Buckle up!
Fatalities CraSHES
01-01-14 to date
01-01-14 to date
office of highway safety
Commerce establishes
new Fisheries Working
Group Task Force… 7
Farewell reception
for Eni with memories
and fond aloha… 4
StarKist Samoa general
manager Sangdong Kwon
(third from right) along
with StarKist officials on
Wednesday, Nov. 26, presented a check of $13,000 to
Dr. Fuata Tagiilima (4th from
left), who accepted the donation on behalf of LBJ hospital
management. The financial
contribution was raised from
Charlie’s $1 Heart donation
drive for LBJ Pediatric Clinic.
See Community Briefs in
today’s issue for more details.
[photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
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Fa’afetaia e ta’ita’i o
le atunu’u le tautua
a le aufai fa’atoaga
tusia Ausage Fausia
Na fa’afetaia e ta’ita’i o le atunu’u le mamalu o le aufai
fa’atoaga sa mafai ona auai i le fa’aaliga o lenei tausaga, i le
tulaga mataina ma le manaia o le latou taumafaiga, lea fo’i sa
molimauina e le atunu’u i le taeao o le aso Lulu.
Na matua faatumulia le malae o le Su’igaula o le Atuvasa i
Utulei i le mamalu o le aufai fa’atoaga, le atunuu na maimoa
aemaise ai ta’ita’i o le malo ma le atunu’u, na lolofi atu latou
te fia molimauina le fa’aaliga lona tolu a le aufai fa’atoaga mo
lenei tausaga. O vaega sa molimauina i le fa’aaliga e aofia ai
fua o fa’aeleeleaga, fualaau ‘aina, aemaise ai, lafu manu atoa
ai ma taumafa vela.
Sa fa’apea fo’i ona i ai fualaau ‘aina mai Samoa ma Tonga,
lea na taua e le fa’atonusili o le Ofisa o Fa’atoaga ia Lealao
M. Purcell e fa’apea, o le maua o le avanoa e aumai ai fua o
fa’aeleeleaga mai Samoa e fa’alauiloa i le tauvaga a le aufai
fa’atoaga, o se auala lelei lea e fa’ailoa atu ai i le aufai fa’atoaga
a le atunu’u, e mafai fo’i e le aufai fa’atoaga a Samoa ona toto
fualaau ‘aina o lo o manatu le to’atele e le mafai ona ola iinei.
O se tasi o itu na taua e Lealao ua maitauina le fa’ateteleina
i le tauvaga o lenei tausaga, o tulaga i fualaau aina taumafa
(Faaauau itulau 14)
Friday, November 28, 2014
Fuao – Vatia “Le Manu Fe’ai”
proves experience wins race
They are the DOC 2014 Fautasi Winner, three years in a row
by T. Gasu, Samoa News Sports Correspondent
With the final results in hand, the Department of Commerce Ocean Challenge Fautasi
Race announced the winner of the race that
took place Wednesday at noon, with the Fuao
from the village of Vatia captained by skipper
Gaoteote Palaie Gaoteote taking first place,
in a race that had both Le Manu Fe’ai and the
Paepaeulupo’o II of Aua, vying to slide into
first place right up to the end.
This was the third annual DOC Ocean Challenge Fautasi Race and in all three years the
Fuao has swept the field.
All monetary awards to the participants go
to cleaning their local coastal areas and village
streams through the help of village aumaga.
The Race Results are: #1 Vatia, #2 Aua, #3
Fagasa, #4 Faga’alu, #5 Nu’uuli
As Wednesday’s final heat started the Fuao
and Paepaeulupo’o II immediately broke away
from the rest of the pack keeping it tight from
within harbor all the way out to the turning
point, the green buoy at the harbor’s entrance.
The two east side competitors looked like
they had been waiting for this moment for a
long time, and the buoy turn — as predicted
by many fautasi insiders — became the key to
the race.
As noted by Fagaalu skipper Siaupiu
Vaovasa in an interview with Samoa News,
the design of the stern of the hi-tech fautasi,
which allows for a sharp turn radius, is a key
component for a “win” in a race course that is
completely in the harbor, as opposed to starting
in the open ocean and making a straight shot
for the end of the harbor.
Although it was a fight for first place
between Aua and Vatia from the start –
the more interesting race was between the
Fealofani Samoa III, Fetu o le Afiafi, and
Nu’uuli, as these three competitors had a
hard time breaking away from each other from
the start of the race.
When the three fautasi reached the tank farm,
Faga’alu was sandwiched between Fagasa and
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Paepaeulupo’o II and the Fuao reached the green buoy, at about the same time. It was the turning point of the DOC 2014 Fautasi race, which not only marked
the course for the turn back into harbor where the finish line was located, but also showed why experience is the most important ingredient in fautasi racing.
[photo: TG]
The Fuao took it’s 3-peat win of the DOC fautasi regatta by 1/2 a boat length.
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samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014
NOTICE is hereby given that AVEGALIO PESAMINO AIGAMAUA of LEONE, American Samoa,
has executed a LEASE AGREEMENT to a certain parcel of land commonly known as TAUFAUSI
which is situated in the village of LEONE, in the County of FOFO, WESTERN District, Island of
Tutuila, American Samoa. Said LEASE AGREEMENT is now on file with the Territorial Registrar
to be forwarded to the Governor respecting his approval or disapproval thereof according to
the laws of American Samoa. Said instrument names PUAPUAGA & RUTH TUAUA as LESSEES.
Any person who wish, may file his objection in writing with the Secretary of the Land
Commission before the 22ND day of DECEMBER, 2014. It should be noted that any objection
must clearly state the grounds therefor.
POSTED: OCTOBER 23, 2014 thru DECEMBER 22, 2014
SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar
LEONE, Amerika Samoa, ua ia faia se FEAGAIGA LISI, i se fanua ua lauiloa o TAUFAUSI e i le
nu’u o LEONE i le itumalo o FOFO, Falelima i SISIFO ole Motu o TUTUILA Amerika Samoa. O
lea FEAGAIGA LISI ua i ai nei i teuga pepa ale Resitara o Amerika Samoa e fia auina atu ile
Kovana Sili mo sana fa’amaoniga e tusa ai ma le Tulafono a Amerika Samoa. O lea mata’upu o
lo’o ta’ua ai PUAPUAGA & RUTH TUAUA.
A iai se tasi e fia fa’atu’i’ese i lea mata’upu, ia fa’aulufaleina mai sa na fa’atu’iesega tusitusia ile
Failautusi o lea Komisi ae le’i o’o ile aso 22 o TESEMA, 2014. Ia manatua, o fa’atu’iesega uma
lava ia tusitusia manino mai ala uma e fa’atu’iese ai.
10/29 & 11/28/14
(all ANSWERs ON PAGE 14)
Sharpton gathers families
of three men killed by cops
NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Michael
Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black
men killed by police officers joined hands with
the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed
for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri
grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer
who killed Brown. The mourning families stood
silently at the Harlem headquarters of Sharpton’s
civil rights organization, the National Action
Network, and allowed Sharpton to describe the
common grief that suddenly thrust them together.
“On this Thanksgiving eve, this is a very
painful time for these families,” Sharpton said.
“As you see, they share each other’s pain and
understand what we don’t understand.”
He said he hopes that, as the national spotlight
is trained on these families, that people on both
sides of the legal outcomes would remember that
“these are real human beings and the value of the
lives of their sons and husbands should not be
minimized by anybody.”
The attorney for the Brown family, Benjamin
Crump, said that they had watched Tuesday’s
television interview with Darren Wilson, the
officer who shot Brown and said his conscience
is clean over the shooting. “They thought he had
no regard for their child and that was hurtful to
them,” the attorney said.
The Missouri family was joined by the wife
and mother of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man
who died in a police chokehold in July after being
confronted by officers for selling loose cigarettes.
That case has been sent to a grand jury.
Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, the mother of
Akai Gurley’s child, also attended. Gurley was
shot to death by a rookie police officer in a dark
Brooklyn high-rise hallway last week. Sharpton
said Ballinger had just returned from the morgue
where she identified Gurley’s body. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Gurley had
been “a total innocent” when he was shot. That
shooting is under investigation.
The civil rights leader had traveled to Missouri, where he voiced his disappointment in the
lack of charges against Wilson. But in his prayer
he said he hoped that the men will “not have died
in vain, but that we all make sure that their deaths
become beacons of a new way that we deal with
law enforcement and community responsibility.”
Ten people were arrested in New York on
Tuesday during protests over the Missouri case that
closed bridges and snarled traffic. Those protests,
unlike some in Ferguson, have remained peaceful.
Sharpton made clear that he does not condone
violence but said it’s important to separate those
causing trouble from those demonstrating.
ASPA is billing the billboard companies for
their lights, says ASPA
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu
Samoa News Reporter
“All billboards are accounted for” in terms of
billing says American Samoa Power Authority
CEO Utu Abe Malae in response to Samoa
News queries.
Samoa News received calls from the public
asking if the companies which own the billboards or signs on the main road are being
billed by ASPA for the ones that have lights
hooked up to them.
Utu replied, confirming that every billboard
with lights is accounted for, and explained that
some of the signs are hooked up to residential
meters nearby and charged that way; while,
others are connected directly to utility poles —
just as if they were streetlights.
As with streetlights, he said, the wattage of
the lamps are used to estimate the charges, and
photocells control the on-off times of the signs
or billboards. Unlike streetlights, this type of
billboard is maintained by the customer, not by
Samoa News notes that a similar question
about billboards on permanent structures using
lights was asked during a PNRS meeting that
Samoa News attended last year. At the time, the
owner of the billboard structure said they made
arrangements with ASPA specific to connection
and billing, when applicable.
The ASPA CEO said there are two customers who are served under this “Billboard
Class” but of course there are more than two
billboard structures under these two customers.
He did explain that the ones at the airport may
be back billed once the wattage is confirmed.
ASPA Customer Service Manager, Ryan
Tuato’o said that they have two sign customers that are classified under this “Billboard Class”, because they do not have an
active meter at the sites but are using electricity directly from ASPA.
“Because there is no active meter at the site,
we bill them by how many lights they have on
each billboard and we calculate the charge for
the respective light.”
Tuato’o said ASPA has a formula used to
calculate this charge by using the wattage of
the lights, and the average hours and days in a
billing month these lights would be on.
“This is then multiplied by our KWh rate
and that is how we come up with the charge
for each light. For a 60 watt light, the charge
would be about $7.50; for a 100 watt light,
the charge would be about $10.50; for some
lights, if the wattage is the same as our streetlight charges, then we just bill them as a
streetlight on their accounts.”
He said this is similar to how ASPA sets up
their accounts for public streetlights that are
not tied to a meter. Because there is no meter,
ASPA does not read nor do they bill a monthly
$6 customer service charge because they do not
have a meter to read or maintain.
“We just bill them (billboard structure
owners) monthly for usage of a fixed streetlight
charge like we do with the public streetlights.”
He said ASPA has verified that some signs
are connected to customer meters and some are
connected to the light poles. “The ones connected to the light poles are the ones we are
charging the respective companies for.”
The ASPA Customer Service Manager
also noted that ASPA is not responsible for
replacing, fixing or repairing these lights or billboards if something happens to them.
The two billboard companies are Ae Designz
and All Star Signs.
Samoa News asked Tuato’o about the rumor
that Ae Designz’s permanent billboard structures use solar energy to power their light bulbs.
He said Ae Designz uses LED light bulbs —
where the light bulb is brighter but uses less
power, and as a result ASPA is charging the
company $7 monthly per light bulb because it
uses less power.
He said ASPA is looking at using the same
type of bulb for all of the territory’s street lights.
Guam attorney general
investigates election…
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam’s attorney general is
investigating allegations of pre-marked ballots in the general
The Office of the Attorney General confirmed Wednesday
that it received documents from the Guam Election Commission related to the allegations.
A precinct officer in Dededo signed an affidavit saying she
saw pre-marked ballots in a cooler belonging to the campaign
for Eddie Calvo and Ray Tenorio, who won re-election as
governor and lieutenant governor.
She thought the cooler contained drinks, but it was full of
papers, the affidavit said.
But she later signed another statement saying she only saw
a single ballot that was a possible sample, Pacific Daily News
She said she didn’t prepare or read the first affidavit before
signing it. She said it was prepared by someone else based on
her written statement and interview.
“The papers I noticed on top were actually ballots and were
already pre-marked already for ‘Calvo/Tenorio’ for governor
and lieutenant governor,” and also for some senators, the affidavit said.
The affidavit also said she was afraid to come forward
because she feared losing her government job.
She later wrote to the election commission saying she did
see a ballot but was unsure if it the ballot was an actual election
ballot or a sample one.
“It was only one ballot that I saw,” she wrote.
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Notice for Proposed Registration of Matai Title
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 6.0105 of the Revised Code of American Samoa
that a claim of succession which has been filed with the Territorial Registrar’s office for the
registration of the Matai Title MOEGU of the village of OLOSEGA by CALVIN TAGALOA of the village of
OLOSEGA, county of OLOSEGA, MANU’A District.
THE TERRITORIAL REGISTRAR is satisfied that the claim, petition by the family and certificate of
the village chiefs are in proper form.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that anyone so desiring must file his counterclaim, or objection to
the registration of this matai title with the Territorial Registrar Office before the expiration of 60 days
from the date of posting. If no counterclaim, nor any objection is filed by the expiration of said 60
days, the matai title MOEGU’A shall be registered in the name of CALVIN TAGALOA in accordance
with the laws of American Samoa.
POSTED: OCTOBER 21, 2014 thru DECEMBER 22, 2014
SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar
Fa’aaliga o le Fia Fa’amauina o se Suafa Matai
O le fa’aaliga lenei ua faasalalauina e tusa ma le Maga 6.0105 o le tusi tulafono a Amerika
Samoa, e pei ona suia, ona o le talosaga ua faaulufaleina mai i le Ofisa o le Resitara o Amerika
Samoa, mo le fia faamauina o le suafa matai o MOEGU o le nu’u o OLOSEGA e CALVIN TAGALOA o
OLOSEGA faalupega o OLOSEGA, falelima i MANU’A.
Ua taliaina e le Resitara lea talosaga, faatasi ma le talosaga a le aiga faapea ma le tusi faamaonia
mai matai o lea nu’u, ma ua i ai nei i teuga pepa a lea ofisa.
A i ai se tasi e faafinagaloina, ia faaulufaleina sana talosaga tete’e, po o sana faalavelave tusitusia i
le Ofisa o Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na faalauiloa ai lenei fa’aaliga. Afai o lea leai se
talosaga tete’e, po’o se faalavelave foi e faaulufaleina mai i aso e 60 e pei ona taua i luga, o lea
faamauina loa lea suafa matai i le igoa o CALVIN TAGALOA e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono a Amerika
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samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014
How much do you
know about how Farewell reception for Eni
the Internet works?
Congressman Faleomavaega Eni, third from left, along with U.S. House Democratic Leader
Nancy Pelosi (4th from left) with their families in this Nov. 19 photo taken at Faleomavaega’s
Washington D.C. office, where colleagues and friends from both the U.S. House and Senate —
[photo: Cong. Faleomavaega Eni Office]
with their families — bid farewell to Faleomavaega.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people can recognize
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in
tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy
means that a company actually keeps consumer information
confidential, according to a new Pew Research study released
The results underscore what many techies say is a growing
problem for the U.S.: a generation reliant on the convenience
that technology brings, but with little understanding of the risks
of conducting nearly every transaction using zeroes and ones.
Aaron Smith, senior researcher at Pew and author of the
report, said he thought it would be interesting for policy makers
and tech designers to find what knowledge gaps existed in
modern life.
“Just because people use these gadgets a lot doesn’t necessarily mean they know everything about how they work and
where they came from,” he said.
The 17-question quiz is available online at www.pewinternet.org/quiz/web-iq-quiz/ .
Not surprisingly, people under 30 seemed to do better on
some of the questions than older Internet users, such as knowing
what a “Wiki” or “captcha” is.
But young or old, only about 6 in 10 Internet users understood that “net neutrality” refers to the equal treatment of digital content by service providers.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering
whether it should regulate the broadband industry more aggressively to prevent providers from playing favorites among content sites like Google, YouTube, Amazon or Netflix.
Another area where age didn’t seem to matter was the false
assumption that the existence of a privacy policy means that
a company keeps the data it collects on consumers confidential. More than half — 52 percent — of Internet users thought
that was the case, whereas privacy policies often explain that
a company reserves the right to sell a person’s information to
advertisers or other third parties.
Three-fourths of people surveyed thought the “Internet” was
the same thing as the “World Wide Web.” The Internet refers to
the infrastructure that uses specific protocols to connect various
networks; the web is one application that uses that architecture
to share information using web pages.
The online survey was conducted Sept. 12-18 among a
sample of 1,066 adult Internet users 18 years of age or older.
The survey was conducted by the GfK Group using KnowledgePanel. Sampling error was plus or minus 3.2 percentage
points at the 95 percent level of confidence.
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on Capitol Hill filled with
memories and fond aloha
by Samoa News staff
After nearly four decades on Capitol Hill,
American Samoa’s longest serving congressional delegate, Congressman Faleomavaega
Eni was bid farewell by his colleagues and
friends at a reception on Capitol Hill held in his
honor on Nov. 19, according to a news release
from Faleomavaega’s office.
The farewell reception for Faleomavaega
included members of Congress from the House
and Senate, both Republicans and Democrats,
as well as ambassadors, foreign delegations,
and their family members.
They paid tribute to the man they call “Our
Eni,” and did so by sharing memories from
their years together. Faleomavaega, beloved by
so many on the Hill, first came to Capitol Hill
in the 1970s and served as Chief of Staff to the
late Paramount Chief A.U. Fuimaono, American Samoa’s first Representative in Congress,
and as Staff Counsel to the late Congressman
Phil Burton of San Francisco before he became
American Samoa’s delegate in 1989.
He is the first Asian Pacific American in history to become Chairman and Ranking Member
of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on
Asia and the Pacific.
As a reflection of Faleomavaega’s genuine
kindness that touched so many and his bipartisan approach that reached across party lines,
the reception was attended by many, including
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and
her husband Paul. Leader Pelosi shared memories of Faleomavaega in their early years with
Burton long before she and Faleomavaega were
both elected to Congress.
“Eni, you are family from the Burtons on,”
Pelosi stated. The Pelosis visited privately with
Faleomavaega and his family, including his
wife, Hinanui, and his daughter and son-in-law,
Leonne and Fui Vakapuna.
Current and former members of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee also attended. For
example, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who first came to the Hill as a Representative from Arizona’s 1st district in 2001,
expressed his gratitude to Faleomavaega as a
leader, mentor, and friend, including an unforgettable moment with Faleomavaega when the
two were on their way to a hearing.
Faleomavaega was in an elevator with a
good number of Samoan visitors whom the
Senator described as all resembling NFL line(Continued on page 15)
samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014 Page 5
WHEREAS, the global spread of HIV infection and AIDS necessitates a world wide effort to increase
communication,education and action to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS; and
WHEREAS, the joint United Nation program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) observes December 1st of each year as
World Aids Day to expand and strengthen the worldwide efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS; and
WHEREAS, UN AIDS estimates that the number of people living with HIV is 35.0 million worldwide; 2.1
million became newly infected with HIV and 1.5 million lost their lives to AIDS; and
WHEREAS, the American Samoa Government in conjunction with the American Association for the
World Health is encouraging a better understanding of the challenge HIV/AIDS nationally as it recognized
that the number of people diagnosed with HIV and AIDS in the United States continues to increase; and
WHEREAS, World AIDS Day provides an opportunity to focus local, national and international attention
on HIV infection and AIDS and to disseminate information on how to prevent the spread of HIV; and
WHEREAS, the World AIDS Day 2014 theme, “Getting to zero”: the Getting to zero campaign focuses on
zero new Aids related deaths. We need to raise awareness and help address the many issues affecting our
people of today around HIV and Aids.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LOLO M. MOLIGA, Governor of American Samoa, do hereby
proclaim Monday, December 1, 2014, as World Aids Day in the Territory of American Samoa. I urge all
residents to take part in prevention activities and observances designed to increase awareness and
understanding of HIV/Aids as a global challenge, and to join the global effort to prevent the further spread of
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of
the Territory of American SAmoa on this 25th day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand
Governor of American Samoa
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samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014
Al-Shehri’s election
petition is dismissed
for lack of evidence
by Joyetter
Samoa News Reporter
Seen here is a local farmer displaying some of his homegrown produce last Wednesday
November 26 during this year’s annual Farm Fair hosted by the Department of Agriculture. This
one day event took place at the Su’igaula o le Atuvasa Beach Park where there were close to 100
[photo: Jeff Hayner]
farmers displaying a great variety of local produce. Allegations by Alataua
losing candidate, Fatumalala
L.A Al-Shehri against Speaker
of the House, Savali Talavou
Ale, Folole Fagaima, Ailini
Asiata, Sinataua Misipati and
Tu’ufuli Tu’ufuli alleging that
there were violations of election rules listed in the 2014
candidate manual, have been
dismissed by the Appellate
Division of the High Court.
Al-Shehri asked the Appellate Court to “recheck” 14
names she provided in her
complaint, wherein she alleges
that some people who are offisland voted in the last election.
She also complained that at
the Poloa, Fagali’i and Faga-
From our Family (The Lancasters) to yours
Happy Thanksgiving
Manuia le Aso Fa’afetai Amerika Samoa
“Praise the Lord your God for the Good
Land He has given you.”
Deuteronomy 8:10
“Ia e fa’amanu atu ai i le Ali’i lou Atua
ona o le nu’u lelei ua ia avatu ai ia te oe.”
Teuteronome 8:10
A special “Thank you & Fa’afetai Tele” to all
my supporters for your support & vote of
confidence. God Bless you!
Grandma & Grandpa Rosie Fuala’au Tago &
David Lancaster and Grandchildren
2LT Jonathan Le’ele Lancaster & Dad
malo polling stations elderly
men who were unable to vote
on their own were accompanied by their daughters, even
though the designated time
for the disabled to vote had
The decision was issued
late Monday afternoon and the
five-page opinion and order
was signed by Chief Justice
Michael Kruse, Associate Justices, John L Ward and Lyle
L Richmond and Associate
Judges Logoai Siaki and Satele
Ali’itai Lili’o.
According to the order, on
election day, Savali received
272 votes, Samatua Edwin
Hollister 108 and Al-Shehri
had 48 votes.
The order says that one of
the defendants in this matter,
Fagaima, who was the Election Office official assigned
to District No. 14 on election
day, filed a motion to dismiss
Al-Shehri’s complaint.
The grounds of the motion
are that Al-Shehri did not seek
remedy within the power of
the court, and that she failed to
timely challenge the qualifications of the 14 electors named
on the complaint.
Fagaima also said that AlShehri had failed to contest a
sufficient number of ballots to
make a difference in the outcome of the election.
The court noted that they
can only invalidate an election when presented with clear
and convincing evidence that a
correct result cannot be ascertained because of a mistake or
fraud on the part of the district
or election officials, or because
it cannot be determined that
a certain candidate or certain
caudates received a majority
or plurality of votes cast. The
plaintiff failed to make such a
Al-Shehri also conceded
that she was not at court to
challenge the outcome of the
election. “By plaintiff’s own
admission the court was not
therefore presented with a
case or controversy under the
law for which it can provide a
Also the court notes that
even assuming the truth of
plaintiff’s allegations, the
extent of her showing “simply
does not support a finding that
the results of the District #14
election are uncertain on the
basis of mistake, fraud or the
indeterminacy of the leading
candidate’s majority margin
according to the valid votes
“In sum, we must enter
because Al-Shehri did not seek
a remedy within the power of
the court and did not present
enough evidence to render the
result of the District #14 election indeterminate.”
Department of Commerce
establishes new Fisheries
Working Group Task Force
samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014 Page 7
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
A Fisheries Working Group Task Force (FWGTF) has been
established within the Commerce Department to discuss a plan of
action and recommendations for the governor’s consideration to
address a possible tax for transshipment of fish out of American
Samoa, according to DOC’s fiscal year 2014 fourth quarter performance report, covering the period of July 1-Sept. 30, 2014.
The group was established in late July this year and Commerce
director Keniseli Lafaele told Samoa News that the group was
given 60 days to come up with a fishery workforce development
program. The group is chaired by Alex Zodical and members of
the group are from within the DOC.
“As our economy is largely fishery-based, I thought it necessary
to form a group within the department to focus on issues and developmental initiatives related to our fishery,” Lafaele said responding
to Samoa News inquiries on the importance of such a group.
“Among issues that have made the headline news lately, is fisheries, and this group is also charged with working collaboratively
with the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources in assisting
local fishermen develop and grow their fishery businesses,” he said.
According to the DOC performance report, the purpose and
objective of the FWGTF is to discuss a plan of action and recommendations for the governor’s consideration and to address issues
and concerns of an excise tax on transshipment of by-catch and
miscellaneous fish out of the territory. This includes addressing
the amendment of existing laws pertaining to the transshipment
and exporting of miscellaneous fishes, it says.
In order to capture the value of transshipment of fish and miscellaneous fish out of the territory, the FWGTF would require
good data and relevant reports from various government departments such as DMWR, Treasury’s Customs Division, Port
Administration and DOC Statistics division.
These agencies, the DOC report says, should work together,
coordinate their resources and gather or compile the relevant
reports in order to analyze and estimate the accurate value of fish
transshipped from the territory, in order to assess the cost-benefit
and impact of the proposed measures with regards to an excise tax
on transshipment of by-catch and miscellaneous fish.
it also says FWGTF would like to capture the data on sales of
fish to the reefer boats for transshipment off island. This data will
support the FWGTF position on whether to impose an excise tax
on transshipment of fish.
The report went on to say that the FWGTF would recommend the ASG Treasurer to revisit provisions of the law (ASCA
11.1501) dealing with excise tax on exports; and whether the
transshipment of fish or export of fish out of the territory would
be applicable to impose an excise tax under this section of the
law and/or recommend to the governor to impose an excise tax
on transshipment of fish based on the findings of FWGTF on the
estimated value of transshipment of fish off-island.
DOC stressed that this group is in its infancy and a lot of work
is ongoing before any decisions or recommendation will be made
to the governor and the ASG Treasurer.
Samoa News should point out that the lack of people experienced in the fishery industry on government fishery workforces
is one of the biggest complaints from the private sector, i.e. longliner and alia owners.
The ASCA (American Samoa Code Annotated) states in part
that during the first ten days of any calendar year — but not thereafter during that year — the Governor may, after prior consultation and discussion with the exporters substantially affected,
impose an export duty applicable for all of that calendar year
on any article exported from American Samoa and destined for
importation into the United States customs area.
The amount of such duty may not exceed the amount which
would be imposed on like articles imported into the United States
from foreign countries generally, it says.
Responding to some of the concerns from the longline fishing
association, the governor announced in February this year that the
government will not impose the excise tax on miscellaneous fish,
which are the fish the canneries do not buy from the longliners,
which is therefore sold to local stores and restaurants.
During a Senate hearing in January this year on waiving the
excise tax for fish caught in American Samoa’s Exclusive Economic Zone, then ASG Treasurer, the late Dr. Falema’o ‘Phil’
Pili, claimed that there are a lot of miscellaneous fish — catch not
sold to the canneries— that could be transshipped onto a “mother
ship”, and American Samoa has no control from there, as the
catch is taken to a location outside the territory.
(The AG’s Office legal opinion last year stated that 10% of the
total catch— the miscellaneous fish — caught by longliners but
not sold to the canneries is still considered local product, which is
exempt from the tax.).
Dr. Ben Siatu’u, a member of the eye specialist team working to serve the people of American
Samoa, tests near-vision acuity for one of nearly 200 people seen so far at LBJ this week during
the Lions Club Eye Care Project, which continues today and through part of next week. [photo: tlh]
Happy 65th Birthday
Eseneiaso J. Nafanua Tuife’ai Liu
Sending a very special birthday greeting and shout out across the
miles to our #1 Woman, the one who have always been the
strength along with our dad that holds our family together, Our
advisor and teacher, a God fearing woman, a person who is
straight forward, tough but a loving individual, a blessing to many
especially to us her children and the BEST grandmother to her
little ones. We call her “Mommy”, and today our dearest mother
Mrs. Eseneiaso J. NafanuaTuife’ai Liu, is celebrating her 65th
Thank God for the many years we have with you and our wish is
for many more to come. We love you very much mommy!
Ia manuia le faamanatuina o lou 65 aemaise foi le tatalaina o le
lua galuega fou mo lou aso fiafia!
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days
to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on
her tongue.”
Proverbs 31:25-26
With love,
Your love and partner for life, Liu Fepulea’i-Siakisone
Children, Vailolo-Victor & Beckie Bonnelley & Keneti Bev & Ice
Bonneville & Rafe Karalani Olivia Doning
Grandchildren, Jude Ariu Siakisone Pauulu Sharlet Paleoleto’elau
Felofiaina Pauulu Deana Siakisona Sarah Liu Elioenai Duncan Tuufuli
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KS Mart
SAN nd he has
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got lo oys and g a.
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Starting with the Quantum dvd player
that can also play burned dvds
was $45.99 now only $27.50
Keep a look out in the
Samoa News for the date
opening. Lots of Goodies
and New arrivals to
be seen.
Our new
shipment of
toys, bicycles,
electronics and
gift baskets
DVD Players
Karaoke Systems
Car Speakers and
a whole lot more.
“Less shopping time More Family time!”
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samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu
Samoa News Reporter
Tafaoga i Matafaga?
Fagasa-Fagalea Stream
Aua Stream
Aua (A&M)
Laulii Stream
Alega Beach
Alega Stream
$2 Beach, Avaio
Masausi Stream
Aoa Stream
Auasi Harbor
Alao Beach
Amanave Beach
Western Utumea
Leone Pala
Taputimu Beach
Pala Lagoon, Nu’uuli
Pala Lagoon Spring, Nu’uuli
Coconut Point, Nu’uuli
For more information: http//portal.epa.as.gov/beaches/
Lapata’iga mo Matafaga: Novema 25, 2014
Ofisa o le Puipuia o le Si’osi’omaga
i Amerika Samoa (AS-EPA)
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc.
Despite Acting Attorney General Mitzie Jessop’s objection to another 60-day continuance in
their case against Siaumau Siaumau, Associate
Justice Lyle L Richmond granted the defendant’s request for time to seek another attorney.
Siaumau is accused in the deadly shooting of
Police Detective Lt. Liusila Brown in front of the
temporary High Court building in Fagatogo in
July 2010. He’s charged with first degree murder,
two counts of attempted murder in the first degree
on distinct victims, three counts of assault in the
first degree against distinct victims, three counts
of unlawful possession of a firearm, two distinct
counts of unlawful possession of an unlicensed
firearm, and public peace disturbance.
During the status hearing, Siaumau asked
the court for a 60 day continuance, noting that
he does not wish to be represented by Assistant
Public Defender Mike White and that his family
will be looking for a new attorney to represent
him in this matter. Siaumau did not explain to the
court his reasons. White informed the court that
he’s already spoken to Siaumau about this matter.
The request did not sit well with the prosecutor,
Acting AG Jessop who said the defendant has had
ample time to look for an attorney. She pointed out
that this case is over four years old. However Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond moved to postpone
the jury trial, which was scheduled for next month
and scheduled a status hearing for the defendant’s
case for January 2015 to see if the defendant has
obtained a new attorney at that time.
The last time Siaumau appeared before the
court for a status hearing was last month, and
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. in Atu’u has an immediate opening in the Production
Department for a Production Clerk.
Required and desirable abilities, skills and experiences include:
• High School graduate or equivalent experience.
• Basic PC skills, word processing, spreadsheets.
• Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word
processing, managing files and records, UPC codes, and other office procedures
and terminology.
• Knowledge of company software, i.e. Lotus Suite, MS office, etc.
• Knowledge of raw materials, production and shipping processes, quality control,
costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and
distribution of goods.
• Knowledge of coordinating and expediting the flow of work and materials within or
between departments of an establishment according to production schedule.
• High School level verbal and written English communications competency.
• Good employment and attendance record.
• Must be able to work all scheduled shifts including weekends.
Competitive compensation for all employment opportunities commensurate with
qualifications. For consideration, bring or send a copy of your resume including, relevant
certifications, references, police clearance, ASG immigration clearances (not required for US
Nationals, US Citizens or AS permanent residents) and application by November2 8th, 2014
no later than 4:00 pm to (applications may be obtained at):
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc.
Personnel Management
PO Box 957
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Email: [email protected]
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”
there was a heavy presence of police at that time;
however, this latest hearing had just the correction officers on hand.
The Attorney General’s office has charged
Tu’uaga Samoa with second degree assault, a
felony plus three misdemeanors: two counts of
third degree assault and public peace disturbance.
The defendant was arraigned in High Court yesterday on allegations that he assaulted three people.
Samoa, who is from Aua, is held on bail of $10,000
and is represented by the Public Defender’s office.
According to the government’s case, police
received a call from Aua regarding an assault
case, and when police arrived they met up with
the first victim who was bleeding from his head.
Court filings say that the defendant also stomped
on the foot of a woman (the second victim) while
she was carrying her seven-month-old infant.
It’s alleged that when police spoke to victim #1,
he said the defendant had walked towards him in the
Rainmaker Store in the village of Aua, and pulled
out a knife and then jumped over the counter. The
victim said he tried to move away when the defendant threw jars full of candies at him.
The third victim, another woman, heard the
noise and came out from the back. It is alleged
that the defendant ran toward the third victim
and chocked her and attempted to pull her back.
Court records say that Victim#1 and Victim#2
attempted to stop the defendant but the defendant punched Victim#1 five times while holding
a knife in his hand, cutting Victim#1’s forehead.
During his arraignment in High Court, the
defendant pleaded not guilty to the criminal
charges against him. Samoa’s pretrial conference is now scheduled for January.
CEO of StarKist Samoa
praises local workforce
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
StarKist Samoa’s workforce of 2,000 was highly praised by
StarKist Co., president and chief executive officer Andrew Choe,
who noted that employee turnover is very low and the workers
are very committed to the success of the company. Choe, who
took over the StarKist leadership post on Nov. 1, spent last week
in the territory meeting with local officials as well as touring the
StarKist Samoa plant talking to employees. He also held a news
conference last Friday to answer questions raised by reporters.
He emphasized several times when responding to media questions that StarKist workers are “loyal employees” and “committed, great workers” and the reason for the company’s success.
He says that the current workforce “is very stable with hardly
any turnover” compared to years past. “We have made so much
improvement [to the plant] in recent months and years and our
employees are very committed,” he said. “We are operating at
more than full capacity... with very successful results.”
According to StarKist officials the plant has been operating at
least a six-day workweek, Monday to Saturday, for several months.
Asked about any other new benefits or improved working conditions for the workforce, Choe responded that one of the reasons
that he brought to the territory, StarKist Co., manager of human
resources, Linda Gilbert, was to look at some other issues and
benefits “we could do as a company” as well as to “better working
conditions for our committed workforce.”
StarKist Samoa deputy general manager Fa’afoi Palepua
added that the company is “looking as to what we can do more to
help our employees” and that there has been a lot of improvement
to the plant over the years.
When Dongwon purchased StarKist Co. several years ago,
the new owners would send senior management staff to the local
plant to work and train the local workforce, while some from here
were sent to Dongwon’s facility based in South Korea.
“We regularly send employees from here to Korea, even to
Ecuador, so we can exchange employees [and] can transfer
the knowledge and training,” he said. (In addition to American
Samoa, the other StarKist cannery is in Ecuador).
Asked how many more years the company plans to remain in the
territory, Choe said, “at this point we are very committed to StarKist
Samoa and StarKist Co. cannot succeed without StarKist Samoa.”
samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014 Page 11
K-5 students from Kanana Fou Elementary School visited the American Samoa Community College Community and Natural Resources (CNR) Division to learn
more about plants and trees on Thursday November 20. CNR Forestry Staff keli Tagaloa shows the students the various trees being propagated, transplanted and nursed
in the Forestry Greenhouse. [photo: ASCC CNR/Dan Helsham]
An Invitation to
by Samoa News Staff
$1 DRIVE RAISES $13,000
As part of StarKist Samoa’s 50th year anniversary, the company launched last year the $1 drive heart campaign to bring
the doctors to American Samoa to help our kid’s with known or
unknown heart illnesses. The funds raised paid for three trips
and the doctors were able to screen and find young people with
heart problems which will require further cardiology care. A
total of $15,000 was raised last year.
This year, LBJ pediatricians informed StarKist that there are
now 300+ children with heart problems that need to receive care
from the Cardiology group, and StarKist once again launched
the LITTLE HEARTS $1 DRIVE campaign to fund the trip
for the volunteer heart doctors. Donation boxes were places in
stores and StarKist launched an employee collection drive as
well. This year, some $13,000 was raised.
StarKist is proud to be a part of this effort and invites community/ private businesses to contact LBJ Physicians Dr. Beth
Parker & Dr. James Marrone if they would like to donate to this
“great cause for our kids.”
StarKist Samoa’s recently appointed general manager Sangdong Kwon said that StarKist is happy to support such an important cause at LBJ especially for financial support for children
with heart problems, and StarKist thanked its partners, friends
and employees for their support.
Work on restoring the KVZK-TV Building in Utulei is being
held up, as funds are being sought to carry out the project.
The structure is on the National Register of Historic Places
and an assessment had to be carried out to determine if the
building is salvageable or if it is better to tear the whole thing
down and rebuild it from the ground up.
Because of its designation as a historic site, the American
Samoa Historic Preservation Office (ASHPO) takes a special
interest and steps in to conduct restoration work - and seek
funding (when necessary).
Local company Designer Plus, owned by Epenesa Jennings, conducted an assessment of the building and according
to Historical Preservation Officer David Herdrich, restoring the
building is possible, at a price tag of about $2.7 million.
He added that the estimated cost to completely demolish the
structure and build a new one amounts to $4.5 million so obviously, it is much cheaper to restore it.
Herdrich said they are currently looking for possible funding
from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
in addition to putting the project on the list for CIP (Capital
Improvement Project) funding.
(Continued on page 12)
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Local fruits and vegetables decorated the Su’igaula o le Atuvasa Beach Park this past Wednesday, Nov. 26, for the one day annual Farm Fair. Farmers from across the
island showcased the ‘Fruits (and vegetables) of their labor on Wednesday during this event that is hosted annually by the Department of Agriculture. [photo: Jeff Hayner]
Protesters dwindle to much ➧ COMMUNITY BRIEFS…
small groups in Ferguson…
Continued from page 11
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The throngs
of protesters who overran Ferguson after the
grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case
dwindled to just a few small groups as people
began cleaning up this battered community and
seeking something closer to a normal routine.
Wednesday, including protesters who rushed
into St. Louis City Hall screaming “Shame,
shame.” But the tension that led to arson and
looting earlier in the week seemed all but gone,
two days after the announcement that a white
police officer would not face charges in the fatal
shooting of the black 18-year-old.
There were no reports of major confrontations
or damage to property, and St. Louis County
police said there were only two arrests overnight.
Around the nation, most of the protests
were peaceful, but others were more unruly,
including a demonstration in Oakland, California, in which protesters vandalized several
businesses and in Los Angeles, where police
arrested dozens of demonstrators who refused
to disperse after disrupting traffic.
Meanwhile in Ferguson, business owners
and residents covered up broken windows,
cleared away debris and hoped the relative calm
would last into the Thanksgiving holiday.
In the St. Louis suburb’s historic downtown,
about a dozen people painted over boarded-up
windows on businesses.
“This is my Ferguson, you know?” said Kari
Hobbs, 28, as she watched 17-year-old Molly
Rogers paint “Love Will Win” in bright pink
on a board that covered a smashed window at
Cathy’s Kitchen, a restaurant not far from the
Ferguson Police Department.
The footage people see on the news “is such
a small bit of what’s happening here,” Hobbs
said. “There’s so much donation and charity
going on with the businesses that have been
affected and the people that have been affected.”
There were no seats inside Cathy’s Kitchen,
and a line had formed at the back of the building.
A diverse mix of residents, business people with
the day off and journalists covering the protests
enjoyed a pre-Thanksgiving lunch.
Jerome Jenkins, who runs the restaurant with
his wife, Cathy, said he never considered closing
his doors. “It really wasn’t about wondering if
the building would get torched or not,” Jenkins
said. “Me and my wife, we expected it to get
damaged ... we decided to go home, and we
would live with whatever fate would give us.”
He said it was protesters who helped protect his business during Monday night’s chaos,
when a dozen commercial buildings were
burned to the ground.
“The criminals, the looters, whatever you
want to call them: They’re not protesters. They
wanted to vandalize the place,” Jenkins said.
“And the protesters locked arms together, and
they surrounded our place and ... told them,
‘No, you’re not going to touch this place.’”
After the City Hall outburst, police locked
down the building and called in more than a hundred extra officers. Three people were arrested.
In downtown St. Louis, about 200 demonstrators held a mock trial of officer Darren
An influx of National Guard troops on
Tuesday helped contain the protests, although
there were still nearly 60 arrests, and demonstrators set fire to a squad car.
On Wednesday night, a crowd of protesters
lingered outside the Ferguson Police Department, shouting at Guard troops as light snow
fell. About 100 people marched through a major
intersection and blocked traffic, but the disruption lasted only a few minutes.
Troops with rifles were posted at intersections and parking lots in an area where stores
were looted and burned Monday into Tuesday.
Since the grand jury’s decision was
announced, demonstrators have been active in
other cities throughout the U.S.
In Los Angeles, police in riot gear arrested
dozens of demonstrators who refused to disperse after disrupting traffic as they headed
toward the county jail and the Staples Center
arena. In Minneapolis, a car struck one protester and drove into a crowd of others. And in
Portland, Oregon, police used pepper spray and
made arrests after about 300 people interrupted
bus and light rail traffic.
Also Wednesday, authorities said a 20-yearold man whose body was found inside a car in
Ferguson after Monday night’s riots had been
intentionally set on fire.
The death of Deandre Joshua of University
City is being investigated as a homicide, but
police have not said whether it’s connected to
the violence that broke out after the grand jury
Joshua’s body was found Tuesday morning
at the wheel of a car parked near the apartment
complex where Brown was killed. An autopsy
determined that he was shot once in the head.
