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Yesterday was the 5th year anniversary of the deadly earthquake/
tsunami that claimed the lives of 34
local residents. This is a look back at
what it was like that day.
Pictured is the Development Bank
of American Samoa (far right) and
the TAOA building (back left), both
almost completely immersed underwater. Just last week, DBAS officially
opened its new office building —
located in the same spot, while TAOA
continues to operate out of its reno[photo: Evalani’s]
vated buildings.
online @ samoanews.com
Daily Circulation 7,000
PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA
A TCF visitor reports
jailers are harassing
visitors and inmates:
media report blamed
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu, Samoa News Reporter
A woman who visited her family member in jail says she felt
threatened by a correction officer who questioned her, asking
her if she was the one who reported to Samoa News the release
of inmate Fualaau Tuua. The woman contacted Samoa News
yesterday, complaining that Samoa News should have named
the source of the information regarding the release of Fualaau
from jail, because it appears the correction officers are hunting
that person down, and they are accusing the wrong people.
Fualaau was released from jail on two separate occasions
to attend the signing of their family business contract with the
Federal Aviation Administration for landscaping. This made
other female inmates angry and they complained to Samoa
News about favoritism being played out at the jail.
Last week, Warden Fo’ifua Fo’ifua told Samoa News that
Tuua made the request the prior week to attend this “very
important business transaction with her parents, who are Samoa
citizens, and the business license is under the inmate’s name.”
(Continued on page 14)
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Talosaga ma loimata
le tina mo se isi avanoa o lona to’alua…
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Lolo takes a novel approach
to teacher shortage problem
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu
Samoa News Reporter
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has reached
out to American Samoa Government employees
with teaching backgrounds to help with the
problem faced by the Department of Education’s shortage of teachers.
“This is temporary, until DOE solidifies the
contracts for the teachers from Samoa, then you
will return to your respective Departments.”
The governor met with these ASG employees
yesterday at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium,
where he asked them to please help the DOE.
Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, DOE
Director Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin-Finau and
Department of Human Resources Director
Sonny Thompson and Deputy HR Director
Esenieaso Liu accompanied Lolo.
A majority of those who attended the meeting
are those who are involved in the governor’s
Post Graduate Apprenticeship Program. He said
it’s been a month since the DOE school year has
begun, and he was informed that there are classrooms without teachers — and this has been bothering him since last week. “I know that DOE is
used to this, but this should not happen,” he said.
“That’s why I called this meeting. I’m asking
for your assistance and tomorrow, by 8a.m., I
want all the classrooms to be filled with teachers
— that’s the purpose of this meeting. We need
your help and until we find the teachers to fill
that slot, then you will return to your old job.”
Lolo said the one thing he cannot accept is
that this is an ongoing problem with the DOE.
“Time has changed so we have to step to the
plate to overcome our problems, we cannot
continue to allow our children to suffer because
someone is not doing their job.”
Lolo did not mince words when he told
the AS-DOE how disappointed he was with
the status of some of Samoana High School’s
buildings. “Don’t expect budget and HR to
follow up on your stuff, it takes you to come
up there and follow up on your stuff. This is
the biggest concern I have, because I cannot go
before the people saying, ‘Sorry we don’t have
the teachers’.”
“So step up to the plate and put people into
the classrooms.”
BACKGROUND
Samoa News should point out the governor’s
disappointment with AS-DOE with the condition and status of some of Samoana High School
buildings is curious in that he transferred all
public school repair &maintenance functions
and staff to the Department of Public Works
in 2013. Maintenance duties were divided into
(Continued on page 15)
tusia Ausage Fausia
Na talosaga ma loimata se tina i luma o le fa’amasinoga
maualuga i le vaiaso na te’a nei, mo se isi avanoa e tuu i lona
to’alua e fa’aauau ai pea le latou mafutaga fa’aleaiga ma le la
fanau, aemaise ai o le taumafai lea e saili ni isi polokalame e
fesoasoani ai i le fa’afitauli o lo o feagai ma ia, o le tagofia lea
o fualaau fa’asaina. O le aso Faraile na te’a nei na fa’atulaga e
le fa’amasinoga maualuga, e tu’u atu ai lana fa’asalaga fa’asaga
i le susuga a Punefuolemotu Tuaolo, ina ua ta’usala o ia e le
fa’amasinoga i le moliaga mamafa o lona umia fa’asolitulafono
o vaega o le pauta fa’asaina o le aisa, faapea ai ma lona umia
fa’asolitulafono o se a’upega mata’utia, i lalo o se maliliega sa
sainia e le ua molia ma le malo ma talia fo’i e le fa’amasinoga.
Ae talu ai o ni isi o fa’amaumauga o lo o naunau ali’i
fa’amasino e fia silasila ma faitau i ai, o le mafua’aga lea ua toe
tolopo ai le lauina o le fa’asalaga a Tuaolo seia aulia le aso 31
Oketopa 2014, ma o lo o fa’aauau pea ona tatala o ia i tua i lona
aiga e fa’atali ai le aso lea ua fa’atulaga e toe tula’i ai i luma o
(Faaauau itulau 14)
Lt. Governor Lemanu P. Mauga was one of the special guests on Saturday during the Memorial Remembrance Service hosted by Rotary Club of Pago Pago and Hawaiian Airlines for the
victim’s immediate family members at the Tsunami Memorial Family Picnic Shelter at the Pala
Lagoon park area in Tafuna. The public was invited to join the annual memorial service, where
people are invited to give testimony to their lost family and friends in the disaster. Human
and Social Services Department also supported the service as part of the National Recovery and
[courtesy photo]
Wellness Healing for September 2014.
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samoa news, Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Lawmakers call for
“healthy debate” on
office allowance bill
stand may help voters decide election
by Samoa News staff
(ANSWERs on page 14)
STRANGE BUT TRUE
By Samantha Weaver
✖ It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
✖ Play-Doh was originally marketed as a wallpaper cleaner. It wasn’t until kids started
using it as modeling material that the company saw its potential in the toy market.
✖ Those who study such things say that when bears, squirrels and other mammals hibernate, the flow of oxygen to their brains can drop by as much as 98 percent.
✖ You’ve surely heard of the long-distance buses known as Greyhounds, but you might not
be aware of the company’s humble origins. In 1914, a car dealer named Carl Eric Wickman
ran a car dealership in Minnesota. When business was slow, he used one of the unsold cars to
offer rides between the towns of Alice and Hibbing to miners going to work. The idea was so
profitable that Wickman opened long-distance routes within two years. He painted the vehicles
gray in order to hide the road dust, prompting a hotel owner along one route to comment that
the cars looked like greyhound dogs. Wickman liked the idea so much he started using the
slogan “Ride the Greyhounds,” and the rest is business history.
✖ In 1955, just a few weeks before he was killed in a car crash, actor James Dean made a
commercial aimed at teenagers. The subject? Auto safety. In the ad he says, “Drive safely. The
life you save may be mine.”
✖ If you’re like the average American, you drink only one-sixth as much wine as the
average French citizen.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • Thought for the Day • • • • • • • • • • • • •
“I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.”
— E.E. Cummings
Two lawmakers have called for the Senate bill to hike the
office allowance for Fono members to be brought to the House
floor for review and debate, so that everyone has an opportunity
to voice their opinions.
The bill, which increases Fono member’s office allowances
by $10,000 annually across the board, was passed three weeks
ago by the Senate but is still pending in the House Budget and
Appropriations Committee.
Reps. Toeaina Faufano Autele and Pulele’iite Liamatua
Tufele made the request to move the bill to a floor debate during
Friday’s House session, following a statement by Rep. Atualevao Gafatasi Afalava who suggested that the House issue
an official response to make clear to the public that the bill to
increase office allowance for lawmakers originated from the
Senate and not from the House.
Afalava pointed to a recent media report about a group
pushing voters to vote “no” on the veto override referendum,
because — among their concerns — is the move in the Fono to
hike their office allowance.
He says such concerns come during an election year and suggested the House release an official reply to correct the record,
and publicly state that the allowance bill originated from the
Senate, not the House. He says another concern by the group
opposing the veto override is that senators are not elected into
office, and this does not sound good to him.
Rep. Toeaina Faufano Autele said, “We need a healthy
debate” on the office allowance bill, and called for the measure
to be presented to the floor for review and debate.
He says a decision should be made on the measure, despite
any concerns that this is an election year for House members.
He also said their vote on the office allowance may play a role
in whether each faipule will be re-elected.
Puleleiite questioned when the allowance bill will be presented to the floor for debate, so that all lawmakers can provide
their views and opinions. He also said that some senators are
asking about the status of this measure.
House Vice Speaker Talia Fa’afetai Iaulualo, who led last
Friday’s session, says the House leadership will try to put this
measure on the House calendar next week.
He also said that the House couldn’t stop people from
voicing their opinions on the veto override or any other issue
because that is an individual’s right in a democratic society.
He reminded lawmakers that there would always be opposition to any issue.
As for the veto override referendum, he said the House gave
its endorsement and a government committee is very active in
terms of a public awareness program.
He suggested that House members assist the committee in
explaining the override issue to their constituents and also when
the committees visit villages.
He says the committee has not yet visited Manu’a, but he
and Toeaina are prepared to provide any assistance to them.
BACKGROUND
Last week a discussion in the Senate also highlighted the
public’s outcry about the office allowance raise for the Fono
and the governor’s and lt. governor’s proposed raises. Samoa
News reported some of the senators’ comments about the issues
in its Saturday front-page story in Samoan.
Translated by Samoa News staff, the story reports that during
the Senate discussion, Senator Magalei Logovi’i responding to
the Senate President’s comment that senators must not think
that the reason why the Fono Is raising the salaries of the governor and lt. governor is because of the Fono’s own increase in
expense allowances, said he understands that, but he wanted the
people to know that they, the senators, are doing their job — ‘i
lei ai afu matou” — literally they do not ‘eat sweat’ — they are
doing their work.
Other senators were noted as saying that the public should
not be dishing out such harsh criticism about the “fathers of the
country” (tama o le atunu’u).
While one senator (not identified in the story) said, the opinions of the people are like “le pola e motu i tua” and senators
shouldn’t worry about it.
The literal translation of the phrase is to liken such opinions
to ‘the torn blinds at the back of the house’. It’s applied to a
person or things not worthy of attention.
samoa news, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Page 3
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Fono employee, former Leone Representative Vaiausia Yandall, who remained seated in the
Representative’s chambers, when Manu’a Rep Fetu Fetui Jr called down to the Director of Public
Works, Faleosina Voigt to officially inform her that there will be no hearing. Fono employees and
lawmakers pointed out to Samoa News that House Rules and Regulations are clear that when the
[photo: AF]
Fono is in session or when they hold hearings, the public is not allowed in chambers.
TAOA’s hot meal program
not popular, says director
Evidenced by big decline in number of participants
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu, Samoa News Reporter
Due to the decrease in the number of elderly citizens who are attending the TAOA’s hot meal
program, Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) Director Ale Tifimalae said they have
added an additional day for the meals to be distributed at the sites. The meals will be served three
times a week instead of twice a week.
He told Samoa News that when TAOA was giving out monthly food vouchers a total of 2,800
senior citizens participated, but when this program kicked off, the numbers decreased to just over
1,000 and there was a time where only 700 people attended the sites.
He told Samoa News the “sole purpose” of the new hot meal program “is to have the elderly
population fellowship, congregate and communicate among themselves. That’s why the food is
not allowed to be taken home, rather the elderly folks are to enjoy their meals over games and
fellowship.”
Ale also stated that while the program is for anyone over 60 years of age, it is mainly for the
unfortunate.
He said that is why they terminated handing out food vouchers — because the main purpose
of this program is for the senior citizens to come together and “have fun”.
The TAOA director said that’s also why the grantors stopped the issuance of food vouchers
— because the older citizens were not fellowshipping. Instead, they would just pick up their
vouchers and go their own way, not spending time together, which is the intention of the program.
Ale said each center has games such as checkers, bingo, playing cards and dominos.
The Director said the department is well aware that a lot of the elderly are not happy with this
new change — as they would rather have the food vouchers. However, he said since this program
started they have made multiple adjustments to try and meet the needs of the elderly citizens.
During the House regular session, Rep Toeina Faufano Autele asked House Speaker Savali
Talavou Ale if the Fono can seek the governor’s assistance regarding the problem at TAOA.
He pointed out that complaints about the food vouchers being transformed into hot food plates
is not sitting well with the elderly population, and the numbers of those attending to consume
these hot meals has decreased.
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samoa news, Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Letters from FEMA
and Faleomavaega
remember the local
tsunami disaster…
Compiled by Samoa News staff
FEMA and Congressman Faleomavaega, yesterday — September 29 — separately sent messages officially commemorating the five year anniversary of the 2009 tsunami when
American Samoa was hit by the most powerful earthquake of
2009 which struck below the ocean about 140 miles southwest
of Pago Pago, American Samoa, and 125 miles south of Samoa.
“It is both appropriate and bittersweet that we remember our
32 fellow citizens on American Samoa who lost their lives to the
powerful Tsunami that washed ashore following a devastating
offshore earthquake on September 29, 2009,” said FEMA Region
IX Acting Administrator Karen Armes. “But it is also appropriate that we acknowledge the resilience and determination of
the people and the government of American Samoa who have
worked tirelessly, in partnership with FEMA, to both recover and
mitigate future risks thus making the territory safer today than it
has ever been. Real gains have been made in creating a robust
and resilient Tsunami Early Warning System, while tremendous
strides to improve the Island’s infrastructure and power system
are now part of the positive legacy of that tragic day.”
The congressman in his message stated, “As we pause to
remember the lives lost and the families impacted, we cannot
express enough gratitude to those who gave of their time and
resources in support of our people and especially for those who
were most in need.” He continued, “We are well on our way on the
road to recovery. Schools have been rebuilt and villages restored
with the help of FEMA assistance totaling approximately $160
million to date and over $25 million in National Emergency
Grant (NEG) funds from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist
clean-up and recovery efforts in American Samoa.”
“I thank our federal and local government leaders, village
leaders, our friends around the world, and all who have played a
role in helping American Samoa rebuild. Most of all I thank our
people for their continued resilience and unity which has helped
us to emerge from this tragedy,” Faleomavaega concluded.
(Sources: Media releases from FEMA Region IX Office and
the Office of Congressman Faleomavaega in Washington, DC.)
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SSV ROBERT C. SEAMANS DEPARTS TERRITORY
The Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Robert C. Seamans sailed away this past Sunday afternoon
from the Malaloa Marina, where it had been docked for over six weeks.
Dubbed the most sophisticated oceanographic research/sailing vessel ever built in the United
States, the Seamans, while here, offered the community a chance to experience the nautical and
marine sciences involved in running a sailing school vessel by hosting numerous open houses,
tours, and even a boat ride for members of the public since they arrived on August 11.
The vessel is purpose-built for deep ocean science and education and includes a wet/dry laboratory, a library, and computer lab. The crew is comprised mostly of women.
In an initial interview with Samoa News, Capt. Pamela Coughlin, the head honcho on the
vessel, explained that the Seamans is part of the Sea Education Association, a non-profit organization that has been sailing the oceans for over 40 years, since 1971.
She said they are not a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA),
although it was NOAA that invited them to come here. According to Coughlin, they were here to
better understand this region of the Pacific and they plan to return next year.
The next stop for the Seamans is Samoa, where they will be conducting community outreach
and educational programs for the residents there, specifically the students of the National University of Samoa (NUS).
With the Seamans gone, the next ocean visitors who will be departing the territory next Friday,
October 10 are the Hokule’a and Hikianalia and its crew members.
Both the SSV Robert C. Seamans and the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hokule’a and Hikianalia are hosted locally by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa.
FIRE AT THE CANNERIES CALLED MINOR INCIDENT
Two weeks ago, fire trucks from the Tafuna substation and the main station in Fagatogo, along
with police units and EMS vans rushed to the Atu’u canneries in response to a reported fire.
Motorists told Samoa News that the drivers of the fire trucks were calling out to them to pull
over and make way for them to pass as they rushed to the scene.
The fire was extinguished and an ‘all clear’ was issued less than an hour after emergency
responders arrived at the scene.
When contacted for comments that day, no one from the Dept. of Public Safety or the Fire
Dept. was able to provide any details. However, Samoa News understands that the fire started
after an employee from a local company was welding and sparks from that landed on dry paint
chips that later caught fire.
A source at the Fire Dept. said the incident was a minor one.
STILL NO YOUTH APPLICANTS FOR NMSAS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Today is the deadline to apply for one of the three primary seats on the advisory council for
NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS). The three seats are for
Manu’a/community-at-large, Aunu’u/community-at-large, and the youth.
As of yesterday, NMSAS’s Joseph Paulin said several submissions have been received for
the Aunu’u and Manu’a seats, but he has yet to receive an application from the youth. Paulin
said he has been contacted by potential youth applicants but if no submissions are received by
today’s deadline, he may need to re-post the opening during the next recruitment period, which
is November 15 - December 31.
The seat for the youth representative is open to anyone 14-25 years old.
The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the
sanctuary superintendent. “The members of our advisory council represent an extremely important element of our community,” said Gene Brighouse, sanctuary superintendent. “Their input,
experience, and expertise assist the sanctuary in making informed and timely decisions on how
to best manage our wildlife and habitats.”
(Continued on page 14)
samoa news, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Page 5
by Joyetter
Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu
Samoa News Reporter
WIFE OF DECEASED
HAS NOT FORGIVEN
The wife of a man who died
in Afono last year as result of a
fight, told the court that it is very
hard for her to find forgiveness in
her heart for Eric Naiuli, as it was
his actions that took her husband
away. Naiuli, who pleaded guilty
to negligent homicide, admitted
that he struck the victim, who
had intervened to stop a fight
during a drinking session.
During sentencing, the defendant’s family chief testified, and
told the court that there were two
traditional forgiveness ceremonies conducted by their family,
the first time when it was only
Naiuli’s parents and secondly
when he returned from a trip, and
both ifoga were accepted.
Defense attorney Marcellus
Talaimalo Uiagalelei requested
the court’s leniency in this
matter. The defendant apologized for his actions and asked
the court to please give him a
second chance to reunite with
his family. He also apologized
to the victim’s family and his
family. The government called
onto the stand the deceased’s
wife, who said in tears that
losing her husband has affected
her family tremendously.
She told the court that when
the incident happened with her
husband, he was the only one
working and providing for their
family. She said since the incident, she has not seen the defendant’s face, however now that
she’s seen him again in the court
room, hatred has risen again, and
it’s very hard for her to forgive
him for what he did. “Although
I have to forgive, now is not the
time — and even if I forgive
him, how can I forget? This incident is unforgettable.”
Asst. Attorney General Tiffany Oldfield asked the court to
sentence the defendant to 20 years
in jail, with the condition that he’s
placed on probation for five years,
and upon release he’s to return to
his home country, Samoa.
The probation office did not
have an opportunity to speak
with the deceased’s family until
the day Naiuli was scheduled to
be sentenced, and Chief Justice
Michael Kruse therefore continued this matter until his probation officers have a chance to
speak with the family. It was also
uncovered that there was no bill
from the hospital, and this is one
of the documents needed for sentencing in reference to the restitution to be paid by the defendant.
This matter has been postponed until later this month.
According to the government’s case, the defendant was
in a drinking session when a
fight broke out. The victim, who
intervened to stop the fight, was
struck on the head. The victim
was transported to the hospital
where he later died.
james BARLOW SENTENCING POSTPONED
James Barlow who was convicted of 16 of the 19 criminal
counts against him in connection with sexually related
activity and traffic citations following a bench trial presided
over by Chief Justice Michael
Kruse, Chief Associate Judge
Logoai Pereira and Associate
Judge Fa’amausili Pomele, was
scheduled to be sentenced.
Kruse pointed out to Barlow
who was present in the court
house that his attorney wanted
to hold a phone conference on
his matter and then rescheduled. This matter came before
the court on Mar. 16, 2012,
where Barlow was charged
with 19 criminal counts in connection with sexual activities
which allegedly occurred Oct.
24-25, 2011.
The majority of these
charges allege sex-related
offenses against three juvenile
boys with initials L.B, T.L and
T.T. Barlow was an instructor
at ASCC when the incident
occurred and was immediately terminated when criminal
charges were filed.
The defendant was charged
with two counts of sodomy,
deviate sexual assault with
an incapacitated person, two
counts of deviate sexual assault
with a child, two counts of
sexual abuse first degree, three
charges of furnishing pornographic materials to a minor,
three counts of aiding a child
to possess or consume alcohol,
two counts of endangering the
welfare of a child, a DUI charge,
careless driving and non possession of a driver’s license (which
was settled prior to trial.).
Emily Ilaoa smiles for Samoa News — and for Coast Weeks
— as she holds little Michael, who isn’t sure if he wants to smile
or not. Almost 2 years old, Michael was having a blast on a
water slide set up at Utulei Beach on Saturday, Sept. 27, during
Family Beach Day, which was the final day for the territory’s
annual Coast Weeks celebration. In addition to water slides,
there was a “bouncy house” for the little ones, as well as music
and dancing, along with canoe races, fautasi rides, swimming
lessons and a seafood contest — all to celebrate the joys and
wonders of our resplendent coasts. Michael’s father, Nate Ilaoa
told Samoa News, “He loved the water slide; she had to drag
[photo: tlh]
him off when it was time to go home.” In loving memory of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister & Aunty
Lemasaniai Emosi
Filipi 1:21
“Aua o lo’u ola ua
ia Keriso lea, a’o
lo’u oti o lo’u
manuia lea. “
Sunrise: August 20, 1940
Sunset: September 11, 2014
FUNERAL PROGRAM
Friday Oct 3, 2014 at 9:00am
Calvary Temple, Assembly of God
THERE WILL BE NO
FA’ASAMOA
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samoa news, Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Several studies fault
warming in much of
2013’s wild weather
An unidentified man holding what appears to be a gun, parades a handcuffed hostage wearing what
appears to be an explosive vest, on the 13th floor balcony of the Saint Peter Hotel, in Brasilia, Brazil,
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Firefighters and police have cordoned off the area and about 300 guests and
other employees left the hotel, some reportedly told to leave by the same man carrying out the attack.
(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Police didn’t confirm whether there were actually explosives in the garment.
NEWS IN BRIEF
S. Korean ship runs aground,
everyone aboard is rescued
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South
Korean cruise ship ran aground off the southwestern coast Tuesday but all of the 109 people
aboard the vessel have been rescued, coast
guard officers said. The incident came as South
Korea is still struggling to deal with the aftermath of April’s ferry disaster that left more than
300 people dead or missing.
The 171-ton ship was carrying 104 tourists
and five crew members on Tuesday morning
when it struck a rock in the water off the southwestern Jeolla province, coast guard officers
said on condition of anonymity citing department rules. The all 109 people have been rescued by fishing boats, they said.
Local TV footage showed small fishing
boats approaching the partly submerged cruise
ship while people were on deck.
The officers said the cause of the incident
wasn’t immediately known.
