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Sec. Zinke shaking hands with American Samoa firefighters
Pago Papgo, AMERICAN SAMOA — U.S Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke promised to “deal with your hospital” — referring to LBJ Medical Center — during his special remarks yesterday at the Suigaula o le Atuvasa Park, where it was also revealed that local leaders had bestowed on him, the chiefly title “...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina has called on lawmakers to revisit the current law that requires the only medical center in the territory to provide “free medical attention” to the public. Faumuina made the request last week during the...
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WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs last week announced $1,406,051 in fiscal year 2018 grants for American Samoa, Guam, and Enewetak Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  “Secretary Zinke and I are pleased...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Detectives from the DPS Criminal Investigation Division (CID) are following up on every lead they have, in connection with the shooting that allegedly took place in Leone early Sunday morning. For now, police have no suspect. Samoa News understands that the three DPS...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was at last week’s cabinet meeting where Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga revealed that the administration is working to identify possible new funding measures for submission to the Fono to help the American Samoa Community College and the LBJ Medical Center. Lolo told...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man in his thirties was admitted to the LBJ Hospital early Sunday morning after he sustained a gunshot wound from an incident that allegedly occurred in Leone village. A reliable source confirmed to Samoa News that there was a shooting in Leone and as a result, a young...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Of the nine projects to be funded for fiscal year 2019 with Capital Improvement Project money from the federal government, one of the them is funding for the Hawaiki submarine cable. The American Samoa branching unit is owned and operated by the American Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has denied a motion by Assistant Public Defender Ryan Anderson to reduce the bond amount for the defendant Manoa Niukavu to $30,000. Given the totality and the circumstance of the allegation against Niukavu, Sunia said that the $50,000...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year old man from Fiji employed by the LBJ Hospital as an X-Ray Tech was arrested by police last week on allegations that 7 months ago he sexually assaulted a 16-year old girl, who is also a Fiji national. The victim and her sister made the report to police two...
Sasa Family members [l-r] Serita Sasa-Marsiglia, Lua Langkilde, LBJ hospital’s procurement manager Sinasina Joe Langkilde, Henrietta Sasa-Fata, and Nanavale Sasa-Ta'amu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The LBJ hospital recently received two “gestures of kindness and gifts” from a  local group and a family to help the only hospital in American Samoa and LBJ chief executive Faumuina John Faumuina has expressed sincere appreciation to them. The most recent “wonderful gift...

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