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Saturday, May 18, 2013
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MALAGA MAI TAGATA SU’ESU’E MAI HAWAII SU’ESU’E MALUMALU SIONA
“FIU: O le autu malaga ia suesue auala faafou ai malumalu ae aua le talepeina i lalo
tusia Ausage Fausia
Se vaaiga i ni isi o lao ma fanau o le Vasega Faauu o le 2013 a le Kolisi Tuufaatasi ina au ma’ea o le latou faauuga i le aso ananafi i le fale taalo a le kolisi i Mapusagafou.
O le sailia o auala e toe faafou ai vaega eseese o le malumalu a le Ekalesia EFKAS a Siona i le afioaga o Leone, e aunoa ma le tatalaina i lalo, o le autu lea na mafua ai ona malaga mai se vaega o tagata su’esu’e faapitoa mai Hawaii i le vaiaso nei, latou te suesue ma vaavaai po o ai galuega e tatau ona fai e saga faamalosia ai le tino o le malumalu. Afai ae maea ona faia le asiasiga a i latou nei, ona tuu faatasia lea o sa latou ripoti ma tuuina atu i le ekalesia e tusa ai vaega o le galuega e tatau ona fai. O le malumalu o Siona i Leone, na amata fausia mai i le tausaga e 1900, ma ua atoa i le tausaga lenei le 114 tausaga talu ona fausia mai lenei malumalu, ma o se tasi lenei o malumalu pito sili ona tuai i totonu o le atunuu i le taimi nei. O le po o le aso Tofi na te’a nei na taunuu mai ai le au malaga e lata i le to’a sefulu le aofa’i, o lo o ta’ita’ia mai e le Faifeau Foma’i, le faletua ia Hope Hahu Dr. Francine Palama o le ‘Maunakai & Associates Architecture - Planning - Historic Preservation’, ma o lo o aofia ai i le au malaga ni tagata e i ai agavaa faapitoa i le suesueina o le eleele, tino o fale, atoa ai ma le fuafuaina o ata mo fale e toe fia faafou. O le taeao ananafi na faia ai se feiloaiga faaleaganuu a le au malaga ma le afioaga i Leone, atoa ai ma ni isi o le aiga o le tofa Fiu Saelua o lo o tali malo i le au malaga, sosoo ai loa lea ma le asiasiga i le ‘Leone Healing Garden’ le nofoaga o lo o ni ai le maa faamanatu e faamanatu ai soifua o i latou na maliliu i le
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by B. Chen Samoa News Correspondent
Le Leo o Amerika Samoa preps for Wednesday’s final battle
(ata:James Kneubuhl/ASCC)
Three males and two females have been selected, based on text voting results, as the top five contestants for Le Leo o Amerika Samoa’s popular “Sing Off” following a showdown of great musical performances this past Wednesday at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium (Fale Laumei) in Utulei. Since the program’s inception last month, the show has grown in popularity, with a total of 12,246 text votes being cast for the Final 11 contestants, up from the 7,000+ votes that were cast last month after two singing battles had eliminated nine singers and finalized the list of the Top 11. The show is sponsored by the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs and is modeled after the nationally televised “The Voice” singing competition, “but with a twist.” DYWA Deputy Director Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr. told Samoa News earlier this week that the winner of Le Leo O Amerika Samoa 2013 will be announced this coming Wednesday, May 22. The coaches/mentors (Kuki Tuiasosopo, Nina Namazzi Ah
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Some of the 11 Finalists in the very popular Le leo o Amerika Samoa program which has been (Photo: T.Gasu) ongoing in the territory for the last several weeks.
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The Department of Education was the main focus of the latest cabinet meeting, held on Tuesday at the Election Office, where Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga also took the opportunity to introduce Tuaolo Manaia Fruean as the newly appointed Commissioner of the Election Office, noting that Tuaolo is an asset to the new administration. “This gentleman has been in politics so long… he can demand anything he wants and ask for the best thing in government,” said Lolo. “ When I approached Tuaolo, he denied my first request… this guy didn’t settle for less and only asked for two jobs, either President or Commissioner,” stated Gov. Lolo to some laughter. “He’s served in all three branches of the government, as a Representative, a Senator and President of the Senate. He’s also served as a Judge in the High Court and his last post was Commissioner of Public Safety. Today he’s on board as Election Office Commissioner and hopefully he will bring everyone to register and vote,” said the governor who also stated that Tuaolo is a highly recognized traditional leader and an asset to the government. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Governor Lolo raised concerns regarding reports from the American Samoa Community College that 95% of high school graduates entering the college cannot take regular college courses and it is becoming a problem as they end up taking remedial courses before even beginning their college classes. “Meaning, they are not yet ready to attend Universities and Colleges,” he said. DOE Director Vatinasa Salu Hunkin-Finau then conducted a slideshow informing the Cabinet members the current status of the students’ academic progress, teachers, school buildings and other issues surrounding DOE. She noted that the vision of DOE is for all the local children to achieve success locally and
abroad, to understand the Samoan language and culture, and to be proud of their heritage; and DOE’s mission is to ensure that the student succeeds by providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities. The DOE Director explained that there are six public high schools, with 4,174 students, 22 Elementary schools with 10,986 students and 54 ECE centers with 1286 early childhood education students (K3 and K4). With a total of 16,446 students attending public schools and 95.7% of the total student population Samoan, 4.3% of the students are from China, the Philippines, Korea, and other Pacific Islands. She further stated that the cost per student that DOE pays is $4,373, and compared to the mainland, where they utilize $10,499 per student, the difference is about $6,000. Vaitinasa noted that DOE depends on grant fundings so when these grants are reduced or expire, it causes serious problems. Vaitinasa also stated that there are 1,907 employees of DOE including office personnel, teachers and staff. 8% of the teachers have Masters degrees, 37%percent hold BAs and 26% hold AA degrees with 29% holding less than an AA. Vaitinasa also pointed out that SAT test scores, which allow us to compare our students with students in the 50 states and the other Territories, have remained flat over the last decade with no significant growth in English or Mathematics. Following the director’s presentation, there was a question and answer period wherein the governor commented that the academic progress of our students is everyone’s problem, not just DOE’s problem. Samoa News will report on other issues brought up during the cabinet meeting regarding DOE in Monday’s edition. Reach the reporter at joy@samoanews.com
Governor Lolo builds upon relationship with Indonesian government
The Lolo Administration is embracing the relationship built by former Gov. Togiola Tulafono with the Indonesian government, which has indicated a desire to help the territory in areas such as trade and economics. They have also offered to build a basketball court here. The relationship began with Togiola inviting Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, the Indonesian Ambassador to the U.S. based in Washington D.C. to visit the territory last year. When the Lolo administration took office, the new government embraced the already established relationship and the commitment made by Djalal last year to the former governor. About two months ago, the Indonesian delegation, led by Djalal, visited the territory and met with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga. During that visit the Ambassador reiterated that he wants to set up a basketball court for American Samoan children, and also wants to move forth with a student exchange program. That program, as previously noted, would allow one student and one police officer from American Samoa to visit and stay in Indonesia for a period of time, according to the governor’s executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph Pereira in a brief phone interview yesterday. Earlier this week the delegation was back in the territory to firm up the commitment on the student exchange program as well as the basketball court, with funds already allocated
by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent
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by the Indonesia government to the tune of $300,000, said Iulogologo. The basketball court will be constructed at the current site of the old Korean House, which will be torn down “because the integrity of the structure is compromised,” said Iulogologo. According to the governor’s office, Lolo had proposed to the Indonesian government to help build a youth facility by renovating old Korea House, but after a comprehensive check by engineers, it was found that the facility is in worse condition than they thought, and because it is unsafe, it is best to have it torn down. (The basketball court is a gift of the Indonesian government to the children of American Samoa, Togiola had said.) Also initiated by the Togiola administration is a sister-city relationship between American Samoa and the Indonesian North Sulawesi Province. Iulogologo said the governor of that Province will be in the territory on June 3, when the basketball court will break ground. At that time, they will be firming up the Memorandum of Understanding for the sister-city relationship, he added. The North Sulawesi Province was selected by Djalal because that part of Indonesia has a large Christian population with a famous church choir, and, similar to the territory, its economic developments are in the areas of fisheries and agriculture.
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“Up, Up, & Away!”
