civil servants

Samoa to crackdown on public servants working with relatives

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told media yesterday that the crack down on relatives working within the police force was only just the beginning.

He said there was a Public Service regulation that did not allow such work situations but somehow it had not been enforced.

Tuilaepa said these kind of situations had caused problems in the past and should not be allowed to continue.

Samoa orders public servants to use Samoa Airways

An official Cabinet decision was circulated last week urging all government travel to be on the new national carrier on flights to and from New Zealand and Australia.

It also urges all those who are traveling on sponsored trips to ask the sponsor to book travel on Samoa Airways.

The airline has apparently not received any funding from government to start operations, but questions have arisen after allegations that it is costing $US500,000 to lease the plane it now operates.