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OIA’s stand on issues affecting Am. Samoa… 6 ASG’s 2014 Budget call goes out…
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An impromptu performance of “Dancing Queen’ by Reigning Miss Flowers TaiqueenPattyteesha and contestants and organizers of the Penina Tausala Dance Productions 10th Anniversary of the MISS FLOWERS PAGEANT — “Reflections of the South Pacific” — is currently posted on: www.facebook.com/samoanewsamericansamoa The 10th Miss Flowers Pageant will showcase the most unique fashion in floral designs this Saturday June 22, 2013, at the Gov. Rex H. Lee Auditorium 7p.m. - 11:30p.m. See advertisement in today’s paper for [Clip: TCA/Samoa News] more information.
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by Samoa News staff
Businesses form a coalition to support ASG’S voice in D.C.
Lower college costs created by “academic common markets”
Am. Samoa college students could qualify
by B. Chen, Samoa News Correspondent
A coalition of businesses that want to serve as a supporting voice in Washington, DC to deal with federal policies relating to American Samoa’s economy is being formed, starting with four companies, including two canneries. Leading in the formation of the advocacy group will be StarKist, Tri Marine International, Polynesia Line and Hamburg Süd along with others who directly or indirectly represent the largest portion of private sector employment in the territory, according to a joint news release by the four companies. The release says representatives from American Samoa’s largest employers and businesses have begun reaching out to other local businesses and organizations to form an advocacy coalition to support stronger economic development policies. The goal of the organization will be to serve as a supporting voice in Washington, DC, as Congress and the Obama administration review and evaluate current and potential future federal policies related to the American Samoan economy, it says. Striving to ensure the American Samoan people have the tools they need to build a vibrant and thriving future, this coalition will work to achieve the following goals: • Raise awareness of the unique and significant economic challenges faced by American Samoa, and the importance of the territory to the United States;
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Turns out, there could be a way to send your child to the college of his or her dreams, without having to pull your hair out to pay high, sometimes unaffordable “out-of-state” tuition fees. For those who are unfamiliar with the college registration process, students who live in states where they attend college pay “in-state” tuition fees while those who attend colleges out of state are required to pay almost 5-6 times more— as “out-of-state” students. This means that a student living in California and attending a state college there could be charged about $12,000 per year — as a resident — while a student moving in from another state or country will pay upwards of $37,000 to attend the same school — as a non resident. This is a dilemma that hundreds of thousands of parents across the country — American Samoa included — face each year when it’s time to decide whether or not to take out a second mortgage on their home to send their child to the out-of-state college of their dreams that specializes in their field of study, or settle for the cheaper in-state college that nobody wants to attend because of the limited curriculum.
But there just may be a light at the end of the tunnel for local students. In the personal finance book “Achieve Financial Freedom — Big Time!”, authors Sandy and Matthew Botkin have compiled a list of strategies for securing in-state tuition rates for aspiring college graduates. The book does not guarantee that the strategies will work for everyone, in all situations, all the time. But any chance of cutting ever increasing costs of tuition by up to 66% is worth checking out. Dailyfinance.com advises parents to take advantage of “academic common markets,” noting that in certain regions of the country, states have banded together to offer in-state tuition rates to students within their ‘common market’. One of the markets includes the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). “Within each market, students residing in one state, accepted to a school in a different state, can apply for in-state tuition at their preferred school if they’re studying in a major not offered by any public school in their home state,” dailyfinance.com reports.
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The two-day Homeland Security Tsunami Awareness Workshop ended yesterday in high spirits as the top officials of each government department, NGO and the private sector took home a wealth of information to be shared with their village and community leaders and their respective departments and agencies. The workshop was given to help them take the lead in times of natural disaster, particularly as related to earthquakes and tsunamis. “Tsunami is the lead killer of all natural disasters in the world, so we do not take this lightly,” AS Homeland Security Director Utualii Iuniasolua Tului Savusa emphasized. According to the presenters, who addressed the group at the Tauese P. Sunia Marine Ocean Center in Utulei on Tuesday and Wednesday, “We are stressing the point that, in all Tsunamis, there is no time for any help from first responders to help evacuate — you have to do that by yourself or with the help of your family members at the scene. Do not try to get someone else, get to safety and run to higher ground! “For distant Tsunamis that could impact us within an hour, to a day, [photo: Leua Aiono Frost] help will be available from first responders to evacuate people from tsunami risk zones.”
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Singapore haze worsens, Indonesia plans air tactic SINGAPORE (AP) — Air pollution in Singapore has soared to record heights for a third consecutive day, as Indonesia prepared planes and helicopters to battle raging fires blamed for hazardous levels of smoky haze in three countries. The blazes in peat swamp forests on Indonesia’s Sumatra island have sent massive plumes of smog across the sea to neighboring Singapore and Malaysia, both of which are growing impatient with Indonesia’s response to the problem that occurs nearly every year. Singapore is suffering its worst haze in recorded history. Singapore’s main index for air pollution hit a measurement of 401 at midday Friday. It exceeded previous highs of 371 on Thursday and 321 on Wednesday, both of which were also record readings at the time. Those measurements are classified as “hazardous.” Paralyzed Va. Teen walks to accept his H.S. diploma BURKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teen paralyzed in a swimming accident in Hawaii was able to walk across the stage to accept his high school diploma. Nick Balenger has gone through intense rehabilitation since injuring himself diving into shallow water in July 2012. On Wednesday, he used a walker to cross the length of the stage and accept his diploma at Burke’s Lake Braddock High School. The former star pitcher for the school’s baseball team then switched to a cane to get down a few steps. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. Students at the school had previously only seen Balenger use a wheel-
chair and stand briefly. “Ever since I got hurt I said my goal was to be on stage walking across and going down the steps,” Balenger said. “It feels great to accomplish it.” Balenger said the standing ovation was nice, but he didn’t see it. He had to look down to see his feet as he used the walker. “I was focusing on walking. I almost got blown over by everybody just screaming. It was awesome. It felt great.” Balenger is starting college at James Madison University in the fall. His doctors tell him that a 95 percent recovery from his injury is possible. His goal is 100 percent. Baby with four legs has surgery in South Africa JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A government spokeswoman says a 2-month-old Namibian boy born with four legs is responding well to treatment after undergoing surgery at a South African hospital. Ester Paulus with Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services said Thursday that doctors at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town performed a nine-hour operation to remove two legs. The baby, Andrew Palismwe, is now recovering at the Central State Hospital in Namibia’s capital. Ruthy Mutanimiye, Andrew’s mother, told media at the hospital that Andrew had “quickly responded to medication” after a day in intensive care. The Namibian government paid for the surgery through a fund that assists state patients with no access to private medical care.
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2014 Budget call goes out
with order to maintain current ceilings
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
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All government agencies and departments have been ordered to maintain budget ceilings under the fiscal year 2013 budget law — including the FY 2013 supplemental — for the new fiscal year 2014, with budget submissions due at the close of business today. This is according to the FY 2014 Budget Call letter dated June 3 from Catherine D. Aigamaua-Saelua, director of the Office of Program Planning and Budget. The three-page letter is approved by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga. Approved by the Fono and signed into law last October, the FY 2013 final budget stood at $454.85 million while the FY 2013 supplement of $5 million was signed into law in April this year. The budget for FY 2014, which begins Oct. 1, 2013, will be a priority issue when lawmakers return next month for the 2nd regular session. The Fono is hoping that the final budget will be submitted by August this year, so that lawmakers will have enough time to review it. In years past, the budget has arrived the last week of August or the first week of September, which has not given lawmakers enough time for a thorough analysis and review. ECONOMIC OUTLOOK “While economists are cautiously optimistic about a sustainable recovery on the horizon, the across the board automatic cuts, through the [federal] sequestration, continues to impact our local economy, as it struggles to gain footing,” Aigamaua-Saelua wrote. “Thus, as our local economy continues to weaken, our local revenue sources shrink,” she said. “In light of these realities and uncertainties, the governor has urged all departments and agencies to withhold 10% of their 3rd and 4th quarter budget allocations to insure financial solvency to end the current fiscal year.” Despite the forecast of a sluggish economic recovery, she says there are ongoing economic activities that give some hope and sense of confidence that the future might not be as gloomy. Two main examples of economic activities cited by Aigamaua-Saelua are that StarKist Samoa is exploring the expansion of its local production capacity, while Tri Marine International is working to complete its fresh fish export operations (which are expected to be completed before the end of the year). Cannery plant construction for Tri-Marine is due to begin next year now that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given the green light for construction of the seawall and wharf next to the cannery plant site. In the short-term, said Aigamaua-Saelua, some jobs will be created, but the full effect of these expansion initiatives will not be realized for 15 to 18 months. She projects that the year 2014 will continue to experience the same lethargic economic trends prevalent today. Additionally, the ongoing commitment of ASG to support the government owned Satala shipyard operation, with fully upgraded equipment and increased facility capabilities will provide another source of jobs for local residents. As ASG works towards “prioritizing our most critical needs” each agency and department plays a vital role in the budget process, she said. “In these times of financial austerity, I strongly urge each department and agency to be prudent in the expanding of our limited pool of financial resources to insure that maximum benefits are derived,” she said, adding that each director “is expected to do more with less, which means that operations must be justifiably economized and efficient.” LOCAL FUNDS Aigamaua-Saelua informed agencies and departments that budgetary thresholds to guide the FY 2014 final budget are provided in the FY 2013 budget signed into law, as well as the FY 2013 supplemental. “...please adhere to these budget ceilings as earmarked” in the FY 2013 final budget, she said and also informed directors to prepare their budget submissions according to their current approved organizational set up and functional statements. “All vacant positions need to be omitted from your budget request for FY 2014,” she said. “In addition, all annual step increments should be pro-rated despite the current freeze.” Furthermore, fringe benefits on FICA are 7.65% and Workmen’s Compensation at 1.05% for both career and contract employees, with an additional 8% identified for retirement of career employees, bringing the overall total to 16.70% for career service and 8.7% for contract employees. Directors were also informed to estimate utilities and communication costs, which “must” be accounted for and included in the budget submission. “Unlike normal practice in the past, you will be held responsible for these unbudgeted costs and therefore need to appropriate accordingly,” she wrote. (Among the many issues raised by lawmakers during Fono budget hearings over the years, is whether utilities costs are included. The issue became louder in the last two years when ASG continued to accumulate unpaid debts). “To meet any other requests above the mandated ceiling allotment, you are encour(Continued on page 13)
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Day 5: Amata joins Samoan community to observe Memorial Day at Fort Benning After filling the trunk of the car with tons of sweet onions from Vidalia and Georgia peaches from Peach County, we made our way west across Georgia to Columbus, the home of Fort Benning. Even though I had been to there twice before, I was especially looking forward to this trip because a new 190,000 square foot National Infantry Museum opened there in June, 2009 on a 200-acre tract of hardwoods and pines just outside the gates of the Fort’s Maneuver Center of Excellence. Former Secretary of State GEN Colin Powell (USA, ret.) was the featured speaker for the dedication. It particularly excited me to visit this magnificent new building not only for the awesome life-sized displays of famous infantry engagements going back to the American Revolution but also because they moved into the building the Army Ranger Hall of Honor and the Officers Candidate School Hall of Fame, into which my father was inducted. I was privileged to be there for his induction in 1979 and brought my children there to the old Hall some years later as we were passing through the area on the way to a conference in Alabama. We were blessed to have been invited by military veteran Tumua Puailoa of Pava’ia’i and his lovely wife Tolua, who hails from Lauli’i, to stay in their home during our stay at Fort Benning, which was longer than our other stops because it stretched over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Puailoa family was most kind to host us for our entire visit and it almost felt as if I were back home. The Puailoas have seven children, many of whom grew up in Columbus, which was Tumua’s final duty station before retiring from the Army; many of the kids still live nearby and are raising their own children there. Moreover, Tolua’s sister Sinoi Moimoi, Mark and family live next door on their cul de sac, in effect creating a compound-like atmosphere in the neighborhood.  I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know Tumua and Tolua’s many family members including children Filo Soli and Dave; Fai Solia and Frank Solia (USA); Tumua Puailoa and Crystal (US Army Reserve); Nive Puailoa; Siale Puailoa who’s stationed in Hawaii; grandchildren Tavita, Samuelu and Mana Soli; Masina, Frankie, Marley and Ave Solia; Tolua Yazmin Puailoa; Fetuao and Matthew Muao and Arienna Puailoa.  So, the Puailoas have assembled all the ingredients needed to successfully import Samoa into Columbus, GA, complete with an umu in their spacious back yard. Tumua has taught all the children and even the older grandchildren to put together an umu. There’s a lot of hard work involved in the preparation so all hands were on deck beginning at 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning to get the umu started and several hours later we, along with the Samoan community, enjoyed for Memorial Day weekend a perfectly cooked Size 2 pig and all the various delicious fixings and trimmings that go into a traditional umu. It was great to fellowship with the Samoan community whose youth also performed and I marveled at how these young ambassadors excel at keeping our culture alive and their pride in their Samoan heritage is evident in their dancing and singing although many of them haven’t ever been back home to the islands. Pastor Loama Sialega and his wife Renisi of the Samoan Christian Congregational Church of Columbus/Fort Benning, along with retired Pastor and Mrs. Sene, joined us along with the congregation and their families. Fort Benning supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees on a daily basis. It is the home of the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, the Armor School, the Infantry School since 1918, elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment 3rd Brigade- 3rd Infantry Division and many other additional tenant units. Two days before our Memorial Day weekend gathering, however, I was invited by the base commander, MGEN H.R. McMaster, to be guest speaker at Fort Benning’s formal Asia Pacific American Heritage Month observance, which was held in the spacious McGinnis-Wickham Hall at the huge new Army Maneuver Center of Excellence. At the conclusion of the program, which included a wonderful display of Polynesian dancing performed by the Hula Halau ‘O Kalani, which included Samoans as well as Hawaiians in the Columbus, GA-based troupe, I was presented with a certificate of appreciation signed by the General but, in what was a complete and heartwarming surprise, I also was presented with a replica of my father’s Hall of Fame Citation Plaque. I will forever treasure that thoughtful gesture and will display the plaque in an honored place in my home.  At some point in the future, I will donate the plaque to ASG so that it can be displayed either at the Jean P. Hayden museum or at Government House, where my father lived as the sixth longest serving governor in United States history, a fact that is forgotten or not known by