Last month, the Office of Public Information (KVZK-TV)
celebrated its 50th anniversary.
OPI Director Fagafaga Daniel Langkilde told the Samoa News
in an initial interview that staff members, including all the equipment, will relocate to a temporary site once the Dept. of Public
Works submits a plan that is approved by the Project Notification
and Review System (PNRS). From there, construction will begin.
Fagafaga explained that a temporary building will be erected
behind the Fale Laumei, which will house the technical staff and
all the equipment needed for the operations of the government
aThe rest of the office staff will be housed in the north wing of
the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium.
KVZK-TV was the first television station in the Pacific Islands
outside of Australia and New Zealand during a time when it was
hard to recruit qualified teachers to work in the territory.
H. Rex Lee, who was governor then, brought educational television here and with the support of Ohio Congressman Michael
J. Kirwan, KVZK-TV became a reality. (The official name of
the KVZK-TV building is the Michael J. Kirwan Educational
Television Center). Currently, everything on the KVZK-TV
building is original except for the roof, which was replaced by
FEMA after a hurricane. Herdrich said the current state of the
TV station is a result of many years of neglect.
Weather should improve in the next few days, as the monsoon trough (band of clouds that move northwest to southeast
resulting in heavy rains and thunderstorms) that has been hovering over the Samoan Islands continues to move southeast.
This is according to local meteorologist Carol Maafala-Baqui
of the National Weather Station in Tafuna.
When contacted Wednesday by Samoa News for a weather
update, Maafala-Baqui said that the monsoon trough will remain
over the Samoan Islands but is expected to dissipate by today.
She said the territory is experiencing an ‘active cyclone
season’ as 2-3 named tropical cyclones that can reach tropical
force or hurricane force winds may impact the South Pacific
region during this cyclone season.
The territory’s hurricane season runs from November to
April and during these next few months, Maafala-Baqui said
increasing rainfall and developing tropical systems should be
expected for the Pacific area. Based on the current weather conditions, Maafala-Baqui said a hurricane is likely for this region.
The Amerika Samoa Humanities Council has announced that
the Chicago Metro History Education Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago are inviting all
local K-12 teachers to apply for the National Endowment for the
Humanities Summer Institute - “Rethinking the Gilded Age and
Progressive Era: Capitalism, Democracy, and Progressivism,
1877 to 1920” set to be held July 5-30, 2015 in the Windy City.
See advertisement elsewhere in Samoa News for details.
Program participants will receive a $3,300 stipend to defray
travel, lodging, and study expenses. In addition, they will get
the chance to explore and create practical applications for their
classrooms, in addition to being part of stimulating discussions
and readings with scholars and peers.
samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014 Page 13
Samoa News will not be publishing on Saturday, November 29th.
The Toasavili will not be published on Saturday due to ongoing repair
& maintenance work necessary for upcoming holiday publications.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our readers
and advertisers, and look forward to ‘reopening’ on Monday,
December 1, 2014 with renewed holiday spirits.
Visit us on our Facebook site & Website for updates and photos of thanksgiving weekend in American Samoa.
https://www.facebook.com/samoanewsamericansamoa & website http://www.samoanews.com
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Se vaaiga lena i ni isi o fua o fa’aeleeleaga a le atunu’u sa mafai ona fa’alauiloa i le fa’aaliga a le aufai fa’atoaga i le taeao o le aso Lulu o le vaiaso lenei.
The annual 2014 Farm Fair on Wednesday, November 26 — despite the pouring rain throughout most of the day — allowed farmers to showcase the “fruits
(& vegetables) of their labor” for one day. Did you know peanuts are listed as a “legume”, a class of vegetable that “are plants that bear their fruit in pods, which are
[ata: AF]
casings with two halves, or hinges.”
➧ Fa’afetaia e ta’ita’i o le atunu’u le tautua a le aufai fa’atoaga…
mata, lea sa unaia malosi le aufai fa’atoaga i tauvaga
e lua ua tuana’i atu ina ia fa’amalolosi e toto.
“O fualaau ‘aina taumafa mata le isi vaega ua maitauina le fa’ateteleina i le tausaga lenei, ae sa tau le
maua i tauvaga ua mavae, o le agaga atoa e mafua ai
ona una’i le aufai fa’atoaga e toto fualaau ‘aina nei, o
isi nei taumafa e fesoasoani malosi i le soifua maloloina o le tino, aemaise o lo o vaaia le to’atele o tagata
i le atunu’u o lo o a’afia i gasegase le pipisi”, o le
saunoaga lea a Lealao.
“O le isi tulaga ua maitauina le tulaga lelei mai i
lenei tausaga, o tulaga i taumafa e pei o le fa’i, talo
ma le ta’amu, o taumafa nei e fa’alagolago i ai aiga
i le itu tau tupe pe a fa’atau, ae fa’alagolago ai fo’i
le fofoga taumafa o le atunu’u, e fa’apena fo’i i lafu
manu ma isi lava vaega eseese o fua o fa’aeleeleaga
i lenei tausaga, ua maitauina le siitia o le tulaga ua i
ai tapenaga a le aufai fa’atoaga”, o le isi lea saunoaga
a Lealao.
I le itu o taumafa vela, sa maitauina le tele o taumafa Samoa eseese na mafai ona kukaina ma tofo ai
fo’i le mamalu o le atunu’u, e aofia ai ma ta’ita’i o
le malo sa maua le avanoa latou te molimauina ai le
fa’aaliga a le aufai fa’atoaga.
“O le taua o le supoesi lea ua ou kukaina, e toe
fa’amanatu ai taumafa sa sili ona pele i tuaa i aso ua
mavae, o taumafa fo’i sa leai se ma’i na maua ai, o le
supoesi e gaosi i le aano o le esi ma le pe’epe’e, leai
In The High Court
of American Samoa
HCPR No. 17-14
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition for Letters
of Administration has been filed in the High
Court of American Samoa, Territory of American
hearing on that Petition will be held on February
20, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., before the Trial Division
of the High Court of American Samoa located in
Fagatogo, American Samoa. All heirs of APOLO
FIALUA and any and all interested parties may
appear before the Court on said date to respond
to this Petition.
Dated: November 27th, 2014
Clerk of Courts
Published 11/28, 12/29
Mai itulau 1
lava ma se isi mea e toe fa’aopoopo i ai”, o le saunoaga lea a le tina ia Nema Lafaitele, o se tasi o tina
sa fa’alauiloa ana kuka i le taeao ananafi.
Na taua e le susuga a Logotaeao Ifopo, o se tasi o
alii fai fa’atoaga mai Pava’ia’i e fa’apea, o le taua o
fa’aaliga fa’apenei a le aufai fa’atoaga, e mafai ai ona
feiloa’i le aufai fa’atoaga ma fa’amasani le isi i le tasi,
ae maise ai fo’i, o se avanoa lelei lea e mafai ai ona
molimauina e le atunu’u galuega o lo o fita i tuga ai le
aufai fa’atoaga, o le tapenaina lea o le fofoga taumafa
a le atunu’u i aso uma.”, o le saunoaga lea a Ifopo.
Na fa’ai’u le faaaliga a le aufai fa’atoaga i lenei
tausaga i fa’afiafiaga ma tufatufa ai loa fa’ailoa mo i
latou ua fa’amanuiaina.
In The High Court
of American Samoa
FDA/JR No. 47-14
(Refer to HCJR No. 38-08)
Faga’alu Village
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above-named
respondent that a petition has been filed before
the High Court of American Samoa to terminate
your parental rights in a female child born on
November 12, 2002 at LBJ Tropical Medical,
Fagaalu, American Samoa. A hearing will be held
after two months and ten days from the date of
the first publication of this notice, in which the
Court may enter an order terminating any
parental rights to the minor child and place the
child for adoption. If you have any objection, or
wish to claim or assert your parental rights, you
must appear within two months and ten days
from the date of the first publication of this notice
and file an objection or a claim with the Court.
O LE FA’AALIGA E TU’UINA ATU ia te oe, po o tali,
ua ta’ua i luga, ua iai le talosaga ua failaina i le
Fa’amasinoga Maualuga o Amerika Samoa e iloilo
ai ou aia fa’a-matua i se tamaititi na fanau o ia i le
aso 12 o Novema, 2002, i le Falemai i Fagaalu,
Amerika Samoa. O lea iloiloga e faia pe a tuana’i
le lua masina ma aso e sefulu mai le aso o le
ulua’i fa’asalalauga o lenei fa’aaliga, ma e ono
tuuina atu ai se poloa’iga a le Fa’amasinoga e
faailoa ai ua leai ni ou aia fa’a-matua i lea
tamaititi. Afai e te tete’e, pe e te finagalo e
fa’amaonia ou aia fa’a-matua, ia e failaina se
talosaga tete’e i le Fa’amasinoga i totonu o le lua
masina ma aso e sefulu mai le ulua’i fa’asalalauga
o lenei fa’aaliga.
Dated/Aso: 09/08/2014
Clerk ofC ourts
For good cause shown, Petitioner’s motion for a hearing is granted.
The Clerk of the Court is directed to calendar this matter for hearing at
1:00pm on Nov. 24, 2014.
Dated: Sept 8, 2014
Hon. John L. Ward II
Associate Judge High Court of American Samoa
10/30 & 11/28/14
In The High Court
of American Samoa
HCPR No. 41-2009
Administrator of the Estate of ALAPATI A’ASA
(deceased) has filed an ACCOUNTING,
A hearing on the accounting and motion will be
held on December 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. before
the Trial Division of the High Court of American
Samoa at the Courthouse in Fagatogo, American
Samoa. All heirs of ALAPATI A’ASA and
interested parties may appear before the court
on said date to respond to this Notice.
Dated: October 30th, 2014
Clerk of Courts
Published 11/17, 11/21, 11/28
➧ Experience wins race…
samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014 Page 15
Continued from page 1
Nu’uuli – but the slack between the Manulele Tausala and Fetu
o le Afiafi gave the Fealofani Samoa III the opportunity to break
away, as it surely did, and luckily, they found their pace heading
towards the turning point.
Meanwhile the battle for First and Second was being defined
at the green buoy, when turning to head back — around the
buoy — toward the finish line, skipper Utaifeau Leonard Liufau
and the Paepaeulupo’o II crew made the perfect cutting edge
turn to take first place from the Fuao, as Vatia seemingly struggled a bit resulting in a wider turn – and everyone thought this
was Vatia’s first mistake of the race, and last, meaning second
place had come a-swimming.
But, this is where skipper Gaoteote proved experience is
everything — with the Fuao’s wider turn, they were now closer
to the shoreline heading back to Pago Pago, while Utaifeau and
his crew were on the verge of reaching the marker behind the
now defunct Rainmaker Hotel.
The Fuao now made its move, cutting the Paepaeulupo’o II
off at an angle behind the hotel marker, which provided them a
straight path towards the finish line.
And that left the race all up to the strength, stamina and the
‘one-mind’ experience of the Fuao crew — who took off —
with Le Manu Fe’ai flying as they ditched the Paepaeulupo’o II
by half a fautasi length to finish in first place.
Noted is the three other competitors had a very hard time
making their turn-back into the harbor, and they knew any
mistake would tip their vessel over and they would be handed
last place.
Fealofani Samoa III kept their pace and finished in third
place, with Faga’alu’s Fetu o le Afiafi coming in fourth, and the
Manulele Tausala from Nu’uuli came in fifth.
➧ Farewell reception for Eni…
Continued from page 4
backers. Faleomavaega immediately held the elevator door open
when he saw his friend coming down the hallway.
Flake squeezed in to the elevator but once the door closed,
rather than ascend to the next floor, the elevator dropped a few
feet and the entire group was trapped for about twenty minutes
before they were rescued.
Flake joked that the irony of it all was that the hearing was
on submerged lands. In his message to Faleomavaega, Senator
Flake stated, “Eni, I have such good memories of our time
together. Thanks for being such a good friend and mentor to me,
and such a good example of a disciple of Christ. I look forward
to working with you on a range of issues in the future. With
admiration, Jeff Flake, U.S. Senate.”
Hawai’i Sen. Mazie Hirono reminisced with Faleomavaega
about their early years in the House together and conveyed
how much she will miss him being an honorary member of the
Hawai‘i State delegation.
Hirono shared how, whenever Faleomavaega had the opportunity, he always reminded President Obama that Kahuku
(Faleomavaega’s alma mater) is better than Punahou (the President’s alma mater). “To my brother,” Senator Hirono stated,
“Thank you for all the kokua. Kahuku High, here I come! Take
care, aloha.”
In a surprise tribute, former Hawai‘i Sen. Daniel Akaka,
whom Faleomavaega affectionately calls by his Hawaiian
name, “Kaniela”, also joined in on the reception from his home
in Hawai‘i via telephone. The pair, who for many years were
the only Members of Congress with Polynesian ancestry and
who were also founding members of the Congressional Asian
Pacific American Caucus, laughed about their imaginary “Polynesian Caucus” in which Akaka was the Chair and Faleomavaega was the Secretary. Akaka thanked his “brother” Faleomavaega and his wife,Hina, for their years of friendship to him
and his wife “Aunty Millie” all the way back to when Faleomavaega was first elected.
Republican Congresswoman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, former
Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said “I’m gonna
miss you, amigo!” as Faleomavaega introduced her to all the
famous Samoans pictured in photos around his office.
When they came across Faleomavaega’s centerpiece photo
from the 1960s featuring him with Elvis in Hawai‘i, the Congresswoman laughed, “Elvis is Samoan too? You do know
everybody Eni, even Elvis! I already like you. But now I like
you even more.”
Several who attended wrote in Faleomavaega’s guestbook.
Ambassadors and delegations from the Asia-Pacific region,
including Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan, also expressed their
gratitude to Faleomavaega.
Faleomavaega expressed his gratitude and appreciation to all
who attended. “I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity to
have worked with such distinguished leaders during my time in
Washington, DC. The memories we built are priceless and I wish
my friends and colleagues and the people of American Samoa
continued success and happiness,” Faleomavaega concluded.
Captain Siaupiu Vaovasa of the Fetu o le Afiafi from the village of Faga’alu calling for muscle
from his crew as they glide pass the Manulele Tausala from Nu’uuli, trying to gain on the Fealofani Samoa III from Fagasa. Race watchers say the battle of the three fautasi for 3rd, 4th and 5th
place was just exciting as the battle of the two front runners. With the crew stamina and strength
[photo: TG]
defining the finishes.
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Family claims boy’s
fatal shooting could
have been avoided
This undated photo provided by the family’s attorney shows Tamir Rice. Rice, 12, was fatally
shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an
investigation into his death and a legislator’s call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear
(AP Photo/Courtesy Richardson & Kucharski Co., L.P.A.)
special markings. NEWS IN BRIEF
Ferguson protesters
storm St. Louis City Hall
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested
three people at a protest over the Ferguson
grand jury decision and other police shootings
in which several demonstrators stormed City
Hall in St. Louis. A small group of protesters
entered the building Wednesday while shouting
“Shame, shame.” Police arrested three people
for failing to disperse, including one who also
faces an assault charge.
The protest march included about 200 people
and began with a mock trial of Ferguson Officer
Darren Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old
Michael Brown. It was held on the steps of the
Old Courthouse, the site of the Dred Scott trial.
More than 100 additional police officers
were called to the building and it was locked
down. A total of 58 people were arrested at area
protests overnight, including 45 in Ferguson.
Powerful 6.8 earthquake
hits off eastern Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful
earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to
flee to higher ground, but officials said a tsunami was unlikely. There were no immediate
reports of injuries or serious damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.8 quake hit about 161 kilometers (100
miles) northwest of Ternate, the provincial capital of North Maluku, and was centered 41 kilometers (25 miles) below the seabed. The U.S.
National Tsunami Warning Center said based
on historical records the quake was not sufficient to trigger a tsunami.
Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its
location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of
volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.
In 2004, a massive earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a
dozen countries.
Omaha zoo announces
birth of rare white lion cub
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha zoo officials say one of its lionesses has given birth to
a rare white cub. The Henry Doorly Zoo and
Aquarium says the male cub is one of three cubs
born late last week, two males and one female.
Zoo officials say lion cubs typically weigh about
3 pounds at birth and that their cubs weigh just
over 4 pounds.
They say the cubs soon will go on display
with their mother and will likely open their eyes
within a week or two.
Zoo officials say the inheritance of the white
coloring is not fully understood and may be
linked to a rare recessive gene from each parent.
Too-lucky liquor clerk
arrested for lottery fraud
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County
authorities say a suspiciously lucky liquor store
clerk has been charged with defrauding the
lottery. A district attorney’s statement says
34-year-old Francis Karam, who until recently
worked as a clerk at Craig Liquor in Santa
Ana, would uncover a small part of scratcher
lottery tickets. The DA says he would redeem
the tickets if they were winners and sell them if
they were losers.
Under the scam known as “pinning,” prosecutors say Karam redeemed $50,000 in cash
from the illegal tickets from January 2013 until
earlier this month, and cheated customers out
of $100,000. He’s been charged with felonies
including grand theft, computer access fraud
and forgery. Karam was arrested Tuesday. He
has not yet been arraigned and it wasn’t clear
whether he’s hired an attorney.
Afghan attack targets
British embassy car, 5 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide
bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in
the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, killing
at least five Afghan civilians and wounding
more than 30 others, officials said. An embassy
spokesman confirmed the attack and said some
people in the vehicle were wounded, without
providing further details. He added that the
vehicle was not carrying any British diplomats.
Kabir Amiri, the administrative head of
Kabul hospitals, said that at least five Afghan
civilians were killed and up to 34 wounded.
Afghan Public Health Ministry spokesman
Kanishka Bektash Turkistani said the wounded
included five children.
The attack took place in the east of the city,
shaking parts of Kabul and sending a huge
plume of dust and smoke into the air.
“Foreign vehicles were targeted by a suicide
attacker on a motorcycle,” Deputy Interior Minister Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi said. Earlier, a local police officer said the attacker was
in a car packed with explosives.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the
attack in a brief statement.
In recent weeks, insurgents have launched
attacks on military convoys in the area and on
compounds housing foreign service companies
and their international employees.
Kabul has come under almost daily attack as
insurgents intensify their war on local security
forces and U.S. and NATO troops, who are set
to officially conclude their combat role in the
country at the end of next month.
(Continued on page 20)
CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy
fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance
video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so
quickly the youngster would still be alive.
The video made public on Wednesday shows Tamir Rice
being shot within 1½ to 2 seconds of a patrol car stopping near
him at a park in Cleveland on Saturday.
It shows the boy reaching in his waistband for what police
discovered was a pellet gun that shoots non-lethal plastic
He died the next day.
Tamir’s family said in a statement released by their attorneys that they hope Cleveland police and Cuyahoga County
prosecutors “thoroughly examine” what happened at the park
that day.
“It is our belief that this situation could have been avoided
and that Tamir should still be here with us,” said the family.
“The video shows one thing distinctly: the police officers reacted
The patrol officer who shot Tamir was identified Wednesday
as Timothy Loehmann, a 26-year-old rookie who began his
career in Cleveland on March 3.
He previously spent five months in 2012 with a department
in suburban Independence, but four of those months were in that
city’s police academy.
Loehmann’s partner that day was identified as Frank Garmback, 46. He has been with the department since 2008. Both
are on paid administrative leave pending a decision by the
Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office whether to pursue any
criminal charges.
Much of the video footage shows Tamir alone in a park on
an unseasonably warm November afternoon. He is seen pacing,
occasionally extending his right arm with what appears to be a
gun in his hand, talking on a cellphone and sitting a picnic table
with his head resting on his arms.
The gun wasn’t real. It can be bought at sporting goods stores
for less than $20. Tamir’s was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the barrel and, from a distance, was indistinguishable from a real firearm.
At one moment, Tamir is sitting at a picnic table in a gazebo.
He stands and a police car zooms into the frame from the right
and stops on the grass, just a few feet from Tamir.
The passenger door opens and Loehmann shoots Tamir
before Garmback can get out the driver’s side door.
It’s unclear how far Tamir was from Loehmann when the
officer shot him, but Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said Wednesday
that it was less than 10 feet.
The low-resolution video shows Tamir reaching to his waistband and then bending over after being shot.
His body is mostly obscured by the patrol car when he falls
to the ground.
Garmback can be seen walking around the car and kicking
what is said to be the airsoft gun away from Tamir.
Tomba told reporters at a news conference Wednesday that
an FBI agent who was working a bank robbery detail nearby
arrived within a few minutes and administered first aid to Tamir.
Paramedics arrived three minutes later.
The boy died on Sunday at a Cleveland hospital.
Tomba said the city was releasing the video at the behest of
Tamir’s family.
“This is not an effort to exonerate. It’s not an effort to show
the public that anybody did anything wrong,” Tomba said. “This
is an obvious tragic event where a young member of our community lost their life. We’ve got two officers that were out there
protecting the public that just had to, you know, do something
that nobody wants to do.”
On Saturday, a person had called 911 about a male pointing a
gun at others at the park.
The caller told the 911 dispatcher that the gun was “probably
fake,” then added, “I don’t know if it’s real or not.”
Tomba would not discuss statements the two officers gave
after the shooting, saying they were part of the investigation.
