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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied – Missing Files and Unsafe Decisions

A Savaii-based business has been gravely impacted by a Supreme Court decision that took 22 years to be delivered by former Chief Justice Patu Tiavasue Falefatu Sapolu. Atinae Vaai took out insurance cover in 1986 with National Pacific Insurance (NPI), for a building that belonged to a family business – Vaivaimuli Corporation, owned by Lesatele […]

Father Seeks Justice for His Son’s Death – Asks How Manslaughter Charges Were Dropped

Supreme Court Justice Calls for National Action to Address Youth Crime and Warns Against Hostility that Leads to Hate Crimes

  2 August 2020, Mulinuu Samoa. Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren issued strong warnings during the sentencing of an 18 year old responsible for the tragic death of Chinese national Mr Cao Ya Qing during an invasion of a business compound in October last year. Gogosina Lelei Leilua pleaded guilty to murder and has been handed […]

Night Watchman Guilty of Being Party to Theft

Man charged with sexual conduct with girl under 16 marries victim and escapes custodial sentence

18 April 2019, Mulinuu Apia Samoa. A 31-year-old male of Nofoalii and Fasitoo Tai escaped a custodial sentence on two counts of sexual conduct with a person under 16 years old when probation presented a report that he was now married to the victim. According to the police summary of facts the incident occurred between […]

Court of Appeal Convicts Suspended President of Lands & Titles Court