Sameni ‘tau pooti mo nanumaga mo niutao

(Faifeau Dr. Kitiona Tausi)

Te Menetia o te Galuega ki te Faitega o Uaafu mo Pooti Ga’lue, Vete Sakaio ne fakapa’tonu mai ne ia ki te KMT News me i sameni ‘tau pooti i Nanumaga mo Niutao ka toe faka’tuu i se taimi vave mai i mua nei. I pati a Sakaio me i te kamupane tela ne maua ne ia a te galuega ki te fakatuuga o te uaafu i Nukulaelae, ka toe faka’tuu foki ne ia a sameni tau pooti konei i Nanumaga mo Niutao.

Ne iloa atu pela me i sameni tau pooti kola ne fakamaseigina ne te matagi malosi ko te Cyclone Pam i te 2015 ko oko loa i te aogaa mo te fesoasoani i te taliga o kaakoo mai i tai i pooti e pela foki ki tai i pooti. A sameni tau poti konei ne fakatagi ne tino o fenua konei ke toe faka’tuu aka, kae ne talia ne te maaloo.

I pati a Vete me i galuega i te toe fakatuuga o sameni tau pooti konei ka fai mafai a tino ga’lue o te kamupane, mo olotou mea faigaluega mo olotou mea fakatu’tutu ko taunu mai ki Tuvalu i se taimi i a Mee/Iuni i te tausaga nei. Ka avatu muamua nete kamupane a olotou kopekopega ki nukulaele, mai i kona ko uga i ei a olotou kau ga’lue i kau e lua, e tasi ki Nanumaga, e tasi ki Niutao ke kamata a galuega i ei. E fakatautau pela me se lua vaiaso fua e fai i ei a galuega konei.

TE MAALO FAKAFETAI KAE FAKAMAALOO KI TAMALIKI KO IKU MANUIA A OLOTOU AKOGA I TE 2017

(Faifeau Dr. Kitiona Tausi)

I te Asolima o te vaiaso ko teka, te Failautusi ki te Maaloo, Tine Leuelu ne fakatoka ne ia se ‘kaiga mo tamaliki a’koga Tuvalu kola ko iku manuia a olotou gtaumafaiga mai i akoga ‘maluga ki tua atu. A te faigaamea tenei e fakaasi aka pela me ko te faigaamea muamua loa ke fai ki tama’liki akoga penei. I te ao mai i mua o te afiafia o te Asolima tenei, ne isi foki se fakatasiga a tama’liki a’koga konei mo ofisa ga’lue i mea tau akoakoga ki tua atu mo tama’liki kola e seki ga’lue e pela foki mo akoakoga ki tua mo tino kola ko ga’lue i te maaloo.

Te ‘kaiga i te afiaf ten ne fakatasi atu ki ei ko ofisa ma’luga o te maaloo e aofia i ei te Kovana o te Atufenua mo ten kaaiga, te Ulu o te Maaloo mo tena kaaiga, te Sui Maluga o Taiwan ki Tuvalu mo tama’liki a’koga I ei kola ko oti ne iku manuia a olotou akoga i te 2017.

I te faigaamea tenei, a te Ulu o te Maaloo, Enele Sosene sopoaga ne avatu a tena fakafetai mo te fakamaaloo o sui atu te maaloo ki tama’liki a’koga katoa kola ko iku manuia a olotou akoakoga i te 2017 mo olotou taumafaiga i loto i akoga kese’kese. Te Failautusi ki te Maaloo, Tine Leuelu ne fai foki sena laauga fakamalosi kae fai-ki-mua mo latou kola ko iku a olotou taumagfaiga.

