Press Releases

  • PIDC Group photo with the Prime Minister
  • Prime Minister Tuilaepa and PIDC Vice Chair Damien Jacklick sign the documents for relocation of PIDC HQ from Suva to Apia.

“The Government and people of Samoa welcome PIDC to our shores and as evident by the swift execution of the necessary documents to facilitate a smooth transition from Suva to Apia, we likewise will continue to render support and assistance necessary for the fostering of our mutual relationship.” – PM Tuilaepa

  • Tuilaepa speaks to senior government officials at the Integrity Workshop
  • Group photo for Integrity Workshop

“The decisions you make measure your integrity,” said Tuilaepa, adding “and integrity takes courage. It’s commitment to doing what is right, no matter how difficult and challenging.
Our principles of good governance depend on our integrity and being transparent and accountable is an important part of our public service.”

  • 8th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Heads of Government
  • Prime Minister Tuilaepa arrives at the POM Convention Centre for the Summit
  • PM Samoa address EU Commissioner for Development and International Cooperation, Neven Mimica at the Summit
  • Tuilaepa delivers the Pacific Statement
  • Samoa's delegation
  • PM Tuilaepa, President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe and PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill
  • Revenue Minister Tialavea Tionisio Hunt

Samoa’s longest serving Prime Minister and Elder Statesman of the Pacific, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, was invited by ACP Summit Chair and Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill, to address the gathering of global leadership on repositioning the ACP-Group to the Challenges of Sustainable Development.

  • Prime Minister Tuilaepa and Cabinet members listen to the Hope 4 Cancer Institute presentation
  • Dr Jimenez takes questions and comments from the floor
  • Hope4Cancer Institute presentation

The Hope for Cancer Institute was introduced to the Government and people of Samoa this week in Apia.   The introduction ceremony was held at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital, Motootua where Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi officially welcomed members of the Institute. “The Hope for Cancer Institute had requested our Government, for some time, […]

(PR) Top rating reality TV show Survivor has chosen Samoa for the fifth time, with Australia’s Channel TEN announcing that the location was once again chosen for its rugged beauty and remoteness for the 2016 Australian season. A reported 15,000 Australians auditioned to be part of the series. 24 Australians have been cast where they […]

Samoa was hit by Tropical Cyclone Amos on Saturday 23rd April 2016.
The Government’s response and recovery efforts is outlined in this media release and is based on information collected from multiple government agencies – namely the Disaster Advisory Committee’s reports to the National Disaster Council.

  • Associate Ministers sworn-in: Amituanai, Taefu, Peseta
  • Associate Ministers sworn-in: Faasootauloa, Tuifaasisina, Salausa
  • Associate Ministers sworn-in: Lenatai, Tofa Lio, Mulipola
  • Associate Ministers sworn-in: Seiuli, Sooalo, Alaiasa
  • Opening of 16th Parliament

        PRESS RELEASE 24 March 2016 Announcement of Associate Ministers to Cabinet Thirteen new Associate Ministers to Cabinet have been sworn in today at the Fiame Mataafa Faumuina Mulinuu II Government Building in Apia. This follows last week’s official swearing in of all 50 Members of Parliament, including the Prime Minister and […]

        PRESS RELEASE 23 March 2016 Update on Samoa’s Mission in Brussels In light of the devastating news of terrorist attacks in Belgium, the Government of Samoa would like to share an update on its Overseas Mission based in the worst-hit city of Brussels. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that […]