A Section Sat 06-07-14

Rural medical clinics
Save: E le o le ituaiga
Michael Sam reports
increasingly return to olaga na tatau ona ola
– No issues fitting in
telemedicine option 4 ai pagota ma leoleo… 2 with the Rams… B1
PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA
Saturday, June 7, 2014
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Ausia Orepa Talo se matati’a tele mo lona olaga taalo
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tusia Ausage Fausia
Le tama’ita’i o Orepa Talo, 15 tausaga lea ua ia fa’atula’i se matati’a mo Amerika Samoa, i le avea ai o ia
ma ulua’i tama’ita’i ua manumalo i pine auro mo Amerika Samoa i le ta’aloga si’isi’i u’amea mamafa. [ata: AF]
O se tausaga ese lenei mo le tama’ita’i o Orepa
Talo ma lona aiga, aemaise ai o le Asosi Si’isi’i
U’amea mamafa a Amerika Samoa, ina ua ia
fa’atula’i se matati’a mo Amerika Samoa, i le avea
ai o ia ma ulua’i tama’ita’i ua manumalo i se pine
auro mo lona atunu’u i le ta’aloga si’isi’i u’amea
mamafa fa’avaomalo.
“O se lagona fiafia tele lea mo maua o matua
fa’apea le aiga atoa, ina ua ausia e Orepa lenei
matati’a maualuga, ma ou te lagona o se fiafiaga
fo’i lea mo tagata uma o le atunu’u, ina ua ausia e
se tasi o ana tama fanau lenei tulaga maualuga,” o
lagona fiafia ia o le faletua o Valelia Anna Talo, o
le tina o Orepa i se talanoaga ma le Samoa News i
le taeao ananafi.
E 8 pine na maua e le Ausi’isi’i u’amea mamafa
a Amerika Samoa, mai le ta’amilosaga a le Pasefika
i Saute lea sa talimalo ai le atunu’u o Niu Kaletonia
i le fa’aiuga o le masina o Me na te’a nei.
O ia pine e 8 e aofia ai pine auro e 3, pine
siliva e 3, ma pine apamemea e 2. O pine auro e
3 mo Amerika Samoa e aofia ai pine auro e lua na
manumalo ai Orepa, ma le pine e tasi na manumalo
ai le susuga ia Malaki Antonio Sitagata Jr.
Na fa’amaonia mai e le Faiaoga o le Ausi’isi’i a
le atunu’u sa malaga atu i Niu Kaletonia, le susuga
ia Lopesi Fa’agu, o se tasi fo’i o tama fanau a le
atunu’u e tele taimi sa fai ai o ia ma sui o Amerika
Samoa i ta’aloga si’isi’i u’amea mamafa, o pine
auro e lua na maua e Orepa mai Niu Kaletonia, ua
avea ai o ia ma ulua’i tama’ita’i Amerika Samoa ua
manumalo i ni pine auro.
(Faaauau itulau 8)
SMALL Enterprises
fights relocation of its
taxi driver subtenants
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu, Samoa News Reporter
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SMALL Enterprises says the lease agreement they signed
with the American Samoa Government does not give the
Department of Commerce Director “authority to demand”
their relocation. This was in a letter sent this week to the DOC
Director Keniseli Lafaele, from SMALL Enterprises attorney,
Tasi Tuiteleleapaga.
As first reported by Samoa News earlier this week, ASG has
given the three Airport taxi stands notice that by Wednesday
June 4, 2014, they should relocate to the old government gas
station area. This is according to Department of Commerce
Director, Keniseli Lafaele in response to Samoa News queries.
The current location for the three taxi stands has been leased
to SMALL Enterprises, a company Samoa News originally
reported as owned by Liupua Andrew Sunia and his uncle Soli
Fesuia’i Amani Sr.
However, Sunia has since told Samoa News he is no longer
associated with the company. He is a law clerk with the Attorney
General’s office, and handles most of the lease agreements for
the American Samoa Government.
(Continued on page 14)
Members of a hardline Sikh group clash with guards of the Sikh’s holiest shrine, the Golden
Temple, in Amritsar, India, Friday, June 6, 2014. Half a dozen people were wounded Friday as
members of a Sikh group brandishing swords and wooden sticks clashed with guards at the shrine
in India, an official said. The clash occurred during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the
storming of the shrine by the Indian army in June 1984 in the northern city of Amritsar, said
(AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
Kiran Jyoti Kaur, a Golden Temple management spokeswoman.
Buckle up & CRASHES
Save a Life!
LOCAL HIGHWAYS
01-01-14 to date
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FATALITIES
LOCAL HIGHWAYS
01-01-14 to date
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office of highway safety
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samoa news, Saturday, June 7, 2014
Amata su’esu’ega
fa’asaga i amioga
ni isi o Leoleo…
tusia Ausage Fausia
A o le i tuua e le afioga i le Sui Komesina le tumau o le
Matagaluega o Leoleo le atunu’u mo fafo i le po anapo, sa ia
fa’amaonia i le Samoa News i le vaiaso nei, le amata aloaia
ai lea o su’esu’ega lotoifale a le Matagaluega o Leoleo, i
tu’uaiga fa’asaga i amioga le taupulea mai ni isi o ali’i ma
tama’ita’i leoleo.
E ui e le i fa’ailoa mai e le afioga Save Liuato Tuitele suafa
o leoleo o lo o faia fa’asaga i ai nei su’esu’ega, peita’i sa ia
fa’amaonia lona fa’atonuina o su’esu’ega ina ia fa’agasolo
fa’asaga i tu’uaiga nei.
“O lea ua amata su’esu’ega a le Matagaluega o Leoleo
e tusa ai o le tele o le mau tu’uaiga fa’asaga i amioga le
taupulea a ni isi o leoleo”, o le saunoaga lea a Save i se talanoaga ma le Samoa News i luga o le telefoni i le vaiaso nei.
Ina ua fesiligia le afioga Save pe matuia tu’uaiga o lo o
faia fa’asaga i leoleo o lo o a’afia, na tali le Sui Komesina
le tumau, “atonu e le matuia tele i auala sa latou fa’atinoina
ai gaioiga e pei ona tu’uaia ai i latou, ae i lalo o le latou
tautoga sa faia latou te puipuia le saogalemu o le atunu’u,
o iina e mafai ona ou fa’apea atu ai e matua sili lava ona
matuia”.
O ni isi o mataupu e pei ona aga’i i ai su’esu’ega
fa’alotoifale a le Ofisa o Leoleo, o mataupu e aofia ai tu’uaiga
mai se ali’i pagota, sa fa’ao’olima ni isi o leoleo o le toese ma
pagota ia te ia, o isi tu’uaiga e aofia ai le mataupu lea na faila
ai e se aiga mai Pago Pago sa latou tagi fa’asea i le Ofisa o le
Komesina, fa’asaga i ni ali’i leoleo sa latou fa’ao’olima i se
tamaititi o le aiga e a’afia i le gasegase o le mafaufau, fa’apea
ai ma le mataupu e pei ona tu’uaia ai se leoleo o le Falepuipui
Tamaiti, i lona fa’ao’olima lea i se teineititi o lo o taofia ai i
le falepuipui.
Na fa’amaonia mai e Save le mae’a lea ona faia o suiga
fa’asaga i leoleo o lo o faia aga’i i ai su’esu’ega, e ala i le
tofia o i latou e galulue i isi vaega o le Ofisa o Leoleo, a o
fa’agasolo ai suesuega a le Ofisa tutotonu a leoleo.
E le o se taimi muamua lenei ua alia’e mai ai tu’uaiga
fa’asaga i ni isi o leoleo e aofia ai ma ni isi o leoleo o le toese,
i lo latou fa’ao’olima lea i ni isi o pagota.
“O le fa’amaoniga o le tula’i so o mai o lenei fa’afitauli, o
lea o lo o fa’agasolo i luma o le fa’amasinoga fa’aitumalo i le
taimi nei le mataupu fa’asaga i se ali’i leoleo o le toese, o lo o
tu’uaia i lona fa’ao’olima lea i se ali’i pagota, ma e foliga mai
ua leva ona tutupu fa’afitauli nei ae ou te le i o o mai i le ofisa
lenei”, o le saunoaga lea a Save.
I luma o le fa’amasinoga fa’aitumalo i le taeao ananafi, na
taua ai fo’i e le afioga i le ali’i fa’amasino ia John L. Ward II
le tulaga lava fo’i lea e tasi, ina ua sauni e tu’uina mai lana
fa’aiuga fa’asaga i se ali’i pagota na ta’usala i lona fa’ao’olima
i le isi fo’i ali’i pagota.
Saunoa Ward II e fa’apea, ua tele mataupu e faatatau
i faaoogalima o lo o tutupu i totonu o le toese ua oo mai i
luma o le fa’amasinoga, e le gata i le fa’aoolima o pagota i isi
pagota, ae oo lava foi i leoleo ua faaoolima pagota.
Feso’ota’i mai i le tusitala ia [email protected]
Le taimi na asia ai e le afioga i le Kovana sili ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga ma sui o lana kapeneta
[ata: AF]
le nofoaga autu o le toese i Tafuna i le tausaga na te’a nei.
Save — E le o le ituaiga olaga na
tatau ona ola ai pagota ma leoleo
tusia Ausage Fausia
O ripoti e fa’atatau i fa’afitauli o lo o tula’i mai i totonu o le toese i Tafuna i le va o pagota
ma Leoleo, na saunoa ai le afioga i le Sui Komesina le tumau a le Matagaluega o Leoleo ia Save
Liuato Tuitele e fa’apea, “e le tatau ona i ai se tulaga fa’apea e ola ai pagota ma leoleo i totonu
o le toese”.
“E le tatau ona tutupu ni mea fa’apea i totonu o le toese i Tafuna, so o se tagata ua fa’aigoa o
le pagota, ua i ai tulafono e tatau ona ia usitaia ao tuli ai lona fa’asalaga, e fa’apena fo’i i le leoleo
o le falepuipui, e i ai fo’i ona ia tiute tauave e tatau ona fa’atino”, o se vaega lea o le saunoaga a
Save i se fa’atalatalanoaga ma le Samoa News i le vaiaso nei, e tusa ai o fa’afitauli o lo o tutupu
i le toese i Tafunaj, lea na aofia i le saunoaga a le afioga i le Fa’amasino Sili i le taimi na lau ai
le fa’asalaga a se ali’i pagota i le vaiaso na te’a nei.
Na taua e le afioga i le fa’amasino sili ia Michael Kruse i le taimi na lau ai le fa’asalaga o le
ali’i pagota o Leuma Malala i le vaiaso na te’a nei, o molimau mai pagota fa’apea ai ma ripoti
mai le Ofisa Nofova’ava’aia, ua lava lea e fa’amaonia mai ai o lo o i ai mea o lo o tutupu i le va
o leoleo ma pagota i totonu o le toese i Tafuna.
Na taua e Kruse i se vaega o lana saunoaga mataupu e pei ona tuuaia ai se ali’i leoleo, i lona
fa’aoolima lea i se ali’i pagota i luma o le isi leoleo o le toese, aemaise ai ripoti i pagota e ulufale
ma ulufale i totonu o le toese e aunoa ma le fa’atinoina o tiute a leoleo o le toese o le siaki lea o
latou tino i le taimi e toe ulufale atu ai.
Sa taua fo’i e Kruse i le isi vaega o lana saunoaga e fa’apea, e i ai le pagota o lo o pei o se sifi
i totonu o le toese, e fai uma fo’i e leoleo mea e mana’o i ai le pagota lea.
E le i taua e Kruse po o ai le igoa o lea pagota, a o ai fo’i leoleo o lo o fa’atinoina mea o lo o
ia mana’o i ai.
Saunoa Save e fa’apea, e le tatau ona tuu aunoa e leoleo o le toese pagota e fai le mea latou te
loto i ai, aua o pagota o tagata o lo o nonofo i lalo o le tulafono.
“E faigofie lava le mataupu, soo se pagota e alu i fafo e tatau ona su’e uma lona tino pe a
toe fo’i atu i totonu, e le tatau fo’i ona tuu avanoa leoleo o le toese i pagota, ae tatau ona tutusa
pagota uma i le vaavaai a leoleo”, o le isi lea saunoaga a Save.
Ae ui i fa’afitauli e pei ona taua, o ni isi o itu na taua e le afioga Save o lo o mafua ai ona
tutupu nei faaletonu, e le gata e le lava leoleo o lo o galulue i le toese ae fa’aletonu le nofoaga o
lo o taofia ai pagota.