 

Fakatoafe Teikauea tela se tamaliki tokotasi ne maua a tena pep ate Master of Commerce mai i te Akoga Maluga a te Pasefik ki Saute, ne ui ne ia a tamaliki a’koga I e lauga. Ne avatu ne Fakatoafe a te fakafetai ki te maaloo mo avanoag akoga kola ne maua ne latou i avanoaga akoga kola ne tuku atu ki a latou. I tena laauga, ne fakasae aka ne ia se mataupu ke mafaufau ki ei a te maaloo. Ne fakamolemole atu a Teikauea ki te maaloo ke toe fai aka sena faiga ki tama’liki a’koga kola ne a’koga mai i lalo i te polokalame akoga kae kaitalafu a te maaloo (SELF), I te iloa atu pela me ka toe ‘togi ne tamaliki konei a tupe kola ne a‘koga ki ei latou mai i lalo o te faifaiga tenei. Ne fakatagi atu a ia i te agaga o te ava mo te loto maulalo  me e mafai ne te maaloo o toe onoono aka ki te tulaga tenei, ke mafai o ‘fuli aka a te kaitalafu tenei ki se tupe fesoasoani ki tama’liki a’koga. Ne lasi a te patipati o tino mai i lalo kae e seki iai se tali a te maaloo ki te fakatagi tena.

ULU O TE MAALOO KE FATASI KI TE FONOTAGA A TE PNA

(Faifeau Dr. Kitiona Tausi)

Te Ulu o te Maaloo, Tena ‘Malu Enele Sosene Sopoaga, ko oti ne tiakina ne ia a te atufenua o fakatsi atu ki te fonotaga a te Fakapotopotoga a Fenua Faiika i te Feagaiga i Nauru (PNA) tela ka fai i Majuro i Masela.

Tena ‘Malu Enele ne fai ana pati me mai i mua o te fonotaga tenei tela e fai ke fai i te po 02 o Mati, ko te fonotaga fakapitoa a Minisita o te PNA i te po 26-28 Fepuali 2018. Te fonotaga tenei se fonotaga fakatoka mo te 2 o Fono Lasi a te PNA.

“Tatou, takitaki o te PNA, ka onoono kae fai palani mot e puipuiga o maume o te tou tai. Ko oko loa i te uke o vaka faiika mai i tua e faiika i o’tou koga-tai, kae ko tatou kola e ‘kau i te Feagaiga i Nauru ne ‘saga fua tatou ki te pulepulega o te faiika a vaka fai tili i fenua ki te togala mo te kogaloto o te Pasefika. E ‘tau mo tatou ke tausi kae atafi a maume o te  tai,’ i pati a Enele.

Mo Tuvalu, e lua loa a maumea totino o tatou, e tasi ko o’tou tino kae ko te lua ko te tou tai. Kae ko Tuvalu e ‘lago malosi ne ia a te mafaufauga ke uku aka a ‘togi o laisene o vaka faiika mai i tua kola e faiika i loto i Tuvalu.

A fonotaga e lua kola e fakatasi ki ei a te Ulu o te Maaloo e ‘togina ne te PNA mo te Fakapotopotoga Faiika a te Pasefika.

NANUMAGA DEMOLISHES OLD COMMUNITY HALL TO MAKE WAY FOR A NEW HALL

(Rev Dr. Kitiona Tausi)

The island community of Nanumaga on the capital is to build a new hall (Ahiga) and its existing hall is to be demolished. The demolition works started this morning and the community gathered at 5.00pm this morning for a special service to mark the beginning of the demolition work. As Chaplain to the Nanumaga community, I conducted the service this morning and after the service, the work immediately began.

3 issue town hall.jpgYoung men started taking out the roof in the early morning
Tamataene kamata o tapale a te tuafale I kaapa I te tafataeao tenei
3 issue town hall2.jpgWomen of the community provide tea
Fafine fakatoka meainu

ULU O TE MAALO FAKATASI KI FAKAFIAFIGA O TE 50 TAUSAGA O TE TU-TOKOTASI O NAURU

Te Ulu o te Maaloo, Tena ‘Malu Enele Sosene Sopoaga ne ‘kamigina ne te Pelesitene o te Maaloo o Nauru ke fakatasi atu ki fakafiafiaga o te Fakamanatuga o te 50 Tausaga Tu-Tokotasi o te Maaloo o Nauru. Tena ‘Malu Enele ne olo fakatasi mo tena avaga, Salilo Sopoaga, te Ofisa Galue mai i te Minisitulii o Maloo ki Tua, Fakataukoloa, Tualisi, Enivailomene mo Leipa, Asogali T. Panapa mo te Ofisa Tausi o te Ulu o te Maaloo, te satini pulisimani, Penivao Penete.

Ne sui mai ne te Pelesitene o Nauru o fakaoko mai a te fakafetai ki te Ulu o te Maaloo, Enele S. Sopoaga ona ko tusaga ‘lei kola ne fai ne tino Tuvalu ki tena fenua i tausaga e uke ko ‘teka atu, i te taimi koi keli i ei a te one (1960-1990) kae koi ga’lue i ei a tino Tuvalu mo te Kamupane One o Nauru. A tino Nauru e fakaaloalo kae fakamaluga ne latou a tusaga a tino Tuvalu kola ne ga’lue i Nauru I aso konaa.

Ne fakailoa mai foki ne te Pelesitene o Nauru a tena ‘lago  o fesoasoani ki Tuvalu i so se mea tela e mafai ne tena maaloo o fai. Te tasi o mea mai i ei ko te talia ne tena maaloo a te manakoga o Tuvalu ke aumai a fatu ‘lasi kola ne ‘kati mai i koga keli o te one i te taimi koi keli ei a te one, kae ne faka’mafa mai ne ia me i fatu konei ko fatu foki loa kola ne ‘kati ne tino Tuvalu kae koi ga’lue i ei latou mo te Kamupane One o Nauru. I pati a te Ulu o te Maaloo o Tuvalu me i fatu konei ka fakaogaa mo puipui a te tafatai i te Queen Elizabeth II Park.

local1Mafutaga a te kaumalaga a te Ulu o te Maaloo, ‘Malu Enele Sopoaga mo fanau Tuvalu i Nauru.
Te avaga a te Ulu o te Maaloo, Salilo tena e tuu I te unumua mo tena lava lanumoana

Te Ulu o te Maaloo, Enele ne fakafetai atu foki ki te Maaloo o Nauru mo ie mafutaga mo se va ‘nofo gali tela ne atiake i te vaa o tino Tuvalu kola ne ga’lue i Nauru mo olotou kaaiga, mo tino Nauru, mai i taimi ko ‘teka ke oko ki te taimi nei. Ne fakafetai atu foki a Tena ‘Malu Enele ki te Maaloo o Nauru mo fakamanuiaga kola ne maua ne tino Tuvalu mai i galuega kola ne fai ne latou i Nauru. Ne fakamaonia mai foki ne ia me koi isi eiloa nei se fakapotopotoga a fanau Tuvalu tela e tu nei I Nauru, kae ne maua se avanoaga o te lotou kaumalaga ke ‘kamigina ne te fakapotopotoga a fanau Tuvalu i Nauru ki se ‘kaiga mo fakafiafiaga faka-Tuvalu. Ne fakafetai atu foki a te Ulu o te Maaloo Enele ki te Maaloo o Nauru mo te fakaaaloa ne latou a foitino o tino Tuvalu kola ne ‘mate kae ne tanu i Nauru ke tumau eiloa o tuku i kona.

Faifeau Dr. Kitiona Tausi

E ‘POLE TE MAALOO I TE OLAGA ‘LEI O TINO TUVALU KO ‘NOFO ‘SEE I NIUSILA

A tino Tuvalu kola ko se tonu mo te tulafoo a te ‘nofo o latou i Niusila se mataupu ko tai kalevalevaa  kae ko maaloo kola ko ‘teka atu nei, ne taumfai malosi o fai se fakatokaga ki ei kae e pela loa e seki manuia a olotou taumafaiga. I pati a tena ‘Malu Sopoaga me i tena maaloo tenei, ko fai foki ne ia se toe taumafaiga o toe onoono ki te mataupu tenei mo te fakamoemoega ke maua se fakatokaga ki ei.

I tena asiga fakamuli nei ki Niusila kae i tena fakasautalaga i te Asofa, 22 Fepuali, ana pati me i tena maaloo, tenei ko ga’lue fakatasi mo te Maaloo o Niusila fou i se taumafaiga ke na fakatoka a te mataupu tenei. I pati a Enele me kaati se aofaki o se 500 tino Tuvalu e fakavasega pela me ne tino ko ‘nofo ‘se i te tulafono i Niusila, kae ko latou e ‘nofo munimuni kola e tele’tele valevale fua o ‘sala ne koga mo olotou nofo i olotou kaaiga. A olotou tama’liki e se faka-a’koga kae e seai foki ne olotou akauni i pagike tela la a latou e se olo ki pagike kae e ga’lue ‘muni foki. Ko oko loa i te faka’lofa a olotou olaga kae ko oko eiloa i te manakogina ne latou se fesoasoani.

