Fono rejects Ausage as Director of the Department of Youth & Women’s Affairs

It was announced yesterday that the Fono (American Samoa’s legislative assembly) rejected Gov. Moliga’s appointment of Pa’u Roy Ausage for the role of Director of Youth and Women’s Affairs. Gov. Moliga has since appointed former NFL defensive end Jonathan Fanene. You may remember that I had previously called for Ausage’s removal, and I like to think that a petition started by an acquaintance in Tutuila added enough pressure to the issue for the Fono to act. Honestly, I didn’t think the petition, nor the many letters to the editor in the local paper, nor any amount of disgust expressed by victims of domestic abuse on island would make a difference. But I was wrong. (yay!) Now, about Jonathan Fanene: you, like I did yesterday, may be asking yourself “Huh?What? Isn’t he…?” Apparently he was released by the Patriots in 2013 and is returning to American Samoa. (I’ll try to keep you updated on this.)

About Cat Q.

For three years, I lived on a tiny little island in the South Pacific called Ta'u, where I taught elementary and high school English. Much of this blog is a chronicle of my time there, and of the travels we were able to do while we were on that side of the world. Now, I'm doing a different kind of travelling in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two children.
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