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AMATA’S Meet Christina Hammock JOURNAL
Maybe… “I’ll do an umu in space…”
by Teri Hunkin, Samoa News staff
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It isn’t every day one can rub shoulders with an astronaut. But by serendipity, good luck or simply fate, we have right here in American Samoa one of just eight new astronauts chosen by NASA for the next generation of space exploration — men and women who will go to the international space station and beyond. From a pool of over 6,000 applicants, Christina M. Hammock, at 34 yrs, was chosen to take her place in history. Currently serving as the Station Chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate and Atmosphere Observatory at Cape Matatula, a blustery point on the far eastern end of Tutuila, she introduces herself as ‘just Tina’. “I’m Tina on island, and I love using that name here,” Hammock declared in her first interview with Samoa News. She is happy and bubbly in person, full of energy and ready to laugh; her demeanor belies her serious work. Officially, she hails from Jacksonville, N.C., but she is currently home-based in Livingston, Montana (although between her scientific expeditions and educational jaunts, she admits she doesn’t get back to ‘big sky country’ often enough). Now, the sky is no longer the limit for Hammock, whose name was released on Monday from NASA headquarters as one of the chosen few who will, indeed, in a few short years be one of an elite group — who may boldly go ‘where no man has gone before’. She has been chosen as a candidate to become an astronaut. Her official NASA start date is August 12, when she must report to the Johnson Space Center in Houston. “We will be training for two years before we are considered ‘flight ready’ astronauts,” Hammock explained. We are astronaut/candidates and we are all eligible to be astronauts. A lot of the training will be physical.” She says she is looking forward to the intensive training — where she will also learn how to fly T-38 jets. (NASA has a fleet of the supersonic T-38s just for training astronauts.) “We had ‘a ton’ of medical testing, that was necessary to qualify” she added. NASA administrator Charles Bolden, according to AP, said these new candidates will help lead the first human mission to an asteroid in the 2020s and then on to Mars in the following decade. They will join 49 astronauts currently there, although AP notes the numbers have dwindled since the Space Shuttle stopped flying. “It’s pretty overwhelming.” Hammock admits. Since the announcement, she says her life has been a whirlwind of phone calls, facebook messages, congratulations and high fives. “I’m pinching myself. Today I got a phone call from the International Space Station — a guy named Chris Cassidy called to congratulate me.” Some day she may be one of those people calling back to earth. “A typical crew on the Station is three Americans and two or three Russians,” she said. “It’s really an international effort, but only a few countries send astronauts. The main pool from which they draw the crew comes from the U.S. and Russia, and typical assignments are two to six months. (Six astronauts currently live and work on the International Space Station: three Russian cosmonauts, two NASA astronauts and one European astronaut from Italy.) This time around, four men and four women made the cut. “It ended up that way, but not on purpose” she said. Hammock is one of two scientists chosen; the others have military and medical backgrounds. With the ending of the space shuttle program in 2011, the current crop of astronauts are taken to the space station via the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, although there are plans in the works for private firms to fill in the gap. Will she take something special into space with her? “Maybe I’ll take some Samoan banana chips and oka with me, if they let it on board,” Hammock laughed. “I’ll do an umu in space... ha ha… maybe not… but I’ll miss my umu!” She will also miss many people here, notably her “Tula mom” Tala Silao, who said when she heard the news, “I was so happy for her, I cried. I’m gonna miss her, but I’m so excited for her.” Co-worker Vai Talamoa of Malaeloa called her “an amazing lady, very talented, self motivated… just awesome to work with. If NASA chose her, it’s because of the outstanding person she is — so capable, just dynamite. It’s been an honor to work with her. I’m proud to say I know an astronaut — how many people can say that?” Does Hammock have any second thoughts? “No qualms… I’ve wanted to do this my whole life. I’m happy, honored and humbled to be a part of this.” She grew up in an era when the dream of space exploration became a reality. Beginning with Skylab and the Lunar Roving Vehicles, and on to America’s Apollo space program — which demonstrated that men could indeed travel into space and return safely to earth — the scientific advances were in place when she was born which made one of mankind’s most ancient dreams possible.
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OIA director Pula shares federal govt stand on issues affecting territory
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
Returning Afghan refugees, who have recently arrived from Pakistan, wait during the registration process at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) center on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, June 20, 2013, as they prepare to return to their province after fleeing civil war and Taliban rule. World Refugee Day, a day initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness on the plight of (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) refugees worldwide, is observed on June 20 every year.



In The High Court of American Samoa TRIAL DIVISION
HCPR No.: 005-2013 In the Matter of the Estate of
Please take notice that the Law Office of Matailupevao (Lupe) Leupolu Jr. has been relocated to the Fagatogo Square (Tedi of Samoa Building) Suite 204. The telephones are still the same: 633-2545 or 633-2546 and the cell phone is 731-8466. The email is “lupeleupolu@yahoo.com”. Also be advised and informed that all clients of Afoa L. Lutu, ESQ., are now referred to Attorney Matailupevao Leupolu Jr., ESQ. for further proceedings. However, if any clients of Afoa L. Lutu, ESQ. wishes to find a new attorney of his/her choosing to handle his/her legal matters further then you are welcome to call the office within 30 days of this notice to pick up your file and then see an attorney immediately. Otherwise, this office will continue to represent you in your case and you will be billed accordingly. This law office handles all cases but specializes in the following areas: • Administrative Law/Personnel Cases • Adoptions, Guardians and Relinquishments • Change of Names, Civil Actions, Criminal Defense • Corporation, Divorce, Insurance Claims • Land and Title/Matai Cases • Probate/Estate Cases, Workers Compensation Cases and Etc. The Office also prepares Affidavits, Leases, Letters, Powers of Attorneys, Travel Authorizations and Notary Public Services.
TO: Counsel Roy J.D. Hall, Jr., Attorney for Petitioner Pursuant to instructions from the Honorable Lyle L. Richmond, Associate Justice, High Court of American Samoa, the following minute order is hereby issued. A HEARING ON THE PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION that is scheduled to be heard on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. has been rescheduled to be heard on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. If counsel have any objections to the above setting, they should be filed by way of motion. Dated at Fagatogo, American Samoa, this 10th day of June, 2013.
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Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs executive director Nikolao Pula has informed Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga the stand of the federal government when it comes to cabotage waivers for American Samoa. The waiver would allow foreign carriers to operate between other U.S. airports and Pago Pago This issue was one of the economic development areas that were discussed between Pula and the governor during a meeting last Saturday in Honolulu. Other issues of discussion included DOI technical assistance, education, and decolonization. These are identical issues that the governor’s office says were discussed between the two officials. See Samoa News edition of June 18th on what the governor raised during the meeting. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Responding to Samoa News request for comments following the meeting, Pula said the governor expressed his desire to revisit the issue of federal Essential Air Service (EAS) and cabotage law “even though it is challenging and a difficult nut to crack.” He said the governor wants to make the case to the federal government in general and more specifically to the U.S. Department of Transportation and its bureau, the Federal Aviation Administration “that there is almost no chance for this tiny US territory for economic development if the transportation issues connecting it to commercial lines of the region and the mainland US are not addressed accordingly.” (USDOT and FAA oversee cabotage issues and the EAS program) “I reiterated to Governor Lolo that the main response of these offices in the past, which have jurisdiction on these issues, is that this is a market driven reality,” said Pula. “That while there is only one airline servicing the territory to Hawai’i, there is no existing law stopping other domestic airlines from competing for the same route.” “The issue is allowing foreign airlines to compete on the same route. Governor Lolo wants to aggressively pursue the matter anyway, hoping for some alternative solutions,” he said via e-mail yesterday from Washington D.C. LOCAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE The governor also shared his desire to improve some aspects of Education in the territory, said Pula, adding that he had the opportunity to meet with Education Department director Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau and ASDOE deputy directors, Philo Jennings and Fa’aui Vaitautolu when he was in Pago Pago during the April Flag Day celebration. “I saw some of the good work they were doing to complete implementation of the Plan of Action as required by U.S. Department of Education on its High Risk status,” he said. Pula revealed that the governor said a recent briefing by Salu Hunkin-Finau “has prompted him to reach out to certain members of the community — experts, church, business and his staff to prepare for an Education Summit later this year.” Pula said he shared with the governor “some of the work my office is doing” in the state of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to help improve its education system. “We’ve had high level meetings where we’ve reached out to President Mori of the FSM, Governor Elimo of Chuuk, its legislative leaders, regional education folks and the department itself to focus on realistic reforms,” said Pula. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE There were two issues for technical assistance and one of them is the Samoan Heritage Week in Hawai’i. Pula said the governor expressed interest in expanding the role of the Heritage Week to include an economic development forum for attracting businesses to American Samoa and promoting the territory. “I told the Governor that OIA will review the [funding] proposal when we receive it,” he said The governor also expressed interest for a technical assistance proposal to demolish the Rainmaker Hotel. “The dilapidated structure is an eye-sore to the cruise ships coming in and is becoming a health hazard,” said Pula. “The site is at a wonderful location and it could lure potential investors to construct other economic development projects for tourism or other businesses. OIA will also entertain this proposal when we receive it,” he said. DECOLONIZATION As to the issue of decolonization and the territory’s political status, Pula said the governor acknowledged the positions taken by past governors of the territory to have American Samoa be
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Press Release — Washington, D.C. — June 18, 2013 —Congressman Faleomavaega recently met with President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. of the Republic of Palau. The dinner meeting was hosted by the Taiwan Representative to the U.S., Ambassador King Pu-tsung, and was attended by Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo of Guam, Ambassador Asterio Takesy of the Federated States of Micronesia, and Ambassador Hersey Kyota of Palau. This was President Remengesau’s first visit to the U.S. since taking office in January of this year. “I want to thank Ambassador King for hosting President Remengesau on his recent visit to the U.S.,” Faleomavaega said. “It was an informal atmosphere where we were able to share and have a very constructive dialogue on U.S.-Palau relations as well as Palau’s initiatives and the impact it will have in the Pacific region.” “President Remengesau should be commended for his efforts to create the largest national marine sanctuary in the world by banning all commercial fishing within Palau’s Exclusive Economic Zone. He strongly believes that such an investment in conservation will promote tourism and it will provide an economic benefit greater than what they currently receive from commercial fishing. This is a noble effort that our Pacific Islanders should follow given the problems we face with overfishing and the annihilation of our fish stock because of the greed of other nations to fish in our Pacific waters.” “We also had the opportunity to discuss the issue of China and Fiji moving forward in establishing the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) that is a result of the Engaging the Pacific Leaders Meetings that was held annually since 2010 and attended by many leaders of the Pacific countries. Other countries such as Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have contributed for the PIDF. Some suspect that the PIDF would be a competitive rival with the Pacific Islands Forum that has been strongly supported by Australia and New Zealand since its establishment in 1971,” Faleomavaega continued. “The recent increase in the support and investment of countries that have not traditionally been present in the Pacific region such as China, Cuba, and many from the Middle East is a clear indication of the failure of the policies of the Pacific Islands Forum. This has created a ‘split’ amongst the Pacific countries and it will create more issues as we move
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forward in the coming years.” “I look forward to working closely with President Remengesau in convincing the Congress and President Obama to fund the Compact Agreement that was agreed to in 2010. By prolonging such a delay, we continue to damage the relationship with a staunch ally that has been supportive of the U.S. in all international bodies and forums, including the United Nations.” “I want to thank Ambassador King and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office for honoring President Remengesau during his visit to Washington, D.C. I wish President Remengesau the best and a safe trip as he returns to Palau,” Faleomavaega concluded.
Cong. Faleomavaega, Cong. Madeleine Bordallo of Guam, President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. of the Republic of Palau during his visit to Washington, D.C., and Taiwan’s Ambassador King [photo: Faleomavaega’s Office] Pu-tsung and his wife.
