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Samoan villages face bans for bad behaviour : PM Tuilaepa
25 sept. 2013 - IslandsBuisiness.

Samoa's rural villages will be punished if their residents misbehave while in New Zealand for seasonal work, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele says.

Hundreds of Samoans, mainly from rural areas, are allowed into New Zealand and Australia on special seasonal work visas such as the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.

The Samoa Observer quoted Sa'ilele as saying some of them were involved in unacceptable behaviour.

“Some showed disorderly behaviour, they damaged company assets, namely vehicles, got drunk, were stealing, raped, and even ran off in New Zealand,” he said.

Any “shameful behaviour” from them would mean their village would be blacklisted from the schemes for two to four years, Sa’ilele said.

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