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CABINET RELEASE (English and Samoan)
17 February 2016

1.  Faamamaluina o aso malolo mo tagata uma mo le Faiga Palota Aoao o Samoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le avea o le Aso Tofi, 3 o Mati ma le Aso Faraile, 4 o Mati 2016 ma aso malolo mo tagata uma mo le Faiga Palota Aoao.

O lo o manino i lalo le Vaega 2 o le Tulafono Aso Malolo mo Tagata Uma 2008, o Aso Malolo e patino mo le Faiga Palota Aoao o Samoa, o le aso o lumanai ai le aso faiga palota faapea ma le aso o le faiga palota.

Electoral public holidays
In accordance with Section 2 of the Public Holidays Act 2008, Cabinet has approved the Public Holidays for General Elections as follows: Thursday the 3rd and Friday the 4th of March 2016.

The Public Holidays Act 2008 declares that the day before the general election and the election day should be declared as public holidays.

2.  Inisiua o Aseta a le Malo 2016 – 2018
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i kamupani ua taua i lalo mo le Inisiuaina o Aseta a le Malo 2016 – 2018.

Tauofo Faamatalaga
National Pacific Insurance Fale mo Ofisa

Faleaoga

Apia Insurance Co Ltd Fale o le Auaunaga Faasoifua Maloloina
Federal Pacific Insurance Fale Tetele (TATTE & FMFM II)

Na faasalalauina nei tauofoga mo le silafia lautele, ma e tolu kamupani na tuuina ane tusi tauofo.

Na iloiloina nei tauofoga uma e le Soa Komiti e fua i aiaiga o le tusi tauofo ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le kapeneta.

Major Assets Insurance cover approved
Cabinet has approved the awarding of insurance contracts to the following companies for the provision of Government Major Assets Insurance Cover, 2016 – 2018.

Successful Tenderer Details
National Pacific Insurance General Office Buildings

School Buildings

Apia Insurance Co Ltd NHS Buildings
Federal Pacific Insurance High Rise Buildings (TATTE & FMFM II)

The tender for the contracts were advertised for public interest and three companies submitted applications of bids.

The tenders were assessed by a Sub Committee before a recommendation was tabled before Cabinet for the final decision.

3.  Polokalame mo le tagataga’i ma le sailiiliga o le Faiga Palota tele
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tagataga’i ma le faia e le Vaega o lo o gafa ma le Polokalame o Faiga Malo Lelei i Atu Melenisia i totonu o le Iunivesite Aoao a Ausetalia o se sailiiliga i le faainoga o le Faiga Palota Tele a le atunuu o lo o loma nei.

O lenei aumalaga o le a galulue faatasi ma le Ofisa o le Komesina o Faiga Palota faapea ma le Iunivesite Aoao a Samoa i le tagataga’i lea i Faiga Faavae o lo o faaaogaina e faatino ai le faiga palota tele a Samoa.

E 12 itumalo o le a aofia i lenei sailiiliga e aofia ai itumalo ia sa ta’i lua nofoa faapea ma itumalo o Nuu Tu Taulaga.

Observers and researchers for General Election
Cabinet has approved the request by a team from Australia National University’s (ANU) State Society and Governance in Melanesia Programme, to undertake research and observe Samoa’s General Election next month.

The group will work together with Samoa’s Office of the Electoral Commissioner and the National University of Samoa in observing policies which guides electoral administration in Samoa.

The team will undertake detailed observations in 12 electorates which include constituencies with two representatives in Parliament and two Urban Constituencies.

4.  Lesitalaina o le Kolisi o Samoa e avea o se Aoga Faaitumalo
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le avea ai o le Kolisi o Samoa ma Aoga Faaitumalo e faatautaia ma taitaia e le Komiti o Aoga.

O le naunautaiga ia mafai e le Komiti Filifilia o Aoga a le Kolisi o Samoa e aofia ai faiaoga, matua, tama ma teine tuai ona faatautaia la latou aoga e pei o isi Kolisi Faaitumalo i totonu o le atunuu i le taimi nei.

O le tausaga na te’a nei na avea aloaia ai foi le Kolisi o Avele ma Aoga Faaitumalo.

Samoa College registered as a District School
Cabinet has approved the registration of Samoa College as a District School – run and managed by the School Committee.

The focus is for the School Committee for Samoa College, which includes teachers, parents and old pupils, to have the capacity to manage the school as is the practice with other District Schools in the country.

Avele College was also registered as a District School last year.

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