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1 Buckle up! Fatalities rashes LOAL HIGHWAS to date office of highway safety LOAL HIGHWAS to date Pacquiao dedicates his next fight to typhoon victims B1 ore than 400 youngsters from five government elementary schools enjoyed the Football Federation of American Samoa s Just Play Festival at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. Pictured, players celebrate after scoring a goal on Friday, Nov. 8, FFAS The festival showcased the Just Play soccer program that has been going on in the elementary schools since the beginning of the school year. Story and photos can be found at [FFAS EDIA/B. Vitolio] Tulaga lelei tautua a le ASPA mo le atunuu i le taimi nei 18 Daily irculation 7,000 PAGO PAGO, AERIAN SAOA Wednesday, November 13, 2013 $1.00 Bird strike cause of onday night s cancelled HA flight by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News orrespondent Hawaiian Airlines ferried to American Samoa late yesterday afternoon another B767 aircraft to uplift passengers who remained on island following the cancellation of onday s night flight back to Honolulu due to a bird strike. The scheduled flight, HA 465 arrived onday night from Honolulu but the outgoing flight 466 was cancelled as passengers were already checked in at the Pago Pago International Airport. The aircraft remained on the tarmac yesterday morning. Hawaiian s local office issued a notice early yesterday morning about the Flight 466 cancellation from onday night, saying that another aircraft was being ferried in from Honolulu, and was due at Pago Pago International Airport around 6:45p.m. yesterday with a departure time of about an hour-and-a-half later. Responding to Samoa News requests for information and comments, Hawaiian spokesperson Ann Botticelli said the flight 465 aircraft had a bird strike upon landing in Pago Pago and we have to bring in inspectors to determine the extent of the damage. We accommodated non-domiciled passengers in hotels and provided meal vouchers, Botticelli said via from Honolulu, adding that there were 158 revenue passengers on the incoming flight and a replacement B767 was dispatched out of Honolulu. (ontinued on page 14) oncerns voiced over site of new fuel storage area at Port by Samoa News Staff walls to accommodate the storage of oil drums, A new fuel storage area is being constructed lubricants, salt, and other supplies to accommodate the needs of the fishing vessels off-loading inside the ustoms warehouse on the ground floor of the Port Administration s main office and their catches, for use by Starist and Tri arine. questions have been raised as to why the project The two companies supplying the fuel needs was never put out for bid and why it is located of the government and the territory are Pacific where it is causing a possible health hazard. Energy and lipper (Sunrise). Paramount Builders is carrying out the According to Iu, lipper, through its agent work which is located on the far east end of the Toni Grey was the only fuel supplier leasing the building, next to ustoms offices and directly area in the Port for storage of oil drums, lubricants, and other vessel supplies. across from the USDA meat inspection area. According to Samoa News sources, when (lipper s leased storage area is located on the work first started a week ago Friday, ustoms agents weren t too happy about it, but building and the entrance faces the inter island the ground floor of the Port Administration were allegedly told by higher ups at the Port ferry dock.) that there was nothing they can do, as Governor Iu said the award of the lease to Pacific Lolo oliga had already signed off on a memo Energy creates a level playing field for these that authorized the job to be carried out. two competitors. He explained it was Pacific Samoa News understands there are also Energy who contracted Paramount Builders to questions about possible health hazards in perform construction work (erecting walls) to having the fuel storage area so close to the area address its needs. where incoming meat shipments are inspected. The government had no hand in the selection of Paramount Builders, said Iu, who added In response to Samoa News inquiries, the governor s executive assistant Iulogologo J. that the issuance of the lease to Pacific Energy Pereira said he received information from the increases Port s revenue base, reflecting the Port that Pacific Energy is currently erecting (ontinued on page 14) The Special Olympics American Samoa organization held a fundraiser telethon last Friday night at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium to raise funds to send 13 Special Olympians to the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Region Games in New astle, Australia from Nov. 30th to Dec. 7th. Over $12,000 was raised in pledges and call-ins during the fundraiser, which did not include tables sold at the event. Pictured are some of the Am. Samoa Special Olympians last Friday performing on stage at the Rex Lee during the fundraiser. See story inside. [photo: Jeff Hayner]

2 Page 2 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 There was over $12,000 donated and pledged last Friday during the Special Olympics American Samoa fundraiser telethon at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, to send 13 local Special Olympians to the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Region Games that will be taking place from Nov. 30th to Dec. 7th in New astle, Australia. Pictured are the 9 of the 13 American Samoa Special Olympians who will be competing. [photo: Jeff Hayner] Territory shows great support for Special Olympics telethon Talofa Video OREAN, FILIPINO, EXIAN DRAA SERIES NOW FOR RENT NEW RELEASES: 2 GUNS AN OF STEEL PLANES TURBO Pavaiai Nuuuli Fagatogo By Jeff Hayner, Samoa News Reporter There will be 13 Special Olympians from American Samoa representing the territory in the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Region Games in New astle, Australia this coming November 30 to December 7th. This past Friday, November 8, there was a fundraiser telethon held at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium to help with the cost of sending these 13 Special Olympians to the games. At the end of the night, they exceeded $12,000 in donations and pledges received. Speaking on behalf of the Special Olympics of American Samoa, hairwoman Tafa Tua-Tupuola said, After fourteen years of being absent within our community, Special Olympics has been been revived and we are all here moving forward. She went on to say, Our main mission for Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports. Not just during years of competition, but even in the off years, we are still required to provide local events or inter-island events. She said that she wanted to highlight to the community that the Special Olympics organization went through an accreditation review in September and that they met nine out of the ten standards, stating that they came a long way in such a short time. The names of the athletes were called out on Friday night for recognition as they all stood proudly on the stage. The American Samoa Special Olympians that will be competing are: Soccer: Samoa Togo, Hanipule T., ennoyd Pao (atafao Elementary), Tausisi Amituanai (Tafuna, Tafuna Elementary), Peleti Filipi (Samoana High School) and Saito auga (Pago Pago, Nu uuli VocTech). Track and Field: Alfred Steffany (Fagasa/ Leone), Justin Lutu (Utulei), uka Woo hing (Lauli i), Dennis Vaiga (Alao), Apati Tua (Fagasa/ Leone, Leone High School), Lauren eredith (Leone, Nu uuli Voc-Tech) and Lita Lulai (Nu uuli, youngest American Samoa athlete age 12). The oldest American Samoan athlete competing is Alfred Steffany, who is 59 years old. Steffany has been selected from the Regional Games to be torch bearer on the final day of the games. Tua-Tupuola explained that Special Olympics American Samoa relies totally on fundraising to send our athletes to theses types of events and does not receive any kind of international or Olympic funding. We rely a lot on fundraising to support the athletes to participate in many of the sporting events. We have two official sports which are soccer and track and field, she said. She went on to thank all of those who volunteered their time and effort in helping train these Special Olympians. One thing about sports she noted, is that for many of the athletes, it helps transform their human spirit to know that they can make a difference and that they can participate in the community. For a lot of them, when they exit the school system, they have nothing to do. We are already low on employment and it is difficult for them to attend college. Special Olympics helps transform them so they can still be a part of our community and that is why we are here tonight so we truly appreciate it, Tua-Tupuola said. According to the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Region Games website,, there will be 32 nations from across the Asia Pacific region competing in Australia. Over 2,500 athletes and caretakers, 6,000 officials and supporters from overseas and interstate and 200,000 spectators will converge on the New astle-hunter region for the games. Over 4000 local volunteers are being recruited within Australia to make the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games possible. Reach the reporter at ALL PUZZLE ANSWERs on page 14

3 AG moves to have ALJ dismiss FJ&P ruse s immigration suit by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Reporter The Attorney General s office is moving to have the Administrative Law Judge dismiss the lawsuit filed by FJ&P ruse Incorporated against the Immigration Board, Attorney General s office (Immigration office) and the American Samoa Government. The lawsuit is to vacate and set aside the immigration board s decision to penalize FJ&P ruse Inc. on allegations they employed illegal immigrants. The local company filed the lawsuit through their attorney, arcellus Talaimalo Uiagalelei and responding with a dismissal is Deputy Attorney General Eleasalo Ale. According to the suit there are three charges filed in this matter, two counts of failure to afford hearing and failure to afford due process. According to the lawsuit, the FJ&P ruse store employs many individuals some of whom are non-us Nationals and on August 17, 2013 Immigration officers came to one of the ruse s places of business and carried out what they termed an inspection of Petitioner s employees. After the inspection, petitioner was informed through one of its representatives that FJ&P ruse Inc. was in violation of immigration laws due to the lack of immigration clearance for some of its employees and therefore it would have to pay a sala or penalty. Petitioner was further informed through its representatives that all employees in violation must be present at the Immigration office on onday, August 19, 2013 in the morning to fix their papers; however, the employees clearances could not be processed unless Petitioner pays the penalty which is $500 per employees for eight employees, and $1,000 for the Petitioner as the employer. The total amount of the penalty and fines was $5,000. According to the lawsuit, the petitioner paid these fines and penalties in full without being advised and without knowing that it had a right to a hearing before the immigration board on this matter. In response, the AG s office filed the dismissal noting that ALJ lacks jurisdiction to consider the petition, because ALJ had nothing to review, vacate or set aside. as the Immigration Board decision does not exist. Without such decision, this court has no jurisdiction to consider the petition, ASA section which delineates this court s jurisdiction regarding immigration actions, makes clear that the court is only authorized to review decision of the immigration board. The petition failed to identify or even attach as an exhibit a decision of the immigration board to be reviewed, reversed or set aside by the ALJ. The petition actually seeks to have this court review and rule on the legality of alleged conduct of immigration officers which resulted in petitioner s citation for violation of immigration laws. But the immigration board has not had an opportunity to review the citations received by the Petitioner or the conduct of immigration officers. Very rare mammal the first sighted in Vietnam in years HANOI, Vietnam (AP) One of the rarest and most threatened mammals on earth has been caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years, renewing hope for the recovery of the species, an international conservation group said Wednesday. The Saola, a long-horned ox, was photographed by a camera in a forest in central Vietnam in September, the WWF said in a statement Wednesday. This is a breathtaking discovery and renews hope for the recovery of the species, Van Ngoc Thinh, WWF - Vietnam s country director, was quoted as saying. The animal was discovered in the remote areas of high mountains near the border with Laos in 1992 when a joint team of WWF and Vietnam s forest control agency found a skull with unusual horns in a hunter s home. The find proved to be the first large mammal new to science in more than 50 years, according to the WWF. In Vietnam, the last sighting of a Saola in the wild was in 1998, according to Dang Dinh Nguyen, director of the Saola natural reserve in central province of Quang Nam. In the area where the Saola was photographed, WWF has recruited forest guards from local communities to remove snares and battle illegal hunting, the greatest threat to Saola s survival, the statement said. The snares were set to largely catch other animals, such as deer and civets, which are a delicacy in Vietnam. Twenty years after its discovery, little is known about Saola and the difficulty in detecting the elusive animal has prevented scientists from making a precise population estimate. At best, no more than few hundreds, and maybe only a few dozen, survive the remote, dense forests along the border with Laos, WWF said. The government also points out the complaint failed to state a claim, similarly because there is no immigration board decision in existence and the entire petition seeks to reverse and set aside a phantom order of the immigration and the ALJ cannot grant such a remedy because there is no order to review, vacate or set aside. The hearing for the dismissal motion before ALJ Toetagata Albert ailo is slated for Thursday, November 14, samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Page 3 Island Technologies Inc 1997 Faleniu Village Ph: Fax: ell: XAS Air onditioning SALE! HIGO 9,000btu Split Unit Aircon $ HIGO 12,000btu Slit Unit Aircon $ HIGO 18,000btu Split Unit Aircon $ HIGO 24,000btu Split Unit Aircon $1, HIGO 36,000btu Split Unit Aircon $1, all us for more info. Limited stock. ASH ONL. 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4 Page 4 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Letter to the Editor TRIARE PHARA BENEFITS LOST WH? Dear Editor, As of November 01, 2013, we military retirees lost our local Tricare pharmacy benefits. This was not the U.S. government making program changes, but LBJ Hospital. So while local politicians are praising us for our service on this Veterans Day, they decided to eliminate one of the few benefits we and our dependents have enjoyed for years. I approached the hospital administration and asked why they were making this decision and were given two reasons. One reason was idiotic in my opinion and the other is really bothering me as a retiree. The first reason was because LBJ is not networked into Tricare and requests for reimbursement are done manually and take too long. Why don t you have the software needed? Answer: We can t afford it!! They can give themselves $100, salaries but can t bother to purchase the equipment to deal with Tricare which now affects so many older retirees and their dependents financially. Shame on LBJ and its Board for using that reasoning or is it greed I m not sure. The second reason should really concern every military retiree on this Island. I was told that LBJ has had a slew of reimbursement requests to Tricare for pharmaceuticals issued turned down because of the fact that the persons named on the request are not legal military eligibles. Is this because of phony IDs or expired IDs? For years ID card abuse has been suspected here, especially at the PX. The local Army Reserve is responsible for ID card issuing and I ask them, why is this happening? It s bad enough at the PX but now it s costing all of us retirees and our families and we don t deserve that. Jim Brittle Letter to the Editor A REAL EONOI DEVELOPENT EFFORT? Dear Editor, The achievements of the American Samoa hamber of ommerce have been minimum to nothing in convincing the government to take effective action on economic development business aspects. We cannot blame the current president for this, because it doesn t matter who the next officers are, this trend will continue unless the heavyweights of the American Samoa business community push for any development. The hamber of ommerce has between registered members, but in the few meetings that I attended, I have not seen more than 20 members attend. From the main businesses, only Starist has been participating in discussions. The other major heavyweights in the business community, such as wholesalers/ larger businesses like Halecks, Reids, Aveinas, ruses, S, Ace American Industries, Tautua o Oe, ost U Less, Tools Inc., etc., if they do go to meetings, they are pretty quiet and are not major factors in discussions. Why? Very simple, these businesses apparently are so prosperous that they are happy with what they have no fear of losing business the way things are, and are not interested in new businesses coming in. What other reason can explain the lack of effort from this group to promote business development? For example, when the idea of a new bank came out, the big businesses didn t need the government s studies, the government s guidance or financing. They put a plan together and their monies and pushed for a new bank. All of them are part or partners in the creation of this safe box to put their monies and conduct business from it. Again, I ask, why do they not jump this fast to develop new businesses? They don t need it. They are making enough money, and other businesses can come in and share what they have. The only ones developing new businesses are the hinese who are importing and doing their own businesses growing by the day and taking business away from some of the wholesalers. The use of the hamber has been for us small businesses to send our issues of need to for the government to hear, but the government knows that we are small contributors in taxes and to political campaigns. We don t have the resources of the larger companies, so the government s ears are smaller to us. The heavy ones don t need the government like the small businesses and common public, the government NEEDS THE. The heavyweights can get the governor or any of his advisors at any time they want. Practically, they set the time, especially in an administration that is running as if we are in a re-election campaign already. The larger companies can go and discuss their unique problems personally with the Governor. They don t need Iu or Fiu or Liu or any other advisor to set up an appointment for them. They don t need the hamber of ommerce vehicle for an appointment. They call and set the time, and they are in. (ontinued on page 14) OP ED: Part I Why English should be the primary language of instruction for -6 by otuilu V. atuu, an AS English instructor I commend Dr. Finau for her vision and insight to fix the failing education system that produces high school graduates ninety-percent of whom now enroll in remedial courses (English, math, etc.) at our local community college. English, of course, is one of the courses in which our students encounter the most problems, and the solution to this failure, according to her, is to replace the present system (Instruction in English) with a new one called dual language, particularly for -6 instruction. The question is, though, Is the current system broken? And if it is: What part of the system needs fixing? Does the curriculum for our -6 require reassessment in order to meet students literacy needs? What language is used the majority of the time for classroom instruction? Before any concrete solution is offered, these issues must be reconsidered, and I think they are key considerations for producing a better outcome rather than switching to something strangely new. To interject an opinion on the issue at hand, with all due respect for Dr. Hunkin-Finau s effort to invigorate the present one, I resist strongly the notion of a dual language approach and her answer to the problem, which I think will cripple our children s ability to master either language. Importantly, some may fear that using the English language only for classroom instruction will endanger the existence of the Samoan language and culture for years to come. This perception would have been strongly rejected by our great grandparents and great-great grandparents before them. The past generations were hungry for knowledge and did everything possible to acquire knowledge. The last two or three previous generations who were taught mainly by palagi felelas and tapousas, ormons missionaries, and gifted Samoan teachers produced some of the finest leaders, orators, and scholars of our time! Now it seems something went wrong somewhere in our educational system, which lost the greater literacy our great grandparents achieved than todays generation. However, we cannot blame our children s failing achievement today on a broken system that is desperate for any overhaul at all. I feel the solution is not a theoretical dual language approach, but rather, a reevaluation and reassessment of the current system is necessary by looking how other -6 programs actually improved the literacy development of their students. The Essential of Early Literacy Instruction, a case study of -3 students by athleen Roskos, James hristie, and Donald Richgel shows the effectiveness of teachers engaging students in rich conversations in large groups, small groups, and one-to-one settings and often engage in rare words that they normally do not use in daily conversation. According to them, this is an early phase of literacy development for children to grasp the reading and writing concept. In order for this idea to work, our teachers must be fully trained in undertaking the effectiveness of delivering necessary resources. The prime concern here is for our teachers, especially for -3, to be proficient in English because a young child normally emulates teachers actions and/ or repeats words spoken by them. This is why, it is important for -6 teachers to use English only for instruction and only to use Samoan when it is necessary to verify or clarify a situation that seems unclear. y perspective here (theory only) of thinking of English only as the method for instruction for -6 is because it is crucial for our children s preparedness for their academic endeavors and acquiring necessary cognitive growth, which is central for building self-confidence and self-esteem, and, significantly, self-development as learners. According to Norm homsky, a linguistic scholar, children are born with an inherited ability to learn any human language. hildren from infancy to the age of nine are instilled with language acquisition device (LAD), the ability to learn new words and apply the syntactic structures from the LAD to form sentences. homsky believes, like many other scholars of linguistics, that a child (from infancy to nine years old) has more ability to acquire multiple languages and become fluent in them before the age of nine, than, a child ten-years old or older, has in trying to learn a second language. For this, the retooling approach for -6 curriculum should aim in exposing and ingraining language familiarity in our children for the sole purpose of embedding cognitive processing and by strengthening their ability to understand simple words to initiate the building process and their meanings by which a child with her or his natural ability can form simple sentence structures consisting of subject, verb, and object. I love my dada [papa], or y name is Toma, are examples of the fundamental trait necessary for developing, speaking, reading and writing skills. To ensure that a child s LAD collects and stores English language data and expands its lexicon capacity (especially from to 3), a teacher must overwhelmingly and effectively use simple English language and often use rare words in the classroom setting. The more a child hears or communicates in words, the greater the increase of her or his vocabulary apprehension as he or she progresses through the learning process. A child s assimilation of words and meanings is essential; the larger of the lexicon data a child amasses, the greater the sophistication engendered in the way she or he thinks. Though, there is no quick fix to the current educational crisis, perhaps, the best way to go is retooling the current system (reevaluate and assess), by making it mandatory for all -6 teachers to make ninety-percent (or more) of classroom instruction in English, using informal and formal language, unless a particular subject is based on Samoan studies when teachers must as well use informal and formal Samoan language, exclusively by instilling comprehension of terms and meanings and syntax structures, especially for -6 to build positive cognitive expectation. (Samoa News will publish Part II of this Op Ed in tomorrow s edition.) Osini Faleatasi Inc. reserves all rights. dba Samoa News is published onday through Saturday, except for some local & federal holidays. 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6 Page 6 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, more Polynesians plead guilty to drug charges in Honolulu Survivors rebuild their house in typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 13, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into central Philippine provinces Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead. (AP Photo/Vincent u) NEWS IN BRIEF Jump in las Vegas weddings 2 Americans dead in deadly on memorable 11/12/13 date typhoon in the Philippines LAS VEGAS (AP) Las Vegas wedding WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department chapels are seeing a spike in traffic as couples try says two Americans have died in the to land a memorable 11/12/13 wedding date. typhoon tragedy in the Philippines. The lark ounty clerk s office issued 1,399 Spokeswoman Jen Psaki (SAH -kee) says that marriage licenses in the four days leading up to number could go up as the department receives Tuesday. That s a 28 percent increase from the additional information. same four-day period last year. She says the U.S. Embassy in anila is providing lerk Diana Alba says the number of licenses consular assistance to the families of is nowhere near what it was during the recordbreaking those who died. She says a team of embassy offiendar days before July 7, 2007, when the calcials planned to travel to the impacted area on turned up lucky triple sevens. Wednesday to further assist victims. But she says couples tend to gravitate toward The official death toll is more than 1,700, but as dates like 11/12/13 that are easy to remember, or many as 10,000 are feared dead and more than 9 fall near a three-day weekend. million people have been affected by the storm in Unusual weddings around Sin ity on the archipelago nation of more than 7,000 islands. Tuesday included a couple that got married on Blast wrecks home just a motorcycle, and another pair that had a six-tier before N newlyweds move in wedding cake made out of hamburgers. NEWSTEAD, N.. (AP) Authorities Driver in fatal alif. say a newly renovated home in a rural western crash to be arraigned New ork town was destroyed by an explosion STOTON, alif. (AP) The driver just days before its newlywed owners planned accused of causing a car crash in Northern to move in. The Buffalo News reports that the alifornia that killed five members of a family, explosion happened early Tuesday morning at including a pregnant woman, is set to be helsea and Joshua Wagner s two-story farmhouse in Newstead, 20 miles east of Buffalo. arraigned. Records show that Ryan hristopher orales will be arraigned Wednesday at 1:30 The force of the blast blew out the back wall p.m. in San Joaquin ounty Superior ourt. and knocked the main section of the home off its The Stockton Record reports that orales foundation. No one was inside at the time. who suffered serious injuries in the Oct. 22 crash Officials say foul play isn t suspected. They re was moved Saturday from a hospital to jail. checking to see whether a propane tank was orales faces six counts of second-degree involved. murder and six counts of gross vehicular manslaughter helsea Wagner says she and her husband while intoxicated. Police say he con- had been moving into the home gradually and sumed a bottle of vodka before driving. had thought of staying there onday night, but The crash, which involved six vehicles, killed decided to put it off until later this week. Luis iranda and his wife, Viviana Rodriguez, India s top policeman draws who was seven months pregnant, as well as three fire with rape remarks of their children. NEW DELHI (AP) India s top police official A fourth child survived the crash. is under fire for saying, If you can t prevent Toronto s scandal-plagued rape, you might as well enjoy it. mayor signs bobbleheads entral Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit TORONTO (AP) Hundreds of people are Sinha made the comment Tuesday during a news snatching up bobblehead dolls of Toronto ayor conference about legalizing gambling. Rob Ford, signed by the embattled politician Sinha said that if the state could not stop gambling himself. it could at least make some revenue by Up to 300 people lined up at ity Hall legalizing it. His remarks about rape were in this Tuesday to buy the Robbie Bobbie dolls for context. $20 each, with the proceeds going to charity. The The remarks have caused outrage across line included both supporters and opponents of India which in the past year has been roiled by the mayor, who acknowledged last week that he widespread protests after the fatal gang rape of smoked crack. Some came from out of town. a young medical student on a bus in New Delhi. Ford showed up himself to sign some of the Sinha said Wednesday that his comments had dolls and greet supporters. He has refused to step been taken out of context, but angry activists aside despite mounting pressure from both allies have called for his resignation. and critics. (ontinued on page 8) by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News orrespondent A drug defendant of Polynesian decent accused by federal prosecutors of using his airline credentials at the Los Angeles International Airport to bypass security check points in order to transport drugs to Hawai i, has entered a plea in the federal court in Honolulu, where another Samoan man has been charged in a separate, major drug case in which three Samoan brothers are defendants. Two of those brothers were arrested in the territory two years ago. TULI AATA Tulituafulu Tuli aata was initially charged under a criminal complaint in April this year, of knowingly and intentionally possessing, with intent to distribute, 500 grams of methamphetamine. Then last Thursday, he was charged with two drug counts under a federal grand jury indictment, in which he entered a not guilty pled during a hearing the following day at the federal court in Honolulu. According to an affidavit, federal agents were told by an FBI cooperating witness (W) about aata being the drug supply source for the W between 2008 and 2010, and that aata was an American Airlines employee at the Los Angeles airport (LAX), where he works as an aircraft fueler. aata, using his airline security access credential, hand-carried five to ten pounds of methamphetamine on board American Airlines flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu about once a month, the complaint alleges. aata was able to pass through airport security check points as everyone else at LAX knew him, the complaint further alleges, adding that the W would pick up aata at the Honolulu International Airport and the ice and sometimes cocaine would be fronted, that is sold on credit. W explained that aata would travel back to Hawai i to pick up the money or would wait for the sale to be done. However, it was sometime in 2010 that W s relationship with aata deteriorated. The pair didn t hook up again until two years later, when they started to work out a new drug deal, while W was being monitored by the FBI. The 11-page complaint outlined dates and times when W and aata tried to hook up a new drug deal, which called for aata traveling to Hawai i with the drugs. The complaint also looked into the world of drug dealing and the language used when making a transaction using text messages or voice phone calls. For example, in a Feb. 12, 2013 phone conservation monitored by the FBI, aata told W that his source had crystal methamphetamine, but was having a problem obtaining cocaine. aata also stated that he was bringing about four pounds of methamphetamine to Hawai i. During the call, aata referred to cocaine as the Lakers and methamphetamine as US and a ticket referred to a pound of dope, according to the complaint, which also states that the words the Lakers and US were also used in text messages. The drug transaction didn t materialize until April this year, when aata traveled to Hawai i to meet W, who was monitored and followed by federal agents. aata was arrested, at which time, over three pounds of meth were seized and the defendant allegedly told federal agents that he fronted the drugs in Los Angles for $13,000 a pound, according to court documents. Upon sale of the drugs, he was expected to make about $2,000 per pound after his supplier was paid, the complaint alleges. aata remains in custody with trial set to begin next January. AAO ALEPEAI In a separate drug case, Amako alepeai is facing two drug charges including possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or about 10.5 pounds of methamphetamine in connection with a major drug case in which brothers John, aisa and Louis Tai were charged in aisa is going to trial later this month with ten other defendants, including a couple of Samoans, while John and Louis Tai pled guilty last year in separate plea agreements with prosecutors and will be sentenced early next year. In alepeai s case, prosecutors allege that between arch 2009 and February 2010 during six separate incidents the defendant received meth for distribution. For example, on Dec. 15, 2009, alepeai received one-pound of methamphetamine from Louis Tai, which was supplied by John Tai and was later provided to Aloali i To oto o for distribution. In another incident, alepeai received four pounds of meth from Louis Tai, which was supplied by John Tai and was later provide to To oto o for distribution. According to court records, alepeai had a previous drug conviction, where he was sentenced in 2007 to 80 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release. Prosecutors included this previous conviction in court filings. Last Friday, alepeai pled guilty in the Honolulu federal court and sentencing is set for ay of next year. The court also set bail at $25,000 unsecured bond as well as several conditions of bail release, which includes that his travel is restricted to the island of Oahu, and he is prohibited from possessing or using any illicit drugs.

7 by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Reporter DOH EPLOEES HARGED IN HI-TEH FORGER SHEE PLEAD GUILT Two women facing charges of forgery and stealing, where it is alleged that one defendant altered a payroll check and deposited it into her co-defendant s account, have entered guilty pleas as part of a deal with the government. Taufau axine Sagale and Sieni Paopao Ioapo are each charged with forgery and stealing. Taufau pled guilty to stealing while Sieni pled guilty to forgery. The plea agreement for Taufau was announced last week, while Sieni s plea was announced yesterday and both plea agreements were accepted by Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond with sentencing scheduled for December 5, According to the government s case it was reported to police by a Treasury Department official that a monthly reconciliation by the Treasury Department revealed that a duplicate transaction had occurred with an altered fraudulent payroll check for $2,400 that was deposited into an account that belongs to Ioapo. ourt filings say there are two checks; the first check for Ioapo in the amount of $ was the authorized check, while the other check ($2,400) was an altered and unauthorized ASG payroll check. The checks were both listed in the name of the defendant s colleague, Ioapo. Police saw the two checks in question which had the same check number of bearing Ioapo s name and she is currently employed by the government. The government s case claims Ioapo told police she knew everything which had happened from when the transaction was initiated because she needed the money to pay for her son s tuition for school. She alleged it was into her account that the $2,400 was deposited. ourt filings say Ioapo told police her colleague Sagale helped her with the transaction and did the e-deposit into her account, and later gave her $100. ourt filings allege Sagale said I did all the work and Ioapo helped me. ourt filings further say Sagale told police she had done this before, and had deposited approximately $12,000 into her account. She said when she got caught she paid $5,000 up front and has since been paying off the balance. FAOUS LOAL SINGER FINED IN RIINAL ASE nown local artist ichael amaia was slapped with a $200 fine for receiving a stolen ipod. The singer was initially charged with felony receiving stolen property however in a plea agreement with the government, amaia pled guilty to misdemeanor receiving stolen property, a lesser charge as part of the plea deal. amaia apologized for his crime and sought from the court a second chance to be with his family. He said this incident has taught him a huge lesson, in terms of receiving stolen items. According to the government s case, a stolen ipod was sold to the co-defendant Faagutu Asalele, who then sold it to amaia. Assistant Public Defender Joel Shiver asked the court to place amaia on probation. Shiver also pointed out that amaia is a well known Samoan artist who has no prior record. Assistant AG Tony Graf told the court that amaia s incarceration for 11 days and a fine of $200 would suffice in this case. hief Justice ichael ruse noted that the court intended to incarcerate the defendant for 14 days, however he said the court will settle for the 11 days amaia was in jail. amaia was fined $200 and this is to be paid to the court, while $100 is to be paid to the owner of the ipod, given that the item is broken. TALIGALU AH SIU SENTENE POSTPONED A man who s been convicted twice before the court for burglary was in court for sentencing of his latest criminal case. Taligalu Ah Siu of Vaitogi is accused of unlawfully entering a home and removing a gas tank. He was initially charged with second degree burglary, attempted burglary and stealing. However, in a plea deal with the government, Ah Siu pled guilty to the burglary counts while the remaining charge was dismissed. The plea agreement was accepted by the court. During the sentencing hearing the defendant pleaded with the court for a second chance so he can complete his education and search for employment, so he can render care for his mother and family. Ah Siu said he s made a lot of mistakes in the past, and he s now ready to change his ways for a better future. He apologized to the court for violating his probation and also sought forgiveness from the victim in this latest case. However hief Justice ichael ruse said the court is concerned about this case, given this is the second time the defendant has committed similar crimes. In the first case in 2012, Ah Siu broke into a Vaitogi home and struck the homeowner on his face with a computer monitor. The victim told police the defendant also came at him with scissors and tried to stab him, but missed. The family managed to restrain the defendant while they contacted police. The defendant was sentenced to probation for five years and he was released from jail that day. Regarding the latest case, Assistant Public Defender ike White told the court the defendant is fully remorseful and the court should consider allowing him to return to school for a better future. Assistant Attorney General Tony Graf informed the court the victim in this matter, an elderly woman, does not want the defendant to be released from jail, saying she s concerned for her safety and the safety of others in the village. 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8 Page 8 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 NEWS IN BRIEF ontinued from page 6 In this Nov. 1, 2013 picture a hristie s employee displays the considered largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world, during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland. The diamond is estimated to fetch up to to US $ 20 million, at an auction on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Geneva. It s auction time for the filthy rich again in Geneva, where the week s headline-grabbers include the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world and another diamond estimated to be worth more than $60 million. hristie s is set to auction off a carat rare gem that it says is expected to fetch up to $20 million Tuesday. Sotheby s auctions are headlined by Wednesday s offering of The Pink Star, a vivid and flawless carat diamond estimated to be worth over US $60 million. (AP Photo/eystone,artial Trezzini, File) WORLD of 7 BILLION Student Video ontest There are over 7 billion people sharing the planet and we live in an increasingly connected world. In our global society, population pressures can affect our ability to sustainably use the earth s resources and improve living conditions for all of the world s people. o-sponsored by DO onsidering the interdependence of people and the planet, create a short video (60 seconds or less) that illustrates the connection between population growth and one of the following global challenges: limate hange: sea level rise, extreme weather, emissions Global Poverty: hunger, public health, education Water Sustainability: consumption, pollution, water conflicts 4 winners will be chosen in each topic area. ash prizes for all winners; grand prizes of $1000, provided by NGO-Population onnection Open to all students in grades 9-12, world wide. omplimentary classroom resources for participating teachers. Deadline: February 21, 2014 For ontest details visit: For more information: Please call the American Samoa Population oordinator: s. Leifiloa arol , ext 232 Anaconda man charged with homicide ANAONDA, ont. (AP) An Anaconda man is charged with deliberate homicide after another man was shot to death while celebrating his 45th birthday. The ontana Standard reports 21-year-old Dylan lark Jess was charged Tuesday in the death of Robert urlin Furman. The judge set bail at $250,000. Prosecutors allege Jess shot Furman in the head with a shotgun at an Anaconda residence early Saturday. Police hief Tim Barkell says the two men apparently knew each other. Officials have not released any information about what led to the shooting. Hawaii rep, website founder win New Frontier award BOSTON (AP) A Hawaii congresswoman and the founder of an online charity website will be honored with awards given to people whose contributions demonstrate the value of public service in the spirit of John F. ennedy. The New Frontier Awards will be presented Nov. 25 at Harvard s John F. ennedy School of Government by ennedy s grandson, Jack Schlossberg. The honorees are Democratic Hawaii ongresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, one of the first two female combat veterans to serve in ongress, and harles Best, founder and EO of The website connects donors with public school teachers who need help meeting their classroom needs. The awards were created by the John F. ennedy Library Foundation and the Institute of Politics to honor Americans under 40 who are committed to public service. an receives life sentence for Puerto Rico student s death SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) A man found guilty in the killing of a Puerto Rico high school student during an attempted carjacking has been sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors say Alexis Amador Huggins was the mastermind behind the June 2012 carjacking attempt that led to the shooting death of 17-year-old Stefano Steenbakkers. Police say Amador followed Steenbakkers and began rearending his 2007 Lexus SUV during the attempted carjacking. Steenbakkers refused to stop and called his mother to tell her about the situation and provided details including the license plate of the car pursuing him before he was shot. The convicted shooter, John Anthony orales Lopez, agreed to testify against Amdador in exchange for receiving up to 30 years in prison. Amador was sentenced Tuesday. Ban i-moon to be first UN chief to see Auschwitz UNITED NATIONS (AP) A spokesman says Ban i-moon plans to make the first-ever visit by a United Nations secretarygeneral to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. The camp remains the most vivid symbol of the cruelty of Nazi Germany s genocide of World War II. U.N. spokesman artin Nesirky announced Tuesday that Ban will visit the camp on onday to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust and to stress the importance of the U.N. s work for genocide prevention, tolerance and peace. ore than 1.1 million Jews died in Auschwitz and the adjacent Birkenau death camp in gas chambers or from starvation, disease and forced labor. Ban will fly to rakow, Poland, following visits to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania and will then go on to Warsaw to attend the high-level session of a U.N. conference on climate change. Orange diamond fetches $35.5 at Geneva auction GENEVA (AP) The largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever sold at auction went for $35.5 million in Geneva, where a pink diamond estimated to be worth more than $60 million is also on the block. The rare pear-shaped orange diamond sold Tuesday is carats, meaning it went for an eye-popping $2.4 million per carat. That s a world record price per carat for any colored diamond sold at auction, hristie s said. François uriel, international head of hristie s jewelry department, said the orange diamond s record price puts it amongst the greatest pinks and blues, which are traditionally the most appreciated colored diamonds. Sotheby s auctions are headlined by Wednesday s offering of The Pink Star, a vivid and flawless carat pink diamond. Geneva is a favorite auction site for buyers seeking gems and other luxury items. 4 los angeles schools locked down for intruder search LOS ANGELES (AP) Authorities have reopened four Los Angeles schools that were locked down because of an outside shooting and a possible intruder on campus. Police say Wadsworth and Harmony elementary schools in South Los Angeles were closed off Tuesday morning as police searched for a robber who shot someone in the leg in the neighborhood. The lockdown was lifted at Wadsworth three hours later. Harmony s lockdown was lifted after about six hours. Police say the robber hasn t been found. A second morning lockdown occurred after police say a stranger was seen on the grounds of iller Elementary in South LA. The Wanda ikes hildren s enter on the same campus also was locked down. ity News Service says both reopened three hours later after a search determined the stranger wasn t on campus. (ontinued on page 12)

9 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Page 9 It doesn t matter where you drive. If you don t buckle up you will get a ticket. Office of Highway Safety Local contact: DPS Office of Highway Safety (David Bird )

10 Page 10 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Development Bank of American Samoa P.O. BOX 9 PAGO PAGO, AS TEL: FAX: PUBLI NOTIE OUNIT DEVELOPENT BLO GRANT DEENT AFFORDABLE HOE LOAN PROGRA LOTTER NOTIE OF FUNDING AVAILABILIT PROGRA EARs 2012 and 2013 This public notice is published in accordance with the itizen Participation Plan established by the American Samoa Government (ASG) and applies to the ommunity Development Block Grant Decent Affordable Home Loan Program (DBG-DAHLP) funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of ommuni ty Planning and Development (PD). For P2011 to P2015, HUD has approved for ASG to conduct a DAHLP Lottery. This will be the second DAHLP lottery in the Territory. DAHLP applicants UST BE a U.S. National, a U.S. itizen or a Permanent Resident of American Samoa. The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) in partnership with Department of ommerce (DO) expec ts to receive the DBG funds of about $600, for the federal P2012 (reprogrammed monies) and P2013. These funds will provide rehabilitation and renovation construction of homes in America Samoa. The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) in partnership with the Department of ommerce (DO) i s administering the DAHLP. These funds will provide home rehabilitation and renovation of existing si ngle-family homes. Type of Project: Renovation and rehabilitation of homes owned by very low income households. Project Financing: Sixty five percent (65%) grant funding thirty five percent (35%) interest bearing payment loan. Pursuant to Section 104(a)(3) of the Housing and ommunity Development Act of 1974 and to comply wit h the citizenship participation clause therein, DBAS will process all completed applications through the lottery process. Tutuila Residents Workshop Date: November 13 & 15 (Wednesday & Friday) Time: 9:00 a.m. Place: East Side Location- Lee Auditorium West Side Location- Ili ili atholic hurch Hall anu a Residents Workshop Date: N ovember 12 & 14 (Tuesday & Thursday) Time: 9:00am Place: Lee Auditorium North Wing Issuing of Lottery Tickets: November 25-27, 2013 (onday Wednesday) Time: Place: 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Lee Auditorium North Wing Lottery Draw Date: Tutuila & anu a: December 2, 2013 (onday) Place: Lee Auditorium ain Hall DBG DAHLP Household Income Eligibility Scale Household embers aximum Household Income $12,300 $14,050 $15,800 $17,550 Household embers aximum Household Income $19,000 $20,400 $21,800 $23,200 Only individuals who attend a Workshop will be able to request a ticket for the lottery. This way, we can ensure that all ticket holders are aware of the DAHLP requirements, terms and conditions. If you do not attend a Workshop, you will not be allowed to request a ticket. All applications must be received and date stamped by DBAS loan manager no later than Friday, Decemb er 20, Applications that do not meet this deadline will not be processed. All applicants will receive a written response from DBAS regarding their application after the review process is complete. Successful applicants will then ha ve 15 days following the notification to comply with all approval conditions. It is estimated that construction will begin by February ALL OPLETED APPLIATIONS UST BE SUBITTED TO: Ruth S. atagi-fa atili DBAS Loan anager Development Bank of American Samoa Office, Fagatogo

11 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Page 11 FALETUPE O ATIINA E O AERIA SAOA P.O. BOX 9 PAGO PAGO, AS TEL: FAX: FA ASALALAUGA FA ALAUA ITELE POLOALAA FAATUPU (INIVESI) FAAPAAGA O FALENOFO FAAALIGA O TUPE UA IAI NEI POLOALAA O LE TAUSAGA Ua faia lenei fa asalalauga e tusa ai ma le Fuafuaga Auai o Tagatanu u ua faavaeina e le malo o Amerika Samoa ma e fa atatau mo le Polokalama o le ommunity Development Block Grant-Decent Affordable Home Loan ua fa atupeina e le atagaluega o Fale ma Atina e o Nu u o le Iunaite Setete (H UD), Ofisa o Fuafuaga ma Atina e o Nuu. o tupe maua mai le DAHLP, tausaga , ua tu uina mai ai l e fa atanaga e le malo tele e faia ai le lotto mo lea polokalama fa apitoa. O i latou e mafai ona tal osaga mo nei noga tupe e aofia iai nesionale Amerika, sitiseni Amerika po o e ua nofomau i Amerika Samoa. E fa amoemoe e maua mai e le Faletupe o Atiina e ma le Ofisa o Fefa atauaiga ma Alamanuia mai le Polokalama Faatupe mo Falenofo le afoa i e tusa ma le $600, mo le polokalama lenei a le fetera le mo tausaga polokalama O le a fa amaopoopoina e le Faletupe o Atiina e ni faatasiga mo le mamalu lautele e tufaina ai pepa talosaga ma fa amalamalama ai auiliiliga o Polokalama mo Falenofo. O nofoaga la nei ma aso faatulaga ina ua ta ua i lalo: Aso mo Semina mo Tutuila: Novema 13 & 15 (Aso Lulu & Aso Faraile) Taimi: 9:00 a.m. Nofoaga: Sasa e- Fale Laumei i Utulei Sisifo Fale o le Ekalesia atoliko i Iliili Aso mo Semina mo anu a: Novema 12 & 14 (Aso Lua & Aso Tofi) Taimi: 9:00am Nofoaga: Fale Laumei i Utulei Tufaina o Pepa Lotto: Novema 25-27, 2013 (Aso Gafua Aso Lulu) Taimi: 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Nofoaga: Fale Laumei i Utulei Aso o le Lotto Tutuila & anu a: Tesema 2, 2013 (Aso Gafua) Nofoaga: Fale Laumei i Utulei Agava a o le Tupe aua e Fa atatau i tagata o le Aiga Numera o Tagata o lo o nonofo i le fale aualuga o le Tupe aua $12,300 $14,050 $15,800 $17,550 Numera o Tagata o lo o nonofo i le fale aualuga o le tupe aua $19,000 $20,400 $21,800 $23,200 o tagata uma ua faamanuiaina i le lotto, e tatau ona faataunuina mai i totonu i le Faletupe o Atina e pepa talosaga uma ae le i o o i le aso Faraile, Tesema 20, Na o e auai i le Semina o le-a fa atagaina ona talosaga se ticket mo le se i. O le fa amoemoe, ina ia malamalama tagata i aiaiga uma o le porokalama. E fa asa ona talosaga e se tasi e le i auai i se Semina se ticket. O talosaga uma ia taunu u atu ma faailogaina e le o lo o ta ua o loo faafoeina le Polokalama ia le s ilia Tesema 20, O ni talosaga uma e le fa autagia lenei aso o le a le fa aaogaina. O le a maua atu se tali tusitusia mo talosaga uma mai le Faletupe o Atina e o Amerika Samoa ina ua mae a ona iloiloina. O t alosaga uma e talia e tuu atu i ai le 15 aso e amata mai le aso o le faaaliga e faautagia ai uma tulaga o le taliaina. O loo fuafuaina e amata galuega ia Fepuari O TALOSAGA UA IA FAATAUNUU ATU IA: Ruth S. atagi-fa atili DBAS Loan anager Faletupe o Atina e o Amerika Samoa, Fagatogo

