The Ministry of Revenue has the discretion on what action to take in cases of irregularities they find – including cases of smuggling. That is the response from Prime Minister, Tuialepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, when he was asked for a comment about why a recent case where a container was confiscated by Customs has not been referred to Court.
The conviction against former Deputy Prime Minister, Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo, has been quashed. The decision was handed down by Supreme Court Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa this week. Fonotoe, who is a Member of Parliament, was represented by lawyer, Leafa Donald Kerslake.
Don’t try to just to make a living. aspire instead to make a difference. That’s the mantra which led Tuanofoaga Fa’avae to become the 2017 Dux of Avele College yesterday. The young boy saw the struggles that his family was going through which gave him the strength to keep on going even when times got tough.
The President of Ole Siosiomaga Society Inc. and customary land advocate, Fiu Mataese Elisara, is adamant. Contrary to assurances from the government, he warns that customary lands are not safe under the Lands and Titles Registration Act (L.T.R.A.) 2008.
Think a minute…In June, 2009 people all over the world were in shock and grief over the sudden death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Yet even though Michael was loved by hundreds of millions of people, his lawyer said: “Michael Jackson was the loneliest person I’ve ever known.”
When I read poetry, in my solitude, I often think of my love for my country and yours too. I think of the beauty of it, and how the essence of it all is a sweet caress on a troubled mankind’s forehead.
LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.
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