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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...
Amata with Chairman Murkowski and flight crew
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed two significant developments for American Samoa, at Amata’s request, in the Senate Interior Appropriations bill led by Chairman Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The bill, unanimously approved with a vote of 31-0 by the Appropriations Committee,...
The American Samoa Governor has given assurances that everything is being done to solve the case of crystal methamphetamine being found in the LBJ Hospital mail more than a week ago. Lolo Moliga said the discovery illustrated how serious the drug problem was in the territory and he has moved to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit is investigating the case involving seven packages containing a crystalline substance that were discovered in the LBJ Hospital's mail last week. So far, no person has been arrested or treated as a suspect in this case. Samoa News...
Nurses Week 2018 ends today with "Field Day". This whole week has been full of activities — and gift giving — for the territory's caretakers not only at LBJ Hospital but also the Dept. of Health.  Malo lava nurses!  [photo: BC]
Nicola Hawley, PhD, Yale School of Public Health [courtesy photo]
Pago Pago AMERICAN SAMOA — To encourage pregnant women to show up for their medical check-ups and to make the process less of a burden for mothers-to-be, the LBJ Medical Center has come up with a program that'll provide, among other things, nutrition education and caring for the infant. The Strong...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House Budget and Appropriations Committee met to discuss two House bills yesterday morning. One bill appropriates $198,621 to fund the local share of the cost of purchasing eleven 2018 Harley-Davidson police motorcycles (see separate story for details), and the other...

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