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  • The Honourable Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi

    Prime Minister of Samoa
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To take a leading role in providing quality advice and services to the Prime Minister and
Cabinet; to promote good governance, policy co-ordination and implementation in-line with
national strategic goals.

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To provide sound, timely and realistic advice to Government, and support the implementation and co-ordination of relevant policies efficiently and effectively.

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The work of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet derives from the following:

  • Head of State 1965
  • Part IV of the Constitution of the Independent State of Western Samoa Act 1960 …Read More >>

Samoa Honours and Awards

The creation of the Honours and Awards Committee in 1992 originates from the legislative requirements of the Merit Act 1992/1993 which then considers to repeal and savings under the Honours and Awards Act 1999.


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Prime Minister : Hon. Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi KEY NOTE ADDRESS ...Read More

Prime Minister : Hon. Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi KEY NOTE ADDRESS OFFICIAL OPENING SAMOA POLICE EXHIBIT BUILDING Susu Lau Susuga le Fa'afeagaiga Honourable High Commissioner of Australia Your Excellency Sue Langford Ministers of Cabinet Members of the Australian High Commission Commander of the Samoa Australia Police Project Representatives of the Ah Liki Constructions Members of the Samoa Police Executive Distinguished guests Ou te mua'i fa'atalofa atu i le Paia ma le Mamalu ua tatou mafuta i lenei aso. Malo le Soifua Maua ma le Lagi e Mama. E avea ai au o le Minisita o le Matagaluega o Leoleo, e momoli le agaga fa'afetai i le Malo o Ausetalia, e ala i fesoasoani ua tuuina mai e pei ona tatou molimauina e lenei taeao. O le fesoasoani mai, o nei malo mai fafo, ua mafai ai ona si'itia le tulaga o le auaunaga a le Matagaluega o Leoleo i le mamalu o le atunuu. I am pleased to be here today as the Minister of the Samoa Police Service, to officially open this magnificent new Records and Exhibit Building as well as accepting on behalf of the Samoa Police a number of assets from the Samoa Australia Police Partnership project. I have been informed that the Samoa Australia Police Partnership (SAPP) has now delivered a suite of projects to support the infrastructure and the investigate capacity of the Samoa Police Service (SPS). This has included; 1: The renovation of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) 2: The installation of a dedicated Case Management System (Police Pro) With this new Records and Exhibit Office, the safe storage of all police exhibits will allow for successful prosecution of police cases before court. This purpose built faculty allows sufficient and appropriate storage of both exhibits and files, as well as a front office capacity of dealing with the general public. The single storage location and dedicated exhibit team will significantly improve exhibit handling procedures. With the Police Pro Case Management System, there is now the capacity to not only accurately record exhibits and seizures relating to police investigations, but also track its movements within the SPS up until exhibits are presented in court prosecution. Overall the Samoa Australia Police partnership (SAPP) has spent approximately $800.00 WST to establish this fully operation office, with equipment and a dedicated vehicle. Furthermore, the Samoa Australia Pollice Partnership is able to provide even further assets to the SPS. This includes; • Another 2017 Hyundai Tuscon for the Police Pro / IT team • A Toyota Hilux for the driver training • A Toyota troop carrier • 3 specialised police crime scene kits • 90 body bags • 14 refurbished computer towers, computer screens and keyboards The total cost of the SAPP donation is valued at more than a million tala. The gifting of these items will significantly assist the SPS in the development of their capacity to actively investigate both domestic and transnational crimes, and remain as a leader in Policing in the Pacific. Again I want to thank the Australian Government for its on-going support to the people of Samoa and to the Samoan Police Service. As the Minister responsible for this portfolio I recognised the need to raise the standard of our policing service in order to project the lives and proprieties of members of our community. I now declare this Records and Exhibits building open. God bless the Australian Government, God Bless Samoa! Soifua ma ia Manuia...

Tatala aloaia le falegaosi oloa i Nu'u mo faifa'atoaga a Samoa Tusia - Tusiga Peseta Taofiga E ui ...Read More

Tatala aloaia le falegaosi oloa i Nu'u mo faifa'atoaga a Samoa Tusia - Tusiga Peseta Taofiga E ui o lo o i ai nisi o oloa sa gaosi i o tatou laufanua na toe fa'afoi mai Samoa, ona ua le ausia manulauti o tu'utu'uga mo le fa'atauina i maketi i fafo, peita'i ua aga'i le Malo, ma toe saili i si auala ina ia faigofie ai, le toe gaosia o nisi o oloa mai nei oloa, ma toe tu'uina atu mo nei lava maketi. Ua tatala aloaia le falegaosi oloa, ua mae'a fa'atotogaina i masini 'ese'ese, mo le fa'amoemoe e fesoasoani i le gaosiga o oloa a le aufaifa'atoaga i Samoa, mo le fa'atauina atu i faitoto'a i atunuu tetele o le lalolagi. O le WIBDI (Women In Business Developments Inc) o lo o gafa ma lenei fa'amoemoe, ia mautinoa le toe gaosi o nisi oloa mai nei oloa ua toe tu'uina mai Samoa, ae laualuga ai le galulue fa'atasi ma le aufaifa'atoaga e aofia ai ma tinᾱ, e unaia le fa'atau atu o fagu'u Samoa moni, Koko mo Sukalati, Ti Taumafa mai ituaiga laau 'ese'ese, e aofia ai ma fasimoli, ma fagu ta'ele. Saunoa lana Afioga le Palemia ia Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, o le fa'ama'ite a le Malo, ina ia taulamua e fa'aosofia lagona o le aufaifa'atoaga e fa'amalolosi, e gaosi oloa mai le popo ma fua o fa'atoaga, auᾱ o le i si alagaoa tele lea mo le tamaoaiga o le atunuu. "Outou le Aufaifa'atoaga, tautuanᾱ, ia lava ma telē a outou fa'atoaga, lafumanu ma i si, e lē gata mo le gaosiga o oloa nei, ae fa'apea foi i e gᾱoi povi, talo ma popo, auᾱ a fuafua lau galue na'o le maketi mo se seleni, ou te tautino atu, e vave ai le selesele a le gaoi nai lo le fa'amoemoe tonu sa e naunau e tu'uina ai au galuega sa luluina." O le tau atoa o lenei galuega e $1.15 miliona, na fa'atupeina e le Malo o Samoa ma le fesoasoani mai a le EIF (European Investment Fund). O le a fa'agaioi galuega amata a le WIBDI, ma ana pa'aga i totonu o lenei fale, ma le fa'amoemoe maualuga, ina ia fa'atupulaia nisi oloa Samoa e mafai ona fofoa mai totonu o lenei fa'alapotopotoga, mo le tu'uina atu i maketi fafo, e 'ese mai le suau'u popo, ie lauie, koko, fa'i ma i si. Na momoli le fa'afetai a le WIBDI tauala mai i le latou Sui Peresetene ia Sheree Stehlin, e talimasineia ai le lagolago a le Malo, Atunuu ma pa'aga totino a Samoa, i le tali leleia o la latou savali na taumafai i ai i le tele o tausaga ua mavae. Na fa'alauiloa ai i lea lava fa'amoemoe, nisi o oloa ua mafai ona gaosi e sui o le WIBDI, mo le maimoaga a e na molimauina lenei fa'atasiga, e pine fa'amau ai a latou galeuga lelei o lo o fa'atino i le taimi nei....

Asia e Fa'amasino Samoa mai Niu Sila le Falepuipui Oloamanu i Mulifanua Tusia - Tusiga Peseta Taofi...Read More

Asia e Fa'amasino Samoa mai Niu Sila le Falepuipui Oloamanu i Mulifanua Tusia - Tusiga Peseta Taofiga O le nofoaga i Oloamanu i Mulifanua ua fai ma pou tulimanu o 'ele'ele e taofia ai fanau e 18 aga'i i lalo tausaga, ua fa'amaonia e le Fa'amasinoga ni a latou soligatulafono. O le amataga o lenei vaiaso na asia ai e le Asosi o Fa'amasino Samoa i Aotearoa lea nofoaga, mo le mata'ituina o matafaioi tauave a le Ofisa o Falepuipui, ma fa'asoa atu lo latou silafia e uiga i le olaga sa'oloto pe a lelei ona pulea le si'osi'omaga fa'aletagata soifua. Na saunoa lana Afioga le Minisita o Falepuipui ia Ti'alavea Tionisio Hunt, e uiga i le tulaga 'ese o le falepuipui lenei, o le mea moni e le'o taofia fa'apagota i latou, ae o lo o taofia lava pei o lo o aumau i o latou aiga moni. "E 50 le maualuga o fanau o lo o taofia i lenei nofoaga, tusa lea ma le 6 le aufaigaluega o lo o gafa ma le va'ava'aia o i latou nei." "I le taimi nei e le'o fa'aesea lo latou tulaga o ni fanau ua solia le tulafono, ae o lo o fa'atino lava o latou tiute fa'ataule'ale'a e ala i le totōina o le fa'atoaga, tapena le fanua, o lo o fa'agasolo foi i le taimi nei a latou a'oa'oga fa'akomipiuta, ae ua fuafuaina le aoga musika mo le lumana'i." "Ua i ai nisi o fanau sa taofia i lenei nofoaga, ua toe taliu mai ma nisi o fa'ailoga maualuluga mai Iunivesite, ma fa'aaoga lo latou tomai na maua atu i le nofoaga lenei, e fa'asoa ma a'oa'oina ai fanau o lo o taofia i le taimi nei." "E fai ai a'u ma sui o le atunuu atoa ma le Malo, e toe talosagaina ai la outou fesoasoani i so'o se itu, e saga fa'aleleia atili ai lenei auaunaga." O lenei asiasiga na aofia ai ma le Matagaluega o Fa'amasinoga a le Atunuu, e va'ava'alua ma lenei aumalaga, ina ia fa'atuputeleina le lagona o nei fanau, e toe fuataina o latou olaga, ma atia'e mo le manuia i le lumana'i....

Asia e Fa'amasino Samoa mai Niu Sila le Falepuipui Oloamanu i Mulifanua Tusia - Tusiga Peseta Taofi...Read More

Asia e Fa'amasino Samoa mai Niu Sila le Falepuipui Oloamanu i Mulifanua Tusia - Tusiga Peseta Taofiga O le nofoaga i Oloamanu i Mulifanua ua fai ma pou tulimanu o 'ele'ele e taofia ai fanau e 18 aga'i i lalo tausaga, ua fa'amaonia e le Fa'amasinoga ni a latou soligatulafono. O le amataga o lenei vaiaso na asia ai e le Asosi o Fa'amasino Samoa i Aotearoa lea nofoaga, mo le mata'ituina o matafaioi tauave a le Ofisa o Falepuipui, ma fa'asoa atu lo latou silafia e uiga i le olaga sa'oloto pe a lelei ona pulea le si'osi'omaga fa'aletagata soifua. Na saunoa lana Afioga le Minisita o Falepuipui ia Ti'alavea Tionisio Hunt, e uiga i le tulaga 'ese o le falepuipui lenei, o le mea moni e le'o taofia fa'apagota i latou, ae o lo o taofia lava pei o lo o aumau i o latou aiga moni. "E 50 le maualuga o fanau o lo o taofia i lenei nofoaga, tusa lea ma le 6 le aufaigaluega o lo o gafa ma le va'ava'aia o i latou nei." "I le taimi nei e le'o fa'aesea lo latou tulaga o ni fanau ua solia le tulafono, ae o lo o fa'atino lava o latou tiute fa'ataule'ale'a e ala i le totōina o le fa'atoaga, tapena le fanua, o lo o fa'agasolo foi i le taimi nei a latou a'oa'oga fa'akomipiuta, ae ua fuafuaina le aoga musika mo le lumana'i." "Ua i ai nisi o fanau sa taofia i lenei nofoaga, ua toe taliu mai ma nisi o fa'ailoga maualuluga mai Iunivesite, ma fa'aaoga lo latou tomai na maua atu i le nofoaga lenei, e fa'asoa ma a'oa'oina ai fanau o lo o taofia i le taimi nei." "E fai ai a'u ma sui o le atunuu atoa ma le Malo, e toe talosagaina ai la outou fesoasoani i so'o se itu, e saga fa'aleleia atili ai lenei auaunaga." O lenei asiasiga na aofia ai ma le Matagaluega o Fa'amasinoga a le Atunuu, e va'ava'alua ma lenei aumalaga, ina ia fa'atuputeleina le lagona o nei fanau, e toe fuataina o latou olaga, ma atia'e mo le manuia i le lumana'i....

Maota fou e teu malu ai fa'amaumauga a Leoleo, fa'aititia ai le savavali so'o Tusia - Tusiga Peseta...Read More

Maota fou e teu malu ai fa'amaumauga a Leoleo, fa'aititia ai le savavali so'o Tusia - Tusiga Peseta Taofiga Ua ofoina e le Malo o Ausetalia le fesoasoani mo Samoa, e fa'atupeina ai le Maota Fa'aopopo a Malu o le Malo, mo le fa'amoemoe ina ia teu malu ai fa'amaumauga mai su'esu'ega i mataupu 'ese'ese o lo o fa'atoai atu i le Matagaluega i le tele o taimi. Ua a'e lea finagalo lelei i le Malo, ona ua vaai ma le fa'anoanoa i le tele o nisi o fa'amaumauga mai mataupu a le Mamalu o le Atunuu, ua leiloloa pine fa'amau ma fa'amaumauga tusitusia, ma o'o ai nei mataupu i le tulaga le talitonuina gofie e le Fa'amasinoga molimau tu'ugutu a e o lo o a'afia, ma le o lo o tagi. O lenei maota fou, e auga i le teu maluina o so'o se fa'amaumauga i mataupu 'ese'ese, ina ia mautinoa le vave ona toe maua pe a saili, ma malu puipuia mai le toe liki i tua o ia fa'amaumauga i ai latou o lo o aofia i nei mataupu. Na fa'afetaia e le Minisita o Leoleo, ia Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi le fesoasoani a le Malo o Ausetalia, ua aloaia ai le tu'ufa'atasia o lea auaunaga i se vaega patino lava i lea matafaioi. "O lona uiga so'o se mataupu lava, tatau ona ui uma mai i le fale lenei fa'amaumauga, e le mafai foi ona tatou toe alofia se atugaluga pe a leiloloa nisi fa'amaumauga i le lumana'i, ona o lea ua ta'oto le fa'amoemoe tele nei e fitoitonu i ai le tiute." "Tele tausaga e toe su'e mai ai nisi o fa'amaumauga ua leiloloa, ua fai vae, savavali solo pine fa'amau o mataupu ogaoga o lo o taulimaina e le Matagaluega, ae o le fa'anoanoaga ua i ai nisi o le aufaigaluega o lo o milo fa'atasi ai ma ia fa'amaumauga nei." "O mataupu i maruana, ma fualaau fa'asaina, o lo o tele ina a'afia ai i lea tulaga, e tᾱua ai lenei fale, e mautinoa o le a le toe i ai se fa'aluafesasi i le sailia o fa'amaumauga moni ma le tonu e uiga i so'o se iloiloga sa fa'auluina i le Matagaluega." E lata i le miliona le seleni na fa'aalu mo lea fa'amoemoe, e aofia ai ma ta'avale e fa e fa'aaogaina e le aufaigaluega, ma masini fa'aneionapo, e fitoitonu ma le matafaioi o le a fa'atinoina nei, i le teu maluina o fa'amaumauga mai ia mataupu....

E 21 fanau Samoa, o le a malaga i Saina mo a'oa'oga mo le lima tausaga Tusia - Tusiga Peseta Taofig...Read More

E 21 fanau Samoa, o le a malaga i Saina mo a'oa'oga mo le lima tausaga Tusia - Tusiga Peseta Taofiga Na fa'ataunuuina le 'aiga fa'amavae a le Ofisa o le Amapasa o Saina i Samoa, Matagaluega o le Va i Fafo a Samoa (MFAT), mᾱtua ma a latou fanau lea ua fa'amanuiaina i avanoa sikolasipi mo Saina i le tausaga nei. E le'o muta le agaga fesoasoani mai o Saina i auala 'ese'ese mo Samoa, e aofia ai le itu i fefa'ataua'iga, ofoina o feosaosoani tau seleni mo le fa'atupeina o poloketi tetele, ma le auina atu o o tatou tagata e fa'afaigaluega i o latou 'ele'ele ma ao'oga ai le silia ma le fia selau o fanau, mo le fa'aluateleina o le silafia ma le tomai. I le saunoaga a lana Afioga le Amapasa o Saina i Samoa ia Wang Xuefeng, na ia toe fa'afetaia ai le lagolago a Samoa e unaia le atoatoa o a'oa'oga fa'aauau mo fanau lalovaoa, ma ia atamamai e tautua ma atia'e le tamaoaiga i le lumana'i. Na momoli le fa'afetai a le Ofisa Sili Lagolago o le Matagaluega o le Va i Fafo ia Tagaloa Sharon Aiafi, e fai ma fofoga tau molimoli o le Malo Samoa, e tusa ai ma le fa'aauauina pea o lea alofa tula'i mo le atunuu. "Fa'aaoga tatau le avanoa, ma ia fa'amuamua le Atua i mea uma, 'aua ne'i gata lo outou naunau e tauivi i mea lelei, ma ia faia fa'aiuga tonu ma le sa'o e manuia ai oe ma lou aiga i le lumanai, ma atili tatala ai le avanoa mo i si fanau faimai o lo o naunau mai i ia fa'amanuiaga." O Bertha o se tasi o sui o nei fanau e 21, e tausaga muamua foi i le mataupu o le gagana saina i le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa i le Papaigalagala, na ia fa'aleo le fa'afetai a i latou uma e tusa ma lea fa'amanuiaga, na ia toe fa'amanino ai o le tofiga, e mai le Atua, o mea uma ua maua e fo'i pea le viiga ia te Ia, ae le o le tagata. "Fa'afetai Saina le alofa, fa'afetai le Malo Samoa le fa'ama'ite ua afua ai lea pa'aga, fa'afetai i aiga ma matua le tapua'i, o le a finau i le mea e gata ai le malosi, auᾱ se ai mo le tapuaiga leoleoa i Samoa nei." I le tasi o tama'ita'i o lea lava aumalaga, na ia fa'amatalaina e lua vaega tᾱua e ao ona manatua e so'o se tasi ua fa'amanuiaina, ia tausisi le fa'amaoni e galue, ma ia manatua e le foi fa'alua mai se avanoa o manuia mo oe ma a'u, o le taimi, o se mea e vave ona mou, o galuega tatou te faia, e le tumau ai pea, ae afai e te fa'atalalē, ua mautinoa ua tatou melea manuia o le Atua, sa tatau ona fa'asafua i nisi o lo o fia maua lea avanoa ua o ta aeae ai. I se tasi o fanau Samoa ua toe taliu mai Saina, na ia fautuaina malosi nei fanau ia faia le mea tonu, fa'amaoni ma talitonu i au galuega o lo o fa'atino. "Fa'auo i tagatanuu o Saina, e vave ai ona lelei lau gagana, auᾱ ou te ta'utino ia te outou, o lau uo muamua lava i Saina pe a e taunuu, o lou faiaoga, auᾱ te lua mafuta pea i aso ma taimi uma." "Manuia lo outou alofaiva i a'oa'oga, alofagia e Ieova, tautai o outou ala uma, manuia le tapua'iga a Samoa aoao ma le fesoasoani a nai a tatou pa'aga mai Fafo, le Malo o Saina." O le fa'aiuga o le masina nei o Aukuso 2017, ua fuafua o le a tuua ai Samoa e nei fanau mo Saina mo le umi e lima tausaga, ma e 'ese'ese uma mataupu o le a tauaveina e i latou nei, e 'ese'ese foi Iunivesite i totonu o Saina, o le a ao'oga ai ia fanau....

