Samoa judge calls for alcohol restriction
Apia: A Supreme Court judge in Samoa has called on the Liquor Control Board to impose tougher conditions on the sale of alcohol to already intoxicated customers. Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke made the call during the sentencing of Luma Pesefa to four years and four months imprisonment term in prison for manslaughter. According to the summary of facts, both the accused and the deceased had been drinking alcohol on premises licensed to sell alcohol at a bar at Safotu, Savai’i in January 2017.
The Samoa Observer newspaper reported Justice Leiataualesa saying that despite the two being drunk, the licensed outlet continued to serve them alcohol.