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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
24 February 2015

1.  Report on Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
Cabinet has approved the report on the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific which was held in Thailand on 24 – 28 November 2014.

The conference was comprised of two segments which were the senior officials segment from 24 – 26 November and a ministerial segment on 27 – 28 November.

Issues discussed at the two segments of the conference included:

  • Universal civil registration coverage;
  • All individuals have legal documentation to claim identity and ensuing rights;
  • Accurate, complete and timely vital statistics.

A groundbreaking declaration was reviewed at the conference and also the endorsement of a regional action framework in areas of civil registration coverage, the provision of legal documentation, such as birth certificate and the production of vital statistics.

Samoa was noted as one of the countries in the region with good statistical records of births, deaths and marriages. The Ministry of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Women are working together in assembling and registration of births and deaths data.

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Afioga Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell and Registrar for the Samoa Bureau of Statistics, Afioga Tuautu Kalepo Tuautu represented Samoa at the conference.

Lipoti o le Fono Faaminisita a Asia ma le Pasefika i tulaga o faamaumauga
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti o le Fono Faaminisita o le Itulagi a Asia ma le Pasefika i tulaga tau faamaumauga sa faia i Bangkok, Thailand i le aso 24 – 28 o Novema 2014.

Na ulua’i faia le fono a Faauluuluga o Matagaluega o Fuainumera Faamaumauina i le aso 24 – 26 o Novema, ae mulia’i i le fono a Minisita o le Itulagi na faia i le aso 27 – 28 o Novema.

O mataupu autu o ia fono e aofia ai:

  • Ia faamalosia le resitaraina o e fananau, maliliu ma isi mea e tutupu i le soifuaga o le tagata soifua;
  • Ia tatau ona i ai ni faamaumauga faaletulafono o le fanauga, maliu ma isi mea e tutupu i le olaga o le tagata, ona o lana aia tatau lea faaletagata soifua;
  • Ia lelei ma sa’o atoatoa faamaumauga e faamauina mo fuafuaga faataatitia ma faiga faavae

Na Iloilo ai i lea fono tautinoga faaminisita mo le autu o talanoaga ma Fuafuaga Faataatia mo le resitaraina o tagata fananau, maliliu ma faaipoipoga ma isi mea e tutupu i soifuaga o tagata i totonu o le itulagi.

O Samoa o se tasi o atunuu i le itulagi o lo o lelei faamaumauga i tulaga o tagata e fananau, maliliu ma faaipoipo.  Ua galulue faatasi nei le Matagaluega o Faalapotopotoga Tumaoti a le Malo, Matagaluega o Auaunaga Faasoifua Maloloina, Matagaluega o Tina ma Tamaitai, Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina mo le aoina ma le  faamauina o faamatalga o e fananau ma maliliu.

O le Minisita o Matagaluega o Faalapotopotoga Tumaoti a le Malo, Afioga Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell ma le Resitara o le Ofisa mo Numera Faamaumauina, Afioga Tuautu Kalepo Tuautu na fai ma sui o Samoa i lea fono

2.  Report on Deputy Prime Minister’s visit to Australia
Cabinet has approved the report on Deputy Prime Minister, Afioga Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo’s visit to Australia to finalise preparations for the Buy Samoa Made trade show scheduled for 23 – 24 March 2015.

Accompanying the Deputy Prime Minister was the President of SAME, Afioga Tagaloa Eddie Wilson.

The trade show is a collaborative initiative by the Government of Samoa and the Samoa Association of Manufacturers and Exporters (SAME). The trade show will be held at the Mecure Hotel in Sydney due to the available parking space and cost effectiveness.

The delegation from Samoa for the trade show will include members of the business community. Some of the locally made products that will be in display include talo, beer exports, coconut cream, palusami, Samoan cocoa, coconut based products/body care, water/agriculture processed products, etc.

A similar successful trade show, the SAME Buy Samoa Made-New Zealand Campaign took place in Auckland last November.

Lipoti o le malaga a le Sui Palemia i Ausetalia
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti o le malaga a le Sui Palemia, Tofa Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo i Ausetalia mo le faamautuina o fuafuaga mo le faaaliga o Oloa Faatau atu i Fafo a Samoa lea e faia i lea atunuu i le aso 23 – 24 Mati 2015.

