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Tuvalu Update

Tuvalu Update pol i t ical reviews polynesia 249 tor, together with Tupua Tamasese identity, and a place in the world. He Meaole. In that same year, he was is eminently suited to help the Samoan made chairman of a committee to people achieve their goals and aspira- prepare Sämoa for independence, and tions. when this fi nally came in 1962, he and unasa l f va‘a Tamasese were appointed co-heads of state for life. Unfortunately Tamasese died in 1963, leaving Malietoa to References serve as the sole head of state until css, Centre for Samoan Studies. 2006. the time of his death. His tenure was Samoa National Human Development marked by an attitude of tolerance Report. Papaigalagala, Apia: css, National and moderation in all things. He had a University of Samoa. great impact on the judicial system by Islands Business. Monthly. Suva. refusing to allow capital punishment, < http://www.islandsbusiness.com > always commuting death sentences to life imprisonment. Several years Savali. Weekly. Prime Minister’s Depart- ment, Apia. ago, the Samoan Parliament abolished capital punishment, thanks indirectly SO, The Samoa Observer. Daily. Apia. to the infl uence of Malietoa. Within weeks of Malietoa’s death, all the political parties unanimously supported the election http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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pol i t ical reviews polynesia 249 tor, together with Tupua Tamasese identity, and a place in the world. He Meaole. In that same year, he was is eminently suited to help the Samoan made chairman of a committee to people achieve their goals and aspira- prepare Sämoa for independence, and tions. when this fi nally came in 1962, he and unasa l f va‘a Tamasese were appointed co-heads of state for life. Unfortunately Tamasese died in 1963, leaving Malietoa to References serve as the sole head of state until css, Centre for Samoan Studies. 2006. the time of his death. His tenure was Samoa National Human Development marked by an attitude of tolerance Report. Papaigalagala, Apia: css, National and moderation in all things. He had a University of Samoa. great impact on the judicial system by Islands Business. Monthly. Suva. refusing to allow capital punishment, < http://www.islandsbusiness.com > always commuting death sentences to life imprisonment. Several years Savali. Weekly. Prime Minister’s Depart- ment, Apia. ago, the Samoan Parliament abolished capital punishment, thanks indirectly SO, The Samoa Observer. Daily. Apia. to the infl uence of Malietoa. Within weeks of Malietoa’s death, all the political parties unanimously supported the election

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Published: Feb 11, 2008

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