Big smile in Denver bank
robbery suspect mug shot
DENVER (AP) — The mug shot of a man
captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in
Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin.
The photo was taken after 45-year-old
Michael Whitington’s Sept. 23 arrest. Police
say he robbed a bank on Denver’s 16th Street
pedestrian mall and then tried to get away on a
light-rail train. Officers stopped the train a few
blocks away and arrested him.
He has been charged with one count of robbery and is being held in jail. Court records
don’t list an attorney. He was due to appear in
court for the first time on Tuesday.
Police — Suspect flees and
returns to shoot at cops
LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — A man who
crashed his car trying to evade police in Mississippi sped off in and wrecked a police car
— then returned to the site in a third vehicle to
shoot at deputies.
WLBT-TV reports that Jefferson County
Sheriff’s deputies later captured Peter Robinson
using search dogs. None of the shots hit anyone.
The TV station quoted Sheriff Peter Walker
as saying that Robinson is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, felony taking a
motor vehicle and possessing drugs with intent
to distribute following Saturday’s episode.
Walker said deputies found marijuana, about
$2,000, knives and pills in Robinson’s car. It
wasn’t clear whether Robinson had an attorney.
A call and email from The Associated Press to
the sheriff’s office were not returned Sunday.
Man frees hostage held
for hours at Brazil hotel
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian hotel was
evacuated in the capital of Brasilia on Monday
after a man took hostage an employee who was
held for hours before he was safely released to
police. Firefighters and police cordoned off the
area and about 300 guests and other employees
left the hotel — some reportedly told to leave
by the man who took the employee hostage.
Live television images on Monday showed
the man with what appeared to be a gun,
parading the hostage out onto the balcony of a
room on the 13th floor of the Saint Peter Hotel.
The hostage was handcuffed for hours and
wearing what appeared to be an explosive vest.
Seven hours afterward, the man and hostage
were seen raising their arms in the air, handcuffed one to the other in what appeared to be
a sign of surrender, and the hotel employee was
no longer wearing the vest. Globo News channel
said the man turned himself over to police.
Authorities identified the man as Jac Souza
de Santos, from the northern state of Tocantins
and had been staying at the hotel since Saturday.
Bill Gates ranked richest
American by Forbes
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft co-founder
Bill Gates topped Forbes’ latest list of the 400
richest Americans for the 21st straight year.
The list, released on Monday, was largely
unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting
richer. The combined wealth of those on the list
rose 13 percent to $2.29 trillion, helped by a
stronger U.S. stock market. Gates’ net worth
totaled $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013.
Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., remained in second place
at $67 billion. Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry
Ellison also kept his No. 3 spot with $50 billion.
Brothers Charles and David Koch, coowners of Koch Industries Inc., stay tied for
fourth with $42 billion each.
There were 27 new members of the list,
including WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum in
the 62nd spot. Facebook announced plans to
buy the mobile messaging app for $19 billion in
February. The biggest gainer is Facebook CEO
Mark Zuckerberg, No. 11, whose net worth
grew $15 billion since last year to $34 billion.
The net worth of America’s wealthiest
people has risen in the years since the financial
crisis, widening the gap between the exceptionally well-to-do and the rest of the country. The
average net worth of a Forbes 400 member is
$5.7 billion, up from $5 billion last year.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists looking at 16 cases of
wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of
man-made global warming on more than half of them.
Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of
nine extremes: Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan
and Korea, intense rain in parts of the United States and India,
and severe droughts in California and New Zealand. The California drought, though, comes with an asterisk.
Scientists couldn’t find a global warming link to an early
South Dakota blizzard, freak storms in Germany and the Pyrenees, heavy rain in Colorado, southern and central Europe, and
a cold British spring.
Organized by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, researchers on Monday published 22 studies
on 2013 climate extremes in a special edition of the Bulletin of
the American Meteorological Society.
“It’s not ever a single factor that is responsible for the
extremes that we see,” said NOAA National Climatic Data
Center director Tom Karl said. “Natural variability is always
part of any extreme climate event.”
For years, scientists said they could not attribute single
weather events — like a drought, heat wave or storm — to manmade global warming.
But with better computer models and new research, in some
cases scientists can see how the odds of events increase — or
not — because of climate change. Other researchers question
the usefulness and accuracy of focusing on single extreme
events.
The editors of the 108-page compilation of studies wrote
that people and animals tend to be more affected by extreme
weather than changes in averages, so they pay attention to it.
The public often connects extreme events to climate
change, sometimes wrongly, so scientific analysis like this
“can help inform the public’s understanding of our changing
environment.”
The report seeks to find how much and how man-made
warming has influenced the weather, said NOAA research
meteorologist Martin Hoerling, an editor of the report.
The influence on Australia’s hottest year in more than a century is glaring, the report’s editors said.
“It’s almost impossible” to explain Australia’s hot 2013
without climate change, said Peter Stott of the United Kingdom’s meteorology office, another report editor.
The most complicated issue is the California drought, the
only extreme that has continued into this year.
Three teams studied that state’s record drought in different
ways.
Two teams couldn’t find a link to global warming and
water and air temperatures, but the third from Stanford
University looked at high pressure patterns in the air and found
a connection.
A high pressure system parks over the northern Pacific
during California’s winters, which is normally when it gets
rain. Higher atmospheric pressure usually means less storms
and rain.
The pressure was so strong last year that study lead author
Daniel Swain called it “a ridiculously resilient ridge.”
The Stanford team ran computer models with and without
man-made warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas.
The warming from greenhouse gases showed that the rainblocking ridge of high pressure was more than three times more
likely with man-made factors than without, Swain said.
“There’s definitely a climate change signal,” Swain said.
Earlier peer-reviewed studies looking at atmospheric patterns have also connected California’s drought to climate
change. However, the editors of the journal’s special edition
said that with the studies in Monday’s report that couldn’t find
a man-made signal in California and the indirect nature of the
Swain report, it is unclear whether a global warming connection can be pinned on California’s drought.
Hoerling said there were still questions about the Swain
study. Other scientists said Swain’s study was convincing.
“The report as a whole is a reflection that more and more
future climate extremes around the globe will be attributed
to human-caused climate change,” said University of Arizona
climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck, who wasn’t part of the
research.
In two extreme events — the British cold spring and the
September northern Colorado rains — the report found global
warming actually decreased their likelihoods and yet they
happened.
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THANK YOU
It is with a humble heart that we express our sincerest gratitude and big faafetai to everyone who supported us through words of encouragement,
gifts, and prayers during the passing of our beloved Jeffrey Ueligitone Leapala Pearson Viena.
No words could ever express how much we appreciate you. May God continue to bless you all, and your families, abundantly.
Faafetai tele lava,
Duke and Evalani Pearson Viena
Monsignor Viane Etuale
Rev. Father Kelemete Pua’auli
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(CCJS Burien Youth & Sunday School)
Atonio and Fa’aafu Maui
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Deacon Jerome Laupapa
The Divine Mercy Society Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago
The International Choir of St. Joseph the Worker, Fagatogo
Rev. Elder Moyer & the Viena family
Rev. Ulalei and Mai Tausaga & children
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Annie)
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Children of Faleali’i & Tafu Tausaga
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Crew makes 1,126-pound bowl of Hawaii rice dish
HONOLULU (AP) — A group is claiming a world
record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a
massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy.
Chef Hideaki Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei restaurant and
volunteers at Sunday’s Fifth Annual Rice Festival assembled a bowl of loco moco that weighed 1,126 pounds.
Loco moco was invented in the late 1940s in Hilo. There
are varieties, but the basic dish consists of hot white rice, a
hamburger patty, an over-easy fried egg and brown gravy.
Guinness World Records said the dish would have to
weigh at least 1,100 pounds for consideration.
Miyoshi and his crew used more than 600 pounds of
rice, 200 pounds of ground beef, 300 scrambled eggs and
200 pounds of gravy. They used donated rice and borrowed
kitchen space at Ward Centers. The festival holds the Guinness World Record for making a 286-pound Spam musubi
in 2011, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The big
loco moco took 3½ hours to prepare and then was donated to
charity to feed the homeless, organizer Lincoln Jacobe said.
Some loco-moco purists were critical of the use of
scrambled eggs instead of over-easy eggs. “If you order at
a restaurant, they ask you how you want your egg,” Cesar
Panocillo said. “So I guess it’s a preference. Some people
might like it scrambled.”
The event also featured a Spam-musubi eating contest. Randy Javelosa beat four-time champion Ron Lee by
eating seven of the canned meat, dried seaweed and rice
snack in two minutes. “I just tried to scarf it down and
keep it down,” said Javelosa, whose prize was a year’s
worth of free rice.
“I’ll be back next year,” Lee vowed.
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In this Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 photo, Yutaro Kondo, right, reaches over to put a beef patty on a layer of
beef patties on top of a layer of rice on the giant Loco Moco in Honolulu, Hawaii. In an attempt to set the
Guiness World Record for the world’s largest loco moco, chef Hideaki “Santa” Miyoshi of Tokkuri-Tei used
600 lbs. of rice 300 lbs. of beef, 200 lbs. of gravy and 300 eggs put together in a huge “bowl” during the 5th
Annual Rice Festival on Auahi St. in the Ward Centers area to honor Hawaii’s beloved grain and bring
family and friends together with food, entertainment and activities. (AP Photo/Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Bruce Asato)
➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
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Authorities say 8 killed in Peru quake
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A shallow, 4.9-magnitude earthquake
killed at least eight people whose crudely constructed homes
collapsed in a remote Andean village near Cuzco, a Peruvian
civil defense official said Sunday.
The moderate quake struck Saturday night at a depth of
just 5 miles (8 kilometers) and affected the village of Misca,
as well as the nearby communities of Cusibamba Bajo, Cajay,
Canopato, Mollejcato, Muyoc and Toray in the province of
Paruro in Cuzco region.
Peruvian Civil Defense released a statement saying that 45
adobe-and-stone houses collapsed and 70 more homes were
cracked and left uninhabitable by the earthquake.
Peru’s government declared a 90-day state of emergency in
the area. President Ollanta Humala said the state of emergency
would help rebuild Misca, a village of 160 Quechua inhabitants
located 370 miles (595 kilometers) southeast of Lima that was at
the epicenter of the quake. “The population has lost everything,”
said Humala after visiting the village.
Dallas hospital monitoring
patient for the Ebola virus
DALLAS (AP) — A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing
signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with
test results pending, hospital officials said Monday.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement Monday that the patient’s symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000
people across West Africa and infected a handful of Americans
who have traveled to that region.
Preliminary test results from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention are expected to come back Tuesday.
Hospital spokeswoman Candace White would not answer
any questions about the patient or where the patient had visited.
The National Institutes of Health recently admitted an American doctor exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra
Leone. Four other patients have been treated at hospitals in
Georgia and Nebraska.
FAA reports 2 weeks to reopen
Chicago-area control center
CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration
says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area
control center where an act of sabotage brought the city’s two
international airports to a halt last week.
The FAA said Sunday it hopes to return the facility to full
service by Oct. 13. Authorities say a contract employee started
a fire Friday at regional control center in suburban Aurora and
then attempted to commit suicide. More than 2,000 flights were
canceled that day at O’Hare and Midway international airports,
disrupting travel nationwide.
About 300 flights were canceled Monday at O’Hare. There
were none at Midway, but delays were about 40 minutes.
The FAA said crews are working to install replacement equipment. Aurora’s air traffic controllers are at other FAA offices in
the Midwest.