Na faatasi ai ma le Peresetene o le Faalapotopotoga o le Au Gaosi Oloa ma Oloa faatau atu i Fafo, Susuga Tagaloa Eddie Wilson i lea asiasiga.

O le faaaliga ua fuafua nei, o se taumafaiga tuufaatasi a le Malo o Samoa ma le Faalapotopotoga o le Au Gaosi Oloa ma Oloa faatau atu i Fafo (SAME). Ua faamautu nei le Mecure Hotel i Sini Ausetalia mo le faia o le faaaliga, ona o le tele o le pakaga o taavale faapea ma le talafeagai o le totogi.

O le aumalaga a Samoa ua faamoemoe mo le faaaliga e aofia ai sui o le aufaipisinisi, ma o le a faaalia ai oloa e pei o talo, ava malosi, peepee, palusami, koko Samoa, u’u e gaosia mai le suauu popo, ma isi.

O le tausaga ua mavae na faia ai se faaaliga faapea i Niu Sila ia Novema 2013, lea na lipotia le maualuga o le tulaga na o’o i ai.

3.  Samoa Law and Justice Sector Plan 2012–2016
Cabinet has approved the report on the Samoa Law and Justice Sector Plan 2012 – 2016 for the six month period from 1st July to 31st December 2014.

Projects that have been completed within six months:

  • The official separation of the Prison and Correction Services from the Ministry of Police;
  • Electronic records database – this project will preserve all Land and Titles Court records in fully indexed electronic form;
  • Trainings for the Courts Secretaries in using voice recorders to record court proceedings in the Supreme Court, District Court and Land and Titles Court;
  • Trainings for Lawyers;
  • Assistance from Civil Society Support Programme to fund the Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust office;
  • Final review of the amendment of the Village Fono Act by the Steering Committee before it is submitted to Cabinet;
  • Centralise Crimes Statistics Database;
  • Trainings for two SROS (Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa) analysts in New Zealand to enhance the knowledge of our workers to be able to conduct analysis in Samoa.

Projects that are still in process are the National Crime Prevention Policy and the Community Law Centre.

Lipoti o le Faagasologa o Faatinoga o Fuafuaga 2012 – 2016 a le Lala o Tulafono
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti o le Faagasologa o Faatinoga o Fuafuaga 2012 – 2016 a le Lala o Tulafono ma le Amiotonu a Samoa mo le ono masina amata mai le aso 1 Iulai seia oo i le aso 31 o Tesema 2014.

O atina’e nei ua maea faatino i totonu o le ono masina:

  • Tuueseeseina o Auaunaga Faafalepuipui ma le Matagaluega o Leoleo;
  • Tuulaupua upu o le Faamasinoga o Fanua ma Suafa;
  • Aoaoga mo Failautusi mo le faaaogaina o masini pu’eleo e pu’e ai taualumaga o Faamasinoga i le Faamasinoga Maualuga, Faamasinoga Faaitumalo ma le Faamasinoga o Fanua ma Suafa;
  • Faaoaina o Tomai o Loia;
  • Maua o le fesoasoani mai le CSSP mo le Ofisa mo le Faalapotopotoga mo Tagata ua Faafoi mai i Samoa;
  • Toe iloiloga o le Suiga o le Tulafono o Fono a Nuu e le Komiti Faafoe a o le’i tuuina atu i le Kapeneta;
  • Aoaoga a le Auafa Mau i le tau tuufaatasi o faamaumauga o soligatulafono i tulaga faatekonolosi;
  • Maea aoaoga a sui e toalua o le SROS mo le faaoa o tomai o fanau a Samoa o lo o gafa ma le faia o suesuega faapitoa i Samoa nei.

O atina’e faaauau o lo o faailoa i le lipoti, e aofia ai le Taiala mo le Puipuiga o Soligatulafono a Samoa ma le Ofisa Tutotonu o Fesoasoani i le mamalu o le Atunuu i Mataupu tau Tulafono.

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