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by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
Gubernatorial ballots for absentee voters on last night’s flight
Leilua Stevenson given post as DBAS president
by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent
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Gubernatorial ballots went out last night on the Hawaiian Airlines flight for American Samoans who qualify to vote overseas or off-island and have requested absentee ballots. These ballots can be tracked via the Election Office website — as to their current locale or status. Ballots for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor were printed around 12 noon yesterday after Chief Election Officer Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono certified all candidates in the gubernatorial race. (See complete list of certified candidates in the Gubernatorial race, in a public notice printed in today’s Samoa News). Soliai in a public notice — released to the local media just before 9 a.m. yesterday announced the certification of the candidates. Certification followed a decision late Wednesday afternoon by the Appellate Division of the High Court, dismissing a petition by the gubernatorial team of Save Liuato Tuitele and Sandra King Young, who appealed a decision by the chief election officer denying their challenge of the eligibility of four other candidates in the gubernatorial race. The Chief Election Officer also revealed some good news — for local absentee voters, who have already left the territory but have cast their ballots for the other races — but not the gubernatorial race. He said if these individuals end up returning to the territory prior to Nov. 6 for some reason or another, these persons can vote for the “gubernatorial race only,” but cannot vote again for the other races or the referendum. Soliai issued a cautionary note — “The Election Office has the records and information of all those who cast absentee ballots,” as local absentee ballots are cast at the Election Office. An hour later, the Election Office started accepting absentee voting for the gubernatorial race — especially for those absentee eligible voters who left on last night’s Hawaiian Airlines flight. To ensure that all eligible local absentee voters had a chance to cast a ballot, the Election Office stayed open unit 9 p.m. Local absentee voters are qualified electors, who reside in the territory, but will be absent from the territory on Election Day. Soliai told Samoa News that Thursday’s Hawaiian flight also took out the first batch of absentee ballots for American Samoans who requested absentee ballots and qualify to vote overseas or off island. Local law states that overseas absentee voters are those in the military, American Samoa students attending school of higher education and ASG officials working in the U.S. “The law is very clear that only these individuals are eligible to vote overseas or off-island, as absentee,” said Soliai, who reminds these individuals that they must be registered voters and request an overseas ballot before an absentee ballot is sent out. It was not immediately clear as to the total number of overseas absentee ballots that went out last night. In the public notice, Soliai also said candidates had until 12 noon yesterday to view sample ballots before printing, but no correction to names of the candidates was allowed because the deadline had expired.
With concurrence of the Development Bank of American Samoa board of directors, Gov. Togiola Tulafono has appointed Leilua Stevenson as the new DBAS president, an appointment subject to Senate confirmation. Local law states that the governor, with the approval of the board, appoints a bank president, who must be confirmed by the Senate only. The DBAS president is responsible for the operation of the bank with the assistance of such other officers and employees as the Board may authorize. The Board establishes the salary of the President and other officers. Stevenson, a former Miss American Samoa and the 1993 Miss South Pacific, has been director of the Department of Human and Social Service since March of 2009, when she was appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Fono. She had previously served as comptroller at StarKist Samoa. Togiola tapped Stevenson, daughter of Sen. Alo Dr. Paul Stevenson, at the time to assist the DHSS in meeting federal compliance on grant funds that were in jeopardy with the high-risk designation.
In his Sept. 19 nomination letter to Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie, the governor said the DBAS president’s post has been vacant now since the departure of Lolo M. Moliga in June and he appointed Stevenson for the post. “I have worked with Ms. Stevenson as a cabinet member and find her professional abilities in the field of accounting and finance to be superior and her personal ethnics and integrity to be equally outstanding,” the governor wrote. She managed DHSS “with great pride and determination, and turned the department around successfully into one of our most outstanding departments today,” he pointed out. “She is a great asset to our people and government.” “I hate to have to ask her to take on another assignment after a successful tenure with DHSS but I believe we need a strong and highly competent professional at the DBAS at this time,” said Togiola. “I have the absolute confidence in the professional ability and personal integrity of Ms. Stevenson to assist the board in meeting its mandate, and to help guide their decisions in the management of the bank towards the future with a high degree of competence,” said the governor, who
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PAGO PAGO VILLAGE COUNCIL VERSUS tHE ANZ bANK tRIAL POStPONEd tO NEXt yEAR Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond, who was accompanied on the bench by Associate Judge Mamea Sala Jr has re-scheduled the trial in a lawsuit brought by the ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank against Pago Pago Village Council, Inc, (PPVC) over default of a loan made in 2006 for the redevelopment of the Pago Pago Community Center — which was later destroyed in the 2009 tsunami disaster. The defendants include six village leaders — Tuaolo Manaia Fruean, Mauga T. Asuega, Fuaautoa Taufaasau, Vaivao Etelagi, Asuega F. Lauvai and the estate of Mageo Malu, who passed away in January this year — and who guaranteed the $558,674 loan. PPVC lawyer Mark Ude asked the court for a continuance in the trial which was scheduled to begin yesterday. Ude noted that one of the defendant’s needs to be present for the trial is allegedly somewhere in the state of Texas, where he is receiving medical treatment. He added that another defendant Mauga Tasi Asuega also had to depart the territory for medical treatment and will not be on island for the scheduled trial. Ude said another reason he can’t proceed with trial as scheduled is because outstanding discovery has yet to be provided to defendants. He noted that he cannot go to trial on a half a million case due to these issues. The plaintiff’s lawyer David Vargas objected to the motion for continuance noting that this case is already two years old and the bank is ready to proceed to trial.
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He added during the last pre-trial conference this was same submission that Ude made. Vargas asserted that the bank does not object to a brief continuance while the defense gathers their witnesses. Regarding discovery, Vargas argued that it’s not the bank’s problem rather it’s Ude’s. Associate Justice Richmond said he does not feel this case is ready for trial, given the defendant is arguing the discovery is not complete and he just received new documents in this matter. Vargas told the judge that the documents which were filed was a summary of the case, they are not new documents. Richmond ruled in favor of Ude’s motion and scheduled the new trial date on Jan. 9, 2013. According to the complaint, it was on February 1, 2006 that PPVC authorized representatives signed the promissory note for the loan and in the note, PPVC promised and agreed to pay the bank the principal sum of $558,674 as well as the interest. Around Dec. 21, 2007, the authorized representatives of PPVC signed a loan revision agreement. At that time, PPVC failed to pay its payment obligations under the note and when due, the complaint alleges. Under the revised agreement, there would be 84 monthly payments of $6,300 commencing Jan. 1, 2008 to be paid until Dec. 1, 2014, followed by one payment of $210,878 the following month. The revised agreement was signed by only five village leaders and these individuals acted in their capacity as duly authorized representatives of PPVC. However, the bank alleges that PPVC failed to make payments in accordance with terms of the original and revised agreements. As of Mar. 22, 2011, the bank declared
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Save & Sandra hope in future elections local law will be obeyed…
by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent
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Gubernatorial team of “Save and Sandra” have accepted the court’s decision dismissing their petition regarding the eligibility of four candidates in this year’s race but are hoping that in future elections, candidates for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor obey local law by resigning from their government jobs before actively campaigning. The Appellate Division of the High Court issued its decision just before 4 p.m. Wednesday dismissing the petition to appeal a decision by the chief election officer denying their challenge of the eligibility of four other candidates in the gubernatorial race by candidate for governor Save Liuato Tuitele and candidate for lieutenant governor Sandra King Young. The petitioners’ attorney Charles Alailima said his clients accept that the Appellate Division is “the final territorial authority for interpreting our laws.” While the Appellate Division “appears to allow qualified electors to challenge candidates eligibility before the chief election officer” under ASCA 4.0102 subsections (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of the qualification for governor/lieutenant governor law, “the opinion clearly states that qualified electors cannot make the challenge under subsection (f) which requires employees of the government in whatever capacity to resign before actively campaigning,” Alailima said. “The decision resolved the conflict between the Attorney General’s opinion and the chief election officer’s opinion on this law. That is what the Appellate Division is supposed to do,” he said. Alailima pointed out that the Appellate Division in its opinion also found that the responsibility for enforcing the election law restrictions on employees of the government is with the Human Resources Director under the government employees chapter of the American Samoa Code. Additionally, the Appellate Division also “found that violations of the election laws are subject to various civil and criminal penalties. These penalty provisions are supposed to be enforced by the Attorney General.” He said, “While this may be difficult and complicated to do, especially when it involves agency heads and cabinet members judging the conduct of fellow agency heads and cabinet members who are candidates in a political year, this is how the court has interpreted
the law and that interpretation must be respected.” Alailima recalled that Save and Sandra did raise their concern with the Attorney General in the past about the failure of certain candidate employees to resign before they began “active campaigning” as required by the law. “They can only hope that the director of Human Resources and the Attorney General can put aside their close connections to the candidate cabinet members and agency heads involved and investigate and enforce the law since qualified electors are clearly denied the right to challenge to candidate eligibility directly under the Appellate Division’s final interpretation,” he said.
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Letter to the Editor
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Dear Editor, I always wonder how our island will be like in the future. I wonder how our fa’asamoa way will be like. Will our future generations uphold its values and live by it? Will there be anymore practices of our culture and teachings of the language to the new generations? Knowing that our schools are teaching the histories of the world, I fear the outcome of what time alone will tell. Our culture is hanging on a single thread of existence right now. Though I hate to put it in this perspective but; it’s on top of the food chain. A prey for a predator’s hunt. How many cultures and beliefs are among us in our territory? It’s something to think about and to take it in consideration for every Samoan. The future of our people is not within the hands of some politician or society, but it’s in within our own hands. E iloa lava le laau i ona fua. Tala Galo Faasavalu Jr. San Francisco, CA
DHHS awards $1.8 Million for Prevention Fa’asamoa Partnership Project
(PRESS RELEASE) — Washington, D.C.—Congressman Faleomavaega Tuesday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US-DHHS) has awarded $1,782,791 to the American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services (AS-DHSS) for the Prevention Fa’aSamoa Partnership Project. The grant, awarded through US-DHHS’ Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Cooperative Agreement that will fund the community-based project for a three-year period starting September 30, 2012 and ending September 29, 2015. The grant will fund the community-based Prevention Fa’aSamoa Partnership Project, which is headed by Project Director Louisa Te’o Tuiteleleapaga and Project Manager Tu’umafua Maiava of AS-DHSS. As part of the project, twelve community coalitions were organized throughout American Samoa tailored to meet the specific needs of their villages. The Strengthening Samoan Families (SSF) component of the program brings AS-DHSS staff into the villages to work directly with families in substance abuse prevention education. Another component of the program called Life Skills Program focuses on youth 10-14 years of age. The project, originally funded in 2011 through the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG), was also highlighted at the US-DHHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 8th annual Prevention Day this past February in a brief documentary showcasing the program’s successes in American Samoa. The documentary, produced by SAMSHA, highlighted the project’s unique capabilities to carry out comprehensive and culturally competent substance abuse prevention strategies that reflect Samoan traditions and culture.
