Faleomavaega back at work
Congressman Faleomavaega Eni returned to work today in Washington D.C following his rehabilitation and recuperation on the mainland, but still no details of his illness.
Faleomavaega was medevaced last October to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu for further evaluation after he was at the LBJ Medical Center for three days, for an illness that has yet to be publicly released by his office nor the Congressman himself.
In mid November, his office says the Congressman was expected to make a complete recovery and was moved from Triple to either Utah or Washington D.C. as he “undergoes further rehab.”
In a statement this morning, Faleomavaega announced that he is back to work in Washington D.C. “I want to personally thank the people of American Samoa for the prayers they offered during my rehabilitation and recuperation,” he said, but didn’t reveal any details of his illness.
In a Samoa News unscientific online poll that asked if readers were satisfied with the level of information about the Congressman's illness and prognosis for recovery, 54% who answered the poll said yes, "the Congressman and his family have every right to their privacy and it is not anyone else’s business." 46% disagreed saying, "The public has a right to information about his condition as he is our elected representative in Washington D.C."
See tomorrow’s edition for details from the Congressman’s news release.