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” “Learning cannot be inherited but the desire to learn can.” Hello to all fine upstanding citizens of greater “Hooterville!” How are we as Homo-sapiens doing on this, another glorious Saturday Morning in Wonderland? Hawkeye & Sweet Leanor are just fine, and hope all of you can say the same and keep a straight face! Life cruises along quietly here in Paradise, with the Ship of State forever being on an even Keel. Unlike prior administrations, good things are happening under the current administration. When we mention the Fono, no one laughs anymore? There is some serious stuff happening here in Paradise as well as in the land of the great white father. The current administration seem to be allowing the US Ship of State to flounder somewhat in the wake of Benghazi, the IRS listeners, the gun issues and whatever else is going on at present over there in “Glory land!” Again Folks, Hawkeye would much rather put up with the menial trials and tribulations that we are exposed to here in Wonderland than to witness the shenanigans that are going on in the mainland US Of A right now. Homo-sapiens are ready to accuse somebody of doing something under handed but when it comes right down to the brass tacks no one has the Balls or brains to do anything about it. What it all boils down to is that we are being duped for our tax donations every which way we turn! Over. One day it will all change for the better fans, but Hawkeye is afraid that’ he will be pushing up petunias by the time that happens. It will be Hawkeyes luck that his grave will be dug right next to a den of Rattlesnakes, and they will eat their way in to his worm proof vault! What a bummer for a Homo such as Hawkeye who has lived a full and honest life! This, Hawkeye is told is the Luck of the Irish! Hawkeye happens to be part Cherokee Indian, {Woops, Native American.} There just could be some Irish hanging around in Hawkeyes frame somewhere, though. Hawkeye went to chase down his roots one time long ago only to find that someone had chopped down his family tree! That is worse than waiting for your ship to come in all your life, and when it finally does, you’re at the dammed Malae Vailele! {Airport} And what is all the fuss about here in greater Hooterville about missing contraband? What is new folks? Remember the Missing $300,000 worth of Drugs that was supposed to find its way to Honolulu, but instead found its way in the overhead at the Post Office? And then there was the case of the missing Tupe from Talofa Video? Where did that end up folks? This is all public record, and nothing spectacular about it. It is funny that we never seem to know of the outcome. Does it simply get swept under the rug? Not any more, it doesn’t, as we now finally have an honest and transparent Government. Yeah! But when Hawkeye looks around Paradise there is no comparison to what it was Twenty Eight years ago when the Hawk first set foot on the Rock. The infrastructure was poor, there was litter everywhere, the Harbor was filthy, and the Rainmaker Hotel was a wonderful place to gather for cocktails, meals, lodging, and an all around fun filled atmosphere. There were few places to eat and drink in those days but it was genuine fun and frolic. If the Rainmaker had ears, and could talk, Hawkeye believes it could tell many stories of ore! Some good, some bad, but all a part of South Seas History. The stories of Somerset Maugham could be considered amateurish to those that could have been told of the Rainmaker Hotel of the 70’s & 80’s. Those were the good old days, and some of what kept Hawkeye in Paradise. There is nothing compared to the life that Hawkeye is leading today with his Sweet Leanor, the Cats, and the neighbors Dogs. This is Paradise pure and simple, and to be cherished to the bitter end. Hawkeye has no regrets for putting down roots in Paradise. Its People, culture, and climate are hard to beat. Why leave the best place on earth? With the B.P.O.E.! {Best people on earth.} Hell, Hawkeye is surprised that we haven’t started an “ELKS LODGE” yet! We used to have a KFC, and a Pizza Hut. At one time we even had a Checkers where you could chomp down on a “BIG BUFORD!” The moral of this story fans is when you have everything, it is time to quit looking for some place to live. There are no greener pastures over that next hill, and no Icebergs around Swains Island. {No Matter if Hawkeye has seen em!} Hawkeye will keep his chariot fleet at the ready just in case those idiots who predicted the end of days were right! Until then and next week, Keep yer thumbs on it, and take care of the old folks. With Love from, Hawk & Sweet Leanor. The true cost of tobacco-related disease is sick leave or wages not paid out to workers born by all of us because they’ve run out of sick leave this by Luana Scanlan money and work lost due to illness caused by Cancer is the second leading cause of death smoking is a cost to the employer, the employee in the U.S. – one in every four deaths is cancer and to the economy which we are all affected related according to the U.S. Centers for Dis- by, whether we work or not. ease Control. Locally, cancer is the second The cost of cancer treatment depends on the leading cause of death as well, right behind type and duration of treatment and whether or heart disease. Smoking and the use of smoke- not the patient’s body reacts favorably to the less tobacco are the primary cause of the dis- treatment. Lung cancer treatment typically ease, killing more people each year than alcohol, involves a combination of surgery ($15,000 +), car accidents, suicides, HIV, murder and illegal chemotherapy ($10,000 - $200,000 or more), drugs combined. radiation therapy ($10,000 - $50,000 or more) Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer and drugs which can cost $1600 to $3500 per deaths according to the American Cancer dose. Two lung cancer patients in American Society, and it is also the most preventable. It is Samoa report being on a chemotherapy drug estimated that 228,190 new cases of lung cancer called Tarceva which costs between $5000 will be diagnosed in 2013, and more than half and $8000 per month for a 6-month treatment of these people will die. schedule. But lung cancer is not the only disease that The economic burden of lung cancer is estitobacco use and secondhand smoke cause. Can- mated to average $46,000 per patient from diagcers of the mouth, nose, sinuses, voice box, nosis and up to two years afterward. The initial throat, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, treatment phase averages $11,500 per month. bladder, uterus, cervix, colon, ovaries and blood So how does that affect us here locally if the are all caused by tobacco use or secondhand LBJ Hospital cannot provide treatment? smoke. According to the American Cancer Society Smoking raises your blood pressure, inter- the cost of taking care of an untreated lung feres with your medications, and causes stroke, cancer patient through the various stages of the aneurysms, bronchitis and asthma. Smoking disease until death can cost over $125,000 per also causes gum disease, cataracts, and breaks year in emergency room visits, hospital stays, down bone tissue resulting in hip fractures and palliative drugs, surgeries and treatment of osteoporosis. Smoking mothers have a signifi- symptoms. While the hospital is limited as to cantly higher chance of giving birth to babies what it can charge a patient, the hospital is still of low birth weight, and those babies have a incurring or suffering from the true cost of all higher risk of dying from Sudden Infant Death the services it provides. Syndrome or SIDS, and being born with birth This cost is shared by all of us who live in defects. American Samoa because the cost to the hosAbout 3,400 non-smoking adults die from pital means that we cannot have access to other lung cancer, and 43,000 die from heart disease resulting from exposure to secondhand smoke. services that we should have – like radiologists Tobacco use accounts for 30% of all cancer and urologists, surgical procedures requiring deaths and 87% of lung cancer deaths. In fact doctors with specific expertise or licenses, tobacco use is the cause of 1 in 5 deaths in and better facilities. It means that we have the United States which equals 443,000 pre- to go off-island for certain healthcare needs, ventable deaths each year. While cigarette even for things as simple as a mammogram or smoking has declined over the years, the rate at colonoscopy. How can we, as a community, reduce the which smokers are lighting up has significantly cost of tobacco related diseases? First, be vocal. increased. About 78% of smokers smoke one to Tell your local store owners that you don’t think nine cigarettes every day. cigarette advertisements should be posted all Lung cancer is one of the most difficult over their walls. Tell people in your family who diseases to treat and cure because it is often smoke what they are doing to their bodies and found after the cancer has already spread to to those around them who breathe the smoke surrounding tissues. Smokers generally die from their cigarettes. Tell your employer that between the ages of 35 to 69. Their lives are ridden with health problems before death which co-workers are taking too much time on smoke means that their ‘quality of life’ is much poorer breaks. Tell your faipule that you feel others’ than a non-smoker. Whether a smoker has been smoking is costing you money and we need a smoking since high school or just picked up the solution to the problem. Second, if you smoke, stop. And if you don’t habit the risk of developing tobacco related dissmoke, don’t start. ease is the same. Third, avoid breathing in cigarette smoke Between 2000 and 2004 smoking caused more than $193 billion in annual health-related – stay away from smokers. Live a healthy lifecosts in the U.S. including loss of productivity style so that others are not paying for your poor in the workplace. Think about the employees choices and bad habits. Whether you smoke or not, clearly tobacco in your workplace. Which ones are most often absent for health related reasons? Who runs out is costing us money. Combined with our high of sick leave because of the flu, an asthma attack, rate of obesity we could be looking at our homeor simply not being able to get out of bed? How grown population becoming obsolete within the next 40 years. What price would you put on our many of these workers are also smokers? Whether it is wages paid out to workers on children’s future?
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SAMOAN SGT. IS NCO OF THE YEAR AT JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS Ever since President George W. Bush appointed me to his White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in 2001, I have accepted invitations to speak at various military bases celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). This year I was particularly honored and proud to be in the company of SFC Susie S. Nu’uvali-Apineru of Aua, who has won the 2013 distinction of Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year for the 1st Battalion 210th Aviation Regiment. She also competed for and won the recognition as 2013 NCO of the Year for the 128th Aviation Brigade and was the only female who competed for 2013 NCO of the Year for the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence against 19 male NCOs, finishing in second place. SFC Nu’uvali is currently an Instructor/Writer with the 128th Aviation Brigade on Aircraft Avionics Systems and has been selected to join the Aviation Logistics NCO Academy as a Senior Leader. Joint Base LangleyEustis (JBLE), which unites Fort Eustis with the adjacent Langley Air Force Base, combine installation support operations to serve Airmen, Soldiers, family members, military retirees and civilian employees. This large Joint Base is only the first stop of a four state swing I am making to visit nine military bases in the southeastern United States this month to thank our Toa o Samoa. Because every year also is National Military Appreciation Month, I had the double opportunity of celebrating our heritage and thanking our Samoans in the Armed Forces for their service to our country. JBLE is a beautiful 9000 acre base that is home to the U.S. Army Transportation Corps as well as the Nation’s oldest continuously active Air Force Base. Led by Major General Bradley W. May, the Senior Commander of JBLE and Deputy Commanding General of Initial Military Training Center of Excellence, who is responsible for standardizing, refining and assessing training for initial entry Soldiers, recently commissioned and appointed junior officers and warrant officers at 27 installations across the United States, host brigade commander Col. Dean D. Heitkamp, in his welcoming remarks at Wednesday’s formal observance, said to the more than 300 military personnel assembled, “As mentioned in the Presidential Proclamation, today we take time out not only to recognize the challenges and struggles that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have faced with determination and optimism, but also to celebrate their rich culture and history.” Col. Heitkamp recognized (Retired) General Eric Shinseki, our first Asian American four-star general and 34th Chief of Staff of the Army and LTG Thomas Bostick, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and NCO of the Year SFC Nuuvali. In my own remarks that followed, I said “As one who comes from a family with a strong military tradition dating back to the early 1900s in American Samoa, it is heartwarming to be able to celebrate with our military and civilian community at Joint Base Langley-Eustis and I was delighted to see my fellow Samoans in the audience, all of whom have families back home.” It was good to be with SFC Susie S. NuuvaliApineru, Iosefa Weggen and their son Tauloa Weggen, SSG Christopher Fielding, Cristy Va’a Fielding; Christyann Fielding; Cyrus Fielding; SGT Lagi Custodio, her husband SGT Jason Custodio and their son Jacob Custodio; SGT and Mrs. Joe (Mieyann) Uilelea, SSG Susie N. Gaines, Senara Leapai and her son Seiuli; Sia Leapai. I cherish these occasions and am proud of those who serve in our Nation’s military and help make it possible for us to continue to live the American Dream. I will relay their messages to their families when I return home.
