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Court to Decide if Head of State has Authority to Disregard Outcome of Election

An application by Faatuatua i Le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) challenging a writ issued by the Head of State directing the nation to return to the polls in two weeks’ time was mentioned before Chief Justice Satiu Simativa Perese this afternoon. The Chief Justice acknowledged that the substantive issue before the Supreme Court of […]

Peter Tulaga Found Guilty of Attempting to Murder his Partner

21 May 2019 Apia Samoa. In Samoa’s latest case of domestic violence, commercial farmer Peter Tulaga has been found guilty of attempting to murder his 34 year old partner, Frysna Rimoni at his mother’s home at Vailoa in January this year. The verdict was handed down by a panel of assessors before Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani […]