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Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's incoming leader has condemned the actions of the former government and demanded it hand over power. Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, speaking formally as the country's elected prime minister, slammed the behaviour Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and his Human Rights Protection Party. Fiame'...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Office of the Attorney General, which yesterday asked the Court to recuse all of the judges from sitting on cases pending before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court — has now rescinded the request. In a press release issued yesterday afternoon the AG’s office says it...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's incoming prime minister has called for the caretaker HRPP government to relinquish power so the country can rebuild. The country is in a constitutional crisis after the FAST party, which won a majority in April's election, was blocked from entering parliament to form a...
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister-elect says she doesn't think the accusation of treason by the incumbent leader holds sway and suggested he his having a hard time letting go of power. Samoa's Attorney-General filed a complaint with the Supreme Court, claiming Monday's swearing in of the FAST...
Associate professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The next step in the Samoan crisis is to see where the police land and to get a sense of who is going to line up on which side and who will get “the social licence” to be the legitimate government, says a leading New Zealand academic. Associate professor of Pacific studies...
Fiame Naomi Mataafa
Apia, SAMOA — Fiame Naomi Mata'afa from Samoa's election-winning FAST party has been named the country's first female Prime Minister, in a ceremony her rival called "treason". She named her Cabinet Monday afternoon in the ceremony in a large marquee tent erected on the Parliament grounds. Whether...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —News media outlets from around the Pacific region were reporting that the political turmoil in Samoa has increased, with the FAST party that holds a majority locked out of parliament in Apia. The Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Tiatia Graeme Tualauelei met with the...
Samoa's caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Salele Malielegaoi (left) and FAST leader Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — The Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) party has moved onto Parliament's premises calling on Police to uphold the law, Samoa Observer is reporting. According to the Observer, F.A.S.T.'s deputy leader, Laauli Leautea Schmidt. confronted the Assistant Police Commissioner,...
Samoa Parliament building
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa media outlets are reporting that the former Speaker of the House, Leaupepe Toleafoa Faafisi under the letterhead of his former office issued a public notice calling off Monday’s opening of Parliament despite orders from the Supreme Court to revoke the Head of State’s eleventh...
CJ Satiu Simativa Perese, Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren and Justice Vui Clarence Nelson.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa media is reporting that the Samoa Supreme Court has issued orders to uphold the original proclamation dated May 20, 2021 by the Head of State of Samoa to convene the country’s XVIIth Parliament following the April 9 General Elections. The Orders of the Court, issued around 1pm...

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