22 January, 2018

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Prime Minister’s Prayer Meeting for the year 2017 takes place at the Government’s Prayer House, Palisi

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A government prayer meeting for the year 2017, conducted by the Honorable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi took place at the Government Prayer House, Palisi on Wednesday 20th December 2017. The service commenced with an Opening Prayer by the Attorney General, Lemalu Herman Retzlaff, Bible reading by the Chief Executive Officer, for the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, ... Read More »

Parliament’s 2nd Civil Society programme takes place at Tuanaimato

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The Office of the Legislative Assembly hosted its 2nd Parliamentary Awareness programme for Civil Society on Tuesday 19th December 2017. The Programme aimed at informing and educating the public about the works of Parliament, more importantly it sought to strengthen its relations with the media so as to be able to report Parliamentary proceedings correctly. A total of approximately 70 ... Read More »

Seminar for the Middle Management of the Office of the Legislative Assembly

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The Seminar themed “The Outrigger- Navigating Gender Equality through the Pacific Parliaments” was conducted for the Middle management of the Office of the Legislative Assembly on Friday 24th November 2017. The seminar was conducted by the Deputy Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Tofa Leatisa Uitime Tala and stressed on the need for Parliament to take the lead in recognizing gender ... Read More »

Economic Sector Committee meets with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress of China

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Following a meeting with the Honorable Speaker on Friday 1st December 2017, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress of China met with the Economic Sector Committee. Chairman of the Economic Sector Committee, Hon. Lauofo Fonotoe Nuafesili Pierre Lauofo and members greeted the delegation and commenced discussions on its bilateral ties. Mr. Liu Xiaojian (Chairman of the Foreign ... Read More »

Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress of China visits Parliament

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The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa, Hon Leaupepe Taimaaiono Toleafoa Faafisi hosted a meeting with the delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China on Friday, 1st December 2017 at Tuanaimato. Hon. Liu Xiaojiang, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the NPC highlighted in the meeting with the Speaker, that ... Read More »

Parliamentary Trips for Nov- Dec 2017

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1. Pacific Women Parliamentary Partnership (PWPP), 6 Nov – 1 Dec 2017, Canberra, Tasmania, Australia. The Senior Research Officer for the Office of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa, Sivaitele Leiataua was granted a research skills scholarship from the Pacific Women Parliamentary Partnership Partnership (PWPP) to study in Australia from 6 November to 1 December 2017. The four weeks programme allowed ... Read More »

Members Pre-sitting summary 18 December 2017

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Thirty four Members of Parliament, including the Hon Speaker, met at the Tuanaimato Sports Complex at 9:30am for the Assembly’s December Pre-Sitting Briefing. Members were briefed by Chief Executives and their representatives from the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; the Ministry of Finance; the ... Read More »

December 19 & 20 2017 Sitting Summary

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The Assembly reconvened on Tuesday 20th December at 9:00am for the first day of its last parliamentary sitting for 2017; proceedings continued until Wednesday, 20th December. The Assembly has now adjourned for the year, and will reconvene on Tuesday, 23rd January 2018. The following summary provides an overview of business which was put before the Assembly on the above dates, ... Read More »

PARLIAMENTARY SITTING SUMMARY 19th December 2017

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DISCLAIMER This Report provides a brief of the Proceedings of Parliament of Tuesday, 19th December 2017. While all efforts have been made to provide an informative brief, this information must not be relied upon as an alternative to the official Hansard record of proceedings of Parliament. If you have any specific questions about the Proceedings of Parliament on Tuesday, December ... Read More »

Parliament Prayer Breakfast

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The Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast was held on Tuesday  19th December 2017. The service was officiated by Rev. Peteru Fiaumi Taua of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) Lepale, Fasitoo Uta. Those who attended the Prayer Breakfast included His Highness the Head of State, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II and Masiofo, Council of Deputies and their wives, Cabinet members, Members of Parliament, ... Read More »

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