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E tusa ma le Tulafono (CFR Title 45, Part 99), o loo faatautaia ai le Porokalame mo le Tausiga o Alo ma Fanau i Amerika Samoa (American Samoa Child Care Program) o se faasilasilaga lenei mai le Matagaluega Tautua ma Alagamanuia mo Tagata Lautele, lea o loo avea ma le ofisa o loo faasoaina se tautua e ala mai i se alagatupe ua ta’ua o le Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF): E faatala’ula atu le Matagaluega Tautua ma Alagamanuia mo Tagata Lautele, ‘ae maise le matou lala o loo faatautaia le Porokalame mo le Tausiga o Alo ma Fanau i Amerika Samoa, i le mamalu o si o tatou atunuu e ‘auai mai i se fonotaga mo le iloiloina o fuafuaga mo le faatinoina o le tautua a lenei Porokalame mo tausaga 20142015, e ala lea i le State Plan mo Amerika Samoa. O lenei fonotaga faalaua’itele o loo fuafuaina mo le Aso To’ana’i, Iuni 22, 2013 i le itula e 10:00 i le taeao - 12:00 i le aoauli i le Ofisa mo le Porokalame o loo i luga ifo o le fale-meli i Fagatogo. Matou te faamoemoe o le a avea lenei ma avanoa e tuuina mai ai ni fautuaga po o ni fesili foi a le mamalu o le atunuu, ae maise foi matua o loo agava’a mo lenei fesoasoani, e tusa ma le Porokalame ma lona State Plan. E mafai ona e talosagaina se kopi o le State Plan mo le 2014 ia Iuni 1, 2013. E mafai ona e talosagaina se kopi e ala i le i-meli pe e te vala’au mai i le Ofisa o le Porokalame e sauni atu se kopi mo ‘oe. O loo iai foi le avanoa e vave faao’o mai ni au fautuaga po o nisi faamatalaga ua tusitusia ao lei o’o i le aso o le fonotaga. E faagataina lenei avanoa i le itula e 4:00 i le afiafi i le aso 17 o Iuni. Afai e te manatu e faao’o mai ni au tusitusiga, e mana’omia ni kopi e 3, tofu ma lona teutusi ua uma ona faatuatusi e pei ona ta’ua i lalo: Attention: State Administrator American Samoa Child Care Program 2014 DRAFT STATE PLAN ADV. COMMENTS O le a taliaina foi ni fautuaga po o ni fesili i le aso o le fonotaga ma o le a faamaumauina ma tu’ufa’atasia uma fautuaga sa vave faao’o mai mo se atoatoaga o le taumafaiga e tusa ma le Tulafono o loo ta’ua i luga. E fa’amaopoopoina nei faamaumauga uma ao lei faamautuina le State Plan mo le masina o Iulai. Faamolemole faafesoota’i atu le Ofisa mo le Porokalame pe a mana’omia nisi faamatalaga: 633-1571/ 1572 i itula faigaluega masani, pe e te i-meli mai i le childcare@dhss.as. Ma le fa’aaloalo lava e tatau ai. Faafetai. American Samoa Child Care Program/ Porokalame mo le Tausiga o Alo ma Fanau i Amerika Samoa
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 SUI O LE HRPP: “E LE I UMA LE TAUA” E ui ua manumalo le osofaiga a le alii palemia, le susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi e faatumauina ai le tofi minisita o Tupe a le afioga Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, e le taitai ona manumalo o ia i le taua. O le tala lea a se tasi o sui o le HRPP sa aofia ai i faipule e toa 19 ia sa sainia le tusi sa talosagaina ai le aveesea o Faumuina mai lona tofiga. O le mafuaaga foi lea o se fonotaga faatopetope a le vaega faaupufai o le HRPP i le po o le aso Tofi o le vaiaso na tea nei. Na iu lea fono ina ua faatumauina le tofi minisita o Faumuina ona o le faaiuga o se palota faalilolilo sa faatinoina. Peitai na faaalia e se tasi o sui o le HRPP e lei fia faalauiloaina lona suafa e faapea, “E le valea uma i matou ma e le faaseeina gofie foi matou I taaloga faalemafaufau a le alii palemia.  TALI FAUMUINA I LE TOE FA’AAUAUINA LONA TOFI MINISITA Ua tali mai le minisita o Tupe, le afioga Faumuina Tiatia Liuga i le tulaga e pei ona ua toe fa’aauau ai nei lona tofiga minisita o Tupe, i le maea ai o se palota faalilolilo i le afiafi o le aso Tofi a le faafaletui a le Vaega Faaupufai e Puipuia Aia Tatau o Tagata (HRPP), ina ua auina atu se tusi a nisi o sui a faipule o le faafaletui i le taitai o le malo, le afioga i le alii palemia e faasea ai i nisi o faaiuga a le minisita ua maumau ai tupe a le malo, ma ia faamalolo loa mai lona tofiga. Na tali le afioga Faumuina, na te le toe avea le aso 16 o Me, lea na faia ai lea fonotaga, o se aso e tusia i le tala faasolopito o lona soifua. “O le aso ananafi (16 Me, 2013), o se aso e le o i totonu o faamaumauga o mea na tutupu i lou olaga.  TOE AAMI IUNI LAKAPI A SAMOA IA STEPHEN BETHAM Ua toe aami e le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa le faiaoga ta’iulu o le Manu Samoa To’a 15, le susuga Stephen Betham na te faasaunia le au taitoafitu a le atunuu mo le taamilosaga o le ipu o le lalolagi lea e faia i Moscow, Lusia i le masina fou. E pei ona silafia, o le susuga Stephen Betham na o le pau lea o le faiaoga taiulu o le au taitoafitu a le atunuu ua ia ausia le siamupini o le taamilosaga taitoafitu a le IRB I le 2010. O le faaiuga ina ia toe aami le susuga Betham na
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faia i se fonotaga faatopetope a le iuni lakapi a le atunuu i le afiafi o le aso Tofi na sei mavae atu nei. Na faaalia e le taitaifono o le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa, le afioga i le palemia, le susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, o le a faasauni e Betham le au taitoafitu a le atunuu mo le ipu o le lalolagi, ona toe foi ai lea i ona tiute i le au tele a le atunuu lea o lo o sauni e malaga atu i Aferika i Saute i le masina fou.   FUAFUA AUSETALIA FOAI $45 MILIONA MO LE ATINAE SAMOA O le a tauaaoina mai e le malo Ausetalia se fesoasoani tupe $45 miliona tala Ausetalia po o le tusa lea ma le $103.8 miliona tala Samoa, e fesoasoani ai i le atinae o le atunuu. O le $10.2 miliona tala o lea seleni, o le a faataunuuina ai fuafuaga o fesoasoani a lea malo ua faailoa mai mo le faaleleia o vaega na faaleagaina i le afa o Eveni, ma o le a agai tonu ia fesoasoani tupe i le toe fausia o faleaoga ma maota gasegase. Ua faaalia e le Hai Komesina o Ausetalia i Samoa, le susuga Dr. Stephen Henningham, le naunau pea o Ausetalia e fia fesoasoani mai ia Samoa aua le manuia lautele o ona tagata.   FOAI EFKS I LE MATAGALUEGA SOIFUA MALOLOINA O le aso Faraile na sei mavae atu nei na tauaao aloaia atu ai e le Ekalesia Faapotopotoga Kerisiano i Samoa  le tinoitupe e $40,000 i le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina. Ua faia lea fesoasoani ao sauniuni le ekalesia i lana Fonotele i le vaiaso fou. O lea tinoitupe na tauala mai i le Komiti a Tina o le ekalesia i lalo o lana polokalama fesoasoani o le Tautua i Puapuaga o Tagata (TPT). I sauniga puupuu na faia i Motootua, sa tauaao aloaia atu ai lea seleni e le failautusi o le polokalama o le TPT, le faletua ia Faasasalu Alesana ma le teutupe o Leafa Panapa To’o I le minisita o le Soifua Maloloina, le afioga Tuitama Dr. Talalelei Tuitama. Na faaalia, o le a vaeluaina lea seleni i le Falemai Faamama Toto ma le Auaunaga Lautele Faasoifua Maloloina i Motootua ma o le a faaaogaina mo le togafitia o gasegase i Upolu ma Savaii. Na faafetaia e le alii minisita ia le komiti a Tina EFKS mo lenei foai tele ma sa ia faaalia, o le a fesoasoani tele lenei foai i le togafitia o gasegase.
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O le tamaitai kapeteni o le Segavao, le susuga Vaimasenuu Zita Martel ao agai atu lana auvaa ata: Nae nae Productions mo le latou faataitaiga i gataifale o Apia i le aso ananafi.
Tama o le aoga o le Don Bosco lea e aloina le sa o le Segavao ao agai atu mo a latou faataitaiga ata: Nae nae Productions i le aso ananafi i Apia.
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O se vaaiga lena i le lotoa a le Malisi i Mulivai, Apia i le aso ananafi lea sa faagasolo ai le ata: Nae nae Productions leitiofoni a le faalapotopotoga o tama ma teine tuai o le Malisi.
OS/OS Class Happy 40th Anniversary showcasing films Bob and Mona (Passi) Cochran during Youth Ocean Summit today
of Reston, Virginia
Celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on May 18, 1973, in Avaio, American Samoa.
By Jeff Hayner Samoa News Reporter
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The Ocean Science/Ocean Swimming (OS/OS) Class of Samoana High School will be showcasing their ‘Now What’ short films this morning at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center during the Youth Ocean Summit 2013, that is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. The high school credited OS/OS class that was implemented into the Department of Education with Samoana High School as the pilot school, started on January 9, 2012. The 45 minute Physical Education (PE) substitute course is taught daily with students participating in three days of swimming lessons with the American Samoa Aquatics Agency (ASAA) and two days of Marine Science curriculum in the classroom. The Marine Science portion of the class is an integration of guest speakers from various environmental agencies and presentations on ocean related topics, which are led by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMAS). The project is the final assessment for the course which requires the students to complete their ‘Now What’ projects. The culminating project has students working in small groups to prepare power point presentations or small video clips on an ocean conservation topic. These projects are reflections of what the students have learned during the semester’s classes on Ocean Science. The NMAS and American Samoa Department of Education are in their second year as a partnership with the OS/OS course. There were a total of 40 students who completed the program in 2012 and close to 30 that enrolled in this year’s Spring semester. According to the NMAS, there are still students on the waiting list who are waiting to take this class and that other high schools here in the territory are requesting to have an OS/OS as part of their curriculum as well. The swimming part of the class which took place 3 days a week at Utulei Beach, was conducted by the ASAA that taught the students proper swimming techniques, open water survival, rescue techniques and how to stay safe in the water. The OS/OS class has been funded by the NMAS in partnership with the Department of Commerce, Department of Education and with in-kind
support and expertise provided by the ASAA. The Youth Ocean Summit is co-hosted by the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs and NMAS in partnership with the Department of Commerce. Following the presentations today, there will be a Job Jamboree that will consist of different environmental and youth agencies. Entertainers from Le Leo All-Stars will also be performing. Reach the reporter at jeff@samoanews.com
They are the proud parents of four children, Eric, Lynn, Alix and Daniel, and seven grandchildren.
