1 Buckle up! Fatalities rashes 0 40 LOAL HIGHWAS to date office of highway safety LOAL HIGHWAS to date RUGB Fiji wins big in Las Vegas in USA Sevens B1 Fiji celebrates their USA 7s hampionship with a win over the NZ All Blacks at the USA 7s Day 3 Finals, Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read roundup story from Falaniko Vitolio in Las Vegas, with more photos in today s Sports section of Samoa News. [Photo: Barry arkowitz] samoanews.com Teena Tama o le atunu u talosaga aota o Sui 17 Daily irculation 7,000 PAGO PAGO, AERIAN SAOA Tuesday, February 17, 2015 $1.00 ariah eaalii Nogueira, professional Soccer player, comes home to her roots By Jeff Hayner, Samoa News Reporter On the professional soccer field, there are never too many Samoans, or maybe none at all until recently when professional woman soccer player ariah eaalii Nogueira was drafted into the National Women s Soccer League (NWSL) in Nogueira was in the territory last week, where she ran a soccer clinic at the Pago Pago soccer stadium. Nogueria who is from Huntington Beach, alifornia is of Samoan descent on her mother s side of the family. Her mother is Doreen eaallii Fanoga Nogueria, who is from Fagasa, American Samoa, while her father, Rubens Nogueria is from Brazil. I am here on a trip that I won with a company called Passion Passport. They sent out an application to the public to fill out where they would wish to go on their dream trip. So I filled out the application saying that I wanted to go to Samoa to meet my family and learn more about the culture and to promote soccer to the youth, particularly the women, said Nogueria. I also want to try and grow the interest of soccer in the Polynesian culture. Nogueira held a clinic last Saturday at the Pago Pago Soccer Stadium for women, running drills and fine tuning their skills. (ontinued on page 14) Governor accepts a letter of resignation from hief Procurement Officer ruse by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News orrespondent legal counsel. Gov. Lolo atalgi oliga has accepted the When contacted last Friday on the status of letter of resignation from hief Procurement Tiotalaga as a cabinet director, the governor Officer Tiotalaga John Emil ruse, who has told Samoa News in a brief interview that he been sentenced to home detention and probation has now accepted Tiotalaga s Feb. 5 resignation by the federal court in Washington D.. after letter and the resignation became effective on pleading guilty early this month to felony theft. the date of the letter. He and his wife Elaine Gurr ruse were sentenced Feb. 5 for converting government funds Ena, the deputy director of Procurement Office, Lolo also says he has appointed Sapia i a o Section 1602 money for their personal to serve as Acting PO. and business use. Samoa News asked the governor on the same day that the ruses were sen- probation with eight months home confine- The ruses were sentenced to 48 months tenced if he had reached a decision pertaining to ment. They were ordered to pay $399, in Tiotalaga, the chief procurement officer (PO) restitution. The ruses probation will be overseen by the U.S. Probation Office in Honolulu. and a cabinet member. Lolo said at the time that it was too early to The federal charge against the the ruses comment until he receives an official notification from either the FBI, the federal court, or 2013 the post of PO. occurred before Tiotalaga took over in early a federal grand jury on the plea and court sentence. Additionally, the official court decision $864,000 to build an 8-unit income housing Prosecutors said the defendants received or document would then be reviewed by his (ontinued on page 14) Evelyn Lili o Satele (pictured here among the students) hosted a practice session for the Samoa News Territorial Spelling Bee students and their coaches on Sat., Feb. 14 at the Satele Guest House in Alao. Evelyn said that she was delighted with the number of students who showed up to hone their skills. The last practice session is scheduled for today at the DOE Teacher Quality Training enter on Tasi Street located in the government Tafuna Housing area. The Bee is set for this week Wed., Feb. 18 at the VZ-TV studios, which will be televised live. Samoa News also welcomes its new corporate sponsor cdonald s American Samoa to the annual event. The event showcases young local students vying for the title of Best Speller in American Samoa and to participate in the National Spelling Bee to be held in ay in the U.S. [courtesy photo]
2 Page 2 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 The Polynesian Goddess Solipolemioolemataaleipata Shevon aio atai who passed away last week Friday. [courtesy poto] (ANSWERs on page 14) STRANGE BUT TRUE By Samantha Weaver It was American poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox who made the following sage observation: To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. During the Victorian era, a well-dressed gentleman was never outdoors without a hat, and most had different hats for different occasions. Of course, the cost of such haberdashery could mount significantly, so one enterprising British soul registered a design (which was much less expensive than registering a patent) for a duplex hat -- an elaborate contraption that, by means of hidden springs, could convert from a top hat to a bowler hat to suit the circumstances. Before you ink yourself, you might want to consider this: The cost of removing an unwanted tattoo can be up to 10 times as much as it cost to get the tattoo in the first place. If you re like the average American parent, your kids get $3.40 from the tooth fairy for each tooth lost. ou ve doubtless heard of peak oil -- that theoretical point at which the global production of oil reaches its maximum output, after which production gradually declines decline -- but what about peak poultry? Those who study such things say that the world hit its peak production of chicken for human consumption in The first canned meat product, known as Hormel Spiced Ham, was developed in Several imitators followed, and the executives at the Hormel ompany, concerned about the new competition, decided to have a competition to rename the product. The winner, Broadway actor enneth Daigneau (and brother to the company s vice president), won $100 for the winning entry: Spam. Thought for the Day A good speech should be like a woman s skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest. Winston hurchill The Polynesian Goddess Shevon aio atai passes by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu, Samoa News Reporter other, mentor, sister, determined educator, fun loving, family person and caring friend were some of the words used by those whose lives were touched by Solipolemioolemataaleipata Shevon aio atai, in one way or another. nown as the Polynesian Goddess, Shevon passed away peacefully at her home in Fagatogo last Friday, says her sister Fanaufouina aio Solia. Her sister told Samoa News that Shevon was loved by many people in their family, in church, in the organizations she s involved with and the fa afafines on island. Shevon is the daughter of the late uaimalae aio atai and Vaosa anuleleua Fa agata aio atai of Fagatogo. Solia told Samoa News that her sister was a mother for all their kids, and she was one of the pillars within their family. Solia said Shevon was the one who lived at their family home in Fagatogo and continued serving their family obligations after her parents passed on. She was also a member of the ethodist church and held the position of choir leader and was selected by their faifeau as one of the leaders in the church. A talented dancer and choreographer, Solia said her sister died in her sleep and that she had a history of heart issues. She s the fifth of eight children of r. and rs. atai. iss Society of Fa afafine in American Samoa (SOFIAS) Saumaeafe aya Aphrodite Blaque-Ierome, who lived with Shevon, said she s still in shock as to what happened especially since she s the one who found her in her bed. According to aya, they planned on spending the weekend at the hotel for Valentine s Day, and Shevon already had her bags packed, however instead of going to the hotel, she s gone to heaven. iss SOFIA told Samoa News that Shevon was not only a friend but a sister, and a mother figure to a lot of young fa afafine. I am iss SOFIAS, after Shevon convinced me to run last year and my tenure is not completed, yet she has left. I found her and I m still reeling in the fact that she s gone. aya said she carried on with their plan to spend the weekend at the hotel with their other friends. In the afternoon after work, we had planned to pack our stuff and go to the hotel, but instead, she left for heaven, she said. Shevon held a asters in English and worked for the Department of Education. She was also one of the founders of the SOFIAS. Funeral arrangements have yet to be made. There are numerous messages on Facebook from people expressing their heartfelt condolences to the Polynesian Goddess. Samoa News expresses deepest condolences to the mourning family and friends.
3 Pacific aritime Association grants waiver for shipments to the Territory Other waivers requested by Governor, ongresswoman by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News orrespondent The Pacific aritime Association (PA) has granted American Samoa a waiver as a domestic destination, allowing operations at one port in alifornia, while awaiting final decision for another port. During a cabinet meeting more than a week ago, Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. laire Poumele said that Gov. Lolo atalasi oliga had written to one of the shipping lines late last month to request assistance asking them to make an exemption or give special consideration for American Samoa, which is something that they did for Guam. While no other details were provided by the administration following the cabinet meeting, ongresswoman Aumua Amata announced in a news release last Friday that the PA recently granted a Domestic Preference exemption to American Samoa from its Oakland port operations, so that those ships bound for American Samoa from Oakland are not delayed due to the slowdown in port operations. Furthermore, an exemption for American Samoa from PA s Long Beach operations has not yet been instituted, and is currently being discussed. Responding to Samoa News questions last Friday, the ongresswoman said over the weekend that Polynesia Line (a shipping company) was informed on Jan. 29 by PA of the waiver which has no expiration date and they, in turn, advised me. Throughout the labor dispute and ever since, Aumua has been in touch with officials at the local and federal level, as well as with the canneries. Aumua also confirmed that it was Polynesia Line that sought the waiver, adding that the governor supported the waiver with a letter of his own and she was contacted by the governor about it as well. Asked if she has informed the governor about the waiver, Amata said, A soon as I was advised, I put in a call to Pulu Ae Ae Jr, [at her local office] and he advised the Governor, with whom he s in regular contact. Responding to Samoa News request for comments following the ongresswoman s announcement that PA has granted the waiver, Taimalelagi said over the weekend that the first formal request of a waiver and special provisions regarding transportation issues of cargo from the West oast to American Samoa was from the Governor. During a national news conference last Thursday, Aumua joined her congressional colleagues urging PA and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (LWU) to come to a swift resolution and to urge President Obama to invoke the Taft-Hartley Act if need be, to resolve this matter. The ongresswoman said during the news conference that her home district is economically and geographically isolated and... that sea shipping is the lifeline of American Samoa. She said, Right now our [store] shelves are bare, our people are getting hungry, and the price of goods have skyrocketed. (See last Friday s Samoa News edition for details) Over the weekend, Amata told Samoa News that she and her colleagues wrote a letter to PA and ILWU to bring a swift resolution to the labor dispute, and I also personally spoke with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and White House hief of Staff Denis cdonough to let them know we in American Samoa are suffering more than most, because of our isolation. Aumua also supported a U.S. House Resolution expressing the sense of ongress that the current contract negotiation between PA and ILWU must come to swift conclusion. The Resolution also states that in the event of a strike or lockout, the Obama Administration must intervene to end the dispute to protect American workers and the national economy, she said. In a Jan. 29 letter to Aumua, the governor pointed out that the labor dispute on the West oast has created a serious shortage of goods needed to support the daily lives of local residents, who depend on imported goods. This is becoming an emergency situation hence intervention at your level is necessary and it is being humbly requested, the governor wrote. We are collaborating with the local shipping agents to determine the best course of action to ensure that shipping services to American Samoa are not prevented because of the longshoremen [slowdown] He also said the current impact on American Samoa includes a shortage of staple food items such as eggs, rice and flour. Additionally, the production of bread has been substantially reduced due to the shortage of flour. Further, the canneries have over 400 containers sitting on the dock, waiting to be shipped out. BAGROUND According to The Oregonian publication, the Taft- Hartley Act passed in 1947 gives the President the right to intervene in labor disputes that threaten the national interest, requiring employers and employees to reach agreement within 80 days. In 1978 then President Jimmy arter used the act in an unsuccessful attempt to end a strike by coal miners and President Reagan used it in 1981 to break the air traffic controllers union. For nine months now, the PA and ILWU have been unable to reach a new agreement. The Associated Press reported Saturday that a key sticking point is how to arbitrate future workplace disputes. Several other issues have been on the table, including pay. The PA, which represents terminal operators and shipping lines, says average wages exceed $50 an hour. The ILWU says wages are set between $26 and $36 an hour though many shifts carry a premium over that range, the AP said. Notice for Proposed Registration of atai Title NOTIE IS HEREB GIVEN pursuant to Section of the Revised ode of American Samoa that a claim of succession which has been filed with the Territorial Registrar s office for the registration of the atai Title LAVATA I of the village of NU UULI by RENO VIVAO of the village of NU UULI, county of ITUAU, EASTERN District. THE TERRITORIAL REGISTRAR is satisfied that the claim, petition by the family and certificate of the village chiefs are in proper form. NOTIE IS FURTHER GIVEN that anyone so desiring must file his counterclaim, or objection to the registration of this matai title with the Territorial Registrar Office before the expiration of 60 d ays from the date of posting. If no counterclaim, nor any objection is filed by the expiration of said 60 da ys, the matai title LAVATA I shall be registered in the name of RENO VIVAO in accordance with the laws o f American Samoa. POSTED: JANUAR 08, 2015 thru ARH 10, 2015 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar Fa aaliga o le Fia Fa amauina o se Suafa atai O le fa aaliga lenei ua faasalalauina e tusa ma le aga o le tusi tulafono a Amerika Samoa, e pei ona suia, ona o le talosaga ua faaulufaleina mai i le Ofisa o le Resitara o Amerika Samoa, mo le fia faamauina o le suafa matai o LAVATA I o le nu u o NU UULI e RENO VIVAO o NU UULI faalupega o ITUAU, falelima i SASA E. Ua taliaina e le Resitara lea talosaga, faatasi ma le talosaga a le aiga faapea ma le tusi faamaonia mai matai o lea nu u, ma ua i ai nei i teuga pepa a lea ofisa. A i ai se tasi e faafinagaloina, ia faaulufaleina sana talosaga tete e, po o sana faalavelave tusitu sia i le Ofisa o Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na faalauiloa ai lenei fa aaliga. Afai o lea leai se talosaga tete e, po o se faalavelave foi e faaulufaleina mai i aso e 60 e pei ona taua i luga, o lea faamauina loa lea suafa matai i le igoa o RENO VIVAO e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono a Amerika Samoa.1/16/15 & 2/16/15 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Page 3 Skyview, Inc. EVERDA PRIES s HIEN LEGS 22lb $15.95 s TURE TAILS 22lb $19.95 s SAUSAGES 10lb $14.95 s GENERI SODA $10.95 s WATER (Bestet) $ 6.95 s PAL Pisupo 12/ $39.95 s ARINA Spaghetti 12/420g $ 5.95 s Blue Sea ackerel $23.95 RIE 40lb $21.95 RIE 20lb $11.95 s oors Light an $27.95 s Vailima Large Bottle $28.95 NOTE: Limited quantities for any items Liquors & wines are both locations. Tent orders and funeral services will be the main location in Aua AUA & FAGAITUA / American Samoa Government ELETION OFFIE TO: The Electors of Representative District No. 6, Sua No. 2 FRO:hief Election Officer SUBJET: ertification of andidates for the arch 20, 2015 Special Election for Representative District No. 6, Sua No. 2; and Viewing of Ballot by andidates The deadline to challenge candidates has expired. Therefore, the following individuals are hereby certified as candidates in the arch 20, 2015 Special Election for Representative, District No. 6, Sua No FILIA E ELIAPO 2. LIUTAU F.. LIUTAU 3. ATAGI DAVID SIALEGA AUGA Furthermore, pursuant to ASA 6.064, the above-named candidates are hereby notified that a sample of the ballot is available for viewing by the candidates or their designated representatives at the Election Office in Tafuna. The deadline to view sample ballots shall be 12 Noon on Thursday, February 12, Sincerely, Tuaolo. E. 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4 Page 4 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Fitting It All Together As much as I regretted having to do it, I had to decline an invitation to join President Obama at the White House yesterday for a ceremony in which the President was to sign into law the lay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (H.R. 203). However, I had to sacrifice that occasion to take the opportunity given to me to speak at a national press conference organized by Republican and Democratic embers of ongress to urge an end to the West oast shipping slowdown that is crippling our economy and causing major shortages in American Samoa. I was one of eight embers who spoke about the hardships the slowdown is causing. The full press conference can be viewed on the Internet here: https://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=wa2anq1v220&feature=youtu.be Immediately following the press conference I had to dash off to the House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, on which I am the third-ranking Republican, to review the administration s budget request for the Veteran Employment and Training Service to make sure American Samoa is not forgotten. Earlier in the day I attended my first meeting of the Small Business ommittee, on which I sit as chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and Technology, which has legislative and oversight responsibility for issues ranging from Obamacare to the Internet. Of the 45 Republican members of the freshman class, only 13 of us were given three committee assignments and while seven of us are chairing subcommittees, only two of us, who have three committee assignments Rep. Barbara omstock (R-VA) and I also chair subcommittees. Because I also am vice chairman of the Natural Resources subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Native Alaskan Affairs, it appears that I am the only member of my class who has three committee assignments and two committee leadership posts. I mention this because the bulk of the legislative and oversight work done by ongress starts at the subcommittee level and in addition to being in leadership on two, I serve on two others. So I have a large workload. As political writer John Gizzi pointed out in a profile he wrote for Newsmax recently that Samoa News republished on onday, I have a full vote in committees and where a committee on which I serve is closely divided, my vote can make a difference. oreover, committee leaders can influence the decisions on what hearings to schedule. With newer, higher speed cable coming to American Samoa, the dream of faster internet will be a reality and I am interested in exploring what that could mean for our hospital, which is a small business by national standards. Perhaps my subcommittee will be able to look into the possibility that high speed internet will allow us to tap into remote medical resources to improve our people s access to higher quality healthcare on island. In my campaign I pledged to focus my efforts on health, education and jobs, and I have chosen subcommittees that I believe will advance those goals. uch of our Interior operations grant funding, which is overseen by my Natural Resources subcommittee, is dedicated to education; my small business subcommittee has responsibility for overseeing the implementation of Obamacare for small businesses; and my veterans subcommittee on economic opportunity is devoted to helping veterans find new careers after they leave the armed services. I also am a member of the Natural Resources subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, which has the power to look into how the Interior Department is managing our funding. As you can see, my subcommittee assignments all fit together quite nicely and will give me the opportunity to make sure we are not being overlooked in federal programs. So even though I missed being with the President today, I was with him twice last week and attended another high visibility event with the Dalai Lama. eanwhile, out of the spotlight the committees are getting underway and are preparing to review the administration s budget request for the fiscal year that begins October 1. The appropriations bills that will be adopted later in the year will determine how much funding we receive from the Interior Department and from other agencies of the federal government. ongress starts its Presidents Day district work period today but I am remaining in Washington so my staff and I can prepare for Governor Lolo s trip here for meetings of the National and Western Governors associations, the oral Reef Task Force, the Pacific Basin Development ouncil and the Interagency Group on Insular Affairs. uch of the work of these entities will help guide me in my pursuits in the House the rest of the year. I also look forward to briefing the Governor on my committees legislative work plans for the year as well, so we can fit it all together for the ultimate benefit of the people. Three candidates certified for special election in District #6 by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News orrespondent hief Election Officer Tuaolo. Fruean has certified three candidates including a former lawmaker for the special election for the House of Representatives District #6, Sua #2. The winner will fill the seat left vacant following the sudden passing last December of Rep. Lemapu Suiaunoa Talo. The special election is set for ar. 20, with designated polling stations to open for 12 hours starting at 6a.m. Nomination papers were due at the close of business on Feb. 7th, when three candidates filed their papers while the public had until 4:30p.m. Feb. 11 to challenge the qualifications of the candidates. By last Thursday morning Tuaolo announced that the challenge period has expired and no challenges were filed, therefore the three candidates for the special election are: Filia e Eliapo, Limutau F.. Limutau and atagi David Sialega auga. andidates or their representatives were given until 12noon last Thursday to view the ballots before they were printed. Limutau is a former House member from the same House District #6 and currently the arket Place manager, while atagi was the only other candidate running against Lemapu during the last November general election. In accordance with local election law, Tuaolo also announced last Thursday afternoon that local absentee voting for electors who will be off island on election day began Feb. 13th and ends at 4p.m. ar. 19. Local absentee voting will be at the Election Office in Tafuna. Only the following qualified electors may vote locally by absentee ballots before they travel: those traveling for medical treatment; military-related assignments; for employment-related training; conference or assignment; and for vacation. These travelers who wishes to vote must present proof of their temporary absence from the territory on election day. Proof includes but is not limited to airline/carrier ticket, military order, travel authorization, and medical transfer. Tuaolo stressed that travelers who will return to American Samoa before ar. 20, 2015 are not eligible to vote by local absentee. House District #6, Sua #2 is composed of the villages of Sailele, asausi, asefau and Afono. eanwhile, the Election Office reminds qualified residents of District #6 that voter registration is ongoing and closes at 4p.m on Feb.18. Additionally, the Election Office is also accepting absentee ballot requests for uniformed service voters, overseas voters and students attending off island colleges and universities. To request an off island absentee ballot online, go to: Osini Faleatasi Inc. reserves all rights. dba Samoa News publishes onday to Saturday, except for some local and federal holidays. Send correspondences to: OF, dba Samoa News, Box 909, Pago Pago, Am. Samoa Telephone at (684) Fax at (684) advertisements to the newsroom at Normal business hours are on. thru Fri. 8am to 5pm. 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5 Former manager of PSS jailed for embezzling over $200,000 by Joyetter She said that while she does amount of $7,685. Feagaimaali i-luamanu not object to probation, the defendant has to serve more time in jail. have also purchased a bus for The defendant is alleged to Samoa News Reporter The former manager of Associate Justice Lyle Richmond sentenced the defendant bought two rings using checks $25,000. It s also alleged that he Pacific Shipping Services (PSS) who admitted to misappropriating $200,000 of company execution of sentencing is sus- Jewelers, and his wife con- to seven years in jail, however from PSS at Treasure Island funds for his personal use, was pended and defendant is placed firmed that she had received two sentenced to serve 20 months in on probation for seven years rings for hristmas last year. jail last week. under the condition that he ourt filings say the defendant Lepuai Allen ayer was serves 28 months in jail. also went shopping for sailors on charged with embezzlement, Richmond then suspended purse seiners, and he collected forgery and stealing which are eight months of the 28 months, cash in the amount of $9,000+ all class felonies, but in the and defendant is required to and used the PSS checks to pay plea deal he signed with the serve 20 months in jail without for the shopping at the stores. Attorney General s office, the any kind of release unless defendant pleaded guilty to one seeking medical treatment or count of embezzlement, and in by order of the court. Richmond return the government moved to also granted the defendant work dismiss the remaining charges. release, however that is delayed Embezzlement is a class until the company he works for felony punishable by up to starts operation in the territory. seven years in jail, a fine of up to According to the plea agreement, Lepuia i admitted that $50,000, a fine equal to twice the amount gained from the commission of said crime up to $20, ,while employed as man- between July 2012 and October or both fine and jail time. ager for Pacific Shipping Services he collected payments from During sentencing, the defendant apologized and admitted to customers and deposited them in the court that he takes full responsibility for his actions. He said he had set up under the company a Bank of Hawaii account that that under the circumstances, he name, with himself as the sole had made poor decisions. signer on the account. He apologized to the court, The defendant admitted that the company whose money he he used over $200,000 from took and his family for putting a BoH account that he fraudulently opened using a forged JAE, SILAO & FINI Featuring them through this ordeal. He asked the court for a second authorization letter from PSS, Playing Every Thursday & Friday chance to return home and also which he deposited PSS money, 5pm - 10pm do the right thing and pay back for his personal use. the money he took from PSS. The plea deal says that when Dinner Specials & exican Favorites The defendant s wife and his the BoH account was uncovered, Well Drink Specials pastor Samani Leatigaga also it had a negative balance of $425. asked the court for leniency. According to bank statements, a $3.00 Beer Specials The first witness for the total of $268, was deposited into the BoH account from $4.00 argaritas/pina oladas/wine defense to take the stand was defendant s friend, Paletasala the time it was first opened in Free Pupus Ilalio who informed the court July 2, 2012 until December amakazi shots for guest singers that he has signed a contract with 19, 2013 when the account was ayer to work for him in a shipping company given that he has According to the govern- closed with a negative balance. vast knowledge in the shipping ment s case, on Nov. 15, 2013 the business. The company is called defendant signed a promissory American Asia Pacific and it s note and repayment agreement, located in the Tedi of Samoa which he did not dispute and building. However the newly agreed to pay back $350,000 dollars that he had taken from PSS. established company is waiting for their business license and The government s case their phone lines to be installed further claims that during the in order for operations to begin. investigation it was found that His attorney Tala Uiagalelei defendant would collect cash said ayer is truly remorseful from Lady Naomi crew and then for his actions and asked the would keep the money and write court for a probated sentence in checks to the stores for supplies. this matter. He further pointed heck payments signed by out that there is also a civil the defendant were also made matter pending relating to this out to stores for personal use. case before the High ourt. ourt filings say that ayer Assistant Attorney General also used the money to purchase Tiffany Oldfield told the court caskets for his family members that ayer is not asking the court who had passed on, that he paid for a second chance, but rather his life insurance and insurance for third chance as he was for his vehicles, paid for his convicted of fraudulently using family eating out and staying at credit cards off island and was hotels, paid his ASPA bills and ordered to pay back $32,000. also bought materials from BT. Oldfield stated that presentence report points out that claims the defendant bought The government s case defendant claims his actions three vehicles from ASO were to help others, because otors a FJ ruiser, Toyota of his weakness of loving the Tacoma and a Sequoia, however he still owes $11,000+ for unfortunate. She did not buy that, but rather pointed out that the Sequoia; and that he also ayer is facing this not out bought an Echo from Police TUAOLO.E. FRUEAN of love but out of his greediness and wanting more than he dant also wrote checks in his Officer Pepe ann. The defen- needed for himself. wife s name for cash in the samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Page 5 LAND OISSION NOTIE is hereby given that FAGAIA ILOVALE SOLAITA of TAFUNA, American Samoa, has executed a LEASE AGREEENT to a certain parcel of land commonly known as ALATUTU I which is situated in the village of TAFUNA, in the ounty of TUALAUTA, WESTERN District, Island of Tutuila, American Samoa. Said LEASE AGREEENT is now on file with the Territorial Registrar to be forwarded to the Governor respecting his approval or disapproval thereof according to the laws of American Samoa. Said instrument names LAULII ALOFA & WANDA ALOFA as LESSEES. Any person who wish, may file his objection in writing with the Secretary of the Land ommission before the 2ND day of ARH, It should be noted that any objection must clearly state the grounds therefor. POSTED: JANUAR 2, 2015 thru ARH 2, 2015 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar OISI O LAU ELE ELE O LE FA ASALALAUGA lenei ua faia ona o FAGAIA ILOVALE SOLAITA ole nu u o TAFUNA, Amerika Samoa, ua ia faia se FEAGAIGA LISI, i se fanua ua lauiloa o ALATUTU I e i le nu u o TAFUNA i le itumalo o TUALAUTA, Falelima i SISIFO ole otu o TUTUILA Amerika Samoa. O lea FEAGAIGA LISI ua i ai nei i teuga pepa ale Resitara o Amerika Samoa e fia auina atu ile ovana Sili mo sana fa amaoniga e tusa ai ma le Tulafono a Amerika Samoa. O lea mata upu o lo o ta ua ai LAULII ALOFA & WANDA ALOFA. A iai se tasi e fia fa atu i ese i lea mata upu, ia fa aulufaleina mai sa na fa atu iesega tusitusia ile Failautusi o lea omisi ae le i o o ile aso 2 o ATI, Ia manatua, o fa atu iesega uma lava ia tusitusia manino mai ala uma e fa atu iese ai. 01/16/15 & 02/16/15 Evalani sin PAGO Jeffrey s DINNER & OTAIL Hour all , or for more informations American Samoa Government ELETION OFFIE TO: The Electors of District No. 6, Sua No. 2 FRO: hief Election Officer SUBJET: Local Absentee Voting for voters of District No. 6, Sua No. 2 Pursuant to the American Samoa ode Annotated (2), qualified electors of District No. 6, Sua No. 2 who will be temporarily absent format he district on Election Day, march 20, 2015, may vote by absentee ballot at the Election Office. Only the following qualified electors may vote locally by absentee ballot, before they travel, between now and the day before Election Day: 1. Those traveling for medical treatment. 2. Those traveling for military-related assignments; 3. Those traveling for employment-related training, conference or assignments; and, 4. Those traveling for vacation. Pursuant to American Samoa Administrative ode (a), those travelers listed above who wishes to vote must present proof of their temporary absence. Such proof includes, but is not limited to, airline/carrier ticket, military order, Travel Authorization, medical referral, etc. Please be informed that those travelers who will return to American Samoa before arch 20, 2015, are NOT eligible to vote by local absentee ballot. Finally, local absentee voting shall be at the Election Office in Tafuna, beginning Friday, February 13, 2015 from 8:00am through Thursday, arch 19, 2015 at 4:00pm.
