitution couple   2 years 3 weeks ago

    Can we publicly hang this couple? Or actually maybe our government can make some money by selling them to the Chinese and Palagi for $20 for 5 minutes and see how they like it. STUPID PEOPLE. Get a job dont rob young girls of their innocence.. You disgust me!

  • PRE-SEASON HUDDLE: FA’ASAO MARIST READY TO TAKE IT TO NEXT LEVEL   2 years 3 weeks ago

    CONGRADS UCE FILO & ALL THE WHOLE CRUSADER NATION. YOU GOT THE RIGHT IDEA "GO TO THE AIR." WE WERE ALWAYS KNOWN AS THE FASTEST HIGH SCHOOL ON ISLAND BACK IN THE DAYS. YOU SEEN IT WHEN YOU WERE IN ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOL BRO. UTILIZE ALL THE SPEEDSTERS YOU GOT & ROTATE THEM FROM BACKS TO RECEIVERS & ROTATE YOUR QB’S TOO. JUST A LITTLE FESOASOANI UCE FROM THE SPEEDSTER CLASS OF ’86 “WE BAD”. GOOD LUCK “CRUSADERS”…….

  • Fa’amausili Mau Mau Jr. reinstated as OMV Manager   2 years 3 weeks ago

    American Samoa Government just need people that know what they're doing as they become as a director or commissioner in their line of duty. They need to assign people that know more & already has experience in public safety. Not just randomly pick someone that has no kind of experience or idea in what they're doing. Ia ga'o le pau a lea ole mea e maua ke'i a issue le non-renewal contract ae leiloa poo le a le mafutaga. Just a little bit advice to the DPS Commissioner & The Deputy Commissioner please read & understand before taking actions & putting it on paper. Now all you had done is just making a fool out of yourselves & the whole Dept. of Public Safety. Thank You! Hope the new election coming up someone will replace the DPS Commissioner.

  • Fa’amausili Mau Mau Jr. reinstated as OMV Manager   2 years 3 weeks ago

    If he was the most corrupt guy u have ever came across with. Then why in the hell ASG still consider & reinstated him to become OMV's manager again? Please think before you speak. Like one Samoan saying, " E leiloa o oe o se vale, pe aga e le faamaga i luga lou GUKU." So please if you don't have any proof or a good reason that he should not be reinstated again, then keep your hateful comments to yourself.

  • Sentencing delayed for prostitution couple   2 years 3 weeks ago
    smh

    First a sex video from a student and now this? What an embarrassment.

  • Sentencing delayed for prostitution couple   2 years 3 weeks ago

    what an embarrassment for our people

  • Arrest warrant executed on DPS Officer for allegedly stealing ipod   2 years 3 weeks ago

    Hmm.., $200 or $10,000. I'll take $200 please. Bad deal. Not worth it.

  • 2012 Summer Olympics Update: Jamias reports on experience ‘outside the ring’   2 years 3 weeks ago

    JR your comments is well written and right on point. Just like Mapu took his ring away from Henry, Ethan Lake took away his mat from me at Samoana. Even though Lake has three mats and at the time CJ was training to qualify at Africa Oceania along with training high school kids after season. Inevitably behavior like this only hurts our athletes and our territory. Mapu is also the vice president of American Samoa Wrestling Association. Does he actually do anything for the wrestlers besides have after season bbq's for ASWA? No. We had in reality one real chance at a medal in London and that was with CJ Floor wrestling, a true 96kg senior wrestler, former USA wrestling national champion with more experience than all American Samoan wrestlers combined and that was confirmed by a comment of a USA wrestling official yet Mapu stood by and did nothing. He's president of one association and vice president of another and both are a complete joke. I agree that with gov funding our athletes can achieve a higher competitive standard but that cannot happen until we get qualified, responsible honest people in charge who are not afraid to show the books and validate their actions. CJ Floor Sr.

  • 2012 Summer Olympics Update: Jamias reports on experience ‘outside the ring’   2 years 3 weeks ago

    It's a damn shame that the London Olympic Games, as far as American Samoa is concerned, is concentrated mainly on a few shallow and narcissistic individuals. A perfect example of this is Mr. Mapu Jamias, the International Technical Official in the Games and Chairman of the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) Athletes and Youth Commissions, as well as the president of the local American Samoa Amateur Boxing Federation. According to Jamias, if there was a strong enough support from our local government into these sports with our athletes and coaches, perhaps we would have a fighting chance. On this, I totally agree. But here is where the hypocrisy begins. Although, his own American Samoa Amateur Boxing Federation did not field a qualified fighter for the Olympics, did he make contact with Mr. Henry Tavake and his boxing organization to see if he had qualified fighters from his team to participate in these games? Of course not. After all, as opposed to Jamias' fighters, it was Henry's athletes that brought back many of the trophies and accolades from afar, while representing the territory. And because of this very "torn" relationship between these two local organizations, the chance for a young athlete to participate in the boxing arena in the games has been lost. What a pity shame. And yet, individuals like Jamias, Tupua and Lake are hogging the opportunities that rightfully belong to our Olympians. This is what happens when you let your ego and vanity control your emotions. The cost for these indiscretion is a young athlete's dream and the shame it brings to a country.
    JR Faaola