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Fa’atonu Kovana le DOE
vave fa’atumu avanoa
faiaoga o lo o mana’omia
Lali
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tusia Ausage Fausia
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E le gata ua poloaina e le alii kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga
le Fa’atonusili o le Matagaluega o Aoga a le malo (DOE), ina
ia vave fa’atumu avanoa faiaoga o lo o mana’omia latou te
a’oa’oina fanau aoga, ae sa ia fa’atonuina fo’i tagata faigaluega
a le Ofisa o Aoga e mumusu e toe fo’i i le galuega fa’a faiaoga,
ina ia saili ni isi galuega e o i ai ae tuu le avanoa i alo ma fanau a
le atunuu ua i ai le tomai fa’a faiaoga, latou te fa’atumuina ai le
avanoa ma a’oa’o fanau aoga.
“Ia o o atu taeao (taeao nei) ua uma ona fa’atumu avanoa e
32 mo potu aoga e le o i ai ni faiaoga o i ai, e le tatau ona tuu
lafoa’i faapea fanau e aunoa ma ni faiaoga e aoaoina i latou”,
o le saunoaga lea a Lolo sa tu’uina atu i le Fa’atonu o aoga ia
Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin Finau, i se feiloaiga sa faia ananafi i
le Fale Laumei, e tau saili ai se auala e foia ai le fa’afitauli o le le
lava o faiaoga o lo o tula’i mai i le Ofisa o Aaoga.
O le taeao ananafi na valaau ai e le alii kovana ma le lutena
kovana ia Lemanu Peleti Mauga se fonotaga fa’apitoa ma le
Matagaluega o Aoga, mo le tau sailia o se auala e foia ai le
fa’afitauli o le le lava o faiaoga i totonu o potu aoga.
Sa valaaulia ai fo’i i le feiloaiga lenei fanau aoga ua i’u mai
i Iunivesite i fafo ma fa’ailoga maualuluga, ma o lo o galulue i
latou i ni isi o Matagaluega a le malo, o a latou tomai fo’i ma
agava’a e latalata i matata fa’a faiaoga e pei ona taua e Lolo.
Na taua e le ali’i kovana i le feiloaiga ananafi e fa’apea, o le aso
o le maliu o le ali’i senatoa ia Faumuina Tagisiaali’i na fa’atoa ia
iloaina ai le fa’afitauli e fa’atatau i le le lava o faiaoga i totonu o
potu aoga, ina ua talanoa atu le Ta’ita’ifono o le Komiti o Aoga a
le Fono Faitulafono, ma fa’ailoa atu ia te ia le fa’afitauli o lo o i ai.
“O le silia i le fa vaiaso talu ona a’e aoga ao lea fa’atoa ou
iloa le fa’afitauli lenei, o se mea e o o mai ai lava i le taeao nei
e le o filemu ai lava lo’u mafaufau, ma ou te iloa fo’i, o le mea
lava lenei ua masani ai le Ofisa o Aoga o le teena o faiaoga e
tusi talosaga atu, ma mafua ai ona tula’i mai le fa’afitauli”, o le
saunoaga lea a le alii kovana.
Na fa’atonu e le alii kovana le Fa’atonusili o le Matagaluega
o Tagata Faigaluega a le malo, faapea ai ma le Fa’atonusili o
Aoga, ina ia amata galulue loa e fa’agasolo le faatumuina o pepa
mo konekarate e faiaoga fou latou te fa’atumu avanoa faigaluega o lo o manaomia, ae amata amata ona filifili alo ma fanau
a le atunuu e i ai le agava’a i galuega fa’a faiaoga, e o i tua e aoao
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Se tasi o ali’i sa ia fesiligia le alii kovana, i le feiloaiga sa faia ananafi i le Fale Laumei, e tau
sailia ai ni auala e foia ai le fa’afitauli o lo o tula’i mai i le Ofisa o Aoga, o le le lava lea o faiaoga
[ata: AF]
mo fanau aoga.
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Le taimi na fesiligia ai e se tasi o tamaitai le alii kovana, e
tusa ai o le galuega lea ua latou sauni e fa’atino, o le avea lea
ma faiaoga i totonu o potu aoga mo se taimi le tumau. [ata: AF]
OPEN HOUSE
WHERE: Faga’itua High School
WHEN: October 1, 2014
Registration opens @ 2:00pm
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Refreshments & Transportations Provided
“We’re looking forward to seeing you there”
FAAU’UGA A LE AOGA A.P.T.C.
E to’a 128 i latou sa aotauina i le aoga o matata eseese a Ausetalia ma le Pasefika, le APTC na
maua tusipasi ma tipiloma i le faauuga na faataunuuina i le hall a tupulaga EFKS i Mulinuu i le
taeao analeila. O le Komesina Maualuga o le malo Ausetalia i Samoa, le susuga Sue Langford na
saunoa i le saunoaga autu o le aso ma na ia faaalia, o le aoga lenei o matata eseese ua faavaeina e le
malo Ausetalia i Samoa i se faiga faapaaga ma atunuu o le Pasefika, o se polokalama a lona malo
e uunaia ai le faaleleia o tamaoaiga o atunuu o le Pasefika e ala i le aoaoina o tomai ma matata
eseese mo o latou tagata ina ia maua ai ni galuega lelei e soifua ma tausi ai o latou aiga.
Fai mai a ia, ua silia nei ma le ono afe tagata mai atunuu e 14 o le Pasefika ua aotauina ai ma o
le silia ma le 1,600 o lea aofaiga na aotauina i Samoa nei.
O le 2007 na amata faamatuu atu ai faailoga e le APTC ia faailoga tau aoaoga e amanaia i
Ausetalia ma isi atunuu i fafo ma e oo mai i le taimi nei, ua silia ma le 5,600 tagata mai le itulagi
o le Pasefika ua maua ia faailoga. Mai lea fuainumera, o le to’a 723 o tagatanuu o Samoa.
Na faaalia e Langford, o le 95.4% o tagata ua faauu mai i le APTC, ua maua galuega ma e tusa
ai ma se suesuega sa faatautaia, o le 89% o pulega o ofisa, kamupani ma faalapotopotoga e faigaluega ai i latou, ua lipotia mai le faaleleia atili o le tomai o ia tagata i le faatinoina o a latou galuega.
SAUNI FAAALIGA MUSIKA JAZZ I SAMOA E LUA
Sa i Amerika Samoa lata mai nei le tamaitai o Peta Siulepa lea o lo o ia tuufaatasia le Faaaliga
o Musika Jazz ma Faafiafiaga Tau Atisi, e mataitu ia faili ma tagata pepese i le teritori lea o le a
faafiafia i le aso 31 o Oketopa seia oo i le aso 2 o Novema i Amerika Samoa ae lei see mai i Samoa
nei mo ni faafiafiaga i le aso 7 e oo i le aso 9 o Novema.
O lea faaaliga ua faaigoaina o le Samoana Jazz and Arts Festival ua fuafua e faafiafia ai faili
ma tagata pepese i Samoa e lua faapea foi le tagata musika Samoa mai Niu Sila ma Ausetalia.
O nofoaga o le a faataunuuina ai ia faafiafiaga e aofia ai le Y-Not Bar i Matautu, Tanoa Tusitala
Hotel, Home Café, Sails Restaurant & Bar faapea pa i le Marina i Matautu-tai.
Na faaalia e Peta, ua faamautu le auai mai o se tasi o faili mai Aukilani ua faaigoaina o le
Black Sand Diva, o se faili mai Ueligitone o le Kabasa, ma le alii o Max Stowers ma lana faili
lea e aofia ai le tamaitai ili pu o Edwina Thorne.
E tolu faili mai Amerika Samoa o le a auai mai e aofia ai se tasi o faili fou e ese foi a latou
musika mai le tele o faili Samoa o lo o i ai nei. O lea faili ua faaigoaina o le Banned from Samoa.
TOE SUIA TUUTUUGA A LE IRB
Ua faailoa mai e le taitaifono o le Iuni lakapi a Samoa, le afioga i le alii palemia, le susuga
Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi e faapea, o le tulaga i fesuiaiga o tulafono e pei ona toe i
ai le faasaoga poo le teuteuga lona lua ua faalauiloa faalauaitele mai e le Fono Faatonu o le Lakapi
o le Lalolagi, le IRB, ua atili ai ona faafaigata mo tama taaalo a Samoa ma isi atunuu o le Pasefika
o lo o fia taaalo mo o latou atunuu ona faia a latou filifiliga. O le teuteuga fou o lea tulafono, e ono
toatele nisi o tama Samoa o fia taalo mo le Manu Samoa i le Olimipeka o le tausaga 2016 o le a
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Le Tina ia Petimani Ta’avao ma nisi o sui o le Au-Uso Fealofani a le Ekalesia Metotisi i Malaeloa ina ua ma’ea le latou Tausala aua ia ta’apenapenaga o le
vaitaimi o taulaga a le Ekalesia. [Ata: THA]
tusia Ausage Fausia
SAUNI FONO FESILIGIA KOMITI FA’AFOE LBJ
O le vaiaso nei lea ua fa’atulaga e faia ai iloiloga a le Komiti o le Soifua Maloloina a maota e lua o le Fono Faitulafono, mo le fesiligiaina o ni isi o mataupu o
lo o alia’e mai i le Falema’i o le LBJ i Fagaalu, lea sa fa’aalia ai ni isi o atugaluga
a senatoa ma faipule i le vaiaso na te’a nei.
O le aso Faraile nei lea ua faamoemoe e faia ai le iloiloga a le senate, ae o le
vaiaso fou lea ua faatulaga i ai le iloiloga a le maota o sui.
O le mataupu lenei na laga i luma o le fono i le vaiaso na te’a nei, ina ua fesiligia le faaiuga a le Komiti Fa’afoe e fa’aitiitia i le $5 le tupe e siaki ai le foma’i,
pe le aafia ai tulaga o tupe maua a le falema’i.
E le gata i lea, sa fesiligia fo’i le fa’aiuga a le Komiti Fa’afoe lea ua faia, e
fa’aopoopo ai le ta’i $1,000 i a latou tupe o fa’amanuiaga mo totino o le Komiti,
ae o lea tulaga e le o fa’atagaina i lalo o le tulafono.
Na taua e le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Mauga Tasi Asuega ananafi, o ia fo’i
lea o le taitaifono o le komiti a le Senate, o le taua o le iloiloga lea o le a faia i
le vaiaso nei, o le a malamalama ai afioga i senatoa i mataupu o lo o nenefu ai o
latou finagalo, ae o se avanoa fo’i lea e fautuaina ai le Komiti Fa’afoe i ni mea e
ao ona toe fa’asa’o.
FESILIGIA TUPE FESOASOANI MO FAIGA FAIVA
O le fiu o le Asosi o Faiga Faiva a le atunu’u e fa’atali so latou matupalapala mai le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Gataifale ma le Vaomatua (DMWR),
aemaise ai o se avanoa e feiloa’i atu sui o le Asosi i le Fa’atonusili o le Matagaluega, mo le fa’atalatalanoaina o mataupu e fa’atatau i fesoasoani e agava’a i ai le
Asosi, na tula’i ai loa le afioga i le ali’i faipule ia Va’amua Henry Sesepasara, o
ia fo’i lea o se sui o le Asosi, ma ia talosagaina le Fofoga Fetalai mo se iloiloga e
faia a le maota o sui, tauala atu i le Komiti o le Fa’agaioiga o le malo, sei tali ai
fesili o lo o fia malamalama i ai le Asosi.
O le taua tele o le mataupu e pei ona saunoa le afioga a Faimealelei Anthony
Fu’a Allen, o ia fo’i lea o le taitai komiti, na ia fa’atulaga ai loa le iloiloga mo le
mataupu lenei i le itula e 11:00 i le aso Tofi o le vaiaso nei.
Ae na saunoa Va’amua e fa’apea, e le gata sa i ai le vaega tupe na pasia atu e le
Fono e $150,000 i totonu o le Paketi a le Matagaluega o le DMWR mo le tausaga
tupe lenei 2014, ae i ai fo’i le isi $150,000 ua maea ona pasia e le fono mo le
paketi o le tausaga tupe fou 2015, e fesoasoani ai i le fa’aleleia o tulaga tau faiga
faiva i le atunuu. Na taua e Va’amua i luma o le maota e faapea, o le a uma lava
le tausaga tupe lenei ae lei maua lava se tulaga i le faaaogaina o le tupe lenei, ae
poo a foi atina’e o lo o manatu le matagaluega e faaaoga i ai le tupe.
O le itu na taua e le alii faipule o lo o faanoanoa ai, ua faatele ona ia taumafai
e saili sona avanoa e feiloai ai ma le tamaitai faatonu e uiga i le mataupu lenei,
ae lei maua lava se avanoa, ma e foliga mai ua ova le le mafaufau o le tamaitai
fa’atonu, i lona le amanaia o sona taumafai atu.
Saunoa le sui fofoga fetalai sa ia taitaia le tauaofiaga a le maota o sui ananafi,
e taua tele le mataupu e pei ona saunoa i ai le alii faipule, atonu e mafai ai foi ona
faafofoga le maota i le tulaga o lo o i ai lenei tupe pe afai ae taunuu le iloiloga.
Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected]
Tusia: Akenese Ilalio Zec
Vaega: 78 — Fa’atalofa atu i le mamalu o le atunu’u, o lea fo’i ua o tatou
va’aia le susulu matagofie mai o le la, e fa’ailoa mai ai le matagofie o galuega
mamana a le Silisili‘ ‘Ese, e ao ai ona o tatou fa’apea ifo, “Le Ali’i e, o Oe o le
Mataisau o mea uma lava, o le vi’iga matou te fa’afo’i atu i Lau Afio i aso uma
o lo matou ola, Amene.”
O le vaega lona fitusefuluvalu lenei o la tatou tala fa’asolo “Lupe o le Filifili”,
ae ia manuia le alo faiva o le atunu’u i feau ma galuega o lenei aso. Na muta mai
la tatou tala ina ua alu pea le pasi e aga’i i tua, o lea la ua tu nei, ae se i fai se
fa’amalositino a le au pasese. O le taimi lea, o lo’o nofo lava le toeaina o Paulo
e le gaioi, na tu a’e nei i luga Samuelu ma savali ane i si ona tama, “Paulo, e i ai
se mea e te mana’o ai, o e fia inu, na lue ane i ai le ulu o le toeaina ioe, o lea na
a’apa ai loa Samuelu i totonu o le pusa ma avane i luga le fagu vai na utu mai i le
paipa a Salamasina ma lona to’alua.
Fai mai, e le o matu loimata o le toeaina o Paulo, ona o lo’o fa’asolosolo pea
ona mafaufauga i lona tuafafine o Salamasina. Ma o lo’o ia manatua pea a la tala
na fai ma lona tuafafine ina ua momoe Sila, Eseta, Samuelu ma Larry i le po. O
le fautuaga na tu’u ane e lona tuafafine i a te ia e moni ma fa’amaoni, ona o le
tulaga o lo’o i ai nei lona atali’i o Samuelu. O Salamasina fo’i na faia le tonu e sili
pe a alu atu Samuelu latou te nonofo, atonu e sui ai lona olaga, ma maua ai sona
lumana’i manuia e tausi ai la’ua.
O le isi itu na manatu i ai Sala, ia ‘aua ai ne i toe sala la’ua i luma o le nu’u, ona
o le fa’amisa o Samuelu, ae tainane fo’i, o le la va ma lona uso matua o Petelo. O
le isi lea itu na manatu ai loa le toeaina e sili pe a fai le tonu lea ua fai ane ai lona
tuafafine i a te ia. Ae o le mea ua tupu, e le i talanoa i le lo’omatua o Eseta, o le
mea tonu lava lea o lo’o fai ma fa’alavelave i le mafaufau o le toeaina i lea taimi.
A’o alu pea le pasi, na fa’ate’ia le pasese i le vala’au a le lo’omatua o Eseta,
“Poni, malo le fa’auli, malo fo’i le tauata’i, va’ai pi’oga, e alu alu lemu ai le pasi,
ua e iloa fo’i, na o ie mea ia e fai, nei te’i se lo’omatua ua tupu ai se fa’alavelave.”
Ua alu le tali e a le pasese, ma tilotilo ane i a Eseta, ae e pei lava e fai i le tua o le
pato, na toe alu atu ma le isi fa’aupuga a le lo’omatua, “Poni, manatua fo’i e i ai
lava le taimi e fa’atu fa’afuase’i ai le pasi, ia o le na lava ua e iloa le tualga le na.”
Ua toe alu fo’i le tali e, a le pasese, ae o le taimi lea, o lo’o fa’asolosolo lava
mafaufauga o le toeaina o Paulo. O ona manatu ma ona mafaufauga i mea o le
aiga, o lana fanau, o fea o le a i’u i ai le Fa’amasinoga lea o lo’o loma nei, a’o ai
o le a fai ma ulutala i le Fa’amasinoga, o nei mea uma, ua avea ma avega mamafa
i le toeaina. Ae o upu moni lava, e fa’apea lava mea e tutupu i o tatou olaga, ona
avea lea ma fa’atupu ma’i, ae o mea e mafai ona fai, e ala lea i le fetufa’ai o aiga,
o le talatalanoa ma fa’ailoa manatu o le tasi i le isi, e fa’amama ai le avega, a’o
lea ua matua’i mamafa lava i le mafaufau o le Paulo i lea taimi, e foliga mai ua
na o ia o lo’o soifua mai.
E le i umi lava, ae fa’alogoina loa le vala’au, “Poni, se i fa’atu le pasi
fa’amolemole, se i o atu le pasese e savalivali ma manava sina ea fou.” Ua ‘ata
Poni ma afe loa i tua le pasi, aua ua iloa lelei lava e le ave pasi le uiga o le vala’au
lea, ae o lo’o fia iloa e Poni po’o ai le leo lea na vala’au ane. Aua o le uiga moni
lava, ua fia lagi pese malie a le pasese i lea taimi.E faia pea….
samoa news, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Page 11
American Samoa Government
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
“POLICE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION NOTICE”
The Commissioner of Public Safety, William E. Haleck, would like to acknowledge the Entrance Examination for additional New Recruits for the next Police Academy.
This announcement is for all applicants who applied at the Department of Human Resources for the position of Police Officer Cadet. The exam date is set for Tuesday,
October 7, 2014 at the Lee Auditorium in Utulei. There will be two sessions by alphabetical order, please show up accordingly to the listing below:
8-11 am Afoa - McFall
12-3 pm Meafou - Wilson
The following participants must be at the venue of the exam at least one hour before the starting time to register and check in.  Please bring a current photo ID.
LAST NAME
AE
AFOA
AFOA
AH SUE
AHFOOK
AH-LAM
AH-MU
AILIMA
ALLEN
FAUMUINA
ANOAI
ARETA
ASIATA
ASIATA
ATOAFA
ATULIA
AUMALE
AUMUA
AUNAI
AUNAI
AUPAAU
AUPAAU
AUTELE
BARNES
BOONE
CAMERON
CHAN SAU
CHOE
CHOO
CHOO
CHOO
COLLINS
COLLINS
ENESA
ENESA
ESEKIA
ETEUATI
FAAGATA
FAALILO
FAASALA,
FAASALA
FAATOAFE
FAAVAE
FAIFEAU
FAIFEAU
FAIFUA
FAIRHOLT
FAIUPU
FALEALII
FALEMALAMA
FARANI
FASIA
FATI
FATU
FAUMUINA
FAUMUINA
FEA
FEULUFAI
FIAME
FILIPO
FINAU
FINAU
FIU
FUA
FUAMATU
FUAMATU
FUAMATU
FUI
Fuiava
FUIMAONO
GALU
GAOA
GASOLO
GUTU
HEATHER
HOUSTON
HUAKAU
HUNKIN
IAFETA
IAKOPO
IAKOPO
IETI
ILI
ILIMALEOTA
IMO
IOANE
IOANE
IOANE
IOANE
IOANE
ISAAKO
KAVA
KELEMETE-MAA
KNOWLES
KOME
LAFI
LAGA
LAM YUEN
LAOLAGI
LATU
LATU
LAULU
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
MIRACLE
JOSEPHINE
KOSETATINO
FRANK
TUIKA
LAUAO
APOLONIA
ELEPISE
FATIMA
JAMES
NAOMI
FAAMANUIAGA
IOPU EMANUELU
IOPU MAIMAIFAGA
ALEMA
SHARLEEN
JACKSON
JESSE
FAAFIU
OLY
FAASII
SIANA
BEN
FUALAAU
FELIX
KALALA
KAU
JEEYEON
KELLY
ROBINSON
KELLY
NIXON
NIXON
MOANNA
MOANNA
FIALOGO
TAMARA
KATRINA
FIA
ALEXANDER
ALTON
GAPOLU
LEAFIAFITULIA
CATHY
PETER
LALOVAI
DEAN
HYRUM
MARETA
HERBERT
FARANI
TAVITA
JEANETTE
FAITU
AMES
VALENTINO
FAIFUA
ANNIE
PAIAO
OPETA
CHRISTINA
SEPURONA
JUNIPER
PII
ROSEMARIE
SAMUELU
TREMAYNE
MISIUAITA
Matthew
ANTHONY
ARIO
FAAFOFOGA
LAFAELE
CHARMAINE
MALOLOGA
TOFAAGAOALII
TULEI
WILLIAM
VAIPUNA
LIUTAI
PELETISALA
MIL
VITALE
SIANIVA
THEODORE
TASHA
TASHA
TAULAGIA
THERESA
ANA
KIRSTEN
NAFETALAI
FLORA
ADRIAN
DANIEL
LEOTINA
TUA
ESTELLE
SHAUN
HEAMASI
SINIVA
ASKA
LAULU
LAUOLETOLO
LAUOLETOLO
LAURENSON
LEASUASU
LEATUALEVAO
LEE
LEE-CHEE
LEIATO
LEIFI
LEIFI
LEILUA
LEITUALA
LEO
LEOTA
LEOTELE
LEPAU
LEPOU
LEULUAI
LEUMA
LEUMA JR
LEUPOLU
LIU
LIU
MAAE
MAGEO
MAGEO
MAILEOI
MAINA
MALAGA
MALALA
MALAUULU
MALIGI
MALOATA
MALOLO
MALUIA
MAPU
MARQUEZ-TUITAU
MASANIAI
MATAGI
MATAI
MATAMUA
MAUGA
MAYER
MCFALL
MEAFOU
MEREDITH
MIGO
MIKA
MIKA
MILO
MISI
MISI
MISIPEKA
MOETOTO
NEEMIA
NIFO
NUUSILA
ONEONE
ONEONE
PAEPULE-MOANANU
PALE
PALEPUA
PALU
PAOLO
PAPALII
PASIKALE
PASSI
PATANE
PATU
PEAPEA
PELESASA
PENALOSA
PENI
PESE
POLEVIA
PONAUSUIA
POUESI
POUTASI
PUA
PUIPUIFATU
PULEITI
PULOU
PULOU
REID-SAGATO
ROPETI
SAGATU
SAGOTE
SAIFOLOI
SAIFOLOI
SALA
SALANOA
SALANOA
SALAVEA
SAMATUA
SAMATUA
SAMUELU
SAMUELU
SANELE
SAO
SAVAIINAEA
SAVALI
FIRST NAME
PEPA
MOSES
POUMONA
TULUTULUITAO
MALAEOLETALU
ROTELIKO
RONALD
CHRISTOPHER
AUGUST
MESSENGER
RISATISONE
PESIO
JASON
IUNI
SALANI
ROPETI
KILITA
FAATIU
MALO
CHRISTINE
PAUL PEAU
SIMON
TAPUNI
TAPUNI
JONATHON
IELOME
ZENAS
GALUEITUAVAA
LEU
MAUOLA
TAIALA
SEMU
ROXANNE
FALEUPOLU JR
LINA
FRANCIS
SAMUELU
AVETA
MOLIMAU
IEREMIA
LOLESIO
TAPU
SOLOFUA
TAVITA
JENNIQUE
FALEFAU
ANDRE
EVELINA
NORMAN
MARIA
TOAFA
ATUFILI
ATUFILI
KEA
VALASI
GENE
NUULOTU
UULOPAIMOANA
FOOU
FOOU
LEMUSU
HALL
TOAFA
TAUSAGA
AUKUSO
SAUMANI
PETERU
FRANK
BARRY
FAAITU
MATAUAINA
AIGA
MARK
LIVINGSTON
MICHAEL
LISALE
JOSEPH
JOSEPH JR.
ESERA
SOLOMONA
EDWARD
FAAMATE
HELEN
HELEN
CIARA
TEMUKISA
LIPINE
PANAMA
FAAIUGA
SIAOSI
NUUMOTU
MARCUS
TULUIGA
SHAUN
JONATHAN
JONATHAN
POYER
RHINE
SANELE
ANGELA
MACE
THOR
LAST NAME
SCHUSTER
SCOTT
SEFO
SEFO
SEFO
SEGA
SENEFILI
SETO
SEVE
SIAKI
SIAKI
SIALE
SIAOSI
SILAO
SILVA
SINAPATI
SIOFAGA
SIPILI
SITAFINE
SIUFANUA
SOOAEMALELAGI
STOWERS
SUA
SUA
SUALOA
SUALOA
SUNIA-MCMOORE
SUSUGA
TA
TAFAOGA-MISA
TAGO
TAGO
TAGOAI
TALAUEGA
TALIGA
TALIU
TALIU
TAMAFUTA
TAMATI
TAMATI
TAN
TANIELU
TAOFI
TASELE
TAUA
TAUANUU
TAUANUU
TAUANUU
TAUAVE
TAUAVE
TAUFETEE
TAUILIILI
TAUINAOLA
TAUMOEPEAU
TAUTOLO
THOMSEN
TIPA
TOATELEGESE
TOELE
TOLEAFOA
TOLO
TOLO
TOLUAO
TOLUONO
TOO
TORRES
TUA
TUALAULELEI
TUALAULELEI
TUALAULELEI
TUATOO
TUFI
TUIA
TUIA
TUIASOSOPO
TUIFALASAI
TUITAVAKE
TULI
TUPITO
TUPUA JR
TUPUOLA
TUPUOLA
TUUGASALA
UELESE
UHRLE
UTI
UTU
UTU
UTU
VAA
VAGANA
VAITOA
VALOAGA
VAOULI
VASAI
VEAVEA
VEAVEA
WELLS
WHITE
WILSON
WILSON
FIRST NAME
CHRISTINA
VINCENT
JANE
KALALA
MATANE
ALEX
ALFRED
LEO JR
TESIMALE
MARETA
MARETA
TEVITA
FILISITIA
NOAI
DEBRA
SABRINA
TITIMAEA
FANIA
SITIVI
SEULATA
SARA
VIRATANI
FAIMA CRYSTAL
TOI
ELOI
LEGALO
MOLLYANA
PILI
FLORENCE
TAFAOGA
NATIA
NATIA
FRANCESMARIE
PENINA
DAVID
MASINA
ROPATI
ALATAUA
AFAESE
SUSAN
WILLIAM
SUSANA
CHALENA
KASTEEL
ALBERT
APELU
RODNEY
TAUAOFETALAIGA
SAMUELU
SAMUELU
MOTU
ANGELICA
SALVATION
MAKERITA
PHILLIP
JUSTIN
PUNALILO
TAVUI
FALEFASA
PAVILLION
GAFASILIILAGI
LAURA
FOTU
ALBERT
IONA
CURTIS
TALAIALO
AILAO
LYNN
MOIMOI
GREGORY
ROSELYN
JESSICA
TALAIALO
MATIAFULI
DAVE
SELA
TOVIA
VINCE
AIFAI
ROBERT
ROBERT
ALLAN
NORLLA
FREDERICK
JASON
IVONA
IVONA
NOFOA
VALU
RYAN
JEFFERY LUTI
ZORROW
SIMALA
TANNER
MAUGALEI
PAU
BETTY
SNOW
PANIA
SUAUU
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samoa news, Tuesday, September 30, 2014
New tremors raise
concern on Mount
Ontake in Japan
Menahem Asher Silva Vargas, a 37 year old lawyer, smiles as he shows off his collection of
Harry Potter memorabilia, after being awarded the Guinness World Record title for the largest
collection, in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.
Silva’s 14 year old collection consists of more than 3000 individual items, including figurines,
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
trading cards, wands, clothing, and accessories.
➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Mexican’s ‘Harry Potter’
hoard is world’s biggest
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexico City
man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection
of “Harry Potter” memorabilia was named the
world’s largest.
Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent
nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to
British author J.K. Rowling’s young-adult
wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight
blockbuster films. His collection fills two rooms
and counts everything from magic wands and
toy figurines to Gryffindor scarves and replica
Quidditch brooms.
Guinness World Records officially recognized it Monday as the world No. 1, at 3,097
pieces. The old mark was 807.
Silva Vargas said he began with no intent
to amass a huge collection. But soon it was
like being under a spell. He laughingly called
his obsession both a blessing and a curse: “My
salary, my bonuses ... it all ended up here.”
Oregon cops: Suspect drove
fast and had strong smell
LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Officers in western
Oregon say a suspect they tried to collar at a
traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers,
but eventually he was just too fragrant.
The Albany Democrat-Herald reports that
the driver gave officers in Linn County the slip
in a high-speed chase before dawn Sunday,
doing better than 100 mph in a red Honda Prelude whose hood flew off.
But Lebanon police later saw the car parked
and launched a search by foot.
That’s when officers caught a “strong scent
of cologne” in the darkness and soon found
their suspect hiding in shrubbery.
Thirty-five-year-old Charles V. Agosto was
jailed on charges including probation violation
and trying to elude officers. Officers said he told
them he regretted using the cologne. There was
no immediate indication he had a lawyer.
Man dies crossing street
to Del. funeral home
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware
say a man has died after he was struck by a car
while attempting to cross a street to get to a
funeral home.
Police say 51-year-old Bruce Johnson of
Goldsboro, Maryland, was hit by a Jeep on
Friday evening while trying to get to the Bennie
Smith Funeral Home in Dover. Police say he
was taken to the Bayhealth Medical Center
where he died of his injuries.
Police say Johnson was not in a crosswalk
when he was hit.
Authorities say there will be no charges filed
against the driver and that alcohol was not a
factor.
Continued from page 8
a NY fire captain charged
with molesting boys in LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a New York City fire captain with molesting two boys in Hollywood.
The district attorney’s office said Monday
that Wilbert Riera was charged with six felony
counts of lewd acts on a child under 14. The
crimes allegedly occurred earlier this month.
The 51-year-old Riera was arrested Friday at
a Staten Island firehouse and will be extradited
from New York.
Prosecutors say he faces life in prison if convicted of the charges.
A fire department spokesman says the
21-year-year veteran assigned to the emergency
medical service has been suspended without
pay for a month. It wasn’t immediately known
if he had a lawyer.
Secret Service arrests man
near Ethiopian Embassy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret
Service has arrested a man who officers believe
fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in
Washington.
U.S. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary
said in an emailed statement that when Secret
Service officers investigated a report of shots
fired around 12:15 p.m. Monday, they detained
a man believed to be the shooter.
His name was not released.
The Secret Service says there were no
reported injuries.
The embassy is on International Drive in
northwest Washington. There was no immediate answer at a main embassy telephone
number Monday afternoon.
1000 veterans line up
for free marijuana
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A
marijuana giveaway for veterans attracted about
1,000 people to a Colorado hotel.
The “Grow 4 Vets” giveaway in Colorado
Springs aimed to bring cannabis-based treatments to veterans with service-related conditions as an alternative to pain medications.
The Gazette reports that veterans were given
a bag of items that included cannabis oil, an
edible chocolate bar and seeds to grow plants.
Marijuana activists have tried unsuccessfully to have post-traumatic stress disorder
added to the Colorado list of medical conditions
that qualify for joining the medical marijuana
registry. Now that pot is legal for all adults over
21, organizers are free to give away marijuana.
Not all who received the bags were veterans. A $20 dollar donation from nonveterans
was encouraged. A similar event was held last
weekend in Denver.
(Continued on page 13)
KISO, Japan (AP) — Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to
suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still
near the summit. Volcanic tremors rose to a level not seen since
Saturday evening, hours after Mount Ontake’s initial large eruption, said Shoji Saito of the Japan Meteorological Agency. The
tremor levels were oscillating up and down.
“At this point, anything can happen,” Saito said, though he
stopped short of predicting another large eruption.
About 80 to 100 relatives and friends of those who never
returned from the summit were waiting for news in a municipal
hall in the nearby central Japanese town of Kiso.
Rescuers found five more bodies on Monday, bringing the
death toll to 36. They have managed to airlift only 12 bodies off
the mountain since the start of the eruption on Saturday because
of dangerous conditions.
There were believed to be at least 250 people on the mountain, a popular hiking destination, when it erupted. How the victims died remains unclear, though experts say it was probably
from suffocating ash, falling rocks, toxic gases or some combination of them. Some of the bodies had severe contusions.
Survivors told Japanese media that they were pelted by rocks
from the eruption. Yuji Tsuno, a veteran mountain photographer, was near the summit. After taking pictures of the initial
explosion as ash and debris rained down, he quickly took refuge
in a nearby hut, he told the TBS TV network.
About 20 minutes later, when the smoke partially subsided,
Tsuno rushed out and began his descent. It was a gamble, but he
believed it was his only chance, he said. “I almost thought it was
the end of my life,” he said in the interview.
On his way down, he spotted a man heading up. “I told him
to go down with me, but he said he had to check on his child up
there. I couldn’t stop him,” Tsuno said.
The eruption caught seismologists by surprise. Although
somewhat increased seismic activity had been recorded for
about two weeks, there were no indications of a major eruption,
said Satoshi Deguchi, a Japan Meteorological Agency official
in Nagano prefecture. Typical signs, such as increased seismic
rattling or underground structural movement, were not detected.
The eruption was the first fatal one in modern times at the
3,067-meter (10,062-foot) mountain, located about 210 kilometers (130 miles) west of Tokyo.
An eruption occurred in 1979, but no one died.
Dense white plumes of gases and ash are spewed out from
the summit crater of Mount Ontake, central Japan, Monday
afternoon, Sept. 29, 2014. Japanese soldiers managed to bring
down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed
peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases
and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early
(AP Photo/Kyodo News)
afternoon. ➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Continued from page 12
Clooney, wife make
newlywed appearance in Venice
VENICE (AP) — Wedding bands glinted under the
Venetian sun on the hands of
George Clooney and his new
bride, Amal Alamuddin, as the
heartthrob actor and the human
rights lawyer emerged Sunday
from the luxury hotel where
they were married a day earlier.