Asia e le Komiti o Ta'aloga a le Pasefika fale ta'alo i Samoa, pe agava'a e talimalo Tusia - Tusig...Read More

Asia e le Komiti o Ta'aloga a le Pasefika fale ta'alo i Samoa, pe agava'a e talimalo Tusia - Tusiga Peseta Taofiga O lo o i Samoa le Peresetene o le Komiti Fa'atonu o ta'aloga a le Pasefika (Pacific Games) ia Vidha Lakhan ma lana Komiti, mo le ᾱsia o fale ta'alo a le atunuu, pe ua talafeagai ma le talosaga sa tu'uina atu e le SASNOC ma le Malo, ina ia talimalo ai i ia ta'aloga i le tausaga e 2019. O le tele o atunuu o le Pasefika ua fa'ama'amulu mai lea tauofoga, ona o le taofi e le'i lava le taimi e tapena ai fuafuaga alualu mamao, ina ia fa'amalieina tu'utu'uga ma aiaiga o le fa'avae o lea fa'amoemoe tele. O le amataga o le vaiaso ua mavae na manino ai le ono fa'amᾱmulu ai o Guam mai lea tauofoga, i le manatu e utiuti le taimi e fa'atino ai fuafuaga mo lea fa'amoemoe, peita'i o Tahiti o lo o maioio ai ua na'o le Asosi o le SASNOC a lea Malo o lo o malilie e talimalo, peita'i o lo o talia pea se finagalo o le Malo, ona e le mafai ona fa'agaioi le tele o fuafuaga o lea taligamalo, e aunoa ma le lagolago a le Malo. O Samoa, na saunoa fa'amanino lana Afioga le Palemia ia Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi e fa'apea, ua i ai lona taofi e telē le malosi'aga e ono talimalo ai Samoa i ia ta'aloga, ona o itu nei, muamua ua aloaia le lagolago a le Malo i le talosaga a le SASNOC, e afua i le tusi na ia tusia ma tu'uina atu i lea Komiti, e mautinoa ai e le'o fa'atauva'a le silasila a le Malo e talimalo, lua ua mautu le tele o fale ta'alo mo ta'aloga i Tuna'imato, ma le Apia Paka. "O le 'ese'esega o Samoa ma Tahiti lea e malosi mai lana talosaga, ona e le'o auai le finagalo o le Malo i le talosaga a le SASNOC, peita'i o tatou lea ua mulia'i aga'i mai e silasila i malae ta'alo fa'avaomalo, a'o lea ua ta'imua le lagolago a le Malo ina ia fa'amutuina loa lea fuafuaga." O le fa'aiuga o le Masina nei o Aukuso lea ua fa'amoemoe, e tatau ona fa'alauiloa ai le fa'aiuga aloaia a lea Komiti Fa'atonu, po'o ai le atunuu ua manumalo mai lea tauofoga o le a talimalo mo ia ta'aloga i le tausaga 2019. E na'o le tasi le vaiaso o lo o malaga mai ai lenei Komiti i Samoa, ma ua fa'amoemoe o le a fa'aauau lea asiasiga i Tahiti ma Guam a'o le'i fa'alauiloa ai la latou fa'ailoga aloaia....

4th Pacific Meteorological Council Meeting officially opens in Honiara By - Seia Ualesi Meteorol...Read More

4th Pacific Meteorological Council Meeting officially opens in Honiara By - Seia Ualesi Meteorology services around the Pacific are improving due to the improving profile and development of national offices, according to leading regional officials. At the opening ceremony of the 4th Pacific Meteorological Meeting, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme Director-General Leota Kosi Latu said, “There are a lot of achievements and progress being made collectively as a region and by each and every one of your national meteorological services to safeguard and build resilience, wellbeing and livelihood of communities and their development aspirations. These achievements include the establishment of the Pacific Met Desk, the development of application tools to help communities translate weather information, projects that have supported communities to be more resilient and prepared. Leota Kosi said another achievement was the establishment of expert panels such as aviation; climate services; marine and oceans; communication, infrastructure and education; and training and education. At the opening ceremony of the 4th Pacific Meteorological Meeting, Solomon Islands Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Samuel Manetoali addressed the gathering of national directors with the linkage of the meeting’s theme this year “Sustainable Weather, Climate, Ocean and Water Services for a Resilient Pacific”. “The gathering this week is to discuss ways and opportunities to strengthen our meteorological and hydrological services so that required services are provided for the safety of our people and their properties as well as towards a more economically vibrant society,” said Minister Manetoali. “In the Pacific region, a lot of natural disasters that we had experienced are also related to water and climate, given our limited capacity, isolation, weak economic base and frailty as Pacific Island Countries and Territories, we are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and that of climate variability. Establishing this council, there are development related meteorological partners who initiated the development of the weather and climate services in the Pacific such as SPREP, World Meteorology Organization and others. “The developments assisted by these partners are part and parcel of our future desire for improved services. “We would like to acknowledge your support and collaboration for ensuring that national meteorological and hydrological services continue to survive. He encouraged the Pacific Met Directors and partners to keep this partnership for the resilience of the Pacific as a whole. “We must continue to collaborate and share knowledge, experiences and skills in our efforts to build resilient societies and ensuring that adequate care is available to support the implementation of priorities, programmes and projects in our countries. The outgoing Chair of the PMC & Met Director of Tonga, ‘Ofa Fa’anunu added that from the previous meetings that it has come a long way in terms of development but also raising the profile of National Meteorological Services in the Pacific. “Once upon a time this gathering was a meeting of Met Service Directors where ideas were shared with very little hope of being supported and the profile of Met Services was very low on the development agenda. “Now the enhancement of National Meteorological and Hydrological Service capacity in weather forecasting, early warning systems, long term projections and improved climate services to support decision making through the Pacific Meteorological Council is one of the key Regional Goals of the SPREP Strategic Plan in 2017 – 2026. According to the outgoing Chair of PMC since the inception of this council, they have been working through to establish its five expert panels. “These expert panels will work to enhance sustainable weather, climate, ocean and water services for a resilient Pacific in the areas of Aviation, Marine and Oceans, Climate, Communication and Infrastructure and Education, and Training and Research. The Fourth Pacific Meteorological Council is being held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from the 14 – 17 August co-hosted by the government of Solomon Islands, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This will be followed by the Second Pacific Meteorological Ministers Meeting (PMMM) on the 18th of August. The PMC and PMMM is supported by the Government of Solomon Islands, SPREP, WMO, Government of Australia through the Climate and Oceans Support Programme (COSPPac) and Pacific Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Programme (PACCSAP), Government of Finland, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United Nations Development Programme through the Resilience in the Pacific (SIDS) project. The PMC consists of members of the Pacific National Meteorological and Hydrological Services supported by its technical partners, regional organisations, non-government organisations and private sectors....

Siamu Sagato Iosefo i afeleti a le Sone B Tusia - Fuialo Ulafala O le Aso Lua Aso 08 Aokuso 2017 ...Read More

Siamu Sagato Iosefo i afeleti a le Sone B Tusia - Fuialo Ulafala O le Aso Lua Aso 08 Aokuso 2017 na tumutumu ai le malae i le Apia Paka mo le fataunuuina o taaloga afeleti a le fanau aoga o le sone B. O le sone lenei e pei ona faaalia e se tasi o Pule Aoga e fai lava si malosi o afeleti pe a fua i isi aoga o isi sone. Na molimauina lea tulaga i le vaaiga na i ai lea aso i le faatinoga o taaloga eseese e le fanau aoga mai kolisi ua i le sone lenei. Ua taaga esesese ma atili matagofie ai lea aso, i le malie felanulanuai o lape faapea ai ma aga a i latou sa taulamua i le faiga o lape. O le isi itu na matauina i lea aso, o le fealofani o kolisi ta′itasi aemaise ai o le galulue faatasi o Pule Aoga ma Faiaoga i le faatautaiga o le faamoemoe. Na atili manaia taualumaga uma ina ua matauina ma le toto′a le tulaga maualuga na oo i ai le taumafaiga ma le faatinoga a nisi o fanau. O le taaloga o le 100 mita ma le 200 mita a alii ma tamaitai na iloa ai le matautia o nisi o alo tamaitai faapea foi alii o le sone lenei. E oo foi i taaloga uumi e pei o le maila ma le 800 mita sa matuā iloatino le maoae na oo i ai taufetuliga a alo ma fanau. O le sone lenei e aofia ai le Kolisi o Sagato Iosefo i Alafua, o Sagata Maria i Vaimoso, Kolisi o Faleata i Lotopa, Kolisi o Sanele i Moamoa, Kolisi o Lopati Sitivinisone i Tafaigata, ma le Kolisi a le Ekalesia o le Au Paia o Aso e Gata ai le Kolisi o Pesega. O tauvaga i taaloga eseese i lea aso ma le faagasologa o polokalame uma, sa faatautaia lava e le Komiti na filifilia e le latou sone. I le faatulagana la o taaloga eseese ma le tuufaatasiga i vaega na vaevaeina i ai e tusa o le fua faatatau e ala i tausaga o le fanau. I le vaega o tamaitai laiti na siamupini ai le Kolisi o Sagata Maria i Vaimoso, o le Vaega mo tamaitai feololo na sola lea ma tamaitai mai le mauga o le Kolisi o Sanele faapea ai ma le Vaega o tamaitai matutua na siamupini ai le Kolisi o Faleata. I le itu o alii, o le vaega mo tama laiti na mamao ai le manumalo a le Kolisi o Sagato Iosefo, le vaega o tama feololo na sola foi ma le Kolisi o Sagato Iosefo ma le Vaega o tama matutua na toe ave foi e Sagato Iosefo i Alafua. Ua sauni atu nei la i le suega siamupini o siamupini lea o le a faataunuuina i le Aso 24 o le masina nei lava i le malae i le Apia Paka....

Talia le Agaga Paia Tusia - Fuialo Ulafala E vaiaso atoa o loo usuia ai le Koneferenisi a le Eka...Read More

Talia le Agaga Paia Tusia - Fuialo Ulafala E vaiaso atoa o loo usuia ai le Koneferenisi a le Ekalesia ua faaigoaina o le Ekalesia Metotisi Fou i lona laumua i Vaitele Fou. O lenei Ekalesia o se Ekalesia na faavaeina e se tasi o faifeau faauuina sa galue i le Ekalesia Metotisi i le tele o tausaga le Susuga Petaia Setu. O le Koneferenisi lenei a le Ekalesia e usuia i tausaga taitasi i lona laumua i Vaitele Fou i le nofoaga na uluai faatuina ai. O le autu la e auga ma auau i ai le fono a le Ekalesia i le tausaga nei ua faaigoaina e faapea, “Talia le Agaga Paia”. Na saunoa le Taitaifono o le Ekalesia i Samoa nei Ulugia Niuia Aumua e faapea, o le tali o le Agaga Paia o le faitotoa ma le ki e mafia ai ona faia mea uma. “O le faamoemoe maualuga o le Koneferenisi a le Ekalesia i lenei tausaga o se avanoa mo ona tagata lotu uma e faasoa ai manatu ma lagona i auala ma metotia e mafia ai ona tupu ma ola le ekalesia aemaise lava i le tulaga Faaleagaga, pe faapefea ona tatou faia ni auala e saga tu matila ai le Finagalo o le Atua i le lalolagi o loo tatou soifua ma ola ai.” Na saunoa foi Ulugia e faapea, o le isi manatu laualuga i le fono i lenei tausaga pe faapefea ona faatuputupulaia le lotu ma maua nisi ekalesia fou e faatutu ua le gata i Samoa nei, a ia faapea foi soo se itu o lenei kelope. I le saunoaga a le Taitai Susuga Rev Petaia Setu e faapea, o le soifua Faaleagaga o tagata lotu o le faamuamua lea a le Ekalesia, ia maua le saolotoga i soo se tagata lotu e tapuai ai i le Atua, ia aua ma le taotaomia ona o ni malosiaga o loo faamalumalu mai, a ia matuā maua e le tagata le saolotoga i le tino, mafaufau ma le agaga i lo la va tapuia ma lona Atua. O le Ekalesia lenei na uluai faavaeina i le tausaga e 2012 ma ua matauina le faatuputupulaia o lenei Ekalesia e ui ina e le′i leva lona faatuina. I le taimi nei e tusa o faamaumauga a le Ekalesia ua atoa nei le 6 o ona aulotu e pei ona i ai le 3 i Niusila ma le tasi i Ausetalia tasi i Samoa nei faapea ai ma le tasi i Amerika. Ua faamauina foi ua ova atu ma le 300 le aofai o tagata lotu o lenei Ekalesia ma ua i ai le faamoemoe e saga faalautele pea nisi lala o le Ekalesia i e lumanai. O le Aso Sa nei o le a faaiuina ai le Koneferenisi a le Ekalesia ma tapunia ai lana fonotaga mo lenei tausaga....

Tapena le LTA e fa'amitaina pakaga ta'avale i le taulaga Tusia - Fuialo Ulafala Ua faailoa m...Read More

Tapena le LTA e fa'amitaina pakaga ta'avale i le taulaga Tusia - Fuialo Ulafala Ua faailoa mai e le Pulega o Felauaiga ma le Laueleele le tapena ai o le Pulega e faatino se tasi o galuega tele i le tausaga fou. O lenei galuega o le faapipiina lea o mita mo soo se pakaga ua le gata i le taulaga ae faapea foi i isi nofoaga faitele o loo i lalo o le Malo. E pei ona faailoa manino mai o lenei galuega ua maea ona faia i ai le Faaiuga mamalu a le Kapeneta e pei ona saunoa i ai le Minisita le Afioga Papalii Niko Lee Hang. Na faailoa e se tasi o Ofisa Sili Lagolago o le Pulega le Tofa Mataafa Sepelini Mataafa e faapea, ua fai si leva o fuafua mai lenei galuega. I le faatalatalanoaga la a le au tusitala ma le au faasalalau ma le tofa Mataafa i le vaiaso nei na faamalamalama uma ai e Mataafa tulaga uma o lenei galuega. “O le itu muamua lava e pei ona faailoa atu, o le galuega lenei e le o se galuega na faafuasei lona faatinoina, ua fai si leva o fuafua mai ona sa i ai lava foi nisi o tulaga sa toe tilotilo i ai le Pulega aemaise ai o le saga toe tilofia ma mataituina itu uma ina ia mautinoa le taunuu o lenei galuega i se tulaga lelei ma laiti ai ni mea faaletonu. “E le tau faamatalaina le tulaga ua i ai nei le tatou taulaga aemaise le faatuputupulaia o atinae ma le tamaoaiga i le talafatai lenei o Apia, o lona uiga pe afai e le faatonutonu folauina lelei le tatou auala ma magāala, o le upu moni e anoanoai faafitauli tatou te fetoai mai lea taimi i lea taimi, aua o mea lava ia e tutupu i tulaga faapenei. “Ua mautinoa foi le manu ane i luga o nisi o faitioga ma manatu faaalia e uiga i lenei fuafuaga a le tatou Malo, ia o le aiā tatau lava lena a le tagata ia e faaleo ai ona manatu, a ia manatua e lemafai ona taofia pe vaoia ai atinae ua manatu le Malo e aoga ma maua ai le saogalemu o ona tagata. “Ia manatu lelei foi, o le laualuga lenei i le auaunaga a lenei Pulega, o fea lava le mau Faiga Faavae ma Taiala o loo lima taitaiina ai a matou galuega faatino, ia mautinoa lelei o lo matou tiute ia saogalemu le atunuu , ia saogalemu Samoa.” Ua i ai le faamoemoe o le Pulega o lenei galuega, i le faapipiiina o mita mo pakaga i le taulaga ma nofoaga faitele, e faaaoga i le 2018...

Mata'utia le tulaga lelei o le atina'e o fualaauaina i Samoa Tusia - Fuialo Ulafala O se vaaiga ...Read More

Mata'utia le tulaga lelei o le atina'e o fualaauaina i Samoa Tusia - Fuialo Ulafala O se vaaiga matautia ua i ai Samoa i le taimi nei i le faatuputupulaia o fua o faatoaga fualaauaina ma fualaau taumafa mata. I le matau i ai i le maketi faatasi ai ma le lipoti faale masina a le Faletupe Tutotonu o Samoa mo le masina o Iulai, o loo ua atagia ai le maualuga o fualaauaina na faatauina i maketi. Ua le gata la i maketi i le taulaga e pei ona i ai maketi a le Malo faapea ai ma Ah Liki a ua molimauina foi le faatuputupulaia o maketi i tafa ala. O maketi nei i tafa ala ua vaaia ai le tulaga ese o le tele o fualaau e pei o kapisi, kukama, maukeni, isalaelu ma isi. E pau le fualaau o loo maualuga lona tau i le taimi nei e pogai mai i le laititi o lona fuainumera o loo maua o le tamato. Na maua se avanoa e fesiligia ai nisi o fai faatoaga faapea ai ma le tatou Matagaluega o Faatoaga i lea tulaga. Na saunoa Tilafono David Hunter le Ofisa Sili o Pulega a le Matagaluega o Faatoaga ma Faigafaiva e faapea, i le matau i ai a le Matagaluega, ua fai lava si toatele o le atunuu ua latou faatino lea foi ituaiga o atinae, o faatoaga mo fualaauaina ma fualaau taumafa mata. “E tusa ai ma asiasiga ma galuega tuliloa ale Matagaluega o loo nafa ma le Vaega o le Matagaluega i Nu′u, ua mautinoa ai le siitia o lea vaega. “Ia manatua foi le tatou polokalame foi lea na auina mai ai nisi mai Saina e i ai o latou tomai i le faatinoga o lenei atinae ma maua ai se avanoa o le tele o faifaatoaga ma le mamalu o le tatou atunuu e faatino ai ni mafutaga faaleaoaoga i le faiga o lenei atinae.” Na molimauina le poloketi lenei i lona nofoaga i Nuu ma molimauina ai le agai pea i luma ma le faatuputupulaia o nisi o laau foi o loo ua totoina ai. O le faaaliga a se tasi o Ofisa Sinia le Susuga Pueata Manuleleua e faapea, o le polokalame lenei ua ia mautinoa le aoga tele i o tatou tagata, o nisi latou te le′i faia muamua lenei atinae o fualaauaina, ae ina ua omai i mafutaga faaleaoaoga sa faatino e le Matagaluega e pei ona valaaulia ai le atunuu lautele i le tele o taimi, ua iloatino ai e le Matagaluega le tele o fai faatoaga fualaauaina fou ua i ai nei. O loo faauau pea le galuega a le Matagaluega i le tuliloa ma saga tuuina atu fautuaga alagatatau i lea foi atinae mo soo se fai faatoaga i le atunuu....

Toe o se aga suia le nofoaga o le Malo Aufaatasi Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi Ua toe nei o se aga ona ...Read More

Toe o se aga suia le nofoaga o le Malo Aufaatasi Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi Ua toe nei o se aga ona suia lea o le nofoaga o le Malo Aufaatasi (United Nations) i Tuanaimato, Faleata. O lea suiga o le a aofia uma ai ofisa a le Malo Aufaatasi o loo falē i le nofoaga lea i Matautu le Lauofo Meti Building. E mo le silafia, o le fale o le a fai ma nofoaga o le Malo Aufaatasi i Tuanaimato, o le fale lea o loo i ai le malae mo taaloga o le hockey, e pei ona faamaonia mai e le Faatonu Sili o le U.N.E.S.C.O, Susuga Nisha i le feiloaiga ma le Nusipepa o le Savali i le Aso Lua 8 Aokuso 2017, i lona Ofisa i Matautu. O le tamaitai foi o Nisha mo le silafia o loo avea ma sui (resident Coordinator) o le tamaitai ia Lizbeth Cullity lea o loo malaga ese ma le atunuu. Ua maea ona sainia le maliliega i le va o le Malo Aufaatasi ma le Malo o Samoa e pei ona faailoa mai e le Faatonu, ma ua ia faailoa mai ai foi, ua i lima o le Malo Aufaatasi lea fale o le a se’e iai. Na ia faafetaia ai foi le Malo o Samoa ona o lea nofoaga ua tuuina atu mo le Malo Aufaatasi e faatino ai a latou galuega e aunoa ma se totogi. O le taimi lenei o loo toe faalelei ma faatuina e le Malo ofisa i totonu o lea fale taalo, o le faaopoopo lea a le tamaitai E lei faamautu mai e le tamaitai o Nisha, poo afea o le a se’e atu ai Ofisa o le Malo Aufaatasi i lea nofoaga, ona na ia taua o loo i ai nisi o vaega o loo faagasolo e le Malo o Samoa. O lea foi fale e pei ona faailoa mai e le tamaitai o Nisha, e maualuluga ona puipui, maualuga lona fa’alo toe telē le avanoa. “Matou te mananao e fausia o matou ofisa i totonu o lea fale, ma o se tasi lea o vaega o loo galulue ai le Malo i le taimi nei.” O lea fale e pei ona taua e Nisha o le a faaigoa lava i le Malo Aufatasi “UN House". E le o iai se tulaga faigata o le se’e atu o le Ofisa o le Malo Aufaatasi i lea nofoaga, peitai e pei ona saunoa le tamaitai Faatonu, pau le tulaga o loo faatali iai o le maea lea o galuega o loo faagasolo mo le latou nofoaga fou. E lata i le 10 ofisa eseese o le Malo Aufaatasi o loo nofoia le nofoaga i Matautu i le taimi nei. “O le a se’e uma ofisa a le Malo Aufaatasi lea i totonu o le lotoa lenei i lona nofoaga fou i Tuanaimato.” “E momoli atu ai le faamalo i le lagolago a le Malo o Samoa mo le faafoega o galuega a le Malo Aufaatasi.” Na faaalia ai foi e le tamaitai Faatonu, o le latou nofoia ai o lea nofoaga fou e faafoe ai a latou galuega e aunoa ma se totogi, o se faamaoniga lea o le matafaioi o loo faatino e le Malo o Samoa i lana taligamalo i fonotaga a le Malo Aufaatasi. O le faaaogaina ai foi e le Malo Aufaatasi o lea fale o Tuanaimato, na taua ai e le tamaitai Faatonu, o se faaiuga talafeagai lea faaiuga, aua o lea o le a nofoia e le Malo Aufaatasi, ma o le a tausia e le Malo Aufaatasi, atonu e iai nisi fuafuaga i le toe faaleleia atili o le fale mo le umi lea o le a nofoia ai....

"E taua le galulue faatasi e foia lu’itau tau suavai," Fiame Naomi Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi I l...Read More

