1 DPS officer charged with assaulting his pregnant wife Economists: Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option 3 6 US heading to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany B1 U.S. Navy retiree, John Sione Roberts (front) and his wife Faelela pictured here during a recent interview with Samoa News. The couple operates a local insurance business. Roberts is highlighted in today s 4th of July spirit of freedom feature. He is a Vietnam veteran and says he still remembers the spilling of blood during the war. Throughout this week, Neil s ACE Home Center is sponsoring features of people in the Territory who celebrate July 4th with the spirit of freedom in their hearts. See Roberts story below. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost] samoanews.com C Y M K Fautua Tauiliili i Fitafita tuai ina ia fa amaoni pea latou Tautoga 10 Daily Circulation 7,000 PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA Wednesday, July 1, 2015 $1.00 In The Name Of Freedom Manu Samoa team picked C Y M K PN3 John Roberts Va aia le oti ma le toto masa a: Taua i Vietnam tusia: Leua Aiono Frost O le fautuaga a John Sione Roberts, ua litaea mai i le U.S. Navy ma lana tautua i Vietnam, mo tupulaga talavou, a maua loa sou avanoa i le militeri, sapai ma agai i ai e tautua i vaega au a le malo tele. Na soifua Roberts i lona afio aga o Utulei, a oga i le Samoana High ma fa au u ai i le tausaga e 1960,aga i atu ma lona aiga atoa i Hawaii fa aauau ai a oga i le 1962 i aoga fa apisinisi, a o le i masi i ese atu lo latou aiga i Gardena, Kalefonia, ma fa au u ai i le El Camino Community College i le O le 1963 lava na aumaia ai le avea i a le fetarale i fanau tama uma i so o se setete o le Amerika, ina ia ulufale e tali le vala au mo le taua ua feagai ai le Iunaite Setete i totonu o le malo o Vietnam. Na sosola nisi e to atele o fanau tama ma fa amautu i Kanata ma Mexico, peita i, sa ou fa alogoina, e i ai so u sao e ao ina fa atino mo le atunu u ua nonofo mautu ai lo u aiga, i o u matua ma i matou le auuso ma tuafafine, o le to atele e le i fai aiga, o se fa amatalaga lea a Roberts. O le aso na ou lagona ai lea mea, na tu ua sa o atu lava le a oga, o u nofo lelei i luma o o u matua, ma ou fa ailoa atu ia i la ua, ua ou fia alu e tali le vala au ua fa ao o mai, ua ou iloa ua ou sauni. Ina ua fesiligia se lagona o ona matua, ae fa ailoa mai e ia, E le galo ia te a u le tagi a lo u tina, ma fai mai, Oka tafefe, o le a e alu e oti mai i na taua! Peita i sa lagona e lo u tama, e tatau la u filifiliga, ma sa la ua sapaia la u fa ai uga, ma ua fa ao o fo i la u fa ai uga i luma o si a u ekalesia Mamona i lena a ai, ina ua mae a ona ou tauto i San Diego. O se fa amanuiaga sili sa o u maua e ese mai o u matua, ina ia fa ae e a ao o Savea Aupiu Moe, le tama matua o le Ekalesia ma le to atele o tagata Samoa i lena a ai, ma fai mai, Alu e tali le vala au, e te le oti ai, ae e te fo i mai, ua tele lou iloa. O le a e iloa ona puipui oe ma lou aiga, ae maise o le a e iloa mea uma o for history-making match by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Reporter The official list of the 27-man squad split between 15 forwards and 12 backs selected for the Manu Samoa team to play against the All Blacks next week Wednesday, July 8 in Apia, Samoa in a history making match was read out by Samoa s Team Manager Namulauulu Sami Leota during the luncheon, hosted by the Samoa Rugby Union on Monday, June 29, in Samoa. Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi exhorted Manu players during the luncheon in his special remarks to do your utmost play strong, play smart and win, according to his speech provided by Samoa s Press Secretariat. Tuilaepa said in the heat of battle, in the throes of competition on the field, facing your opposition; the right words are needed to steady the nerves, adjust tactics and set the play to encourage greater effort and performance. It is all about encouragement for our players to do your absolute best when the time comes. He encouraged the players in representing their small island nation, and recalled Samoa s successful hosting of the SIDS Conference in 2014, noting it was the product of many hands, tapena e Amerika e ao ina faia e puipuia ai le ola o le to atele. Na amatalia le Boot Camp i San Diego i le Naval Training Center ae fa amautu i le va a ua fa aigoaina o le Nimitz. Mai San nachos Diego amata w/cheese, loa ona folau Polish i le hotdogs, nofoaga o le cold Navy drinks, i Subic Bay shave i Filipaina, ice, e & tatali popcorn ai le vala au mai e uta atu e i latou o pomu ma so o se ituaiga o pulufana o lo o fa aaogaina i le taua. (Faaauau itulau 16) it was through successful partnerships with many of Samoa s friends from within our country, it was the combined effort of all our people that was pivotal for its success. Tuilaepa stated, We have a history-making event on our hands. Manu Samoa coach Stephen Betham was reported by the Samoa Observer as saying, we know Samoa s dreams for the Manu Samoa are a huge challenge, but we re up for it and the boys are up for it. MANU SAMOA TEAM HOOKERS: Wayne Ole Avei (Saleimoa, Leauvaa, Samata) Maatulimanu Leiataua (Manono & Safune) PROPS: Viliamu Afatia (Vaiala) Census Johnson (Lalomanu) Anthony Perenise (Solosolo & Fasitootai) Sakaria Taulafo (Asau & Malie) LOCKS: Kane Thompson (Apia) Teofilo Paulo (Solosolo, Faleapuna, Safune, Matatufu, Saleaaumua) Iosefa Tekori (Vailele) Faatiga Lemalu (Lefaga, Faleasiu) (Continued on page 14) Seen here is Samoa s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi shaking the hand of Manu Samoa s Captain, Ofisa Treviranus, at the luncheon hosted by the Samoa Rugby Union, on Monday this week in Samoa, where the Manu Samoa squad that will play against the All Blacks next week in Samoa was officially announced. [Photo: Samoa s Press Secretariat]
2 Page 2 samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 NEWS IN BRIEF NOTICE FOR SEPARATION AGREEMENT TO Members of the SA MALUIA Family and to all whom these present may come! NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that AIGA S. MALUIA & LETALATALA F. MALUIA of NUUULI has offered for recording in this office an instrument in writing which seeks to separate a certain structure which is or to be erected, on land ALANOA, allegedly belonging to SA MALUIA FAMILY of the village of NUUULI. Said land ALANOA is situated in or near the village of NUUULI in the County of ITUAU MALOSI, Island of TUTUILA, American Samoa. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any interested person may object to the recording of such instrument by filing in the Territorial Registar s Office in Fagatogo, a written objection to the recording of said instrument. Any objections thereto must be filed with in 30 days from the date of posting of this notice. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if no such objections are filed within the said 30 day period, the instrument will be recorded and shall be valid and binding on all persons. The said instrument may be examined at any time at the Territorial Registrar s Office. POSTED: JUNE 22, 2015 thru JULY 22, 2015 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar FA AALIGA O LE FEAGAIGA MO SE TU U ESEINA I tagata o le aiga sa SA MALUIA, ma i latou uma e silasila ma lauiloaina lenei fa aaliga! O le fa aaliga lenei ona o AIGA S. MALUIA & LETALATALA F. MALUIA o le nu u o NUUULI ua ia fa aulufaleina mai i lenei ofisa se feagaiga tusitusi e fa ailoa ai se mana oga fia tu u eseina o se fale ua/po o le a, fa atuina i luga o le fanua o ALANOA e fa asino i le aiga sa SA MALUIA, o le nu u o NUUULI. O lenei fanua e totonu pe latalata ane i le nu u o NUUULI, itumalo o ITUAU MALOSI, ile motu o TUTUILA, Amerika Samoa. O le fa aaliga fo i e fa apea, so o se tasi e iai sona aia i lenei mata upu e mafai ona fa atu i iese ile fa amauina o lenei feagaiga pe a auina mai i le ofisa ole Resitara o le Teritori of Amerika Samoa i Fagatogo, sana fa atu ese tusitusia. O fa atu iesega uma lava e ao ona fa aulufaleina mai i totonu o aso e 30 faitauina mai i le aso na faíaalia ai lenei fa aaliga. Afai ole a leai se fa atu i esega e fa aulufaleina i totonu o aso 30 e pei ona ta ua i luga, o le a fa amauina loa lenei feagaiga e taualoaina ma a afia ai tagata uma. 07/01 & 07/15/15 Hole found in engine of small plane THAT crashed into house PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) There was internal damage to the engine of a small plane that crashed into a home and burned over the weekend, killing three people onboard, a federal safety investigator said. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Doug Brazy said Tuesday that investigators found a hole in the engine s crankcase but don t know the cause. He said the engine will be examined at a lab operated by its manufacturer. The pilot had told air traffic control his engine was failing just before the crash in a Plainville neighborhood on Sunday evening. Authorities have tentatively identified those killed as Dr. Joseph Richard Kalister, of Knoxville, Tennessee; his wife, Betty Kalister; and their teenage daughter, Nicole Kalister. The daughter had been scheduled to attend a newstudent orientation at Northeastern University in nearby Boston this week. Four people who lived in the house escaped unharmed. Brazy said the single-engine Beechcraft plane was about 15 miles from the Norwood Airport, where it was headed, and had a cruising speed of about 200 mph before it went down. He said the plane wasn t equipped with a flight data recorder, which wasn t required, and investigators haven t found helpful data on the plane s instruments. Connecticut eases penalties for most drug possession crimes HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut s drug laws will go from some of the most draconian in the country to some of the most lenient this fall when most drug possession crimes are reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, a change that s increasingly finding common ground between Democrats and Republicans. Possession of small amounts of hard drugs including heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine crimes that currently could land an offender in prison for up to seven years for a first offense would be dialed back to a misdemeanor. And a mandatory two-year prison term for possessing drugs within 1,500 feet of a school a law decried by civil liberties advocates as among the worst in the country will be eliminated. The legislation approved with bipartisan support Monday is part of a movement in both liberal and conservative states to save hundreds of millions of dollars in prison costs by not incarcerating low-level, nonviolent offenders. In May, Republican governors in Nebraska and Alabama signed new laws that will reduce future prison costs for each state by more than $300 million by not locking up so many people for committing minor crimes and possessing small amounts of drugs. Officials in several other states are considering similar measures. Thirteen other states have classified possession of small amounts of drugs as misdemeanors. Service honors last of nine Charleston shooting victims CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Public officials paid tribute to longtime pastor Daniel L. Simmons Sr. in the last of the services for the nine victims of a shooting at a predominantly black Charleston church. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the three-hour service for Simmons on Tuesday drew an overflow crowd at Greater St. Luke AME Church. Gov. Nikki Haley said the pain of the shootings won t stop just because it s the final service. Haley also told the audience that the Confederate flag will come down, adding that when it does, the families of the victims will be at peace. Mayor Joe Riley suggested to the audience that a proposed International African American Museum will someday have an exhibit featuring the victims of the shootings at Emanuel AME Church. Police: 141 bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash MEDAN (AP) The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan jumped to more than 140 on Wednesday, indicating a growing list of victims from the neighborhood where the plane went down. Police major A. Tarigan told TVOne that 141 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a residential area where the C-130 Hercules crashed shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. The air force says there were 122 people on the plane including military personnel and their families. The crash of the aircraft, which had been in service since 1964, occurred only two minutes after it took off from Soewondo air force base in Medan on Sumatra. It plowed into a building that local media said contained shops and homes. Witnesses said it was shooting flames and smoke before crashing. Air force chief Air Marshal Agus Supriatna has said the pilot told the control tower that he needed to turn back because of engine trouble and the plane crashed while turning right to return to the airport. Cheryl Burke, Thomas RobERTS won t host Miss USA pageant (AP) The Miss USA pageant has lost all of its co-hosts. Dancing with the Stars Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts said Tuesday they won t take part in the July 12 pageant after Donald Trump made remarks about Mexicans while announcing his run for president. On Monday, NBC said it would cancel its Miss USA coverage and part ways with Trump, with whom it owns the pageant. Last week, Univision canceled its Spanish simulcast following remarks Trump made in his recent presidential campaign kickoff speech that some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S. and are rapists. Both co-hosts of the Univision telecast, Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente, also said they wouldn t take part. (Continued on page 5) find the ANSWER on page 14
