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Tuilaepa Gives Re-launched SNDP Winning Tips

The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi did more than reach out a hand in the resurrection of the Samoa National Development Party or SNDP, during the week.

He also tipped off the organisers of the former opposition party on how to dethrone his ruling Human Rights Protection Party, HRPP.

Tuilaepa was invited to deliver the keynote speech at the re-launching of the political party at the Tuutuuileloloto Hall on Wednesday.

Samoa National Democratic Party Resurrected For 2021 General Elections

Deidre Tautua – Fanene

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was the guest speaker at the official launched of the Samoa National Democratic Party on Wednesday this week at the Tuutuuileloloto Hall.

The SNDP is the recreation of the old Opposition Party back then, the Samoa National Development Party.

Military Potentials A Worry For Asau Port Samoa and China Ties Close

A worrying outlook on the closer ties between Samoa and China at the Asau Port being ‘… turned into a military asset in hostile times’ is being circulated by the international media from a Reuters News Agency write up.

The report is carried under several headlines.

One warns that “China has plans for an old US WWII port in the Pacific, and it's adding to fears that Beijing is up to something”.

PM Throws In ‘We Are One Samoa’ Defence For Heavily Criticised Governor

Staff Writer

The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has resorted to the ‘we are one Samoa’  card, in defence of  heavily criticised American Samoa Governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga

The Governor ended up at the centre of angry public reactions in the territory, for a recent donation of USD$100 thousand dollar to the Manu Samoa World Cup Campaign in Japan this year.

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

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