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Samoa Police records decline in crime cases

The Force said 81 arrests were made between 23 December 2022 to 03 January 2023.

This is compared to the 131 arrests of the same time last year.

In 2021, there were 170 arrests for the same period.

Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti said “There were 69 arrests made in Upolu and 12 in Savaii. And the majority of the arrests were male.”

The Deputy Commissioner has accredited the huge drop in incidents of crime to the increased service provided by police officers across all divisions of the police force.


Samoa MP denies conflict of interest over tender process

The Associate Minister, Peseta Vaifou Tevaga, called a press conference on Tuesday to explain the controversial decision by the government's Tender Board to award his company the tender for the construction of the new Ti'avea airport.

He denied any conflict of interest was involved in the awarding of the contract saying the company's bid was under the name of one of his sons, who's a shareholder of the family company, which also includes his wife and another son.