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Archive - Feb 2, 2012

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Floor family work to promote wrestling in the territory

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The wrestlers representing American Samoa in the 2012 Oceania Wrestling Championships that took place in Sydney, Australia last week did not qualify for the 2012 Olympics in these Oceania Championships, but they do have another shot for the Olympics, when they travel to Casablanca, Morocco for the African & Oceania Qualification Tournament, to take place on March 16- 18, 2012.



ASHSAA Varsity Basketball update

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Pictured here is the Boys Varsity Basketball team at Nu’uuli VocTech High School, home of the Wildcats, moments after their victory over the South Pacific Academy Dolphins, where the score was 65-32 in favor of the Wildcats, this past Tuesday, during American Samoa High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball action, at the Samoana High School gymnasium.



LBJ clarifies: No emergency case will be turned away

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Although the LBJ Medical Center is hiking facility fees next week, hospital officials insisted that LBJ will not turn away any emergency cases or women in labor no matter what their financial situation.

This statement made to lawmakers last month was reiterated last Thursday when the hospital informed Gov. Togiola Tulafono that LBJ intends to go ahead with the new rate hikes effective Feb. 6.



Senate rejects House “loan” amendment for LBJ funding

Sen. Galea’i says ASG not taking LBJ crisis seriously
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Sen. Galeai M. Tu’ufuli claims that the American Samoa Government does not take seriously the financial plight faced by LBJ Medical Center, which is in need of an immediate cash infusion. LBJ officials have stated that the hospital’s immediate need is to restore the close to $3 million in ASG subsidy not received in fiscal year 2011.



Te’ena Senatoa suiga a Faipule pili tupe mo le LBJ

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Na togi i fafo e le Senate suiga a le Maota o Sui ua faia i a latou pili tupe  e lua ia sa pasia ma le fa’amoemoe e fesoasoani i tulaga fa’aletonu tau tupe o lo o feagai ma le falemai i le taimi nei.

O pili tupe e lua a le Senate lea ua mae’a ona pasia, e fa’asoasoa atu ai le $3 miliona mai le Teugatupe o Taui mo Tagata Faigaluega, atoa ai ma le toe fa’aauauina o le lafoga e 2% o totogi faigaluega uma i le teritori, e tu’u atu e fesoasoani i le tulaga pagatia lea o lo o feagai ma le LBJ i le taimi nei.



Pasia Fono paketi a le ASPA mo leisi ono masina

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Ua pasia e le Fono Faitulafono le Paketi a le Fa’alapotopotoga o le Eletise ma le Suavai (ASPA) mo le isi 6 masina, e ui e le o manino pe fa’aaoga e le ASPA le paketi lea ua pasia atu e le Fono, pe o lo o fa’aauau pea ona latou fa’aaoga le latou paketi mo le Tausaga Tupe 2012.

E $45,393,250.00 miliona le paketi a le ASPA na ulua’i fa’aulu i luma o le Fono i le masina na te’a nei, peita’i ina ua mae’a iloiloga sa faia a le komiti ma le pulega a le ASPA, na suia ai e le fono le paketi i le $60,393,010.00.



Poloa’ia taofia o Solofa e fa’atali ai lona iuga

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Ua poloaina e le malo Feterale le alii ua ta’usalaina o Paul Solofa ina ia tumau pea le tatalaina o ia i tua i le taimi nei e aunoa ma se tupe faatulaga, ae tatau ona taofia o ia i Honolulu i le masina lenei e faatali ai le lauina o lona faasalaga i le masina o Aperila.

O le vaiaso na tea nei na ta’usalaina ai e se vaega iloilo iuga le alii o Solofa i moliaga e lua e aofia ai le taumafai e faalelavelave i molimau a le malo, atoa ai ma le taumafai e faaleaga mea molimau a le malo, ona o le mataupu e uiga i le faatauina atu lea o totoga o pasi aoga.



Tala o Faamasinoga

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LEMISIO SKELTON

O le tama talavou lea o lo o tu’uaia i lona fa’ao’olima i se tamaitiiti a’oga e 7 tausaga le matua, ua poloaina e le fa’amasinoga ina ia aua nei toe taumafai e fa’afesootai le tamaititi po o lona aiga, a’o fa’atalitali lona ulua’i iloiloga, i le vaiaso fou.



GALEA’I: E le o talitonu le kovana e sii totogi a le falema’i

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Na manino i le saunoaga a le afioga i le alii Senatoa ia Galea’i Tu’ufuli, o ia foi o le taitaifono o le komiti o le Soifua Maloloina/LBJ i le taimi o folafolaga a le Senate ananafi e faapea, e foliga mai e le o talitonu le kovana ma le malo, e moni le faafitauli lea o loo fetaia’i ma le falema’i i le taimi nei.



Upu Fou - Fatua’iupu?

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Fa’aaoga i le Gagana Samoa:

O lenei taumafaiga ina ia mafai ona fa’aopoopo nisi upu i le tatou gagana samoa, ina ia mafai ona fa’afaigofie ma fa’apu’upu’u le taumafaiga e fa’aliliu mai tala fa’aperetania i le gagana samoa!

Ia fa’ao’o mai lou lagona e ala i se tusi e fa’ao’o mai i le Fa’atonu, po’o le Imeli to’asavili@yahoo.comtatou te feutaga’i ai i nei galuega lelei mo i tatou uma lava!