 

I tena sau’talaga mo te Ulu o te Maaloo o Niusila fou, Jacinda Artern, ne fakatagitagi atu a tena ‘Malu Enele ke mafai ne tena maaloo o kilo alofa aka ki te tulaga o tino Tuvalu kola ko ‘nofo mo te ma’taku i a latou ma maua kae faka’foki mai fakavave. Nisi o latou ko oti ne ‘nofo i Niusila i se leva tela ko mafai o maua a te ‘nofo tumau o latou. Nisi o olotou tama’liki ko oti ne fai a olotou kaiga kae ko fai foki a olotou fanau. Ne avatu eiloa a tena fakatagi mo te ava ki a Jacinda ke mafai o tuku atu ne Niusila a te taliaga ke ‘nofo tumau latou i Niusila.

 

Ne fakapa’tonu ne Enele me i tena Maaloo mo te Maaloo o Niusila ka ga’lue fakatasi ki luga i te mataupu tenei. Te mea muamua, ne talia ne latou ko tino konei kola ko taia i te tulafono me ko ‘nofo ‘see  latou i Niusila ke fakatoka katoa faka’lei a olotou pepa kola e manakogina ne te Matagaluega o Pepa Fo’lau kae ke faulu atu ki te Ofisa o te Matagaluega kae ka onoono a latou ki ei, kae fai foki se fakatokaga ki ei.

 

Tena la, ko akai atu ia ki tino Tuvalu katoa i Niusila kola ko taia mai i lalo i te ‘nofo see ke faka’logo kae ke fai a manakoga konei. I pati foki a Enele me i tena maaloo ko ‘saga tonu eiloa ke na sautalagina a te mataupu tenei kae ko tona fakamoemoega ke talia ne Niusila ke ‘tuki a pepa nofo tumau o latou katoa.

MOTUFOUA CAMPUS A BETTER CHOICE FOR THE USP’S FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

The Tuvalu USP foundation programme that was actually planned to be used by Motufoua Secondary School instead of Form 7 curriculum this year, now awaits Cabinet’s approval.

USP Centre Director Dr. Rosiana Lagi reports that the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Dr. Tufoua Panapa has confirmed that the programme will start next year pending Cabinet’s decision.

“The teaching of the programme at Motufoua Secondary School Is part of the school’s based programme and the advantage at Motufoua is that they have full time teachers, they have the resources, students have fulltime face to face programme and relevant facilities,” said Dr. Lagi.

Apart from that Dr. Lagi said the fees will be much cheaper for parents to pay for their children which is $70 per course compared to the campus fee of $280 per course.

“Also at the campus they have part time teachers and she is the only academic fulltime teacher supporting the teaching and supervising while at the same time administering the campus,” she said.

Ask about the campus roll this year Dr. Lagi said, “We have quite a high number of 318 and I am sure there are more students coming to enroll.”

She went on to say that a lot of students are doing fulltime courses this year. Some of them are doing four courses in one semester.

Dr. Lagi also said that a research conducted at the USP found that students at the Tuvalu USP Campus have achieved better results than Tuvalu students going to Laucala Campus in Suva.

On behalf of the Tuvalu USP campus Dr. Lagi would like to thank the Government of Tuvalu for funding the students’ tuition fees, its MEDU and SELF, other sponsors and not forgetting the student’s parents.

USP.jpgDirector of the USP Tuvalu Campus, Smiling Dr Rousian Lagi. Photo by Rev Dr. Kitiona Tausi
Te Pule o te Maga o te Akoga a te USP i Tuvalu nei

 

Ms Afasene Iosefa

TE AKOGA MOTUFOUA TAI ‘LEI ATU MO TE PLOKALAME FOUNDATION A TE USP

A te polokalame ko te USP Foundation tela ne fai aofaga muamua loa ki ei me ka fakaaogaa i te Akoga Lasaga Lua i Motufoua i loo te kalikilamu a te Form 7 i te tausaga nei, ko faka’tali nei ki te taliaga a te Kapineta.