3 Kruses lawyers object to transferring case to jurisdiction of Hawai i Say transfer would be far from ideal for their clients by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent Defense attorneys for John Emil Kruse and his wife Elaine have objected to having the jurisdiction of their cases, currently under the federal court in Washington D.C., transferred to the Honolulu federal court, arguing that it s not in accordance with federal law, and would be far from ideal for their clients, as they have put considerable effort in developing a relationship of trust and understanding with them. The Kruses were sentenced to home detention and probation on Feb.5 at the D.C. federal court after the pair pled guilty to converting government funds Section 1602 money for their personal and business use. Court records say that supervisory jurisdiction of the couple s sentence was to be transferred to the federal Probation Office in Honolulu, the closest one to American Samoa due to the lack of such a federal office in Pago Pago. But documents filed this week show that the federal Probation Office in D.C. has petitioned the federal court there to transfer jurisdiction of the Kruse s case to the federal district of Hawai i. (Specific details of the petition by the Probation Office are not public records.) Federal prosecutors say it concurs with the petition to transfer the jurisdiction to the District of Hawai i, but defense attorneys for the Kruses disagree. John Kruse is represented by Gregory S. Smith, while his wife s attorney is G. Allen Dale. In their joint motion filed June 30, the defense attorneys say the Kruses had previously indicated that they did not object to the transfer of supervisory jurisdiction of their sentence to Hawai i, but objected to transfer of jurisdiction of the case itself. This court should retain jurisdiction over this case, the defense said. They pointed to a provision of federal law in which courts have transferred jurisdiction to another district court where the probationer lives and is serving his probation, when the district court governing that location has accepted jurisdiction. However, the defense argued that this provision of the law does not apply here. They pointed out that the locus of the criminal offense and the place where probation is served are the same location American Samoa. And the only district court for the district governing American Samoa is the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia not the District of Hawai i, they argued. Defense attorneys also pointed out that this case involved complexities both factually and with respect to legal questions presented at the Kruses sentencing. Additionally, the defense and the court spent considerable time exploring those issues. Furthermore, substantial effort and analysis was invested, they said, and institutional memories of the proceedings and this court s expectations exist. 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NOTICE 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 TUANAITAU shall be registered in the name of SEUTAATIA TOLUAO in accordance with the laws of American Samoa. POSTED: MAY 26, 2015 thru JULY 27, 2015 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar Fa aaliga o le Fia Fa amauina o se Suafa Matai O le fa aaliga lenei ua faasalalauina e tusa ma le Maga 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 TUANA ITAU o le nu u o PAVA IA I e SEUTA ATIA TOLUAO o PAVA IA I faalupega o TUALAUTA, falelima i SISIFO. 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 SEUTA ATIA TOLUAO e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono a Amerika Samoa. 06/01 & 07/01/15 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries to Hold Public Hearings on the Proposal to Revise the ESA Listing of Green Turtles in American Samoa This U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on March 23, 2015 that it will open a 90-day public comment period for the proposed rule to revise the global green sea turtle listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into 11 Distinct Population Segments (DPSs). Today, we announce an extension of the comment period to July 27, 2015 and additional public hearings. The Central South Pacific DPS includes turtles in American Samoa. The proposal would change these turtles status from threatened to endangered. This revision will lead to more tailored and effective management of the species and its diverse habitats across the globe. The extension and hearings will allow all interested parties additional time and opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. The FWS and NOAA will hold a public hearing in American Samoa during this time. The public hearing will be held at: American Samoa Community College Lecture Hall American Samoa Community College P.O. Box 2609 Pago Pago, AS Times: Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing 6-8 pm Date: Monday, July 6, 2015 For more information contact Joy Browning at 808/ Police officer charged with assaulting his pregnant wife by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Reporter A police officer made his initial appearance on Monday in the District Court on charges of third degree assault and public peace disturbance on allegations that he assaulted his pregnant wife. He was summoned on misdemeanor charges, each one punishable with up to one year on jail, a fine of up to $1,000 or both fine and jail time. In the interest of protecting the victim s identity Samoa News will not name the defendant in this case. According to the government s case, the incident allegedly occurred on April 21, 2015 where the defendant s wife contacted the police for assistance regarding her husband, who she alleged had assaulted her. The wife told the police that she had contacted the defendant, who was on duty at the time, to bring food for their children. Court records say the defendant, using a police vehicle, went home to drop off groceries and the victim walked him back to the police unit. Defendant s daughter called over to the defendant for some money, and the defendant turned his back to go to the house, while the victim continued walking to the police vehicle. It s alleged that the victim noticed a cellular phone in the police unit, and when she reached for the phone, defendant punched her in the head and tried to take the cellular phone away from her. Court filings say that as the couple tussled over the phone, defendant allegedly pushed the victim to the ground causing her to roll down a short incline over hibiscus hedges. Victim at the time was three months pregnant. According to the government s case, police arrived at the scene in Pava ia i and met with the victim, who informed the police what had allegedly transpired and she was then escorted to the Leone Police Substation to be treated for injuries. Due to her condition, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) advised her to be examined at the hospital Emergency Room, however she refused further treatment and asked for the Watch Commander as she wanted to file official charges against her husband. Samoa News understands that the reason the matter was transferred to the Police Station in Leone is because the defendant was on duty at the time and working out of the Tafuna West Substation. It s alleged that the defendant was informed of the charges against him and was informed of his rights, after which he was booked and released by Lt. Maturo Ta afua on the said date.
4 Page 4 samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 High Risk status is removed from two DHSS grants by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Reporter The high risk status for the Department of Human and Social Service s two grants from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention has been removed. In a statement issued by DHSS Director Taeaoafua Dr. Meki T. Solomona, he states that they received the official notification from Dan Spears, Director of the Office of Financial Advisory Services, that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services on Monday removed the high risk notation. He explained that SAMHSA removed the high risk classification as well as funding restrictions for these two DHSS grants, and this action became effective on June 29, Responding to Samoa News queries, DHSS Deputy Director, Muavaefa atasi John Suisala explained that the two grants were placed under high risk following an audit as of September 30, 2010 which reported a combination of qualified and disclaimer of opinions on financial statements; significant failures in the operation of internal controls within the general accounting of the Treasury Department (trial balances not closed or reconciled, unallowable/questionable costs, lack of controls over spending of federal funds, payroll) and significant and repeated compliance findings. According to the statement issued by Taeaoafua, the two grants include the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and the State Prevention Framework/Partnerships for Success (PFS). SBIRT is a five-year, $8.2 million project that integrates behavioral health and primary health care through universal alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment, and its services are carried out at the Department of Health Community Health Centers, LBJ Tropical Medical Center Emergency Room, and the DHSS WIC and Behavioral Health Services Divisions. PFS is a three-year, $1.9 million project that implements community-level underage drinking prevention activities through local substance abuse prevention community coalitions and other community/faith-based organizations. The PFS project has received approval for an additional five-year, $3.9 million funding ending in the year 2020, according to Taeaoafua. He explained that for the past several years, DHSS worked very closely with SAMHSA to demonstrate that they have a strong financial management system that meets federal requirements and expectations with the hope that it will remove funding restrictions placed on these two critically important grants. As a result, on June 25, 2015, the Office of Financial Advisory Services recommended the removal of these two grants from high-risk status on the basis that DHSS has a financial management system that is adequate to administer its federal funds, which led to the final removal of the high-risk designation that was placed on these two grants. Taeaoafua said, I am very grateful to Dan Spears and his staff for this excellent news. He continued, The removal of highrisk will significantly improve our ability to provide these much needed services for the community and achieve social change as intended by these two projects. He extended his gratitude and appreciation to the SAMHSA Administrator, Pamela Hyde; Director Dan Spears and Tran Bui of the Office of Financial Advisory Services; Eileen Bermudez and staff of the Division of Grants Management; Director Fran Harding and Damaris Richardson of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Acting Director Daryl Kade and Reed Forman of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe a and staff for their assistance and support in this effort. He further thanked Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga for their continued support of DHSS. Osini Faleatasi Inc. reserves all rights. dba Samoa News is published Monday through Friday, except for some local and federal holidays. Please send correspondences to: OF, dba Samoa News, Box 909, Pago Pago, American Samoa Telephone at (684) Fax at (684) advertisements to the newsroom at Normal business hours are Mon. thru Fri. 8am to 5pm. Permission to reproduce editorial and/or advertisements, in whole or in part, is required. Please address such requests to the Publisher at the address provided above. Please visit samoanews.com for weekend updates. On Thursday, June 25, 2015 the Troy & Theodora Polamalu Foundation, Fa a Samoa Initiative Medical Mission visited Hope House. The couple, seen here, spent time with the residents of the hospice. Donations to the hospice included adult diapers, medical supplies, patient walkers, bed mattresses, blankets, pillows, office supplies and hospital furniture. [courtesy photo] Gov shares strategies for dealing with minimum wage with Congresswoman by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has shared with Congresswoman Aumua Amata his preference on dealing with minimum wage, in which the federal government would provide a subsidy to help pay for the federally mandated wage hikes. However, if it s not feasible, the governor prefers the previous method, wherein local wages were determined by a special industry committee under the purview of the U.S. Labor Department (USDOL). The minimum wage of the territory is set to rise on September 30, this year. The governor s federal subsidy suggestion was first revealed two weeks ago during a cabinet meeting, and yesterday Lolo made his suggestions known in a letter to the Congresswoman. Since their last conversation on minimum wage, Lolo wrote we have been working diligently to formulate a collective territorialwide position to detail the financial impacts on the Territory should the moratorium on increases be lifted. Lolo says he has written to both canneries and the local Chamber of Commerce for their assessments of the impact of the minimum wage hike, along with asking for them to detail their mitigation strategies. (The next wage hike is set for Sept. 30) The minimum wage issue poses a dilemma, he said. From the workers perspective the hike in the minimum wage will provide financial relief from the growing cost of utilities, goods and services. However, from a business perspective, he said, the minimum wage hike will certainly increase their operating costs which will force them to either cut jobs or raise the price of goods and services to absorb the increase. This will become a vicious circle, he said and noted that it has been proven unequivocally that our economy s current carrying capacity cannot support the Congressional mandate to raise wages until the federal minimum is reached. The governor pointed out that the two canneries are the lifeline of the territory s economy, and the territory has already seen the devastating impact of irresponsible wage hikes when COS Samoa Packing left in 2009, due to its inability to absorb increases in the federal minimum wage. Recognizing the narrow local economic base, Lolo said the government have been working to attract minimum wage-immune companies to the territory to ease the financial impacts attributed to the minimum wage hikes. There are in the pipeline potential major economic development projects that we feel will broaden our economic base, he said but didn t give any other details....however these developments will take one to two to three years before becoming operational. According to the governor, the obvious position to adopt is request the extension of the moratorium for at least five years to allow American Samoa to implement our economic development program aiming to broaden our economic base. Taking this position, however, will add further financial burden to our people struggling to meet the rising cost of living, he said. On the other hand, job curtailment will result if the minimum wage moratorium is lifted. Additionally, economic shrinkage will happen as businesses adjust their operations to accommodate the hike in the minimum wage. Unemployment will increase while the quality of life for our people deteriorates, he said. Lolo said that his preference is to support the minimum wage hike but only if the federal government subsidizes the increased wages resulting from ending the moratorium. This will allow the territory to expand its economy by increasing consumption through increased wages, he explained. We anticipate that in five years... American Samoa will be able to wean itself from the federal subsidy. If the federal subsidy is not feasible, Lolo s second option would be to revert back to the former biannual review method of determining the minimum wage by Industry Wage Committees under the purview of USDOL. In due course, Lolo said the government will forward for Amata s review the final position on the federal minimum wage. Lolo also wants to get feedback from the Congresswoman on the federal subsidy issue. OTHER ISSUES...it is our hope that you will champion our efforts to secure federal tax incentives supporting local investment, Lolo said and noted that the federal 30(A) Tax Credit provision is ongoing, but access is limited to Star Kist. The incentive should be open to every local and offisland investor, he pointed out. Lolo said there are also bilateral treaties being negotiated by the federal government which will impact American Samoa s fishing industry, and we humbly ask that you ensure that our position is heard and addressed.