Saunoa Save, ua galulue nei le matagaluega mo le sailia o auala e foia ai fa’afitauli o lo o tula’i
mai i le toese i 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 AUALA TUAI which is situated in or near
the village of ALOFAU, Country of SAOLE Island of TUTUILA, from TUATO’O DR. SEAKERISE
TUATO’O of the village of ALOFAU as a/an INDIVIDUALLY-OWNED land of APOMATAGI LEPOGA
TUATO’O & TUATO’O SEAKERISE TUATO’O.
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
notice. If no objection is filed within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice, the land
proposed herein 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:
JUNE 3, 2014 thru AUGUST 4, 2014
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 AUALA TUAI, e tu pe latalata ane i le nu’u o
ALOFAU, Itumalo o SAOLE i le motu o TUTUILA, ina ia fa’amauina e TUATO’O DR. SEAKERISE
TUATO’O. ole fanua TOTINO o APOMATAGI LEPOGA TUATO’O & TUATO’O SEAKERISE TUATO’O.
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’iesega tusitusia i le Ofisa o le Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na fa’aalia ai lea
fa’aaliga. Afai 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.
06/07 & 07/07/14
Toe fa’aopoopo fa’asalaga o se ali’i pagota…
tusia Ausage Fausia
E 45 aso lea ua fa’asala ai e le fa’amasinoga
fa’aitumalo le ali’i pagota o Michael Agasiva i
le taeao ananafi, ina ua ta’usala o ia i le moliaga
o le fa’atupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele, e mafua
mai i le fa’alavelave lea na ia fa’ao’olima ai i se
isi ali’i pagota ma manu’a ai lea ali’i.
E ui na finau le itu a le malo ina ia fa’asala
Agasiva i le toese mo le umi e 6 masina, o le
fa’asalaga pito maualuga lea o lo o fa’atulaga
mai i le tulafono mo le moliaga o le fa’atupu
vevesi i nofoaga faitele, peita’i na taua e le ali’i
fa’amasino o John Ward II e fa’apea, o le 45 aso
lea ua manatu le fa’amasinoga e fa’aopoopo i
le fa’asalaga a le ua molia o lo o tuliina nei, o
se fa’asalaga pito talafeagai lea i le silasila a le
fa’amasinoga.
Saunoa fo’i Ward e fa’apea, sa i ai le isi
ali’i pagota na fa’asala e le fa’amasinoga na te
tuliina le umi e 90 aso i le toese i Tafuna, ina ua
ta’usala o ia i le moliaga mama o le fa’ao’olima
i le tulaga tolu, ona o le fa’alavelave lea fo’i
na ia fa’ao’olima ai i se ali’i pagota na taofia
fa’atasi i laua i totonu o le toese.
Na maua le avanoa e fa’afofoga ai le
fa’amasinoga i fa’afinauga fa’ai’u a loia mo
itu e lua e tusa ai o se fa’asalaga e talafeagai
mo lenei mataupu. Na taua e le loia a Agasiva
o Sharron Rancourt e fa’apea, o lo o taua i le
ripoti a leoleo, e le na o Agasiva na a’afia i le
mataupu lenei, ae sa i ai fo’i le a’afiaga o se ali’i
leoleo o le falepuipui sa faia ai.
Na taua e se molimau e fa’apea, o le vevesi
lenei na tula’i mai ina ua tatala e se leoleo o le
falepuipui le faitoto’a o le sela sa loka ai le ali’i
na a’afia, ma mafai ai loa ona alu atu Agasiva
ma fasi lea ali’i.
Na taua fo’i e Rancourt e fa’apea, o Agasiva
o lo o tuli sona fa’asalaga fa’afalepuipui e 5
tausaga, ae na talia e le Komiti o le Palola lana
talosaga e tatala ai o ia i tua i le tausaga na te’a
nei, ae na toe suia lea fa’aiuga ina ua fa’alogo
sui o le Komiti i fa’amatalaga e fa’atatau i le
mataupu lenei, lea na fa’atoa faila e le malo
ina ua tuana’i nai masina talu ona tula’i mai le
fa’alavelave.
Na taua fo’i e Rancourt i le fa’amasinoga le
tulaga toatele ua i ai le aofai o pagota i le toese
i le taimi nei, ma o se tasi lea o itu e ao fo’i ona
iloilo toto’a i sa latou fa’aiuga.
Saunoa Ward e fa’apea, e le o se taimi
muamua lea ua taulimaina ai e le fa’amasinoga
fa’aitumalo mataupu e a’afia ai tulaga tau
fa’ao’olima i totonu o le toese i Tafuna, ma o
ni isi o nei mataupu e a’afia ai pagota ae o isi
mataupu o lo o a’afia ai leoleo o le toese.
Na fa’afetaia e le fa’amasinoga fa’afinauga a
loia e tusa ai o lenei mataupu, peita’i i le silasila
a le fa’amasinoga, so o se pagota e taofia i le
toese e tatau lava ona ia usitaia tulafono uma o
lo o pulea ma fa’atautaia ai le nofoaga.
Saunoa fo’i Ward e fa’apea, e talitonu le
fa’amasinoga e le talafeagai le fa’asala o Agasiva mo le 6 masina mo le moliaga o le faatupu
vevesi i nofoaga faitele lea ua ta’usala ai o ia, ao
lea na latou fa’asalaina le isi fo’i alii pagota mo
le umi e 90 aso, ina ua ta’usala o ia i le moliaga
o le fa’aoolima i le tulaga tolu.
Na vaaia le luelue o le ulu o le ali’i o Agasiva i le saunoaga lea a le ali’i fa’amasino, ma
tu’uina mai ai loa le fa’aiuga a le fa’amasinoga,
e fa’asala Agasiva mo le umi e 45 aso.
O lea fa’asalaga o le a fa’aopoopo i lana
fa’asalaga e 5 tausaga o lo o tuli i le taimi nei.
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The American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition and
Partners cordially invites you and your family to join us in
celebrating the lives of loved ones lost to cancer and the lives
of cancer survivors by participating in the following events:
June 8th @ 3:00 p.m. - Matu’u CCCAS candlelight service
June 14th @ 6:00 a.m. - Lion’s Park “Walk & Dance” for
cancer survivors (2 miles walk & Zumba workout).
For any further information please contact the
Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Office at 633-4589
Notice for Proposed Registration of Matai Title
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 6.0105 of the Revised Code of American Samoa
that a claim of succession which has been filed with the Territorial Registrar’s office for the
registration of the Matai Title AEA of the village of PAVAIAI by LAUFASA VAA TAAMU of the village of
PAVAIAII, county of TUALAUTA, WESTERN District.
THE TERRITORIAL REGISTRAR is satisfied that the claim, petition by the family and certificate of
the village chiefs are in proper form.
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 days
from the date of posting. If no counterclaim, nor any objection is filed by the expiration of said 60
days, the matai title AEA shall be registered in the name of LAUFASA VAA TAAMU in accordance with
the laws of American Samoa.
POSTED:
MAY 23, 2014 thru JULY 22, 2014
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 6.0105 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 AEA o le nu’u o PAVAIAI e LAUFASA VAA TAAMU o
PAVAIAII 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 tusitusia 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 LAUFASA VAA TAAMU e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono a
Amerika Samoa.
06/07 & 07/07/14
Thank You!
The Youth Science Career Workshop had a wonderful turn out on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the
Tauese PF Sunia Ocean Center. I would like to express my sincerest thanks to all the individuals,
government agencies, and businesses that helped make this event possible. Kevin Kruse once said,
“Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” Hopefully the youth gained
valuable lessons and will pass on that knowledge. Thank you for making a contribution to the
program! May God bless you all!
Sincerely,
Charity Anna Porotesano
Charles Miller
National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
Samuel Meleisea
Department of Youth & Women’s Affairs
Salefu Tuvalu
National Park of American Samoa
Nerelle Que
KVZK TV
Ace Solia
Computer World
Telesia Mauigoa
Origin Energy
Tutuila Togilau
93KHJ
Brenda Aisoli
South Pacific Missions
Uanita Le’iato Fa’ivae
Solofua Porotesano
Julie Pereira
Porotesano Salanoa
Toni Timoteo
Elaine & Nonito Que
Maoputasi Fano
Sandra King Young
Shiki Leaupepe
Casuallen Fale
Shardonae Ah Soon Nua
Michael Agasiva
[ata: AF]
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THE BOB FRANKEN COLUMN
Fighting the Fat of the Land
By Bob Franken
We just fester with prejudice. As deep-seated as racial and
sexual biases are, at least we’re dealing with them, and most
of us understand that they’re wrong. But when it comes to our
intolerance of weight, we don’t give a second thought. Our
body bigotry is so ingrained that we consider it completely
acceptable to make fun of fat people and to consider those who
are overweight to be lesser people. What’s really ridiculous is
that the contempt is aimed at an awful lot of us.
A brand-new study tallies the rate of obesity in the United
States at nearly a third of the population, over 87 million Americans. Not only do all of us suffer terrible hits to our self-esteem,
but there are the physical dangers of that excess poundage: diabetes, heart problems, cancer, the list goes on. Obesity itself
is a disease, often brought on by an addiction not just to food
but, more insidiously, to the toxic concoctions the processors
prepare and constantly advertise.
Any attempts to intervene are crushed by the conglomerates
that make massive profits by pushing their narcotic morsels on
us. They particularly target our children. Woe be to the political
figure who tries to intervene. Just ask Michelle Obama.
One would think that the first lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign
and its stated goal of helping our young people get fit would not
be all that controversial. What would make more sense than
replacing unhealthy fare with healthy? No deep-fried stuff,
no empty calories. Instead, offer up tasty, nutritious choices.
But the purveyors of the bad stuff don’t like that. So they’ve
enlisted their GOP buddies in Congress to take “Let’s Move”
and stop it dead in its tracks.
Educators -- some of them, anyway -- have been recruited to
complain that the kiddies just won’t eat their veggies and fruits.
They want pizza with tomato sauce to be declared a vegetable.
Their resistance is amplified in Washington by school-nutrition
associations that claim laudable purpose until you look closely
and discover that a bulk of their financing comes from industry.
That’s all the House Republicans need. So now they’re
trying to pass legislation that would allow local districts to
get a waiver from requirements that they serve healthy meals.
Pardon the pun, but that would gut the campaign.
Wouldn’t a better idea be for them to work harder to come
up with selections that students like even though they’re good
for them?
To her credit, Ms. Obama is fighting back -- or, in this case,
writing back. There she was on The New York Times op-ed
page telling us that “Our kids deserve so much more than this.”
She was referring to the usual game that our politicians play
where the well-being of citizens is completely ignored.
Obesity is right up there with cigarette smoking when it
comes to habits that can kill us, habits that are incredibly difficult to break. Clearly, though, the better way would be to
develop healthy eating routines in our children, which, along
with encouraging exercise is what “Let’s Move” is about. The
question is, Will it survive the Washington swamp? You know
the answer: Fat chance.
(c) 2014 Bob Franken
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In this March 28, 2014 photo South Dakota rancher Tom Soukup looks at a video monitor at a
hospital in Wagner, S.D., that connects its clinic with Avera Health physicians in Sioux Falls, SD.
The 72-year-old was badly injured four years ago after being pinned against a wall by a cow on
his Wagner ranch. When Soukup arrived at the clinic in Wagner the doctor on duty used Avera’s
telemedicine network to connect with Sioux Falls doctors who talked him through treating the
(AP photo/Jeremy Waltner)
rancher’s injuries.
Rural clinics increasingly
depend on “telemedicine”
WAGNER, S.D. (AP) — Fifty years in
farming had given Tom Soukup a few brushes
with his own mortality, but after a cow pinned
him against a wall, death felt closer than ever.
He lay on the muddy ground and began to pray,
every gasp feeling like a stab to the chest.
Although the nearest clinic was just a
10-minute drive from Soukup’s South Dakota
ranch, the doctor on duty did not have much
experience treating such injuries. He had rarely
inserted chest tubes and wanted guidance from
another physician without having to consult a
medical reference book.
So the clinic in tiny Wagner connected by
video to doctors in Sioux Falls, who talked him
through the steps to stop the bleeding and drain
the blood collecting inside the 72-year-old man
back in March 2010.
It’s a system that’s gaining wider use across
the rural U.S., where there are often few primary
care doctors and even fewer emergency rooms.
Although so-called telemedicine has been
around for at least two decades, the practice is
fast becoming a standard feature in many small
communities, even as other public services such
as police and fire protection decline.
Soukup watched the monitor on the wall as
the “doctor in Sioux Falls was telling the doctor
down here how to do that procedure.”
A growing number of South Dakota health
care providers are being assisted by a 24-hour
emergency medicine hub based in Sioux Falls
that uses two-way audio and video feeds.
The operator, Avera Health, has a telemedicine
network that includes 86 hospitals in seven states
in the West and Midwest. It expects to have contracts with 100 facilities by the end of the year.
