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Tumau pea le
fa’ataua a le malo mo
Tagata Matutua 10
There were boat rides given
to the public last Saturday by
the fautasi Fuao during the
last day of this year’s Coastweeks 2014. Some of the
activities included a seafood
competition, canoe races,
singing, kids games, swimming lessons and dancing.
[photo: Jeff Hayner]
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PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA
Longline association
again appeals to Lolo
to temporarily lift
50-mile zone ban
by Samoa News staff
The local association representing the longline fishing fleet
has again appealed to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to lift the ban
so its fleet can be allowed to fish temporarily within American
Samoa’s 50-mile zone, where only local alias are allowed at
this time.
In a Sept. 24 letter to Lolo, the Tautai-O-Samoa Longline
& Fishing Association applauded the governor’s opposition
to President Obama’s original Pacific Remote Islands Marine
National Monument expansion plan (which has since been
revised - see Friday’s story.).
Lolo in his opposition to the expansion, informed Obama
in July that the “continued economic viability of our tuna fish
canneries is already in jeopardy by the aggressive and predatory investments by China in fisheries development in the
Pacific. Cash-starved independent islands of the Pacific are
selling fishing permits to Chinese fishing vessels to harvest
fish within their exclusive economic zones.”
According to the Tautai association, this statement by Lolo
Monday, September 29, 2014
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Meet the new Miss American Samoa
— Annelise Fa’aitumalo Sword
Public comments about pageant organization — say ‘worse ever’
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu
Samoa News Reporter
“I am truly blessed to and honored to represent Tradewinds Hotel and American Samoa,”
was a message posted by newly crowned Miss
American Samoa Annelise Fa’aitumalo Sword
on her FB the day after the pageant. Daughter of
Lori Fale and Gary Sword, Annelise said “God
always gets the glory for everything. He orchestrated everything accordingly and it showed
beautifully at the pageant.”
She explained, “He gave me the best team
any contestant could ask for and for that I am
extremely grateful to Him for His grace and His
favor. I was truly blessed and honored to represent Tradewinds Hotel and American Samoa.”
She also said her “Nana” (her namesake the late
Annelise T.H Sword) would’ve been so happy
to see her as Miss Tradewinds.
The five contestants in last Friday’s pageant
along with Annelise vying for the crown were:
Lorraine Kirsten Polu Fano sponsored by TMO
(Tautua Mo Oe); Anne Mendoza sponsored by
PCS-TV; Tina Mase sponsored by Dal’s Creation and Daryleen Moi sponsored by Diva’s
Creations.
First Runner up was the crowd’s favorite,
Miss TMO Lorraine; Miss Diva’s creation
Daryleen Moi came in second, third place was
Miss Dal’s Creation, Tina Mase and Anne
Mendoza sponsored by PCS-TV came as fourth
runner up.
Lorraine was also awarded Miss Confident,
won the best puletasi, best sarong, the siva
Samoa and was named Miss Charity. Miss
Personality was awarded to Tina Mase while
Miss Photogenic was Miss Daryleen, who also
received the award for the best float.
Annelise won the best traditional wear; best
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Faigata ona
fa’amagalo le ali’i na
maliu ai lona to’alua
tusia Ausage Fausia
Na taua e se tina mafatia i luma o le fa’amasinoga maualuga i
le vaiaso na te’a nei, le faigata lea ona ia fa’amagalo pe fa’agalo
le ali’i na mafua ai ona maliu lona to’alua, ina ua ia toe vaaia
foliga o lea ali’i i totonu o le potu fa’amasino.
O le susuga ia Eric Naiuli lea na fa’amoemoe e lau lona
fa’asalaga i le aso Faraile na te’a nei, ina ua ta’usala o ia i le
fa’alavelave lea na maliu ai se ali’i mai Afono i le amataga o
le tausaga nei, ua toe tolopo le lauina o lona fa’asalaga i le aso
Faraile nei, se’i saili e le Ofisa Nofovaavaaia le aofa’i o le pili
o le falema’i a le ali’i ua maliu, atoa ai ma le fia maua mai o se
fa’amatalaga mai le to’alua o le ali’i ua maliu.
O ni isi o itu na iloa e le fa’amasinoga maualuga i le aso
Faraile na te’a nei, e lua ifoga sa faia e le aiga o Naiuli fa’asaga
i le aiga o le ali’i ua maliu, o le ifoga sa faia e ona matua, ma le
ifoga sa faia e le Sa’o o le latou aiga, e pei ona taua e le Sa’o o le
aiga i lana molimau i luma o le fa’amasinoga.
Na taua e le Sa’o o le aiga a Naiuli e fa’apea, o le ua molia,
o se ali’i e tautua aiga, lotu ma le nuu, sa avea ma ana matai
taule’ale’a i soo se mea fai a le aiga ma le nu’u, ae na fa’ateia o
ia ina ua tula’i mai le fa’alavelave e pei ona ta’usala ai o ia e le
fa’amasinoga.
(Faaauau itulau 11)
Those who lost loved ones in Leone during the September 2009 tsunami were joined by the
Leone Village Council, government officials, families and friends of the eleven victims to re-dedicate the Leone Healing Garden yesterday afternoon. Leone each year conducts a ceremony of
floating lantern candles in remembrance of the victims of the Sept 29, 2009 tsunami. The Leone
Lantern Committee preparing the lanterns for the ceremony before yesterday’s event. [photo: JL]
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samoa news, Monday, September 29, 2014
LBJ board chair: fees
should be reduced, but 2%
wage tax should stay
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Samoa News Reporter
Chairman of the hospital
Board, Mase Akapo told
Samoa News back in March,
when the first phase of the hospital fee reduction took place,
that “a lot more people will
take advantage by coming to
the hospital. Thus, an increase
of patients will bring in more
money.”
However, in the Fono, Ituau
Faipule Archie Taotasi Soliai is
calling on the House Hospital
Committee to hold a hearing
about the reductions that are
further planned, noting during
the House regular session last
week that he is concerned
about the hospital’s need for
more funding and the effect
these further reductions may
have on its FY 2015 budget.
Taotasi asks that they
call in hospital board members and officials regarding
the second half of Governor
Lolo M. Moliga’s mandate to
reduce hospital fees, which is
scheduled to go into effect this
coming Wednesday, October
1, 2014.
In March, the hospital board
approved a reduction of the first
$5 from all outpatient clinic
fees, laboratory fees and Emergency Room fees, and they are
supposed to be reduced to a
total of $10 by October.
In the House regular session
last week, while commending
the hospital for going through
with the reduction of hospital
fees, Taotasi noted his concern
and pointed out that everyone
has an interest in doing good
deeds for the territory, but he’s
concerned that the reduction of
this fee may have an affect on
hospital operations.
In January 2014, Lolo in his
address at the opening of the
Fono pointed out that his collective expectations on healthcare service improvement
at the LBJ Tropical Medical
Center had not materialized.
He said that the mandate
calling for major changes at
LBJ remained unfulfilled and
admitted that “there are a lot of
problems at the hospital” and
that one of the deliverables at
the hospital is the reduction of
the current $20 fee to $10 to
see a physician.
The recommendation was
also made at that time to establish one fee structure for all
residents of American Samoa,
regardless of immigration
status.
Mase told Samoa News
the hospital board decided to
lower another $5.00 from all
outpatient fees, including lab
and X-ray.
He also pointed out that the
hospital will just have to do
with less funding.
“We will just have to do
with less. We have exhausted
our share from CMS (Center
for Medicaid Services) thus,
we can now request money
from the Affordable Care Act,
or ObamaCare, that will help
pay for this short fall.”
Samoa News asked Mase,
how will the hospital cope with
this change?
“We will all have to wait
and see. In the past when we
lowered the fees, a lot more
people took advantage, by
coming to the hospital. Thus,
an increase of patients will
bring in more money.”
He also pointed that the
renovation of the Dialysis
Unit should be completed by
the end of the year, adding 16
more chairs “which help us
serve more of our people.
The psychiatric and mental
health wing of the hospital will
be completed early next year,
thus allowing us to serve this
portion of our population.”
2% WAGE TAX
Samoa News asked Mase
if the 2% wage tax should be
repealed, given this is the plea
from the working people of
American Samoa.
His answer was, “No. The
hospital receives most of its
funding from the Federal Government through Medicaid and
Obama Care, the ACA, however these federal monies need
local matching funds. Thus, we
relied on the 2% employment
tax and money collected from
hospital fees to provide our
local match.”
In March, three Members of
the House of Representatives,
Larry Sanitoa, Taotasi Archie
Soliai and Vailoata Eteuati
Amituana’i sponsored a bill to
repeal the 2% wage tax as of
September 2014.
They stated that while they
understand the need to secure
long term funding to sustain
our only medical facility in the
territory, the 2% wage tax is
extremely problematic.
