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Parliamentary Reporters Handbook Workshop

The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly in partnership with the Journalist Association of Western Samoa hosted a workshop this morning to discuss the very first Parliamentary Reporters’ Handbook developed by JAWS (Journalists Association of Western Samoa), the Samoa Legislative Assembly and PACMAS (Pacific Media Assistance Scheme). The handbook is a practical guide for reporters assigned to cover …

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Parliamentary Reporters Handbook Launch

Today, 20th January 2023, the Parliament Reporters’ Handbook was officially launched at the Maota o Tofilau Eti Alesana building, Mulinuu, with The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. TUALA Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio cutting the ribbon. The keynote speakers for the event were the Hon. Speaker – Susuga PAPALII Lio Oloipola Taeu Masipau, the Australian High Commisioner to Samoa – Her Excellency Emily …

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Samoa Deaf Association Visits Parliament

35 representatives from the Deaf Association of Samoa had the chance to visit the Maota Fono for the first time today, the 20th of October 2022. The visit from the Deaf Association was an important opportunity for the Association to develop a greater understanding of Samoa’s political sphere in relation to the current efforts being made to advocate for the …

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Re-inauguration of Le Ao o le Malo Samoa

A formal ceremony was held this Tuesday morning the 18th of October 2022, to re-inaugurate His Highness, Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II as the re-appointed Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa for the next 5 years. The re-appointment of Afioga Tuimalealiifano as Head of State, was confirmed by the Legislative Assembly at its meeting on the 23rd …

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PRE-SITTING BRIEFING OF NEW INTRODUCED BILL TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

17th October 2022 Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), the Legislative Assembly conducted its pre-sitting seminar on Monday, 17th October 2022 at 10:00am at the Maota o Tofilau Eti Alesana building, Mulinuu. The purpose of the seminar, is to explain the Government Bill that will be introduced in the Legislative Assembly, through a briefing of Heads of Ministries responsible for the …

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ATOA O SAMOA CONFERENCE

Legislative Assembly of Samoa & American Samoa House of Representatives12th – 13th October 2022Apia, Samoa The Hon. Speaker – Susuga PAPALII Li’o Oloipola Taeu Masipau, as well as the Deputy Speaker – Afioga AUUAPAAU Mulipola Aloitafua and the OCLA had the privilege of hosting the Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives from American Samoa – Afioga SAVALI Talavou Ale. …

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Government Prayer Meeting : Communication Sector

“For with stammering lips and another tongue, He will speak to his people….” – Isaiah 28:11 (NKJV) The Communication & Information Technology Sector conducted the Government Prayer Meeting held on the 28th September 2022. The service was led by the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly – Afioga Satama Leatisā Uitimē Tala, and was associated by members of the Office of …

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