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You read about it or hear about it and you figure — that could never happen to you: You give birth to a healthy baby girl at the hospital, name her, take her home, nurture her, introduce her to the world, and two weeks later the hospital calls you and says that you were sent home with the wrong...
As has been the norm in past years, Paramount Builders donated $12,000 yesterday to the LBJ Medical Center, to help with costs associated with having a team of cardiologists and specialists from the Oregon Health and Science University in the territory this week to treat local youngsters with possible cases of rheumatic fever and those already diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease. Mrs. Wanda Alofa, wife of Paramount Builders owner/ CEO, presented the check to LBJ Chief Executive Officer Faumuina Taufetee
American Samoa has knocked New Zealand from the #1 spot of having the highest incidents of rheumatic heart disease in the world. In response, a team from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) based in Portland, OR arrived Monday night and will be treating local youngsters suspected of...
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A man who was found sleeping at a bus stop in Tafuna last week is facing drug charges, after police allegedly found drugs and paraphernalia in his possession, when they approached him to wake him up. Faaili Mata’u, a.k.a ‘Whistle" is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance —...
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The jury trial of a former school teacher, who was charged last year with one count of child abuse, a felony and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor — began yesterday (Nov. 7, 2017) in the High Court. The victim is an 11-year-old student at Coleman Elementary School in...
The governor’s Sept. nominees to the American Samoa Economic Development Board [l-r] Commerce Department deputy director Uili Leauanae, Chief Procurement Officer, Dr. Oreta Mapu Crichton; Public Works director Faleosina Voigt at the conclusion of their Senate confirmation hearing. [SN file photo]
The mystery of the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) general revenue bonds isn't such a mystery after all. You can read the complete bond text yourself on the Internet at https://emma.msrb.org/ER913011-ER713245-ER1114700.pdf But even that doesn't answer all of the questions...
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Chief Justice Michael Kruse has given the government and defense attorneys a 2-month timeframe to come up with a thoughtful plan on what the court should do to finalize Joeita Fa’aaliga’s case. Fa’aaliga appeared before the High Court last Friday for a Deposition Hearing, pursuant to an order to...
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says there are "several reasons" why he vetoed Fono approved legislation, which amends provisions of the current 5% miscellaneous tax. He further noted in his Oct. 30th letter to Fono leaders, after explaining why had vetoed the bill that “it may be necessary to adopt cost...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the introduction of bipartisan veterans’ health legislation introduced to improve community care options. She is an original cosponsor of the VA Care in the Community Act, introduced last week Friday by Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe.  [photo: courtesy]
TERRITORY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CREDIT INCLUDED IN TAX BILL — Washington, D.C. – Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news that the Chairman’s draft of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act released Thursday includes the American Samoa Economic Development Credit that she requested. “I am...
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Paramount Builders has been awarded the contract for the "Pago Pago International Airport Apron Rehabilitation Phase II - Construction Project" to the tune of $9.8 million. But according to the Procurement Office, the award and subsequent execution of the contract is contingent on the submission of...
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On the last night of the premier of Twinderella, Poe Mageo, director of the Dancing Fingers Learning Center presented a check of $2,500 to Leilani Tilo, who accepted the donation on behalf of the local American Red Cross. Before the curtain went up, Mageo asked all the young children in the...

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