Wednesday 22 April 2022, Apia Samoa. Prime Minister Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa yesterday announced that the sale of alcohol was open in hotels, bars, restaurants and shops that are licensed to do so, within the permitted opening hours, and “unless otherwise stipulated by the liquor board”.
And today, the Liquor Board through a press statement, has handed down a list of products which will remain prohibited until further notice.
Hon Tuala Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio, chairman of Alcohol Control Board advises the public and all liquor licencees that the ban on the sale of liquor has been lifted as per the revised order publicly announced, “and the Board has been instructed to closely look into conditions pertaining to this particular aspect of order,” reads the press release.
“With reference to their previous notices related to the temporary prohibition now placed on importation of ethyl alcohol (ethanol), and the ongoing review by the Board on some of their locally manufactured liquor products, the manufacture, distribution and sale of the following liquor products, in all its current sizes and volumes, are to remain prohibited from 12 am Wednesday 20th April 2022 until further notice..
-Taula Strong Beer
-Vailima Lager Export Beer (Povi)
-All locally manufactured Vodka alcohol products (ethanol and rice based)
– Olioli Wine and ‘Olioli’ alcoholic beverages
– Talofa Plum Wine cocktail mix
“All other beer and alcohol products not included in the above stated types and brands, are now permitted to be manufactured, distributed and sold, pursuant to the conditions set forth in the revised SOE orders”.