Nor would he discuss details of the radio conversation between
the officers and a dispatcher except to say they were apprised
that they were on a “gun run.”
David Malik, one of the attorneys representing Tamir’s
family, said Wednesday that he hoped the shooting of Tamir
would lead to reform.
He cited Cincinnati, where he said the police department,
police union and the community worked collaboratively.
“Hopefully, incidents like this won’t occur again,” Malik
samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014 Page 19
American Samoa
Power Authority
P.O. Box PPB
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Phone: (684) 699-5282
Facsimile: (684) 699-7067
In accordance with American Samoa Code Annotated (“ASCA”) § 4.1004, notice is hereby given to the public that the American Samoa Power
Authority (“ASPA”) intends to implement rate changes for Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Services for all its classes of service, to include
residential customers, commercial customers (small general service and large general service) as well as government and industrial customers.
In addition to the introduction of rate changes for the Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste services, the American Samoa Power Authority intends to
implement a rate reduction for Class E Electric Customers and present information on various rate reductions that were implemented since
January 2013. Finally, ASPA will present information on a new net metering rate for Solar Photovoltaic Customers, which is currently being
Interested persons may submit written data, views and/or arguments on the proposed rate changes by U.S. Mail or hand delivery to the following
American Samoa Power Authority
Attn: Utu Abe Malae, Executive Director
Tafuna Campus
P.O. Box PPB, 1st Airport Road
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Additionally, a public hearing on the rate changes for Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste services will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center in Tafuna. All interested persons may submit data, views and arguments orally or
in writing. The comment period shall expire and no further written submissions shall be accepted after the date of the public hearing. All written
and oral submissions shall become public information upon receipt by ASPA and shall become part of the rulemaking docket.
I le ava ma le faaaloalo tele e tatau ai, ma ina ia tusa ai ma aiaiga o le Tulafono o loo i le Tusi Tulafono (“ASCA”) § 4.1004, e fofogaina ai le
mamalu lautele o le atunuu e faapea:
Ua fuafuaina e le Matagaluega Tumaoti o le ASPA se suiga i le tau o le Suavai Taumafa, Suavai Lafoa’i, ma le Aoina o le Lapisi Lafoa’i. O ia suiga e
aafia ai maota ma laoa o aiga ma aulotu, pisinisi (laiti ma pisinisi tetele) o le Malo o Amerika Samoa ma fale faigaluega tetele
E le gata i le suiga o le tau o tautua eseese o le Suavai Taumafa, Suavai Lafoa’i, ma le Lapisi Lafoa’i, ua fuafuaina foi e le ASPA le fa’aititia o le tau o
le Eletise mo i latou i le Vaega “E” o le Au Totogi Pili o le Uila, ma tuuina atu faamaumauga o nisi o tau ua faaititia talu mai Ianuari 2013.
O le a tuuina atu foi e le ASPA ni faamatalaga e tusa ai ma se suiga i le tau mo mita fou mo le polokalama o le Solar Photovoltaic (poo le uila e
maua mai le la e faaoga iai solar panels) lea ua amata ona faaogaina i le taimi nei.
Soo se tasi o le mamalu o le atunuu e fia malamalama atili, pe fia faaalia foi sona finagalo i fuafuaga ua ta’ua, ia tuuina mai se tusi e ala mai i le
falemeli i le tuatusi: ASPA Executive Director, P.O. Box PPB, Airport Road, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799, poo le nofoaga autu o le ASPA i
E faasilasila atu foi, o le a faia le fono faalauaitele e faatatau i le mataupu lava lenei ile suiga ole tau o tautua eseese mo le Suavai Taumafa, Suavai
Lafoa’i ma le aoina o le Lapisi, i le Aso Lulu, Tesema 17, 2014 mai le 10.00 i le taeao e o’o atu i le 12.00 i le aoauli. O lenei fonotaga o le a faia i
le nofoaga o le Veterans Memorial Center i Tafuna. Mo le mamalu o le atunuu e fia faailoa pe faaleoina foi sona taofi, o le avanoa lelei lea e
fetufaa’i ai ma le Matagaluega Tumaoti nei, aua o le a faagataina le avanoa mo manatu e fia faalia pe tusitusia foi, e uiga i mataupu ua ta’ua, pe a
ma’ea lenei fonotaga. O faamatalaga uma foi o le a tuuina mai i le ASPA, o le a avea ma faamaumauga lautele mo soo se tasi o le mamalu o le
atunuu e fia silasila i ai, ma o le a avea foi o se vaega o pepa e tapena a’i le suiga i le tulafono.
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samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014
NOTICE is hereby given that MALUIA SELEA FA’ALATA of NU’UULI, American Samoa, has
executed a LEASE AGREEMENT to a certain parcel of land commonly known as AMAILE which
is situated in the village of NU’UULI, in the County of ITUAU, EASTERN District, Island of Tutuila,
American Samoa. Said LEASE AGREEMENT is now on file with the Territorial Registrar to be
forwarded to the Governor respecting his approval or disapproval thereof according to the laws
of American Samoa. Said instrument names ELVIS PAU’U ZODIACAL, SINA JACINTA ZODIACAL,
Any person who wish, may file his objection in writing with the Secretary of the Land
Commission before the 19TH day of DECEMBER, 2014. It should be noted that any objection
must clearly state the grounds therefor.
POSTED: OCTOBVER 20, 2014 thru DECEMBER 19, 2014
SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar
O LE FA’ASALALAUGA lenei ua faia ona o MALUIA SELEA FA’ALATA ole nu’u o NU’UULI,
Amerika Samoa, ua ia faia se FEAGAIGA LISI, i se fanua ua lauiloa o AUVAI e i le nu’u o NU’UULI
i le itumalo o ITUAU, Falelima i SASA’E ole Motu o TUTUILA Amerika Samoa. O lea FEAGAIGA
LISI ua i ai nei i teuga pepa ale Resitara o Amerika Samoa e fia auina atu ile Kovana Sili mo
sana fa’amaoniga e tusa ai ma le Tulafono a Amerika Samoa. O lea mata’upu o lo’o ta’ua ai
A iai se tasi e fia fa’atu’i’ese i lea mata’upu, ia fa’aulufaleina mai sa na fa’atu’iesega tusitusia ile
Failautusi o lea Komisi ae le’i o’o ile aso 19 o TESEMA, 2014. Ia manatua, o fa’atu’iesega uma
lava ia tusitusia manino mai ala uma e fa’atu’iese ai.
10/29 & 11/28/14
NOTICE is hereby given that SALAVE’A PALE SALAVE’A of LEONE, American Samoa, has
executed a LEASE AGREEMENT to a certain parcel of land commonly known as NUULI which is
situated in the village of LEONE, in the County of FOFO, WESTERN District, Island of Tutuila,
American Samoa. Said LEASE AGREEMENT is now on file with the Territorial Registrar to be
forwarded to the Governor respecting his approval or disapproval thereof according to the laws
of American Samoa. Said instrument names ALEFOSIO & JOSEPHINE PAULO as LESSEES.
Any person who wish, may file his objection in writing with the Secretary of the Land
Commission before the 22ND day of DECEMBER, 2014. It should be noted that any objection
must clearly state the grounds therefor.
POSTED: OCTOBER 22, 2014 thru DECEMBER 22, 2014
SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar
O LE FA’ASALALAUGA lenei ua faia ona o SALAVE’A PALE SALAVE’A ole nu’u o LEONE,
Amerika Samoa, ua ia faia se FEAGAIGA LISI, i se fanua ua lauiloa o NUULI e i le nu’u o LEONE i
le itumalo o FOFO, Falelima i SISIFO ole Motu o TUTUILA Amerika Samoa. O lea FEAGAIGA
LISI ua i ai nei i teuga pepa ale Resitara o Amerika Samoa e fia auina atu ile Kovana Sili mo
sana fa’amaoniga e tusa ai ma le Tulafono a Amerika Samoa. O lea mata’upu o lo’o ta’ua ai
A iai se tasi e fia fa’atu’i’ese i lea mata’upu, ia fa’aulufaleina mai sa na fa’atu’iesega tusitusia ile
Failautusi o lea Komisi ae le’i o’o ile aso 22 o TESEMA, 2014. Ia manatua, o fa’atu’iesega uma
lava ia tusitusia manino mai ala uma e fa’atu’iese ai.
10/29 & 11/28/14
FBI claims Texas
investigators stole
rare comic books
Houston-area investigators are
accused of stealing hundreds
of thousands of dollars in rare
comic books while working an
embezzlement case.
A Harris County grand jury
on Tuesday indicted Dustin
Deutsch, 41, with felony theft
by a public servant and tampering with evidence, the
Houston Chronicle reported.
Deutsch and his former partner
at the Harris County District
Attorney’s Office, 39-year-old
Lonnie Blevins, are accused
of stealing the comics from a
storage unit in 2012. Both men
were assigned to investigate
attorney Anthony Chiofalo,
who stole about $9 million
from a crane-manufacturing
company. He was sentenced to
40 years in May after pleading
guilty to first-degree felony
theft of more than $200,000.
Chiofalo bought hundreds
of collectibles with the stolen
money, including a first-edition
Batman comic valued around
$900,000 and a baseball helmet
signed by Cincinnati Reds
player Pete Rose. The company, discovering the missing
funds, alerted authorities.
The FBI said Deutsch had
keys to a storage unit that held
the comics, and that Deutsch
gave the rarities to Blevins,
who sold them in Chicago.
December 11, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.
Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Board has received applications from the following applicants
requesting a Zoning Variance:
1. Pulou Afusia - requesting variance for Food Catering & Delivery in Aoa.
2. Veronika Paselio, requesting a variance for a Retail Store and Fast Food in Tafuna/Petesa.
3. Kelesia S. Novera, Lilia M. Fonoimalo & Ricky Novera, requesting a variance for a Tattoo
Shop in Avaio.
4. Sa’opapa F. Taifane, requesting a variance for a Daycare Center in Poloa;
5. Taliilagi Sanchez & Richard Sanchez, requesting a variance for a Sewing Shop in Faleniu.
6. Fa’ai’uga Saifoloi, requesting a variance for a Daycare in Malaeimi.
7. John and Tasi Tuitele, requesting a variance for a Sewing Shop & Retail in Tafuna/Fagaima.
8. Sipoloa Alailesulu, requesting a variance for an Integrated Record Production/Distribution in
9. Jason Leituala, requesting a variance for Import & Export of Agricultural Produce/Distribution/Sales Integral in Faleniu.
Any persons interested in or affected by these proposed projects are invited to view files and/or provide
comments by contacting Faau Seumanutafa, the Zoning Administrator at the Department of Commerce
in Utulei during normal working hours at 633-5155. Public comments mutt be received no later than
4:00 p.m. on December 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the DOC Conference Room on the second floor of the
Executive Office Building at Utulei.
Approved by:
Office of Governor, ASG
Nov 19, 2014
Girl, 12, saves her
4-year-old sister
from house fire
— A 12-year-old girl saved her
4-year-old sister by carrying
her out of their burning home
in the Pittsburgh suburbs.
Laniyah Coller (lah-NY’ah KOH’-ler) tells WPXI-TV
that her mom hollered that
the family’s Homestead residence was on fire about 6 a.m.
Wednesday. Laniyah was
upstairs with her little sister,
Angel-Lynn, and grabbed the
still-sleeping girl.
Angel-Lynn says, “The
first thing when I woke up,
my sister was carrying me. I
saw the fire all up there,” she
added, pointing to her badly
damaged home.
Laniyah says she asked her
mother whether to jump out a
window, and was told instead
to hurry downstairs.
Laniyah says, “That’s
when I grabbed my sister. I
just skipped the steps. All the
smoke was in my eyes.”
The fire’s cause was still
being determined.
Arrests made on
3rd night of Los
Angeles protests
Los Angeles police have begun
arresting demonstrators on the
third night of protests over a
decision not to charge a Ferguson, Missouri policeman for
shooting a black man.
About 200 demonstrators
crisscrossed downtown streets
for several hours Wednesday
afternoon and evening before
they were stopped by a phalanx of riot-clad police near the
Central Library.
Authorities declared an
unlawful assembly and several
dozen people are expected to
be detained. Earlier, the demonstrators marched to a federal
building and police headquarters but they were turned away
from the county jail and the
Staples Center arena.
Nine people were arrested
earlier Wednesday after they
sat down in a freeway bus lane.
More than 200 protesters
have been arrested over the
past three days.
Prince William to
visit China, Japan
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace officials say
Prince William will make
an official visit to China and
Japan early next year.
Officials said Thursday that
William will spend roughly
three days in each country.
He is expected to travel in
late February. William’s wife
Kate, who is pregnant, is not
expected to accompany him.
The palace says William will begin his trip in
Japan where he will promote
trade relations and cultural
exchanges and also work to
combat illegal wildlife trade.
In China he plans to visit
Shanghai, Beijing and other
cities. His grandmother, Queen
Elizabeth II, visited China with
her husband Prince Philip in
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Who’s behind
Christmas tree at
Paris’ Notre Dame?
(AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas
tree this year thanks to an
unusual patron: the Russian
government. Amid high tension
between Russia and the West
over violence in Ukraine, Russia’s ambassador to France says
the “tree is a message of peace.”
When the rector of Notre
Dame told foreign embassies
this month that the cathedral
needed money for the huge tree,
Russia was the first to offer.
Ambassador Alexander Orlov
told The Associated Press this
week, “we thought this would
be a rather nice present.” He
wouldn’t say how much it cost.
He insisted it has nothing to
do with politics or a troubled
deal to sell a French warship
to Russia, stalled because of
Ukraine. Still, Notre Dame officials promise to seek a Ukrainian-funded tree next year.
Toyota recalls
more cars for
air bag problems
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota
Motor Corp. is recalling more
than 40,000 vehicles in Japan
as part of an ongoing air bag
problem, days after Japan’s
transport minister instructed
Japanese automakers to speed
up their repairs. Officials are
also investigating a new type
of air-bag problem found
Wednesday in a 2003 car that
could lead to further recalls.
Toyota’s recalls Thursday
for the driver-side air bags are
the latest in the widening safety
problem related to Takata Corp.
air bags. The Transport minister earlier this week ordered
Japanese automakers to expedite the recalls. Takata air bags
can inflate with excessive force,
sending metal shrapnel toward
the driver and passengers. The
problems have been blamed for
at least six deaths and dozens of
injuries. Millions of cars have
been recalled worldwide.
14 convicted in
UK of sexually
exploiting girls
LONDON (AP) — Fourteen men have been convicted
in Britain of running a sex ring
that involved the abuse, rape
and prostitution of girls as
young as 13. The men, all from
Somali backgrounds, were convicted in two trials that ended
Wednesday. Reporting restrictions were lifted Thursday.
Prosecutors said the men,
in their early 20s, groomed
vulnerable girls in Bristol,
southwestern England, and
persuaded them to have sex
in return for money, drugs or
alcohol. The case is the latest
in a series of trials that have
exposed sexual exploitation of
children in cities across Britain.
The cases have sparked criticism of local authorities for
failing to protect the victims.
They have also stoked racial
tensions, as the perpetrators in
several cases were from Pakistani backgrounds and many of
the victims were white.
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Dutch seek to harness energy from
salt water mix
Dutch researchers are seeking
to add a new, largely untapped
renewable energy source to the
world’s energy mix with the
opening of a “Blue Energy”
test facility on Wednesday.
Blue energy takes advantage of the difference in salt
concentration between sea
water and fresh water to produce electricity.
Rik Siebers of REDstack
BV, the company overseeing
the project, said the goal is to
improve the technology to the
point where it will be profitable to build blue energy plants
commercially in the 2020s.
Siebers said blue energy will
one day have its own niche.
“For wind turbines you need
wind, and solar panels work in
the day, but water is always
flowing,” he said in a telephone
interview Wednesday.
The Dutch plant has a theoretical maximum capacity of
50 megawatts, about enough
to power 100 Dutch homes.
A more limited trial of similar
technology began in Norway
in 2009.
The technique uses two specialized filters with salt and
fresh water on each side. One
filter lets positively charged
sodium ions seep through,
while the other admits negatively charged chlorine ions,
creating a natural battery.
Each square meter of
the filter panel can generate
roughly one watt, and the filters are then arranged in stacks
of hundreds to multiply the
It’s no coincidence the
technique is being pioneered
in the Netherlands, which has
a wealth of river-coast interchanges including the Rhine
and Meuse river deltas.
The test plant is strategically
located on the Afsluitdijk, the
long dike built off the Dutch
coast in the 1930s that turned
part of the North Sea into an
enormous freshwater lake.
The project is being funded
by a mix of government and
private sponsors, with participation by the University of
Pregnant woman
shot, killed in NYC;
baby dies
Police say a 27-year-old pregnant woman has been shot and
killed in New York City.
The NYPD says Anastasia
Massey was shot after dropping her children off at school
Wednesday morning in the
Queens section of the city.
Her husband had remained
home with another child.
He told police he heard
a bang outside their door at
around 8:30 a.m. He opened it
to find his wife shot in the chest
and arm.
Massey, who was about six
months pregnant, died at a hospital. Official say the baby girl
was born alive but later died.
Police are investigating.
Police identify man
found after Ferguson car fire
St. Louis County police say
that a 20-year-old man whose
dead body was found inside a
car in Ferguson, Missouri, after
riots erupted had been intentionally set on fire.
Police on Wednesday identified the victim as DeAndre
Joshua of University City.
His death is being investigated as a homicide, but police
have not said whether it’s connected to the violence that
broke out after the announcement of a grand jury decision
to not indict Ferguson police
officer Darren Wilson in the
fatal shooting of Michael
Joshua’s body was found
Tuesday morning at the wheel
of a 2004 Pontiac parked near
the apartment complex where
Brown was killed. He had
severe burns, and an autopsy
determined that Joshua was
shot once in the head.
a New breed of
French protester:
woolly sheep
PARIS (AP) — Disgruntled
farmers have brought their
sheep to the Eiffel Tower to
protest wolf attacks, and what
they call the government’s
policies. The woolly protesters
munched grass near the Paris
monument while their owners
against wolf attacks. The government says its existing plan
on preventing attacks and compensating farmers is sufficient.
Authorities also want to ensure
protections for wolves.
The march Thursday came
as President Francois Hollande
spoke at an environmental
meeting about plans for cleaner
energy and France’s plans to
host the U.N. Climate Change
Conference next year.
Protester Franck Dieny
said government policies —
which include large subsidies
to agriculture — are less and
less farmer-friendly and “don’t
recognize ... the role we play
maintaining the landscape”
that so many visitors to France
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Hundreds of
striking lawyers
rally in Serbia
— Serbia’s striking lawyers
are asking for European Union
help to resolve a three-month
old dispute with the government that has practically
paralyzed the judiciary in the
Balkan country seeking to join
the bloc.
Hundreds of lawyers rallied
Thursday outside the government headquarters vowing to
persist in their demands for
lower taxes and changes to
the newly-established notary
Serbia’s Bar Association went on strike over those
demands in mid-September,
putting on hold thousands
of cases in the already overburdened court system. The
strike prompted inmates in
pre-trial detention to complain
they were spending more time
behind bars than necessary.
The head of the Bar Association, Dragoljub Djordjevich,
said he is traveling to Brussels
Thursday after several failed
attempts at a compromise with
the government.
Man who fell from
ceiling naked being
held without bail
Boston man who police say fell
naked through the ceiling of a
women’s bathroom at Boston’s
airport and then assaulted an
elderly man has been ordered
held without bail pending a
hearing next week.
arraigned Wednesday on
charges that include attempted
murder, assault and battery on
a person over 60, and lewd and
lascivious conduct.
Police say the 26-year-old
Shenk fell through the ceiling
at about noon Saturday. He
had allegedly sneaked into the
bathroom, undressed inside
a stall and climbed into the
ceiling crawl space. Police say
he then fled the bathroom and
assaulted an 84-year-old man.
Shenk’s lawyer said he is
a student studying economics
at Harvard Extension School
and has no history of mental
A hearing to determine
whether he is dangerous to the
public is scheduled Monday.
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Impotant Notice
Fa’aaliga Taua
Saturday Branch Closure - Tafuna Drive-Thru
This is to advise our valued customers that the Tafuna Drive-Thru will be closed on December
6th, 2014 due to a planned upgrade of our core banking system.
Electronic Banking Service such as Electronic Funds transfers, Point of Sale Transactions,
ATM’s, and Internet Banking may be impacted during this period.
Normal business hours will resume on December 8th, 2014 for Tafuna Drive-Thru.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
For more information please call our friendly staff at
+1 684 633 1151 - ANZ Amerika Samoa Call Center
O loo galulue le aufaigaluega a lau Faletupe o le ANZ mo se Suiga Fou o le “Core Banking
O le a fa’ataunu’uina lea faamomoe i le aso 6 Tesema 2014.
Ona o lea tulaga, o le a motusia le tautua e ala lea i le ATMs, Internet Banking faapea masini
(POS terminals) o lo’o faaaogaina i totonu o faleoloa ma pisinisi.
O le tautua masani a lau Faletupe, e aofia ai ma le faamalama i le lala i Tafuna (Drive-Thru) o
le a toe fa’aauau pei ona masani ai i le Aso Gafua Tesema 08, 2014.
