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.
Analysis - Despite China failing to gain endorsement from a dozen Pacific Island countries to sign up to its new regional multilateral trade and security agreement, Beijing has made its intentions known to the region: It is here to stay.
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.
Talk about saving the best for last: Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua both ended their seasons in fine style over the weekend - with the Drua mounting a stunning comeback to fall one point short against the Chiefs, while Moana Pasifika pulled off a huge upset over the Brumbies.