12 Page 12 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Vet expelled from US fighting deportation In this Aug. 10, 2013, photo provided by iss Universe, iss alifornia Teen USA 2013 assidy Wolf is crowned iss Teen USA 2013 at Paradise Island, Bahamas. omputer science student Jared james Abrahams, 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 for hacking the computers of iss Teen USA and other young women, secretly photographing them and threatening to post the pictures online if they didn t send him more naked photos. Abrahams answered a series of questions from U.S. District Judge James Selna, including an explanation of the crimes that were committed, in federal court in Santa Ana, alif. I hacked several girls computers and, using their webcams, took photos of them when they weren t aware, Abrahams said meekly. (AP Photo/iss Universe L.P., LLLP, File) NEWS IN BRIEF an held for didgeridoo attack on So. alif. cab HULA VISTA, alif. (AP) A Southern alifornia man has been arrested after police say he whacked a taxi with a didgeridoo in an argument over the fare. U-T San Diego says the 31-year-old man and a woman were picked up Sunday night in hula Vista then fell asleep during a 20-minute ride to a home. Police Lt. Phil ollum says when they arrived, the man got into an argument with the cabbie over the fare. ollum says he went into the house and came out with a didgeridoo a long, wooden instrument from Australia. ollum says the man threatened the driver with it. The cabbie drove off, but the man allegedly chased the cab and whacked it several times with the didgeridoo, denting the vehicle. Arriving police arrested the man on suspicion of vandalism. N military: Reaper drone crashes in Lake Ontario FORT DRU, N.. (AP) A military drone has crashed into Lake Ontario during a New ork Air National Guard training mission. State military officials say the Q-9 Reaper had taken off from Wheeler Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum and was operating in approved airspace over the eastern side of the lake when it was lost around 1 p.m. Tuesday. They say the aircraft was not armed and there were no injuries. The drone is used by the Guard s Syracuse-based 174th Attack Wing to train Air Force pilots who use it on surveillance and attack missions globally. The U.S. oast Guard helped Fort Drum crews search for the Reaper until wintry weather forced them to quit for the night. an gets death for the rape and killing of A. woman, 84 SANTA ANA, alif. (AP) A man who raped, tortured and murdered an 84-year-old Orange ounty woman has been sentenced to death. Twenty-nine-year-old Anthony Wade of Los Angeles was sentenced Tuesday. He confessed during the trial. Prosecutors say Wade entered through a broken window and attacked Elizabeth ae Whyman as she slept in her Anaheim home in January of Authorities say he raped the widow, tortured her with knives and a saw, killed her and stole her car, drinking champagne and smoking a cigar as he drove. Wade was arrested hours later by San Bernardino ounty sheriff s deputies after trying to use her credit card. The defense argued for a life sentence, saying that Wade was bipolar and was brought up in a family that had a history of mental illness. ontinued from page 8 NPD Woman raped as daughter sleeps nearby NEW OR (AP) The New ork Police Department is seeking the public s help in finding the man who they say broke into a woman s apartment in the middle of the night and raped her at knifepoint as her daughter slept nearby. Police say the woman and her 7-year-old daughter were both asleep when the assailant entered at 3:30 a.m. onday. They say it s unclear how the suspect gained access into the apartment in anhattan s Little Italy. They say there were no signs of forced entry. Police on Tuesday released a sketch of the suspect and video from a surveillance camera showing him walking down the street after the alleged attack. They ask anyone with information about him to call police. Japan banks pledge to clean up mob-linked loans (AP) Japanese banks are pledging more efforts to prevent dealings with organized crime after an investigation into such lending at izuho Financial Group prompted disclosures of wider problems. The industry leaders acknowledged during a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday that lenders and other financial institutions are struggling to comply with a ban on such loans. izuho s president, asuhiro Sato, was summoned for questioning by lawmakers after his bank said it had failed to act after discovering loans to gangs at one of its consumer credit affiliates. Sato forfeited six months pay, and the chairman of ihuzo s banking business resigned. Asked if that was penalty enough, Sato said some people were calling for harsher penalties, but noted that his bank was not the only lender to have been caught extending mob-linked loans. ERS virus match found in Saudi Arabian camel RIADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) The Saudi Health inistry says it has discovered a deadly virus in a camel on the western coast of Saudi Arabia. The ministry s statement released onday is considered an important development in the search for the origin the deadly illness. There have been more than 60 deaths from the virus known as iddle East respiratory syndrome, or ERS, with all but a handful of the fatalities in Saudi Arabia. The ministry said a sample from the camel was tested near the home of a patient infected with the virus. A research team in August found the virus that is related to SARS in a bat in Saudi Arabia. They suspected it was perhaps another animal that was spreading the virus directly to humans. (ontinued on page 15) NEW HAVEN, onn. (AP) A U.S. Army veteran who turned his life around after struggling with drug addiction is fighting his deportation, saying he should not have been expelled last year for a minor criminal record after honorably serving his country and living here legally for more than 50 years. Arnold Giammarco was deported to his native Italy over drug possession and larceny convictions, his attorneys said. The former onnecticut resident is seeking to reverse his deportation, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that immigration authorities never acted on his citizenship application in For decades, authorities declined to deport veterans except in extraordinary circumstances, but Giammarco s lawyers say immigration agents have departed from that practice in recent years. Giammarco, 57, did brief stints in prison for shoplifting in the 1990s and drug possession in He has been homeless at times, but his supporters said he got clean, became a father in 2008, found work and married. I think it s a shameful thing for the United States to take a man who has lived lawfully in this country for 50 years, who s raising a family, who s working productively, who volunteered for the Army, served honorably, said ichael Wishnie, a law professor at ale University handling his case with law school students. It s a shameful thing to deport him based on minor non-violent criminal convictions. It s a departure I think from our historic treatment of veterans. Giammarco served in the Army from 1976 to 1979 and National Guard from 1980 to 1983 and had a green card to live legally in the U.S., Wishnie said. haalid Walls, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and ustoms Enforcement, declined to comment on the specific case. Immigration officials contend in documents obtained by ale students working on the case that his application wasn t completed. IE exercises prosecutorial discretion for veterans on a caseby-case basis when appropriate, Walls said. IE issued a memo in 2011 that identifies military service as a positive factor that should be considered. We are very deliberate in our review of cases involving veterans, Walls said. Giammarco s grandfather returned to Italy after he was wounded in World War I fighting in the U.S. Army. Giammarco and his parents came to live in the U.S. in 1960 when he was 4. Giammarco and his supporters say he s had a tough time in Italy, with even relatives suspecting he must have committed a more serious crime to be deported after serving in the military. Giammarco, who spoke little Italian, eventually landed a parttime landscaping job. It was just a big nightmare, Giammarco said in a telephone interview. Giammarco, whose daughter turned 5 on Tuesday, said he has missed three of her birthdays. His daughter asked him if he would be home for her birthday and hristmas. She said, Daddy, I ll save you a piece of cake, Giammarco said. That just broke my heart. Giammarco and his wife married July 4, 2010, the 50th anniversary of his arrival with his parents in the United States. Giammarco s wife, Sharon, has collected more than 3,000 signatures on a petition to officials seeking his return. Giammarco was arrested by immigration officials in 2011 and was detained in a assachusetts jail for 18 months before he was deported. His daughter visited him, but could not hug or touch him. I just wait for a day to hold my daughter again in the country that I love, he said. OURT BRIEFS ontinued from page 7 The prosecutor recommended Ah Siu be incarcerated for two and half years, however if the court wishes to release him for school, the government recommends he serve a year in jail. The prosecutor said his concern is the lack of monitoring of the defendant, which seems to be a problem. ruse continued sentencing in this case pointing to the government and defense to specifically recommend to the court what the appropriate sentencing in this case should be, given that in the first case the defendant was charged with, he attempted to stab the victim with scissors. In this latest case, Ah Siu admits that on February 13, 2013 he unlawfully entered a home and removed a gas tank. According to the government s case, the defendant also attempted to break into the hall of the Seventh Day Adventist hurch in Vaitogi; however, a passing vehicle caused the defendant to take off before he finished the deed.