5 NEWS IN BRIEF Continued from page 2 Thailand arrests two key human trafficking suspects BANGKOK (AP) Police in Thailand have arrested two men they say are key figures in a human trafficking ring that lures people to work on fishing boats in Indonesia and sells them to boat owners. Officials from Thailand s Department of Special Investigation told a news conference Wednesday the men were big figures in human trafficking syndicates in Samut Sakorn province, the country s biggest fishing hub. The men allegedly got middlemen to find workers at train stations and other public places. The victims were duped and sold to boat owners for 30,000 baht ($900) per person and brought to work on fishing boats in Indonesia. The pair face charges including human trafficking and arbitrary detention. The arrests were the latest following an Associated Press investigation into slavery in Southeast Asia s fishing industry. STATUE of ConfedERATE General robert e. Lee vandalized in Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has been vandalized in Virginia. According to media reports, police received a report early Tuesday that the words Black Lives Matter had been painted on the base of the statue, which depicts Lee on horseback. A city crew had removed the painted words by noon. The Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the confederacy have been the focus of debate since the June 17 massacre at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. The accused gunman had posed in photographs with the Confederate battle flag. Last week, vandals painted the same sentiment found on the Charlottesville statute on a monument in Richmond dedicated to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Smoking ban seems cause of 15-hour Australian prison riot MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australian authorities on Wednesday ended a 15-hour prison riot involving up to 300 inmates in Melbourne suspected to have been triggered by a ban on smoking. Rioters armed with pieces of wood lit fires in buildings, broke down an internal wall and smashed windows during the chaos, forcing 200 staff to evacuate, officials said. Riot police armed with batons and shields, dog squad units and critical incident officers with body armor and tear gas were sent to quell the riot. Five prisoners required medical treatment for injuries including a broken jaw and dog bites following the riot at the Melbourne Remand Centre that ended around 3 a.m. local time ( 17:00 GMT Tuesday), Corrections Minister Wade Noonan said. The inmates have been transferred to other prisons while repairs begin, he said. One prison officer required treatment for exposure to pepper spray and another three sustained minor injuries that were not the result of direct interaction with inmates, the Victoria state prison department said. I am deeply relieved that no-one was seriously injured, Noonan told reporters. This criminal behavior will not be tolerated. Corrections Commissioner Jan Shuard said prisons across Victoria would remain locked down to avoid more riots as a statewide tobacco ban took effect in prisons on Wednesday Grenade-shaped perfume bottle leads to COURTHOUSE evacuation CINCINNATI (AP) A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil told reporters that the bottle was shaped like a pineapple hand grenade and was in a woman s suitcase. The building was evacuated around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and then closed for the rest of the day after a suspicious item was noted in a security screening. Sheriff s official Jim Knapp said earlier that something didn t look right in the screening. A bomb-sniffing dog was brought over, and authorities evacuated the courthouse based on its response. Neil says that he isn t sure what prompted the dog s response. He says no charges are expected. Cut cables disrupt NoRThern California phones, TV service SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Internet and phone services have been disrupted in some areas of Northern California after three major fiber optic cables were cut. The FBI says vandalism early Tuesday at an Alameda County site caused outages reported along the Interstate 80 corridor from the San Francisco Bay Area through Sacramento to Auburn in the Sierra foothills. FBI spokesman Greg Wuthrich says it appears to be the latest in about a dozen acts of vandalism at San Francisco Bay Area locations in the last year. Among the companies affected was Wave Broadband, which provides Internet, telephone and television links through the cables. Service providers Level 3 Communications and Zayo Group could not offer estimates of how many were affected. The cities of Dixon, Rocklin and West Sacramento were among those suffering Internet outages. (Continued on page 9) samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Page 5 In this June 29, 2015 photo, tourists visit a part of Hashima Island, commonly known as Gunkanjima, which means ìbattleship Island,î off Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, southern Japan. The island is one of 23 old industrial facilities seeking UNESCO s recognition as world heritage Sites of Japan s Meiji Industrial Revolution meant to illustrate Japan s rapid transformation from a feudal farming society into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century. UNESCO s World Heritage Committee is expected to approve the proposal during a meeting being held in Bonn, Germany, through July 9. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to A.S.C.A , that ANZ GUAM, INC. dba ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank intends to foreclose a mortgage, recorded in the Office of the Territorial Registrar in Native Land Title, Volume Number NLT 2 at page 300 on January 26, 2010, and that the property subject to the mortgage will be sold at public auction. Property to be Sold on AS IS BASIS : All of the mortgagor s interest in that certain real property of individually owned land, which include two residential structure, consisting of approximately 1.24 acres, more or less, situated in the village of Nuuuli, American Samoa and more particularly described as: All of that certain real property lying in Land Square 29, Unit A, situated in the village of Nuuuli, County of Ituau, Eastern District, Island of Tutuila, American Samoa, being a portion of land known as FANUAFOU, more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at an iron pin which has coordinates of X=252, and Y=293, based on American Samoa Datum of Run thence southerly , feet to an iron pin. Thence , feet to an iron pin; Thence , feet to an iron pin; Thence , feet to an iron pin; thence , feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.24 acres more or less. Date of Sale: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the property, unless postponed or canceled by public announcement. Location: The property is located in Nu uuli. Minimum Bid: $200, Contact: For more information about this property, please contact David P. Vargas at the Law Offices of Rose Joneson Vargas, telephone number , facsimile number , or send an message to ANZ GUAM, Inc. dba ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank reserves the right to reject any and all offers.
6 Page 6 samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Economists: Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option This Tuesday, June 30, 2015 photo shows the second hand of a clock at the one second mark in New York. On Tuesday, international timekeepers are tacking a second to the clock to compensate for a slightly slower Earth rotation. The leap second means clocks will move from 11:59:59 p.m. universal time to the odd reading of 11:59:60 p.m. before it hits midnight. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison) by Samoa News staff DOG TRAPPING BEGINS THIS WEEK IN TAFUNA AND the harbor AREA The Department of Agriculture is announcing that it will be out trapping dogs which are roaming on government land in the Tafuna High School area and along the main road between Utulei and Pago Pago, beginning Tuesday, June 30, The public is asked not to touch the cages. Please do not feed or release the trapped animals, or put other dogs into the cages. Trapped dogs that are not ill or dangerous will be held for 48 hours at the DoA Veterinary Clinic during which time owners may come to claim their dogs, weekdays between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm. Claimed dogs will be spayed or neutered before they are released to their owners. Healthy dogs not claimed within 48 hours will be available for adoption. If you wish to adopt a dog, please call the Veterinary Clinic at or between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm and leave a message. MELEISEA VAI FILIGA becomes ACTING CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER In a memo effective yesterday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed Meleisea Vai Filiga to assume the post of acting chief election officer, who oversees the Election Office. Meleisea will serve on the post until a permanent Commissioner is appointed, said Lolo, who asked all ASG directors to extend the same courtesies to him as well as work collaboratively to provide support when assistance is requested. The post of Chief Election Office became vacant recently after Tuaolo Manaia Fruean stepped down to take up the Pago Pago Senatorial seat in the Fono. Tuaolo is expected to be sworn in when the Fono convenes on July 13 for the start of the second regular session of the 34th Legislature. A new appointment of a chief election officer is subject to Fono confirmation. DOE ATHLETIC DIVISION PREPARES FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR In its fiscal year 2015 second quarter performance report, the Education Department says that the Athletics Division is encouraging students and reiterating the importance of education, sports and their value. It also says that the Division has organized the sports schedule for the upcoming school year. (Samoa News understands that the schedule will be released prior to the start of the new school year ). According to DOE, supplies for sports have been ordered and requests have been made for additional equipment to assist the the division. Additionally, training of sports personnel are ongoing and preparations are already underway for the Winter season sports. This information on the Athletics Division will give lawmakers further understanding as to what s happening with sports preparation for public schools, and some lawmakers plan to question DOE officials on the subject when the Fono convenes in two weeks time. ASG GIVES ASSURANCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH FED PRISON RAPE LAW American Samoa has given the federal government assurance that the territory is committed to ending prison rape and working towards compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards, according to U.S. Justice Department documents. Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga gave American Samoa s assurance in documents submitted recently to USDOJ, which says that FY 2014 was the first year of implementing the PREA standards. For FY 2015, USDOJ announced that 50 states and territories have committed to ending prison rape by submitting statements of compliance or assurances that they have committed to spend 5% of USDOJ grant funds to come into compliance. American Samoa is among the 39 jurisdictions states and territories that have given assurance of compliance. A total of ten states have been certified to be in full compliance with PREA standards. Lemanu, in his capacity as acting governor, signed American Samoa s document on May 14, 2015, giving assurance to utilize Department of Justice grants to achieve full compliance with the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape. According to USDOJ, jurisdictions that are unwilling to commit USDOJ grant funds to implement the PREA standards are subject to the loss of 5% of certain USDOJ grant funds they would otherwise receive. The PREA standards took effect in 2012 and apply to federal, state and local confinement facilities, which include adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, lockups and community confinement facilities. There are three USDOJ grant programs subject to the PREA statutory provision: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) Formula Grant Program; and the STOP (Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors) Formula Grant Program. According to USDOJ documents, American Samoa has been allocated $54,703 in total for all three grants for FY (Details are available online at USDOJ grants are administered locally by the Criminal Justice Planning Agency, which was awarded just over $10,000 for FY 2014 from PREA. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Puerto Rico s financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece s path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with $72 billion in public debt. The island prepared to close a troubled fiscal year amid intense investor scrutiny just hours before the first of several multimillion-dollar debt payments is due. It remained unclear whether the government would meet the roughly $400 million obligation due Wednesday, obtain yet another extension from creditors, or default. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla has said that the overall debt is unpayable and that he will seek a moratorium on payments, although it is still unknown whether bondholders will agree to that or opt to resolve the issue in court. The bombshells that have come down from Puerto Rico in the last two days have not been particularly well orchestrated, said David Tawil, co-founder and portfolio manager of New Yorkbased Maglan Capital. You really don t do those things without... wanting to shock the market... or preparing the market and gaining consensus. Unlike Greece, Puerto Rico cannot seek emergency financing from an institution because it s a U.S. territory. Some economists say that leaves bankruptcy as the most financially sound alternative, something U.S. rule do not now allow. Both are in desperate need of a solution, but neither can access the solution they re asking for, which is a bankruptcy process, said Eric LeCompte, executive director of Jubilee USA Network. He noted that if Puerto Rico were considered a developing country, it would be the eighth most heavily indebted country in the world. If the island does not obtain the right to declare bankruptcy, it will either restructure the debt or go into default, he said. That s going to happen, he said. It s between a rock and a hard place in terms of how to move forward. Critics of allowing bankruptcy said that would be unfair to holders of Puerto Rico bonds. The proposed solution comes at the expense of seniors and retirees who invested in the island in good faith. Moreover, it does nothing to improve the reckless and even corrupt policies and practices that have left the island all but bankrupt, the 60 Plus Association, a Virginia-based senior rights group, said in a statement. Puerto Rico s governor plans to establish a team to come up with a fiscal and economic reform plan to help jumpstart the island s economy, which has been in a recession for nearly nine years. The team has until Aug. 30 to develop the plan, which requires legislative approval. Some economists including LeCompte warned that imposing too many austerity measures could be detrimental. The reality is if you re not going to grow your economy, it doesn t matter how much you tighten your belt, he said. Like Greece, Puerto Rico can extend the life of its loans as well as try to get bondholders to agree to cut the debt by at least half, LeCompte said. Currently, 70 percent of Puerto Rico s economic output goes toward paying debt, he said. Bondholders might agree to Garcia s plan given that it benefits them if the economy grows again, said Sergio Marxuach, policy director at the Center for the New Economy, a Puerto Rico-based think tank. And going to court could be a drawn-out process, he said. I m not saying that they ve become suddenly nuns, but there s more of a willingness to negotiate, he said of bondholders. The White House says no one is contemplating a federal bailout of Puerto Rico, although it has urged Congress to consider changing the law to allow the island s government and public agencies to seek bankruptcy protection under Chapter 9. Puerto Rico might obtain that right if officials realize there is no other solution, said John Mousseau, fixed income director at Florida-based Cumberland Advisors. Some people say there s nothing the federal government can do for Puerto Rico. That s baloney. It s clearly at some level a congressional problem that they re doing nothing about, he said. Puerto Rico and Greece do share one disadvantage in fighting economic trouble: They can t devalue their currencies to give their companies a price advantage in world markets and jump-start economic growth with exports. Puerto Rico uses the U.S. dollar and Greece is one of 19 countries that use the euro. But Puerto Ricans have an edge over the Greeks in that their economy is fully integrated into the United States. The U.S. government supports Puerto Rico with Social Security and Medicare payments; the Greeks don t get nearly as much support from European institutions. You ve got a great deal of fiscal transfers that come from Washington that you don t have in Greece, said John Chambers, managing director of sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor s Ratings Services.
7 samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Page 7 by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Reporter SEX CASE DISMISSED The government has recently learned new information that prevents it from meeting its burden at trial, says Assistant Attorney General Jessica Bargmann in her motion to dismiss their case against Yamasaki Bernard who is charged with rape, deviate sexual assault, sexual abuse first degree and burglary first degree, which are all felonies. The motion was filed earlier this month prior to the jury trial for this case. The case was dismissed at the request of the government by Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond last Friday. Bernard is accused of raping a woman while holding a knife to her neck and has been held at the Tafuna Correctional Facility on bail of $100,000. According to the dismissal motion, the sexual assaults happened between Dec. 24 and Dec. 26, It s alleged that the first incident occurred on December 24, 2011, where the victim had a knife held to her throat and was raped by the defendant, who had broken into her locked bedroom and appeared intoxicated. Defendant raped victim again the next night, the government s case alleges. According to the government s case, on Dec , the second time the defendant allegedly raped the victim she became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy on Sept. 7, On June 20, 2014 defendant was criminally charged and the matter was scheduled for jury trial on June 29, 2015, however due to new information the government has received they cannot meet their burden at trial. Court filings say the defendant is a father of six from the independent state of Samoa. Defendant was released last Friday; he s represented by Sharon Rancourt. COURT REPORT... KRUSE ISSUES WARRANT FOR IOSE JUNIOR LIAINA Last Friday, June 26, 2015, Chief Justice Michael Kruse signed a bench warrant for Iose Junior Liaina, who failed to appear before the court for his probation revocation hearing. Liaina was sentenced in December 2012, having pled guilty to second degree burglary, admitting that he burglarized a family home in Leone. Last month in June, the Probation Office filed a motion to the High Court that the defendant had violated his probation terms, wherein he did not visit the probation office once a month, as ordered by the court, nor had he paid the court ordered fine of $1,000, including the $665 that should have gone to the victim for restitution. Kruse asked Public Defender Douglas Fiaui on the whereabouts of Liaina, and was told that they were unable to reach the defendant. Kruse asked openly in the courtroom if anyone knew the whereabouts of the defendant, and Chief Probation Officer, Malcolm Polu stated that he had tried to contact him via the contact number he had for the defendant but was unsuccessful. Polu said he had visited where the defendant stayed previously, but Liaina was no longer living in that area. The chief probation officer also told the court that he has reached out to Immigration to determine if defendant had left the island, however there is no information that Liaina has left island. Polu then took the stand and further informed the court that defendant s last visit to the Probation office was in March 2013 and that he s yet to pay the fine or restitution to the victim in this case. According to the government s case the defendant broke into a home in Leone on February 26, 2012 and took a play station three (PS3), a watch, and black leather Under Armor sport shoes. Stranded woman rescued after giving birth in forest OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Chris French said Tuesday that a helicopter pilot responding to a brush fire Saturday first spotted a mother and an infant. Rescue workers on the ground whisked the pair to safety and they were taken to a hospital, French said. French said the cause of the fire is under investigation. I cannot confirm the day of birth beyond that she reported to us she had been there for three days, French said. Also, her statement to us was that she gave birth at her vehicle within the forest. We did not witness the birth. Amber Pangborn, 35, was released from a hospital on Monday, her mother said. The infant, Marissa, remains at the University of California, Davis medical center. The medical center didn t return a call inquiring about the infant s condition. Pangborn s mother, Dianna Williams, said the baby is doing great. Williams said the infant weighs about four pounds. Williams said Pangborn underwent gastric bypass surgery before the birth, a procedure that sometimes results in the birth of underweight infants. Pangborn didn t return repeated phone calls Tuesday to her Paradise, California, home. According to Pangborn s mother, her daughter was nine months pregnant and decided to visit an Oroville casino Wednesday to walk around in an attempt to induce labor. Williams said her daughter was traveling to another area casino when she ended up on a remote road in the national forest and ran out of gas. There was no mobile phone reception, Williams said. Oroville is about 80 miles north of Sacramento. Williams said her daughter told her she went into labor early Thursday morning, unrolled a sleeping bag and gave birth in her car s backseat. Williams said Pangborn spent the next two days swatting away bees and insects, fearful of a bear attack. Mother and daughter survived on water and apples, Williams said. On Saturday, Williams said Pangborn used a lighter, a can of hairspray and a can of oil to start a signal fire with the sleeping bag. She is smart and tough, Williams said. I m relieved it turned out all right. French of the Forest Service said the fire burned about a quarter of an acre before it was extinguished. 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9 C Y C Y M K M K NEWS IN BRIEF Continued from page 5 Bulldozer gets buried in sand, killing worker PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) Firefighters say a bulldozer has been buried by an avalanche of sand at a Massachusetts gravel site, killing a worker. Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz identifies the construction company worker killed Tuesday as 65-year-old Whitman resident Charles Pace. Plymouth fire Chief Edward Bradley says about 12 feet of sand fell on Pace and the bulldozer he was operating, almost like an avalanche. Cruz says the accident happened at a PA Landers Inc. sand and gravel site. The district attorney s office, local police and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating. PA Landers says it has no comment because of the investigation. The Hanover-based company says on its website it s committed to operational excellence, ethical business practices and unwavering courage in the face of adversity. Man admits he conspired to traffic threatened TURTles NEWARK, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey man has admitted he kept turtles considered threatened under state law at his home and shipped them to buyers by tying the animals live in tube socks and packing them in boxes. Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Patrick Elfers of Jersey City pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to traffic the threatened species. He faces up to five years in prison at his Sept. 29 sentencing. Elfers admitted that from December 2011 through March 2014, he had various species, including spotted turtles, North American wood turtles and Eastern box turtles without the required permit. He advertised on wildlife trade websites and shipped turtles to buyers in New York state by tying them to restrict their movements and putting them in boxes unsuitable for the shipment of live animals. cops replace troops on security duty in big Rio slum RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Police in Rio de Janeiro have finished replacing more than 2,000 soldiers who have been stationed in the Mare complex of shantytowns to improve security and drive out the drug gangs that ruled the slum for decades. The replacement process started in April and the last troops withdrew Wednesday from the nearly 4 square miles covered by shanties of Mare. About 130,000 people live there. Soldiers moved into Mare a little over a year ago as part of the police pacification program that began in 2008 to secure Rio before last year s World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Shootouts have dropped since the pacification program began. But many residents complain of heavyhanded police tactics. White Texas man admits hate-crime attack on black man HOUSTON (AP) A white Houston-area man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for the surprise punching of an elderly black man. In federal court in Houston on Tuesday, Conrad Alvin Barrett admitted to racial motivation in the Nov. 24, 2013, attack on his 81-year-old victim. Barrett used his cellphone to record the attack. The 29-year-old Katy, Texas, man also recorded himself questioning whether his attack on a black person would draw national attention. After knocking the man to the ground, Barrett laughed, called out, Knockout! and ran to his vehicle. The victim was hospitalized for several days for treatment of two jaw fractures. Barrett could receive up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine when he s sentenced Sept. 18. Drug, device firms paid $6.5 Billion to care providers (AP) From research dollars to free lunches and junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals nearly $6.5 billion last year, according to government data posted Tuesday. The latest update to the Open Payments database is part of an ongoing effort to highlight potential conflicts of interest in medicine. Unlike last year s initial version of the database, this one is much easier to use for consumers interested in looking up their own doctors. Of the total payments, $3.2 billion represented research funding, about $2.6 billion was for other items and about $700 million represented investments and ownership stakes. Drug companies often recruit doctors to help with clinical trials and other research on medications. About 80% of the total went to doctors, whose prescribing decisions affect the fortunes of drug and device manufacturers. 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According to authorities, the men broke into the home Bowers shared with her grandmother in northeast Baltimore, sexually assaulted Bowers and then strangled her with an electrical cord before stealing electronics and setting the house ablaze. Authorities said Bowers knew her attackers. They said Childs had followed her home from a party and, after learning where she lived, returned with Dixon. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts on Tuesday called the crime pure evil. JULY 4TH Located next to TMO WHOLESALE on Ottoville Road COME CHECK US OUT!!! Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid WASHINGTON (AP) New rules from the Education Department are going into effect for any college offering a career-training program: They have to prove their graduates earn enough money to repay their student loans. Supporters say the rules are needed to rein in the for-profit college sector, which they say has preyed on low-income minorities because of their eligibility for federal student aid. Backers of the industry say they are being unfairly targeted and that many public universities wouldn t be able to defend their degrees either under the new metrics. Twenty years ago, trade schools started popping up on U.S. stock exchanges to maximize profits. Since then, allegations of misconduct have been rampant. For-profit schools consistently take in more federal loan money than nonprofit schools, despite enrolling a smaller number of students. (Continued on page 15) SALE! 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10 Page 10 samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Le Lali Fautua Tauiliili i Fitafita tuai ina ia fa amaoni pea latou Tautoga O se va aiga i le to atele o sui o lo o faigaluega i le EMS a le tatou atunu u, lea ua latou fa atauaina le a oa oga taua mo le lavea iga o tagata e a afia i fa alavelave fa afuase i. O i latou nei o nisi e tomua mai i galuega lavea i o so o se ituaiga i totonu o le atunu u. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] Tali atu fa asao ola i fa alavelave fa afuase i tusia: Leua Aiono Frost nofoaga o lo o sefe ai pe afai o lo o sasao pea le E lua aso o le vaiaso ua te a - Iuni 24 & 25 afi, ma fa asolo atu ai i le EMS mo a latou gaoioiga e fa ao o vave atu ai le ma i i le falema i, o - na fa atautaia ai le kosi mo e uma e tomua mai e tali atu i le fa asaoina o Ola o nisi e afaina ona o nisi na o ituaiga tomai sa fa asoa mai e le faia oga ni fa alavelave fa afuase i fa anatura pe o ni mea o lena kosi mai le FEMA. fo i e afua ona o terarisi ma afaina tau le eletise Afai fo i ua le maua se nofoa, a o maua se tapoleni mafiafia po o ituaiga ie mafiafia, fa asautualua ma le afi. I se vaega taua o lea a oa oga fa apitoa sa pa au mai ai le sui o le FEMA ina ia fa asoa le ie ma fa ataoto ai le tagata ua mu tele lona tino, mai le sosia o ala eseese e mafai ona fa atino ai aua ne i toe fa aofua ae ia ufiufi i se ie e tasi, tu u tiute o le EMS, le tinei afi, ae maise le vaega o i le tapoleni ma toso le tapoleni e o o i se nofoaga tagata sailia le aotelega o afaina o lo ua mae a sefe ma avatu ai i le EMS mo togafitiga. tu ua e se fa alavelave fa afuase i. O le tele o gaoioiga sa fa atino fo i mo le saogalemu o le lautele pe afai e maua ni pomu e O se tasi lea o aoaoga na iloga le tumu o i latou o sui mai le vaega a le EMS, Leoleo ma le le i pa, ia ese fo i le fa afoega o lena tautua, ma Tinei Afi a le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Saogalemu Lautele, Falema i, TEMCO, Homeland nei atigi pomu aua e le o mautinoa lava po o sao- e tatau lava ona fa aeteete tagata uma e tagofia Security, Ofisa o Fa ato aga; Ofisa o Uafu ma galemu mai le pa pe leai. Malae Va alele, US Coast Guard, DMWR, Public O le isi vaega tele o nei aoaoga, ia lelei ona Works, ma le to atele o i latou mai pisinisi tumaoti feso ota i fa amaumauga ma fa asalalauga i luga e aofia ai le Star Kist, Kamupani a le McConnell o alaleo, ina ia iloa patino mea o mo omia ona Dowell, Paramount Builders, Fletcher ma isi. fa atino e le vasega o i latou ua mae a a otauina I se talanoaga ma le sui mai le Star Kist, sa ia mo le lavea iga o tagata, fa amama le nofoaga o fa ailoa ai, E tatau lava ona matua maua a le iloa afaina mai nisi vaila au o ona e ono lamatia ai le i gaoioiga e faia pe a tutupu ni mea fa afuase i, ae soifua o tagata lautele ae maise le aufaigaluega ia iloga, ua iloa ona oso tatau ma fa asao le ola, e fa asao mo galuega lavea i. Ua fa atulaga fo i tuai atu le EMS ae vave le sosolo a se mu i totonu itula faigaluega, e le tatau ona silia i le 12 itula o o le matou fo i lotoa i fale tetele o lo o tumutumu faigaluega pea se tasi, e tatau ona muta lava i le 8 ai le aufaigaluega. E le mailoa lava mea e tutupu, itula ae peita i, afai e tele na ua se mo omia, ona ae o le numera tasi i mea uma, ia saogalemu le toe fa aauau lea i le 12 itula, ae le tatau ona sili atu nofoaga e faigaluega ai tagata uma i taimi uma! i lena umi. Ua fa ailoa mai, a umi atu, ua le mafai E to afa i latou na auai mai le Star Kist e aofia ai lelei e le mafaufau o le tagata faigaluega, ona toe ma le tama ita i o Sandy Satele. O se fa amatalaga faia fa ai uga lelei mo le fa asaoina o le soifua. mai a Esther Savusa-Savini o le Homeland Security, sa ia fa ailoa mai ai, O le afua lea o le to atele afaina ai le lautele, e ese fo i lona kosi sa fa atautaia O le ave esea mai o vaila au o ona ma e ono na ua o tagata ua fa atulaga e aofia i lenei aoaoga i le aso Tofi ma le aso Faraile na te a. O nei kosi fa apitoa, aua e mautinoa lava, e tutupu mea ua fa ailoa ai, e tatau ona le afaina le si omaga ona fa apenei i le tatou atunu u, ae ia lava tapena le ua le sa o ona fa atautaia ala e tia i ai nei vaila au atamai e mo omia e o tatou tagata ua fili fa apitoa o ona mai le laufanua o afaina i le fa alavelave. mo tiute nei. O lo o maua fo i tusi pasi o i latou E tatau e tagata uma o lo o galulue i galuega lavea i, ona iloa lelei foliga mai o vaila au uma nei ua aofia i lenei a oa oga fa apitoa. O nisi o mea taua lava o le aoaoga, o le o ona, atoa ai ma ala e tausia ai le saogalemu i fa asaoina mai o tagata mai le afi, o nisi o le a le fe avea iga, fa apea ma le lafoa iga o nei mea numera tasi po o le lua o latou mu, ae o le numera o ona. Ia mautu fo i le iloa lelei, e le tatau ona tolu sa fai si umi o le taimi o fa amatala ma afaina ai le si omaga. Ina ua mae a le a oa oga fa ailoa mai le gaoioiga e faia pe afai ua numera lenei sa fa atautaia e Les Omens ma Forrest tolu o latou mu ona o le fa alavelave fa afuase i. Adams, na taua aoina tusi pasi ua agava a ai i latou Ia fa aoga se nofoa e fa anofo lelei ai le sa auai i le fa asaoina o le ola o i latou e ono afaina tagata o mu, ona fa ato a si i lea o le nofoa i se i fa alavelave fa afuase i e tutupu i le atunu u. tusia Ausage Fausia Ua fautuaina e le Peresetene o le Asosi o Fitafita Tuai a le Navy ma le U.S Coast Guard, fitafita tuai uma mai vaega au eseese a le malo tele o Amerika, o loo tautua i vaega eseese o le faigamalo a Amerika Samoa i le taimi nei, ina ia latou manatuaina pea la latou Tautoga sa faia i luma o le malo ma luma o le Atua, latou te tausi ma fa amamalu i soo se tulafono i aso uma o lo latou soifua. O lea fautuaga mai le afioga a Tauiliili Paopao Lauifi, o le Peresetene o le Asosi o Fitafita Tuai a le Navy ma le U.S Coast Guard talu mai le 2001, sa tuuina mai lea i se fa atalatalanoaga umi ma le Samoa News i le fa aiuga o le vaiaso na te a nei, ina ua fesiligia o ia i sona finagalo e tusa ai o ni isi o sui o fitafita tuai ua a afia i le tulafono i le taimi nei. E le o le ituaiga tautua lea sa fa atauto i matou i totonu o le malo ma luma o le Atua matou te ola ai, o le saunoaga lea a Tauiliili ma lulu lona ao, i le le mautonu o lona finagalo i ripoti e fa atatau i se tasi o fitafita tuai lea ua fa asalaina nei e le fa amasinoga feterale, e taofia i le falepuipui mo le umi e 22 masina, ina ua fa amaonia lana solitulafono mamafa. O le vaiaso na te a nei na tuu aloaia mai ai se fa aiuga a le fa amasinoga feterale fa asaga ia Evelyn Langford, ina ia amata tuli lana fa asalaga fa a falepuipui i le masina o Setema o le tausaga nei. O la u fautuaga i fitafita tuai uma o Amerika Samoa, manatua lau ta utinoga sa faia i luma o le malo atoa ai ma luma o le Atua, soo se mea e te i ai, e te fa amamalu ma tausisi i tulafono a le malo, o le saunoaga lea a Tauiliili. I le avea ai o le afioga ia Tauiliili o se tasi o Tamali i e saili i ai le tofa mau ma le fa autautaga loloto i le aganu u, sa ia taua ai e fa apea, o le isi lea vaega ua misi i ni isi o fitafita tuai ua fo i mai i le atunu u ina ua mae a le taimi sa tautua ai i vaega au a le malo, o le leai lea o se magafagafa i tu ma agaifanua a Samoa. O le to atele o fitafita tuai lea ua ou vaaia i le taimi nei, ua alu lava le tagata ia i le saoasaoa e gafa mai ai, ua tia i le tautoga sa faia i le tele o tausaga, ua ese le auala lea ua savali i ai, ua le toe maua fo i le ola fa amaoni ma le tausisi e fai le amiotonu i luma o le Atua, o le isi lea saunoaga a Tauiliili. Saunoa Tauiliili e fa apea, e lagona lona fiafia ma le nene e ina ua ia molimauina le to atele o tama fanau a Samoa sa tautua i vaega au a le malo tele, ua toe fo i mai e tautua le atunuu ma le malo, ae o se itu ua fa ateia ai o ia, ua tau solomua lava i ni isi o i latou sa tautua i vaega au le lala mua i fa aiuga le sa o ma mea le manuia o loo faia i le atunu u, e aofia atu ai ma le soliina o le tulafono. O la u fautuaga i uso ma tuafafine sa tautua i le malo, toe fo i i lau ta utinoga sa faia i luma o le malo ma luma o le Atua, aua le o e soli le tulafono ona toe fo i mai lea e tautua le malo ma le atunu u, e le o se fa ata ita iga lelei lena mo tupulaga talavou, o le isi lea saunoaga a Tauiliili. O se tasi o itu na fa aalia e Tauiliili, soo se tama fanau lava sa tautua i vaega au a le malo tele ae ua malolo litaea mai i Samoa, e le tatau ona toe sau galue i se galuega na te maua ai se totogi tele, ae tatau ona toe fo i mai auauna ma galue fua mo le atunu u, ina ia ta u atu ai i le atunu u ua fa amalieina le loto i talosaga ma tuuina atu i le Atua, ao feagai ai ma faiva i le tafa o taua e le faigofie. Ana leai talosaga a Samoa fa apenei ou te le toe fo i mai i Samoa, fa apenei ua ou oti i le taua, ae o talosaga na ua mafua ai ona ou mafuta pea i lo u aiga, o le mafua aga lena ua ou toe fo i mai ai ma ou galue mo le malo i galuega eseese e aunoa ma se totogi, ona ou te manatu o la u tali atu lea i le atunuu e tusa ai o a latou talosaga sa tuuina atu i le Atua i le silia ma le 22 tausaga, ao o u tautua ai i vaega au a le malo tele o Amerika, o le saunoaga lea a Tauiliili. Na toe fa atepa e Tauiliili le soifuaga ao aumau ai i totonu o vaega au a le Navy, e le misi talosaga i le taeao ma le afiafi, o taimi fo i ia e manatua ai le aao lavea i o le Atua i fitafita uma o le taua, ma i lona talitonuga, ana le seanoa le puipuiga a le Atua, e leai se fitafita Samoa e toe fo i mai i lona atunuu ma lona aiga. Na ta utino Tauiliili e fa apea, e tumau pea lona fa amaoni atoa ai ma lona aloaia o lana tautoga sa faia i luma o le malo fa apea ai ma le Atua, i lona tausi lea o le tulafono ma savali i ala uma sa a oa oina ai o ia mai lana galuega. Feso ota i mai i le tusitala ia
11 samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Page 11 tusia Ausage Fausia MIKAELE AULAUMEA O le aso 22 Iulai lea ua fa atulaga e tuuina mai ai se fa aiuga a le fa amasinoga maualuga fa asaga i le ali i o Mikaele Aulaumea, i le mae a ai lea ona ta utino o ia i luma o le fa amasinoga, e fa amaoni tu uaiga a le Ofisa Nofovaavaaia fa asaga ia te ia, sa ia le usitaia tuutuuga o lana nofovaavaaia. O se tasi o poloaiga sa tuuina atu e le fa amasinoga i le ali i o Aulaumea, ina ua ta usala o ia i le moliaga o le talepe fale i le lua tausaga talu ai, o lona toe totogiina lea o tupe mo tau o meatotino sa ia ave fa agaoiina, i totonu o le ulua i 12 masina o lana nofovaavaaia e 5 tausaga. E oo mai i le masina na te a nei, e le i totogiina lava e Aulaumea se vaega o lea tupe, ma faila ai loa e le ofisa nofovaavaaia sana talosaga i le fa amasinoga ina ia fa aleaoga loa le nofovaavaaia a Aulaumea, ae pule loa le faamasinoga i sana faaiuga e faia i ai. Na faailoa e le loia a Aulaumea i le faamasinoga i le vaiaso nei e fa apea, o lea ua mae a ona totogi e le ua molia le tupe sa poloaina o ia e totogi, ma o lea tupe sa ia totogiina i tua mai o le taimi sa poloaina o ia e le fa amasinoga e totogi ai. O loo tatala pea Aulaumea i tua e faatali ai le aso lea ua faatulaga e le fa amasinoga e tuu atu ai lana faaiuga i lenei mataupu. AH CHONG TALAMOA E lei faatuiese le malo i le talosaga sa faila e le loia o loo tulai mo Ah Chong poo Ationo Talamoa, ina ia fa atulaga loa se aso e faia ai le fa amasinoga autu o le mataupu e pei ona tu uaia ai e le malo le ua molia. O le ali i loia ia Michael White lea o loo tula i mo Talamoa, na fa aleoina le talosaga i luma o le fa amasinoga, lea fo i e le i fa atuiese i ai le loia a le malo ia Russel Smith. O le aso Gafua na te a nei na fa atulaga e faia ai le isi iloiloga faapitoa a Talamoa, peita i na taua e White, talu ai o loo tumau pea le tete e a Talamoa i tu uaiga a le malo fa asaga ia te ia, ua manatu ai loa e sili pe a fa atulaga loa se aso e faia ai lana fa amasinoga autu. O Talamoa, o le tuagane lea o le tama ita i e pulea le pisinisi a Le Aute i Malaeloa, o lo o tu uaia e le mlao i le umia fa asolitulafono o vaega o fualaau fa asaina, atoa ai ma le umia o aupega ma pulufana. O lo o taofia pea i le toese i Tafuna ia Talamoa e fa atali ai lana fa amasinoga autu lea ua fa atulaga e faia i le amataga o le tausaga fou SOLIA MOSEGI O le aso 22 o Iulai lea ua fa atulaga e le fa amasinoga maualuga, latou te iloiloina ai molimau a le malo atoa ai ma le Ofisa Fa anofovaavaaia, e tusa ai o tu uaiga fa asaga ia Solia Mosegi, i lona le usitaia lea o tuutuuga o lana nofovaavaaia sa tuuina atu e le fa amasinoga i le O le aso Gafua na te a nei i luma o le afioga i le ali i fa amasino sili lagolago ia Lyle L. Richmond, na valaauina ai le mataupu a Mosegi, ma talosagaina ai loa e loia le fa aauau o le ulua i iloiloga i le aso 22 Iulai, ma le fa amasinoga autu e fa ataunu u pea i le masina o Ianuari O le vaiaso na te a nei na faila ai e le Ofisa Nofovaavaaia fa atasi ai ma le lagolago a le malo, se talosaga i le fa amasinoga maualuga, mo sana poloaiga e fa aleaoga ai tuutuuga o le nofovaavaaia a Mosegi lea sa tuuina mai i le 2010, ona o lea ua manino lona le usitaia o tuutuuga sa tuuina atu ia te ia. O ni isi o tuutuuga o loo finau le malo ua soli e le ua molia, o le poloaiga e aua ai ne i ona toe solia se tulafono. O Mosegi o loo to afa i ai ali i o loo tu uaia e le malo, i le fa alavelave lea na tafana ai le ofisa o leoleo i Leone i le masina o Novema 2014, o lea mataupu, o loo taoto pea i luma o le fa amasinoga maualuga i le taimi nei e lei faia i ai se fa aiuga fa ai u a le fa amasinoga. O le aso na pu e fa apagota ai e leoleo ia Mosegi e mafua mai i le mataupu lea na tafana ai le ofisa o leoleo i Leone, na mapuna a e ai le mataupu lona lua lea fo i ua tu uaia ai o ia i lona umia fa asolitulafono o vaega o le pauta fa asaina o le aisa, ina ua maua e leoleo ia te ia se taga pepa iila sa i ai vaega o le pauta fa asaina, lea na mafai ona iloa ina ua faia i ai e leoleo se suega fa apitoa. O mataupu fou uma e lua lea e pei ona tu uaia ai Moesegi e le malo, o lo o fa agasolo pea i le taimi nei iloiloga e lei faia i ai se fa aiuga mautu. Na fa ailoa e le ali i loia fautua ia Douglas Fiaui lea o loo avea ma loia fautua mo Mosegi, e le tatau i le malo ona vavevave sa latou fa aiuga e tusa ai o lenei, ona o lea e le i ta usala Mosegi i mataupu fou uma ia e lua. Na talosaga Fiaui i le fa amasinoga ina ia fa ataunu u pea le fa amasinoga autu a Mosegi i le amataga o le tausaga fou, atoa ai ma le toe fa atulagaina o le isi ana iloiloga faapitoa e faia i le isi tolu vaiaso, e iloa ai pe i ai ni isi mau e tu uina atu e le malo fa asaga i le latou talosaga e pei ona taoto i luma o le fa amasinoga. O loo taofia pea Mosegi i le toese i Tafuna e fa atali ai le aso lea ua fa atulaga e toe tula i ai i luma o le fa amasinoga. Feso ota i mai i le tusitala ia O se va aiga i le tausala na ia fa amaimoaina le atunu u i le fugala au o le Carnation ma o ia fo i sa ia tu ufa atasia lona la ei lea o le Ovaova Flowers e fa alauiloa mai ai o ia i le po o le tauvaga a le Ms Flowers i le falelaumei i Utulei i le afiafi o le aso To ona i ua te a. O ia lea ua mauaina le tulaga 2 i le tauvaga atoa. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] Employment Opportunity SAFETY, HEALTH, SECURITY & TRAINING MANAGER Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. (STP) in Atu u has an immediate opening for the Safety & Health Supervisor of STP s Human Resources Department. Required and desirable qualifications for successful candidate include: BA or BS degree or related field highly desired. Certified in CPR and First Aid Emergency response. Three (3) or more years in safety, health, security, employee training and development or closely related experience with at least two (2) years at supervisory/upper management level required. Experience in a manufacturing setting preferred. Demonstrated take charge performance and ability to ensure plantwide commitment and compliance to employee training requirements and programs. Knowledgeable of OSHA and Company Safety, Health and Facility Security procedures and policy required. Knowledgeable of Workmen s Compensation protocol and procedures preferred. Facility Security Officer Certification preferred. College level English writing and verbal communication skills essential. Effective Samoan communication ability desirable. Management skills/proficiency including goal setting, action planning, performance appraisal, instructor/trainer experience, etc. preferred. Competent in the use of MSOffice software, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. essential. Good and verifiable employment references required. Competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications. For consideration, bring or send a copy of your resume including, relevant certifications, verifiable references and application by July 01, 2015 no later than 4:00pm to (applications may be obtained at): Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. Human Resources Department P.O. Box 957 Pago Pago, American Samoa Apply online: https://hcmapp02.ivantagehost.com/hcm79839css Or Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc is an equal opportunity employer
12 Page 12 samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 OLAGA LE TUMAU O se va aiga i le tama ita i o Rabunzel Leo ma si ona tina ua fiafia fa atasi i le taimi na taua ao aloa ia ai lana fa ailoga sikolasipi e totogia ai ana a oa oga maualuluga e le McDonalds Amerika Samoa mo le isi lua tausaga. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] saunia: Leua Aiono Frost 3 AMERIKA SAMOA FA AU U MAI KOSI ALE ELDP Mai le to a 22 o i latou o sui mai teritori ma motu tumaoti o Amerika i le Pasefika na fa au u mai i le Kosi o le Executive Leadership Development Program, alo e toatolu o Amerika Samoa ua aofia i lea vasega. Ua fa ailoa mai o le lona fa ai lea o vasega o lea ituaiga kosi ua mae a talu mai le tausaga na fa ato a amatalia ai i le 2008, ma o lo o faatupe ina lenei polokalama e le Matagaluega a le Initeria i le malo tele, ma o se kosi e fesoasoani atili i atumotu i tulaga o atina e ma ni alagatupe e agava a ai i latou e talosaga atu ai. O sui o Amerika Samoa e aofia ai: Magdalene Lina Petaia o le Matagaluega o Fefaatauaiga, Leifiloa Tanoi Felise o le Matagaluega o Fefaatauaiga ma Salamasina Satele o le Matagaluega o Tagata Faigaluega a le malo. O le a oa oga e aoga tele, o ala o feso ota iga ma le malo tele i ana fesoasoani masani mo atumotu o lo o latou fa amalumalua, o latou tamaoaiga tausi, ia iloa patino fo i e tatou ta ita i ma tagata faigaluega i tulaga mautofi o le faigamalo, e ao ina manino aiaiga ma ala e maua ai ia fesoasoani mo atina e eseese o le atunu u, o se saunoaga lea a Lina Petaia ina ua fa afeso ota ia mo sona lagona fa aalia e tusa o lea fo i la asaga fou o le atamai sa latou sailia ma ua manuia mai faiva. O lea fo i kosi e ao ina maua a le vasega lea i tomai tau le fa afoega o latou malo, fa asoaina o le paketi e fa atupe ai le atunu u, su ega o tupe teu ma fa aalu a le malo, aiaiga o avanoa fa afaigaluega o tagata, tulafono e fa afoe ai le malo, le soifua maloloina ma ala eseese o fefa ataua iga ae maise oloa ma meatotino ma latou aiaiga. O se kosi e aoga tele lenei ua mafai ona fa aulu atu ai nei alo o le tatou malo ae a le lumana i o lo tatou ola feso ota i ma le malo tele. LAFOGA FA AE E I FALETALIMALO AMATALIA IULAI 1, 2015 O le lafoga fou e 5% mo faletalimalo i ana tagata e nonofo ai, e aofia ai ma faletalimalo laiti [Motels] ma isi ituaiga pisinisi o lea ituaiga, e fa aa e i le aso Lulu o lenei vaiaso Iulai 1, Na pasia e le Fono faitulafono lenei pili i le lana fonotaga muamua ma ua mae a sainia fo i e le kovana ia Aperila 16, 2015 ina ua mae a fa ailoa e sui o le malo i le fono faitulafono e ao ina aoina le $200,000 mai lea lafoga. Ua fa ailoa mai i le fa aupuga o lea pili e 75% o le tupe aoina mai lea lafoga e ao ina fa auia i le Pulega o Uafu ma Malae Va alele ae o le isi 25% e fa auia i le teugatupe tele a le Malo. Ina ua sainia e le Kovana lea pili ina ia fa amalosia ai, sa ia fa ailoa mai, O le toe fa aopoopoina atu o lea vaega tupe i le paketi fa asoa a le Malaeva alele ma Taulaga i Uafu, ua fa ailoa atu ai e le tatou malo i le FAA ua si itia e le tatou malo le tupe fa asoa mo lea matagaluega. Na matua tete e lava nisi o faipisinisi tau faletalimalo i luma o le fono faitulafono i lea si itaga, ma sa latou fa ailoa mai, O lenei faiga e atili ai lava ona le fa aosofia nisi e fia o mai e maimoa i le tatou atunu u, ae o lea fo i e taumafai ona atina e lea fo i ala e fa aleleia atili ai le tatou tamaoaiga. TALIA TALOSAGA POLENESIA MO LE ISI 30 ASO Ua fa ailoa mai ua toe fa amanuiaina fo i le talosaga a le Kamupani vaalele a le Polenisia ina ia fa aauau ai a latou malaga i le va o Tutuila ma le Manu atele i malae vaalele i Fitiuta ma Ofu. O lea fa atagaga e mo le 30 aso e afua mai ia Iuni 29 se ia o o fo i ia Iulai 28, Na talia mai lea talosaga e le sui failautusi o le USDOT mo feoa iga i le Ea le tama ita i o Susan L, Kurkland ma ia ua fa ailoa mai, Ona o lo ua fa amaonia le tulaga mana omia mo feoa iga i le ea i le va o nei motu e lua o le Manu atele ma le motu o Tutuila o lo o fa atulaia ai le tautua uma, e tatau ai ona fa aauau lea auaunaga se iloga ua i ai se isi suiga tumau e mautinoa ai ua fa atumu lea tulaga mana omia e le malo o Amerika Samoa. E ui ina e le o se Kamupani va alele Amerika le Polenisia, peita i, ua fa ailoa mai e Kurkland, E le tatau ona taofia fo i le auaunaga mo tagata nu u o le Manu atele ona o le tulaga e le o i ai se Kamupani va alele i Amerika e fa atautaia lea auaunaga, ae o le a soloia uma lea aiaiga se ia maua se isi kamupani latou te fa atautaia lea auaunaga. Tusia: Akenese Ilalio Zec Vaega: 51 Fa atalofa atu i le mamalu o le atunu u i lenei aso fou, o se aso e fa aopoopo i lou soifua fa apea ma si o u nei ola vaivai, e i ai le fa amoemoe o lo o aoina le masina i le soifua laulelei o le atunu u. Ae alo maia, o le a toe fa aauau atu la tatou tala mo lenei aso, ae ia manuia lou alo atu i faiva ma tiute o le a feagai ai. A o le tulaga la lea ua tula i mai nei, o lea ua amata ona ia lagona le pa i ane o le tagata i lona tino, ae maise ai o le amataga lea, ina ua pa i ane lona uso la ititi i ona lima. E moni lava le upu, o le toto i le toto, o pa u i le pa u ma le a ano i le a ano, o le uso tu ofe, e tasi le aluga, tasi le ie afu tasi le fala. E leai se tasi e mafai ona ia ave esea ia tulaga ma oti ua ma ea ona saunia e le Atua Soifua mo o tatou tagata. O le taimi lea, ua na o le Lulu ma le ali i o Ieremia o lo o talatalanoa i totonu o le potu o Keisi, ona o le ali i lea, o lo o ia faia gaoioiga ina ia mafai ai ona toe fa asolosolo musele o le tino o Keisi. O lea la ua avea nei ma ala ua mafai ai ona maua le avanoa e talatalanoa ai Lulu ma Ieremia. Na fesilisili nei ieremia ia Lulu, pe ua fai sona to alua, ae pe to afia fo i sa la fanau, na tali Lulu, e to atasi lana tama, ae e leai sona to alua, e le i fa aipoipo. Na fesili ane fo i Lulu ia Ieremia, pe i ai ni ona uso ae pe fai fo i sona to alua, ae na tali ieremia, e i ai ona uso ma ona tuafafine, ae na fai muamua lona to alua, ae ua tete a. E le i umi lava, ae matala mai loa ma le faitoto a ma ulufale mai i totonu le to alua o Keisi, le tamaloa o Loleni. Fai mai na ona va ai mai lava o Loleni o Lulu lea e talanoa ma ieremia sau loa ma le fa aupuga e fa apea, Lulu, ua tatau ona e alu, ae tu u ieremia e fai lana galuega, ua e fa alavelave tele i le taimi e fai ai galuega a Ieremia. E le i tali ane i ai Lulu, ae fa ate ia ina ua oso ane le tala a Ieremia, Loleni e leai, e le afaina, e lelei fo i le pa i atu o lima o Lulu i a Keisi, e le o se isi, o lona uso, atonu e vave ai ona gaioi Keisi, ae e leai se mea o tupu. Fai mai na oso ane nei Lulu ma fa apea ane i a Loleni, Loleni e tatau ona ta talanoa, e le mafai ona ou alu ese mai le potu o Keisi, ae e le i faia se ta tala. Na tu a e nei i luga Ieremia ma alu ese loa mai totonu o le potu, ae ua tu u nei na o Lulu ma Loleni, ma Keisi lea o lo o taoto pea i luga o lona moega ma fa alogologo mai i tala o lo o felafolafoa i nei. Na tu u atu nei e Loleni i a Lulu le tupe e limaselau ma faitau e Lulu, e le i uma lelei le faitauga o le tupe ae toe oso ane Lulu i a Loleni, ua fai nei tauupuga i totonu o le potu o Keisi, a o lea e lagona uma lava e le teine. Loleni, e fa afefea ona lava a u mea e fai i le tupe lea, se i e tautala mai lava, e le taitai ona lava le tupe lea ua e tu u maia i a te a u. E faia pea Family: Girl, 4, shot by officer firing at dog is recovering COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A 4-year-old girl who was shot in the leg when a police officer fired at a dog is recovering after surgery as her family questions how the officer responded. Ava Ellis was hit accidentally on the afternoon of June 19 when an officer fired at a charging dog at a home in Whitehall, in central Ohio, according to Columbus police. The department said another relative had flagged down the officer for help after the girl s mother cut herself on glass. Ava s parents, Andrea and Brad Ellis, and their attorney disputed the police account Tuesday and alleged the policeman fired unnecessarily and acted recklessly with children nearby on the porch. They say the roughly 40-pound dog, a bulldog mix named Patches, was retreating inside from the porch when the officer fired. The dog may have barked at the officer; however, the officer should not have shot, attorney Michael Wright said. There was absolutely no reason for him to shoot. He was within 10 (or) 12 feet of the children. The family also says people yelled to notify the officer that the girl was hurt but claims he drove away without offering help, and other emergency responders had to care for the girl. A police spokeswoman, Denise Alex-Bouzounis, contradicted that, saying by that the officer remained at the scene and called for help. The department identified him as Officer Jonathan Thomas, who had been with the force for five years. He is not on paid administrative leave, as the Ellises attorney suggested, Alex-Bouzounis said. The Ellis family and their attorneys are conducting a private investigation separate from the pending police investigation of what happened, said Wright, who added that it was too early to comment on possible legal action by Ava s parents. The family says the bullet broke Ava s leg, and she ll require further surgeries.
