Samoa govt

Plea to help struggling Samoa tourism operators

The Samoa Observer newspaper reported the Minister of Tourism, Sala Fata Pinati, has also urged government to ask all financial institutions to hold off taking legal action against these properties until a solution is worked out.

The minister did not name the properties for which he was seeking financial relief.

Earlier this week the Development Bank of Samoa notified that the Orator Hotel and Moanalisa Hotel were to be sold at auction later this month.

Samoa govt says PM's medical check in NZ precautionary

In a statement the government said the checkups in Auckland will be precautionary, on the advice of doctors following initial tests at Moto'otua Hospital in Apia.

The statement quoted the prime minister saying there was no need for the public to be overly concerned.

He said he was looking forward to returning home with a clean bill of health.


Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia Samoa's PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi