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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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