E faamalulu atu lau au faigaluega ma le puleaga a lau faletupe ANZ, i lenei tulaga.
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Trooper: Driver
is lucky dog food
didn’t crush him
FIFE, Wash. (AP) —
Authorities in Washington
state say a semitruck driver
is lucky he wasn’t crushed by
50-pound bags of dog food
when he fell asleep at the
wheel, crashed into a ditch and
spilled the kibble.
Washington State Patrol
Trooper Guy Gill said
Wednesday that the driver
acknowledged he was sleepy
and there was no sign he used
his brakes before the big rig
left Interstate 5 in Fife, about
30 miles south of Seattle.
Gill says the driver was sore
but apparently uninjured. He
was checked at a hospital as a
Authorities say the driver
will be charged with negligent
driving. The accident happened
about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, and
the highway’s northbound
lanes were restricted until 5
a.m. while the bags of dog food
were cleaned up.
Spyware app CEO
pleads guilty,
avoids prison time
— Federal prosecutors are
announcing what they say is the
first-ever criminal conviction
involving the sale of an eavesdropping tool for cellphones.
Hammad Akbar, the CEO
of a company that sold the
StealthGenie cellphone spyware
app, pleaded guilty Tuesday to
selling and advertising an interception device. He avoided
prison time and was ordered to
pay a $500,000 fine.
Prosecutors say StealthGenie could be secretly installed
on smart phones. That allowed
all their calls, texts and other
communications to be remotely
The 31-year-old Akbar, of
Lahore, Pakistan, was arrested
in September in Los Angeles
and prosecuted in federal court
in the Eastern District of Virginia. StealthGenie was hosted
from a data center in Ashburn,
Undeclared cash
lands pilot in jail
in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
(AP) — A pilot who runs an
executive jet company that
has transported the president
of Guyana was arrested after
U.S. agents found more than
$600,000 in undeclared cash
inside his aircraft during a stop
in Puerto Rico, authorities said
Khamraj Lall, the CEO
Exec Jet Club LLC, was in
custody at a federal jail in San
Juan on suspicion of intent to
evade currency reporting, said
Carol Torres, a spokeswoman
for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Lall was the co-pilot on a
flight to Guyana when agents
from U.S. Customs and
Border Protection and Homeland Security Investigations
searched the aircraft when it
stopped to refuel Saturday.
He and the two others on
board reported carrying about
$12,000, but agents found
$620,588 in plastic bags inside
the plane, Torres said.
U.S. law requires amounts
over $10,000 to be declared.
Cops state Hospital
worker accused of
rape kept working
(AP) — Connecticut police say
a hospital allowed a nursing
assistant to continue working
there for three months after a
patient reported being raped
by him. The Connecticut Post
reports that Gonzalo Flores
was charged Tuesday with
raping a paralyzed male patient
in March at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. He was already
awaiting trial on charges he
sexually assaulted another
patient in June.
An arrest warrant says
other sexual encounters with
The affidavit says the hospital’s director of safety and
security told police he knew
about the allegation in March
but could not substantiate it.
Flores’ lawyer declined to
Caryn S. Kaufman said
Tuesday that St. Vincent’s
takes complaints by patients
and staff very seriously and
investigates all claims.
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Native Americans
ask Buffalo, NY, to
rename island
Two Native American women
have asked the city of Buffalo to rename Squaw Island
because they say the term is
antiquated and offensive.
Common Council members
this week said city lawyers are
researching how to go about
changing the name.
They’re also looking into
who owns the 60-acre island in
the Niagara River — the city
or the Seneca Indian Nation,
which occupied the area until
the early 19th century.
The Buffalo News says
Mohawk member Jodi Lynn
Maracle and Seneca member
Agnes Williams were at City
Hall on Tuesday to support a
name change.
Several council members
support the idea.
Squaw is seen as a derogatory term for an American
Indian woman.
US adult smoking
rate dips just
under 18 percent
government report says the
smoking rate for U.S. adults
dipped below 18 percent for
the first time last year.
That’s still about the same
rate found in 2012, and translates to about 42 million
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the findings
Smoking was more common
in certain groups, like the poor,
less educated, and gays and
The nation’s smoking rate
had stalled at around 20 to 21
percent, until it started dropping a bit a few years ago. In
last year’s survey, 17.8 percent
of adults described themselves
as smokers.
Smoking is the nation’s
leading cause of preventable
illness. It’s responsible for the
majority of lung cancer deaths
and is a factor in heart attacks
and a variety of other illnesses.
Fresno police
detain phony
officer suspect
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) —
Fresno police have arrested a
man suspected of impersonating a police officer to rob a
man of his cash, and investigators say the suspect used the
scam at least twice before.
The Fresno Bee reports
King was taken into custody
Tuesday and detectives said
they are searching for a second
Investigators said two men
wearing tactical vests presented themselves as sheriff’s
detectives Saturday night, and
asked the victim if he had been
One of the men took the
victim’s wallet after asking
for identification, and then
returned it.
The victim learned the next
day that he had been robbed of
several hundred dollars.
Two other victims reported
similar scenarios last week.
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FBI seeks bank
robber in Santa
hat, fake beard
FBI is hunting a gunman who
robbed a San Diego County
bank while wearing sunglasses, a fake beard and a
Santa Claus hat.
Authorities say the man,
armed with a handgun, entered
a Chase bank branch in Solana
Beach Tuesday afternoon and
demanded large bills from a
No one was injured and the
man escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.
Panama diplomat
killed in Belize;
suspect detained
Authorities in Belize say they
have detained a man suspected of killing a Panamanian
Jose Rodrigo De La Rosa
was charge d’affaires at the
Panamanian embassy in Belmopan, the capital of Belize.
His body was found late
Sunday near a highway on the
outskirts of the city with cut
wounds on his head and neck.
The spokeswoman for Panama’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said Wednesday a threemember team of investigators
and diplomats had been sent
to Belize to familiarize themselves with the case.
Spokeswoman Monica de
Leon said De La Rosa was a
64-year-old career diplomat.
The ministry said he had
served in various postings,
including in Canada, Bolivia,
Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
and Israel.
South Asian leaders
don’t sign expected
agreements in nepal
— South Asian leaders flew to
a mountain resort near Nepal’s
capital Thursday for a last
effort to reach agreements on
roads, railways and energy,
and for a much-anticipated
meeting between Pakistan and
Indian leaders.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani
counterpart, Nawaz Sharif,
will likely come face to face
at the retreat, but it is not
clear if they will do more than
exchange courtesies.
“If they interact, exchange
courtesies and exchange a few
words, that does not translate
as dialogue,” Indian External
Affairs Ministry spokesman
Syed Akbaruddin said.
The leaders boarded helicopters from Katmandu for a
flight to Dhulikhel 30 kilometers (19 miles) away. The area
is a popular viewing spot of
the Himalayan mountains to
the north.
It is the final day of a twoday summit for leaders from
Bhutan, India, Maldives,
Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,
the short trip gives them a
final change to reach agreements that were expected to be
signed during the meeting.
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South Korean children and Salvation Army members wearing Santa Claus outfits wait to attend a ceremony by the Salvation Army to prepare charity pots for a year-end fundraising campaign for the underprivileged in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday,
(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 27, 2014.
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Demonstrators march with their hands raised in protest against a grand jury’s decision on Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the
fatal shooting of Michael Brown, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in New York. The grand jury’s decision has inflamed racial tensions across the U.S. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said
Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another
said he was face-down on the ground when Officer
Darren Wilson “finished him off.” Still others
acknowledged changing their stories to fit published
details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not
see the shooting at all.
An Associated Press review of thousands of pages
of grand jury documents reveals numerous examples
of statements made during the shooting investigation
that were inconsistent, fabricated or provably wrong.
For one, the autopsies ultimately showed Brown was
not struck by any bullets in his back.
Prosecutors exposed these inconsistencies before
the jurors, which likely influenced their decision not
to indict Wilson in Brown’s death.
Bob McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecutor,
said the grand jury had to weigh testimony that conflicted with physical evidence and conflicting statements by witnesses as it decided whether Wilson
should face charges.
“Many witnesses to the shooting of Michael
Brown made statements inconsistent with other statements they made and also conflicting with the physical evidence. Some were completely refuted by the
physical evidence,” McCulloch said.
The decision Monday not to charge Wilson with
any crime set off more violent protests in the St. Louis
suburb of Ferguson and around the country, fueled by
claims that the unarmed black 18-year-old was shot
while surrendering to the white officer in the mostly
African-American city.
What people thought were facts about the Aug. 9
shooting have become intertwined with what many see
as abuses of power and racial inequality in America.
And media coverage of the shooting’s aftermath
made it into the grand jury proceedings. Before some
witnesses testified, prosecutors showed jurors clips of
the same people making statements on TV.
Their inconsistencies began almost immediately
after the shooting, from people in the neighborhood,
the friend walking with Brown during the encounter
and even one woman who authorities suggested probably wasn’t even at the scene at the time.
Jurors also were presented with dueling versions
from Wilson and Dorian Johnson, who was walking
with Brown during the Aug. 9 confrontation. Johnson
painted Wilson as provoking the violence, while
Wilson said Brown was the aggressor.
But Johnson also declared on TV, in a clip played
for the grand jury, that Wilson fired at least one shot
at his friend while Brown was running away: “It
struck my friend in the back.”
Johnson held to a variation of this description
in his grand jury testimony, saying the shot caused
Brown’s body to “do like a jerking movement, not to
where it looked like he got hit in his back, but I knew,
it maybe could have grazed him, but he definitely
made a jerking movement.”
Other eyewitness accounts also were clearly wrong.
One woman, who said she was smoking a cigarette
with a friend nearby, claimed she saw a second police
officer in the passenger seat of Wilson’s vehicle.
When quizzed by a prosecutor, she elaborated: The
officer was white, “middle age or young” and in uniform. She said she was positive there was a second
officer — even though there was not.
Another woman testified that she saw Brown
leaning through the officer’s window “from his navel
up,” with his hand moving up and down, as if he
were punching the officer. But when the same witness returned to testify again on another day, she said
she suffers from mental disorder, has racist views
and that she has trouble distinguishing the truth from
things she had read online.
Prosecutors suggested the woman had fabricated
the entire incident and was not even at the scene the
day of the shooting.
Another witness had told the FBI that Wilson shot
Brown in the back and then “stood over him and finished him off.” But in his grand jury testimony, this
witness acknowledged that he had not seen that part
of the shooting, and that what he told the FBI was
“based on me being where I’m from, and that can be
the only assumption that I have.”
The witness, who lives in the predominantly
black neighborhood where Brown was killed, also
acknowledged that he changed his story to fit details
of the autopsy that he had learned about on TV.
“So it was after you learned that the things you
said you saw couldn’t have happened that way, then
you changed your story about what you seen?” a
prosecutor asserted.
“Yeah, to coincide with what really happened,”
the witness replied.
Another man, describing himself as a friend of
Brown’s, told a federal investigator that he heard
the first gunshot, looked out his window and saw an
officer with a gun drawn and Brown “on his knees
with his hands in the air.” He added: “I seen him
shoot him in the head.”
But when later pressed by the investigator,
the friend said he had not seen the actual shooting
because he was walking down the stairs at the time
and instead had heard details from someone in the
apartment complex.
“What you are saying you saw isn’t forensically
possible based on the evidence,” the investigator told
the friend.
Shortly after that, the friend asked if he could leave.
“I ain’t feeling comfortable,” he said.
2 FBI agents and police officer shot; suspect dead
A man who fatally shot his mother and
wounded a suburban St. Louis police
officer and two FBI agents is dead,
authorities said Wednesday.
University City Police Det. Sgt.
Fredrick Lemons said Major Washington, 33, died early Wednesday after
police were called to a home where he
was hiding. Lemons declined to say
how Washington died.
Police say Washington broke into
the home of his mother, 55-year-old
Donna Washington, Monday night,
and killed her. He shot a responding
University City police officer in the
chest. The officer, Zachary Hoelzer, is
hospitalized in serious but stable condition. He is a five-year veteran of the
Detectives then received a tip that
Washington might be hiding in a different home near University City,
and went there shortly before 3 a.m.
Wednesday. Lemons said Washington
was barricaded inside alone.
FBI agents provided tactical support
and two were shot — one in the leg and
one in the shoulder. Their injuries are
not life-threatening, FBI spokeswoman
Rebecca Wu said. Names of the agents
were not released. Lemons said Washington was found dead inside the home.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
reported that Washington was released
from prison in March for a 2011 case
that began when he threatened a relative at his mother’s home. He pointed a
gun at arriving officers and police shot
him during that incident. Details of his
injuries from that shooting were not
Washington pleaded guilty to two
counts each of second-degree assault
on a law-enforcement officer and armed
criminal action and was sentenced to
seven years in prison.
Washington had convictions in 2003
for drug possession, escape from custody, assault a law-enforcement officer
and resisting arrest, the Post-Dispatch
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Atlanta police line up in riot gear as demonstrators protest in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Atlanta. The grand jury’s decision has inflamed racial tensions across
(AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)
Israeli leader seeks to
revoke rights of inciters
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says he will work to revoke residency
rights and social benefits of people who commit
politically motivated violence and those who
support them.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal, made in
parliament Wednesday, appeared to be aimed
at Palestinians in east Jerusalem. East Jerusalem Palestinians have carried out a number of
deadly attacks in recent weeks.
Arab residents of east Jerusalem are not
Israeli citizens, but hold residency rights that
grant them governmental health and other social
benefits. Netanyahu said that people involved
in violence, as well as those who support them,
cannot receive Israeli social benefits.
“There is nothing more absurd,” he said.
Israel has already beefed up security
throughout the city and ordered the demolitions
of the homes of attackers’ families in response
to the violence.
Italian police shut down
counterfeit money ring
MILAN (AP) — Police in Naples have
broken up a counterfeit money ring that allegedly printed millions worth of fake euro bills
and coins distributed in Europe and North
Africa. Prosecutors said investigators seized
1 million euros ($1.2 million) in counterfeit
notes in the course of the two-year investigation, along with a printing press able to produce
high-quality fake bills and a minting press for
1-euro and 2-euro coins. Warrants were issued
Wednesday for 56 people.
The ring was based in Naples, which prosecutors said has been recognized as the source of
90 percent of all counterfeit money circulated
in the world.
The ring was so brazen, authorities said, that
one suspect was distributing counterfeit bills
while under house arrest for the same charge.
Banker who lived to 109
credited unlisted number
JERMYN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania
banker and philanthropist who said the key to
his longevity was having an unlisted phone
number has died at age 109. Leo Moskovitz
would have turned 110 on Dec. 8. A funeral
director says Moskovitz died Monday.
Moskovitz founded First National Bank of
Jermyn and served as its president until 1993.
The University of Scranton commemorated
Moskovitz’s support by naming a theater for
him and wife Ann.
Moskovitz joked that he lived so long
because God couldn’t find his name in the
phone book. He also said he ate either oatmeal
or eggs for breakfast, but wasn’t sure if that’s
why he’s lived so long.
He said if he knew the secret, he’d patent it.
Continued from page 23
Christie partly blames
Obama for national anxiety
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Asked about the
violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New
Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people
across the country are deeply anxious because
of a lack of leadership and that President Barack
Obama is at least partly to blame.
Christie made the remarks as he talked to
reporters about the aftermath of the grand jury
decision not to indict police officer Darren
Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old
Michael Brown. The potential presidential candidate calls the situation in Ferguson “tragic”
and says people have a right to protest but that
they should be nonviolent.
Asked if he is blaming Obama for the anxiety that he says comes from a lack of leadership, Christie responds that lots of people have
responsibility for that, not just Obama.
Nigeria devalues currency
amid falling oil price
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Central Bank
of Nigeria says it has devalued of the naira, setting the new official exchange rate at 168 to the
dollar from its previous rate of 155.
The central bank’s governor Godwin Emefiele said Wednesday that the falling price of oil
forced Nigeria to devalue its currency.
The new exchange rate represents an 8.3
percent devaluation in the face of heightened
demand for foreign exchange. The U.S. dollar
is goes for 184 naira on Nigeria’s illegal foreign
exchange market. The last time the naira was
devalued was November 2011, when Nigeria’s
central bank set the official exchange rate at 155
to $1 from its previous rate of 150.
Sierra Leone official claims
Ebola may have reached peak
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The
Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been
surging in recent weeks, may have reached
its peak and could be on the verge of slowing
down, Sierra Leone’s information minister said
But in a reminder of how serious the situation
is in Sierra Leone, a ninth doctor became infected
Wednesday and the World Health Organization
said the country accounted for more than half
of the new cases in the hardest-hit countries in
the past week. By contrast, infections appear
to be either stabilizing or declining in Guinea
and Liberia, where vigorous campaigning for a
Senate election this week suggests the disease
might be loosening its grip.
In all, 15,935 people have been sickened
with Ebola in West Africa and other places it
has occasionally popped up. Of those, 5,689
have died. The case total includes 600 new
cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in
just the past week, according to the WHO.
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Saudis suggest no need
for OPEC output cut
VIENNA (AP) — Top OPEC producer Saudi Arabia suggested Wednesday there is no need for the cartel to cut its output
ceiling despite a plunge in prices that has poorer members of the
organization hurting. Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi told reporters
he expects the oil market to eventually “stabilize itself.” That
suggests the Saudis, who effectively determine OPEC’s production policy, will not back any calls for reducing output by other
nations at Thursday’s oil ministers’ meeting.
The global price of oil has fallen 32 percent since late June
to $78 a barrel, from $115, amid booming shale production in
the United States. That, and continued weakness in some major
world economies, has led to supply outpacing demand.
While the Saudis can weather such prices, poorer OPEC
members like Venezuela and Nigeria need prices closer to $100
to fund national budgets. Iran too is suffering, with the price
drop adding to huge revenue losses due to sanctions on it crude
sales imposed over its nuclear program.
Nigeria: Boko Haram kills
20 villagers near Chibok
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram gunmen
killed at least 20 people in an attack Monday on two villages
on the outskirts of Chibok, the town where more than 200
schoolgirls were abducted in April, said a Nigerian civilian
defense officer. Attackers struck Kamtahi and Galtimari villages Monday evening, burning houses and forcing residents to
flee, Muhammed Abbas Gava, spokesman of a Nigerian civilian
militia, told the Associated Press.
“Virtually every house in the two villages were burnt to ash,”
said Gava. “The villages were totally razed down as residents
fled for their lives, some with injuries.”
Borno State police command spokesman, Gideon Jubrin, told
AP he was not aware of the incident. This is part of a string
of attacks in Borno state, including two suicide bombings on
Tuesday at a crowded marketplace. Dr. Musa Taji, a medical
doctor in Maiduguri, said at least 70 people were killed.
Hiker photographed black
bear before it killed him
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hiker killed
by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with
his cellphone before it mauled him to death.
Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by
22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound
black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve, 45 miles northwest of New York.
The photos show the bear behind a fallen tree in the woods.
Investigators say the phone was found with puncture marks
from the bear. The photos were released after NJ.com filed an
open records request.
West Milford police and the state Environmental Protection
Department said last month that the bear did not seem interested
in food and exhibited “stalking type behavior.”
Venezuela charges Maduro
foe in alleged overthrow plot
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An outspoken leader of Venezuela’s opposition is being charged in what the government
alleges was a U.S.-backed plot to assassinate President Nicolas
Maduro. Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered
former congresswoman Maria Corina Machado to appear in
court Dec. 3 to face charges.
What little is known about the alleged plot was presented in a
highly publicized news conference in May following months of
deadly anti-government protests. At the time officials presented
what they said were conspiratorial emails between Machado,
other prominent hardliners and State Department officials,
including Kevin Whitaker, the current U.S. ambassador to
Colombia, discussing funding and instruction for a plot to topple
Maduro’s socialist government.
Arrest orders for three others implicated in the purported plot,
all of them living abroad, were issued in June. A cybersecurity
forensics firm hired by one of the accused to clear his name
determined the communications were fake.
Spanish judge rules no
crime in killing Ebola dog
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has ruled health authorities didn’t commit a crime when they euthanized Excalibur, a
dog that belonged to a nursing assistant who contracted Ebola
last month.
An animal rights group had filed a complaint against a Madrid
health official, citing a violation of an animal protection law. A
judge issued a seven-page ruling Wednesday.
Excalibur belonged to Teresa Romero, the first known person
to contract Ebola outside West Africa in the latest outbreak. She
had treated two Spanish missionaries who died from Ebola after
they were flown back from West Africa. Romero later recovered.
Spanish health authorities ordered the killing of the dog Oct.
8, fearing a risk of transmission. In the U.S., officials opted to
quarantine a King Charles Spaniel belonging to an infected
Dallas nurse.
Alton, Ill., Fire Department engineer Craig Green holds the largest of five snakes found in the
basement of 3310 Mayfield Ave. in Alton, Ill., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, after firefighters from
Alton and East Alton, Ill., finished extinguishing a fire that started in the basement and spread
through the walls damaging the structure. Four of the snakes miraculously survived the smokey
fire and one apparently drowned in its tank as it filled with water used to extinguish the fire.