13 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Page 13 Rice looted in the Philippines amid a shortage of aid TALOBAN, Philippines (AP) Thousands of people stormed a rice warehouse on an island devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, authorities said Wednesday, highlighting the urgent need to get water, food and medical supplies into an increasingly desperate region. Five days after one of the strongest tropical storms on record leveled tens of thousands of houses in the central Philippines, relief operations were only starting to pick up pace, with two more airports in the region reopening, allowing for more aid flights. But minimal food and water was reaching people in the devastated city of Tacloban, on Leyte island, which bore the brunt of the storm, and outlying regions due to a lack of trucks and blocked roads. There s a bit of a logjam to be absolutely honest getting stuff in here, said Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, from the United Nations Office for the oordination of Humanitarian Affairs. ou ve had quite a lot of security coming in over the last couple of days, less so other things. So then it gets here and then we re going to have a real challenge with logistics in terms of getting things out of here, into town, out of town, into the other areas, he said from the airport in Tacloban. The reason for that essentially is that there are no trucks, the roads are all closed. In the first reported deaths as a result of looting, eight people were crushed to death Tuesday when a wall collapsed as they and thousands of others stormed a rice warehouse on Leyte Island, said National Food Authority spokesman Rex Estoperez. The looters in Alangalang municipality carted away up to 100,000 sacks of rice, he said. Since the storm, people have broken into homes, malls and garages, where they have stripped the shelves of food, water and other goods. Authorities have struggled to stop the looting. There have been unconfirmed reports of armed gangs involved in some instances. Police were working to keep order across the ravaged wasteland. An 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew was in place. We have restored order, said armelo Espina Valmoria, director of the Philippine National Police special action force. There has been looting for the last three days, (but) the situation has stabilized. U.S. Brig Gen. Paul ennedy said that later Wednesday his troops would install equipment at Tacloban airport to allow planes to land at night. Tacloban, a city of 220,000, was almost completely destroyed in Friday s typhoon and has become the main relief hub. ou are not just going to see arines and a few planes and some helicopters, ennedy said. ou will see the entire Pacific ommand respond to this crisis. A Norwegian ship carrying supplies left from anila, while an Australian air force transport plane took off from anberra carrying a medical team. British and American navy vessels are also en route to the region. At the damaged airport in Tacloban, makeshift clinics have been set up and thousands of people were looking for a flight out. A doctor here said supplies of antibiotics and anesthetics arrived Tuesday for the first time. Until then, patients had to endure the pain, said Dr. Victoriano Sambale. At least 580,000 people have been displaced by the disaster. In some places, tsunami-like storm surges swept up to one-kilometer (mile) inland, causing more destruction and loss of life. ost of the death and destruction appears concentrated on the islands of Samar and Leyte. The damaged infrastructure and bad communications links made a conclusive death toll difficult to estimate. The official toll from a national disaster agency rose to 1,883 on Tuesday. President Benigno Aquino III told NN in a televised interview that the toll could be closer to 2,000 or 2,500, lower than an earlier estimate from two officials on the ground who said they feared as many as 10,000 might be dead. There is a huge amount that we need to do. We have not been able to get into the remote communities, U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said in anila, launching an appeal for $301 million to help the more than 11 million people estimated to be affected by the storm. Even in Tacloban, because of the debris and the difficulties with logistics and so on, we have not been able to get in the level of supply that we would want to. We are going to do as much as we can to bring in more, she said. Her office said she planned to visit the city. Relief officials said comparing the pace of this operation to those in past disasters was difficult. In Indonesia s Aceh, the worst-hit region by the 2004 tsunami, relief hubs were easier to set up than in Tacloban. The main airport there was functioning 24 hours a day within a couple of days of the disaster. While devastation in much of the city of Banda Aceh was total, large inland parts of the city were undamaged, providing a base for aid operations and temporary accommodation for the homeless. An aerial view shows signs for help and food amid the destruction left from Typhoon Haiyan in the coastal town of Tanawan, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead. (AP Photo/Wally Santana) DEPARTENT OF OERE Project Notification & Review System Legal Notice PNRS BO ARD EETING November 20, 2013 Notice is hereby given that the Department of ommerce/american Samoa oastal anagement Program has received a Land Use Permit Application from the following individuals. 1. DPW c/o Faleosina Voigt L Federal onsistency ertification, new construction, commercial and education - Aua 2. DWR c/o Ruth atagi Tofiga L Federal onsistency ertification and renovation of fish market - Fagatogo 3.Ene & Rita Fe a lvb Proposal for a new commercial tent (10 x 10 ) - Ili ili 4.ASEPA c/o Ameko Pato L Federal onsistency ertification and Anti-litter ampaign Signs - Islandwide 5.Perelimi & Samu Telesa LVB Proposal for a Laundromat in existing commercial structure - Vailoa 6.Aniani Sili L Proposal for dry litter piggery - Nu uuli Persons interested in or affected by a proposed project, are invited to review the project file and provide comments based on environmental issues, by contacting arvis Vaiaga e at , at the Department of ommerce in Utulei during regular ASG working hours. Public comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, Interested individuals are also invited to attend a Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at DO onference Room, on the 2nd Floor of the Executive Office Building in Utulei. O lo o iai i le Ofisa o Fa afetauaina ni talosaga mo Pemita e Fa atagaina ai le Fa aaogaina o Fanua ma Laueleele e tusa ma ala o le Tulafono. A iai se tasi e fa asea pe fia tusia se molimau i ni afaina o le si osi omaga pe a galueaina nei galuega, telefoni mai ia arvis Vaiaga e i le E mafai fo i ona e auai i le fono a le omiti Fa afoe ia Novema 20, 2013, ile itula e 9 ile taeao.

14 Page 14 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 The new fuel storage area for Pacific Energy was built by Paramount Builders and is located on the far east end of the ustoms warehouse on the ground floor of the Port Administration office building. The new storage area has sparked concerns about possible health hazards and complaints about the way the project came into being. [courtesy photo] NOTIE OF THE NAES OF PERSONS APPEARING AS THE OWNERS OF UNLAIED AOUNTS HELD B ANZ GUA IN, AERIAN SAOA The following heck Owners have inactive ashiers hecks with ANZ Guam Inc, American Samoa for ten or more years as of July 31st, 2013 and still remain inactive with ANZ Guam Inc, American Samoa. The heck Owners have until December 31st 2013 to contact: ANZ Guam Inc, American Samoa, P.O.Box 3790, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799, Attention: ustomer Service Department. Otherwise the funds will be transferred to the Treasurer of American Samoa during the month of January, (Pursuant to American Samoa Public Law 20-72, hapter 16, Title 28 ASA). After such transfer, all inquiries pertaining to the accounts should be directed to the Treasurer of American Samoa. NATIONAL PAIFI INSURANE/FOFO SUNIA RO OUNTAIN EPLOEES U TAPUAIGA TAIFANE FORT NOX FEDERAL REDIT UNION HABBASH ADIOOF EBA REDIT UNION SDRINNE BELFORD/IORAO FONOTI ABOT & NOI EPLOEE U US ONSULATE GENERAL/LNN ILLER EQUITABLE RESOURES EPLOEE SUTTON BANISALELIT ALI LOA LINDA EDIAL ENTER/EA F PEN OHAAD ZENI ULUIVITAV ASATIFAAFETAI URESA ember FDI We live in your world New fuel storage area ontinued from page 1 efforts by the Director of the Department of Port Administration Taimalelagi Dr. laire Tuia Poumele to effectively improve the financial integrity of the department, given the history of financial operating deficiencies. BAGROUND Samoa News notes that two issues are still on the table about the Pacific Energy lease: 1) Why was a PNRS meeting not held on the matter, as it involves environmental health issues, and 2) When an objection was made as to the storage area s location, why was Gov. Lolo s signed memo used to stop it? Samoa News understands this is not the first time the governor has stepped in to by-pass environmental health concerns case in point, the asphalt plant currently being built on the old site of the former asphalt plant owned by connell Dowell. The former plant was relocated, at the expense of the company, due to environmental health issues brought up by the AS-EPA, as well as the Tualauta faipules at the time. At the time, Samoa News understands, while a PNRS meeting was being held for the proposed asphalt plant and the same objections repeated (this time only by members of the public, who were in attendance the current Tualauta faipules were not there), the owner of the new asphalt plant did not attend. Instead, he had a meeting with the governor, who subsequently signed off on his permit. The PNRS Board later granted permission for the new asphalt plant to be built on the old site. oincidently, the new asphalt plant and Paramount Builders which is doing the work on the Port for the new Pacific Energy fuel storage area are owned by the same person. ancelled HA flight ontinued from page 14 We also provided $300 credit vouchers for future travel. Botticelli later told Samoa News she had been informed that a flock of small birds hit the engine. In April this year, a Hawaiian B767 aircraft sustained damaged to the plane s radome, or nose cone of the aircraft that covers navigational instruments. In this incident, spare parts were ferried to Pago Pago by another Hawaiian aircraft to take passengers back to Honolulu. Hawaiian, which carried 822,281 passengers last month an increase of 1.5% from the same period last year currently operates two weekly flights to Pago Pago, currently scheduled on ondays and Fridays. Letter to the Editor ontinued from page 4 Is there really a real economic development effort? I have seen many committees to study a plan, no results yet, and this government has been 10 months in power and counting. It sounds like a conspiracy between the government and the large businesses if nothing happens. Too many coincidences together make a truth. The idea of development has been slightly geared towards tourism, because I have not seen a plan from the government to offer the tourism industry what the tourists are looking for. What do we have to offer? The typical tourists look for nice beaches, great golf courses, nice resorts, great shopping, etc. Do we have any of these to offer? What is the government doing about these issues? If you add the high cost of transportation to get here, we have a minus. Some people will say, what about our beautiful views please, we have that, but its cheaper to see that and more in the ook Islands, Fiji and Samoa with resorts, beaches, golf courses, etc., etc. Again, what do we have to offer? We get happy with a bunch of palagis that don t spend much money that come on the cruise ships. It is something, but nothing to cover or improve the economy of a group of islands that require annual subsidies from the U.S. government of approximately $500,000, (count the zeroes). Several projects were presented during political campaigns, and the Afoa group was the only one with specific plans for economic development. We lost. After helping the current administration to win, there is nothing to reciprocate for, so we really lost, and people are starting to realize that American Samoa also lost. Is there really a sincere effort to develop? Apparently, we will continue with studies and promises that will go into the next administration which by the way Governor Lolo will win by giving jobs to every family on the island of Tutuila and every anuan available. Is that a development plan or political campaign plan? Think about this with an open mind. Are these facts? Do they make sense? arlos Sanchez, a concerned resident

15 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Page 15 2 Where it s at in American Samoa Typhoon damaged fuel tanks are seen along the coast in Tanawan, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead. (AP Photo/Wally Santana) NEWS IN BRIEF ontinued from page 12 THIS SPAE IS AVAILABLE! Obama gives condolences to the Philippines in call WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama spoke to the president of the Philippines to express condolences for the devastation brought by Typhoon Haiyan (H -ahn). White House press secretary Jay arney said Obama spoke to President Benigno Aquino III Tuesday morning. arney says the president has directed his administration to mount a swift and coordinated response to save lives and provide assistance to alleviate suffering. He noted that USAID and the U.S. military are providing relief on the ground, and that the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and several escort ships are on their way to provide emergency services. Alleged LAX gunman s condition upgraded to fair LOS ANGELES (AP) Doctors have upgraded the condition of the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage at Los Angeles International Airport. Ronald Reagan ULA edical enter in Los Angeles announced Tuesday that its last patient from the Nov. 1 shooting has been upgraded from critical to fair. Authorities sent 23-year-old Paul iancia (see-ahn -see-uh) there after police shot him four times to end the rampage at Terminal 3. The announcement came on the same day that hundreds of people turned out for a public memorial service honoring Gerardo Hernandez, the first Transportation Security Administration officer killed in the line of duty. iancia is charged with killing Hernandez and wounding three others, including two other TSA officers. Authorities say he targeted TSA employees. The charges carry a potential death sentence. 2 US mariners kidnapped in Nigeria released WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department says two American mariners kidnapped last month off the coast of Nigeria have been released. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the U.S. welcomes the release of the two Americans, but said privacy concerns prevented her from disclosing any details about how they were freed. U.S. officials earlier identified the two as the captain and chief engineer of the U.S.- flagged -Retriever offshore supply vessel. Nearly all foreigners kidnapped are released after ransoms are paid. Nigeria s navy has rescued at least two hostages this year and reported killing several pirates in counterattacks to prevent ship hijackings. agnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Greek island of Evia ATHENS, Greece (AP) Greek authorities say an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 4.9 has struck the island of Evia, but there are no reports of damage or injury. The Athens Geodynamic Institute says the quake occurred shortly after 8 p.m. (1800GT) Tuesday, near the town of Istiaia. It was felt strongly in the Greek capital, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) away. Greece lies in one of the world s most earthquake-prone zones. ost of the quakes recorded every year cause little damage, but in 1999 a magnitude 5.9 quake killed 143 people in Athens, caused 110 buildings to collapse and severely damaged about 5,000 more. Defendant in alif. bus PASSENGER fire in court OALAND, alif. 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16 Page 16 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Happy 21st Birthday PAUL SAULO