The rapid expansion in telemedicine has led
facilities to link up with providers well beyond
their immediate region. “The fact that they are
going across state lines was almost unheard of 10
years ago,” said Jonathan Linkous, chief executive of the American Telemedicine Association.
Since the first hospitals were connected in
2008, Avera’s system has hosted more than
9,500 video encounters — about 4,000 within
the last 12 months.
Not all of the hospitals connected to the network are part of Avera Health, and they must pay
for the equipment and a yearly rate for the service.
The operator declined to provide the average
cost of the service, citing competitive reasons.
But Avera’s senior vice president of quality ini-
tiatives, Deanna Larson, said the amount each
hospital pays is less than the average salary of an
emergency physician, which is about $270,000,
according to industry estimates.
North Dakota has 29 facilities connected to
the network, the largest number of any state.
South Dakota has 23 connections, and Minnesota has 18.
When Soukup arrived at the clinic, nurses
and the doctor on call quickly concluded that the
1,400-pound cow had punctured one of his lungs.
Within seconds, they connected with the e-Emergency service with the push of a button on a wall.
The Sioux Falls staff guided Soukup’s physician as he made a 1-inch incision between the
ribs, pushed a finger through muscles and cleared
the way for a tube.
At the same time, nurses in Sioux Falls
charted all medications administered to Soukup,
allowing the Wagner nurses to keep their hands
on the patient instead of jotting down notes. A
Sioux Falls physician located a helicopter to pick
up the patient and transferred his record to the
receiving hospital, expediting the transport and
avoiding duplication of tests.
That kind of organization is especially helpful
when multiple victims arrive at a rural facility,
said Dr. Timothy Taylor, a doctor at a clinic in
Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Because the clinic is in an isolated resort area,
“we can be overwhelmed in an instant,” Taylor
said, explaining that the e-services allow the staff
to coordinate patient care with a nurse if Taylor
is tied up with another patient.
Wagner, a one-stoplight town with a handful
of gas stations, one pharmacy and a phonebook
dominated by a few last names, is 110 miles from
Sioux Falls, home to the nearest trauma center.
For Bryan Slaba, CEO of the Wagner hospital, Avera’s telemedicine service has helped him
recruit and retain medical residents and physicians.
“The younger docs embraced it because they
have all the support mechanism around them
when they’re going through residency,” said
Slaba, whose hospital joined the network in 2008
with the help of a federal grant. “They get out in
this rural community, and they look around and
there’s nobody around for 60 miles.”
Soukup made a full recovery but now leaves
most of the farmwork to his son-in-law so he can
spend winters in Arizona with his wife, Linda.
“Fifteen years ago,” Linda Soukup said, “this
probably would have had a different outcome.”
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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Pago Pago American Samoa 96799
Proclamation
CANCER SURVIVOR MONTH
WHEREAS, a “cancer survivor” is defined as anyone living with a history of cancer—from the
moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, and there are nearly 14 million cancer
survivors in the United States and its Territories; and
WHEREAS, since over 1.6 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the United States and
its Territories this year, increased access to quality cancer care, screening, and prevention—
especially among the people of American Samoa— must be a top priority in our community; and
WHEREAS, cancer is the second leading cause of death in American Samoa; and
WHEREAS, the people of American Samoa are reminded and encouraged to not smoke, to eat
a healthy diet, exercise regularly, limit their risk factors to reduce the chances of developing
cancer; and
WHEREAS, the Territory of American Samoa has an active, productive cancer survivor
population; and
WHEREAS, hundreds of communities worldwide will be celebrating life during the month of
June; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LEMANU P. MAUGA, Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa, do
hereby proclaim JUNE 2014 as CANCER SURVIVOR MONTH in the Territory of American
Samoa and the community is reminded to renew our push to defeat cancer, honor those we have
lost, lend our support to survivors, and bring new hope to all struggling with this disease.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the
Territory of American Samoa to be affixed.
Dated this 5th day of June, 2014, in the Territory of American Samoa.
LEMANU P. MAUGA
Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
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Man attacks outside Georgia court
& wounds deputy
An American flag is placed in the sand of Omaha Beach, western France, Friday, June 6, 2014.
Veterans and Normandy residents are paying tribute to the thousands who gave their lives in the
D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France 70 years ago.
World leaders and dignitaries including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II will
gather to honor the more than 150,000 American, British, Canadian and other Allied D-Day
troops who risked and gave their lives to defeat Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
NEWS IN BRIEF
Sikhs, guards clash with swords
at India shrine
NEW DELHI (AP) — Sikhs brandishing
swords and sticks and shouting for a new homeland clashed with guards at the faith’s holiest
shrine in India, an official said. Six people were
wounded. The clash occurred during a ceremony
marking the anniversary of the storming of the
shrine by the Indian army in June 1984 in the
northern city of Amritsar, said Kiran Jyoti Kaur,
a Golden Temple management spokeswoman.
Kaur said supporters of the Shiromani Akali
Dal, led by Simranjeet Singh Mann, turned
violent and then were chased away by temple
guards. They were shouting slogans for an independent Sikh homeland.
The CNN-IBN television channel said police
detained nearly 50 people and that many shops
closed because of the tension. Naresh Gujral, a
leader of governing Akali Dal group in the state,
condemned the clash inside the shrine.
The 1984 Indian army operation to establish
control over the shrine, ordered by then-Prime
Minister Indira Gandhi, was one of the most contentious episodes in India’s battle against Sikh
separatists in the 1980s. Sikh militants had holed
up in the temple for months. The army botched
an attempt to clear them from the holy site, badly
underestimating the resistance at first before
being drawn into a three-day assault.
The attack outraged Sikhs and led to a catastrophic breakdown in communal relations.
When Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh
guards in a revenge attack a few months later, the
country erupted. Mobs overran trains and went
house to house across northern India, beating
and killing thousands of Sikhs, hacking many to
death and burning others alive. The insurgency
was stamped out in the late 1980s.
Korean boy critical after
3-story hotel room fall
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County officials say a 7-year-old boy is in critical condition
after falling 35 feet from the third-floor window
of a Del Mar hotel.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Dustin Lopez tells KGTV that
the boy and his family were visiting San Diego
from Korea and staying at the Clarion Del Mar
Inn. He says the boy was left playing alone in the
hotel room when he fell Thursday, landing in a
parking lot. Relatives discovered the fall when
they checked on him.
Lopez says he doesn’t know if the boy
opened the window or if it was already open but
the department’s child abuse unit is handling
the case. The boy was flown to Rady Children’s
Hospital, where Lopez says he’s being treated
for a broken leg and head trauma.
Judge chastises Ohio suspect
in kindergarten melee
CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge on Friday
chastised a man accused of starting a melee that
involved up to 20 people at a southwest Ohio kindergarten graduation earlier in the week. Hamilton
County Municipal Court Judge Bernie Bouchard
said 33-year-old Raymond Walker showed poor
judgment. “As an adult, he is supposed to set an
example,” Bouchard said as he set bond at $50,000
on charges of assault and inducing panic. “He’s
showing all these kids that vigilante justice is OK.”
Defense attorney Victor Dwayne Sims said
there has been a rush to judgment and that the case
has been blown out of proportion. “I think that certainly, violence is not a good thing for our children
to see,” Sims told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “However, there is such a thing as reality TV that we
seem to want our children to watch all the time.”
He said Walker, who turned himself in
Thursday, is a father who works as a landscaper.
Police say Walker hit another man on Monday
over an apparent domestic dispute while newly
graduated kindergarten students were celebrating
with punch and cookies, triggering a melee that
resulted in the lockdown of an elementary school
in Mount Healthy while police responded.
17 Indian police convicted
of killing arrested man
NEW DELHI (AP) — Seventeen Indian
police officers were convicted Friday of kidnapping and killing a 22-year-old jobseeker in custody and could face the death penalty.
The New Delhi court where they were convicted will announce their sentences on Monday,
said Kanchan Prasad, a spokeswoman for India’s
federal investigating agency. They could be sentenced to death or to life in prison.
The conviction of 17 police officers in a single
case is believed to be unprecedented in India. Prosecutors said Ranbir Singh had gone to the northern
Indian city of Dehradun looking for a job when he
was arrested by police for allegedly committing a
robbery. He died in police custody in 2009.
Judge J.P. Malik also convicted the police
officers of entering into a criminal conspiracy
to kill Singh. The officers denied the charges
against them and can appeal their conviction in a
higher court. The case was shifted to New Delhi
from Dehradun, the capital of Uttrakhand state,
after the victim’s father, Ravindra Singh, filed a
petition in India’s top court arguing that he did
not expect justice from the state police as their
officers were involved in the crime.
Rights groups often accuse Indian security
forces of torturing and killing people in custody
to force them to confess.
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CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A man wielding an assault rifle,
explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a
Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was
killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.
Dennis Marx had been due in court Friday morning to plead
guilty in a drug case.
He arrived at the courthouse wearing body armor in a rented
SUV with both homemade and commercially made explosives,
two handguns, zip ties, water and other gear.
He dropped homemade spike strips and used smoke devices in
an effort to keep officers from reaching him, said Forsyth County
Sheriff Duane Piper.
Authorities were familiar with Marx, who had placed obstacles around his home about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta when
officers came to arrest him in the past.
Bomb squads carefully checked the home in a hilly, wooded
neighborhood, fearing he may have set explosive traps around the
property. While explosive devices were found inside the home,
they were not set to detonate, Piper said. Marx had left his house
several days before the attack, Piper said.
The wounded deputy prevented others from getting hurt when
he encountered Marx, Piper said. The sheriff’s office said in
a news release that Marx tried to run over the deputy, and the
deputy then shot at Marx.
“When the deputy engaged him outside, it saved lives,” Piper
said. “The entire situation was solved by that deputy’s actions.”
Other deputies heard the gunshots and rushed to help, leading
to a gunbattle that lasted about two minutes and involved eight
deputies, Piper said.
It was not clear which one fired the fatal shot, he said.
The downtown area around the courthouse remained cordoned
off by police tape Friday evening.
Marx has had numerous run-ins with the law, dating to at least
2011. In August of that year, he was arrested on numerous felony
charges, including selling marijuana and weapon possession.
That same month, authorities filed papers in an effort to seize
weapons and money found after an undercover officer bought
drugs from Marx.
Court documents show authorities wanted to seize two dozen
handguns and rifles, 71 gun magazines and $24,311 in cash.
The seizure case was put on hold while the criminal charges
were pending, said Richard Grossman, who represented Marx in
the seizure case. Another attorney representing Marx had negotiated a “very favorable” plea deal for the man in the criminal case,
and Marx had been scheduled to plead guilty on Friday morning.
“It seems like he was really afraid and did this irrational act,”
said Grossman.
Marx had filed a federal civil rights complaint against the sheriff’s department in 2013, according to court records.
The complaint accused the sheriff’s department of using
excessive force and illegal searches. Marx said in the complaint
that officers hit him when he was standing with his hands up,
used chemical agents to make him believe an explosion or fire
had occurred and used an extra set of handcuffs that cut off circulation to his hands.
Meanwhile, the wounded deputy, who has been with the
department for 25 years, was shot below his knee.
He suffered two broken bones in his leg and underwent surgery Friday afternoon. He is expected to make a full recovery. His
name was not released.
The streets in the neighborhood where Marx lived are steep,
narrow and lined with modest homes nestled close together among
the trees. Neighbor Dorothy Varano said it’s a calm and peaceful
place to live where neighbors are friendly but don’t involve themselves in each other’s business.
Varano has lived just up the street from where Marx lived for
the last 10 years. She said she had a run-in with him seven or
eight years ago when she was walking her Maltese dog, Daisy,
past his house and his dog attacked hers. His dog grabbed hers in
its jaws and shook the Maltese back and forth. Marx told her his
dog wasn’t being aggressive and was just playing with her dog
like a toy.
Her dog was badly injured and required expensive treatment,
and she was surprised when Marx offered to pay her vet bill. He
paid it, gave her a small electronic device that emits a sound that’s
supposed to stop an attacking dog and gave her a box of candy.
Still, she said she decided long ago that she would steer clear
of Marx.
“I decided he was not a person I was going to cross in any way
because he would probably slash my tires or put something in my
gas tank,” she said.
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Notice for Proposed Registration of Land
by Joyetter Feagimaali’i-Luamanu, Samoa News Reporter
Michale AGASIVA ENTERS GUITLY PLEA
Repeat offender, inmate Michale Agasiva entered into a plea agreement with the government when
he appeared in the District Court yesterday to answer to Public Peace Disturbance and Third Degree
Assault charges. Agasiva was charged on allegations that he assaulted another inmate. During the
status hearing, both sides informed the court they’ve entered into a plea agreement. Agasiva pleaded
guilty to the PPD count while the remaining charge was dismissed.
