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CABINET RELEASE (English and Samoan)
5 July 2016

 

1. Tofia Afioga Fepuleai avea ma Peresetene o le Faamasinoga o Fanua ma Suafa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le fautuaga i le Ao Mamalu o le Malo, Afioga Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi mo le tofia o le Afioga a Fepuleai Letufuga Atilla Manutoipule Ropati e avea ma Peresetene o le Faamasinoga o Fanua ma Suafa.

O le a amata faamamaluina lenei tofiga i le aso 1 o Aokuso 2016.

O le Afioga Fepuleai o se alii loia sa galue i le tele o Matagaluega a le Malo, ma o ia foi lea na avea ma Failautusi o le Fono Aoao Faapalemene a Samoa mo le tolu paeaiga talu ai. Sa galue foi o ia o le Pule o Auaunaga Lautele i le Pulega o Uafu a Samoa, faapea ma le Ofisa Loia a Petaia ma sa galue foi o se Lesitala Lagolago o le Faamasinoga o Fanua ma Suafa.

O le Afioga Fepuleai e umia Faailoga Tikeri Maualuluga mai le Iunivesite o New England, Iunivesite o Tasmania ma le Iunivesite o le Pasefika i Saute.

O Fepuleai e mai afioaga o Saleaula, Safotulafai, Iva, Salelavalu ma Fasitoouta. Ua faaipoipo ma e toatolu o laua alo.

Fepuleai appointed as President of the Land and Titles Court
 His Highness the Head of State, Afioga Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi has appointed Afioga Fepuleai Letufuga Atilla Manutoipule Ropati as President of the Land and Titles Court on the advice from Cabinet.

This appointment will officially commence on the 1st of August.

Afioga Fepuleai is a lawyer by profession and has served in Government for many years, including his recent post as Clerk of the Legislative Assembly for the last three  Parliamentary terms. Fepuleai had also worked as Corporate Manager for the Samoa Ports Authority, an Associate for the Petaia Law Chambers and was previously an Assistant Registrar for the Land and Titles Court.

Afioga Fepuleai holds a BA, LLB, PDLP degrees from the University of the South Pacific, the University of New England and the University of Tasmania.

Fepuleai hails from the villages of Saleaula, Safotulafai, Iva, Salelavalu and Fasitoouta. He is married and they have three children.

2. Fono a Taitai o le Lalolagi i Mataupu tau Suavai
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le Afioga i le Sui Palemia ma o le Minisita foi o Punaoa Faanatura ma le Siosiomaga, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa mo le Fono a Minisita ma Taitai o le Lalolagi i Mataupu tau i Punaoa o Suavai e faia i Sigapoa i le aso 10 – 12 Iulai 2016.

O lenei fono e fitoitonu i mataupu tau le puipuiga ma le faasoasoaina tatau o punoa tau suavai. O le auai o Samoa i lea fono, ua faamautu atili ai le taua o punaoa tau suavai i atumotu laiti, ma le maua ai o le avanoa o si o tatou atunuu e saga faalauiloa ai ana atinae ma fuafuaga mo le puipuia ma le faasoasoaina tatau o lenei punaoa taua.

O lea fono o le a faailoa ai foi le naunau o Samoa e tulimatai le tulaga o le puipuia o punaoa tau suavai mai lava i atumauga seia paia le talafatai.

O le Ofisa Sili Lagolago mo Punaoa Tau Suavai o le Matagaluega o Punaoa Faanatura ma le Siosiomaga, Susuga Malaki Iakopo o le a Malaga faatasi ma le Minisita i lea fono.

World Water Leaders Summit
Cabinet has approved the participation by Honourable Deputy Prime Minster and also Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa at the World Water Leaders Summit in Singapore on 10 – 12 July 2016.

The meeting will focus on issues pertaining to the preservation  and good distribution of water resources. Samoa’s participation will reaffirm its support for the importance of water resources in small island states, and this is ample opportunity for our country to further showcase its developments and plans for the preservation and good distribution of this important resource.

The meeting will also showcase Samoa’s drive to support the Integrated Water Resources Management Ridge to Reef initiative.

The ACEO of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Susuga Malaki Iakopo is accompanying the Deputy Prime Minister to the meeting.

 

3. $10,000.00 fesoasoani tupe mo le Asosi Kirikiti a Samoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le fesoasoani tupe e $10,000.00 mo le Asosi Kirikiti Faavaomalo a Samoa.

O lea tupe o le a fesoasoani ai mo tapenaga o le talimalo ai o le Asosi a Samoa mo Taaloga kirikiti a Asia ma le Pasefika lea e faia mai i Apia i le aso 13 – 23 Iulai 2016. O le taamilosaga lenei o le a fili ai se au e fai ma sui o Asia ma le Osenia i taaloga o le Ipu a le Lalolagi i le tausaga 2018.