Te Pule o te USP Centre, Dr Rosiana Lagi ne lipooti mi ne ia me I te Failautusi Tumau o te Minisitulii Dr. Tufoua Panapa ko oti ne fakamonia ne ia me I te polokalame ka kamata i te tausaga fou kae ka faka’tali nei ki te ikuga a te Kapineta.

A te akoakoga o te polokalme i te Akoga Lasaga Lua i Motufoua se vaega o te polokalame tela e akoako i akoga kae ko te mea e ‘lei i ei i Motufoua me isi eiloa ne faiakoga kola e ga’lue tumau, e iai a kopekopega mo akoakoga, a tama’liki a‘koga e faka-a’koga eiloa ne faiakoga i aso katoa mo nisi o mea kola e manakogina.

I tafa o mea konaa, i pati a Dr Lagi a te ‘togi ka tai maamaa ki maatua ke ‘togi ne latou a olotou tamaliki tela se $70.00 i te mataupu e tasi kae se pela mo te ‘togi i te USP Centre e $280.00 i te mataupu e tasi.

“I te USP Campus i konei, e iai ne faiakoga se tumau kae ko ia fua tokotasi a te faiakoga tumau tela e akoako kae pulepule foki kae i te taimi foki tena e tausi kae fakateletele ne ia a te akoga

I tena fakafesiliga e uiga mo te aofaki o tamaliki a’koga i te tausaga nei, i pati a Dr. Lagi, “Ko lasi a te fuainumela tela se aofaki e ‘tusa mo te 318 kae ko au e talitonu me koi isi ne tamaliki koi au’mai o fakamau a olotou igoa.”

Ne faka’soko loa ana pati me e tokouke tama’liki a’koga e fai a olotou mataupu saukatoa i te tausaga nei. Nisi o latou e fai ne latou e fa mataupu i te vaituaga e tasi.

Ne fai mai foki a pati a Dr. Lagi me e isi se iloiloga tela ne fai ne te USP kae ne iloa aka i ei me i tamaliki a’koga i te USP Centre Campus.

Ko sui mai ne Dr. Lagi a te Tuvalu USP Campus o ‘moli atu a tena fakafetai ki te Maaloo o Tuvalu mot e ‘togiga ne ia a mataupu a tama’liki a’koga, te MEDU mo te SELF, mo nisi o fesoasoani kae e se puli i ei a maatua o tama’liki a’koga.

 

Afasene Pese kae ne ‘fuli ne Kitiona Tausi

FIRE ACCIDENT DESTROYS FAMILY HOME

A fire has accidently destroyed completely a double storey family home at Teavamago on Funafuti. The tragedy happened last week at about 3.00pm in the afternoon. The owner of the home, Mrs Nese Aleni occupy the ground floor while the above floor was rented to Mrs Eni G. Tumua. When the accident happened, the father of Mr George Laupane, the husband of the tenant, was at home with his wife and two other grand-children.

While they were at home attending to some domestic works, the children who were also playing in the house told their grand-parent that they could smell smoke. The grand-parent did not heed the grand-children’s concern thinking that the smell must have come from other houses nearby. Then, a few minutes later, the grand-parent also smelled smoke and it got stronger and stronger and one of the grandson went and opened the door of one of the bedrooms and there was the blaze in the room. The fire immediately escaped out to the main living room and the other rooms and the grand-parents started to sound the alarm and tried to get their belongings down and out.

They could not get anything out as the fire has covered almost the entire house upstairs and they started to get down and out before the fire found its way down the ground floor. Even the family downstairs, Nese and her children were not able to save any of their personal belongings.

fire.jpgThe police officers and pedestrians looking at the burning house. Photos by Ms Minime Kitiseni and Sauiluma K. Tausi
Pulisimani mo tino sasaale onoono ki te fale ‘kaa

I had the opportunity to interview the owner of the house, Nese Aleni about the bank loan that she took to enable her build the house, she said that, her loan has been cleared, but she took another loan very recently of $10,000 to build an extension on the ground floor.

The parent of the tenant, Mr and Mrs Laupane Sulata just returned from Fiji on the last trip pf the Mv Nivaga III from Fiji, though saddened by the loss of their belongings, they were thankful to the Lord that nobody lost his or her life or injured in the accident.