National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council Meeting
NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa will hold a public meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council (council) in the Sanctuary Room at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei, American Samoa. Items on the agenda include presentations by the Department of Marine Wildlife Resources and the American Samoa Visitors Bureau. Additionally, there will be updates on Capitol Hill Oceans Week; Swains Island Expedition; Festival of Sites; Youth Ocean Summit; Dive Safety Drill; Research; Institute for Research on Labor Employment, and the Economy Project (IRLEE); Sanctuary Classic Fishing Photo Contest; Campaign of Engagement; National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Community; and follow-up from the April council meeting. Those wishing to speak on agenda items may add their name to the public comment sign-up sheet located at the conference room on the day of the meeting. Oral testimony may be limited to three minutes. Any persons wishing to testify on agenda items is requested to submit a written copy of their testimony to Joseph Paulin by June 24, 2013 for distribution to the councilprior to the meeting. After June 24, 2013 it is the submitter’s responsibility to provide sanctuary staff with an adequate number of copies for distribution to the council members in attendance (a minimum of 20 copies) the day of the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to Joseph Paulin, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, Tauese P.F Sunia Ocean Center, P.O Box 4318, Pago Pago, AS 96799 or E-mailed to: Joseph.Paulin@noaa.gov. To receive more information, please contact the sanctuary office at 684-633-6500 ext. 226. WHAT: WHEN: WHERE: WHO: Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Tuesday, June 25, 2013 • 1:00PM TO 3:00PM Sanctuary Room, Tauese P. F. Sunia Ocean Center - Utulei, American Samoa NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
Established in 2005, the Sanctuary Advisory Council is a community-based body that provides advice and recommendations on managing and protecting the sanctuary. The council is composed of ten government and twelve non-governmental seats. Serving in a volunteer capacity, the council members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public. The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa is located in the cradle of Polynesia’s oldest culture and is thought to support the greatest diversity of marine life in the National Marine Sanctuary System, including a wide variety of coral and other invertebrates, fishes, turtles, marine mammals and marine plants. The sanctuary protects extensive coral reefs, including some of the oldest and largest Porites sp. coral heads in the world, along with deep water reefs, hydrothermal vent communities, and rare marine archaeological resources, and also encompasses important fishing grounds, the southernmost point in the United States, and waters surrounding one of the world’s smallest atolls. The sanctuary is also the only true tropical reef within the National Marine Sanctuary System, and is the most remote location within that system. NOAA comanages the sanctuary with the American Samoa Government and works closely with communities adjacent to the sanctuary, all within the context of Samoan cultural traditions and practices. NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and our other social mediac hannels. On the Web: National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa: http://americansamoa.noaa.gov NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov
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A woman wears a mask as the Singapore Central Business District is covered with haze Thursday evening, June 20, 2013. Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia (AP Photo/Joseph Nair) worsened dramatically.
Winter storm disrupts air traffic in New Zealand WELLINGTON (AP) — A winter storm bearing powerful winds disrupted air traffic across New Zealand on Friday as well as cutting power to some homes, forcing schools to close, and generating record-sized waves. The capital Wellington got blasted with winds of more than 130 kilometers (81 miles) per hour. The gusts disrupted bus, rail and road transportation, brought down trees and power lines, and ripped tiles from suburban roofs. About 28,000 homes in Wellington lost power. Ocean waves measuring 15 meters (49 feet) from trough to peak were recorded near Wellington by a government agency. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research said the waves, measured from a buoy about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) out to sea, were the largest it had recorded near the capital since it began taking measurements in 1995. The waves washed away parts of some coastal roads and seawalls. The storm also brought heavy snow to some parts of the South Island. National carrier Air New Zealand cancelled all Wellington flights Friday morning and said it would resume limited services in the afternoon. It warned that passengers could expect ongoing disruptions and international flights to and from the capital would be affected. Some flights from Christchurch and Queenstown were also cancelled or delayed. Forecasters expected conditions to improve Saturday. Guam man held on $1 Million bail after choking death HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam man is being held on $1 million bail after being charged with murder in the choking death of his girlfriend’s ex-husband. Carl Gargarita appeared in Superior Court this week after allegedly getting involved in a fight outside a Tumon club Saturday morning, the Pacific Daily News reported. Court documents said Gargarita put Anthony Giralao into a chokehold and choked him until he blacked out. Giralao sustained numerous injuries to his neck, the documents said. An officer on the scene wasn’t able to detect a pulse or breathing from Giralao. Gargarita initially was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. The charges were changed after Giralao died. That evening, Gargarita and Giralao’s exwife, Irene Giralao, were drinking in a Tumon club, according to the documents. Gargarita answered Irene Giralao’s phone, upsetting her. She walked away from the club, and Gargarita allegedly told her to call her ex-husband and tell him where she was, according to court documents and police. Irene Giralao’s ex-husband arrived 30 minutes later and charged at Gargarita, the complaint said. The two men started punching each other before Gargarita put Giralao in a chokehold, the complaint said.
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Pa. girl and Md. boy win the National Marbles Tournament WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl from Pennsylvania and a 12-year-old boy from Maryland are this year’s national marbles champions. Emily Cavacini won the girls’ championship Thursday at the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. Cooper Fisher won the boys’ title. The four-day tournament featured 26 boys and 26 girls competing to knock marbles out of a circle. Emily is from Shaler, Pa., just north of Pittsburgh. She’s been playing marbles for about four years. She’s a fifth-grader at Shaler Elementary School and won the Allegheny County Marbles Tournament on June 1. Numerous other marbles champions have come from Allegheny County over the last 10 years. Cooper is from Middletown Valley, Md. Emily and Cooper say it’s fun playing against their friends in the tournament, which is celebrating its 90th year. Videographer pleads in fatal Detroit police raid DETROIT (AP) — A videographer for a reality television show crew filming a Detroit police raid that left a 7-year-old girl dead has pleaded no contest to obstruction of justice. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says a perjury charge against Allison Howard was dismissed Thursday. Howard will serve 1½ to 2 years’ probation in Massachusetts. A crew from cable’s “The First 48” was shadowing police during a 2010 search for a murder suspect. Aiyana Stanley-Jones was asleep on a sofa when she was shot during the raid on her home. Howard was accused of withholding video of the raid from investigators. Officer Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter in Aiyana’s slaying. A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in Weekley’s trial. Israeli police report man shot dead at key holy site JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a guard has shot a Jewish man dead at a key Jerusalem holy site. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says a private security guard at the Western Wall “fired a number of shots” at a man who appeared suspicious. The guard told police the man, an Israeli, had his hands in his pockets and shouted in Arabic just before the guard opened fire, Rosenfeld said. The man, in his 40s, died at the scene. Rosenfeld said police cordoned off the area after the shooting and are investigating Friday’s incident. The Western Wall, a remnant of the biblical Jewish Temples, is the holiest site where Jews can pray. The site and the area around it has in the past been a flashpoint for violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
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BEIJING (AP) — Call me a lecher but don’t call me a crook, an ex-city official at the heart of a sex tape scandal has said in his unusually spirited courtroom defense against corruption charges. The case of Lei Zhengfu, former party chief of a district in the southern city of Chongqing, has riveted the Chinese public since video clips went viral of the portly 55-year-old having sex with a woman hired by property developers allegedly in an elaborate extortion scheme. In a country where corruption trials of high-level officials typically look like the scripted outcome of backdoor bargaining, Lei’s case has offered a rare look at what happens when a lowerlevel official is caught in a high-profile crackdown — with few political cards to play. Lei is accused of accepting more than 3 million yuan ($500,000) in bribes from a developer to pay off a businessman who was allegedly using the tape to blackmail him. Lei rejects the charge of bribery, saying the money was a loan. “Although I’m quite lecherous, I’m not greedy for money,” he said in a Chongqing court Wednesday, reading out a personal statement. Public anger and disgust over official corruption found an easy target in the images of his jowly, pop-eyed face in the throes of passion. Lei was soon fired from his post, and in ensuing weeks, more tapes were found, felling 11 other Chongqing officials. The scandal has exposed in lurid detail the shady intertwining of sex, business and politics in Chinese society at a time when a newly installed generation of Communist Party leadership has vowed to crack down on widespread graft. It also tapped into public outrage over what is seen as the moral degradation of the country’s leaders. “The people’s hatred of official corruption is not only because of their illegal behavior but because of resentment that they enjoy a special status that is higher than others and lets them enjoy more social resources,” said Liu Shanying, a politics researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. “They hope to see them punished by the law, which would help them vent that anger.” The court said it would issue a verdict at a later, unspecified date. On Thursday, those accused of running the extortion ring stood trial in a closed hearing. Wednesday’s proceedings involving Lei were in stark contrast to the corruption trial of China’s former railways minister Liu Zhijun earlier this month, a much bigger case involving bribery amounting to 64 million yuan ($10.5 million) spanning more than two decades. The railways minister’s trial was a smoothly orchestrated affair of just a few hours, concluding before lunchtime. He pleaded guilty and showed remorse, thanking the Communist Party for the years it invested in him. Only the official Xinhua News Agency and state broadcaster CCTV were allowed inside the courtroom and media reports were uniformly similar and lacking in the salacious detail that has featured in Lei’s case. The trials of high-level officials accused of corruption are often seen as foregone conclusions hammered out by politicians and the party’s graft investigators and announced by a court. There is usually little dispute aired during proceedings, and most of it is kept out of the public eye. In the railways minister’s case, the two sides were so in tandem that even prosecutors were making a case for the court to show leniency for Liu. As a district party chief, Lei is probably at the lowest rung of the party ladder in terms of officials who matter — and his case comes during a big political shakeup in the city of Chongqing after the downfall of its party chief in a major scandal. Lei appears to have been left to fend for himself and has sought to make the case that he was the victim of a heinous extortion gang that preyed on his weakness for women who were not his wife. Here’s how the scheme that allegedly ensnared Lei and the other officials is said to have worked: Attractive women were hired by Xiao Ye, a local businessman, to have sex with city officials and secretly videotape the trysts. Xiao then promised to make the tapes go away — for a price. In Lei’s case, a property developer agreed to provide the hush money of 3 million yuan in return for his patronage in business deals. Prosecutors say the transaction amounts to a bribe that Lei accepted, but defense attorney Ye Dongqiang said his client had always considered it a loan and had kept a record of it. “We believe that from a truth-seeking, legal perspective, it does not amount to bribery,” Ye said in an interview. “We can’t just convict him because this case has a big social impact and because there are negative remarks in society. He has violated morals, but the law must have a bottom line.”
Sex tape official: I may be a lecher but I’m no crook
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nominee to become the top U.S. diplomat in East Asia delivered pointed comments about China in his confirmation hearing Thursday, saying there’s no place for “coercion and bullying” in the region’s seas. Danny Russel told a Senate panel that he’ll do everything in his power to “lower the temperature” in territorial disputes in the South and East China seas and push claimants including China toward diplomacy. He also said it was “unacceptable” for China to demand only bilateral negotiations with the other claimants and voiced strong U.S. support for efforts by Southeast Asia to negotiate as a bloc and frame a “code of conduct” to manage the disputes — an issue to be taken up at regional security talks in Brunei later this month. Russel is currently White House senior director for Asian affairs. He is nominee to become assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs, replacing Kurt Campbell, who resigned in February to enter business. Russel is a 28-year career diplomat, less ebullient than Campbell, with long experience in Japan and Korea. His association with Asia began in his 20s when he spent three years studying martial arts in Japan. He has played a central role in the Obama administration’s strategic “pivot” to Asia. That’s seen the U.S. stake out a diplomatic position on maritime issues that has irked Beijing, with Washington saying it has a national interest in the peaceful resolution of disputes in the South China Sea. Six governments have overlapping claims to tiny reefs and islands across those resource-
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rich waters, with China claiming it has sovereignty over virtually all of it. While the U.S. itself is not a claimant, it says it has a stake in the freedom of navigation in its busy sea lanes, which are crucial to world trade. “I certainly will do everything in my power to try to lower the temperature, push claimants including China into a diplomatic track and continue to warn them that the region in which China will flourish is a region of law, a region of order and a region of respect for neighbors, not one in which there is space for coercion and bullying,” Russel said. He said that President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have raised the issue of China’s behavior on the seas with its leaders, and the Chinese “are in no doubt that America stands by our allies.” The most volatile maritime disputes involving China in the past couple of years have involved U.S. treaty allies, the Philippines and Japan — nations which Beijing has blamed for triggering tensions. While acknowledging U.S.China competition, Russel said the U.S. supports the rise of a China that is stable, prosperous and abides by international rules and norms. He said the U.S. seeks “practical cooperation” that benefits both countries and the region. He said positive cooperation with China would be “essential” in getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons. Russel confirmed that he has visited Pyongyang during his time at the White House. He said helping to achieve a halt or rollback in the North’s atomic program would be a top priority if he becomes assistant secretary of state. The full Senate must confirm his appointment.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A private plane carrying a Bolivian girl badly mauled by a Rottweiler left La Paz on Thursday en route to Boston, where plastic surgeons hope to operate on the 4-year-old’s face and head to give her a normal life. The case of Rosalia moved Bolivians as well as Bolivian businesswoman Claudia Tolay and her American husband, Dr. Joseph Currier, who led a campaign to get the girl to Boston. “A team of plastic surgeons is awaiting Rosalia at Boston Children’s Hospital” to evaluate her condition and decide on a plan for her treatment, Tolay told The Associated Press. Her flight was expected to arrive in Boston Friday morning. Rosalia was with her mother in a store in the poor suburb of El Alto outside Bolivia’s capital in May when she was attacked by the storeowner’s dog. The Rottweiler grabbed the girl’s head and ripped off up to 70 percent of her scalp, doctors in Bolivia said. The dog left a wound so deep on her cheek that bone was visible, and its bites tore away skin, muscle and tissue from her head, face, back and buttocks, they said. Her mother, Regina Pillco, said she couldn’t get Rosalia out of the dog’s jaws because she was carrying a newborn on her back. “Every day children arrive at the hospital with dog bites, but I’d never seen wounds this severe,” said Josef Henao, director of the state children’s hospital in La Paz. The girl was unconscious for nearly three weeks until last week, when she woke up, asked for her mother and began crying. Doctors said earlier this week that Rosalia’s condition had improved enough for her to fly to the United States. “I hope that my daughter returns healthy and cured. Rosalia can’t speak. She looks at me, she holds my hand and she cries,” Pillco told the AP. Pillco had to stay in Bolivia to care for her other six children, but Rosalia’s father, Agustin Apaza, accompanied her on the flight to Boston. The costs of Rosalia’s care will be paid by the Currier family and U.S. organizations. Tolay said she heard about Rosalia’s case on Facebook and began a campaign to help the girl in the United States. Currier said he followed the progress of Rosalia’s health by Skype for a month and he promised on Thursday that the next time he returned to La Paz it would be with the girl. “We shouldn’t forget to educate our children about feelings. There is a world crisis in feelings,” Tolay said.
