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The trade winds drop and Hawaii gets muggy… 8 Treasury – Most OT incurred in previous administration… 5 Heat off to NBA Finals, beat the Pacers 99-76 B1
Some of the The AYFS All Star Team that are representing American Samoa well in Hawai’i. In an e-mail message from the AYFS in Hawai’i: “On behalf of AYFS President, Shiloh Pritchard, staff, coaches, and team — Thank you to all those who helped make this trip possible, parents, community, families and friends!” #55 Falaniko Vargas, #58 Zarius Moala, Sila Poasa Jr. (AYFS Board Member), #52 Fa’afetai Mamea, #57 Malaefou Tausaga, #14 Gillboy Papali’i Jr (kneeling). See Sports section for update of AYFS All Star Team.
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DBAS FY2012 ASHSAA sports takes big had operating funding cut for new year loss of $1 Mil.
Drives major changes in football competition
By Jeff Hayner, Samoa News Reporter
Management elected not to audit Section 1602 program
by Samoa News staff
Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) reported an operating loss of just over $1 million on an asset base of more than $21 million for fiscal year 2012 compared to the previous fiscal year, according to the audit report of DBAS, whose loan portfolio had a net value of more than $19 million in FY 2012. The independent audit report, which was conducted by the auditing firm of RC Holsinger Associates, does not include an audit of the federally funded Section 1602 loan program, because it was not required by the bank management. Released in April this year and posted on the DBAS website (www.dbas.org), the financial statement audit for FY2012 covers up to Dec. 31, 2012. The report provides financial highlights of the government owned entity, whose major operating revenue source is interest on loans. Among the highlights cited in the report is that for FY 2012, the bank reported an operating loss of $1.04 million on an asset base of $21.74 million as compared with an operating loss of $803,729 on an asset base of $22.30 million in FY 2011. The increase in the operating loss resulted from the decline in total revenues by $124,156 while total expenses went up by $113,314, according to the report, which also states that total revenues fell due mainly to the decrease in operating grants, other income, and administrative fees, while total expenses increased due mainly to the increase in salaries and other expenses. Regarding total net assets of the bank, the report says net assets decreased by 2.8% from $21.88 million in FY 2011 to $21.26 million in FY 2012, due mainly to the decrease in administrative fee income, other income, and operating grants. The net value of the loan portfolio, however, increased from $19.18 million in FY 2011 to $19.29 million in FY 2012 because of the increased amount of loan disbursements made during the year, the audit report states. (According to the FY 2011 audit report, the net value of the loan portfolio increased from $18,690,280 in FY 2010 to $19,184,559 in FY 2011 because of the increased number of loan disbursements made during that year.) It also pointed out that the amount of total loans outstanding to employees, officers, directors, and their affiliated companies decreased from $1.01 million (or $1,012,097) in FY 2011 to $690,064 in FY 2012. (In FY 2010, the amount of total loans outstanding to employees, officers, directors, and their affiliated companies stood at $823,576.) Another financial highlight in the audit report states that the amount of total federal awards or grants received by the bank decreased from $760,781 in FY 2011 to $499,674 in FY 2012 due mainly to a decrease of $208,559 in operating grants.
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ASHSAA sports will be taking a hugh hit come the new school year — 2013- 2014 — because of major cuts in its funding, due to the federal sequestration, the cost reduction in ASDOE’s federal Consolidated Grant and the lack of a specific yearly appropriation in the ASDOE fiscal year budget. As a result, the island’s favorite sport and potential scholarship source — ASHSAA football — is looking at some major changes to its season format, including no television coverage, unless KVZK-TV, the government owned television station, pays for it, themselves, according to the Program Director for Athletics Tumua Matuu, who said these are decisions that have been made by the ASHSAA board. One of those decisions is to also remove Playoffs and Championship games from all future ASHSAA competition. ASDOE FUNDING CUTS FOR ALL SPORTS PROGRAMS In the ASDOE First 100-day Report, ASDOE Director Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau noted, under the Extra-Curricular Sports sub-heading, that in past years, the ASDOE athletic budgets have been extracted from their yearly appropriations, causing budget overruns.
“This year, ASDOE leadership revised the extra-curricular sports program to streamline programs and staff.   This reduced our yearly costs from $170,000 to $30,000. This redistribution in sports activities positively impacts staff time, use of buses, and use of facilities,” she added. (Hunkin-Finau did not specifically indicate in her report who cut the “ASDOE athletic budgets… from their yearly appropriations” — ASDOE, the ASG Budget Office or the Fono.) In a brief interview last night, the ASDOE director confirmed that the Extra-Curricular Sports yearly costs have been reduced from $170,000 to $30,000 due to budget constraints. For example, she said the 10% across the board reduction for all ASG ordered by the governor due to federal sequestration and the 5% cost reduction in ASDOE’s  federal Consolidated Grant, reduces ASDOE financial resources across the board. “ASDOE was sponsoring a lot of sports activities and programs and it is just not affordable for us,” she said. “We are also faced with various expenses to be paid out on sports program and activities, such as staff and bus drivers.” “So $30,000 is a lot more affordable for us,” she added.
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The boys in blue singing their hearts out for the last time at the Home of the Sharks during their graduation ceremony held yesterday morning, as they bid farewell to Samoana High School. There were 216 Seniors — girls and boys — that graduated yesterday to the theme of “The Secret to getting ahead is getting started – Mark Twain”. SHS graduation was ‘short and sweet’ in keeping with the ASDOE’s decision to have public school graduations stay within the 2-hour mark. See Samoana High School graduation highlights inside, brought to you by Coca-Cola and Powerade, distributed [photo: TG] exclusively by GHC Reid & Co. Ltd. ‘Oloa O Leala’, Your Family of Fine Beverages.
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samoa news, Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Woman arrested on stealing charges for scamming travelers
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Samoa News Reporter
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By Samantha Weaver
✖ It was architect Frank Lloyd Wright who made the following sage observation: “A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” ✖ If you take the free toiletries when you stay in a hotel, you’re not alone; fully 92 percent of travelers do so. ✖ In a traditional wedding in Fiji, the groom is expected to present the bride’s father with a tooth from a whale, and the bride gets tattooed before the ceremony. ✖ You might be surprised to learn that lightning isn’t confined to thunderstorms; the phenomenon can also occur in hurricanes, forest fires, volcanic eruptions and even serious snowstorms. ✖ What’s in a name? A great deal, it turns out, if you’re talking about housing prices. Those who study such things say that a house on a “boulevard” is valued at over one-third more than the same house that has “street” in its address. ✖ Before the 1976 film “Star Wars” was released, the studio, Twentieth Century Fox, conducted some marketing research on the movie. The results? It was concluded that robots would turn off most viewers, and that under no circumstances should the word “war” be used in the title. Obviously, filmmaker George Lucas ignored the advice. ✖ Idi Amin may be best remembered as Uganda’s corrupt and violent dictator during most of the 1970s, but from 1951 to 1960, he was that country’s heavyweight boxing champion. ✖ The literal translation of “karate” from the Japanese is “empty hand.” • • • • • • • • • • • • • Thought for the Day • • • • • • • • • • • • • “There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.” — C.A.R. Hoare
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division arrested over the weekend Nofo Te’o Utu — who calls herself a Visa Agent — on two charges of stealing, in what appears to be a scam perpetrated upon two male travelers in need of U.S. visas. The stealing charges are both class C felonies punishable by imprisonment up to seven years, a fine of up to $5,000, a fine equal to twice the amount of gain from the commission of said crime up to $20,000— or both fine and imprisonment. Utu, who’s being held on bail of $10,000 made her initial appearance in the District Court yesterday morning. She’s represented by Fiti Sunia, while prosecuting is Assistant Attorney General Julie Pasquale. According to the government’s case on March 2013, “IT” and his wife, upon learning that defendant was an individual Visa Agent, went to her residence and asked for her help in applying for a United States Visa through the U.S. Embassy in Apia, Samoa. It’s alleged Utu told the couple that they needed to pay $100 for the processing fee, $150 for the visa application request, $160 for fingerprinting and $150 for IT’s airfare to Samoa. Court filings say, IT paid $560 to defendant in March 2013, where defendant informed IT that she had processed all paperwork for said visa and told IT to get ready for his appointment in Apia. It’s alleged the day before IT was scheduled to fly to Apia the defendant called IT, telling him that he would not fly to Apia but instead, defendant would be the one to represent IT and other applicants at the U.S. Embassy in Apia and answer questions on their behalf. The government claims IT and his wife stated that when defendant left and then came back from Apia, she told them that IT’s visa will arrive in two weeks time and more than two weeks passed without a visa confirmation. IT then contacted defendant again, and this time, according to IT, said defendant gave them different information about when the visa would arrive. She told them it would arrive on multiple occasions all the way up to May 17, 2013, however IT never received his visa. Police also spoke to another complaining witness, identified as “SS” who also paid money to defendant for a U.S. Visa, but he did not get his visa either. SS told CID Detectives, on March 12, 2013 he paid defendant $150 for the Visa Confirmation number, two days later, he gave defendant $100 for the processing fee and $150 for airfare to Apia. It’s alleged defendant told SS he would leave for Apia on April 06, 2013 for his interview but when SS spoke with defendant on April 04, 2013 she told SS that he needed to pay $160 more for fingerprinting process, which SS paid. SS further stated that defendant kept changing her story as to when SS would go to Apia for his interview. SS sought assistance from the Department of Public Safety CID Division, under Commander Lavatai Taase Sagapolutele.   CID Detectives spoke to Utu on May 21, 2013 where she said that the appointments had been set for the two male individuals. Police asked defendant about the fees that she charged the victims, and it is alleged that she admitted she had been overcharging the two males. “Defendant stated that she had over-charged the victims and used the money for personal purposes. She also stated she used the money given to her for their airfares and was willing to pay them back in a timely manner.” “Defendant further stated that she had provided them (victims) with false information regarding their visas and wanted to apologize to them for doing it,” say court filings. The government further alleges the defendant admitted to stealing money from IT and SS and also admitted to charging the victims for fees that do not exist. Police spoke to Noue, of the U.S. Embassy in Apia, Samoa, who said that there were applications for a visa or other services received by the U.S. Embassy for IT and SS, and that a visa application through the U.S. Embassy has only one $160 fee that is to be paid directly to the Embassy.  Noue from the U.S. Embassy also told police that all visa applicants must come in to the U.S. Embassy in person for an interview, and that there is no policy that allows a sponsor to appear on the applicant’s behalf for this requirement.
1SG Andy Bryce was born in American Samoa, son of retired US-Army, Wallace J. Bryce of Tufuiopa Apia, and Vateatea Iva Masaniai Te’e Sr. Bryce of Vatia. Entered the Army in December 1993. Attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri advanced individual training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. 1SG Bryce served nine of his assignments plus El Paso, Texas, at where he is stationed today. He received 14 awards and decorations, his favorites and most important awards when he served in Iraq and received a Global War on terrorism Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal...Upon God’s will, 1SG Andy Bryce should be retired from the Army within three years.
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HANIPALE MALAE DENIES CRIMINAL CHARGES IN SEX CASE   A Manu’a man from Ofu, who’s facing multiple sexually related charges involving three girls he brought in from Savai’i as domestic workers, entered a plea of not guilty to the 12 criminal charges filed against him during his arraignment yesterday morning in High Court. Hanipale Malae, who remains behind bars on bail set at $100,000, underwent his preliminary examination in the District Court. Malae is facing 12 criminal charges, which include two counts of rape, two counts of sodomy, two counts of deviate sexual assault, two counts of sexual abuse first degree, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, third degree assault and furnishing pornographic material to minors. According to the government’s case, the three girls involved are FS (27 yrs), FP (15 yrs) and SS (20 yrs). The defendant is represented by Sharron Rancourt, while prosecuting for the government is Deputy A.G. Mitzie Jessop. During the PX hearing, the defendant waived his rights to the charges filed in the cases of FS and FP, with some charges filed in the case of SS while the PX hearing was held. The government called to the stand the lead investigator in this case, Criminal Investigation Division Detective Alicia Godinet who informed the court that SS had informed her, the defendant forced her to have sex with him, despite how she refused. Det. Godinet noted SS said she cried during the sexual intercourse. Following the hearing District Court Judge John Ward noted that there is probable cause to have this matter bound over in all the charges. According to the government’s case, the incident came to light when Police Officers at the Manu’a Police Station contacted CID informing them of the allegations. According to the government’s case, on May 17, 2013 this matter was reported from Manu’a alleging Malae had assaulted three girls physically and sexually. The three girls from Savai’i all three lived with Malae and his wife in the territory and Manu’a. The government further claims, FS ran away from the defendant’s residence after she was allegedly assaulted on May 16, 2013. She was picked up by Manu’a police officers the next day and was taken to the hospital for treatment. While at the hospital, FS informed police she has also been sexually abused by defendant along with two other females who also lived with him. Full details of this case can
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Samoa News Reporter
be found in the Friday, May 24, 2013 edition of Samoa News. PERSISTENT FELON DEREK ROPATI SENTENCED IN FOURTH ESCAPE FROM JAIL   Chief Justice Michael Kruse sentenced persistent felon Derek Ropati to five years in jail, for his fourth escape from jail last week Friday. During his plea agreement, Kruse noted that Ropati, was a repeat offender who escaped from jail four times and yet the government had yet to charge him as a “persistent felon”. A “persistent felony offender” is an offender who has previously been convicted of felonies, and who is presently being sentenced for another felony committed on a different occasion than the first. Ropati is currently serving time in jail for previous criminal convictions and was charged with escaping from police custody on May 31, 2011. Sefo Lemalu is co-defendant in this case. Ropati pleaded guilty to escaping from police custody. The defendant apologized for his actions and asked the court for leniency in handing down his sentencing. Court filings say the two men raised up the fence and crawled underneath. Police officers apprehended Ropati inside the Manulele Elementary School later on the day in question, while Lemalu was apprehended by police behind the Tutuila store the same day they escaped jail. According to the government’s case Ropati was being held in custody following a conviction for previously escaping from jail while serving time in a murder case for which he had been convicted, while Lemalu was incarcerated for a previous escape and robbery case. SUSPECT IN HAWTHORNE BURGLARY ARRESTED, CHARGED Logoitino Amituana’i is facing five criminal charges in connection with a burglary of the Hawthorne Warehouse store in May 2013. Fanolua is held on bail of $10,000 and is facing charges of first degree burglary, stealing, possession of burglar’s tools, resisting arrest and property damage in the first degree. According to the government’s case, on May 24, 2013 police received calls reporting an alleged burglary in progress at Hawthorne and Police Officer Iapani Tiumalu was assigned to investigate.   Police arrived at the scene and met with the caller, who noted that two individuals were still inside the warehouse, which was closed for business. Police officers saw two individuals running out of the rear door nearby, who were later identified as the defendant and co-defendant (who has yet to be charged). Court filings say police officers informed the two men that
they are police officers, yet the alleged burglars still took off on foot. Police officers ran after them and caught up with them near the Ford Motors building. Police officers arrested the pair and inside the co-defendants pocket, it is alleged that police found a small red bag containing a digital camera and two SD Memory Cards. The photos on the camera were of employees of the Hawthorne Warehouse. In defendant’s pockets, police retrieved two screw drivers and a pocket knife. The General Manager of the Hawthorne, Inc. warehouse, Christopher Bullinger identified the camera, red bag, memory cards, and the pocket knife, as belonging to employees of Hawthorne, Inc. and taken from the warehouse. It’s alleged the value of the retrieved stolen items exceed $100. According to court filings, the lead investigator noted that upon canvassing the crime scene, it was determined that the point of entry was the rear door of the Hawthorne Warehouse. The evidence showed that the rear door was smashed in using a solid object. The defendant informed police he threw a rock at the door, causing the damage to the door, he then kicked the door to gain entrance.  The government claims a blood trail leading from the rear door into the warehouse and a cut on Defendant’s right leg/foot confirmed the events. Additionally, inside the warehouse, police recovered two cash registers on the ground that appeared to have been tampered with.
