13 Oct 2006

Samoa government overturns liquor board decision

4:41 pm on 13 October 2006

The Samoan government says it's cancelling a liquor board decision to close six night clubs for three months.

The owners of the night clubs were found to have breached liquor laws.

But the government announced that it had decided to re-open the clubs for business.

The move comes as two of the night night club owners begin legal action against the liquor board chairman and minister of revenue and his committee members, which includes several government chief executive officers.

The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, called a special meeting with the night club owners yesterday to inform them about the decision.