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The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) wishes to encourage low low income persons and and families seeking affordable housing to to The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) wishes to encourage income persons families seeking affordable housing takeadvantage advantage ofthe the Section Section 1602 1602Program Programfor for quali qualified low income income tenants tenants. If you you are encouraged take of ed low . If you believe believe you you are are qualified qualiedto toapply, apply, you are encouragedto to contact or or visit project owners their Section 1602 units located in the villages listed, are available for rent. tenant contact visitthe thefollowing following project ownersif if their Section 1602 units located in the villages listed, are available for You rent may . Youobtain may obtain applications from the 1602 owners owners or the DBAS HYPERLINK “http://www.dbas.org” www.dbas.org) or from Tavai Ieremia and tenant applications from theproject 1602 project or thewebsite DBAS (website ( HYPERLINK ““http://www.dbas.org”” www.dbas.org) or from Antonina Su’’e at the DBASat Loans Department at the Second Floor of the Lumanai Building at Fagatogo, Mondays to Fridays, 8am toto 4pm, telephone Elizabeth Paopao the 1602 Compliance Monitoring Unit at the Second Floor of the Lumanai Building at Fagatogo, Mondays Fridays, 8am 633-4031. Income and rent restrictions apply. law prohibits against tenant applicants on the basis of race, sex, national to 4pm, telephone 633-4031. Income and rentThe restrictions apply.discrimination The law prohibits discrimination against tenant applicants oncolor, the basis of race, origin, religion,disability and family status. Note: Landlord must pay Landlord all utilitiesmust (not including phone (not and cable tv). phone and cable tv). color, sex, national origin, religion,disability and family status. Note: pay all utilities including
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A woman holding a Turkish national flag, sits and rests as people gather for a silent protest at Taksim Square in, Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, June 20, 2013. After weeks of sometimes violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) new form of resistance: standing still and silent.
Filing: Gov doesn’t want challenge to surveillance CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a U.S. citizen charged with terrorism in Chicago say the government is dodging questions about whether it used expanded secret surveillance programs against their client in an effort to ensure those hotly debated practices can’t be challenged in the Supreme Court. The claim came in a filing early Friday in Chicago federal court by Adel Daoud’s defense. The 19-year-old is accused of trying to ignite what he thought was a car bomb outside a Chicago bar. Prosecutors won’t say if they used expanded surveillance programs in their investigation. Recent leaks revealed a program that gathers phone records and another that tracks Internet use. Daoud’s attorneys say the government’s refusal to confirm or deny use of the programs deprives them of their right to challenge their constitutionality. FAA investigating airplanes’ near-miss over New york city NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a near-miss by two airplanes over New York City. The FAA said in a statement Friday that a Delta Airlines Boeing 747 arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport came close to a Shuttle America Embraer E170 departing from LaGuardia Airport around 3:45 p.m. June 13. The aircraft were “turning away from each other at the point where they lost the required separation,” the FAA said. Both aircraft landed safely. Riverside jury recommends death in Marine slaying RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Riverside County jurors have recommended the death penalty for two of the three men convicted of killing a Camp Pendleton Marine sergeant and his wife in 2008. Prosecutors say jurors returned death sentences for 25-year-old Tyrone Miller and 23-year-old Emrys John on Thursday. Along with 25-year-old Kevin Cox, the three ex-Marines were convicted of murder earlier this month. Jurors recommended Cox serve life without possibility of parole. The trio went to the French Valley home of Sgt. Jan Pietrzak to rob him in 2008. They attacked him and sexually assaulted his wife before killing the newlyweds. All three had worked with Pietrzak at one time while they were stationed at Camp Pendleton. A fourth man, Kesaun Sykes, is awaiting trial.
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$4.2m payout OK’d in LAPD’s mistaken I.D. shooting LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay $4.2 million to two women whose truck was shot up by police during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner. City News Service says the council voted 10-nothing on Wednesday to approve the claim settlement with 47-year-old Margie Carranza and her 71-year-old mother, Emma Hernandez. They earlier were granted $40,000 to replace their truck. The women were injured in February when Los Angeles police riddled their pickup with bullets as they delivered newspapers in Torrance. Police mistook the truck for one that Dorner reportedly was driving. Dorner, a disgruntled fired LAPD officer, killed four people before he was trapped in a mountain cabin in San Bernardino County and shot himself. Oregon caseworker an unwitting getaway driver MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police in Medford, Ore., say a mental health caseworker became an unwitting getaway driver in a bank robbery. A new client asked the caseworker to help him move from one motel to another on Tuesday — and make a couple of extra stops. A police spokesman says the unidentified male caseworker waited in a county car while the man walked into a Chase Bank branch, saying he needed to make a withdrawal. Inside, the man reportedly became aggressive and demanded money. A bank employee emptied a till of cash and the man walked out — to his waiting ride. The Oregonian reports that witnesses wrote down the license number of the car and police arrested Nicholas Theodore York at his new motel. three charged in death on Hollywood Walk of Fame LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors say they’ve charged three panhandlers in the fatal stabbing of a young woman who refused to give them $1 for taking their photographs on Hollywood’s star-lined “Walk of Fame.” Spokeswoman Jane Robison says 26-yearold Dustin James Kinnear has been charged with murder, 33-year-old Jason Joel Wolstone has been charged with assault and 34-year-old Brian Joseph Widdows is accused of being an accessory. Officers found 23-year-old Christina Calderon bleeding from multiple stab wounds near the busy intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Homicide detectives say Calderon and a friend were taking cell phone pictures in the tourist-packed area panhandlers demanded $1 for their picture. Calderon was stabbed in the torso and later died at a hospital.
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Texas school district gives an apology to valedictorian JOSHUA, Texas (AP) — A North Texas school district has apologized to a high-school valedictorian whose microphone was switched off during a graduation ceremony when he deviated from prepared remarks. Joshua School District Superintendent Fran Marek apologized to Remington Reimer after meeting with him and his attorney Thursday. In a statement, Marek says she wishes Reimer “success for all future endeavors.” Reimer’s microphone was turned off during the June 6 ceremony after he deviated from prepared remarks and began talking about his religious beliefs. He also alleged that his principal threatened to contact the U.S. Naval Academy, where Reimer has been accepted, to complain about his character. But Marek said “the district has never intended to, nor will take, punitive action.” Star Trek creator to become part of the “space archive” LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his wife and the actor who played Scotty will get a final resting place in the “Final Frontier” under plans announced Thursday to launch a space archive. The project is being developed by the Houston company Celestis, which for years has offered a service that takes partial remains into space and then brings them back. Celestis announced the new project a day before a launch from Spaceport America takes its 1,000th capsule into space. Ashes from the Roddenberrys have been on previous flights. But this time they will stay in space. Plans call for the archive to be launched with a large experimental solar sail planned by NASA next year. The public can pay to have digital files, photos and DNA samples included. Also on the mission will be hair from science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. Palestinian PM submits his resignation after 2 weeks RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The new Palestinian prime minister submitted his resignation to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, after two weeks on the job, because of a conflict over authority. It was unclear if Rami Hamdallah, a former university dean, would step down or was using the threat of resignation to obtain more powers from Abbas. Hamdallah’s move signaled disarray in the Palestinian Authority, the self-rule government in parts of the West Bank, and is potentially embarrassing for Abbas.
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California Woman sentenced in Mother’s Day family shooting SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Orange County woman has been sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison for shooting her husband to death and wounding their 16-year-old son on Mother’s Day. Annamaria Gana was sentenced Thursday after a jury found her guilty of murder and attempted murder in April. Prosecutors say the 43-year-old woman shot a bullet into the ceiling of the family’s Tustin home in 2011. When her 72-year-old husband and teenage son ran in, Gana said “Now” before shooting her husband in the chest and her son in the arm. Gana’s 9-year-old son managed to wrestle the handgun from her hands and get out. Maine governor’s vulgar remark criticized AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s oftenbrash Republican governor once told the Portland branch of the NAACP to “kiss my butt,” called protesters “idiots,” referred to government managers as “corrupt” and compared the IRS to the Gestapo. And he’s done it again. But this time critics say he’s gone too far. On Thursday, Gov. Paul LePage used a sexually vulgar phrase to describe how he believes a Democratic lawmaker is taking advantage of the people. LePage’s comments came after he announced he will veto a two-year budget because it includes tax increases. The lawmaker criticized the governor’s call for 60-day reprieve to negotiate a new budget and said the Legislature will override his veto. Fire from JFK’s eternal flame arrives in Ireland DUBLIN (AP) — A torch lit from the eternal flame at President John F. Kennedy’s graveside has arrived in Ireland ahead of ceremonies planned to mark the 50th anniversary of his 1963 visit. The flame was flown from the United States and arrived Thursday in a specially designed miner’s lamp identical to the one used to bring the Olympic flame from Athens to London last year. Kennedy became the first American president to visit Ireland during his well-remembered four-day visit that celebrated the family’s Irish roots. On Saturday, his daughter Caroline Kennedy and his sister Jean Kennedy Smith will use the torch to light an “emigrant flame” in the town of New Ross. Officials say the flame will symbolize the many emigrants, including JFK’s great-grandfather, who left Ireland to start anew.
aged to identify available funding within your submitted budget by reshuffling your cost structures to cover your most critical needs,” she wrote. FEDERAL GRANTS Departments and agencies funded with federal grants have been requested to prepare their budget according to the most recent approved federal grant award, and grant submissions are not to exceed the authorized amounts of the current grant budget proposal along with budget submission. All new grant awards must be submitted in detail and all operating grants are to be included in the budget proposal. ENTERPRISE FUND ASG offices and semi autonomous agencies whose budgets are considered “Enterprise Funds” are asked to prepare their budget requests based on “generated revenues” from the current fiscal year. They are also required to submit a profit and loss statement for the enterprise account and the “anticipated generated revenues must be sufficient to support your operational costs.” according to the budget call letter. ASG entities considered Enterprise Funds include the American Samoa Power Authority, American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority, LBJ Medical Center, Airport Division, Shipyard Services Authority, and the Fagatogo Market Place.