Bob works for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Reporter of Debates and Mona is a retired musician. Six weeks after they met they were married at 9 p.m. on Two Dollar Beach under a full moon. The love they have for each other is as strong today as it was 40 years ago.
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O LE BARBIE TAUGATA. O le tamaloa e fia tama leaga o Koriata na fai i lona afafine e mana’o i sana Barbie, fesili lona afafine, “Na o le pau lena o le mea e te manao ai i lou aso fanau ?.” ia ae ioe atu i ai lana afafine “Ioe aumai sau Barbie manaia.” Alu atu loa le tamaloa i le faleoloa, e tele ia Barbie o i ai, “E te manaomia se fesoasoani?”, se’i e ta’u mai tau o au Barbie faamolemole.” Ia malie loa le teine fai atu loa, “E i ai Barbie e $12.00, e i ai le Barbie e igoa o le Malibu Barbie e $20.00 ma le Ballerina Barbie e $23.00 a’o le Aerobics Barbie e $30.00 lona tau.” Fesili atu loa le tamaloa o Koriata, “O le a le igoa o le Barbie lena ?.” ae fai mai le teine, “O le Barbie lena e $1500.00 lona tau.” aisea ua ‘ese’ese ai le tau o lena Barbie ma isi Barbie?.” fai mai le teine, “Leaga o le Barbie lea e sau ai ma le taavale a Ken, o le va’a a Ken, ma le fale o Ken.” Fai atu loa le tamaloa o Koriata, “Ae o le a tau o le isi Barbie lea?.” fai atu loa le teine, “E te silafia foi le tama o Superman ma lana tiene o Jane…e te manao i ai ?.” fai mai loa Koriata, “E LEAI LA, O LENA UA TA’U LOA UA I AI MA SUPERMAN….IA E TE LE TAU TA’UMAIA LE TAU….FAAFETAI LAVA.” O TAMALOLOA.  (1) O tamaloloa pei lava o ‘Bank Accounts’, a le lava le tupe e ave i le totonu o le Bank e le lava se ‘interest’. (2) O tamaloloa e pei lava o ‘bike helmets’ e aoga i le taimi o faalavelave pe ana le vaai mai lava ua tau oti. (3) O tamaloloa e pei lava o se ‘blender, o le taimi lava e te mana’o ai i se mea-’ai, ae e te fiu e faatali poo afea e uma ai. (4) O tamaloloa e pei lava o ‘commercial’, e mania i le matamata ae e le taitai ona talitonu i ai se isi. (5) O tamaloloa e pei lava o le ‘computer’, e fiu e fika poo le a le mea ua faalatonu ai, ae le iloa ua uma lana ‘memory. (6) O tamaloloa e pei lava oni ‘coolers’, na o le faatumu lava i beer ia ona e alu lava lea ma feavea’i. (7) O tamaloloa e pei lava o ni nono tupe o le Malo, ‘goverment bonds’, e te fiu e faatali le taimi e ‘mature’ ai. (8) O tamaloloa e pei a oni seevae muli u’umi ‘high heels’, o manaia i le se’e ae tiga gofie ai ou vae. (9) O tamaloloa e pei lava oni ‘horoscpoes’, e fai mai lava latou ia ‘o le taimi lea, o le aso lea, o le tausaga lea, ae le iloa e sese uma. (10) O tamaloloa e pei ‘lava’ e aumai i le mauga-mu, e manaia i le matamata i ai, ae le mafai ona e soso i ai. (11) O tamaloloa e pei a o ni ‘mascara’, e muamua lava leaga pe a e tagi. (12) O tamaloloa e pei lava o ni ‘plungers’, e tele o latou taimi e su’e atu o le e i totonu o le faletaele. O SILI ATU TA’IFAU NAI I LO FAFINE. E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, aua e lelei taifau e le tagi so’o E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, aua a ave e taele, e fiafia lava tusa pe le faaaogaina se ‘shampoo E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, a alu i le faletaele e toeitiiti atoa le aso o taele E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, e le taitai ona telefoni atu e su’e a’u pe a tuai mai i le galuega E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, aua a umi ona ou alu i se mea, o le fiafia ia pe a toe vaai ia te ‘au E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, aua e le mafai ona alu soo i le ‘Laufou’ e faatau ai ona ofu taugata. E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, aua e le o mai lava ana matua e asi mai E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, aua e fiafia i se taavale ae alu umi le mea e alu i ai…. E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, aua e le taitai faitio..…… E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, tusa lava pe matua, e le suia lava le lapo’a ae tumau i lona tino e tasi E sili atu le tiafau i le fafine, e sui lona leo pe tumu tagata…… E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, e le faatalitali lava o ia ini mea’alofa….. E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, e le viga ini mama auro, ma ni filifili auro…. E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, e fiafia o ia e alu i fafo o le fale e tusa poo le a le ta’atia o le ato-tupe i luga o se laulau E sili atu le taifau i le fafine, aua a le uma lana ‘hamburger’ ona togi lea i le taifau.
[Sosoo ane loa lau faitau i le tatou tala faasolo mo lenei vaiaso, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na tea nei i le taimi lea na vaaia ai e Kati alii ofu uli e toafa ma fana i o latou lima ua ulufale i totonu o le potu lea o lo o faia ai le latou fonotaga, ma e foliga mai o ia lea o lo o latou sailia.] Na ona iloa atu lava e Kati i le vaaiga matautia lea ua ia vaaia, tago loa i lana uati otomeki lea o lo o pipii i lona lima ma oomi le ki o lo o i ai, ina ia iloa ai e le Ofisa o Leoleo a le malo le faalavelave ua tupu. E oomi lava e le tama le ki o le uati ae o le taimi lea ua tamo’e ese mai ai i le nofoaga lea ma aga’i atu i le isi itu e tau saili se vaega e lafi ai ina ne’i maua o ia e le au alii leaga ae le o i ai sana a’upega o i ai. Ao tamo’e ese le tama, sa ia faalogoina le pa pa mai o fana mai totonu o le potu lea o lo o faia ai la latou fonotaga, ma e foliga mai ua tafana e le au alii ia Amapasa a le malo o Italia o lo o i ai ina ua le maua o ia. E taunuu loa le tama i le tulimanu o le fale tele lea ae ona faalogoina loa taavale a leoleo ua tau fai feei mai ma ia vaaia ai le afe atu i totonu o le lotoa o taavale e fa faatasi ai ma le loli a le Ami o lo o la’u atu ai fitafita e ova ma le toa 20 e tofu ma a’upega i o latou lima. Na tatagi le uaealesi a le tama ma ia maua ai le famatalaga mai lana vaega faapitoa, e i ai le isi vaega leaga lea o lo o laina i tua atu o le pa, e foliga mai e tele se osofaiga o lo o latou fuafua i ai, ae o tagata ia sa i totonu o le potu ua maliliu uma. Na te’i
O KATI LE LEOLEO NANA
le tama o Kati ina ua ia maua le ripoti ua feoti uma Amapasa o vaega eseese o le malo o Italia sa latou i ai i totonu o le fonotaga, atoa ai ma le tagata sa avea ma taitai o le malo, o ia foi lea na taulamua i le tuuina atu o le avanoa na te mauaina pe afai ae maea lana misiona o lo o i ai i le galuega faaleoleo nana. Ua manaomia e Kati sina taimi e tagi ai peitai e le mafai, ua ia manaomia se taimi e nofo ai i lalo ma mafaufau peitai ua le mafai, pau le mea lea ua oo mai, afai ae tuai lana gaioi o lona iuga o le oti. Ao faanoanoa Kati i le tulimanu o le fale lea o lo o lafi ai, sa ia faalogoina le pa pa mai o fana aemaise ai o leo o taavale o leoleo o lo o feei solo. I fafo atu o le pa na ia vaaia ai le tau fai gasolo atu i totonu o isi taavale uli ma taavale falema’i peitai o lona loto i lea taimi ua nutimomoia ona o le alofa i le taitai o le malo lea sa fai ma ana uo mamae mo le tele o tausaga ao lea ua maua le tala ua tagatavaleina o ia i le osofaiga a le au faatupu faalavelave. Na motusia faafuasei mafaufauga o le tama ina ua toe tatagi lana uaealesi ma ia iloa ai, o lana vaega lea ua fesoota’i e su’e atu o ia. Na tali le tama ma faailoa i ai o ia lea e okay, pau le mea o lo o ia manaomia o se auala e maua ai sana a’upega e fesoasoani ai i lona alu ese atu ma le nofoaga lea o lo o i ai. E lei umi ni nai minute talu ona va le uaealesi lea ae toe maua loa e Kati le isi faaaliga, o le fale’aiga lea sa masani ona inu kofe ai ua osofa’i e le vaega leaga ma fasiotia uma tagata faigaluega.