“It is detrimental to our
low income families which
are the most vulnerable sector
of our community, and it will
adversely impact our overall
economy because of the less
disposable income available
for purchase of goods,” the
faipule said.
They concluded that it was
very unfair to all wage earners.
Mase told Samoa News that
LBJ has received all of the
2% for this fiscal year (20132014), however they have yet
to receive money collected
from FY 2012-2013, which
according to the Treasury
Department,this is about $2.5
million.
CEO POSITION
Mase told Samoa News
that they have received 11
applications thus far (as of last
Friday) for the CEO position,
which has only been advertised
locally.
Asked as to when they will
initiate the interview process,
Mase said “we are waiting for
HR (Human Resources) to conduct the review and screening
process.
When this process is done,
the Board will then schedule
the interviews, which will
be conducted by the Board
themselves.”
Asked if there are any suitable candidates yet, he said,
“No.”
BACKGROUND
The 2% wage tax commenced in tax year 2012. The
revenue generated from this
wage tax is to be split evenly:
50% to pay back the $3million loan from the Workmen’s
Compensation
Account that was made on
behalf of the medical center,
and the other 50% to be transferred to the LBJ operation,
which included support of the
Off-Island Medical Referral
Program. Proceeds are not to
be used for personnel costs.
According to Treasury, this
year, the loan has been paid
back in full, and the full 2%
wage tax should be going all to
the medical center to be used
as noted.
LBJ at one time was complaining about not getting the
proceeds, however, Mase, it
seems, is now saying that the
government is catching up —
with 2013- 14 paid in full, but
still owes for 2012- 13.
samoa news, Monday, September 29, 2014 Page 3
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 PROPOSALS (RFP)
RFP No: ASPA.14.1220
Issuance Date: August 28, 2014
EXTENDED CLOSING DATE & TIME: October 29, 2014
No later than 2:00 p.m. local time
The American Samoa Power Authority issues a Request For Proposals (RFP) to invite qualified firms to
submit formal, written proposals for the:
“Ofu Solar Hybrid Project”
Submission
An Original and five copies of the Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: “Ofu Solar
Hybrid Project”. Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be received until 2:00
p.m. (local time), Wednesday, October 29, 2014:
Materials Management Office
American Samoa Power Authority
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Attn: Nancy Tinitali-Mauga, Procurement Manager
Leata Puailoa of Nu’uuli (right) smiles for Samoa News along
with her niece, Esther Valaau, a student at Manulele Tausala
Elementary, as they were both enjoying the Coast Weeks Family
Beach Day put on by the Department of Commerce this past
Saturday at Utulei Beach Park. Coast Weeks activities were
given the support of several community and regional partners
this year, and there was ‘something for everyone’ at Saturday’s
well-attended event.
Leata currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she works
with Military Intelligence for the 141st A Company, Utah Army
National Guard. She travels back and forth to American Samoa,
where she has close family ties — she was born and raised here
w— and is deeply interested in both community service as well
as political concerns of the territory.
In her most recent visit, she assisted the Department of Youth
and Women’s Affairs as they held “American Samoa’s Best Dance
Crew” competition. Leata says it is service that compels her to
continue returning home, as she feels that is the most important
[photo: tlh]
thing which she can do for her people at this time.
Any proposal 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
non-responsive.
Document
The RFP package outlining the proposal 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.
Pre-Bid Meeting
A one-time pre-bid meeting will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m. at the Materials
Management Office conference room located at ASPA’s Tafuna compound.
Right of Rejection
The American Samoa Power Authority reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to waive
any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted proposals that are not in the best interests of the
American Samoa Power Authority or the public.
Approved for Issuance: Utu Abe Malae, Executive Director
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samoa news, Monday, September 29, 2014
Hanipale Malae sex case
may see charges dismissed
against defendant’s wife
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu
Samoa News Reporter
Little Caden Barnes, 4 years old, enjoys a Snow Cone during
the Coast Weeks festival and Family Day held on Saturday,
Sept. 27 at Suigaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei. There
was plenty of fun for the whole family on Saturday, including
two large water-slides for the kids, paddling races, a seafood
cooking contest, the sounds of great local music, and fautasi
rides for anyone who wanted to take a ride in the legendary long
boats. Celebrating our healthy coasts, and the treasures which
they hold, has become a great tradition for the Territory.
[photo: tlh]
New information revealed in High Court last Friday, in a high profile sex case, has it that the
Attorney General’s office may be dismissing the criminal charges filed against Asenati Malae,
wife of Hanipale Malae’s and Fa’aso’oso’o Sosaiete, one of the girls who originally came forward as a victim but later changed her story, denying anything happening.
Asenati is charged with tampering with a witness and concealing an offense while Fa’aso’oso’o
Sosaiete has been charged with tampering with a witness and destroying evidence. This is in connection with the case of Hanipale Malae, an Ofu man who sponsored two domestic workers from
Samoa to work for him and his family.
Hanipale last month admitted to having sex with both the 15-year-old girl and the 20-year-old
girl without their consent. He was charged in two separates criminal cases which are related. The
plea deal offered between the Attorney General’s office and the defense was initially sealed when
it was called before Acting Associate Justice Elvis Pila Patea, however Patea moved to unseal
the plea.
The first case against Malae charges him with two counts of rape, two counts of sodomy, two
counts of deviate sexual assault, two counts of sexual abuse first degree, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, third degree assault and furnishing pornographic material to minors,
on allegations that Malae allegedly assaulted three girls physically and sexually.
In the second case filed against Malae, he is charged with tampering with a witness and concealing an offense.
According to Hanipale’s attorney, Sharron Rancourt, “Although it was not specified in the
plea agreement, counsel (Deputy Attorney General) Jessop did present to Acting Associate Justice Patea that upon Mr Malae’s plea of guilty she will be willing to dismiss the criminal charges
against Asenati (Hanipale’s wife) and co-defendant on tampering charges.”
Rancourt during Hanipale’s sentencing pointed out that before the court is a 58-year-old man
with no prior record, who has an exemplary history of service in the military.
She said during the time he’s been in custody he has taken steps forward in terms of rehabilitation, by attending one of the counseling sessions they have for anger management, as there is limited counseling at the jail. She said her client came before the court and admitted responsibility
to the very serious charges and in addition he did not put the complaining witnesses through trial.
Chief Justice Michael Kruse then called Rancourt and Jessop to the stand and minutes later he
said this matter has been transferred over to Acting AJ Patea, who’s currently off island, however
this matter will be rescheduled for sentencing as it was Patea who accepted the plea agreement
in this case.
The three girls from Savai’i all lived with Malae and his wife in Manu’a and the incident came
to light when one of the girls ran away from the defendant’s residence after she was allegedly
assaulted.
She was picked up by Manu’a police officers the next day and was taken to the hospital for
treatment. While at the hospital, “FS” informed police she had also been sexually abused by the
defendant along with two other females, who also lived with him. (Samoa News should point out in the first case filed against Malae, the three victims are identified only by initials and ages: FS (27 years old), FP (15 years old) and SS (20 years old) in court
fillings. Fa’aso’oso’o Sosaiete (FS) is now identified as one of the three victims in the Hanipale
case, and she is 27 years old.) In the second case, the government charged Malae together with his wife Asenati Malae and
Fa’aso’oso’o who was originally one of the complaining witnesses.
Fa’aso’oso’o is charged with tampering with a witness and destroying evidence after she
changed her statement to the police. Mrs. Malae is facing charges of tampering with a witness
and concealing an offense.
According to the plea agreement with the government for the first case, Malae pleaded guilty
to deviate sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Upon the entry of his guilty plea the government moved for the court to dismiss two counts of
rape, two counts of sodomy, deviate sexual assault, two counts of sexual abuse first degree, third
degree assault and furnishing pornographic to a minor.
By his plea of guilt, defendant admitted to sponsoring 15-year old FP and 20 year old SS to the
territory from Samoa in the spring of 2013 to do housework for him and his family.
He further admits that he had sex with 15-year-old FP and that his actions created substantial
risk to the life, body or health of the minor.
He also admitted that he had sex with SS without her consent. In the second case the defendant
pled guilty to conspiracy to commit tampering with a witness which was amended from tampering with a witness. He agreed that he and Fa’aso’oso’o and his wife Asenati engaged in conduct which would induce a witness in an official proceeding to withhold evidence, information or
documents, or to testify falsely by offering to confer upon said witness a direct or indirect benefit.
With his guilty plea to the conspiracy tampering count, the defendant admits that his wife
Asenati brought him a cell phone in jail, which he used to call Fa’aso’oso’o to tell her to ask FP
and SS to recant their statements to the police.
Malae admits that his conduct was without legal justification or excuse.
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There were boat rides given to the public last Saturday by the
fautasi Fuao during the last day of this year’s Coastweeks 2014.
Some of the activities included a seafood competition, canoe
races, singing, kids games, swimming lessons and dancing.
[photo: Jeff Hayner]
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samoa news, Monday, September 29, 2014 Page 5
American Samoa Government
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
“POLICE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION NOTICE”
The Commissioner of Public Safety, William E. Haleck, would like to acknowledge the Entrance Examination for additional New Recruits for the next Police Academy.
This announcement is for all applicants who applied at the Department of Human Resources for the position of Police Officer Cadet. The exam date is set for Tuesday,
October 7, 2014 at the Lee Auditorium in Utulei. There will be two sessions by alphabetical order, please show up accordingly to the listing below:
8-11 am Afoa - McFall
12-3 pm Meafou - Wilson
The following participants must be at the venue of the exam at least one hour before the starting time to register and check in.  Please bring a current photo ID.
LAST NAME
AE
AFOA
AFOA
AH SUE
AHFOOK
AH-LAM
AH-MU
AILIMA
ALLEN
FAUMUINA
ANOAI
ARETA
ASIATA
ASIATA
ATOAFA
ATULIA
AUMALE
AUMUA
AUNAI
AUNAI
AUPAAU
AUPAAU
AUTELE
BARNES
BOONE
CAMERON
CHAN SAU
CHOE
CHOO
CHOO
CHOO
COLLINS
COLLINS
ENESA
ENESA
ESEKIA
ETEUATI
FAAGATA
FAALILO
FAASALA,
FAASALA
FAATOAFE
FAAVAE
FAIFEAU
FAIFEAU
FAIFUA
FAIRHOLT
FAIUPU
FALEALII
FALEMALAMA
FARANI
FASIA
FATI
FATU
FAUMUINA
FAUMUINA
FEA
FEULUFAI
FIAME
FILIPO
FINAU
FINAU
FIU
FUA
FUAMATU
FUAMATU
FUAMATU
FUI
Fuiava
FUIMAONO
GALU
GAOA
GASOLO
GUTU
HEATHER
HOUSTON
HUAKAU
HUNKIN
IAFETA
IAKOPO
IAKOPO
IETI
ILI
ILIMALEOTA
IMO
IOANE
IOANE
IOANE
IOANE
IOANE
ISAAKO
KAVA
KELEMETE-MAA
KNOWLES
KOME
LAFI
LAGA
LAM YUEN
LAOLAGI
LATU
LATU
LAULU
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
MIRACLE
JOSEPHINE
KOSETATINO
FRANK
TUIKA
LAUAO
APOLONIA
ELEPISE
FATIMA
JAMES
NAOMI
FAAMANUIAGA
IOPU EMANUELU
IOPU MAIMAIFAGA
ALEMA
SHARLEEN
JACKSON
JESSE
FAAFIU
OLY
FAASII
SIANA
BEN
FUALAAU
FELIX
KALALA
KAU
JEEYEON
KELLY
ROBINSON
KELLY
NIXON
NIXON
MOANNA
MOANNA
FIALOGO
TAMARA
KATRINA
FIA
ALEXANDER
ALTON
GAPOLU
LEAFIAFITULIA
CATHY
PETER
LALOVAI
DEAN
HYRUM
MARETA
HERBERT
FARANI
TAVITA
JEANETTE
FAITU
AMES
VALENTINO
FAIFUA
ANNIE
PAIAO
OPETA
CHRISTINA
SEPURONA
JUNIPER
PII
ROSEMARIE
SAMUELU
TREMAYNE
MISIUAITA
Matthew
ANTHONY
ARIO
FAAFOFOGA
LAFAELE
CHARMAINE
MALOLOGA
TOFAAGAOALII
TULEI
WILLIAM
VAIPUNA
LIUTAI
PELETISALA
MIL
VITALE
SIANIVA
THEODORE
TASHA
TASHA
TAULAGIA
THERESA
ANA
KIRSTEN
NAFETALAI
FLORA
ADRIAN
DANIEL
LEOTINA
TUA
ESTELLE
SHAUN
HEAMASI
SINIVA
ASKA
LAULU
LAUOLETOLO
LAUOLETOLO
LAURENSON
LEASUASU
LEATUALEVAO
LEE
LEE-CHEE
LEIATO
LEIFI
LEIFI
LEILUA
LEITUALA
LEO
LEOTA
LEOTELE
LEPAU
LEPOU
LEULUAI
LEUMA
LEUMA JR
LEUPOLU
LIU
LIU
MAAE
MAGEO
MAGEO
MAILEOI
MAINA
MALAGA
MALALA
MALAUULU
MALIGI
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There was plenty to do on Tutuila on Saturday, Sept. 28. In addition to the Coast
Weeks festival, musicians could be heard playing at the BookWorm in Malaeimi (seen
here) which is celebrating their five year anniversary in the territory. Along with free hot
dogs, drinks and raffle prizes, those who stopped by were treated to the always delightful
sounds of 3-Legged Dog, who were joined by other local musicians as they sang their way
through the celebration, which was held from 10 am till 2pm. Twice the musicians began
to pack up to leave, only to be encouraged by the crowd to stay on and play. They finally
made their way down to Utulei Beach, where there was a wide array of musical talent on
display. [photo: tlh]
TEUTEUGATA O LE FA’AVAE I LE
FA’ALEAOGAINA O LE VITO
PALOTAGA NOVEMA 4
“E lelei le motu o le pa, ae ua e iloa.”
Ia Novema 4, 2014, o le a maua ai e le au palota le avanoa e palota ai i le IOE po o le LEAI i le teuteuga o le Fa’avae i le
fa’aleaogaina o le vito. O le fa’amoemoe ia e silafia lelei lenei mataupu ae e te le’i alo atu mo lau palota.
O le a le vito? O le vito o le te’ena lea e le Kovana o se pili po’o se tulafono taufa’aofi na pasia e Maota e lua o le Fono.
O le a le fa’aleaogaina o le vito? O le toe pasia o se pili e avea ma tulafono, ae o lena pili na muai vito e le Kovana. I le taimi
lenei e le mafai ona fa’aleaogaina pe sopoia e Maota e lua o le Fono le vito a le Kovana, ma avea lea pili toe pasia ma tulafono,
vagana ai ua ioe le Kovana po’o le Failautusi o le Initeria.
O le a le fa’amoemoe autu o le teuteuga o le Fa’avae mo le fa’aleaogaina o le vito? O le fa’amoemoe o le teuteuga o le
Fa’avae i le fa’aleaogaina o le vito, ia le toe auai le Failautusi o le Initeria i le fa’aleaogaina o le vito, ae ia maua e Maota e lua o le
Fono le malosiaga e fausia ai tulafono ma mafai ona fa’aleaogaina le vito a le Kovana.
O le matafaioi a le Fono i totonu o le U.S.A. o le fausia o tulafono. Ae peita’i i Amerika Samoa, e le’o maua e le Fono
le malosi’aga atoa e fai ai tulafono e pei o isi Fonofaitulafono i le U.S.A. : E mafai ona pasia se pili e le Fono i le fulisia o
Maota e lua (10 mai le 18 Senatoa, 11 mai le 20 Faipule o loo palota). A saini e le Kovana lena pili ua avea loa ma tulafono. Ae afai
e vito e le Kovana lea pili e le avea ma tulafono se’i vagana...
Sitepu 1: E mafai ona fa’aleaoga e le Fono le vito a le Kovana i le toe pasia o lea pili i le palota fulisia 2/3 o Sui uma o Maota e lua
(12 pe sili atu mai le 18 Senatoa, 14 pe sili atu mai le 20 Faipule). Peita’i e le avea lava lea pili toe pasia ma tulafono....
Sitepu 2: (Sitepu fa’aopopo ua na’o Amerika Samoa): Afai e le fa’amaonia e le Kovana le pili lea na toe pasia e le 2/3 o le
Fono, ona momoli lea i le Failautusi o le Initeria na te faia le fa’ai’uga pe fa’aleaogaina le vito a le Kovana ma avea lea pili ma
tulafono pe leai.
O le a le mata’upu lea e te palota ai? O le a e palota pe faia se teuteuga o le Fa’avae o Amerika Samoa e ave’ese ai le Sitepu
lona 2 ae tu’uina atu i Sui o le Fono o loo filifilia e o tatou tagata le malosi’aga e fa’aleaogaina ai le vito a le Kovana, ae le o le
Failautusi o le Initeria.
O le palota “IOE” : Ua teuteuina le fa’aleaogaina o le vito, ma ave’ese le Sitepu 2 lea e manaomia ona ave ai se pili na toe pasia i le
2/3 palota fulisia o le Fono i le Failautusi o le Initeria pe avea lena pili ma tulafono. O le a maua e le Fono o loo filifilia e o tatou
tagata, le malosiaga e fa’aleaogaina ai le vito a le Kovana ma avea loa ma tulafono se pili ua toe pasia i le 2/3 palota fulisia a le Fono.
O le palota “LEAI” : Ua le teuteuina le fa’aleaogaina o le vito, ae tumau pea i le Failautusi o le Initeria e le’o filifilia e o tatou
tagata, le malosi’aga e fa’aleaoga ai le vito a le Kovana ma ia faia le faaiuga pe avea ma tulafono se pili ua toe pasia i le 2/3 palota
fulisa a le Fono.
E manaomia e isi setete, teritori ma le Malo Tele ona faamaonia e le Failautusi o le Initeria le fa’aleaogaina o le
vito a se Kovana poo le Peresetene? E leai. E na’o le Fono a Amerika Samoa le Fono i totonu o le U.S.A. e manaomia ona ave i
le Failautusi o le Initeria se pili toe pasia e le Fono e na te faamaonia pe avea ma tulafono ma faia sana faaiuga pe fa’aleaogaina le
vito.
Afai e pasia lenei teuteuga o le Fa’avae, e suia ai le so’otaga fa’afaigamalo a Amerika Samoa ma le U.S.A.? Leai. E
tumau pea Amerika Samoa o le teritori o le U.S.A. ma e le suia ai le sootaga faafaigamalo a Amerika Samoa ma le U.S.A.
Mo nisi fa’amatalaga fa’afeso’otai’i mai i le telefoni 633-4116
po o o le imeli: [email protected]
Komiti Fa’amatala o le Teuteuga o le Fa’avae i le Fa’aleaogaina o le Vito
Thank You!
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No words can express, no act of gratitude can relay, no gift can represent what you have donated and the support
you have given, to make our “Nephrology Nurses & Patients Week” an unforgettable and successful. We ask the
Lord to bless each and every one of you for making this past week possible. Our prayer is that, American Samoa
residents heard our voices and take good use of our messages in keeping a healthy lifestyle and “cherishing your
kidneys”. FAAFETAI, FAAFETAI, FAAFETAI TELE LAVA.
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Faga’alu CCCAS Church & Choir
Deacon Alefosio Uelese
Honorable Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga & First Lady
Cynthia Moliga
HTC Fiu Johnny Saelua – Governor’s Chief of Staff
Mrs. Catherine Saelua – Director Budget Office
Governor’s Office Staff
LBJ American Samoa Medical Center Authority Board
HTC Mase Akapo – Chairman ASMCA and Acting CEO
Dr. Tofaeono Williams – Board Member
Ms. Pauline Gebauer – ASMCA CFO
Mr. Aoe’e Adolfo Montenegro – CEO Blue Sky
Communications
Rep. Li’amatua Tufele Jr.
Rep. Legae’e Mauga
Mr. Tapunu’u Don Va’avale – President SOFIAS &
Association
Mrs. Tofiga Tufele – President American Samoa Nurses
Association
Mrs. Toaga Seumalo – Director of Ancillary Services
Mr. Motusa Tuileama Nua – Director Department of Health
Mrs. Margaret Sesepasara – Director of Nursing, DOH
Mrs. Leslie Penitusi & Staff – LBJ Social Services
Mrs. Ianeta AhPing & Mrs. Luse Niumataiwalu- LBJ Dietary
Services
Mrs. Leuga Turner
Ms. Eleitino Tuiasosopo- Miss American Samoa
Mr. James Aulava – Mr. American Samoa 2014-2015
Mr. Elvis Liufau, Staff, Faculty and Students Fagaitua HS
Mrs. Saouila Fanene Kava, Staff, Faculty and Students
PolyTech HS
Mrs. Beauty Tuiasosopo, Staff, Faculty and Students of
Tafuna HS
Mr. Ben Te’o, Staff, Faculty and Students of
Leone HS
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HS
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Faasao HS
Mr. Fuapopo Avegalio – Chief of EMS and Crew
KVZK TV Host Ms. Fatima Langkilde
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Mr. Meafua Matau
Mrs. Moana Hatcher and Her Ukulele
• Zumba Instructors – Erica Magalei, Peteru LamYuen, & Monica Afalava
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Man receives
15 years
for murder,
despite pleas
for leniency
Ifogas were made
and accepted
by Joyetter
Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu
Samoa News Reporter
Despite a plea from the
deceased’s mother for leniency
in the sentencing of Matulino
Tauali’i, the High Court sentenced him to 15 years in jail.
Matulino last month pleaded
guilty to second degree murder
in connection with an incident
where he struck another man
with a hammer, who later fell
into a coma and died.
Sentencing was handed
down by Associate Justice
John L Ward II and Associate
Judge Fa’amausili Pomele last
week Friday.
During sentencing, the
defendant’s father who came
into the territory from Savai’i
informed the court that two
traditional apologies (ifoga)
were made in this matter, as
the men come from the same
Village of Satupaitea, Savai’i.
The father told the court
they when his son came to the
territory, they did not anticipate anything like this would
happen and it was not something he planned to do. The
father pleaded with the court
for leniency and asked that he
be allowed to leave the territory and serve his sentence
outside of American Samoa.
He spoke of the two ifoga’s,
one of which was held in their
village where the deceased
is buried and the second was
held here on island, and he said
that both were accepted by the
family. The ifogas included
fine mats, cash and cases of tin
fish.
The defendant in tears
begged for the court’s mercy
and leniency in handing down
his sentence. He told the court
that he’s sincerely remorseful
for his actions and for violating the laws of the territory.
Matulino apologized to the
deceased’s family for what
happened, he also rendered his
apology to his family for putting them through this whole
ordeal and denigrating their
family’s good name. “Forgive
me,” he said in tears.
Public Defender Douglas
Fiaui pointed out to the court
the defendant had a promising
future, however all of that
changed in one night. He noted
that according to their investigation, the deceased had
threatened the defendant with
a machete, which prompted
the incident, and Matulino had
acted out of fear for his life.
He put it to the court to
consider that two ifogas were
conducted, and both had been
accepted.
Assistant Attorney General
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Lali
Le
Tama ma Teine o le Ekalesia Aso Fitu i Pago Pago i le polokalame fa’apitoa mo fanau i le
[ata: AF]
fa’aiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei
Tumau pea le fa’ataua a le
malo mo Tagata Matutua
tusia Ausage Fausia
E ui i gagana fefiloi o lo o maua mai i ni isi o
tama ma tina matutua i suiga o lo o faia e le Ofisa
a le TAOA, mo polokalame e fa’afiafia ma tali
leleia ai tagata matutua i le atunu’u, ae na taua
e le Fa’atonusili le tumau pea o le fa’ataua a le
malo mo nai tagata matutua, e pei fo’i la o le
suiga lea ua fa’amoemoe e amata i le vaiaso nei,
o le ta’i tolu lea o taumafa e maua i le vaiaso ae
le toe ta’i lua e pei ona amata mai ai.
Na taua e ni isi o tama ma tina matutua i le
Samoa News, ua mafua ona to’atele tagata matutua e le fiafia i le suiga lea ua faia e le TAOA,
i le sui lea o Pepa Taumafa i Taumafa Vevela,
ona o le to’atele o tagata matutua e fiafia i Pepa
Taumafa, o isi fo’i e le fiafia i le ma’alili o taumafa o lo o tufatufa atu i tagata matutua.
Na fa’amanino e le tofa i le Tootoo ia Ale
Tifimalae i le Samoa News e fa’apea, talu
lava ona amata mai le polokalame i Taumafa
Vevela, o lo o fai uma e le TAOA suiga ina ia
fa’amalilie ai finagalo o tama ma tina matutua,
e pei o le fa’atonu lea o Fale’aiga o lo o kukaina
taumafa ina ia fa’aaoga ogaumu e fa’avevela ai
taumafa, ina ia vevela pea i le taimi e tauaao ai
e tagata matutua.
O le fa’aitiitia o le aofa’i o tagata matutua e
aga’i atu e piki a latou taumafataga mai le suiga
e pei ona i ai le polokalame i le taimi nei, o le isi
lea mafua’aga ua a’e ai se tofa i le Fa’atonu ma
le Matagaluega, ina ia fa’aopoopo ipu taumafa
e piki e tagata matutua i le vaiaso, mai le ta’i 2
o lo o i ai i le ta’i 3, amata i le vaiaso lenei e pei
ona fa’amaonia mai e le tofa Ale.
“Pe afai e fa’atusatusa fuainumera a le aufaigaluega o lo o tuuina mai i lo’u Ofisa, ua atagia
mai ai le fa’aitiitia o tagata matutua o lo o aga’i
mai i le polokalame i le 700, mai le aofa’i sa
masani ona i ai ao tufa Pepa Taumafa i masina
ta’itasi”, o le saunoaga lea a Ale.
Ina ua fesiligia le ali’i Fa’atonu pe i ai se
mafua’aga ua ala ai ona fa’aitiitia le aofa’i o
tagata e o atu i le polokalame, ae na soisoi le
ali’i Fa’atonu ma ia saunoa, “Ou te le malamalama i ai, atonu o lo o i ai lava ni a latou
mafua’aga, ae le avea lea ma itu e taofia ai le
Ofisa mai le faia pea o mea lelei ma mea sili e
aloaia ma tautua ai tagata matutua e aga’i mai i
le polokalame”.
Na fa’aalia e ni isi o tagata matutua o lo o
agava’a i le polokalame i le taimi nei i le Samoa
News, lo latou fa’afetaia o le TAOA ona o le
tulaga lelei o lo o i ai taumafa i aso ta’itasi.
Na taua e le isi tama matua, “talosia e avea le
toe fa’aopoopo o ipu meaai e maua i le vaiaso o
le a toe to’atele mai ai tagata matutua e o mai i
le polokalame”.
Le Fa’atonusili o le Ofisa o Tagata Matutua,
[ata: AF]
tofa Ale Tifimalae.
Ua tatau ona fausia
se Fa’amasinoga
Fanua ma Suafa
tusia Ausage Fausia
E talitonu le afioga i le ali’i faipule mai le Itumalo o Manu’a
#2 ia Toeaina Faufano Autele, ua o o i le taimi ua tatau ai ona
fa’atu se Fa’amasinoga o Fanua ma Suafa a Amerika Samoa, na
te iloiloina fa’aiuga tau i fanua ma suafa a le atunuu, nai lo le
taoto atu e toe iloilo e le Fa’amasino Sili ma lona sui lagolago
o lo o i ai, ae o fa’amasino ia o lo o tofia mai e le Failautusi a le
Initeria.
O lea fautuaga mai le afioga a Toeaina, o se vaega lea o lana
saunoaga aga’i i molimau a le malo i le taimi na iloilo ai e le
Komiti o Mataupu Tau Tulafono a le maota o sui le pili, e fai ai
suiga i le tulafono o suafa matai, lea na molimau ai le Sui Failautusi o le Ofisa o Mataupu Tau Samoa ma le Loia Sili.
Saunoa Toeaina e fa’apea, o suafa matai ma eleele a le
atunu’u, o measina ia a le atunuu e tatau ona faapelepele ma
puipui malu i ai aiga Samoa, aemaise ai matai o aiga, aua o ni isi
nei o vaega o lo o tauva i ai suli o aiga taitasi latou te fia maua i
le soifuaga lenei.
E ui e le i maoti se saunoaga a le susuga i le Tama Matua ia
Tuiagamoa Tavai e tusa ai o lenei mataupu, ae na atagia i lona
finagalo le taua o le mataupu e pei ona saunoa i ai le afioga a
Toeaina.
O le tulafono taufaaofi lea na lalafo i ai le komiti ma molimau
i le vaiaso na te’a nei, o lo o talosagaina ai se suiga i le tulafono o
suafa matai, ina ia aveese le vaega o le tulafono lea e manaomia
ai le 50% o le toto o se tagata ona fa’atoa agava’a lea e tauva i se
suafa matai o le aiga, ae tuu i ai le suiga, ia tau le tagata i le suafa
o le aiga ona agava’a lea ona tauva i le suafa.
Na fa’amanino e le ali’i faipule mai Aua ia Faimealelei
Anthony F. Allen, o ia fo’i lea na fa’aulufaleina le tulafono
taufa’aofi, ua mafua suiga e pei ona talosagaina i le tulafono, ona
ua to’atele aiga ua vevesi i le tulaga o le tulafono o lo o i ai, e tiga
lava ona tau le tagata i le suafa matai, ae fai mai le tulafono, se’i
vagana ua 50% le toto ona fa’atoa mafai lea ona tauva i le suafa.
“O le agaga autu la o le tulafono taufaaofi lenei, ia aveese
le faapasene o le toto e agava’a ai le tagata i le suafa matai, ae
tatala le avanoa i suli o le aiga e tausinio ai i le suafa sa au uma
i ai o latou tuaa mai aso ua mavae”, o le saunoaga lea a Faimealelei e fa’amanino atili ai le tulafono.
Ae na saunoa Tuiagamoa, e le o se tulaga talafeagai i lona
mafaufau le fa’a pasene o le toto e agava’a ai se tagata i le suafa
matai a lona aiga, lona uiga, e manuia ai lava le fale tama lea
fa’atoa pale i le suafa, ae pagatia ai lava fale tama ua leva ona
pa’i i le suafa, ma ia fautuaina ai le tatau lea ona fai se tulafono
e aveese ai le fa’a pasene o le toto o le tagata.
E ui na taua e le loia sili lona lagolagoina o le agaga o le tulafono, peita’i o lana fautuaga, atonu e i ai se mafuaaga na ala ai
ona manatu tuaa sa latou pasiaina mai lenei tulafono, e faataua
pea le faa pasene o le toto e agavaa ai le tagata i le suafa matai,
ona o suafa matai, o measina a aiga Samoa.
Na talia e le komiti se fautuaga sa tu’uina atu e le afioga i le
ali’i faipule ia Faimealelei, ina ia toe taoto le tulafono sei toe
iloilo i se isi taimi o i luma, ona o lo o i ai fautuaga e tatau ona
toe silasila toto’a i ai le komiti, e pei ona fautuaina e le alii loia
sili.
Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected]
Le Sui Failautusi o le Ofisa o Mataupu Tau Samoa ia
Tuiagamoa Tavai ma le Loia Sili ia Talauega Eleasalo Ale, i le
taimi na molimau i luma o le Komiti o Mataupu Tau Tulafono
a le maota o sui i le vaiaso na te’a nei, i le iloiloina o se pili e sui
[ata: AF]
ai tulafono o Matai.
Tala otooto o Fa’amasinoga
tusia Ausage Fausia
HANIPALE MALAE
Ua toe tolopo e le fa’amasinoga maualuga le aso e lau ai le
fa’asalaga a le ali’i o Hanipale Malae, fuafua lea i le aso e toe
taliu mai ai i fanua le afioga i le ali’i fa’amasino ia Elvis Patea
lea na ia taulimaina le maliliega aufa’atasi na sainia e Malae
ma le malo ma talia fo’i e le fa’amasinoga. O le aso Faraile na
te’a nei na fa’atulaga e lau ai le fa’asalaga a Malae, ae ina ua
sauni le itu tete’e e finau i le fa’amasinoga mo se fa’asalaga
mama fa’asaga ia Malae, na valaau ai e le ali’i fa’amasino sili
ia Michael Kruse loia ina ia o atu i luma o lana laulau latou te
talanoa ai, lea na mulimuli ane ai faia le fa’aiuga a Kruse e toe
tolopo le fofogaina o le fa’asalaga a Malae. A o le i toe tolopo le
lauina o le fa’asalaga a Malae, na taua e lana loia o Sharron Rancourt i le fa’amasinoga e fa’apea, o le ua molia, o se ali’i e 58
tausaga le matua sa tautua ma le fa’amaoni i vaega ‘au a le malo
tele mo tausaga e tele. Talu ona taofia Malae i le falepuipui e pei
ona taua e lana loia, sa auai o ia i ni polokalame faa faufautua
e fesoasoani ai i lona olaga, e pei o aoga faa faufautua o le ita.
O ni isi o itu lelei na taua e Rancourt mo Malae, e le gata ua ia
tula’i ma vave ioe i moliaga sa tuuaia ai o ia, ae ua avea lana tali
ioe ma itu ua le mafai ai ona molimau tamaitai na aafia i luma o le
fa’amasinoga. Na taua fo’i e Rancourt le sauni o le malo e finau
i le fa’amasinoga e solofua moliaga o lo o tu’uaia ai tama’ita’i e
to’alua o lo o tu’uaia fa’atasi ma Malae i lana mataupu lona lua.
O le masina na te’a nei na talia ai e le fa’amasinoga le tali ioe a
le ua molia, lea na ia ta’utino ai, e sa’o tuuaiga faasaga ia te ia, i
lona faia lea o ni uiga mataga fa’afeusuaiga fa’asaga i ni tamaitai
se to’alua sa ia aumaia mai Samoa e fesoasoani i feau a lona aiga
i Ofu i Manu’a. O lo o taofia pea le ua molia i le toese i Tafuna e
fa’atali ai le aso lea ua fa’atulaga e lau ai lana fa’asalaga.
TOLOPO LE FOFOGAINA O LE
FA’ASALAGA JAMES BARLOW
Ua toe tolopo e le fa’amasinoga maualuga le tuuina atu o lana
faasalaga fa’asaga i le susuga a Jame Barlow, lea na fuafua e
fa’ataunu’uina i le aso Faraile na te’a nei, ina ia maua ai le avanoa
e fesootai ai le ua molia ma lana loia o lo o i atunuu i fafo i le
taimi nei. Na fa’ailoa e le afioga i le fa’amasino sili ia Michael
Kruse ia Barlow i le aso Faraile na te’a nei e fa’apea, i se latou
talanoaga ma le loia a le malo atoa ai ma lana loia, e fa’aaoga ai
fesootaiga i luga o le telefoni, lea na talanoa tu’u sa’o mai ai lana
loia mai fafo, ua malilie ai itu e lua ina ia toe tolopo le lauina o
lana faasalaga, ae sei la toe talanoa ma lana loia i se taimi avanoa.
Na tausala e le faamasinoga maualuga ia Barlow i le mataupu lea
na ia faia ai uiga mataga i ni alii talavou se to’atolu, e ala i lona
faainu pia o i latou toe fai i ai uiga mataga faafeusuaiga. O lo o
taofia pea Barlow i le toese i Tafuna e fa’atali ai le aso lea ua
fa’atulaga e le fa’amasinoga e toe valaau ai lana mataupu.
➧ Fa’amagalo ali’i na maliu ai to’alua…
samoa news, Monday, September 29, 2014 Page 11
THE FEW. THE PROUD. THE MARINES.
HAPPY 19TH BIRTHDAY PFC LEOTA N SHAWN!
Today, 19 years ago, God had blessed us with a thoughtful, independent,
intelligent, loving son that loves and cares about his parents and sisters.
There is not enough words in this world that can express the love and
support that you have given us here in American Samoa. I know that the
Lord will blessed you whatever that you put your mind to and I know you live
(Japan) far away, but in our hearts, you are here with us mind and soul
celebrating your special day. Have a blessing and safe birthday.
We all love and miss you.
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Your parents: Flo & Lekemi Leota
Your sister: Shekinah, Shaniah . cousins- Baby,
Isabel, Nikotemo “T” and your 1 and ONLY favorite
nephew Beenie boi :-)
Lots of Alofa’s from your Family here and abroad.
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Na tutu fa’atasi Naiuli ma lana loia ia Marcellus Tala Uiagalelei e talosaga i le fa’amasinoga mo se fa’asalaga mama.
Na fa’atoese le ua molia i le fa’amasinoga e tusa ai o lana
solitulafono, ma ia talosagaina ai se isi avanoa sei toe fo’i atu
ai i tua e mafuta ma lona aiga. Sa ia fa’atoese fo’i i le aiga o le
ali’i ua maliu ina ia fa’amagalo o ia, aemaise ai lona fa’atoese i
lona aiga ina ia fa’amagalo se solitulafono ua ta’u valea le igoa
o lona aiga.E tasi le molimau na valaau e le itu a le malo, o le
to’alua lea o le ali’i ua maliu, lea sa ia taua i lana molimau se
tulaga pagatia ua latou fetaia’i ma lana fanau talu ona maliu lona
to’alua, e leai fo’i se fesoasoani o maua atu i aiga o lona to’alua
o lo o latou nonofo tuaoi.
Na taua e le tina e fa’apea, ao le’i tula’i mai le fa’alavelave
lea ua maliu ai lona to’alua, sa na o ia na faigaluega e tausi ai
latou ma lana fanau, ma faatino ai mea fai a le aiga, nuu ma le
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Tusia: Akenese Ilalio Zec
Seen here, the men’s paddling team representing the National Park Service smiling for Samoa
News following the races held during Coast Weeks Family Day on Saturday at Utulei Beach Park.
The beach was alive with paddlers, swimmers and fautasi (long boat) crews as members of the
public — men, women and children — were given a chance to ride on the fautasi in the inner
[photo: tlh]
harbor, as well as cheer on their favorite paddlers during the exciting races.
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mai Lou filemu matou te mapu
i ai i lenei aso, a’o le vi’iga ma
le fa’amanu matou te fa’afo’i
atu i Lau Afio, e fa’avavau,
Amene.”
Alo maia, o le a toe fa’aauau
atu la tatou tala mo lenei aso,
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a feagai ai ma oe. Na muta mai
la tatou tala, ina ua fa’atofa
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fa’afesaga’i tagata, o lona uiga,
ia matua’i teuteu lelei le nofo
latou, aua e i ai mea e tutupu pe
a se se le nofo a le tagata.
Ua tau to’a mai Paulo i
lea taimi, ona ua tu’u atu
i ai fa’amafanafanaga a
tagata, e moni lava le upu,
amuia e fa’anoanoa, aua e
fa’amafanafanaina i latou. O
taimi ia o le soifuaga, tatou te
lagona ai le alofa o le tagata i le
isi tagata. O taimi fo’i ia tatou
te lagona ai le alofa o le Atua e
pa’i mai i o tatou loto e ala i isi
tagata. E le i umi ae tu loa ma
le pasi e o ai Paulo ma Eseta
ma Samuelu i tua fa’atasi ma le
to’atele o tagata lea ua nonofo
nei e fa’atalitali le pasi e o ai
i tua. Ua amata lava ona to’a
mai le toeaina i lea taimi, ae ua
liliu nei le lo’omatua o Eseta
ma fai loa ma le talatalanoaga
ma isi tagata lea e masani ai.
Manatua fo’i, o lea e
mafanafana lelei le tupe a
le lo’omatua na tu’u ane e
lona tuagane lea o lo’o avea
ma Faipule i lo latou nu’u i
Nu’uuli. E le o gaoia lava le
lo’omatua i la taimi, ona ua
iloa lelei e Eseta, o lo’o lava
ma totoe le atigipusa na au mai
i a Salamasina. O lea la ua liliu
ane nei ma fai loa le talatalanoaga, ina ua va’ai atu, ua to’a
mai Paulo. A’o Samuelu, fai
ma na ona iloa lava e le tama ua
to’a mai lona tama, savali ‘ese
loa, aua ua iloa lelei e Samuelu
o le a amata le fa’asalalauga le
totogia a lona tina, e lagona ai
lona ma ma lona maasiasi i le
tele o taimi. Ua fa’ae’e le pasi,
ma ua gasolosolo fo’i le pasese i
luga, na fa’aavanoa lava le pito
e nofo ai le toeaina o Paulo ona
soso’o ai lea ma lona to’alua o
Eseta, ae o le mea ua tupu i le
tama o Samuelu, ua nofo i luga
o le fola o le pasi fa’atasi ma
nai isi tama o lo’o o i le pasi.
Na muamua lava tilotilo
mai i tua le avepase le ali’i o
Poni, e toe siaki lelei le pasese
ma nofoaga o lo’o alaala ai, ae
na tau mai loa le va’ai a Poni i
le lo’omatua o Eseta, ‘ata loa
ma Poni ma lulu lona ulu. Ua
iloa lelei fo’i e le avepasi, o le a
ta fo’i le faleaitu a le lo’omatua
o Eseta i luga o le pasi. Ae na
toe tilotilo ane lava i le toeaina
o Paulo, ma iloa ai e Poni, e
‘ese lava lana va’aia i a Paulo.
“Ia le mamalu o le tatou
pasese, ia o le a alu le tatou
pasi, taga’i lelei po’o atoatoa
lau fa’atauga, ia ma nisi fo’i
fa’atauga na fai i lenei aso, ae
e le i alu le tatou malaga.” Na
tali ane uma le pasese o lo’o
lelei mea uma, e leai se mea o
fa’aletonu, ma ua fa’aola loa
le pasi ma amata loa le faigamalaga. O la aso, e leai ni leitio,
e leai ni masini e ta ai ni pese
e fa’afiafia ai le au malaga, o
lona uiga, a i ai lava le tagata
ua fia pese, pese, a I ai fo’i le
tagata e fia fai sana fa’agogo,
alu le fa’agogo latou, e tele le
avanoa.
E faia pea…
samoa news, Monday, September 29, 2014 Page 13
MALAMALAMA I ITU’AIGA O FA’ALAVELAVE FA’AFUASE’I
TAPENA LOA MO FA’ALAVELAVE FA’AFUASE’I
KNOW HOW TO PRACTICE FOR AN
EMERGENCY
ILOA ONA FA’ATINO FA’ATA’ITA’IGA MO
FA’ALAVELAVE FA’AFUASE’I
Prepare now through practice in the event of an evacuation…
Fa’atino fa’ata’ita’iga aua le fa’atula’i vave ‘ese atu…
Evacuations are more common than many people realize. Fires and
floods cause evacuations most frequently across American Samoa and
almost every year, people along coastlines evacuate as hurricanes
approach.
O le Fa’atula’i vave ‘ese atu mo le saogalemu e tupu pea. Tele o taimi, o
Afi ma Lologa ua tele atu ai i lea tulaga i Amerika Samoa. O tausaga uma
fo’i ua faia lea Fa’atula’i vave ‘ese atu mo le saogalemu e aiga tu
matafaga ona o Afa ma le si’isi’i o le tai.