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In The High Court of American Samoa TRIAL DIVISION
PR No.: 35-10 In the Matter of the Estate of
In The High Court of American Samoa TRIAL DIVISION
PR No.: 35-11
In The High Court of American Samoa TRIAL DIVISION
PR No.: 36-10 In the Matter of the Estate of
Deceased Administrator,
In the Matter of the Estate of
Deceased Administrator,
TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF PASA FUATA PUIA’I PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on the 15th day of July, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard in the Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa located in Fagatogo, American Samoa, the Administrator of the Estate in the above captioned matter will seek approval of the final accounting and an order for the distribution and settlement of the estate. In addition, the administrator will move the court to close the estate and to discharge him from further responsibility for estate matters. Dated: June 12, 2013
Clerk of Courts
Published 6/21, 6/28, 7/05
TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF PUIA’I TUFELE, SR. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on the 15th day of July, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard in the Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa located in Fagatogo, American Samoa, the Administrator of the Estate in the above captioned matter will seek approval of the final accounting and an order for the distribution and settlement of the estate. In addition, the administrator will move the court to close the estate and to discharge him from further responsibility for estate matters. Dated: June 12, 2013
TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA LOBER TUFELE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on the 15th day of July, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard in the Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa located in Fagatogo, American Samoa, the Administrator of the Estate in the above captioned matter will seek approval of the final accounting and an order for the distribution and settlement of the estate. In addition, the administrator will move the court to close the estate and to discharge him from further responsibility for estate matters. Dated: June 12, 2013
Clerk of Courts
Published 6/21, 6/28, 7/05
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Many parents aren’t aware of this, but WICHE’s members include 15 Western states and the US Pacific Island territories and freely associated states (The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is the first to participate). Members are listed in chronological order of membership: New Mexico December 19, 1952 Montana December 24, 1952 Arizona January 6, 1953 Utah January 14, 1953 Oregon January 31, 1953 Colorado April 20, 1953 Wyoming April 28, 1953 Idaho May 13, 1953 Alaska May 19, 1955 Washington June 9, 1955 California December 15, 1955 Nevada June 2, 1959 Hawai’i June 23, 1959 North Dakota July 1, 1984 South Dakota July 1, 1988 US Pacific Island territories and freely associated states November 13, 2012 WICHE began operations in 1953 in Eugene, OR, moving to its present location in Boulder, CO in 1955. Three gubernatorially appointed commissioners from each member govern WICHE. Under terms of the compact, each member commits to support WICHE’s basic operations through annual dues established by the full commission. American Samoa could follow the lead of CNMI and become a part of WICHE in order to help students with their chances of attending off island colleges at decreased, in-state tuition rates. In a telephone interview with Samoa News this week, Acting President of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga said that this is “definitely” something they plan on looking into. “We here at ASCC are always willing to do anything that will help local students attend the college of their dreams at a lower tuition rate, to save money,” he said. “Times are tough and money is hard to come by nowadays so this is something that we need to look into and research in depth.” Tapa’au said as soon as they get all the facts together, they will issue an official statement about the goals of the ASCC, as far as its participation in the WICHE program is concerned, and what they intend to do to take it a step further. If the ASCC moves forward with becoming an official member of WICHE, it will be big news for parents of local high school graduates who are recipients of ASG scholarships but are unable to find any affordable off island school for their child to attend due to high tuition costs. Basically, participation in the WICHE program will allow students from American Samoa (if accepted by the school) to attend any state school in the 15 other states within the Commission and pay about 150% of resident tuition, which amounts to about half of what they would pay otherwise, as out-of-state students. According to their website, WICHE works “collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for their citizens. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to our social, economic, and civic life.” WICHE.edu notes that the regional organization was created by the Western Regional Education Compact and adopted in the 1950s by Western states. “WICHE was created to facilitate resource sharing among the higher education systems of the West. It implements a number of activities to accomplish its objectives.”
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This week, AS-EPA wants you to know, that the beaches listed here are Aumua Amata stands with some of Fort Benning’s Toa o Samoa including CPT Helaman Fepulea’i polluted with bacteria which may be a threat to your health. You should of Pago Pago; LTCOL Danio; SPC Manuel Kazaka of Tafuna; SFC Luki To’ia of Alofau; SSG Michael NOT swim, wade, or fish within 400 feet of these polluted beaches.
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Pala Lagoon, adjacent playground, Nuuuli Pala Lagoon Spring near tennis courts Fagatogo Stream Mouth by the market Fagasa Fagalea Beach near stream Afono stream mouth, adjacent cricket field Aua stream mouth near bridge Lauli’i Tuai stream mouth Masausi stream mouth Masefau stream mouth Aoa stream mouth Onenoa Beach
Petelo of of Pava’ia’i; SPC Joshua John Vegafria of Guam; SSG Robert Smith of Aua; SPC Nathan Vaitautolu of Tafuna; SSG Francis Leatiota, following the official ceremony at the Maneuver Center of Excellence in observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and National Military Appreciation Month. She is seen here holding a replica plaque presented to her by the Army, of Gov. Tali Peter T. Coleman’s OCS Hall of Fame Citation Plaque received in 1979 at Fort Benning. [courtesy photo]
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many younger residents of the territory. The observance concluded with a delicious luncheon that included an array of Asian and Pacific dishes to which all the Asian and Pacific military personnel were invited. I was delighted to be able to take this opportunity to greet and chat at length with some of the Samoan troops who were there, including CPT Helaman Fepulea’i of Pago village; SPC Manuel Kazaka of Tafuna; SFC Luki To’ia of Alofau; SSG Michael Petelo of of Pava’ia’i; SPC Joshua John Vegafria of Guam; SSG Robert Smith of Aua; SPC Nathan Vaitautolu of Tafuna; SSG Francis Leatiota and others and will be carrying their messages back to their families on island. I also had the opportunity to visit with Eki Tupuola who was in training at Fort Benning and soon to graduate. Our last day at the Fort was Memorial Day itself and I made it a point to visit the cemeteries at Fort Benning and Fort Mitchell, a historical site adjacent to Fort Benning across the state line in Alabama. Fort Mitchell was a 19th century army base whose cemetery is now under Fort Benning’s control. Accompanied by Tolua Puailoa, I laid a wreath at the grave of Frances Suapa’ia of Iliili, the Samoan spouse of an Army Command Sergeant Major who passed away in 2007. At the Fort Benning cemetery, we laid a wreath at the grave of Guamanian SSG Jose Perez Pangelinan, who died in 1995.  We were not aware of it at the time but in one of those not-so-uncommon “small world” coincidences in the Pacific, we learned that SSG Pangelinan was a first cousin to our dear friend David Perez, who once worked for my father on Saipan during Trust Territory times. Our Memorial Day tribute to SSG Pangelinan — meant to honor all Pacific Islanders who have served in our nation’s armed forces and have since passed away —was now complete and we were on the road again. More photographs from this and other stops on my trip can be found on the Aumua Amata Facebook page. Next stop: FORT GORDON…
➧ Meet Christina Hammock…
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“My parents are so excited, so proud, so supportive, they know how much I believe in this. My two brothers and two sisters are all so thrilled,” she said. As the eldest of five, she has set the bar high. Hammock says she wanted to be an astronaut for as long as she can remember…”from the very first time I heard about it,” she told Samoa News. “My interest began with my dad, who was keenly interested in space. We had scientific magazines about the space program always present in our home … I just always thought it was “really cool”… any kind of exploration… things on the frontier… I knew that’s where I wanted to be. And of course, space is the ultimate frontier.” Space as the final frontier… where have we heard that before? Oh yeah... Star Trek. Which prompted the question, “ Are you a big fan of science fiction?” Her reply was “not really” which she admits surprises people, and sometimes disappoints them. With or without science fiction to motivate her, she says she has been preparing most of her life for this moment. “When I was in middle school, I went to Space Camp. But I decided that I would follow my dreams — my own dreams — and if that gave me the skills to be an astronaut, so be it. When she heard the announcement go out from NASA early last year, she decided to apply. “I recognized that I would be a good candidate, because I really believe that I have things to contribute to the program,” she said. Hammock has certainly demonstrated an ability to work in remote places. She’s worked in Antarctica for three different seasons, “wintering” at the South Pole as well as other coastal stations at the bottom of the world. She has also worked through two winter seasons in Greenland. Barrow Alaska, which she laughingly called the “Northern Mediterranean” was a NOAA assignment for her as well, similar to her assignment here in American Samoa. “I absolutely love the work that I do — and the places I get to do them!” she gushed. She was only supposed to be in American Samoa for three months, but she extended her stay two different times because she enjoys it so much here… “I love the people, the welcoming nature of the island… I love hiking here, scuba diving, snorkeling… I love my job, being able to work in such a beautiful place. It’s an ideal world here.” During her time in the territory, she has also found time to give tours of the NOAA station to students and visitors, saying that working with the community gives her great pleasure. Dedicated to her work and enthusiastic about her mission, she even goes in on weekends to give tours. She has spoken to several high schools, and noted “how eager the students are to learn.” Hammock holds two Bachelors degrees from North Carolina State University (Physics and Electrical Engineering) and a Masters in Electrical Engineering, also from NCSU, which is considered one of the pre-eminent electrical engineering schools in America. Samoa News congratulates her and wishes her well on her journey.
➧ To support ASG’S voice…
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➤ Provide experience-based, private sector input into the policymaking process; ➤ Serve as a voice to Congress in advancement of sound policy proposals and in protection of taxpayer resources; and ➤ Advance federal legislation to create jobs and to achieve viable, long-term economic growth and independence for the American Samoa economy. Responding to Samoa News request for comments, the local Chamber of Commerce board said it was unaware of the proposal to form this advocacy coalition until yesterday’s media statement (released yesterday morning). “...but the more support for the private sector in trying to develop the economy the better,” the Chamber statement said. “The Chamber has been trying to find ways to assist the [Lolo] Administration through the Department of Commerce to make use of the expertise and the commercial connections of its membership to search for potential investors in a number of different and specific industry sectors with a view to strengthening our economy.” The Chamber board says it would be interested to find out how the Chamber can work with the coalition as most, if not all their members are members of the Chamber. Mary Sestric, the StarKist Co., director of corporate affairs, said Congressman Faleomavaega Eni and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga are being both thoughtful and thorough in their review of existing programs and policies. “We strongly support them and feel we in the business sector have an obligation to help their efforts,” said Sestric in the joint news release, adding that StarKist is proud of its 50-year history in American Samoa and hopes to have a strong presence in the territory well into the future. “We consider ourselves to be part of American Samoa and therefore have an obligation to do our part,” she said. There was no immediate reaction from the Congressman and the Governor’s Office regarding the proposed coalition. According to the joint statement, American Samoa is at “an economic crossroads and can no longer rely solely on past economic policies that may have become outdated or ineffective in a dramatically changed global economy. “Without a broad-based economic development plan to attract new investment the American Samoan economy will continue to deeply struggle,” it says. Joe Hamby, managing director and board chair of Tri Marine says the company is making the largest recent investment in American Samoa by building a new cannery and helping the local fishing fleet to be better able to bring their fish to market. Through this investment we hope to help American Samoa return to be one of the leading economic hubs for the fishing industry,” said Hamby in the joint statement. “Helping the federal government to formulate economic development policies that focus on the future is a natural extension of our investment.” He says Tri Marine wants to see the whole economy succeed – from the fishing to its cannery and the fresh and frozen fish operations, to the boats, to the shipyard, hotels, transport and all the other local businesses. Jens Jensen, president of Polynesia Line said that as the territory’s longest serving, continuous shipping line, Polynesia Line is eager to assist the American Samoa advocacy coalition in finding ways to grow and strengthen the local economy. “American Samoa has been the backbone of our business for forty-six years and we are honored and duty bound to help the residents of American Samoa in finding ways to improve their lives through economic growth and opportunities,” said Jensen. Added Juergen Pump, senior vice president of Hamburg Süd North America Inc., “As a carrier serving the South Pacific since 1953, Hamburg Süd feels privileged to participate with the advocacy coalition. In finding ways to strengthen the economy and lives of the residents of... American Samoa. According to the joint statement, the U.S. has a national interest in a prosperous American Samoa as an important strategic and symbolic foothold in the South Pacific for more than 113 years, and an obligation to the people of this U.S. territory with deep historical and military ties to the mainland. StarKist, Tri Marine, Polynesia Line, Hamburg Süd and their partners hope to keep those bonds by building a broad-based and diversified American Samoan economy for the future, it says.
In this photo provided by Matt Lautner is a fluffy male cow named Texas Tornado at Lautner Farms in Adel, Iowa. The art of grooming cows so they look like massive poodles is a well-known beautification practice in the show cattle industry that helps sell livestock. But tell that to the Internet, which became fascinated with the moniker “fluffy cow” after a photos of Texas Tornado and other fluffy cows made the rounds online. (AP Photo/Courtesy Matt Lautner)
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➧ Issues affecting territory…
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removed from the UN list of non self-governing entities. While Lolo has not yet provided his position to the UN Decolonization Committee, “he alluded to having a similar view of the matter as pertaining to his view of the territory’s political status — that he wants the people of American Samoa to make the final decision to reflect their wishes,” said Pula. He also says that perhaps Lolo will have a position prepared when the UN Committee of 24, or the Decolonization Committee, invites him to the next round of meetings. (The next committee meeting is late May of next year.)