6 Page 6 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Opposition party member sworn in as premier of East Timor DILI, East Timor (AP) Opposition party member Rui aria de Araujo was sworn in onday as East Timor s prime minister, leading a smaller 38-member abinet for the halfisland nation. The 50-year-old former health minister took the oath of office along with 37 abinet ministers in a ceremony presided over by President Taur atan Ruak at the Lahane palace on the outskirts of the capital Dili. Araujo replaced former guerrilla leader Xanana Gusmao, who resigned early this month to allow a new generation to take power. Gusmao remains in the government, becoming minister of planning and strategic investment. Today marks a new history of democracy in this country, Araujo said in his inaugural speech. Our past has come to save our future, because our predecessor, the father of country, gave us, the new generation, a great responsibility, he added, referring to Gusmao. Araujo joined the opposition Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor party, or Fretilin in He was nominated for the premiership by Gusmao s National ongress for the Reconstruction of East Timor, which holds 30 seats in the 65-member assembly. The country s sixth constitutional government has 37 ministers under Araujo, a significant reduction from 55 in the last government. Araujo described his government as a unity of wishes, experiences, talents and qualification above political competition that commonly happen in democratic countries. Gusmao, 68, spearheaded East Timor s drive for independence and was the first president of the new nation until he became prime minister in East Timor, a Portuguese colony for more than three centuries, was invaded by Indonesia in It voted overwhelmingly in a U.N.-backed referendum in 1999 to end the brutal occupation that left more than 170,000 dead, and became a sovereign state on ay 20, However, the country has been struggling to develop economically and about half of its 1.2 million people live in poverty. Araujo graduated as a medical doctor in 1994 at Udayana University in Bali, where he had opportunities to support the resistance struggle and worked as special Bali liaison for Gusmao, then commander in chief. While working at the provincial hospital in Dili, he quietly provided medical assistance to guerrilla fighters in the jungle before going on study in New Zealand where he gained a master s degree in public health in He was appointed by Fretilin as health minister in the first government and then deputy prime minister of social affairs later in He was senior adviser in the health and finance ministries since SAT PREP HOSTED B: PAIFI OUTH & OUNIT DEVELOPENT WHEN: February 23 - April 3 3:30pm to 5:30pm (on - Thurs) WHERE: Pacific Resources Development Fa atamali i enter, Suite 2, alaeimi, American Samoa or call harter Bank bill moves on to Gov. Lolo for a signature House reluctantly agrees to Senate version by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News orrespondent The Fono has fully endorsed the administration s harter Bank legislation, after the House reluctantly approved Senate amendments to the House version of the measure, which now goes to the governor for his review and possible approval. The only major amendment in the bill, initiated by the Senate, calls for all seven members of the board of the new government entity, Territorial Bankcorp, to be selected by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The Bankcorp will oversee and manage the Territorial Bank of American Samoa. While it s unclear on how the governor will react to the Fono amendment, it is clear that the administration wants the bank in place by June this year. The Administration has also targeted April this year for the American Samoa Development Authority board to issue some $62 million to refinance old ASG debts and fund new infrastructure projects. One of the projects includes a $10 million bond, as initial capital for the new bank, whose operations will first open at the old Bank of Hawaii building in the Tafuna Industrial Park with the second branch at the current site of the BoH location on the ground floor of the entennial Building in Utulei. (Samoa News should point out that there has been no discussion by the government of OPEN FOR HIGH SHOOL STUDENTS ONL IN PAGO FEES $175 Fees $25 Deposit REquired with Registration Form LIITED SLOTS!! ENGLISH ritical Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing ATH Number & Operations, Algebra & Functions, Geometry & easurement, Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability BENEFITS Individual Assessments, Personalized Tutoring, Small Group Study Sessions, Test-taking Tips, aterials Provided an alternative funding source for the initial capital for the new bank if the $10il bond does not happen.) SENATE SESSION The Senate had amended the House version of the charter bank bill but that version was rejected by the House, who called for a conference committee to convene last Friday morning. But the House communication calling for a conference committee didn t sit well with several senators, when it was read at last Friday s Senate session. Sen. Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga was the first to address his colleagues, saying the House action in rejecting Senate amendments was disrespectful of senators, who are traditional leaders. He says the changes by senators were made following two weeks of committee reviews and the amendments are to further strengthen the bill and to ensure that the bank will be successful and benefit the community. But the House rejected those amendments, and it appears that the House doesn t want to accept help from the tama o le atunu u or fathers of the country, whose advice is important, he said, and recommended that a conference committee be delayed until the Fono reconvenes ar. 16, following a 4-week recess, which began last Friday. Sen. Laolagi F.S. acknowledged Nuanuaolefeagaiga s comments and pointed out the Senate held three separate hearings. Laolagi says the Senate amendments were based on the belief that it will benefit the community at large. However, Laolagi believes the Senate should still follow Fono rules and proceed with a conference committee where senators can share with the House their reasons for the amendment, which was not an easy decision for senators to reach. Sen. Saole ila says he was very saddened with the decision by the House to reject amendments from the tama o le atunu u. He said that the relationship between a father and son is that the father offers advice for the betterment of the son and the family. But here, senators tama o le atunu u have made a change for the betterment of the community but that advice has been rejected by the House. However, Saole agreed with Laolagi for a conference committee to proceed so the Fono can reach a final decision on the bill before the 4-week recess. Other senators also agreed with moving forward with the conference committee because of the need for a new bank in the territory but at the same time were disappointed with the House rejecting the senators amendments. There was also support of Nuanuaolefeagaiga s call to wait until the Fono reconvenes next month for a conference committee, but they still maintained that the House should have respect for the amendments made by the tama o le atunu u and not reject the changes. Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie acknowledged concerns by senators, adding that he agrees that the Senate spent a lot of time reviewing the bill before making the necessary amendments. He also acknowledged that while the Senate is made up of tama o le atunu u he pointed out that the House was also doing their duties as lawmakers. Gaoteote issued the final decision to transmit a Senate communication saying that the Senate is prepared to close its session and senators remain firm on their amendments. However, if the House does not agree with the Senate communication, then this issue will be taken up next month when the Fono reconvenes. HOUSE SESSION The Senate session took a recess to await a House decision. But the Senate communique read during the House session stated that the Senate rejected the call for a conference committee, and this didn t sit well with House Speaker Savali Talavou, who was clearly upset and at times raised his voice. Savali recommended that the House accept the amendments because there s not enough time to act on the bill due to the fact that the Fono is ready to go into a recess until next month. House Vice Speaker Fetu Fetui Jr., said the House did spend a lot of time reviewing the bill before making a final decision which the House felt would benefit the community as a whole. He also pointed out that the House has always shown respect towards senators, who should also do the same for House members. He said that he will support a final decision by the Speaker. Despite their disappointment, and appearing that they had no other choice, the House members in the end agreed with the Senate amendment and informed senators accordingly. The House also asked to return their previous communication requesting a conference committee.
7 NEWS IN BRIEF Tsunamis advisory lifted after quake off northeast Japan TOO (AP) A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan early Tuesday, triggering minor tsunamis but no reports of major damage or injuries. The Japan eteorological Agency lifted a tsunami advisory two hours after it was issued following the quake, which hit at 8 a.m. Japan time (2300 GT). Hours later, another strong quake magnitude 5.7 this time shook the area, following several smaller aftershocks reported in the area. There was no fear of tsunami. The earlier quake s epicenter was at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6 miles). It shook much of northeast Japan and could be felt in Tokyo, 690 kilometers (430 miles) away. The second, which struck generally the same area at 1:46 p.m. (0446 GT) but occurred at a much deeper 50 kilometers (30 miles) below the sea surface. The same region was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in arch 2011, killing more than 18,000 people. Philadelphia building coated in ice after fire in low temps San Diego officer shoots naked suspect after gun struggle SAN DIEGO (AP) A San Diego police officer has shot and wounded a naked burglary suspect. Police apt. ike Hastings says the man attacked the officer onday and they scuffled over the officer s gun before the shooting. Police were called to a home burglary, and the first officer to arrive saw a naked man trying to break in through a window. Hastings says the officer drew his gun and told the man to surrender, but the man attacked the officer, and the officer dropped his weapon. The two struggled over the gun, and the officer twice tried to use a stun gun on the man until grabbing his gun and shooting him in the torso. The man is in fair condition. The officer has only minor scratches. Federal offices in wash. D.. to close due to winter storm WASHINGTON (AP) The federal government says its Washington-area offices will be closed Tuesday due to a winter storm moving into the id-atlantic states. The U.S. Office of PHILADELPHIA (AP) Firefighters Personnel anagement says nonemergency personnel working to extinguish a blaze in Philadelphia amid bone-chilling temperatures have left behind a building coated in icicles. The fire department says the blaze was reported just before 4 a.m. onday in a three-story building that houses the Locust edical enter. It was 3 degrees with a wind chill of 16 below zero. The record low temperature for the date is 2 degrees set in Fire crews arrived to find flames shooting from the third floor. Officials say gusty winds and the extreme cold hampered the efforts of firefighters to battle the flames. It was so cold that icicles hung from the end of the firefighters hoses. No injuries were reported. in and around Washington are granted excused absences for the day. Emergency employees and telework-ready employees are expected to follow their agencies policies. A winter storm warning is in effect for the Washington area until noon Tuesday. The National Weather Service is predicting 6 to 8 inches of snow. Forecasters say most of the snow will fall overnight, but there could still be some snow falling between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. The federal government s closure will keep tens of thousands of commuters off the roads and rails Tuesday morning and afternoon. It s the first such closure this winter. (ontinued on page 11) samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Page 7 False-gunman warning panics Los Angeles airport passengers LOS ANGELES (AP) About 20 passengers, some of them screaming and trampling others, fled through emergency doors and onto the tarmac at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal onday after someone incorrectly said an armed man was on the loose, authorities and witnesses said. The misinformed announcement near a boarding area apparently stemmed from a police pursuit of an unarmed driver that ended outside Terminal 2, LAX Police Sgt. Belinda Joseph said. Police responded to an emergency call around 9 a.m. reporting that a man may be trying to commit suicide. They apprehended the man, and the fire department took him to a hospital for treatment of an unspecified condition. But someone said that there was a man with a gun, which was not true, Joseph said. Benjamin Horton, a photojournalist who was in the terminal at the time, told The Associated Press in an that it was clear from people s reactions they thought it was a dire situation. Horton said, People started screaming and I could hear the trampling of a large number of people coming down the terminal. By the looks on people s faces and the way that they were scattering it seemed to me that people were trying to get away from a shooter by the body language and the way that some were hiding and others were running. Horton said he hid behind a pillar and saw an elderly woman fall and get partially trampled but didn t appear to be injured. Police initially said the rumor was spread over a public address system but later said the announcement was made by someone at the gate area. It was unknown whether an airport or airline employee, a passenger or someone else spread the incorrect information. Travelers who fled outside were under observation the whole time they were near planes, and officers got things under control within 15 minutes, Joseph said. Horton said he didn t learn it was a false report until he landed in Hawaii six hours later and read the news. LAX has been the scene of gun violence before. In November 2013, a man shot and killed a Transportation Security Administration screening agent and wounded three other people. Paul iancia faces federal charges in that case that could bring the death penalty. The New Jersey native has pleaded not guilty. In 2002, a limousine driver opened fire at a ticket counter, killing an airline employee and a person who was dropping off a friend.
