New Zealand Prime Minister Congratulates Samoa’s First Woman Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa

  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tonight congratulated Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on her victory in Samoa’s general election. The daughter of the first Prime Minister of Samoa becomes the first…

New Zealand Law Society Stands in Support of Samoan Judiciary during Political and Constitutional Impasse

The New Zealand Law Society, Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, released a statement today standing in support of the Samoan Judiciary during Samoa’s political and constitutional impasse following the general…

Samoa Supreme Court Overules Suspension Opening of Parliament but Former Speaker Declares Postponement.

In what could lead to constitutional uncertainty in Samoa, more developments have taken place in the last 24 hours after the Head of State proclaimed that he was suspending his…

Samoa Head of State Suspends Opening of Parliament

His Highness Head of State of Samoa Tuimalealiifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II, has suspended his proclamation made on Friday 21st May for the opening of the 17th Parliament that was set…

Samoa FAST Party Leader Fiame Naomi Mata’afa Says Time to get on with Business of Forming new Government

Leader of Samoa political party Fa’atuatua I Le Atua Samoa Ua Tasi (FAST) Party, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, made a special announcement from the party headquarters in Vaitele this evening to…

Double Victory for Samoa FAST Political Party After Supreme Court Rulings

Samoa’s judiciary has ruled against the Office of the Electoral Commission’s appointment of the sixth woman MP under Article 44(1a) of the country’s constitution citing the appointment and seat as…

Samoa Head of State Calls for new Election 21st May

His Highness the Head of State Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II has addressed the nation this evening regarding the ongoing election deadlock between the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) and Faatuatua i…

Hundreds Petition New Zealand Parliament to Review Samoa General Election

More than 700 people have signed a petition within a few days of its launch asking the House of Representatives to urge the New Zealand Government to review the 2021 General…

Electoral Commissioner Thanks Samoa for Peaceful General Election

Electoral Commissioner Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio released a media statement this morning, expressing his gratitude to all the voters who the made the effort to vote in Samoa’s General Election. He…

Samoa General Election 2021 Down to the Wire

Samoa’s caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi and leader of the newly formed Fa’atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST Party) Fiame Naomi Mataafa have addressed the nation this…