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E Lafulafu Tama Seugogo, #2: Those Phantom budgets and deficit spending… who pays?
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How well our government leaders — governor and Fono — handle government fiscal responsibilities, according to a previous Samoa News poll, concerns the people of the territory the most; hence the people would like those standing for political office in this year’s election and selection to do something about it. This call is being accentuated with the resumption of Fono deliberations including current budget review hearings — where it is like watching a live play in an amphitheater, with the players’ ineptness or lack of concern or respect of things fiscal being displayed for all to see and ponder; and why the people are concerned or should be. Be it as it may, ineptness or apathy has been the way for many years; and has now reached the point where the people are or should be saying — “enough is enough”. It is clear from media accounts of Fono hearings the administration took the annual government budget process rather lightly, as is evidenced by the long delay in submission of the 2012/ 2013 budget for Fono review and the exuberant budget revenue projections. When asked of the budget tax revenues projections, the Tax Manager opined the figures were unreasonably optimistic given the current and forecasted economic activities in the territory; and that he wasn’t consulted when the budget was being prepared. For the most part, the Fono was asking questions of the various government departments in the course of Fono budget hearings. When it was the Fono’s turn to present its own budget, the assistant financial officer was there to answer questions. One brave-heart representative had the testicular fortitude to lament the absence of the Fono leadership in this important hearing, and asked how the Fono’s current budget was holding up. The financial officer answered the “Fono budget is doing well”. Unconvinced, the Ituau representative asked the budget director about the status of the Fono budget to which Malemo, the budget director, said it was a “TKO” (technical knockout — in the red). Malemo went on to say, according to media reports, that it was by the grace of the governor and his administration and respect for the Fono that senators and representatives continue to receive their salaries and tax free allowance. Representative Archie Soliai should have pressed on by asking Malemo how the governor’s office budget was holding up; to which Fofoga Solia, the Fono financial officer, no doubt would have chimed “It’s also aTKO… so in terms of TKOs, all is balanced between the governor and the Fono”!! Amazingly disturbing, however, is the disagreement on how to categorize the $6.8 million tobacco settlement money. Malemo in his testimony vowed the money was a legitimate budget revenue item, citing a memo from the governor “certifying” it so. A few days later, his fellow cabinet member, the attorney general refuted Malemo’s testimony — as reported by the media — and said that the $6.8 million was obligated to pay the loan ASG owes the federal government. For its part, the Fono leadership would like to believe the aforementioned loan is paid off; thus seems careful in believing the governor that the $6.8 million is available as a budget revenue item. Consequently, the Fono reversed its passage of the four-month budget of last week and approved the full 12-month budget. BUT goes on to hedge their position by making budget cuts to allow for the $6.8 million uncertainty; with a supplemental budget held out like a carrot to be approved to restore funds currently being cut if the $6.8 is realized, or through some unknown source of revenue if the $6.8 million proves to be phantom money. So, everyone is happy — the governor gets his full year budget; the affected departments are sad then made happy again by the supplemental budget process, real or phantom; and the Fono is happy in that they made governor happy before he leaves office, and in that it gets a full year’s budget too like the happy governor. But is everyone happy?
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The Electors of American Samoa Chief Election Officer
Subject: Certification of the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor for the November 06, 2012 General Election; and Viewing of Ballots by Candidates The determination of the Court has been rendered. Therefore, the following teams are hereby certified as candidates of the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor for the November 06, 2012 General Election: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Afoa L. S. Lutu/Le’i S.Thompson Faoa Aitofele T.F Sunia/ Taufete’e John Faumuina Lolo Matalasi Moliga/ Lemanu Sialega Peleti Mauga Salu Hunkin-Finau/Utuali’i Iuniasolua Tului Savusa Save Liuato A.Tuitele/ Sandra King Young Tim Jones/ Tuika Tuika
(BASED ON A PRESS RELEASE) – UTULEI — Monday, September 17, 2012 – Governor Togiola Tulafono today announced that the process of constructing the Behavioral Health Center in Tafuna has formally begun with the approval of the scope of work plans by the Department of the Interior (DOI). Togiola said the Territorial Office of Fiscal Reform (TOFR) has been informed by DOI – Office of Insular Areas (OIA) of the approval of the scope of work for the construction of the Behavioral Health Center that was proposed by the Department of Health, Department of Public Works and TOFR. “We are very excited that we are on the move with the building of our Behavioral Health Center and we are also very thankful for the support and partnership of DOI, OIA, Veterans Affairs, Center for Medicaid Services, and our local departments and agencies,” he said. “I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas - Mr. Anthony Babauta, Director of the Office of Insular – Mr. Nikolao Pula and local OIA Field Representative, Mrs. Lydia Faleafine-Nomura, and our other federal partners for their continuous support of American Samoa’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. DOI’s approval of this scope of work is a reflection of its CIP commitment to improve the infrastructure and services provided to our people and Territory.” Togiola said the Behavioral Health Center will provide several currently missing services and will help make existing care and treatment for the mentally ill in the Territory more readily available. “This project is designed to provide space for the civilly committed, short-term residential patients, out-patient psychiatric and counseling services, and will serve to assist our many military soldiers and veterans that may require behavioral health services,” said Togiola. “We look forward to making these muchneeded services available that will greatly assist and meet each participant’s needs and wants while setting life changing goals and offering overall wellness and satisfaction for those who utilize this facility in the very near future.” The proposed project will consist of a new building, containing inpatient wings with a total of 15 bed patients, and one outpatient wing. An open, covered atrium for the outdoor day treatment activities is included for clients that have transitioned from intensive hospital care systems of care. Family members will be able to access family support services, community reintegration and employment or vocational services. The design plans for the facility have been submitted to the Veterans Affairs engineers as well as the Center for Medicaid Services engineers for review and recommendations for compliance, which DPW was able to complete and have modified accordingly. The federal allocation and funding for the Behavioral Health Center is provided by the DOI-OIA Capital Improvement Program. The Invitation for Bid commenced on September 11, 2012.
Furthermore, pursuant to ASCA 6.0604, the above-named teams are hereby reminded that the samples of ballot is available for viewing by the teams or their designated representatives at the Election Office in Tafuna. Since the deadline for candidates to correct their names has also expired, the names of these candidates on the ballots will be printed as they appear in the foregoing list. The deadline to view sample ballots is set at 12:00 noon, Thursday, September 20, 2012. Beginning at 1:00pm today, the ballot for the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be available for purposes of local absentee voting.The Election Office will remain open today until 9:00pm for local absentee voting. Sincerely,
Soliai T. Fuimaono
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam bar owner was sentenced Thursday to life in prison in a sex trafficking scheme to force Micronesian women and a 16-year-old girl into prostitution, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Song Ja Cha, 70, must also pay $200,000 in restitution to the victims and pay a $10,000 fine. After an eight-day trial, she was found guilty on all 20 counts of an indictment that charged her with sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, coercion and enticement to travel in interstate or foreign commerce for prostitution, and transportation of a minor for prostitution. According to the indictment, from February 2004 to January 2008, Cha and others lured about 10 victims to come to Guam from the island of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. She promised the young, mostly poor and uneducated women and the teen legitimate employment as waitresses or store clerks at her bar, the Blue House Lounge. The Compact of Free Association allows Chuukese nationals from Micronesia to travel and work in the United States and its territories. Instead, the victims were forced to work for 12 to 14 hours a day in six rooms of the Blue House offering commercial sex. They were told that if they ran away, the police would arrest them, the indictment said. Their passports were taken away and all their phone calls were monitored. The women were verbally and physically abused and were denied food when male customers complained about their performance. Cha also took them to a clinic to be injected with birth control shots, the indictment said. “The defendant preyed on the hopes and dreams of these young victims, forcing them into a life of prostitution,” said Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the civil rights division.