17 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Page 17 Saunia: L.A.F./Naenae Productions ASALOIA PAGOTA SOLA I SOLITULAFONO O se pagota na sola ese mai le toese i Tafaigata i le aso 5 o Novema ma e oo mai i le taimi nei e lei maua lava, o lo o masalomia nei i le talepe fale i le faaiuga o le vaiaso na te a nei lea na faaaogaina ai e se tagata se tamai agaese e faaoolima ai i se alii e ona le fale sa ia taumafai e gaoi. O lea faalavelave na tulai mai i Palisi i le po o le aso Faraile na tea nei ma na faaalia e le tama na aafia e faapea, sa ia faalogoina se tagata i totonu o lona fale ma sa ia iloa atu lea tagata ma faapea loa ona ia tuliloaina. Sa maua atu e lea tama lea tagata ina ua tau atu i se pa sima i le lotoa ma sa le mafai loa ona toe sola ese o ia. Sa faapea loa ona osofaia e lea tagata le tama sa tuliloaina o ia i se agaese, ma e ogaoga manua o lea tama i lona fatafata mai lea osofaiga. Ao taumafai lea tama e valaau mo se fesoasoani mai ona tuaoi, sa sola ese loa lea tagata. O lo o masalomia e leoleo o le pagota o Peika Pesaleli lea na sola ese mai le toese i le aso 5 o Novema, na faia lea solitulafono. Ua atoa nei le lua vaiaso talu ona faasalalauina le ata o lea pagota i TV ma nusipepa, i se taumafaiga e pueina ai o ia. AOAOINA LE LAUTELE TETEE ATU I FAAA I TAU FEUSUAIGA O le aotauina o le mamalu lautele o le atunuu i nuu ma afioaga i tua ina ia iloa auga o faama i eseese tau feusuaiga aemaise o le faama i o le HIV/AIDS ma o auala e ono pesia ai, o le autu lea o se aoaoga o lo o faagasolo nei e le atagaluega o le Soifua aloloina. Na faaalia e le susuga ae e Uaealesi Silva, le faauluuluga o aoaoga tau le soifua maloloina e faapea, o le autu o a latou taumafaiga, ina ia aoaoina tane ma tamaitai talavou e oo ia i latou ua fai o latou aiga, ina ia malamalama lelei i ia faama i, e le gata i auga, ae faapea foi o latou aafiaga i le tino o le tagata soifua. Na faatautaia folasaga e fomai ma sa fai eseese folasaga mo alii ma tamaitai. Na saunoa ae e, o le tele o tagata i nuu i tua e le malamalama i nei faama i ma e faigata foi ona talanoa i a latou fanau ma aiga (Faaauau itulau 22)

18 Page 18 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Le Lali O se v aiga i le fa afiafiaga a le Faleniu Dancing Group i lea afiafi matagofie. [ata: J Hayner] Saili Tupe le Olimipeka Fanau Fa apitoa fa aliliu: Leua Aiono Frost O le ali i pito i matua lava o lo o tauva mo O le au masi i a le Olimipeka Fa apitoa a Amerika Samoa i le au ta a alo o le susuga Alfred Amerika Samoa lea e malaga ai le to a 13 o i Steffany, 59 tausaga, ma ua filifilia fa apitoa e le latou ma o latou aiga, sa latou saili tupe e fesoasoani mo lea fa amoemoe i le po o le aso Faraile i le toe aso o nei ta aloga tu ufa atasi. Asosi ina ia avea ma molifu a a le tatou atunu u i Fale Laumei i Utulei. Ua fa ailoa mai e Tua-Tupuola o le Special O lenei fa amoemoe maualuga, e le o Olympics, o le fa amoemoe atoa o le aumalaga lenei e pa u atu lea i le latou sailiga tupe tu umamaina, aua e tatau ona auina atu lenei fanau e tauva i ta aloga a le Special Olympics fa apenei e masi i ai, aua e leai ni alagatupe mai lea e amatalia ia Novema 30 se ia o o ia Tesema fafo, e maua mai mo nei ituaiga o fa amoemoe. 07, 2013 i New astle, Ausetalia, o le tala lea a O lenei la le auga e ala ai ona fa atino nei le tama ita i taitaifono Tafa Tua-Tupuola. sailiga tupe fa apenei, ia mautinoa e alu le au E $12,000 le tupe na aoina i lea afiafi. ta a alo fa avaomalo i le Special Olympics o Sa saunoa le ta ita ifono ma fa apea ai, Talu lenei tausaga. Ua faailoa mai e lua lava ta aloga mai ona amatalia le Special Olympics i Amerika ua fa atagaina ona tauva ai le fanau, o le Soka Samoa i lona 14 ai lenei o tausaga, o lea ua toe ma le Afeleti. fa aolaola a ia i le fa amoemoe, ma o i inei ua Na le tu ua e le tama ita i ta ita ifono le agaga toe tapu e ai, ma aga i atu i luma taumafaiga fa afetai ae ua ia fa ailoa fa alaua itele lo latou uma mo lenei fa amoemoe. lea agaga, aua ua le gata ina fesoasoani le to atele O le auga o le fa amoemoe atoa, ina ia mafai ma kamupani i koleniga a le fanau, ae o le latou ona fa atautaia ta aloga a le Special Olympics i sapaia o le fa amoemoe e ala i le a ao foa i. le tausaga atoa, ae le faia na o taimi e tatau ona O le aoga o nei lava ta aloga, e fesoasoani tele lea i le lagona fiafia o le fanau, ma tapena ai tagata ta a alo mo ta amilosaga fa apitoa, fa avaomalo pe na o le tatou lava malo. ua fa amalosia ai i latou ina ia tauivi ma tiga o Ua ia fa ailoa mai fo i sa toe su esu eina le tatou lo o latou lagona i le tino, ma fa afiafia i latou e atunu u ma lo latou naunau ina ia fa atuina pea lenei mafuta fa atasi ma isi ma o latou nu u ma aiga ae asosi ia Setema ma sa patino lava le iva o mea na maise le tatou malo. iloga ma mautu ai le fa amoemoe, e agava a i tatou, O se lagona fo i o nei alo e latou te iloa ai, ae sefulu mea sa sailia ai lea agava a. o le a latou sailimalo mo latou malo, aiga ma Na tolaulauina atoa suafa o i latou uma o le matua, ua tutusa lelei ma nisi o tama ma teine a malaga mo le fa amoemoe ma ua fa ailoa mai ta a alo o le tatou atunu u, pe sili mamao atu fo i suafa o i latou nei: o le Au Soka o Samoa lo latou fiafia e talisapaia lea tulaga. Togo, Hanipale T, ennoyd Pao o atafao E tusa ai ma le fa amatalaga aloa ia mai le Elementary, Tausisi Amituana i o Tafuna Elementary, Peleti Filipi o Samoana High ma Saito ua fa ailoa mai ai e 32 atunu u o le a auai mai Special Olympic i Ausetalia o lenei tausaga, auga o Pago Pago ma Nuuuli Voctech. le pasefika atoa, ae tusa ma le 2,500 o fanau Ta aloga Afeleti; Alfred Steffany (Fagasa/ tauva i lea Olimipeka. O le aofaiga o i latou o le Leone), Justin Lutu (Utulei), uka Woo hing fa atonutonua ma fa atautaia le Olimipeka lenei (Lauli i), Dennis Vaiga (Alao), Apati Tua e 6,000 sui, ae ua mae a fa aulu atu nofoa o e (Fagasa/Leone, Leone High School), Lauren maimoaina e 200,000 i latou. Peita i ua fa ailoa eredith (Leone, Nu uuli Voc-Tech) ma Lita mai e 4000 tagata Ausetalia ua ofo mai e latou te Lulai (Nu uuli, o le la ititi lava lea o le au ta a alo o e maimoaina lenei Olimipeka i Ausetalia mo le a American Samoa 12 tausaga le matua). Pasefika ma le atu Asia. Tulaga lelei tautua a le ASPA mo le atunuu i le taimi nei tusia Ausage Fausia O se fonotaga i le va o sui o le pulega a le Faalapotopotoga o le Eletise ma le Suavai (ASPA), ma sui o le omiti o le ASPA/TEO a le Senate i le vaiaso na te a nei, na manino ai le tele o vaega o le tautua a le ASPA mo le atunuu ua faaleleia ma siitia i luga. O vaega e pei ona taua i le fonotaga ua faaleleia e aofia ai le toe sui atoa o pou uila tuai i pou uila fou i totonu o le motu atoa, faaleleia o transformer i luga o pou uila, faafesoota i paipa mo le suavai taumafa i le motu atoa o Tutuila, aemaise ai le toe faafouina o moli, palaka ma ki o moli i totonu o faleaoga uma i le atunuu. O le mae a ai o le fonotaga i le aso Faraile na te a nei ma sui o le ASPA, ua faamalieina ai loa le komiti i tulaga uma o le latou tautua, ma ua maitauina fo i le siisii pea i luga o le tautua a le ASPA i vaega uma e fa o lo o i ai lana auaunaga mo le atunuu, o le saunoaga lea a le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Tuiasina S. Esera, o ia lea o le ta ita ifono o le omiti o le ASPA/TEO a le Senate e tusa ai o le latou fonotaga i le vaiaso na tea nei. O isi sui na auai i le fonotaga e aofia ai le afioga i le alii senatoa ia auga Tasi Asuega, o le Pulesili o le ASPA ia Utu Abe alae, faapea ai le OO ia Reno Vaivao. Na taua e Tuiasina i le Samoa News e faapea, o le fonotaga ma sui o le ASPA, na afua mai lea i se talosaga sa tuuina atu i ai e le komiti, mo le faamaninoina o nisi o mataupu o lo o atugalu i ai le atunuu, e pei o le suavai taumafa ma le saogalemu o pou uila tuai i luga o le auala. Ae ina ua maea le fonotaga ma faamanino foi e le afioga Utu i le komiti tulaga o le auaunag a le ASPA, na faatoa manino ai loa le omiti i le maoa e o le lelei ua siitia i ai le tautua a le ASPA. E tusa ai ma le ripoti sa tuuina mai i le komiti, o lo o aga i i luma le tautua a le ASPA, o le itu e sili ona lelei ai, e le o i ai se isi siitaga o fuafua le ASPA e toe faaee i luga o le atunuu i le lumana i, o le saunoaga lea a Tuiasina. Ina ua fesiligia e le omiti Soofaatasi o le Paketi a le Fono le paketi a le ASPA i le masina o Setema na te a nei, na faamaonia ai e Utu le taofia o le isi siitaga i totogi o tautua sa fuafua e faaopoopo i le masina na te a nei. O le isi tulaga sa fesiligia e le komiti i lea fonotaga, o le tulaga ua i ai le galuega mo le toe fausia o le Fale afi i Satala, talu mai le taimi na faaleagaina ai i le galulolo ia Setema Na taua e Tuiasina e faapea, o lo o aga i pea i luma fuafuaga a le ASPA mo le amataina o le galuega i le fausiaina lea o le Fale afi, lea o lo o faatupe mai e le vaega o le FEA a le malo tele. O le mataupu mulimuli sa fesiligia i lea fonotaga e pei ona saunoa Tuiasina, o le tulaga i le aoina o le lapisi lafoa i amata mai Sailele e o o atu i Fagamalo, ma ua faalauiloa foi e le ASPA le i ai lea o kamupani tua ua maea ona tuu atu i ai konekarate mo le aoina o le lapisi i nuu ma nofoaga e pei ona tofia i ai latou. I le faaiuga o le fonotaga, ua malilie ai le komiti ma le pulega a le ASPA, ina ia galulue soosoo tauau pea i le mataituina o galuega o lo o ofo atu ai le tautua a le ASPA mo le atunuu. E talosaga atu i le atunuu, a i ai lava ni faaletonu e maitauina i le auaunaga a le ASPA, logo le Ofisa pe valaau mai fo i i le Fono, ona matou galulue lea ma le ASPA i le foiaina o ia faafitauli, o le saunoaga lea a le afioga a Tuiasina. Feso ota i mai i le tusitala ia Le ta ita ifono o le omiti o le ASPA/TEO a le Senate, le afioga i le ali i senatoa ia Tuiasina S. Esera [ata: AF]