[E toe faatalofa atu i le mamalu o le au faitau i lenei taeao, malo le soifua maua malo foi le onosa’i, ae alo mai loa o le toe sosooina lenei o le tatou tala faasolo lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei i le taimi lea na fai atu ai le teine o Lisa ia Lisati i totonu o le fale’aiga, e i ai le mea o lo o fia talanoa atu ai ia te ia.] Na nofo laititi Lisati mo ni nai sekone e le’i tali, ona ata lea ma faapea lana tala, ‘o lena fo’i lena mataupu faigata ua e sauni e te talanoa mai ai ao lea e manaia le fale’aiga i le nofonofo,” o le tali lea a Lisati a’o totonu o lona loto, ua pei o se masina i le po le malamalama o lona mafaufau i le tulaga lea o lo o taumafai mai ai le tamaitai o Lisa, na motu faafuasei le talanoaga ina ua tu faafuase’i le tama’ita’i faigaluega i tafatafa o le vaega lea na fesili poo a la meainu e fia oka. E tuai le tau aapa atu o Lisati i le pepa o lo o lisi ai igoa o vaiinu ma meaai ae vave le faalau a Lisa i le tamaitai faigaluega, ona toe savali ese lea o le teine ae ua tilotilo le isi i le tasi. “O a ea na mau meaai na ou faalogo atu o e okaina, ou te tau popole ina ne’i aumai se meaai ou te le masani ai ona tupu lea o le faalavelave, ae o le isi mea o lea ou te sauni atu i le camp a le matou au mo taaloga i le aso Toona’i,” o le fesili fia malie lea a Lisati ia Lisa ae na o le ata lava o le tamaitai e lei gagana i se tala, ona o lo o tau faaseki lona mafaufau e momoli lana mataupu lea ua manatu e faailoa i le tama, o le fia avea lea o ia e fai ma ana uo. E le’i tali Lisati i le talanoa atu a le tamaitai o Lisa i le taimi lea, ae ua na o le ata ma faataupupula i le tamaitai, ona toe punou lea i lalo ma ai loa lana meaai. “E fou la’u ai i nei ituaiga meaai siaula, pau le itu taua e ai gofie ae ou te le iloa le igoa, talosia e le ‘ona ai se isi,” ua fai lava le fia malie o le tamaititi i lea aso ma ua fiafia ai foi ma le tamaitai o Lisa ina ua ia vaaia le laufofoga fiafia o le tamaititi. Na ona maea lava le taligasua a le toalua lea, tulioso i le taavale ma faasasa’o loa i le lotoa a le aoga e momoli ai Lisati mo le camp a le latou ‘au. “Faafetai mo le avanoa sa ta mafuta ai i lenei aso, ua lagona le fiafia o lo’u loto ae ou te manatu, afai e maea le taamilosaga a aoga i le aso Toona’i nei, ona toe maua lea o se isi ta feiloaiga i le ta fale’aiga lea na ta aai ai ananei, ona ou faailoa atu ai loa lea o la’u tali e tusa ai o lau mataupu,” o le lauga faaumiumi lea a le tamaititi ao nofo lava i le nofoa o le taavale e le’i oso i fafo, ae sa na o le luelue mai o le ulu o le tamaitai ma lona talitonuga, ua vavala mai tulaga manuia o lana sailiga malo e pei ona alo atu i ai. “Toe pau lava lenei o la’u tatalo, e maua sou avanoa e te sau ai e te matamata i le taamilosaga lakapi a aoga lea e faia i le faaiuga o le vaiaso,?” o le augani atu lea a Lisati ia Lisa, ae na ata le tamaitai ma faapea mai lana tali, “ioe, ou te sau e tapua’i lau taalo ma le ‘au a le tatou aoga.”
POLOGA I LE ALOFA
TUPUAGA O TUISAVALALO O le tala ia Fuluulalimatoto ma lona tuagane o Fuluulalefanua O le faaauauina lenei o le tala o Vavau o Samoa e uiga i le muagagana faafaleupolu e uiga i Usu taeao e ono e pei o le fetalaiga ia Fuluulalimatoto ma lona tuagane o Fuluulalefanua, ona sau ai lava lea o le tama o Fuluulalefanua ma afe i Saipipi, lea na nonofo ai loa ma le teine o Sinavaiana ma fanau ai le la tama, peitai, na avea le le fiafia o tagata o le nuu i le tama o Fuluulalafanua ona fai mai i latou o ia o le tagata Fiti ma auala na o latou susunuina ai loa le fale a’o i ai i totonu le pepe, ona alaga leotele ai lea o le teine o Sinavaiana ma ia faapea, “a i ai se aitu o le atu Samoa o ia iloaina mai lo’u puapuaga, sei sau e lavea’i isi a’u tama,” fai mai le tala o le taimi lena o loo fai ai le seuga a Vave ma Sealiitumatafaga, aua o aitu ia a Samoa i aso ia, ona la lavea’i ai lea o le ola o le pepe mai le afi. Fai mai le mau a Samoa, e le’i i ai lava se taimi na toe tuu e Vave ma Sealiitumataga ina ua la faalogoina le tagi aueue mai o le tamaitai o Sinavaiana ona o le alofa isi ana tama, ae ua la o mai lava ma ua faasao le ola o le pepe, ma ua tuu loa i totonu o le ato seu, ona toe faaauau lea o le laua seuga seia oo ina vaaia e Vave lupe o le vaveao ona ia faapea atu loa lea ia Sealiitumatafaga, ua tatau ona le seu ona o lea ua o la vaaia lupe o le vaveao, ma o lupe ia e masani ona faaigoaina e toeaiina i aso ua mavae o lupe pupula, ona o le mananaia o le papa’e o latou fulu, peitai sa faapea atu Sealiitumatafaga ia Vave, “A e seu, aua ete seu tafilia le gaa, leaga e le oge lavelave le vao, a ia seu matatoaga le lupe a Salevao.” Sa amata loa ona seu Vave ma ia maua ai lupe, ona ia alu lea e aumai lupe, peitai e toe fo’i ane Vave i le mea na la seu ai ma Sealiitumataga, ua tuu e Sealiitumatafaga le tamaititi i totonu o lana ato seu, ona faaauau lava lea o le la seuga i lea aso. Fai mai ona faaauau pea lea o le seuga, ma ua maea, ona o pea lea o Vave ma Sealiitumatafa ma ave le tamaititi na la aumaia, lea ua igoa ia Salevao. Ua taunuu le malaga i tua o Sataua, ma e taunuu atu, o loo momoe mai ai le malaga a le nuu o Iva i totonu o se faleoo i Sataua. O le mea ua tupu, ua lagona le fia aai o Vave ma Sealiitumatafaga, ona alu ai loa lea o Vave i le fale o loo momoe ai tagata Iva mo sina meaai. O le mea malie fai mai e alu atu Vave mo sina meaai, ae tutuli i fafo e tagata Iva, peitai, na alofa i ai se olomatua sa i ai i le aumalaga ma ia tuuina atu loa se meaai ia Vave, ona toe foi lea o Vave ia Sealiitumatafaga ma le tama o Salevao.
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Le Tufuga Fauvaa ia Loititi Maselino Ioane (itu taumatau) ma le pulenuu o le afioaga o Nuuuli ia Tuialoalo Taufete’e i se ata sa pu’eina i le amata aloaia ai o le galuega mo le toe fausi[ata: AF] aina atoa o le tino o le vaa o le Seahawk mai Aoa lea ua faatau e le afioaga o Nuuuli.
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E le o toe umi se taimi ae suia loa le igoa o le fautasi mai le afioaga o Aoa o le Seahawk lea ua faatau e le afioaga o Nuuuli e avea ma Satani, pe afai ae mae’a galuega lea ua faagasolo i le taimi nei mo le toe suia atoa o le tino o le vaa atoa ai ma ni isi o galuega e moomia le toe faaleleia, ao le’i tuuina atu i le sami mo faigamea i le tai i le lumana’i. O le aso Gafua na te’a nei na amata aloaia ai le galuega mo le toe fausia o le vaa fou a le afioaga o Nuuuli, le Seahawk, i lalo o le taitaiga a le Tufuga Fauvaa ia Loititi Maselino Ioane ma lana aufutuga e to’alua. I se faatalatalanoaga ma le Samoa News e faatatau i lenei galuega, na faamaonia mai ai e le tofa Loititi le amata ai o le galuega ma le faamoemoe e tatau ona maea i totonu o le 5 i le 6 vaiaso. “O lea ua amata le galuega mo le toe fausia o le vaa a le afioaga o Nuuuli, ma e 5 i le 6 vaiaso le umi lea ua faamoemoe e faatinoina ai le galuega, e fuafua lava i le taunuu mai o mea faigaluega o lo o oka i fafo mo le galuega,” o le saunoaga lea a Loititi. O ni isi o galuega ua toe faia i le tino o le vaa e aofia ai le tipi ese uma o le taumuli sa i ai, ae o lea o le a fausia le taumuli ina ia foliga tutusa ma taumuli o le Fuao ma le Samoana e pei ona saunoa le alii Tufuga. “O lea ua maea ona tipi le taumuli tuai o le vaa sa i ai, ma o le taimi nei ua atoa lelei lava le 100 futu o le umi o le vaa pei lava foi i isi fautasi o lo o i ai, o isi galuega o lo o fia faia e aofia ai le toe sui uma o nofoa ina ia faavalavala, toe faamalosi le ‘oa o le vaa ma toe faatulaga lelei pine, ina ia lelei ma malosi le vaa mo taimi o tuuga, ia aoga foi i le taimi o le sou ma le malu o le tai,” o le saunoaga lea a le alii Tufuga. O isi suiga e aofia ai le toe fausia o isi nofoa e lua i le pito i luma o le taumua, ma ua faamoemoe pe a ma le toa 46 le aofai o le auvaa e aloina le vaa. O le galuega mo le toe fausiaina o le vaa a le afioaga o lo o faatupeina lava e Nuuuli. O le faamoemoe tasi ia maea le galuega ma faaaoga le vaa mo tuuga i le lumana’i. A’o le’i faatau mai e Nuuuli le Seahawk mai Aoa, e tolu fautasi a le afioaga ua maea ona i ai i le taimi lea, o le fautasi o lo o i ai i le taimi nei, o le isi fautasi lea o lo o alo e le Aoga Maualuga a Samoana, ma le fautasi tuai o lo o taatia i le itu i sisifo o le Falevaa i Utulei. Na taua e le afioga i le Maopu ia Levu Solaita i le Samoa News e faapea, afai ae maea galuega o le vaa, ona faaigoa lea o le vaa i le Satani. “E le suia lava se isi igoa o Sa o le afioaga lenei, afai ae maea ona toe faafou le vaa lea ua galue ai le tufuga, ona vali lea ma tusi ai le igoa o le Satani, o le igoa lea lava o Sa o le afioaga
na matou ola mai i aso anamua o faaigoa ai, lea lava e oo mai i le taimi nei o lo o faaauauina pea,” o le saunoaga lea a Levu. Saunoa foi Levu e faapea, o lo o tapuaia uma e le afioaga le galuega ua tuu atu i le tofa Loititi, ina i’u manuia le galuega e pei ona amataina nei. TALA’AGA O LE SEAHAWK O le fautasi o le Seahawk na fausia mai i Tacoma e le alii fauvaa o Todd Miller mo le afioaga o Aoa, ma taunuu mai ai i Amerika Samoa i le 2009 ao lumana’i ai le tuuga fautasi o le sisigafu’a o lea tausaga i le masina o Aperila. O le tuuga fautasi o le sisigafu’a ia Aperila 2009 na tausinio ai le Seahawk i lalo o le taitaiga a le afioga ia Aumoeualogo Te’o J. Fuavai i ulua’i tuuga (heat) ae i le sailiga o le siamupini na tuu atu ai e Aumoeualogo le faafoeina o le vaa i le susuga a Leonard Liufau o Aua ina ua le atoatoa lona malosi i le aso o le sailiga siamupini. Na faateia le toatele ina ua maua tala o le a faatau ese atu e le afioaga o Aoa la latou vaa i le afioaga o Nuuuli. I se faatalatalanoaga a le Samoa News ma le afioga Te’o i le 2009 a’o le’i faamanuiaina i le suafa Aumoeualogo e faatatau i lenei mataupu, sa ia taua ai e faapea, ua tasi le finagalo o le afioaga o Aoa e faatau ese atu le vaa ia Nuuuli i le tau e $170,000. I le talaaga o le vaa na saunoa ai Aumoeualogo e faapea, e lata i le $200,000 le tupe atoa na alu i le fausiaina o le vaa lenei, e aofia ai le tau e $165,000, o le tupe na aumai ai iinei e $36,400 faatasi ai ma isi vaega e pei o le aumaia o foe ma le auvaa i le vaalele i le 2009. “E tele talaaga e faatatau i lenei vaa ou te le toe fia talanoa i ai, pau le itu taua ua i ai, ua maea ona aloaia le faaiuga a le afioaga mo le faatau ese ina atu o le va’a i le afioaga o Nuuuli, ma ua avea nei ma meatotino a le afioaga o Nuuuli,” o le saunoaga lea a Aumoeualogo. E ui ua motu ese atu le Seahawk mai aao o le afioaga o Aoa, peitai o lo o tumau pea le talitonuga o le afioga a Aumoeualogo, o le Seahawk o se va’a e malosi ma saoasaoa. TUUGA FAUTASI LATA MAI E ui e le’i faamautuina mai i le taimi nei le fuafuaga mo le ono i ai lea o se isi tuuga fautasi i le masina o Novema o le tausaga nei, peitai na faalauiloa e le alii kovana sili ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga i se tasi o fonotaga a le kapeneta e faapea, o se tasi o polokalame taua mo le faamanatuina ai o turisi i le masina o Novema o le tausaga nei, o le faia ai lea o se isi tuuga fautasi, ina ia faafiafia ai tagata tafafao mai fafo i manaia foi o nei faagatama faa Samoa. O lea fuatuaga ua taoto atu i se faaiuga a le komiti o lo o gafa ma le tapenaina o polokalame mo le vaiaso o le Mosooi i lenei tausaga.