Nese and her family were then resettled by the government at a government house while the family above moved to stay with her parent, Hon Kausea and Selepa Natano.

A few days later, government organized a thanksgiving service in respect of the family members’s survival from the tragic accident and also in respect of the Minister of Communication and Transport, Hon Monise Laafai, his wife Tutasi Laafai and the Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Transport, Mr Falasese Tupau. The trio has also survived another air tragic event, when the Air Fiji’s ATR 72 on a flight from Nadi to Nausori caught fire on that same day the fire accident happened on Funafuti,

The service was attended by government dignataries including the Head of State, Governor General, His Excellency Iakoba Taeia Italeli, The Prime Minister, Hon Enele Sosene Sopoaga, His Excelleny Mark Su, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Tuvalu, the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Maatia Toafa, cabinet Ministers and MPs who were present on the island and many other people.

The service was led by the Church Minister of the Fa’kai Fou Congregation, Rev Ionatana Panapa and the guest speakers included Hon Monise Laafai, Sulata Laupane, Nese Aleni and the Prime Minister, Hon Enele S. Sopoaga. After the service, all those who attended the service were invited to attend refreshment provided by the Fa’kai Fou Congregation.

thanksgiving.jpgFront row (L-R: His Excellency, Iakoba Taeia Italeli, Hon Maatia Toafa and Excellency Mark Su attending the thanksgiving service

Rev Dr. Kitiona Tausi

NEW FISHERY COMPLEX IS INAUGURATED

A new fishery complex on the capital, Funafuti has been inaugurated on Friday, 23 December 2017. Many high government officials including the Governor General, representatives from the non-governmental organizations, island communities, the private sector and religious communities were there to witness the opening ceremony which was held at the Fishery headquarter, Teone Funafuti.

20160213_125540(The New office building)

The government of Tuvalu through the Minister of Natural Resources, Hon Puakena Boreham thanked the Government of New Zealand through its representative from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Matthew Howell for its great generosity and invaluable support towards the construction of the new fisheries office building and procurement of the equipment. The Minister also extended her thanks to New Zealand’s Government for its continued support towards the technical adviser it provided for the Fishery Department who also played key roles in ensuring that the building is ready and delivered to Tuvalu before the end of the year.

20160213_142136.jpg(Minister of Natural Resources, Mrs Puakena Boreham delivering her address)

In fact, the building is the Tuvalu Fisheries Department Operations Centre. The Centre will house the entire Fisheries staff under the same roof for the first time after two decades, said the Minister.

The Director of Fisheries, Mr Samasoni Auina acknowledged the extra contributions provided by the World Bank and the Republic of China of Taiwan on equipment and fittings. The building cost the New Zealand Government about $4 million plus.

The chief Guest for the function was Mr. Mathew Howell from the New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade who represented the Government of New Zealand. In his address, Mr. Howell said “to see the building standing is both exciting and a relief, New Zealand is proud to support Tuvalu to reach this potential. We know the importance of fisheries, and the department, from sustainable fishing for communities to the revenue which drives the economy, funds schools and healthcare, fisheries help Tuvalu to set its own destiny”.

Mr. Howell continued by saying that “while the building is just one aspect of our work together in fisheries, it will serve as a physical symbol of this partnership. I hope that our partnership, and this building, stands strong for many years to come”.

The ribbon of the new building was cut by the Governor General, His Excellency Iakoba Taeia Italelei and Mr. Howell.

new fisheryGovernor-General with his back to the camera and Mr Howell in the blue shirt

After the ribbon, has been cut, the invited guests toured the double-story building:

20160213_145143(Office space in the new complex)

After a tour of the rooms and offices, there was a big lunch and the trainees from the Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute took charge of the catering.

20160213_130039(TMTI trainees grouped for a photo)

After lunch, the Nukufetau community on the capital provided the local entertainment of ‘fatele’.

20160213_162823(Nukufetau island community on the capitol performing local dance)
20160213_163617(Mr. Matthew Howell joined the dancers)

There were also ‘sivas’ performed by ‘Higano Girls’.

20160213_155652(Higano girls performing)

 

Dr. Kitiona Tausi