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Tete’e ta’ita’i komiti faafoe Ofisa o Femalagaaiga i tuuaiga…
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Na teena e le ta’ita’ifono o le Komiti Faafoe a le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga, o Frank Gaisoa, ia tuuaiga o lo o faasaga ia latou o faia lea o lo o tu’uaia ai le komiti faafoe i le faailoga lanu. “E leai se faailoga lanu i faaiuga uma o lo o faia e le Komiti Faafoe talu ona matou nofoia le nofoa, matou te le’i teenaina fo’i ni talosaga mai tagata mai fafo o lo o fia ulufale mai ma nonofo faavaitaimi i Amerika Samoa,” o le saunoaga lea a Gaisoa ina ua fesiligia e le Samoa News ananafi. I ni faasea ua taunuu mai i le Samoa News, o lo o fesiligia ai le mafuaaga e auai so’o ai le loia a le malo i fono a le Komiti Faafoe, lea na saunoa ai Gaisoa, e leai se tulafono o faasa mai ai le auai o le loia a le malo i a latou fonotaga. “E le saunoa le loia i le taimi o a matou fonotaga ma iloiloga, sei vagana taimi e manaomia ai sana fautuaga mo ni faaiuga a le Komiti, ona matou fesiligia lea o sona finagalo e faatatau i mataupu ma le tulafono e apalai i a matou faaiuga, ina ia aua ai nei tuai faaiuga e fai aemaise ai o le toe teena mai e le Loia Sili o ni faaiuga e mafua mai o le leai o se fautuaga faaloia o lo o aofia ai i totonu o se faaiuga e faia e le komiti faafoe,” o le saunoaga lea a Gaisoa. Na saunoa foi Gaisoa e faapea, o se tasi lenei o gaioiga sa faia e le komiti faafoe ua mavae atu na mafua ai ona tuai ni isi o faaiuga fai i talosaga, o le le fesiligia o se fautuaga a se loia. “O faaiuga uma a le komiti o lo o fai o lo o fulisia uma i ai finagalo o le komiti, e le o aafia ai foi ni faiga faaituau pe faailoga lanu,” o le isi lea saunoaga a le taitaifono. I mataupu e faatatau i le iloiloina e le komiti o talosaga a tagata mai fafo, na taua e Gaisoa e faapea, e ui latou te le’i teena se talosaga a se tagata mai fafo o lo o fia ulufale mai e nofo i Amerika Samoa, ae o lo o latou matua iloiloina toto’a talosaga a pisinisi mo tagata mai fafo e fia ulufale mai e galulue i le teritori, ina ia mautinoa e le o aafia ai le tulafono i a latou faaiuga o lo o faia. Mo se faataitaiga afai o tagata mai Samoa Tutoatasi o lo o fia ulufale mai i le teritori, e taga’i le komiti i le aofai o tagata mai Samoa e mafai ona talia i totonu o le kuata, ma a taumafai se pisinisi lotoifale e aumai ni ana tagata mai fafo, ona iloilo toto’a lea e le komiti talosaga i le auala e manaomia ai le tagata mai fafo e ulufale mai i le atunuu. Na taua e Gaisoa i luma o le Fono i le masina o Aperila ina ua fesiligia o ia e tusa ai ma tofiga a le kovana e avea ma totino a le Komiti Faafoe, e ui o ia o le tagata faipisinisi peitai e na o le toalua lava tagata mai fafo o lo o ‘sponsor’ e lana pisinisi, ae o tagata fo’i e i ai agavaa faapitoa. Na taua e Gaisoa i le Samoa News e faapea, o le manulauti a le komiti faafoe o le mulimulitai i tulafono ua maea ona pasia e puipui ai Amerika Samoa atoa ai ma tulaga tau femalagaaiga. I lona talitonuga, afai sa faia e le komiti faafoe ua mavae atu ni isi o faaiuga e aafia ai le tulafono, e le o manatu le latou komiti e toe faaauau ia mea sese ia, sei vagana ai le naunau e
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O se va’aiga i le vasega o le fanau a’oga High School o lo’o auai i le Polokalama o A’oa’oga a le Land Grant lea e fa’atautaia i lenei tu’uaga o le a’oga. Ua iloga mai le fiafia o le fanau e feso’ota’i ituaiga la’au e fua, ma ua felanulanua’i ai fua o aute samoa i le maimoa atu i togala’au o le Land Grnat i le Kolisi. Va’ai [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] se avanoa o lau tama i lea tu’uaga umi o a’oga 2014, ia vave fa’atumu sana pepa.
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Sui o le Komiti Faafoe a le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga i le taimi na molimau ai i luma o le maota o sui i le masina o Mati - mai le itu agavale Sherry Butler, Frank Gaisoa Sr ma Moetulu’i Sipili [ata: AF] Fuiava.
MOLIA SE ALI’I TALAVOU I LE TALEPE FALE MA LE GAOI O le vaiaso nei na faila ai e le malo moliaga mamafa o le talepe fale ma le gaoi faasaga i se ali’i talavou e 17 tausaga le matua mai Iliili, e afua mai i lona osofaia o se faleoloa atoa ai ma le fale o se aiga i Iliili ae gaoia ni meatotino sa i totonu. Ona o le talavou o lenei alii ua le mafai ai e le Samoa News ona lomia lona suafa. Ae i faamaumauga a le faamasinoga o lo o taua ai e faapea, i le po o le aso 12 o Aperila 2013 na valaau ai se aiga Iliili i le ofisa o leoleo i Tafuna ona o le latou fale ua osofaia e se tagata. O le vaveao o le aso 13 o Aperila 2013, a’o faia su’esu’ega a leoleo na toe maua ai seisi valaau mai i se faleoloa i Iliili lava, ona ua osofaia foi e se tagata. Na mafai ona pu’eina i le masini pu’e ata a le faleoloa ia le tagata na faia lenei tulaga, lea na oso mai i le faitoto’a pito i tua o le faleoloa ma gaoia meaai, pepa sikaleti ma se pusa pia. Ina ua fesiligia e leoleo le ali’i ua molia sa ia faamaonia ai lona talepeina o le faleoloa ae gaoi meaai, sikaleti ma se pusa pia ma vaevae ma ia ma ana uo. Ina ua fesiligia lenei alii pe na te iloa se faamatalaga e faatatau i le fale o le aiga lea na osofaia e le tagata, na tautino foi le ua molia i leoleo, o ia na osofaia lea fale e le mamao ese atu ma le faleoloa peitai na te le’i mauaina i se tupe i totonu o le fale, se’i vagana ai le faamalama o le fale na leaga ina ua ia talepeina. O lo o taofia pea i le falepuipu o Tamaiti i Tafuna le alii ua molia e faatali ai taualumaga o lana mataupu i luma o le faamasinoga. FAILA MOLIAGA MAMAFA FAASAGA IA TALIGALU AH SIU O le vaiaso nei na faila ai e le malo moliaga mamafa faasaga ia Taligalu Ah Siu, ona o ni faalavelave eseese se lua na tulai mai i le masina o Fepuari ma Aperila ua tuana’i atu, lea o lo o tuuaia ai o ia i lona osofaia o ia fale. O le faalavelave na tulai mai i le aso 13 Fepuari 2013 o lo o tuuaia ai e le malo le ua molia i le moliaga o le talepe fale i le tulaga lua ma le moliaga mama o le gaoi, ae o le faalavelave na tulai mai i le aso 23 Aperila 2013, o lo o tuuaia ai le ua molia i le moliaga mamafa e tasi o lona taumafai lea e talepe se fale o se aiga. O le taeao nei lea ua faamoemoe e tula’i ai Taligalu i luma o le faamasinoga maualuga mo le faaauauina ai o lana mataupu, ma o lo o taofia pea o ia i le toese sei vagana ua totogi le $10,000 ona faatoa mafai lea ona tatala o ia i tua. MOLIA FA’ASEGA MOANANU I LE FA’AO’OLIMA Ua molia nei e le malo se tama mai Pago Pago i le faatupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele, ona o le faalavelave lea o lo o tuuaia ai i oa i lona faaoolima lea i se tamaititi e ala i lona faaaoga o se paipa e sasa ai lona ulu ma manu’a ai. O le taeao ananafi na tulai ai i luma o le faamasinoga faaitumalo le susuga Faasega Moananu mo lana ulua’i iloiloga, lea na ia teena ai tuuaiga faasaga ia te ia. I faamaumauga a le malo o lo o taua ai e faapea, o le vevesi na tulai mai i le afiafi o le aso Lulu na te’a nei, ina ua fasi e le alii ua manu’a le atali’i a le ua molia, ma tula’i mai ai loa le fa’alavelave e pei ona ia faaoolima ai i le tamaititi na aafia. Na taua e le loia a le malo e faapea, o lo o faamoemoe e faila moliaga faaopoopo faasaga ia Moananu, peita’i e fuafua lava le mamafa o moliaga i se ripoti mai le falema’i e tusa ai o le matuia o le manu’a sa aafia ai le tamaititi na lavea.
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STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF LAGRANGE IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF: Petitioner, Theresa Marie Tofiga V. Respondent, Foua Tofiga
SUMMONS (For Dissolution of Marriage Cases Only) The State of Indiana to Respondent: Foua Tofiga PO Box 6440 Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 You have been sued by your spouse for dissolution of your marriage. The case is pending in the Court named above. In order to participate in the proceedings, you must enter a written appearance in person or by your attorney. In the event you do not enter a written appearance within sixty (60) days of the date hereof, your marriage can be dissolved by Decree of the Court by default. In the event a Decree is entered by default, it may contain a judgment against you and provisions regarding the distribution of assets and payment of debts. The Decree may also require you to take actions or refrain from actions in order to carry out the terms of the Court’s Decree. If you do not enter a written appearance, you will receive no further notice of these proceedings. If you wish to countersue, you must do so by written petition filed herein not more than sixty (60) days from the date hereof. Dated: ________________________ _____________________ Clerk, LAGRANGE County
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O le mataalia ai o le Ali’i Pule ma le Aufaigaluega a le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga i le mata’ituina lea ma le faamalosia o tulafono e faatatau i va’a fagota e ulufafo atu ma toe ulufale mai i le atunuu, o se tasi lea o mafuaaga ua ala ai ona siitia tulaga o ana tupe maua i ulua’i masina e tolu o lenei tausaga. O ni isi o tulaga ua matua faamalosia nei e le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga e aofia ai le mata’ituina o tulafono ina ia mautinoa e tausisia uma e va’a fagota ma kamupani va’a o lo o latou faafoeina ia va’a faagota, atoa ai ma le faamalosia o tulafono talafeagai mo soo se gaioiga e le talafeagai ma ala o le tulafono. I se feiloaiga ma le Pulesili o le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga i le vaiaso nei ia Peseta D. Fuimaono Lutu sa ia taua ai e faapea, i le Kuata Lua o le tausaga tupe lenei 2013 e aofia ai ulua’i masina e tolu o le tausaga, e silia i le $185,000 le tupe sa mafai ona ao mai e le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga mai ana tautua eseese e aofia ai tupe o pone, faafouina o ID o tagata mai fafo, tupe i pemita atoa ai faasalaga o vaa fagota ma isi lava alagatupe sa maua mai i tautua a le Ofisa. “Ina ua tuuina atu la matou ripoti, sa fesili le alii kovana po o fea e aumai ai lenei tupe tele ae aisea foi na le mafai ai ona maua lea ituaiga tupe e le ofisa i nofoaiga ua mavae atu i kuata eseese,” o le saunoaga lea a le afioga Peseta. Na taua e Peseta e faapea, o se tasi o auala o lo o taumafai e faamama faafitauli o lo o tula’i mai ai i vaa fagota e ulufafo atu ma toe ulufale mai, o le mautinoa lea o faamaumauga uma mai le kamupani vaa ina ia aua ai ne’i toe tula’i mai faiga le manuia sa maitauina na tutupu i taimi ua te’a. Mo se faataitaiga o faasalaga e tatau ona totogi e ni isi o vaa fagota ona ua le usita’i i le tulafono, ae taumafai le pule o le kamupani e ana le vaa fagota e ui ni isi auala faaalatua po o le totogi tupe foi o ni isi o le latou aufaigaluega po o ia foi ina ia alofia ai le totogiina o sala ua tuuina atu. Mo se faataitaiga e pei ona saunoa Peseta, i le lua vaiaso talu ai sa ia poloaina ai le pule a se tasi o kamupani vaa fagota na te totogiina atu le sala e $9,000 ina ua le tausisia e le vaa fagota tulafono o le saogalemu ma le puipuiga. “E ui sa taumafai le alii pule e talanoa mai ia te a’u i se auala e faaitiitia ai le sala ae sa ou fai i ai, filifili oe po o le totogi o le sala po o le taofia o vaa fagota e le toe i ai se vaa e alu i fafo pe toe sau fo’i i totonu, sei vagana ua totogi le sala, o le aso lava lea na totogi ai e le kamupani le latou sala sa tuuina atu,” o le saunoaga lea a Peseta. O le isi vaa fagota e pei ona taua e Peseta na alu e fagota mo ni nai masina, ae ina ua toe fo’i mai i totonu o le uafu, na maua ai e alii Ofisa o Femalagaaiga, o isi alii e toalua na o i le vaa fagota e le o ni tama o le au vaa, ae na ave e le pule o le vaa fagota ina ia faaatoa ai lana au vaa. O le faaiuga sa ia faia i le vaa fagota lea, e $1,000 le sala a le vaa ae ta’i $500 e totogi a le tagata e toatasi mo alii e toalua na o e faaatoa le au vaa. “O ituaiga faafitauli nei sa tula’i mai i tausaga ua mavae peitai o lea ua faia gaioiga ina ia taofia ai le toe tula’i mai i le lumana’i, ina ia mautinoa ai e le o i ai se vaega o lape i le tautua a le Ofisa faapea ai ma kamupani tua,” o le isi lea saunoaga a Peseta. O se tasi fo’i o tala fiafia mo le atunuu na talosaga mai a latou pepa nofomau i le tele o tausaga ua mavae, amata mai i le 2005 seia oo mai i le 2008, ua amata nei ona kilia e le Ofisa faila tuai a i latou nei ma ua toatele i latou ua maea ona faia a latou iloiloga i luma o le Komiti Faafoe ma ua talia a latou talosaga. “O le agaga e pei ona taumafai i ai le Ofisa, ia faamuamua tagata i soo se gaioiga e faia ina ia manuia le atunuu ae faamalieina foi le malo i lana tautua o lo o tuuina atu,” o le saunoaga lea a Peseta. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia ausage@samoanews.com
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TOATELE TAMAITI AOGA O LE KOLISI O SAGATO IOSEFO TUTULI I LE FALE I LE LEAI O NI PILI O le aso Gafua i le amataga o le vaiaso nei na tutuli ai i le fale le pe a ma le tolu kuata o tama ma teine aoga o le Kolisi o Sagato iosefo ona o le le totogiina o pili aoga. Na saunoa le pule aoga, le susuga Brother Siaosi ioane, o lea mataupu e le o se mataupu faalauaitele ae o se mataupu faalotoifale e patino tonu i matua ma le aoga. Fai mai a ia, “e le faapea o le a nonofo ai lava ia tamaiti i o latou aiga e le toe omai. O nisi ua toe foi mai i le aoga.” Na ia faaalia foi, e le nao le Kolisi o Sagato iosefo e faia lea tulaga o le tutuli o tamaiti i o latou aiga ona o le le totogiina o pili aoga, aua e faia e foi e isi aoga. Peitai na faaalia e se sosia e faapea, o se taimi muamua lenei ua toatele ai faapenei le aofai o tamaiti ua tutuli i le fale ona o le leai o ni pili aoga. O pili aoga a aoga a ekalesia ma isi aoga tumaoti e maualuga mamao pili aoga faatusatusa i aoga a le malo. O pili o tamaiti i le Vasega 9 i le vasega 10, e $250 i le term, $270 le tau o pili mo le Vasega 11 ma le 13, ae $285 le tau o pili mo le vasega 13. A faatusatusa ma aoga a le malo e pei o le Kolisi o Samoa, e nao le $50 ia pili o le vasega 9 ma le 10, ae $60 ia le vasega 11 e oo i le 13. MOLIA LE PATELE I LE AVE TAAVALE FAATAMALA Na ioe se alii Patele Katoliko i le Faamasinoga Faaitumalo i le amataga o le vaiaso nei i moliaga o le ave taavale faatamala ma le musu e feula le paluni e sue ai po o faasua’ava. Na faaalia i faamaumauga a leoleo e faapea, sa faasua’ava le afioga Patele Tialavea, e 52 tausaga o lona soifua i le aso 13 o Aperila, 2013 ao ia uliina se taavale. O le faasua’ava tele o le alii patele sa faapea ona ia aveina ai lana taavale i le itu sese o le auala, ao malaga mai Saoluafata i Apia, ma sa fetoai ai loa ma le taavale a le sa faaulu lana tagi. Na taua foi e faapea, na faaalia i le paluni sa feula e le alii patele, e silia ma le 59 milikalama o le ava malosi (alcohol) o lo o i ai i lona tino, o se aofaiga e sili mamao nai lo o le 40 milikalama lea e faagata ai. Na ioe le alii patele i le Faamasinoga sa ia faasua’ava i le aso na tupu ai le faalavelave ma sa ia faatoese ona o le tulaga faaletonu ua tulai mai ona o lona faatamala. Na ia faaalia foi lona maasiasi ona o lenei mataupu ma ia tautino o le a ia le toe faia lea tulaga. Na faasala e Faamasino Vaepule Vaemoa Vaai ia Patele Tialavea ina ia totogi le sala tupe e $300. Na molimau le na tagi e faapea, ua maea ona toe totogi atoa e le alii patele ia mea na leaga o lana taavale. Na faaalia foi e Patele Tialavea i le Faamasinoga e faapea, ua uma ona ia tautino i lona tina ua faiilagi le folauga o le a ia le toe tago i le ava.
