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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)

1. PARDI Impact Workshop and Market Day Programme
Cabinet approved the participation by Samoa at the Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI) Impact Workshop and Market Day held in Suva, Fiji from 29 – 30 June 2015.

PARDI has contributed to improving livelihoods in the Pacific by strengthening market chains for selected high value agricultural, fisheries and forestry products. PARDI and core partners contribute to economic and social developments in the Pacific region.

Samoa’s representative met with the management of PARDI during the workshop for discussions on acquiring more assistance for Samoan farmers.

Assistant Chief Executive for the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Afioga Misa Konelio Misa is represented Samoa at the workshop.

Polokalame Faaleaoaoga ma le Faalauiloa o Fua o Faatoaga ma Oloa Gaosi
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai o le sui o Samoa i le Polokalame Faaleaoaoga ma le Faalauiloa o Fua o Faatoaga ma Oloa Gaosi a le Faalapotopotoga o le Aufaipisinisi mo Atinae Manuia a le Pasefika lea na faagasolo i Suva, Fiti i le aso 29 – 30 o Iuni 2015.

O le faalapotopotoga lenei ua tele lona sao i le atinae o tamaoaiga o atunuu laiti o le Pasefika e ala i le faaleleia o fesootaiga i le va o le au faioloa gaosi ma maketi mo fefaatauaiga ma o lo o ave pea le faamuamua a lenei faalapotopotoga i le faaleleia o le Tamaoaiga  i atunuu o le Pasefika.

O le a feiloai ai foi le sui o Samoa ma le pulega o le Faalapotopotoga e talanoa ai  le faaleleia atili o fesootaiga i le va o Samoa ma lenei faalapotopotoga mo le maua mai o fesoasoani mo le aufaifaatoaga ma le aufaipisinisi.

O le Ofisa Sili Lagolago o le Matagaluega o Faatoaga, Vaomatua ma Faigafaiva, Afioga Misa Konelio Misa o lo o fai ma sui o Samoa i lenei polokalame.

2. Samoa Shipping meets with Malaysian vessel maker
Cabinet has approved the trip by a Samoan delegation to visit and meet with officials of the Sealink SDN BHD vessel company in Malaysia. The delegates will then proceed to Australia for another meeting with Australian Independent Shipbrokers. The meetings run from 27 June – 5 July 2015.

The Government of Samoa bought the MV SSC Fasefulu from Sealink SDN BHD facilities and vessels company in January this year. The General Manager of the company even travelled to Samoa for the christening of the vessel. The trip by Samoa’s delegation to Malaysia will focus on talks regarding Samoa’s design needs for future vessels to be built by this company.

The meeting in Australia will focus on discussions on the purchasing of a barge and excavator or dredger to deep dredge the Mulifanua and Salelologa wharves.

Samoa’s delegation is lead by Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Afioga Manualesagalala Enokati Posala and includes the Samoa Shipping Corporation General Manager, Susuga Papalii Willie Nansen.

Fono Faalapotopotoga o Vaa a Samoa ma se kamupani vaa i Meleisia
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le malaga atu o sui o Samoa mo le faia o se malaga asiasi mo le Faamautuina o le Faiga Paaga a le Faalapotopotoga o Vaa a Samoa ma le Kamupani Fauvaa o le Sealink SDN BHD, i Meleisia. O le a faaauau atu le faigamalaga mo Sini, Ausetalia mo se isi foi feiloaiga ma le kamupani faatau vaa e feagai ma le faatauina o meatotino mo galuega faale gataifale. O lenei malaga asiasi na amata mai i le aso 27 o Iuni – 5 o Iulai 2015.

O le kamupani fauvaa i Meleisia lea na faatau mai ai le vaa a Samoa o le MV SSC Fasefulu ia Ianuari o le tausaga nei.  Na malaga mai foi le pule sili o lenei kamupani i le taimi o le tatalaina ma le faapaiaina o lenei vaa. O le malaga atu o sui o Samoa i Meleisia, o le a talanoa ai nisi o manaoga a le Faalapotopotoga o Vaa mo le fausaga o ona vaa e moomia mo le lumanai.

O le fono e sosoo ai i Ausetalia o le a faatalanoa ai le faatau mai o ni masini faapitoa mo le faalolotoina o le ava faapea ma le toe faalauteleina o Uafu i Mulifanua ma Salelologa, ina ia mafai ona taula vaa e lua i le uafu i le taimi e tasi.

