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  • Fono News   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Why is there a discussion in the House for any Bill. Just vote yes and pass the Buck. What a bunch of Yes people. Now you know why the witnesses did not show up at your hearings. Waste of time. You go boys, keep voting yes to the emperor.

  • Dr. Salu Hunkin teams with CSM Savusa in Gov race   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Like the military, Time In Grade would also constitute Time in Government. Read the Policies before running.
    With all due respect, I am sure you made a grand soldier whilst in the military, and have an exemplary record, but at ground zero, it's different. This is home like you live in and on it. Just because you read what's going on does not mean you know what's actually going on, you have to live it, breath it, love it and experience it first hand.
    My hat is off you you Mr. Savusa but there are a lot of things that you should Be, Know and Do before you enter into this political area.
    Forgive me for being so bold as to ask you not to do this. Wait for your time and heed the advice of the elders, parishioners, family and village council. You are the right man for the job, but not right now. With respect, another veteran..

  • Dates set for June Jones' American Samoa Goodwill Mission   4 years 39 weeks ago

    A fund raising for who? Are these football stars broke already? Give me a break, they should do the fund raising themselves, instead of asking the public....Ask the government of American Samoa.....And the Department of Interior; Nikolao Pula, and Salazar, for a donation…

  • Court Report   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Seriously Lemau, lena 'ua ta'u ai lou fa'avalevalea i lou fa'atamtama i fanau laiti a isi. O lena o lo'o fa'ata'ita'i le tama i ou amio, o lou 'ai ava.
    Ou te ofo ma lou le alofa i mata 'a le tama a si ou tuafafine. Lena ua aliali mai ou uiga mataga ma ua ta'u valea atu ai fua le aiga ma le nu'u.
    Ae soia ia, tu'u atu ile Atua mea uma, ae o lea ole a fai le pule a le malo i lou fa'asalaga. Fai ae toe fo'i oe i fafo i lau fanau e tausi ai oe ma lou ma'i 'ae tu'u ai iinei i tagata ole aiga o totoe.

  • Fono News   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Shouldn't that be a DOE issue and the parents to do fund raising activities since this is in June? I mean seriously, why is the government putting money into this when the hospital and other places that is in need of this money to be used?
    Your priorities are Messed up! If i were in the Senate I would vote Hell 2 tha NO!

  • Leone Healing Garden dedicated as a place to hope ...   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Congratulations to all of you that worked hard to make this a reality.
    Im impressed Ipu and Fiu you were able to get all the players in place.
    Imagine the architect engineer, the artists, sculpturer, gardeners, construction workers are all Leone born.
    Leone your bay is full of akule fish and the white lupe's and Gogosina birds are keeping watch over the Garden. It makes me yearn and homesick for my Mosooipala homeland.
    Well done.

  • MALOLO LE ‘AU #2 A PAGO PAGO...   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Malo lava ta'aalo! Ole taimi lenei ile au lea ole Meaese, e sili ai loa ona malolo. Le toe iai se lelei o le au lea leaga e le fa'alogo tamaiti ole nu'u, toe ua tele lava leo. Sili ai loa le malolo ma usi le maimoa ae ta'aalo tama tuai.

  • USDOI awards American Samoa $10MIL for CIP   4 years 39 weeks ago

    JUST ASKING? Isn't the Interagency Group on Insular Areas (IGIA) a sub-committe of the DOI? I just wanna know --- Did Congress Approve this funding?

    Respectfully submitted by:

    Kokomo, Indiana
    [Editor's Note: Yes they did, sometime last month. ra]

  • Bluesky denies all claims made by former employee   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Finally someone had the ba... to report the abuse, it is good and bad, why the Samoans over there do the same thing? I know they work OT without getting paid, it is a serious issue (federal) , a lot of people have resigned because of the workload abuse. I heard there was a "bonus" issue last year. Even at Apia they are facing legal issues. I would like to see employees testify at court if they are not afraid to do so.

  • Motion for a new trial denied in Pago Pago Yacht Club vs. ASG ruling   4 years 39 weeks ago

    "Sun, 02/26/2012 - 5:47pm — Anonymous

    Check and see where the money came from for that major construction in Vatia village by the Fono President.
    He's torn down the school seawall which belongs to the National Park, and the federal government..."