8 Page 8 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Top U.S. labor official arrives as West oast ports back up LOS ANGELES (AP) The nation s top labor official flew onday to alifornia in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West oast dockworkers and their employers. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez arrived in San Francisco, where months-long negotiations between the dockworkers union and a maritime association of companies have come to a halt. So, too, has the movement of billions of dollars of cargo that is supposed to pass through 29 seaports from Southern alifornia to Seattle. The ports are a critical trade link with Asia and the gateway not just for imports such as electronics, household goods and clothing but also U.S. exports including produce and meat. Starting Saturday, companies locked out workers who would load or unload ships, saying they would not pay weekend or holiday wage premiums to crews they accuse of intentionally slowing work to gain bargaining leverage. As a result, cranes that would otherwise be moving containers onto dockside yards were raised up, stationary and eerily quiet on normally bustling waterfronts. Dockworkers deny slowing down and say they want to work. Full port operations are supposed to resume Tuesday, when Perez is scheduled to speak formally with both sides for the first time. He already has been in touch by phone with representatives of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific aritime Association, which represents the shipping lines that carry cargo and the terminal operators that handle it once the ships dock. For now, those massive vessels are forming ever-longer lines outside the ports, laden with imports that are now delayed by weeks. Off the coast of Los Angeles and Long Beach, for example, 33 congestion vessels were awaiting space at the docks, according to the arine Exchange of Southern alifornia a new high since this round of disruptions began. argo congestion at the coast s largest ports predated the contract dispute, though the problems were nothing like those now seen. ongestion worsened in the fall, which is when the maritime association says dockworkers began slowing down. The union blames the slow movement of cargo on larger problems with the supply chain, including a shortage of truck beds to carry containers from dockside yards to distribution warehouses. ontract negotiations began in ay. The last contract expired in July. The two sides have reached tentative agreements on many of the key issues, but are stuck on whether to change the process of arbitrating workplace disputes.
9 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Page 9 To Our Beautiful other, Grandmother, Sister & Daughter Happy Belated 52nd Birthday, ama Bear and Happy Valentine s Day Fuamatala Savaii February 14, 2015 We Love ou, our hildren, Grandchildren & Family
10 Page 10 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Samoa P says fishing vessel licenses important revenue for government Typically cancer is diagnosed in older patients, however in American Samoa we are finding that cancer is found at a much younger age in both males and females. Heine Schroeder was diagnosed with Large ell Lymphoma in 2014 at the age of 34. Originally from Leone, Heine is now with his family in Honolulu undergoing treatment. Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when lymphocytes white blood cells that help protect the body from infection and disease begin behaving abnormally. Abnormal lymphocytes may divide faster than normal cells or they may live longer than they are supposed to. Symptoms may include fatigue, weakness, weight loss, night sweats, and swollen lymph nodes. However, because these may indicate other health problems, the best advice is to see your doctor, and have regular check-ups. His wife Helen, pictured here with Heine in 2014, ed, We appreciate all the help the oalition has to offer to all cancer patients. ay God bless the oalition and all who donate to this cause. We pray one day we can be of help to our people. Large ell Lymphoma is not a common cancer in American Samoa, but the oalition reports that they have given stipends to three people with this diagnosis. Our young people need to understand that they are susceptible to cancer, and disease in general, simply because our lifestyle is not the healthiest, and we are exposed to environmental risks such as pollution. [courtesy photo] AERIAN SAOA POWER AUTHORIT aterials anagement Office REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) RFP No: ASPA losing Date & Time: February 26, 2015 Issuance Date: January 22, 2015 No later than 2:00 p.m. local time The American Samoa Power Authority issues a Request For Proposals (RFP) to invite qualified firms to submit formal, written proposals for the: Water Plumbing Services Submission An Original and five copies of the Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked : RFP No. ASPA Water Plumbing Services. Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Thursday, February 26, 2015: aterials anagement Office American Samoa Power Authority Pago Pago, American Samoa Attn: Nancy Tinitali-auga, Procurement anager Any proposal received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Late submissions will not be opened or considered and will be determined as being non - responsive. Document The RFP package outlining the proposal requirements is available at The aterials anagement Office at ASPA s Tafuna ompound and may also be obtained from our Website: Pre-Bid eeting A one-time pre-bid meeting will be held on onday, February 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m. at the aterials anagement Office conference room located at ASPA s Tafuna compound. Right of Rejection The American Samoa Power Authority reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to waiv e any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted proposals that are not in the best interest s of the American Samoa Power Authority or the public. Approved for Issuance: Utu Abe alae, Executive Director by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu, Samoa News Reporter There are two proposals to set up loin operations in Samoa one hinese and one from Bumblebee in alifornia, said Samoa s Prime inister, Tuilaepa Sailelei alielegaoi in a statement issued by the Savali, the Samoa Government s newspaper. The statement ed to Samoa News says that the Samoa Observer stated that Tuilaepe was quoted saying that a billion fishing licenses issued by our Fisheries Authorities would be quite nice for Samoa. Tuilaepa says that he was misquoted, and rather he said 100 billion licenses not one billion! That s much too small! And because the issue was raised in a very sinister, albeit amusing, manner the only suitable response was a parablestyle answer. The newspaper also quoted the prime minister as saying issuing more licenses means more money for our country. The article also said the P accused the owner of the Samoa Observer, Savea Sano alifa, as not understanding what he writes about, that he thinks Savea has never gone fishing before he probably stopped at where it is shallow. According to the statement issue by the Savali, Tuilaepa says presently there are only 6000 fishing vessels registered with the Tuna ommission, so to meet that impossible target [of 100 billion licenses] may take 10,000 years! But when that time comes, the government of the day will be able to berth the vessels end to end and Samoans can stroll barefoot from Apia to South Auckland in iwiland! Tuilaepa said it s quite clear, to anyone capable of logical thought and reasonable comprehension, that what was important was the revenue source for Government. There are processes in place that must be met before a license can be activated. For small economies with narrow revenue bases, Government leaders must always remain vigilant to use every opportunity available to them to raise revenue for development. Savali asked Tuilaepa if there is the worry there may not be any more fish for our local fishermen. Right? In response, Tuilaepa said wrong there are two important issues to understand. He said, first, our fishing zone is too insignificant. He explained that Samoa is squeezed in from the North, South, West and East by eight countries namely USA for American Samoa, ook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Tokelau, iribati, Wallis and Futuna. The ook Islands for instance has close to 2 million square kilometers of ocean, iribati has approximately 4 million square kilometers and Samoa? Only 120,000 square kilometers of fishing zone. And 20 miles to our East is our maritime border with the US on behalf of American Samoa. He said secondly, tuna is a highly migratory species. Today it is in Tonga, tomorrow Samoa and the day after that, Tokelau. Proof of that is well-known to all of us from the villages who fish in the high-seas every day. If a boat pursues a flock of birds following the tuna, it can take 2-4 hours for a slow alia to catch up, or sometimes you don t catch up at all. Tuilaepa pointed out that this means just as time and tide wait for no man the tuna don t wait for our fishermen. So if we don t catch them in our waters, others will harvest them outside our zone. Our small and slow alia can only make it out to 12 miles before being forced back to refuel. He said the Government doesn t then earn extra license fees. Savali asked, So if we have a small fishing zone, and tuna is highly migratory, why then should any vessel want a license in Samoa? Wouldn t it go bankrupt? Tuilaepa responded, exactly Tuna is plentiful in the Western Pacific and so numerous fishing vessels are registered in those countries like Philippines with 807 vessels, Japan 1207 vessels, Vanuatu 125 and Tuvalu 6. So if by some chance foreign vessels ever come to Samoa, we should throw a party and praise the Lord! If those vessels bump into each other out there in our small fishing zone, and have competitions over who has the smallest catch, and eventually go bankrupt... well, that s not our business. According to Tuilaepa there are two project proposals to set up loin operations in Samoa one hinese firm, and Bumblebee from alifornia. If these two operators go ahead, fishing vessels must be licensed to supply fish. It is ridiculous to permit these labour-intensive investments for Samoa and we do not allow licenses for their vessels to fish and supply the factories with the needed input. And a lot of these vessels catch fish in many distant zones to ensure sufficient supply. Tuilaepa said he has spoken, at length, in many interviews about these job-creation investments and yet he still see so much rubbish in print. y advice to our fishermen is go out and catch the tuna as they run through our waters. It is a highly-migratory species so if you miss out today, go again tomorrow because if you are not there, they will not wait for you, he stated.
11 NEWS IN BRIEF ontinued from page 7 Wyoming man sends Valentine flowers even in death ASPER, Wyo. (AP) A Wyoming man who died last year from a brain tumor is keeping Valentine s Day special for his wife even in death. Shelly Golay, of asper, received a bouquet of flowers two days before Valentine s Day. She initially thought her children had sent them. But after contacting the flower shop, she learned that her late husband, Jim, had arranged before his death last summer for flowers to be sent to her every Valentine s Day until she, too, dies. Golay tells W-TV the gesture shows that when it comes to her late husband s love, there are no boundaries, even in death. She likened it to the true love of fairy tales. Jim Golay was 53 years old when he died. ROSETTA SPAE probe TAES sharp, close-up images of comet BERLIN (AP) The European Space Agency says high-resolution images the Rosetta space probe took during a swoop close to a comet it s been tracking for months show boulders on the comet s surface as well as stunning details of the contrasting terrain. The agency said onday the boulders ranged in size from a few meters (yards) to a few tens of meters, and lie scattered across the whole surface of the comet. It says the sun was directly behind Rosetta as the pictures were taken, providing optimal light conditions. While swooping in as close as 6 kilometers (under 4 miles) Saturday to take the pictures, Rosetta s instruments also sampled the innermost parts of comet 67P/huryumov-Gerasimenko s atmosphere. Rosetta, which has been alongside the comet since August, is now moving out to take far-view images. other: Baby s ashes stolen during Phoenix burglary PHOENIX (AP) An Arizona mother is asking thieves to return her baby s ashes stolen during a burglary. SAZ-TV reports that the Phoenix apartment of Alyssa Ruiz was ransacked Saturday as burglars stole a laptop, a television and other items. Ruiz says she also found the silver keepsake box containing her baby s ashes open and upside down. The ashes of atthew Isaiah Hernandez, which were in a sealed bag, were gone. Ruiz says she cremated her child after his death because she had no money for a burial. She s hoping the thieves return the bag and she promises to ask no questions. No arrests have been made. Phoenix Sgt. Vince Lewis says a report of the burglary was taken and the investigation is ongoing Next month marks the eighth anniversary of her son s death. Shanghai dampens Lunar New ear events after deadly STAPEde BEIJING (AP) Officials have put the brakes on some popular hinese New ear events in big cities in the wake of Shanghai s deadly Dec. 31 stampede. Shanghai has canceled its lantern festival at u Garden that draws up to 3 million people over the seven-day holiday, which this year starts on Wednesday, the eve of the Lunar New ear. In Beijing, crowd-drawing karaoke has been yanked from a traditional temple fair, and authorities have asked stores to notify police of any sales. The safety measures are a response to the stampede at Shanghai s glitzy riverfront in which 36 people were crushed to death. Some observers have complained that the measures dampen the festivity of the holiday. Woman found dead in snow outside neighbor s New Jersey home LAEWOOD, N.J. (AP) Authorities say a New Jersey woman has been found dead in the snow just two doors from her home amid single-digit temperatures and subzero wind chills. Ocean ounty prosecutors say a neighbor found 66-year-old Olivia Benito shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday in a townhome development in Lakewood. Prosecutors say the neighbor and Benito had attended a benefit together Saturday night, and Benito had consumed several alcoholic drinks. The neighbor says Benito stayed at her house for a while after they returned from the benefit, then left around midnight to go home. The neighbor found Benito the next morning when she went out to clear snow from her car. Benito s husband had assumed she was spending the night at the neighbor s home. Authorities say Benito s death is under investigation. Police: Florida man kills self after shooting girlfriend BONTON BEAH, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a iami businessman shot and wounded his former girlfriend shot before leading police on a 40-mile chase down Interstate 95 and fatally shooting himself. Police say a neighbor called 911 after hearing shots Sunday at a townhome where 35-year-old Jyrece clendon lives. Boynton Beach police say 44-year-old Samori wame Walden was leaving as police arrived and that he then drove south on the interstate before shooting himself and crashing his car in iami-dade ounty. Several law enforcement agencies worked together as the chase continued south. Police say the couple had apparently broken up several months ago and that the man was trying to reconcile. Authorities say the woman is expected to survive. (ontinued on page 12) samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Page 11 Simon Hartog of North Haledon, NJ will be 105 years old on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, Here he is seen with a photo of him and his wife on their wedding day. They were married for 70 years. (AP Photo/The Record, hris Pedota) Legal Notice If ou Had a PlayStation Network, Qriocity, or Sony Online Entertainment Account Before ay 15, 2011, ou ould Get Benefits from a lass Action Settlement. A settlement has been reached with the Sony Entities in a class action lawsuit about the illegal and unauthorized attacks (the Intrusions ) in April 2011, on the computer network systems used to provide PlayStation Network ( PSN ), Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment ( SOE ) services. The Sony Entities deny any claims of wrongdoing in this case, and the settlement does not mean that the Sony Entities violated any laws or did anything wrong. WHO IS INLUDED? The lass includes everyone in the US (including its territories) who had a PSN account, a Qriocity account, or an SOE account at any time before ay 15, WHAT DOES THE SETTLEENT PROVIDE? There are various benefits, depending in part on what type of account(s) you had. Benefits you could get (if you qualify) include: Payment equal to paid wallet balances (if $2 or more) in PSN or SOE accounts that have been inactive since the Intrusions, One or more of the following: a free PS3 or PSP game, 3 free PS3 themes, or a free 3-month subscription to PlayStation Plus (once valid claims exceed $10 million, class members will still be eligible for one free month of PlayStation Plus), A free month of usic Unlimited for Qriocity accountholders who did not have a PSN account, $4.50 in SOE Station ash (amounts will be reduced proportionally if valid claims exceed $4 million). Identity Theft Reimbursement: If you had out-of-pocket charges due to actual identity theft, and have documentation proving that the theft was caused by the Intrusion(s), you can submit a claim for reimbursement up to $2,500. Reimbursements will be reduced proportionally if the total amount payable on all valid claims would exceed $1 million. HOW AN OU AS FOR BENEFITS? ou need to file a claim to be eligible for benefits. laim forms are available at com or by calling The earliest deadline to file a claim is August 31, 2015, or 60 days after the settlement becomes final and effective. Visit the website for more details on submitting a claim online or by mail. OUR OTHER OPTIONS. Even if you do nothing, you will be bound by the ourt s decisions. If you want to keep your right to sue the Sony Entities yourself, you must exclude yourself from the Settlement lass by April 10, If you stay in the Settlement lass, you may object to the settlement by April 10, The detailed notice, available at the website or by phone, explains how to exclude yourself or object. The ourt will hold a hearing in this case on ay 1, 2015, to consider whether to approve the settlement, and a request by lass ounsel for fees, costs, and expenses up to $2,750,000. ou or your own lawyer may appear and speak at the hearing at your own expense. 