Life term for Guam bar owner in sex trafficking
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Teacher shortage draws passionate testimony at Fono
by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent
The Education Department’s deputy director for finance Russell Aab says that volunteers from the WorldTeach organization are not the answer to local teacher shortages every year, but for American Samoa to better prepare classroom teachers, who should be given a good salary package. For more than two years, the Cambridge, Mass., based WorldTeach group has been providing volunteer teachers for the territory and helping with teacher shortages, especially for Manu’a schools. For the current school year some 30 volunteer teachers are helping classroom teaching in public schools. During last week’s DOE budget hearing, teacher shortage and WorldTeach volunteers were among the issues raised by lawmakers, after hearing testimony from Aab and DOE directordesignee Dr. Jacinta Galea’i that the public education system is short of 17 teachers — although paperwork for these 17 has since been submitted to Human Resources Department for clearance. However, DOE “has people resigning every year,” Aab added. Asked about the status of DOE teacher reclassification, Galeai said that as far as DOE knows, all of the ones submitted last year have been completed and those who received degrees since May are included in the new fiscal year budget for the required pay increase. “So I think we are... in good shape as far as reclassification is concerned,” she said, and noted that it’s an ongoing process, as teachers graduate each year. Rep. Toeaina Faufano Autele said WorldTeach volunteers are the ones that have helped greatly in reducing teacher
shortage for public schools, especially for his Manu’a island group. “When we talk about teacher shortage, sometimes I wonder, if we’re not creating the problem,” said the veteran educator, adding that some teachers have been prompted out of the classroom to other divisions of DOE, including becoming principals or vice principals, when these individuals are needed in the classroom. Rep. Lemapu Suiaunoa Talo reminded the DOE officials that teacher shortage for the government is a long standing problem and DOE should have a plan in place to prevent teachers from leaving classrooms for other departments after getting their degrees under the Cohort programs. Lemapu and Toeaina both stated that graduates of the cohort program leave DOE for higher pay in other ASG departments. Lemapu then asked how Galeai plans to prevent this problem from recurring every year, wherein DOE pays the education of teachers to get their degree under the cohort program, and then some teachers, upon getting their degrees, leave DOE to seek jobs with higher pay. Lemapu, who had worked in DOE for several years prior to being elected to the House some four years ago, suggested another DOE reclassification to raise teacher’s salaries, in order to prevent them from leaving DOE for other ASG departments offering higher salaries. “I agree there should be another hike in teacher’s pay because we compete with other [ASG] agencies that offer higher salaries,” said Galeai, who noted that this is one way to keep teachers after they have obtained their degrees. The other option is for DOE to review the possibility of having teachers who participate in the Cohort program sign a con-
tract which would require the individual to serve first at DOE “for a certain period of time”. She said these are only ideas at this point to help address this matter. Lemapu agreed with the option of a contract, saying that the Cohort program was to prepare teachers for classroom work “not for administrative positions, not for counseling positions.” He recalled that there were previous arrangements in which Cohort teacher graduates served as classroom teachers for five years before they could consider a post outside of the classroom. Sen. Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata also voiced her disappointment with the teacher shortage and the problem with teachers graduating from the Cohort program, then ending up working at other agencies for higher pay. She said it’s the duty and responsibility of a teacher who gets a degree to be in the classroom, but not to get a degree and then sit behind a desk at an office. Fonoti also inquired about the entry level pay for teachers, to which Galeai said that based on the 2009 reclassification, she believes that an Associate of Arts degree holder starts at around $12,000 while a Bachelor of Arts degree holder is at $16,000 annually. The higher pay level is for the teachers considered “highly qualified” — those who have received the BA and passed the Praxis examination. with their pay at around $20,000 plus, she said. Later in the hearing, Toeaina pointed out that the current teacher shortage of 17 would have been more than 50, if it were not for the WorldTeach volunteers. He said DOE has to prepare for the future in the event this service by WorldTeach is discontinued, and wanted to know of any DOE plans.
Aab replied that WorldTeach “is not the solution” adding that “the way it is now, we are depending on WorldTeach. There are 30 of them this year. And if they decide not to do it next year, we’re in trouble.” “Two things that we have to do” he continued, is “first, prepare our teachers better and second of all, pay them a decent salary. We still lose most of our qualified ones after a couple of years,” he added. Rep. Faimealelei Anthony Allen said he concurred with other lawmakers who have spoken about the teacher shortage and that something needs to be done so that they don’t leave DOE. “We need to take care of our people who are teachers. We need to take care of them. Not only in the way we pay them, but how we deal with them on issues between each division,” said Faimealelei, adding that a lot of teachers left DOE in the last two years and he knows this because he has spoken to some of them, and he too was with DOE in the past. He said some of these teachers are now working in the Commerce Department but when he talks to them, “their passion is teaching” but they left because they were not treated well by their immediate supervisors, which is something that DOE management really needs to look at, he said. “...We need to maintain and sustain, the workforce that you have,” he said referring to teachers. “There’s some good teachers out there — a lot of them. But I hate for the Cohort to spend the money, then after a couple of years, they get their degree and then they move somewhere else.” Others who spoke about this issue during the hearing were passionate about keeping qualified teachers in classrooms, giving them the right pay, and treating them right.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The world can’t afford a conflict sparked by the rumbling sovereignty disputes in the seas of East Asia, a senior U.S. official warned on Thursday. Top U.S. diplomat for the region Kurt Campbell told a Senate hearing that heightened nationalism and demonstrations were exacerbating the disputes that have simmered for decades. He urged multilateral diplomacy to manage and resolve them. Conflicting claims over islands have sparked antiJapan protests in China, which has sent patrol ships inside Japanese-claimed waters. Tensions have also run high
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in recent months in the South China Sea — a key conduit for global trade, where China has disputes with Southeast Asian neighbors. Two key U.S. allies, Japan and South Korea, are also at loggerheads over other disputed islands. Campbell said the disputes were extraordinarily difficult to solve, and for the time being, the best path was to prevent them flaring up. “The world cannot afford a crisis in Asia that would have untold consequences for our economies, and the economies of Asia, Europe and the rest of the world,” he told the Senate foreign relations subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific affairs. The U.S. has long been the predominant military power in the Asia-Pacific and in the past three years has taken a growing diplomatic interest in efforts to resolve the disputes. Emerging power China would prefer the U.S., which has treaty alliances among the disputants, to stay out of the matter. The U.S. says it is neutral and has a national interest in the region’s peace and stability. The committee’s chairman, Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said the region would be far more volatile should the U.S. withdraw its military forces. He said that in the past week, close U.S. ally Japan and China had “come to the brink of open conflict” over the Senkaku islands, called Diaoyu in China. Campbell reaffirmed that the U.S. stood by its security treaty obligations with Japan and views Japan as maintaining administrative control of the islands. But he said Washington does not take a position on the ultimate sovereignty of the islands that lie near key sea lanes in the East China Sea. He urged dialogue between China and Japan. “We are concerned by recent demonstrations and frankly the potential for the partnership between Japan and China to fray substantially,” he said. “That is not in our strategic interest and clearly would undermine stability in the Asia-Pacific as a whole.” The dispute escalated after Japan’s government purchased some of the islands from their private Japanese owners, viewing it as a way to thwart a potentially more inflammatory move by the governor of Tokyo, who had wanted not only to buy the islands but also develop them. Beijing, however, sees Japan’s purchase as an affront to its claims and its past calls for negotiations.
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The Lions Club of Pago Pago brings vision care to Fagasa
by Teri Hunkin, Samoa News staff writer
Dr. Oo checks vision for one of the lovely ladies of the village, Mrs Amelia Sataua, during the Lions Project Eye Care outreach in the village of Fagasa this month. More than 100 residents had [courtesy photo] eye exams and vision screening.
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For the Lions Club of Pago Pago, the spirit of service carries over from one generation to the next, and from one administration to the next. There are no islands too remote, no villages too far, when the Lions decide to bring their volunteer spirit and their positive energy to the people of the territory. The tiny village of Fagasa, best known in our day as the place of the most winning fautasi team, was devastated by the tsunami of September, 2009. This September, the village received a visit not from mother nature, but from a more benevolent group, bringing vision care and reading glasses to the people who live on the sunset side of Tutuila. A signature project for the Lions, both here and around the world, is Project Eye Care. An ongoing outreach program meant to care for, restore, retain and encourage healthy vision, the Lions have for several years brought this special care—doctors, nurses, technicians, equipment, medicine, screening and glasses— to the residents of American Samoa. The last Eye Care outreach under Lion president Cinta Brown took the Lions to Tau, in the Manu’a islands; the first Eye Care outreach under the new administration of president Isabel Hudson brought members of the club, along with their youth group, the Leos, to Fagasa, over the mountain pass and into the lovely sheltered harbor that is the ancestral home of the newest Lion president. And true to Lion spirit, in spite of a torrential downpour and windy weather, on the first Saturday of September, Lions made sure that over 100 residents of Fagasa had their eyes checked, their vision screened, and were given reading and prescription glasses. Led by president Isabel and LBJ ophthalmologist Dr. Ernest Oo, fourteen members of the club turned out to help, along with nineteen members of the Leo Club of South Pacific Academy, the Lions school-based youth group who are in training for community service under the direction of the Lions.. According to 1st Vice President Chris King, Dr. Oo provided diagnosis and consultation, and reported that of the 106 patients screened the following was discovered: (8) cataract cases needing surgery; (24) diabetes cases needing follow up, (1) glaucoma case, (7) pterygium cases and (80) patients needing eye glasses. Additionally, (7) school children eye examinations were conducted and 102 pairs of glasses dispensed. Unchecked diabetes cases are a particular concern, because left untreated, diabetic retinopathy, an irreversible –but completely preventable–blindness will occur. With the preventive measures of vision screening and eye checkups, along with addressing the lifestyle changes which must be made for those with diabetes, it is a blindness which can be avoided. The estimated cost of the services provided in Fagasa is equivalent to USD $5,300; however, all services and eye glasses provided were free-of-charge to the patients. From registration to issuing eye glasses there are four stages, which include vision screening, consultation, supplied eye glasses and services and evaluation/analysis and report. Said Lion King, “This event was made special by the members of the South Pacific Academy LEO Club on site to lend a hand with set-up, acuity tests, sorting and dispensing of glasses, and clean-up.” Lion member and SPA principal Evelyn Lili’o Satele added, “Their experience serving the community was invaluable and they are looking forward to their next opportunity to do so again.” The clinic was held in the CCCAS church hall from 8am to 1pm, and according to Lion President Isabel, “while Fagasa was chosen for many reasons, most importantly, it had never been visited before by any group such as the Lions. The faifeau and the chiefs of the village, including the pulenu’u, were all very appreciative of our efforts.” To learn more about the Lions Club, the world’s largest all volunteer community service organization, go to www.lions.org. If you wish to support the Lions Club of Pago Pago in their ongoing efforts to bring eye care and other projects to the community, their yearly fundraiser, the Lions Golf Tournament being held tomorrow will be a good place to stop by and show your support. The motto of the Lions Club worldwide is “We Serve”. And they do.
