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Galeai says why waste a “wonderful resolution” on people who don’t want to stay

BoH thanked in Fono concurrent resolutions
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The Fono has approved concurrent resolutions expressing gratitude and appreciation of the government and people of American Samoa to Bank of Hawai’i chairman and chief executive officer Peter S. Ho and the bank’s parent company Bank of Hawaii Corporation.
 



Elderly male inmate passes away in TCF over the weekend

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A male inmate passed away over the weekend and there are already various unconfirmed reports as to the cause of death, but Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele says they do not suspect foul play.
 
When asked yesterday, the Police Commissioner confirmed that a male inmate passed away Sunday inside the Territorial Correctional Facility. He explained the inmate was faced with many “medical complications” and he was taken to the hospital a couple of times and was just recently released from the LBJ Medical Center where he was hospitalized for some time.



Privatizing ocean transportation to Manu’a discussed in House hearing

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Privatizing ocean transportation service for the Manu’a islands was raised during a House Transportation Committee hearing where Port Administration deputy director Christopher King and ASG Shipyard Service Authority chief executive officer Moefa’auo William Emmsley were witnesses to discuss ASG vessels serving the Manu’a islands.
 



Fuafua le isi malologa a le Fono Faitulafono mo le vaiaso e tasi

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E tasi le vaiaso lea ua fuafua le Fono Faitulafono e faia ai sana malologa puupuu, ona toe fa’aauauina loa lea o ana galuega mo le fa’amae’aina o aso fa’atulagaina o lana tauaofiaga mulimuli mo lenei nofoaiga lona 34.
 
I le iugafono malilie fa’atasi a le maota o sui lea na pasia i le taeao aanafi, o lo o taua ai le tatau lea ona faia se malologa a maota e lua mo le umi e tasi le vaiaso.
 



Tala otooto mai le Fa’amasinoga

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TOFU FALEPUIPUI VEVESI AMATA MAI I LE ‘FACEBOOK’
 
Na fa’ai’u i le toese i Tafuna se vevesi na tula’i mai i le va o se ulugali’i i le fa’aiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei, ma mafua ai loa ona molia e le malo le Tama o le aiga i moliaga mama e lua o le fa’atupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele, atoa ai ma lona save’uina lea o le filemu i totonu o lona aiga.
 



E LE O OE O SE SULI MONI - Vaega IX

Na vaaia e le tamaloa o Meki le to’a o le teineititi o Ianete i le taimi na la talanoa ai, o lana gagana ma le auala sa ia feso’ota’i atu ai ia te ia, na iloa gofie ai o ia o se teineititi e fa’aaloalo i soo se tagata. Na oomi e Ianeta le logo o loo i pipi’i i le fasitepu pito i lalo o le fale, a o tu le tamaloa o Meki ma vaavaai i ai, e le i umi ae fa’alogoina se leo o fa’apea mai, “O le a se mea e te mana’o i ai lou teineitiiti pologa”.



Court Report

Samoa News staff translation

MELVIN ETEUATI
 
The government has charged a young man with two felony counts after he allegedly forced entry into a home in Atu’u, along with a juvenile and stole the homeowner’s belongings, including cash.
 



Gov. Lolo says American Samoa needs a voice in regional matters

Pacific Islands Forum membership an avenue
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says American Samoa has an invitation to become a member of the Pacific Islands Forum assembly and the Attorney General has been directed to prepare a briefing for submission to the US State Department on the importance that American Samoa maintain a close relationship with its Pacific Island neighbors.
 



Governor looking at appointing Task Force to assess education challenges

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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is looking at appointing a task force to assess and make recommendations as to how best to address some of the “education challenges” in the public school system faced by American Samoa.
 
The governor made the revelation at last week’s cabinet meeting held at the Agriculture Department conference room, where he told cabinet directors that “education is always a challenge, [and] it’s an everyday challenge.”
 



Machete attack leaves woman physically challenged and lands man in jail

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Apia, SAMOA — A 41-year-old man from Faleula who was convicted of attempted murder after assaulting his partner with a machete has been sentenced to 11 months in jail. Uso Taumata Bragovits also known as Auvale Taumata, brutally assaulted his female partner with a machete and the end results left her physically challenged.
 



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