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12 Page 12 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Eye-opener: Teens getting less & less sleep, study shows The afutaga Tina of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish was one of the women s groups that took part in a special siva held at Fatuoaiga for all the parishes of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago this past Saturday. [photo: B. hen] NEWS IN BRIEF 7 injured after Hawaii-bound flight experiences turbulence HONOLULU (AP) Seven people were injured Saturday on a United Airlines flight after the plane was struck by sudden turbulence, the Hawaii Department of Transportation said. NB News reports that the department says four crew members, who the airline identified as flight attendants, and a teenage girl with a head injury on United Airlines Flight 15 from Newark, New Jersey, to Honolulu were taken to a hospital. Two other crew members declined to be taken to the hospital. HON-TV reports that the plane, a Boeing 767 that had 239 passengers and 11 crew members, landed around 4 p.m. The flight encountered turbulence while traveling from Newark to Honolulu, and a few passengers and flight attendants sustained injuries. Our primary focus is helping our passengers and crew, and our flight safety team will review what happened, United Airlines said in a statement Sunday. On Saturday, parts of Hawaii were under a high-wind warning, as gusty winds caused power outages. The National Weather Service said a high-wind warning was issued for parts of auai and Oahu and the summits of the Big Island. Other parts of the island chain were under a wind advisory. Hong ong captain gets 8 years for deadly 2012 sea collision HONG ONG (AP) A Hong ong ferry captain was sentenced onday to eight years in prison for the deaths of 39 people in a 2012 accident that was the southern hinese coastal city s biggest maritime disaster in decades. A judge handed down the sentence to Lai Saiming after his conviction Saturday on charges of manslaughter and endangering the safety of others at sea, according to a Department of Justice spokeswoman. The captain of the other boat involved in the collision, how hi-wai, was given a ninemonth sentence. He was cleared by a jury of manslaughter but convicted of endangering others at sea. All of those killed, including eight children, and most of the nearly 100 injured were aboard how s boat. The two captains had blamed each other for the Oct. 1, 2012, collision, which came as a shock to the former British colony, renowned for efficient and safe public transport networks. The verdicts came down after a 60-day trial and four days of deliberations. Lai s commuter ferry was heading from Hong ong Island to the outlying island of Lamma when the collision occurred. The smaller boat, owned by the Hong ong Electric o., was taking employees of the company on a harbor excursion to watch the hinese National Day fireworks display. ontinued from page 11 Woman stung by scorpion on flight from LA to Portland LOS ANGELES (AP) A scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off. Flight 567 was taxiing on the runway Saturday night when the passenger was stung, Alaska Airlines spokesman ole osgrove said. The plane returned to the gate, and the woman was checked by medics. She refused additional medical treatment, but she didn t get back on the plane. The woman stomped the scorpion to death, and flight attendants checked overhead compartments for any additional unwanted arachnids, osgrove said. It s unclear how the scorpion got on the plane, but the flight originated in Los abos, exico, where scorpions are common, he said. The flight then took off at 8:40 p.m., about an hour late. embers of Oregon State University s men s basketball team were on the flight, osgrove said. Obama returns to Washington after alifornia golf weekend WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama squeezed in another round of golf before ending a long weekend with childhood friends in Southern alifornia. Obama s group returned to the Porcupine reek golf course in Rancho irage, alifornia, on onday. It s also where they played on Sunday. The course is owned by Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. Obama s friends grew up with him in Hawaii. They are the president s regular golf companions when he is on the West oast. Obama spent Presidents Day weekend in Southern alifornia without his wife and daughters. He returned to Washington onday night. 17-year-old boy shot, killed during Russian roulette game ARSON, alif. (AP) A 17-year-old boy shot and killed himself early onday during what authorities are describing as a game of Russian roulette in his apartment with other teens. Los Angeles ounty Sheriff s Department deputies responding to a call about a gunshot in an unincorporated area between Los Angeles and arson found the boy with a wound to the head. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The boy initiated the game after producing a.38-caliber revolver, despite the pleading of two others in the bedroom not to, according to sheriff s investigators. Russian roulette involves loading a single chamber of a revolver, spinning the cylinder and squeezing the trigger after putting the gun to one s head. Family members in the apartment at the time of the shooting just after midnight told authorities they did not realize the teen had a gun. The boy, who was not identified, was living with his older brother and the brother s wife. Authorities say the death has been ruled accidental and they do not expect charges. (ontinued on page 15) HIAGO (AP) U.S. teens are getting sleepier: any lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study found. ore than half of kids aged 15 and older would need to sleep at least two hours more each night to meet recommendations for adequate rest, heightening concerns about the impact on their health and academic performance. That s according to researchers who analyzed the University of ichigan s annual onitoring the Future national surveys of youth behavior. The study involved nearly 300,000 teens asked in surveys if they regularly got at least seven hours of sleep nightly and enough sleep. Results were published in onday s Pediatrics. Some highlights: EE-OPENERS Experts generally recommend nine or 10 hours of sleep for teens; over half of the 15- to 19-year-olds surveyed in 2012 said they didn t even get seven hours each night. Declines in nightly sleep were seen in teens of all ages during the two decades. The biggest drop was among 15-year-olds just over half the kids this age reported at least seven hours nightly in 1991, versus less than 43 percent in Also, about 30 percent of 15-year-olds reported getting what they considered enough sleep in 1991, versus 24 percent in Reports were slightly better for younger teens and worse for the oldest teens. In most surveys, girls and non-whites were the least likely to report seven hours of sleep. WHAT GIVES? Reasons for the trend are uncertain but lead author atherine eyes, a olumbia University public health researcher, said factors that might have contributed include increasing use of social media, smartphones and other electronics, and rising rates of obesity, which has been linked with sleep deprivation. Other research has suggested that early school start times play a role and advocates have been pushing for later times for teens. ids who don t get enough sleep are at risk for mood problems, depression, memory and learning difficulties and poor grades, said psychologist Daniel Lewin, a sleep specialist at hildren s National edical enter in Washington, D.. He said about 40 percent of U.S. high schools start classes before 8 a.m. early morning hours that are teens optimal sleep period. SOLUTIONS The researchers say improving teens understanding of how much sleep they need, and the consequence of not gettinsnanog enough, could help. They also say reversing the trend will require public health efforts to raise awareness about the importance of sleep for teens. Woman seeking world record for catching bridal bouquets SALT LAE IT (AP) A Utah woman says she has smashed the world record for catching bridal bouquets at weddings and now is seeking recognition for it. Salt Lake ity s Jamie Jackson submitted an application Wednesday to Guinness World Records, saying she has caught 46 bouquets since 1996 and has the documentation to prove it. The current record of 11 bouquets caught by Stephanie onyak of Pennsylvania has stood since Jackson said she has attended as many as 100 weddings over the years because of her family s connections to musical theater and their church. She jokes that what started out as a hobby has turned into her sport. It is something that you have to plan for and you have to be very strategic where you place yourself, she told SL. y strategy is to be right up in the front because a lot of time the brides don t know how far they are going to throw it. A lot of times it will hit a ceiling, it ll hit a chandelier... I ve had many, many catches where I ve had to jump for it. And I ve hit little kids by accident. Before she could apply to Guinness, Jackson had to track down all the brides whose bouquets she caught to obtain documentation and photos. She said she was happy to learn 44 of the 46 brides were still married. I consider myself a good luck charm, she said. Jackson has dispelled the myth that a woman who catches a bouquet will be the next to get married. She said some people joke that she s purposely staying single to catch more bouquets, but she assures them that is not the case. It s just been a fun process over the years, she said.
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14 Page 14 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 In The High ourt of American Samoa FAIL, DRUG & ALOHOL OURT DIVISION FDA/JR No IN RE: A INOR HILD NOTIE/FAAALIGA TO: r. Sam (unknown last name) Fogagogo Village Pago Pago, American Samoa NOTIE IS HEREB GIVEN to the abovenamed respondent that a petition has been filed before the High ourt of American Samoa to terminate your parental rights in a female child born on December 27, 2012 at LBJ Tropical edical enter, Fagaalu, American Samoa. A hearing will be held after two months and ten days from the date of the first publication of this notice, in which the ourt may enter an order that you have not acquired any parental rights to the minor child or assert your parental rights, you must appear within two months and ten days from the date of the first publication of this notice and file an objection or a claim with the ourt. O LE FA AALIGA E TUUINA ATU ia te oe, le ua ta ua i luga, ua iai le talosaga ua failaina i le Fa amasinoga aualuga o Amerika Samoa e iloilo ai ou aia fa a-matua i se teineitiiti na fanau o ia i le aso 27 o Tesema, 2012, i le Falemai i Faga alu, Amerika Samoa. O lea iloiloga e faia pe a tuana i le lua masina ma aso e sefulu mai le aso o le ulua i fa asalalauga o lenei fa aaliga, ma e ono tu uina atu ai se poloa iga a le Fa amasinoga e fa ailoa ai ua leai ni ou aia fa a-matua i lea teineititi. Afai e te tete e, pe e te finagalo e faamaonia ou aia fa a-matua, ia e failaina se talosaga tete e i le Fa amasinoga i totonu o le lua masina ma aso e sefulu mai le ulua i fa asalalauga o lenei fa aaliga. Dated/Aso: August 21, 2013 lerk ofourts In The High ourt of American Samoa TRIAL DIVISION PROBATE NO IN RE: THE ESTATES OF FAAPATI LEOTA and IRIS FOSTER LEOTA, Deceased, By: TALHA LEOTA, NOTIE OF HEARING: TO PROBATE THE ESTATES, FOR LETTERS OF ADINISTRATION AND FOR APPOINTENT OF ADINISTRATOR TO: ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: PLEASE TAE NOTIE that a Petition to Probate the Estates, For Letters of Administration and For Appointment of an Administrator for these estates has been filed and that a Hearing on said petition has been scheduled for February 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., at the ourthouse in Fagatogo, American Samoa at which time and place all persons interested in said estate may appear and be heard if they so choose. Dated this 23 day of December, Published 1/15 & 2/16/15 Published 02/09, 02/17, 02/23 lerk of ourts Seen here is Samoan professional soccer player ariah eaalii Nogueira (left) of Huntington Beach, alifornia who plays in the National Women s Soccer League for the Seattle Reign. She was recently in the territory where she promoted the sport of soccer, while learning about her Samoan culture and meeting family. On the right is her grandfather Lemapu Apelu Fonoga Tuinei last Friday, Februaru 13 during her visit here. [photo: Jeff Hayner] ariah eaalii Nogueira ontinued from page 1 Nogueria who has been playing soccer, along with other sports, since six years of age, played soccer for Stanford University on a full scholarship where her team earned their way to four Final Fours, and won the NAA hampionship her Junior year. She also played with the USA outh National team, up until the USA Under-23 team. After college, I was drafted to play in the National Women s Soccer League where I played for the Boston Breakers in y current team is the Seattle Reign and my second year with them will begin in arch, she said. The Seattle Reign, according to Wikipedia, is an American professional women s soccer team based in Seattle, Washington. The team began play in 2013 in the new eight-team National Women s Soccer League that receives support from the United States Soccer Federation, the anadian Soccer Association and the exican Football Federation. Nogueira said that she is really happy and excited with the enthusiasm of the young soccer players here in American Samoa and says that they play with a lot of spirit and fight. I just hope that I can inspire and motivate them to keep playing soccer and sports and to keep following their dreams to be the best that they can be in the field that they choose, she said. under Section However, they said the ruses used nearly $400,000 for their personal and business use, not related to the Section 1602 project. They argued that the defendants used these federal dollars to pay off credit cards, buy products for their beverage importing and retail company, subsidize a condominium in Hawai i, and for a range of other illicit purposes. Of note, the prosecutors did point out that the ruses case was about misuse of government money, not the ruses incomplete 1602 housing project. Incomplete projects, the prosecutors said, was an issue to be handled Reach the reporter at Governor accepts letter of resignation ontinued from page 1 by the American Samoa Development Bank, which manages the projects and granted the 1602 loans. urrently, DBAS has filed 18 separate lawsuits to recover funds awarded under the federally funded 1602 program against project owners that didn t complete their housing by deadline. This includes a case against the ruses. Last year, hief Justice ichael ruse recused himself from hearing lawsuits filed by the Development Bank of American Samoa against owners of 1602 low income housing due to familial conflict.
