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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
2 April 2015

 

1. Financial assistance for Vanuatu and Tuvalu
Cabinet has approved financial assistance for Governments of Vanuatu and Tuvalu in the aftermath of Category 5 Cyclone Pam that hit the two countries on 6 March 2015.

Vanuatu will receive financial assistance of USD$60,000.00 and Tuvalu will receive financial assistance of USD$20,000.00.

The Government of Samoa has close relations with the two countries especially in the Pacific Island Forum and the Polynesian Leaders Group organisations. This financial assistance for Vanuatu and Tuvalu is comparable to assistance provided to Samoa after suffering from natural disasters in recent years.

Fesoasoani mo Malo o Vanuatu ma Tuvalu
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o fesoasoani tupe mo Malo o Vanuatu ma Tuvalu ona o aafiaga i le afa fulifaō o Pam lea na aafia ai nei atunuu i le aso 6 o Mati 2015.

E USD$60,000.00 le fesoasoani mo Vanuatu a e USD$20,000.00 mo Tuvalu.

E vavalalata fesootaiga a Samoa ma Malo o Vanuatu ma Tuvalu aemaise i totonu o faalapotopotoga faaitulagi. O nei fesoasoani ua o gatasi ma tulaga faavaomalo e pei ona maua ai Samoa i taimi o le mafatia mai mala faanatura i tausaga ua te’a.

2.  Polynesian Airlines prepare for direct overseas flights
Cabinet has approved the plans for direct flights by Polynesian Airlines to New Zealand and other Pacific countries.

The initiative is to enhance flight services and provide cheaper airfare options for the people of Samoa

A meeting was held between the heads of Polynesian Airlines and Solomon Airlines to negotiate the Heads of Agreement for the proposed lease of Solomon Airlines Airbus 320/319 aircraft to Polynesian Airlines, particularly for the Nadi – Apia – Auckland and vice versa route, and any other requested route. Chartered flights are expected to resume June 2015.  The agreement also includes the assistance by Solomon Airlines in conducting trainings for the Polynesian Airlines staff.

Scheduled flights for Polynesian Airlines are expected to start in November, with the expectation of the local carrier to operate direct flights on its own aircraft next year.

Tapena faigamalaga tuusao a le Polenisia mo Niu Sila ma isi atunuu
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tapenaina o fuafuaga mo le faia o ni faigamalaga tuusao a lo tatou kamupani vaalele o le Polenisia mo Niu Sila faapea isi atunuu o le Pasefika.

O le mafuaaga o lenei fuafuaga, ona o le fia faaleleia o le auaunaga mo tagatanuu o Samoa femalaga’i faapea le faataugofie ai o pasese o vaalele.

Ua mae’a ona fono faauluuluga o le kamupani vaalele o le Polenisia ma le kamupani vaalele o le Solomon Airlines mo le faatalanoaina o le feagaiga e amatalia ai  faigamalaga togipau a le Polenisia e faaaoga ai vaalele a le Solomon Airlines ia Iuni. O lenei feagaiga e aofia ai ma le vaitaimi e galulue faatasi ai kamupani vaalele e lua faapea ma le fesoasoani a le Solomon Airlines i aoaoga mo le aufaigaluega a le Polenisia.

O le masina o Novema ua fuafua e amata ai faigamalaga faatulagaina a le Polenisia, a o le tausaga fou ua faamoemoe e tatau ona o’o atu i ai ua i ai se vaalele a Samoa lava ia mo le tauaveina o ia faigamalaga.

3.  Livestock from Australia for local farmers
Cabinet has approved the visit by Samoa’s delegation to assess livestock in Australia for shipment to Samoa. The visit is scheduled for 7 – 10 April 2015.

The delegation will visit the livestock quarantine area, make the final selection of the livestock and check crates for shipment of the livestock.

The delegation will be lead by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Afioga Le Mamea Ropati Mualia and includes the Chairman of the Agriculture Sector Plan, Afioga Fanene Everett Mark Betham; Ministry of Agriculture CEO, Afioga Fonoiava Sealiitu Sesega; Head of SACEP project, Afioga Afuamua Lafaele Enoka; Assistant CEO for Livestock Division, Afioga Leota Laumata Pelesa and ACEO for Quarantine, Afioga Lupeomanu Pelenato Fonoti.

Manu papalagi auina mai Ausetalia mo faatoaga i Samoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o se aumalaga mai Samoa mo le filifiliga o povi ma mamoe mai Ausetalia e fia aumai mo le faaleleia o faatoaga manu papalagi i Samoa. O lea malaga e mai le aso 7 – 10 o Aperila 2015.

O le faamoemoe maualuga o le faigamalaga o le fia asia lea o le nofoaga o lo o tuufaatasia ai manu ina ia mautinoa le saogalemu, faapea ma le faia o le filifiliga mulimuli ma siaki pusa e auina mai ai manu.

O le aumalaga e taitaia e le Minisita o le Matagaluega o Faatoaga Vaomatua ma Faigafaiva, Afioga Le Mamea Ropati faatasi ai ma le Taitaifono o le Komiti Faafoe o Fuafuaga Faataatia mo le Atina’e o Faatoaga, Afioga Fanene Everett Mark Betham; Ofisa Sili o Pulega o le Matagaluega o Faatoaga, Afioga Fonoiava Sealiitu Sesega; Faauluuluga o le Vaega Poloketi mo le toe Faaleleia o Atina’e Faatoaga i Samoa, Afioga Afuamua Lafaele Enoka; Ofisa Sili Lagolago Vaega o Atina’e Lafumanu, Afioga Leota Laumata Pelesa ma le Ofisa Sili Lagolago o le Vaega e Puipuia Oloa Feaveai mai Faama’i ma Iniseti Faalafua, Afioga Lupeomanu Pelenato Fonoti.

4.  Legal Adviser for Samoa Connectivity Project
Cabinet has approved the contract awarded to Carwardine Legal Pty Ltd as Legal Advisor for the Samoa Connectivity Project.

Tenders were invited from two candidates for the following contract due to the urgency to engage a legal advisor.

Only one company submitted a bid. The Tenders Board conducted an assessment of the bid before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for approval.

Konesale mo le Samoa Connectivity Project
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate konesale i le kamupani a le Carwardine Legal Pty Ltd mo le Faia o Galuega Faafaufautua mo le Samoa Connectivity Project.

Na valaaulia tauofoga mai kamupani e lua mo lenei konekarate, ona o le manaomia vave o le faafaigaluegaina o se konesale.

Na o le tasi le kamupani lea na tuuina ane le talosaga, lea na faatino i ai iloiloga a le Komiti o Tauofoga ma tuuina mai ai le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

 

 

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