P.M. back in Samoa

22 October 2017

The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi arrived back in Samoa from Auckland, New Zealand last night on the 8.30pm flight.

This was confirmed by the Government Press Secretary, Nanai Lavetiga Tuiletufuga.

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However there were media restrictions in place at Faleolo Airport when the Samoa Observer’s Chief Reporter Joyetter Luamanu was refused entry into the terminal.

Her telephone request for access to the airport V.I.P. Lounge where Government officials had gathered presumably to greet the leader of the H.R.P.P., was similarly turned down by the Press Secretary.

The Prime Minister has been in New Zealand since he was taken by air ambulance after being admitted to the Intensive care unit of the Tupua Tamasese Mea'ole hospital in Apia on October 4.

Efforts to obtain information from government and health officials relating to the condition of the prime minister have been unsuccessful.

22 October 2017

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