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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.
 



American Samoa focus of federal voting rights hearing

At heart of the case: the Illinois MOVE law
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American Samoa will be once again the focus of a federal court hearing and this time, it deals with a provision of an absentee voting law in the state of Illinois, where that state’s former residents, who are US citizens, are allowed to vote in federal elections — while residing in American Samoa.
 



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
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    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.
     



    Let the inter Samoa route air fare war begin

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    The Samoa government owned Polynesian Airlines is challenging its new competitor — Talofa Airways — head on, with lower round trip fares, which the airlines claims it began selling last week, while also defending its Twin Otter fleet operating the inter Samoa route, as “comfortable and bigger plane[s]” preferred by travelers.
     



    Election Day proclaimed, reminder— no ‘free’ food

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  • Vaitinasa formally kicks off her campaign for Delegate

    “O Le Ala I Le Pule O Le Tautua” — Let’s Rise Together For A Better Future
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  • Maybe a “Fiji- American Samoa- Samoa return”…

    Fiji Airways considering Am Samoa as part of its Pacific operations expansion
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    Fiji Airways is looking at expanding operations in the Pacific, and American Samoa is being considered as part of the expansion, according to American Samoa Visitors Bureau Executive Director David Vaeafe in a letter to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga.
     



    E-transcripts available for public HS graduates

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    With the help of federal resources, the Department of Education is now able to provide e-transcript for graduates heading to colleges and universities, especially for students who are on scholarships and need their transcript right away.
     
    This was revealed during a ASDOE news conference two weeks ago by Chancery Office director Marty Mamea, who is also the program manager for the department’s Longitudinal Data System (LDS).
     



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