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PM Dwells On Economic Vision

The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, ended the last hour of session in Parliament yesterday, going over the Government economic vision.

 Behind his dragged out delivery was the budget for the 2019/2020 financial year shy of one billion tala.

His strong and re-assured tone of the longterm development policies by Government rang out for more than 60 minutes in the House, to ally fears by Members over the budget deficit.

PM Opens With 'All Barrels' On Rebellious MP

The Prime Minister Tuilaepa  ‘opened up with both barrels’ when he went after the Urban Apia West MP Faumuina Wayne Fong, for daring to be critical of Government over the highly sensitive Customary Land Ownership issue.

MP Faumuina questioned the position of Government in the Customary Land debate when the PM came storming out to interject.

Tuilaepa admonished the member for not attending meetings where the issue was explained and discussed.

MP In Angry Outburst

Former Cabinet Minister and MP La’auli Leuatea Polataivao, created uproar in the opening night session of Parliament last night, over his sacking from the HRPP and a court matter he is implicated in.

La’auli is in ‘no man’s land’ as an MP after the ruling caucus voted to oust him from the party for voting against a Government Constitutional amendment

PM Laughs Off  ‘Grenade Threat’

Prime Minister Tuilaepa played down the Salelologa ‘grenade threat’ to nothing more than ‘souvenir’ explosives, sent home as personal effects by a loving Samoan ‘old woman’ in memory of her palagi husband.

Tuilaepa in normal lighthearted fashion, brushed off the incident with a fairy tale account of the explosives handed down to the husband by his father as souvenir from the war he fought in.

No Food Or Money, OEC Firmly Reminded

Village representatives were reminded by the Office of the Electoral Commissioner that accepting food and money before, during after an election is an offence.

The timely reminder came in an OEC workshop for women village representatives and pulenu’u, who felt some of the activities banned under the Electoral Act should have been allowed.

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