Category: Law & Order

Samoa’s AG says, “Customary Land not under legal threat by Freehold Land laws”

“Our Customary Land is not under any legal threat from laws that oversee specifically freehold land. The LTRA 2008 does not have the effect of amending, repealing or adding to the provisions of Article 102 of the Constitution which specifically defines our customary land allowing all other legal protective measures to therefore by operation apply to it.”

NGO-ready help for Pacific as technology platforms need ‘legal-people’ support

As NGOs, we’re interested to help support the policies underlying the technologies because in many cases the countries may have their legislation based back in the 1960s or 1970s as they probably never envisioned the computers we have available today to be able to capture and use that information. Mr Bubba Cook, WWF.

NZ Immigration watchdog message to Samoa, Tonga and Fiji: “Use NZ Licensed Immigration Advisors only”

Licensed advisers have specialist expertise and have met competency standards. They follow a code of conduct that requires them to be honest and respectful. “People who are not licensed or exempt can share publicly available information or help friends and family occasionally, but cannot provide immigration advice” Ms Catherine Albiston.

ALUMNUS HONOURED: Samoa’s Tuiloma Slade to receive honorary doctorate from Wellington’s Victoria University

Tuiloma’s acknowledgement is another example of Samoa’s close links with the university. Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese is a regular visitor and guest. And a similar honorary doctorate was bestowed on Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Naioti Malielegaoi in 2012.

‘The White Guitar’ the story of hip-hop artist Scribe’s family, plays out to Pasifika prisoners

“By sharing our story we give people the liberty to let go of their own past. The past really has no power over the choices you can make today. We wanted to share our darkness to help people find their own light.” Scribe/Malo Luafutu

US hypocrisy as China’s rejection of international court continues Super Power precedent

The fact that not one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council have ever accepted any international court’s ruling when (in their view) it infringed their sovereignty or national security interests gives China just cause for rejecting the PCA’s decision. A continuation of a precedent that other super powers have repeatedly done for decades.