The largest of the snakes was turned over to Alton Animal Control. The homeowner was not
(AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)
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O lo o taofia nei e leoleo ni alii se toalua mai se tasi o nuu mai le itumalo Fagaloa o lo o tuuaia
i le talepe fale ma le gaoi, atoa ai ma le faiaiga faamalosi. Na faaalia e faapea, o le aso 21 o le
masina nei na oo mai ai se tina i le ofisa o leoleo ma faaulu se tagi faasaga i ia alii. Na taua e lea
tina e faapea, o le vaveao lava o lea aso na ulufale faamalosi ai ia alii e toalua i le fale o se tasi o
tamaitai ma la gaoia ai ni telefoni feaveai. Ao faatinoina lea solitulafono, sa la tau atu o momoe
mai le tamaitai e ona le fale ma lona toalua, ma sa faapea ona faiaiga faamalosi ai se tasi o ia alii i
lea tamaitai, ao moe lava lona toalua. Peitai, na tei ifo le toalua o lea tamaitai ma sa ia tuliloaina loa
ia alii, ae lei maua i laua. Mulimuli ane, na maua e leoleo ia taulelea i lea lava aso ma o lo o taofia
nei i laua e talia ai le aso 15 o Tesema lea ua faatulagaina e tulai ai i luma o le Faamasinoga. O lo
o molia i laua i moliaga o le talepe fale, gaoi, faiaiga faamalosi ma le sopo tuaoi faasolitulafono.
Ua faasalaina nei ia alii leoleo e toafa sa aafia i le mataupu lea na loka faatasi ai se tama ma lona
atalii e tolu tausaga i le potu taofia i le ofisa o leoleo, e ala i le toe tuu i lalo o a latou tulaga faaleoleo (demote). Na suesueina lea mataupu e le faamasinoga faaleoleo, le Police Tribunal, ma faamaonia ai moliaga o le faatamala i le faatinoina o o latou tiute faaleoleo, ma faia ai loa le faaiuga
e le sui komesina sa i ai i lena vaitaimi, le susuga Misa Nafoitoa Talaimanu Keti, ina ia faasalaina
i latou e ala i le toe tuu i lalo o a latou tulaga faaleoleo. O le alii taitai leoleo (police inspector) ia
Keti Toleafoa ua avea nei ma satini, o le alii satini leoleo o Fetu Taalili ua avea nei ma ta’ai lua
(corporal), o le alii ta’ai lua o Filipo Maa ua avea nei ma alii leoleo (constable) ao le alii leoleo o
Nikisone Isaia o lo o tumau pea lona tulaga i le constable, ae o lona lapataiga mulimuli lea (final
warning). Na faamaonia mai e le alii sui komesina, le susuga Afamasaga Michael Soonalole, i le
au tusitala i le aso ananafi e faapea, na o le susuga Keti Toleafoa o lo o apili i lona faasalaga.
(Faaauau itulau 39)
Le fautasi o le Fuao i le taimi na sola ai ma le siamupini o tuuga fautasi o lenei tausaga, e fa’ai’u ai le masina e fa’ataua ai puipuiga ma le fa’atauaina o le sami
i lenei tausaga
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o le
O tagata makoi ia na o mai i nuu i Sasae e saili le mea o faafanau ai le Alo o le Tupu lea, ao le’i sauni le latou malaga, i le o
mai lea e fia vaai i le tamaitiiti lea, ua latou iloa ma ua talitonu i
ai, o le Alo o le Tupu.
Na aumaia mea alofa e fetaui lelei ma le latou tilotilo foi i le
Fetu lea na vaaia e makoi, o mea alofa ia aua o le tama lea o le
a fanau mai, o le Alo o le Tupu. Na sauni mai lava meaalofa e
ave i le Alo o le Tupu, o le Auro, pulu lipano ma le pulu muro,
o meaalofa e tuu tonu i le tamaitiiti ona o ia, o le Alo o le Tupu.
A e faafefea na iloa mea alofa faapena ?. (1) E leai ni faamaumauga i tau o meaalofa na ave e le ‘au makoi. (2) E le o fua lava
a ni tagata e tau o makoi i se aso fanau, e le faaalia mai le fanau o
se fafine o lenei olaga i nei fetu (E le ai se mea o se tagata ola, ae
faasino mai e le fetu.)
O le faaaogaina e le Atua ana mea na faia e auala mai ona
fuafua mamalu, e leai lava se tasi o i le lalolagi ma iloaina ona
fuafuaga. Ae tatou te iloa o mea e faia e isi tagata e pei o i tatou, e
pei ona i ai le auro, pulu lipano ma le pulu muro, ona tatou iloaina
lea iina, o le Alo o le Alii le tagata lenei o le a fanau mai.
O le auro, e leai se tagata e soo na ave i ai le auro, o le Tupu
lava e fetaui ma lea meaalofa, o le pulu lipano e fai ai sauniga a le
Tupu, ao le pulu muro e uu ai le tino o se Tupu pe a maliu. (Gold,
and incense and myrrh: Gold befits a king, frankincense belong to
the service of God, with myrrh they treat the bodies of dead men
so that they decay less rapidly.)
Le uiga lena o meaalofa nei na ave e le makoi mo Iesu i lona
fanau mai, o Iesu le Tupu ma ua iloa foi le taunuuga o lona toe
afio mai i le lalolagi.
O ia o se Tupu moni ma le Faamaoni, o ia e maliu ae e le
mafaia e le tuugamau na taofi o ia mai le tu mai i mai e ua feoti. O
le pulu lipano o le mea e fai ai sauniga ma le Atua i taimi e taimi o
le sauniga mo ia le Atua, ae o lea o le a tumau lea mo lana sauniga
e fai mo Ia e oo i le faavavau. Amene.
Foa’i “Charlie” Star Kist
$13,000 i le falemai LBJ
tusia: Leua Aiono Frost
I le agaga o le fa’afetai sa talia ai e le puleaga o le falema’i
LBJ i Fagaalu le foai e $13,000 mai le StarKist Samoa mo galue
i le Pediatric Clinic ma Pediatric Ward mo le fa’amoemoe e fesoasoani tele i le fa’apasese maia o foma’i fa’apitoa mo ma’i fatu,
lea ua fa’ailoa mai, ua silia ma le 300 a tatou fanauiti ua mae’a
va’aia e foma’i e i ai afaina o latou fatu.
E tusa ai ma le foa’i sa o’o atu le ali’i pule sili o le Star Kist
Samoa, Sangdong Kwon, ma le sui pule sili Fa’afo’i Palepua ma
isi sui iloga e fa’ao’o atu, na fa’ailoa ua pa’u laititi mai lea foa’i
mai le $15,000 mai i le tausaga ua tuana’i, peita’i, o le agaga o
le foa’i ua matele lava le sao o le aufaigaluega ma le kamupani,
ae o le foa’i mai atigi apa mai faleoloa sa maua ai na’o le $1,700.
I le saunoaga a le Kwon sa ia fa’ailoa ai, “Ou te fiafia e sapaia
le fa’amoemoe mo a tatou fanau, ina ia mafai ona fa’ao’o mai
foma’i mo latou togafitiga. Ou te alofa fo’i i tagata faigaluega
uma a le Star Kist sa foa’i mo lenei galuega lelei fa’apea ma
matou pa’aga uma, fa’afetai.”
O le leo lava e tasi sa fa’ao’o atu ai e le susuga Palepua le
foa’i i le fa’asamoa, ae maise o pa’aga a le Star Kist sa latou
galulue fa’atasi i lenei foa’i, “Ia maua e i tatou le agaga alofa e
fa’ao’o ai i a tatou fanau se fa’amoemoe e gafatia ona togafitia
o latou gasegase, ma te’a ese ai, a’o le’i matutua i latou ma tino
mai ni mea lelei latou te faia mo le atunu’u. Fa’afetai foa’i.”
I se tulaga o fa’amaumauga, ua fa’ailoa mai ai, e 300+ le aofai
o fanauiti, lalo ane o le 15 tausaga o lo’o ua nofo va’ava’aia ma
tusia igoa i le lisi o e ua matauina e i ai afaina i o latou fatu, ma
e mo’omia ona faia talavai ta’i lua vaiaso, tolu masina ma le ono
masina i nisi, e fuafua i le tulaga o matauina i o latou fatu.
Peita’i, e to’a 20 ua mae’a va’aia ma e leai lava ma se mea e
toe popole ai fua matua, tau o le va’ai toto’a o latou tausami ia le
so’ona mamafa o latou tino. O le to’a 108 na va’aia e foma’i mo
aso e 4 sa faia ai talavai, ua i ai nisi o le fanau e ao ina malaga i
fafo mo togafitiga, nisi e fa’aauau ona faia pea iinei a latou talavai,
ma ‘aua lava ne’i misia, ma nisi e ta’itolu masina ma toe siaki
iinei, ae o nisi e ta’i ono masina ma faia talavai iinei, e toe siaki
atoatoa ai po’o a mai o latou fatu. O le a toe malaga mai fo’i foma’i
fa’apitoa o le fatu, ina ia toe sailia nisi fanau o e ua lisia suafa mai
talavai fa’atautaia pea a le Pediatric Clinic. Ua fa’ailoa mai e Dr.
Beth Parker o le Ped. Clinic, “O lo ua i ai le vasega o gasegase o
le a malaga i fafo mo togafitiga, ma o lo’o ua mae’a saunia lelei
aiaiga uma mo latou togafitiga mo’omia, peita’i, o lenei fo’i foa’i
ua fa’ao’o mai i le agaga lava o le fa’afetai, e fa’ao’o atu ai e le
matou Pulega i le LBJ Medical Center nei, fa’afetai tele lava!”
E toe fa’atalofa atu i le aufaitau i le fa’aiuga
o lenei vaiaso, ae alo mai loa i le toe sosooina
o le tatou tala fa’asolo, lea na gata mai i le
vaiaso na te’a nei i le taimi lea na fa’ateia ai
Kati ina ua ia vaaia le ali’i ave taxi lea sa tau
fa’alavelave ia te ia i le isi fale kalapu, o lo o
saofa’i mai i le fale kalapu lea o lo o eva ai.
O le te’i tele o Kati ina ua ia vaaia le ali’i
ave taxi lea sa la tau vevesi i totonu o le Fale
Kalapu na eva muamua ai, o lo o nofo mai i le isi
laulau o le fale kalapu lea o lo o la tafafao ai ma
lana paga, na manatu ai loa ua tatau loa ona ia
fasiotia le ali’i lea, manu e le i tuai lana fa’aiuga.
Na toe oka e Kati isi ipu meainu e fa, ona tu’u
lea o ipu e lua i luga o le la laulau, ae fa’atonu
le teine faigaluega e ave isi ipu e lua i luga o
le laulau o lo o saofa’i mai ai le ali’i fai pulou
kaupoe o lo o fa’asaga mai i le isi tulimanu, ona
toe fa’auau loa lea o le evaga a Kati ma lana
paga. Manatua o le taimi tonu lava fo’i lea o lo
o vevesi ai le fale talimalo sa nonofo muamua ai
le ali’i Leoleo nana ma lana paga, ma ua vaaia
fo’i i luga o news le vevesi o lo o tula’i mai, e
foliga mai e to’atele tagata ua maliliu ai.
O le te’i o le ali’i ave taxi i ipu uaina e lua
lea ua tu’u atu e le teine faigaluega i luga o lana
laulau, na mafua ai ona ia fesili po o ai na avatu
ai, ae na tusi le lima o le tama’ita’i i le laulau o
lo o nofo mai ai Kati ma lana uo, o lea na tula’i
ai loa le ali’i ave taxi ma savali atu i le laulau o
lo o i ai Kati ma lana uo, ma fa’afetai atu i ai e
tusa ai o le fa’aaloalo, ma lana fa’aupuga, “ou
te fia talanoa ia te oe pe a tapuni le Pa”, e le i
tete’e Kati ae sa lue i ai lona ulu e fa’ailoa atu
ai lona taliaina o le talosaga ua fa’ataoto atu,
ona toe savali lea o le ali’i ua saofa’i i lalo ma
inu ana ipu uaina e lua o lo o i ai, ae ua alo atu
fo’i Kati ma lana paga e fa’aauau le la tafaoga
seia o o lava i le taimi na tapuni ai le Pa, ma
la sauni ai loa o le a tuua le fale kalapu ae toe
fo’i atu i le la potu lea ua uma ona totogi, ae na
te’i Kati ina ua toe valaau mai le ali’i ave taxi,
“se fa’amolemole lava lau susuga pe maua sina
avanoa mo a’u se’i ta talanoa ai”, ma faliu Kati
i tua ma ia iloa atu ai le ali’i ave taxi.
“E i ai se mea taua e te fia talanoa ai ia te a’u,
a o ai fo’i oe, o fea fo’i e te sau ai, ae o le a fo’i
sau mea e fai?”, o le mau fesili lea ua saputu atu
a Kati i le ali’i ave taxi, ae o lo o tu lava le ali’i e
aunoa ma sana tala, se’i vagana ai lana talosaga
pe maua se avanoa mo ia se’i o la talanoa, ona
fa’atonu lea e Kati o lana paga e muamua i le la
potu ae se’i la talanoa ma le ali’i lea. Na te’i Kati
ina ua fa’ailoa atu e le ali’i ave taxi ia te ia, o ia
o le atali’i o se ali’i milionea i totonu o Aferika
i Saute, o ia fo’i lea na tofia fa’apitoa mai e lona
tama e saili le fale talimalo o lo o fa’amautu
ai le Leoleo nana numera tasi o le lalolagi mai
Italia, la te talanoa ma fa’amasani, o ia fo’i lea o
le a lua galulue fa’atasi i le osofaiga tele o lo o
fuafua fa’asaga i le tamaloa faipisinisi ua maliu
o Tomasi ma ana vaega fa’atupu fa’alavalave.
E toe fa’atalofa atu i le aufaitau i lenei aso, faamoemoe sa outou maua se vaiaso manuia i
feau ma tiute masani, ae alo mai loa, o le toe sosooina lenei o le tatou talafaasolo lea na gata
mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei i le taimi lea na fa’ateia ai Tania ma le foma’i ina ua la fa’alogoina
le e e fa’afuase’i mai o se masini mai totonu o le potu o lo o togafiti ai Veli.
O fesili eseese uma nei ua tau fai saputu atu i le mafaufau o le foma’i, ina ua vaaia e Tania
suiga o ona foliga i le taimi na e e leotele mai ai le masini mai totonu o le potu lea o lo o togafiti
ai Veli si ona to’alua. “Vaai oe tina, fa’atali atu i i, ae se i o’u alu i totonu o le potu e fesoasoani
i le tama’ita’i foma’i o lo o i ai, ona ou toe sau ai lea ma se tali”, o le talanoa atu lea a le ali’i
foma’i ia Tania, ma tula’i lava i luga ma savali telea’i atu loa i totonu o le potu o lo o i ai Veli
ma le isi foma’i. E le i sese masalosaloga a le ali’i foma’i ina ua ia fa’alogoina le e e atu o le
masini, ina ua ia taunu’u atu i totonu o le potu, ua na o le tu tu mai o le tama’ita’i foma’i ma
uu lona ulu, ua le iloa se isi gaioiga e toe fai ina ua fiu lava le masini e fesoasoani atu i le tau
pamuina lea o le fatu o le ali’i o Veli, ae ua leai lava, ua maliu o ia.
Na toe taumafai atu le foma’i mo le faia o ni isi gaioiga fa’anatinati e toe fa’asao mai ai le
ola o le tamaloa, ae ua siliga tali i seu e fesoasoani, ua le mafai ona toe gaioi Veli, ua maliu
lava. A o Tania i le taimi lea, na avea lona naunau na te fia iloa le mea ua tupu i lona to’alua,
aemaise ai o le fiu e fa’atali le foma’i na alu i totonu e le i toe sau lava i fafo, ma itu na savali
telea’i atu ai loa Tania ma tatala le faitoto’a o le potu ma ulufale loa i totonu. Oi aue, se vaaiga
a fa’amomoi loto na fetaia’i ma le pupula a le fafine, ina ua ia vaaia Veli si ona to’alua pele o
lo o taoto lava i luga o le moega, ua maliu o ia. E le i toe gagana Tania i se isi upu se’i vagana
ai le saofa’i ifo loa i lalo i tafatafa lava o le moega ma tagi fa’ataitaio ai loa na o ia, ina ua ia
iloaina ua le toe i ai sona fa’amoemoe o totoe, ua maliu si ona to’alua.
Ua faigata i le ali’i ma le tama’ita’i foma’i ona la toe faia se isi gaioiga e fa’ato’a filemu ai le
mafaufau o Tania i le aso, ona ua matua lagona le mafatia o le teine, o lea na manatu ai loa e sili
pe a tu’u ai pea na o ia i totonu o le potu e tagi ai, atonu e fai fai lava mae’a, ua fa’alogo foma’i i
le tagi talatala a le fafine ma fa’amatala le la aiga ma si ona to’alua, amata mai i le ulua’i taimi o
le mafutaga seia o o mai lava i le taimi na tula’i mai ai le fa’alavelave e pei ona maliu ai. Ua iloa
e Tania ua toe o ia o lo o i totonu o le potu, o lea na tula’i ai loa le fafine ma savali atu i le pito o
lo o taoto mai ai Veli, ona ia kisi lea ma fa’amavae atu i ai ma lana folafolaga, “Honey, ou te le
malolo seiloga e falepuipui le tagata na mafua ai ona motusia le ta mafutaga.” Na ona uma atu lava
o upu ia a Tania, faliu loa ma savali aga’i i le faitoto’a ma tatala, ma savali ese loa ma le falema’i.
Tala i Vavau o Samoa
O le toga lenei na mafua
ai se tasi o tala tu’u ma o lo o
avea nei lava ma Vavau o le
atunu’u, fai mai sa i ai se mea
na tupu i aso anamua, ina ua
sopo tofaga Tupuola i le faletua o So’oa’emalelagi, ona fai
lea o lona fa’asalaga, ua oso ma
le lau e pei o fa’asalaga fa’ale
atunu’u, ua le gata i lea, a ua
fa’ato e sa ona toe nofo i totonu
o Leulumoega, a ua fa’atafea
faitalia o ia ma le mea e alu i ai.
Fai mai le mau a Samoa,
ua alu Tupuola ma lona
fa’anoanoa tele, po o ai o le a
maua i ai sona mapusaga, ma
lavea’i ia te ia mai ona pua-
puaga, ona tonu ai lea i lona
manatu, e sili ai ona sulu i
Aiga atonu e tali i ona mafatiaga, ona sulu ai lea i Lotofaga
i le Aiga Salevalasi ae fai mai
le afioga a Salevalasi le Aiga
Paia, “Tupuola e, e faigata lau
mata’upu na e o’o mai ai, e
faigata fo’i ona gagau le la’au
a’o mata, ae sili ona talitali
laofia seia o’o i se isi taimi, ona
fesoasoani atu lea o Salevalasi
i ou puapuaga.
Ua tupu le le fiafia o
Tupuola ona toe sa’ili ai lea i
se isi fesoasoani, ma o’o atu
ai ia Safenunuivao i Falefa,
peita’i sa te’ena fo’i se tali mo
ia ona o le manatu, e le i i ai ni
aso talu ona alu ese mai Leulumoega, ona sulu loa lea i le
Aiga Sa Alai’asa lea na mafai
loa ona tali i ona puapuaga. O
le mea ua tupu, ua sa’ili nei e
Alai’asa ni tagata malolosi e
avea ma ana auva’a, ae o tagata
fo’i ia o le a fai ma ana au tau
latou te momoliina Tupuola
i lona nu’u, fai mai le mau a
le atunu’u, ona maua ai lea e
Alai’asa tagata mai Gautaala,
(Faaauau itulau 37)
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November 2014
WHEREAS, Diabetes has reached an epidemic proportion - approximately 25.8 million children
and adults in the United States lives with diabetes, including over 6,000 diabetics in American Samoa.
In facts, if current trends continue, one in three children today will face a future with diabetes; and,
WHEREAS, these statistic, coupled with the personal struggles of people with diabetes and their
loved ones, underscore the need for action. So during National Diabetes Month, the American Samoa
Tobacco/Diabetes Coalition is making the move to confront, fight and eventually stop diabetes: and,
WHEREAS, the people of American Samoa can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk
of complications such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease by maintaining healthy eating
and exercises habits, and consulting with the care providers about diabetic testing: and,
WHEREAS, the Department of Health, LBJ Medical Center and Department of Veterans Affairs are
committed to providing quality care for their diabetic clients: and,
WHEREAS, throughout National Diabetes Month, we recognize health care professionals throughout the community, community health care workers, and emergency medical services for their
continuous efforts in improving the quality of life for our growing diabetic population.
Now, Therefore,I,LOLO M. MOLIGA, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution
and laws of American Samoa. I call upon all the people of American Samoa to learn more about the
risk factors and symptoms associated with diabetes, and to observe National Diabetes Month with
appropriate programs and activities.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my Signature and Seal of my Office on this 30th day
of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen.
