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Qantas announces flights to Apia

Samoa News - Ven, 01/07/2022 - 8:02pm
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Sydney, AUSTRALIA — Australia's main airline, Qantas, has announced direct flights to and from Samoa.

The airline's website said travel to Samoa from Australia is only approved for Samoan citizens, permit holders, and approved contracted workers.

Last month Qantas applied for its licence to travel between Samoa and Australia.

It proposes to launch direct services from Brisbane and Sydney to Apia with additional frequencies and city pairs to be added.

The website says travelling has changed, and passengers may need to do more planning and preparation before take-off.

AirNZ BACK FLYING TO TAHITI

Air New Zealand will resume flights to French Polynesia from Auckland on July 4.

The company is operating two weekly flights to and from the territory.

Despite a five percent increase in ticket prices, three quarters of the Air New Zealand flights from Papeete to Auckland have already been booked

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Vailima announces it will move brewing operations to Fiji

Samoa News - Ven, 01/07/2022 - 7:21pm
VAILIMA BREWERY IN SAMOA By Joyetter Feagaimaali’iJoyetter@samoanews.com

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Your big bottle of Vailima is safe, according to local supplier GHC Reid, despite the announcement this week that Samoa Breweries Limited (SBL) is moving production to Fiji.

 “It is business as usual for GHC Reid and this change does provide future opportunities to have Vailima available in cans for our market,” said GHC Reid General Manager Cherith Lober Soliai in an email to Samoa News.

On Wednesday, the SBL announced that after several years of trading challenges, they have made “the difficult decision to move production from Samoa to Fiji, evolving the local operations in Samoa into a sales and distribution business.

 “The evolution of Samoa Breweries Limited into a sales and distribution business will help the commercial viability and continuation of the much loved Vailima brand.”

The statement says Samoa Breweries Limited will continue to sell and provide Samoans with their favorite alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 

The Paradise Beverages facilities in Fiji, will now brew Vailima, impacting around 50 local Samoan jobs.

Paradise Beverages Limited (the majority owner of SBL) General Manager Mike Spencer said it had not taken this decision lightly.

Although, according to the GM, the local team has done an incredible job operating in a tough environment, Samoa Breweries’ commercial viability has steadily declined over the past five years due to a combination of factors including aging machinery, the impact of the measles outbreak in 2019, followed by the disruption caused by COVID-19.

 “We have explored every avenue to continue brewing in Samoa, including further investment into our aging brewery, working with a third party to develop a new brewery, and working with a third party to brew our brands. Unfortunately, none of the options were commercially viable,” said Spencer.

Country Manager Moira Simi confirmed the Vailima brand and heritage would continue to live on.

“The brewing of Vailima will stay in the Pacific moving to our state-of-the-art Paradise Beverages facilities in Fiji, where we will continue to use the same traditional methods and ingredients.

“The Vailima brand is loved both in Samoa and overseas and we want to continue that legacy, so it can be enjoyed into the future.

“We want to thank our people for their continuous efforts to improve the business, especially after such a tough few years. We know what the brewery represents in Samoa, and its role and history here is something we’re proud of. 

“Our primary focus now and in the coming months will be to look after the wellbeing of our people. We will be looking to relocate and find new roles for as many of those affected as possible, as well as redundancy packages.

“We remain committed to the Samoan people and market,” said Simi.

 “Our main priority now is helping our impacted colleagues through this period of change, and we will work tirelessly to find the best way to support them and the wider team through this transition.”

The statement says shareholders received communication via their registered mailbox on Tuesday June 28 advising of the change.

Section: Linking SamoansTags: VAILIMA BREWERY

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Nat'l Park staffers staying healthy photo & caption

Samoa News - Ven, 01/07/2022 - 6:52pm
Paddlers in an outrigger canoe

National Park of American Samoa staff paddling an outrigger canoe this past Wednesday afternoon in Pago Pago Harbor. According to a local NPA spokesperson, this is a regular activity for the whole staff every month — giving them time away from the office while engaging in training for strength and fitness. [photo by AF]

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Auapaau Logoitino Filipo is the new Commissioner of Police

Talamua - Ven, 01/07/2022 - 2:30am

By Talaia Mika

APIA, SAMOA – 01 JULY 2022: Auapaau Logoitino Filipo is the new Commissioner of Police and his appointment was approved by Cabinet yesterday.

The 49-year-old has served as an officer for 24 years and had been a Deputy Commissioner since 2020.

The Commissioner’s position has been vacant for almost a year when Fuiavailiili Egon Keil resigned and the role of Commissioner had been rotated between Auapaau and two other Deputy Commissioners until this weeks’ appointment.

There were seven applications for the top cop position including two females and two applicants were from overseas.

Auapaau told Talamua this morning that he was confident that this was his calling given the 24 years and experience he served in the ministry.

“I wasn’t worried about the fact that there were overseas applicants as I believe I’ve served long enough in the sector and the skills I’ve gained through those years,” he said.

Auapaau said his first priority as the new Commissioner is strengthening the partnership with the Alii ma Faipule – the Village Councils for the general safety and security of the country.

He is also looking at improving the core functions of the Ministry in enforcing the law mainly against the growing crime rate in Samoa such as drugs.

“My calling is a blessing from God and I thank my church minister, Reverend Amosa Reupena and my church EFKS Vaimoso as well as my families and friends for their support and prayers,” Auapaau added.

 

 

 

 

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Toe aafia i le tulafono se ali’i o loo nofovaavaaia

Samoa News - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 11:16pm

[ata: SN] By Ausage Fausiaausage@samoanews.com

Pago Pago - AMERIKA SAMOA

 

Ua toe aafia fo’i i isi solitulafono mamafa se ali’i e 32 tausaga le matua o loo nofovaavaaia mo le 7 tausaga i tu’uaiga o le gaoi ma le talepe fale, ina ua taofi e Leoleo lana ta’avale i le solitulafono i luga o le alatele i le masina na te’a nei, ae maua ai e Leoleo fualaau faasaina i totonu o le ta’avale. 

 

Na taumafai lea ali’i ua molia, le susuga a Seilala Tagaloa e sola ese ma Leoleo i le taimi na taofi ai e Leoleo le ta’avale, peita’i na vave gaioiga a Leoleo na mafai ai ona pu’e faapagota Tagaloa ma auina atu ai loa i le Ofisa o Leoleo mo suesuega.

 

O le masina lava fo’i na te’a nei na tula’i ai le susuga a Taloga i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Faaitumalo. 

 

Ua molia nei o ia i le solitulafono o le umia faasolitulafono o vaega o le pauta faasaina o le aisa; tasi le moliaga o le umia faasolitulafono o vaega o le pauta o le aisa ma le faamoemoe e tulei ma faatau atu i isi tagata; faapea ai ma le moliaga e tasi o le umia faasolitulafono o vaega o laau faasaina o le mariuana; o ni solitulafono mamafa e mafai ona faasala ai se tasi i le Toese mai le 5 e oo atu i le 10 tausaga, pe faasala foi i le salatupe e mafai ona oo atu i le $20,000, poo le faasala foi i faasalaga uma ia e lua.

 

E $10,000 le vaega tupe lea ua fa’atulaga e le Faamasinoga e totogi e le susuga a Tagaloa ona faatoa mafai lea ona tatala o ia i tua mai le Toese i Tafuna.

 

Afai ae tatala o ia i tua, ua poloaina o ia e le Fa’amasinoga ina ia usita’i i tuutuuga ua tuuina atu e tatala ai o ia i tua, faapea ai ma tuutuuga uma na tuuina atu o lana nofovaavaaia i le 3 tausaga talu ai.

 

TAGI A LE MALO

 

O le mataupu e pei ona molia ai Tagaloa na alia’e mai i le taeao o le aso 18 o le masina o Me na te’a nei ina ua taofi e Leoleo se pikiapu lanu uliuli i luga o le alatele i Faleniu i le ova o maila na alu ai le ta’avale mai maila faatulafono i luga o le alatele. Ae ina ua mae’a ona taofi e Leoleo le ta’avale, na iloa ai e Leoleo, e le gata e eseese numera o loo pipi’i i laisene o le ta’avale, ae foliga mai fo’i ua mae’a le tausaga e aoga ai le laisene o le ta’avale.

 

E to’alua ali’i sa i totonu o le ta’avale i le taimi na taofi ai e Leoleo, o le ali’i ave ta’avale, o ia lea o Malaki Tagaloa ma le isi sa la to’alua i totonu o le ta’avale.

 

A o talanoa Leoleo ia Tagaloa, sa maitauina e le isi Leoleo le minoi solo o le pasese ma taumafai e fa’aaoga lona vae taumatau e una’i ai se afifi i lalo o le nofoa. Sa vaaia fo’i foliga popole o le pasese i le taimi ao faia ana gaioiga. Talu ai popolega o Leoleo i lo latou saogalemu, na fesiligia ai loa e Leoleo le pasese pe i ai ni aupega i totonu o le ta’avale e ono lamatia ai lo latou saogalemu. Na tali le pasese e leai ni aupega i totonu o le ta’avale.

