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Democrat David Ige
sworn in as Governor of Hawaii 3
Pavaiai Elemetary School ECE visited the
Governor’s Mansion with their teachers last
Tuesday morning as part of their “Who am I?”
program. The governor’s wife, Mrs. Cynthia
Moliga greeted them at the door and conducted
a tour of the house. Principal Laborday Atanoa
[standing far right] and ECE teachers Seuga
Talitasi Custodio and Lisa Asifoa [amongst
the pupils] together with UH Coordinators
enjoyed touring our governor’s residence on top
[photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
of Maugaoali’i.
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PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
$1.00
Some tenants off- Generally Accepted Accounting
setting Industrial Principles not met at hospital
Park lease payments to ASG IOU
Qualified Audit and CMS survey highlight need for major changes
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu
Samoa News Reporter
Dept. of commerce 4th quarter report
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
While the government is going after tenants in the Tafuna
Industrial Park to pay their leases, ASG itself owes some of
those same tenants “huge sums of money” according to the
Department of Commerce’s fiscal year 2014 Fourth Quarter
performance report, for the period of July 1-Sept. 30, 2014.
For many years, the private sector has complained to lawmakers and to the news media that the government has declined
to offset what they owe to the business community, while ASG
is going after them for rent on government property, or for
taxes. The biggest complaints from tenants are from those at
the Industrial Park.
At the end of the 4th quarter, DOC said that it’s important
to bring to light “problems and issues” Industrial Park tenants
have experienced in the past with payments owed to them by
ASG — with most of those payments still pending.
(Continued on page 15)
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“LBJ’s qualified audit opinion by Moss and
Adams is not a real good opinion,” said the
LBJ Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer, Pauline
Gebauer about their Fourth Quarter Report. As
we move forward to improve this challenge,
it will require a system change which is forthcoming in May 2015,” she noted.
The Fiscal Year 2014 last quarter report
says LBJ does have challenges in many areas.
According to Gebauer, in their last quarter the
hospital experienced cash flow challenges from
time to time depending on the receipt of funds.
“Our main sources of revenue come from Medicaid, Medicare, Department of Interior (DOI),
the American Samoa Government subsidy of
2% tax infusion, insurance reimbursements and
the local revenue captured from the facility fees
and cafeteria sales. The report says that the local
hospital is also transacting business with Samoa’s
healthcare system to use LBJ’s radiology services.
According to the report, the hospital’s current Medicaid billing methodology is another
big challenge. “We are using a methodology
that is approved by Medicaid based on our pre-
sumptive eligible resident population, where
we receive $1.1million or so monthly which
equates to about $13.2million annually.
“Interestingly enough, our current billing
system captures this Medicaid billed population
at $3.1million monthly which is about three
times more (July data for research purposes).
If we can reach out to CMS to review our
data so we can change our methodology and use
this actual billing data, we can yield approximately $37.2million annually.” The hospital
says this would improve their cash flow, along
with pulling down Affordable Care Act funds.
MOSS ADAMS AUDIT OPINION
While the report indicates that LBJ’s qualified
audit opinion by Moss and Adams is not a good
one, as they move to improve this challenge it will
require a system change. “This is a most needed
change for our financial reporting package and to
include an integrated billing system will greatly
address improving this opinion,” said Gebauer
who also noted that it would take time.
The hospital’s financial statement preparation is an item from the auditor’s findings where
LBJ is not meeting the Generally Accepted
(Continued on page 14)
Fa’amoemoe tamaoaiga atumotu Pasefika i faiga faiva
tusia Ausage Fausia
The American Samoa Under-19 Boys National Basketball
team was able to win their first game of the FIBA Under-19
Oceania Basketball Championship (Dec. 1-6) this past Sunday
when they defeated Fiji 61- 47. The American Samoa Girls team
did not fare as well when they lost to Oceania powerhouse Australia in a pounding defeat. See Sports section in today’s issue
[photo: Am. Samoa Basketball Assoc.]
for details. Na taua e le Failautusi lagolago a le NOAA mo
fagotaga fa’avaomalo, le susuga Russell Smith e
fa’apea, talu atu o le gataifale le isi alagatupe tele
e fa’amoemoe i ai le tamaoaiga o ni isi o atumotu
o le pasefika, e maualuga ai lona talitonuga, e taua
tele tulaga o faiga faiva i so o se atunu’u o le pasefika aua o iina e fua i ai le malosi o le isi vaega o
le tamaoaiga o atunu’u laiti.
O le susuga ia Smith sa malaga fa’atasi mai
ma se aumalaga e silia i le to’a 20 mai atumotu
eseese o le Pasefika, e auai i le fonotaga lona 11
mo Faiga Faiva a le Pasefika o lo o faia i Samoa,
ae na malaga mai e talia le valaau fa’aaloalo a
le malo o Amerika Sampa, ina ia malaga mai
e feiloa’i ma sui o le malo a o lumana’i ai le
fonotaga i Samoa.
O le afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga, le Lutena Kovana ia Lemanu Peleti
Mauga ma ni isi o sui o le kapeneta a le kovana,
fa’atasi ai ma le Fa’atonusili o le Matagaluega
o le Vaomatua, Faiga Faiva ma le Siosiomaga ia Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga, na auai i le
fa’afeiloa’iina o le au malaga, e ala i le ‘ava o
feiloaiga sa faia i le aso Faraile na te’a nei.
Na fa’afetaia e le afioga i le ali’i kovana le
au malaga i lo latou taliaina o le fa’atalauula atu
a le matagaluega ma le malo, ina ia malaga mai
latou te feiloa’i ma fetufaa’i, a o lumana’i ai le
fonotaga tele i Samoa.
“O lo outou taliaina o le fa’atalauula atu e
afifio mai, ua atagia mai ai le maualuga o la
outou silasila i le fa’atauaina o tulaga tau faiga
faiva i totonu o le Pasefika aemaise ai Amerika
Samoa”, o se vaega lea o le saunoaga pu’upu’u
a le ali’i kovana i le taimi na tauaao ai lana ipu i
le taimi o le ‘ava.
Saunoa atili le ali’i kovana e fa’apea, o le
taua o mataupu e fa’atatau i faiga faiva i le sami,
ona o iina o lo o taoto ai le tamaoaiga o atumotu o le Pasefika e aofia ai Samoanalua, ma
(Faaauau itulau 14)
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samoa news, Tuesday, December 2, 2014
ATA: U.S. vessels
not being locked
into Tuna Treaty
would benefit
US fishing fleet
But, it’s “a complicated matter”
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
(ANSWER on page 14)
STRANGE BUT TRUE
By Samantha Weaver
✖ It was American author and illustrator Oliver Herford who defined a manuscript as
“something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.”
✖ A football in an NFL game lasts, on average, only 6 minutes.
✖ If you’re planning to visit Chicago anytime soon, you might want to keep in mind that
in that city, it’s against the law to dine in any establishment that is on fire.
✖ One Washington state prison offers inmates cats to aid in their rehabilitation.
✖ In 1856, a soldier of fortune (who was also a journalist, doctor and lawyer) by the
name of William Walker and his hand-picked group of mercenaries took over Nicaragua.
Walker appointed himself dictator, thus securing for himself the distinction of being the
only native-born American citizen to become head of state of a foreign nation.
✖ You might be surprised to learn that the Earth experiences a million earthquakes every
year; however, most of them are so small that they aren’t even noticeable.
✖ If you counted up all the McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, KFC, Wendy’s and Taco Bell locations in the United States and added them
together, you still wouldn’t reach the number of pharmacy locations across the country.
✖ Barbra Streisand once had a shopping mall installed in the basement of her Malibu,
California, home.
✖ The next time you see a group of cats together, you can call them a “cloudier.” If
the cats are young ones, though, the appropriate term for a group of kittens is a “kindle.”
✖ Those who study such things say that cockroaches can run as fast as 3 mph.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • Thought for the Day • • • • • • • • • • • • •
“A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.” — Oscar Wilde
American Tunaboat Association (ATA) executive director
Brian Hallman says that the U.S. fishing fleet being given the
flexibility to negotiate directly with Pacific Island countries for
the rights to fish in those island’s Exclusive Economic Zones
(EEZ) would be beneficial to the U.S. boats, but it’s “a complicated matter.”
A $90 million fishing treaty agreement — the South Pacific
Tuna Treaty — signed in October this year between the U.S.
and Forum Fisheries Agency’s 17-member countries drastically
reduces the number of fishing days for U.S. vessels in the EEZ
of these countries. The biggest concern is the huge reduction of
fishing days in the EEZ of Kiribati.
ATA, along with the U.S State Department handled the
Treaty negotiations — which go into effect next year — with
the Pacific Island countries, on behalf of 40 U.S. fishing vessels.
Over the weekend, Dr. Transform Aqorau, who heads the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, (PNA) called for more flexibility
for US tuna vessels in negotiating access to fishing grounds
with island countries rather than being locked into the Treaty,
according to Radio New Zealand International.
Aqorau says American Samoa’s canneries are greatly
affected by the reduction of fishing days under the Treaty and
he is urging for flexibility by the U.S. government so that fishing
boats can negotiate on their own.
Asked if the federal government should be more more flexible and allow U.S. boats to negotiate fishing access to the EEZ
of the FFA members countries, Hallman told Samoa News,
“this is a complicated matter.”
“The US/ Pacific Island Tuna Treaty provides that only vessels licensed under the Treaty may fish in the South Pacific. It
is not clear that licensed vessels could not gain more access via
additional arrangements, for example, with a bilateral agreement
negotiated on behalf of the US fleet by ATA,” Hallman said yesterday from Apia, where he is attending the Western & Central
Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting.
Asked if having such flexibility would benefit the U.S. fishing
fleet, Hallman replied, “yes, this kind of approach could provide
for more flexibility and more access for US vessels, and should
be addressed in the re-negotiation/ re-structuring of the Treaty,
which we hope will begin early next year.”
Hallman went on to point out that the most important
WCPFC issue affecting the US purse seine fleet, and the catch
of tuna going to the canneries in American Samoa, “is probably
the question of whether to establish more fishing restrictions on
vessels that catch some bigeye tuna, either targeted or not, since
this stock may be slightly overfished.”
He said, “The bigeye stock is already the subject of a stringent four year management program that was agreed upon last
year. ATA’s view is that new restrictions should not be added
until the current measures can be evaluated.”
samoa news, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Page 3
LAND COMMISSION
by Joyetter
Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu
Samoa News Reporter
MAN CHARGED IN
CONNECTION WITH
DRUGS, WEAPONS
A $10,000 bail has been set
for Tuliese Taliu of Faga’alau,
who’s facing charges of
unlawful possession of a controlled substance, marijuana,
possession of arms without
license and possession of a
prohibited weapon. The drug
charge is a felony which is
punishable with five to 10
years in jail, while the weapon
charges are misdemeanors, and
each carries a jail term of up to
one year in jail, a fine of up to
$1,000 or both.
According to the government’s case, last week, Detective Amituana’i Filemoni was
heading west bound when
he observed a gold sedan
overtaking two vehicles in
a no-passing zone in Avau.
Filemoni activated his police
unit’s red lights and went after
the vehicle, whose driver
pulled over in Avau.
The driver identified himself
to the police when he immediately exited the vehicle and
walked toward the police units
and apologized for driving
carelessly say court filings.
Taliu told the police that he was
rushing to take his nephews to
the Public Defender’s office
for their appointments.
During questioning the
defendant informed the Detective that he does not have a valid
driver’s license nor any sort
of identification and therefore
backup was called to impound
the vehicle and to perform an
inventory search of the vehicle
at the police station in Fagatogo.
During the inventory of the
vehicle, Detective Johnny Paselio noted that three live rounds
of ammunition were observed
in plain view within the drivers’
door side pocket and when the
defendant was asked about the
ammunition he denied having
any knowledge of it.