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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 MAILO of the village of FAGATOGO by IOANE MAILO of the village of FAGATOGO, county of MAOPUTASI, EASTERN 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 MAILO shall be registered in the name of IOANE MAILO in accordance with the laws of American Samoa. POSTED: APRIL 29, 2013 thru JUNE 28, 2013 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar 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 MAILO o le nu’u o FAGATOGO e IOANE MAILO o FAGATOGO faalupega o MAOPUTASI, falelima i SASA’E. 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 IOANE MAILO e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono a Amerika Samoa. 05/04 & 06/04/13
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Letter to the Editor
samoa news, Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Dear Editor, It’s about time that the road at the Tafuna Otto Haleck’s compound intersection towards the Tradewind Hotel and the Mormon Lake is finally happening. I’m sorry for being sarcastic but we, the residents, have been suffering far too long. I thank the Governor and his administration for the big change in all our road projects, things are progressing beautifully. Fa’amalo lava i lau afioga le kovana, le fai o mea silisili ma lou tali mana’o mo ou tagata. May God continue to pour out His grace and blessings upon you and your administration. I especially thank our Tualauta representative, Honorable Larry Sanitoa for being an aggressive, yet humble servant for finally getting this project to bear fruit. Your hard work paid off, my hat’s off to you, Rep. My question now, is the drainage dilemma at the Mormon Lake area going to be part of this road surface project? This is a perfect time for an experienced engineer to tear up the existing “old good for nothing drainage” and design a workable drainage system. We, the residents of the Ottoville Tafuna area have been suffering too long. We don’t need a band aid fix this time; we demand the “real deal”. I hope and pray that Mc Connell Dowell engineers pay extra attention to the drainage problem because we have been suffering for more than 10 years with that drainage issue. It does not make sense having a first class road resurface without fixing the drainage disaster that has obstructed and hindered the flow of traffic and caused us suffering every time it rained. I would like to suggest an idea to be considered by the committee who are putting out contracts for bid for government road projects, also to the directors of the Procurement and Public Works. There should be a special provision for contractors to guarantee their work for a period of time, (6 months or 1 year) in order for their work to be approved and accepted. There should be 10 - 20% funds held or withheld until the project guarantee period is completed, if there are no discrepancies within that time frame, the funds should be released to the contractor. The government is spending so much money on some road jobs that are not guaranteed. The local and stateside tax payers deserve to be satisfied that what they are paying for is worth the money. Fa’afetai and Soifua, Su’a Lucia Bartley (Editor’s Note: While I feel for residents of the Ottoville area — the drainage problems are a big mess — I can’t help but make note that these problems are a result of the government not stepping up to the plate and demanding that when private houses, or compounds — such as the Mormon and the Catholic Fatuo-aiga, as well as apartments — are built, they must include a proper drainage plan, i.e. sewer and water. One need only look at the Mormon lake, or the flooding that happens whenever a rain deluge happens in the Fagaima area and over by the Cost U Less road area. Commercial developments, houses, churches, stone walls, etc. all contributed to this problem, and it needed Public Works to do its job — they are the ones that signed off on the building permits. Perhaps, what is needed here is for ASG to ask these residential, private and commercial developers to kick in a monthly fee for water drainage, like ASPA charges to maintain our water supply. I’m just saying… it didn’t happen overnight and it didn’t happen in ignorance — we get over 200 inches a year of rain, where did we think it goes? ra)
ASG partners with non-profit org. to control pet population
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
Among the goals of the newly established government task force to control the stray dog and “roaming animal” population is to license the dogs, and have them register with the Department of Agriculture. But the top goal of the task force, says Mona King of the non profit group, Alofa Mo Meaola (Love for Animals), is for the government to bring on board a veterinarian, which the territory has lacked since the Vet clinic was closed more than a year ago. King was speaking last Friday morning on the KSBS-FM morning drive show where she discussed the governor’s newly established task force under its new name — the Animal Control and Care Program (ACCP) Task Force. According to the ACCP plan, the task force adopted and revised the 2005 Stray Dog task force, which was established by former Gov. Togiola Tulafono. Under the new ACCP, the task force has eight members: • Marion Fitisemanu (chairman) - Health Department • Lea’e Mauga (vice chairman) - Samoan Affairs Office • Enele Ta’atasi - American Samoa Power Authority • Peter Gurr - Agriculture Department • Ken Tupua - Parks and Recreation • Ma’anaima Fualaau - Public Works • Mona King - Alofa mo Meaola • Nick King - Alofa mo Meaola In addition to the ASG departments named by the governor, the task force is working with other ASG departments and community organizations and has established a direct partnership with Alofa Mo Meaola animal care organization, the ACCP plan states. The task force’s number one goal — according to the plan — is to hire a full time veterinarian to head a full time animal clinic staff at Agriculture Department. Additionally, Agriculture veterinarian services are to provide spay/neuter clinics for pets. Moreover, the force will organize and support a spay/neuter campaign with off-island veterinarian teams and non-profit organizations. ASG has been without a veterinarian since the last one retired more than a year ago resulting in the Vet Clinic being closed. As previously reported by Samoa News, the Agriculture Department has been diligently working to bring on board a new veterinarian, whose paperwork is now being processed through Human Resources Department. Mona King says the governor told the task force during a recent meeting that this was a priority — to get a vet hired — and that is what they and Agriculture are working on now. While awaiting a new veterinarian, she said, Alofa Mo Meaola was able to secure the help of a Hawai’i vet, who arrived last Thursday to conduct clinics this week. The non-profit group has been bringing from Hawai’i, at least once a month, a vet to work with them, check on injured animals and provide other animal care services. However, she says that once a full time ASG vet is hired that person can handle this important task as well as conducting spay and neutering services. In addition to spaying and neutering, another task force objective is to have licenses issued, which are to be worn at all times on the dog’s collar. A computer data base will also be maintained of all licensed dogs and their owners, said King, who added that the task force is pushing for this licensing, and the cost is just $5 at the Dept. of Agriculture, where owner information is catalogued and put on the collar. “That way if we do go around and pick up your dog, we have a way to track it, and we can give you a call and you can come and pick up your animal,” she said. “So we’re hoping that people will do this and come in and license their animals.” She also says that it’s the governor’s hope, by establishing this task force, that “we can help control the strays here on island as well as the roaming animals.” “People think that we have a lot of strays on island” she explained, “but in actuality, we have a lot of roaming animals that are owned. They’re just roaming around free because, there’s no legislation to make sure that these animals are kept within their owner’s yard,” she said. “You’ll never find, or hardly find, a land and a house that’s all caged in. With communal land, you’re not going to find that,” she said. “So of course the animals follow their owners and they’re walking around — so they’re not really strays — they’re pretty much roaming animals,” she said and stressed that this is the reason it’s important that animals are licensed, to better identify that many of these animals have owners. Another goal of the task force plan is to come up with draft legislation dealing with animal control laws in the territory, as well as enforcing those laws. One objective of this goal is to research pertinent Domestic Animal laws in other jurisdictions, and adapt them to local requirements and needs. Also through legislation, they hope to develop and create an Animal Control Officer and staff under the Agriculture Department’s Veterinarian to assist in the enforcement of local domestic animal laws, according to the plan. Mona King says the task force will be working with the Attorney General’s Office on this issue as well as other matters pertaining to their work. She also dismissed claims that “people don’t care about their animals” — which is something that has been stated many times in the territory. “I have a list of over 200 people who want their animals to be spayed or neutered. So obviously people do care about that, and we have people calling us constantly to get their animals checked because something has happened to them,” she said. Additionally, Alofa Mo Meaola has recorded over 400 animals that have already been spayed or neutered. “So we have that many animals in our data-base,” she said, referring to the Alofa Mo Meaola data base.
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Treasury report: most OT incurred “during previous administration”
More than $600,000 in overtime was incurred by the American Samoa Government during the first six months of the current fiscal year, 2013, with a majority of it occurring during the previous administration, says ASG Treasurer Dr. Falema’o ‘Phil’ M. Pili in a memo included in the Treasury Department’s 100days report submitted to the Governor’s Office. Treasury’s analysis of overtime covers the period of Oct. 1, 2012 up to Apr. 8, 2013 with the total overtime at $616,519.61. Of the total overtime, $376,076.96 or 61% took place during the Togiola Administration and $240,442.65, or 39% is attributed to the current administration, said Pili. For revenues collected during the same period (Oct. 1, 2012 and Apr. 8, 2013), Treasury says the Togiola Administration collected $286,699.01 (or 55%), versus $234,571.92 (or 45%) under the Lolo administration, with a total of $521,270.93 from reimbursable arrangements with vendors and airlines, in accordance with local laws. Pili noted that the drop in revenue is the result of the “cutback” in overtime. (Lolo during the outset of his administration halted overtime and this message was reiterated in an Apr. 1 letter to government agencies.) “Although at first glance these numbers seem to indicate excessive overtime activities, it is critical to note that there are reimbursable budgeted funds and budgeted grant revenues to cover the majority of the overtime expenses,” said Pili. He explained the two overtime funding sources — Local Revenues and Grant Revenues— are $480,421.23 and $136,098.38 respectively. Of these amounts, $521,270.93 has been reimbursed by either the vendors or the airlines, with $136,098.38 covered under the grants program. That leaves overtime work directly funded by local funds at $97,383.14 of which $84,234.80 was incurred during the Togiola Administration and only $15,483.36 during the Lolo Administration, according to the Treasurer. Pili said it appears that the governor’s mandate limiting overtime is “progressing fairly well” with the exception of the Department and Education and Public Works. “This I believe can be easily corrected and improved in due time,” he said. He also says that the combined surplus of $138,229 from overtime billed — at the reported period of this review — by the departments/agencies in accordance with local law, contributes to the revenue make up of ASG. Pili further points out that after a complete and thorough review, it is obvious that the overtime incurred by the departments/agencies who are
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guarding and securing territorial borders to safe keep the community, is paid for by the fees from the vendors and airlines, for whom “we are providing services for our national security” in accordance with Customs Officers Service Fees and Payment of Government Personnel Working After Hours provisions of local law. “The clearance services provided to our vendors and airlines are vital to their operations; the longer a vessel takes to enter and depart affects their bottom line,” the Treasurer said. “At the same time, we must take into consideration our obligatory duties to the community and to our government.” Treasury says customs — as regulated by statute — is able to charge for clearance services in order to support overtime. However, no overtime is paid unless funds are sufficient to
cover these expenditures. “Moving forward, all overtime is pre-approved by executive leadership based on the requirements needed to provide the service to our people,” said Treasury, adding that during the month of January, the value of imports brought into the territory was equivalent to over $27 million with $11 million worth of exports in fish products departing the territory. Pili also stated that it is apparent that the budgeted overtime under approved grants is not being spent and “highly” recommends that the grantees be encouraged and allowed to spend their budgeted funds to serve the purpose of their programs. With the federal sequestration, the grantees should review ways of maximizing the usage of approved funding without jeopardizing their programs or the usage of local revenues, said Pili.
South Pacific Academy K-5 graduates Spencer S. Shefler and Matthathias Fanuatanu Jr. Mamea pose for the Samoa News camera following their graduation ceremony held at the SPA [photo by B. Chen] gymnasium on Thursday, May 30.
Senior Bank Executive Employment Opportunity
Community Bank of American Samoa (IO) is seeking a Chief Credit Officer. SUMMARY CBAS (IO) is in the process of obtaining regulatory approval to open a full-service FDIC-insured bank in early 2014. The Chief Credit Officer will be an essential part of the senior executive team during the application process. Assuming the application is successful, the Chief Credit Officer would then be responsible for the lending operations at the new bank. The CCO will work directly under the bank’s Chief Executive Officer, and in conjunction with the Chief Financial and Operating Officers. Prior to the bank’s opening, but not during the application review phase, the CCO will be required to be a resident of American Samoa. Relocation assistance will be available as appropriate. The compensation package will include customary executive benefits including housing, motor vehicle and travel benefits.
EXPERIENCE A successful CCO candidate will have at least five years experience as a lending officer in a U.S.-chartered bank, including at least two years recent experience in a senior management role. DUTIES The Chief Credit Officer will exercise overall management of the Bank’s loan portfolio, including loan reviews, loan documentation and credit risk management. The CCO will supervise other lending officers and oversee Boardapproved loan policies and procedures, including collection activities, CRA lending efforts, and credit-related compliance efforts. FOR MORE INFORMATION A detailed job description is available upon request to:
Gary Ayre, CEO Community Bank of American Samoa (IO) Gary.ayre@communitybank-as.com The deadline for submitting a job application is June 15, 2013.
CBAS (IO) is an equal-opportunity employer.