District Court Judge John Ward asked Agasiva what happened and Agasiva explained that it
had been three nights in a row he was unable to sleep as one of the inmates in the cell near him was
making too much noise. Agasiva further told the court that on Aug. 10, 2014, he went looking for the
inmate who had been screaming the night before and slapped him. Agasiva is currently serving five
years in jail for assaulting a man with a machete. Ward accepted the plea agreement in this matter.
VESI MALUA PLACED ON PROBATION
Vesi Malua has been placed on 12 months probation after appearing before the District Court for
third degree assault. This is in connection with an incident where the defendant punched a taxi driver
who refused to take him where he wanted to go.
Malua apologized for is actions to the court, the government and the taxi driver.
District Court Judge John Ward sentenced the defendant to 12 months probation under certain
conditions. He pointed out the 13 days that Malua spent at the Tafuna Correctional Facility suffices
in this matter. In other conditions, the defendant was ordered not to consume any alcoholic beverage,
not congregate with those who are drinking, or enter any bars or taverns. He was also ordered to
apologize to the victim in this case. Court filings say that Malua and his friends were at a club located
in the old bowling alley building back in April, and at the end of the night they contacted a cab for
transportation. However when the taxi arrived, the driver refused to take Malua and his friends as
they were overly intoxicated. Malua then swore at the taxi driver and threatened him. The taxi driver
attempted to explain to the defendant why he was refusing to take them, when Malua punched him.
The taxi driver was not inured from the assault.
MAN ACQUITTED ON FELONY CHARGE, CONVICTED FOR MISDEMEANORS
Members of a Jury acquitted Naseri Lemoa, 20, of felony burglary but convicted him of property
damage, trespassing and underage drinking, which are misdemeanors. Assistant Attorney General
Tony Graf during opening statement stated that on Oct. 2, 2012 in Ottoville, the defendant allegedly
broke into a home and after entering the house he touched a girl on her stomach.
Defense Counsel, Public Defender Douglas Fiaui told the court the defendant entered his aunt’s
house because he was looking for a place to sleep, because he was scared to go home as he was
intoxicated and he did not intend to conduct any criminal activity.
Following the verdict, Lemoa was released from jail pending his sentencing on June 27.
E te fia
Poka?
tusia: Toleafoa Haserota Auvaa
O LE PUSI UA PE
E ta ane loa le 12 i le leva o le po ae faatoa manatua e Sione
lana maile fagafao o lo o i fafo, e pei lava o le tausiga o se tamaititi, e alofa ma faapelepele lava i ai, ae fetaui lava le tatala atu
e Sione o le faitotoa ae ona vaaia lana ta’ifau o lo o ta’aalo mai
ma le tama’i pusi a le toeaina o Ufi, ma le vaai atu, ua pe si pusi
i faiga a lana maile.
Tamoe atu Sione ua aumai i totonu o lana maile toe sii mai
ma le pusi lea ua pe, ma le vaai atu, ua palapala uma le tino o si
pusi, ona faasaga atu loa lea o le tama ma ote i lana tama’i maile,
“Sole Whiskey, makua’i e leaga kele sole, vaai la i ai o lea ua pe
le pusi ia ke oe ...” E lei toe faatali le alii ae ua laa atu loa i tua
o le sink ma faataele lelei ai le tino o le pusi, ua fufulu ese uma
palapala ma le toto sa pisia ai lona tino, ona faamago lea o le tino
i le dryer mo le umi toeititi oo i le 3 itula, ona toe tolotolo lea o
le alii ma toe faataatia le pusi i luma o le fale o si toeaina o Ufi.
E usu atu Sione i le taeao ae tei i le tala ata ane i ai o Ufi, “sole,
faakoa ou vaai lea i se pusi alii ga kagu aku fo’i agagafi iga ua
pe ae malama age gei le kaeao ua koe kaokooko mai foi i luma
o le fale ua koe ola mai foe, e sa’o lava la e 9 ola o le pusi alii”.
Ua na o le u o nifo Sione ma valaau ane ia Ufi, “e sao lava la
le kala sa ou faalogo muamua ai, fai mai e pule lava le pusi i le
aofai o ola e fia ola ai, e ke kau kigaiga fua e kau maikau ola o le
pusi, e pule lava le pusi i le aofa’i o oga ola ...”
FAAETEETE I LE MAILE FEAI
I se tasi o faleoloa e pipii ai le faasalalauga faapea, “Faaeteete
i le maile feai”.
O tagata uma la e aga’i atu i le faleoloa lenei, e muamua lava
tilotilo solo ao lei ulufale i totonu o le faleoloa ina ua tau atu i le
faasalalauga lea, ina nei osofai e le maile se isi.
Oo i le isi aso faasasao atu lava le tamaloa o Lua, tilotilo atu o
le matua tele lava o le maile lea e i luma o le counter o le faleoloa,
fesili loa i le faatauoloa, “sole, o le a se vavega sa fai ua mafua
ai ona feai lau maile alii”, tali le faatauoloa, “E leai, e le feai le
maile, o le soli soo se tagata pe a o mai i totonu o le faleoloa”.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the request which has been received by the
Territorial Registrar for the registration of a certain land MAATOA which is situated in or near the
village of TA’, Country of TA’ Island of MANU’A, from SAEGA MOLIGA of the village of TA’ as a/an
INDIVIDUALLY OWNED land of SAEGA MOLIGA.
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
notice. If no objection is filed within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice, the land
proposed herein 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:
JUNE 3, 2014 thru AUGUST 4, 2014
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 MAATOA, e tu pe latalata ane i le nu’u o TA’,
Itumalo o TA’ i le motu o MANU’A, ina ia fa’amauina e SAEGA MOLIGA. ole fanua TOTINO o SAEGA
MOLIGA.
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’iesega tusitusia i le Ofisa o le Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na fa’aalia ai lea
fa’aaliga. Afai 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.
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planting and research project, ASCMP announces internship opportunities
for 4 high school students to participate in this wetland conservation
project. The internship will offer educational research, documentation, as
well as hands-on field work experience at designated wetland sites.
Interested applicants are required to submit a short essay incorporating
all of the following:
• What are Wetlands?
• Why are Wetlands important?
• How can you help preserve Wetlands?
Dute Date: Wednesday - June 11, 2014
Submit to DOC by 4:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Solialofi Tuaumu at 633-5155 ext. 274 or
via email [email protected]
Fa’afetai lava,
Keniseli F. Lafaele, Director
Department of Commerce
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MALIU LE ALII FOMA’I O DR. ATHERTON
Ua misia e le toatele o le atunuu o Samoa le tautua
alofa ma le soifua galue o le alii foma’i o Dr. John
Atherton, e pei ona faamaonia mai e lona faletua o
Papalii Dr. Viopapa Annadale-Atherton.
O le aso 2 Iuni 2014 i le falema’i i Motootua na
maliu ai le ali’i fomai i se gasegase tigaina, ma e maliu
o ia toeitiiti lava aulia lona aso soifua i le aso 18 Iuni.
Na taua e lona faletua le tautua sa mafai ona faatinoina e lenei alii, lea foi sa mafai ona manuia ai ni isi
o le atunuu o Samoa i tausaga ua mavae.
O le a misia lenei tama alofa ma le agalelei i loto o
tagata Samoa e toatele.
TALI LE IUNI LAKAPI A SAMOA
Ao aga’i atu ai le Manu Samoa i ana ta’aloga
faitauina mo le ta’amilosaga o le Ipu a le Pasefika e pei
ona amataina i le vaiaso nei, ua tuu fesili ai le to’atele
o le atunu’u i le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa, po o fea o i ai le
ali’i sa avea ma kapeteni o le Manu Samoa i le Ipu o le
lalolagi ua mavae atu, le susuga a Mahonri Schwalger.
O fesili sa tuuina atu i le pulega a le Iuni Lakapi,
o lo o faavae mai i ripoti e faapea sa teena e le Iuni le
filifilia o Schwalger e avea ma sui o le Manu Samoa i
lenei tausaga. Na faamalamalama e le Pule o le Manu
Samoa ia Namulauulu Sami Leota e fa’apea, e na o
le to’atolu lava ‘hooker’ sa fuafua i ai le filifiliga a le
pulega o le au.
Sa ia faamanino foi e faapea, e i ai lava le aofai o
tama taaalo i tulaga taitasi e gata mai ai le filifiliga a
faiaoga mo le au. Na faauilavea ni isi o le au tusitala
i se feiloaiga sa faia i Samoa ma fesiligia ai le susuga
a Namulauulu e faapea, e toa 48 tama taaalo sa i ai o
latou igoa i le lisi o le au na tuuina atu i le au faasalalau,
peitai ina ua toe tuuina mai le isi lisi mulimuli, e na o le
47 igoa sa i ai ae ua aveese le igoa o Schwalger, peita’i
na faamanino e Namulauulu e fa’apea, atonu o se sasi i
le taimi na lomia ai le lisi o le au na mafua ai lea tulaga.
O se tasi o itu o lo o tuu fesili ai le toatele i le
mafuaaga ua le filifilia ai Schwalger, ona o lo o tulaga
lelei le taalo a lenei alo o le atunuu i le au a le Chiefs
i Niu Sila i le taamilosaga o le Super Rugby o lo o
faagasolo ai, ae o lea lava e le o piki i le au a le Manu
Samoa. E talitonu ni isi e fiafia ma lagolago i lenei alii,
atonu ua mafua ona le toe amanaia Schwalger i le lisi
o le Manu Samoa, ona o le tulaga lea sa ia faailoa ai
auala sese o lo o soona faaaoga i ai tupe a le pulega a le
Manu Samoa, ina ua maea le Ipu o le lalolagi i Niu Sila
i le 2011, lea fo’i sa avea ai o ia ma kapeteni o le au.
FA’ATAUA AGANUU I TOTONU
O AOAOGA I SAMOA
O se taumafaiga ina ia faamalosia pea le aganuu
a Samoa i totonu o aoaoga mo fanau, o se tasi lea ua
mafuaaga ua faatulai ai le polokalame ua faaigoaina
‘Samoa Nei Galo’, ina ia mafai ai ona faamanatu pea
le taua o tu ma aganuu a Samoa i ana tupulaga talavou.
O se tasi la o vaega ua faia ina ia faamalosia atili ai
lenei faamoemoe, ua faatulaga ai loa se Faaaliga tele i
tu ma aganuu i le va o fanau aoga, ina ia mafai ai ona
latou faaali gaioiga faa Samoa e pei o tala faasamoa,
pese, siva ma auala eseese lava o lo o faailoa atili ai le
aganuu a Samoa.
E talitonu le Matagaluega o Tupulaga Talavou ma
Aganuu a Samoa, o le unaia o lenei polokalame o le
a mafai ai ona fesoasoani malosi i le faaleleia ma le
aoaoaina lelei o le aganuu i fanau aoga.
TOE MANATUA TAMA MA TEINE
TUAI AVELE TAUSAGA UA MAVAE
I le faamanatuina ai o le 90 tausaga talu ona faavae
le aoga maualuga a Avele i le atunuu, o le vaiaso nei
na faatautaia ai se sauniga e toe manatua ai i latou sa
asaina mai le galu o le aoga, e aofia ai le sa avea ma
ulua’i Head Boy, le susuga a Anapu Solofa, lea sa avea
ma Taitai ina ua faatoa amata mai le aoga i le aso 12
Iuni 1924.
O teu fugalaau ma meaalofa na momoli atu e tama
ma teine tuai o le kolisi e asia ai le nofoaga o lo o lago
mau ai le susuga a Solofa, atoa ai ma le toe manatuaina
o mea sa tutupu i le aoga i le tele o tausaga ua mavae.
Na tutu faatasi le Asosi o tama ma teine tuai o
le aoga, faapea ai faiaoga ma i latou o lo o aoaoina
i totonu o le aoga i le taimi nei e molimauina lenei
faamoemoe taua.
Talu mai le tausaga e 1924 na faatoa tatala ai le kolisi
o Avele, e pei ona avea ai ma aoga e na o alii sa aoaoina
ai i na taimi, na suia ai loa lona igoa e avea ma Kolisi o
Faatoaga i le 1958, ma maua ai le avanoa ma isi atumotu
o le pasefika e pei o Niue, Tuvalu ma Tonga e aumai ai a
latou fanau aoga e aoaoina i totonu o le kolisi.
O le tausaga e 1972 na toe tuuina atu ai le kolisi o
Avele i lalo o le vaavaaiga a le Ofisa o aoga a le malo,
ma tapunia ai loa i le tausaga e 1987, ina ua a’e se tofa
e fausia le nofoaga autu o le Iunivesite a Samoa i le
nofoaga o lo o i ai le aoga i Vailima i lea taimi.
