Commission of Inquiry

Samoa's Tuilaepa calls for inquiry into Office of the Electoral Commission

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi made the comment during a press conference with the media at the HRPP headquarters.

The call follows the arrest of the assistant Electoral Commissioner Afualo Darryl Mapu after a drug raid at his house.

Four illegal pistols, including a revolver, two rifles, $2,900 tālā cash, methamphetamine and several laptops were confiscated during the raid.

Commission of inquiry into grounding of Samoa patrol boat begins

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa said the Commission of Inquiry was waiting for reports from several ministries involved in the Nafanua II incident like the Ministry of Police.

“Now that the reports have been made ready hence, we’ll leave it now to the selected Commission of Inquiry to begin their investigations so we can get complete results on this matter,” Fiame said.

Investigation launched into alleged treasonous acts by Samoan MPs

A Commission of Inquiry has been ordered to look into the behaviour of Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, who recently left the governing HRPP, as well as La'auli Leuatea Polataivao Schmidt, Faumuina Wayne Fong, and Olo Fiti Vaai.

Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi ordered the commission during the last day of Parliament, before next month's election.

He said the four MPs attended political campaigns in several constituencies without informing the Speaker.

Samoa Commission of Inquiry into babies’ death to begin next week

The hearings will take place at the TATTE Convention Centre from Monday until Wednesday.

The other two members of the Commission of Inquiry are Leo’o Dr John Adams and Lealaiauloto Liai Iosefa-Siitia.

Commission of Inquiry into Samoa health merger announced

The inquiry will also recommend options for the proposed new structure after consultation.

The government's move to appoint a commission of inquiry comes after the nurses association met with the Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, to discuss the controversial proposal.

The newly elected president of the nurses association, Solialofi Papalii, said the proposed management structure is unacceptable to current senior nurses.

She said nurses must be represented at the management level.

Kiribati announces Commission of Inquiry into ferry tragedy

The nation is in three days of mourning for those thought to have perished at sea after the ferry left on a journey from the island of Nonouti to the capital Tarawa three weeks ago.

President Taneti Maamau declared a public holiday "as a solemn day of remembrance and to honour those who have lost their lives in this tragedy."

The official mourning period started yesterday.

The Kiribati government said the inquiry would carry out "fact-finding missions" and "comprehensive investigations".

Samoa’s AG commends “brave officers”

Chaired by retired Supreme Court Judge Lesatele Rapi Vaai, the commission has recommended for Assistant Police Commissioner Samoa Mulinu’u’s services in the force to be terminated.

The Commission also found Inspector Luatimu Samau guilty of misconduct and even though he has resigned, the Commission found sufficient evidence for Inspector Samau’s services to be terminated.

And the Commission’s recommendation is commendable.

Samoa PM announces violence inquiry commissioners

RNZ reports Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi has appointed three commissioners including politician Tolofuaivalelei Falemoe Lei'ataua, Auckland University of Technology's Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop and the National University of Samoa's Leasiolagi Malama Meleisea.

Lei'ataua is a former speaker of the house and cabinet minister who represents the A'ana Alofi No. 2 constituency.

Commission of Inquiry to review conduct of suspended deputy police chief

It has also announced that a Commission of Inquiry has also been called to review Samoa’s conduct and performance as a Police Officer.

Cabinet has also suspended Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil from his duties, pending a court decision on new charges against him.

The charges, originally brought by Samoa Police, have now been transferred to the National Prosecution for processing and action.

According to the Police Service Act, an Inquiry may be called in to the performance or capacity of a Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner.