P.M. back in Samoa

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Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa with Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil, Chief Executive of Foreign Affairs Peseta Naomi Simi and MPMC staff at the airport to welcome the Prime Minister home.

Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa with Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil, Chief Executive of Foreign Affairs Peseta Naomi Simi and MPMC staff at the airport to welcome the Prime Minister home.

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.

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.

He was accompanied by Mrs. Gillian Malielegaoi, Director General of Health Leausa Dr. Take Naseri and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Gillian Malielegaoi, Director General of Health Leausa Dr. Take Naseri and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo.

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.

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