"E taua le galulue faatasi e foia lu’itau tau suavai," Fiame Naomi Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi I le vaiaso ua mavae, na talimalo Samoa i le Fonotaga Lona 10 a le Suavai & Suavai Lafoai a le Pasefika 2017 (Pacific Water & Wastewater Association). E le gata o le Fonotaga a le PWWA, ae faapea foi le fonotaga Lona 3 Faaminisita, lea na faataunuuina faatasi mo le vaiaso atoa. O le sini autu o lea fonotaga ‘Tuuina atu o le Suavai i suiga o le Siosiomaga, (Water Supply in a Changing Environment). O lea fonotaga na faatautaia i le faletalimalo a le Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey i Apia, amata mai i le aso 7 agai i le aso 10 Aokuso 2017. O le Aso Gafua 7 Aokuso 2017, na mua’i pati ai le ava o le feiloaiga e faafeiloai ai sui usufono uma o lea fono, lea na faataunuu i le Falesamoa o le Pulega o Tagata Tafafao Maimoa mai Fafo (STA). I le saunoaga autu a le Afioga i le Sui Palemia, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa na ia faatauaina ai le galulue faapaaga ma le galulue faatasi e talanoaina luitau o le suavai o loo feagai ma atunuu o le Pasefika. O le tofa tatala a sui auai o lea fonotaga ina ia maua ai nisi tomai ma agavaa e fesoasoani ai i taumafaiga ua faapogai ai lea fonotaga. Na faatalofa ma faafeiloai foi le Afioga i le Sui Palemia i sui usufono uma o mai le Pasefika ma le Itulagi lenei ua mafai ona auai mai i lea fonotaga taua. O le talimalo ai o Samoa i ia fonotaga e lua e pei ona saunoa le Afioga i le Sui Palemia, o se avanoa taua lea, aua o Samoa o se tasi o atu motu o le Pasefika e maaleale ona o suiga o le tau ua iai nei. O le taua o le sini autu e pei ona saunoa Fiame, ona e tatau i atunuu o le itulagi lenei, ona galulue faatasi ina ia gafataulimaina ma mafai ona faailoa mataupu o loo aafia ai le tuuina atu o le suavai. E tatau ona faaleleia atoatoa ma pulea lelei le faasoasoaina o le suavai aemaise lava o le faiga o fale mautu mo suavai lafoai. E le gata i lea, a o le auiluma o le puipuia lelei o punaoa ina ia ausia ai le sini mo le tausaga e 2030, o Faatatauga mo Atinae Gafataulimaina lea o loo i le vaega 6 o le SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) faatatau i le Vaega o Suavai ma Suavai Lafoai o le Itulagi lenei o le Pasefika. I le lipoti na faasalalauina i le tausaga e 2015 e le World Health Organisation faatasi ai ma le SPC (Secretariat of the Pacific Community) ma isi e pei ona saunoa Fiame, o loo lipotia ai le tulaga o loo i ai atunuu o le Pasefika e faatatau i le suavai, o nofoaga mautu mo suavai lafoai aemaise o vaega tau i le auaunaga tau soifua maloloina, o loo faaalia ai e faapea, o le saogalemu o le suavai, o se O loo faaalia ai foi i le lipoti lea le loloto o galuega mo le siitia o le soifua atinae mo le tamaoaiga, soifua maloloina, siosiomaga faatasi ai ma le aia tatau o tagata, o le faaopoopo lea a le Afioga i le Minisita. O luitau ia mo outou o loo gafa ma le faafoeina o lea matafaioi o le auina atu o le suavai mama mo tagata aemaise o le tou auaunaga o loo faatino, ina ia siitia le tulaga o le gafataulimaina e tagata o le suavai mama mo le fofoga taumafa. Ia outou manatunatu ma faasoa i vaega uma tau i le suavai e ono foia ai faafitauli o loo feagai ma atunuu o le Pasefika i le itu tau i le suavai. I minute mulimuli o le aso muamua o lea fonotaga na sainia ai se maliliega i le va o le Malo o Samoa ma le Asosi o le Suavai ma Suavai Lafoai a le Pasefika (PWWA). O lea sainigalima mo le silafia e aloaia ai le auaunaga a le PWWA i ona tulaga faavaomalo, ina ia faamalosia ai le latou galuega, o le leo lea o atunuu o le Pasefika mo mataupu tau suavai ma suavai lafoai i fonotaga faavaomalo. Na faapea foi ona saunoa le Taitaifono o le PWWA, Susuga Opetaia Ravai i le taua o le sini autu o le fonotaga i lenei tausaga. E pei ona ia taua ai le aafiaga o atunuu o le Pasefika ona o suiga o le tau, lea foi o loo aafia atu ai ma tulaga tau i le gafataulimaina e tagata o le suavai i totonu o atunuu o le Pasefika. E mo le silafia e oo atu i le 200 sui auai o lea fono, ma o le talimalo ai o Samoa, o loo tauala atu lea i le Pulega o le Suavai faatasi ai ma le Ofisa o le PWWA lea o loo i Samoa nei....

Samoa promotes smart phones for early warning systems to the region By - Seia Ualesi Samoa showc...Read More

Samoa promotes smart phones for early warning systems to the region By - Seia Ualesi Samoa showcased its Smartphone app that is designed to deliver warnings in times of natural disasters as well as daily weather reports during the Fourth Pacific Meteorological Council Meeting in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Samoa Meteorology Office, Mulipola Ausetalia Titimaea said that this tool has been tested by the met office in the last six months. “The Samoa Met Office wanted to share this tool with the Pacific met offices because we are all affected in natural disasters. We wanted to develop the tools we use in early warning systems so that the message we try to give out reach all our communities,” said Titimaea. Titimaea added that this development is in line with the Multi-Hazards Early Warning Systems Concepts such as enabling governments of national to local levels and communities to take appropriate measures towards building resilience in anticipation of disasters. The building of this app was from the issues that the Samoa Met Office faced back in the years when they were introducing the first three Early Warning Systems - which are the weather and forecasting, climate services and earthquake and tsunami warnings. Samoa Met officer Tile Gafa said that this tool tackled some of the issues that they faced from the other early warning systems they provided. “We were facing the limited system capacity, we cannot send rich messages such as a map showing an actual location where an earthquake is occurring from, no push notifications on websites or our messages will be buried in other messages from friends and advertisements and that is why we thought of making this app so that all the information will be put it together. “The Smart Phone tool shows daily weather forecasts and early warnings and it complements other dissemination methods such as SMS and social networking systems and shows clear advantages in some features." Asked about the effectiveness of this technology app to the community, Mulipola responded “The fast delivery of information by this app. If we issue a tsunami warning it will be received very quickly by people where ever they are.” According to the Samoa Met Office presentation, the app has been in operation for six months, with more than 300 downloads, 117 notifications have been sent which equates to 107 earthquake information notifications and 10 weather warnings with no delay compared to SMS. In future, Samoa Met Office believes that this app will assist with better community responses to evacuation drills such as PacWave, especially in the areas vulnerable to tsunamis and cyclones; with interactive contents to hold the interest of users on natural disaster awareness; and a one stop service to send warnings regardless of the underlying method of dissemination. This app, called 'Samoa Weather' can be downloaded from the Google Play store and is now available on Android while the met office is working on adding it to the Apple Store....

Faamavae le faiaoga a le Manu Samoa e le’i tulia Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi Ua faamanino mai e le ...Read More

Faamavae le faiaoga a le Manu Samoa e le’i tulia Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi Ua faamanino mai e le Afioga i le Ofisa Sili o Pulega a le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai e tusa o faamatalaga feavea’i solo e uiga i le faiaoga a le Manu Samoa. I le feiloaiga ma le Afioga i le Ofisa Sili o Pulega a le Iuni i le Aso Gafua 7 Aokuso 2017, na ia taua ai le faaiuga a le Susuga i le Faiaoga a le Manu Samoa. O le faamavae ai o le Susuga ia Namulauulu, o lana ia lava lea faaiuga, ina ua maea ona fai iloiloga o taumafaiga a le Manu Samoa i le tausaga lenei 2017 (Manu Samoa Campaign 2017). “O le faiaoga a le Manu Samoa na faamavae i luga o lana lava faaiuga, ae le’i tulia.” O le iloiloga o taumafaiga a le Manu Samoa i ana taaloga na alo atu ai i lenei tausaga 2017, na faatautaia lea e le Komiti filifilia e le Iuni. O le Komiti e pei ona saunoa Faleomavaega, e aofia ai le Sui mai le Iuni Lakapi a le Lalolagi, sui mai Kamupani na lagolagoina taaloga (sponsor), o se sui mai fafo atu o le SRU faatasi ai ma se tasi o sui mai le Komiti Faafoe o le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa. O le lē mafai ai ona ausia faaiuga lelei e pei ona folafola e le faiaoga a o le’i tauaveina le tofiga o le Faiaoga Ulu a le Manu Samoa, o se tasi lea o mafuaaga o loo i ai le talitonuga o le Afioga i le Ofisa Sili, na afua ai ona faamavae le Susuga i le Faiaoga. O le faaletonu o taumafaiga a le Manu Samoa i le Taamilosaga o le PNC (Pacific Nations Cup), o faamaumauga i le maualalo o faaiuga o taaloga, aemaise o le lē mafai ona tausinio mo le Taamilosaga Lakapi a Lalolagi, o isi mafuaaga ia o le faamavae ai o le Susuga ia Namulauulu, o le faaopoopo lea a le Afioga ia Faleomavaega. Na faamaonia mai foi e Faleomavaega e faapea, o le tusi faamavae a le Susuga ia Namulauulu na taunuu atu i le Ofisa o le Iuni Lakapi i le Aso Faraile na sei mavae atu, o le aso foi lea na tuuina atu ai i le Komiti Faafoe le iloiloga o taumafaiga a le Au sa iai. Ua faailoa mai ai foi e le Afioga i le Ofisa Sili e faapea, o le taimi lenei o loo galulue le Iuni mo le sailia o se isi faiaoga fou a le Manu Samoa. O le sailiga o se faiaoga fou a le Manu Samoa e pei ona faailoga mai e Faleomavaega, e aofia ai i latou o loo aumau i totonu o le atunuu poo i latou foi o loo aumau i atunuu i fafo. O ai lava e agavaa mo le faafoega o le au a le atunuu, o ia lea o le a filifilia, o le faaopoopo lea a Faleomavaega. O loo i ai le faamoemoe o le Afioga i le Ofisa Sili e tatau ona oo atu i le vaiaso a sau nei, ua maea ona filifilia se faiaoga fou a le Manu Samoa, ina ia mafai ai ona amata tapenapenaga mo le latou taamilosaga faaiu. O ia sauniuniga mo le taamilosaga lea, o se taamilosaga taua tele, ona o le avanoa mulimuli lea o Samoa e mataitu ai pe ausia le ono ofi atu i le Taamilosaga o le Ipu a le Lalolagi. Peitai i se Pepa o Faamatalaga na tuuina mai e le Iuni Lakapi o loo taua ai e le Susuga ia Namulauulu e faapea, e i ai lona talitonuga, o lana faaiuga e tuua le nofoa o le Faiaoga Ulu a le Manu Samoa, o se faaiuga talafeagai. O loo faamauina ai foi lana faafetai i le lagolago a le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa aemaise o le Komiti Faafoe, a o ia tauaveina ai le tofiga....