Na avea nei faafitauli ma itu na solo tete’e ai loa le
aoga ma tama tuai i ia ona po, ma faia ai loa le faaiuga
e le alii palemia sa i ai o Tofilau Eti Alesana e toe tatala
le aoga i le 1988, ma faaauau mai ai lava seia oo mai
i le taimi nei.
Friends and family greet Team Amerika SamoaTuesday after their return from the 2014 Oceania & South Pacific Senior, Junior and Youth Championships in
[photo: Tony Gasu]
New Caledonia, where the weightlifters captured 8 medals including a gold and a silver. ➧ Ausia Orepa Talo se matati’a tele mo lona olaga taalo…
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“O se matati’a maualuga tele lea ua ausia e Orepa mo
Amerika Samoa, ina ua avea o ia o se ulua’i tama’ita’i
ua manumalo i se pine auro mo le atunu’u i le ta’aloga
si’isi’i, ae ua atili ai ona mata’utia lenei fa’aeaea, ona e
lua ana pine auro ia sa maua,” o le saunoaga lea a Fa’agu.
E ui i le faigata o le tulaga sa i ai i latou na tausinio
ma Orepa, peita’i na taua e Fa’agu le leai o se taimi
na vaivai ai lona fa’amoemoe i le taumafaiga a Orepa.
“Talu mai le ulua’i taimi na fa’atoa ulufale mai
ai Orepa e fia i ai i le au si’isi’i u’amea mamafa seia
matou malaga atu i Niu Kaletonia, sa tumau pea lo’u
fa’amoemoega sa i ai, o ia le isi pine auro mo Amerika
Samoa i le lumana’i, ma o ia moemitiga sa i lo’u loto
na mafai ona fa’amaonia e Orepa, ina ua ia manumalo
i pine auro e lua i ta’aloga a le Pasefika i Saute”, o le
saunoaga lea a Fa’agu.
O le ta’amilosaga lea sa faia i Niu Kaletonia, e le gata
sa fa’atautaia ai le ta’amilosaga a le ‘Oceania Championship’, ae sa fa’atautaia ai fo’i le ta’amilosaga o le
‘South Pacific Championshpi’ ma le ‘Junior Olympic
Qualification’.
O Orepa na pine auro i le ta’amilosaga a le ‘Oceania Championship’ toe pine auro i le ta’amilosaga a
le ‘South Pacific Champioship’.
O Orepa, 15 tausaga le matua, e lona tolu i le fanau
e to’a 4 a ona matua, le susuga i le Faifeau A’oa’o
Fesoasoani ia Tualesolo Talo ma le faletua ia Valelia
Anna, o le Ekalesia Katoliko i Lauli’i.
“O Orepa, o se tagata e ese le galue malosi i totonu
o le matou aiga, e fiafia i soo se tagata, o ia fo’i o se
tama’ita’i e tausa’afia ona uiga,” o ni isi ia o le molimau
a si ona tina e fa’atatau ia Orepa.
O Orepa ma ona matua sa galulue i le Fatuaiga mo
le tele o tausaga, peita’i o lea ua tofia i latou e galulue i
le Matagaluega a Sagato Petelo ma Paulo o Lauli’i talu
mai le masina o Mati 2014.
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FED. APPEAL’S COURT ALLOWS MORE TIME FOR RESPONSE
The federal appeal’s court in Washington D.C. has granted a request by the defendants for
additional time to respond to written arguments by plaintiffs and others in the citizenship lawsuit
case involving five American Samoans and one California non profit organization.
The defendants requested an additional 30-days in which to file their briefs in response to
plaintiffs as well as the briefs of the four amici curiae, or friends of the court that support the
plaintiffs.
Briefs by the defendants (the U.S. Secretary of State, the U.S. State Department and two other
officials) were due next week Wednesday.
But with the court’s approval for additional time, the briefs are now due on July 11.
Briefs by intervenors — Congressman Faleomavaega Eni and the American Samoa Government — in support of the defendants are now due July 25.
ANOTHER SOLAR POWER PROJECT COMPLETED FOR LBJ
Funded by the Territorial Energy Office (TEO) with funds left over from the federal stimulus
program, the LBJ Medical Center has completed the installation of another photovoltaic (PV)
project, according to the hospital’s second quarter report for fiscal year 2014.
LBJ says it was made aware of the leftover funds during FY 2013 and then submitted a proposal to TEO to install more PVs at the hospital.
This project started in February this year and was completed the first week of April.
According to the hospital, these additional PVs will assist LBJ in reducing its electric utility
expenses by a projected $300,000 annually.
DIRECTORS URGED TO TAKE PART IN CANCER SURVIVOR EVENTS
In a memo to government directors and chief executive officers, the governor’s chief of staff,
Fiu Johnny Saelua pointed out that June has been declare ‘Cancer Survivor’ month in American
Samoa, “acknowledging those who have survived this dreadful disease.”
“As we see an increase of cancer victims in our territory, it behooves us to become more
aware of this illness and learn of the various options available for us and our loved ones to battle
against cancer,” he said.
Fiu then urged cabinet members to support Cancer Awareness this month and participate in
planned events. He also invited cabinet members to attend tomorrow’s church service, which
starts at 3p.m. at Matu’u CCCAS as part of the Cancer Awareness Month events.
Meanwhile, the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition and its partners invite the
public to join them in “celebrating the lives of loved ones lost to cancer and the lives of cancer
survivors” by participating in tomorrow’s church service and on Jun. 14 starting at 6a.m. at
Lion’s Park for the “Walk & Dance” for cancer survivors (2 miles walk & Zumba workout).
IMMIGRATION REVENUES GOOD IN 2ND QUARTER
The government got a little boost in its revenue collection for the second quarter of fiscal
year 2014 with more than half a million coming from the Immigration Office, which is under the
Department of Legal Affairs.
Immigration Office’s second quarter report states that the office between Jan. 1- Mar. 31,
2014 collected a total of $647,205 in revenues, which includes $169,350 in immigration bonds
and $466,080 in fees for permits — including 14-day permits and guest workers; immigration ID
applications, renewals and clearances.
In conjunction with the Immigration Board, the Immigration Office oversees and regulates the
requests by foreigners to visit, reside and/or work in American Samoa. It also administers and
regulates the ports of entry for the territory — Pago Pago International Airport and Pago Pago
Harbor.
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Tulimanu O KATI LE LEOLEO NANA
o le
fa’aolataga
‘E TASI LE EKALESIA E FUSIA E LE AGAGA SA.’
(Numera 11:24-30, Galuega 2:1-13.)
Ina ua uma ona fai le isi so’o fou o Matatia e sui ai Iuta lea na
faalataina Iesu, o le Penetokoso po o le ‘Feast of Firstfruits’ o le
tasi lea o aso faapitoa a Iutaia e o mai uma ai tagata Iutaia i totonu
o Ierusalema e faamanatu ai i tausaga taitasi.
O le tolu ai lea o aso faamanatu e masani ona o mai uma tagata
Iutaia e faamanatu, a o le tele o aso faamanatu e fai lava i latou
pitonu’u o loo aumau ai.
O le aso faamanatu la, o laau ola uma o le faatoaga ua taua o le
‘Feast of Fruitfruits’ mai i le 50 aso talu mai le Paseka, poo o le
aso Sa lea i aso na, (O le Aso Toana’i i nei vaitaimi.) i le vaitaimi
na fesoasoani ai i le aumaiga o le Agaga Paia.
O le aso o le Penetekoso i le aso tonu lava na faatonuina ai e
faamanatu le aso lea na o ‘ese ai Isaraelu i Aikupito, ina ua atoa
le lima sefulu aso talu ona latou o ‘ese mai Aikupito i totonu na
taunuu i le Mauga o Sinai, lea na ave ifo ai ai Tulafono ina ua atoa
lima sefulu aso ina ua uma le Paseka.
O le aso Penetekoso e aumai i le gagana Eleni, ‘Pentecost’
poo o le lima sefulu aso, e faamanatu ai le la latou o mai ma latou
mauaina le aumaia o Tulafono e sefulu o le Atua, lea na sau ai le
Mose i le aumaia o Tulafono.
(Ioane 16:7-11), “A e peitai a’u, o le upu moni lava ou te fai
atu ai ia outou, e aoga ia te outou, pe a a’u alu ‘ese, aua afai ou
te le alu ese, e le maliu mai le Fesoasoani ia te outou, a e afai ou
te le alu, ou te auina mai o ia ia te outou. A maliu mai foi o ia,
na te faailoa atui le lalolagi le agasala, ma le amiotonu, ma le
faamasinoga. O le agasala, aua ua le faatuatua ia te au, aua ua le
faatuatua ia te au, o le amiotonu, aua ou te alu atu i lo’u Tama,
tou te le mai foi ia te au; o le faamasinoga, aua ua faamasinoina
le alii o le lalolagi nei.”
I le faitauina o Tulafono, e le e pei o Tulafono ia na faitauina e
Mose i papa ma’a i le Feagaiga Tuai, ae o le Agaga Paia o le mea
alofa taua lea na tuuina mai e le Atua, e le’i tusiina i se peni poo
se vailaau tusi, ae aumai sa’o lava i le Lagi.
Lea na tautalatala ai tagata i gagana ‘ese’ese le mea lena e ta’u
mai ai le Tulafono na tusia i le feagaiga tuai, ma le agaga mafola
o le tagata ua liuaina ma ua saunia o Loto ma Finagalo i le afio
mai o le Agaga Paia.
I le (Roma 8:13-17) na fai mai ai Paulo i le lana Ekalesia i
Roma e faapea, “Aua afai tou te amio i la le tino, e oti ai outou;
a e afai e fasiotia e outou amioga a le tino e le Agaga, tou te ola
ai. Aua o i latou uma ua ta’ita’iina e le Agaga o le Atua, o atalii i
latou o le Atua. Aua ua outou le maua le agaga o le pologa, e toe
fefefe ai, a ua outou maua le Agaga o tamafai, tou te valaau atu ai,
‘Ava le Tama e..!!!.’ O loo molimau mai lea lava Agaga i o tatou
i o tatou agaga, o fanau i tatou o le Atua. Afai foi o fanua i tatou,
o suli faatasi ma Keriso, pe afai tatou te tiga faatasi ma ia, ina ia
faamanuiaina foi i tatou faatasi ma ia.”
E i ai le tama o Elitato ma Metato ua nofo ai le Agaga i luga
ia te i laua, o le Agaga o le Atua, na faapea foi ona fai i toeaiina
e fitusefulu ua tuu ai le Agaga o le Atua, e pei ona faia i le Aso
Penetekoso, ua maua uma i e latou na latou talia le Agaga o le
Atua.
Ina ua lauga Peteru i le motu o tagata Iutaia na i ai i lena aso,
o le avea i lana lauga na tosina ma faaolaina mai ai tagata ua tusa
ma le 3000 ua latou taliaina le Agaga Paia.
O le Agaga Paia o le meaaloga lena o le Atua, e sau e fautuaina
i tatou i mea e leaga ai le tagata malaia ma le le talitonu i lana
Faaolataga ua uma ona faia e Iesu, ao le Agaga Paia lea ua fai nei
ma o tatou faufautua ia tatou e oo mai le aso tatou te oti ai.
O se e le taliaina le fautuaga a le Agaga Paia ua ia manao i le
malaia ma le aso atali. Amene
[Sosoo ane loa lau faitau i le tatou tala faasolo
mo lenei vaiaso, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na tea
nei i le taimi lea te’i ai Kati ina ua sulugia atu o
ia e le loli a le Ami ao tau sauni lana osofaiga e
aga’i i totonu o le falema’i lea e togafiti ai Mena.]
Na popole Kati ina ua sulugia o ia i moli o le
loli a le Ami lea ua aga’i atu, ina ne’i maua ai o
ia, peita’i na faigata e ali’i fitafita sa i luga o le
loli ona la iloa atu le itu lea o lo o lafi mai ai Kati,
ma faigata ai ona mateia le tupua lea ua taumafai
le tama e fa’atula’i. Na toe sa’o le manava a Kati
ina ua pasi ese atu le loli lea na ui ane i ona tua,
ona toe faatulaga foi lea o lana osofaiga e aga’i
atu i totonu o le falema’i. Na pei o le emo o le
mata faiga o teuga fou a le tama ina ia faigofie
ai ona maua sona avanoa e ulufale ai i totonu o
le falema’i, ina ia faafoliga ai o ia o se tagata e
galue i kamupani Inisiua, o lo o taumafai e faatulaga talanoaga ma Mena ina ia mafai ona totogi
uma e le Inisiua lana pili i totonu o le falema’i, pe
afai e i ai se isi o lona aiga e mafai ona fesoota’i
i ai le ofisa mo le faamautuina o gaioiga uma e
manaomia.
