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Washington, D.C. — Uifa’atali Amata is one of six Members of Congress who together sent a bipartisan letter on March 2 to United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address discrepancies between state, local, and federal veteran...
Dr. Akapusi Ledua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Allegations of misconduct including LBJ financial records being “destroyed” and unfair hiring practices are the reasons behind the move by the hospital board to terminate the services of Dr Akenese Nikolao from the hospital. This was confirmed in a letter dated March 4,...
Chairman of the hospital Board, Dr Malomatumua Tuiolosega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chairman of the hospital Board, Dr Malomatumua Tuiolosega says they “no longer have faith” in the Chief Financial Officer’s (CFO) “ability to manage the finances of the Hospital.” This was confirmed in a letter sent to LBJ Hospital’s CFO Fala Sualevai-Lesa, dated March 4...
ASG Tax Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tax refund checks are being released today, March 8, according to an announcement from Treasurer Malemo Tausaga. This is the first batch of refunds released for the 2022 tax filing period. Refunds are going to 1,000 taxpayers who were the first t to file their 2022 taxes...
Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2023, the UN Resident Coordinators across the Pacific, Jaap van Hierden, Richard Howard, Sanaka Samarasinha, and Simona Marinescu, have put a spotlight on International Women’s Day from the United Nations teams across the...
EMS building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Emergency Medical Services is “negotiating” with the LBJ board of directors in an effort to take its old building back, the one located across from the hospital in Fagaalu. This was confirmed by EMS Chief, Galumalemana Fuapopo Avegalio during an interview with Samoa News...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Here’s a compilation of top stories trending this month in Samoa News. ENTRY PERMIT CHANGES Through a “Notice of Intended Action” issued Feb. 24, the Department of Legal Affairs announced proposed amendments to immigration rules, with changes to be made to the Entry...
Amata's  District Office women
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.  “I wish everyone a Happy Women’s History Month and Women’s Day!” said Congresswoman Amata. “I want to start by highlighting the daily efforts of the women in American Samoa’s...
 A 2022-23 Science Fair participant with her exhibit
A smile from one of the Science Fair participants who are showcasing their 2022-23 Science Fair projects, yesterday, at the  Gov H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei. The Science Fair is an annual event sponsored by the Am Samoa Dept. of Education for students in elementary and secondary. [photo: Julie...
police motorcycle traffic accident with one on the ground
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two police officers involved in a traffic accident yesterday morning in Tafuna suffered injuries, one had a broken leg. The Traffic officers were taken to the LBJ hospital and members of the public were seen giving the officers assistance while they waited for the...

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