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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has allocated $50 million of its $300 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act for recruitment, retention and retraining of staff at LBJ and the proposed new 40-bed facility in Tafuna. “Funding to cover these costs is essential to attracting...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for his involvement in a stealing and burglary case five years ago is back in court this week after he was arrested at the scene of the alleged crime. During his arrest, police discovered drugs inside his bag Neil Olosega made his initial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “This is a critical point for American Samoa as the numbers continue to drop, in terms of [COVID] positive rates, [and] our admissions to the hospital continue to wane,” says Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale during yesterday’s COVID-19 Task Force virtual news conference. “...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father accused of abusing his 6-year-old son by assaulting him is now in custody after he was arrested last month. The defendant made his initial appearance in Court. He is charged with two counts of the information including abuse of a child involving domestic...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming an upcoming grant for Pago Pago International Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) totaling over $17.8 million for runway rehabilitation.  “This is great news for our airport, which is a key link to the United States...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Local inflation reached double digits in the first quarter of 2022… recorded at 11.6%” — an increase from 9.7% at the end of the year 2021, declared the Commerce Department’s Statistics & Analysis Division in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) 1st Quarter of 2022 report...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man accused of burglarizing the home of a Filipino couple is now in custody after he was arrested by police last month. Felesi Toilolo made his initial appearance in Court last month. He is charged with three counts of information including one count of 1st-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The Dept. of Health’s (DoH) latest report released on Friday evening shows Faleasao village leading the active case count with 25 active cases, up from 18 reported on the previous accounting — followed by Tafuna with 19, Leone 15 and Nuuuli 12.  DOH continues to send...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his niece and threatening to kill her and her children is now in custody after he was arrested by police. During his arrest, cops discovered drugs inside his vehicle. About 5.02pm. on Feb. 12, 2022, a woman called the TPS regarding her uncle...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) employees who worked overtime during the COVID-19 lockdown, Christmas and New Year holidays are upset that their overtime hours are not being paid — and apparently this has been going on for years. Samoa News has received...

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