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Fesoasoani pea Saina i le puipuiga o le siosiomaga Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi O loo faaauau pea le galuega a le Malo o Saina i le tuuina atu lea o fesoasoani mo le puipuiga o le siosiomaga. O le vaiaso na sei mavae atu, na tuuina atu ai le latou fesoasoani i le Ofisa o le SPREP (Secretariat of the Pacific Environment Programme) i Vailima. E $150,000 Tala Amerika le aofai o le seleni na tuuina atu i le SPREP. O le Afioga i le Amapasa o le Malo o Saina i Samoa nei, Susuga Wang Xuefeng na ia tuuina atu le siaki tupe i le Faatonu Sili Aoao o le Faalapotopotoga o le SPREP, Afioga Leota Kosi Latu faatasi ai ma le Sui Faatonu Sili Aoao, le Susuga ia Roger Conforth. I le tuuina atu ai o le fesoasoani a le Malo o Saina i le SPREP na mua’i folasia e le SPREP le latou folasaga e faailoa atili ai i le Amapasa ma sui le Malo o Saina na auai, le galuega o loo faatino e le SPREP. E pei ona folasia i le folasaga a le SPREP, nisi o vaega o loo ave iai le faamamafa i le faatinoga o polokalame. O le folasaga a le SPREP e aofia ai latou galuega o loo faatino mo le suiga o le tau, vaega tau i le siosiomaga aemaise o vaega tau i otaota lafoai. E le gata i lea, ae na faailoa mai ai foi o nisi o a latou galuega o loo faagasolo aemaise o fuafuaga mo le lumanai i le mataupu lea o suiga o le tau. Na momoli le faamalo a le Susuga i le alii Amapasa i le galuega o loo faatino e le SPREP, i polokalame faagasolo e tali atu ai i suiga o le tau o loo iai nei. Na ia faaalia foi le lagolago o le Malo o Saina i galuega o loo gafa ma le SPREP e le gata o fuafuaga faagasolo i le taimi nei, a o le lumanai. “Faafetai mo la outou folasaga, ua auiliili mai ai galuega faatino a le faalapotopotoga, aemaise o vaega ua outou ausia, faafetai lava.” O polokalame faagasolo a le SPREP lea na taua e le Susuga i le Amapasa, e ese lona taua, ma e fesoasoani foi mo le silafia o le mamalu o le atunuu le galuega o loo gafa ma le SPREP, ina ia silafia le galuega faatino e tali atu ai i suiga o le tau ua iai nei. Na maitauina e le Susuga i le Amapasa le galuega faaauau a le SPREP o loo faatino, i taumafaiga ina ia faalauiloa matautu ma polokalame talafeagai e le gata la i le suiga o le tau ua iai nei, a o isi foi matafaioi a le SPREP i tulaga tau i le siosiomaga i le itulagi lenei. “O la outou galuega ua silafia e le lalolagi atoa aemaise lava i totonu o le Atu Pasefika,” na saunoa i ai le Susuga i le Amapasa. Na toe faailoa mai ai foi e le Amapasa le sainia ai e le Malo o Saina o le maliliega lea o le ‘Paris Agreement'. E pei ona ia taua, e tofu lava le atunuu ma lona sao, aemaise o a latou fuafuaga ma polokalame e tali atu ai i suiga o le tau. Na faafetaia e Leota le Malo o Saina e tauala atu i le Susuga i le Amapasa ona o lea foai ua taulimaina e le SPREP. “Faafetai tele lava i le Malo o Saina, ona o le latou vaavaai mai foi i le galuega o loo faatino e le SPREP.”...

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O tupulaga talavou e fausia le filemu Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi O le sini autu lea o le Vaiaso mo Tupulaga Talavou o Samoa lea sa faamanatuina i totonu o le atunuu i le vaiaso ua mavae. E le gata la o le faamanatuina o le Vaiaso mo Tupulaga Talavou, a o se aso faamanatu faavaomalo foi mo Tupulaga 2017. I le polokalame faagasolo o lea vaiaso faamanatu, na amatalia ai polokalame i se savali tele na amata mai i le Ofisa o Tineimu agai mai ai i luma maota o le Fale o le Malo i Matagialalua, i le taeao o le Aso Lulu 9 Aokuso 2017. Na auai i le solo tele nisi o sui mai Matagaluega, Faalapotopotoga aemaise o pisinisi e faamanatuina faatasi lea vaiaso taupoina mo tupulaga uma o le atunuu. Na mafai foi ona maimoa le atunuu na auai i lea taeao, i nisi o pasi teuteuina o loo momoli mai ai feau tusitusia, i le tetee atu lea i sauaga i totonu o aiga. I le saunoaga autu a le Afioga i le Sui Palemia, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa, o loo faamamafa mai ai le taua o le sini autu o le vaiaso mo tupulaga i lenei tausaga 2017. “O tupulaga talavou e fausia le filemu.” A fua i le faitau aofai o Samoa e pei ona saunoa Fiame, o Samoa o se atunuu e mafuli i tagata talavou. E tusa ai o le tusigaigoa i le tausaga e 2011, o le 64% o le atunuu, e i lalo ifo o le 30 tausaga le matutua o le soifua. “O talavou o le malosi ma le ola lea e tua i ai i soo se vala o le soifuaga o aiga, ekalesia, nuu ma le atunuu.” O lona uiga e pei ona saunoa le Afioga i le Sui Palemia, afae e iā faatasi talavou i se faamoemoe, e mautinoa lava le agai i luma. “E taua le ta’imua ma faamaite i mea lelei talavou, aua o le maopoopo ma tu mati’e lena o se taumafaiga,” o le fautuaga lea a le Afioga i le Sui Palemia i tupulaga talavou. “Ae a faaletonu ma silimusa i amioga pa’aā, ua faapena foi ona le tuā faamoemoega o matua ma tatou uma.” A lelei tupulaga talavou, ua mautu le asō ma ua taoto foi ata o tauleleia mo le lumanai, o le faaopoopo lea a le Afioga i le Sui Palemia. E i ai nisi o talavou na faamauina i le saunoaga a le Afioga i le Sui Palemia, le ausia ai o matati’a maoa’e e le gata la o Samoa nei, ae faapea foi i tulaga faavaomalo. O ia tupulaga e aofia ai le tamaitai o Ele Opeloge i le taaloga o le Siisii Uamea Mamafa, o le Susuga ia Laauli Joseph Parker i le faagatama o le fusu faatasi ai ma isi. E pei foi ona silafia le au taitoafitu a Samoa i lalo o le 18 tausaga lea na taliu mai ma pine auro o le taamilosaga lakapi taitofitu a Malo o le Taupulega lea na malaga atu ai i Bahamas. O se molimau lea e pei ona saunoa Fiame, e ui ina itiiti ma le tagolima Samoa, ae lalago faatasi le loto atunuu, faatuatua i le Atua, ma le finau ma galue malosi, e mafai lava ona manumalo i luitau, ma ausia ai faamoemoega. Na faamauina ai foi le faafetai a le Malo tauala mai le Afioga i le Sui Palemia, mo tupulaga talavou o Samoa ona o le latou sao i totonu o le atunuu, e ala i le tautuaina o aiga, nuu, ekalesia, vaega tumaoti aemaise o le Malo. “Malo tautua, faafetai galulue.” O le tuualalo a le Afioga i le Sui Palemia mo tupulaga talavou a Samoa, ina ia tulai mai, e faaaoga le malosi, le talavou o loo i ai e siitia ai aiga, nuu aemaise o le atunuu i soo se matata e agavaa ai. O le faamalosi mo matua, ina ia avea a latou galuega faifaipea, i le tuuina atu lea o avanoa mo tupulaga talavou mo se latou leo ma se sao e lagolago ai i a latou taumafaiga, aua a lelei ona faafailele ma tapena le tupulaga talavou, e avea ma laau mafala e malu ai mo a taeao. O le faagasologa o polokalame faataatitia mo le faamanatuina o lea vaiaso mo tupulaga talavou, o le a faatautaia ai nisi o aoaoga, e lava taoso ai tupulaga e tali fuaitau ai i luitau o le soifuaga. E iai foi ma nisi o polokalame faataatitia e ala i taaloga aemaise o le maketi mo oloa faatau atu a tupulaga talavou, aemaise o le tauvaga ata i tino o pasi, o se faalauiloa mo se Samoa Saoloto mai Sauaga. O le Matagaluega o Tina ma Tamaitai, Atinae o Nuu ma Afioaga ma Agafesootai faatasi ai ma ana paaga o loo galulue faatasi mo le faagasologa o lea vaiaso faapitoa mo tupulaga talavou o Samoa 2017....