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Na manino ma lautele le a’oa’oga mo le lua aso na fa’atautaia e le Matagaluega o le Saogalemu Fa’alotoifale a le tatou malo, ma sa faia ai sui mai fafo a le NOAA e to’alua, Laura Kong ma Nicolas Arcos ae maise le alo o Samoa Carol Ma’afala - Baqui ma fofoga taumolimoli, o mea e matua tatau ona fa’autagia e le atunu’u lautele, pe a o’o ina iloa patino ua tetele se mafui’e, ua toulu ni mea i totonu o lou fale, ua e tau pa’u a’o e tu i se ogaeleele, mautinoa loa, e o’o mai le Galulolo tele, po’o le Tsunami! “E te mautinoa, o lea luluga tetele o le mafui’e, i lona umi o tupu ma le malosi ua e fa’alogoina, e le atoa le 8 minute ua lofia le apitagalu i le galulolo po’o le Tsunami.” O se tala ma’oti lava lea na saunoa i ai nei failauga fa’apitoa. Mo nu’u e aofia ai Pava’ia’i, Faleniu, Iliili, Futiga, Taputimu, Aoloau, Aasu ma Lepuapua, e leai lava se mea e gae’e ai fua, pau lava le mea o le sefe mai o tou aiga mai le mafui’e i lona luluga tetele o i ai, ae o nofoaga ia e le o afaina i se lologa aua e maualuluga. Tutusa pau i latou ma isi aiga ua alaala i nofoaga maualuluga o nu’u, o nofoaga na e sosola mai i ai nu’u tu tai maualalalo. O le isi lapata’iga tele o lo’o tu’u mai, “Afai e silafia e lou sui e le o’o atu ni Tsunami i tou aiga, ‘aua le feoa’i fua, pe ete manatu e te alu e aumai lou alo o i a’oga, e sili atu ona sefe lau fanau a’oga i le nofoaga o a’oga o i ai, aua e muamua lava tapa e le malo le saogalemu o fanau a’oga.” O le toe tima’i lenei, ua toe fa’afou ai lo tatou nofouta i mea e ao ina vave fai pe a va’aia loa ua tetele afaina o mafui’e e lofia ai le atunu’u, ae a itiiti lava se luluga, e iloa lava e i tatou e le o’o mai se galulolo, peita’i e lava le taimi e fa’ao’o mai ai ni fa’asalalauga mai le Ofisa Va’ai tau, pe a mae’a feso’ota’i i latou ma le TEMCO ma le EOC po’o le Ofisa Tutotonu o Fesoasoani Tau Fa’alavelave Fa’afuase’i a le tatou Malo. I mafui’e ma galulolo e tutupu mamao mai Samoa, e mautinoa, e lava le taimi e o’o mai ai nisi o le vaega lavea’i e fesoasoani i tatou aiga ina ia fa’asaoina le ola, ae o mafui’e ma galulolo e lalata mai, ia nofouta le fa’ailo ua mua’i fa’ailoa atu. Na fa’atepa le vasega o Fa’atonu ma Sui Fa’atonu o matagaluega, pisinisi tumaoti, Fa’alapotopotoga ma Sosaiete uma sa aofia i le fonotaga fa’apitoa mo aso e lua, i afaina na tutupu ma le vave na tupu ai i le Galulolo 2009 i le atu Samoa, 2004 i Initonesia, 2011 i Iapani, e le’i i ai se taimi na mafai ai e le tagata ona faia se gaoioiga. O luga o alatele, sa poloka ta’avale ma o’o mai lava le galulolo tele o tutu ai, ma tafefea fa’atasi ai lava, o isi na maliliu ai, ae o isi na fa’asaoina ina ua mafai ona o ese mai totonu o ta’avale ma fe’ausi e a’e i la’au maualuluga. Tasi le muagagana ua mautu nei i mafaufau o Ta’ita’i o le tatou Malo sa auai i lea fonotaga, “Afai o Tsunami po’o Galulolo tulata mai i Samoa, E le toe i ai se Taimi e te fa’atali ai mo se fesoasoani, tula’i oe, ma fa’asao lou Ola, sola i mea maualuluga!”
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TALI OMV I FAASEA A AVE TAAVALE FAASAGA I LAISENE Ua fa’aalia e le pulega a le Ofisa o Taavale Afi a le malo i Tafuna (OMV) lo latou faaaloalogia o finagalo ma lagona faasea o ni isi o le atunuu e faatatau i le faafitauli o lo o tulai mai i laisene ave taavale, peitai o le faafitauli e mafua mai i le tuai lea ona taunuu mai o a latou o pepa (cards) mo laisene ave taavale mai fafo. E toatolu ni tagata ave taavale na o latou faaalia i le Samoa News lo latou le fiafia tele, ina ua avea lea faafitauli ma itu e aafia atu ai ma i latou. Na taua e le isi tina ave taavale e faapea, ua lua masina o fealua’i ma lana lisiti sa totogi mo le laisene ave taavale, ae ina ua taofi e se leoleo o ia i le vaiaso nei, na fiu e toe su’e lana lisiti ua leiloa, ma e umi se taimi o fai la finauga ma le leoleo ma i’u ina tuai ai i lana galuega. “Ana i ai la’u laisene ave taavale atonu e faigofie ona foia le mataupu ma le leoleo, ae o le fealua’i ma ave lisiti o se mea ou te le masani ai, e le matagofie fo’i lea ituaiga faiga,” o le saunoaga lea a le tina ma lona leo ua le fiafia. Ae na taua e Lee Vaouli o lo o pulea le OMV e faapea, ua fa masina talu ona uma latou ‘cards’ e fai ai laisene ma o lo o faatali pea i le latou oka mai fafo lea o lo o faamoemoe e tatau ona taunuu mai i le amataga o le masina fou. SAUNI LE KOVANA MO FONOTAGA I UTAH O le aso 28 o Iuni lea ua faamoemoe e usuia ai le fonotaga faaletausaga a Kovana a setete ma teritori i le aai o Utah, lea fo’i ua faamoemoe e toe malaga atu i ai le afioga i le kovana sili ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga. O lea fonotaga e pei ona faamaonia mai e le tofa Iulogologo Pereira i le Samoa News, o le a talanoaina ai mataupu eseese e pei o auala e faamalosia ai sootaga i le va o setete ma teritori ma le vaega o lo o tuuina mai vaega tupe fesoasoani a le feterale: o le talanoaina o matuapu e faatatau i le soifua malolo: o atina’e: aoga faapea ai ma mataupu e fesoota’i ma fesoasoani tau tupe i falemai ma le soifua maloloina. O le po o le aso Gafua na te’a nei na toe taliu mai ai i fanua le afioga i le kovana sili mai le fonotaga a Kovana e faatatau i auala e faaleleia ai aoaoga, le Governors Educational Symposium lea na usuia i Chicago i le lua vaiaso talu ai. LAPATAIA SOIFUA MALOLOINA LE ATUNUU INA IA FAAPUPUNA LE SUAVAI O le masalomia ai o le i ai o se fesootaiga i le suavai o lo o taumafa e tagata ma le gasegase o le ‘typhoid fever’ lea ua toe alia’e mai i le atunuu, ua toe fautuaina malosi ai e le Matagaluega a le Soifua Maloloina le atunuu atoa, ina ia faapupuna muamua le suavai i soo se taimi a’o le’i taumafaina, ina ia mautinoa e saogalemu mo le aiga i soo se taimi. I se faatalatalanoaga ma le Faatonusili o le Matagaluega ia Motusa Tuilaeama Nua, na taua ai e le ali’i faatonu e faapea, talu ai o le talaaga o le gasegase lenei o le ‘fiva taifoi - typhoid fever’ i le tele lea o lona pipisi atu i le tino o le tagata tauala atu i le suavai taumafa, e fautuaina malosi ai le atunuu ina ia faapupuna suavai a’o le’i fa’aaogaina.
