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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
18 February 2015

1.  Dry-docking of MV Lady Samoa III for special survey in American Samoa
Cabinet approved the visit by a delegation from Samoa to assess the dry-docking of the MV Lady Samoa III vessel for a special survey in American Samoa on 9 – 14 February 2105.

The MV Lady Samoa III has been serving the Mulifanua and Salelologa route for five years.

The vessel is required to undergo a Special Survey every five years according to international policies overseen by Lloyds Register of Shipping, London.

The survey is being conducted at the AS Shipyard Services Authority in American Samoa.

The Minister of Works Transport and Infrastructure, Afioga Manualesagalala Enokati Posala and Samoa Shipping Corporation Managing Director, Susuga Papalii Willie Nansen attended to the assessment for Samoa.

Tosoina o le Vaa o le MV Lady Samoa III mo siaki faapitoa i Amerika Samoa
Na faamaonia e le Kapeneta le malaga atu o sui o Samoa mo le asiasia o tulaga o le siaki faapitoa mo le Vaa o le MV Lady Samoa III lea na tosoina i le pa’u mātū i Amerika Samoa i le aso 9 – 14 o Fepuari 2014.

O le MV Lady Samoa III ua lima nei tausaga talu ona mae’a fausia ma faia femalagaiga i le va o Mulifanua ma Salelologa.

E ta’i lima tausaga ma faia siaki faapitoa mo le Lady Samoa III e tusa ai ma tulafono faavaomalo i tulaga tau saogalemu.

O le siaki faapitoa mo le vaa e faia i le Nofoaga Toso Vaa a le AS Shipyard Services Authority i Amerika Samoa.

O le Afioga i le Minisita o Galuega Felauaiga ma Atina’e Tetele, Afioga Manualesagalala Enokati Posala ma le Pule Sili o le Faalapotopotoga o Vaa a Samoa, Susuga Papalii Willie Nansen sa fai ma sui o Samoa i lea asiasiga.

2.  Legal Adviser for Samoa Connectivity Project
Cabinet has approved the contract to Joanne Thelmo as Legal Adviser for the Samoa Connectivity Project. Ms Thelmo is originally from the United States of America.

This project is a high capacity submarine cable system that connects Samoa to the global internet system.

The tender was advertised for public interest, and seven candidates submitted applications of bids. Three applicants were called for interviews.

The Sub Committee conducted interviews and assessments according to the tender bidding document before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for approval.

Ms Thelmo was noted by the panel as a competent candidate.  She worked as in-house counsel for France Telecom and has adequate experience for this particular project. Ms Thelmo will be based in Samoa during her contract.

Konesale mo le Samoa Connectivity Project
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le tamaitai Loia ia Joanne Thelmo mai Amerika mo le Faia o Galuega Konesale mo le poloketi tau fesootaiga faatekonolosi mo Samoa.

O lea poloketi, o le ta’iga o uaea mo fesootaiga faatekonolosi mai lea atunuu i lea atunuu, ma e faataatitia i le alititai i ogasami.

Na faasalalauina lenei tauofoga mo le silafia lautele, ma e fitu tusi talosaga na tuuina ane. E toatolu na valaau mo faatalanoaga.

Na faia faatalanoaga ma iloiloga e le Soa Komiti ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga i le Kapeneta mo le faia o lana faaiuga.

O le susuga ia Thelmo na galue faaloia mo le kamupani a le France Telecom ma ua tele lona silafia i tulaga o galuega faapea. O le a malaga mai le tamaitai Loia ma nofo i Samoa a o faagasolo lana konekarate.

3.  Detailed Design and Construction Supervision for West Coast Road
Cabinet has approved the contract awarded to Roughton International Ltd for the Detailed Design and Construction Supervision for part of Upolu’s West Coast Road, from Saina to Faleolo.

The tender was advertised for public interest, and four companies submitted applications of bids.

An assessment was conducted by the Sub Committee according to the tender bidding document before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for approval.

Fausia o le auala i le itu i Sisifo o Upolu
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le kamupani a le Roughton International Ltd  mo le Tusia o Ata ma Vaavaaia Lelei le Faagasologa o le Fausia o se vaega o le Auala i le Itu i Sisifo o Upolu mai le afioaga o Saina seia o’o i Faleolo.

Sa faasalalauina lenei tauofoga mo le silafia lautele, ma e fa kamupani na tusi talosaga ane i ai.  

Na faia le iloiloga a le Soa Komiti e fua i aiaiga i le tusi tauofo, ma tuuina mai ai le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

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