Samoa

Samoa's new cabinet meets to set budget

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's first woman prime minister, Fiamē Naomi Mata'afa, is holding the first cabinet meeting of the country's new government today.

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Samoa's Tuilaepa not conceding he's lost

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The outgoing prime minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is refusing to concede that he lost the election.

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Hundreds march in support of Samoan judiciary

Wednesday 21 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, 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.

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FAST to ask Samoa judges to recognise impromptu swearing in

Wednesday 7 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

The FAST Party in Samoa has filed an application with the Supreme Court in Samoa to have it recognise an impromptu swearing-in ceremony of elected members of the new political party.

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Samoa caretaker PM continues to defy Supreme Court

Wednesday 30 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, 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.

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Samoa court to rule on constitutionality of FAST swearing in

Monday 21 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

A decision is now expected early next week in Samoa on the constitutionality of the FAST Party swearing in on the lawn in front of parliament on 24th May.

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Samoa's FAST wins first disputed seat of April election

Tuesday 15 June 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's FAST party has held on to the first of the seats being contested after the April election.

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Samoa to shelve China-backed port project under new leader

Thursday 20 May 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Samoa

Samoa's expected new prime minister has pledged to shelve a $US100 million ($NZ139m) Beijing-backed port development, calling the project excessive for the small Pacific island that is already heavily indebted to China.

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