Governor of American Samoa
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Aso Fa’afetai — ECE
& Pavaiai Elementary
O le afioaga Ofu, Manu’atele
tusia: Leua Aiono Frost
O le a toe faia le talatalaga a le tatou aiga sa
LE’I i lo’u fale i Tafuna, Tesema 13, i le itula e
9:00 i le taeao. E fa’amalie atu ona o le faigata
tele o femalagaiga ma avanoa o auala mo
Manu’a, a’o lo’o mamau pea i Tutuila nei le
fulisia o sui uma o lo tatou aiga. E fa’amalulu
atu fo’i, o le a le avea lou le auai e taofia ai le
finagalo autasi o aiga potopoto.
Moli o’o e le Atua lo outou soifua ma si o
matou ola i lea aso.
O le fa’ailogaina e le A’oga
a Pavaiai Elementary ma le
ECE o le Aso Fa’afetai 2014,
sa faia ai mea masani a vasega
ta’itasi, e teuteuina lava e le
faia’oga ma latou vasega o
latou potu a’oga i teuga masani
o le Aso Fa’afetai ae maise
o latou faitoto’a e matua teu
fa’aleleia i ata o pi-pi (turkey)
ma ua mata’ina ai lava le latou
taeao fiafia.
I lea taeao, sa asia ai e le sui
filifilia i le Konekeresi lea fo’i
a’oga, ma sa maua le avanoa e
fa’atalofa ai ma le Level 5, ma
o latou faia’oga, a’o fa’ae’e le
latou pasi mo le latou asiga i le
Faletusi tele i Utulei e maimoa
ai, ma ia iloa e i latou le tele o
le sosia o le atamai e afua mai i
le “Malosi’aga o le Upu.”
O se poloketi lea o lo’o
latou fa’atautaia i le taimi nei,
ina ia fa’amalosia le fanau e
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc.
Employment Opportunities
faitau, tusitusi ma iloa ona
fa’aleo o latou lagona ma
manatu. O tama’ita’i faia’oga
o lo’o aofia i lea taumafaiga a
le Level 5 o Clarinette Eves,
Cassandra La’apui [SPED],
Vanila Ta’ai [ASCC BEd student teacher] Salevalasi Lam
Yuen [Librarian] ma le susuga
Tala le ‘avepasi sa aofia mo lea
Na i ai le vasega a Le’emo
Fua o le Level 1 sa faia a latou
fo’i fa’aaliga i fafo ane o latou
faitotoa, ma sa va’aia ai le
matagofie o ata tusia ma galuega fa’atino a le fanau a’oga i
lea vasega, ua fa’atautau ma ua
teuteuina ai le latou potu a’oga
ma le faitoto’a.
O Savannah Fonoti, Tereise
Saili, Akenese Ah Kuoi -Vine
ma Karean Ioka sa latou fiafia
tele e fa’aalia mai ata tusia
a le fanau i lana vasega e
taua’aoina atu mo matua pe a
tu’ua le a’oga i le toe aso, le
aso Lulu ua te’a.
I le ECE a Pavaiai, sa
matua tele na’ua le gaoioiga
na fa’atino ai e le vasega o le
PTA, aua o matua sa aofia i
lea falea’oga, ma latou o atu
ma fua o fa’aeleeleaga ina ia
fa’atauina atu i tau taugofie
lava. Sa i ai fo’i ma tausami
matagofie fa’a-Samoa, le
Vaisalo, Supoesi, Fa’apapa,
le anoanoa’i o fuala’au ‘aina
mata ma le esi ma fa’i pula.
Ona o faia’oga o Lisa Asifoa
o Pava’ia’i Elementary o lo’o
taumafai ai lona fa’ailoga BEd
mo lenei tausaga, o lea sa ia
fa’aaogaina ai lana a’oga i
le Elementary ma le ECE e
fa’atino ai lana pepa mulimuli
mo lona fa’ailoga.
O lana tapenaga o lana
polokalama lea o le “Who ma
I?” po’o “O ai a’u?” o lana
fa’atinoga mulimuli la o le
aso Lulu ma ua fa’ailoa ai le
aoga o ana galuega fa’atino sa
faia mo le fanau. Na alu asiasiga i nofoaga eseese e mafai
ona galulue ai nisi e avea ma
se Kovana po’o se ta’ita’i o le
Malo o Amerika Samoa, lea
sa latou asia ai le Maota o le
Kovana i Maugaoali’i.
Na asia fo’i e le ECE Pavaiai
le Faletusi i Utulei mo se tasi o
le fanau e fia avea ma Faia’oga
o le Faletusi, faapea fo’i le
asiga i le Tauese Sunia Marine
Sanctuary i Utulei, ina ne’i fia
avea se tasi ma ali’i fagota pe
tautai o le Vasa.
Peita’i sa ia a’otauina fo’i
le fanau i le tusia o sau tusi e
fa’amatala ai po’o ai oe! O
lana ki lea o le iloa e le tamaitiiti fa’amatala lona tupu’aga,
ma fa’amaumau ni ona ata i lea
tausaga ma lea tausaga o lona
O le isi mea sa ia a’oa’oina
le siva ma pese samoa i le
fanau, ae maise o le tapenaga
o lou toniga mo au fa’afiafiaga
fa’asamoa, ma sa ia a’oa’oina
ai le gaosiga o le “Ie Tie Dye.”
Na tula’i se tasi o ana tama’iti
a’oga ECE ma fa’amatala le
gaosiga e fa’apea, “Au mai le
fasi ie, milimili lona pito, lolo
i totonu o le vali, aumai i fafo
fa’ala ia mago, maua loa lou ie
o le toniga o le siva.”
Don’t miss out! Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. is now recruiting
throughout the month of November, 2014, for its new facility.
Interested candidates are encouraged to pick up and complete an
application today. More jobs are available at the minimum wage
level with advancement opportunities.
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. provides a generous employee
fringe benefit package and assures all employees an equal
opportunity and safe working environment. The company further
provides the following for you:
• Company-provides working gear/personal protective
equipment and Employee lockers
• Free employee First Aid Clinic
• Employee Cafeteria and subsidized employee meals
If you or someone you know is interested, please pick up an
application from the Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. Personnel
Office in Atu’u.
We welcome everyone. Thank you.
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”
O se fa’ataua o le aso Fa’afetai mo lea vasega a le ECE Pavaiai
Room 4, ia a’oa’o pea le faitau ma le malamalama o fanau i
tusitusiga ae maise i tusi fa’aperetania. Fa’afetai i ona faia’oga:
Suria Mamea & Josephine Afoa, Volunteer Solini Katoa ma o
le autu lea o le latou polokalama fa’atautaia o le Aso Fa’afetai.
[ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Uaealesi Mosooi a
le Fafige Faikakala
E le ma’i le fa’avesivesi
lea ua tula’i mai i le mataupu
e fa’atatau i le Lady Naomi
ma le tuai lea ona kilia lana
pasese i le vaiaso na te’a nei, e
le gata ua talanoa ai le to’atele
o le aufai tofa a le atunuu i le
fa’atamala o le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga ma le fa’atinoina o a
latou tiute, ae ua tofu atu nei le
mataupu i luma o kama sasa’o,
i le va o le Fono ma le Faigamalo. Ata oono le Fafige Faikakala ina ua tofu atu i totonu
o le Maketi i le isi taeao e
fa’atau sana ipu vaisalo ae o lo
o papa tutu’i mai luga o laulau
i le to’atele o le au matutua, o
lo o fefa’aali o latou finagalo i
le mataupu lenei, ma le fesili
na fa’atula’i e le isi fasi toea’e
fai mai, “Aisea e fa’ataua ai
fua le mataupu e fa’atatau i le
Lady Naomi?”.
O le mea moni i le manatu
o le Fafige Faikakala, e tatau
lava ona fa’amuamua le
va fealoa’i ma le ava fatafata i le va o Samoa e lua,
aemaise ai, o le pasese o lo o
malaga mai i vaiaso ta’itasi,
o tupu ma tamali’i, o matua
fo’i o isi fanau, e pei fo’i
ona fa’apelepele o fanau a
Amerika Samoa i a latou
matua, e fa’apena fo’i ona
amanaia e Amerika Samoa nai
tama matutua mai Samoa.
Ata le Fafige Faikakala ina
ua oso mai le tala a le isi ana
uo toeaina fai mai, “Pau le
mea lea ou te maga’o ai i le
Loia Sili, ia fai saga fa’aiuga
i le ali’i Ofisa Immigration lea
ga le mafaufau ma palauvale i
luga o le uafu i le aso lea”.
Aua le worry e maua lava le
iuga o si ali’i lega i se kaimi o
i luma.
Tau le maua se to’a o
si Fafige Faikakala i le tau
fai tatagi o lana telefoni
i le vaiaso atoa lenei, i le
to’atele o ana uo ma tagata
e masani ai o lo o tu’u fesili
i le mataupu o tagi o palota,
po o ai tonu e faia fa’aiuga o
ituaiga mataupu nei, pe afai o
lea ua aumai le fa’aiuga a le
fa’amasinoga, e leai se malosi
o le fa’amasinoga e fesiligia ai
fa’aiuga o le palota ua i ai.
O le talitonuga o ni isi o
uo a le Fafige Faikakala, e
tasi lava le nofoaga e aumai
ai fa’aiuga o soo se tagi i
mataupu fa’apenei, o luma o
e fa’amasinoga, ae afai o lea
ua fai mai le fa’amasinoga,
o le Maota o Sui e fa’aui i ai
le tagi pe afai o lo o fesiligia
le agava’a o se sui e nofoia le
nofoa o se itumalo, ona lagona
ai loa lea o le popole o le
Fafige Faikakala, aua e foliga
mai ua fefiloi faiga faapolokiki
ma mataupu tau tulafono e
manaomia le saili i ai o le mea
Pau le popolega ua tula’i
mai, afai loa e ni ni fa’atasi
mataupu faapenei ma le
polokiki, o le mea o le a
tula’i mai, o le a polokiki mea
uma e o o lava i fa’aiuga a le
Ata le fafige faikakala pe
a mafaufau atu i le tausinioga
lea o lo o faia i le taimi nei, o
le tau sailia lea po o ai o le a
avea ma Fofoga Fetalai o le
maota o sui i le isi lua tausaga
o lumana’i nei, atoa ai ma sona
sui lagolago.
O le mea moni, o lea ua
toe manumalo mai le Fofoga
Fetalai o lo o i ai nei, le tofa i
le tau tootoo ia Savali Talavou
Ale, ae ua le manuia taumafaiga a le Sui Fofoga Fetalai ia
Talia Fa’afetai I’aulualo.
Te’i le fafige faikakala ina
ua tatala atu lana imeli i le isi
taeao ae vaai atu e to’atolu
ana uo o lo o fesili atu ia te
ia i sona manatu, po o ai o le
a manumalo i le sailiga o se
fofoga fetalai.
Fai mai le manatu o le isi uo
olomatua a le fafige faikakala,
“o le tagata lava e mafiafia lana
ato tupe, o ia lena e manumalo
i le tofi”, ae fai mai le isi ana
uo toeaina, “o le faipule lava e
pito sili ona alofagia, o ia lena
e sola ma le tofi”.
Tailo i ai i ni finagalo a le
aufaitau, ae o le talitonuga o le
fafige faikakala, ia fili lava i le
tai se tautai e i ai le agava’a na
te taitaia le maota o le atunuu
mo le isi lua tausaga.
O Samoa e fa’avae i le
Atua, e tautai fo’i le Atua i soo
sana fa’aiuga e fai, pau le fautuaga, fuafua mai o lea fo’i e
fuafua atu.
samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014 Page 33
O le a taoto ia i ulufanua ae maeva i atuvasa lou manoalino Samoa
aua o le tala i le fale o Po ma Ao, na afua i le vagana teuteu ma le
fetalaiga faatafao e le toe lotoia e se mataupega a se tautai
matapalapala aua ua uma ona pani niu ou matapola afua ai nei ona
tafefea tafu’e o laau.
Tulouna laia lau faasausauga, tulouna laia le paepae o liaga, tulouna
le malama nai Saua seia o’o i le ana o Talaifiti, ae o le a faataa
finagalo i le matagai aua oe Samoa e le sona tautala iai se isi, a o’o
ina sisi’i a o’o foi ina maalo le i’u ofe e vaimagalo ia te oe Samoa
aua e tapuaia e Itumalo, e tapuaia e Afioaga ma Alalafaga, e tapuaia
fo’i e Aiga.
Ae o le a ifo tonu ia le u o le tologa ma tu’u sa’o le solo a le tamaloa
i suli ma feoi o le Suafa Lauti i le Afioaga o Vatia o lo’o e’e ma
papa aao i le tafa mamalu o le faleagafulu ma le Manu’atele e
faapea fo’i le tafafia o Samoa o lo’o alaala ma papa aao ai. Ua tasi
nei le tofa ma le faautaga i suli ma feoi o le Suafa Lauti, o lo’o
nofoia ma tausia lo tatou aiga o le a faia le tatou feiloaiga ma le
talanoaga a le tatou Aiga i le Laoa o Lauti i Avalua, i le ASO
saili ai le tofa ma le faautaga aua se gafa o le fale i se tasi e tausia lo
tatou aiga.
Tatalo atu ma le agaga faaaloalo, ina ia tatou auai faatasi i lea
faamoemoe taua. O lea o le a susu’e paaga na ufi, o le a suatia fo’i
le laualalo o le tatou aiga. O lou le auai mai o le a le mafai ai ona
taofia le tofa saili i lo tatou aiga. Ia mau pea le to’ovae ma ia vaatele
i o outou finagalo lenei faamoemoe taua. Talosia ia i le alofa o le
Atua ia molioo lo outou soifua ma ia tatou feiloa’i i le lagi e mama i
lo tatou Aiga i Avalua.
Faafetai o le a matou tapuai atu i le alofa o le Atua,
Amalau Uelese Lauti.
Former Employees of COS Samoa Packing
This was a pension benefit for Production Employees that worked at the COS Samoa Packing tuna cannery formerly known as
Van Camp. A large portion of plan participants have received their pension benefit in full with the exception of a few that we
have not been able to locate. We are looking for these former Employees who may have a pension benefit payable to them. If
your name is on the list below and worked at the COS Samoa Packing tuna cannery formerly known as Van Camp please
contact: Maria Taueu, at 858-597-4279 by November 28, 2014.
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samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014
November to April / Novema e o’o atu ia Aperila
O saoasaoa o savili ma ‘upu ua fa’aaogaina i Amerika
Wind speed and matching terminology during
Samoa i taimi o tala o le tau. Ia utagia mai ona ua iai
hurricane forecast in American Samoa.
nei ‘ese’esega o fa’asalalauga o le tala o le tau i
Take note that American Samoa and Independent
Samoa now has different forecasting when it comes Amerika Samoa ma Samoa tu to’atasi i taimi o Afa.
to hurricanes.
O se fa’ata’ita’iga: E amata Matagi Malolosi i
For example: American Samoa’s Tropical Storm
Amerika Samoa pe a 40-50 le saoasaoa o savili, a’o
starts when wind speed is at 40-50 MPH, where
Independent Samoa starts its Category 1 or Cat-1 at Samoa tu to’atasi e amata ai lo latou Afa numera-1.
Fa’aaoga lenei tapenaga e fesoasoani ai ia te oe i
the same wind speed. Take note of this graph as an
taimi o tala o le tau.
aid to assist you in the event of a forecasted
For more information visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RipCurrentAS or call 699-0411 (ASDHS) / 699 9130 (NWS)
A message from…
samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014 Page 35
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samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014
Ta’aloga mo tamaiti
Paso o le Vaiaso
saunia e Hercules
Saili mai upu o lo’o tusia i lalo i totonu o le fa’atafafa o mata’itusi. Ia manatua o nei
upu, e mafai ona sipela aga’i i luma, aga’i i tua, i luga po o le aga’i fo’i i lalo.
Ia manuia le taumafaiga.
UPU: Teineona, Faataoto, Tofasole, Nofoitau, Logoitino,
Muliatea, Faleasao, Lotutaiti, Soiapule, Saeaisoo, Kolokota,
Tuaipesa, Evaeva, Satalo, Europa, Filonai, Onenoa, Polefua,
Sopemoa, Fasiemo, Asooalo, Nilaaia, Paetele
?!? TALI o Paso ?!?
1. Kolose, _____, Timoteo
1. Nofoaiga a ____?
10. Pipii mau i luga/
2. Filemoni, _____, Iakopo
3. Leiloa solo
11. Mate
4. Feso’ota’iga o malo
12. Fuala’au/Sei/Ula
5. Kofe, ____ti, Suka
13. Aiolani, E_____a
6. Feagai: MATOU
15. Feagai: O oe
7. Matai/Se’etaga/Se 18. Su’iga ___ a le Atuvasa
19. Amanavae/Matai/
8. Puupuu: ILLINOIS
9. Matai: M___goa
22. Valu ai ulu/talo
14. Ola soloatoa
24. Fusuaga tele
16. M___tele, Aleipata
25. Lalelei le saasaa
17. Fia taumafa?
28. Ama/Toalua/Pia
20. Se Konitineta
29. Matai, Masefau, F___tanu
21. Bin Laden
30. Matai, Saipipi, V___ga
23. Sa’o tama’ita’i/Loa/
31. Afioaga, Aniutea,
24. Pu’upu’u: MINNESOTA
35. Uma ona ave
26. 97, ____alu
36. Tapa pe a mu
27. Faamafolafola ai manuminumi
32. Fagaitua/Sa’o/Lauatu___?
33. Sa’o Tama’ita’i/Sataele/
34. T.A.T. tamasese Efi
Tala otooto o le Lalolagi
tusia S.A.F
KENYA - E 22 tausaga o se
ali’i mai le atunu’u o Kenya ua
taofia nei i le falepuipui, ona o
tuuaiga i lona fa’amalosia lea o
se olomatua e 90 tausaga lona
matua. Na taua i fa’amaumauga
a leoleo e fa’apea, na avea le ee
leotele o le olomatua ma itu na
laga atu ai lana tama ma lona
to’alua e vaai pe i ai se mea ua
tupu, ae maua atu ai le ali’i o
Joseph Mwaura o lo o faia mai
uiga mataga i le olomatua, ma
logo ai loa e le ulugali’i aiga
tuaoi mo se fesoasoani, mulimuli
ane logo le ofisa o leoleo ma
taofia ai loa le ali’i o Joseph. Na
taua e le matua i leoleo, e fa’alua
ona taumafai Joseph e faamalosi
o ia, peita’i sa ia fautua i ai e le
tatau ona ia faia lea uiga mataga,
peita’i o le taimi lona tolu, e alu
atu Joseph o lo o moe le olomatua i luga o lona moega, ma ia
fa’atinoina ai loa le solitulafono
e pei ona molia ai o ia.
E 22 tausaga o se ali’i ua
taofia nei i le falepuipui i Kalefonia, ina ua masalomia o ia i
lona fa’amalosia o lona grandmother e 76 tausaga le matutua,
sosoo ai loa ma lona fasiotia o
ia. Na taua e leoleo e fa’apea,
o suesuega sa faia i le DNA na
maua i le tino o le grandmother
ua maliliu, e tutusa lelei ma le
DNA a le alii o Jerome Deavila,
lea fa’atoa atoa le 6 aso talu ona
magalo mai i tua ina ua talia lana
talosaga o le palola. O lo o tete’e
malosi Jerome i tu’uaiga fa’asaga
ia te ia peita’i o lo o malosi le talitonuga o leoleo, o ia tonu lea na
fa’atinoina le solitulafono. E le i
ma se isi o le aiga o Jerome na i
E te fia poka?
Sa i ai se tasi alii Polofesa i le Numera, o ia ma si ana toalua ua
ta’i 60 tausaga le matutua, ua oo i le tasi afiafi vili atu loa le toeaina
i lona loomatua, ‘E aua le popole mai ia te ia, o la e o ma le ma
teineiti o lana vasega e toa lua 20 tausaga, a fai a la meaaoga i le
fale o le teine e igoa ia Josie . A fia moe ona moe lea, leaga e le iloa
le taimi e uma ai mea aoga a le aulaiti ia.”
Ia ‘oso loa ma le fua a le loomatua, vili loa ma le isi tamaiti o
le vasega a le toeaina, ‘e sau e ave na ia e fai lana faatau’. Alu atu
i le fale le toeaina lea o loo tuu mai ai le tusi i luga o le laulau, e
faapea, “Aua le popole mai fua ia te ‘au, o lea e mate momoe ma
Esau i le Hotel, e manaia le malosi o le 20 tausaga lea e i ai nei.
Ua lelei lava le numera a si tama, e faa-3 lelei ona ofi i totonu le
20 i le 60.”
“O le a le mea e fai faavaega mea ai le 60 ona mafai lea ona sao
i totonu o le 20…ae oute iloa foi a e tasi lava lana aluga i totonu o
le 20. E le taitai tutusa pe a vaevae le 20 i le 60.”
Sa eva le tama o Etuale i le pa pia, ua vaai atu loa i le isi teine
aulelei o nofo mai i le luga o le pa, sa tope loa le inu o ana fagu
e tolu, ua tau faate’a ai le matamuli, ia ua iloa lelei ua atoa ana
numera savali loa i le mea lea e nofo mai ai le teine.
Ua oo atu i le teine, fai atu loa, “Malo, ua leva ona ou tilotilo
mai ia oe, e i ai se isi ma lua o mai ?.” ae ‘ee le teine i luga, ma fai
mai, “Oute le fia moe a ia te oe, alu ia i o.” O tagata uma o i le pa,
ua taufai tilotilo mai uma i le mea lea e nonofo atu ai le teine ma
Etuale, ua ma nei le tama ma savalivali lemu lava i lana laulau.
E le’i atoa se afa itula ae savalivali mai loa le teine i le laulau a
Etuale, “Malie foi oe, e fetaui lava lou ‘oo atu o lea e tau faataitai
le mea e igoa o le ita, o ‘au la e ave lau ‘psychology’ i le University. E le o se mea moni le mea lea na ou faia, ae tau a o le faataitaiga. O ai foi lou suafa ?.”
Le taimi tonu lea ua uma ai le musika, ia ma faalogo uma tagata
i le tala o Etuale, ua tuu foi i luga le leo a le toeaina, ma fai atu
loa, “Oka e $20, ia na ua maumau au fagu pia, ana e fai mai e $10
semanu ua fai atu ua lelei.” tilotilo uma mai tagata i le tu matilatila
atu teine o Mele.
➧ Tali mai…
ai i totonu o le potu fa’amasino i
le taimi o lana iloiloga.
JERUSALEM - E to’atolu
ni ali’i Palesitina ua taofia nei
e leoleo Isaraelu i le falepuipui,
ina ua maua sa latou taumafaiga
na fuafua e fa’ataunu’u, o le taumafai lea e fasioti alii minisita o le
Va i Fafo a Isaraelu ia Avigador
Lieberman. Na taua e leoleo e
fa’apea, o taumafaiga a nei ali’i
sa fuafua e faia, o le faatau mai
lea o lokeki ma le fa’amoemoe
e fana ai le ta’avale a le ali’i
Minisita, pe afai e fo’i ane i lona
aiga i luga o le West Bank. O lo
o fa’aauau pea i le taimi nei le
vevesi i le va o Isaraelu ma Palesitina, e mafua mai i le tuaoi i
luga o le West Bank.
TEXAS - E to’alima ni
tamaiti laiti na maliliu i le aso
ananafi ina ua mu se fale i le
tama’i aai na nonofo ai lo latou
aiga, e mafua mai ina ua sasao
se afi ma fa’atamaia ai le fale.
Na taua i ripoti le taumafai o le
tama e fa’asao lona aiga, peita’i
e na o le tina ma le isi ona
atali’i e 3 tausaga na mafai ona
fa’asao, ae ina ua toe taumafai
atu i totonu o le fale e fa’asao
mai ola o lana fanau e to’alima
o lo o i ai, sa faigata ona ua
sasao tele le afi, aemaise ai fo’i
sa taofi o ia e aiga tuaoi mo lona
saogalemu. O tamaiti ua maliliu
e aofia ai le 15, 13, 9, 6 ma le 5
tausaga le matutua.
samoa news, Friday, November 28, 2014 Page 37
We are looking for a person of integrity, with excellent work
ethics, self-initiative, excellent communication skills (Reading,
Writing & Verbal), preferably English & Samoan. At least 2 years
of Bookkeeping, Accounting and Administrative experience.
Must have excellent computer skills including use of MIcrosoft,
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Social Medias (Facebook, Twitter,
Etc.) and Skype. Enjoys working with the public and gets along
well with fellow workers.
Please email Resumes to junepouesi@gmailcom or drop it off at
FAA #19 on Fa Street at the Lions Park.
Deadline: Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 @ 12 Noon
Contact Sala Mataalii @ (684) 699-0891/92
TO Members of the LEAENO Family and to all whom these present may come!
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that AFIAFI TUISAMATATELE of MATUU has offered for recording in
this office an instrument in writing which seeks to separate a certain structure which is or to be
erected, on land MATUU (Land in), allegedly belonging to LEAENO FAMILY of the village of MATUU.
Said land MATUU (Land in) is situated in or near the village of MATUU in the County of ITUAU,
Island of TUTUILA, American Samoa.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any interested person may object to the recording of such
instrument by filing in the Territorial Registar’s Office in Fagatogo, a written objection to the
recording of said instrument. Any objections thereto must be filed with in 30 days from the date of
posting of this notice.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if no such objections are filed within the said 30 day period,
the instrument will be recorded and shall be valid and binding on all persons. The said instrument
may be examined at any time at the Territorial Registrar’s Office.
NOVEMBER 7, 2014 thru DECEMBER 9, 2014
Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar
I tagata o le aiga sa LEAENO, ma i latou uma e silasila ma lauiloaina lenei fa’aaliga!
O le fa’aaliga lenei ona o AFIAFI TUISAMATATELE o le nu’u o MATUU ua ia fa’aulufaleina mai i
lenei ofisa se feagaiga tusitusi e fa’ailoa ai se mana’oga fia tu’u’eseina o se fale ua/po o le a,
fa’atuina i luga o le fanua o MATUU (Land in) e fa’asino i le aiga sa LEAENO, o le nu’u o MATUU. O
lenei fanua e totonu pe latalata ane i le nu’u o MATUU, itumalo o ITUAU, ile motu o TUTUILA,
Amerika Samoa.
O le fa’aaliga fo’i e fa’apea, so o se tasi e iai sona aia i lenei mata’upu e mafai ona fa’atu’i’iese
ile fa’amauina o lenei feagaiga pe a auina mai i le ofisa ole Resitara o le Teritori of Amerika Samoa i
Fagatogo, sana fa’atu’ese tusitusia. O fa’atu’iesega uma lava e ao ona fa’aulufaleina mai i totonu o
aso e 30 faitauina mai i le aso na faíaalia ai lenei fa’aaliga.
Afai ole a leai se fa’atu’i’esega e fa’aulufaleina i totonu o aso 30 e pei ona ta’ua i luga, o le a
fa’amauina loa lenei feagaiga e taualoaina ma ‘a’afia ai tagata uma.
11/14 & 11/28/14
American Samoa
Power Authority
Human Resource Department, Tafuna
PO Box PPB, Pago Pago
American Samoa 96799
Phone No: (684) 699-3033
Fax No: (684) 699-3046
Email: [email protected]
Position Title
Position Type
Reports To
Posting Date
Electrical Maintenance
Pay Rate
Career Service – 12 months probation Job Grade/Status
Water Electrical Maintenance Technician I
November 20, 2014
4:00 PM, November 28, 2014
$8.89per hour
Grade D/6/A; Non-Exempt
Water Electrical Maintenance Foreman
Major Duties & Responsibilities
The primary objective is to perform as an assistant electrical maintenance technician in the installation, maintenance
and repair of water distribution electrical fixtures, apparatus, circuitry and control equipment; to contribute to safe
working conditions at all times; to aid the reliability and efficiency of water activities in sustaining and expanding a
reliable water system; to aid the balancing of the hydraulic system in providing clean, safe potable water to every
community within the territory of American Samoa.
MinimumR equirements
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ma o le pine fa’amau o lea mau o le matai Gautaala e igoa ia “Talitalilaofie” e fa’amanatu ai le malelega a Salevalasi ia Tupuola, e
fa’atali se’i o’o i se aso.
Fai mai ua fa’ae’e le va’a ona alu loa lea o le malaga, peitai
na fa’ate’ia Alai’asa ina ua va’ai mai i le taumuli o le va’a, o lo o
nofo atu ai Iuli, ma na o Iuli lava le tulafale o lo o nofo atu ai, ma o
le ala lea e ta’ua ai Iuli o le tulafale o le Aiga Sa Alai’asa. Fai mai
le tala, ua va’ai mai Leulumoega o lo o tumutumu i Nu’uausala,
ua alu atu lava le va’a ma sunu’i lona taumua i Nu’uausala, ona
velo lea e Alai’asa o le tao ma tu i le pogati o le niu, ma o i’ina
lea na mafua ai le toga a le Aiga Sa Alai’asa e ta’ua o le “Pa’uniu
ma le Fa’atutao, ona fa’aulufale lea e Leulumoega o le malaga
ma le manatu o le a fasi Ala’iasa, peita’i ane ina ua fai le taufolo,
sa vala’au atu Alai’asa e togi mai le puta o le taufolo, ma ina ua
togi atu ia te ia, sa ia folo atoa ona manatu ai lea o Leulumoega,
e itulua le tagata lenei, ona fa’apea ai loa lea o Leulumoega, “ua
ola le pagota.” Fai mai Leulumoega, “Alai’asa, o le a avea oe ma
le na fita-i-tuga ma lau toga o le pa’uniu ma le fa’atutao, o le a
fa’aigoa fo’i oe o le Va’asi’itasi.” Soifua.
High School diploma or equivalent.
At least one (1) year experience with installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment,
systems, motors, electrical controls, panels, boxes, switches and circuits etc.
Ability to: understand and carry out oral and written instructions in both English and Samoan;
Skills, Abilities,
trouble shoot electrical problems and defects; repair or replace faulty electrical equipment and
Job Requirements apparatus.
Work involves standing, walking, stooping, bending, climbing and kneeling; occasional medium
lifting may be required.
Qualified applicants: please submit a completed ASPA Employment Application with a copy of your resume to
ASPA Tafuna (address listed above) by the deadline listed above. Please attach copies of credentials and transcripts.
Candidates selected for hire must pass examinations (when applicable), pre-employment clearances & test
negative on pre-employment drug test. ASPA reserves the right to waive education and experience requirements as
No phone inquiries accepted.
An Equal Opportunity Employer * A Drug Free Workplace
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2014 Territorial Farm Fair.
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Fa’ailoa i ripoti le si’itia auaunaga a le falema’i o le LBJ
tusia Ausage Fausia
Ua taua i le ripoti o galuega fa’atino mo le
Kuata 4 o le Tausaga Tupe 2014 a le Falema’i
o le LBJ le si’itia o ni isi o ana tautua mo le
atunu’u, e pei o le fa’aopoopo lea o foma’i ua
fai laisene ua mafai ona aga’i mai e galulue i le
falema’i, atoa ai ma le si’itia lea o le itu tau tupe
e fa’aleleia atili ai lana tautua.
O ni isi o suiga e pei ona taua i le ripoti, o
lo o atagia mai ai le mulimulita’i o le LBJ i
ni isi o ta’iala o lo o fa’ataoto mai e le Ofisa
Tutotonu o le Medicare ma le Medicaid (Centers of Medicaid and Mediare Services - CMS),
e ao ona lima ta’ita’iina ai galuega fa’atino a le
falema’i mo le puipuia o le soifua maloloina o
le atunu’u.
O ni isi o ia ta’iala e pei ona taua i le ripoti, o
le i ai lea o se tausima’i ua lesitala (RN) e galue
i sifi ta’itasi, ina ia mafai ai ona fesoasoani i le
galuega a le falema’i o lo o ta’iulu i ai togafitiga
ma le tausiga o le soifua maloloina o gasegase.
O lo o taua fo’i i le ripoti le si’itia o le tulaga
ua i ai vaega taitasi a le falema’i, e aofia ai le
toe fa’afouina o isi potu e togafiti ai tagata,
fale’aiga, atoa ai ma le fa’aea malulu o isi vaega
uma o lo o tautua ma togafiti ai le mamalu o le
E 58 teine tausima’i o lo o galulue i le LBJ
ua uma ona lesitala (RN), ma le isi toa 58 o lo o
aooga pea mo le fa’amae’aina o vasega e mafai
ai ona lesitala i latou, ina ia agava’a ai i latou i ni
isi o ta’iala ua mae’a ona tu’uina mai e le CMS
e ao ona mulimulita’i ai le pulega a le LBJ.
I le tulaga o tupe maua a le LBJ, o lo o taua
ai le si’itia o tupe maua a le LBJ i le to’atele
o tagata na asia le falema’i, i le taimi na pipisi
ai le fa’ama’i o le fa’ama’i ma le siama o le
‘chiungunya’ lea na a’afia ai le atunu’u i ni nai
masina e le i mamao atu.
Sadie’s Hotels have openings now for:
E 115,986 le aofa’i o tagata mama’i o lo o
taua i le ripoti sa latou asia le falema’i i le kuata
4 o le tausaga tupe 2013, lea e $901,187 le aofa’i
o le tupe sa mafai ona maua mai ai, peita’i o
le kuata 4 o le tausaga tupe 2014, e tusa ma le
to’a 118,184 le aofa’i o tagata sa latou asia le
falema’i, o se fa’aopoopoga fo’i lea i tupe maua
a le falema’i i le aofa’iga e $1,028,495 sa mafai
ona maua mai ai, tusa lea e 14% ua si’itia ai
tupe maua nai lo le 2013.
O lo o taua i se vaega o lenei ripoti e fa’apea, o
vaega sa pito sili ona maitauina ai le fa’aopoopo
o tagata na asia le falema’i, e le gata o le potu
e taunu’u i ai gasegase tigaina, ae fa’apea fo’i i
isi vaega o le falema’i o lo o mafai ona ofo atu
ai tautua mo le tausiaina o le soifua maloloina
o le atunu’u.
O isi vaega o lo o taua i totonu o le ripoti o
tulaga i le tautua a le fale’aiga a le falema’i, lea
o lo o mafai ona latou kukaina taumafa paleni
ma le soifua maloloina mo le fofoga taumafa
o le atunu’u, o iina fo’i le isi alagatupe o lo o
maua mai ai. O lo o taua fo’i i le ripoti le siitia
o tupe maua mai le fale’aiga a le falema’i i le
aofa’i e $222,832 i le kuata 4 o le tausaga tupe
2014, pe a fa’atusatusa i le $169,678 sa maua i
le kuata 4 o le tausaga tupe 2013.
I le aotelega o tupe maua a le falema’i sa
maua i le kuata 4 ua atagia mai ai le si’itia i le
aofaiga e $174,278, tusa lea o le aofa’i atoa e
$1.2 miliona, pe a fa’atusatusa i le tulaga maualalo sa i ai le kuata 4 o le tausaga tupe 2013.
O le agaga atoa o le Komiti Fa’afoe a le
falema’i, ia lelei le tulaga o tupe maua a le
falemai, lelei le sau i totonu o vailaau ma fualaau, atoa ai ma le lava o foma’i e galulue mo le
tausiga o le soifua maloloina o le atunuu atoa,
ae sili ai i lo lena, ia mafai ona fa’aitiitia pili a
le falema’i ina ia gafatia e le atunu’u ona totogi.
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Sa auai i le vaiaso na te’a nei le minisita o le Soifua Maloloina, le afioga Tuitama Leao Dr. Talalelei Tuitama, i le fonotaga faavaomalo lona lua e faatatau i taumafa tatau mo le soifua
maloloina, sa tuufaatasia e le Faalapotopotoga o Taumafa ma
Faatoaga, le FAO ma le Faalapotopotoga o le Soifua Maloloina
o le Lalolagi, le WHO, i le ofisa autu o le FAO i Roma i Italia. E
silia i le 190 atunuu ma isi faalapotopotoga faavaomalo sa auai
o latou sui i lea fonotaga ma sa aofia ai le taitai o le Ekalesia
Katoliko ia Pope Faranisisi, o le masiofo o Sepania ma le toatele
o taitai o isi atunuu o le lalolagi faapea tagata tomai faapitoa i
mataupu tau taumafa tatau.
Sa valaaulia le afioga Tuitama e saunoa i se tasi o vaega o le
fonotaga ma sa faapea ona faia ai le folasaga a le alii minisita i
le autu, “O taumafa tatau mo tagata uma.”
Na taua e Tuitama le eseesega o vaega e ave i ai le faataua a
atunuu malolosi o le lalolagi pe a oo i le itu tau taumafa, soifua
maloloina ma fefaatauaiga, ma ia faaaogaina ai mo se faataitaiga
le tiai mai o taumafa e maualalo lona tulaga lelei mo le soifua
maloloina i atunuu laiti e pei o Samoa, faapea le faasaina e le
Faalapotopotoga o Fefaatauaiga a le Lalolagi, le WTO, o taumafaiga a Samoa e tuu ni lafoga i le faaulufaleina mai o ia ituaiga
taumafa. Na taua foi e le alii minisita le talanoaina o lea mataupu
i le fono a atumotu laiti tau atiae o le lalolagi lea na talimalo ai
Samoa, ona o le tele o faamai e pei o le suka, toto maualuga ma
faamai o le fatu e mafua i ia ituaiga taumafa.
O le vaiaso fou e toe faaauau ai le faamasinoga o le tina ia
Maota Ah Tar, lea ua molia ma teena lona moliaga o le fasioti
tagata faamoemoeina. O se mataupu lenei e pei ona lipotia
muamua atu, o se tina na fanau lana pepe i le 44 tausga talu ai
ma o lo o tuuaia i le maliu ai o lana pepe.
O lo o teena malosi e lenei tina ia tuuaiga faasaga ia te ia,
ao le valaauina o le mataupu sa tuuina atu ai ma le talosaga a
le tamaitai loia o lo o tulai mo lenei tina le susuga Leota Tima
Leavai, ina ia faaleaogaina le moliaga faasaga i le tina ua molia.
Mo le silafia o le tina matua lenei ua 64 tausaga lona matua, ma
o lo o masalomia lona faaooina o le oti i lana pepe faato’a fanau
mai, e pei ona aumaia e ona lava uso i luma o le tulafono. O le
toe tolopoina ai la o le amataga o le iloiloga o lenei mataupu, sei
tagatagai le alii faamasino ia Vui Clarence Nelson i le talosaga
ma mafuaaga o le ono faaleaogaina ai o lenei moliaga faasaga i
lea tina, e pei ona tuuaia ai o ia.
1: Kitchen Manager; Food costing, Inventory control,
personnel management.
2: Chef; As above plus Certificate from recognized
culinary School , 5 years experience.
3: Sous Chef: Culinary School certificate plus
3 years experience.
4: Pastry Chef: Certificate from culinary school plus
3 years experience.
5. Servers with Experience
6. Bussers
Apply with CV and references to:
Sadie’s Hotels, Utulei, American Samoa.
Email: [email protected] .
TO Members of the IA Family and to all whom these present may come!
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IAKOPO APINERU of FITIUTA has offered for recording in this
office an instrument in writing which seeks to separate a certain structure which is or to be
erected, on land MAGOTO allegedly belonging to IA FAMILY of the village of FITIUTA. Said land
MAGOTO is situated in or near the village of FITIUTA in the County of FITIUTA, Island of MANU’A,
American Samoa.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any interested person may object to the recording of such
instrument by filing in the Territorial Registar’s Office in Fagatogo, a written objection to the
recording of said instrument. Any objections thereto must be filed with in 30 days from the date of
posting of this notice.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if no such objections are filed within the said 30 day period,
the instrument will be recorded and shall be valid and binding on all persons. The said instrument
may be examined at any time at the Territorial Registrar’s Office.
POSTED: NOVEMBER 17, 2014 thru DECEMBER 17, 2014
SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar
I tagata o le aiga sa IA, ma i latou uma e silasila ma lauiloaina lenei fa’aaliga!
O le fa’aaliga lenei ona o IAKOPO APINERU o le nu’u o FITIUTA ua ia fa’aulufaleina mai i lenei
ofisa se feagaiga tusitusi e fa’ailoa ai se mana’oga fia tu’u’eseina o se fale ua/po o le a, fa’atuina i
luga o le fanua o MAGOTO e fa’asino i le aiga sa IA, o le nu’u o FITIUTA. O lenei fanua e totonu pe
latalata ane i le nu’u o FITIUTA, itumalo o FITIUTA, ile motu o MANU’A, Amerika Samoa.
O le fa’aaliga fo’i e fa’apea, so o se tasi e iai sona aia i lenei mata’upu e mafai ona fa’atu’i’iese
ile fa’amauina o lenei feagaiga pe a auina mai i le ofisa ole Resitara o le Teritori of Amerika Samoa i
Fagatogo, sana fa’atu’ese tusitusia. O fa’atu’iesega uma lava e ao ona fa’aulufaleina mai i totonu o
aso e 30 faitauina mai i le aso na faíaalia ai lenei fa’aaliga.
Afai ole a leai se fa’atu’i’esega e fa’aulufaleina i totonu o aso 30 e pei ona ta’ua i luga, o le a
fa’amauina loa lenei feagaiga e taualoaina ma ‘a’afia ai tagata uma.
11/28 & 12/12/14
American Samoa Government
RFP No: RFP-010-2015
Issuance Date: November 28, 2014
Date & Time Due: January 30, 2015
No later than 2:00 p.m. local time
The American Samoa Government (ASG) issues a Request For Proposals (RFP) from
qualified firms to provide:
“Public Private Partnership of the American Samoa Shipyard”
Original and five copies of the Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked:
“American Samoa Shipyard PPP.” Submissions are to be sent to the following address and
will be received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Friday, January 30, 2015:
Office of Procurement
American Samoa Government
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
attn: Tiaotalaga J.E. Kruse, CPO
Any proposal received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under any
circumstances. Late submissions will not be opened or considered and will be determined as
beingn on-responsive.
The RFP Scope of Work outlining the proposal requirements is available at the Office of
Procurement, Tafuna, American Samoa, during normal working hours.
Request for Proposal data will be thoroughly reviewed by an appointed Source Evaluation
Board under the auspices of the Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Procurement, ASG.
Right of Rejection:
The American Samoa Government reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to
waive any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted proposals that are not in the best
interests of the American Samoa Government or the public.
“Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action”
Chief Procurement Officer
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