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Cabinet overturns Tenders Board decision scrapping Vaia'ata Prison
“Cabinet has decided against the decision of the Tender board [to tender remaining works for the Vaiaata] and that works for the prison will resume soon.” Minister Police and Prisons, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt confirmed the Cabinet’s decision in a reversal on the much-criticised project during an interview with the Samoa Observer at his office on Tuesday evening.
Village Mayors accused of obstructing candidates
The Secretary of Fa'atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) political party, Va'aaoao Salu Alofipo, says several of its election candidates are facing discrimination from village representatives seeking to obstruct their nominations.
Blind Association forum reveals challenges
More than thirty people in Samoa who live with visual impairments depend upon a distinctive white cane to navigate around their homes and public places.
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