- Sports News : Red’s Henry Taefu among eight new caps in Manu Samoa’s June squad [28/05/2017 - Samoa]
- News Feature : The Ocean Conference: An Integrated Vision that must be Delivered [28/05/2017 - United States]
- News Feature : American Samoa tuna cannery closure prompts fisheries gifts to Tokelau [28/05/2017 - New Zealand]
- Business News : ADB, HFC Bank sign first trade finance deal in Fiji [28/05/2017 - Fiji]
- News Feature : Pacific nations ready to mobilise action to reverse marine degradation, UN convenes Oceans conference next week [28/05/2017 - Fiji]
- News : World can 'learn ocean management from Pacific' [28/05/2017 - Fiji]
- News : Election in Samoa to be mandatory in 2021: PM Tuilaepa [28/05/2017 - Samoa]
- News : U.S. Marine transfer plan from Okinawato Guam might be reviewed, commandant says [28/05/2017 - United States]
- Sports News : Pacific Games Council to make last attempt to keep 2019 Games in Tonga [28/05/2017 - Fiji]
- Sports News : Official says Government funds had already been allocated for Tonga 2019 before host's withdrawal [28/05/2017 - Tonga]
- Sports News : Qera to lead Flying Fijians on June Test [28/05/2017 - Fiji]
- Sports News : Fiji stars Nemani Nadolo and Josua Tuisova won’t play against Wallabies [28/05/2017 - Australia]
- Sponsored : Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)
Samoa's Prime Minister and Minister of Police will lead a reconciliation ceremony between the suspended Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil and other senior officers.
A reliable source in the police says the prime minister is expected to address the gathering but no other details has been made available to them.
Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi in his weekly radio interview last Thursday compared the reconciliation between the Fuiavailili and the divided senior officers to a divorced couple that when they are reunited their relationship is solid and stronger.
Tuila'epa also reaffirmed that the keys to the police armoury will continue to be in his possession as the Minister of police.
Today's reconciliation will only be attended by Commissioned officers from the rank of police inspector to superintendent and assistant police commissioners.
Meanwhile, a senior Sergeant who was suspended while being investigated has declined being reinstated and has resigned.
Senior Sergeant Siripia Uelese was the officer in charge of the investigation of the Police Commissioner and two other police officers.
The investigation was based on the recommendations of the Ombudsman office after an investigation into a raid at the Fugalei market around August 2015.
These charges have been dropped for lack of evidence.
The other suspended officer awaiting his fate is Assistant Police Commissioner Samoa Mulinu’u Mulinu’u, whose fate will be decided by a Tribunal, while Inspector Samau has resigned.
Both Samoa and Samau were involved in the arrest of the Commissioner and the laying of 200 plus charges against him.
All these charges were withdrawn and dismissed by the Court three weeks ago and the Commissioner is expected back at work today.
SOURCE: RNZI/TALAMUA ONLINE/PACNEWS
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
Media Helping Media