Samoa delays worker deployment

Samoa has put the planned overseas deployment of more seasonal workers on hold, amid concern over recruitment issues.

The Samoa Observer reports Acting Prime Minister, Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio, saying Cabinet made a "conscious decision" last week to halt the programme temporarily.

Tuala said a Cabinet sub-committee has been directed to table a policy on the issues raised within the next week before it can resume again.

He said if the government can sort out the policy in December then the scheme may resume in January.