The Ta'u Island underwater volcano causing earthquakes in American Samoa's Manu'a island group will not produce an eruption like that seen at Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai in January, says a volcanologist.
Samoa's Ombudsman Luamanuvao Katalaina Sapolu says the human rights effects from the covid-19 pandemic have been catastrophic.
She has just submitted Samoa's eighth State of Human Rights Report to Parliament.
Samoa's opposition has filed a legal challenge in court against the indefinite suspension of their party leader Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and party secretary Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi from Parliament.
Sāmoan oratory, lāuga, is performed at formal and ceremonial gatherings. It is an integral part of the Sāmoan cultural and political landscape. It is ubiquitous, found at every level of Sāmoan life from the village fono to the Parliament.
The leader of Samoa's Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP), Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, and the party's secretary Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi have been suspended indefinitely without pay from Parliament.