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Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast


Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast As its usual Parliamentary Protocol, the Parliament of Samoa held its annual Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast on the 20th December 2016 at the Tuanaimato Sports Centre. Such occasion preludes the final Parliamentary session for the year. His Highness the Head of State and other dignitaries attended the event.  The service was conducted by Reverend Uta Muaulu from the ... Read More »

Token of Appreciation presented to Parliament


Token of Appreciation presented to Parliament Honourable Le Mamea Ropati- Member of the Council of Deputies  A traditional token of gratitude (Faaaloaloaga) was presented to His Highness, O Le Ao o le Malo, Members of the Council of Deputies, Chief Justice, President of the Land and Titles Court and Members of Parliament by the Honorable Le Mamea Ropati Mualia on ... Read More »

Members Pre-Sitting Briefing Summary, December 2016


Members Pre-Sitting Briefing Summary December 2016 Monday 19th December Thirty three Members of Parliament, including the Hon Speaker, met at the Tuanaimato Sports Complex today at 9:00am for the Assembly’s final Members Pre-Sitting Briefing for the year.  The acting Police Commissioner and the Attorney General provided overviews of the objectives and contents of three bills to be tabled in the ... Read More »

Legislative Officer undertakes gender research under a PWPP Scholarship

Marie-PWPP Scholarship

The Legal Research Officer of the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (OCLA), Marie Fanueli received a research skills scholarship from the Pacific Women’s Parliament Partnerships (PWPP). As part of the scholarship, Ms. Fanueli was placed with the Library of the Australian Parliament in Canberra for two weeks and the final weeks of the scholarship with the Tasmanian ... Read More »

Parliamentary Delegation Trips


35th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 2016 Australia & Pacific Regional Conference 28-30 November 2016  The Honorable Speaker and Clerk of the Legislative Assembly attended a 3 day Conference of the 35th Australia & Pacific Regional CPA Conference which took place in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The 2016 CPA Conference theme: “Leadership Excellence for the Common Good: Share-Exchange-Act” was initiated from Her Majesty, ... Read More »

Samoa’s Commitment to Anti-corruption


 The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) under the ‘UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption’ (UNPRAC) Project conducted an integrity workshop for Members of Parliament to introduce the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), GOPAC and Parliamentary Oversight on the 11th November 2016 at the Taumeasina Island Resort. In his introductory note, the Honorable Speaker of ... Read More »

Nuuuli Vocational Technical High School Visit

Nuuuli Visit

The Nuuuli Vocational Technical High School has yet again visited the Parliament precincts at Tuanaimato Sports Complex. The visit is part of a school excursion to learn about the Samoa System of Government in comparison to the American Samoa Political System. The tour group, consisting of more than 15 students and teachers were greeted by Parliamentary Officers. They were given ... Read More »

Parliamentary Sitting Summary October 2016


18th OCTOBER 2016 The Assembly commenced its October sitting on Tuesday 18th October 2016 at 9:00am. The following summary provides an overview of business which was put before the Assembly as well as Members who participated in debates and various issues which were raised in regards to particular Bills. 5 Annual Reports were tabled in accordance with Standing Order 49 ... Read More »

Parliamentary Tertiary Programme 2016


The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (OCLA) hosted the first Parliamentary Tertiary Programme on Tuesday, 18th October 2016, at the temporary Parliament precincts, Tuanaimato. OCLA has conducted various educational programmes in the past four years; however this is the first programme tailored specifically for tertiary students. Parliamentary educational programmes are part of OCLA’s ongoing move to promote ... Read More »

Australia-Samoa Parliament Partnership Seminar

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On the 28th of September 2016, the Office of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa and the Australian Department of the House of Representatives, hosted its first seminar for Parliamentarians and Secretariat at the Orator Hotel, Tanumapua. The three days seminar was part of the “Australia-Samoa Parliament Partnership Seminar Series” that focus on areas to improve support services, as well as ... Read More »

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