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Convoy of cars for demonstration against judiciary.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's court houses in Apia closed on Friday (Samoa time) in anticipation of a convoy of protest against the country's judiciary. Our correspondent in Apia says hearings scheduled for the afternoon were moved to Monday to avoid any disruption. The protests are in support of the...
Samoa's new FAST party cabinet
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's first woman prime minister, Fiamē Naomi Mata'afa, held the first cabinet meeting of the country's new government on Tuesday (Samoa time). Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga told a cabinet meeting yesterday, Monday, July 26, 2021, of communication earlier in the day with Samoa’s new...
Samoa parliament building
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s new Prime Minister, Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa has announced that Parliament will reconvene as early Wednesday after Cabinet Ministers moved into their offices on Tuesday (Samoa time). Samoa's newly appointed Speaker of Parliament, Papali'i Li'o Ta'eu-Masipau was officially welcomed...
Fiame Naomi Mataafa and Laauli Leuatea Schmidt
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's new FAST Party government has got down to work this morning, meeting with the heads of government departments, more than 100 days after it had won the election. FAST MPs were forced to swear themselves in because the Head of State had barred them from entering Parliament. The...
FAST leaders, Fiame Naomi Mataafa and Laauli Leuatea Schmidt
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Court of Appeal has ruled that the country has a new government after it judged the impromptu swearing-in by the newcomer FAST party on 24 May was legitimate under the doctrine of necessity. The ceremony came on the 45th day following the general election, the last day...
Demonstrators in Apia this week
Apia, SAMOA — More than 500 people are estimated to have taken part in a march in support of the Samoan Judiciary and calling for an end to the current political stand-off between two political parties. The Samoa Observer reports the march was organized by So'o'au Va'a and Maylynn Brown and...
Dr Iati Iati
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan academic in New Zealand says one positive amid the political crisis in Apia is the strength of traditional systems and structures. Both the election winner FAST party and the caretaker HRPP continue to battle it out in the courts for the right to rule. Meanwhile, electoral...
Members of the Samoa Law Society
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's professional legal body has firmly admonished the Head of State for his role in delaying parliament from convening. The Samoa Law Society, in its submission to Friday's Court of Appeal hearing to expedite an end to the country's Constitutional and electoral crisis, was clear...
Samoa parliament building with tents
Apia, SAMOA — At Friday’s sitting of the Samoa Court of Appeal to decide on the Supreme Court ruling on the legality of the ad-hoc swearing in of Faatuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) Party, the Court reserved its decision and Chief Justice Satiu set a date by which it would be delivered. The...
 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...

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