9 Dec 2016

Samoa appoints new Supreme Court judges

3:43 pm on 9 December 2016

Two of Samoa's district court judges have been promoted to become Supreme Court judges.

They are Justice Vaepule Alo Vaemoa Vaai and Justice Leiataualesa Vaitimu Darryl Clarke.

A source at the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration says the two judges will be sworn in before the head of state, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, in a ceremony on Wednesday.

Vaepule Vaemoa Vaai has been a judge for the district court for nearly two decades but Leiataualesa Vaitimu Darryl Clarke was appointed in January this year.