New Supreme Court Justices

13 August 2021- JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION The Judicial Service Commission at its meeting of 4 August 2021 confirmed the appointment of the following High Court Judges of New Zealand as Acting Judges of the Supreme Court of Samoa for a period of 2 years:  1. Justice Robert Fisher 2. Justice Peter Blanchard 3. Justice Rhys Harrison 4. Justice Rodney Hansen 5. Justice RaynorRead More…

Introduction to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and Psychological First Aid (PFA) Course (10th – 11th June 2021)

On the 10th and 11th June 2021, three representatives of the Corrections, Affiliation and Maintenance (CAM) division attended an introductory training hosted by the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD), in conjunction with the Samoa Disability Partnership Program (SDPP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), that addressed concepts associated with psychological firsRead More…

New Assistant Chief Executive Officer for Tuasivi Courts

Savaii Court at Tuasivi, is known to be the mini version of our Main office at Mulinu’u that offers and administers all services available in Mulinu’u except for the Supreme Court Jurisdiction. The Lands and Titles Court operate weekly wherein Samoan Judges from the main office at Mulinu’u are allocated and roster to attend to Savaii Court from Monday to Thursday. Since September 2020, the Read More…

Inmates released under parole supervision

The Parole Board meets regularly on a quarterly basis to deliberate on applications by eligible prisoners for early release. In making their decisions, the Parole Board gives due consideration to the factors such as the undue safety of the community, rehabilitation programs, offender’s remorse, victim’s support, reconciliation and suitable accommodation given any family and community support Read More…