Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

Samoa MPs suspended indefinitely

Leader of the Opposition HRPP Party and Samoa’s longest serving Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Maliegaoi and HRPP Party Secretary, Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi

Samoa prisoners COVID-positive

Nine prisoners and 22 guards in Samoa tested positive for COVID-19 and have been placed in isolation to avoid its spread.

The cost of politics

is again under the spotlight as Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Australia, Wallis and Futuna and American-affiliated Pacific states and territories are all expected to hold elections this year.