The groom, in a smart light
gray suit, sported a simple ring
on his left hand. His wife, in a
flouncy white short dress with
pastel-colored appliques resembling flower blossoms, wore
a thin band studded with what
appeared to be roundish diamonds. The newlyweds shaded
their eyes from the afternoon
sunlight with dark glasses.
They hopped into a waiting
water taxi and, with Clooney
putting his arm around her frequently, made their way down
the Grand Canal to another
waterside hotel where many of
their guests were staying. .
Testimony resuming
in officer’s trial
DETROIT (AP) — A controversial witness is returning
to testify in the trial of a Detroit
police officer charged in the
death of a 7-year-old girl.
Mertilla Jones is the grandmother of Aiyana StanleyJones. The trial of Joseph
Weekley was halted last week
after Jones sobbed and yelled,
“You killed my grandbaby.”
Defense attorney Steve
Fishman says Jones acted like
a “fool” and spoiled Weekley’s
right to a fair trial. Weekley is
charged with involuntary manslaughter. He insists he accidentally pulled the trigger during a
raid when Jones grabbed his gun,
but she denies any interference.
Jones is expected to be in the
witness chair again Tuesday,
a day after Wayne County
Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway
denied a request for a mistrial.
Australia won’t
send Ebola docs
to West Africa
CANBERRA (AP) — Australia on Monday ruled out
sending doctors to West Africa
to help fight the Ebola outbreak there because of logistical problems in repatriating
any Australian who became
infected with the deadly virus.
Medecins Sans Frontieres,
also known as Doctors Without
Borders, as well as the Australian opposition party have
called on the government to
send a medical team to assist in
a worsening doctor shortage in
West Africa where the worstever outbreak of Ebola has
killed more than 3,000 people.
But Foreign Minister Julie
Bishop said the Australian
Health and Defense Departments had both advised that
Australia could not safely
evacuate Australian health
workers back home. “The Australian government is not about
to risk the health of Australian
workers in the absence of credible evacuation plans that could
bring our people back to Australia,” Bishop told reporters.
Pilot and teen boy
ID’d as victims of
NY plane crash
LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP)
— Authorities have identified
the pilot and child who were
killed in a collision involving
two small planes at an event to
introduce children to aviation
in western New York.
Officials tell The Buffalo
News that 78-year-old Anthony
Mercurio and 14-year-old
James Metz died in the Saturday morning collision about
6 miles from Buffalo-Lancaster Regional Airport .
The FAA says the midair
crash involved a Cessna 172
and a SeaRey amateur-built
aircraft. The SeaRey was
piloted by 59-year-old Kevin
D’Angelo, of Orchard Park,
and landed safely in a field
in Alden. His 9-year-old passenger was not identified.
The Experimental Aircraft
Association told the newspaper
that both planes were flying
as part of an event called the
Young Eagles rally.
Teachers shut down
2 colo. high schools
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP)
— Hundreds of suburban
Denver high school students
missed school again Monday
as teachers shut down two
high schools by calling in sick
amid a controversy over proposed changes to an Advanced
Placement history class and
changes to their pay. Classes
were canceled at Golden and
Jefferson high schools after
81 percent and 70 percent of
teachers called in sick respectively. Some students who had
the day off hit the street to protest against a proposal from
the board’s new conservative
majority to review the history
course to make sure it promotes patriotism and doesn’t
condone social disorder.
At Jefferson High School in
Edgewater, about 30 students
marched to busy Wadsworth
Boulevard and protested in
front of the school holding
signs such as “We have a right
to know history.” At Golden
High School, English teacher
Tammie Peters told The Denver
Post that teachers are “sick of
the board majority actions.”
samoa news, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Page 13
Hiker trapped in
canyon in Zion
National Park dies
SALT LAKE CITY (AP)
— A 34-year-old Southern
California man was found
dead over the weekend in
Zion National Park after rising
floodwaters trapped him in a
narrow canyon that is home to
one of the park’s best-known
hiking trails.
Douglas Yoshi Vo’s body
was found Sunday afternoon
in the “Narrows,” a popular
hike that entails walking
in shallow water through a
winding canyon with steep
walls, National Park Service
spokesman David Eaker said.
Vo, of Westminster, California, and his friend began
hiking early Saturday when
rains came and the river began
rising rapidly, forcing them to
take refuge on high ground.
They ended up on opposite
sides of the raging river and
could not talk to one another
because of the noise of the
water, Eaker said.
The two waited until the
afternoon, hoping the water
level would lower and allow
them to hike out.
Toll from GuineaBissau mine blast
rises to 22
BISAAU, Guinea-Bissau
(AP) — Two more people who
were wounded when a minibus
struck a land mine in GuineaBissau have died, a doctor said
Monday, raising the death toll
in the accident to 22. The bus
was travelling in the country’s
north on Friday when it was
completely destroyed by the
mine. The blast was so strong
most victims were unrecognizable to their relatives. Alberto
Malo, a doctor at the hospital
where several victims were
brought, confirmed Monday
that two more people succumbed to their wounds.
The mine appears to date to
the country’s fight for independence from Portugal. The blast
has raised questions in GuineaBissau, which had declared
itself free of all known land
mines after demining operations. Since independence in
1974, Guinea-Bissau has been
roiled by coups and instability
and no president has ever finished his term. It is now trying
to get back on course, and held a
peaceful election in May.
AMERICAN SAMOA GOVERNMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA 96799
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Job Title: SENIORE NGINEER
Posting Date: September 3, 2014
Department/Division:
Public Works/Civil Highway
Closing Date: October 14, 2014
Type of Position:
Full Time/Permanent
Appointment
Posting Type:
Employment Opportunity/
Open to the Public
Serial No.: 210-14
Announcement No.: 210-14
Pay Range:
GS 16 $25,012 - $55,172
Note: This is exempted from the freeze as per the Governor’s General Memorandum.
General Description:
The incumbent of this position is responsible for managing highly visible and sensitive projects and for supervising subordinate engineering staff performing
several projects. The individual will supervise and coordinate professional civil or structural engineering work in the field and office and to perform related work
as required.
The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Treasurer and/or the Treasurer and is responsible for the daily management and administration of the
Government Financial System. Manage strategy and process to ensure the seamless integration of all the financial modules in order to provide sound and
accurate financial information for the government. Maintain the integrity of systems financial data essential for decision making at the top level with the Governor
and Legislature and throughout the middle management of government with the department heads.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plans, assigns, trains, instructs, assists, supervises, and evaluates the work of professional and technical staff
• Prepares technical and engineering correspondence and reports
• Provides technical expertise on matters pertaining to policies, procedures, practices, standards and departmental position on pending discretionary actions to
public and private agencies and individuals
• Recommends selection and fee negotiations to provide competent, cost effective consultants
• Plans, organizes, directs and controls resources assigned to best accomplish the assigned functions within budget and at maximum effectiveness
• Enforces the appropriate Departmental Policies and Directors Letters of Instructions
• Prepares engineering documents including structural drawings, contract proposals, material lists, reinforcements and structural specifications for a wide
variety of earthwork projects and structures
• Reviews and checks structural designs, calculations, contractors shop drawings, and engineering drawings for construction, repair, and maintenance projects
• Selects and uses computer software to develop engineering and mathematical analysis of design problems in hydraulics and hydrology, drainage and control
facilities, solid waste disposal operations, highway design, traffic control, water distribution and rehabilitation studies, air and water quality design standard
determinations
• Reviews proposed projects to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
• Directs field crews engaged in a variety of engineering construction, maintenance, and repair activities on service contracts and projects
• Examines and checks building plans and specifications for compliance with various codes and regulations to assure good structural practices and to determine
errors in design or construction
• Establishes design requirements/standards for permit applications and assures proper structural engineering practices
• Provides guidance to technical or junior staff on code compliance matters
• Acts as a liaison between the construction industry and other governmental offices
• Supervise and evaluate the work performance of technical staff
• Provides responsive, high quality service to department employees, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public by providing accurate,
complete and up-to-date information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner
• All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge Skill and Ability
• Modern civil engineering theories, procedures and methods to solve a wide range of engineering problems
• Identify and define technical and administrative problems, identify and evaluate alternative solutions and select and implement the best alternative
• Skills and abilities to serve as a group supervisor or project leader in planning, review proposed project to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
• Ability to prepare and check engineering design, detail estimates, plans and specifications
Academic and Experience Requirements:
Applicant must have a Master Degree in related field from an accredited college/university plus 5 years of work related experience; 3 years of Supervisory
capacity OR Bachelor Degree plus 6 years; 4 years of Supervisory capacity. Years of progressively responsible working experience may be substituted for portion
of the academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted according to experience.
Complete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the Personnel Division of the Depa rtment of Human Resources , or
please contact the Recruitment unit at 633-4485/633-5357.
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samoa news, Tuesday, September 30, 2014
➧ TCF visitor reports…
Continued from page 1
In The High Court
of American Samoa
TRIAL DIVISION
Probate No. 14-14
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
THERESA MAE SCANLAN ANDRADE
Deceased
NOTICE FOR HEARING ON
PETITION FOR THE APPOINTMENT
OF AN ADMINISTRATOR AND FOR
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
TO: ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ANGELA
LANGKILDE has petitioned to be appointed as
the Administrator of the Estate of the late
THERESA MAE SCANLAN ANDRADE and for
Letters of Administration. The hearing on her
petition has been set to be heard on October 16,
2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the High Court of American
Samoa located in Fagatogo, American Samoa, at
which time and place all persons interested in
the estate of THERESA MAE SCANLAN
ANDRADE, deceased, may appear and contest
the same, if they so choose.
DATED: September 10, 2014
Clerk of Courts
Published 9/16, 9/23, 9/30
Employment Opportunity
The Company
Origin Energy American Samoa, Inc is the
supplier and distributor of LPGas in American
Samoa, has been doing business in the territory
for over 20 years and is also an equal opportunity
employer.
The Position
Origin Energy American Samoa, Inc is seeking a
highly motivated and professional individual for
the role of DELIVERY DRIVER based in
American Samoa.
Job purpose
To perform delivery duties for the distribution of
our products to our customers across the island
and to perform other general duties.
Duties
• Drive delivery trucks
• Assist with delivery operations
• Assist with servicing & maintenance of
delivery vehicles
• Assist in general terminal operational
duties
• Follow all HSE policies & procedures
Qualifications
• Must have successfully completed High School
• Must have excellent communication skills
(bilingual Samoan & English)
• Must have at least 2 years previous work
experience in the position/role
• Must possess basic computer skills (basic
knowledge in Microsoft Word & Excel)
• Must hold valid ID & driver’s license (private &
commercial)
• Preferably with a good driving record
• Must be in good health & capable of lifting 70lbs
• Agrees to random drug & alcohol testing
Compensation Package
• We offer excellent wages based on experience
• We also offer 401K, paid holidays, insurance
package & many other benefits.
All interested persons qualified for the above position can
apply in person at our Tafuna Office between the hours of
08:00am to 4:00pm. Deadline for applicants is Oct/02/
2014.
ORIGIN ENERGY AMERICAN SAMOA, INC.
P. O. BOX 159 PAGO PAGO AS. 96799
He also pointed out that as long as there is a police escort, the
inmate can be released, but only in certain cases.
The furious woman told Samoa News yesterday that she will
be filing an official complaint against this particular correction
officer who cornered her at the Tafuna Correctional Facility.
“This officer approached me and asked me if I was the one who
called Samoa News about the release of Fualaau from jail. Is this
how you approach people, who are visiting their families, who
are inmates, really?” she asked.
“I felt threatened, and the worst part is, this officer is accusing
the wrong person, this will not end here,” she told Samoa News.
The woman said she’s really saddened as to how the police are
handling the situation by approaching people who are coming in
to visit their family members.
“They are being unprofessional and they can be liable for
such drastic actions by accusing me,” she stated.
The woman also told Samoa News that her family member
who is in jail, told her that there was a surprise raid conducted
by the Correction officers, where their personal items were damaged, as the officers opened bags of chips, ripped their pillow
cases and poured out their detergents.
In the meantime, a criminal investigation has been launched
into the release of the female inmate twice this month, and this
has been confirmed by Commissioner of Public Safety, William
Bill Haleck who said this should not have happened.
The Investigation, being conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division, is nearly completed, and if it’s determined
that the law was violated, DPS will not hesitate to prosecute this
matter, according to the Commissioner.
➧ Talosaga ma loimata…
Mai itulau 1
le fa’amasinoga. E to’alua molimau na valaau e le itu a Tuaolo
e molimau mo ia, ina ia mafai ona maua e alii faamasino ni isi
o fa’amatalaga e fesoasoani ai e tau fa’amama se fa’asalaga mo
ia, ma o ia molimau e aofia ai lona faletua atoa ai ma lona aunty.
Na taua e le aunty i le fa’amasinoga e fa’apea, ina ua mae’a
le fa’alavelave na taofia ai e leoleo le ua molia, sa ia vaaia ai se
suiga i le olaga o lona nephew, ma maua ai fo’i ma le avanoa na
te fautuaina ai o ia i ala e tatau ona ui ma savali i ai.
Na taua e le aunty e fa’apea, ao lei tulai mai le fa’alavelave
lenei, sa fiafia lava le ua molia e alu e tafao i ana uo ma eva solo,
peita’i o le taimi nei, ua nofo o ia i le fale e tausi le la fanau ae
alu lona to’alua e faigaluega.
E tele itu lelei na fa’ailoa e le aunty i le faamasinoga e ono
avea ma itu e faamama ai se faasalaga mo le ua molia.
Na taua e le to’alua a le ua molia i le fa’amasinoga e faapea,
o Punefuolemotu o se tama alofa ia te ia ma lana fanau, ae ua
i ai foi suiga ua ia vaaia i le taimi nei talu ona tulai mai le faalavelave e pei ona ta’usala ai o ia e le fa’amasinoga.
Na talosaga le tina mo se isi avanoa mo lona to’alua, atoa ai
ma lana talosaga, e i ai polokalame o lo o avanoa i le Matagaluega o Tautua ma Auaunaga Lautele o lo o faigaluega ai, atonu
e fesoasoani ia polokalame mo lona to’alua, e fesoasoani ai i le
fa’afitauli o lo o aafia ai o ia. Na ia talosagaina fo’i se isi avanoa
mo lona toalua, ona o lo o i ai se aafiaga i lona soifua maloloina
e manaomia ai le i ai pea o ia i le fale.
Na fesili le loia a le malo ia Tiffany Oldfield i le molimau pe
faigaluega lona to’alua, na tali le tina e leai. Na toe fesili le loia
pe sa ia iloa le faafitauli i fualaau faasaina na aafia ai lona toalua,
ae na tali le molimau, sa fa’alogo ai ae lei vaai ai lava.
Na faatoese le ua molia i le faamasinoga e tusa ai o lana solitulafono, ma ia talosagaina ai se isi avanoa mo ia. Sa ia faatoese
foi i lona aiga aemaise lona toalua ma lana fanau, e tusa ai o le
solitulafono sa ia faia ua ta’uleagaina ai i latou. O le faalavelave
e pei ona tausala ai Punefuolemotu na tula’i mai i le 2012, ina
maua e leoleo ni vaega o le pauta oona o le aisa mai le ua molia,
lea e tusa lona tau ma le $10,000 pe a faatau atu i tagata.
➧ COMMUNITY BRIEFS…
Continued from page 4
Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who
are chosen as members should expect to serve a three-year term.
The advisory council was established to ensure continuous
public participation in the management of the sanctuary. The council’s 17 voting members and eight non-voting members serve on a
volunteer basis, represent a variety of local user groups, the general
public, and territorial and federal governmental jurisdictions.
An application kit and further information can be obtained
by contacting Joseph Paulin via email at <[email protected]
gov> by phone at 633-6500 or by mail at National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, PO Box 4318, Pago Pago, AS 96799.
Application kits can also be downloaded from the sanctuary’s website at http://americansamoa.noaa.gov
samoa news, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Page 15
➧ Teacher shortage…
Continued from page 1
Some of the ASG employees who attended a meeting called by Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga to
sit in as teachers for the next two-three weeks, until new DOE teachers arrive from Samoa. [photo: JL]
➧ Fa’atonu Kovana le DOE…
GHC Reid & Company Ltd.
Mai itulau 9
fanau mo le lua i le tolu vaiaso, e fa’atali ai le taimi e mae’a ai
gaioiga mo le fa’amautuina o faiaoga tumau.
Na fa’atonu e Lolo faiaoga uma ua tofia e galulue i totonu o le
Ofisa o Aoga ae o lo o i ai le agava’a fa’a faiaoga, ina ia toe fo’i
e galulue i totonu o potu aoga, o le mafua’aga tonu lea na ala ai
ona fa’a faigaluega i latou e le DOE.
“A i ai le tagata o outou e musu e toe fo’i e galue i totonu o
le potu aoga, su’e se isi galuega e te alu i ai, ae ave le avanoa
i fanau a le atunuu lea ua fo’i mai ma fa’ailoga e galulue ai e
a’oa’o fanau aoga”, o le saunoaga tu’u sa’o lea a Lolo ia i latou
uma sa auai i lea feiloaiga.
Na fa’afetaia e le alii kovana alii ma tamaitai na faatasi atu
ananafi, i lo latou naunau e tali atu i manaoga a le malo, aemaise
ai o le naunau e fesoasoani e aoao fanau aoga.
Na fa’ailoa e Lolo e fa’apea, o le galuega fa’a faiaoga lea
o le a tofia i latou e galulue ai, e le o ni galuega tumau, ae o se
avanoa lelei fo’i lea e mafai ai ona fa’a masani i latou i le olaga
faigaluega i totonu o le malo.
Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected]
➧ TALA MAI SAMOA…
six districts, to ensure expedited responses when requests are
received. The transfer to DPW also included DOE funds earmarked for maintenance. DPW has since hired 6 individuals,
given them new vehicles and salaries of around $40k.
In 2013, responding to Samoa News questions, the governor’s
executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph Pereira said it’s Lolo’s
wish that DOE concentrate solely on educating students with
“teachers focusing on classroom teaching” instead of having to
worry about the conditions of public school facilities.
Iulogologo said school maintenance is divided in about six
‘districts’ with a supervisor, who is responsible along with the
district team to “response expeditiously” to any calls from public
schools throughout the territory.
“The idea is to have a technical team of certified plumbers,
electricians and other personnel available to be dispatched
immediately to any request from each district,” he said over a
telephone interview, at the time.
He said that under the setup of this network with DPW, the
maintenance crew will also continue to visit school campuses
every day to ensure there are no other problems, which will be
later identified as worst. “
Preventive measures are the idea, to make sure a small
problem does not get worse, or any issue does not become a
problem later,” he said, adding that DPW has set out specific
work duties and responsibilities for the maintenance crew.
This year, in September, Samoana High School converted
their gymnasium into classrooms, after one of its older buildings
had water damage from roof leaks and was found to be un-usable.
The school delayed its official opening day, until the ‘temporary’
classrooms were completed. It’s unknown if the building will be
repaired and renovated or a new one is in the works.
Tafuna Industrial Park
P.O. Box 1269, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Tel # 684 699-1854; Fax # 684 699-2869
Email: [email protected]
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER
Marketing and Sales Manager Job Purpose: Accomplishes business development activities by researching and developing
marketing opportunities and plans; implementing sales plans; managing staff.
Marketing and Sales Manager Job Duties:
Accomplishes marketing and sales human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning,
scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring,
appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and
procedures.
Achieves marketing and sales operational objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations
to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and
customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements;
implementing change.
Meets marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling
expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Mai itulau 9
le agavaa ai.
Na faailoa e le alii palemia i luga o pepa o faamatalaga e
faapea, e le o i ai se amiotonu faaletulafono i lea teuteuga ma e
leo i ai foi se tulaga o le a uunaia ai atunuu lakapi e lagolagoina
lea taaloga talu ai lava lea faaiuga ua toe aumai.
O le taatiaga muamua o le tulafono sa i ai, e moomia ai tama
sa taaalo muamua mo se isi atunuu ae ua fua sui i lona atunuu
ona taalo i se vae se tasi o le taamilosaga taitoafitu faavaomalo a
le IRB, ona agavaa ai lea e taalo mo le au taitoafitu a lona atunuu
i le Olemipeka faapea le au taitoa 15 a lona atunuu. Peitai, ua
toe faailoa mai nei e le IRB le toe teuteuina o le tulafono ma ua
tatau nei ona atoa vae e fa o le taamilosaga taitoafitu a le IRB
e taaalo ai tama o lo o fia sui atunuu e taaalo ai e le gata mo le
Olemipeka, ae faapea foi le ipu o le lalolagi.
SAINI E SAMOA LE MALIEGA FAAVAOMALO
Ua maea sainia nei e le malo Samoa ma le Faletupe o le Lalolagi se maliega faavaomalo, lea ua mafai ai ona maua se faamanuiaga tau seleni mo Samoa e $7.5 miliona tala Amerika po o
le tusa lea ma le $17 miliona tala Samoa. O lea maliega na sainia
ao i ai le taitai o le malo, le susuga Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele
Malielegaoi, i le fonotaga a taitai o malo aufaatasi o le lalolagi
na faatautaia i Niu Ioka i mataupu lava tau fesuiaiga o le tau.
O lea seleni o le a mafai ona fesoasoani i le malo i le faamalosia o fesoasoani tautupe mo le manuia lautele ma lagolagoina ai taumafaiga mo le atinaeina o le tamaoaiga o Samoa.
Faailoa foi i lalo o lenei maliega o le a fesoasoani tele lenei
seleni i le faatinoina o galuega e pei ona autasi i ai mole tali atu
i aafiaga mai fesuiaiga o le tau, e pei ona i ai i le Taiala Samoa,
le Samoa Pathway, mai iugafono o le fonotele faavaomalo sa
talimalo ai le atunuu.
Determines annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas; projecting expected sales
volume and profit for existing and new products; analyzing trends and results; establishing pricing strategies; recommending
selling prices; monitoring costs, competition, supply, and demand.
Accomplishes marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating advertising,
merchandising, and trade promotion programs; developing field sales action plans.
Identifies marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor’s share, and
competitor’s strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.
Improves product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities;
improving product packaging; coordinating new product development.
Sustains rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities.
Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining
personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Accomplishes marketing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
Skills: Financial Planning and Strategy, Marketing Concepts, Positioning, People Management, Territory Management, Sales
Planning, Competitive Analysis, Understanding the Customer, Product Development, Client Relationships, Creative Services
Qualifications: A university degree in marketing or business studies is preferred; or a minimum of seven years of related
experience or training in sales and marketing; or the equivalent combination of formal education and experience. Problemsolving and analytical skills to interpret sales and performance and market trend information. Proven ability to motivate and
lead the sales team. Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies. Excellent oral and written communication skills,
plus a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. A valid local driver’s license is mandatory.
Salary Package:
Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: October 13, 2014
Applicants may pick up applications and/or drop off their resumes at the GHC Reid office in Tafuna, or email [email protected]
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