  • SIC witness tells of fraud and waste in Marisco project   2 years 3 weeks ago

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  • Two charged for rape, sexual abuse of 12-yr old girl   2 years 3 weeks ago

    TO ALL YOU “AIAFU SENATORS & MAKAGAOI KULUKU FAIPULES”, “STOP THESE PREDATORS” BY CHANGING THE LAW TO SERVE 15 TO 20 YEARS (MANADTORY NO PROBATION OR PAROLE) IN YOUR “HOTEL” TCF JAIL! STOP STEALING OUR TAX PAYERS MONEY & DO YOUR JOBS!!!!! ONE DAY, ONE OF YOU FOOLS DAUGHTERS WILL BE RAPED & IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO ACT! SO LAVA LAIA O LE PEPELO SO’O I LE ATUNU’U AE TAUTUA MA LE FA’AMAONI OR SHOULD I JUST SAY STOP THE “AI AFU”. IT’S THE LAW MAKERS RESPONSIBILITIES TO CHANGE THE LAWS!!!!!!!

  • Gov and Speaker attend Samoa Heritage Week   2 years 3 weeks ago

    It's good that superior phonies attend all these festivals, while the rest of the non-working adults are lined up around the block Unemployed.

    A Different class of Unethical people have entered the islands way back when. The dufus don't know how to say NO to off island travels to spend your taxes.

    Well, you voted for them-- eat the pain I say.

  • SIC witness tells of fraud and waste in Marisco project   2 years 3 weeks ago

    To Wallace P Thompson (WPT)i am so dissapointed with your sworn testimoney to SIC.If you are sworn in to testify, than tell the truth, nothing but the truth. It sound like you are trying to make yourself look good. Where is Conden and Henery?. Fanene and Matagi just went along for the ride, they trusted you guys because you are the EXPERTS to marine field, so did i. Nothing aganst Marisco, they are expert in ship works, but they too make mistake. I want to share somethings with the SIC and the readers.

    1. WPT! Mr. Thompson did'nt your task force at a meeting with the Gov. Togiola all agreed to get us a tug with more horsepowder then the tugs we have now?, wow, and you went to hawaii an bough a tug with less or same as what we have, what an EXPERT.

    2. WPT! did you tell SIC about your connection with Marisco,and why you always fight hard to take our boats to Hawaii to Marisco ship yard but we have a Dry Dock in our back yard and the money can go to our people (SAMOAN PEOPLE)?

    3. WPT! you said that yourself and Terry Conden are experts (yourself 35 yrs in the marine field and Conden as a Marine Surveyoy). If you guys are experts in the marine field, so why did'nt you guys know the tug needed a LOAD LINE you knew its a CG and also an ABS requirment? (we would have save 100K). If you guys are so EXPERT why then did'nt you ask the seller about the old Load Line certificate, the tug must had a LL cert. before. I am not an expert but i know this things, unless you replaced the tug hall.

    4. WPT! please stop pushing the blame on other people or the ASG, the ASG trusted the task force (sound like a move title)what ever decitions you folks made at the shipyard to better/worse the job, you were the ASG rep.

    5. WPT!,you 3 AMIGOS (Fanene, Conden and Thompson)
    bought an old tug that needed alot of work than you turn around and purchase two barges that we can not use. If you and Conden are EXPERT, why did'nt you guys (not so much you but Mr. Conden hes a marine surevor they all know this things) know that those barges are US NAVY BC barges that are used by the Navy for storage and tow inside harbors?. These barges are hallow inside you can not balast them. This is why the CG did not let you guys put the excavator on the barges. Yes you can use the barges to two if you open the whole barge and put balast compartment in it and it will coast alot and lots of money.

    6. WPT! i see you are also telling the SIC about the captain that the ASG pick to delevered our tug and barges to AS. Did you tell SIC why you are so angry at this captain?. Because you wanted to bring the barges one at a time so you can make more money, but the ASG found someone to sail the tug and tow all the barges at one time and save us a few dollars?. You are correct about CG license tonnage and its limitation but an EXPERT like yourself should know that its not what license you have,1600, 500, 200 or 100 tons when it comes to delivering or sailing a vessel its all up to the owner of the vessel, in this case the owner is the ASG. (check your facts befor you testified), if anything goes wrong the owner ond the captain takes the heat. Why should i pay you thousands of dollars to bring my boat from hawaii to samoa when i can pay someone else a few hundres to do the same job. Its all about money and safety.

    7. You left the lawmakers job because you knew you would make more money w/ASG an you knew there was no one at the Admin. that is more certified in the marine field as you. Did you tell the SIC why you lost your last tug job in Hawaii? This is all for now, iam looking foward to hear.

  • Two charged for rape, sexual abuse of 12-yr old girl   2 years 3 weeks ago

    Either we are raping our 12 year old children or killing them and leaving them on the side of the road by the pastors of the church--