 

Talu ai e leai se laisene ave ta’avale a Tagaloa na fealua’i ma ia i le taimi na fesiligia ai o ia e Leoleo, atoa ai ma gaioiga a le pasese sa faia i le taimi na taofi ai e Leoleo le ta’avale, na faatonu ai loa e Leoleo ia Tagaloa ma le pasese e o i fafo ma le ta’avale. Na faailoa e Leoleo ia Tagaloa, o le a taofia o ia i le leai o sona laisene ave ta’avale, faatasi ai ma lana ta’avale, o le a taofia fo’i sei vagana ua alu atu se isi o lona aiga e i ai sona laisene e ave i tua le ta’avale. 

 

A o le i auina atu Tagaloa ma le ave ta’avale i le Ofisa o Leoleo i Tafuna, na faia se suega faapitoa i o la tino ina ia mautinoa la te le o tauaveina ni aupega poo ni fualaau fa’asaina. Na saili fo’i e Leoleo le tino o le pasese mo ni aupega ma fualaau faasaina.

 

E leai ni aupega poo ni fualaau faasaina na maua i le pasese, ae ina ua sailia e Leoleo le tino o le susuga a Tagaloa, na maua ai se paipa tioata o lo o i ai vaega o le pauta faasaina i le taga o lona ofu sa fai. Sa maua ai fo’i pepa iila e faaaoga e utu ai le aisa ma faatau atu, faapea ai ma straws e 3 ua mae’a ona ta tipi tulimanu ae utu ai i totonu vaega o le pauta pa’epa’e o le aisa.

 

E eseese potu na ave i ai Tagaloa ma le ave ta’avale i le taimi na fesiligia ai i laua e Leoleo e tusa ai o lenei mataupu.

 

Ina ua fesiligia e Leoleo le pasese i le mafuaaga o lona i ai i totonu o le ta’avale a Tagaloa, na ia taua ai e faapea, o ia sa nofonofo i luma o se Faleoloa i Pavaiai ae afe atu loa le ta’avale a Tagaloa ma fai atu ia te ia e alu atu la te tietie i Vaitogi e momoli meamata a le isi aiga ona la toe o mai ai lea.

 

Ina ua taunuu le ta’avale i Vaitogi, na alu Tagaloa i le fale o se aiga e momoli le taga pepa talo ma fa’i, ae ina ua toe fo’i mai Tagaloa, sa ia vaaia se pepa iila o loo uu mai i lona lima. Na taua e le pasese le fa’aali atu e Tagaloa o le taga pepa ia te ia, o loo i ai fualaau faasaina i totonu. 

 

 Sa alu le la ti’eti’ega i Leone ma toe fo’i mai ai i Iliili ma la aga’i atu ai loa i Malaeimi ma le faamoemoe la te afe i se fale’aiga e fa’atau ai se la mea’ai o le taeao, ae faafuase’i loa ona taofia e Leoleo le la ta’avale i le soona alu saoasaoa.

 

Na faamatala atili e le pasese i Leoleo e faapea, ina ua taofi e Leoleo le la ta’avale i le saoasaoa, na faafuase’i ona tu’u atu e Tagaloa se tama’i pepa iila ia te ia o loo i ai lau mariuana, ma fai atu ia te ia e tago e nana le pepa iila i lalo o lona nofoa. Na usita’i le pasese i le faatonuga a Tagaloa ma ia tago ai ua nana le pepa iila o loo i ai lau mariuana i lalo o lona nofoa.

 

Na saili e Leoleo totonu o le ta’avale a Tagaloa ae matamata i ai Tagaloa. I le pito lava i tua o le nofoa o le pasese, na maua ai e Leoleo se pepa iila o loo i ai lau o le laau faasaina o le mariuana. 

 

Ina ua fesiligia e Leoleo ia Tagaloa e tusa ai o fualaau faasaina na maua ia te ia faapea ai le ta’avale, na faatoese le ua molia ma ta’utino i Leoleo, o fualaau faasaina uma ia e patino ia te ia. E leai se mea e aafia ai fua le pasese i fualaau faasaina sa maua ia te ia faapea ai lana ta’avale.

 

Na malie Tagaloa e faailoa i Leoleo Suesue le mataupu e faatatau i fualaau faasaina. I lana faamatalaga na ave i Leoleo sa ia ta’utino ai e faapea, o ia e fai lana faatoaga talo ma fa’i e masani ona faatau e maua ai tupe mo lona aiga. O isi taimi, e alu ai ave tau talo ma aufa’i i nisi o ana uo ae maua mai ai fualaau faasaina e fa’aaoga mo ia i taimi e fai ai ana galuega.

 

I le aso e pei ona tula’i mai ai le fa’alavelave, na alu ai e momoli le tau talo ma le pepa fa’i i le fale o lana uo i Vaitogi ae maua mai ai ana fualaau faasaina. Ao aga’i mai i luga o le alatele, na ia tau mai i lana uo e masani ona la eva o nofonofo atu i luma o se Faleoloa, o lea na ia afe ai ma piki o ia, ma la ti’eti’e ai loa i Vaitogi.

 

Na ta’utino Tagaloa i Leoleo, o fualaau faasaina na aua ia te ia ma lana ta’avale, na faafesuia’i ma le tau talo ma le pepa fa’i na sau mai ai. Na fiu Leoleo e fesili ia Tagaloa poo ai le igoa o le tagata mai Vaitogi na aumai ai fualaau faasaina, na musu le ua molia e fa’ailoa i Leoleo. Pau lana faamatalaga, o fualaau faasaina e masani ona maua mai i ana uo, na te fa’aaogaina isi ae o isi vaega na te faatau atu i nisi o ana uo.

 

SOLITUALFONO MUAMUA

 

O le masina o Aokuso o le 2018 na faasala ai e le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga ia Tagaloa e nofovaavaaia mo le 7 tausaga, ina ua ta’usala o ia i solitulafono mamafa e 2 o le gaoi ma le talepe fale. E 28 masina na manatu le faamasinoga e faasala ai Tagaloa i le Toese, peita’i, e na o le 13 masina na taofia ai o ia i le Toese ae toe tatala i tua, ma le tuutuuga e aua ne’i ona toe solia se isi tulafono a le malo.

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TALA I VAIFANUA

Samoa News - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 11:13pm

[ata: foa'i] By Leua Aiono Frost

Pago Pago - AMERIKA SAMOA

 

TALOSAGA LE MATAGALUEGA O FEFA’ATAUA’IGA LIUA FA’AAOGAINA TUPE MO ISI GALUEGA LELEI:

 

Ua talosaga atu le Matagaluega o Fefaasoota’iga i le USDepartment of Housing & Urban Development ia ia suia mai le fa’aaogaina o tupe o totoe na toina mai mo le tausaa fa’aletupe 2019 ma le 2020, e fa’aaoga e Amerika Samoa mo poloketi e aoga e fa’aleleia ai poloketi mo Turisi i le atunuu.

 

O le aofai o lea seleni ua taumafai e suia lona fa’aaogaina tatau e $800,000. Ua mae’a talia mai le fa’aaogaina o le isi vaega tupe e toeititi alva $40,000 e fa’aleleia ai le falemata’aga i Fagatogo. Ua fa’apea fo’i le isi $50,000. mo le fa’atula’ia o se malaeta’alo mo Tafuna Elementary School, peita’i o le $761,291 o lo’o i ai pea i le CDBG mo nei tausaga fa’aletupe e lua, lea ua talosagaina e faaaoga le $400,000 mo le Vaega #2 o le Poloketi Laumei ma le Malie i Vaitogi, ae fa’aaoga le isi $400,000 mo le falema’i i le Paka Liona, lea ua va’aia le fa’agasologa lelei o lena galuega tele.

 

Ua faailoa atu e le tamaitai fa’atonu o le DOC, Peti Matila, “O le vaega lua o le poloketi lea i le maimoaga o le Laumei ma le Malie i Vaitogi o se nofoaga faitele e mafai ona aoga uma lava i tagata o le atunuu fa’atasi ma e maimoa mai fafo e fia oo i lea nofoaga matagofie. E ao ina fa’amae’a lelei ona i ai pakaga o ta’avale, se nofoaga e malolo i ai, faleta’ele e fia fa’aaogaina ma le ala savali e saogalemu a’ia’i ai le soifua i lea nofoaga matagofie tele o le atunuu. E ao ina mautinoa le saogalemu o tagata uma e fia maimoaina le Laumei ma le Malie ma usu fo’i le pese e manu a’e ai i’a nei mo le maimoa a le atunuu ma e tafafao mai fafo.”

