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DPS again urged to safeguard students crossing Airport Road

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Rep. Larry Sanitoa has asked Chief of Police Maiava Vaimaga for support with the presence of police officers at the very busy intersection of the main road and airport road in Nu’uuli due to safety concerns of students crossing this intersection heading to and from Manulele Elementary School.
 



Treasury concerned over low pay for collection officers

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While additional revenue collection tax staff is needed, Treasury Department says the pay scale for some workers, raking in thousands of dollars a year, is a concern that Treasury is trying to address, according to Treasury’s fiscal year 2014 fourth quarter performance report.
 



Parks and Recreation taking up more special projects

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In its fiscal year 2014 fourth quarter performance report, the Department of Parks and Recreation director Tamaaaiga Pili Gaoteote revealed that the department has been asked to help with ASG special projects, but the department lacks sufficient staff, including management staff, and has a shortage of heavy equipment.
 
According to the director, the department is short 12 employees when compared to its organizational chart and it needs to hire more workers to fill the shortage so that “we can put more people at the work sites.”
 



Biz Beat: Is your business 'out there' for the holidays?

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Is your business not getting the traffic you want? Are you on a tight budget but want to get the word out about the products and services you offer?
 
Keep reading and you’ll find out why Samoa News is not only THE way to go, it’s the BEST way to go.
 



Office of Highway Safety staff attend meetings to enhance local highway safety

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This year, staff members from the DPS Office of Highway Safety (OHS) have been taking part in a series of meetings that program coordinator Fred Scanlan said are “to see what the future of technology holds, as far as solutions to American Samoa’s highway safety behavior issues.”
 



England 28 - Samoa 9: Captain Chris Robshaw heaps praise on battling visitors

CHRIS ROBSHAW paid tribute to Samoa after his side clinched their first victory of the autumn, 28-9 at Twickenham.

The Samoa players had previously threatened to strike and miss the Test because of problems with the Samoan Rugby Union, before World Rugby (formerly the International Rugby Board) and the International Rugby Players' Association intervened to make sure it went ahead.



Court Report

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BUSINESS MAN ACQUITTED AFTER BAR SCUFFLE
 
Sun Jun Park who underwent a two-day jury trial comprising three women and four men this week was acquitted. Park was facing charges of second-degree assault and public peace disturbance. Marcellus Talaimalo Uiagalelei represented Park while prosecuting this matter was Assistant Attorney General Jessica Bargmann. 
 
The government had alleged that Park visited a karaoke bar in Satala with a group of men and threw a glass at and punched another man in the face.
 



Dan Leo threatened for leading players' protest against SRU

Samoa lock Dan Leo admits he has been threatened over protest as team demands accountability and transparency from SRU

Dan Leo, the Samoa lock, claims to have been personally threatened by senior members of his country's government for leading the players' protest against the Samoa Rugby Union.



Lolo appoints new Health Regulatory Board members

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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed new members to the American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board, whose chairman - in accordance with local law - is the Department of Health director.
 



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