Court filings say that the
discovery of the live ammunition in plain view within the
impounded vehicle called for a
search of the whole vehicle for
the possibility of any weapons
within the car.
Police found a black waist
pouch zipper bag underneath
the front passenger side seat,
which contained a plastic medicine bottle which had 22 caliber ammunition. It is alleged
the defendant later admitted the
ammunition belonged to him.
Police also discovered a glass
pipe and four marijuana joints
which Taliu also claimed were
his according to court filings.
The live ammunition found
was later identified as .38 special ammunition and of the
three discovered was a hollowpoint bullet, gold in color.
Defendant made his initial
appearance last week Friday
before the District Court.
ALATUNA SIMI TO
ENTER GUILTY PLEA
Alatuna Simi — one of four
defendants who’s charged in
connection with the armed robbery of the Gold Conda store in
Faga’alu back in May — will
enter into a plea agreement
with the government.
Alatuna Simi, along with
co-defendants Falefatu Asi and
Samuelu Wright, are each held
on bail of $100,000 and each
has been charged with firstdegree robbery and stealing.
According to the government, the lead investigator in
this high profile case is Detective Sgt. Amituana’i Filemoni.
Court filings says that Asi
was the driver of the vehicle
that picked up Simi and
Wright following the alleged
armed robbery. It’s alleged
that Wright pointed a shotgun
at the cashier, while Simi
jumped over the counter and
grabbed a box from under the
cash register, which was later
Democrat David Ige sworn
in as Governor of Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Democrat David Ige was sworn in
Monday as Hawaii’s eighth governor, taking the oath of office in
the state Capitol in a ceremony that featured hula dancers, conch
calls and ukulele serenades. Ige took the helm after defeating
Republican James “Duke” Aiona in the general election and
upsetting incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the primary.
In an event that paid tribute to Ige’s roots as the grandson of
Japanese immigrants and a melting pot of Hawaiian traditions,
Ige began his acceptance speech in his trademark humble style,
saying to the crowd, “My name is David Ige.”
“Some of you may find the gesture unnecessary,” he said.
“But I find it quite appropriate. After all, an inauguration is
really an introduction of a new governor, a new administration,
a new beginning.”
The 57-year-old former state senator vowed during his campaign to engage the public with a less confrontational style than
his predecessor. He has been working to build a cabinet that
shares his vision of a transparent government that engages the
community in solving problems.
Shan Tsutsui also was sworn in as lieutenant governor.
identified as a candy bar box.
It’s alleged that Asi and Alatuna each received $100, while
Wright held $120. This matter
has been postponed to next
month for the hearing on a suppression motion.
It’s unclear what the plea
agreement terms are, but the
defendant’s change of plea
hearing has been scheduled for
this coming Wednesday.
NOTICE is hereby given that ARONA MAIAVA JR., JOHN ARONA MAIAVA & TALITA
SENETENARI members on behalf of MAIAVA FAMILY of FALENIU, American Samoa, has executed
a LEASE AGREEMENT to a certain parcel of land commonly known as LALOVI which is situated
in the village of FALENIU, in the County of TUALAUTA, WESTERN District, Island of Tutuila,
American Samoa. Said LEASE AGREEMENT is now on file with the Territorial Registrar to be
forwarded to the Governor respecting his approval or disapproval thereof according to the laws
of American Samoa. Said instrument names JOHN ARONA MAIAVA & TALITA SENETENARI as
LESSEES.
Any person who wish, may file his objection in writing with the Secretary of the Land
Commission before the 20TH day of JANUARY, 2015. It should be noted that any objection
must clearly state the grounds therefor.
POSTED:
NOVEMBER 18, 2014 thru JANUARY 20, 2015
SIGNED:
Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar
KOMISI O LAU’ELE’ELE
O LE FA’ASALALAUGA lenei ua faia ona o ARONA MAIAVA JR., JOHN ARONA MAIAVA & TALITA
SENETENARI Sui ole Aiga SA MAIAVA ole nu’u o FALENIU, Amerika Samoa, ua ia faia se
FEAGAIGA LISI, i se fanua ua lauiloa o LALOVI, e i le nu’u o FALENIU i le itumalo o TUALAUTA,
Falelima i SISIFO ole Motu o TUTUILA Amerika Samoa. O lea FEAGAIGA LISI ua i ai nei i teuga
pepa ale Resitara o Amerika Samoa e fia auina atu ile Kovana Sili mo sana fa’amaoniga e tusa ai
ma le Tulafono a Amerika Samoa. O lea mata’upu o lo’o ta’ua ai JOHN ARONA MAIAVA &
TALITA SENETENARI .
A iai se tasi e fia fa’atu’i’ese i lea mata’upu, ia fa’aulufaleina mai sa na fa’atu’iesega tusitusia
ile Failautusi o lea Komisi ae le’i o’o ile aso 20 o IANUARI, 2015. Ia manatua, o fa’atu’iesega
uma lava ia tusitusia manino mai ala uma e fa’atu’iese ai.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
FROM THE
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF AMERICAN SAMOA
The Secretary of American Samoa wishes to inform the residents interested
in obtaining a notary public commission, or in renewing a commission, that
the next course on notary law and ethics will be offered at the American Samoa Community College, Room #8, on December 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2014
(Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. As is required by
the Notary Act of 2007, Public Law 30-18, as amended, anyone who wishes to
obtain a Notary Public Commission must undergo and successfully complete a
course on Notary law, procedure and ethics.
Please contact Melesete Haleck or Sally Faumuina at the Office of the
Governor at 633-4116 to register and for more information, or visit the website
www.americansamoa.gov, and click on the “Secretary of American Samoa”
hyperlink to find out more.
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samoa news, Tuesday, December 2, 2014
ASTCA’s board unanimously votes Jason
Betham as new CBFO
Roy Hall recused himself from
hiring process and did not vote
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu, Samoa News Reporter
Members of the American Samoa TeleCommunications
Authority (ASTCA) Board have dismissed rumors circulating
that ASCTA Board Chairman Roy Hall Jr played a part in the
hiring of his son-in-law, Jason Betham as ASTCA’s Chief Business and Finance Officer (CBFO). Board member Don Fuimaono confirmed with Samoa News that Betham was hired last
month as CBFO by the board— not the Chair of the Board.
Fuimaono also told Samoa News that there were two applicants for the CBFO position that was advertised: Michael
McDonald and Jason Betham. “The board unanimously voted
for Jason to take on this position,” said Fuimaono.
Another board member who did not wish to be named told
Samoa News that during the board meeting, when it came to
time to discuss the CBFO position, Hall recused himself and he
did not play any role whatsoever in the hiring of his son-in-law.
“Jason was hired by the board, he’s a qualified candidate who
has vast knowledge and is eligible to uphold the CBFO position
which is why the board hired him, given his experience,” said
the board member.
Samoa News received emails and calls that Hall had hired his
son-in-law, comments that did not sit well with ASTCA board
members. According to Fuimaono, Hall did not campaign for
the board members to hire Jason, rather Betham went through
the interview process where the evaluation was conducted by the
board members who unanimously hired him. He also noted that
Betham was working for Catholic Education, and it’s unclear if
he’s free of that commitment, but as of November, Betham has
been working as the new ASTCA CBFO.
Fuimaono — who held the CFO position before — said
there was no prior CBFO, however, former CEO, Moefauo Bill
Emmsley had hired McDonald to be the marketing manager,
and at the same time, “he was doing CBFO work for ASCTA,”
said Fuimaono.
According to the ASCTA ad that went out in March 2014,
the Chief Business and Finance Officer salary would range from
$65,000- $75,000 annually, and outlined duties expected to be
performed, which include assisting the Chief technology and
engineering officer and the Chief Compliance and Administrative Support Officer.
Betham has worked in banking and finance for a long time,
beginning in Honolulu with Amerika Samoa Bank when they
operated a branch there. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Trade and Finance from Chaminade Univ. (1994); a
Masters of Business Administration in International Business
Management, Chaminade Univ., (1998); is a member of Delta
Mu Delta Business Honor Society and a graduate of the prestigious Executive Leadership Development Program (2011).
In addition to being a Loan Officer with Amerika Samoa
Bank, he was Relationship Manager for ANZ/ASB from 20012005. At Development Bank of American Samoa (2005-2014)
he worked as Credit Manager, Vice President, and Acting
President (twice). Betham also served as Vice President for the
American Samoa Chamber of Commerce.
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ASCC art facilitator Regina Meredith (left) and American Samoa master tatau and siapo
artist Su’a Tupuola Uilisone Fitiao (right) share their insights with a fellow siapo practitioner
[Courtesy Photo]
from Wallis/Futuna during a recent conference in Papeete, Tahiti. ASCC Artist Meredith
represents Territory at
Tahiti Siapo Conference
By James Kneubuhl, ASCC Press Officer
American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Art facilitator Regina Meredith recently
returned from the conference Tapa Festival Lien culturel d’Oceanie held in Papeete, Tahiti
from November 10 – 23rd. In addition to interacting with other siapo (tapa) practitioners from
Wallis and Futuna, Rapa Nui, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Hawai’i, Marquesas, Vanuatu, and
New Caledonia to share methods of bark cloth making, dye making and motif application,
Meredith and accompanying tattoo master and siapo maker Su’a Tupuola Uilisone Fitiao
gave a power point presentation at the gathering based on their collaborative paper titled
“Saili’iliga ma suesuega e faatatau Mamanu Siapo: Initiating a dialogue about Samoan Siapo
and Motifs.”
For Meredith, a chance to network with fellow siapo artists from the region always provides
an opportunity to enhance her own knowledge and skills. “Meeting our Pacific island family
who still make siapo is always the main highlight,” she said.
“Once we get together, we could make siapo every day all day long. There is exchange
in process, and language, and curiosities revealed regarding the different dyes and colors
used, what the motifs mean. Just the overall spiritual gathering of the tapa minds is a great
feeling.”
Meredith also expressed gratitude for the expertise Su’a brought to the gathering. “His contribution to the siapo art form is extremely important because of his experience and his mastery
of tatau. Our delving into “parallels in motifs” between siapo and tatau could not have happened without his input to the research we did together at the Smithsonian.”
In their conference presentation Meredith and Su’a shared the research they did at the
National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington,
DC this past summer.
During four weeks at the Smithsonian, they worked alongside conservators on 21 siapo
collected between 1890 and 1953, focusing on three basic areas: historical and background
information; siapo construction and design elements; and the perpetuation of siapo.
In the resulting paper, Meredith and Su’a identify themselves as “artists from the oral tradition” seeking to bridge the academic and cultural approaches to the indigenous art form.
“Considering the two schools of thought—that of the scholar and that of oral tradition— are
significant and run parallel,” Meredith and Su’a write, “intersecting often and continuing along
a common path, it is our hope that this paper inspires a new approach to seeing the art form, and
initiates a dialogue about siapo that permeates Samoan culture and ancestral vitality.”
As a distinguished artist in the community as well as through her work at ASCC, Meredith
has longstanding experience with the intersection between the academic study of art and its
actual practice.
“Attending an event like this always brings me more knowledge to pass on to our students
in the classroom,” she reflected. “In this case, the benefits are twofold. First there’s the sharing
and listening to other tapa practitioners who engage in teaching their art form to others, thereby
learning what’s new and what we as educators can do better. You also gain firsthand knowledge
about our Pacific similarities and differences in this art form.”
She and Su’a illustrated their collaborative paper with photographs of ASCC students creating their own original siapo pieces. “Students expressing themselves through siapo represents
an engagement with their ancestral history,” she explained. “This is where the intangible qualities of cultural values meet the tangible practice of re-creation, which in turn is how cultures
remain living and vital.”