Na te’i le teine tali telefoni o lo o tiute i luma
o le laulau ina ua ulufale atu se tagata ma ona laei
mamalu, ma ofo alofa atu ia te ia ma fa’aali atu
fo’i pepa e fa’amaonia ai o ia ma le mafuaaga o
lona ulufale atu. Na malamalama le tama’ita’i i
tulaga uma o lo o talanoa atu ai le tagata, ona ia
fai lea i ai e onosa’i atu i le nofoa o lo o i luma
ae sei fesootai i le ali’i foma’i o lo o vaaia Mena
mo se avanoa mo ia. E lei umi ae toe savali mai
le tama’ita’i tali telefoni ma fa’ailoa i le ali’i lea,
e onosa’i o lea ua sau le foma’i la te talanoa. E
lei umi ae vaaia e Kati se ali’i foma’i tino laititi
ua savali mai ma ta’u atu lona igoa ia te ia, ona ia
fa’ailoa fo’i lea i ai o lona igoa, o lona ID faapea
ai ma le pepa e faamaonia ai lana galuega.
I le tuana’i ai o se la talanoaga e 5 minute le
umi, na malie ai loa le foma’i o le a alu e fa’ailoa
ia Mena o lo o taoto i luga o lona moega le autu
o lana savali po o le a sana tali, e lei umi ae toe
savali mai le foma’i ma fa’ailoa ia Kati, ua oo i
lona avanoa la te talanoa ai ma le tama’ita’i ma’i,
na fa’afetai Kati ma savali loa i totonu o le potu,
ma ia vaaia ai Mena o lo o taoto mai i luga o lona
moega, ma e lei faigata ia Mena ona ia iloa o Kati
lea ua alu atu, aua ua umi le la mafutaga ma ua ia
iloaina lelei fo’i ona foliga aemaise ai o ana teuga
nei sa masani ona ia vaaia, peitai e lei manao Kati
e vave faailoa ia Mena ni uiga e fa’ailoa atu ai
lona alofa ma lona misia o ia, ae na amata loa ona
ia talatalanoa i le autu o lona oo atu aemaise ai o
lana galuega i le Ofisa Inisiua o lo o galue ai, i le
taumafai lea e fesoasoani i tagata mama’i pei o oe
i auala e mafai ai ona matou totogiina lau pili i le
falema’i a le Militeli, ona o se tasi lenei o nofoaga
e pito sili ona taugata togafitiga e faia ai. Ao faia
le talanoaga a Kati ma Mena, sa iloa lelei e Kati o
lo ola masini pu’eata i totonu o le potu.
ALOFA E OO I LE OTI
[E fa’atalofa atu i le mamalu o le aufaitau i lenei vaiaso, malo le onosa’i, malo fo’i le soifua
laulelei, ae alo maia, o le vaega lua lenei o le tatou tala fa’asolo, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na
te’a nei i le taimi lea na tuli ai e le tamaloa lea ua nonofo nei ma le tina o Tania le tamaititi e aami
Veli ma Tania o lo o momoe i le faleoo.]
E lei tali Veli i se upu ina ua uma ona fai atu e le tamaititi le poloa’i, sei vagana ai ona mata ua
pupula lautetele ma lona loto ua amata ona oso a’e i luga lona ita. Ua fa’asaga Veli ia Tania o lo o
taoto ona tago lea ua eu eu lona tauau ma ta’u i ai le feau na alu atu ma le tamaititi, ae na te’i Veli
ina ua fa’alogo atu ua toe fesili le tamaloa i le tamaititi, “Ua a le feau ga e alu ai”?, ae na tali le
tamaititi, “Papa, e fiu lava e fai aku i le kamaloa ae le kea mai lava”, o le tala lea a le tamaititi na
pei ai o le Leona feai le tamaloa o Fulu ma tu sasae ai loa i luga ma savali aga’i atu i le fa’amalama
o le umukuka lea e fa’afesaga’i ma le itu tonu o lo o i ai le faleoo lea e taotooto mai ai Veli ma
Tania, ma valaau leotele atu ai i le tamaloa o Veli e fa’avave atu ona vae i le feau.
“Sole!, eke ulavale ma au faiga e fai mai ia ke a’u, ah?” o le fesili lea a Fulu ma lona leo ua logo
atoa ai le pito nuu ma ona mata lapopo’a toe toe a tuli oso mai i fafo, ae o Veli i le taimi lea, sa na
o le punou lava ma fa’alologo ona taliga i le ote a le tamaloa, na te le iloa fo’i po o ai lea tamaloa
ua soona leo tele atu ia te ia, ae lei talanoa atu lava Tania e i ai sona tama i Palisi. “O ai lou puaa
eke sau ma e fa’aali mai ai lou fia kagaka iigei, aua lava ge’i e sepu mai i le kakou mafukaga, e le
kukusa uma kagaka, ua e fa’alogo mai”, o le toe avaavau atu lea a Fulu ia Veli na ea a’e ai loa i
luga le ulu o si tamaloa o lo o punou i lalo ma fa’amalulu i le ulugali’i ona o le sese o le tala na sau
ma le tamaititi, aemaise ai e lei umi se taimi na alu atu ai le poloa’i ma le taimi lea ua la taunuu
ane ai i le fale. A o tautala si tamaloa o Veli, sa na o le punou o Tania i lalo ma lulu lona ulu, i le
le talitonu o lona mafaufau i mea ia ua ia vaai atu ai, ae maise ai o le faiga o si ona to’alua lea ua
fai ai e lona tina ma lenei tamaloa na te le iloa po o ai.
“Vaai oulua ali’i Kagia ma lou ko’alua, e kakau lava oga moku le pa a ua iloa e pei o upu a
le akuguu, iga ge’i fesili oe si a’u kama Kagia po o ai legei kamaloa ua sooga avaavau aku i le
kamaloa ga e sau ma aumai i le kakou aiga ..” na motu fa’afuase’i le tala a le olomatua ina ua
fa’asalavei le tamaloa o Fulu ma fa’apea atu lana tala, “E a lau fa’amakalaga Siaula, loga uiga o
lau kala e le o iloa e Kagia a’u?”, o le fesili lea a Fulu i le olomatua ma fa’asaga atu i ai. “Fa ika
ga e kalagoa mai ia ke a’u i le isi po ua uma ona iloa e lau kama le kulaga lea ua i ai lo ka aiga, e
le koe ka’u esea fo’i a’u e lau fagau, o a’u lava o le lakou kama, e fa’apega fo’i ia ke a’u, e le koe
kau esea fo’i gei kamaiki o lakou uma lava o la’u fagau ...”
Tala i Vavau o Samoa
O LE TALA I LE TAMA O SATUILALOVASA
Fai mai le tala tu’u a Samoa
Ua fa’aauau le sailiga a le
o le ali’i lenei o Satuilalovasa, tama e aga’i atu i le isi itu o
o se ali’i mai le nu’u o Vailoa i Faleata, ma ia vaaia le lepa solo
Aleipata, ae na malaga i vaega o le suavai sa ia sasa’aina i luga
eseese o le atunu’u e saili le aiga o le eleele, ona maua ai lea o le
o lona tama, ma i’u atu ai lana igoa o le afio’aga o Lepa, ona o
sailiga i Faleata.
le suavai lea ua lepa solo i luga
Fai mai ua amata le sailiga a o le eleele.
le tama lenei, e alu lava ma lana
Fai mai na tau atu le vaai a
taulua vai e tu’u i totonu o lana Satuilalovasa i le tagutu laau o
ato sa fa’a fafa, ma, ina ua oo atu lo o tu mai, ona tago fo’i lea o
i Faleata lana sailiga, ona tago le tama ua sasa’a ai lana taulua
lea i lana taulua vai ma sa’asa’a vai, ona maua ai loa lea o le
solo i luga o le laueleele, ma fai malae o le afio’aga o Lepa, o
mai o le vai lea na sa’asa’a e le “Vaitagutu”, e fa’amanatu ai le
tama o Satuilalovasa na taele tagutu laau lea na sasa’a i ai e le
ai le aitu o Moso, ona maua ai tama lana taulua vai, o le malae
loa lea o le igoa o le afio’aga o taua lea o le afio’aga o Lepea,
“Vaimoso”.
e afioa ai Faumuina le Tupufia.
Fai mai le tala ua fa’aauau
pea le sailiga a le tama, o le
tau atu lava i lea oga eleele ona
tago lea ua sasa’a solo ai lana
taulua vai, ona maua ai lea o le
igoa o le afio’aga o “Vailoa”, e
fa’amanatu ai le oga eleele lea
ua vai loaloa ona o le taulua vai
a le tama o lo o sasa’a fano solo
i le auala. Na fa’ai’u le savaliga
a le tama i le mea ua taua nei
o Vaiusu ma toe sasa’a ai iina
lana taulua vai, fa’atoa usu ai
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Vets observe D-Day at World War II Memorial
WASHINGTON (AP) —
The granddaughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
thanked those who carried out
the D-Day invasion, telling
them during a 70th anniversary
commemoration Friday at the
nation’s World War II Memorial that “the world would have
been a very different place”
had their campaign failed.
Susan Eisenhower joined
Elliot Roosevelt III, the greatgrandson of President Franklin
D. Roosevelt, representatives
of 14 countries, several dozen
World War II veterans and
hundreds of spectators at the
memorial on the National Mall
to remember history’s largest
amphibious assault.
Dozens of veterans who
fought on D-Day were present.
Now well into their 80s and
90s, some could still walk
without help, though most were
in wheelchairs or used canes.
A few wore military uniforms.
Others wore hats, or pins.
Eisenhower read the D-Day
order that her grandfather sent
to the troops, and a letter the
future president prepared in
case the invasion failed.
Roosevelt shared the prayer
that his great-grandfather read
over the radio on the morning
of June 6, 1944.
The president called the
invasion a success thus far and
asked the country to continue
praying as the war continued.
“Had the operation failed,
the world would have been a
very different place,” Susan
Eisenhower told the veterans
and others at the ceremony.
“It is our duty ... that we do
all we can to keep the story of
D-Day alive.”
Elliot Roosevelt said, “May
we now and in the future live
up to your standard and live
up to what you have conferred
upon us.”
It was a warm and cloudless day at the memorial,
very different from conditions under which Allied
forces stormed the beaches of
northern France.
At least 4,400 troops were
killed that day, and many thousands more in the Battle of
Normandy that followed.
Navy veteran Frank Shea,
88, of Clifton, New Jersey,
enlisted at 17 with a forged
birth certificate, and was a
radio operator with a Navy
ship on D-Day, eight days after
his 18th birthday.
His job was to relay the
situation on the beach back to
headquarters.
His ship, more than 300 feet
long, carried so many wounded
soldiers that it ran out of space
for them, Shea said.
He said he felt proud on
Friday to be recognized for his
service.
“When I got out of the
Navy, I had to hitchhike
home, with a seabag on my
shoulder. That’s the kind of
celebration they were giving,”
Shea said. “This is very nice.
It’s very ornamental, and I
appreciate it.”
As people approached
Shea to thank him for his service, 5-year-old Jacob Bobbitt
of Baltimore walked up and
silently handed Shea a small
plastic American flag.
Jacob’s grandmother had a
bag full of flags, and he was
handing them out to every veteran he could find.
Army veteran John Chaharyn, 91, of Rhode Island,
was attached to the 82nd Airborne during D-Day.
In the days leading up to the
invasion, Chaharyn packed the
parachutes that soldiers used to
get behind enemy lines before
the amphibious attack.
He called Friday’s service
heartwarming and said he
appreciated that veterans had a
chance to talk about war experiences they seldom share.
“It was fun time, and it was
hell time,” Chaharyn said of
the war. “Like the rest of the
veterans, we don’t talk too
much about what we really
went through.”
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II makes a toast with French President Francois Hollande during a
state dinner at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, following the
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Britain’s Prince Charles watches French, US, Canadian and British paratroopers jumping from
aeroplanes during a D-Day commemoration in Ranville, western France, Thursday, June 5, 2014,
on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. June 6, 2014
marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day and “Operation Overlord”, a vast military operation by Allied
forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the liberation of
(AP Photo/Thomas Bregardis, pool)
occupied France and the end of the war against Nazi Germany.
➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Phoenix woman banned from
cartwheeling at meetings
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman will
have to keep both feet on the ground if she wants
to speak at any public meetings.
