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.

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.

District Court Judge, His Honour Vaepule Vaemoa Vaai, yesterday found two senior Cabinet Ministers guilty of charges brought against them by the Police.

“They can easily go and carry themselves up the hill and so I find that there is no problem at all with the track they currently use to access to the main village.”

Rain or shine, the farmers are willing to brave the elements just to earn money to put food on the table.

Farmers braving the hot sun and torrential downpours at Fugalei will have to endure the conditions a little more.

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