As part of their commitment to perpetuating the art form of siapo, Meredith and Su’a will
present a lecture for both students and the community in the spring 2015 semester based on
their presentation in Tahiti.
samoa news, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Page 5
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc.
by B. Chen, Samoa News Correspondent
the TAUESE P.F. SUNIA OCEAN
CENTER GETS RAVE REVIEWS
The Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei has been
dubbed a “wonderful learning center” on tripadvisor.com, the
ultimate source for online reviews.
According to a visitor who stopped by the Ocean Center last
month, “This was a brief, but very rewarding stop while in Pago
Pago, AS earlier this month. It’s a high-tech, modern and informative learning center about our earth and our oceans. Definitely
worth the time if you’re in Pago Pago.”
Another reviewer described the Ocean Center as “modern
and informative” saying, “What a great learning experience for
me and my family! We were visiting the Samoan Islands and
found this Ocean Center to be refreshing, informative and very
friendly. The tour is lead by a super friendly guide who does
a great job of mixing local cultural tales with scientific facts,
making for a fun and interesting presentation of the local marine
ecosystem……We spent about an hour checking everything out.
Free of charge and centrally located in Pago, just next door to
the old Rainmaker Hotel. Worth the visit!”
Another visitor posted, “A great place to learn about the
National Marine Sanctuary. I was the only visitor so I had a
personal tour guide. His family owned a small island out in the
sanctuary and he was very knowledgeable about the land, ocean
life, and history of the area. The center is free to visit but please
consider a donation to help with their funding and enable them
to remain open.”
The state-of-the-art Ocean Center is managed by the National
Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and hosts multiple field
trips for local school children, as well as tours for tourists and
those wanting to learn more about the Sanctuary system.
EMERGENCY SIREN SYSTEM TO
UNDERGO MAINTENANCE WORK
The Department of Homeland Security/TEMCO has
announced that maintenance and repair work will be conducted
for all emergency sirens on Tutuila, Aunu’u and the Manu’a
Islands starting this weekend.
The maintenance work will be carried out by off-island contractors from December 6-19 and may include weekends.
According to DHS/TEMCO, maintenance service is necessary to ensure that all sirens are functional and in proper working
condition during emergencies.
Meanwhile, the public is reminded that the monthly territorywide emergency siren test for this month will be carried out this
Friday, December 5 at 12 noon.
This is the monthly siren test which is held on the first Friday
of every month.
The public is encouraged to call 699-3800 and report any
issues with respect to the siren testing this Friday. “We request
and kindly remind village mayors (Pulenu’u) to please call 6993800 to advise and report results of siren testing in your respective villages and counties.”
a CHANGE OF DATES FOR 37TH
ANNUAL HOLIDAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
The scheduled dates for the 37th Annual Holiday Music
Festival have been changed and will now be held Sunday,
December 14 to Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Malaeoletalu, Fagatogo Pavilion.
An estimated 30 local groups — mostly youth groups and
church choirs — have already auditioned for a slot to perform
during the event, which is hosted by the American Samoa
Council on Arts, Culture, and Humanities (ASCACH).
Program coordinator Rexx Yandall said yesterday that a
meeting will be held to discuss issues that include the number of
people per group and how everything can blend together in order
to make this year’s performances a success.
As with previous years, all performers will be held to the same
strict standards to ensure “fairness” across the board. Those who
make the cut will be “the best of the best” said Yandall who
added that the confirmed number of performers will be made
official later this week on Thursday.
Those who auditioned were judged on several criteria that
included artistic value, gracefulness of the performers, unity,
quality of voices, discipline, enter and exit, appropriateness of
the message (holiday theme), and obeying the 10-minute time
limit.
One requirement is that all interested groups MUST include
30 or more members. However, some of the groups that auditioned had fewer than that number.
The project is supported by an award from the National
Endowment for the Arts and more information can be obtained
by calling 633-4347/4490/5613.
Employment
Opportunities
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. in Atu’u have immediate openings in the Production
Department for the following:
1. Fish Room Lead Person
2. Fish Meal Lead Person
3. Cleaning Support Lead Person
4. Packing Lead Person
5. Labeling & Casing Lead Person
6. Shipping and Receiving Lead Person
FISH ROOM LEAD PERSON
Required and desirable abilities, skills and experience
include:
• Ability to effectively understand, speak and read
English desirable. Effective Samoan
communication ability advantageous.
• Basic math ability.
• One (1) or more years in tuna processing
including Lead person experience.
• Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices for
food processing.
• Knowledge of Fish Processing operations and
standards preferred.
• Certified Organoleptic/Sensory preferred.
• Knowledge of OSHA regulation policies and
procedures.
• Physically capable of standing for extended
periods and lifting up to 50lbs.
• Able to work all scheduled shifts including
weekends.
• Good employment and attendance record.
FISH MEAL LEAD PERSON
Required and desirable abilities, skills and experience
include:
• Ability to effectively understand, speak and read
English desirable. Effective Samoan
communication ability advantageous.
• Basic math ability.
• One (1) or more years in tuna processing
including Lead person experience.
• Knowledge of Fish Meal operations and standards
preferred.
• Knowledge of OSHA regulations policies and
procedures.
• Physically capable of standing for extended
periods and lifting up to 50lbs.
• Able to work all scheduled shifts including
weekends.
• Good employment and attendance record.
CLEANING SUPPORT LEAD PERSON
Required and desirable abilities, skills and experience
include:
• Ability to effectively understand, speak and read
English desirable. Effective Samoan
communication ability advantageous.
• Basic math ability.
• One (1) or more years in tuna processing
including Lead person experience.
• Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices for
food processing.
• Knowledge of PSC procedures and standards
preferred.
• Knowledge of OSHA regulations policies and
procedures.
• Physically capable of standing for extended
periods and lifting up to 50lbs.
• Able to work all scheduled shifts.
• Good employment and attendance record.
PACKING LEAD PERSON
Required and desirable abilities, skills and experience
include:
• Ability to effectively understand, speak and read
English desirable. Effective Samoan
communication ability advantageous.
• Basic math ability.
• One (1) or more years in tuna processing
including Lead person experience.
• Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices for
food processing.
• Knowledge of Packing, Weight Control, Condiments
Additions and Seam Defects standards preferred.
• Organoleptic/Sensory certification preferred.
• Knowledge of FDA, OSHA regulations policies and
procedures.
• Physically capable of standing for extended
periods and lifting up to 50lbs.
• Able to work all scheduled shifts.
• Good employment and attendance record.
LABELING & CASING LEAD PERSON
Required and desirable abilities, skills and experience
include:
• Ability to effectively understand, speak and read
English desirable. Effective Samoan
communication ability advantageous.
• Basic math ability.
• One (1) or more years in tuna processing
including Lead person experience.
• Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices for
food processing.
• Knowledge of Labeling & Casing Production
operations and standards preferred.
• Knowledge of relevant OSHA regulations, policies
and procedures.
• Knowledge of production can codes, product UPC
and label codes, line operations and capabilities
highly preferred.
• Physically capable of standing for extended
periods and lifting up to 50lbs.
• Able to work all scheduled shifts.
• Good employment and attendance record
SHIPPING AND RECEIVING LEAD PERSON
Required and desirable abilities, skills and experience
include:
• Ability to effectively understand, speak and
read English desirable. Effective Samoan
communication ability advantageous.
• Basic math ability.
• One (1) or more years of shipping/receiving or
closely related experience.
• Knowledgeable of relevant OSHA regulations,
policies and procedures.
• Physically capable of standing for extended
periods and lifting up to 50lbs.
• Able to work all scheduled shifts including
weekends.
• Basic PC capability, i.e. MS Office Suite.
• ASG Current commercial driver’s license.
• Good employment and attendance record.
Competitive compensation for all employment opportunities commensurate with qualifications.
For consideration, bring or send a copy of your resume including relevant certifications,
references, ASG American Samoa Health Card, Police Clearance, Immigration Clearances (not
required for US Nationals, US Citizens or AS Permanent Residents) and application by December
9th, 2014 no later than 4:00 PM to (applications may be obtained at):
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc.
Human Resources Department
P.O. BOX 957
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Email: [email protected]
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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American Samoa Government
HIGH COURT
November 3, 2014
POSITIOND ESCRIPTION
COMPUTER SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
Salary: G/S - 16/10 $34,372 to 16/19 $43,732.
RESPONSIBILITY/DEFINITION
Provide overall administration and management of the courts’ computer system and reports directly to
the Chief Justice. This also includes developing, implementing and maintaining network infrastructure.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
1. Perform operational system administration on network servers, workstations, system software and
hardware, database software and other Docket system software
2. Provide backup, recovery and automated maintenance of Systems’
3. Maintain and update the System Code File data and provide users with necessary information
4. Maintain computer related inventories
5. Network cable installation (Ethernet CAT5/6)
KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES
Knowledgeable in:
• Windows Server 2003 and 2008
• Windows SQL
• Windows XP, 7, 8
• Microsoft Office Suites’ (2000-2007)
• Application Program Interface (API)
• Router, Switch, Wireless connectivity (TCP/IP)
• Programming in Visual Fox Pro dBase, SQL and Visual Basic
• iPad and Android systems
MINIMUMR EQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field; or
• Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), or equivalent trade certifications; and
• At least five (5) years experience with:
• Windows Server
• MS Office Suites
• SQL, Visual Basic, dBase
• Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID 0-10)
AMERICAN SAMOA POWER AUTHORITY
Materials Management Office
PO Box PPB, Pago Pago
American Samoa 96799
Phone No: (684) 699-3057
Fax No: (684) 699-4129
REQUEST FOR QUOTES (RFQ)
RFQ No: ASPA.15.1239
Issuance Date: November 25, 2014
Date & Time Due: December 19, 2014
No later than 2:00 p.m. local time
The American Samoa Power Authority hereby issues a Request For Quotes (RFQ) to invite qualified firms
to submit quotes for the:
“Purchase and Delivery of Water Drilling Parts”
Submission
An Original must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: “RFQ #ASPA15.1239 – Purchase and
Delivery of Water Drilling Parts.” Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be
received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Friday, December 19, 2014:
Materials Management Office
American Samoa Power Authority
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Attn: Nancy Tinitali-Mauga, Procurement Manager
Any quotation received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under any
circumstances. Late submissions will not be opened or considered and will be determined as being nonresponsive.
Document
The RFQ package outlining the quotation requirements is available at The Materials Management Office
at ASPA’s Tafuna Compound and may also be obtained from our Website: http://www.aspower.com.
Right of Rejection
The American Samoa Power Authority reserves the right to reject any and/or all quotations and to waive
any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted quotations that are not in the best interests of the
American Samoa Power Authority or the public.
Approved for Issuance: Utu Abe Malae, Executive Director
Tuvalu’s Feleti
Teo jostles for
top WCPFC job
by Samisoni Pareti in
Apia for Islands Business
Reprinted with permission
Will long time Tuvalu and
Pacific civil servant Feleti
Teo get the nod to become
the new executive director of
the Secretariat of the Western
and Central Pacific Fisheries
Commission?
Teo and the world will
get to know the answer later
after the WCPFC wraps up its
second day of its 11th regular
session in Apia. The top job
became available when inaugural Executive Director Australian Dr Glen Hurry didn’t
seek a renewal of his contract
when it expired earlier in the
year.
The qualified lawyer who
once served as Attorney
General of Tuvalu before he
became Director General of
the Pacific Forum Fisheries
Agency is up against four other
candidates for the WCPFC
position.
His main rival is said to be
Dr Sungkwon Soh, who currently works for the WCPFC
Secretariat as its long time
Project Manager. While Teo
has a background in law
and in regional fishery and
regional administration, Dr
Soh is a marine scientist who
has been involved in a wide
range of scientific work for the
Commission.
Dr. Peter Flewelling, a
Canadian is also in the shortlist. He has an extensive
resume in fisheries management and monitoring, control
and surveillance work in the
Philippines and in Mozambique. He has also worked in
the United Nations’ Food and
Agriculture Organisation.
Fourth candidate Sachiko
Tsuji like Dr Flewelling has
also worked for the Food and
Agriculture Organisation headquarters in Rome, Italy. He is
from Japan and has experience
in Japan’s ministry of fishery
as well as with the FAO’s fisheries, aquaculture, economics
and policy division.
An Australian Dr. David
Wilson makes up the fifth
candidate that is vying for the
WCPFC Executive Director
position. He is currently the
Deputy
Secretary/Science
Manager for the Indian Ocean
Tuna Commission. Prior to
joining the Indian Ocean
Tuna Commission in 2011,
Dr Wilson worked in the
Australian government’s fisheries department and headed
the Australian delegations
to annual Tuna Commission
meetings.
All these five candidates
who were shortlisted for the
job went through an interview
Feleti Teo
[courtesy photo]
panel of members of a subcommittee of the Commission this week. The vote of
the 17 members of the Pacific
FFA, which encompasses the
8 members of the Parties of
the Nauru Agreement (PNA)
sub-group, will go for Teo. In
keeping with the protocol of
the WCPFC however, decisions are carried through consensus, not by voting, so Teo
would need the general support of the 16 other members
of the Commission, delegates
from Distance Fishing Water
Nations (DWFN) included.
Whether Teo will lose votes
from DWFN delegates due to
the Pacific’s push for cuts in
Bigeye catches in the Pacific
high seas is also an interesting
question, an observer attending
the Commission meeting in
Apia tells Islands Business
magazine.
Meanwhile, Fiji has yet to
confirm Teo’s replacement
if he secures the Tuna Commission job. After completing
his two terms of six years as
Deputy Secretary General of
the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat last year, the Tuvalu
national became the first SG
of the Pacific Islands Development Forum.
Fiji established the PIDF
to rival that of Teo’s former
employer, the PIFS. Among
his potential successor in PIDF
is his former colleague at PIFS,
Peter Forau, a Solomon Island
national who is finishing his
term as Director General of the
Melanesian Spearhead Group
Secretariat based in Port Vila,
Vanuatu.
(Pareti’s coverage of the
11th session of the WCPFC in
Samoa is made possible with
funding support of the Pacific
Fisheries Forum Agency.)
NEWS BRIEFS
South Korea ship sinks in
Bering Sea; over 50 missing
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials
expressed fear Tuesday of a huge death toll after rescuers failed
to find any of the more than 50 fishermen who went missing
when their ship sank amid high waves in the freezing waters of
the western Bering Sea.
Authorities rescued seven crew members and recovered one
body, but weather and water conditions complicated the search
for the others, an official from the South Korean fisheries and
oceans ministry said on condition of anonymity because of
office rules.
Rescue workers found an empty lifeboat Tuesday near the
site of the accident that might have belonged to the sunken
Oryong 501, said Kim Kang-ho, an official with Sajo Industries,
the canned tuna company that owns the ship.
The crew included 35 Indonesians, 13 Filipinos, 11 South
Koreans and one Russian inspector, the fisheries and oceans
ministry official said. Russian authorities said there were 62
people aboard the ship, which sank in the western part of the
Bering Sea, near Russia.
The ministry official said it’s believed that the ship, which
was catching pollock, began to list after stormy weather caused
seawater to flood its storage areas. Kim said the 2,000-ton
vessel was 36 years old. The seven people who were rescued
had symptoms of hypothermia and couldn’t talk in length about
what exactly happened, he said.
India Christians protest
as fire destroys church
NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of Christians protested
outside police headquarters in India’s capital on Tuesday, suspecting foul play after a fire destroyed a church.
While the cause of Monday’s blaze at the St. Sebastian’s
Church in a northeast suburb of New Delhi was not known, the
Delhi Catholic Archdiocese said that “mischief” was suspected.
“The entire interior, including the Altar, the Holy Bible and
Cross were reduced to ashes,” a statement from the archdiocese
said, adding that forensic samples retrieved from the church,
which was built in 2001, smelled of fuel.
There was no immediate comment from police, and several
phone calls to officials went unanswered.
Walkouts staged across U.S.
to support Ferguson protests
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters across the U.S. have walked
off their jobs or away from classes in support of the Ferguson
protesters. Monday’s walkouts stretched from New York to San
Francisco, and included Chicago and Washington, D.C.
At the University of Missouri-St. Louis, three dozen students
rallied outside the library and walked out of class, some with
their hands up in the gesture that has become a symbol of the
movement. The walkouts came a week after a St. Louis County
prosecutor’s announcement that a grand jury had decided not
to indict white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the
August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was
unarmed and black. The case spawned sometimes violent protests, often with demands that Wilson face charges.
Wilson has resigned from the police force.
Climate change impacts
heat up UN talks in Lima
LIMA, Peru (AP) — With 2014 on track to become the
warmest year on record and time running short, more than 190
nations began talks on a new worldwide deal to limit greenhouse
gas emissions and keep global warming from causing irreversible damage.
New targets for fossil fuel use were announced ahead of the
climate conference by the U.S., the European Union and China,
the first Asian nation to make such a pledge. This has injected
optimism into negotiations that are supposed to climax in Paris
next year with the adoption of a long-awaited climate pact.
But India, Russia, Japan and Australia have yet to commit to
new limits; and scientists say much sharper emissions cuts are
needed in coming decades to keep global warming within 2 degrees
C (3.6 F) of pre-industrial times, the overall goal of the U.N. talks.
Global temperatures have already risen about 0.8 degrees C (1.3
F), and more heat-trapping gases are emitted every year.
Every degree of warming can cause long-lasting impacts,
from melting ice caps and rising sea levels to the loss of species.
“Human influence on the climate system is clear,” Rajendra
Pachauri, who leads the U.N.’s panel of climate-change experts,
told delegates at the opening session in Lima on Monday.
To have a decent chance of reversing the warming trend
before the planet hits the 2-degree mark, the world needs to slash
emissions by 40 percent to 70 percent by 2050 and to near-zero
by the end of the century, according to the panel’s assessments.
Scientists are practically united in warning that there’s no
way to meet this goal by continuing business as usual.
(Continued on page 13)
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AUA & FAGAITUA 644-5000 / 622-5000
In The High Court
of American Samoa
TRIAL DIVISION
HCPR No. 57-2013
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
SELEISA LEULUA’IALI’I HOLI,
Decedent,
By: PITOFANUA UTU,
Petitioner
NOTICE OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR LETTERS
OF ADMINISTRATION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Verified Petition for
Letters of Administration has been filed in the
High Court of American Samoa, Trial Division,
Territory of American Samoa, by PITOFANUA
UTU, FOR THE ESTATE OF SELEISA
LEULUA’IALI’I HOLI, Decedent, who died on
February 1, 2013 in American Samoa.
A hearing on the Petition will be held on
December 9, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., or as soon
thereafter as counsel may be heard, before the
Trial Division of the High Court of American
Samoa, at the courthouse in Fagatogo, American
Samoa. All interested parties may appear before
the Court on said date to respond to this
Petition.
Dated: September 26th, 2014
Clerk of Courts
Published 11/26, 12/02, 12/09
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THANK YOU!
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We would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for all your acts and expressions of
love and support for our family during this time of bereavement. We are truly humbled by your love
for us and especially our father. Thank you for giving us comfort and strength as we cope with the
passing of our dearly beloved ‘Dr. Amoa’.
We would especially like to thank His Lordship Bishop Peter Brown and clergymen, deacons and
catechists from our parish/diocese for the wonderful and most memorable mass of Thanksgiving
and Resurrection for our father. We also want to acknowledge and thank all other church ministers
from different denominations who were present at this celebration. We are comforted and assured
that our father has been entrusted to our Maker in Heaven.
We continue to pray for God’s everlasting love and blessings on you and your families
for your generous love and sympathy in our great loss. May He reward you all abundantly
for what you gave to our family.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent those beautiful flowers that we saw on our father’s grave.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words as any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all but thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much for whatever part.
Faafetai! Faafetai! Faafetai tele lava!
Papalii V. Amoa, children & family
of the late Pauli Dr. Jerome Joseph Amoa.
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a le IRB lea ua suia nei le igoa i le World
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Iuni Lakapi a Samoa faapea sui o kamupani
ma faalapotopotoga o lo o lagolagoina le
au taitoafitu a le atunuu. I lana saunoaga
autu, na faamanino e le taitaifono o le iuni,
o ia foi o le alii palemia, le susuga Tuilaepa
Sailele Malielegaoi, ia tiute a le pulega o le
au ma le pulega o le iuni.
Fai mai a ia, o le tiute o le faiaoga ma le
O nisi o tama o le Manu Samoa Taitoafitu ao pulega o le au, o le filifili o le au. O lea foi
faagasolo le sauniga faapitoa na faalauiloa ai la filifiliga e tatau ona faia ma le le faaituau.
au a le atunuu o le a sauni atu mo isi vae e lua O le tiute o le pulega o le iuni, o le vaai o
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taua o le taamilosaga o lo o faagasolo. Sa ia faamalosiau foi i le au ua filifilia e fai ma sui o Samoa
i ia taaloga faavaomalo. O le au la lenei ua filifilia. O le laina i luma; Faalemiga Selesele, Lio Lolo,
Tofatu Solia, Afa Aiono, Fale Sooialo. O le laina i tua; Tom Iosefo, Lolo Lui, Reupena Levasa,
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Lali
Le
O se va’aiga i le laumua o Pavaiai Elementary ma le Level 5 ma latou faia’oga a’o le’i fa’ae’e le latou
matamataga i le Faletusi o Barstow i Utulei, sa latou feiloa’i ma le tatou sui filifilia i le Konekeresi,
Aumua Amata, ma feutaga’i fo’i i nisi mana’oga tupito mo lea a’oga ae a le tausaga fou. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
tusia Ausage Fausia
LA’A MA LE 2X4 I LE
TO’ALUA O LONA AFAFINE
O le tama matua lea na vaovao ma se 2x4
i le to’alua a lona afafine ma ia lafo i ai upu
mataga ma tala tau fa’amata’u, ua poloaina e le
fa’amasinoga fa’aitumalo i le taeao ananafi, e
sili pe a alu e saili se isi nofoaga e nofo ai mo le
taimi nei, se’i tau fa’ato’a filemu le vevesi o lo
o tula’i mai i le latou aiga ona toe avatu lea o se
isi fautuaga a le fa’amasinoga ia te ia.
O le faaiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei na taofia
fa’apagota ai e leoleo mai Amouli se tama ma
tu’uaia o ia i le moliaga mamafa o le fa’atupu
vevesi i totonu o lona aiga.
O le vevesi na tula’i mai ina ua logo e
le to’alua o le afafine a le ua molia le ofisa o
leoleo i Fagaitua mo se fesoasoani, ina ua vaaia
le faigata lea ona fa’ato’ato’a o le mafaufau o le
toeaina i le vevesi atu ia te ia, atoa ai ma le lafo
atu o upu masoa ia te ia.
I fa’amaumauga a le fa’amasinoga o lo o
taua ai e fa’apea, o le vevesi na tula’i mai ina
ua fa’atonu e le ua molia lona afafine e aua ne’i
avea lana fanau e fa’ataeele i le sami ina ne’i
mama’i tamaiti ona le o lea i le aoga, peita’i na
te’i le ua molia ina ua fa’alogo atu ua fa’ataga
e le to’alua a lona afafine lana fanau e o pea e
taeele i le sami.
Na avea lea ma itu na ita ai loa le ua molia
ma valaau atu loa i le to’alua a lona afafine, pe
aisea ua fa’ataga ai tamaiti e o e ta’aeele.
Na faifai tetele le ita o le ua molia i le mea
ua tupu, ma amata ai loa ona ia faia ni gaioiga
e fa’ailoa ai lona ita e ala i lona lafo o ni upu
masoa i le to’alua a lona afafine, soso’o ai loa
ma lona aapa atu i se laupapa 2x4 ma savali
aga’i atu i le itu o lo o tu mai ai le tamaloa, ae na
vave ona vili e le tamaloa le ofisa o leoleo ma
aga’i atu ai loa leoleo ua fa’afilemu le mataupu,
e ala i lo latou taofia fa’apagota o le ua molia i
le taimi lava lea, ina ia taofia ai le toe tula’i mai
o se isi vevesi i le lumana’i.
Na teena e le ua molia tu’uaiga o le fa’atupu
vevesi i totonu o lona aiga, ma poloaina ai loa o
ia e le fa’amasinoga e aua ne’i ona toe faia ni isi
gaioiga e toe save’u ai le nonofo filemu i le va o
ia ma le to’alua o lona afafine.
TETE’E TELE’A VAIFALE
i TU’UAIGA A LE MALO
O le masina o Ianuari 2015 lea ua toe tolopo
i ai le isi iloiloga o le mataupu a Tele’a Vaifale, ina ua ia tula’i i luma o le fa’amasinoga
maualuga ma teena tu’uaiga a le malo fa’asaga
ia te ia, e afua mai i le fa’alavelave lea na ia
fa’amalosia ai se teineititi e 14 tausaga le matua
i Iliili i le masina o Iuni na te’a nei.
O lo o tu’uaia Vaifale i moliaga mamafa e fa
e aofia ai le faiaiga fa’amalosi ma se teineititi,
tagofia o itutinosa o se teineititi, faia o amioga
fa’asotoma, fa’apea ai ma le faia o feusuaiga
mataga fa’asaga i se teineititi, o lo o molia fo’i o
ia i moliaga mama e lua, o lona taofia faapagota
o se tagata i se auala fa’amalosi, fa’apea ai ma
le fa’ao’olima i le tulaga tolu.
E tusa ai o faamaumauga a le faamasinoga
o lo’o taua ai faapea, ina ua fesiligia e leoleo le
ua molia e tusa ai o lenei mataupu, sa ioeina ai
e le ali’i ua molia e 23 tausaga lona matua, lona
fa’amalosia o le teineititi na a’afia, ma o lo o
taofia pea Vaifale i le toese i Tafuna ina ua le
mafai ona ia totogi le vaega tupe sa fa’atulaga e
le fa’amasinoga e tatala ai o ia i tua.
LASI FINAUGA
O ali’i e 28 tausaga lea na ‘ona ma
fa’aumuumu i luma o se faleoloa i Tafuna,
soso’o ai loa ma lona fa’aleaga o ni ta’avale se
lua sa paka ai i le taimi o le po, ua tu’uaia nei e
le malo i le moliaga mama o le fa’atupu vevesi i
nofoaga faitele, ma le fa’amoemoe e ono i ai ni
moliaga fa’aopoopo e toe molia ai o ia, pe afai
ae mae’a su’esu’ega a leoleo o lo o fa’agasolo e
tusa ai o le mea sa tupu.
O se ata sa pu’eina e le masini pu’eata a le
faleoloa na tupu ai le fa’alavelave, na mafai ona
iloilo e leoleo i le taimi o le latou su’esu’ega,
ma atagia mai le tele o se fa’aletonu sa a’afia
ai se tasi o ta’avale, lea e silia ma le $100 le tau
a’ofa’i e fa’aleleia ai vaega sa fa’aleagaina.
O le vevesi na mafua mai ina ua alu atu Lasi
Finauga e fa’atau mai ni isi ana fagupia, ae
teena e le fa’atau oloa ona ua te’a le 10:00 e
fa’agata ai ona toe talia le fa’atauina atu i tua o
(Faaauau itulau 13)
Lata miliona o lo o
aitalafu ai pisinisi mo
lisi Industrial Park
tusia Ausage Fausia
E tusa ai ma le ripoti o faluega fa’atino a le Matagaluega
o Fefa’atauaiga ma Alamanuia (DOC) mo le Kuata Fa o le
Tausaga Tupe 2014, o lo o taua ai le lata i le miliona le aofa’i o
le tupe o lo o nofo aitalafu ai ni isi o pisinisi o lo o latou lisiina
fanua a le malo i Tafuna, po o le Industrial Park.
I se vaega o lea ripoti o lo o taua ai e fa’apea, e tusa ma le
$988,674.52 le aofa’i o le tupe o lo o aitalafu ai pisinisi i le malo,
ae o le $926,297.71 o lea tupe o aitalafu lea ua silia i le 90 aso
ma luga atu e le i totogiina lava.
O lo o galulue nei le Matagaluega ma le Ofisa o le Loia Sili,
mo le tau fa’amautuina o se faiga i aitalafu ua silia i le ta’i 120
aso e le i totogiina atu lava i le malo.
Na taua i se vaega o lea ripoti e fa’apea, talu mai le poloaiga
a le ali’i kovana i le tausaga na te’a nei, lea na taoto atu ai le
malosi i le Matagaluega mo le fa’amaopopoina ma le aoina o
aitalafu ma lisi i fanua o le malo, ua vaaia ai le si’itia i luga o
tupe maua ua mafai ona ao mai i totonu mo nei lisi, i le galulue
soosoo tauaua ai o le DOC, Ofisa o le Loia Sili fa’apea ai ma le
Matagaluega o Tupe a le malo.
O se tasi o vaega ua mafai ona alia’e mai i lenei taumafaiga,
o le iloa ai lea o le tele o pisinisi o lo o nofo aitalafu ai le malo i
ni vaega tupe tetele talu mai tausaga e tele ua mavae.
Na taua i le ripoti e fa’apea, o le tele o nei tupe o lo o aitalafu
ai le malo i pisinisi nei, e le i faia lava i ai se fuafuaga a le malo
mo le toe totogiina atu o nei tupe, ma o lo o faia feutanaiga a le
sui o le DOC o lo o faia feso’otaiga ma pisinisi nei, i se auala
e mafai ai ona foia le fa’afitauli ma amata ai loa ona fa’aitiitia
tulaga o tupe aitalafu nei.
O ni isi o pisinisi ua latou finau e fa’aaoga tupe o lo o nofo
aitalafu ai le malo ia i latou, e fa’apaleni ma tupe o lo o latou
aitalafu ai i le malo, ma o ia feutanaiga uma o lo o faia ma le
talitonuga, e mafai ona taunu’u i se taunu’uga lelei ma manuia
ai itu uma e lua.
LISI FOU
E fa isi lisi fou e i lalo o le ta’i 10 tausaga le umi ua mae’a ona
pasia ma fa’amaonia e le ali’i kovana, ae tolu isi lisi e ova atu ma
le ta’i 10 tausaga ua mae’a ona sainia e le kovana, ma ua mae’a
fo’i ona pasia e le Fono Faitulafono isi lisi e lua e ta’i 30 tausaga
le umi, ma le lisi e tasi e 25 tausaga le umi lea ua fa’amoemoe e
tu’uina atu i le Fono Faitulafono i le tausaga fou mo le pasiaina.
Na taua fo’i i le ripoti le galulue pea o le DOC ma isi pisinisi
mo le fa’amautuina o isi lisi fou, ina ia mafai ai ona maua le
avanoa e fa’agaioi ai galuega fa’atino a ni isi o pisinisi tetele o lo
o fuafua e fa’atutu i fanua o le malo i Tafuna, e aofia ai pisinisi
mo le fa’atauina atu o totoga o ta’avale, pisinisi e fa’atino ai
galuega mamafa, aemaise ai o isi pisinisi e aoga mo le tautuaina
o le atunu’u.
LAISENE PISINISI FOU
Talu mai le aso 30 Setema 2014, e tusa ma le 4,453 le aofa’i
o laisene pisinisi fou ua mae’a ona fa’amauina i fa’amaumauga
a le Ofisa o Tupe a le malo, ua mae’a ona lesitala ma ua aloaia i
lalo o le tulafono le fa’aaogaina o nei laisene pisinisi.
O lea aofaiga ua tula’i mai ai le si’itia o laisene pisinisi i le
7.85%, fa’atusatusa i le tulaga sa i ai laisene pisinisi i le Kuata
Fa o le tausaga tupe 2013 i le aofa’i e 4,129.
Afai la e fa’atusatusa le aofa’i o pisinisi laisene sa lesitalaina
i le tausaga e 2013 i le aofa’iga e 3,416, ma le aofaiga lea e oo
mai i le taimi nei ua i ai i le aofaiga e 4,453, lona uiga e tusa ma
le 1,037 le aofa’i o laisene pisinisi fou ua fa’aopoopo, tusa lea o
le 30.36% ua si’itia ai mai le tausaga ua mavae.
O le agaga autu o lenei taumafaiga e pei ona taua i totonu o
le ripoti, o le taumafai lea ina ia lesitalaina uma pisinisi taitasi i
lalo o le tulafono, ina ia mautinoa e tausisia uma e pisinisi ala o
le tulafono, ma ia faigofie ai i le malo ona faia ana galuega i so
o se taimi e manaomia ai fa’amaumauga i pisinisi ua mae’a ona
lesitala.
O se tasi o itu o lo o taua i le ripoti o lo o taula’i i ai le silasila
e le DOC i ni isi o ana komiti laiti, o le fautuaina lea o le Teutupe
a le malo ina ia toe silasila i le tulafono, pe talafeagai ona fa’ae’e
se lafoga i luga o le aano o le i’a lea o lo o la’u atu nei i maketi
i fafo e fa’atau atu ai.
O le agaga autu o lenei fautuaga e pei ona taua i le ripoti, o le
taumafai lea e saili uma mai fa’amaumauga mai ni isi o matagaluega a le malo, ina ia mafai ai ona fuafua i lalo o le tulafono le
talafeagai o le fa’ae’e atu o se lafoga mo le aano o le i’a o lo o
la’u atu i Amerika Samoa nei ma fa’atau i maketi i fafo, aemaise
ai fo’i o le va’ava’ai i a’afiaga o le fa’ae’e i ai o se lafoga ma le
tu’u aunoa pea e aunoa ma se lafoga e fa’ae’e atu i ai.
Afai ae mautu se fautuaga mai le Teutupe e tusa ai o lenei
mataupu, ona tu’uina atu loa lea o sana fautuaga i le afioga i le
ali’i kovana mo sana fa’aiuga fa’ai’u.
Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected]
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saunia: Leua Aiono Frost
Tusia: Akenese Ilalio Zec
Vaega: 115
Ua magalo vai ae suamalie ‘ava i le alofa o le Atua, e ala lea i le alafa’i mai o le atunu’u i
fanuga lelei o lenei aso fou. Tatou momoli ai la’au i foga’a ma sula le alofa o le Atua, e ala i Ana
fa’amanuiaga i aso uma o lo tatou ola. Ae ia fa’asilisili pea i a i tatou le alofa o le tasi i le isi, o le
ta’iga lea ua sili ona maoopoopo ma silisili ona lelei i totonu o aiga, nu’u ma ekalesia. ia alofa le
Atua ma fa’amanuia mai i feau ma galuga o lea feagai ai i lenei aso.
Ae alo maia, o le a toe fa’aauau atu la tatou tala mo lenei aso, ae ia manuia lava le alo atu o le
atunu’u i faiva ma tiute o lenei aso.
Na muta mai la tatou tala, i le fa’asolosologa o mafaufauga o Petelo e uiga i lana manamea o
Losalia, a’o le taimi lea o lo’o fai lava le ta’elega a Misi ma pesepese mai i totonu o le vai.