Sixty-five-year-old Dianne Barker told
KSAZ-TV this week that she’s been banned
from doing cartwheels at meetings held by the
Maricopa Association of Governments.
An attorney for the association that oversees
regional transportation projects said in a letter to
Barker last month that she must “immediately
cease performing cartwheels.”
Agency spokeswoman Kelly Taft tells The
Associated Press that Barker’s cartwheels are
disruptive and a public safety liability.
Barker says she will obey the association’s
request. She was a cheerleader in college and
says the cartwheels are a way for her to show
her passion.
Taft says the association appreciates Barker’s
enthusiasm, but she should show it verbally.
Kid says teacher taped
mouths, prompting probe
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A substitute
teacher in northern New Jersey is under investigation following a complaint she taped the
mouths of several children who were talking
during quiet time.
Police in Elizabeth say the incident occurred
Monday and that the state’s child welfare agency
is also investigating.
A police lieutenant says a 9-year-old girl initially made the complaint to her father.
The girl told News 12 New Jersey that the
teacher got frustrated because she and other students were talking during quiet time. She says
the teacher used a wide tape.
The station reports that the Elizabeth school
system has taken the teacher off its substitute
list while the case is pending. The incident was
reported at Winfield Scott School No. 2.
S. Calif. crackdown targets
foreign sex offenders
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration agents
say they’ve arrested 57 convicted sex offenders
in a Southern California operation aimed at
deporting foreign criminals.
Authorities Friday say arrests were made
in Los Angeles County and five other counties during a three-day operation that ended
Wednesday.
Those arrested included a convicted rapist
from Mexico who’d been deported. He’s facing
felony charges of re-entering the United States
illegally and could face up to 20 years in federal
prison if convicted.
Continued from page 6
Billionaire seeks to help
climate-change victims
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An environmentalist billionaire who has pledged to spend tens
of millions of dollars targeting Republicans who
reject climate change announced Friday that he
is now creating a fund to help victims of extreme
weather disasters, starting with wildfires in the
American West. Tom Steyer and his wife, Kat
Taylor, launched the Climate Disaster Relief
Fund with profits from withdrawing all of the
couple’s investments in Kinder Morgan, one of
the largest energy companies in North America.
Steyer’s NextGen Climate confirmed that the
couple made an initial contribution of $2 million.
Climate change leads to warming temperatures, drought and insect outbreaks, which exacerbate costly wildfires, Steyer said in a statement.
“Climate change is the defining issue of our
generation,” he said. “We can no longer afford
to wait to address this very real threat.”
A retired hedge-fund manager and longtime
Democratic donor, Steyer has pledged to spend
up to $100 million this year in political campaigns
nationwide to shape climate policy — half his
money and the rest raised from likeminded donors.
The money will be used to back Democrats and
attack Republicans running for Senate in New
Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado and Michigan, and
for governor in Pennsylvania, Florida and Maine.
Firefighters and nurses on the front lines of these
disasters will be among the first to receive money
from Steyer’s fund, which will be managed by the
San Francisco Foundation. The fund will also provide relief to victims of oil spills, droughts, floods
and other disasters related to extreme weather or
climate change, Steyer said.
Police: No charges for man
who drove with corpse
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Police say a
Detroit-area man won’t face charges after he
failed to immediately tell authorities that his girlfriend had died during a drive to Michigan from
Arizona. Warren police Deputy Commissioner
Louis Galasso tells the Detroit Free Press and The
Detroit News the case involved some “bizarre”
judgment and behavior, but wasn’t criminal.
Ray Tomlinson says he kept driving after
31-year-old Christine Gilbert died. He says he
had his 92-year-old mother in the van and wanted
to get her home. The 62-year-old Clinton Township man says he also feared arrest and wanted to
get the body to a Michigan morgue.
Officers arrived Tuesday at his son’s home in
Warren to find Gilbert’s corpse in the front passenger seat wearing a seatbelt and sunglasses.
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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 PITOASO which is situated in or near the
village of TAPUTIMU, Country of TUALATAI Island of TUTUILA, from MANUSAMOA TITO MAAE of the
village of TAPUTIMU as a/an INDIVIDUALLY-OWNED land of MANUSAMOA TITO MAAE.
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
notice. If no objection is filed within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice, the land
proposed herein 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:
APRIL 30, 2014 thru JUNE 30, 2014
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 PITOASO, e tu pe latalata ane i le nu’u o
TAPUTIMU, Itumalo o TUALATAI i le motu o TUTUILA, ina ia fa’amauina e MANUSAMOA TITO
MAAE. ole fanua TOTINO o MANUSAMOA TITO MAAE.
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’iesega tusitusia i le Ofisa o le Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na fa’aalia ai lea
fa’aaliga. Afai 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.
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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, center, arrives for a campaign rally shortly
after his convoy was attacked in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 6, 2014.
The Afghan Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber and a roadside bomb struck Abdullah’s
convoy as it left an earlier campaign event at a wedding hall in the capital Kabul, killing several
(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
civilians but leaving the candidate himself unharmed. ➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Poroshenko sworn in
as Ukraine’s president
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Petro Poroshenko
has taken the oath of office as Ukraine’s president, assuming leadership of a country mired in
a violent uprising and economic troubles.
Poroshenko, who became a billionaire as
a candy tycoon, was elected on May 25, three
months after the pro-Russian president Viktor
Yanukovych fled the country in the wake of
months of street protests.
He took the oath of office on Saturday in the
Verkhovna Rada, the country’s parliament.
In his inaugural speech, Petroshenko is
expected to detail plans for ending a pro-Russian separatist uprising in the country’s east that
broke out after Yanukovych’s ouster.
Missing UK veteran found at
D-Day events in France
LONDON (AP) — An 89-year old World
War II veteran who was reported missing from a
nursing home in England has been found in Normandy after traveling to attend D-Day commemorations, police said Friday. Bernard Jordan was
last seen at The Pines home in Hove, southern
England, on Thursday morning. Staff called
police when he did not return that evening.
Sussex Police said Friday that another veteran
later called to say he and Jordan were at a hotel
in Ouistreham, France. Officers also spoke to
Jordan and determined he was fine.
The force said Jordan left the home wearing
his service medals and joined a group of veterans
heading to France by bus.
Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp tweeted:
“Veteran reported missing by care home who
said he can’t go to Normandy for D-Day remembrance. We’ve found him there!”
Indians riot as heat wave
prompts power cuts
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Officials say
thousands of people enraged by power cuts
during an extreme heat wave have been rioting
across northern India, setting electricity sub-stations on fire and taking power company officials
hostage.
The impoverished state of Uttar Pradesh
has never had enough power for its 200 million people, and normally many receive only a
few hours a day. But recent temperatures that
soared to 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47 Celsius)
have caused power demand to spike, triggering
unscheduled power cuts that shut down fans,
water pumps and air conditioners.
A state utility official Narendra Nath Mullick
says thousands ransacked an electricity substation Friday near the state capital of Lucknow,
taking several workers hostage until police intervened Saturday morning.
Elsewhere, angry crowds set fire to electricity
substations in Gonda and Gorakhpur.
Continued from page 12
State senator backs off
Hitler-unions comparison
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican
state legislator from Pennsylvania is backing
away from a comment he made comparing labor
unions to Adolf Hitler. Sen. Scott Wagner said
Wednesday on the Senate floor that labor unions,
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hitler are
about “power and control.”
The senator wrote in a letter posted Friday on
the York Daily Record/Sunday News website
that he “used an unfortunate analogy” and has
contacted union leaders to tell them that.
Wagner doesn’t want public sector unions to
have their dues collected by the government, and
his comment came during a debate to end that practice. Wagner was elected less than three months
ago from central Pennsylvania’s York County.
He ran as a write-in candidate in a special election
against the GOP’s preferred choice for the seat.
Site users urged to buy
Seattle hero wedding gifts
SEATTLE (AP) — Readers of the popular
social media website Reddit are being asked
to buy wedding gifts for the young man being
hailed as a hero after he subdued a gunman who
opened fire on a Seattle college campus.
Jon Meis and other students stopped the
gunman Thursday at Seattle Pacific University.
A 26-year-old suspect was apprehended following the shooting that left a 19-year-old man
dead and two other young people wounded. Police
say the quick action by Meis likely saved lives.
The 22-year-old Meis is a dean’s list electrical
engineering student and is planning to marry his
girlfriend later this month.
A post on the Seattle Reddit page says: “This
is the wedding registry for the man who subdued
the SPU gunman. You know what to do.”
Restaurant near Rockefeller
Center catches fire
NEW YORK (AP) — Flames shot from the
roof and smoke clouded the skyline but officials
said no one was seriously hurt in a restaurant fire
Friday near New York’s Rockefeller Center.
Firefighters brought the blaze under control
around 10:30 p.m., about two hours after it broke
out in the basement and ventilation system of a
TGI Friday’s restaurant in midtown Manhattan,
the Fire Department of New York said.
One firefighter sustained a minor injury,
according to an FDNY spokesman. The cause of
the fire was under investigation.
Witness Kirby Gargantiel said he watched
from a nearby rooftop as smoke grew thicker
and darker, turning the air around 48th and 49th
streets acrid. A photo on Twitter showed flames
shooting from the roof of the six-story building.
A fire department spokesman said the flames
likely came from a vent.
(Continued on page 15)
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➧ SMALL Enterprises lease…
Continued from page 1
Bernadette Alaisea Annie Sword, 2009 Leone High School Salutatorian, recently graduated
with honors from Southern Utah University with a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and
a minor in Psychology. Bernadette, who was recognized as a member of the Deans List, is the
granddaughter of the late Seigafolava Leonard and Alaisea Tuitele-Yandall of Leone, and the late
James and Annie Haleck-Sword of Pavaiai.
Bernadette is eternally grateful to the Lord, all her families, friends and ASG-DOE. She looks
forward to serving the people of her beloved American Samoa.
[courtesy photo]
Pictured with Bernadette is some of her proud family.
In the letter to DOC, SMALL enterprises points out that they
entered into a contract with ASG on January 1, 2013. This lease
agreement represents a binding contract between SMALL enterprises and ASG inclusive of covenants, duties and obligations,
which run to SMALL Enterprises as Lessee.
Firstly, with the development of the road/sidewalk and fiber
cable infrastructure that is going on along the Airport Road and
with the Michel’s Company, there are no other ASG lessees, or
even businesses for that matter that are being made to relocate.
“Quite to contrary, it appears that every accommodation is
being made for all business and leases along the roadside in providing temporary access to their lots located in these areas.
“It is peculiar and most importantly unfair that you would
demand SMALL Enterprises’s relocation as well as their subtenants without so much as reasonable notice and at the least, a discussion with the current tenant.”
Tuiteleleapaga further pointed out that additionally, there is
no provision contained in the lease, which authorizes the ASG to
revoke the lease because of infrastructure improvements. “Essentially, what you are directing, per your above referenced communication, that you will eventually find my client a permanent location.
With due respect, my client already has a permanent location and
the agreement that SMALL Enterprises signed with ASG gives the
DOC Director no authority to demand our relocation, much less to
demand an outright ouster from our leasehold premises.”
Tuiteleleapaga further states in his letter that his client is open
to discussions about temporary access to their premises. “However in no event will SMALL Enterprises comply with your
relocation directive as set forth in previous letter, without first,
reasonable notice and adhering in order for SMALL Enterprises
rights to be recognized, respected and heard.”
According to the letter, Tuiteleleapaga said his client will
pursue every remedy available to him should this situation not be
resolved to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
The SMALL lease is for nine years, 11 months and 29 days,
commencing on Jan. 01, 2013 and ending on Dec. 28, 2022.
Fesiligia Ward mafua’aga na ➧ COMMUNITY BRIEFS…
tatala ai tua se ali’i pagota
Continued from page 9
tusia Ausage Fausia
E le i nofo lelei i le finagalo o le afioga i le ali’i fa’amasino ia John L. Ward II, le mataupu
e fa’atatau i le ali’i pagota lea na poloaina na te tuliina aso e 90 i le toese i Tafuna, ae emo ane
le ata ua tatala i tua i le mae’a ai o sana iloiloga sa faia i luma o le fa’amasinoga maualuga i le
masina na te’a nei.
O le fa’aiuga la o lea mataupu, ua taofia ai loa le ali’i o Martin Sega i le toese e aunoa ma se
tupe e tatala ai o ia i tua, e fa’atali ai le isi ana iloiloga lea ua fa’atulaga.
O le vaiaso nei na valaau ai e Ward se iloiloga fa’apitoa i le va o loia o lo o taulimaina le
mataupu a Sega, ina ua fia maua e le fa’amasinoga le mafua’aga na ala ai ona tatala le ali’i
pagota i tua, ae o lea ua mae’a ona faia le poloaiga a le fa’amasinoga e tuli ai lona fa’asalaga.
