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Archive - Mar 29, 2012

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Gov reveals ASG talking with company to manage LBJ

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Gov. Togiola Tulafono has revealed that his administration is talking with an off-island company with background in hospital management and operation, to do the same for LBJ Medical Center if the Fono approves legislation to transfer the hospital to the Executive Branch under the Department of Health.



DOL releases info on back wages due LBJ employees

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The U.S. Labor Department confirmed yesterday that LBJ Medical Center will need to pay more than $600,000 in back wages to employees who didn’t get the right over-time pay or who didn’t get the minimum wage pay.

By failing to pay the right wages, the hospital has violated the overtime, minimum wage and record-keeping provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to the federal agency in a news release, which also states that the findings followed an investigation last year by its Wage and Labor Division.



Molia se tama’ita’i na nofo ma kiki le ulu o se leoleo

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O le tama’ita’i e 38 tausaga lea o lo o tu’uaia i lona kikiina o le ulu o le alii leoleo, a’o momoli atu e leoleo o ia i le Ofisa Autu mo isi suesuega, ua tuuaia nei e le malo i moliaga o le faaoolima i le tulaga tolu ma le faatupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele, ma le faamoemoe e ono mafai ona faila nisi moliaga faaopoopo faasaga ia te ia pe a mae’a suesuega o lo o faagasolo.



Fund raiser for Samoa-bound wheelchairs

Jordon Milroy is a 22-year-old living with a disability and is determined to reach out to fellow Pacific Islanders in a special way.

“I have cerebral palsy but I don’t suffer from it,” he says.

Milroy has set himself the remarkable challenge of climbing the 1029 stairs at the Auckland Sky Tower without using his wheelchair.

He is aiming to raise $5000 to buy wheelchairs for people in Samoa who have disabilities.



Pacific Islands Health Officers Assn in D.C,

Congressman Faleomavaega met recently in Washington with representatives of the Pacific Islands Health Officers Association (PIHOA) of which the Tafuna Family Health Center in American Samoa is a member. 

Representing the Tafuna Family Health Center were Mrs. Ofeira Nu'usolia - Executive Director of Community Health Centers, Dr. John Tuitele - Clinical Director, and Dr. Oreta Togafau and Mr. Tagaloa Toloa Letuli - members of the Board of Directors.



DMWR Coastal Clean Up update

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The latest news from the Department of Marine Wildlife Resources (DMWR) Coastal Cleanup effort is that the work is going very well, according to DMWR Project Coordinator Alice Lawrence. “We’re currently unloading some of the debris that we picked up in Poloa and Amanave,” she told Samoa News yesterday.

“Most of the work has been done now, with only a few sites left,” said Lawrence.



WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FORMALLY ACKNOWLEDGED IN SPECIAL DHR EVENT

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The month of March has been proclaimed National Women’s History Month since Jimmy Carter’s administration in 1980, and the Governor of American Samoa has recognized the celebration for the fourth consecutive year now.

In  2012, the Department of Human Resources celebrated Women’s History Month in American Samoa with a Luncheon Program last week, at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei.



Falepuipui Julia Matau ae faanofovaavaaia lana tama o Andrea

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E tasi le tausaga ma le aso e tasi lea ua faasala ai e le faamasinoga feterale i Oakland i Kalefonia, le tina lea sa vaavaaia tulaga o tupe fesoasoani mai le feterale mo le Ofisa o le U’una’i Legal Service Corporation, i le falepuipui feterale, atoa ai ma lona toe totogia o le $159,763, ae o lona alo, ua faanofoaavaaia mo le tausaga atoa, faatasi ai ma le poloaina na te toe totogia se vaega tupe i le malo feterale.



Tala o Fa’amasinoga

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KILISITINA SEIGAFO

O le tamaitai lea na ia gaoia le  $260 mai totonu o le teugatupe a se alii papalagi sa la eva, ua faamoemoe e fofogaina i le taeao nei lona faasalaga, i luma o le alii faamasino sili lagolago ia Lyle L. Richmond.



Fa’atali se avanoa o Vaitele Soi i fusuaga a Cameron ma Barrett

O loo fa’atalia nei se tali mai a le pulega a Duco Events pe o tumau pea le avanoa o Vaitele Soi e fusu ai o se isi paga fa’apitoa o le fusuaga a Shane Cameron ma Monte Barrett o loo fuafua e faia i Aukilani i le aso 30 Me.