15 Dec 2006

Samoa TV boss charged over missed pension fund payments

4:30 pm on 15 December 2006

The chief executive officer of a privately-owned commercial television station in Samoa, Tuiasau Leota Uelese Petaia, is facing a number of charges for failing to pay to the government National Provident Fund.

Financial contributions for six months this year were not paid to the Fund.

The NPF filed the charges after many attempts to recover funds from the TV boss had failed.

The case is adjourned to February next year for hearing.

Tuiasau was the former CEO for the government television and also the owner of the new LAUTV, a station which was opened early this year employing close to 20 staff..