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Parliamentary Trips March- June 2017


45th ACP-EU Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the Social Sector Committee, Gatolaifaana Amataga Alesana Gidlow attended the 45th African, Caribbean and Pacific Parliamentary session and first plenary meeting of the year 2017 which took place in Brussels from the 21st March to 24th March 2017. The Assembly highlighted the importance of preparations of negotiating future relations with the European ... Read More »

Parliament hosts another College Programme during Budget Debates


Whilst Parliament was engaged with discussing the Main Estimates for 2017/2018, the Office of the Legislative Assembly hosted its 5th Parliamentary Awareness Programme for College students. Colleges from Upolu were invited to attend and a total of 80 students (from Years 9 to 11) and teachers in the relevant fields participated. The Programme included having students and teachers witness Members ... Read More »

Pacific Region: Commonwealth Parliamentary Series

Don McKinnon

Sir Don McKinnon, Former Commonwealth Secretary General delivered the first Commonwealth Parliamentary Lecture Series: Pacific Region- titled “Dark Clouds over Democracy”. Speaker of the Parliament of Samoa and other dignitaries attended the session. Refer to CPA link for further information: http://www.cpahq.org/cpahq/Main/News/News_Items/CPA_Lecture_Pacific_New_Zealand_May_2017.aspx Read More »

2nd Australia-Samoa Parliamentary Partnership Seminar 25th – 26th April 2017


Members of Parliament attended the 2nd Australia-Samoa Parliament Partnership Seminar yesterday at the Taumeasina Island Resort and this will conclude today 26th April. The 2 day Seminar which is themed “Parliamentary Procedure- Members’ responsibilities and opportunities in the Chamber” is a series of Seminars under the auspices of the Australia-Samoa partnership for continuous capacity building of Members of Parliament and ... Read More »

Parliamentary Trips Feb – March 2017


Universal Peace Federation World Summit 2017 Member of the Infrastructure Sector Committee, Tafua Maluelue Tafua and Associate Minister of the Ministry of Justice, Courts and Administration (MJCA), Leanatai Victor Faafoi Tamapua attended the World Summit of 2017 in Seoul, Korea from the 1 – 5 February. The Summit which was organized by the Universal Peace Federation and themed “Addressing the ... Read More »

Parliament hosts an Awareness Programme for Year 8 students


Parliament hosted its 5th Parliamentary Primary School Programme for Year 8 students on the 7th and 8th March 2017 at the temporary Parliament precinct at Tuanaimato. At least 95 Primary schools from Upolu (188 students and 94 teachers) attended the event. The Programme which was fully funded by the Government of Samoa aimed to educate students on the works of ... Read More »

Parliamentary Sitting Summary 7th March 2017


The Assembly reconvened on Tuesday 7th March at 9.00am. The following summary provides an overview of business which was put before the Assembly, Members who participated in debates and various issues which were raised in regards to particular Reports and Bills. The Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2016 was withdrawn on a motion by the Hon Prime Minister. 7 ... Read More »

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