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by T. Gasu, Samoa News Correspondent
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Samoana High School held their Commencement Ceremony yesterday morning with 216 graduating Seniors acknowledged and accepted by the Director of the AS Department of Education Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau. Their graduation theme was: “The Secret to getting ahead is getting started – Mark Twain”. The Masters of Ceremony was Samoana High School’s Principal Elia Savali who introduced the commencement ceremony’s keynote speaker, Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who encouraged the graduates to start working on their long term goals, so that they can be ahead of the expectations of life and the challenges it brings. In keeping with this year’s ASDOE decision, to keep the graduation event ‘short and sweet’, no speeches from the top students of Samoana High’s Class of 2013 were made during the commencement ceremony. Instead, they were presented by Vice Principal Talosia Upuresa, who introduced the two Co-Valedictorians — Lapaloma Candelas Roby and Mariana Rose Kahokuku’ikawaokealoha Pato — and the Salutatorian, Kacey Nicole Iloilo. (The co-Valedictorians have each put together a short biography with a thank you to their family, mentors and friends who have helped them along the way achieve their outstanding performances. Samoa News has published them in this special graduation page, brought to you by Coca-Cola and Powerade, distributed exclusively by GHC Reid & Co. Ltd. ‘Oloa O Leala’, Your Family of Fine Beverages. Fiaui Ta’ase took the Citizenship Award as selected by the PTA. The Female Scholar Athlete Award was given to Lilly Tauala, who is a former American Samoa All Star Volleyball Player in her Junior and Senior years, while the Male Scholar Athlete Award went to former American Samoa All Star Football Player Aurthur Husseini. The Female Athlete Award went to Yandell Liu and the Male Athlete Award was given to another former All Star Player for American Samoa who played in the World Games in Texas — Ietitaia Manu of Vatia. Accepted to Chaminade University with a Presidential Scholarship of $6,500.00 was Dominic Shimasaki, followed by Grace Paau, Jane Lang and Koreti Alopopo. Accepted to Chaminade University through the Regents Scholarship of $8,000.00 was Fa’afouina Fruean, Salutatorian Kacey Iloilo, and Mamapo Petaia. Accepted to Chaminade University through the Leadership Grant of $5,000.00 was Helen Aufa’i. Accepted to the University of Hawaii, Manoa was class Co-Valedictorian Roby, Co-Valedictorian Pato, and Ronnie Mase who will be on a ROTC Scholarship. Accepted to the University of Hawaii, Hilo was Suluama Fa’aiuaso. The only selected student to attend the Norwich Military Institute was Kimberly Godinet. Dixie State College of Utah accepted Lannietta Popoali’i; and Britanica Sene has been accepted to the University of St. John with an Academic Achievement Award of $12,000.00. Accepted to the University of St. Mary was Charlene Fautanu, who will be aided with a Honor Scholarship of $9,000.00. Accepted to Remington College were graduates Marilyn Sini, Elizabeth Lefaoseu, Pelesa Ripine, Tepora Moemoe, Adriana Poyer, Ashley Bishop, Fa’auma Danielson, and Ruby Fia. Going to Wentworth Military Academy and College are Milton Ah Sam, Su’e Fu’afu’a, Tauaveave Va’a. and Anthony Steffany. Attending Webster College will be Fanny Sealii, as New Mexico Military Institute will be waiting for the former volleyball star, Lilly Tauala. Accepted to Highline Community College was David Martinez and Tyler Junior College will await the arrival of Yandell Liu. Field House 100 Football Scholarships went to Samoana football players who were part of the American Samoa All Star Football Team, players like Fa’au Levi who will be attending Arizona Western College; Aurthur Husseini and Ieti Manu, who will both be attending New Mexico Military Institute; Buddy Tuamasaga, who will be attending Tyler College; and, Jamie Tago, who has been accepted by the University of Hawaii- Manoa campus. Sworn into the Army were Samoana graduates, Clarence Pila, Devine Samatua, Fetu’utolu Tolu, George Fang, Lapaloma Ruby, Saifuiono Posala, and Yuseff Carter. Winning the Rotary Clubs 4-Way Test Award was Fiaui Angelo Ta’ase. The Florence and Saulo Associates Community Scholarship was awarded to Salutatorian Kacey Iloilo, and the Pene Foundation Award was awarded to Grace Paau.
Samoana’s Co-Valedictorians
The three top students for Samoana High School’s Class of 2013, (from left to right) the two Co-Valedictorians, Lapaloma Candelas Roby and Mariana Rose Kahokuku’ikawaokealoha Pato [photo: TG] — and Salutatorian, Kacey Nicole Iloilo.
(Beginning this year, with no Valedictorian speeches to be presented during public high school commencement ceremonies, Samoa News offered to publish their messages or upload a video clip of their messages to celebrate their outstanding achievements.) The following was offered by Samoana High School Co-Valedictorians: Mill Lapaloma Candelas Roby and Mariana Rose Kahokuku’ikawaokealoha Pato for publication. MILL LAPALOMA CANDELAS ROBY Biography –– Roby is the second of four children and is currently residing in the village of Tafuna with her family. She attended the Holy Trinity in Fatu-O-Aiga and Alofau Elementary School for preschool. She attended Samoa Baptist Academy for all nine years of both elementary and middle school. She graduated from her class at Samoa Baptist Academy as Valedictorian, and she would like to pay her respects and gratitude to Pastor Elise and Lucy Taufao for her education in Samoa Baptist that helped build a solid foundation for her to continue academically. Roby came into the gates of Samoana High School and never looked back, and she has represented Samoana High School in the Math Competition, National History Day, and the Speech Festival for both her Junior and Senior year at Samoana. Throughout her years at Samoana, she earned the Superior Cadet Award for JROTC as well as Academic Excellence in English, History, and Math. She was part of the Student Government Association as a Class Officer her Junior year, and has been a member of the National Honor Society since her sophomore year. She has already been sworn into the Army and is a proud member of the 411th FSC Unit at our own Army Reserves. She has joined the Army in honor of her late father who was part of our country’s military force. She will be furthering her education at the University of Hawaii – Manoa campus, and hopes to earn a doctorate degree to come back and better serve our community. She would like to thank her brothers and sisters for their unconditional love and support. She extends her gratitude to those members of her family who, unfortunately aren’t on island as well as those all the way from Onenoa, Sailele, Auto, Leloaloa, Fagasa, Se’etaga, and Amanave. She was born in American Samoa, and she is the proud daughter of the late Dr. Kasyan Roby and Dr. Faiese Taase Roby, and she would like to dedicate this honor to her mother Faiese Roby for her undying love and support. “You are my inspiration and motivation, it is by your love that I am able to achieve so much, I love you mom.” MARIANA ROSE KAHOKUKU’IKAWAOKEALOHA PATO Biography –– Pato was born in Chalon Kanoa Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) on April 26, 1995. Her parents are Ameko Pato from the village of Faga’alu and Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato of Fagatogo. She resides in the village of Fagatogo with her grandmother Gretchen Luava’asi’itia Scanlan Makaiwi. She attended Samoa Baptist Academy from K-5 through 8th grade. She attributes much of her educational foundation to the rigorous curriculum of her elementary school and the dedicated teachers and counselors of Samoana High School. Pato is a member of the National Honor Society. She holds the position of Cadet Captain in the 1st Battalion S-1 JROTC. She received a Junior Statesman Associate Scholarship in her Junior Year to attend Stanford University and participated in the Close-Up Foundation Summer Program in the summer of 2012. She is an active member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic International Parish Youth of Fagatogo. She will be attending the University of Hawaii - Manoa majoring in English. Her experience at Stanford University, taking a course in Constitutional Law, set her future goal to become a policy writer with an emphasis in governance and law.
More than 65 countries sign Arms Trade Treaty
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 65 countries signed the landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade Monday and the United States announced it will sign soon, giving a strong kickoff to the first major international campaign to stem the illicit trade in weapons that fuel conflicts and extremists. The announcement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that the U.S. — the world’s largest arms dealer — will sign is critical, but the treaty’s ultimate strength rests on support by all major arms exporters and importers. While the treaty was overwhelmingly approved on April 2 by the U.N. General Assembly, key arms exporters including Russia and China and major importers including India, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Egypt abstained and have given no indication yet that they will sign it. Signatures are the first step to ratification, and the treaty will only take effect after 50 countries ratify it. Finland’s Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, a key treaty backer, predicted that there will be 50 ratifications “within slightly more than a year — but the real test is, of course, getting those who still have doubts or who have not made up their minds, to sign on and ratify.” The treaty will require countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers, but it will not control the domestic use of weapons in any country. It prohibits the transfer of conventional weapons if they violate arms embargoes or if they promote acts of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, and if they could be used in attacks on civilians or civilian buildings such as schools and hospitals. What impact the treaty will have in curbing the global arms trade — estimated at between $60 billion and $85 billion — remains to be seen. A lot will depend on which countries ratify it, and how stringently it is implemented once it comes into force. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a special event marking the signings that the treaty shows that “the world has finally put an end to the ‘free-for-all’ nature of international weapons transfers.” “The treaty ... will make it harder for weapons to be diverted into the illicit market, to reach warlords, pirates, terrorists and criminals or to be used to commit grave human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law,” Ban said. He urged all countries — especially major arms-trading countries — to sign and ratify the treaty saying “the eyes of the world are watching arms traders, manufacturers and governments, as never before.” At the morning session, 62 countries signed the treaty, and in the afternoon five more signed, bringing the total to 67, about one-third of the U.N.’s 193 member states which U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane called “impressive.” The seven co-sponsors of the treaty — Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, Kenya and the United Kingdom — issued a joint statement at a news conference Monday morning saying they were “heartened” that on the first day the treaty is open to signature so many countries were signing. “It is vital that the treaty comes into force as soon as possible and is effectively implemented,” the co-sponsors said. Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Monday’s event “sends a strong signal to the international community” of wide support for the treaty but stressed that “more is needed” because the treaty “can only make a real difference if it is fully implemented on a global scale.” Australian Ambassador Peter Woolcott, president of the final treaty conference, told a news conference that “all the major exporters and importers played a highly constructive role in the negotiations ... so I’m hopeful that they will be able to sign up.” Amnesty International’s arms control chief Brian Wood said it understands that “China is looking positively at this treaty,” but “Russia is more skeptical.” There have been some problems in harmonizing the translations of the treaty into the U.N.’s six official languages, and Kerry said the United States looks forward to signing the document “as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily.” Once that happens, the treaty would have to be ratified by the U.S. Senate where it is expected to face an uphill struggle because of opposition from the powerful National Rifle Association. Kerry said the treaty will require countries to implement strict international controls, similar to those already in place in the United States, to prevent the diversion and misuse of conventional weapons “and create greater international cooperation against black market arms merchants.” The Arms Trade Treaty “will not undermine the legitimate international trade in conventional weapons, interfere with national sovereignty, or infringe on the rights of American citizens, including our Second Amendment rights” to bear arms, Kerry said. Several of the world’s top arms exporters including Britain and France signed alongside emerging exporters such as Brazil and Mexico. The Control Arms Coalition, which includes hundreds of non-governmental organizations in over 100 countries that promoted an Arms Trade Treaty, said many violence-wracked countries including Congo and South Sudan are also expected to sign in the coming weeks and months, and the coalition said their signature — and ratification — will make it more difficult for illicit arms to cross borders. The coalition said the treaty is designed “to protect millions living in daily fear of armed violence and at risk of rape, assault, displacement and death,” stressing that more than 500,000 people are killed by armed violence every year. Anna Macdonald, the coalition’s co-chair and head of arms control at the British aid agency Oxfam, said the terrible humanitarian consequences of the Syrian conflict “underline just how urgently regulation of the arms trade is needed” and she urged countries that signed to immediately start implementing the new standards it set, without waiting for ratification. The treaty covers battle tanks, armored combat vehicles, large-caliber artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles and missile launchers, and small arms and light weapons. In considering whether to authorize the export of arms, a country must evaluate whether the weapons would be used to violate international human rights laws or employed by terrorists or organized crime. A country must also determine whether the weapons would contribute to or undermine peace and security. In addition, the treaty requires countries to take measures to prevent the diversion of conventional weapons to the illicit market.
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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 UGAITAFA of the village of ONENOA by SIMEI PULU of the village of ONENOA, county of VAIFANUA, EASTERN 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 UGAITAFA shall be registered in the name of SIMEI PULU in accordance with the laws of American Samoa. POSTED: MAY 1, 2013 thru JULY 1, 2013 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar 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 UGAITAFA o le nu’u o ONENOA e SIMEI PULU o ONENOA faalupega o VAIFANUA, falelima i SASA’E. 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 SIMEI PULU e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono a Amerika Samoa. 05/04 & 06/04/13
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HONOLULU (AP) — Part of what makes living in Hawaii so pleasant is the gentle breeze. Arriving from the northeast, it’s light enough that it is barely noticeable but strong enough to chase away the humidity. It’s a natural draw to the outdoors. It is not uncommon to show up at a house to find its residents relaxing out in the covered porch or in the car port, not their living room, and enjoying the cooling winds — and a cool drink. Nowadays, experts say, these breezes, called trade winds, are declining, a drop that’s slowly changing life across the islands. The effects can be seen from the relatively minor, such as residents unaccustomed to the humidity complaining about the weather and having to use their fans and air conditioning more often, to the more consequential, including winds being too weak to blow away volcanic smog. The winds also help bring the rains, and their decline means less water. It’s one reason officials are moving to restore the health of the mountainous forests that hold the state’s water supply and encourage water conservation.
