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 Chief Justice Satiu Simativa Perese,Head of State, CJ's wife
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's caretaker government is continuing its attempts to undermine the judiciary. The Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) has written again to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) requesting it act against the country's Chief Justice. The HRPP's MP for Faleata West, Leala'ilepule...
Chief Justice Satiu Simativa Perese and Head of State
Apia, SAMOA — Chiefs from a prominent village on Samoa's big island have thrown their support behind the country's Chief Justice after the caretaker government questioned his competency. Matai from Savaii's important maritime port village of Salelologa have urged the Human Rights Protection Party (...
FAST leader Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's caretaker HRPP administration and its leader Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi have been accused of an unprecedented attack on the rule of law. The call comes from the winner of April's election, majority party FAST, which has raised concern about what it described as "disturbing...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's HRPP party — the country's caretaker government — has now lost six seats since the 9 April election, with eight by-elections to come. The incoming FAST Party government holds 26 seats to the HRPP's 19. FAST, which won the election but has been stymied in its efforts to assume...
Suva, FIJI — In a press release issued Sunday, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum issued a statement regarding the Samoa election and the political situation that has ensured. Secretary General Henry Puna said, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat remains ready to provide...
Fast Party leader Fiame Naomi Mata'afa just after the swearing in
Apia, SAMOA — The FAST Party in Samoa has filed an application with the Supreme Court in Samoa to have it recognize an impromptu swearing-in ceremony of elected members of the new political party. At the beginning of last week the Court ruled the ceremony illegal as the Head of State wasn't present...
Samoa votes being tallied by young woman at blackboard
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's caretaker government has lost another electoral seat in the latest petition hearings this morning. The Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) has now lost a total of five seats and holds 20 compared to the election winning FAST party's 26. Two cases were heard Wednesday, with...
Samoa Supreme Court bldg
Apia, SAMOA — A New Zealand based Samoan academic has questioned the statement by Samoa's Head of State that only he has the power to call parliament to convene Sunday night (Samoa time) the Head of State went against a Supreme Court ruling for parliament to meet by Monday at the latest. The...
 Samoa's Head of State Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Head of State Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II has declared that parliament convene on Monday 2nd August. He made the announcement on television Sunday night (Samoa time) ahead of today's (Monday in Samoa) deadline set by the Supreme Court for parliament to sit after the...
Samoa's caretaker prime minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's caretaker prime minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is risking jail time as he continues to defy a court order to convene Parliament. The judiciary is warning anyone who stands in the way of its ruling could face criminal penalties. Tuila'epa's announcement Wednesday...

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