Government is considering laws to ban traditional gift giving at election times, building on existing laws seen as preventing potential corruption of democratic processes.

Four members of one family have celebrated a ceremony of blessing – the “Samaga” last Saturday at Vaitele-Uta.

They were, Va’ai Matemini Taulafo, Joanne Vili-Taulafo, Nimo Taulafo and Tovia Vili.

Government collection of import duties and other revenue on international trade has dropped by more than two per cent in the six years between 2006 and 2012.

Nine parishes of Faleata West Pulega were combined together in a service to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus at the Vaitele-Uta parish on Sunday.

Samoa’s High Commissioner to Australia, Lemalu Tate Simi, has passed away.

Spending over $1.1 million on a truck and water drilling rig saved the country millions of tala.

Former Minister of Finance, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, sat alone in Parliament.

He was preparing for his Ministerial statement while the rest of Members of Parliament were eager for some fresh air.

Former Minister of Finance, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, says it is time for someone new to take over the Ministerial job while he focuses on his family and constituency.

The Minister of Finance, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, broke down in Parliament late last night when he resigned as a Cabinet Minister.

The existence of Parliamentary democracy in Samoa was questioned yesterday when the government was accused of “trickery” in relation to the General Election.

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