 

O le isi vaega tupe lea e fia fa’aaogaina i le falema’i i le Paka Liona o le a fuafua e fa’atuina ai le fale mo ni foma’i e fia tautuaina le atunuu e ala i togafitiga ma siakiga o gasegase. E mafai ona fa’atautaia e so’o se Foma’i agava’a ua moomia ona fa’atautaia a latou lava falema’i mo siakiga ma togafitiga o soo se gasegase. O lea fale o le a fa’atuina lea i le itu o i ai atufalega lea ua mae’a fa’aofi i le ata o le suiga matagofie ua amatalia i le Paka Liona.

 

Ua fa’asalalauina fa’alaua’itele lea aiaiga o le fa’aaogaina o nei vaega tupe i luga o le uepesite a le Matagaluega o Fefa’ataua’iga i a latou Upega Tafa’ilagi ina ia mafai ona fa’aulu atu ni manatu poo ni fa’asea fo’i o le mamalu lautele i le fa’aaogaina o nei alagatupe ua talosaga e suia nei.

 

Ua fa’ailoa mai e le tamaitai fa’atonu Petti Matila, “E na’o le tasi lava le manatu na fa’aalia mai luga o le Uepesite e tusa o le mana’oga e fa’ailoa mai se taofi e tusa o le fa’aaogaina o nei tupe mai le HUD. Peita’i ua mae’a lava le taimi ae fa’ato’a fa’aulu mai lea manatu, ae na tali pea ina ia fa’aatoatoa ai le galuega e tatau ona faia e le matagaluega.”

 

“O le manatu lea sa matele ina fa’atutu mai ona o fausaga o atufalega ma suiga o lo’o ua mae’a va’aia nei i le Paka Liona ma lona alagatupe o fa’atupe ai poo fea e aumai ai? Ua talia nei lea fa’afesili, e le o le Matagaluega o le DOC lea e fa’atupea galuega uma i le Paka Liona i lona suiga fou ua va’aia nei. E tusa ma le fa’alauiloaga na tuuina atu muamua, O le Matagaluega o Paka ma Malae Ta’alo ma le isi vaega tupe e toina mai le Ofisa o le Kovana Sili ona maua ai lea o le Paketi fa’asoa mo le poloketi atoa o le toe fa’aleleia ma fa’amatagofie atili le Lions Park e $1miliona. O le vaega tupe a le Ofisa o le Kovana o lo ua faailoa mai e mai le Economic Stabilization Fund poo fa’atupega mo galeuga toe fa’amautu ai le Atina’e e fa’atautaia mai e le Ofisa o le Kovana.”

 

“O le vaega muamua o le poloketi Paka Liona, o le suaina esea atoa lea o malae ta’alo tuai sa i ai, ma le tele o fale sa fa’atutiuina ai ma nofoa ma laulau sa i ai, ma sa ese fo’i le Kamupani sa latou fa’atautaia lea galuega mai le Kamupani ua malo i le vaega lua, o le fausia lea o fale ua tatou va’aia nei ua toetoe mae’a, o le Kamupani lea a le Silva Group.”

 

FANAU LE’I MAUA TOGI FA’AU’U - MAFAI ONA AOGA I AI TOGI SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

Mo le fanau e le’i maua togi e fa’au’u ai i le fa’au’uga sa faia nei o a’oga maualuluga a le Malo, ua fa’ailoa mai e le susuga le Fa’atonu o A’oga, Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli, “O le a aoga togi ma galuega fa’atino o le a faia e i latou i le polokalama mo le tu’uaga o a’oga, e mafai ona fa’aopoopo ai latou togi e pasi ai, peita’i ua suia ai fo’i ma le fa’atulagaga masani sa sau a’i aoa’oga i a’oga maualuluga, e na’o le faia’oga lava e mafai ona suia togi o le tamaititi a’oga o saili lona tipiloma i a’oga maualuluga a le malo.”

 

O se suiga o le a faia nei, e ao ina faia e uia ala ua mae’a fa’atulagaina ma e tonu lava. Ua le tali mai fo’i le fa’atonu i le fa’afesili pe to’afia le fanau ua le fa’amanuiaina le taumafai i lenei tausaga a’oga.

 

“O le faiga ua fa’atulaga nei, o fanau nei o le a faigaluega pe ua a’o’oga lava i le polokalama mo le ono vaiaso soso’o. O le a o gatusa lea ma le aofaiga o itula e tatau ona a’oa’oina ai le fanau i potu a’oga mo le afa tausaa e tasi. O lona uiga o lona togi e tasi le credit lea ua agava’a ona fa’amauina.

 

Afai o le tamaititi aoga e 0.5 - 1 le credit lea e fia maua e pasi ai, e tatau lava ona a’oga pea se’ia maua lona togi e pasi ai ana mataupu. Ona mafai loa lea ona taua’aoina lona tusi pasi Tipiloma.

 

Pe afai e lua credit lea e mana’omia ona maua e pasi ai, e tatau la ona tuu le filifiliga ia te ia, pe su’e lana suega o le GED pe toe fo’i mai e a’oga i le tausaga a’oga fou.

 

TALOSAGA FA’AFAIGOFIE FEMALAGA’IGA I LE VA MA TUTUILA - FA’AAOGA AI LE TALOFAPASS

 

Ua lagona se leo o le talosaga na fa’aulu i le Palemene a Samoa, aua ua faigata tele ona femalaga’i mai o tagata matutua i Amerika Samoa ona e fa’aaoga ai le tatou TalofaPass.

 

O le talosaga na fofogaina e Tea Peato, o le vaega fa’aupufai a le Fa’atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi, mai Fa’asalele’aga #4. O sana tala, ua faigata tele ona fa’aaoga le TalofaPass e fa’aulu mai ai sana talosaga ae o lo ua iloilo toto’a e le Palemene le latou Paketi fa’asoa mo le tausaga fa’aletupe fou. 

 

Ua fa’afofogaina e le au fa’asalalau lea tlosaga, ma ua latou lipotia mai mo le silafia e le au fa’asalalau a le tatou nei malo, aua o le TalofaPass o le itulau lea e mafai ai ona malaga mai so’o se tasi i le tatou atunuu, ma malaga ese atu i fafo. 

 

O le isi galuega tele sa fa’atino e le tatou malo, o le auina atu lea i Samoa o sui e to’alua ina ia la’ua a’oa’oina le fa’aaogaina o lenei itulau mo faigamalaga mai, ae maise ia fa’amasani ai fo’i le au tusi pasese a le Samoa Airways ma nisi o Ofisa Tusi Pasese eseese lava i Samoa, e fesoasoani ane i a latou tagata fia malaga mai, ma fa’atumu a latou sootaga nei ma le tatou Malo, ia mafai ona malaga mai.

 

O lena galuega fesoasoani sa fa’atauuuina lea i le amataga o Iuni, 2022 ma ua tatau la ona nofouta le to’atele o Ofisa Tusi pasese mo femalaga’iga i Samoa ma ala o so’otaga e fa’atumu mai ai fa’amaumauga o e fia malaga mai i Amerika Samoa e fa’aaogaina ai le itulau a le TalofaPass.

 

E ese mai lea ae ua fa’ailoa mai fo’i e le au fa’asalalau i Samoa, ua talosagaina e lea sui o le Palemene, ua le toe fa’aaogaina le TalofaPass ma ia toe fa’aleleia atili sootaga o fefa’ataua’iga i le va o malo na lua, ma ia toe soso’o fonotaga a Samoa na Lua e pei ona sa faia i vaitau o le faigamalo tuai a Samoa.

 

Na saaia mai e le sui mai le itu agai, Lauofo Pierre Lauofo lea talosaga a le sui mai Fa’asaleleaga #4 ma ia fa’ailoa ai, “E moni lelei lava, e oo lava ia te a’u, ua fiu lava e taumafai ona ulu i le itulau lea e fa’amau ai so’u avanoa e malaga ai i Pago Pago, ua i’u lava ina le toe sau. E fa’aluaina fo’i le talosaga ina ia toe tatala fefa’ataua’iga i le va o malo o Samoa na Lua. Ua maoa’e le faigata ona ulu i lea itulau, ma e moomia lava ona silafia lelei e le tagata ona fealua’i ai pe a oo ina matala mai ia te oe se avanoa.”

 

O le minisita fo Fa’ato’aga ma Faigafaiva La’auli Leuatea Schmidt sa ia faapupula mai le taunuuga o lo’o ua i ai nei talanoaga i le va o le Malo o Samoa ma Amerika Samoa, ma ua fa’ailoa ai fo’i ma le fuafuaga ua taoto ai lea mataupu.

 

“O le afuaga ona tolopo o nei talanoaga taua i le va o le malo o Amerika Samoa ma Samoa ona o le Covid-19 ua lutia ai malo na lua. O lo ua tatou tatalia nei le toe to’ai taunuu mai o le tatou Palemia mai lana malaga ua i ai nei i Niu Sila, se’ia taga’i toto’a i ai i se maliliiega ua mae’a faatulaga  ma ua fa’atulaga ai se suiga fou o tatou feso’ota’iga ma le tatou usoga ia Amerika Samoa.”

 

O lo ua toe taliu mai nei le faigamalaga a le Palemia o Samoa Fiame Naomi Mata’afa lea sa malaga ai e auai i le fonotaga a Taitai uma o malo i le Puleaga a Peretania poo le Commonwealth lea sa usuia le fonotaga i Rwanda.

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American Samoa's mini-games sprinter offered training opportunities

Samoa News - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 7:24pm
Filomenaleonisa Iakopo running on mini-games track By Ausage Fausiaausage@samoanews.com

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After the 2022 Pacific Mini Games in Saipan, CNMI last week, sprinter Filomenaleonisa Iakopo, who presented American Samoa in the track and field events is now heading to the next step in her athletic career after coaches from several countries offered her the opportunity to train with them for future international tournaments.

Her proud father, Stanley Iakopo confirmed this to Samoa News this week.

Iakopo said that several coaches approached him and his daughter regarding an opportunity to further her training for future tournaments. He said that his daughter is young and there is a chance she can became a better sprinter for American Samoa in the future.

“The Pacific Mini Games is only the beginning for Filomenaleonisa, she will continue to train consistently. Her performance at the PMG [Pacific Mini Games] opened new opportunities, such as coaches from other countries offering to train her. With the federation’s support and blessing. Filomenaleonisa will be ready to compete in any future competition at the international level,” Mr. Iakopo said.

According to Mr. Iakopo, Filomenaleonisa was focused, ready, and fearless. She wasn’t intimidated running against the sprint queen and other experienced sprinters. She was mentally prepared for her races. She didn’t allow anything to get in the way of executing her run.

“Our girls (Filomenaleonisa Iakopo and Emelie Chen) represented our country with pride and honor. They both went up against athletes twice or three times their age. But they stood toe to toe and never got intimidated. That I’m proud of and they both knew our Samoan people are with them in spirit and prayers.”

Iakopo said that the PMG was a good experience for Filomenaleonisa and Emelie to taste and feel how hard the international competition can be.

“This was a great experience for these young athletes to learn how to compete at the international level and what type of training and preparation they need to attend to prepare them for the next level of competition,” Iakopo said.

Iakopo, who was also the American Samoa team’s Chef-de-Mission at the PMG was overwhelmed by the support from family and friends.

“We would like to thank the president of the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) Ed Imo and the entire committee, along with the American Samoa Track and Field Association, Mr Don Fuimaono and Deanna Fiumaono, Sauia Gym and our Langkilde Family in Pago Pago for their love and support.”

Both Stanley and his daughter Filomenaleonisa, along with Emelie Chen represented American Samoa in the PMG in Saipan, CNMI last week.

Fifteen-year-old Filomenaleonisa, along with her father, Stanley competed in the track and field event while Emelie Chen competing in the sport of golf.

“This is a great opportunity for us to represent our country and on behalf of my family, I would like to sincerely take this time to thank to Mr. Imo for allowing us this golden opportunity to represent American Samoa.”

“It’s a blessing to represent our country in the Pacific Mini Games. I’m very humble and honored for the opportunity. We go through a lot during our training. We have a lot of challenges but we thank God for giving us the strength and the power to do things in life. This was not an easy journey but without God we would not be able to do it,” Mr. Iakopo said.

Last month, Mr. Iakopo and his daughter traveled to American Samoa, not only to train, but for his daughter to meet the rest of his family and visit the island for the first time.

The pair are using several locations for training — the Malaeoletalu in Fagatogo, the Malae o le Su’iga’ula a le Atuvasa in Utulei, and also the Sauia Bodybuilding & Fitness Gym in Tafuna.

“My daughter wanted to come home to meet my families, visit the island and train here locally to make sure she has the blessings from the elders and especially from ASNOC before the games started,” Mr. Iakopo said.

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Categorie: Samoa

ASG Building Survey team at DHSS photo & caption

Samoa News - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 6:30pm
ASG Building Survey team at DHSS

ASG Building Survey team from the Office of Disaster Assistance and Petroleum Management (ODAPM) and Pioa Consulting continue site visits to government facilities and early this week the team was at Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) in Utulei. This photo — posted on ODAPM’s Facebook Page — shows DHSS, ODAPM, and PIOA personnel who conducted the building survey for DHSS. [photo: ODAPM Facebook]

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Categorie: Samoa

Samoa Breweries Limited to Move Production to Fiji

Talamua - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 1:23pm

 APIA, SAMOA – 01 JULY 2022: After several years of trading challenges, Samoa Breweries Limited (SBL) has made the difficult decision to move production from Samoa to Fiji, evolving the local operations to a sales and distribution business.

The evolution of Samoa Breweries Limited into a sales and distribution business will help the commercial viability and continuation of the much loved Vailima brand.

Samoa Breweries Limited will continue to sell and provide Samoans with their favourite alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The brewing of Vailima beer will move to the Paradise Beverages facilities in Fiji, impacting around 50 local Samoan workers.

Paradise Beverages Limited (the majority owner of SBL) General Manager Mike Spencer said it had not taken this decision lightly. Although the local team has done an incredible job operating in a tough environment, Samoa Breweries’ commercial viability has steadily declined over the past five years due to a combination of factors including aging machinery, the impact of the measles outbreak in 2019, followed by the disruption caused by COVID-19.

“We have explored every avenue to continue brewing in Samoa, including further investment into our aging brewery, working with a third party to develop a new brewery, and working with a third party to brew our brands. Unfortunately, none of the options were commercially viable,” said Spencer.

Country Manager Moira Simi confirmed the Vailima brand and heritage will continue to live on.

“The brewing of Vailima will stay in the Pacific moving to our state-of-the-art Paradise Beverages facilities in Fiji, where we will continue to use the same traditional methods and ingredients. The Vailima brand is loved both in Samoa and overseas and we want to continue that legacy, so it can be enjoyed into the future.”

Simi said, “We want to thank our people for their continuous efforts to improve the business, especially after such a tough few years. We know what the brewery represents in Samoa, and its role and history here is something we’re proud of. Our primary focus now and in the coming months will be to look after the wellbeing of our people. We will be looking to relocate and find new roles for as many of those affected as possible, as well as redundancy packages.”

“We remain committed to the Samoan people and market,” said Simi.

“This has been a difficult decision to make. Samoa Breweries will continue to operate in Samoa as a sales and distribution business. Our main priority now is helping our impacted colleagues through this period of change, and we will work tirelessly to find the best way to support them and the wider team through this transition.”

Shareholders have received communication via their registered mailbox on Tuesday 28th June advising of the change.

 

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Categorie: Samoa

SNPF announces $66.7m tala dividend payout to contributors

Talamua - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 1:07pm

 

APIA, SAMOA – 30 JUNE 2022: The Samoa National Provident Fund has declared a final total rate of interest of 8.2% for the financial year ending 30th June 2022 to the value of $66.7 million tala.

It is SNPF’s Golden Jubilee year celebrating the 50th anniversary since its establishment. The Fund also announced another landmark achievement of surpassing 1 billion tala net-assets for the first time – making SNPF the first institution in Samoa to do so.

Furthermore, as we celebrate Samoa’s 60th independence anniversary, the Board realises that our economy needs urgent financial stimulus and heeds our government’s call for “Inspiring Growth through an inclusive and resilient recovery for Samoa”.

It is in that regard that the Fund has resolved to pay out an unprecedented 100% of this year’s interest declared in cash as our unique contribution to the national effort to inspire growth.

Disbursement of the interest to members is as follows:

  • $26.03 million (3.2%) paid in cash to members on 1 July 2022 (ends 29 July 2022)
  • $16.27 million (2.0%) paid in cash to members on 1 December 2022
  • $24.4 million (3.0%) paid in cash to members on 12 April 2022 (ended

Total Payout: $66.7 million

The interest declared will be accessible to registered members online only.

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Categorie: Samoa

Parliament endorses Government’s $964m Budget 2022/2023

Talamua - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 12:55pm

By Lagi Keresoma

APIA, SAMOA – 30 JUNE 2022:  It was in the evening yesterday when Parliament passed the 2022/2023 Budget Estimates after a week of heated debate.

On the theme “Inspiring Growth through an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery for Samoa” the Minister for Finance Mulipola Anarosa Molio’o responded to issues raised by MPs on the high cost of living, the drop in revenues, national debt & loan repayments, health, education, domestic violence and Gross Domestic Products (GDP).

She also highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and the rising cost of fuel due the war in Europe, the high freight costs and Government’s commitment to address these issues.

However, much was said by MP’s about the $1million District Development Project which Mulipola said is Governments response to these challenges.