15 NEWS IN BRIEF ontinued from page 12 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Page 15 carjacker thwarted by confusion over car s stick shift ONORD, alif. (AP) Police in Northern alifornia say a man attempting an armed carjacking bailed when he couldn t drive a stick shift. oncord police Lt. Tim Runyon told the ontra osta Times that the owner got into his car early Sunday to find the carjacker in the passenger seat, apparently in the middle of a burglary. Runyon says the carjacker ordered the victim at gunpoint to drive him to another location, where he forced the owner out of the car. Runyon says the carjacker tried to drive off, but gave up when he couldn t operate the manual transmission. Runyon says officers couldn t find the carjacker, who had run away. Oscar ayer Wienermobile crashes in PennsyLVANIA ENOLA, Pa. (AP) An iconic Oscar ayer Wienermobile has crashed into a pole in central Pennsylvania. Officials say the giant hot dog on wheels slid off a road and slammed into a pole on Sunday in Enola, near Harrisburg. No injuries were reported. The front of the 27-foot Wienermobile was damaged. The crash snarled local traffic. Oscar ayer has several Wienermobiles it uses to promote and advertise products across the country. Teen girl blocked by snow, SAVEd by sprinkler in garage fire DERR, N.H. (AP) A fire in a garage almost trapped a teenage girl inside an adjoining house after one of her exits was blocked by snow, but a sprinkler head deployed, buying enough time for her to scamper out the other exit to safety, firefighters said. Firefighters, who had been called by neighbors, arrived onday evening to find flames engulfing the two-car garage and beginning to spread into the 2 1/2-story wood-frame home in Derry. The garage collapsed with big parts of the roof intact, suppressing the fire below the roof and making it more difficult to put out the flames, firefighters said. A 14-year-old girl was home at the time of the fire. The home was protected by a sprinkler system, and one sprinkler head between the garage and the home was activated, unleashing water onto the flames and preventing most of the fire from spreading to the house, firefighters said. The girl was in the home s basement, but the secondary exit out of the basement was blocked by snow, firefighters said. The girl, aided by the sprinkler, scrambled out of the basement s primary exit and made it out through the home s front door, firefighters said. Without the sprinkler system, they said, the fire would have blocked her exit. president Obama phones Danish P to offer condolences WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has phoned the Danish prime minister to offer his condolences after a gunman attacked a freespeech seminar and a synagogue in openhagen. The White House on Sunday said Obama spoke with Prime inister Helle Thorning- Schmidt and offered the United States support. The White House says the pair agreed to work together to confront those who would challenge free speech or religion. In openhagen, a 22-year-old gunman killed two people and injured five others before being shot dead by police early Sunday. It was the country s worst terror attack in three decades. Japan to give $15.5 million for antiterror EFFORTS TOO (AP) Japan said Tuesday it will provide $15.5 million in development aid to support anti-terrorism efforts in the iddle East and Africa. The move comes after the recent beheadings of two Japanese hostages by militants from the Islamic State group. Foreign inister Fumio ishida said the contribution, about half of which Japan had already pledged, is intended to bolster counter-terrorism capacity in the regions affected by the group and other militants. Earlier this year, just before the hostage crisis, Prime inister Shinzo Abe announced $200 million in non-military support for nations fighting against the Islamic State militants that control large parts of Iraq and Syria. Vice-Foreign inister asuhide Nakayama will announce the aid, to be paid through international organizations, at a conference Thursday in Washington, the ministry said. Japan, which had not directly threatened by the militants until the recent killings of the two hostages, is still in shock and is reviewing its antiterrorism measures, eyeing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Arson suspected in Northern alifornia school fire OALAND, alif. (AP) Authorities say they suspect an arsonist set a Northern alifornia middle school s cafeteria on fire. BS-Radio reported onday that Oakland fire fighters found an opened door when they arrived to put out the early morning blaze at laremont iddle School, leading them to believe the fire was intentionally started. Battalion hief Geoff Hunter says the two-alarm fire spread into the cafeteria s attic and caused $1 million in damage. He says investigators have no suspects, and nobody was injured. School officials say the building will have to be rebuilt. Woman dies after apparent road-rage ATTA in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) A 44-year-old woman has died after being shot in the head in an apparent road-rage attack outside her home in Las Vegas. Tammy eyers died after being taken off life support Saturday night at University edical enter, family members said at a news conference afterward. The mother of four and former alifornia nurse gave her 14-year-old daughter a driving lesson in a nearby school parking lot and was driving back home when she had a near-collision with another vehicle Thursday night, police said. After an argument between the drivers, eyers then drove home and summoned the help of an adult son as her daughter went inside the home. The suspect vehicle appeared outside the home and eyers was struck by one round as multiple shots were fired, investigators said. Her husband, Robert eyers, said their adult son emerged from the house and fired several shots with a handgun at the fleeing car. He told his father there were three people in the car. Robert eyers also said he thinks at least one 9 mm shot by his 23-year-old son hit the fleeing car, and he called for the people involved to surrender to police. American Samoa Government OFFIE OF PROUREENT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) RFP No: RFP RFP No: RFP Date & Time Due: arch 9, 2015 Issuance Date: February 9, 2015 No later than 2:00 p.m. local time T he American Samoa Government (ASG) Office of Procurement intends to issue a Request For Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms to provide: Wide Area Network Data Services for the Department of Education Submission: Original and five copies of the Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: ASDOE WAN Services. Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), onday, arch 9, 2015: Office of Procurement American Samoa Government Pago Pago, American Samoa attn: Tiaotalaga J.E. ruse, PO Any Proposals received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Late submissions will not be opened or considered and will be determined as beingn on-responsive. Document: The RFP Scope of Work outlining the proposal requirements is available at The Office of Procurement, Tafuna, American Samoa, during normal working hours. Review: Request for Proposal data will be thoroughly reviewed by an appointed Source Evaluation Board under the auspices of the hief Procurement Officer, Office of Procurement, ASG. Right of Rejection: The American Samoa Government reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to waive any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted proposals that are not in the best interests of the American Samoa Government or the public. Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action...the hamber eans Business GENERAL EETING Goat Island Restaurant (Sadies By The Sea) Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 12 noon GUEST SPEAERS Reno Vivao and Enele Taatasi TOPI The Island Wide leanup Program Initiative (under Governor Lolo oliga s Executive Order) On December 30, 2014, Governor oliga issued Executive Order creating the Island Wide leanup ommittee. This ommittee, chaired by Utu Abe alae, is tasked to create a strategic cleanup plan for the Territory. Due to the importance placed on this Initiative and the Governor s desire to have private sector involvement, the Governor has recently invited the hamber of ommerce to be a member of the ommittee. Among other things, the ommittee will: Organize cleanups of the Territory on a regular basis Promote programs that will change the public s behavior and create a litter-free mentality Enforce current anti-litter laws and propose new rules and regulations This program is of tremendous importance to the Territory and will touch the lives of all who live and visit here. Please join us on February 18 to learn more about the Initiative and how all of us can contribute to its success. (No host lunch; meeting open to the public) Queries: harles Warren or TIAOTALAGA J.E. RUSE hief Procurement Officer
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17 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Page 17 Teena Tama o le atunu u talosaga aota o Sui tusia Ausage Fausia Na teena e le Senate, (po o le aota o Tama o le atunu u e pei ona latou fa aigoaina ai i latou) i le aso Faraile na te a nei, se talosaga sa tu uina atu i le maota o sui, mo se avanoa latou te fetufaa i ai e ala i se omiti Teuteu, e fa amalamalama ai le autu moni o suiga a le senatoa na teena e faipule, e fa atatau i le pili a le maota o sui, e tu u atu ai le malosi i le faigamalo latou te fa atautaia ai se faletupe fou mo le atunu u. Saunoa le afioga a Nuanuaolefeagaiga S. Nua o le sui peresetene, o le teena e le maota o sui o suiga a le senate, ua atagia mai ai le leai o se feaveta i i le va o maota e lua. E lua vaiaso o fefulisa i fa alaau mamafa le finagalo o le maota maualuga e fa atatau i lenei mataupu, lea fo i ua tatou talia a latou suiga, ae o lea ua avatu tatou suiga ae latou teena, e foliga mai ua latou le talia se fautuaga a Tama o le atunu u, o le saunoaga lea a Nua ma ia fa atuina ai loa le mau ina ia teena le talosaga a le maota o sui mo se omiti Teuteu, ae taoto le mataupu se i a e mai le Fono mai lana malologa e fa vaiaso, lea fo i na lagolagoina e agalei Logovi i; Tuiasina S. Esera ma Alo Fa auuga. Saunoa agalei, e leai se mea e toe fono ai fua maota e lua e fa atatau i suiga, ona e le faigofie le lua vaiaso na sailiili ai le maota mo sana fa aiuga. Ou te alofa i le tofa a le maota, o lea e afio ai lau afioga i le Peresetene, o lo o afifio ai fo i tupu ma e e o le atunu u, ae o le maota fo i o Tama o le atunu u o lo o saili i ai le tofa, o le saunoaga lea a Tuiasina fa atasi ai ma lana fautuaga, e sili pe a feutana i na o le peresetene a le fofoga fetalai e fa atatau i le mataupu. itulau 20) (Faaauau O se va aiga i le maimoa a le au faifaiva ae ua alo ia Jimmy Grey e fa amalamalama le fa aaogaina o le Felea mo se fa ailo o lo o afaina le va a i le sami, i le a oa oga fa amasani a le au faifaiva i le aso Faraile na te a nei. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] Fa aaogaina o Fa ailo Eseese - SOS i le Vasa tusia: Leua Aiono Frost fa apupulaga amata lea a Thompsen. O le fonotaga fa alea oa oga sa fa atautaia O le isi itu, e eseese ituaiga o ofu fa aola, e e le vaega a le US oast Guard, DPS arine i ai ofu fa aola e leai se aluga, e le aoga lea i e Patrol, le NOAA ma le DWR na taumafai fagota i vasa mamao atu ma le tolu maila mo ai ona ia tofu silafia e i latou uma e folau mo le po atoa. E ao ona fa atau ofu fa aola e i ai fagotaga, pe o ali i va a, ona iloa lelei fa aaoga aluga, ina ia maua le saogalemu a ia i e se tasi masini, mea faigaluega failo e iloga ai, o lo ua e fa aaogaina. Afai e pa u fao i le vasa, e toe afaina le va a i le sami. faliu lava oe e le aluga o le ofu fa aola lea, ma O le au upega fo i ua mae a fa atulaga e le fa aopeopea i luga le ulu o le tagata i le sami i oast Guard ma pasia i totonu o va a taitasi, e taimi uma. fa asaoina ai le ola o e uma o folau i le vasa, ia O se fa apupulaga lea mai le sui o le DPS iloa uma e tagata fagota ma auva a ona fa aaoga arine patrol sa fa atautaia lea a oa oga. i taimi e tutupu ai fa aletonu i luga o le sami. E ao ina i ai le moli emoemo ma le fa ailo O se auga taua lea na talosagaina e ali i va a i le taga sipa o lea ofu fa aola, ia mafai ona uma sa auai i le fonotaga muamua, sa fa atulaga fa ailoa mai patino o i ai se tasi o fia ola o mai ai e le oast Guard le aofia o nei mea uma fa aopeopea i le sami. A leai se moli emoemo, i totonu o va a folau eseese, ae maise va a alia ae ia i ai felea o le ofu lava ia e taia ai se sulu fagota o le atunu u. i le sami ma i ila mai e fa ailoa le tagata i le O le isi itu, e fa aperetania uma nei sami. fa atonuga, ae afai la e fagota se tasi e le iloa O mama fa aola ma lona laina o le maea Igilisi, ua atili ai ona mo omia e le au faifaiva nailoni malosi tele e le pala i le suasami! O lea le fa amasani i le fa aaogaina o nei mea uma, se auupega fa aola e sili ona taua i luga o se se tala lea a le ali i fai va a fagota, Eo Sonoma va a, e mafai ona lua, pe fa ni mama i luga o se o Pago Pago. va a, pe a to atele fo i lana auva a. Na fa ailoa O Frank Thompsen o le US oast Guard sa fo i lona fa aaogaina mo tagata uma, ae silisili ia fa atautaia ma fa asolo le a oa oga, aua o le ai le ala e togi atu ai lea mama mo le tagata ia latou ofisa sa fa atulagaina lenei a oa oga mo le fa asao mai. au folau, faifaiva ma ali i va a. I le itu o mea faigaluega mo le tineia o se Na amata mai lava le fa ata ita iga lenei mu i luga o le va a, o lo ua i ai fagu ea mo lea i Ofu Fa aola. E iai ofu fa aola e le i pasia e fa amoemoe. PASS: O se fa atulagaga sa o le oast Guard, aua le maumau tupe i na ofu, lea o le galuega e faia i le fagu ea lea, ave ese ae va ai ofu ua mae a lomia ai le agava a e le pine o le fagu ea, fa asaga sa o i le pogai i le fa asao ai lou ola a le US oast Gaurd, o se afi, fana ma fa asolo i lea itu ma lea itu o le afi! (Faaauau itulau 26) Fofoga Fetalai ia Savali Talavou Ale [ata: AF]
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E faia vasega i le afiafi i le itula e 5 mai le Aso Gafua e o o atu i le Aso Tofi, ma e amata le kuata fou i le Aso Lua a sau, le aso 17 o Fepuari o nisi fesili, tala a ao atu i le Ofisa o le Seminare i anana Fou, pe vala au mai i le numera ANNOUNEENT FRO ANANA FOU THEOLOGIAL SEINAR Registration is now open for those who wish to attend the ertificate of inistry Studies program. This program is open to the general public and offers courses related to biblical studies, theology and hristian ministry. ourses are taught from onday to Thursday at 5pm, and the next session will commence on Tuesday, February 17, For more information, please visit the main office of anana Fou Theological Seminary or call Respectfully, anana Fou Theological Seminary SOUTH PAIFI AADE PO Box 520, Pago Pago, AS Ph: FAx Employment Opportunities South Pacific Academy is accepting applications for the following immediate fulltime positions: Science Teacher - iddle School Language Arts - iddle School Preschool inimum Requirements: Teachers - BA degree (Teacher certification and Praxis I a plus) Excellent spoken and written English skills Energy, enthusiasm and teamwork approach Qualified applicants can come by the office and pick up an application or call the school at the numbers listed above for further information. olia ni ali i talavou taumafai fa ao olima i leoleo tusia Ausage Fausia E to alua ni ali i talavou e ta i 15 tausaga le matutua mai Vaitogi ua tu uaia nei e le malo, i le fa alavelave lea na la taumafai e fa ao olima i leoleo ao taumafai leoleo e fa afilemu se mataupu na tula i mai i totonu o le afioaga i le vaiaso na te a nei. O lea fa alavelave na tula i mai ina ua aga i atu leoleo e foia se fa alavelave na tula i mai i le isi ali i talavou na taumafai e pule i lona ola, ae tula i mai ai loa le fa alavelave e pei ona molia ai i laua uma e to alua Ae mo le ali i na taumafai e pule i lona ola, o lo o tu uaia o ia i moliaga mama e fa, e aofia ai le fa ao olima i le tulaga tolu, tete e i leoleo a o taumafai e pu e fa apagota o ia, tagofia o le ava malosi ae le i atoa le 21 tausaga, atoa ai ma le fa atupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele. Ae o le isi ali i na fa alavelave ane i leoleo i le taimi na fa atino ai a latou galuega, o lo o tu uaia o ia i moliaga mama e aofia ai le fa alavelave i galuega a leoleo, fa ao olima i le tulaga tolu, tete e atu i leoleo a o taumafai e pu e fa apagota o ia, atoa ai ma le fa atupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele. Pe tusa o le itula e 4:51 i le afiafi o le aso 10 Fepuari 2015, na logo ai e se tina le Ofisa o Leoleo i Tafuna mo se fesoasoani, i lana tama e 15 tausaga le matua o lo o tau i le ua le ona, o lo o taumafai fo i e pule i lona ola e ala i lona taumafai e oso i lalo o le sami, i le vaega e i ai le Laumei ma le alie. I fa amaumauga a le fa amasinoga o lo o taua ai e fa apea, o leoleo e to atolu sa tiute i se vaega o Iliili i le taimi na maua ai e le Ofisa o Leoleo le valaau, na aga i atu loa e tali i le valaau. E le gata sa vaaia e leoleo le to atele o tagata o lo o tumutumu i le nofoaga o lo o tula i mai ai le fa alavelave, ae sa latou vaaia fo i se ali i talavou o lo o ta atia i lalo, ae o lo o taumafai ni tagata pe to afa i le to alima e taofiofi o ia, ma iloa mulimuli ai e leoleo, o le ali i o lo o ta atia i lalo, o ia lea sa taumafai e pule i lona ola. E latalata atu loa leoleo i le vaega tonu o lo o taofiofi mai ai le ali i na tau pule i lona ola, ae fa ateia loa i latou ina ua palauvale atu se tagata ma valaau atu ia te i latou, aua ne i pa i se isi i lona uso, ma, o le ali i lea o lo o molia i le taumafai e fa ao olima i leoleo, o lo o u u atu se fasi laupapa 2x4 pe tusa ma le 2 futu le umi, ma e foliga mai o le a sauni e sasau aga i i leoleo. Na vave gaioiga a le isi ali i leoleo ma mafai ai loa ona ia o o atu i le ali i o lo o tu ma le fasi laupapa, ma la tauivi i le laupapa, ae fa afuase i loa ona oso atu se tagata e igoa ia ichael Sauta ma una i ese le ali i leoleo, ma mafua ai ona tifa atu le leoleo ma tau lona tino i le puipui o le fale o lo o tupu ai i tafatafa le fa alavelave, ma mafua ai loa ona toe mamulu ese atu le ali i na alu atu ma le laupapa 2x4 mai lima o leoleo. I le taimi atoa a o taumafai leoleo e loka lima o le ali i na taumafai e pule i lona ola, sa vaovao mai ai le ali i na alu atu ma le 2x4 i leoleo ma le isi fo i laupapa o lo o u u i lona lima, o lo o taumafai lava e oo atu i le itu o lo o i ai leoleo, o le isi fo i taimi na vaaia ai e leoleo le ali i lea o lo o vaovao atu e tagata, ae o lo o u u se popo i lona lima. Na taua i fa amaumauga a le fa amasinoga e fa apea, e lata i le 3 minute na taumafai ai e leoleo e ave le ali i na taumafai e pule i lona ola i totonu o le ta avale a leoleo, ona sa tafiti o ia ma fa aaoga ona vae ma lima e tete e atu ai i leoleo, mulimuli ane, sa mafai lava ona ave o ia i totonu o le ta avale a leoleo ma latou aga i ese loa mai lea nofoaga. E le i umi ona alu ese le ta avale a leoleo ae toe vaaia fo i le ali i na alu atu ma le laupapa, ua tamo e atu ma ma a i lona lima ma togi ai le ta avale leoleo, peita i na misi le ma a mai le tino o le ta avale, a o le gutu e le mapu i le lafo o upu palauvale i leoleo. I le aso na soso o ai, Fepuari 11 pe tusa o le itula e 1:31, na aga i atu ai leoleo ma taofia mai le ali i lea mai le aoga maualuga a anana Fou, ma taofia ai loa o ia i le falepuipui o tamaiti e fa atali ai le taimi e tulai ai i le fa amasinoga i le taeao o le aso Tofi na te a nei.
19 tusia Ausage Fausia IOE FELISE TOILOLO JR I TU UAIGA A LE ALO O le aso 1 e 2015 lea ua fa atulaga e le fa amasinoga maualuga e tu uina atu lana fa asalaga fa asaga i le susuga a Felise Toilolo Jr, ina ua talia e le fa amasinoga lana tali ioe i le moliaga lea ua toe teuteu e le malo. O Toilolo Jr, lea sa avea muamua ma tagata faigaluega a le falema i o le LBJ i Fagaalu, na ulua i tu uaia e le malo i le moliaga mamafa o le gaoi, ae i lalo o se maliliega sa latou sainia ma le malo ma ua talia fo i e le fa amasinoga, ua tali ioe ai i le moliaga lea ua toe teuteu e le malo, le moliaga o le taupulepule lea ma se isi tagata e gaoi tupe a le falema i. I le tali ioe ai o Toilolo Jr i le soiltulafono lea ua ta usala ai o ia, sa ia ta utino ai e fa apea, i le va o e 2009 ma Iuni 2011, sa fa atele ona ia fa aaogaina ai lana debit card mai lana teugatupe i le ANZ Bank, e tala mai ai i tua tupe mai le teuga tupe a le LBJ i le aofa i e silia i le $100. Na taua e Toilolo Jr lona iloaina lelei o lana gaioiga sa faia, e le taitai toese mai ai se vaega tupe mai totonu o lana teuga tupe, e toe fa atumu ai tupe a le falema i sa ia toese. Sa ia ta utino foi le fa ailoa atu e lona Ta ita i o Jennifer Tofaeono ia te ia, o le a faitalia o ia ma le mataupu e fa atatau i lana teuga tupe, atoa ai ma le la malilie ma Tofaeoo i le fa aleaogaina o lisi sa tala mai ai tupe i tua, ina ia mautinoa e le toe fa atumuina tupe a le falema i sa fa aaoga. E tusa ai ma vaega o le maliliega a Toilolo Jr ma le malo, e na o Tofaeono sa i ai le numera e mafai ai ona fa aleaoga lisiti mo tupe sa tala mai i tua. E le gata na ta utino Toilolo Jr o lana gaioiga sa faia i lea taimi sa le tusa ma ala o le tulafono, ae ua ia malie fo i e toe totogi i le falema i o le LBJ le aofa i e $3,800 o le tupe lea sa ia ta utino na ia fa aaoga. Ua malilie itu e lua e finau i le fa amasinoga mo se fa asalaga mama mo Toilolo Jr, peita i ua malamalama le ua molia, tusa lava pe finau loia mo se fa asalaga mama mo ia, e pule le fa amasinoga pe talia pe teena ia fa afinauga. FA ATULAGA FA AASINOGA AUTU O ROSE AUVA A O le masina o Aokuso o le tausaga nei lea ua fa atulaga e le fa amasinoga maualuga, e fa ataunu u ai le fa amasinoga autu o le ali i faiaoga mai le aoga maualuga a Fagaitua, lea o lo o tu uaia i lona faia o uiga mataga i se tama ita i aoga e 16 tausaga le matua. O le isi iloiloga fa apitoa a Rose Auva a i le vaiaso na te a nei, na fa amautuina ai loa le tu uina atu o lana mataupu e fa ataunu u sona fa amasinoga autu, ina ua fa aauau pea ona ia tete e i tu uaiga a le malo. O lana iloiloga fo i lea na manino ai lana loia fou ua fautuaina o ia, o le susuga lea ia Tala Uiagalelei, ua suia mai ai i lana loia tuai o Fiti Sunia. O moliaga mamafa o lo o tu uaia ai e le malo ia Auva a, na afua mai i le fa alavelave lea na la fai aiga ai ma le tama ita i aoga e 16 tausaga i le amataga o le 2014, ma o ni isi o fa amatalaga i gaioiga sa la faia na mafai ona manino i fetusiaiga sa la faia i luga o le Facebook. O lo o tumau pea tuutuuga o lo o tatala ai Auva a i tua e fa atali ai le aso lea ua fa atulaga e fa ataunu u ai lana fa amasinoga autu. samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Page 19 Pasia Fono pili fa atautaia ai malo Faletupe fou mo AS tusia Ausage Fausia Ua pasia nei e le Fono Faitulafono fa atasi ma suiga le tulafono sa talosagaina e le ali i kovana, e tu u atu ai le malosi i le malo latou te fa atautaia ai le faletupe fou mo Amerika Samoa ua fa aigoaina o le harter Bank. I le gagana na ulufale mai ai lenei tulafono taufa aofi i luma o le Fono Faitulafono, e le gata sa finagalo le faigamalo ia aofia i totonu o totino o le omiti Fa afoe sui e to atolu a le malo e aofia ai le Lutena ovana, Teutupe ma le Fa atonusili o le atagaluega o Fefa atauaiga ma Alamanuia, a ia i ai fo i le aia e palota ai le Pulesili o le Faletupe i totonu i totonu o le omiti Fa afoe. O suiga e pei ona pasia e le Fono, o le Pulesili o le Faletupe, e le gata o se totino o le omiti Fa afoe o le Faletupe, ae le palota o ia i le taimi e faia ai fa aiuga a totino e to afitu o le omiti Fa afoe. O totino fo i e to afitu o le omiti Fa afoe o le Faletupe, e tofia uma mai lava e le ali i kovana ma fa amaonia e le Fono Faitulafono. E ui i le tele o le mau fesili aemaise ai o lagona mai ni isi o senatoa ma faipule, e fa atatau i le le tatau lea i le malo ona a afia i le fa atautaiga o ni faiga fa apisinisi fa apenei, peita i ua laualuga i finagalo o le Fono Faitulafono le mataupu e tasi, ua mana omia e le atunu u se isi auaunaga fa a faletupe e sui tulaga i le lala o le Faletupe a Hawai i lea o le a tula i ese, aemaise ai o le fa atapula a o auaunaga e le o mafai ona ofo mai e le faletupe a le ANZ Bank mo le atunu u. E tusa ai ma molimau ua tu uina atu e le malo i luma o le Fono Faitulafono, o tupe o le a maua mai e le malo i le pone e $10 miliona e faatupe ai le amataina o le harter Bank. Na taua e le Teutupe a le malo ia Ueligitone Tonumaipe a ina ua fesiligia e le Senate i le vaiaso na te a nei, o le masina o Aperila 2015 ua fa amoemoe e fono ai totino o le omiti o le Pone a Amerika Samoa, ma tagata atoa ai ma pisinisi (Faaauau itulau 26)