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LOLO ENCOURAGES LOCAL SEAMSTRESSES TO SET UP THEIR OWN BUSINESSES Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has urged participants of the “Lalaga Fa’atasi Sewing” project classes to look at operating and owning their own Samoan sewing shops. Speaking at this week’s graduation of 26 participants, the governor says the vast majority of sewing shops in the territory are operated by outsiders, who import outsiders to staff these shops. He says sewing is another economic development that is useful to families and the community and encouraged participants to continue on with their new talents by operating their own shop. It was revealed during the ceremony that the governor has agreed to implementing advance classes as the current ones are basic sewing classes. The classes are carried out by the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) and funded by the local Criminal Justice Planning Agency, whose director Keith Gebauer says the skills learned in these classes are important. “Part of the skills the participants learn in the Lalaga Fa’atasi Sewing project is the skill to produce for their families and neighbors their own clothing,” he told the audience. Gebauer says that some participants in past classes have gone on to operate their own businesses and this is the ultimate goal of this project. He says the Development Bank of American Samoa will work with participants to help them obtain operating capitol. Participants can work with the Development Bank on a micro loan program to help further provide financing, he said, and those who have successfully completed the project have access to more capital. (Part of the ceremony was aired on state run KVZK-TV.) ASTCA BOARD CHAIR SUPPORTS INCREASE IN NUMBER OF MEMBERS American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority board chairman Roy J.D. Hall Jr. is supportive of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s move to increase the number of ASTCA board members to nine. (Samoa News should point out that these changes do not require Fono approval because ASTCA was established by a1998 executive order). Lolo recently issued an executive order amending the 1998 order to increase the number of members as well as giving him the authority to appoint the board chairman. Terms for board members are two years, according to the new order. “I support the increase in the members and I have found that having additional members allows for a greater contribution in discourse and discussion that helps the Board to be more effective in making decisions,” said Hall responding to Samoa News request for comments. “I support the governor appointing the chairman to all the Boards, because it is impor-
tant the governor’s vision, commitment and policies are carried out by a person that he believes shares the same vision and commitment and will promote these policies,” he said. “If any member, including the chairman, cannot or does not share the same goals, then they should be honest, state their case to the press and resign.” Asked as to the benefit to ASG and the territory to increasing the number of board members for ASTCA, the governor’s executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph Pereira said broad views and perspective forge better decisions. SENIOR CITIZEN DAY INCLUDES A PARADE ON THURSDAY The Territorial Administration on Aging this week released the firmed up program for Senior Citizens Day in American Samoa. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will deliver special remarks on Thursday, which is Senior Citizens appreciation day. The TAOA program shows that all seniors are scheduled to be in front of the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium between 7:30a.m. and 8a.m. for the short parade to the Suigaula o le Atuvasa at Utulei Beach. The program includes entertainment by seniors as well as official opening remarks by TAOA director Ale Tifimalae. It also calls for seniors to pay a visit to the Government House at Mauga-o-Ali’i where they will be hosted at 12noon to a luncheon. Ale told directors at this week’s cabinet meeting that they are all invited to the special day for the territory’s senior citizens. DIRECTORS COMPLAIN THEIR GRANTORS CAN’T FUND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga revealed during this week’s cabinet meeting that some directors are complaining that their grants can’t absorb the hiring of students for the Summer Youth Employment program, which is overseen by the Department of Human Resources. “Well, find a way,” Lolo told directors. “Call your grantor to allow that to happen. You don’t just tell us you cannot do it. Do something. It’s a worthwhile program.” He said the whole goal of the program is to put young people in offices so they gain experience in the working environment. “So if your grantor say they cannot, then they are not willing to serve us. Do something and work with your grantor,” the governor said. Lolo says the Governor’s Office is providing five slots and is hoping that large departments and ASG entities will provide more than five, allowing “our young people the opportunity to train and to learn” in a working environment. During the cabinet meeting, forms were given to directors to put down the number of students that each department and agency can accommodate. Lolo encouraged all directors to provide DHR with a final list as soon as possible because the summer program is set to being next month.
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‘O LE AGAGA PAIA E FAAFOTU MANU O LE OLA FOU.’ (Isaia 44:1-7, Gauega 2:37-47) O le vaitaimi lenei o le tausaga ua latalata ona mafanafana atunuu malulu, ae o le a amata foi ona malulu le Pasefika i ai Samoa, ina ua see ‘ese le la ma lona auala masani ai. Lea e tau e atunuu malulu o le ‘summer’ ae o atunuu mafanafana ua tau malulu i lenei itulagi, ae ola faasolo atoa pea lava laau i atunuu o le pasefika i tasi lava le latou tau. E fesuisui ai lava tau o atunuu o le lalolagi e malulu ma le tau mafanafana ma le tau e toulu ai lau o laau, ao o le Pasefika, ae tumau pea le tau i le Alofa ma le Agalelei o le Atua Soifua. O le vaiaso o le Penetekoso lenei ua tatou i ai, le vaiaso na auina mai ai le Agaga Paia le fautua mo i tatou uma, i le tagata ua faatuatau moni ma talia le Agaga Paia, lea ua atoa ai le Tasi Tolu Paia a le Atua ina ua auina mai o lona Agaga Paia i le lalolagi nei. O Isaraelu i na aso, na i ai lo latou aso faa-manatu na e igoa o le aso o le seleselega poo le ‘Feast of Weeks’ poo le aso ‘Feast of Firstfruits’ le aso e vaai ai ia manu i le tasi tausaga ma fua muamua o ma saito ma tamotoe ma isi laau toto uma ua avene i fai le taulaga i le Atua. O le isi aso faapitoa e i ai, ‘O le faamanatina o le Ato Laau.’ ma le aso o le ‘Paseka’, e pei lava ina tatou iloa le o ‘ese mai i Aikupito o le nuu o le Atua. E faapena foi le aso Penetokoso, lea e faamanatuina ai le aso na afio mai ai le Agaga Paia e fai ma faufau tua i tagata uma o le lalolagi, o tagata ua talitonu ia Iesu. O le Penetokoso, o le ‘pente’ o le lima lea, ua tauina le 50 aso mai i le aso na toetu mai ai Iesu na afio atu ma nofo i le itutamatau o lona Tama ae auina mai le Agaga Paia. E maua lava le tolu afe ma ona tupu o i latou ma i ai e lena aso penetekoso, pei ona taua e le Mataio e 4:17, “Talu mai ai na afua ona tala’i atu e Iesu, e faapea atu, ‘Ina salamo ia outou, aua ua latalata mai le malo o le lagi.” o le salamo moni lava i le ou agasala. Lea pei ona taua i le Ioane 14:16-17, “Oute fai atu foi i le Tama, ona foai mai lea ia ia te outou le tasi Fesoasoani, ina ia tumau pea ia te outou e faavavavau. O ia o le Agaga o le upu moni, e le mafai e le lalolagi ona talia o ia, aua, ua le vaaia o ia, ua le iloa foi o ia, a o outou iloa o ia, aua e tumau pea ia ia te outou, e i ai foi o ia i totonu ia te outou.” O le Agaga Paia o le fai lea ma fesoasoani i le loto ma le Agaga o tagata ua latou taliaina le Afio mai o le Agaga Paia e ala lea i le latou talitonu ia Iesu Keriso. E umi i le tatou olaga faa-le-tagata i tausaga ma aso ao le Atua e faataunuuina uma ona folafolaga ma faia mai i lena vaiataimi ma lea vaitaimi e oo ma le silafia lelei e tagata soifua. E tausi mavaega le Atua nai loo tatou. E uma atu lea auga-tupulaga ma lea auga-tupulaga ae le mavae le Atua i ana poloai ua uma ona faataatitia mai nei mai a i le feagaiga-tuai e oo mai nei lava. Le a ua atoa ai tino o le tama i le Faaolataga i le Lalolagi nei, ua uma ona afio mai le Tama i le amataga e fai ma taitai ala, na toe afio mai lona lea o lona Alo, lea na maliu na toe soifua i le aso tolu mai le tuugamau ma oti. Ina ua afio mai le Agaga Paia i le 50 aso lea pei ona faatali ai le ‘au kerisiano i tagata ua ola i le faatuatua ia Iesu pei ona taua mai i le Galuega 2: 36 “O lenei foi, ia matua iloa e le aiga uma o Isaraelu , o Iesu lava lea faasatauroina e outou, ua faia lea e le Atua ma Alii ma Keriso.” Ua fai mai ia te i latou, “Ina salamo ia, ma ia taitasi ma ma papatisoina outou uma i le suafa o Iesu Keriso, mo le faamagaloina o agasala, ona maua lea e outou o le mea foai mai, o le Agaga Paia lea.” Fai mai lo tatou matua, “O le Agaga Paia e Faafoto manu o le ola fou,” ia manuia le faamanatuina o le aso Penetekoso, Amene.