13 Indiana s religious freedom bill among host of new laws ATLANTA (AP) Just days after a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Indiana s religious freedom law took effect Wednesday amid an ongoing national debate over gay rights and religious objections. Indiana s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which sparked protests and boycott threats earlier this year before being quickly revised, is perhaps the most high-profile among a host of bills that become law on Wednesday, the start of the new fiscal year in most states. Lawmakers around the country passed bills on a variety of subjects that have emerged recently as major national talking points. They include improving law enforcement tactics in the wake of deadly police confrontations, increasing scrutiny of sexual assaults on college campuses and addressing concerns posed by ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Lawmakers also took a break from weightier issues to discuss expanding bingo access for senior citizens, a state motto in Latin and an official state amphibian. Highlights of the laws that will start taking effect across the country: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Since the Supreme Court s ruling last week on marriage equality, religious conservatives have been focused on preserving their rights. In Indiana, threats to boycott the state have faded since the Republican-dominated Legislature revised its law to ensure that businesses could not use religion as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations. The ACLU says it will be watching Indiana for any signs of discrimination: This is not a new tactic, said Evan Wolfson, president of the advocacy group Freedom to Marry. We see it every time we see the country take a step forward. We know how to balance religious freedom and nondiscrimination already. SICK PAY Massachusetts and California are requiring employers to offer paid sick time. The Massachusetts law will cover an estimated one in three workers who are not currently entitled to sick days, allowing them to accrue up to 40 hours each year. Companies with 10 or fewer employees are exempt, but some small business owners with temporary and seasonal workers have expressed concerns. In California, more than six million workers are expected to benefit from the law, which requires employers to provide at least three paid sick days each year: The fact that the largest state in the country, the most populous state in the country has enacted a paid sick leave law will show, I m sure, that this policy is good for workers, good for business and good for the economy, said Vicki Shabo, a vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. MEDICAL MARIJUANA In Oregon, marijuana becomes legal under state law, with retail sales beginning in October. Possession, use and growing of limited quantities will be allowed. Minnesota launches its medical marijuana program Wednesday under a new state law that limits its use to patients with certain conditions and requires it to be in pill, capsule or liquid form. A new law in Virginia provides an affirmative defense for epilepsy patients who have a doctor s note to use cannabidiol oil, a cannabis derivative, for treatment. RIDE-SHARING California, Maryland and Georgia are among the latest states to impose rules on rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft following concerns about how they handle passenger safety, monitor drivers backgrounds, determine fees and affect the taxicab industry. Maryland and Georgia will join other states that require the companies to perform background checks on their drivers. The rideshare companies connect people through smartphone apps that allow passengers to book and pay for a private car service. In California, drivers for the ridesharing companies must carry a minimum level of insurance while Georgia now requires drivers to maintain insurance coverage up to $1 million. BINGO BATTLE In Minnesota, lawmakers were forced to revisit an existing law that limited the number of bingo games held by nursing homes and senior centers: Getting between a senior citizen and their bingo card is like getting between a bear and a honeypot, said Democratic Rep. Joe Atkins, who sponsored the bingo-reprieve law. Under the law, nursing homes and senior centers can hold as many bingo events as they want, although total prizes remain limited to $10 per game with a $200 daily maximum. We kept the max prize limits in place, so there is no need to worry about Minnesota nursing homes becoming high-stakes gambling halls, Atkins said. STUDENT SPONSORS Earlier this year, New Hampshire lawmakers opened themselves to ridicule after they mocked an effort by a fourthgrade class to name an official state raptor. Lawmakers in Vermont didn t make the same mistake, passing a bill pushed by a ninth-grader to add a state motto in Latin. Stella quarta decima fulgeat or The 14th star shines brightly joins Freedom & Unity as an official state motto. The Latin phrase comes from a coin minted around the time Vermont became the 14th state. And in Idaho, an eight-grader s plan to name the Idaho giant salamander the official state amphibian became law after a five-year effort. LAW ENFORCEMENT Among the laws taking effect Wednesday are requirements in Maryland for local law enforcement to provide the state with information about officerinvolved deaths and deaths in the line of duty as part of an annual report to lawmakers. In Virginia, lawmakers are requiring campus police departments to notify local prosecutors within 48 hours of starting any investigation into possible felony sexual assault. They also are requiring university registrars to put a note on the transcript of any student who is suspended, expelled or withdraws from school for reasons related to an offense involving sexual violence. DRONES Maryland lawmakers decided that only the state, and not local governments, can enact a law or take other action to prohibit, restrict or regulate the testing or operation of unmanned aircraft. Virginia lawmakers passed a bill that requires law enforcement agencies to obtain a search warrant for use of drones. So far, 25 states have enacted laws addressing unmanned aircraft systems, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. American Samoa Power Authority samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Page 13 PUBLIC JOB POSTING Human Resource Department, Tafuna PO Box PPB, Pago Pago American Samoa Phone No: (684) Fax No: (684) Position Title Information Systems Specialist Posting Date June 25, 2015 DepartmentInformation Technology Deadline 4:00 PM, July 03, 2015 Division Business and Finance Pay Rate $11.87 to $13.79 per hour Position Type Career Service 12 months probation Job Grade/Status /1/A-H/4/D, Non-Exempt Reports ToICT Manager Major Duties & Responsibilities Education Experience Skills, Abilities, Job Requirements Human Resource Department, Tafuna Notice for Proposed Registration of Land NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the request which has been received by the Territorial Registrar for the registration of a certain land LOPA which is situated in or near the v illage of FALENIU, County of TUALAUTA Island of TUTUILA, from TUIAANA MOI JR. of the village of FALENIU as a/an COMMUNAL land of TUIAANA FAMILY. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that anyone claiming an interest in the above named land, may file an objection with the Territorial Registrar s Office within 60 days from the date of posting of this no tice. If no objection is filed within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice, the land proposed h erein will be registered as such in accordance with the law of American Samoa. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the survey and description of the said land are now on file in the Territorial Registrar s Office where they may be examined at any time prior to the expiration of the said sixty (60) days. POSTED: MAY 20, 2015 thru JULY 20, 2015 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar Fa aaliga o le Fia Faamauina o se Fanua O LE FA AALIGA LENEI ua fa asalalauina ona o le talosaga ua fa aulufaleina mai i le Ofisa o le Resitara o Amerika Samoa ina ia fa amauina le fanua o LOPA, e tu pe latalata ane i le nu u o FALENIU, Itumalo o TUALAUTA i le motu o TUTUILA, ina ia fa amauina e TUIAANA MOI JR. ole fanua LOPA o AIGA SA TUIAANA. SO O SE TASI e aia ma fa atu iese i le fanua ua ta ua i luga ia fa aulufaleina mai sana fa atu ieseg a tusitusia i le Ofisa o le Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na fa aalia ai lea fa aaliga. Afa i o le a leai se fa atu iesega e fa aulufaleina mai i totonu o aso e 60, o le fanua lenei o le a fa amauina e pei ona ta ua i luga e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono i Amerika Samoa. O LE FA AFANUA ma fa amatalaga e uiga i lenei fanua, ua iai nei i le Ofisa ole Resitara, ma e avanoa mo se iloiloga i so o se aso i totonu o le 60 o le faitauina o aso. 06/01 & 07/01/15 ASIAN Facial SPA MASSAGE CENTER Shiatsu Reflexology Oil Massage COMBINATION $45 for 60 minutes Location: Beside Brenda s Photoshop in Nuuuli Phone no: Business Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm The primary objective of the position is the provision of technical assistance and support to intern al customers re: utility information technology systems (AS400/Daffron). Provide customer information technology support re: IBM AS400 applications. Assist in monitoring and maintaining IBM AS400 system performance. Assist in the installation, maintenance and testing of hardware, software and new upgra des re: IBM AS400 systems. Provide technical help desk facility. Troubleshoot and solve computer related pro blems. Ensure the secure backup and archiving of system tapes re: IBM AS400 systems. Other duties as assign ed. 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14 Page 14 samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Firefighters and military personnel inspect the site where an Air Force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, tuesday, June 30, An Indonesian Air Force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard has crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country s third-largest city Medan. (AP Photo/Gilbert Manullang) FOR SALE Samoa Sports Building Samoa Sports Business Contact Bill Satele OK court: Ten Commandments monument must come down OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates the state s constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The court said the Ten Commandments chiseled into the 6-foot-tall granite monument, which was privately funded by a Republican legislator, are obviously religious in nature and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths. The 7-2 ruling overturns a decision by a district court judge who determined the monument could stay. It prompted calls by a handful of Republican lawmakers for impeachment of the justices who said the monument must be removed. Attorney General Scott Pruitt had argued that the monument was historical in nature and nearly identical to a Texas monument that was found constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oklahoma justices said the local monument violated the state s constitution, not the U.S. Constitution. Quite simply, the Oklahoma Supreme Court got it wrong, Pruitt said in a statement. The court completely ignored the profound historical impact of the Ten Commandments on the foundation of Western law. Pruitt said his office would ask the court for a rehearing and that the monument will be allowed to stay until the court considers his request. Pruitt also suggested the provision in the Oklahoma Constitution that prohibits the use of public money for religious purposes may need to be repealed. Ryan Kiesel, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, which represented the plaintiffs in the case, said Pruitt s suggestion and the calls for impeachment amounted to sour grapes. Kruses lawyers object Continued from page 3 These cannot easily be replicated by new counsel and any new judge who might be assigned to this case following a transfer to Hawaii, they said, adding that this case also involved two defendants with no previous exposure in the criminal justice system. Further, the defense attorneys expended considerable effort, and great care, developing a relationship of trust and understanding with these