In some circumstances, local officials decide that the hazards are
serious and require mandatory evacuations. In others, evacuations are
advised or households decide to evacuate to avoid situations they
believe are potentially dangerous. When community evacuations
become necessary local officials provide information to the public
through the media. In some circumstances, other warning methods,
such as sirens, emails or telephone calls are used.
O ni isi o tulaga, e fa’amalosia e sui o le malo le Fa’atula’i vave ‘ese atu
ona ua le saogalemu se nofoaga. A’o isi tulaga, ua na’o se fautuaga ae
ua o ‘ese lava le aiga ona ua iloa e le saogalemu. Afai e mana’omia le
fa’amalosia o le Fa’atula’i vave ‘ese o se nu’u, a’oga, po’o se
fa’alapotopotoga, o le a fa’aleoina lea lapata’iga i luga o leitio, TV, ma
niusipepa. O ni isi o taimi o le fa’aaogaina ai isi auala e pei o sailini,
upega tafa-i-lagi, po’o le telefoni.
The amount of time you have to leave will depend on the hazard. If the
event is a weather condition, such as a hurricane, you might have a day
or two to get ready. However, many disasters allow no time for people
to gather even the most basic necessities, which is why planning ahead
is essential.
E fua le taimi e mana’omia e Fa’atula’i vave ‘ese atu ai i le itu’aiga
fa’alavelave fa’afuase’i. Afai o se Afa, o lo’o iai le taimi o le aso e tasi pe
lua e tapena ai. Ae e iai isi fa’alavelave e tutupu fa’afuase’i ma le maua
ai se taimi mo tapenaga. O le taua lea o le va’ai i luma mo tulaga e
mana’omia mo tapenaga.
Plan how you will assemble your family and supplies and anticipate
where you will go for different situations. Choose several destinations
in different directions so you have options in an emergency and know
the evacuation routes to get to those destinations.
Tapena se nofoaga e fa’apotopoto ai lou aiga, ‘oloa fa’aleoleo, ma fua le
Fa’atula’i vave ‘ese atu i le ‘ese’ese o fa’alavelave fa’afuase’i. Va’ai ni
nofoaga saogalemu e lua pe tolu e fai iai lau filifiliga pe afai o le a
Fa’atula’i vave ‘ese atu.
"Be Disaster Aware. Take Actions to Prepare"
"Malamalama ma tapena loa mo fa'alavelave fa'afuase'i"
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samoa news, Monday, September 29, 2014
Paul Ieti, who recently rose to fame with his performance on the national stage during auditions for America’s Got Talent is currently visiting the territory. Ieti is seen here with some of
his fans, Rhonda-Lei Lagajeros Satele and her daughters, following his performance at the Miss
[photo: JL]
American Samoa Pageant on Friday night.
➧ Meet Annelise Fa’aitumalo Sword…
Continued from page 1
➧ Appeals to Lolo…
Continued from page 1
“relates more to our local longline fleet than the canneries, as
the Chinese fishing fleet competes directly with our very smallsized local longline fleet.”
“We all target these very highly migratory species — tuna —
which don’t stay in a box, however reducing the fishing grounds
severely limits the ability of the fleet to follow schools of fish
when they are available,” the group said, adding that the Chinese
fleet is very heavily subsidized and they influence the market
prices with the quantity of fish they sell.
Tautai Association say they are at a disadvantage on every
level, and are pleading with the governor and local leaders for
consideration in allowing the longliners a moratorium to fish in
unused fishing grounds — i.e. the 50 mile-zone around American Samoa’s islands — for a set time.
“This will allow the longliners to recuperate, if possible,
by fishing in closer waters, as there will be less fuel consumption, which translates to less expenses, allow the boats to follow
fish if they move through these closed areas and this will also
allow the fishery managers to collect data to better manage our
waters,” the letter says.
The group explained that they only target the highly migratory species or at least the fish that are passing through territorial
waters.
The association called on Lolo to follow the suggestions and
facts presented by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council staff.
“If scientists and managers have the data to prove that this
is not a good initiative for our islands, then we will follow this;
but there is no data that a temporary moratorium will cause any
damage to our ocean resources now or in the future,” they say.
“You do have data of where the local alias are fishing and the
safety concerns - on where they fish - related to the distance
from shore.”
Tautai also reprised some part of Lolo’s statements to Obama
to reflect what they face locally. “We implore you Mr. Governor
to please NOT prohibit us temporary access to unused fishing
waters in the American Samoa Exclusive Economic Zone,” the
group concluded.
See online version of this story for the entire letter from the
association to the governor.
See Samoa News edition Sept. 16 for the story on Lolo’s
request to Obama.
pre-pageant interview; best talent and the interview award. Her question was— “American
Samoa is known as ‘le motu o fiafiaga’. As an
ambassador of American Samoa, how could
you promote this “motu of fiafiaga” to increase
the level of tourists to visit the island?”
She responded “I would promote American
Samoa as le motu o fiafiaga by encouraging the
whole community in working together to promote our island, as it is a beautiful place. We
have so many different hiking trails that we can
cater to those who enjoy hiking, we have so
many snorkeling spots that we can cater to those
who enjoy snorkeling, we also have surfing
spots to cater to those who enjoy surfing, and
just promoting it in a way where others can see
it as a getaway vacation. And partnering with
other islands, it’s not just American Samoa but
also the Pacific nations who also have different
treasures.”
Annelise thanked her Aunty Cathie Haleck
Paala for all her hard work and all those who
came to assist, “like my Mom, Aunty Corrie,
Aunty Tagi, Aunty Lulu, Lavonna, Aunty Terri
and the Tradewinds team. “We had a great team
and all the hard work paid off. We did it!”
“Thank you to my entire family — Sword,
Haleck, Fale, Ponausuia, Tilo, Tuiletufuga
and the rest for all the well wishes, encouragement and words of wisdom especially my Aua
grandmas, even though I missed Grandma Fou.”
She thanked Tausala’s flowers for the ula’s
for the entire week. She also thanked the administration, staff, faculty and especially my students at South Pacific Academy for being an
awesome support system.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better group
to back me up, thank you to my friends and
everyone who gave me words of encouragement and positive vibes throughout my journey
towards becoming Miss American Samoa,” the
newly crowned Miss American Samoa said.
She looks forward to serving American
Samoa this year the best way she can. “I ask
for all your prayers as I start this new journey
as YOUR Miss American Samoa. I am still
overwhelmed with gratitude for this amazing
opportunity.”
The major sponsor for the event was Pacific
Independent Distributor (PID) owned by Fritz
and Helen Gaisoa. It was the major “Gold”
sponsor for this year’s Miss American Samoa
pageant. PID partnered with their suppliers
Kotex (Kimberly Clark) and Nivea in this sponsorship. Helen Gaisoa told Samoa News “collectively these companies had decided to support this event to promote the young aspiring
women of American Samoa.”
The Silver sponsors for this year’s pageant
were Argosy University — who is distributing
scholarships for the contestants — and Bluesky
Communications, who donated $12,000 to the
event, which included in-kind donations, i.e.
live-streaming of the event and providing SMS
Voting for Bluesky People’s Choice Award
(BPCA).
PAGEANT COMPLAINTS
The pageant however was not all wonderful
to others, who have labeled this pageant as one
of the worse, in terms of organization. Consistently, complaints made note that the girls
or participants were beautiful and delivered
as best they could in an event that was poorly
organized.
“This by far is one of the worst pageants
ever, the girls were great, but the organizing
committee MASI (Miss American Samoa
Incorporated) was not so organized… delay
with starting of the program, MC’s without
scripts, and technical difficulties of the sound
and lighting system,” was one of the comments
on Samoa News’ Facebook page.
However, MASI President, Meafou Imo said
MASI broke record this year with just 2hrs and
45minutes of the pageant. She said the delay
was due to one of the contestants being late and
also, they waited for the governor to arrive.
“I didn’t want to be rude and start the pageant without the one contestant who arrived late
and we wanted to wait for the governor,” she
said.
According to one complaint emailed to
Samoa News, the “Miss American Samoa pageant was once a prestigious and well followed,
widely viewed pageant, but seriously last night,
was just, horrific.” The complaint said the MCs
sounded lost, unscripted, however it was not
their fault, and also said that the DJ and lighting
crew “failed to the max.”
The woman said she felt sorry for the contestants, their families, sponsors, supporters,
and for the general public that watched the pageant. “I feel like something needs to be done
for the MASI to redeem itself. Reading all the
comments on FB about last night’s show is disappointing and sad but it’s the truth! If you’re
offended, don’t be — learn from this. Because
it was terrible!”
The MASI president in response said the
government auditorium is responsible for the
lighting system, however the DJ they had to
hire last minute as the sound system at the auditorium, while operational was not to the fullest.
Asked about the complaints about those who
showed up and found out their $600 corporate
tables were not on the ‘table guest list’, she said
that there were some problems but they managed to fix it right then and there.
