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Speaker Responds to ‘False Impressions’ on a Facebook Video Clip

The Speaker of the House, Honourable Papalii Lio Oloipola Taeu Masipau, has issued an official statement in response to a Facebook video clip circulating on social media that suggests he is being influenced by a Cabinet Minister. The video clip referred to is a tik tok created from the Parliament of Samoa’s live coverage of […]

Former Tautua Party Candidate Papalii Lio says HRPP is the People’s Choice

Samoa Launches a Parliamentary Reporter’s Handbook

The Parliament Reporters’ Handbook was officially launched at the Maota o Tofilau Eti Alesana building, Mulinuu, Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Tuala Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio cut the ribbon and spoke on behalf of Government to support the initiative. Other speakers included Hon. Speaker of the House Susuga Papalii Lio Oloipola Taeu Masipau, Australian High Commisioner to […]

Former Tautua Party Candidate Papalii Lio says HRPP is the People’s Choice

Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Three HRPP Deserters

Tuesday 20 December 2022, Parliament of Samoa. The Supreme Court will decide the fate of three members of the Human Rights Protection Party who recently announced they’ve deserted the opposition party with intentions to become Independent MPs for the remainder of their Parliamentary terms. Veteran MP from Siumu, Hon Tuuu Anasii Leota and Ale Vena […]

Special Committee of Parliament to Hear Public Submissions on Controversial Bills

No Voice in Parliament for Constituents of Suspended HRPP Leader and Secretary

Human Rights Protection Party Hon Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi says he is concerned that the voice of constitiencies will not be heard following the 24 month suspension handed down by Parliament on himself and part secretary Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi. Speaking from HRPP headquarters at a press conference on Wednesday, Tuilaepa said the suspension period gravely […]

MP Calls for Increase to the Quota of Women in Samoa’s Parliament

“Samoa e, aumai le Alofa o Le Atua tatou te laei ma oofu ai, tatou te fe’oe’oea’i ma fefaamagaloa’i ai”

Malelega Afioga i le Ao Mamalu o le Malo Tuimalealiifano Vaaleto’a Sualauvi II Faatautoga i le Palemene, 18 Oketopa 2022. Lau Susuga i le Taitai o le Sauniga, Lau afioga Patele Louis Anthony Mataia Europa, Lau afioga i le Sui o le Fono a Sui Tofia, Lau afioga i le Tamaitai Palemia ma le Kapeneta, […]

Fesiligia e Laauli le Aveeseina o le Tautua Faalelotu mai agavaa o Sui Tauva

Voices Raised in Parliament when Fonotoe suggests Suspended MPs are Brought Back

Voices were raised to a yelling match in Parliament during a heated exchange between HRPP deputy leader, Fonote Luafesili Pierre Lauofo and FAST party chair, Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Fosi Schmidt. The incident emerged when the Speaker of the House, Papalii Lio Oloipola Taeu Masipau announced that he was saddened and gravely affected by public comments made […]

MP Olo Fiti Vaai Says Government is Corrupt

Legislative Says Four Versions of Samoa’s Constitution ‘Dispersed’ – Parliamentary Committee to Investigate

02 February 2022, Apia Samoa. An investigation carried out by the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (OCLA) on Samoa’s Constitutional Amendment Act has found the version of the Law passed in Parliament by Members of the Legislative Assembly in December 2020, was different to that which was given to the Head of […]

Former Tautua Party Candidate Papalii Lio says HRPP is the People’s Choice

Opposition Leader Questions Why the Budget Was Not Referred to Parliamentary Finance Committee

Samoa’s former Prime Minister now sitting on the opposition side of Parliament for the first time since HRPP’s close to 40 year reign had raised the question of why the Budget was not passed to the Parliamentary Finance Committee for screening and consultations after its second reading. The new FAST government started their first Parliamentary […]

Former Tautua Party Candidate Papalii Lio says HRPP is the People’s Choice