12 Jan 2015

Suspendend Samoa editor 'swore in front of staff'

6:27 am on 12 January 2015

Seven workers at the Samoa government-run Savali newspaper have signed a letter to the Prime Minister saying they don't want the suspended editor, Tupuola Terry Tavita, to return.

Tupuola was suspended after he was arrested and charged with one count of attempted rape last week.

Our correspondent says a source within the newspaper says the letter addresses grievances against the editor, including complaints about his behavious while managing the newspaper.

The source alleges Tupuola has no respect for staff when he is angry, and swears in front of female collegues.