O le taamilosaga i le masina nei o le a auai mai i ai au mai Ausetalia, Iapani ma Papua Niu Kini. O le a tele foi se sao o lenei taamilosaga mo le atinaeina o le taaloga i totonu o Samoa.

Financial assistance of $10,000.00 for the Samoa International Cricket Association
Cabinet has approved financial assistance of $10,000.00 for the Samoa International Cricket Association.

The fund will help the association prepare for the upcoming Women’s Cricket Tri-Nations World Cup Qualifier tournament in Apia on 13 – 23 July 2016. The winning team from this tournament will represent the Asia and Oceania region at the World Cup Tournament in 2018.

Teams from Australia, Japan and Papua New Guinea are expected to compete in this month’s tournament. The tournament will also help develop the sport in Samoa.

4. Fesuiaiga o matafaioi mo Minisita o le Kapeneta
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le fesuiaiga o matafaioi mo nisi o Minisita o le Kapeneta.

Ua faaopoopo i lalo o le lisi o matafaioi a le Minisita o Leoleo, Afioga Sala Fata Pinati le Ofisa Tausi Mavaega a Samoa ma le Pulega o Tagata Tafafao Maimoa mai Fafo.

Ua faaopoopo foi i lalo o le lisi o matafaioi a le Minisita o Tiute ma Tupe Maua, Afioga Tialavea Fea Leniu Tinosio Hunt, le Matagaluega o Falepuipui ma Auaunaga toe Fuataina faapea ma le Fale Mataaga o le Robert Louis Stevenson.

Reshuffle for Cabinet Ministers portfolios
Cabinet has approved a reshuffle for some Cabinet Ministers’ portfolios.

The Public Trust Office of Samoa and the Samoa Tourism Authority has been added under the portfolio for the Minister of Police, Afioga Sala Fata Pinati.

The Samoa Prison and Rehabilitation Services as well as the Robert Louis Stevenson Services have been added under the portfolio for the Minister of Revenue, Afioga Tialavea Fea Leniu Tinosio Hunt.

5. Malaga mai tamaitai faamasino mai Niu Sila
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le malaga mai o le tamaitai faamasino o Elizabeth Emma Margret Aitken mai Niu Sila e fesoasoani i le mata’ituina o le faagasologa o galuega o le Faamasinoga mo Mataupu Tau Laau Faasaina ma Ava Malosi a Samoa i le aso 3 – 9 o Iulai 2016.

O le tamaitai faamasino o Aitken sa fesoasoani i le faavaeina o le Faamasinoga mo Mataupu Tau Laau Faasaina m Ava Malosi i totonu o Samoa, lea na malaga mai ai ma galue i totonu o le Matagaluega o Faamasinoga mai ia Ianuari e oo ia Tesema o le 2015.

Na toe taliu le tamaitai faamasino i Niu Sila ae o lo o asiasi mai pea e fesoasoani i le faagasologa o lenei Faamasinoga aua lava le lelei ma le atoatoa o lona faafoeina.

New Zealand Court Judge to assist with Samoa’s Drugs and Alcohol Court
New Zealand Court Judge, Justice Elizabeth Emma Margret Aitken will be in Apia to assist with the Drugs and Alcohol Court on 3 – 9 July 2016.

Justice Aitken had assisted with the establishing of the Drugs and Alcohol Court in Samoa and had worked in the Samoa Judiciary from January to December 2015.

Justice Aitken returned to New Zealand late last year but is visiting to ensure the smooth progress of the work of this Court.

6. Lipoti o le Fono a Minisita i tulaga tau faigafaiva i le Pasefika
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti o le Fono a Minisita i Taumafaiga mo le Mata’ituina Puleatatau ma le Vaavaaia o Faigafaiva i le Pasefika lea na faia i Solomona i le aso 16 – 17 o Iuni 2016.

O nisi o mataupu na talanoaina e aofia ai le maliliega i le va o atunuu o le Pasefika mo le fefaasoaa’i o faamatalaga ma faamaumauga tau faigafaiva; polokalame mo le mata’ituina o fagotaga i luga o vaa fagota; pulea ma le faaaogaina o faamaumauga ma polokalame mo le puipuia o gataifale.

O lea fono na auai atu i ai le Minisita o Tupe, Afioga Sili Epa Tuioti faaapea ma le Ofisa Sinia o le Ofisa o Faigafaiva o Ueta Junior Faasili.

Report on Pacific meeting regarding fisheries
Cabinet has approved the report on the Ministerial meeting on fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance efforts in the Pacific region that was held in Honiara in the Solomon Islands on 16 – 17 June 2016.

Issues discussed at the meeting were the Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement on Fisheries Surveillance and Cooperation; Observer programme; information management and the Pacific Maritime Security Programme.

Samoa was represented at the meeting by the Minister of Finance, Afioga Sili Epa Tuioti and Fisheries Senior Officer, Ueta Junior Faasili.

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