clients after being appointed to represent them, the motion said. The notion that these defendants might later be subjected to proceedings in the District of Hawaii, with newlyappointed counsel who lack any familiarity at all with the facts of this case or these clients, would be far from ideal, they said. The defense team stressed that they and the Kruses have endeavored to be as responsive as possible whenever called upon by the Probation Office for review and/or consent during the period of their supervision. The Kruses have already voluntarily consented to the transfer of supervision, and they will continue to be open to considering any further modifications that may be requested, if reasonable and warranted, the defense said. But any transfer of this case itself, to a district court Hawaii that technically has no jurisdiction over the location of the underlying criminal acts or the locus where probation is now being served, would be improper, as well as counterproductive, they said and asked the court to deny the petition to transfer jurisdiction of this case. The court has given the government until 12noon this Friday to advise its position on this matter. Meanwhile, the Kruse s probation is being monitored by random telephone calls from the Probation Office to the couple s residence in American Samoa, according to electronic court records. Manu Samoa team picked Continued from page 1 LOOSE FORWARDS: Alafoti Faosiliva (Afega) Jack Lam (Gataivai, Malie) Ofisa Trevarinus (Captain) (Malie) Maurie Faasavalu (Falelatai & Safotu) TJ Ioane (Vaiee & Saleimoa) HALFBACKS: Khan Fotualii (Faleapuna) Peleifofoga Cowley (Vaigaga & Toamua) FIRST FIVE-EIGHTHS: Tusiata Pisi (Toamua, Lefaga & Safata) Michael Stanley (Vaigaga) WINGS: Alofa Alofa (Tafitoala & Solosolo) Ken Pisi (Toamua, Lefaga & Safata) Alesana Tuilagi (Fatausi & Fogapoa) MIDFIELDERS: Faialaga Afamasaga (Fasitootai & Vailuutai) Johnny Leota (Avao) Paul Perez (Vaigaga) OUTSIDE BACKS: Tim Nanai Williams (Manono & Falelatai) Ah See Tuala (Moamoa & Gataivai)
15 NEWS IN BRIEF Continued from page 9 Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears the West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free. Liberia has got a re-infection of Ebola, Tolbert Nyenswah, deputy health minister and head of Liberia s Ebola response team, told The Associated Press. The boy died at his home and was buried safely to avoid spread of the disease, Nyenswah said. The Nedowein area where he died is close to Liberia s international airport, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of the capital, Monrovia. Teams are investigating how the boy became infected, Nyenswah said. The area is not near Liberia s borders with Sierra Leone and Guinea, neighboring countries that still have Ebola cases. The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free on May 9, after it went 42 days without a new case. Liberia had been hardest hit with more than 4,800 deaths from this outbreak s total of more than 11,100 fatalities. Man allegedly posing as firefighter arrested near wildfire BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) Authorities arrested a man they say was driving a stolen car full of firefighting gear near a Southern California wildfire. David Battle of San Bernardino was arrested Saturday near the 49-square-mile blaze in the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire is 60 percent contained Tuesday. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says the 44-year-old Battle was arrested after he went to a command post in Big Bear Lake and said he was looking for his fire crew. The sheriff says Battle wore an authorized firefighter s uniform but couldn t prove he was a firefighter. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports Battle was convicted in 1998 of impersonating a police officer. Battle has been arrested on suspicion of car theft and gun charges. He remains jailed. It s unclear whether he has an attorney. White House intruders beware: New fence to have metal spikes WASHINGTON (AP) The Secret Service says it will install sharp metal spikes on the White House fence after intruders scaled it twice in less than a year. In a news release, the Secret Service and National Park Service say the spikes are a temporary security measure until a long-term solution is found. Installation begins Wednesday and is expected to continue for about six weeks. The final design for a permanent security improvement will be submitted in the fall to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and National Capital Planning Commission. Last September, a Texas man was able to climb over the fence and run deep into the executive mansion. In April, a California man was arrested after scaling the fence and getting onto the White House lawn. Arrest order issued for the vice president of Honduran Congress TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) Honduras Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the vice president of Congress and 15 other people accused of defrauding the country s health care system in a corruption scandal that has sparked large street protests. Court President Jorge Rivera said Tuesday the arrest warrant for lawmaker Lena Gutierrez, her father, two brothers and 12 others was issued to prevent them from leaving the country. Gutierrez is a member of the governing National Party and has said she will prove her innocence. She and her family she own Astropharma, a company described as a wholesaler of medicines made by pharmaceutical companies. The scandal involves alleged embezzlement that cost the Social Security Institute as much as $120 million. At least some of the money allegedly went to finance governing party political campaigns. 4th set of triplets delivered at central California HOSPITAl FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Doctors at a Central California hospital have delivered a fourth set of triplets in the last four weeks. The Fresno Bee reports Tuesday that the fourth set was born earlier this week. The newspaper reported that hospital officials confirmed the latest births, but the family didn t give permission to release any other details. One set of triplets was born the week of June 7, followed by another set June 18 and the third set three days later. All babies are said to be doing well. A fifth set of triplets could arrive at any time. Doctors are monitoring Stacie Trasoras, who is carrying three girls. Triplets occur in about 120 of every 100,000 live births in the U.S. samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Page 15 In this June 29, 2015 photo, Aditya Gurng, 5, laughs as his mother, Manu Gurng, prepares to take a photo at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, Utah. Provo broke the record for high temperature Monday with a high of 103 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. (Spenser Heaps/The Daily Herald via AP) Employment Opportunity PAYROLL SUPERVISOR Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. in Atu u currently have a vacancy in the Human Resources Department for a Payroll Supervisor. Successful candidate must possess and demonstrate: Undergraduate degree in Finance/Accounting/Business or (5) years experience in accounting, including at least two years at supervisory level. Knowledge of payroll reporting. Consistent exposure to payroll practices and laws with a strong understanding and continued practical experience with payroll compliance. Experience in manufacturing environment Ability to effectively understand, speak, read and write English required. Effective Samoan communications ability advantageous. Good math skills. Good employment and attendance record. Competent clerical / PC skills, experience required. Knowledge of MS Office software and principle accounting advantageous. Compensation commensurate with qualifications. For consideration, bring or send a copy of your resume including, relevant certifications, references and application by July 01, 2015 to (applications may be obtained at): Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. Human Resources Department P.O. Box 957 Pago Pago, American Samoa Apply online: https://hcmapp02/ivantagehost.com/hcm7939css Or Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer
16 Page 16 samoa news, Wednesday, July 1, PN3 John Roberts Mai itulau 1 O le taimi lea ua si itia o ia e tautua i luga o le USS Pyro (AE 24) o lea va a e uta ai uma pulufana ma pomu ma e fealua i solo i uafu e fa ao o atu ai i vaega au a Amerika mo le taua, ae fa amautu ona taula i Da Nang i Vietnam, le nu u lea sa fana i le Agent Orange i lena taua. O le taimi tonu lena o le fa aaogaina e vaega au a Amerika le Agent Orange, lea ua fa amaonia nei e afua ai le tele o gasegase o lo ua maua ai fitafita o taua i na vaitausaga. O a latou malaga sa feoa i ai i Hong Kong i Saina, malaga aga i i Tokyo i Iapani ma uta mai lava so o se ituaiga o pomu fa atasi ai ma pulufana. Sa ia te ia le gatete i le tele o taimi, aua sa ia va aia le tele o pomu, peita i, ina ua fa ailoa ia te ia e le ta ita i au sa galue ai i luga o le Pyro, Robert, e le o afaina oe i pomu nei se iloga ua mae a fa apipi ia i ai le warhead po o le pine, ona e fa ato a gatete lea, aua ua faitau taimi fa atulaga e pa ai. O le umi talu ona tautua Roberts i le US Navy e 5 tausaga ma nai masina. O le 3 o tausaga i nofoaga o taua i Vietnam ae o le lua sa a oga ai ma avea ma Reserve, ae le i koleni ai i le Reserve peita i sa a oga ma faigaluega. I lona toe taliu mai i lona aiga sa fa ato a fetaui ai o ia ma lona faletua i Amerika, Faelela Mann Roberts ma e to afa le la ua fanau, teine e to alua e matutua, Sharlene ma Tammy a o tama Sean ma Kaisau ma le to a 17 fanau a fanau ua i ai nei. E o o mai i lenei aso, e le o fa aaogaina e John Robert ana penefiti o le avea ai ma Vetereni. Ina ua fesiligia o ia, pe aisea, ae tali o ia, E ese fo i si o u manatu i lena tulaga, a o galue ma fa aaoga le tomai fa asu etusi ma le tausitusi sa a oga ai, e le i i ai se mafaufau e fa aaoga penefiti aua o lo o lava lea fa asoa, peita i, i le taimi nei ua matua, ona manatu loa lea e talosaga mo le tulaga o talavai, peita i, ina ia fa aulu atu le talosaga, ua te ena mai lea tulaga. Ina ua fesiligia Roberts i sana fautuaga mo le tupulaga e pei ona ia ofo atu ai fo i i le amataga, ae fa ailoa mai e ia, O le fautuaga, a maua lou avanoa ua e te alu ai i so o se vaega o le militeri e te tautua ai, sapai lena avanoa ma alu i totonu e tautua, e te iloa ai le tele o mea e aoga i lou lumana i. E te iloa ai ola to atasi e te le fa amoemoe i ou matua ma lou aiga, e te iloa patino ai fa asoasoa lelei lau tupe, e a oa o ai oe i le ola saogalemu i taimi o taua, fa atasi ai ma lou saogalemu i totonu o lou atunu u. E tele fo i atunu u o le lalolagi o le a e o o ma va ai i ai, ma e matauina eseesega ma le olaga o i tatou i Amerika ma Samoa. O lona taofi, o le avanoa ua maua e alo ma fanau i le militeri, o se avanoa lelei e aoga mo le latou olaga atoa ma le lumana i o aiga. I le taimi o lana auaunaga e lima tausaga, sa ia fa ailoa mai, E pau le mea sa ou le toe fia tepa i ai, o le tele o toto masa a i le taua lava ia i Vietnam, o i latou i luga o le laueleele sa latou va aia le tele o lena mea. Peita i, e te va aia le oti i taimi uma, e te le fia va ai i aiga ma pelega ua maumau, tusa lava pe e le o ni o tatou tagata, ae o tagata soifua sa fa atauga. I lona olaga ina ua mae a le tautua, sa faigata ona toe mafaufau i na mea, ae o le mea tele e toe faliu i ai ma manatua, o le aoga o le alu i le vaega au, ae o lo o e to atasi, e le i faia se to alua, e matua tele taimi e masani atu ai i nisi, fa auoga e matua to atele, e matua fiafia fa atasi e tusa lava pe le i iloa muamua, ma ailoga fo i e te toe va ai i nei uso pe a mae a le taua. Tele se aoga o lena vaega o le olaga, i le taumafaiga e fautuaina fanau i le aiga fa apea le Ekalesia. O Roberts o se tasi o Pateriaka i lona aiga fa apea le Ekalesia a Iesu Keriso o le Au Pa ia i Aso e Gata Ai, ma o lo o galue nei i Mapusaga i lona tofi High Priest mo lana ekalesia. O ia fo i o se faipisinisi Inisiua fa atasi a i latou ma ona uso, ma o lo o sologa lelei pea le olaga e tusa ai o le galuega fa atasi ma le aiga. Ua alaala tumau i la ua ma le faletua i Mapusaga fou, le nu u o si ona tina. O ia o le alo lona tolu o Sinapao Roberts ma lona tina Vaosa Magalei Roberts. Ua mae a fa amanatu lona 74 tausaga ia Me 14, nachos w/cheese, Polish hotdogs, cold drinks, shave ice, & popcorn C Y C Y M K M K