“We need sporting facilities, we a need a gym, we need backing, we need fi nance, we need all that because we don’t have anything for the boxing, not even a ring, not even a boxing bag, not even nothing”
The Associate Minister for the Ministry of Police and Prisons, Lafaitele Patrick Lei’ataualesa, took a swipe at the media in Parliament on Thursday accusing reporters of being unfair, saying they “need to be factual and balanced.”
He also said: “Journalists should have standards in place to avoid people who wander off the streets and end up becoming journalists.”
The Acting Police Commissioner; Nafo’itoa Tala’imanu Keti, has refused to confirm or deny reports that someone known to a 23-year-old accountant killed at Nu’u during an inferno on Sunday morning is a prime suspect.
“I respect you Mr. Speaker. If you had ordered me to ask the question, I would have but since you have accepted (my request for Palusalue to ask), it shows that you are a person of God with a deep foresight,” Tapuai Toese Ah Sam, of Salega
VAITELE COLLISSION: A police vehicle with the plate number POL53 is being towed away after it crashed into a taxi at Vaitele yesterday. The crash at the Tava and Aoa Street intersection happened just after 3p.m. Four Police officers were in the vehicle when the crash happened.
The Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C), Matafeo Falana’ipupu Aiafi, is adamant that his comments about teachers from Samoa, who have left to teach in American Samoa, have been taken out of context.
Ms. Alofamosamoa said Matafeo and the government’s promises for better pay sounded so hollow. She was referring to claims by Matafeo that the Ministry is trying to improve salaries for teachers and is developing a position paper to be presented to the government for a seven per cent increase in teacher salariest.