22 Aug 2014

Samoa Govt changes market rules

11:20 am on 22 August 2014

In Samoa, the Minister responsible for the government's newly opened Fugalei market, has changed its opening hours following pressure from farmers and small business operators.

Lautafi Fio Purcell has restored the 24 hour market opening hours after the initial operating hours of 6 in the morning till 6 in the evening drew criticism.

The announcement of the decision by a senior officer of the Accident Compensation Corporation was met with applause from farmers and business vendors who have been critical about some of the new rules for the market.

But our correspondent says the rule of sellers having to take home goods not sold on the day still stands.