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A reception was held following the ceremony, which featured Kalua Pig and other tasty Asian Pacific cuisine provided by local restaurants. That evening, the base’s Samoan community invited me for dinner at which I had the chance to bring them news from back home. A good time was had by all and the food absolutely delicious. We started this journey in Washington on Tuesday after I had a couple of days to readjust from my trip in from Pago Pago. The drive on this first leg of the journey was about three hours but I will have traveled over 2,200 miles by the time we have finished. Today we leave for the short drive over to Naval Station Norfolk, where I will deliver tomorrow the APAH keynote address to the military and civilian community at the world’s largest Naval station.
➧ Le Leo o Amerika Samoa…
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Soon, Jonitta Fruean, and Elijah Tavai) have been diligently working with the singers on their teams, guiding them along by selecting the perfect songs to show off their musical talent and vocal range, and of course, working with them on their stage presence which has shown quite an improvement - across the board - since the program first started. The Top 11 were given the chance to perform one last time on Wednesday evening, before the votes were announced and the names of the Top 5 were made public. As a special treat, Tapumanaia and the DYWA gang were able to solicit performances from members of the American Samoa Community College Glee Club, who were each given a chance to perform a song of their choice and serve as filler acts during the show. Team Jonitta kicked off the night with performances by Leata Te’o who sang an acoustic song as she played the tune on the ukulele, followed by Anasetasia Momoe who wowed everyone with her performance of Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” while sporting an all black body suit and knee high black boots. Kirk Aab had the crowd mesmerized when he sang Alex Clare’s hit “Too Close” - which he translated and sang in Samoan while playing his guitar. Bernadine Ott, dressed in a black/turquoise mini dress with strappy open-toed heels wrapped up Team Jonitta’s performances with her rendition of Katy Perry’s “The One that Got Away.” Team Elijah’s two remaining contestants took the stage next. Pae Tuiasosopo, who writes and composes her own songs, went first followed by Helen Brown who sparkled in her strapless all black sequined full-length dress and belted out “All By Myself” by Celine Dion. Tautala Seti concluded Team Elijah’s rally for their spots in the Top 5 with her version of Mariah Carey’s blockbuster hit “Hero.” When it was Team Namazzi’s turn to take center stage, Tonya Tuigamala of Faleniu did not disappoint, performing the late great Whitney Houston’s “I Look To You,” hitting every note along the way. LB AhSee followed suit, singing Lionel Ritchie’s classic song, “Stuck on You.” Team Kuki culminated the evening with Daniel Helsham on guitar singing Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” and Iliganoa Viena of Vailoa performing “A Moment Like This,” the hit song that Kelly Clarkson sang when she was named winner of American Idol several years ago. Kuki Tuiasosopo, who heads the ASCC Glee Club, was very satisfied with the performances of his proteges who took the stage that night. No other comments or critiques were made by Kuki or any of the other three judges, as their job that night was just to observe and enjoy the show. Wednesday’s show was an all out showdown, as the singers brought out their best in the final push to determine the winner of the first season of Le Leo O Amerika Samoa. At the end of the night, Tapumanaia announced that altogether, a total of 12, 246 text votes were received. The Top 5, in order according to the number of text votes they received, are as follows: 1 - Daniel Helsham (Team Kuki) 2,201 votes 2 - Kirt Aab (Team Jonitta) 2,170 votes 3 - Bernadine Ott (Team Jonitta) 2,066 votes 4 - Pae Tuiasosopo (Team Elijah) 1,849 votes 5 - LB AhSee (Team Namazzi) 1,194 votes With only one more show left, tons of requests have been received by DYWA about promoting and coordinating more programs like this, to expose local talent, both here and in the Manu’a Islands. DYWA Acting Director Pa’u Roy Taito Ausage expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the major sponsors — Bluesky Communications, Samoa News, All Star Signs and Graphics, KHJ (South Seas Broadcasting), KSBS FM 92.1, and Toa Bar and Grill — and the viewing public— for their continued support for the Le Leo o Amerika Samoa program. Next Wednesday’s finale will air live on KVZK-TV Channel 2 at 6 p.m. and those who want to witness the action in person can do so as part of a live studio audience at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei (Fale Laumei) for a $3 general seating fee. The top winner will be announced that night and will walk away with the grand prize of $1,000 cash. Second place will take home $600 cash while third place will get $300 and fourth place will pocket $100. As always, everyone is encouraged to text in to vote for the singer of their choice, as the results of the competition depend solely upon the amount of votes each singer receives. More information about the competition can be obtained by contacting the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs directly at 633-2835 or 633-2836. Ask for Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr. or Joe Iosua (J-Smooth).
Se ata a le au malaga mai Hawaii faapea ai ni isi o sui o le afioaga o Leone i luma o le maa faamanatu mo i latou na maliliu i le galulolo o le 2009, le Leone Healing Garden i le taeao ananafi.
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➧ MALAGA MAI TAGATA SU’ESU’E…
galulolo o le 2009, ma faaiu ai loa i le malumalu mo le amataina o suesuega ma galuega e pei ona malaga mai ai i latou nei. Na taua e le tofa Fiu i le Samoa News e faapea, o le autu o le malaga mai a i latou nei, o le faia lea o suesuega ma vaavaai auala e faaleleia ai le tino o le malumalu, ina mafai ai ona faaleleia ni vaega e moomia le toe faafouina e aunoa ma le talaina i lalo o le o le malumalu atoa. “O le au malaga lea ua taunuu mai e i ai a latou mea faigaluega faapitoa faaonaponei e faaaoga e siaki ai le tino atoa o le malumalu, faaaoga mea faalogo e faalogo ai le eleele ma vaega taitasi o le malumalu, ona latou faailoa mai lea i le aulotu poo fea vaega o lo o faaletonu ae o a foi vaega o le malumalu o lo o lelei,” o le saunoaga lea a Fiu. O le malumalu o Siona, o se tasi lenei o malumalu pito i leva i totonu o Amerika Samoa, ma o se tasi foi o malumalu e ono mafai ona faaaoga o ni isi o mataaga mo le toai taunuu mai ai o le Tala Lelei i le atunuu. Na taua e le alii suesue i lalo o le palapala o Reed Fisher e faapea, o lana galuega o le vaavaai lea poo ai ituaiga mea faitino (materials) e talafeagai mo le faafouina o le malumalu, ae na taua e le alii o Harry e faapea, o lana galuega o le tusia lea o faafanua i vaega eseese o le malumalu ina ia faigofie ai i tagata kamuta ona faatino a latou galuega. AUTU O LE MALAGA Na taua e Dr. Francine o lo o taitaia maia le au malaga e faapea, o le latou aumalaga o lo o aofia ai tagata su’esu’e faapitoa i tino o fale, o inisinia atoa ai ma tagata su’esu’e i vaega o le eleele, ua latou malaga mai e sailiili vaega uma o le malumalu o Siona, ina ia mafai ai ona tuu faatasia sa latou ripoti i vaega o le malumalu e tatau ona toe faaleleia ma faafou, e aunoa ma le tatalaina i lalo o le malumalu atoa. Na taua e Dr. Francine e faapea, o le a latou faaaogaina mea faigaluega faaonaponei e pei o mea vaai, mea pu’eata atoa ai ma mea faalogo e siaki ma suesue ai le tino atoa o le fale. “Matou te le toe faaaogaina ni fuatoso, lea ua i ai a matou scanner, matou te le toe faaaogaina ni apefa’i, ua i ai a matou masini faapitoa e faaaoga i vaega eseese o le fale, e le toe eliiina fo’i se palapala ae ua i ai a matou mea faigaluega e faalogo ai le eleele ma le tino atoa o le fale,” o le saunoaga lea a Dr. Francine. O le maea ai o le asiasiga a le au malaga lenei, ona toe foi atu ai lea i Hawaii mo le tuu faatasia o le latou ripoti, ao le’i tuuina mai i le Ekalesia mo sa latou faaiuga e tusa ai o fautuaga o le a latou tuuina mai. ASIASIGA I LE MA’A FAAMANATU O I LATOU NA MALILIU I LE GALULOLO Sa maua foi le avanoa e asia ai e le au malaga le nofoaga o lo o i ai le ma’a faamanatu mo i lato na maliliu i le galulolo o le 2009, ‘Leone Healing Garden.’ A’o lei tauaaoina atu e Dr. Francine le ula e fai ma alofaaga mo i latou ua maliliu, sa faatinoina i le aganuu faa Hawaii lagona ootia ma le faavauvau o le au malaga, ona o soifua o i latou e to’a 11 na maliliu i le galulolo mai le afioaga o Leone. Na taua e Dr. Francine i le Samoa News e faapea, o le ula sa ia tuuina atu i tu ma aganuu
