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FAST Acknowledges the Support of Aleipata Itupa i Lalo Constituency

06 January 2021, Samoa. The Fa’atuatua i Le Atua Samoa ua Tasi, FAST political party has started 2021 by forging ahead with its election campaign strategy; with a national roadshow that aims to cover every constituency of the upcoming 9th April general election. Their first roadshow stop (Tuesday 5th Jan) was at Aleipata Itupa i […]

Aliimalemanu Calls for the Establishment of a Quality Parenting Program

Minister of Justice Allays Concerns on LTC Bills

After 8 hours of debate in Samoa’s House of Parliament, the three government proposed legislation referred to as the LTC Bills (Lands and Titles Court Bills 2020) were approved by a majority of 41-4 sitting MPs this week. In his Parliamentary address the Minister of Justice Faaolesa Katopau Ainu’u had announced that 84% of villages […]

Special Committee of Parliament to Hear Public Submissions on Controversial Bills

Laauli Yells “You Sit Down!” to the Prime Minister

The leader of the newly established political party in Samoa, Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polativao Schmidt, known for his strong oratory voice, was heard yelling across the floor to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to sit down, after being repeatedly disturbed by the Prime Minister who had also belittled Laauli’s knowledge of Parliamentary Standing Orders, and told […]

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

16 Voters Took Advantage of Pre-Polling for Upcoming By-Election

24 August 2020, Apia Samoa. A total of 16 registered voters for the electoral constituency of Gagaifomauga No.3 took advantage of the pre-polling option as allowed under Samoa’s amended election laws. The by-election has been set for this Friday 28th August 2020, however, Electoral Commissioner Faimalo Mathew Lemisio confirmed that the their office received 16 […]

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

Parliament Ceases Facebook Live to Protect MPs from Spiteful Discourteous Comments

The Clerk of the Legislative Assembly has today announced the ceasing of their popular facebook live feeds of Parliamentary proceedings, in an effort to “stop and dampen unpleasant and discourteous comments towards Members of Parliament..” In a press statement issued last night it is asserted that abusive comments towards MPs during live Facebook feeds “exemplifies […]

MP Olo Fiti Vaai Says Government is Corrupt

“I Want to Join a Party With a Proper Caucus, Led by a Woman”

  8 July 2020, Apia Samoa. Member of Parliament for the Urban West constituency in Faleata Faumuina Leatinuu Wayne Fong says he looks forward to joining a party with a functioning caucus that are able to openly discuss issues, but also one which is led by a woman. The announcement this week of Faumuina’s sacking […]

Special Committee of Parliament to Hear Public Submissions on Controversial Bills

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

Sa fesiligia e le sui faipule o Gagaifomauga Numera 3 ia Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Schmidt le Talosaga Tusia (petition) sa sainia e taitai o Ekalesia faapea nisi o le atunuu sa tuuina atu mo le teuteuga o le Tulafono o Faiga Palota. O le autu o le Talosaga Tusia a faauluuluga o Ekalesia, o loo […]

Samoa’s Legislative Assembly to Conduct Virtual Parliamentary Committee Meetings

Judiciary Recommends Extensive National Consultations on Proposed Amendment Bills

  Three Bills currently being debated in public media forums have attracted strong positions from Samoa’s legal fraternity, calling for more extensive national consultations and for the draft legislations to be withdrawn from the Order paper at the next sitting of Parliament. The Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020, the Lands and Titles Bill 2020 and the […]

Court of Appeal Convicts Suspended President of Lands & Titles Court