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Toa Productions issues public apology regarding raffle

reporters@samoanews.com

Norris Alai’asa of Toa Productions has issued a public apology regarding the raffle held at the end of the “Peace Love & Harmony” Concert last month.

“It is with great humility and respect that I, Norris Alaiasa of TOA Productions, make a statement pertaining to the raffle that was held at the end of our "Peace Love & Harmony" Concert on the 27th of April 2012.”

He said after many concerns expressed pertaining to the raffle, they have been addressing each concern and are looking at making an official decision very shortly.

“We humbly ask for your patience as we work through this process in finding a solution that will be fair to all parties concerned,” he stated, adding, “I would like to publicly apologize to our sponsors and exonerate them from any involvement with this matter.”

“Namely, Mr. Adolfo Montenegro of Blue Sky, Mr. Bret Butler of StarKist Samoa, Mr. Dave Haleck of Haleck Enterprises, Ms. Tala Siaumau of CBT, Mr. Case & Tuai of All Star Signs, Mr. Joey Cummings of 93KHJ/ V103, Mr. Tulaga Whitcombe of Whitcombe Media, Ms. Nina Fiamalua of Events Planning by Nina, Mr. Richard & Sophia Semo and the Booyaa Crew.

Alai’asa also extended his apologies “to all of the businesses that generously allowed us to utilize their place of business as a ticket outlet for the concert event — namely, L&L Hawaiian BBQ, Trophies &Things, Island Pearl Sweet Tooth, Sports Domain, Koko Bean, Forsgrens, Blue Sky, CBT, Aeto Insurance and Tradewinds Hotel”.

Alaia’asa said he takes full responsibility for the manner in which the raffle was executed.

He added that his lack of experience dealing with raffles has caused an uproar within the community which unfortunately “seems to have over-shadowed our attempt to bring the community together for the enjoyment of world caliber musical talent of our very own Sons and Daughters of Samoa living abroad.”

“As difficult as this situation may be, it is of the utmost importance that we deal with this matter directly and that we do it right and resolve these concerns,” said Alai’asa.



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