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Scholars are studying ways for farmers to plant crops differently. It’s not clear what’s behind the shift in the winds. “People always try to ask me: ‘Is this caused by global warming?’ But I have no idea,” said University of Hawaii at Manoa meteorologist Pao-shin Chu, who began to wonder a few years ago about the winds becoming less steady and more intermittent. Chu suggested a graduate student look into it. The resulting study, published last fall in the Journal of Geophysical Research, showed a decades-long decline, including a 28 percent drop in northeast trade wind days at Honolulu’s airport since the early 1970s. The scientists used wind data from four airports and four ocean buoys as well as statistical data analysis for their study. Now, they are working to project future trade winds using the most recent data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a scientific body of the United Nations. Luke Evslin is already noticing the dip. The 28-yearold has paddled outrigger canoes — boats long used around the Pacific for fishing, travel and racing — for most of his life. In Hawaii, this means he rides waves generated by trade winds. These days, though, there are fewer waves to surf because the winds are arriving less often. “You show up and the wind is blowing in the wrong direction. So instead of a 3-hour-45minute race, it turns into a 5 ½-hour race,” Evslin said. “So instead of testing your surfing ability, it’s testing your endurance. It’s a different type of paddling.” He’s thinking he’ll now have to start training for races in canals and rivers to better prepare for flat water conditions. Sometimes the winds are too weak to blow away the volcanic smog, or vog, created by sulfur dioxide erupting from Kilauea volcano on the Big Island, leaving a white or brownish haze hanging over Honolulu. This aggravates asthma and other respiratory problems. For now, Chu said the most important consequence will be declining rainfall and a drop in the water supply, particularly as Hawaii’s population grows and uses more water. Trade winds deliver rain to Hawaii when clouds carried from the northeast hit mountainous islands built by millions of years of volcanic eruptions. These rains, together with rainfall from winter storms, are the state’s primary sources of water. On Oahu, the rain feeds ground aquifers that supply water to about 950,000 people
in Honolulu and surrounding towns. Barry Usagawa, the water resources program administrator for Honolulu’s water utility, said residents are reporting streams near their homes are flowing lower than before. “What we don’t know is if this is truly a downward trend or just the lower leg of a longterm cycle. Is it going to go back up?” he said. The utility has contracted Chu to develop rainfall forecasts to plan for the decades ahead. The water utility is also encouraging people to fix leaks and buy appliances that use less water to reduce their water consumption. It’s developing water recycling facilities so places like golf courses will be irrigated with recycled water. Desalinizing ocean water may also be an option, Usagawa said. In the meantime, the utility supports efforts to improve the health of Oahu’s forests so they can absorb as much rain as they get. The Legislature this year approved a state budget with $8.5 million for watershed protection steps next fiscal year that include removing invasive weeds and keeping out pigs and other feral animals that dig up forest plants. The drop in trade winds, along with a separate decline in winter Kona storms, is one reason parts of Hawaii are in drought. Maui, for example, just had the driest April on record. To cope with the rainfall decline, University of Hawaii at Manoa agriculture professor Ali Fares said farmers can try to grow crops during the rainy reason and avoid months with more uncertainty about water availability. Farmers could also plant more drought tolerant crops and irrigate when crops are under the most stress. “So many people only talk about drought when there’s no water. But it’s too late then. We have to talk about these before they happen,” Fares said. The trade wind decline may be too subtle to affect the state’s biggest industry, tourism, and keep away any of the 8 million travelers who visit Hawaii each year. After all, even without trade winds, Hawaii’s humidity is mild compared to Hong Kong or Tokyo. And the heat here is nothing compared to summer in Texas or Arizona. “We do have the best weather in the planet. We really do,” said Jerome Agrusa, a travel industry management professor at Hawaii Pacific University. “Once you leave to go visit somewhere else, you realize. I go away and I think: ‘What did I go for?’”
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All unpurchased and remaining items following the previous auction must be sold in this FINAL auction. One automobile available for purchase; office supplies, furniture, electronics, computers, and other goods remain for sale. Everything must go! View items for sale on the liquidation web site. Members of the public are encouraged to come to Pacific Products to view the merchandise in person before bidding. Pacific Products is located in the Tafuna Industrial Park, next door to ANZ Bank. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm through 3:00pm. Bids on items and lots will be accepted at Pacific Products or through the liquidation web site: http://ppiliquidationsale.weebly.com All auction rules are posted on the website. All bids must be received by 4:00pm on June 6, 2013.
“Operating grants dropped significantly because of the decrease in grants for reimbursement of expenses for the Section 1602 program, Rainmaker hotel clean-up project, and recovery of data lost in the 2009 tsunami,” it says. DBAS has a majority ownership in the American Samoa Development Corporation (ASDC), whose sole asset, the Rainmaker Hotel, “is a fully impaired asset” the report notes. According to the auditing firm, the audit does not include compliance testing of the 1602 Program. “Per the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Program could be audited at the discretion of management. Management and its cognizant agency, Department of Interior, have decided that this Program did not need to be audited,” the auditors state. Identical information was cited in the DBAS’ FY 2011 audit report. American Samoa, through DBAS which administered the Section 1602 project, got $30.77 million in grant funds which were fully subawarded in 2010 to local property owners for the construction, acquisition, or rehabilitation of low income rental units, the FY 2012 audit states. Additionally, DBAS tracks the disbursement of the grant funds to the sub-awardees. Moreover, the bank receives a management fee for the administration of the low income housing program. Administration includes the overseeing of rentals and receiving a compliance monitoring fee of $40 per year per unit for each project owner. Applications for Section 1602 sub-awards were accepted beginning in September 2010 and all sub-awards were made by December 31, 2010. Grant funds were then fully disbursed by December 31, 2011. Over 450 low income rental units were to be built through the Section 1602 program. Construction by some subawardees is ongoing and expected to be completed in 2013, the audit report states. Regarding the bank’s capital assets, the report says DBAS capital assets include the Lumana’i Building (which space is leased or rented to tenants), furniture, equipment, and vehicles. As of December 31, 2012, the Bank’s capital assets amounted to $605,230 as compared with $458,556 as of December 31, 2011.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the request which has been received by the Territorial Registrar for the registration of a certain land ONENOA which is situated in or near the village of ASILI, Country of ALATAUA Island of TUTUILA, from NOA TOGAMAU VAE of the village of ASILI as a/an INDIVIDUALLY OWNED land of NOA TOGAMAU VAE. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that anyone claiming an interest in the above named land, may file an objection with the Territorial Registrar’s Office within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice. If no objection is filed within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice, the land proposed herein will be registered as such in accordance with the law of American Samoa. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the survey and description of the said land are now on file in the Territorial Registrar’s Office where they may be examined at any time prior to the expiration of the said sixty (60) days. POSTED: APRIL 25, 2013 thru JUNE 24, 2013 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar O LE FA’AALIGA LENEI ua fa’asalalauina ona o le talosaga ua fa’aulufaleina mai i le Ofisa o le Resitara o Amerika Samoa ina ia fa’amauina le fanua o ONENOA, e tu pe latalata ane i le nu’u o ASILI, Itumalo o ALATAUA i le motu o TUTUILA, ina ia fa’amauina e NOA TOGAMAU VAE. ole fanua TOTINO o NOA TOGAMAU VAE. SO O SE TASI e aia ma fa’atu’iese i le fanua ua ta’ua i luga ia fa’aulufaleina mai sana fa’atu’iesega tusitusia i le Ofisa o le Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na fa’aalia ai lea fa’aaliga. Afai o le a leai se fa’atu’iesega e fa’aulufaleina mai i totonu o aso e 60, o le fanua lenei o le a fa’amauina e pei ona ta’ua i luga e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono i Amerika Samoa. O LE FA’AFANUA ma fa’amatalaga e uiga i lenei fanua, ua iai nei i le Ofisa ole Resitara, ma e avanoa mo se iloiloga i so’o se aso i totonu o le 60 o le faitauina o aso. 05/04 & 06/04/13
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DETROIT (AP) — Armed with a shield and a submachine gun, a highly trained Detroit police officer made critical errors during a house raid that led to the fatal shooting of a sleeping 7-yearold girl, a prosecutor told jurors Monday. There is no argument that an unintentional shot from Joseph Weekley’s gun killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones on May 16, 2010, as police stormed the home in search of a murder suspect. But the officer is on trial for involuntary manslaughter because authorities believe he was extremely negligent in failing to control his weapon. Police, accompanied by a crew from the reality TV show, “The First 48,” fired a stun grenade into the home to cause confusion. Weekley, a member of the elite Special Response Team, was the first officer through the door — “the tip of the spear” — assistant prosecutor Rob Moran said in his opening statement to the jury. “The flash grenade goes off: Boom!” Moran said. “He stands there. This is called the fatal funnel. You never stand in a doorway. Three seconds after the flash grenade detonates, his gun goes off and that’s when the fatal shot is fired.” Aiyana was sleeping on the couch. Police have said Weekley was jostled by, or collided with, Aiyana’s grandmother, Mertilla Jones, causing the gun to fire. Prosecutors disagree. “No one grabbed his gun. ... There was no struggle,” Moran said. But Weekley’s attorney countered that this was what happened. In his remarks to jurors, Steve Fishman said Jones grabbed the gun after the grenade went off. “He pulls back and his hand hits the trigger. ... It was an accident. It was not careless. It was not
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This represented an increase of 31.9 percent. A new capital asset for the bank is its new office building in Pago Pago that is currently under construction and is expected to be completed towards the end of the year 2013. The total cost of the new building is about $2.6 million and funds for the project are provided by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The total cost of the work-in-progress as of December 2012 stood at $219,221. BACKGROUND The 1602 program began when Gov. Lolo M. Moliga was president of DBAS. When he declared his candidacy in 2011, he resigned from his position at DBAS. However, during the 2012 gubernatorial campaign an interim report was obtained by Samoa News and we reported extensively on its contents. Contents in the interim report included reports of alleged political and personal favoritism by then president of DBAS Lolo and some DBAS board members, as well as some of the staff in disbursement of loans. In February of this year, DBAS Acting President Jason Betham confirmed that in December 2012 an official from the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Treasury notified him that he will be submitting a request for records for the $30 Million Section 1602 Grant in Lieu of Low Income Housing Tax Credit program within the custody of the Development Bank of American Samoa. According to Betham, the official confirmed that the request is due to a complaint received by his office from a party who requested that their identity be kept confidential. The official also confirmed to DBAS that their Office has a copy of the Interim Report on the 1602 program issued by ASESRO and its Director Pat Galeai, in which ASESRO gave two main recommendations — including the recommendation for the U.S. Department of Treasury to investigate DBAS’s administration of the 1602 program. Betham also said at the time any further inquires on this matter should be directed to the OIG- US Treasury, which to date, has not issued a report yet.
reckless,” the defense lawyer said. He said Aiyana’s death was a “tragedy of the highest order,” but not a crime. Fishman said Weekley was “completely despondent” and vomited when he learned the shot had killed the girl. The jury will be shown video of the raid recorded by “The First 48,” an A&E Networks show that focuses on the early stages of homicide investigations. Jurors also will be taken away from the courthouse to see a demonstration of a stun grenade, which is loud, gives off a bright light and temporarily affects the hearing of people nearby. Only three witnesses testified on the first day and none offered much about the circumstances behind the shooting. Aiyana’s mother, Dominika Stanley, had trouble controlling tears as she spoke to jurors. A “Hannah Montana” blanket used by her daughter that night was just a few feet away. Stanley said police first ordered her to sit on the bloody couch where her daughter was shot and then drove her to a hospital. Doctors there delivered the bad news. “My baby didn’t make it,” she said. Fishman signaled that the credibility of Jones, the grandmother, would be a key issue at trial. He told jurors that she has given three different versions of what happened that night, including a claim that Weekley intentionally killed Aiyana. Wayne County Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway has barred the jury from taking notes, despite a 2011 order from the Michigan Supreme Court encouraging all trial judges to allow the practice. Hathaway didn’t explain her decision.
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This photo released by the Intermountain Medical Center shows J.J. Hales. Lynette Hales was nearly 100 miles from Salt Lake City on a rural stretch of highway surrounded by nothing but barren salt flats when her twin unborn babies decided it was time. She called police for help, but the nearest highway troopers were about 30 miles east on Interstate 80. The first baby couldn’t wait. She delivered him at about 9 a.m. Sunday from the passenger seat of a minivan with the help of a friend who (AP Photo/Intermountain Medical Center) was driving her back from an overnight outing in Wendover.
➧ ASHSAA sports takes big funding cut …
2013-14 ASHSAA FOOTBALL SEASON The 2013-2014 ASHSAA football season has been revamped and re-shuffled to where there will now be two Divisions, with four teams in Division I and three teams in Division II. This recent decision was made by the ASHSAA board according to the Program Director for Athletics Tumua Matuu. “The initial placement of teams is by strength to ensure that teams of ‘similar’ caliber are in the same division while leaving the window open for Division II schools to move up to compete in Division I,” said Matuu. Division I: (2 rounds) 1 Tafuna 2 Leone 3 Faga’itua 4 TBD (To Be Determined) Division II: (3 rounds) 1 TBD (To Be Determined) 2 Fa’asao Marist 3 Kanana Fou According to Matuu, the two schools not listed are Samoana and Nu’uuli Voc-Tech. These two will play the first game of the season next school year to see who will fill the #4 spot in Division I and the #1 spot in Division II. The winner of that game will take the #4 spot in Division I, while the loser takes the #1 spot in Division II. “Once that is determined, these will be the divisions/pools for the entire school year until the following school year when the same process will be repeated,” said Tumua. Factors playing into the decision according to Matuu are: 1. Lack of Funding: Old format had seven teams playing two rounds that equaled 42 games. With the two divisions, four teams will be playing two rounds that equal 12 games, while three teams playing three rounds equal nine games, that totals to 21 games. “It is money driven at this point, due to lack of funding while still allowing for teams to play a reasonable number of games during the season.” 2. Removal of Playoffs and Championship games from all future ASHSAA competitions. “Because playoffs and championship games have been removed, we can no longer use the current tournament format for football for a seven- team schedule. The plus 2 games will not ensure fairness to all teams being that some teams may end up with tougher teams on their schedule for the plus 2 games than others.” Matuu broke down the cost of the old 7 team2- round schedule: * Cost of lighting estimated at $500/hour, which according to Matuu has to be paid at the beginning of the new school year, which comes to $1,250 per game (2.5 hrs per game). * Cost of Field Officials = $250 plus per game * Chain/Timer/Field Crew = $200 per game
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* Cost of EMS = $175 plus per game * TV Crew = $200 per game * Rough Estimate = $1,250 - $2,000 per game Breaking it down: * 7 teams at 2 rounds = 42 games (Varsity) * 6 teams at 2 rounds = 30 games (JV) * Approximately 72 games for the season. “This adds up to a lot of money and this total does not include miscellaneous costs which includes tents for EMS, ASTCA Technician, Announcers, Staff, etc,” she explained. THE 2 DIVISION FORMAT According to Matuu for two division format is as follows: * No games will be televised, unless the TV crew decides to do it on their own, at no cost to the Department of Education. * National Honor Society (NHS) students will be trained and used to offset costs with positions such as statisticians, chain crew, ball boys, etc. Therefore, the only paid positions will be the five- man team on the field. “NHS are required to meet a number of community service hours each year. They will have the opportunity to do so by working at ASHSAA competitions, such as football, volleyball and basketball games,” * Only schools with enrollment of 500 and greater will be allowed to field a Junior Varsity team. This does not prevent Junior Varsity students from playing. ASHSAA rules allow them to play at any other school of their choice, as long as the school that they currently attend does NOT field a Junior Varsity team. Therefore they can play in the Junior Varsity Division, but just not for their school, if the school’s enrollment falls below 500. Or, if they choose to do so, they may play for their school’s Varsity team. Schools allowed to field a Junior Varsity team next year are Faga’itua, Tafuna, Samoana and Leone. This will cut the number of Junior Varsity games from 30 (6 teams- 2 rounds), to 12 (4 teamsrounds) for the season, according to Matuu. Matu’u has not released any further information on how other ASHSAA sports will be affected. However, Samoa News notes that baseball and softball were cut from the ASHSAA schedule in the 2012- 2013 school year, and high school soccer competition is essentially funded by the Football Federation of American Samoa (FFAS), which leaves basketball and volleyball competition on the table. Samoa News should also point out that lack of television coverage of the ASHSAA games will affect athletes, who use KVZK-TV footage as ‘video clips’ when applying for athletic scholarships — especially in football. Fili Sagapolutele contributed to this story. Reach the reporter at jeff@samoanews.com
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O se tina e fai lana pisinisi i le atunuu e talosaga ai visa malaga mo Amerika, Niu Sila ma Ausetalia, ua molia nei e le malo i moliaga mamafa e luga o le gaoi, ona o tu’uaiga i lona ave faagaoi lea o tupe sa totogi atu e ni tagata se to’alua mo le talosagaina o a laua visa malaga. O le taeao ananafi na tula’i ai i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Fa’aitumalo le tina o Nofo Utu mo le taimi muamua, ma ua toe tolopo lana mataupu e toe fofogaina i le faaiuga o le vaiaso nei, lea e iloilo ai pe fa’ataunu’u sana ulua’i iloiloga i luma o le fa’amasinoga, pe tu’u sa’o atu loa lana mataupu e fa’aauau i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga. O lenei mataupu na tofu atu i le Ofisa o Leoleo, ina ua faila e ni tagata se to’alua se tagi faasaga ia Utu, ona o tupe sa la totogiina mo le talosagaina o a la visa malaga i Amerika, peitai na fiu e faatali e le’i maua ni la visa, ae ua amata fo’i ona eseese faamatalaga e tuuina atu e le tama’ita’i lea ia te i laua. I faamaumauga a le faamasinoga o lo o taua ai e le molimau muamua e faapea, o le masina o Mati 2013 na la o ai ma lona to’alua i le fale o Utu e fesili i ai mo mea e mana’omia pe afai e fia talosaga se visa e malaga ai i Amerika, ina ua ia faalogo o Utu e fai lana pisinisi e talosaga ai visa malaga mo Amerika, aga’i i le Ofisa o le Amapasa a Amerika i totonu o Samoa. Na faailoa e le ua molia i le molimau muamua ma lona toalua mea uma e manaomia, faatasi ma le tatau lea ona la totogiina tupe mo le talosagaina o le visa e pei o le $100 mo le faagaioiina o pepa uma e mana’omia; $150 mo le talosagaina o le visa; $160 mo le faia o ‘fingerprinting’; ma le $150 mo le pasese e malaga ai le molimau i Samoa mo lana interview. E $560 le tupe atoa na faailoa e le molimau muamua sa ia totogi ia Utu mo le talosagaina o lana visa. Na faailoa e le ua molia i le molimau muamua ina ia sauni mo lana malaga i Apia mo le faatalatalanoaina o lana talosaga mo le visa, pe afai ae mae’a ona galue i le tuu faatasia o mea uma e mana’omia, ae ina ua toe tasi le aso oo i le aso na fuafua e malaga ai le molimau muamua mo Apia, sa toe vili i ai le ua molia ma faailoa i ai e faapea, ua i ai ni nai suiga laiti ua faia, o le a le malaga o ia mo Apia, ae o ia (Utu) lea o le a alu e fai ma ona sui i le taimi e faatalatalanoa ai lana talosaga mo lona visa i le Ofisa o le Amapasa. Na taua e le molimau e faapea, ina ua fo’i mai le ua molia mai Apia, sa vili atu ia te ia ma faailoa atu le tala fiafia, ua talia lana talosaga mo sona visa, ae faatali i le lua vaiaso ona maua mai loa lea o lona visa. Ina ua silia ma le lua vaiaso o faatali pea le molimau mo lana visa, sa ia toe fesoota’i ai loa i le ua molia i se isi tala, ae o iina na amata ai loa ona tuuina atu e le ua molia faamatalaga eseese i le molimau i le aso tonu e maua mai ai lona visa, e aofia ai ma le aso 27 Me 2013, ma e oo mai lava i le taimi nei e le’i maua lava se visa o le molimau muamua.
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O se va’aiga i le Fa’atama o le Ekalesia Katoliko Roma o le Pule’aga Samoa Pago Pago, Epikopo John Quinn Weitzel ma lana failautusi [taumatau] Ivo Mauga ma le tama’ita’i o Peka i le aso [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] ananafi. Malo Tautua Tama, ia manuia toe la’asaga o le soifua!
tusia: Leua Aiono Frost
Sauni Ekalesia Katoliko mo suiga o ta’ita’i…
Nofo Utu (pito i luma) ma se leoleo o le falepuipui i Tafuna i [ata: AF] fafo o le fale Fa’amasino Fa’aitumalo i le taeao ananafi.
Ua mae’a tofia mai e le faauluuluga o le Ekalesia Katoliko le sui e agava’a ma e agatonu ai le galuega i le Pule’aga Samoa Pago Pago. O ia lea o Patele Peter Brown, lea o lo’o galue i Niu Sila, o lo’o avea ma fa’auluuluga o le Redemptorist Order mo Patele uma i Niu Sila. O lenei fesuia’iga o Epikopo o le Ekalesia Katoliko Roma, ua leva ona alagatatau ona fa’ataunu’uina, peita’i, sa le taliaina le talosaga na faaulu e Epikopo Quinn Weitzel ina ua atoa lona 75 tausaga o le soifua e Pope Paulo 11, sa fa’ailoa mai e galue pea se’ia toe fa’ailoa mai se fa’ai’uga mo lona fanoga. I le tausaga lenei ua atoa i ai le 58 tausaga o le auaunaga a Epikopo Weitzel i le Ekalesia ae maise ai lona Atua. O se tautua ua umi ma ua tele na’ua mea ua fa’asavalia ai o ia e le Atua, a’o ia fa’atino lana auaunaga, o mea e taugalemu ai ma mea fo’i e le taugalemu ai! I lana nofoaiga e 27 tausaga i Amerika Samoa, e tele ni suiga tetele sa ia faia i totonu o A’oga a le Ekalesia, na ave’esea mai le a’oga a Felela i Atu’u, ae tu’ufa’atasia ma le a’oga St. Francis i Atu’u lava, ma ua o’o mai lava i lenei vaitaimi lea suiga lelei. Ua fa’apena fo’i ona ia tu’ufa’atasia le A’oga Maualuga a Malisi ma le A’oga a Fa’asao High i Leone, ma o lo’o ua fa’atautaia ai pea fa’apena e o’o mai i le taimi nei. Sa lagona leo, ina ua faia nei suiga tetele, ae maise ai lava i a’oga maualuga, peita’i, ua tele mea lelei ua afua mai i lea lava suiga. Ua toe fa’aleleia le nofoaga o le laumua o Marist High i Malaeloa, ua fa’atuina ma toe fa’aleleia atoatoa ai le Hall tele mo tupulaga a le Ekalesia, fa’alauleleia le malae tele o i ai, ua si’itia atu i ai le St Theresa Elementary, talu mai le galulolo tele ia Setema 29, 2009. A’o le’i tofia mai Epikopo John Quinn Weitzel i Amerika Samoa, sa fa’atautaia le Ekalesia o se Vikaliatu o le Ekalesia Katoliko i Samoa ma Tokelau, ma sa amata mai i Pago Pago i le tausaga 1982. Peita’i, o le tausaga 1986 ua ta’ita’ia ai loa le Pule’aga Samoa Pago Pago e Epikopo John Quinn Weitzel. E tele isi galuega lelei sa fa’atino ma fa’atula’ia i le vaitaimi o lenei ta’ita’i, e o’o lava i Matagaluega Fou ua mae’a fausia o latou malumalu, le aufaigaluega loto tetele ua tutula’i e fesoasoani e tausoa le galuega i totonu o le Pule’aga Samoa Pago Pago. Mo le isi 24 tausaga o lona soifua tautua i lana Sosaitete o Patele lea, sa malaga ai o ia e fa’atino ona tiute i Aferika i Saute, atunu’u Amerika Latina e aofia ai Peru, Panama, Chilly ma isi fa’apena, ae maise ai, i le atoaga loa o lona 50, ae mua’i vala’auina loa e galue i Samoa. O lona tofiga sa avea ai o ia ma Patele o le Matagaluega a Falealupo, Savaii mo le valu tausaga, lea sa matua tele ai lona taimi e a’otau ai i le gagana Samoa, fa’apea tu ma agaifanua a Samoa. Na soso’o lea ma lona vala’auina fa’apitoa e avea ma Epikopo o le Pule’aga fou lava a Samoa Pago Pago i le 1986. Ua fa’ailoa mai, o le a o’o mai Patele Peter Brown mo se talanoaga fa’apitoa ma fa’atulaga le aso e fa’ataunu’u ai lona tofiga o le Epikopo o lenei Pule’aga ia Iuni 11, 2013. Ona toe taliu lea i fanua, fa’ato’a toe sau fa’atatau ai mo se aso atofa e amatalia ai lana auaunaga!
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Annual Schedule of Course Offering
(June 10 - July 19, 2013)
American Samoa Community College
Course # Alpha Sec.
Course Title
Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
CR Room
210 208 30 30 26 7 20 20 8 8 8 8 19 9 9 9 9 19 19 A5 26 27 27 27 27 27 26 26 A35 A35 A5 A35 A35 A35 A45 A45 A45 A45 A30 A30 A30 A30 18 18 18
AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCE 1 AGR 100 I 01 Practical Job Experience 2 AGR 100 II 01 Practical Job Experience ARTS & HUMANITIES 1 SPH 153 01 Introduction to Speech 2 SPH 153 02 Introduction to Speech 3 SPH 153 03 Introduction to Speech 4 SPH 153 04 Introduction to Speech HISTORY 1 HIS 150 2 HIS 150 4 HIS 151 6 HIS 170 7 HIS 170 8 HIS 170 9 HIS 171 10 HIS 171 11 HIS 162 12 HIS 162 13 HIS 162
01 02 01 01 02 03 01 02 01 02 03 American History I American History I American History II World Civilization I World Civilization I World Civilization I World Civilization II World Civilization II Pacific History Pacific History Pacific History
09:00-10:20 1 09:00-10:20 1 09:30-10:50 11:00-12:20 02:00-03:20 11:00-12:20 3 3 3 3
Daily 08:00 - 09:20 3 Daily 09:30-10:50 3 Daily 02:00-03:20 3 Daily 09:30-10:50 3 Daily 11:00-12:20 3 Daily 12:30-01:50 3 Daily 08:00-09:20 3 Daily 09:30-10:50 3 Daily 11:00-12:20 3 Daily 08:00-09:20 3 Daily 04:00-05:20 3 03:30-04:50 3 11:00-12:20 3 12:30-01:50 3 08:00-09:20 09:30-10:50 11:00-12:20 12:30-01:50 02:00-03:20 08:00-09:20 09:30-10:50 11:00-12:20 08:00 - 09:20 09:30-10:50 11:00-12:20 12:30-01:50 02:00-03:20 11:00-12:20 09:30 - 10:50 11:00 - 12:20 12:30 - 01:50 02:00 - 03:20 08:00 - 09:20 09:30 - 10:50 12:30 - 01:50 02:00 - 03:20 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 1 HEA 150 01 Introduction to Health Science Daily 2 HEA 150 02 Introduction to Health Science Daily 3 HEA 150 03 Introduction to Health Science Daily LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE 1 ENG 150 01 Introduction to Literature 2 ENG 150 02 Introduction to Literature 3 ENG 150 03 Introduction to Literature 4 ENG 150 04 Introduction to Literature 5 ENG 151 01 Freshman Composition 6 ENG 151 02 Freshman Composition 7 ENG 151 03 Freshman Composition 8 ENG 151 04 Freshman Composition
Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
MATHEMATICS 1 MAT 151 01 2 MAT 151 02 3 MAT 151 03 4 MAT 151 04 5 MAT 151 05 6 MAT 151 06 SCIENCE 1 PHSCI 150 01 2 PHSCI 150L01 3 PHSCI 150 02 4 PHSCI 150L 02 5 PHSCI 150 03 6 PHSCI 150L 03 7 PHSCI 150 04 8 PHSCI 150L 04
Intermediate Algebra Intermediate Algebra Intermediate Algebra Intermediate Algebra Intermediate Algebra Intermediate Algebra Physical Science Physical ScienceLab Physical Science Physical Science Lab Physical Science Physical Science Lab Physical Science Physical Science Lab
C.A.P.P ENGLISH: (June 10- July 19, 2013) 1 ENG 70 151 Beginning Reading Daily 08:00-09:20 2 ENG 70 152 Beginning Reading Daily 09:30-10:50 Daily 09:30-10:50 IFAASAVALU 3 ENG 71 151 Beginning Writing 4 ENG 71 152 Beginning Writing Daily 11:00-12:20 PMCFALL 5 ENG 80 151 Intermediate Reading Daily 08:00-09:20 6 ENG 80 153 Intermediate Reading Daily 11:00-12:20 KTUIASOSOPO 7 ENG 81 151 Intermediate Writing Daily 08:00-09:20 KTUIASOSOPO 8 ENG 81 152 Intermediate Writing Daily 09:30-10:50 APANAMA 9 ENG 90 151 Advanced Reading Daily 08:00-09:20 APANAMA 10 ENG 90 152 Advanced Reading Daily 09:30-10:50 11 ENG 90 153 Advanced Reading Daily 11:00-12:20 12 ENG 91 151 Advanced Writing Daily 08:00-09:20 AMOANA 13 ENG 91 152 Advanced Writing Daily 09:30-10:50 AMOANA 14 ENG 91 153 Advanced Writing Daily 11:00-12:20 RBAKER LTEMESE C.A.P.P. MATH : (June 10- July 19, 2013) LTEMESE 1 MAT 80 151 Preparatory Math Daily 08:00-09:50 RBAKER 2 MAT 80 152 Preparatory Math Daily 10:00-11:50 MVANDERRYN 3 MAT 80 153 Preparatory Math Daily 12:00-01:50 EZODIACAL 4 MAT 80 154 Preparatory Math Daily 02:00-03:50 SACHICA 5 MAT 80 155 Preparatory Math Daily 08:00-09:50 SACHICA 6 MAT 80 156 Preparatory Math Daily 10:00-11:50 OFAUOLO 7 MAT 90 151 Elementary Math Daily 12:00-01:50 8 MAT 90 152 Elementary Math Daily 02:00-03:50 IUNUTOA AA-TED IST SESSION: ( May 28 - June 28, 2013) RPARK 1 ED 150 15 Introduction to Teaching Daily 02:00-03:50 RPARK 2 ENG 150 15 Introduction to Literature Daily 08:00-09:50 3 ENG 151 15 Freshman Composition Daily 10:00-11:50 4 HIS 150 15 American History I Daily 12:00-01:50 SMATAI 5 HIS 170 15 World Civilization I Daily 04:00-05:50 MTAAMU 6 ICT 150 15 Introduction to Computers Daily 04:00-06:50 SBROECKER 7 MAT 151 15 Intermediate Algebra Daily 08:00-09:50 SBROECKER GSAGAPOLUTELE AA-TED 2ND SESSION: ( July 01 - August 02, 2013) Daily 08:00-09:50 GSAGAPOLUTELE 1 BIO 150 15 Introduction to Biological Science SMATAI 2 BIO 150L 15 Introduction to Biological Daily 10:00-11:50 MTAAMU Science Laboratory 3 ENG 251 15 Sophomore Composition Daily 10:00-11:50 LLIUFAU 4 HIS 151 15 American History II Daily 08:00-09:50 TLEIATO 5 HIS 162 15 Pacific History Daily 04:00-05:50 LLIUFAU 6 HIS 171 15 World Civilization II Daily 02:00-03:50 TLEIATO 7 PED 152 15 Beginning Aerobics Daily 04:00-05:50 FWANJAU 8 SPH 153 15 Introduction to Speech Daily 02:00-03:50 FWANJAU 9 ED 240 15 Instructional Technologies Daily 10:00-11:50
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 1 3 4 3 3
M12-B E1 M12-B E2 E1 E1 E2 E2 E3 E3 E3 E4 E4 E4 29 29 A14 A14 A14 A14 29 29 TED 1 210 TED 1 TED 1 9 LAB A A1 A17
SOCIAL SCIENCE 1 PSY 150 01 Introduction to Psychology 2 PSY 150 02 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY 150 03 Introduction to Psychology TRADES & TECHNOLOGY 1 ICT 150 01 Introduction to Computers 2 ICT 150 02 Introduction to Computers 3 ICT 150 03 Introduction to Computers 4 ICT 150 04 Introduction to Computers 5 ICT 150 05 Introduction to Computers 6 ICT 150 06 Introduction to Computers
AA-DOE COHORT: 1ST Session (May 28-June 28, 2013) 1 ED 280 25 Introduction to Bilingual Daily 08:00-09:50 Education 2 ED 215 25 Introduction to Exceptional Daily 10:00-11:50 Children 3 SAM 151 25 Freshmen Samoan Daily 12:00-01:50 4 SAM 151L 25 Freshmen Samoan Laboratory Daily 02:00-03:50 5 PHSCI 150 25 Physical Science Daily 12:00-01:50 6 PHSCI 150L 25 Physical Science Lab Daily 02:00-03:50 7 PSY 150 25 Introduction to Psychology Daily 10:00-11:50
3 M4 1 M4 3 A17 1 A17 3 A1
08:00 - 09:20 3 09:30 - 10:50 3 12:30-01:50 3 08:00-10:20 11:00-01:20 09:30-11:50 01:00-03:20 04:00-06:20 01:00-03:20 3 3 3 3 3 3
AA-DOE COHORT: 2nd Session (July 01-August 02, 2013) 1 ED 157 25 Introduction to Curriculum Daily 08:00-09:50 3 2 SY 250 25 Human Development Daily 04:00-05:50 3 3 BIO 180 25 Biology I Daily 12:00-01:50 3 4 BIO 180L 25 Biology I Laboratory Daily 02:00-03:50 1 5 ENG 250 25 Survey of Literature Daily 04:00-05:50 3 6 MAT 250 25 College Algebra & Daily 10:00-11:50 4 Trigonometry
Annual Schedule of Course Offering
(June 10 - July 19, 2013)
American Samoa Community College
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If you are planning to attend the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) in the SUMMER Semester of 2013 Please read the following information:
May 21 – 27
Teacher Education (TED) Summer Program Registration *Registration for 1st and 2nd Session. Please See Dr. Lina Scanlan or Filemoni Lauilefue at Teachers Education Department next to the C.A.P.P English building on the ASCC upper campus. For more information call 699-9155 ext. 431 Placement Test ($10.00) *New students who would like to use SAT, ACT scores instead of taking the ASCC Placement Test must bring these documents before the Placement Testing Dates to the Admission and Records Office on campus. For Further Information call 699-9155 ext. 412 or 411 Summer Pre-Registration Deregistration * All courses will be dropped for pre-registered students who have not made payment arrangements and picked up their OFFICIAL class schedule for Summer2013 from the Business Office. Please contact Business Office for any questions. Call 699-9155 ext. 383 Registration- New, Continuing and Returning Students *Registration Fee $35.00 (all students) - Registration Fee Non-Refundable *Tuition Fee $105.00 per Credit for Residential $115.00per Credit for Non Residential Summer Registration Deregistration * All courses will be dropped for registered students who have not made payment arrangements and picked up their OFFICIAL class schedule for Summer 2013 from the Business Office. Please contact Business Office for any questions. Call 699-9155 ext. 373 or 310 Pre-Registration Deregistration * All courses will be dropped for pre-registered students who have not made payment arrangements and picked up their OFFICIAL class schedule for Summer 2013 from the Business Office. Please contact Business Office for any questions. Add/Drop Period Instruction Begins Summer Late Admissions & Late Registration *Late Registration fee $55.00 Priority Registration for Fall Semester * For Students attending Summer Session 2013
May 29 - 30
May 31 June 5 -7
June 7
May 24 June 6 - 11 June 10 June 10 - 11 July 8 – 19
REGISTRATION: ALL STUDENTS are encouraged to check if they have a HOLD on their account and clear it prior to registration. The Business Office, Library and Admissions Offices are open from 8am till 4pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, please call 699-9155 ADMISSIONS: Student HOLDS A reminder that students with a HOLD on their account will not be eligible to register for the Summer 2013 courses unless this HOLD is cleared. A HOLD is issued if a student has: A balance of unpaid fees with the Business Office (ext. 373, 310) A balance of unpaid fees with the Library, or has failed to return Library books (ext. 419, 418) Incomplete records or attachments for ASCC application to ASCC (ext. 411, 318) Online Registration For SUMMER 2013, online registration will be available to continuing students. These are all students who had registered and taken courses during the SPRING 2013 semester (not including Teacher Education-TED. In-Service courses). Login information and instructions will be provided to students during the SUMMER registration process. If there are any questions regarding online registration, please contact the ASCC MIS Division at 699-9155 ext. 432. WIRELESS ACCESS Wireless Internet access is available to students. Students who wish to connect to the campus wireless internet with their personal laptops will need to register their laptops with the MIS department in order to receive access to the campus wireless. For more information, please contact MIS at 699-9155 ext. 432. FINANCIAL AID: Students applying for Financial Aid are encouraged to log on to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and submit the FAFSA application as soon as possible. Students are encouraged to visit the Financial Aid Office for advising prior to registration. The Financial Aid Office is open from 8am until 4pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, please call 699-9155 ext. 313. AMERICAN SAMOA BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAM: Attention to all AA/AS graduates interested in applying to the American Samoa Bachelor ofEducation Program (ASBEP). ASBEP applications can be picked up from the Teacher Education Dept. located next to the C.A.P.P English building on the ASCC upper campus. The TED faculty and Administration will be available for advising and assisting with admissions procedures to the ASBEP Program. Call 699-9155 ext. 431 or 385 for more detailed information. Tuition assistance provided. We look forward to seeing you on campus! Let us help you with your educational needs. STUDENT ACADEMIC ENTRY POLICY Students placed in developmental courses must complete all developmental English and Math prior to enrolling in college level courses: ENG 70, ENG 71, ENG 80, ENG 81, ENG 90, ENG 91, MAT 80 and MAT 90 Students placed in college level English and Math will follow General Education requirements: ENG 150 & ENG151 and MAT 151 or higher
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Alofa, se ia tiga…
Tusia: Akenese Ilalio Zec
Vaega: 68 Fa’amalo atu i le mamalu o le atunu’u, e i ai pea le fa’amoemoe sa maua e i tatou uma se malologa filemu i le po ana po, o lenei ua o tatou alafa’i mai ai i le manuia i lenei aso fou. Malo le soifua, malo fo’i le onosa’i i faiva o lo’o feagai ai i lenei aso, ma e ao ai ona o tatou fa’afo’i le mua i le Atua Soifua, ona o Lana tausiga alofa mo i tatou i aso uma, lea o lo’o tatou maua fa’atasi ai le manuia, ae alo maia o le a toe fa’aauau atu la tatou tala fa’asolo e pei ona masani ai. Ua o matou ulufale nei i totonu o le fale’aiga lea o le a fai ai le ‘aiga tele mo lo’u fa’au’uga ma o i latou uma lava sa o matou fa’au’u fa’atasi o lea ua vala’aulia uma lava e si o’u tama, ina ia au ai i lenei aiga fiafia. Ua maualuga fo’i lo’u aso, ina ua mafai ona au ai matua o Tino, ma ua lagona ai lava le fiafia tele o lo’u loto i lea taimi. Na ou va’ai nei le saunia lelei o mea uma lava, ua le gata i tagata faigaluega, ae ua fa’apea i latou o lo’o pulea lea fale’aiga matagofie i totonu o Peretania. Na ou iloa lelei lava le pupula mai o Tino ia te a’u ma e foliga mai ua meai pe ua lagona fo’i ni manatu e fa’apea, o lo’o o’u nanaina mea mai ia te ia. Peita’i, ia te a’u lava ia, e le tatau ona ia iloa fua mea o lo’u aiga, ona o lenei le itu, ma te le i fa’aipoipo, ma te le iloa fo’i po’o fea o le a aga’i i ai la ma faigauo, ma o le ala lea sa ou taofiofi ai i tulaga ia. Ua tu nei ma lulu mai lona ulu ia te a’u, ma savali atu i le laulau o lo’o i ai ona matua. Ua avea nei ia ma ona matua ma malo fa’aaloalogia i lea aso, ona ua loto lava i ai si o’u tama ina ia faia, ma sa ou fa’alogo i lo’u tama, po’o le a lava nisi fuafauga oi tua atu, out e mautinoa ma ou talitonu, e le mafai ona fa’atamala lo’u tama i lo’u aso fiafia e pei ona i ai nei. Na ou savali atu nei ma ou nofo i talane o lo’u tama ma lo’u tuagane, ma ua ma’ea fo’i ona feiloa’i lo’u tuagane o Ioane ma Tino, a’o lo’u tama i lea taimi, o lo’o ia mata’ina pea aga a Tino ma ona uiga. Ua ou toe nofo nei ma ou mafaufau, i le tala a lo’u tama na lafo mai ia te a’u e fa’apea, “Pau lava le mea e mana’o i ai afai e alofa fa’amaoni Tino ia te a’u, ona fai lea, ae afai e leai, o lona uiga ua fafo ma le ma’afala.” Ua ou ‘ata’ata nei ma ou tilotilo atu i si a’u