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MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that extremists used an antiIslam video as an excuse to assault U.S. interests overseas, including an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. The president’s comments came as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faced questions This week, AS-EPA wants you to know, that the beaches listed here are from members of the House and polluted with bacteria which may be a threat to your health. You should Senate about the Sept. 11 attack NOT swim, wade, or fish within 400 feet of these polluted beaches. on the consulate in Benghazi in a series of closed-door classified briefings on Capitol Hill. Republicans have accused Pala Lagoon Spring near tennis courts • Coconut Point the Obama administration of in Nuuuli • Fagatogo Stream Mouth by the market misreading the assault as the outgrowth of widespread demonstrations in the Middle East Fagasa Fagalea Beach near stream • Afono stream over the video. They insisted mouth, adjacent cricket field • Vatia stream mouth, 2nd it was a terrorist attack, a term White House spokesman Jay bridge • Aua stream mouth near bridge • Aua beach Carney used on Thursday. across from A&M Video Store • Alega beach adjacent Obama did not use the phrase. resort • Alega stream mouth • Auto Beach across store “What we do know is that Sa’ilele Beach, across CCCAS Church • Aoa stream the natural protests that arose mouth • Aganoa beach across bathrooms • Eastern because of the outrage over the Utumea Beach • Alao Beach • Onenoa Beach video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests,” Beach Advisory: September 19, 2012 the president said at a candidate forum on the Spanish-language American Samoa Environmental network Univision. Asked if that meant alProtection Agency (AS-EPA) Qaida, Obama said, “We don’t 633-2304 know yet.”
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“We will focus narrowly and forcefully on groups like alQaida, the ones that carried out the 9/11 attacks. Those forces have not gone away,” the president said. Clinton also announced that, in line with federal law, she will appoint an independent panel to look at circumstances of the attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Stevens and there others. The so-called Accountability Review Board will be chaired by retired diplomat Thomas Pickering, she said. Democrats and Republicans emerging from the briefings provided some details about what the administration is still piecing together — who was responsible, how much of it was planned and what was the security. Joining Clinton at the backto-back briefings were Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said it was “clearly a terrorist attack,” but mortars weren’t used until six, seven hours into the fight. “So it seemed like an armed gang that seized an opportunity,” Smith said. Both Smith and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersburger of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said there was no evidence to suggest that the local Libyans at the consulate colluded with the attackers. Published reports suggested that Sufyan bin Qumu, a former detainee at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay,
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Cuba, who was transferred to Libya in 2007, was involved. Lawmakers asked about Qumu at the briefing. “But not directly related to the attack, but as someone who’s in that region,” Smith said. “They’re attempting to establish whether or not he was connected to the people who made the attack. He’s certainly a person of interest.” Investigators have found no evidence or intelligence to suggest Qumu was at the conflict, leading it or organizing it, according to a U.S. official, speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. Senate Republicans expressed frustration with the information provided at the sessions and disputed the administration’s assessment. “There’s increasing amount of evidence that this was a coordinated attack by terrorists,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. “The movie wasn’t the catalyst for this, the catalyst was radical Islamic extremists that wanted to attack the United States and saw an opportunity to do it in Benghazi.” One of the harshest critics of the administration, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, scoffed at the administration’s argument that the video set off the assault. “I’m stunned that they thought this was some kind of spontaneous demonstration,” McCain told reporters. In testimony Wednesday, Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, called the incident a “terrorist attack.”
AUCKLAND (AP) — Nearly two years after President Barack Obama ordered 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to tamp down the escalating Taliban violence, the last of those surge troops have left the country, U.S. officials said Thursday. The withdrawal, which leaves 68,000 American forces in the warzone, comes as the security transition to Afghan forces is in trouble, threatened by a spike in so-called insider attacks in which Afghan Army and police troops, or insurgents dressed in their uniforms, have been attacking and killing U.S. and NATO forces. And it’s called into question the core strategy that relies on NATO troops working shoulder to shoulder with Afghans, training them to take over the security of their own country so the U.S. and its allies can leave at the end of 2014 as planned. The number of U.S. forces there peaked at about 101,000 last year, and they have been coming out slowly over the past several months. The surge was aimed at beating back the Taliban to give the Afghan government and its security forces the time and space to take hold. The key goal was to ensure that the Taliban did not regain a foothold in the country that could allow it once again to become a safe haven for terror groups. And there was hope that Taliban members would be willing to come to the peace table. Military commanders say the war strategy is on track and that they have made broad gains against the Taliban, wresting control of areas where the insurgents once had strong footholds. And U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has characterized the insider attacks as the last gasp of a desperate insurgency. But other top military leaders, including U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are worried about the impact of the attacks on the troops. Dempsey called them a “very serious threat” to the war campaign and has declared that “something has to change.”
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US to reinstate its military ship visits to New Zealand
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — After a 25-year ban, America will begin allowing Royal New Zealand Navy ships to visit U.S. military and Coast Guard facilities around the world, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday. He said a policy change will allow the defense secretary to authorize individual visits. He said the U.S. also was removing restrictions to make it easier for the two militaries to engage in exercises and for leaders to hold security discussions as the U.S. refocuses attention on the AsiaPacific region. “While we acknowledge that our countries continue to have differences of opinion in some limited areas, today we have affirmed that we are embarking on a new course in our relationship that will not let those differences stand in the way of greater engagement on security issues,” Panetta said. He spoke during a news conference Friday at the Government House with New Zealand Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman. New Zealand banned nuclear weapons from the country 25 years ago so U.S. warships have not been able to enter its ports, and New Zealand ships were not allowed in U.S. military or Coast Guard ports. The New Zealand minister, however, said his country’s ban on nuclear warships will continue. But he said the U.S. has accepted that and the two countries have moved on. Panetta’s visit to New Zealand, the first by a Pentagon chief in 30 years, is part of a U.S. effort to rebuild military ties that were fractured over New Zealand’s ban on nuclear warships. In recent years the relationship between the two countries has begun to thaw, and in June officials signed a new defense agreement that focuses on building maritime security in the AsiaPacific region, establishing regular policy dialogue and working together to counter threats. The relationship between the two countries has improved significantly since New Zealand first sent troops to Afghanistan in 2003, and particularly since the center-right National Party, which is seen as U.S.-friendly, came to power in 2008. Senior defense officials traveling with Panetta said there were no plans to sign a new defense treaty with New Zealand at this point. Instead, they said leaders wanted to begin moving toward a new defense relationship that would allow greater defense cooperation, including counter-piracy measures, military exercises and training on amphibious ships. Advancing military ties with New Zealand is part of the U.S. military’s new focus on the Asia Pacific as the Pentagon shifts more troops and ships to the region. The U.S. hopes to work with New Zealand in the South Pacific, where the Wellington government has close ties with other island nations. Panetta has been on a weeklong tour of the Pacific, with earlier stops in China and Japan. But throughout the trip he has insisted that the new pivot to the Pacific is not aimed at containing or threatening China. The U.S., however, has been critical of China’s military buildup and wary as Beijing expands it economic reach and trade through the Pacific. The officials, who outlined U.S. goals for the visit, spoke on condition of anonymity because the meetings with New Zealand officials had not yet occurred. Panetta came to thank New Zealand for its participation in the Afghanistan war. New Zealand has about 180 troops there, working as a provincial reconstruction team. So far 10 New Zealand troops have been killed, with five of those deaths occurring in August, including the first female combat casualty in the nation’s history. Besides Coleman, Panetta also was to meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully and Prime Minister John Key. The nuclear weapons ban is popular among the general public in New Zealand but remains a sticking point for the U.S. in resuming a full military relationship. Officials said there is no consideration of sending only non-nuclear U.S. ships to New Zealand. Still, there have been tangible steps in recent months to forge greater defense cooperation. During a visit in May, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano signed agreements between the U.S. and New Zealand to improve and increase intelligence-sharing on international criminal organizations, improve the flow of passengers and cargo between the two countries, and better identify threats to air safety.
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The business community is hereby reminded that all 2012 business licenses will expired on December 31, 2012. The renewal period starts on October 1, 2012 for all existing businesses in the Territory. Any business that fails to renew its license by January 30, 2013 is required to cease all business operations or will be subject to prosecution pursuant to Section 27.0211(b) of the American Samoa Code Annotated. Furthermore, the business community is hereby reminded that it is illegal to relocate or transfer your business to a new location without obtaining a new business license for the new location. Pursuant to ASCA §27.0212 and ASCA §27.0213 that every (business) license issued…is personal and shall be issued to the person or persons making the application therefore, and may not in any circumstances be transferred to any other person….Any license conditioned upon the fulfillment of any qualification or prerequisites pertaining to the premises wherein the licensee conducts his business, trade, or profession may not be transferred to another location. In addition, when one person operates or conducts businesses in 2 or more locations in American Samoa, the person is required to obtain a license for each location. The public is hereby informed that the Department of Commerce will be conducting regular on-site inspections of all businesses for CY 2013 business licenses. Business owners are advised to post their 2013 business license certificate(s) in a conspicuous place on the premises. In the event that the Revenue Office has not yet issued a business license certificate, business owners are asked to present their receipt as proof of payment. Department of Commerce (DOC) officials are authorized to enter any building or premises for the purpose of conducting an inspection with respect to business activities. Interference with DOC officials in the performance of these duties can result in arrest or prosecution. For further information regarding this notice, contact the Economic Development Division of the Department of Commerce at 633-5155. Thank you for your cooperation.