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LAPTAIA TUSITALA I LE SESE O LIPOTI I TAUALUMAGA O LE FONO Ua lapataia e le Fofoga Fetalai o le Maota, le afioga Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Schmidt ia le au tusitala ina ia faagata a latou lipoti tusitusia o taualumaga o le fono, i mataupu e soalaupuleina i totonu o le maota ae le o fafo atu o le maota. O lea lapataiga a le fofoga fetalai ua mafua ona o le sese o lipoti o taualumaga o le fono ua lomia i nisi o nusipepa ma na ia faaalia, o le a faasaina le toe auai o le au tusitala i taimi o fonotaga a le palemene pe a le usitaia lana faatonuga. Fai mai a ia, nao soalaupulega ma saunoaga a sui faipule e faia i totonu o le maota i mataupu eseese, e tatau ona lipotia e le au tusitala, ae le o saunoaga ma manatu faaalia o sui faipule e faatalanoa e le au tusitala i le taimi o malologa. O le lipotia o saunoaga e faia i fafo atu o le maota, e faaseseina ai le atunuu i mataupu e finauina ma mea moni na tutupu i totonu o le maota, e pei ona faaalia e le fofoga fetalai. E lei faailoa mai e Laauli ia mataupu ua seseina ona lipotia e le au tusitala, peitai na ia faaalia, ua maitauina le faatalanoa e le au tusitala o sui o le maota pe a oo i taimi o malologa, ma latou faaopopoina ai lea o saunoaga e faia e sui faipule i ia taimi i a latou lipoti o taualumaga o le fono. SAUNIUNI AFERIKA I SAUTE E FAAFETAUI LE MALOSI O LE MANU SAMOA Ua lipotia mai ia tusitusiga i nusipepa i Aferika i Saute le sauniuni ma le toto’a o le au o le Springboks e faafetaui le malosi o le finau a le Manu Samoa lea ua ia faatoilaloina ia au malolosi a Sikotilani ma italia i ni manumalo a’ia’i. Na faaalia e le faiaoga lagolago a le Springboks, le susuga Johan van Graan, o se luitau tele o le a feagai ai ma lana au i le vaveao o le aso Sa nei, taimi Samoa. Fai mai a ia, o lo o latou sauniuni mai mo le taalo faatautino a le Manu Samoa ma e le o popole tele i lea tulaga ona e fiafia foi le Springboks i lea ituaiga taalo. Peitai, o lo o latou tulimataia le taimi e lusi ai le polo i le laina i tua i ni gaioiga le aoaoina (broken play) ona o le taimi lena e matua malosi ai le osofai a le Manu. i se faatalanoaga ma le pulega o le Manu Samoa, na taua e le taitai malaga, le susuga Namulauulu Sami Leota e faapea, e tasi le suiga i le laina i luma ua mautinoa, o le susuga lea a Cencus Johnston ona o se manuaga i lona tua. Ua lipotia mai foi le saunoaga a le uigi tautaua a le Springboks, le susuga Bryan Habana e faapea, e mautinoa e malosi atu le Manu Samoa lea o le a latou iloilo i le faaiuga o le vaiaso nei, nai lo o le Manu Samoa lea sa latou taaalo i le ipu o le lalolagi i le 2011.
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WHO study: Third of women suffering domestic violence
LONDON (AP) — In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports released Thursday found that about a third of women have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner. The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, called it “a global health problem of epidemic proportions,” and other experts said screening for domestic violence should be added to all levels of health care. Among the findings: 40 percent of women killed worldwide were slain by an intimate partner, and being assaulted by a partner was the most common kind of violence experienced by women. Researchers used a broad definition of domestic violence, and in cases where country data was incomplete, estimates were used to fill in the gaps. WHO defined physical violence as being slapped, pushed, punched, choked or attacked with a weapon. Sexual violence was defined as being physically forced to have sex, having sex for fear of what the partner might do and being compelled to do something sexual that was humiliating or degrading. The report also examined rates of sexual violence against women by someone other than a partner and found about 7 percent of women worldwide had previously been a victim. In conjunction with the report, WHO issued guidelines for authorities to spot problems earlier and said all health workers should be trained to recognize when women may be at risk and how to respond appropriately. Globally, the WHO review found 30 percent of women are affected by domestic or sexual violence by a partner. The report was based largely on studies from 1983 to 2010. According to the United Nations, more than 600 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not considered a crime. The rate of domestic violence against women was highest in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, where 37 percent of women experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner at some point in their lifetimes. The rate was 30 percent in Latin America and 23 percent in North America. In Europe and Asia, it was 25 percent. Some experts said screening for domestic violence should be added to all levels of health care, such as obstetric clinics. “It’s unlikely that someone would walk into an ER and disclose they’ve been assaulted,” said Sheila Sprague of McMaster University in Canada, who has researched domestic violence in women at orthopedic clinics. She was not connected to the WHO report. However, “over time, if women are coming into a fracture clinic or a pre-natal clinic, they may tell you they are suffering abuse if you ask,” she said. For domestic violence figures, scientists analyzed information from 86 countries focusing on women and teens over the age of 15. They also assessed studies from 56 countries on sexual violence by someone other than a partner, though they had no data from the Middle East. WHO experts then used modeling techniques to come up with global estimates for the percentage of women who are victims of violence. Accurate numbers on women and violence are notoriously hard to pin down. A U.S. government survey reported almost two years ago that 1 in 4 American women said they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends, and 1 in 5 said they were victims of rape or attempted rape, with about half those cases involving intimate partners. Some experts thought the rape estimate was extremely high but said it may have to do with the definition of assault. The results were from a survey that did not document the claims, which were made anonymously. In a related paper published Thursday online in the journal Lancet, researchers found more than 38 percent of slain women are killed by a former or current partner, six times higher than the rate of men killed by their partners. Heidi Stoeckl, one of the authors at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said the figures were probably an underestimate. She and colleagues found that worldwide, a woman’s highest risk of murder was from a current or ex-partner. In countries like India, Stoeckl said “honor killings,” where women are sometimes murdered over dowry disputes or perceived offenses like infidelity to protect the family’s reputation, add to the problem. She also noted that women and men are often slain by their partners for different reasons. “When a woman kills her male partner, it’s usually out of self-defense because she has been abused,” she said. “But when a woman is killed, it’s often after she has left the relationship and the man is killing her out of jealousy or rage.” Stoeckl said criminal justice authorities should intervene sooner. “When a woman is killed by a partner, she has often already had contact with the police,” she said. Stoeckl said there should be more protection for women from their partners, particularly in cases where there is a history of violence. “There are enough signs that we should be watching out for that,” she said. “We certainly should know if someone is potentially lethal and be able to do something about it.”
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We currently have multiple vacancies in the Human Resources Department for qualified SECURITY GUARDS. Successful candidates must be high school graduate or have equivalent experience. Acceptable police clearance required. Competent English communications ability required. Must be physically able to stand for extended periods and perform plant-wide walking inspections. Must be able to work all scheduled shifts. Possession or able to obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) ID highly preferred. Security experience and/or training with references including knowledge of security procedures for screening and inspection of personnel, personal effects and vehicles, reporting and documentation, etc. advantageous. Effective Samoan communication ability preferred. Competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications. For consideration, bring or send a copy of your resume including, relevant certifications, references, ASG Immigration clearances (not required for US Nationals, US Citizens or AS permanent residents) and application by June 28, 2013 to (applications may be obtained at):
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Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. Attn: Samoa Mauga - Personnel Manager P.O. Box 957 Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 Ph: (684) 644-5272/Ext. 349 / Fax: 644-2290 E-Mail: mailto: smauga@samoatuna.com
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”
“Afai o e faaaogaina vaitimu, vai a le nuu, vaipuna po o suavai fo’i mai ofe tuai a le malo ma le nuu, e fautuaina tagata uma ina ia faapupuna muamua le suavai a’o le’i taumafaina, ina ia mautinoa o lo o saogalemu lou aiga mai ni faama’i e ono aafia ai outou aemaise lava i le fanau laiti,” o le saunoaga lea a Nua. Na taua e le ali’i faatonu e faapea, o le toatele lava o i latou o lo o aafia i lenei faama’i o le fanau, o le ala fo’i lea e fautuaina ai matua ina ia mataala i soo se mea e i ai le fanau ina nei lo latou faatamala ma itu e aafia ai lo latou saogalemu. Talu mai le masina o Ianuari seia oo mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei, e toa 8 tagata o le atunuu ua faamaonia mai e le falema’i o le LBJ ua aafia i siama o le faama’i lenei ma o le toatele lava o i latou o lo o aafia o le fanau. Fai mai Nua, e sili lava le puipuia nai lo le tau togafitia.
Alofa, se ia tiga…
Tusia: Akenese Ilalio Zec
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Vaega: 80 Fa’afeiloa’i atu i le mamalu o lea atunu’u i lenei taeao fou, taeao toto’a i le alofa ma le agalelei o le Atua Soifua. E ao ai ona o tatou fa’afetaia pea Lona alofa i aso uma, ona o Lona alofa lea, ua mafua ai ona o tatou ‘oa’oa i faleseu ma o tatou sa’a ai i ma’a o malie i Ana fa’amanuiaga mo i tatou i aso uma. Ae alo maia, o le a toe fa’aauau atu la tatou tala fa’asolo e pei ona masani ai i lona vaega lona valusefulu ma le tasi lenei. Fa’amalo le onosa’i, fa’afetai fo’i i lo outou lava papale a’o fa’agasolo pea la tatou tala. Afai fo’i ua i ai se upu ua le logo malie i lau fa’afofoga, ia malu ave i fale i lou finagalo. Ua fa’aauau pea la ma fetufa’aiga ma Tino i lea taimi, ma ua ou iloa ai le alofa fa’amaoni o Tino i a te a’u. Sa lilo i o’u manatu o le a vave ona fa’ailoa mea uma e tusa ai ma la ma mafutaga ma lenei tagata alofa ma le fa’amaoni ia te a’u. “Tino, ou te fa’amalie atu ia te oe si a’u uo pele, va’ai oe, e tele lava mea o lo’o o’u fia talatalanoa atu ai i a te oe, ae paga lava lea, ua naumati manatu, ua leai fo’i ni upu o le gagana e mafai ona fa’ailoa atu ai ia te oe, mea uma, ae e i ai lo’u fa’amoemoe, e sau se aso a’o se taimi, o le a ou fa’ailoa atu ai ia te oe mea o lo’o tutupu i totonu o lo matou aiga, ae tau lava ina ou fa’apea atu ia te oe si a’u uo pele.” Na ou tau mafaufau nei i nisi upu e lafo atu i lenei tagata alofa ma le agalelei ia te a’u, atoa ai ma lona finau malosi ina ia i’u manuia la’u a’oga, o lea la ua tau lau o lo’u fa’amoemoe ona o le fesoaoani malosi mai a si a’u uo o Tino. Na ou toe manatu nei, e moni lava, o Tino e le o se tagata fa’ata’atia solo i le auala, e leai, e mamalu fo’i ma taualoa lona aiga, ma o se aiga fo’i o lo’o maua tofi maualuluga i totonu o le Malo o Amerika, a’o lenei ua ou faia fa’apea. A’o ai a’u, a’o ai fo’i lo’u tagata fa’atauva’a o le a ou faia ai fa’apea lenei tagata, a’o le a fo’i sana agasala ua mafua ai ona ou agaleaga i lenei tagata alofa. “Tino, ou te fa’amaualalo atu ia te oe, ou te fa’ato’ese atu fo’i ia te oe si a’u uo pele, o mea uma lava sa e faia mo a’u, ua papa lo’u ulu, o la’u fa’afetai ia te oe, e le mavae, o lo’u agaga maualalo e le mavae fo’i lea, ona ua ou iloa lou alofa fa’amaoni ia te a’u, ae ia e alofa mai, afai lava e i ai ni ou alofa mo a’u, ia fo’i i futu ni manatu, ae ua ou talosaga atu ia te oe si a’u pele, ia e alofa mai, tu’u mai sina taimi, se i ou alu ai e tau sa’ili se vai fofo o lenei fa’afitauli ou te nofo ma a’u, ona o mea o lo’o tutupu i totonu o lo’u aiga.” Na ou iloa atu nei i lea taimi foliga fa’anoanoa o Tino, ae ua
na o le punou lava i lalo ua le ea a’e i luga. Ae sa fa’aauau pea la’u fa’amatalaga, ina ia malamalama ai lona loto ma lona mafaufau i le mea o lo’o feagai ma a’u, atoa ai ma a’u fa’aiuga ua ma’ea ona ma talanoa ai ma si o’u tama. “Tino, a e alofa moni ia te a’u, ona tu’u mai lea o se avanoa, se i o’u toe fo’i ai, ma ua uma fo’i ona ma talatalanoa ma si o’u tama, o le a matou toe fo’i i lo matou aiga i le aso a taeao, ona ua ma’ea la’u a’oga, e tele lava fuafuaga ua ma’ea ona fa’ata’atia mai e lo’u tama mo a’u, ma e leai se isi na te faia, ua na o a’u lava. E laiti o’u tuagane, a’o a’u o le a pau uma i ai mea uma, o la’u talosaga atu lea Tino ia te oe, ae o le ta mafutaga, pe ta te valavala, ae tumau pea lo’u alofa ia te oe.”
Na tepa a’e nei i luga Tino ma pupula to’a mai ia te a’u, ma na ou iloa ai ua maligi ifo ona loimata i lea taimi. Na ou a’apa atu nei ma fusi mai si a’u uo, sa fai ma o’u fesoasoani i tausaga e fa a’o feagai a’u ma a’u a’oa’oga fa’aloia. O lenei ua taunu’u i le manuia, ona ou lagona ai lea o le loto fa’afetai i le Atua Soifua, ae maise fo’i mo i latou sa lagolagoina si o’u fa’amoemoe. “Tino, o lo’u alofa mo oe e le mavae, e tumau pea, ma e leai lava se tasi na te mafai ona toe suia lo’u loto ma lo’u mafaufau mai ia te oe, ae sau se taimi ona ta toe feiloa’i ai lea, ia ta loto tetele fa’atasi ma ia o ta maua le loto onosa’i, ona taunu’u lea i se taunu’uga lelei ma le fiafia la ta mafutaga.” E faia pea…
A painter works on the roof of a building near the pyramidshaped unfinished 105-floor Ryugyong Hotel, which has been under construction since 1987, in Pyongyang, North Korea, (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan) Thursday, June 20, 2013.
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