uo, o ia sa avea ma fa’amama avega mo a’u, o ia sa avea ma o’u fesoasoani a’o ou feagai ai ma a’u a’oa’oga, sa fa’amalosia’u mai fo’i ia te a’u ina ia taunu’u i le manuia a’u a’oa’oga. O lea la ua taulau lo’u fa’amoemoe i lenei aso, ma ua lagona ai le fiafia tele o lo’u loto. Na tu a’e ni i luga lo’u tama ma savali atu i le itu o lo’o nonofo mai ai matua o Tino, ma ua saofa’i ifo nei i le nofoa o lo’o i talane o le tama o Tino. Na ou taumatematea po’o a la tala o lo’o fai, peita’i sa ou le i lagonaina atu i lea taimi, ona ua fai lava si pisi ma le pisapisao o tagata. Na ou manatu nei, atonu o lo’o i ai nisi sa o matou fa’au’u fa’atasi i lenei aso, e le o’o le malosi o nai o latou matua i le faiga o se ‘aiga fa’apenei mo i latou. Na ou tilotilo atu nei i a i latou ma lo’u loto fiafia, ona afai e sa’o o’u manatu ia, ona ou lagona ai lea o le loto fa’afetai i si o’u tama, ona o lenei avanoa ua maua e nai o’u uso fa’alea’oa’oga, e mafai ona ulufale i totonu o lenei falea’iga matagofie. Ua ‘ata mai nei si o’u tuagane o Ioane ia te a’u, ma ua lulu atu i ai lo’u ulu ma o upu moni lava sa leai so’u manatu e o’o lo’u tama i lenei itu, ona i a te a’u lava ia, ou te le i mana’o e fai sa’u ‘aiga, ou te le i mana’o fo’i e fai nei mea fa’apenei, ae peita’i, ua ma’ea ona fuafa lelei e si o’u tama o Mikaele fa’apea ma si o’u tuagane o Ioane mea uma. Na ou va’aia i lea taimi e foliga mai ua i ai nei ua tau le taofiofia, ua mata ona onana i le uaina, o nisi fo’i o lo’o talatalanoa ma tali tali e, o nisi fo’i ua amata ona fa’asinosino o latou lima. Na ou ‘ata nei ma ou tilotilo atu i le itu lea o lo’o fai mai ai talatalanoaga a lo’u tama ma matua o Tino. Sa i ai lava lo’u manatu o le a ou alu i ai, peita’i, na ou toe manatu e ‘aua ne i o’u fa’alavelave fua, ai o i ai nei mea o lo’o talatalanoa ai i latou. Na ou geno atu nei i si a’u uo o Tino e sau se i ma talatalanoa. Ua tula’i Tino i lea taimi ma savali mai loa i le laulau o lo’o matou nonofo atu ai ma si o’u tina tausi o Ana ma si ona tama, lea na o mai ma lo’u tama i lo’u fa’au’uga. Na ona taunu’u mai lava o Tino velo mai loa ma le tala, “Averia, e mo’omia lo’u talanoa na o oe, e tele lava mea ia ou te fia fesili ai ma ou fia iloa mai ia te oe.” Ua ou ‘ata ma ou fa’apea atu i si a’u uo o Tino, “Tino, ‘aua e te o’o i mea na, se sau tatou fiafia, o lea e nonofo Ana ma lona Tama, se teuteu mai ea lau amio, ae le o le fai o amio le manuia.” E faia pea
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FAALEAGAINA FALE MA TAAVALE I TAU’AIGA MA’A A TUPULAGA MOATA’A MA FAGALI’I O le po o le Aso Toonai na sei mavae atu nei na taofia ai femalagaiga a taavale ma tagata savavali i le aualatele e amata mai i le magatolu e agai atu i Fagalii-uta, agai mai i le magatolu e agai atu i le Kolisi o Vaimauga i Moata’a, ona o tauaiga maa sa faia ai i le va o tupulaga Moata’a ma Fagali’i. E pe a ma le lima itula o fai nei tauaiga maa ma na faatafatafa taavale a leoleo ona ua le mafai ona latou taofia le felelei solo o maa. Sa oo ina tapa e leoleo le fesoasoani a matai o Moataa faapea le susuga i le Faafeagaiga, le susuga Rev. Taipisia Leilua, i le tau faafilemuina o lea vevesiga. Na faaalia e nisi sa molimauina nei vevesiga e faapea, na faaleagaina nisi o fale o aiga e alala lalata ane i le magatolu e agai atu i Fagalii-uta faapea nisi o taavale sa agai atu i Fagalii-uta i lena po. E pe a ma le toa 10 tupulaga mai ia afioaga ua taofia nei e leoleo ona o lea vevesiga ma na faaalia, e toatolu ni tupulaga mai Fagalii ua auina atu i le falemai ona manuaga mai nei tauaiga maa. O lo o talia nei fonotaga a tamalii ma failauga a afioaga e lua faatoa tatala i tua i latou ua taofia e leoleo e faatali ai o latou faamasinoga TUILAEPA: “….PEI O LE KOKEMI A SE SOLOFANUA LE PELIA.…” Ua tali le alii palemia i le Faatonu o le nusipepa o le Samoa Observer e faatatau i sana tusi i le pule o le Faalapotopotoga o le Malosi Faaeletise na lolomi e le Observer. Na otegia e le alii palemia le pule o le EPC i lea tusi ona ole tuai ona faagaioi o le polokalama mo le gaosia o le eletise mai ave o le la, ma na ia faaalia, “…ona o le tuai naua e pei o le kokemi o se solofanua le pelia ona faagaioi o lea mataupu….” i lana tali i le Faatonu o le Observer, le susuga Savea Sano Malifa, na faaalia e Tuilaepa lona fiafia ina ua lolomi e le Observer o lana tusi. Fai mai a ia, sa ia iloa o le a sese foi le faaliliuina o lana tusi i le gagana Faaperetania e pei ona i ai isi ana tusi muamua. Fai mai a ia, o le upu “kokemi” o le faaumi lea o le “koke” po o lauulu o le solofanua lea e tutupu mai lona ulu faasolo ifo ai i lona ua (mane). Na saunoa Tuilaepa, o lea vaega o le solofanua e faauigaina i le foga o le tagata e selu ma faamatagofie i aso taitasi. Na ia faaalia foi e faapea, o lona faaaogaina o le faaupuga “le pelia” o lo o ia faauigaina i le feagaiga na faia e le Atua ma isaraelu lea na peritomeina ai tama tane uma (circumsicion), ae le o le o le launiu pe fofoina (castration) o se solofanua. e pei ona faauigaina e le Observer. Na faamalamalama e le alii palemia, o upu ia na ia faaaogaina na aumai i le Tusi Paia e le malamalama ai tagata faapaupau. FAATONU E TUILAEPA LEOLEO INA IA TOE SUI TAIALA E FAATATAU I LE AU TUSITALA Ua lipotia mai le faatonuina e le alii palemia, le susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoi o le Ofisa o Leoleo ina ia galulue faatasi ma le au tusitala e ala i le tuuina atu o faamatalaga o lo o moomia e le au tusitala. Ua tele faitioga a le au tusitala i le tuai ona tali mai e leoleo o fesili e imeli i ai ma ua le maua ai se ata manino o galuega ma gaioiga a leoleo i mataupu eseese o lo o aafia ai le atunuu lautele. Na faaalia e nisi o le au tusitala, e lei maua mai lava ia tali o fesili sa latou auina atu i imeli talu mai le aso 15 o Me, 2013. Peitai o le faaiuga o le vaiaso na sei mavae atu nein a taua ai e Tuilaepa i le ualesi faasalalau faavaomalo a Niu Sila e faapea, afai e le mafai ona tuuina atu e leoleo ia faamatalaga o lo o manaomia e le au tusitala i a latou pepa o faamatalaga, ua tatau ona talanoa i le autusitala ma tali a latou fesili. Fai mai a ia, o lana fautuaga sa auina atu muamua i leoleo e lei faia ina ia aua ai nei talanoa leoleo i le au tusitala. O lea suiga i lafoga a le alii palemia ua faia ina ua maea ai le tele o faitioga a le au tusitala i Samoa, atoa ai ma faalapotopotoga o lo o mataituina le saolotoga i le Pasefika, le FFP, lea sa latou talosagaina le suesueina o gaioiga a nisi o leoleo ina ua lipotia le faaleagaina e se tasi o leoleo o se telefoni feaveai a se taulealea sa ia pueina ai se
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TOE SUI LE TALI A LE FBI PEPELO O le alii e 63 tausaga lea na o ma le isi alii e 32 tausaga ma faailoa i tagata o i laua o sui o le FBI i Amerika Samoa nei, ua toe suia lana tali sa tu’uina atu muamua i luma o le Faamasinoga Maualuga i le vaiaso na te’a nei. O le Aso Gafua na te’a nei na tula’i ai Alatise Fonoti ma faailoa i luma o le faamasinoga e ala i se maliliega sa latou sainia ma le malo, e le tete’e o ia i le moliaga e tasi o le gaoi o lo o tu’uaia ai o ia e le malo. Ae ina ua oo mai i le Aso Faraile ina ua toe valaau lana mataupu na faailoa ai e le loia a Fonoti o Douglas Fiaui, ua ia teena le maliliega sa latou sainia ma le malo ae ua mana’o e tuuina atu lana mataupu e faataunuu sona faamasinoga autu. Na talia e le faamasinoga le talosaga a Fonoti ma o le masina o Aokuso 2014 lea o le a faia ai lona faamasinoga i moliaga mamafa e luga o le gao. O lo o taofia pea Fonoti i le toese i Tafuna i le taimi nei ina ua le mafai ona ia totogia le $10,000 na faatulaga e tatala ai o ia i tua. TAUNUU I LE FAAMASINOGA RIPOTI FOMA’I FAASAGA IA STERLING FUGA Ua i luma nei o le Faamasinoga Maualuga se ripoti na saunia e le foma’i o le mafaufau a le LBJ i Fagaalu, i le tulaga o le mafaufau o Sterling Fuga pe afai ae tula’i o ia mo lona faamasinoga. O Fuga o lo o taofia i le toese i Tafuna ona o le faalavelave lea o lo o tuuaia ai o ia i lona ulufale faamalosi i se fale i Leone i ni nai masina e le’i mamao atu, ma ave faagaoi se meaalofa sa i ai atoa ma se tupe e tusa ma le $4. A’o faagasolo le mataupu a Fuga i luma o le faamasinoga na talosaga lana loia fautua ia Mike White ina ia faateletelegese taualumaga o lenei mataupu ae se’i fai muamua se suesuega a le foma’i o le mafaufau i le tulaga o lo o i ai le mafaufau o lenei ali’i, pe gafatia ona ia tali i tuuaiga faasaga ia te ia. O lo o tuuaia Fuga i moliaga mamafa e lua o le talepe fale i le tulaga muamua ma le gaoi. I le Aso Faraile na te’a nei, na tauaao ai e le faamasinoga le ripoti a le ali’i foma’i e uiga i sana suesuega sa faia faasaga ia Fuga. Sa faailoa mai e White i le Samoa News e faapea, o lo o taua i le ripoti le le gafatia i le malosi o le mafaufau o Fuga o lo o i ai ona tula’i e tali i tuuaiga faasaga ia te ia. Ua toe tolopo taualumaga o lenei mataupu ae ua taoto atu nei le ripoti mo le iloiloga a le ali’i faamasino, ae o lo o taofia pea Fuga i le toese i Tafuna e faatali ai le isi aso lea ua faatulaga e toe tulai ai i luma o le faamasinoga.
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There’s a great, big beautiful future ahead of you, Turn your tasel, Toss your cap, Get that crowd to stand and clap, when they read your name out loud, Walk right up, all Tall and Proud, Shout “I DIDI IT!”, take a bow, We Are All So Proud of YOU, our dear daughter. We all Love You, Tatiana Chanel Novera. Lots of Kisses; From your Sister Tafailani Claudette Leung-Wai & Aveni Leung-Wai (Utah) Your Brothers; Ricky Boy & Lia Novera (HI), Ron & Rose Novera (AS) and Jun & Jocelyn Novera (AS) Your Nieces; Mei-Li Tupou Leung Wai (Utah) and Tafailani Jen & DJ Togiola (Utah) Your Nephews; Aveni & Sydney Leung Wai (Utah) and Jonah Tanoa Lea Leung Wai (Utah) All Your Uncles, Aunts & Cousins in Am. Samoa, Hawaii, Phillipine & Utah All the kisses and love from the Sala family at Two Dollar Beach, Your Home and mostly all the love from your proud parents; Queenie & Ricardo Novera Sr.
osofaiga a leoleo mo fualaau faasaina sa faagasolo i le maketi i Fugalei. E le gata i lea, o le le gaioi o leoleo e faauilavea ina ua faamatau e se ave taavale o se loli na mafuli, o le au tusitala sa pueine le ata o le loli. $4 MILIONA TALA UA GOTO I LE MOANA Ua fesiligia e le sui faipule o le itumalo Gagaemauga Numera 2, le afioga Levaopolo Talatonu, pe aisea ua le faaaogaina ai le vaa toso vaa na faatau mai e le malo mai Korea i le tau e $4 miliona tala. Na faaalia e Levaopolo e faapea, o lenei vaa toso vaa sa la finau ai ma le minisita o Galuega i le tausaga na aumai, le afioga Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau, ua mautinoa ua faamagoto i gataifale o Fagaloa. “O lona uiga o le $4 miliona tala lea ua faamagoto i le sami pe a fua i ai  i le maimau o tupe a le malo na aumai ai lena vaa toso vaa,” o a Levaopolo lea. Fai mai a ia, sa ia fautuaina lava le alii minisita i lena vaitaimi ina ia aua nei faatauina lea vaa, ae na faatau lava. “O lea la ua faagoto i gataifale o Fagaloa ae leai ma se galuega na faaaogaina ai,” o le saunoaga lea a Levaopolo. Na ia faaalia, sa atugalu lava le latou vaega faaupufai o le Tautua Samoa ina ua sauni le auina mai o lea vaa toso vaa mai Korea ona o lo latou popolega, e le gata i le maimau ai o seleni a le malo e tatau ona faaagaaga mo isi atinae, ae e seasea tosoina ni vaa i le uafu i Lalomanu. O loo talia pea se tali mai le minisita o Galuega ua i ai nei, le afioga Manualesagalala Enokati Posala. TATALA ALOAIA LE KAMUPANI FAI MAA TUUGAMAU A VAAIGA TUIGAMALA O le aso Faraile na sei mavae atu nei na tatala aloaia ai le auaunaga a le kamupani a se tasi o alo o Samoa ua lauiloa i le taaloga o le lakapi i tausaga ua tuanai, lea sa taalo ai o ia i le Olopeleki a Niu Sila faapea le Manu Samoa, le susuga Tuigamala Vaaiga Tuigamala. O lea kamupani ua gaosia maa tuugamau po o maa faamanatu mo i latou e pele i loto ma agaga ua faiilagi le folauga. O le ofisa autu a lenei kamupani o lo o i Vaimea. Na saunoa le alii palemia, le susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, o se tasi lenei o auaunaga o lo o moomia i le atunuu ona e le o lava kamupani faapea o lo o i ai nei. Fai mai a ia, na faaalia e nisi ia te ia e faapea, e manaia mamao toe taugofie ai maa tuugamau o lo o maua i le kamupani fou lenei, nai lo o maa tuugamau sa latou okaina mai fafo. O le afioga Tuigamala Vaaiga Tuigamala o lo o faia ana pisinisi o falemaliu i totonu o Niu Sila lea ua faalautele mai i Samoa ma amatalia i le faatauina o maa tuugamau. Na ia faaalia, o se taimi o muamua o le a faatuina ai foi sana falemaliu i totonu o le atunuu.
Tatiana Chanel Novera Class of 2013
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O nisi na o tama tuai o le Kolisi o Samoa i le taimi o le solo tele i le taulaga i Apia e faamanatu ai le 60 tausaga o le latou aoga. O le susuga Aomalo Manupo Turituri (ogatotonu) se tasi o [ata: Naenae Productions] tamalii sa aotauina ai i le Kolisi o Samoa i tausaga ua tuanai.
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E faapena foi le faamatalaga na tuuina atu e le molimau lona lua i leoleo e faatatau i lenei mataupu. Na taua e le molimau e faapea, sa ia totogi se tupe ia Utu mo le talosagaina o lana visa malaga mo Amerika, peitai e oo mai lava i le taimi na faila ai lana talosaga e le’i maua lava se visa. E tutusa lelei lava tupe na totogi e le molimau lona lua ma le molimau muamua aga’i ia Utu mo le talosagaina o la visa, ae ina ua taumafai e tulituli o ia ina ua fiu e faatali lona visa, sa amata ai loa ona fesuisuia’i faamatalaga a le ua molia, ma mafua ai loa ona ia sulu i le Ofisa o Leoleo mo se fesoasoani. Ina ua fesiligia e leoleo le ua molia i le aso 21 Me 2013 e uiga i lenei mataupu, sa ia ioeina ai le ova o tupe sa ia faatonuina i laua na aafia e totogi atu ia te ia, ma o tupe sa ova sa ia faaaogaina mo ia lava. Na faamaonia foi e le ua molia i leoleo lona faaaogaina o tupe sa totogi atu e i laua nei mo la pasese i le vaalele, ae ua ia manatu e toe totogi tupe ia i se taimi e tatau ai. Sa ia ioeina i leoleo lona tuuina atu o faamatalaga sese i molimau e tusa ai o la visa, atoa ai ma lona faatonuina o i laua e totogi ni tupe mo ni tautua e le o i ai. Na faamaonia mai e se sui o le Ofisa o le Amapasa a Amerika i Samoa i leoleo e faapea, sa i ai le talosaga mo le visa sa faaulu i luma o le ofisa mo se tasi o molimau o lo o aafia, ma soo se taimi e talosaga ai se tasi mo sona visa, e tatau ona malaga atu lea tagata i le Ofisa o le Amapasa i Samoa mo le taliina o fesili e fesili e uiga i lana visa, ae le o i ai sa latou faiga e alu atu ai na o le tagata sa faauluina le talosaga. E $10,000 le tupe lea ua faatulaga e le Fa’amasinoga e totogi ona faatoa mafai lea ona tatala le ua molia i tua mai le toese i Tafuna, ma, afai ae tatala o ia i tua, ua poloaina e le faamasinoga o ia ina ia aua ne’i ona toe taumafai e faafeso’ota’i i laua o lo o a’afia i lenei mataupu po o ni isi fo’i o la aiga. O isi poloaiga a le faamasinoga ua tuuina atu mo Utu pe afai ae tatala o ia i tua e aofia ai le faasa lea ona taumafai i soo se auala e tuua le atunuu, a ia tu’u atu ona pepa malaga e taofi e le malo, aua ne’i ona toe solia se isi tulafono a le malo, fesoota’i vavalalata ma lana loia, ma ia auai i soo se taimi e valaau ai lana mataupu i luma o le fa’amasinoga. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia ausage@samoanews.com
LE LAVA LOIA I LE OFISA LOIA FAUTUA MO TAGATA LAUTELE Na fa’aalia e le Loia Fautua ia M. Douglas Fiaui i lana ripoti o le Kuata Lua mo le Tausaga Tupe 2013 na tuuina atu i le Kovana Sili e faapea, o lo o vaavaalua lava le faafitauli o le le lava o loia ma le le lava o le tupe faasoasoa a le Ofisa o Loia Fautua mo Tagata Lautele, e faatino ma faaleleia ai lana auaunaga mo le atunuu. I ulua’i masina amata e tolu o le tausaga nei, e lata i le 500 mataupu eseese tau i solitulafono na taulimaina e le Ofisa o le Loia Fautua ma e ui na faavae lenei ofisa ina ia puipuia aia tatau o tagata e tuuaia e le malo i soo se ituaiga o solitulafono, atoa ai ma mataupu e poloaina e le Faamasinoga Maualuga, peitai o lo o manino i le ripoti e faapea, a aunoa ma le lagolago o aiga a i latou o lo o molia o gaioiga uma lava e manaomia ona faatino e totogi e le Ofisa. O ni isi o ia manaoga e aofia ai le failaina o talosaga i luma o le faamasinoga; aumaia o kopi o iloiloga o mataupu taitasi e faia i luma o le faamasinoga; faia o su’esu’ega i nofoaga na tutupu ai solitulafono; totogi mo molimau faapitoa mai fafo e molimau i mataupu, atoa ai ma le totogi mo suesuega o le mafaufau e faia faasaga i ni isi e molia. O lo o i ai le fuafuaga a le alii kovana sili ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga, o le isi lea Ofisa e tatau ona ave i ai se fesoasoani a le malo i le itu tau tupe, ina ia mafai ai ona aumai ni loia lelei e faatinoina galuega a le Ofisa. FA’AAUAU POLOKALAMA OFISA TUPULAGA MA TAMA’ITA’I O lo o faaauau pea i le taimi nei polokalama eseese o lo o faatautaia e le Matagaluega o Tupulaga Talavou, Tina ma Tama’ita’i mo vaega eseese o le atunuu, ina ia mafai ai ona fa’aaupegaina tupulaga ma soo se tasi i taleni ma agavaa eseese, e fesoasoani ai i le soifuaga alualu i luma o soo se tasi. O polokalama eseese sa faatinoina e le Matagaluega mo ulua’i masina e tolu o lenei tausaga, sa faatupeina mai lea i vaega tupe lotoifale a le Matagaluega. O ni isi o ia polokalama e aofia ai a’oa’oga mo le Gagana Samoa sa faia i le Ofisa o Palota i le masina o Fepuari e oo mai ia Aperila 2013, lea na aofia ai tupulaga e i le va o le 18 tausaga le matutua e oo atu i le 35 tausaga le matutua; faia o aoaoga faasemina i le masina o Mati na te’a nei mo i latou e i ai le naunau i le tulaga tau pisinisi, fefaatauaiga atoa ai ma le aoaoina o tomai ma agavaa faaonaponei, ma e tusa ma le toa 20 tupulaga na mafai ona faatasi atu ai i lea fonotaga. O isi polokalama e aofia ai Le Leo sa faasalalau tuusa’o i luga o le alaata a le KVZKTV i le masina na te’a nei, le to’a 20 tupulaga talavou e amata mai i le 16 tausaga le matutua e oo atu i le 25 tausaga na faatasi atu i ai, ma le polokalama o le aoaoina lea o le su’isu’i mo tina ma tama’ita’i o lo o taofia i le toese i Tafuna. Na taua e le Faatonusili filifilia o lea Matagaluega ia Pa’u Roy T. Ausage i lana ripoti na tuuina atu i le afioga i le kovana sili e faapea, o le ogatotonu o galuega a le Ofisa, o le tuuina atu lea o polokalame eseese ina ia mafai ai ona fesoasoani i olaga o tupulaga talavou o le atunuu. LAGOLAGO PEA OFISA ART COUNCILS FAAFIAFIAGA FAA SAMOA O le tulaga manuia sa i ai faafiafiaga a au faafiafia i le Sisiga Fu’a na mae’a atu nei, ua manatu ai le Ofisa o le Arts Council o se tulaga lelei le faaauauina pea lea o ituaiga faafiafiaga faa Samoa nei mo isi aso faapitoa i le lumana’i, ina ia mafai ai ona fa’amanatu pea tulaga o faafiafiaga a Samoa sa masani mai ai. O faafiafiaga a le Ofisa o le Arts Council i le masina o Aperila na te’a nei, na faamanatu ai lona 40 tausaga talu ona amata mai lenei polokalame e ni isi o Faatonusili sa mua i malae i lenei galuega. E 30 au faafiafia na fai lo latou sao i faafiafiaga a le Art Council mo le fu’a i lenei tausaga, ma o le tele o faafiafiaga nei sa mafuli lava i faafiafiaga faa Samoa e pei o pese ma siva. O le masina lenei ua faamoemoe e faia ai aoaoga a le Arts Council mo le tuuaga o aoga, e a’oa’o ai fanau ia iloa faatino galuega taulima faa Samoa e pei o le lalagaina o ili, ato, pulou, fala, ietoga ma isi lava galuega taulima e gaosi mai i le laufale, atoa ai ma le vaneina o faatagata e faaaoga i ai ogalaau. O le a mafai fo’i ona maua e fanau aoga o le a lesitala i lenei polokalame le avanoa e faalogologo ai i tala faa Samoa faapea ai ma pese sa talanoa ma pepese ai tuaa o tausaga ua mavae. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia ausage@samoanews.com
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TETE’E TAUTAU PAPALI’I I TUUAIGA A LE MALO Ua teena e le alii o Tautau Papali’i tuuaiga a le malo faasaga ia te ia, ina ua tulai i luma o le Faamasinoga Maualuga i le vaiaso na te’a nei ma ua faatulaga ai leisi ana iloiloga mo le aso 22 o Iulai 2013, i moliaga mamafa o le faaoolima i le tulaga lua ma le moliaga mama o le faatupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele. Na tuuaia e le malo Papali’i ina ua faafesoota’i e se foma’i mai le LBJ i Fagaalu le ofisa o leoleo faasaga i se ali’i o lo o ia togafitia ona manu’a e mafua mai ina ua faaoolima i ai se isi tagata. Na taua i faamaumauga a le faamasinoga le matuia o se manu’a i le ulu o le ali’i na aafia. Ina ua fesiligia e leoleo le na aafia i le mafuaaga o le faalavelave, na ia taua e faapea, na mafua mai ina ua fai Papalii i le na aafia la te o i tua o le falesa la te talanoa ai. I tua o le falesa, na tu’i ai e Papalii foliga o le ali’i na aafia toe una’i lona ulu i le puipui o le falesa. O lo o taua fo’i i faamaumauga a le faamasinoga e faapea, sa faaauau pea ona tatu’i e Papalii foliga o le na aafia, a’o taatia i lalo. O lo o taua ai fo’i e faapea, o le isi lima o Papalii na uu ai le ua o le na aafia, ae o le isi ona lima na uu ai le fasi piliki, ae ina ua taumafai le na aafia e tu i luga, na toe uu e Papalii le piliki ae tu’i ai o ia ma fesili i ai pe ua mana’o e oti. O lo o tumau pea poloaiga a le faamasinoga o lo o tatala ai Papali’i i tua e faatali ai le aso e toe tulai ai i luma o le faamasinoga. SAUNI LEVAO E TALI IOE I TUUAIGA A LE MALO O le taeao nei lea ua faamoemoe e fofoga aloaia ai i luma o le faamasinoga maualuga le maliliega lea ua maea ona sainia i le va o Kaio Levao ma le malo, e tusa ai o le mataupu e pei ona tuuaia ai o ia i lona faia lea o ni uiga mataga i se tama’ita’i e 19 tausaga le matua. Ina ua toe valaau le mataupu a le alii o Levao i luma o le faamasinoga maualuga i le vaiaso nei, na faailoa ai e lana loia fautua o Mike White e faapea, ua maea ona sainia e le ua molia ma le malo se maliliega lea fo’i ua maea ona faila i luma o le faamasinoga. Talu ai e le’i maua se taimi o ali’i faamasino e iloilo ma faitau ai i le maliliega ua sainia e Levao ma le malo, na manatu ai loa ina ia toe tula’i le ua molia i le taeao nei mo le fofogaina o lea maliliega. O lo o tuuaia Levao i le moliaga mamafa e tasi o le tagofia lea o itutinosa o se tama’ita’i e talavou i lalo o le tulafono, faapea ai ma moliaga mama e lua o le faaoolima i le tulaga tolu ma le faatupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele. O ia tuuaiga na afua mai ina ua alu atu le tamaitai na aafia e faafo’i ana ata tifaga i se fale faatau ata tifaga i Fagatogo, ae alu ane ai le ua molia ma fai i ai uiga mataga e pei ona tuuaia ai o ia. O lo o taofia pea Levao i le toese e faatali ai le taeao nei lea ua faatulaga e fofogaina ai le latou maliliega ma le malo. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia ausage@samoanews.com
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E tele Ofisa a le malo o lo o galulue faatasi i le tuu faatasia ma le faapipi’i o ituaiga leitio ia o lo o tufatufa atu e le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Saogalemu Lotoifale mo fesootaiga i taimi e tula’i mai ai faalavelave fa’afuase’i ma faalavelave faalenatura i totonu o le atunuu i le lumana’i. O nei ituaiga leitio po o uaealesi e taua i le gagana faaperetania o le ‘Land Mobile Radio’ ma e faigofie ona fesootai ai ofisa o le malo ma tagata faigaluega i soo se taimi e tutupu mai ai faalavelave faafuase’i i le atunuu, aemaise ai lava faalavelave faalenatura e ono mafai ona motusia ai fesootaiga faaonapo nei e pei o initaneti po o le eletise fo’i. O le galuega o lo o taua o le ‘Land Mobile Radio’ (LMR) Project o lo o galulue faatasi ai le komiti o fesootaiga i le teritori (Territorial Emergency Communication Committee - TECC). O lea komiti o lo o aofia ai Ofisa a le malo e pei o le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Saogalemu Lotoifale; Ofisa Telefoni a le ASTCA; Ofisa o Leoleo; Faalapotopotoga o le Eletise ma le Suavai, le ASPA ma le KVZKTV. Na taua e le Faatonusili le tumau a le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Saogalemu Lautele ia Jacinta Brown, i lana ripoti sa tuuina atu i le kovana mo galuega faatino a le Matagaluega i le kuata lua o le tausaga tupe ua mavae atu e faapea, o le galulue faatasi ai o ofisa ma matagaluega a le malo i le unaia o lenei glauega, e tasi lava le manatu autu ia puipuia tagata uma mai faalavelave e tutupu faafuase’i. E 165 uaealesi po o leitio ua maea ona tufafutaina atu i Ofisa taitasi o lo o galulue mo le faaleleia o fesootaiga nei, ae mafuli lava i le Ofisa o Leoleo, Fuimu ma le EMS. O le galuega mo le faapipiiina o uaealesi poo leitio i le motu o Tutuila nei, ua tuuina atu lea i le kamupani a le Durban Communication, Inc, ma o lo o latou galulue i le faapipiiina lea o auala mo fesootaiga o leitio nei ma uaealesi i nofoaga o lo o i ai satelite e pei o le Mt Olotele; Breaker Point; Ofisa Leoleo i Leone; Ofisa Leoleo i Fagatogo ma Mt. Alava. O leitio ma uaealesi ua maea ona tufatufaina atu o lo o aofia ai ma leitio e 10 ua faapitoa lava mo puipuiga i taimi o faalavelave e ala i le aofia uma i ai o soo se fesootaiga e moomia, ma o ia leitio ua tuuina atu i le vaega o Leoleo. O lo o galulue pea le kamupani a le Durban mo le faamaeaina lea o fesootaiga i vaega eseese o le atunuu, ina ia vave ona mautu ma fesootai leitio nei mo fesootaiga.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the request which has been received by the Territorial Registrar for the registration of a certain land TUFUKEKE which is situated in or near the village of ALOFAU, Country of SAOLE Island of TUTUILA, from UFAGAFA RAY TULAFONO of the village of ALOFAU as a/an COMMUNAL land of UFAGAFA FAMILY. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that anyone claiming an interest in the above named land, may file an objection with the Territorial Registrar’s Office within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice. If no objection is filed within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice, the land proposed herein will be registered as such in accordance with the law of American Samoa. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the survey and description of the said land are now on file in the Territorial Registrar’s Office where they may be examined at any time prior to the expiration of the said sixty (60) days. POSTED: APRIL 23, 2013 thru JUNE 24, 2013 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar O LE FA’AALIGA LENEI ua fa’asalalauina ona o le talosaga ua fa’aulufaleina mai i le Ofisa o le Resitara o Amerika Samoa ina ia fa’amauina le fanua o TUFUKEKE, e tu pe latalata ane i le nu’u o ALOFAU, Itumalo o SAOLE i le motu o TUTUILA, ina ia fa’amauina e UFAGAFA RAY TULAFONO. ole fanua FAITELE o AIGA SA UFAGAFAE. SO O SE TASI e aia ma fa’atu’iese i le fanua ua ta’ua i luga ia fa’aulufaleina mai sana fa’atu’iesega tusitusia i le Ofisa o le Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na fa’aalia ai lea fa’aaliga. Afai o le a leai se fa’atu’iesega e fa’aulufaleina mai i totonu o aso e 60, o le fanua lenei o le a fa’amauina e pei ona ta’ua i luga e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono i Amerika Samoa. O LE FA’AFANUA ma fa’amatalaga e uiga i lenei fanua, ua iai nei i le Ofisa ole Resitara, ma e avanoa mo se iloiloga i so’o se aso i totonu o le 60 o le faitauina o aso. 05/04 & 06/04/13
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