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E fa’asilasila atu i le mamalu o le ‘au fai pisinisi, e fa’amutaina uma le aoga o laisene pisinisi o le tausaga 2012 ia Tesema 31, 2012. O le masina o Oketopa 1, 2012 ole a amataina ai le fa’afouina uma o laisene pisinisi i le Teritori. O pisinisi uma foi e le’i fa’afouina laisene pisinisi talu mai Ianuari 30, 2013, o le a taofia lona fa’afoeina pe molia fo’i i le tulafono Maga 27.021(b) o le Malo o Amerika Samoa. E fa’amanatu atu i le mamalu o le ‘au fai pisinisi, e tusa ai ma ala o le tulafono o le Malo o Amerika Samoa, maga ASCA §27.0212 ma le maga ASCA §27.0213, o le toe fa’atuina pe fa’afoeina o lau pisinisi i se isi nofoaga po’o se isi tulaga e ese mai i le tulaga na fa’atagaina ai muamua, o le solitulafono lea. Fai mai maga ASCA §27.0212 ma le ASCA §27.0213, o laisene pisinisi uma ua fa’atagaina e patino lava i le na talosagaina lea laisene pisinisi, ma e le mafai ona ave i se isi lava tagata na te fa’aaogaina…O ia laisene pisinisi uma fo’i, e le mafai ona fa’aogaina pe ave i se isi lava tulaga e ese mai i le mea na fa’atagaina mai ai, I le ma lea, o se e toatasi o loo faia sana po’o ana pinisini i ni tulaga eseese e 2 po’o le sili atu fo’i i totonu o Amerika Samoa, o ia lena e tatau ona tofu tulaga ta’itasi uma ma laisene pisinisi. E fa’alauiloa atu i le mamalu lautele, o le a fa’atautaia asiasiga a le Matagaluega o Fefa’atauaiga i pisinisi uma i le teritori. Talosagaina pisinisi uma ia fa’apipi’i laisene pisinisi 2013 i se tulaga e fa’afaigofie ai lea fa’amoemoe. Afai e le’i tau’a’aoina atu lau laisene ua uma ona fa’afouina, fa’amolemole ia saunia le risiti e fa’ailoa ai ua uma ona totogi. O sui o le Matagaluega o Fefa’atauaiga ua iai le fa’atagana e asiasia ai so’o se pisinisi, maota ma laoa, mo le fa’afoeina o galuega su’esu’e. O se e fa’alavelave i le fa’afoeina o nei asiasiga e mafai ona molia e tusa ai ma ala o le tulafono. Fa’amolemole fa’afeso’ota’i mai le Matagaluega o Fefa’atauaiga le vaega o Tamaoaiga ma Atinae ile numera telefoni 633-5155, mo se malamalama’aga i fuafuaga ua ta’ua i luga. Ma le Fa’aaloalo,
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Over the years, administrations and Fono have perfected this creative budgetary technique, which produces a perfect storm for deficit spending to flourish, cost of which is paid by 99-percenters (many do not know they’re being screwed); while government leaders and the 1-percenters get to enjoy the fruits of their creativity – phantom financing – year in and year out. The collegial relationship between the governor and the Fono, shored up by the faa-Samoa principle of respect (ava fatafata) among traditional chiefs in these leadership positions, makes it difficult for the democratic mechanism of checks-and-balance to work effectively in American Samoa, for the benefit of the rest of us, the 99-percenters. Yes, these leaders have their “lovers’ quarrels” now and then. But when and where their interests are threatened, this partnership synchronizes poetically into a refined work of art to protect their domains. What beauty! How costly!! It has been several years since (1998) ASG entered into a loan agreement with the federal government using the territory’s share of the tobacco settlement as collateral. One would assume that our political leaders since and to this day would be or should be keenly aware of the status of said loan at any given time. If they don’t know, which appears to be the case, how difficult is it to pick up the phone and call DOI to find out the necessary information, or via the internet. Or does having hard facts disrupt the smooth operation of the current system of phantom budgeting and deficit spending? The world renowned economist, the late Milton Friedman once said, “One of the great mistakes is judging policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results“. As a government or territory, American Samoa as is does not appear to have goals or intentions, thus the “result” part of the equation is irrelevant. Perhaps our leaders are taking their literal interpretation of the territory’s “unorganized” and “unincorporated” status a bit too seriously. Not once in these Fono budget hearings, as reported by the media, did I hear a legislator inquired about the scholarship program and its effectiveness in turning out local doctors for LBJ or other professionals in other areas of need; how effective the ARRA, DOC, and DBAS programs in assisting local business development, especially businesses without credit or good credit in the eyes of western financial institutions; how effective government programs are in reducing child poverty, child abuse including sexual abuse, and domestic violence which are rampant among the 99-percenters (especially at the lower end of the spectrum). And no question was posed of the Department of Public Works regarding the Manu’a boat, at least as reported by the media. The people of American Samoa through its government need to set goals for the territory; and the budget process should be taken seriously by government leaders as the implementation of the budget connects intentions to results. Without this important connectivity, we merely exist to serve government leaders and their families. In that case, who needs a government? What do you think American Samoa? God Bless.
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that PPVC had defaulted on its payment obligations. It also says that PPVC presently owes the bank unpaid principal in the amount of $399,350 and accrued interest, late fees, costs and attorney fees that are in excess of $11,000. POLICE OFFICERS ACCUSEd IN IPOd CASE GOES tO JURy tRIAL Police officers Si’ufa’alele Sai and Talia Seloti will be fighting their case in a jury trial. Officer Sai is facing embezzlement and tampering with physical evidence while Officer Seloti is charged with felony stealing, embezzlement and tampering with physical evidence. Sharron Rancourt and Marcellus Talaimalo Uiagalelei both inquired for a jury trial date noting that the cases could be resolved. Assistant Attorney General Cable Poag asked for the court to join the two cases, however Sai’s lawyer, Uiagalelei objected to the government’s motion. Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond denied the government’s motion and scheduled the jury trial for Officer Sai in March while the jury trial for Officer Seloti is set on February 26, 2012. Seloti is represented by Rancourt in this matter. According to the government’s case, ACE hardware store back in November 2010 reported that two girls allegedly took two IPODS, from the store and police were contacted and the two iPODS in question were handed over to police. It’s alleged the iPods went missing while in police custody, with Officer Sai and Officer Seloti failing to turn them in as evidence. tHIEF dEFENdANt ENtERS GUILty PLEA Former employee of the YSJ Store in Nu’uuli, Joseph Iakopo will be sentenced next month following rendering a guilty plea before the High Court yesterday. Iakopo was charged with with stealing and attempting to receive stolen property, however he pleaded guilty to stealing while the government moved to dismiss the remaining charge. According to the government’s case, on June 28, 2012, owners of YSJ store in Nu’uuli filed a complaint with the police regarding the defendant who allegedly stole several cases of meat from the store, which he attempted to sell. Court filings state the defendant told one of the witnesses in the case that he stole from the store because the storeowner is ‘b.s.’ about their paychecks. Police interviewed the defendant who admitted he took the cases of meat from the store. Iakopo said he stole the items from a freezer container while the store was still open and he carried the items into a taxi.
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“strongly urged” the Senate approval of the nomination before the closure of the present regular session of the Fono. The governor included in his nomination letter, the “written concurrence” of the board on Stevenson’s nomination — a document required for submission to the Senate. During her Senate confirmation hearing in March 2009 as DHSS director, then Sen. Utu Abe Malae, a former DBAS president, advised her to be “patient” on the job and suggested that she “avoid playing politics” at all times and base her decisions on the merit system to make right and honest decisions that will benefit the territory as a whole. Utu also urged Stevenson to ensure that DHSS remain in “compliance” at all times and there should never be “non-compliance” when it comes to federal dollars. Don’t let the feds wait for a long time to receive the required financial reports, he said. Stevenson received a unanimous confirmation vote as DHSS director from the Senate and House. bACKGROUNd Stevenson, in the position of DHSS director would leave her post at the end of Togiola’s current term as will all current cabinet members. The DBAS Bank President is not an executive cabinet member, although the president does attend cabinet meetings, but is not required to resign when a new administration takes office. Samoa News notes that when DBAS president Lolo L.M. Moliga tendered his resignation in a May 23, 2012 letter to DBAS board chairman Malemo L. Tausaga, effective June 30, to pursue his gubernatorial candidacy. He recommended in his letter of resignation Jason Betham as the new DBAS president “given his many years in the vice presidency position and demonstration of competence to warrant your trust” and “he’s accumulated leadership and managerial skills that would guarantee his effectiveness as a leader.” Samoa News understands Betham has been Acting DBAS president since Lolo’s resignation. Copies of Lolo’s letter were sent to the governor, board members, Betham, Galeai, and DBAS staff.
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Meanwhile, the CEO again stressed to all qualified voters who have yet to register to vote or re-register to vote, to please do so as soon as possible. Voter registration ends at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 and Soliai says it’s always best to do voter registration early and not last minute. “Like in past elections, the last day of voter registration is always very busy. So please visit the Election Office as soon as you can,” he added and “don’t forget to vote on Election Day.” The Election Office is also open on Saturday until 12 noon to help accommodate voters. For this year’s general election, the Election Office website provides information on this year’s election, which includes a list of those eligible to vote — both local and off island absentees. The website also provides new email addresses for offisland absentee voters to contact the Election Office.
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“The resignation part of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor qualification statute is there to ensure that no one in the heat of a campaign is even tempted to miss-use their government authority over people or government funds for their political campaigns,” Alailima said. “Save and Sandra can only hope that any future candidates for our highest offices who are employed by the government at the highest levels will always be honest and ethical and will obey the purpose and spirit of the law as it applies to them even if the Attorney General or Human Resources Director is unwilling to enforce it against them,” he added. Asked for reaction to the court decision, Chief Election Officer Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono could only say that he must follow the law in carrying out his duty, and in this case, he did follow the law. “Neither I nor the Election Office has the authority to take action not required under the law,” he added. David P. Vargas, legal counsel for Lolo M. Moliga and Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau — who were among the four candidates challenged by “Save and Sandra” — is pleased with the court’s decision. “I cannot speak for my clients, but I am certain that the appellate court made the right decision in this case for the reasons stated in the ‘Opinion and Order’,” said Vargas responding to Samoa News request for comments. “Accordingly, I am pleased with the decision…” As of press time, Samoa News had not received responses to its inquiries for reaction to the court decision from the individual gubernatorial teams.