Mulipola said Government’s approach is to decentralize developments under the $1m project which is in-line with the Government’s focus on social and Human Development as contained in the Pathway for Development launched earlier this year.

She said it is the responsibility of the Government to initiate ways to generate new revenues for Samoa and to ensure that no one is left behind when it comes to development hence the Government initiative for districts involvement in the implementation of the projects they identify.

As noted in the debate, as the country’s’ GDP climbs, so is poverty.

“The $1m District Development Project is one of the ways the Government is using to address economic equity and to reduce poverty,” she said.

Opposition MP for Sagaga 2, Maulolo Tavita Amosa who supports the project, said there is a major transformation involved in the project and there has to be a sense of ownership by the districts of the projects to ensure success.

district development signing

The Minster of Finance and the Minister of Social Development signing the funding agreement for one of the 51 districts under the District Development Project.

Need to Change Development priorities and focus
Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa who returned from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda, Africa, arrived in Parliament time before the budget went through its second reading.

Briefing Parliament on her first overseas official visit as Prime Minister since her Government took over in July 2021, she talked about the dialogue and shared experience of world leaders on the lessons learnt from COVID-19.

The first lesson she said was the need for self-sufficiency in basic food supply. With the war between Russia and Ukraine, the disruption of the grain supply as staple for countries in Africa threats food security in those countries.

PM speaking

Just back home from her first official visit as PM since taking over as Prime Minister in July 2021, Fiame Naomi Mataafa said there is a need to refocus the Development Framework to meet the challenges exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

When Covid lockdowns disrupted shipping and increased imported food stuffs, many people in Samoa went back to agriculture to ensure basic food security.

Secondly, with the pandemic and the threat of new virus in the future, the priority is heath protection and she quoted Samoa’s vaccination rates now above 90% coverage. Her concern is the ability of the health system to cope in the event of a major outbreak.

Fiame said the lessons learnt from isolation caused by the Covid pandemic, is the need to refocus the Development Framework in order to meet the challenges exposed by the pandemic that brought major economic investments of small islands such as Samoa in industries such as tourism to its knees.

Already, the Samoan Government is embarking on a similar strategy through the $1m District Development Project with a major focus on agriculture and fisheries.

The Governments Talomua program is one measure taken to ensure self-sufficiency and food security.

During the budget debate, one Opposition MP said that Samoan people prefer rice to taro, but that was tested when the borders closed and Samoa was without rice for sometime.

“When there is shortage of rice supply, we are in trouble. So do we grow rice or return to our staples through agriculture,” said Fiame.

So far 34 districts out of 51 have already signed the funding agreements and have received ST$200,000 for the establishment phase of District Development Project. The Second Phase will be the $1million tala funding of projects identified and to be managed by the districts offices themselves.

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Negotiations underway to reopen Fagali’i Airport

Talamua - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 12:17pm

By Talaia Mika

APIA, SAMOA – 30 JUNE 2022: The Minister of Works Transport and Infrastructure, Olo Fiti Vaai said negotiations are underway to reopen the Fagali’i airport to business people, tourists and travellers to and from American Samoa given its vicinity to the Apia business centre.

The Member of Parliament for Vaimauga 1, Sulamanaia Fetaiai Tauiliili requested the Minister to reopen the airport considering the benefits to the country.

In response in parliament yesterday, Olo said that negotiations are underway to reopen the airport.

Challenges
According to the Minister, the airport was initially operated by the Samoa Airport Authority before it was passed on to the Polynesian Airlines.

It later went back under the Samoa Airport Authority which Olo said was due to the lack of any long term plan for the airport by management.

The airport is now under the Ministry of Police, Prisons and Corrections Services and used by its Traffic Division.

Benefits
Olo recalled that some of the profits from the airport while it was in operation for business people, employment and attraction to tourists mainly from American Samoa who travel in for golf sport.

“Most of the golfers back then were from American Samoa who fly in for golf and fly back because it was convenient,” he said.

“It also used to have food stalls and taxi operators employed in that terminal which was a huge benefit for the country.”

Safety of the airport
Human Rights Protection Party’s deputy leader, Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo queried the safety of the airport if it reopens.

According to Olo, the risky side of the airport is due to the short landing strip.

He added that the airport can be extended to government lands on the East and South sides of the airport which is enough to expand the landing strip.

Ti’avea Airport
Olo also responded to the Aleipata Itupa I Lalo MP, Faagasealii Sapoa Feagia’i who requested for the continuation of the Tiavea airport’s construction.

The Minister disagreed with the suggestion to resume the construction of the airport due to its inconvenient location for 90% of the country.

“Only one percent of your constituency will benefit from this airport while 90% of the country will find it difficult to travel to Tiavea especially people from Savaii who will need to catch the bus to Apia then another bus to Tiavea. So it all goes back to safety as mentioned by the Deputy Leader of HRPP,” Olo explained.

He added that Faagasealii’s request shall be put on hold for another time when appropriate.

tiavea airport

The incomplete Tiavea airport now on hold.

 

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Categorie: Samoa

71 year old father pleads guilty to raping two daughters

Talamua - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 12:00pm

By Lagi Keresoma

APIA, SAMOA – 30 JUNE 2022: A 71 year old man is in police custody after pleading guilty to two counts of rape yesterday.

The victims are the defendant’s two daughters.

The defendant entered a not guilty plea on 6 counts of rape when the matter was first called, but changed his plea yesterday when he appeared before Chief Justice Satiu Simativa Perese.

The Court heard that the defendant had committed the crime from 2016 to 2018.

One of his daughters is now 20 years old and the other is 15 and is currently under the care of the Samoa Victim Support Group Campus of Hope at Tuana’imato.

After pleading guilty, prosecution asked to drop 4 charges and he will be sentenced on the two remaining charges on 8 August 2022.

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Defence in drug case questions Police property seizure process

Talamua - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 11:52am

By Lagi Keresoma

APIA, SAMOA – 30 JUNE 2022: Day 3 of the drug trial in the Supreme Court against Afualo Daryl Mapu and Marie Fanueli questions the police process of recording of materials the police seize from a raid.

Aumua Ming Leung Wai for Marie Fanueli noted that both Marie and her co-defendant Afualo Daryl Mapu signed documents declaring ownership of the materials that were confiscated from a raid at Daryl’s house on 28 December 2021.

Some of these materials included firearms, drugs, electronic devices, money and ladies beautification items.

Aumua asked the witness, Corporal Faatonu Lavea if it was standard procedure that all suspects sign on the dotted line confirming ownership of an item or all items after a raid.

Corporal Faatonu said “yes.”

Even if an item does not belong to a suspect, to which the witness said everything is explained to a suspect before signing.

Aumua then pointed out a document with a set of lipsticks listed as confiscated items and which had Daryl’s signature as the owner of the property, and he asked the witness thoughts about it.

The witness struggled to explain but told the Court that after the defendants gave a cautious statement, they were informed of the standard procedure with regards to confiscated materials.

He also said both defendants were caught at the premises where the materials were found.

Aumua then pointed to two gas lighters found in Marie’s purse which the witness recorded in the list of confiscated items but did not record the purse.

When asked to explain, the witness said he only recorded the items that were on the table.

“So the items were taken out of the purse,” Aumua asked. “Yes” said the witness.

So why was not the purse recorded? The witness repeated that he recorded only the items on the table.

Also questioned was why Faatonu failed to hand over what police called “chain of custody” to the Investigating Officer Paul Taua’a.

Su’a informed Faatonu that Paul’s affidavit does not mention any receipt of a “chain of custody” materials from him.

Counsel also put to the witness that some of the things he mentioned on the witness stand were not in his original affidavit and that he was trying to give evidence to assist and corroborate other police officers testimonies.

This was also evident in the testimony of two other police witnesses.

The head of the Police Tactical Operational Squad (TOS) Tagaloasa Toddy also gave evidence on the firearms confiscated from the raid.

He explained the different types of firearms and what is used for which included pistols and rifles.

He said the firearms were not registered and have no records that they belong to the defendants.

Legality of the search warrant
Deputy Police Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo will be called to give evidence on the legality of the warrant he signed prior to the raid on 28 December 2021.

The trial was set down for three days however, prosecution had more witnesses before the defence called in their witnesses.

 

 

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Categorie: Samoa

Pu’e faapagota i le sauaina o lona to’alua ae maua ai fualaau faasaina

Samoa News - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 6:08am

[ata: foa'i] By Ausage Fausiaausage@samoanews.com

Pago Pago - AMERIKA SAMOA

 

Ua taofia nei i le Toese i Tafuna se alii e 45 tausaga le matua mai Kokoland, ina ua pu’e faapagota o ia e Leoleo ona o tu’uaiga i lona faia o sau’aga faasaga i lona to’alua ao matamata i ai lana fanau laiti, ae maua ai fualaau faasaina ia te ia

 

O le tausaga e 2012 na ta’usala ai e le Fa’amasinoga le ua molia i le umia o fualaau faasaina ma nofovaavaaia ai mo le 5 tausaga, a o lea foi ua toe aafia o ia i le ituaiga solitulafono lava lea e tasi. 

