The chairman of the National Council of Churches in Samoa says some businesses should be allowed to continue operating on Sundays.
The government and businesses are being challenged by a congregational church pastor to be closed on Sundays out of respect for God's day of rest.
But the Reverend Oka Fau'olo says he supports some businesses, like private medical clinics, tourist accommodations and some food shops opening on Sundays.
"There are things that are really sensible to continue to be done on Sunday. There are certain things that people badly need, especially on some special occasions, and to have it obtainable on Sunday. But there are other things that can be stopped until Monday."
The chairman of the National Council of Churches in Samoa, the Reverend Oka Fau'olo.
There is no law preventing businesses trading in Samoa on a Sunday.