    Maybe this case of PYC vs. ASG is not in Territorial Jurisdiction since this ought to be a U.S. Federal case? Maybe the plaintiffs ought to get their citations and exhibits straight and right before they file again into U.S. Federal Court instead of wasting their time in AS.
    Maybe the plaintiffs were just not prepared enough for Judge Kruse to take the time to deliver and accept. More information is needed, I sense, to make a comment, please. I might have my land sites mixed up a bit, I admit as to where the new Fale is being constructed and where the old property of the PPYC was located on the beach. Please advise, if I am wrong. Thank you.

    Respectfully submitted by:

    Kokomo, Indiana


    Good Luck to Karlinna Sanchez....do you best and no matter what happens you will always be the best speller..love u and God Bless!

    From Your SPA family..Esp,Miss Ann!


    Good look to my sister, Shania Jennings, representing Lauli'i Elementary! You can do it, Chyna!


    Take a stand.............yes for the hospital no for fale and sports!
    Was that a hard decision?
    Rhetoric gets you no where.

  • Faoa to chair Committee working with LBJ on reforms   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Is this the same guy that was removed from the GAR position, after the tsunami?
    The one that was investigated and the kovana didn't trust?
    Is he still with the retirement board getting the big per diem?


    Good Luck to Miss Karlinna Suluama Sanchez!!! who is representing SPA....We will be praying for you all the way from Hula Land!:)

    Your aunty & uncle...and cousins...Darius & Daniel...
    oh, and Bedell:)

  • Just Asking: What’s the tax refund situation?   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Greatly appreciate the explaination. I knew when it was explained to me that something didn't sound right. I had to ask. Again thank you for taking the time to research and answer my question.
    Melisa Pese.

  • Bluesky denies all claims made by former employee   4 years 39 weeks ago

    This is going to be one interesting drama to watch in the court.
    I guess this is what happens when they buy a sunken ship in Upolu. Now the other ship is sinking.
    I feel bad for the employee guy. Reminds me of the Daewoosa debacle all over again. Abusing the poor foreign workers. If anyone knows Sharon, she is not a nice person (in court).
    [Editor's Note: Interesting analogy, however, I don't think it's a human slavery situation — it's a case of alleged wrongful termination and lack of good faith in regards to its work contract obligations by Bluesky. There is also alleged immigration fraud in relation to sponsorship of the fiancée. ra]

  • ASCC hosts forum on Fagatele Bay plan   4 years 39 weeks ago

    "The right of the people, shall not be infringed". As well the "First Amendment; to petition the government for a redress of grievance". "Fourth Amendment shall also be honored and shall not be violated".

  • Sorry for the technical problems on the website   4 years 39 weeks ago

    March 01 2012

    Thank you editors of the Samoa News for explaining the situation,

    It is always good to read your newspaper here in Nelson New Zealand.

    Good luck with the bigger server site.


    Peter A Johnson
    New Zealand

  • ASCC hosts forum on Fagatele Bay plan   4 years 39 weeks ago

    The SuedNia & Togi-fiaola plans it, Mose, it's all about (Money Finagle) activity, and non-else., it is Obvious. A fifth grader can figure it out at home alone without a tutor.

  • Sorry for the technical problems on the website   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Thank you samoanews for the notification, and warning about the problem that you were having. I sincerely accept your apology, after the stress I underwent trying to get to your news web for about an hour or so.
    Smile... I wish you, and your news media good luck within your future endeavor, for the betterment of your future service. Good luck, and keep up the good works in reporting unscrupulous activity from such egregious government. Smile....Doing a great Job samoanews.

    Warmth Regards


  • ASCC hosts forum on Fagatele Bay plan   4 years 39 weeks ago

    What puzzles Mose is none of these guys are fishermen/women, nor farmers of the land. They are after funding to fatten their pockets and continue eating greasy gobblers of gopher guts. Mose

  • High Court upholds Masaniai’s appointment as IP   4 years 39 weeks ago

    They might not understand their own language if I, and samoanews write it in the Samoan language.....What happened to the people? Don't they understand English? Nor Samoan? Hire a fifth grader for an interpreter in order for them to comprehend what's going on there.
    That's why things continue on the island, get distracted so easy once the smell of food is near. Don't you all think so?

  • Sentencing dates for Pase, Solofa, Nauer all continued   4 years 40 weeks ago

    These kind a people they should never never in life, work around where money is involved.
    Let someone with dignity and honesty run that department, this family makes Samoa ashamed not once, not twice, but many times — a bunch of thieves — sorry but these is very disgusting.

  • ASCC hosts forum on Fagatele Bay plan   4 years 40 weeks ago

    Don't be ke'i if you go out to fish one day and you get a ticket for fishing without a license.
    You are giving away your freedom in the guise of protection.

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