19 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Page 19 Talosaga malo e solofua tagi na fa aulu i le FJ&P ruse tusia Ausage Fausia Ua i luma o le Faamasinoga o ataupu Tau Pulega (Administrative Law Judge) se talosaga na faaulu e le Ofisa o le Loia Sili, e talosagaina ai le alii faamasino ina ia solofua se tagi sa faaulu e le faleoloa o le FJ&P ruse Incorporated faasaga i le omiti Faafoe o le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga; Ofisa o le Loia Sili, atoa ai ma le malo o Amerika Samoa, ina ia aveese le faaiuga a le omiti Faafoe e faasala ai le kamupani a le ruse, ona o tuuaiga i lo latou faa faigaluegaina lea o ni tagata mai fafo e leai ni pepa nofomau. E tusa ai ma faamaumauga e uiga i lenei mataupu, o lo o taua ai tuuaiga e tolu faasaga i le faleoloa o ruse, i le fa atamala lea e faia ni iloiloga mo tagata mai fafo nei, atoa ai ma le faatamala e uia auala o le tulafono mo le faa faigaluegaina o tagata mai fafo. I se vaega o le tagi o lo o taua ai e faapea, o se asiasiga sa faia e sui o le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga i le faleoloa o ruse i le aso 17 Aukuso, 2013, ma maua ai i le isi faleoloa o ruse ni tagata mai fafo e le o ni Nesionale o le Iunaite Setete, e le o i ai foi ni kilia e agavaa ai i lalo o le tulafono ona galulue i latou i le teritori, ma talosagaina ai loa le tatau lea ona totogi e le kamupani o se sala. Na taua foi i faamaumauga a le faamasinoga e faapea, o le aso 19 Aokuso, 2013 na o atu uma ai tagata faigaluega o lo o faaletonu o latou pepa nofomau i le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga, mo le faaleleia o latou pepa nofomau, peitai e le mafai ona faagasolo le faaleleia o latou pepa kilia nofomau, sei vagana ua totogi le tupe e $500 mo le tagata e toatasi mai tagata e to a 8 o lo o faaletonu a latou pepa nofomau, ma le sala a le kamupani e $1,000 sa faa faigaluegaina tagata nei. E tusa ai la ma faamaumauga a le faamasinoga, e $4,000 le tupe atoa e tatau ona totogi e le kamupani a le ruse. Fai mai le malo, na totogi e le kamupani a ruse le tupe atoa o le sala e pei ona taua, e aunoa ma lona iloaina pe fautuaina fo i, e i ai lona aia e faia ai se iloiloga o lenei mataupu i luma o le omiti Faafoe o le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga. Ae i le tali sa faaulu e le malo faasaga i le tagi a le itu tete e, na taua e le loia a le malo, le susuga ia Eleasalo Ale le le talafeagai o le talosaga ua tuuina atu i le faamasinoga, leaga e leai se malosi o le Faamasinoga o ataupu Tau Pulega na te iloiloina ai mataupu faapenei. (Faaauau itulau 22) Ioe tama ita i faigaluega Soifua aloloina tuuaiga a le malo tusia Ausage Fausia O le aso 5 Tesema, 2013 lea ua faatulaga e fofogaina ai le faaiuga a le faamasinoga maualuga, faasaga i ni tamaitai sa galulue i le atagaluega o le Soifua aloloina a le malo, ina ua la ioeina moliaga sa tuuaia ai i laua e le malo. O Taufau axine Sagale ma Sieni Paopao Ioapo, na ulua i tuuaia i laua e le malo i moliaga mamafa e lua o le gaoi atoa ai ma le faia o tusitusiga tau faasese faasaga i le malo, ae i lalo o ni maliliega na sainia e i laua nei ma le malo, ua la tali ioe ai i le isi moliaga e tasi ae solofua e le faamasinoga le isi moliaga. O le vaiaso na te a nei na talia ai e le faamasinoga maualuga le maliliega na sainia i le va o Ioapo ma le malo, ae o ananafi na talia ai le maliliega a Sagale ma le malo, lea e pei ona ta usala ai o ia i le moliaga lona lua o lo o i le pepa o tagi sa faaulu e le malo, le moliaga mamafa o lona faia lea o ni tusitusiga tau faasese fa asaga i le malo. I le tali ioe ai o Sagale i tuuaiga a le malo, sa ia tautino ai e faapea, i se taimi o le aso 19 Aokuso, 2013 i Amerika Samoa, sa ia fesoasoani ai ia Ioapo i le faia lea o ni gaioiga e suia ai fuainumera sa i luga o le siaki a le malo sa tuuina atu ia Ioapo. I lona ioeina ai o lana gaioiga sa faia, sa ia tautino ai e faapea, i se taimi o le aso e pei ona taua, sa ia faia ai se suiga i luga o le siaki a Ioapo sa maua atu i le malo, e ala i lona suia lea o le aofa i e $ sa i ai ae tuu ai le $2,400. Na tautino le ua molia, o le gaioiga sa ia faia e le tusa ai ma ala o le tulafono, ma ua ia malamalama fo i i le sese o le gaioiga sa ia faia. Ina ua fesiligia e le alii faamasino ia Lyle L. Richmond ia Sagale e tusa ai o le gaioiga sa ia faia, na taua ai e le ua molia e faapea, na pau lana gaioiga sa faia i lenei mataupu, lona faailoa lea ia Ioapo o le auala na te faia ai suiga i luga o lana siaki, ae na te le i tago i le siaki pe na te faia fo i ni suiga i luga o le siaki. (Faaauau itulau 22) O se va aiga i le fa amanatuina e le a oga anana Fou Elementary o le aso o Fitafita Tuai, ma ua laeia fo i e faia oga le latou toniga ma vala aulia Rosie Lancaster mo le fofoga fa apitoa o lea polokalama, ua fiafia fa atasi ai i latou ma matua ma faia oga i nei folasaga sa fa atinoina e le Teen hallenge, i le aso Faraile na te a nei. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] Education Experience Skills, Abilities, Job Requirements American Samoa Power Authority PUBLI JOB POSTING Human Resource Department, Tafuna PO Box PPB, Pago Pago American Samoa Phone No: (684) Fax No: (684) Position Title Professional onsulting Services Posting Date November 04, 2013 DepartmentEngineering Deadline Open Until Filled DivisionEngineering Services Pay Range Will be discussed Position Type onsulting ontract Job Grade/StatusExempt Reports To Engineering Service Division anager ajor Duties & Responsibilities Professional services will consist of project administration, sustainable design programming, and LE ED certification guidance. Project administration will involve representing ASPA on project design t eam ensuring the owner s project requirements are being adhered to; providing responsible technical and organizational direction to design and construction contractors. Facilitating coordination with all permitting agencies and stakeholder reviews. Sustainable design facilitation will consist of architectural & engineering design coordination and sustainable design recommendations, identifying energy and water conserving strategies, indoor environmental quality issues, and target integrative design synergies that reduce construction cost and increase whole-building performance. LEED certification guidance will consist of LEED checklist review, LEED template assistance, and LEE D construction documentation coordination with A/E contractor and to oversee the Administer the LEED certification process, including documenting the LEED point categories., anage General ontractor s LEED requirements during construction, Provide Fundamental ommissioning of services. inimumr equirements Engineering or Architecture Degree and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), or Bachelor of science degree in an engineering and/or construction discipline; Active U.S. registration/license as a civil/architecture/environmental Professional Engineer (PE) Project management and/or construction experience preferred. nowledge of: Planning, design, and inspection of LEED certified buildings Skilled in: anaging construction planning and installation of LEED certified buildings Planning and conducting technical advise for professional and construction staff to ensure competence in safety, quality control and environmental compliance issues Qualified applicants: please submit a completed ASPA Employment Application with a copy of your resume to ASPA (address listed above) by the deadline listed above. Please attach copies of credenti als and transcripts. andidates selected for hire must pass examinations (when applicable), preemployment clearances & test negative on employment drug test. ASPA reserves the right to waive education and experience requirements as necessary. No phone inquiries accepted. An Equal Opportunity Employer * A Drug Free Workplace

20 Page 20 samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 OFFIE OF HIGHWA SAFET OUPANT SAFET PROGRA Buckle Up and Save a life! Local ontact: David Bird

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