Fai mai ua le iloa le ituaiga ta’aga ua fai nei e Petelo, a uma ona tu i luga, ua saofa’i ifo i lalo, ua
o’o ai lava ina ta’oto ifo i le mea na nofo ai.
Ua le maua se mapusaga o lona loto ma lona mafaufau e uiga i a Losalia. Ua ulu le alofa, ua le
toe mafai lava ona toe taofia, ae o le mea ua tupu nei, o lo’o i ai lava le mea o lo’o fa’aletonu ai ona
manatu, ona e fai o lona popole i lona uso o Samuelu, ae o le isi itu, e le i iloa e ona matua.
Ua uma ona ta’ele le ali’i o Misi, ma na fa’ate’ia ina ua savali mai i totonu o le fale o’o o lo’o
nofonofo ai nei ma Petelo ma Samuelu, o lo’o ta’atia atu Petelo.
Ua lagona le popole o le loto o Misi, ona ua iai lona manatu ai ua tupu se mea i a Petelo, o lea na
savali ai loa ma taufanu. “Petelo, Petelo, Kelo, sole, sole, o le a le mea ua tupu na ou alu nei fo’i ou
te ta’ele, a’o lea fo’i ua e fa’apea mai. O le a lemea ua tupu?”
Ua tau nofo a’e i luga Petelo,“Oi Misi, ua, ua uma ona e ta’ele, ua mama ou lafa? Ua ‘ata Misi,
“Se soia e te tautala i na mea, a fa’alogo i ai tagata ona fa’apea lea e mo’i, e atili ai lava ona le maua
se teine a lau tama se, pe afai e te faia so’oa le na tala.”
Ua ‘ata Petelo ma tilotilo ane i a Misi i lea taimi, “E se o tala lava ta te toe ai, ua a, ua uma ona
e ta’ele, ia sau loa e fai sou ‘ofu, ona fai ai lea o le ta mea’ai, ma ta talatalanoa, e i ai lava le mea o
lo’o mamafa i lo’u mafaufau Misi.”
E le i uma atu tala a Petelo, ae fa’apea mai Misi, “Now you’re talking man….ia se i tope lo’u ofu
ona ta a’ai ai lea ma ta talatalanoa, ou te iloa lelei lava le mea o lo’o i ai lou mafaufau.”
E fai fai le gaioi a le tama o lo’o ta’alo i le ‘au a le Manu Samoa, e le taitai tutusa ma le gaioi a
Misi i lea taimi, e le i umi lava, ae soafa’i ifo Misi i talane o Petelo. O le taimi lea ua uma ona laulau
ane e Petelo le la mea’ai.
“ia afio maia lau susuga Maluiatoga mo lau meatausami, o lea ua uma ona laulau atu lau
meatausami.” Ua ‘ata fa’amaela Misi, “ia a lailoa lava lou fofoga lau afioga Puipuifatu, ia o ai
Maluiatoga, na o le Ailapola lea e nofo atu.” E faia pea…
AMERICAN SAMOA POWER AUTHORITY
Materials Management Office
PO Box PPB, Pago Pago
American Samoa 96799
Phone No: (684) 699-3057
Fax No: (684) 699-4129
REQUEST FOR QUOTES (RFQ)
RFQ NO: ASPA.15.1242
Issuance Date: December 1, 2014
Date & Time Due: December 18, 2014
No later than 2:00 p.m. local time
The American Samoa Power Authority issues a Request for Quotes (RFQ) to invite qualified firms to
submit quotes for the:
“Purchase and Delivery of TD Inventory Materials”
Submission
An Original must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: “RFQ #ASPA15.1242 – Purchase and
Delivery of TD Inventory Materials.” Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be
received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Thursday, December 18, 2014:
Materials Management Office
American Samoa Power Authority
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Attn: Nancy Tinitali-Mauga, Procurement Manager
Any quotation received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under any
circumstances. Late submissions will not be opened or considered and will be determined as being nonresponsive.
Document
The RFQ package outlining the quotation requirements is available at The Materials Management Office
at ASPA’s Tafuna Compound and may also be obtained from our Website: http://www.aspower.com.
Right of Rejection
The American Samoa Power Authority reserves the right to reject any and/or all quotations and to waive
any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted quotations that are not in the best interests of the
American Samoa Power Authority or the public.
Approved for Issuance: Utu Abe Malae, Executive Director
FONOTAGA MAMALLU LAUTELE
SIITAGA PILI VAI & VAI LAFOA’I
UA mae’a fa’asalalauina fa’alaua’itele le fuafuaga a le ASPA
ina ia fetufa’i taofi ma le atunu’u e tusa ai o le si’itaga o pili totogi
mo le suavai mama, vai lafoa’i ma le lapisi lafoa’i.
Peita’i o le a fa’apea fo’i ona fa’aitiitia pili eletise mo le
vasega o aiga o lo’o aofia i le “Vaega E” i le fa’atulagaga o Aiga
o fa’aaogaina le eletise.
O le isi mataupu taua tele, o le a fa’ailoa mai ai e le ASPA
le latou fuafuaga ta’oto e ao ina totogia e i latou o le a latou
fa’aaogaina Solar Photovoltaic Panels mo le sapalai o le eletise ae
fa’auia i le mita eletise a le ASPA.
Pe afai e i ai sou taofi e fia fa’aalia aloaia i le ASPA ma lea
mataupu taua, e mafai ona e fa’ao’o se tusi i le ofisa autu o le
ASPA, e fa’atuatusi lelei ia: ASPA c/o Utu Abe Malae, Tafuna.
Po’o le meli fo’i i le pusa meli: P.O. Box PPB, !st Airport Rd,
Pago Pago, AS 96799.
Peita’i, o lou taofi e fia fa’aalia i le fonotaga o le a usuia lea i le
aso 17 Tesema, 2014 i le Fale Veterans Memorial Center - Tafuna
i le itula e 10:00 am se’ia paia le 12:00 pm.
GALULUE MALOSI AUFAI
GALUEGA A LE STARKIST
I le fa’amatalaga a le ali’i Pule Sili o le StarKist Samoa,
Andrew Choe, ua ia fa’aalia ai, “Ua matou va’aia le galulue
malosi tele o le aufaigaluega a le Star Kist Samoa, o le ala lea
o le tulaga lelei fo’i o a latou fefa’ataua’iga.” O le aufaigaluega,
e tusa ma le 2,000. O Choe, ua amatalia nei i lona tofiga fou ole
CEO po’o le Pule sili o le Star Kist Co., sa ia asiasi mai ma taga’i
toto’a i le fa’agaoioiga o le Star Kist Samoa i’inei, ma sa i ai se
vaitaimi o lana asiasiga sa ia fesiligia ai tagata faigaluega i o latou
manatu fa’aalia ma lagona e fa’aleo e tusa ai o le latou galuega
ma le Kamupani o galulue punoua’i ai. Ua mautu le iloa e Choe,
o tagata faigaluega a le Star Kist Samoa e matua galulue malosi
ma le fa’amaoni i tiute, o se mea fo’i lea ua iloga ai le manuia o
fefa’ataua’iga a lea pisinisi ma le va i fafo. “Ua tele se suiga ua
mae’a faia i le Star Kist i nai masina talu ona fa’atautaia mai e le
pulega fou, peita’i, ua matou fa’amae’aina galuega e sili atu nai
le aofa’i mana’omia i taimi uma, ona o le lelei o le aufaigaluega o
fa’atinoa tiute,” o se isi lea saunoagqa a Choe.
Ua fa’ailoa mai ua fai sina leva o fa’atautaia lava galuega a
le Star Kist i le ono aso o vaiaso ta’itasi, peita’i, ina ua fesiligia
Choe e tusa ai o nisi mea e fa’aleleia ai ni penefiti mo tagata
faigaluega, ae sa ia fa’ailoa mai, “O le afuaga lea o lo’o aumaia
o Linda Gilbert, o ia lea o le pule o tagata faigaluega i le Star
Kist Co. ina ia galue fa’atasi ma lenei ofisa iinei, ia mafai ona
tu’ufa’atasia nisi ala o penefiti mo tagata faigaluega, ma toe
taga’i toto’a i suiga e ao ina faia e fa’aleleia ai atili ai nofoaga o
lo’o galulue ai le to’atele o le aufaigaluega.”
E tusa ai fo’i ma se lagona fa’aalia o le sui pule o le Kamupani
Fa’afo’i Palepua, sa ia fa’ailoa mai, “O le taimi nei o lo’o taumafai i matou nei le pulega, e toe afuafua ni ala lelei e fesoasoani
atili i tagata faigaluega, ma e mautinoa lava e tele na’ua mea e
ao ina fa’aleleia i totonu o lenei falefaigaluega talu mai le tele o
tasaga ua te’a.” Ua le’i tele na’ua ni tausaga talu ona fa’atau e le
Dongwon le Kamupani a le Star Kist, e matele fo’i ona auina atu
e le Star Kist tagata i luga o tofiga o le pulega i fafo i isi o latou
lala e fa’amasani i ala o lo’o fa’atino ai latou fo’i galuega, ma ua
fa’apea fo’i ona aumaia latou sui mai fafo e fetufa’i mai o latou
tomai mo tatou iinei. Ina ua fesiligia Choe pe tumau pea lea faiga,
ae ua tali mai o ia “Ioe, e faia pea lava lena feso’ota’iga o tomai,
ma o lo’o fa’aauau pea lava lena faiga e o’o mai i le taimi nei.”
“O lo’o matou avea ni sui mai i’inei i Korea, ae o nisi i Equador
i lala lava o le Dongwon.”
Peita’i ina ua fesiligia o ia, pe tusa o le a le umi e tumau ai
le Star Kist iinei, ae ua ia fa’ailoa mai, “Malosi tele le aufaigaluega, to’a’aga ma faigaluega lelei ma le fa’amaoni, i le taimi nei,
e nonofo pea i matou.”
ASHAA VOLIPOLO - TOE A’AAUAU
Na fa’aletonu le tele o le soso’oga o ta’aloga Volipolo a A’oga
Maualuga lea e fa’atautaia e le ASHSAA, ina ua o’o fo’i i le taimi
lautogia mo le ta’aloga faitaulia a Tafuna ma Faga’itua a ali’i,
ae toe tolopoina fo’i, ma ua lua ai ta’aloga faitauli le va o ia ‘au
malolosi e lua. Ua faaalia e faia uma nei ta’aloga i le aso malolo,
Aso Faraile 26 Novema, ma sa fa’atautaia lea i le faleta’alo o
Kanana Fou High.
O le aofai o ta’aloga na faatautaia i lea aso e 14, mo le Varsity
ma le JV, peita’i e o’o ane i le afiafi ua toetoe ta le 4:00 ae faia
loa le fa’ai’uga e tatau neti e lua e fa’atuataia ai ta’aloga o totoe
ia maua le taimi mo ta’aloga uma. I le fetauiga lea, ua tula’i mai
ai Tafuna High Varsity, e le’i i ai lava se faia’ina ae o Fagaitua e
soso’o ai, ua lua faia’ina, ae 5 manumalo.
I le Junior Varsity fo’i o loo lalamua mai ai fo’i le Laumua o le
Toa i le latou ‘au a tama, ma o lo’o malosi tele fo’i nai lo isi ‘au o
lo’o aofia ai. Soso’o mai ai le Nuuuli Voc Tech i le 4 manumalo
ae lua faia’ina peita’i.
➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Continued from page 7
White House: First
daughters should
be off-limits
WASHINGTON (AP) —
The White House says the
controversy over a Republican
operative who criticized President Barack Obama’s daughters is a reminder of the importance of carefully choosing
one’s
words.
