19 Aug 2010

Samoa Red Cross settle differences with the help of the Prime Minister

3:15 pm on 19 August 2010

The two opposing factions in the Samoa Red Cross have made peace.

Board members, dumped last week in what had been called an illegal meeting, have now been restored.

The president, Muagututagata Peter Ah Him, says everyone has agreed that the name of the Red Cross is more important, so they have put their differences aside.

He says it's a decision from God, a sentiment also expressed by the spokesperson for the other faction, Faleao Maka Sapolu.

Both sides have credited Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi with helping resolve the split.