 

O le masina na te’a nei na pu’e faapagota ai e Leoleo le ua molia mai se vaega o Tafuna, ona o tu’uaiga i lona fasi faamo’amo’a lea o lona to’alua ao faasua’ava. Ae ina ua sailia e Leoleo le tino o lenei ali’i, na maua i ai vaega o le pauta faasaina o le aisa.

 

Talu ai puipuiga i le ono mafai lea ona iloa le Tina o loo aafia i lenei mataupu, o le a le mafai ai e le Samoa News ona faailoa i le suafa o le ua molia i lenei mataupu.

 

O le masina na te’a nei na tula’i ai le ua molia i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Faaitumalo mo lana ulua’i iloilioga.

 

E 2 tagi eseese ua faila e le malo faasaga i le ali’i ua molia. I le tagi muamua, o lo o molia ai i le moliaga o le faaoolima i le tulaga tolu (lea e aofia ai le faia o sauaga i totonu o le aiga), tali le moliaga o le faia o gaioiga e ono lamatia ai le saogalemu o fanau laiti (e aofia ai sauaga i totonu o aiga), tasi le moliaga o le faaleaga meatotino i le tolu, faapea ai ma le moliaga e tasi o le taofi faapagota o se tagata i se auala faamalosi (e aofia ai faia o sauaga i totonu o aiga). O moliaga uma nei o le vaega A o solitulafono mama, lea e mafai ona faasala ai se tasi i le Toese mo le umi e le silia i le 1 le tausaga, faasala i le salatupe e le silia i le $1,000, pe faasala fo’i i faasalaga uma ia e 2.

 

E $1,000 le vaega tupe lea ua fa’atulaga e le Fa’amasinoga e tatala ai le ua molia i tua mai le mataupu muamua lea.

 

I le tagi lona lua a le malo, ua molia ai lenei ali’i i le moliaga o le umia faasolitulafono o vaega o le pauta o le aisa; tasi le moliaga o le umia faasolitulafono o le pauta o le aisa ma le fa’amoemoe e tulei ma faatau atu i isi tagata; 1 le moliaga o le umia faasolitulafono o vaega o le laau faasaina o le mariuana; tasi le moliaga o le umia faasolitulafono o mariuana ma le fa’amoemoe e tulei ma faatau atu i isi tagata; o solitulafono mamafa ia e mafai ona faasala ai se tasi i le Toese mai le 5 e oo atu i le 10 tausaga, pe faasala i le salatupe e mafai ona oo atu i le $20,000.

 

O lo o molia fo’i o ia i le moliaga e tasi o le umia faasolitulafono o se a’upega mata’utia e le i lesitalaina; tasi le moliaga o le umia faasolitulafono o ni pulu fana, atoa ai ma le moliaga e tasi o le umia faasolitulafono o se a’upega e le faatagaina i le atunu’u, o vaega A uma ia o solitulafono mama, lea e mafai ona fa’asala ai se tasi i le Toese mo le umi e le silia i le tasi le tausaga, pe faasala foi i le salatupe e le silia le $1,000, pe faasala fo’i i faasalaga uma ia e 2.

 

E $10,000 le vaega tupe lea ua fa’atulaga e tatala ai le ua molia i tua mai le mataupu lona lua lea.

 

Afai ae mafai ona tatala le ua molia i tua, e le mafai ona ia toe taumafai i soo se auala e faafesoota’i lona to’a’ua ma lana fanau e to’alua, e le mafai fo’i ona toe alu i le fale pe taumai i soo se auala lava e talanoa i ai, e le mafai ona ia toe umia ni aupega mata’utia poo lona tagofia o le ‘ava malosi ma fualaau fa’asaina, a ia avea o ia ma tagatanu’u e tausisi i soo se tulafono a le malo.

 

O le aso Faraile o le vaiaso fou lea ua fa’atulaga e faia ai le ulua’i iloiloga o lenei mataupu.

 

SAUAGA FAASAGA I LONA TO’ALUA

 

O lenei mataupu lenei na tofu atu i le Ofisa o Leoleo i Tafuna ina ua talosagaina e se Tina matua le fesoasoani a Leoleo, ona o se fa’alavelave sa aafia ai lana fanau ma lana fanau e to’alua i le po o le aso 13 o Me na te’a nei i lo latou fale i Tafuna.

 

E 2 taavale Leoleo ma Leoleo e silia i le to’a 5 sa i totonu na tali atu i le valaau, na maua ai loa le avanoa e feiloa’i atu ai Leoleo i se Tina talavou e 35 ona tausaga ma lana fanau e to’atolu.

 

E le i umi ona talanoa Leoleo ma le Tina ma lana fanau ae taunu’u loa se pikiapu lanu mumu, na vaaia ai e Leoleo se Tina matua ua savali atu i le vaega tonu o loo latou talanoa mai ai ma le Tina ma lana fanau. Na iloa mulimuli ane, o le Tina na alu atu i le pikiapu mumu e nofo i Iliili, o ia fo’i lea na faafesootaia le Ofisa o Leoleo mo se fesoasoani ina ua faailoa atu e lana tama na aafia ia te ia le fasi o ia e lona to’alua ma lana fana. 

 

Na taua e le Tina matua i Leoleo e faapea, na te’i ina ua vili atu lana tama ia te ia mo se fesoasoani, ina ua faatoa uma lava ona fasi o ia e lona to’alua (le ua molia). O le mafua’aga lea na ia tago ai loa i le telefoni ma vili ai loa le Ofisa o Leoleo i Tafuna mo se fesoasoani, i le taimi lava e tasi, na oso ai loa i lana ta’avale ma aga’i atu loa i le fale o lana tama ma lona to’alua ma le la fanau.

 

Na taua e le tina na aafia i Leoleo e faapea, pe tusa o le itula e 5:32 i le afiafi o le aso lea, na vili atu ai lona to’alua e faatali mai le mea’ai o lea ua manava. E afa le valu (7:30) i le afiafi lea o latou faatali pea ma lana fanau i le taimi e manava mai ai lona to’alua ae se’i fai le latou meaai. 

 

Talu ai le latou fiu e faatali lona to’alua, o lea na fai ai loa le latou mea’ai ma lana fanau. E uma loa ona latou aai ae ulufale atu loa lona to’alua i totonu o le fale ma uu atu fagupia vailima e 2 ua matua ova lava fo’i lona ‘ona.

 

Na avea le ita o lona to’alua i le le usita’i o lona to’alua i lana faatonuga e faatali atu le meaai ia te ia ma itu na ia fasia ai loa lona to’alua e aunoa lava ma nisi tala se tele. Na tu’i e le ua molia le gutu o lona to’alua ma palasi ai i lalo ao matamata i ai lana fanau e to’alua. Na ita le ua molia i le tagi leotele o lona afafine laititi, o lea na ia tago ai i le pa’u o le seevae tosotoso ma sasa ai lona ogavae ma vaaia ai le pata uma o lona vae i le maini o le seevae.

 

Na taumafai le na aafia e tau sola i fafo ma le fale peita’i na taofi e le ua molia o ia e ala i lona toso o lona lauulu ma faaauau pea lona faaoolima i ai. O le isi Tamaloa o le latou tuaaoi na valaau ane i le ua molia e soia le le mafaufau, na mafua ai loa ona taofi le fasiga o le to’alua a le ua molia, ae savali loa ma nofonofo i tua o le umukuka ma fa’auma ai ana fagu vailima e 2. 

 

A o le i savali le ua molia i tua o le umukuka, na fai lana folafolaga i lona to’alua, na te vilia loa Leoleo, ona sau loa lea ma le fana ma fasioti ai o ia.

 

Na ona taunu’u lava o Leoleo ma aga’i sa’o atu loa i le itu i tua o le fale sa nofonofo ai le ua molia ma latou pu’e faapagota loa ia te ia ae auina atu i le Ofisa o Leoleo i Tafuna mo suesuega. 

 

A o le i auina atu le ua molia i le Ofisa o Leoleo mo suesuega, na saili e Leoleo lona tino ma lana ato fa’afafa lanu uliuli ina ia mautinoa na te le o tauaveina se a’upega poo ni fualaau faasaina.

 

I totonu o le taga o le ofuvae a le ua molia na maua i ai e Leoleo se tama’i ato uliuli o loo i ai pepa iila laiti e 12 ua uma ona utu i le pauta faasaina o le aisa. Na saili e Leoleo totonu o le ato faafafa lan uliuli ma maua i ai se fana o le ituaiga o le .22, faapea ai ma pulufana e 10 sa i totonu o le tama’i ato o le ato. I le isi tulimanu o le ato faafafa na maua i ai e Leoleo se tama’i container uga o loo i ai sikaleti mariuana e 10 ua uma ona taai.