Elizabeth
Lauten was the communications director to Rep. Stephen
Fincher of Tennessee. She
resigned Monday after a backlash over her Facebook post
claiming the daughters should
have shown more “class” at a
turkey-pardoning ceremony.
White House spokesman
Josh Earnest says he was surprised a congressional staffer
would use a Thanksgivingthemed event to criticize the
first family. He says individuals who frequently speak publicly tend to be mindful of how
their words are perceived.
Lauten had urged the
Obama girls to “dress like you
deserve respect, not a spot at a
bar.” Earnest says it’s common
sense that first daughters should
be off-limits to criticism.
Snowden calls on
the UN to protect
privacy and rights
HELSINKI (AP) — Edward
Snowden, co-winner of the
Right Livelihood Award, has
called on the United Nations
to propose new measures to
protect individual privacy and
human rights.
The prize, also known as the
“alternative Nobel,” recognizes
“the work of so many people ...
not just over recent years” but
over decades, the former NSA
systems analyst told the award
ceremony Monday in Swedish
Parliament by video link.
Snowden, who remains in
Russia after leaking NSA documents to journalists in 2013
and faces charges in the U.S.
that could land him in prison
for up to 30 years, said he has
no regrets about his actions.
➧ Tala O…
Mai itulau 10
le ‘ava malosi, ma avea ai loa
ma itu na ita ai le ua molia, ma
savali loa i fafo o le faleoloa
ma fa’aumuumu ai, soso’o ai
loa ma lona tago i se piliki sa i
fafo o le faleoloa ma togi aga’i
i le puipui sima, peita’i na ta’e
le piliki ma fiti atu ai fasi piliki
ma ta’e ai tioata o ta’avale e
lua sa paka i luma o le faleoloa.
Na taunu’u leoleo ma latou
su’esu’eina le mataupu, ma
aga’i atu ai loa i le fale e nofo ai
Lasi ma latou pu’e fa’apagota
mai ai o ia ae taofia i le toese
i Tafuna, e fa’atali ai le aso
Faraile na te’a nei lea na tula’i
ai i luma o le fa’amasinoga
fa’aitumalo. O ni isi o poloaiga
a le fa’amasinoga mo Lasi ina
ua toe tatala o ia i tua mai le
toese, e le gata ua fa’asa ona ia
toe tuvae i le faleoloa na tula’i
mai ai le fa’alavelave, ae ua
fa’asa fo’i ona ia toe solia se
tulafono, pe na te toe tagofia le
‘ava malosi.
Austria firewood explodes
in wood stove
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian
police investigating a grenade
blast were less puzzled by the
explosion and more by where
it took place — inside a wood
stove that appeared to contain
nothing but firewood.
The woman who owned the
wood burner also had no clue
at first. After all, she only put
firewood inside.
Or so she thought.
Police spokeswoman Petra
Datscher said Monday a World
War II grenade apparently
landed on a tree during fighting.
It was then enveloped by wood
growing around it to the point
that it was invisible when the
tree was chopped down for
firewood and sold to the supermarket where the unidentified
22-year-old woman bought it.
The blast Sunday in the
lakeside town of Gmunden
shattered the stove’s glass
panel, but the sturdy wroughtiron stove prevented injuries.
California braces
for powerful
Pacific storm
LOS ANGELES (AP) —
A Pacific storm system fueled
by a plume of subtropical
moisture headed toward California on Monday, triggering
warnings of widespread rain
that could unleash mudflows
even as it brings much-needed
snow to the drought-stricken
state.
Rain was expected to begin
falling Tuesday, although the
timing of the heaviest downpours was variable, according
to the National Weather
Service.
Storm watches were posted
for a large swath of the Sierra
Nevada, where a huge amount
of the state’s water supply is
normally stored as snowpack.
Significant accumulations
were predicted but not enough
to be a drought buster.
Any delight over the prospect of beneficial precipitation was tempered by concerns
about the threat of debris flows
from the many areas of California where wildfires have
burned away vegetation that
would keep soil stable.
samoa news, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Page 13
S. Koreans to light
new frontline
Christmas tree
SEOUL, South Korea (AP)
— South Korea said Tuesday
it had approved a Christian
group’s plan to set up and illuminate a large Christmas tree
near the border with North
Korea in spite of the almost
certain fury it will provoke
from Pyongyang.
South
Korea
dismantled a 43-year-old frontline
Christmas tree-shaped tower in
October because of safety worries. The structure stoked tensions because officially atheist
Pyongyang saw it as propaganda warfare. The tower,
which was located about 3
kilometers (1.9 miles) from
the border, sat on a peak high
enough for North Koreans
living in border towns to see it.
On
Tuesday,
Seoul’s
Defense Ministry said it
approved the setting up and
lighting of a new Christmas
tree in the same area for two
weeks starting from Dec. 23
to pray for peace. Ministry
spokesman Kim Min-seok said
the approval was aimed at guaranteeing religious freedom.
Ethiopia tests
thousands for HIV
in record attempt
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
(AP) — More than 3,300
people were tested for HIV
Sunday in the Ethiopian region
of Gambella, a massive turnout
that exceeded expectations
among AIDS campaigners who
had hoped to test 2,000 people,
according to local officials.
Rahel Gettu, an official
with the U.N. Aids agency in
Ethiopia, said they believe
they broke the world record for
the number of HIV tests carried out in one day. She said
their claim was yet to be verified and confirmed by Guinness World Records. She said
3,383 people were tested for
HIV within eight hours in a
single event ahead of World
Aids Day. Eighty-two of them
received positive results.
About 6.5 percent of Gambella residents have HIV or
AIDS, a rate higher than the
national average of 1.5 percent.
Officials hope that voluntary
AIDS testing in this region that
borders South Sudan can lead
to a reduction in the number of
new infections.
ATTENTION!
Former Employees of COS Samoa Packing
This was a pension benefit for Production Employees that worked at the COS Samoa Packing tuna cannery formerly known as
Van Camp. A large portion of plan participants have received their pension benefit in full with the exception of a few that we
have not been able to locate. We are looking for these former Employees who may have a pension benefit payable to them. If
your name is on the list below and worked at the COS Samoa Packing tuna cannery formerly known as Van Camp please
contact: Maria Taueu, at 858-597-4279 by November 28, 2014.
AFOA, LITA
AFOA, SETEFANO
AH CHONG, LONETU
AIONO, CAROLINE P.
AMITUANAI, PANAUA
ANAE, SULESA
APE, LEVI P.
ASAUA, MUAAU
ATONIO, LIKA
ATUATASI, VAIOLA
AUMUA, EMI
DUFFY, PETELO T.G.
ELI, SAVELIO
ELI, SULUIMAILE
FAAPALE, SOOSOO
FALE, TAIMAMAO
FAOA, IEFATA
FATA, ANA S.
FETALAIGA, TUTAIMA
FITIAO, IAKOPO
FITIAO, SAPATI
FONOTI, WARREN
FRUEAN, ROPATI
FUATAGA, LIVIGISITONE
IULIO, MARIA
KAISA, SELAFINA
KALAPU, MALIA
KOON WAI YOU, AANO
LAM TIANG, KENNETH
LAU, TELESIA
LAULU, ETENASIO
LAUPATA JR., LAUPATA
LEATUALEVAO, LEAMANAIA
LELEI, SAUNOA
LEVI, FAIFAIUMU
LOGOI, TASIA
LOTOMAU, PITOTASI
LUAFALEMANA, SOLEMA
MAAFALA, GRACE
MA’ANAIMA JR., MA’ANAIMA
MAIAVA, KAMUKAMU
MANUELE, PERESAUMA
MATAFEO, FAALAEO
MATAGAONO, ALEKALE
MATAUTIA, THEODORE KERETI
MAUGAOTEGA, ARDIS
METO, MAFUA
MOEVA, SOONALOTE
MOOUI, POFITU
MOSE, LEVAAIA
MOSE, PUNIVALU
MOSO, FILI
NGAHE, SEILONI
NOFOILO, PUAAELO L
PAPALAULELEI, LEMALU
PAULO, TALENI
POUSOO, SIAIPILI
PUNI, MALELEGA
SAE, SAVALI
SAFIA, TUMAMA
SAGA, MALAEFONO TUOGE
SALAPO, FA’AMILIGA
SALEVAO, MARIE
SANTO, NAUTU RICHARD
SAUASO, TOVIO
SAUNI, ESETA
SEIA, PUNI
SELESELE, AIPUNOU
SIAKI, CECILIA
SIAOLOA, LOMEO
SIONE, TAUMAOE A.
SOFENI, PAGA
SONE, RAMONA
SU’A, AVEESE
SULA, EMANI
TANIELU, LALOFAIA M.
TAULA, TALOPAIA
TEMA, TALIU
TIATIA, LUATOLU
TOAFA, LEASOFIAFIA
TOFAEONO, SURESA
TOGIA, MILI
TONUMAILAU, MINISITA
TOVIA, FUA LELEAI
TUATAGALOA, PENIAMINA T
TULAI, SALEVAO
TULEI, LORETTA
UELESE JR., UELESE
UIKI, ITUMALO
ULU, ASOOGE
VILI, TREVOR
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LAND COMMISSION
NOTICE is hereby given that TUIAANA MOI of FALENIU, American Samoa, has executed a
LEASE AGREEMENT to a certain parcel of land commonly known as LUALEA which is situated in
the village of FALENIU, in the County of TUALAUTA, WESTERN District, Island of Tutuila,
American Samoa. Said LEASE AGREEMENT is now on file with the Territorial Registrar to be
forwarded to the Governor respecting his approval or disapproval thereof according to the laws
of American Samoa. Said instrument names ALFRED TAUTOLO as LESSEE.
Any person who wish, may file his objection in writing with the Secretary of the Land
Commission before the 16TH day of JANUARY, 2015. It should be noted that any objection
must clearly state the grounds therefor.
POSTED:
NOVEMBER 17, 2014 thru JANUARY 16, 2015
SIGNED:
Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar
KOMISI O LAU’ELE’ELE
O LE FA’ASALALAUGA lenei ua faia ona o TUIAANA MOI ole nu’u o FALENIU, Amerika Samoa,
ua ia faia se FEAGAIGA LISI, i se fanua ua lauiloa o LUALEA, e i le nu’u o FALENIU i le itumalo o
TUALAUTA, Falelima i SISIFO ole Motu o TUTUILA Amerika Samoa. O lea FEAGAIGA LISI ua i ai
nei i teuga pepa ale Resitara o Amerika Samoa e fia auina atu ile Kovana Sili mo sana
fa’amaoniga e tusa ai ma le Tulafono a Amerika Samoa. O lea mata’upu o lo’o ta’ua ai ALFRED
TAUTOLO .
A iai se tasi e fia fa’atu’i’ese i lea mata’upu, ia fa’aulufaleina mai sa na fa’atu’iesega tusitusia
ile Failautusi o lea Komisi ae le’i o’o ile aso 16 o IANUARI, 2015. Ia manatua, o fa’atu’iesega
uma lava ia tusitusia manino mai ala uma e fa’atu’iese ai.
12/02/14 & 01/02/15
Employment Opportunity
➧ Generally Accepted Accounting Principles…
Continued from page 1
Accounting Principles (GAAP) standard. “I
would say it’s very similar to our CMS survey
deficiencies that are being addressed. We do
have deficiencies in the area of financial preparation, there are several cited by Moss and Adams:
there are no personnel capable of preparing the
finical statements. They conducted their testing
and found the biggest challenge is in the billing
and accounts receivable arena,” she said.
Gebauer stated in the report that this audit
finding will be addressed when the hospital
implements their new financial system by
December or January. “However if we don’t
have the qualified staff to do the necessary work,
we can implement all the systems we want, it
will still have the same results,” she stated.