20 Page 20 samoa news, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Peresetene o le Senate ia Gaoteote Palaie Tofau Ae na saunoa Alo e fa apea, o ia ua oso lona le fiafia ina ua faitau atu i le nusipepa i saunoaga a le maota o sui, ma ua pei ai tatou o ni tamaiti i o latou manatu. Na tula i le afioga Laolagi Fonoti Savali Vaeao ma fa atula i le mau e sui ai le mau a Nua, ina ia talia le talosaga a le maota o sui, se i maua ai le avanoa latou te fetufaa i ai i le mafua aga o latou suiga. Saunoa Lalagi e fa apea, e ui na te lagolagoina le finagalo o Nua, ae popole fo i i auala e fa atino ai galuega a maota e lua, ona o lea ua uia e le maota o sui ala o mea e tusa ai ma tulafono, o le talosagaina lea o se omiti Teuteu. O le tatou avanoa lelei lava lea e ta u i ai le mafua aga o a tatou suiga, aemaise ai, e le i faigofie le filiina o le tofa a le maota o Tama o le atunu u, o le saunoaga lea a Laolagi na lagolagoina e Saole ila; LeAtualevao Asifoa; Gaea Perefoti Failautusi ma Faletagoa i Tuiolemotu. E iloa lelei lava e le Tama le mea e manuia ai lona atali i, o le autu fo i na o suiga ua faia e le maota o Tama o le atunu u, o se mea e manuia ai le atunu u, o le saunoaga lea a le afioga a Saole. Ae na saunoa LeAtualevao Asifoa e faapea, afai e fetoai le ma a ma le isi ma a, e na o afi le mea e tupu mai ai, ae sili ai lava le loto maualalo e manuia ai le atunu u. Na si itia e Gaea ni isi o si itaga mai le Tusi Paia ma ia saunoa ai e fa apea, O le upu a le Tusi Paia, o puapuaga e tupu mai ai le onosa i, o le onosa i fo i e tupu mai ai le fa amoemoe. Saunoa le peresetene o le Senate ia Gaoteote Palaie Tofau e fa apea, e ui e taua le feavata i ma le ava fatafata i mataupu fa apenei, ae i ai foi le taimi e ave ai le ava fatafata e tu u i lalo o le esi ae fai galuega ia lelei galuega, ma ia poloaina ai loa le Failautusi o le Senate e ave se fa aaliga i le maota o sui, e le suia le finagalo o le Senate ia latou suiga ua pasia. Na fa aalia e le to atele o faipule e aofia ai ma le Fofoga Fetalai ia Savali Talavou Ale le fa anoanoa, ina ua teena e le senate le talosaga mo se omiti Teuteu. Saunoa le afioga i le ali i faipule ia Toeaina Faufano Autele, afai e manatu afioga i Senatoa o latou o Tama o le atunu u, e fa apena fo i lagona o afioga i faipule o le maota o sui, o latou fo i o Tama o le atunu u. O tatou na filifili mai e tupu ma fa asuaga o itumalo tatou te nofoia nofoa a itumalo i totonu o le Fono Faitulafono, e le tatau la ona manatu fa atauva a se tasi i nofoa nei o itumalo. o le saunoaga lea a Toeaina. E ui lava i le si i si i o le tai i finagalo fa aalia o maota e lua, ae na i u lava i le talia e faipule o suiga a senatoa, ma pasia ai loa le pili e fa atula i ai se faletupe fou mo le atunu u. Feso ota i mai i le tusitala ia [ata: AF] Tama o le atunu u ai itulau 17 UA TAUASO LE ALOFA [E toe fa atalofa atu i paaga masani a le tatou polokalame i lenei vaiaso, malo le soifua manuia, ae o le toe soso oina atu lea o le tatou polokalame fa asolo, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na te a nei i le taimi lea na valaau atu ai Silia ia eli ma oso ina ua mae a le ta aloga kirkiti.] E leai se upu na tali atu ai eli ma oso i le valaau ane a Silia, se i vagana ai foliga laumata ataata na fa ailoa atu i o la foliga e momoli atu ai le feau, e sa o lelei Silia i le malolosi o tauau o eli i le fa ate a. Ga e vave oo la ma lau amoga ali i eli agaleila i le kou fale, ua ou fia kalakalagoa umi aku lava i le magaia o le aoauli ae ua faigaka le alofa aku i le mamafa o lau amoga, e muliga fo i ali i le malosi o le solofagua amo avega i lou malosi ga e i ai ali i kama, o tala ula ia a Silia sa fai ane i le tama o eli ma savali atu lava ua tu i le va o lona tuagane o oso ma lana uo lea o lo o talanoa to alua i le isi piti o le malae, ae o tamaititi o eli i le taimi lea, ua matua segia lava lona mauli i le le mautonu o lona mafaufau, i le soona talatalanoa atu o Silia ia te ia a o lea e tu lona tuagane, ua musu fo i le ali i e tu tu e le faia sana tali ina ne i masalosalo si ana uo o oso pe i ai se mea o tupu i le va ma lona tuafafine ua mafua ai ona le tali. Ga e alu loa oe i le fale koe fa aauau loa lea o la u savaliga i le fale ma la u amoga, e kiga lava fo i oga mamafa le amoga, ae ga mama mea uma iga ua ka kalagoa, o le tala ula lea a eli na ata ai E i ai le talatuu i le nuu o Fagafau i Savaii e uiga i le Laumei ma le alie, lea foi o loo talitonu le nuu o Vaitogi o Amerika Samoa nei, e tai foliga tutusa ma le latou tala e uiga foi i le alie ma le Laumei. Fai mai le mau a le nuu o Fagafau, o se tamaitai Vaitogi i Amerika Samoa na nonofo ma le tama Fagafau, ma e toatasi le la tama. Ua alu aso o le mafutaga, ua matutua le ulugalii, ona maliu lea o le toeaina, ae nonofo ai lava le olomatua ma si ana tama i le aiga o le toeaina i Fagafau. Ua alu aso o le olaga, ua po le vaai a le olomatua, ma ua nonofo ai lava na o ia ma sina ana tama i lo la faleoo, ae o le aiga o le toeaina o loo nonofo i isi fale e felatai i latou. O le mea ua tupu, ua amata ona tetele oge i le nuu o Fagafau ma ua faigata ai ona tau saili ni mea e aai ai tagata, ma ua amata ai foi iina ona tau le tausia e le aiga si olomatua ma si ana tama. le tama ita i o Silia, ma latou savavali to atolu ane lava lea ma oso i le auala ma aga i atu ai loa i le faleoloa ma fai ai nofonofoga masani o le afiafi, e pei fo i o le to atele o tupulaga a le nu u, ma fai ai lava tafaoga masani seia oo i le ta o le Sa o le afiafi, ona taape loa lea i fale mo faigalotu, ae ua tu u tala ai loa le to alua lea la te toe fetaui i luma lava o le faleoloa lea i le afiafi pe a o o i taimi o tafaoga o le po, la te toe talatalanoa ma fai ai nisi tala malie, ona fa atofa loa lea o le tama ita i o Silia ia eli ma savali natinati loa i le fale ona ua oo i le taimi o faigalotu, ae ua fa apena fo i i le tamaititi o eli, ua tu fo i o ia i luga ma savali loa fo i e aga i i latou pito nu u, ina ua fiu e toe autilo lana uo o oso po o fea o i ai. afefe ae malamalama si a u uo o oso i legei mea ua kupu, ou ke le iloa po o le a soga lagoga ia ke a u, ae ou ke le o malamalama fo i i se mea o lo o i le mafaufau o Silia ua mafua ai oga maga o ma ke koe fekaui gagei, e faigaka kele magaoga o mea gei o kama ika i, afai ou ke keega loga uiga o a u lava o se kama kage fa avasivasi, e ui fo i o so u alofa ia oso e pei lava o so u uso, ae faigaka fo i lagoga o le alofa ua oo mai ia ke a u ia Silia, ma ua le maukogu ai lo u mafaufau i le mea kogu e kakau oga fai, ui o lea, ua kauaso lava lagoga i le mafukaga ma oso oga o le alofa ia Silia, o mafaufauga fai vavale ia o le ali i o eli a o savali telea i i le fale ina ua ta le logo o le Sa a le nu u, o le taimi fo i lea o faigalotu o le afiafi. Olaga pologa [E toe fa atalofa atu i uo ma paaga masani a le tatou polokalame i le amataga o lenei vaiaso, malo le onosa i i faiva ma tiute, ae alo ma loa, o le toe soso oina lenei o le tatou polokalame fa asolo o le Olaga Pologa, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na te a nei i le taimi lea ua inu ti ai Lami i le fale o le isi latou aiga tuaoi o Ula.] O le saoga la lea o le olaga i le kaeao, o le usu muamua e igu siga ipu ki ma ai siga falaoa fa apaka, fa akoa fai ai feau masagi o le aso, ao lea mea o le usu e fai popo e lei vivigi moa i le malulu o le vaveao, o se kulaga ua le kalafeagai i le olaga o Samoa, a ea ali i Ula, o le tala lea a Lami i le fafine o Ula, ae ua na o le pupula to a mai o le fafine i mata o le tamaititi ma le momomo o lona alofa i le pologa o le olaga lea o loo ola ai Lami i le aiga o le tuagane a lona tina. E ke iloa oe Lami, ou ke masagi lelei lava i lou kiga, o se kiga loko alofa ma loko fesoasoagi, sa i ai fo i le isi aso ga sau ai ma makou gogofo iga ua misa ma le ko alua lea o loga kuagage, e akoa lelei lava le masiga o makou gogofo iigei, a o mamafa ga ia oe, ae ga koe gogofo loa ma lou kama, o iiga ga koe o ai loa i le aiga o lou kama i Apia ma gogofo lisi ai, o le tala lea a Ula e tau mimilo ese ai lagona mafatia o le tamaititi lea ua amata ona talatalanoa atu ai i le manaia o le inu muamua o e ti falaoa i le taeao fa atoa fai i galuega o le aso. Ta toe fia vaai atu lava i lo u tina, ta toe fia fa alogo atu lava i lona leo, ma se i toe tago mai e fusi atu a u, ta le lava ola pologa i lenei olaga ua ou ola ai, e ala mai lava i le fa alogo o le ote ma upu mamafa e moe lava e le mapu taliga, amuia nisi tamaiti e pei o a u o lo o maua le ola fiafia i totonu o latou aiga ma fai fa alelei e o latou matua..., o tala fa amomoi loto ia a le tamaititi o Lami ma maligi ai loimata o le fafine o Ula, ina ua tau lona mafaufau i lana fanau masaga o loo o i le aoga, e tupulaga lelei lava ma Lami. Vaai oe Lami, ia e ogosa i ma usika i lelei i le kuagage o lou kiga ma loga ko alua, kusa lava pe oke aku le fafige ia oe ma lafo aku upu mamafa, ia e ogosa i pea ma fai feau, e i ai lava le kaimi e fa aeaiga ai oe, e le o ku u lafoaia oe e le Ali i, o lo o puipui le Ali i ia ke oe i soo se kaimi ma soo se mea eke alu i ai, ia e iloa fo i Lami, e le faigofie le olaga legei, afai ua e le koe alu i le aoga, e le avea lea ma auala e pugikia ai fa amaguiaga mo lou olaga.., o le faaloto tele atu lea a le fafine o Ula i le tamaititi o Lami, ona toe fa aauau lea o le ipu ti ma le falaoa fa apata o le taeao, ma toe foi atu ai loa lea o Lami e fa amae a galuega ua uma ona fa atonu ai o ia e le to alua o le tuagane o lona tina. O le malu ane o le afiafi ina ua vela le fa alifu a le tamaitit ma le ti o le afiafi, na savalivali ai loa i le vai taele e pei ona la tu u tala ai ma le tamaloa o epi la te fetaui ai iina i le taimi o taelega ma fai ai se latou tala malie. Tala i Vavau o Samoa VAVAU E TASI AI SAOA E LUA Fai mai o le tele o aso, e faalogoina ai e le olomatua le manogi mai o umu ua fu e peitai e le oo atu lava si meaai ia te ia ma si ana tama, ona amata ai loa lea ona oso le ita o le olomatua, ona o le leaga o le aiga o le toeaina ma le tulaga ua i ai le latou tausiga ia te ia ma si ana tama. O le fale o le olomatua ma si ana tama, e tu latalata i le mato. Ua oo i le tasi aso, ona fai atu lea o le olomatua i si ana tama la te o i luga o le mato, ona la o lea. Ua oo i luga o le mato, ona tago atu lea o le olomatua ua fusi mai si ana tama ma la tulioso lea i lalo, fai mai le tala, na liua le olomatua ma lana tama ma avea ma laumei ma le malie. a o taimi uma lava e fia matamata ai tagata o le nuu i le malie ma le laumei, latou te usuina le pese ona manu ae lea i luga o le malie ma le laumei. (Faaauau itulau 26)