 

E le i mana’o le ua molia e faia sana faamatalaga i Leoleo e tusa ai o fualaau faasaina , o le aupega ma pulufana sa maua ia te ia. 

 

O le tele o fualaau faasaina na maua i le alii ua molia na faamaonia ai e le malo le talitonuga, o ia fualaau faasaina sa faamoemoe le ua molia e tulei ma faatau atu i isi tagata.

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TALA I VAIFANUA

Samoa News - Gio, 30/06/2022 - 6:04am

O nisi o alo o le atunu’u o lo’o auai i le poloklama o le Summer Youth Employment Program - e fa’afaigaluega ai fanau aoga i lenei taimi o le tausaga - sa tatala aloaia i le taeao o le Aso Gafua na te'a nei. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] By Leua Aiono Frost

Pago Pago - AMERIKA SAMOA

 

TATALA POLOKALAMA GALUEGA FANAU A’OGA - SYEP 2022

 

O le taeao ananafi sa fa’atasia ai le anoanoa’i o le fanau a’oga ua mae’a talia a latou talosaga ina ia auai i le polokalama Fa’afaigaluega fa’amasani a le Fanau A’oga i Amerika Samoa i le tu’uaga umi o a’oga 2022. O le fa’amoemoe ia tatalaina le polokalama e tufatufaina atu ai le fanau i ofisa eseese o le Malo, ma so’o se pisinisi ua mana’omia ni tagata faigaluega fa’amasani mo le tuuaga uma o a’oga i lenei tausaga. O le aofai o le fanau ua mae’a fa’amautu e auai i le polokalama Summer Youth Program na fa’aleoina e le sui o le Matagaluega o tagata faigaluega a le Malo i lana tautalaga e 1,000 le fanau talavou mai le 14 i le 24 tasuaga le matutua.

 

Na va’aia le tumutumu o le fanau i le faitoto’a o le Stadium i Tafuna e tatalia ai le taimi e mae’a ai ona lesitala i latou fa’ato’a saofafa’i ai lea i nofoa i lalo o fale’ie ua mae’a fa’atulaga i le malae ta’alo, peita’i na ta lelei le 9:30 e le’i taitai mae’a lesitala le fanau, ona fa’ato’a tatala mai ai lea e alaalata’i i so’o se nofoaga i fale’ie.

 

O se va’aiga lautele, e le’i faigofie ona lesitalaina i latou e le matagaluega o tagata faigaluega lea to’atele o le fanau i le taimi e tasi. Peita’i e ao ina amatalia le sauniga e tatala ai le fa’amoemoe, ona fa’ato’a toe fa’aauau ai lea o le galuega fa’amaumau a le matagaluega.

 

O le sauniga e amata ai le fa’amoemoe sa tula’i ai le susuga le Faife’au Rev. Patolo Mageo, ina ua mae’a fa’anofo filemu le mamalu na aofia i le saunoaga fa’ala’eiau a le susuga Burt Thompson, sui sa nafa ma le polokalama mai le ofisa o Tagata Faigaluega a le Malo.

 

O lana tima’i i le fanau, “Ia outou iloa lelei, e leai se matua e tuu atu lana fanau ae leai se tima’iga ma lana tapua’iga. Ia outou o ma le Atua i mea uma! Ua le ese ai fo’i la lenei taeao. Ua outou o mai ma loto atoa o tou matua ma aiga o nonofo tapua’i mai maota ma laoa, ina ia puipuia outou e le Atua i lea fo’i ituaiga o aoaoga fou ua outou o mai ai. Ia manuia outou faiva, va’ai, fa’amau mea lelei ma ia outou suesue ma fesilisili ia lautele lo outou iloa ma le silafia, ia iloga se mea e te naunau e te faia i lou lumana’i, e fia galue ai ma tausia lou aiga, lau ekalesia ma aoga ai i lona nu’u ma ou tagata i lou malo!”

 

Na soso’o lea ma le sao o le afioga le Sui Kovana o le Malo, Talauega Eleasalo Ale, e tima’ia ai le to’a 1,000 o le fanau ua alausu mai e saili le atamai i so’o se faiva o le a tuu avanoa atu mo i latou, e amata galulue ai. 

 

“O le Tapenaga mo Taeao, e amata nei! O nei lea ua amata ai ona e sailia se avanoa lelei, e te silafia ai se mea e te fiafia e fia faigaluega ma tautua ai nisi o lou atunuu, e amata mai lou aiga, lau ekalesia ma lou nuu, ae maise ai lou malo. O nei e tapena ai taeao.”

 

“O le avanoa o le ki lea e te tatalaina ai nisi ma fou e fa’aofi atu i lou silafia, ina ia e fa’aaogaina mea ua e maua nei, e fatufatu ai a taeao. E le misia lau folauga ma ni fa’afesili se tele, aisea? Ina ia mautinoa o tonu ma sa’o lau alu aga’i i luma, lou silafia ia lautele, ia e malamalama lelei i le fa’atinoga o ou tiute fai, o lou sao i le galuega ina ia mae’a lelei ma sa’o. Ia outou iloa lelei mea e tatau ona fai, ona mautinoa lea ua outou faia le galuega ma le tonu ma le sa’o.” 

 

Sa ia fautuaina Ofisa o le Malo fa’apea ma Kamupani ua agaga mai ina ia latou fa’afaigaluegaina nisi o le fanau talavou ua mae’a tuufa’atasia e le Matagaluega o Tagata Faigaluega a le Malo.

 

“Ia outou faia le mea ua outou fa’ailoa mai e ao ina fai. Ia outou a’oa’o lelei i a taotu fanau talavou, o le lumana’i fa’atasi lea o le tatou Malo ma tatou pisinisi o sapaia mai le malo. Afai e lelei ona outou aoao fa’asino a tatou fanau, e sili atu lo latou iloa ma le fa’atinoga o tiute nai lo i tatou i lenei vaitau. E agava’a i latou e fa’amoemoe i ai le malo i le lumana’i. Ia outou tatala tusi ma aoao i latou i o outou faiva o tautuaina ai le atunuu. E le vale so tatou taui ona o le galuega lelei e tatou te faia nei.”

 

“Outou le matagaluega o Tagata Faigaluega a le Malo, fa’amolemole ia le toe tupu le mea sa masani mai ai tausaga ua te’a, O le fiu e tatalo siaki totogi a le fanau! Uma le lua vaiaso alu le fa vaiaso, ae le toe maua lava siaki totogi. Fa’amolemole ia uma le 2 vaiaso faigaluega o le fanau, maua loa latou totogi, o le sa’oga lava lena e tatau ona i ai le faiga o tatou galuega. Ua tupu so’o ma e le o aoa’iga lelei mo fanau o a taeao lena mea!”

 

“Fanau o outou mama na, le avanoa ua tatala atu e lou malo, ia fa’aaoga tatau, sailiili ma suesue atili, auia le mapu le tuufesili e lautele ai lo outou iloa, ma fa’aleleia atili ai lo outou fa’atinoga o galuega ma faiva o le a outou galulue ai i lenei tu’uaga o a’oga. A maea ona faia galuega ona alu sa’o lea i le fale, o lo’o taliga mai e nai ou matua, poo le a se aoga o lenei vaitau ma ona avanoa lelei mo oe. Alu sa’o e fai fe’au a nai o outou matua o lo’o fa’atali mai i aiga. Ia outou manuia!” O toe upu ia a le ta’ita’i o le Malo, ma tuuina ai le avanoa mo le susuga Max  L.Tuitele mo lana tima’iga i le fanau.

 

AFAI AE FAALAUTELE LE FA’ASA PRIMNM - E TAUAU A’AFIA  STARKIST SAMOA

 

O se fuafuaga fa’ataoto ale faigamalo a Peresetene Joe Biden ina ia fa’alautele atili le Pacidic Remote Islands Marine National Monument, ua lamatia ai le isi vaega tele o le sone fagota mo va’a fagota o lo’o sapalaia nei le i’a mo le Kamupani I’a a le Star Kist Samoa. O lea Kamupani I’a e fa’amoemoe tele i ai le tamaoaiga o le tele o aiga e maulalo le tamaoaiga tausi i American Samoa, ma o se popolega fo’i lea o le sui usufono o lo’o alai tau i fonotaga a le Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, lea e avea ai Taotasi Archie Solia’i ma Taitaifono.

 

“E silia ma le afa o le faitau aofai o Amerika Samoa e soifua ae e i lalo ane o le totogi maulalo le tele o le tamaoaiga o lo’o tausia ai latou aiga. Afai la e tapunia le Kamupani I’a lenei ona ua fa’aititia atili le ogasami e mafai ona fagogota ai va’a i’a o o’o sapalaia, e mautinoa lava e tele na’ua le afaina o le soifua o le mamalu lautele o ia tagata ma aiga o le teritori o Amerika Samoa.”