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FAIA SE MALILIEGA A LE MALO MA SE ALII tINEIMU, MOLIA I LE MALIU O LONA AtALII tASI tAUSAGA O le aso 18 o Oketopa, 2012, e toe tula’i ai i luma o le fa’amasinoga ia Iuliano Tavale, lea o lo o molia i le maliu o sona atalii e tasi le tausaga, mo le iloiloina o sana maliliega ua maea ona faia ma le malo. O Tavale o lo o molia i le fasioti tagata le fuafuaina ma le fasioti tagata e ala i se fa’alavelave tau taavale. Na fa’aalia e le loia a Tavale, o Leslie Cardin, ua maea ona taliaina e le ua molia ia le ofa mai i le malo, ae ona e le’i fa’auluina i luma o le faamasinoga, o lea na talosagaina ai le toe tolopoina o lenei mataupu, mo le fa’aauauina o feutagaiga i le va o itu e lua. O moliaga ua faasaga ia Tavale, na tula’i mai ina ua aveina atu e Tavale lona atalii i le falemai ma ia fai i le foma’i, na pa’u lona atalii i totonu o le taavale ma tau ai lona ulu i le vaega pito i luma o le taavale (dashboard) ma maliu ai. Sa le’i fa’amanuiaina taumafaiga a foma’i e fa’asaoina le ola o lenei ‘alu’alutoto, ina ua maliu o ia i le aso na soso’o ai. Ua ta’ua i totonu o fa’amaumauga a le fa’amasinoga e fa’apea, na fa’amaonia e Tavale le lavea o lona atali’i ina ua ia taofi fa’afuase’i le taavale, ae e le o faia se fusipa’u a lona atali’i, na lele atu ai lona atalii ma tau lona ulu i le pito i luma o le taavale, ma matapogia ai. Na fa’amaonia foi e Tavale lona sasa i lona atalii e ala i le fa’aaogaina o ona lima, ae e le’i tupu le faalavelave.
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Na fa’aalia e le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Galea’i Tuufuli, lona agaga faanoanoa e tusa ai ma ripoti i faafitauli o lo o tutupu i falema’i i Manu’a ma ia talosagaina ai se tupe e faatau ai vailaau mo Manu’a. “E lua falema’i i Manu’a, ae lagona le faanoanoa o le loto ona o le tulaga o loo i ai le faigamalo, e foliga mai e le o naunau e fai ni mea lelei mo tagata Manu’a o loo nonofo mamao mai o, ae o lea ua aumami i le paketi tupe e faatau ai taavale a le kovana ma le lutena kovana ma la faletua,” o le saunoaga lea a le afioga i le alii Senatoa. I le paketi a le malo Ofisa o le Kovana mo le tausaga tupe 2013, o lo o faatulaga mai ai le $150,000 e faatau ai taavale a le kovana sili, lutena kovana faatasi ai ma o la faletua, ae na talosaga Galea’i ina ia vavaeese mai le $75,000 e faatau ai vailaau mo Manu’a. Na saunoa Galea’i, e fou nei mea i lana vaavaai i ai, ae a silasila le Fono ma le atunuu i taimi ua mavae, e le’i vaai se isi o pa’i le lima o le faletua o le alii kovana sili o Kolumane i se taavale, e oo lava fo’i i se taavale a le malo e le’i pa’i i ai le lima o Susana, le faletua o le kovana muamua o Kolumane. “E oo lava foi i le fanau a le kovana lea, e leai se isi na pa’i i se taavale a le malo, a fia malaga Susana i se mea e faatau e o ma le leoleo a le malo, ae o le a le mea lea ua tatou vaaia i le taimi nei,?” o le saunoaga lea a Galea’i. Na fautua Galea’i i le komiti tuufaatasi o le Paketi a le Fono ina ia aua nei pasia le tupe lea ua faaagaaga e faatau ai taavale a faletua o le kovana ma le lutena kovana, aua afai e pasia e le fono, lona uiga ua lagolagoina e le fono. O lona atugaluga i lenei mataupu, afai e tulai mai se faalavelave i se taavale a le malo ma lavea ai se tagata, ae sa ave e le faletua o le kovana po o le lutena kovana le taavale, po o nisi foi o la fanau, e pa’u uma le mamafa i luga o tagata totogi lafoga a le atunuu. “Afai sa sese mai le amataga, ua oo i le taimi ua tatau ai ona tatou faasa’oina lea sese, faatau taavale mo le kovana ma le sui kovana, ae o la faletua, faaaoga taavale a le malo ae ave e le leoleo a le malo, a tupu mai se faalavelave, e pau i luga o le leoleo o le malo,” o le saunoaga faaiu lea a le alii Senatoa. Na lagolagoina e le Sui Fofoga Fetalai ia Talia Iaulualo le finagalo o Galea’i. Na saunoa Talia, ua maua e le maota o sui i ni molimau, e le gata ua faamavae le fomai sa tofia e galue i Manu’a, ae o lea foi ua fai suiga a le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina, e tailua vaiaso ma fai fesuiaiga o foma’i e malaga i Manu’a, lona uiga o le a tele alu e faatupe ai nei suiga. Na fesiligia foi e Talia le $100,000 lea na taua i suiga i le paketi a le malo, lea na fuafua e tuuina atu mo le Faletupe o Atina’e, ae le’i talanoaina e le komiti tuu faatasi a le Fono lea suiga, peitai na tali le taitaifono o le komiti o le paketi a le Senate ia Lemanu Peleti Mauga, o le talosaga na tuuina mai e le Komiti Faafoe a le Faletupe o Atina’e. Saunoa Talia, e fia malamalama lona sui po o a galuega a le Faletupe o Atina’e e faaaoga i ai le $100,000 lea, ona e i ai lona talitonuga e le tatau ona aofia lea talosaga i totonu o suiga o le paketi, leaga e le’i ui mai i totonu o komiti a le fono le talosaga, peitai na tali Lemanu, e i ai foi isi talosaga na ui mai i le komiti ae lei tuuina mai i luma o iloiloga tuufaatasi a maota e lua. Na taua foi e Lemanu, e le o i ai se manatu o taitai komiti o suiga ua tuuina mai o le a faa pasia, ae o lea e tuuina mai i luma o maota e lua e fai i ai sa latou faaiuga, ae na toe saunoa Talia, na mafua ona ia fesiligia lea mataupu, leaga e lei ui mai le talosaga a le Faletupe i luma o le komiti, ma e le tatau foi ona faamalosi le tuuina o ni suiga i totonu ae lei silafia e le komiti, aua o loo i ai lava ala o mea e ui mai ai talosaga faapenei. I le faaiuga o felafolafoaiga a maota e lua, na pasia ai loa le aveese mai o le $100,000 sa fuafua e tuuina atu mo le Faletupe o Atina’e, ae tuuina atu le $50,000 e faatau ai vailaau mo Manu’a, $10,000 e fausia ai se tane vai mo le aoga a Aunuu, ae o le isi $40,000 e tuuina atu i le teuga tupe a nuu (small village fund). Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia ausage@samoanews.com
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GAOIA FALEtUPE E PAGOtA E tO’ALIMA Mai le Nusipepa a le Fiji Times, ua fa’ailoa mai e Leoleo a le Malo o Fiti, ua saisaitia nei e i latou le ali’i ‘ave ta’avale o le Van na sosola ese ai le ‘au gaoi mata’utia, lea sa latou talepeina le puipui atoa o le faletupe i Samabula, ae avea masini tupe. Ua mafua lea tulaga, ona ua le maua ma se tala e tusa i le ‘au gaoi e to’alima, lea ua fa’aalia e leoleo, o ali’i nei na osofa’ia le faletupe ma ‘avea masini tupe i le aoauli teatea, 1:40 pm. O le mea lenei na tupu i le aso Tofi i Fiti, ua va’aia ai le taso’a fa’atolu e le pikiapu pa’epa’e i le pa sima o le faletupe i Samabula, ona fa’ato’a mafai loa lea ona tulioso i totonu le to’alima mata’utia lea. Ua fa’amautu mai e leoleo, o le to’alima lava lea e tasi, o lo’o tausailia e leoleo, ona o i latou o pagota sosola mai le falepuipui. O lo ua iloa nei, e matua ese le tulaga ua o’o i ai faiga leaga a nei ali’i pagota, ma ua fa’asalafa i Leoleo uma o le matagaluega o Leoleo i Fiti, ia matua sailia ia i latou nei e to’alima e toe saisaitia mai tulia ia mae’a fa’asalaga. Ua fa’ailoa mai e le ta’ita’i Leoleo SSP Rusiate Tudravu, o latou su’esu’ega ua fa’ailoa mai ai, o pagota sosola nei e to’alima na va’aia i totonu o le ta’avale i le taimi o le gaoiga lea, 1:40pm. Peita’i, ua fa’ailoa mai, e mafai lava ona maua patino nei fa’amaumauga pe afai o le a mae’a sailiga i alofilima na maua i le ta’avale. O le magafa tonu lea e fetaia’i ai le ala mai Ratu Mara Rd ma le Rewa St Road na va’aia ai ali’i pagota nei i totonu o se pikiapu pa’epa’e o lo’o ua mae’a fa’ailoa mai i leoleo ua leiloa i le aso Lua. Peita’i, ina ua uma ona fa’aaogaina e le vaega le pikiapu na maua atu ua tia’i mai i Brewster St. i Toorak, na’o nai minute lava talu ona
mae’a le gaoiga i Samabula, Suva. AOGA POLOKEtI FAAtU KOMESINA MAUALUGA NZ I tONGA Ua mae’a nei le 2 tausaga s faigaluega ai HE Dr. Jonathan Austin ia Setema 24, 2012, ma toe fo’i atu i Ueligitone e galue ai mo le High Komesina o Niu Sila i Aferika ma Sasa’e Tutotonu. Peita’i, o sana fa’amatalaga, “E matua mafana lava le va o Niu Sila ma le malo o Tonga, ma ua fiafia tele lo’u nei tagata, ina ua mae’a le lua tausaga sa ou i ai i Tonga, ae ua mafai ona va’aia le mae’a lelei o le Poloketi o “Ia Malamalama Pea!” [Let there be light!] O lea poloketi o le fa’atutuina lea o ni panele e miti’ia ai le malosi o ‘ave o le La e mafai ona sapalaia ai le eletise mo le malo o Tonga. O le tau aofa’i o le poloketi ua fa’ailoa mai e $7.9miliona NZ ma ua fa’atulaga le aso 20 Oketopa e amata ai loa ona fa’aaoga e le Malo le latou lea sosia fou o le eletise gaosia mai le la. E ui lava fo’i ona o le a tu’ua e ia le malo o Tonga i le aso Gafua a sau nei, ae o le fa’amavaega aloa’ia ma Jonathan, sa toe taua’aoina ai e ia le siaki e $8,300 pa’aga i le a’oga a le Free Wesleyan Church School, ma sa ta’ua’ao sa’o lava i le tama’ita’i o Amelia Tu’i’onetoa, o se tasi o tama’ita’i faia’oga. O lea tinoitupe ua mae’a fa’ailoa mai o le a fa’atauina ai le pa e si’omia ai le FWC Kindergarten i Kolonga ma totogia ai le pusa oloa tele o oloa uma lava mo le a’oga lenei o lo’o la’u mai Aukilani. Ua fa’ailoa e Jonathan, ua fiafia tele Niu Sila, ona ua a’e se tofa i le Ekalesia e fa’aleleia le tausia ma le a’oa’oina o fanauiti i lo latou atunu’u. O le isi maka lelei o lea ali’i High Commissioner o Niu Sila i Tonga, ona sa ia taua’aoina fo’i sikolasipi e 300 i le fanau a’oga i totonu o Tonga i le tausaga a’oga 2011.
