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Archive - Mar 16, 2012

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To’afa manunu’a i luga o se va’a fagota

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E le’i i ai se soifua na ma’imau ina ua tula’i mai le fa’alavelave i se vaa fagota e lesitala i Amerika Samoa, lea o lo o ai nei i sana malaga i luga o le sami, ae to’afa i latou na manunu’a.

I se ripoti na maua mai i aiga o nisi o le auva’a o lo o a’afia i lenei faalavelave, sa latou faailoa mai ai i le Samoa News e faapea, e toafa tagata fagogota na manunu’a i lenei faalavelave, lea e aofia ai ni alii mai Filipaina se toalua ma se alii e afa Tonga, afa Samoa.



Molia Rev. Filioali’i fa’alavelave na maliu ai se teineititi

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O le vaiaso nei na tulai ai i luma o le Faamasinoga Faaitumalo a le malo o Amerika Samoa, le susuga i le alii faifeau ia Rev. Ali’ioaiga Filioali’i mo le tuuina atu o lana tali, e tusa ai o le moliaga lea ua tuuaia ai o ia e le malo, ona o le faalavelave lea na maliu ai se teineititi e 12 tausaga le matua i le tausaga na tea nei.

O le faafeagaiga a le ekalesia EFKAS i Faleniu ua tu’ua’ia e le malo i le moliaga mamafa o le ave ta’avale fa’atamala ua mafua ai ona o’o le maliu i se tagata, ma ua ia te’ena foi i lea moliaga.



Tala ‘oto’oto o le Pasefika

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MALEMO SE TAMA’ITA’I NIU SILA I LE LOTO SAMASONI I SAMOA

O se tama’ita’i Niu Sila na tafao atu i ona aiga i Samoa, ua maliu ina ua tafea ma malemo i le Loto Samasoni i le vaitafe o le Vaisigano lea e tu lata i Apia.  Ae o lo o tau sa’ili pea se tasi, na tafefea fa’atasi ma lenei tama’ita’i.



Molia Nisi Fasioti Tagata - Fetauiga Ta’aloga Soka Aikupito

O le fetauiga a tagata maimoa ma le au tapua’i a ‘au soka e lua i le a’ai o Port Said i Aikupito, o se tasi lea o mea sili ona fa’aletonu ua o’o i ni ta’aloga soka talu mai ona fa’avae le fa’agatama, e tusa ai ma lipoti fa’ailoa mai e le Asosi Soka a le Lalolagi - le FIFA, lea fo’i e fa’atupea le tele o ta’amilosaga soka i le tatou nei atunu’u.



Tala o Faamasinoga

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SAGELE SAGELE

O le alii lea na se’i e le Fa’amasinoga Fa’aitumalo lana laisene ave taavale, ina ua ta’usala e le faamasinoga o ia i le solitulafono o le ave taavale ‘ona, ua faamaonia nei e le faamasinoga faaitumalo le moliaga o le ave taavale a’o se’i lana laisene ave taavale, ma ua faamoemoe o le aso 12 Aperila o le a lauina ai lona faasalaga.



Alofa: Fa'avae ai Aiga— Vaega 136

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Take 2 —Views on the News: LBJ

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I could spill a lot of ink covering the endless testimony of LBJ officials as they appear before countless Fono tribunals, retelling their story over and over.

But I pretty much know what I need to know: running a hospital system in American Samoa is freaking expensive and we don’t have much money.

Let’s put a few bullet items on the table:

Emergency Rooms are very expensive things to maintain, but for some reason, LBJ sends everyone to the ER to be seen.



U.S.Air Force Staff Sgt. Danny Hollister dies after fall

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A son of American Samoa, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Danny Robert Hollister of Ili’ili was pronounced dead this week at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu after being airlifted to Hawai’i from Thailand, where he was on a military mission.



Fishermen injured at sea medivaced to Honolulu

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The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an accident at sea on board an American Samoa based purse seiner where four fishermen were injured then flown to Honolulu for treatment, says Lt. Steven Caskey, supervisor of the Coast Guard Marine Detachment Unit in Pago Pago.

The Marshall Islands- based Marianas Variety newspaper reports that the incident occurred Monday (Sunday - American Samoa time) when the vessel Cape Ferrat was fishing at high seas in the western Pacific. The injured were flown to Hawai’i three days later.



Medicare, Medicaid money focus of next SIC hearing

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The Senate Investigative Committee (SIC) will continue its investigative hearings on the financial demise and operations of the LBJ Medical Center, after hearing verbal testimony this week from three top hospital officials.

Committee chairman Sen. Lualemaga Faoa said yesterday that SIC will now focus on the federal Medicaid program, which was previously part of the medical center until it was transferred last August to the Governor’s Office under the leadership of the Lieutenant Governor.