 

“Pe afai fo’i e sainia e Peresetene Biden lenei manaoga ua fa’atulaga mai e le PRIMNM, o lona uiga e fete’ena’i lea tulaga ma lana fa’atulagaga ua mae’a fa’amauina e tutusa ai le soifuaga e ao ina soifua ai i latou i setete tetele ma le soifua e ola ai atumotu ma nuu laiti o le Iunaite Setete o Amerika atoa.” O se toe fa’amanatu mai lea a le sui taua o Amerika Samoa i le Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, Taotasi A. Soli’ai.

 

I le taimi nei o se lipoti ua mafai ona fa’auia mai mo le silafia a le WPRFMC ua fa’ailoa ai, “O le i’a o sapalaia le Kamupani a le Star Kist sa atoa lelei le 38 o va’a, peita’i i le taimi nei ua toe 13 va’a o i ai. Afai ae toe fa’alautele mai le fa’asao lea i ogasami o Howland, Baker ma Palmyra Island, o le a toe fa’amalosia ai va’a i’a nei e fagota mamao atu mai Amerika Samoa, ma o le a avesea atu ai fo’i ma nei va’a mai le sasa’a o latou fagotaga i nisi falei’a, ae le tau tulia maia Amerika Samoa  i le Star Kist Samoa.

 

Pe afai ae fa’aauau ona fa’amalosia lea fuafuaga e fa’alautele ai le fa’asao o nei ogasami o le a amata atu i le 50 i le 200 maila o le moana fagota  mo Palmyra atoll, Kingman Reef ma Howland ma Baker Island  e tapunia mo nisi fagotaga i le lumana’i.

 

“O le fa’aauau pea lava ona limiti mai ogasami e mafai ona fagota ai nisi ma la’u mai e saas’a i le Kamupani I’a a le Star Kist, e mfai ona avea ma se una’iga i lagona e le toe fia fagogota ai fo’i ma tautai o Amerika Samoa ma isi Kamupani va’a fagota i le sone mo le sapalaia mai o le Star Kist. Ua tatau lava ona taofia lea ituaiga faiga o lo’o una’ia malosi mai  nei suiga o le fa’asao, aua o loo afaina tele ai i tatou o atumotu o lo’o taumafai e fa’atumau le fiafia o tatou tautai e sapalai o tatou tagata i sosia o tatou gataifale. A fa’asao nei ogasami o lo’o fagogota ai na’i tautai fagota o atumotu, o lona uiga ua fa’atauva i latou ma le isi 3000+ o va’afagota mai isi uma atunuu o le lalolagi lea e fagotaina le vasa loloa ua fa’ataga mo so’o se va’a fagota o so’o se ituaiga mai atunuu eseese o le lalolagi atoa. Ua tatau lava ona tuu lea faiga e una’ia so’o mai.” O se tala lea a le tamaitai o Monique Amani o le sui i le Komisi Fa’afoe a le WPRFMC mai Guam.

 

O le sui fo’i mai Hawaii i lea lava Komisi, Matt Ramsey sa ia fa’ailoa fo’i sona taofi e tusa o lenei mataupu, “E tatau ona tatou mautinoa lelei, o tua atu o le fa’asao lenei e fa’aofi mai, e silia ma le 3,000 va’afagota eseese mai le lalolagi atoa lea e fagogota ai, ae le taga ai i tatou ma le tetele o tatou va’a fagota ona fagota ai. O lona uiga o tatou lea ua fa’asala ae le fa’asala pe fa’asa va’a fagota o isi uma atunuu o lo’o fagotaina le ogasami fa’avaomalo a le Pasefika, lea e lolofi mai ai le au faifaiva i le vaitau lenei ona o le mafanafana ma e tele i ai le i’a.”

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Summer School registration photo & caption

Samoa News - Mer, 29/06/2022 - 5:47pm
Students and parents at summer school registration

A packed Samoana High School gym served as registration center for this year’s Summer School program. Students with their parents gathered this past Monday to sign up for classes. [photo by AF]

 

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Parliament Pays Tribute to the 29 Victims of COVID-19

Talamua - Mer, 29/06/2022 - 1:49pm

By Lagi Keresoma

APIA, SAMOA – 29 JUNE 2022: Parliament yesterday paid tribute to the 29 Samoans who have lost their lives to COVID-19. The Speaker, Papali’i Li’o Ta’eu Masipa’u called for the members to be upstanding in a minute of silence after the Minister of Health gave the latest COVID-19 update.

The Health Minister, Valasi Togamaga Tafito Selesele informed Parliament that 29 have lost their lives so far, the youngest a 1 year old baby who was not eligible to be vaccinated. The majority of those who died are between 60 and 90 years old and most have known comorbidities.

Since the first community case in 17 March 2022, the Ministry of Health has recorded over 14,900 cases.

The Speaker Papali’i Li’o Ta’eu Masipa’u acknowledged the Ministers update and said the Members feel the pain of the families affected and with the update of COVID-19 deaths relayed to Parliament, he called for a minute of silence to honour those who died.

As Samoa remains on Alert Level One, the country is moving to open its borders on 01 August and this relies on the strength of its vaccination coverage.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update
18 years and above age group

  • First dose – 99% (122,193)
  • Second dose 93.5% (114,006)
  • The target for this age group 121,891

12 to 17 years old age group

  • First dose 99% (200,374)
  • Second dose 92% (25,710)

5 to 11 years old age group

  • First dose 98.8% (40,141)
  • Second dose 90.6% (36,819)
  • The target for this age group was 40,438.

Boosters – 76, 591 those covered, 40 for the second booster

CT Scanner installed & operational
The Minister also gave an update on the Computerised Tomography (CT) Scanner. He confirmed that the long awaited CT Scanner was now installed and in operation.

Valasi said the Ministry is awaiting the arrival of a specialist from the Philippines to train the staff on how to operate the machine.

Samoa has been without a CT scanner for two years and patients were sent to American Samoa or New Zealand for tests.

Valasi acknowledged the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) for funding the much needed piece of equipment for the Ministry.

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Government saves 90% on returned Samoa Airways leased aircraft

Talamua - Mer, 29/06/2022 - 12:53pm

By Talaia Mika

APIA, SAMOA – 29 JUNE 2022: The Minister of Samoa Airways, Leatinuu Wayne Sooialo has clarified that the airline is paying only 10 percent of the $160 million it would have paid to the leasing company of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft that was returned last year.

The Minister told Parliament today of the complex issues faced by the Samoa Airways company, its debts and precarious financial situation and the agreement to pay only 10 percent following negotiations between a Special Cabinet appointed Committee and the leasing company.

He said that the agreement was reached early this month, 4 June and the details remain confidential until everything is settled but will be made public in due course.

Meanwhile, Cabinet has terminated the members of the Board –Tuia Pua Letoa, Tia Lafaele Ng Chung and Papalii Sonja Hunter and the airlines staff made redundant.

Cabinet has however appointed an Interim Board which has been tasked to do a 360 degrees Review of the airline’s operations especially its financial situation and its future direction.

The Minister said that the airlines last audited accounts was in 2009 and the Cabinet appointed Committee had been pushing for the airlines audited accounts for 2020/2021 to get a clearer picture of the airlines financial position.

The new Interim Management Board comprise of Tupuola Koki Tuala, Fauo’o Fatu Tielu and Taimalie Charlie Ah Liki.

The Minister said that the termination of the Board was nothing more than aligning the Boards thinking and approach with what the current government wants in running airline.

In parliament today, the former Minister of Civil Aviation, Tapunuu Niko Lee Hang urged the government to look at reinstating the airline with one of two aircrafts to serve its international routes. He said that the current providers will control the schedules and issue expensive tickets for the Samoan people.

Leatinuu however responded that the Member was only thinking of cheaper tickets but the government was looking at curbing the airline’s losses.

“We’ve had nice looking aircrafts with good looking flight attendants, but they were losing flag carriers, so we want a winning flag carrier to carry this (Samoan) flag.” The Minister however said that having Samoa’s own aircrafts for its international routes will be for some time in the future.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure has approved a licence for Virgin Blue to provide flights between Samoa and Australia.

At the moment, Qantas, Fiji Airways and Air New Zealand are flying into Samoa.

$6m in Budget to Samoa Airways
Samoa Airways is operating on government guarantee loans from institutions such as UTOS. $6 million tala has been approved in the 2022/2023 Budget passed by parliament today.

Responding to MPs questions, the Minister said this money will pay the airline for the sale of the Fagali’i airport.  The funds will the help pay the airlines debts and lease of the returned aircraft as well as payment of the NPF entitlements for redundant staff.

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