O Sega na taofia mai e leoleo i le tausaga na te’a nei fa’atasi ma lona uso, ona o tu’uaiga i lo
la faia lea o ni amioga mataga i se tamaititi e talavou i lalo o le tulafono.
A o taofia ai o ia i le toese i Tafuna e fa’atali ai le aso e fofogaina ai le la fa’asalaga ma lona
uso i luma o le fa’amasinoga maualuga, sa ia fa’atinoina ai le solitulafono lea e pei ona ta’usala
ai o ia e le fa’amasinoga fa’aitumalo, i lona fa’ao’olima lea i se isi ali’i pagota.
O le aso 4 Aperila na te’a nei na fa’asala ai e le fa’amasinoga ia Sega na te tuliina le umi e
90 aso, ina ua fa’amaonia le moliaga o le fa’aoolima i le tulaga tolu sa tuuaia ai o ia e le malo,
peitai o le masina o Me na te’a nei, na lau ai le la fa’asalaga ma lona uso matua, ma poloaina ai
loa e le fa’amasinoga maualuga le avea o le umi lea na taofia ai i laua i le toese i Tafuna, e avea
ma la fa’asalaga i lea mataupu, ma tatala ai loa Sega i tua.
Na fa’ailoa e Ward i loia a itu e lua i le vaiaso nei, o faiga fa’avae a le fa’amasinoga o lo o i
ai, so o se taimi e fai ai sana fa’aiuga i so o se mataupu, e tu’uina atu ai fo’i le kopi o lea fa’aiuga
i le fa’amasinoga maualuga, ina ia silafia e le fa’amasinoga maualuga le fa’aiuga ua faia.
A o fesili Ward pe na fa’apefea ona tatala i tua Sega mai le toese i Tafuna a o lea ua mae’a
ona i ai le fa’aiuga e fa’asala ai o ia mo le 90 aso, na taua ai e le itu a le malo e fa’apea, e tusa
ai ma feso’otaiga sa faia ma le Ofisa o le Falepuipui, latou te le i taulimaina se pepa e avatu i le
fa’amasinoga e fa’ailoa atu ai lana fa’aiuga ua faia mo Sega.
Saunoa Ward, so o se taimi la e toe mana’omia ai e le fa’amasinoga fa’aitumalo se mataupu mai
le fa’amasinoga fa’aitumalo, e tatau ona latou fesili muamua atu i le fa’amasinoga fa’aitumalo.
Na ona mae’a lava o le saunoaga lea a le ali’i fa’amasino, fai loa ma lana poloaiga ina ia
taofia Sega i le toese e aunoa ma se tupe e tatala ai o ia, e fa’atali ai le isi aso lea ua fa’atulaga e
toe tula’i ai i luma o le fa’amasinoga.
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➧ Vavau a Samoa…
Mai itulau 10
loa lea i uta i le togavao e saili lona tama, ma toe sasa’a
atu ai lana taulua vai i Vaitele, lea na maua ai loa le
igoa o le afio’aga o “Vaitele”, e fa’amanatu ai le tele o
le vai na maua ai ona o le taulua vai a le tama.
Na taunu’u le tama i uta ma la feiloa’i ai ma le uso
o lona tama, le ali’i o Tafa’igata, ona fesili lea i ai o
Satuilalovasa ia Tafa’igata po o fea o i ai lona tama, ae
tali le ali’i, “ua e tuai mai ua uma ona ou aia lou tama,
Wi-Fi FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS IN PORT
Cruise ship passengers visiting Pago Pago can now get WiFi at
the Port once they disembark, according to the American Samoa
Visitors Bureau’s eNewsletter for June distributed recently.
Visitors Bureau executive director David Vaeafe says this is
made possible through a partnership project between the Visitors
Bureau, Port Administration Department and Bluesky Communications. Passengers will be able to purchase high speed wifi
and have access to internet anywhere in the Fagatogo town area
around the Port and even on the ship.
Wifi costs $10 for the day (24 hours) and passengers can pick
up an access card from the Bluesky table in the Visitors Bureau
information tent on the main dock, the Newsletter says.
LOCAL ATTORNEY HEADS TO OLYMPIC SEMINAR
Local attorney Marcellus Tala Uiagalelei left last week Friday
to represent the American Samoa National Olympic Committee
at a seminar on international arbitration and sports law held this
week in Kuwait City. The seminar is organized by the Olympic
Council of Asia (OCA), together with the Association of National
Olympic Committees (ANOC) and International Council of
Arbitration for Sport (ICAS).
ASNOC president J. Victor Langkilde told Samoa News early
this week that the seminar is intended to inform the invited NOCs
from around the world about the operation of the Court of Arbitration for sport, its procedures and case law. It is also intended
to give recommendations to the NOCs on ‘good governance’
and how to establish jurisdiction for their internal authorities and
for Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), on appeal. The main
themes of the seminar are: Disputes Resolution in Modern Sport;
the CAS ad hoc Division at the Olympic Games and the Asian
Games; Important Procedural Issues; and CAS Jurisprudence
Given the juridical nature of the seminar, Langkilde said it
was advised that the NOCs designate their legal representative
(in-house or external lawyer) to participate in the seminar, considering that the topics will focus on sports arbitration and sports
law issues. He said ASNOC selected Uiagalelei and “we wish
him the best” at this important seminar.
ae toe lava o lona atigi poo o lo o totoe”. Fai mai ua alu
atu le tama o Satuilalovasa ma aumai le atigi poo a lona
tama o lo o totoe ma tu’u i totonu o lana ato sa teu ai
lana taulua vai, ona toe fo’i ane loa lea ma ia i tai.
E fetaui la le taunu’u ane o le tama i tai ae fa’aafe
loa o ia e Faleata ona fai ai loa lea iina o le latou agatonu, o le mea na tupu e tusa ai ma molimau mai tuaa
anamua, fai mai e avatu le ipu ‘ava i le tama ae tago le
tama ma sa’asa’a le ipu ‘ava i totonu o le ato o lo o i
ai le atigi poo a lona tama, ma o iina lea e mafua mai
ai le isi talitonuga o le atunu’u, o le mafua’aga lena e
sa’asa’a ai le sua ‘ava a le atunu’u pe a oo i le taimi
e taumafa ‘ava ai le atunu’u i so o se faigamea lava i
lenei olaga.
Fai mai le tala ona fesili lea i ai o Faleata i le ali’i po
o a mea o lo o i totonu o lana ato, ae na tali le ali’i, “o le
atigi poo”, ona fai atu lea o Faleata i le ali’i, “fa ita lava
matou po o a na mea e i totonu o lena ato, ao lena o le
ato aitu”. Le ato aitu la lea na taua e Faleata ua liliu e
avea ma “Tauaitu”. Fai mai le isi talitonuga Fa’a Salemuliaga, o le fa’alupega sa ave ia Faleata o le “Saofaiga
a le Atua”, ua suia ma fa’asao e fa’apea, “O le Saofaiga
a Atua”, talu ai o le ali’i lenei o Satuilalovasa, o le tama
na sau mai Atua e saili le aiga a lona tama i Faleata.
➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Continued from page 13
More than 130 firefighters
were called to the scene. The
blaze caused traffic delays in
the area and transit officials
rerouted bus routes.
three Philippine
senators charged
with plunder
MANILA, Philippines (AP)
— Philippine government prosecutors filed corruption charges
Friday against three senators
who allegedly received hundreds of millions of pesos (millions of dollars) in kickbacks
from funds allocated for projects for the poor.
Former Senate President
Juan Ponce Enrile, former
Senate Protempore Jinggoy
Estrada and Sen. Ramon Revilla
Jr. were charged with plunder,
which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and is
non-bailable. Also charged were
about half a dozen other people,
including businesswoman Janet
Napoles, who allegedly created
dummy aid organizations used
as fronts to receive government
funds intended for agriculture
and livelihood projects and
from where the kickbacks were
obtained.
The three senators have
denied involvement in the scam,
which triggered public outraged
and a massive anti-corruption
rally last year. Another rally has
been scheduled for next week.
A lawyer for Revilla, who
is a former action movie actor,
said he would ask the anti-graft
court to first review the evidence and not to immediately
issue arrest warrants.
Ex-Guatemala
police chief gets
life in prison
BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss
court on Friday sentenced Guatemala’s former police chief
to life in prison for his role in
seven extrajudicial killings.
Erwin Sperisen was arrested
in Switzerland in 2012 and
accused of planning and
directing operations to kill
inmates at a Guatemalan prison
during his tenure as police chief
from 2004-2007. He was tried
in Switzerland because he has
dual Swiss and Guatemalan
nationality. Geneva’s criminal
court said it found Sperisen
guilty of being jointly responsible for six killings and directly
responsible for a seventh. Sperisen, who denied the charges,
was acquitted of three further
killings after a three-week trial.
On Sept. 25, 2006, Sperisen and other top law enforcement officials led more than
3,000 police and soldiers into
the Pavon prison farm to take
it over from inmates who ran
a crack cocaine lab inside and
rented out plush homes on the
grounds to fellow prisoners.
Seven inmates were killed
during the takeover.
Claudia Samayoa, director
of Guatemala’s Human Rights
Defense Unit, called the ruling
“a great achievement for universal justice.”
“They are sending the message that no citizen can hide
behind his or her dual nationality,” Samayoa said.
second richest
Romanian arrested
on bribery charges
BUCHAREST,
Romania
(AP) — Romania’s secondrichest businessman has been
arrested on charges that he
bribed judges to rule in his
favor in court cases.
Anti-corruption
prosecutors say Dan Adamescu
instructed his lawyer and others
to pay bribes of 20,000 euros
($27,200) to two judges in Dec.
2013 over several insolvency
cases involving his companies.
The judges were arrested earlier
on charges of taking bribes.
Prosecutors said Adamescu’s lawyer provided information about the case.
Adamescu owns the Otel
Galati football club, the influential Romania Libera newspaper,
an insurance company and a
shopping center in Bucharest.
Reports estimate he was worth
950 million euros last year. In
May the lawyer reportedly threw
himself in front of a subway train
after the judges’ arrest.
Homicide suspect
held BB gun when
killed by police
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP)
— Police say a homicide suspect was holding a BB gun
when he was shot and killed by
officers trying to serve search
and arrest warrants at his home.
Sunnyvale Department of
Public Safety Capt. Jeff Hunter
said Friday that 53-year-old
Glen Griggs was carrying a
long BB gun occurred Thursday
morning after officers knocked
on the front door. Hunter says
the officers opened fire on
Griggs when he repeatedly
ignored their commands to put
down what they thought was a
rifle. Griggs was pronounced
dead at a hospital.
Hunter says the officers
involved in the shooting, detectives Chris Ketchum, Mark
Jorgensen, Joel Lockwood and
Greg Othon, have been placed
on paid leave.
The warrants stem from
investigation into the 2013 disappearance and presumed death
of Griggs’ housemate, Molly
Franquemont. Her whereabouts
remain unknown. The case
remains under investigation.
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Boy missing after
swimming mishap
near indiana dam
EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP)
— A teenager was missing and
two others were in critical condition Friday after a swimming
outing turned tragic in southern
Indiana. The accident happened
when a teenage girl was swept
over the Edinburgh dam at the
Big Blue River and became
trapped, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said
in a written statement. Four
other teens who were swimming with her then attempted
to rescue the girl but were overcome by the force of the water,
which was at flood stage.
Seventeen-year-old Jason
Moran was still missing Friday
night and the search for him was
suspended. Two others — Sarah
Mclevish and Michael Chadbourne, both 16 — were in critical condition. Mclevish who
became trapped when the others
tried to rescue her. The DNR
said passersby pulled Mclevish
and Chadbourne from the water
but 17-year-old Trent Crabb and
18-year-old Mark Nally were
able to swim back to shore on
their own, the DNR said.
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Man gets life term
in slaying of homeless veteran
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP)
— A man was sentenced to
life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading
guilty in the stabbing death of
a homeless veteran near a train
station outside Philadelphia
last summer. Dale Wakefield,
21, of Doylestown, pleaded
guilty Thursday in Bucks
County to first-degree murder
in a deal with prosecutors who
had vowed to seek capital
punishment.
Wakefield, who apologized
in court for his actions, told
reporters outside the courtroom
that he took the deal because he
“didn’t want the death penalty.”
Prosecutors said Wakefield had been out celebrating
his birthday before he stabbed
71-year-old George Mohr
with a pocket knife outside
the Doylestown train station on
July 3.
Mohr’s
sister,
Kathy
Driscoll, called the victim a
“kind, generous, caring” man
and tearfully recounted his
Army service and subsequent
battles with schizophrenia.
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