Payroll integrity in the processing, according
to Gebauer “was one of the many audit findings,
because if payroll is not properly processed
where we have checks and balances— or in
accounting lingo, a strong internal control— we
will be at high risk for all our federal funded
dollars.” She noted that not having a strong payroll processing system is referred to as “high
risk error probability.” LBJ is about to switch
back to an electronic timesheet system that was
used previously, she noted.
She also pointed out in the report that clinical
documentation integrity is needed to be complaint with CMS regulations and is a foundation
for proper and accurate billing, as the hospital
has to capture all information associated with
clinical outpatient and inpatient visits where
it is connected to an ancillary service such as
a lab, radiology work orders, rehabilitation
therapy, etc.
She also noted that there is a need for a certifiable type of training for all of the hospital.
“We are putting together a three year plan for
the Technical Assistance training to propose to
the governor and DOI. It will capture all of the
hospital’s needs and it helps address this challenge and the deficiencies we have encountered
in our CMS survey due primarily to our lack
of staff training. This is our fix-it plan for the
CMS plan of corrections and it will need to be
an on-going hospital wide quality assurance
plan of improvement,” she said.
There were more than ten violations of federal regulations found following surveys conducted by a CMS team from the San Francisco
Regional Office in June this year. The federal
agency now requires LBJ to correct the violations, or face the loss of its CMS re-certification.
Le susuga Russel Smith, o le Failautusi fesoasoani mo Faiga Faiva fa’avaomalo a le vaega
o le NOAA, i le taimi na tauaao ai lana ipu i le ‘ava na fa’afeiloaia ai le toai taunu’u mai o le
au malaga i Amerika Samoa i le aso Faraile na te’a nei, i le Fale Tele a le malo i le malae o le
[ata: AF]
Su’igaula a le
Juleann Sewing Shop is seeking
a TAILOR with at least 6 years ➧ Fa’amoemoe tamaoaiga atumotu Pasefika…
Mai itulau 1
experience. Call 770-2328.
Employment Opportunity
Add One Inc is seeking a CASHIER with at
least 3 to 5 years experience. Please send
resume to PO box 9097.
Employment Opportunity
K.B. Academy is seeking a MANAGER
with a Computer Engineer degree.
Please send resume to PO Box 2046.
afai e tele se taimi e fa’aalu e talanoa ma iloilo
ai auala e fa’aleleia ai tulaga o faiga faiva, o le a
le pine le tula’i mai o le tamaoaiga o le pasefika
i se tulaga manuia.
“Aua nei galo ia te outou uma ua malaga
mai, e fa’atusa atumotu uma o le pasefika o se
aiga e tasi, ma o Amerika Samoa fo’i, o le isi lea
vaega o le aiga, e saili i ai le tofa ma sasa’a i ai
le fa’autaga, ina ia mautinoa e galulue fa’atasi
ona ta’ita’i mo le manuia o tagata o le pasefika”,
o le isi lea saunoaga a Lolo.
Na taua fo’i e Lolo e fa’apea, o le isi auala
o lo o fa’alagolago i ai aiga o le pasefika mo le
latou tamaoaiga ma tupe maua, o ana mea totino
o lo o maua mai i le sami ma le gataifale, peita’i
e le mafai ona puipuia nei meatotino mo tagata
o le pasefika, pe afai e le tutu fa’atasi ta’ita’i o
le pasefika e fa’alelei ma puipui ana meatotino
ma alamanuia o le sami, o le mea moni, e le iloa
e tagata lautele po o ai latou te sua i ai.
Na taua e le susuga Smith i le Samoa News ina
ua mae’a le ‘ava e fa’apea, o le taua o le mafutaga
a sui o le malo o Amerika Samoa ma ta’ita’i o
atunu’u eseese o le Pasefika i le vaiaso na te’a
nei, e mafai ai ona talanoa ma malilie i se vaega e
fa’aleleia atili ai puipuiga mo tulaga o faiga faiva.
Na fesiligia e le Samoa News le susuga Smith
i le autu moni o lenei fonotaga ua alo atu i ai sui
o atumotu o le pasefika, na ia tali e fa’apea, o le
taua o le fonotaga lenei, e mafai ai ona vaavaai
sui o atunuu o le lalolagi o lo o aofia i faiga
faiva, i auala e puipuia ai le soona fagotaina o
i’a i ogasami o le pasefika, ma ia mafai fo’i ona
fa’amaoni le aufai faiva i le fa’alauiloaina o faamaumauga i i’a o lo o latou fagotaina, ina ia iloa
ai le tulaga malosi ma le vaivai ua i ai le i’a i
ogasami o le pasefika.
“Afai e lelei ona puipuia le soona fagotaina o
i’a i ogasami o le pasefika, o le a tulaga manuia
le aga’i i luma o pisinisi o lo o fa’alagolago i le
aano o le i’a, e pei o kamupani gaosi apa i’a i
le lalolagi e aofia ai ma Amerika Samoa”, o le
saunoaga lea a Smith.
Na taua e Matagi-Tofiga e fa’apea, o le taua
o le fonotaga lea a talimalo ai Samoa o le a
mafai ona talanoaina ai mataupu e fa’atatau i
faiga faiva i luga o le sami, e fesoasoani ai fo’i
ni isi metotia mo Amerika Samoa, aemaise ai le
pito laau o lo o tauave e lana matagaluega.
Feso’ota’i mai i le tusitala ia
[email protected]
➧ ASG IOU…
Continued from page 1
“Several tenants have provided documentation verifying
ASG owing them huge sums of
money and these same tenants
have obligated their companies to sign over these monies
towards payments for their
arrears… it’s an option that has
provided to be suitable for both
ASG and our Industrial Park
tenants with this particular circumstance,” the report states.
Regarding the issue of outstanding lease payments, the
report states that at the end
of the 4th quarter, Industrial
Park arrears stand at just over
$988,674 and of that amount,
$926,000 is well over 90 days
in arrears. The report went on
to point out that with the support of the Treasury Department and the Attorney General’s Office, collection of arrears
has increased drastically.
The report notes that the DOC
has identified several tenants
who unfortunately are unable to
continue payments as stipulated
in their leases, although several
attempts to provide assistance
through payment plans were
offered to them. But in the end,
it just compounded the problem,
resulting in increasing instead of
decreasing arrearage, according
to the report, and as a result,
ASG has no other option but to
recommend to the governor the
termination of those leases. The
report didn’t say how many
leases are being recommended
to the governor for termination.
NEW LEASES
The report notes that the
Fono has approved (during
the special session), Pacific
Grading Company and GHC
Reid lease extensions — each
for 30 years. (The two companies each chose to exercise
their options in the original
leases to extend .)
Additionally, DOC anticipates the drafting of several
new leases for new tenants once
approved by the governor. Proposed activities for these new
leases vary from auto services
to heavy-duty recycling — an
important service to the local
community, the report says.
According to the report,
the importance of the increase
in new tenants moves ASG
towards one of its important
goals for the Industrial Park —
and that is full occupancy, which
in turn generates more revenue
for the local government.
BACKGROUND
Samoa News should point
out that the local government
has never said whether or not
it will honor a 1973 map of the
Federal Aviation Administration
that represents “airport” property, which includes the industrial park lots. Honoring the map
would necessitate the lots being
leased at ‘fair market value”.
In May of this year, Samoa
News reported that the Port
Administration is hoping the
Lolo and Lemanu Administration will honor a 1973 map
which was recently uncovered, when the Federal Aviation Administration came to
the territory in March 2014, to
conduct an audit or inventory
on all of the airport property
and its usage, in relationship
to federal grant applications by
the Port.
The map presented to ASG
officials in March indicates
the extended Airport property,
which includes all the Industrial Park lots, Tafuna Housing,
the Correctional facilities, and
lands that extend to Stevens &
Sons on the Pala Lagoon side,
to the car wash and garage over
by the Triple S gas station.
There are over 800 acres,
according to the 1973 map,
which also shows airport land
includes the VA Stadium, the
ASTCA offices, the Election
and TEO offices, McDonald’s, CSL and on back to the
DOE school lunch and Aveina
Brothers Wholesale, as well
as along the main airport road
on both sides — including the
ASPA compound.
The Director of the Port
Administration
Taimalelagi Claire Tuia Poumele, in
speaking with Samoa News, at
the time, said she is hoping the
revenue generated from businesses on airport designated
land — which contains more
than 50 businesses — will be
given to the Port for development of the Airport.
She told Samoa News that
two officials from the FAA are
looking into the Airport’s revenue or cash flow from the tenants on the Airport property.
“Part of everything that’s
listed as airport property that’s
on this map and with the grants
that we are applying for have
grant assurances. If we’re
applying for grants, we are
going to need to meet these
conditions and part of these
conditions is that everything
on airport property has to be
fair market value.”
Taimalelagi
said
for
instance, the property at the
Industrial Park seems to be
leased out for less than market
value, i.e. what ASG is currently charging per square foot.
Samoa News noted in its
story that businesses located
at the Industrial Park are not
all paying the same amount,
with charges ranging from 15
cents up to $1.65 per square
foot, according to a copy of the
industrial park tenants database recorded by the Department of Commerce, which
Samoa News obtained.
samoa news, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Page 15
➧ TALA MAI SAMOA…
Mai itulau 9
FAATUPE E IAPANI NOFOAGA FAAMAMA SUAVAI
E $16.7 miliona tala Amerika le tau aofai o le atinae tele ua faatupeina e le malo Iapani mo le fausia lea o nofoaga faamama suavai
aua le fofoga taumafa o le mamalu o le atunuu i le talafatai o Apia,
ma o le faaiuga o le vaiaso na sei mavae atu nei na asuina ai le palapala i se sauniga faapitoa, e faailo ai le amata aloaia o lea poloketi, i
Vailima, o se tasi o nofoaga e tolu o le a fausia ai lea poloketi. O isi
nofoaga o le a fausia ai isi nofoaga faamama suavai e aofia ai Tapatapao ma Vaivase-uta. O le afioga i le alii palemia, le susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi na saunoa faafetai i le alii amepasa ma sui
o le malo Iapani sa auai i lea sauniga mo lea fesoasoani tele. Sa tali
fuaitau le alii amepasa o Iapani, le susuga Kazumasa Shibuta ma ia
faaalia lona naunautaiga o le a toatele nisi o le a faaleleia le soifuaga
i aso taitasi ona o lea polokaeti o lo o faatupeina e lona malo.
FAAMANATU IUPELI AURO KOLISI O FALEATA
Na faatumulia le laumua o le Kolisi o Faleata i le taeao ananafi
i matua, uo ma e masani, faapea tama ma teine tuai o le kolisi i le
faamanatuina o le 50 tausaga talu ona faavaeina le aoga. Na tatalaina taualumaga o le taeao i se sauniga lotu na taitaia e se tasi o
tama tuai o le aoga, le susuga i le Faafeagaiga ia Tavita Pagaialii. O
le minisita o Aoga, Taaloga ma Aganuu, le afioga Magele Mauiiliu
Magele, na saunoa i le saunoaga autu o le aso. O le taitaifono o le
komiti faafoe o le aoga, le afioga Tuailemafua Matalena Tuiala ma
le afioga i le sui fofoga fetalai o le maota o le Palemene, le afioga
Agafili Patisela Eteuati Tolovaa, o se tasi o tama tuai o le aoga, sa
la titipiina le keke. Na saunoa foi le afioga Agafili ma ia faamatala
nisi o suiga sa i ai i le vaitaimi o aoga ai. O le pule aoga, le susuga
Tuiavii Mauai Mo’emo’e sa ia faamatalaina le tala faasolopito o le
aoga mai le 1964 ina ua faatoa faavae i potu aoga e tolu ma faasolo
mai ai a lea seia avea ma aoga maualuga junior secondary school,
seia oo ina ausia ma avea ma kolisi.
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