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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center collected just over $30.14 million in “operating revenue” in the first 6 months of fiscal year 2019, compared to expenditures of over $37.76 million for the same period, according to LBJ’s second quarter performance report for FY 2019 submitted to the...
Dear Editor, In the early morning hours of May 27, 2019, there was a devastating fire in the Ottoville area across from the Mormon church. Three houses were completely destroyed by that fire for a total loss of all contents. While there were no fatalities, local news sources also reported that no...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Starting this past Saturday, June 1st, LBJ Medical Center facility fees for outpatient clinics and related services — for all residents — are temporarily suspended. And, the news is being welcomed by the community. The suspended fees apply to the following clinics:...
Dear Editor, Nurses shouldn't have to answer as to why they work so much overtime. The questions should be: "Why are nurses being investigated for working so many hours overtime?" "Why aren't LBJ Hospital's administrators and HR Dept. being investigated for making nurses work these many hours?" "Do...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News was contacted early last Friday by a disgruntled nurse claiming that her colleagues were about to "walk out" because they were upset that their overtime hours were not included in their paychecks that were issued that day. Apparently the overtime hours for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a May 1st letter, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga requested two senior senators of the US Senate Committee on Finance for “help in addressing long standing Medicaid issues that continue to place financial hardships on our local government and significantly reduce access to...
LBJ Medical Center head of pharmacy, Dr. Evelyn Ahhing-Faaiuaso and chief of internal medical, Dr. Seakerise Tuato’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chemical castration treatment for sex offenders,  “is not [a] 100%” sure thing for cure, says LBJ Medical Center’s chief of internal medical, Dr. Seakerise Tuato’o, while Sen. Tauaa S. Vaouli points out that something needs to be done to address the rising number of sex...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is conducting an assessment regarding an incident that happened at the Pago Pago International Airport last Thursday, whereby a Hawaiian Airline passenger who was waiting to board the flight was rushed to the LBJ Hospital after...
Pago Pago Rep. Vesiai Poyer Samuelu.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Issues regarding the off-island medical referral program, and the process of recruiting nurses for the LBJ Medical Center were raised by some lawmakers during the House Session last week. RECRUITING NURSES Rep. Vesiai Poyer Samuelu said a lot of complaints have been...
 Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has shared with a Congressional committee, American Samoa’s “highest priorities for assistance from the federal government, which will address our many social, economic, and infrastructure challenges,” through a prepared 7-page statement...

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