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faa Hawaii, o le ata lea o le mafutaga ua toe sosoo i le va o le ua maliu ma ona aiga o lo o soifua pea, tusa lava pe ua lilo atu ona foliga i le vaai, ae o lo o manatua pea o ia i aso uma e le aunoa. Na tutulu le tofa Fiu ao ia faamatala i sui o le au malaga tulaga mafatia ma le faavauvau na oo i ai le afioaga ma le atunuu ina ua atia’e e le galulolo i taeao sesegi o le aso 29 Setema 2009. Na faailoa fo’i e Fiu i le aumalaga e faapea, o se tasi o i latou mai Leone na maliliu i lenei faalavelave faalenatura, e oo mai lava i le taimi nei e le’i maua lona tino, ae o ia fo’i e pito laititi ai lava ia i latou na maliliu. TALA’ATA O LE MALUMALU I SIONA O le malumalu o Siona i Leone na amata fausia mai i le tausaga e 1900, ma ua tusa nei ma le 114 tausaga le matua o lenei malumalu. I se faatalatalanoaga ma le tofa Fiu e tusa ai o le galuega o le malumalu sa ia taua ai e faapea, o le tausaga e 1900 na amata fausia ai le malumalu ma faagasolo ai lava le galuega mo le 20 tausaga. “O le alagatupe sa maua e le afioaga i lena vaitaimi e faatupe ai le fausiaina o le malumalu o tupe sa maua mai i le popo, peitai ina ua mavae le 20 tausaga ma ua faaletonu foi le tupe ona ua leai se popo, na finagalo ai loa le nuu e taofi le galuega ae se’i fo’i tagata e toto ma toe faalelei toganiu e maua mai ai le tupe e faaauau ai le galuega,” o le saunoaga lea a Fiu. “E 10 tausaga na taofia ai le galuega ae toe faaauau loa i le 1930 mo le isi 20 tausaga, ma umusa ai loa i le 1950,” o le saunoaga lea a Fiu. Na taua e le tofa Fiu e faapea, o le tausaga na umusa ai le malumalu i Siona, na usuia ai fo’i ma le fonotele a le Ekalesia sa masani ona faia i Malua, ae ua faia mai i Amerika Samoa nei ona o le umusaina o le malumalu, o le ulua’i taimi fo’i lea na aveese mai ai le fonotaga tele a le Ekalesia mai lona laumua i Malua ae ua faataunuuina i Amerika Samoa nei. O le mavae ai o le isi 33 tausaga, na toe faafou ai loa se vaega o le malumalu i le 1983 e pei o le toe atoina lea o apa fou e pei ona i ai i le taimi nei. Na taua e le Feagaiga o le Ekalesia i Siona ia Rev. Eteuati Toma lona agaga fiafia ona o le faaavanoaina mai o taimi a le au malaga mai Hawaii, e asiasi ma ofo mai lo latou tomai e fesoasoani ai i le faaleleia o le malumalu a le Atua. Saunoa le alii Faifeau e faapea, o le galuega ua ofoina mai e i latou nei, e seasea maua e se tasi, aua o agavaa e maua gata ae ona o lo latou naunau e fai galuega lelei mo le Atua, o le mafuaaga lena ua mafua ai ona latou malaga mai e tuuina mai la latou fesoasoani. I le atoa ai o le lua tausaga talu ona avea Rev. Toma ma Feagaiga o le Ekalesia EFKAS i Leone, sa ia taua ai e faapea, sa ia taua ai lona agaga fiafia ina ua maitauina le laa o le ekalesia e faaleleia le Malumalu tapua’i mo le Atua. Na taua foi e le tofa Fiu e faapea, o le agaga atoa o le Ekalesia ma le afioaga, e le o i ai se finagalo e tatala i lalo o le malumalu, a ia faia ni isi auala e toe faafou atoa ai lona tino, aua o le ituaiga fausaga lenei e seasea ona toe maua i le atunuu i le taimi nei. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia ausage@samoanews.com
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tumau lea ae aga’i uma atu fai faatoaga e faaaoga le maketi i Fagatogo, peitai sa i ai lava ni isi o le aufai faatoaga na filifilia e faaaoga le fale tuai lea e avea ma maketi e faatau ai fua o a latou faatoaga, peitai e le’i ae faamalosia loa e le alii kovana lana faatonuga ma tapunia ai loa le fale. O le taimi nei, o lo o faaaoga e le Aeto Taxi lea nofoaga e fai ma o latou nofoaga autu, ina ua faaleagaina le latou nofoaga tuai sa i ai i le galulolo ia Setema 2009. Na faamaonia mai e le Faatonusili tofia o le Matagaluega o Tupulaga Talavou ma Tina ma Tamaitai ia Pa’u Fuiavailiili Roy Ausage i le Samoa News e faapea, o le aso 3 Iuni 2013 lea ua faamoemoe e toe fo’i mai ai le au malaga i le atunuu, faatasi ai ma le kovana o le aai o Sulawesi mo le faamautuina o le feagaiga i le fausiaina o lenei galuega, a’o lumana’i ai le sauniga e faapaia ai le eleele mo le galuega i le aso 4 Iuni, 2013. A’o faagasolo ai feutanaiga i le va o atunuu e lua mo le fausiaina o lenei galuega tele, o se tasi o itu taua o le a mafai foi ona saga faamausaili ai lenei mafutaga, o le avanoa lea e malaga atu ai se talavou se toatasi mai Amerika Samoa nei, e galue i totonu o le aai o Sulawesi ma maitau ituaiga galuega o lo o faia ai, ina ia fesoasoani ai foi i le atina’eina o galuega faatupulaga talavou i Amerika Samoa nei. “O le taua o le avanoa lenei o le a mafai ai ona maua e le tupulaga talavou le avanoa e malaga atu ai i Indonesia, vaavaai ma molimau galuega o lo o faia ai, ina ia mafai ai ona faasoa mai i tupulaga o le atunuu ma fesoasoani ai i le fausia o le tuputupua’e o le olaga faatalavou i le va o atunuu e lua,” o le saunoaga lea a Pa’u. O le Matagaluega o Tupulaga Talavou, Tina ma Tama’ita’i o lo o galulue faatasi ma le Kolisi Tuufaatasi i le sailia lea o se talavou e malaga atu i Indonesia i le masina o Iulai ma galue ai mo le umi e fa vaiaso. O le filifilia o se talavou e fai ma sui o Amerika Samoa i Indonesia, e tatau ona i le va o le 19-25 tausaga le matua, o se sitiseni o le Iunaite Setete poo se Nesionale foi o Amerika, pe avea foi o se tagata nofomau i Amerika Samoa. O isi agavaa o lo o faavae ai le filifiliina o se talavou e malaga, o se tagata e le’i faaipoipo, ia avea foi o ia o se tagata e mafai ona ofo fua mai lona taimi e galue ai mo le umi o le a malaga ai i Indonesia, ma faataulaga ofo mai lona taimi e fesoasoani ai i le faaleleia o galuega i le Matagaluega o Tupulaga Talavou, Tina ma Tamaiti ma le Kolisi Tuufaatasi O le a i ai foi ni tusiga tala e togi aga’i i ai le filifilia o se tupulaga e malaga, o tala e faatatau i le faigamalo a Indonesia. O se taimi o i luma ua faamoemoe e faalauiloa aloaia mai ai e le Matagaluega o Tupulaga Talavou, Tina ma Tamaitai faapea ai le pulega a le Kolisi Tuufaatasi le suafa o le talavou o le a malaga e fai ma sui o le atunuu i Indonesia. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia ausage@samoanews.com
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SUIA MAI LE MATAGA AVEA MA FALE MANAIA
FAUSIA FALE TAALO MO TUPULAGA NOFOAGA O LE FALE TUAI O KOLEA
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E le o toe umi se taimi ae le toe vaaia loa e le atunuu foliga mataga o le Fale tuai o Kolea i Pago Pago e pei ona vaaia mai le tele o tausaga, ae o le a suia e avea ma nofoaga matagofie ma nofoaga autu mo Tupulaga Talavou i le atunuu, pe afai ae maea ona fausia le Fale Taalo fou e le malo o Indonesia i se taimi o le tausaga nei. O le po o le aso Gafua na te’a nei na taunuu mai ai i Amerika Samoa se au malaga mai Indonesia o ni alii Inisinia mo le asia o le nofoaga o lo o faamoemoe e fausia ai le galuega, ma toe tuua ai le atunuu i le po o le aso Tofi na te’a nei. Na taua e le tofa Iulogologo Pereira o se sui sooupu mo le alii kovana sili e faapea, o le galuega mo le tatalaina i lalo o le fale tuai o Kolea i Pago Pago, ae fausia ai le fale taalo ma le nofoaga autu mo tupulaga i le atunuu, na aofia i se talanoaga sa faia i le va o le kovana sili ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga, ma le amapasa o Indonesia i Hono-
lulu i le masina o Mati na te’a nei, ma talosagaina ai loa e le tofa Lolo le amapasa ia Dr. Dino Djala mo sana fesoasoani i le toe faaleleia lea o le fale tuai o Kolea e avea ma nofoaga autu o tupulaga talavou i le atunuu. O le fale taalo ma le nofoaga autu mo tupulaga talavou o le a fausia, ua i ai le faamoemoe e oo atu i le $300,000 le tau o lea galuega, ma o le a faatupeina lea e le malo o Indonesia le fausiaina o lea galuega. O le a i ai foi ni faailoilo o le a faapipi’i i luga o le fale pe a maea ona fausia, ina ia faailoa atu ai o le malo o Indonesia na fausiaina le fale. E pei ona silafia e le atunuu, o le maota tuai o Kolea i Pago Pago sa avea muamua foi ma maketi le tumau mo le aufai faatoaga i ni nai taimi e le’i mamao atu, ina ua tatala i lalo le maketi tuai i Fagatogo ae fausia le maketi fou e pei ona i ai i le taimi nei. Ina ua maea le maketi fou i Fagatogo, sa faia ai loa le faatonuga a le alii kovana ua mavae atu ia Togiola Tulafono ina ia tapuni le maketi le
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Le Faatonusili tofia o le Matagaluega o Tupulaga Talavou, Tina ma Tama’ita’i ia Pa’u Fuiavailiili Roy Ausage, faapea ai ma ni isi o sui mai le malo o Indonesia i le taimi na asia ai le fale tuai o Kolea i Pago Pago i le aso Lulu na te’a nei, lea ua faamoemoe o le a tatala i lalo ae fausia ai le fale taalo ma le ofisa autu mo tupulaga talavou i le atunuu. [ata: AF]
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