O le aumalaga a Samoa e taitaia e le Afioga i le Minisita o Galuega, Felauaiga ma Galuega Tetele, Afioga Manualesagalala Enokati Posala faatasi ai ma le Pule Sili o le Faalapotopotoga o Vaa, Susuga Papalii Willie Nansen.

3.  20th Meeting of the OECD Peer Review Group 
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa at the 20th Meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Peer Review Group being held in Paris, France from 30 June to 3 July 2015.

The meeting focus is on Phase II Peer Reviews for member countries including Samoa.

The theme is on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and international tax evasion.

Samoa is represented at the meeting by the Ministry of Revenue ACEO for Legal and Technical Services, Susuga Komisi Koria and ACEO for Samoa International Finance Authority, Susuga Sieni Voorwinden.

Fono Lona 20 a le Vaega o lo o Gafa ma Iloiloga o atunuu o le OECD
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o sui o Samoa i le Fono Lona 20 a le Vaega o lo o Gafa ma Iloiloga a atunuu i totonu o le Faalapotopotoga mo le Galulue Faatasi ma Atinae (OECD) e faia i Pale, Farani mai le aso 30 o Iuni – 3 Iulai 2015.

O lea fono o lo o faagasolo ai le vaega lona lua o iloiloga mo atunuu o lo o auai i totonu o lenei faalapotopotoga e aofia ai ma Samoa.

O iloiloga e faatatau i atunuu o lo o i ai a latou feagaiga mo le Fetufaaiga o Faamatalaga Tau Lafoga ma isi atunuu.

O le manulauti a le Faalapotopotoga lenei, o le galulue faatasi uma o atunuu i lalo o feagaiga nei ina ia mafai ai ona foia le faatupulaia pea o soligatulafono faavaomalo aemaise o le alofia o le totogiina o lafoga.

O sui o Samoa i lea fono o Ofisa Sili Lagolago o le Matagaluega o Tupe Maua, Susuga Komisi Koria ma le Ofisa Sili Lagolago o le Pulega o Tupe Faavaomalo a Samoa, Susuga Sieni Voorwinden.

4.  Pacific Agri-Tourism Capacity Building Week
Cabinet approved the participation by Samoa at the Pacific Agri Tourism Capacity Building Week being held from 29 June to 3 July 2015 in Nadi, Fiji.

The workshop is coordinated by the Secretariat of the South Pacific Community in collaboration with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation and the University of the South Pacific under the Pacific Agriculture Policy Project.

The project aims towards strengthening smallholder farmer livelihoods by promoting stronger linkages to markets, dissemination of information, research and sustainable crops and livestock production.

The workshop will also discuss ways to enhance the Pacific’s agriculture to supply the tourism market with consistently high quality products and service to meet the high demands of the tourism sector.

Samoa Farmer’s Association representative, Susuga Li’o Foleni will represent Samoa at the workshop.

Aoaoga Faapitoa mo le Faalauiloaina o Fua o Faatoaga mo Atinae Turisi i le Pasefika
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai o Samoa i le Aoaoga Faapitoa mo le Faalauiloaina o Fua o Faatoaga mo Atinae Turisi i le Pasefika lea na amata i le aso 29 o Iuni e oo i le aso 3 o Iulai 2015 i Nadi, Fiti.

O lea fono o se fuafuaga tuufaatasi a le Komiti Faafailautusi a le Pasefika, Ofisa o le Turisi i le Pasefika ma le Iunivesite o le Pasefika i Saute i lalo o lana Poloketi o Faigafaavae o Mataupu Tau Faatoaga i le Pasefika.

O lea poloketi e fesoasoani ai i le aufaipisinisi-faifaataoga e faalautele ai le tomai aua fesootaiga mo ni maketi, suesuega aemaise le faaleleia o le itu i lafumanu faapea laau toto.

O le a talanoa ai foi e sui auai ni auala e faaleleia ai fesootaiga ma le Vaega o Tagata Tafafao mai Fafo ina ia mautinoa o lo o lelei ma gafatia e faipisinisi lafumanu ma faifaatoaga ona tali atu i soo se taimi i manaoaga o faletalimalo ma turisi i se tulaga atoatoa ma lelei.

O le sui o le Asosi Faifaatoaga a Samoa, Susuga Li’o Foleni o lo o fai ma sui o le atunuu i lea fono.

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