Asked for a comment about this pageant
being labeled as the “worst pageant ever”, Fou
said while there are those who criticized the
pageant, “maybe its because those are the supporters of one of the contestant that did not win
because that is always the case.”
She assured that MASI learns from its experiences and moves forward.
samoa news, Monday, September 29, 2014 Page 15
Employment Opportunity
SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
tusia Ausage Fausia
PASIA FONO PILI MO LE PAKETI A LE MALO
Ua tauaao atu nei e le Fono Faitulafono le pili mo le Paketi
a le malo i le Ofisa o le alii kovana mo le saini a Lolo Matalasi
Moliga, i le mae’a ai lea ona pasia e le Senate i le vaiaso na te’a
nei le pili o le paketi a le maota o sui.
Ina ua pasia e le senate le pili a le maota o sui i le palota e
15-0, na tula’i ai le taitaifono o le Komiti o le Paketi a le maota
maualuga ia Laolagi Fonoti Savali Vaeao ma tuu atu lana fautuaga i le maota, e talafeagai le ave o se latou fa’aaliga i le maota
o sui ina ia ave le latou pili lea ua pasia e le senate e faamau i
faamaumauga a le fono, ona tuuina atu ai lea i le kovana mo le
iloiloina atoa ai ma le sainia ina ia avea ma tulafono.
E na o le tasi lava le suiga o le paketi ua faia e le Fono mo le
tupe fa’asoasoa o le Tausaga Tupe fou 2015, o le $65,000 lea ua
aveese mai i le Paketi a le Ofisa o Turisi, ae fa’atupe ai siitaga i
totogi o le kovana ma le lutena kovana lea e le i pasia e le Fono, e
sui mai ai i le $85,000 ma le $75,000 totogi o ta’ita’i o le atunu’u
i le $125,000 ma le $100,000.
FA’AMOEMOE PASIA PILI A
LE SENATE I SE FAAIUGA KOMITI
E ui i le naunau mai o le maota maualuga ina ia vave faia se
faaiuga a le maota o sui, i le tulafono taufaaofi a le senate lea ua
maea ona latou pasia, e sii ai i le ta’i $10,000 alauni a senatoa
ma faipule, peita’i na taua e le ta’ita’ifono o le Komiti o le Paketi
a le Maota o Sui i le Samoa News e fa’apea, e fa’alagolago se
fa’aiuga a le maota i le pasia e le komiti o le tuuina atu o le pili
e fai i ai se faaiuga a le maota, pe leai fo’i.
“E faalagolago le tuu atu o le pili o lo o finau mai ai le maota
maualuga e palota i ai afioga i faipule, i se fa’aiuga a le Komiti o
le Paketi a le maota o sui, i le taimi matou te iloiloina ai le tulafono”, o le saunoaga lea a Timusa Tini Lam Yuen.
Na fesiligia e le Samoa News le afioga a Timusa po o afea lea
ua fa’amoemoe le komiti e faia ai la latou iloiloga mo le pili a le
senate, ae na saunoa le ta’ita’i komiti, “e le o mautinoa se taimi
o lenei vaiaso (vaiaso na te’a nei)”, ma le talitonuga, atonu o se
taimi o le vaiaso nei e faia ai le iloiloga a le komiti.
I le toelua ai o vaiaso o lo o totoe tapunia le Tauaofiaga lenei
a le Fono Faitulafono, na talosagaina ai loa e le Maota Maualuga
le maota o sui i le vaiaso na te’a nei, mo sa latou fa’aiuga faanatinati i le pili e sii ai alauni a senatoa ma faipule.
E ui e le i faia se iloiloga a le komiti o le paketi a le maota o
sui i le tulafono taufaaofi lenei, ua fa’aalia e ni isi o faipule lo
latou le lagolagoina o lenei tulafono.
Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected]
➧ Man gets 15 yrs for murder…
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Tiffany Oldfield called to the stand the deceased’s mother, who
said that she has forgiven Matulino for what happened — and
even more so, that as soon as she saw Matulino he reminded her
of her son who had died.
She confirmed to the court that two traditional apologies
were made and accepted. She said that her family from Savai’i
contacted her that they have accepted the apology. The mother
further pointed out to the court that she’s not a woman from the
medieval times, as she has forgiven Matulino. She too pleaded
with the court for leniency in this matter.
AJ Ward noted that the defendant had pled guilty to murder,
second degree, a class A felony, however, pursuant to local
statute with the tradition apology being accepted, they are bound
by the law to reduce the charge to second degree murder, a class
B felony, which is punishable from five to 15 years in jail.
Ward said while the court took into consideration of the
defendant’s plea and statements, along with the probation report
and the victim’s family plea, the court pointed out this is still a
murder case they are looking at. The judge then handed down a
15-year sentence for Matulino.
Ward also informed the PD’s office that pursuant to immigration laws, they are to submit their bill to the court for review and
then it will be forwarded to the Immigration office in order to
bill the defendant’s sponsor in this matter.
According to the government’s case, the defendant had allegedly struck the victim on his head with a hammer. The victim
fell unconscious and was admitted to LBJ hospital’s Intensive
Care Unit.
Court filings say the victim was in a drinking session in
Fagaalu with Matulino when the argument occurred, over a girl.
The government claimed the defendant allegedly admitted to
police that he had struck the victim.
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. (STP) in Atu’u has an immediate opening in the IT Department for a Systems
Technician. Required and desirable qualifications for successful candidate include:
• AA degree in computer science, information technology or equivalent work related experience
or training in network server, storage and directory service technologies.
• Microsoft or equivalent network certification and experience in network server implementation
and support processes.
• Four (4) years’ experience, of which two (2) must be progressively more complex experience
in deployment and support of intermediate network server and storage environments
preferred.
• Knowledge and experience in the use of backup, restore and server resource management
tools.
• Knowledge and experience with enterprise wide network server and directory services
technologies, especially Microsoft Server 2012R2, Microsoft AD, LDAP, SMTP, FTP, HTTP,
HTTPS, etc.
• Knowledge and experience in the installation and support of network security technologies
(Certificates, Anti-virus, Web & Email Filtering, etc.)
• Ability to troubleshoot and resolve network server environment problems.
• College level oral and written English communications competency. Ability to communicate
effectively in Samoan advantageous.
• Able to work all scheduled shifts and overtime.
• Physically capable of standing for extended periods and lifting up to 50 lbs.
• Good employment and attendance record.
Compensation commensurate with qualifications. For consideration, bring or send a copy of your resume
including, relevant certifications, references, valid Police Clearance, ASG Immigration ID (not required for
US Nationals, US Citizens or AS permanent residents) and complete application by October 03, 2014 no later
than 4:00 pm to (applications may be obtained at):
Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc.
Attn: Samoa Mauga - Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 957
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Ph: (684) 644-5272/Ext. 321 / Fax: 644-2290
E-Mail:s [email protected]
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”
Development Bank of
American Samoa
P.O. BOX 9
PAGO PAGO, AS 96799
TEL: 633.4031 FAX: 633-1163
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP:
Date of Issuance:
Date and Time Due:
Financial and Single Audit Services for 2014 – 2016
September 15, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
No later than 2:00 p.m. local time
DBAS requests proposals for financial audits and the related single audits for a period of three years,
beginning with the audit of fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2016. Fiscal and calendar years are
coincident at DBAS.
Document: Requests for proposal packet outlining requirements will be available for pick-up at DBAS on
Friday September 19, 2014 or emailing [email protected] for information regarding the RFP. It can
also be accessed through the DBAS website: www.dbas.org (click public notice).
The Request for Proposals (RFP) describes the specifications for the services to be provided in sufficient
detail to permit competition and allow offeror to properly respond to the RFP.
This RFP is issued under Title 28, Chapter 1, of the American Samoa Code Annotated.
DBAS invites the submission of proposals to include pricing and other details as indicated in the
specifications. Attachments will be provided as an aid in presenting a comprehensive proposal consistent
with the requirements of DBAS.
DBAS will select a contractor who best meets the needs of DBAS. The factors for selection will include, but
not be limited to, the following: understanding of the requirements of the financial and single audits;
verifiable ability to perform well; good reputation; flexibility, including ability to respond quickly to needs of
a small client in a remote location and throughout the year; and reasonability of costs.
The proposals will be reviewed by a committee consisting of representatives from DBAS management and
board. The committee may request interviews with potential contractors after reviewing the proposals
before the final selection is made.
Submission: Proposals must be received by DBAS no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on October 10, 2014.
They may be mailed or hand delivered in a sealed envelope to:
Development Bank of American Samoa
P.O. Box 9
Attention: Mrs. Iutita Galeai, Operations Manager
Pago Pago, American Samoa, 96799
They may also be e-mailed to [email protected], as an attachment in Word Format with a confirming e-mail
required to confirm receipt; or faxed to DBAS at (684) 633 1163 with a confirming fax to confirm receipt;
with the signed original to follow by airmail first class.
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