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LBJ CEO: Scholarship ensures Samoan doctors at LBJ

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The LBJ hospital with the assistance of the American Samoa Government is offering a “full scholarship to the Fiji School of Medicine” and this is one way to assure that 10 years from now there will still be Samoan physicians working at the hospital, says hospital Chief Executive Officer, Taufete’e John Faumuina.
 
Responding to Samoa News questions the CEO said that the management and the hospital board say they are looking at the future of the hospital and the need to have Samoan doctors on board.
 



WORK BY ASCC ARTIST MEREDITH-FITIAO EXHIBITED IN SAN FRANCISCO

Although American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Visual Artist Regina Meredith-Fitiao of the College’s Fine Arts Department has returned home for the start of the fall 2016 semester, several of her artworks will remain on display until September 9th as part of “Deep Blue Sea: String of Pearls,” a painting, drawing and sculpture exhibition by The North Star Artists and artist friends hosted by the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco, California.
 



Airport Division once again projecting a loss in the millions for FY2016

Proposed FY2017 budget remains the same as FY2016 budget
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Port Administration Department is projecting a nearly $4 million loss for current fiscal year 2016 for the Airport Division, which recorded a loss of over $5 million in FY 2015, according to the Airport Division’s profit and loss statement included as part of its FY 2017 proposed budget.
 
REVENUE
 



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AIRCRAFT FORCED TO CARRY EXTRA FUEL ON MANU’A FLIGHTS
 
Because there are no jet fuel tanks in the Manu’a islands, Polynesian Airlines has had to carry extra fuel on flights to both Fitiuta and Ofu airports. Because of the extra fuel, the airline can only take so many passengers and cargo on these flights because of weight requirements for the flight.
 
The Samoa government owned airline, operating under a federal waiver, flies four times a week to Fitiuta on Ta’u Island and once a week to Ofu.
 



Guns & drugs found during traffic stop in Faganeanea

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A traffic stop in which police uncovered a handgun, live ammunition and drugs such as marijuana and methamphetamine, led to the arrest of an Asian man who has been in the custody of the police since Sunday evening.
 



Senate hearing called: Is Retirement Fund in jeopardy?

“Truth of the matter,” no problems despite Faoa-Sanitoa claims, says Ex Director
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  • Talofa Air kicks off — a 14 year dream comes to fruition

    Tickets now selling at local office
    joyetter@samoanews.com

    Toleafoa Captain Jeffrey and Maria Hunter had a goal back in 2002 — that of owning an airline business — and 14 years later it has finally come to life.
     



    ASDOE General Assembly for teachers kicks off 2016-17 school year

    “Be Faithful in Small Deeds”
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    The American Samoa Department of Education (ASDOE) hosted their General Assembly yesterday morning at the Tafuna High School gymnasium – a standing room only event that welcomed all public school teachers, faculty, and support staff to the new school year.
     

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    SENATE REJECTS HALL JR., NOMINATION TO VISITORS BUREAU
     
    The Senate has, again, rejected the governor’s nomination Roy J.D. Hall Jr., as member of the American Samoa Visitors Bureau. The Senate vote yesterday was 4 senators in support and 9 opposing the nominee. Hall was confirmed last Thursday in the House 11-1 vote.
     



    Court Report

    Samoa News staff translation

    SANENE AH CHONG
     
    The High Court has taken under advisement the plea agreement between the government and defendant Sanele Ah Chong, accused of having a sexual act with a female minor, and the Probation Office has been requested for a pre sentence report before the court makes a decision on the agreement.
     



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