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Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa and until 1997 known as Western Samoa, is a Polynesian island country consisting of two main islands; two smaller, inhabited islands; and several smaller, uninhabited islands, including the Aleipata Islands. Samoa is located 64 km west of American Samoa, 889 km northeast of Tonga, 1,152 km northeast of Fiji, 483 km east of Wallis and Futuna, 1,151 km southeast of Tuvalu, 519 km south of Tokelau, 4,190 km southwest of Hawaii, and 610 km northwest of Niue.


Our standard dataset contains 249 entities connected with Samoa. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Samoa. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 159 entities identified as PEPs connected with Samoa.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Chief of state1--
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Head of State1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Public Trust1--
Minister for Sports & Recreation1--
Minister for the Attorney General's Office1--
Minister for the Audit Office1--
Minister for the Ombudsman & Public Service Commission1--
Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries1--
Minister of Commerce, Industry, & Labor1--
Minister of Communications and Information Technology1--
Minister of Customs & Revenue1--
Minister of Education & Culture1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Justice & Courts Admin.1--
Minister of Natural Resources & Environment1--
Minister of Police & Prisons1--
Minister of Public Enterprises1--
Minister of the Prime Minister & Cabinet1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Women, Community, and Social Development13-
Minister of Works, Transport, & Infrastructure1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Fono-4932
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa--1
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa-5923
Minister of Justice and Courts Administration-21
Member of the Council of Deputies-11
Minister of Education, Sports and Culture-11
O le Ao o le Malo-11
Prime Minister of Samoa-11
Attorney General1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...