Ua teena e le Vaega Apili o le Faamasinoga Maualuga a Amerika Samoa le talosaga apili na faaulu e le paga a Save Luiato Tuitele ma Sandra King Young, e apili ai le faaiuga na faia e le Komesina o Palota e pei ona teena ai le la lu’i faasaga i le le agavaa o isi sui tauva mo le palota o loma nei. Na fa’asaga tonu le lu’itau a Save/Sandra i paga a Lolo Matalasi Moliga/Dr. Salu HunkinFinau ma Le’i Sonny Thompson/Taufete’e John Faumuina, lea na taua e Save/Sandra, e le’i faamavae mai i a latou galuega i le malo i le taimi talafeagai o lo o faataoto mai i le Tulafono Toe Teuteuina a Amerika Samoa (4.0102 (f). Fai mai le faamasinoga, i le Ulutala 4.0102 (f), e le o taua mai ai po o ai sui tauva e tatau ona iloilo e le komesina o palota o latou agavaa, e le o taua mai ai foi i le tulafono tulaga o ‘agavaa’. O lo o manino foi i le faaiuga a le faamasinoga, le tutusa uma o vaega o le Tulafono i le faailogaina mai lea o le upu ‘e le agava’a’, e pei ona taua mai i vaega (c), (d) ma le (e) o le tulafono. O le mea moni e pei ona taua i le faaiuga a le faamasinoga, o lo o taua mai i le Ulutala 4.0102 le tulaga lea, o le le tausisia o le tulafono o le a le agavaa se sui tauva mo le tofi kovana po o le lutena kovana, ae i le puipui (f) o le vaega lava lea o le tulafono, e le o tautala ai i le tulaga lea, atoa ai ma le leai o se manatu o le Fono Faitulafono e ono avea lea tulaga ma itu e soli ai le tulafono 4.0201 (f), poo le i’u ai foi i le le agavaa o se tasi. I le faaiuga ma le poloaiga a le faamasinoga ua tuuina mai o lo o taua ai e faapea, i gagana uma o lo o faaaogaina e le Fono Faitulafono e uiga i le tulafono 4.0101, o loo faailoa mai ai i le (f), le taofia o sui tauva mai le aafia i faiga nei, peitai e le o faatulai mai ai agavaa e manaomia. E atagia mai foi i le tulaga lea, o le faamalosiina o le tulafono e foliga mai e tatau ona taoto atu lea i le Faatonu o le Matagaluega o Tagata Faigaluega a le malo. I le iloiloina o le solia o le vaega lea o le tulafono, e le o aiaia mai ai se mafuaaga e ala ai ona fesiligia e le isi sui tauva ua lesitalaina le aia o le isi sui tauva mo le faamoemoe e tauva i le tofi kovana poo le lutena kovana, ma ona o lea tulaga, ua teena ai e le faamasinoga le talosaga apili. O alii faamasino na aofia ai i le iloiloina o se faaiuga o lenei mataupu e aofia ai le faamasino sili ia Michael Kruse, faamasino sili lagolago ia Lyle L. Richmond, afioga John Ward II, ma alii faamasino lagolago ia Logoai Siaki ma Mamea Sala Jr.
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An Egyptian policeman peeks from the window of a guard shack in front of the French Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, September 19, 2012. A French magazine published vulgar caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday, inflaming global tensions over a movie insulting to Islam. In response, the French government ordered embassies and schools (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa) to close Friday in about 20 countries.
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PASIA SENAtE PILI FAUSIA AI SE FALEMA’I MO AUNU’U Ua pasia e le Senate la latou pili e talosagaina ai le fausiaina o se falema’i mo le motu o Aunu’u, ina ia mafai ai ona fesoasoani i le tausiga lelei o le soifua maloloina o tagata i Aunu’u. Na fulisia le maota maualuga e ala i lana palota i le taeao ananafi e pasia lenei tulafono taufaaofi, ma ua tuuina atu nei i luma o le maota o sui mo sa latou faaiuga. I se iloiloga a le komiti o le Soifua Maloloina/LBJ i le amataga o le vaiaso nei, na faailoa ai e le alii Senatoa mai Aunuu, afioga Fuata Dr. Tagiilima Iatala e faapea, o lo o
faaauau pea ona tuuina atu le tautua a le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina mo tagata Aunuu, e ala i le sapalaia atu o vailaau ma fualaau i taimi e moomia ai, peitai o le itu pito sili ona taua o lo o misi, o le leai o se falema’i e togafiti ai gasegase pe a oo lava i le taimi e manaomia ai lea tautua. Saunoa Fuata, o le fausia ai o se falemai i Aunuu, o le a fesoasoani malosi lea i le tausia ma le vaaia lelei o tagata Aunuu. O lo o taua i totonu o le tulafono taufaaofi le tupe e $250,000 o lo o faamoemoe e faatupe ai lenei galuega tele, lea ua faamoemoe e faatupe mai i Tupe Tului mo le Maliliega o le Tapa’a (Tobacco Settlement).
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tOE AMAtA ILOILOGA KOMItI SUESUE SENAtE O le aoauli ananafi na toe amata ai iloiloga faaauau a le Komiti Suesue a le Senate, le SIC, mo le iloiloina lea ma fesiligia mataupu e le o mafai ona oo atu i ai le malosi o komiti taitasi e fesili ma suesue. Saunoa le afioga i le taitaifono o le komiti a le SIC ia Lualemaga E. Faoa, o a latou iloiloga ua toe faatulaga o le a fesiligia ai isi mataupu e uiga i mea sa faatupeina mai i le nonogatupe a le malo e 20 miliona, mai le Vaega a le Litaea. Na pau le mataupu ua maea ona fesiligia ma suesueina e le SIC e uiga i mea sa faatau mai i le nonogatupe lea e 20 miliona, o le mataupu i le faatauina mai lea o le va’a tosova’a o le Sa’ilele ma Lagisi, faapea ai ta’avale a le Pulega o Uafu ma Taulaga, atoa ai ma isi mea o loo masalomia e le komiti sa faatau faaalatua mai i tupe a le malo. O le iloiloga i le aso ua faamoemoe e fesiligia ai le Komiti sa faafoeina le taligamalo a le atunuu i le Faaaliga o Tu ma Aganuu a le Pasefika, le Arts Festival Committee. SAUNI LE AMAtAINA GALUEGA AUALA MALAE VAALELE O le vaiaso fou lea ua faamaonia mai e le Faatonusili o le Matagaluega o Galuega Lautele a le malo, o le a amata aloaia ai galuega mo le fausiaina lea o le auala e aga’i atu i le malae vaalele i Tafuna. O se tasi lenei o mataupu na tele i ai fesili a afioga i alii faipule o le maota o sui, i se iloiloga sa faia ma le afioga i le alii faatonu ia Taeaotui Punaofo Tilei i le taeao ananafi, ina ua fesiligia o ia i sona finagalo i le iugafono lea na faaulu e le afioga i le alii faipule ia Lemapu Suiaunoa Talo, mo le fausiaina lea o se taligalu e puipuia ai le Aoga Tulaga Muamua a le afioaga o Afono, lea o loo maitauina pea le faatamaia i galu i soo se taimi e sua tutu’i ai le tai. Na lagolagoina e le afioga Taeaotui le agaga o le iugafono ona o le manatu e puipuia le saogalemu o fanau aoga, peitai o lana faamatalaga, sei vaavaai pe i ai se tupe e totoe mai galuega o loo faagasolo i le taimi nei, ina ia mafai ai ona faatupe le galuega e pei ona talosagaina, ae i le tulaga o le auala i le malae vaalele, o le vaiaso fou lea ua faamoemoe e amataina ai le galuega. Saunoa Taeaotui, o le vaiaso nei na iloilo ai e le komiti mo Tauofoga le pone sa totogiina atu e le kamupani ua manumalo mo le faatinoina o le galuega, le kamupani a le Whiteborn Construction.
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Agelu A le Ali’i
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VAEGA 31 Faatalofa atu i lenei taeao fou i le alafa’i mai ile manuia o le mamalu o le atunu’u, malo le soifua malo fo’i le onosa’i i tiute ma faiva o lo’o feagai ai i lenei aso. Ae alo maia o le toe fa’aopoopoga fo’i lenei o latatou tala fa’asolo e pei ona fa’agasolo ai. Na muta mai la tatou tala, ina ua taunu’u mai Amepasa e toatolu ae fetaui lelei ma le ulufale o le toeaina a’o lau le losalio a le lo’omatua ma lana fanau. Ua fa’asolosolo nei galuega a Agelu e pei ona auina mai ai e Kapilielu i Amerika Samoa nei. O se va’aiga fa’amomoi loto na iloa nei e Agelu a le Ali’i. Ua le iloga le mau vaipanoa ua na o le feoa’i solo ai tagata o le atunu’u. O isi o lo’o feoa’i ma talatalanoa, o isi o lo’o maua pea le avanoa e maimoa ai i TV ma isi ata. O pasi ma ta’avale laiti e feoa’i solo, ae o le va’aiga pagatia, ua matua’i omoomo fa’asolo atoa le auala. Na alu nei le ti’eti’ega a Agelu e to’atolu e aga’i atu i le isi itu o le Motu o Fiafiaga. Ua na o le mino’ai solo o le pasi. A oso i luga o le omo, ua fetilotilofa’i solo Agelu, o le tasi i le isi ma lulu ulu. Na mata’i nei e Agelu si lo’omatua o lo’o i totonu o le pasi i lea taimi. A oso le pa’u o le pasi luga o se ‘omo lapo’a lava, ua na o le u o nifo o si lo’omatua ma tau pipi’i i le isi nofoa o lo’o i luma. Na liliu ane nei le Agelu ulavale, ma fa’apea ane lana musumusu i ona uso a Agelu e to’alua, “ua lua va’ai la i ai i le mea mata’utia lea ua o tatou iloa nei, ua oi le atunu’u, a’o fea o ave i ai tupu lea e velo mai, velo mai e Amerika, a’o lea, o lona uiga ua fa’atutumu ai taga a le auali’i lea e i luga, ae valiano ai nai tagata maualalo.” Ua na o le fetilotilofa’i solo nei o Agelu e to’alua ma lulu ane o la ulu ina ia ‘aua le toe pisa. Ae manatua fo’i, e le o lagona e tagata a latou tala o lo’o fai nei, ua na o i latou lava e iloa. Ua na o le lulu o le ulu o le Agelu ulavale ma tilotilo i fafo. Ua lele atu nei ma fa’apepepepe i talane o le lo’omatua lea ua tau pau i lalo mai le nofoa o le pasi. Ua pulapula ane i si lo’omatua ma ona foliga fa’anoanoa ona o le alofa i si nei lo’omatua ua matua, a’o lea o le a tau malepe le nofoaga i le salue solo o le pasi. O le taimi fo’i lea, i le fa’alogo a Agelu nei, ua tau le mafai e nai tagata matutua ona maua sina taimi e fai ai sina moei’ini, ona o le leo o le la’au pese latou, e gata mai ao o le lagi. Na fa’ate’ia si avepasi, i le
fa’alogo atu, na o le pa lava o pa’u o le pasi i luga o le omo, motu fa’afuase’i ma le pese, mau ai lava e le i toe minoi. Ua fiu le avepasi e tau ki solo le nila o le la’au, ua matua’i le maluelue mai lava. Na iloa lelei lava e Agelu e to’alua, o le Agelu ulavale foi lea ua ia faia le mea pi’o, ua matua’i fuli e o’omi le ki o le la’au pese ina ia ‘aua ai nei toe ola mai. Ua fetomumui nei Agelu e to’alua, ae e pei lava e leai se mea o tupu i le Agelu ulavale lea. Na fa’apea ane nei le Agelu numera lua i le Agelu numera muamua, “E sili pe a ta’u i luga i le toeaina, o lea fo’i ua toe fai le amio vale lea a le tama’ita’i lea. Fai i ai e toe fa’afo’i atu i luga, ua na o mea valea lava na te faia.”
O se va’aiga i taito’alua o alo o Namu Aetui ma le faletua lea ua fiafia fa’atasi i le ‘aiga tele sa faia i le Famous Restaurant i Tafuna i le afiafi o le aso Lulu na te’a nei. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] Matagofie mea uma o lea fiafia!
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IOE FAIAOGA I MOLIAGA O LE FAAOOLIMA O le aso 15 o Oketopa 2012 lea ua faatulaga e lau ai le faasalaga le alii faiaoga o Dave Tupua, ina ua ta’usala o ia i le moliaga o le faaoolima i le tulaga tolu, ona o le faalavelave e pei ona tuuaia ai o ia, i lona pa’i i le tino o se tamaitai aoga, i se auala e le’i logo lelei i le tamaitai na a’afia. Na uluai tuuaia e le malo le alii faiaoga i moliaga mama e tolu, e aofia ai lona taofia o se tagata i lalo o lana vaavaaaiga i se auala e le tusa ai ma le tulafono, ma moliaga e lua o le faaoolima i le tulaga tolu. Ae i lalo o se maliliega na ia sainia ma le malo ma talia fo’i e le faamasinoga, ua ia tali ioe ai i le moliaga e tasi o le faaoolima, ae ua solofua isi moliaga e lua. O tuuaiga faasaga ia Tupua na afua mai i se faalavelave lea na aafia ai o ia ma se teineietiti aoga e 13 tausaga le matua, mai le aoga a le Manumalo Baptist School o lo o galue ai o se faiaoga. Na fa’amatala e le teineititi i leoleo lona alu atu i totonu o le latou potu aoga (science lab), ae faapea atu le alii faiaoga ia te ia “come here sweets.” O lo o ta’ua i fa’amaumauga le taofiofi e Tupua o le teineititi i totonu o le potu aoga. O leisi taimi, na taumafai ai le alii faiaoga e toso atu le teineititi ma kisi atu i lona alafau. O le aso 15 o Oketopa lea ua fuafua e lau ai le fa’asalaga a le alii faiaoga. MOLIA SE PAGOtA I LE SOLA A’O tAtALA I tUA E FAIGALUEGA O le amataga o le vaiaso nei na faila ai e le malo i luma o le Faamasinoga Faaitumalo, moliaga mamafa e fa faasaga i le alii o Merlin Uli, i le sola ao tatala i tua e alu e faigaluega. O Merlin ma lona uso masaga o Marlon Uli, o lo o tuli ni a laua faasalaga faafalepuipui e tai 10 tausaga, ina ua tausala i laua i moliaga o le umia faasolitulafono o vaega o fualaau faasaina. O le taeao nei e toe iloiloina ai le mataupu a Merlin, e faamautu ai pe faia sona ulua’i iloiloga i luma o le fa’amasinoga faaitumalo, pe tuuina atu loa lana mataupu i le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga. I faamaumauga a le faamasinoga o lo o taua ai e faapea, o Novema 16, 2011 na talia ai le auai o Merlin i se polokalama e mafai ai ona tatala mai i tua e faigaluega i le 3M Burger ma ave ni ana vasega i le Kolisi. Ae o se osofaiga na faia e leoleo i le aso 22 o Iuni 2012 na maua ai e leoleo nisi o mea e le tatau ona i ai i totonu o le
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potu o lo o loka ai le ua molia, na aofia ai se lisiti o lo o tusia ai le aso 5 o Ianuari 2012 mo se tupe sa lafo i fafo mai le Falemeli i Fagatogo, na saini e le ua molia. Sa maua ai foi ma se laisene ave taavale o lo o i ai le ata o le ua molia ma lana saini, sa tuuina atu i le ua molia i le aso 14 Setema 2011. O lo o taua foi i faamaumauga a le faamasinoga e faapea, i le aso 25 o Me 2012, na talanoa ai se tasi o le masaga i se tagata faigaluega a le Falemeli e uiga i se afifi na taunuu mai i le atunuu, peitai e le o i ai se pepa samasama e mafai ai ona piki le afifi. Ae talu ai o le a manava le tagata faigaluega a le falemeli, na ia fai ai i le masaga na alu atu, e alu i le ofisa o le falemeli e piki mai ai lana afiafi. O lo o taofia pea Merlin i le toese i Tafuna e aunoa ma se tupe e tatala ai. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia ausage@samoanews.com
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TO ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSEES
Be advised that the TA’ITA’ITAMA Prevent Underage Drinking Initiative in collaboration with the Department of Public Safety
will continue to conduct alcohol compliance checks in your area. Please remember that selling alcoholic beverages to a person less than 21 years of age is illegal per American Samoa Code, Title 27, Chapter 05; Section 27.0531: “No licensee may sell any alcoholic beverage to any person under 21.”
American Samoa is committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of its people. Our priority issue is to combat and prevent underage drinking and the problems that arise from this illegal activity.
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O le kamupani a le Whiteborn, o se kamupani mai fafo, lea e $7.99 miliona le maualuga o lana tauofoga sa tuuina atu i lenei galuega, ae o le kamupani a le McConnell Dowell e $11 miliona lana tau sa tuuina atu foi mo le tauofoga. Na molimau Taeaotui e faapea, a’o le’i mae’a le galuega o le auala i le malae vaalele, ua amata le galuega o le auala e amata atu i Laulii e oo atu i Vista, ona o le isi lea vaega o le atunuu o loo maitauina le pagatia ona o le leaga o le auala, ma faasolo atu ai i Alofau. O isi galuega o loo totoe ai e pei o le taligalu a Aua ma Nuuuli, atoa ai ma le fausiaina o le auala laupapa i Leone, e le o toe mamao se taimi ae amataina loa. O galuega mo auala, alavai ma taligalu o loo faatupe mai i le vaega tupe e $16 miliona mai le malo tele, lea ua faasoasoa atu i totonu o Tutuila ma Manu’a. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia ausage@samoanews.com
Responsible Beverage Service Training (RBST)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? All staff of licensed alcohol vendors including: bartenders, waiters/waitresses, managers, owners, store cashiers etc. WHAT? A 3-hour merchant education course that covers the following key topics: American Samoa Alcohol Laws, How Alcohol Effects the Body, Preventing Intoxication, How to Refuse Service, Preventing Disturbances & Liability. Pre-Registration Required. Training materials are available in Korean, Chinese and Filipino. WHEN? 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - September 12, 26, October 10, 24, November 14, 28, December 12 & 19. HOW TO REGISTER? Call: 699-2222 or Email: taitaitama@gmail.com Classes are on a First Come, First Serve Basis. Call Today to Register! For additional information, feel free to contact the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws-EUDL Program at 699-2222.
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