Senior medical doctor and former head of Medcen Hospital, Mamea Dr. Emosi Puni has been jailed for 12 months.
Dr. Puni was convicted earlier this year of indecently assaulting a woman patient seven years ago.
The sentence was delivered by Justice Pierre Slicer in the Supreme Courton Friday afternoon.
Justice Slicer did not give reasons for his decision.
He only pointed out that he had made two deductions from the prison term having taken into consideration that Mamea has already been penalised by his village.
What’s more, the Court took into consideration the reconciliation between the defendant and the family of the victim during which $1,000 was presented to the family.
The reconciliation took place two days before sentencing.
When Mamea was found guilty earlier this year, his lawyer Tagaloa Enoka Puni appealed his conviction.
On 23 November 2012, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal.
The truth is simple enough. It was awfully painful to watch the Manu Samoa Sevens last weekend. So much so many of us refused to watch completely.
The lack of fitness, lack of strength, poor skills, ill discipline, lack of self-belief and the absence of a game plan pretty much summed it up.
News that the government of Australia is again threatening that country’s national broadcaster is deeply concerning.
Announcements from the country’s Foreign minister indicate that, like other western countries, the government of Australia is not learning the lessons provided by repeated economic crises.
Let’s go back a quarter century.
The temperature was boiling, at about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, with the humidity reaching a ridiculous level, as it happens on these shores.
Today is International Women’s Day, a day marking efforts towards improving the status and lives of women worldwide, including here in Samoa.