More than just a weather forecast By - Seia Ualesi There are more work that Meteorology offices ...Read More

More than just a weather forecast By - Seia Ualesi There are more work that Meteorology offices are doing than just forecasting, an aspect that more than twenty Pacific Island media participants found out after the first day of the Pacific Media and Meteorology Services Workshop in Honiara Solomon Islands As the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme office is one of the organizing group of this workshop, Sunny Seuseu SPREP’s Climate Prediction Coordinator briefly detailed the hard work faced by the weather officers in producing the final product of weather forecasting “The data we collect on the daily basis we try our best to make sure that our islands are covered with observations so smaller countries like Samoa with only two main islands there is about eighty stations only measuring rainfall “When it comes to other climate elements such as winds, solar radiation, soil temperature, humidity we need an automatic weather station. This tool powered by solar in order to function with a computing system which needs a Sim Card to collect and measure information on the site and finally send the information through a server that is received by the Met Office. He went on further to explain the importance of having the media to attend and cover the Pacific Meteorology Council (PMC) meetings “For this 4th PMC we wanted to engage the media more, we are technical people and we are not good in communicating that is why you are all here,” said Seuseu “We realize that we need to work in closer collaboration with the media so that Met services can focus on the generating of any related disaster warnings and sending out to those that need that information but the extension of the Met services will be media “The media can work with us to bridge that gap and the question is why? People will lose lives if you don’t give out the information at the right time. “We are now promoting that engagement in the national level through the number of Meteorology media workshops organized by SPREP. Seuseu added that there is a thought of engaging communication officers in all various sectors of Met offices in order to improve relations with the Media. “We know that some meteorology developments has gone through with new equipments, new data streaming in, new early warning systems but people are still dying which is why we are thinking of putting communication people in Met services. “Some countries we have worked with we have already develop their media guidelines so that their services will be effectively disseminated so that the people are aware of what we are doing. According to Seuseu, all the weather offices across the region are trying their best to diversify their own mode of communication. “At the moment there are only few available using radios, fax, email but we see social media coming up which is the fastest way that we can share weather forecast reports and warnings on Facebook. Those are some of the developments that is going on in National Meteorological Services.” This training is a lead up to the 4th PMC and the 2nd Pacific Meteorological Ministers Meeting (PMMM) next week on the 14th – 18th in the Solomon Islands....

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E taua le siitia o le tomai ma agavaa o fomai tausi soifua Tusia - TaunuugaToatasi O le taua o le siitia ma le tomai o agavaa o fomai tausi soifua i le faatinoga o le latou auaunaga mo le mamalu o le atunuu, o le faamoemoe maualuga lea o le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina. O lea tulaga na saunoa I ai le Afioga i le Minisita o le Soifua Maloloina, AfiogaTuitama Dr.Leao Talalelei Tuitama, e tusa ai o le mataupu ua faamalolo lē tumau ai nisi o tamaitai tausi soifua e toaiva. O ia tamaitai e galulue o ni Faatōsaga (Midwife Nurses). E toalua tamaitai e galulue Faatōsaga tumau (full time midwives Nurses) ae toafitu tamaitai galulue e le tumau (Part time Midwives Nurses) O ia tamaitai tausi soifua na amata faamalolo le tumau e le Komiti Faafoe a Tausi Soifua i Samoa i le lua vaiaso talu ai. O le lē auai i le aoaoga mo le siitia o le latou tomai ma agavaa e faatino ai le latou auaunaga, o le mafuaaga lea na faamalolo le tumau ai, e pei ona faamanino e le Minisita o le Soifua Maloloina, Tuitama Dr Leao Talalelei Tuitama. Na saunoa le Minisita, o le faatamala ma ua faatalale ia tausi soifua, lea na fetaiai ai ma faafitauli. O le auaunaga tausi soifua o loo latou faatinoina e ese ma le taua, ma o le ala foi lea e taua ai aoaoga o loo faatino e tatau ona auai, ina ia siitia atili ai le latou tomai ma le agavaa i le faatinoina o le latou auaunaga, o le faaopoopo lea a le Afioga i le Minisita. O le aoaoga o loo faasino i ai le saunoaga a le Afioga i le Minisita, o le aoga lea e patino tonu lava i le latou auaunaga o loo faatino. O aoaoga e toe avatu ai isi tomai ma agavaa fou, e silafia atili ai ona faatino le latou galuega, e pei ona saunoa Tuitama. “E na o le lua aso na tuuina i ai e auai ai i le aoaoga, peitai e le i auai.” “Na toe tuu i ai le avanoa lona lua ina ia mafai ai ona auai i le aoaoga lava lea, peitai o le mea lava e tasi, e le i auai.” O loo manino lava le tulafono ma e ao foi ona tausisia, o le faaopoopo lea a le Afioga i le Minisita. “I totonu o le tulafono o loo faapea mai, e le mafai ona avea oe ma tamaitai tausi soifua e galue Faatōsaga (Midwife Nurses), sei vagana ua faamaonia. “E le mafai foi ona talia e le Komiti Faafoe o Tausi Soifua se Faatōsaga pe afai e le i faamaoniaina, o le faaopoopo lea a le Afioga i le Minisita. “O lea aoaoga e faailoa ai o loo gafatia pea e soo se tamaitai tausi soifua ona faauau le faatinoga o lana auaunaga. E pei ona saunoaTuitama e tailua tausaga ma faagasolo ia aoaoga, ina ia fou lava agavaa ma tomai e maua e tausi soifua e faatino ai le latou galuega. “Atonu ua i ai se isi tomai poo le agavaa fou foi e faatino ai le latou galuega, lea e tatau ona auai ina ia latou silafia.” “Afai ua i ai se isi tomai fou i le faafanauina o se tina, o le taimi lea e tatau ai ona latou silafia, o le auai i aoaoga ia, aua e taua mo latou.” “A tupu mai se faalavelave i le faatinoina o le latou galuega, o ai e pa’u iai?” “E pa’u i le Matagaluega ma le Komiti Faafoe.” O lea tatou te talanoa i soifua ma le saogalemu o tagata. E le mafai ona faatino le latou galuega o le faafanauina o tina maitaga, pe afai e le i toe siitia le latou tomai ma le agavaa e faatino ai le galuega, o le faaopoopo lea a le Afioga i le Minisita. O le mafuaaga lena e taua ai tele le auai i aoaoga ia o loo faatino mo i latou, ina ia atoatoa ai le latou auaunaga e tuuina atu mo le atunuu....

“Gafatia e tagata uma le tau o le eletise” Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi O le gafatia e tagata uma ...Read More

“Gafatia e tagata uma le tau o le eletise” Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi O le gafatia e tagata uma o le tau o le eletise (Affordable electricity for all”) o le sini autu lea o le Fono Lona 26 a le Faalapotopotoga o Malosiaga Faaeletise a le Pasefika o lo o talimalo ai Samoa. E tusa ma le 250 le aofai o sui mai kamupani ma Malo o le Pasefika, aemaise o Malo fesoasoani o loo auai i lea fonotaga o lo o faia I le Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey i Apia. E vaiaso atoa o loo faatautaia ai lea fonotaga, lea na amata I le aso 1 o Aokuso 2017. Na amata le fono i le ava o le feiloaiga e faafeiloai ai i sui usufono uma, lea na faataunuuina i le Falesamoa o le Pulega o Tagata Tafafao Maimoa mai Fafo (STA). O le faalua lenei ona talimalo Samoa I le fono lenei, lea foi na talimalo ai i le tausaga e 1996. I le saunoaga a le Afioga i le Palemia, Susuga Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi e tatala aloaia ai lea fonotaga, na ia faailoa ai le taua o le tofā tatala a sui auai, ina ia maua ai nisi tomai ma nisi agavaa fou. Na faaalia foi e le Afioga i le Palemia, le fiafiaga ia Samoa pe afai e tuuina mai le avanoa e talimalo ai i soo se fonotaga a le PPA i soo se tausaga. “Matou te fiafia e talimalo i so’o se tausaga lava e fai ai tou fonotaga, pe a fai matou te maua le avanoa e talimalo ai.” Na saunoa foi Tuilaepa e i ai lona talitonuga soo se atunuu lava o le itulagi lenei, e i ai lava le naunautaiga ina ia mautinoa o loo gafatia uma e tagata uma le tau o le eletise. E le gata I lea, a o le faatumauina pea o le maua e tagata o le eletise. Na faaopoopo le Afioga I le Palemia, o le ala foi lea e taua ai le tulaga o malosiaga faafouina o loo maua i totonu o atunuu, ina ia aveesea ai le faalagolago pea i le faaaogaina o le eletise e gaosia mai le suau’u. O Samoa o loo taimua i atunuu o le Pasefika i le atia’e ma le faatuina o malosiaga faafouina e maua mai le la lea e oo atu i le 40 meka uati le malosiaga faafouina e maua mai ai. E pei lava foi ona I ai i le Taiala mo le Atinae o Samoa 2016/2017 – 2019/2020, o loo folasia mai ai taiala e limataitaiina ai fuafuaga mo le tuuina atu o malosiaga lelei atoatoa i le atunuu. O taiala e pei ona faataatitia e aofia ai: • siitia lea o le fausia o atinae tau malosiaga faafouina. • Ia mausali le maua o le auaunaga o le eletise ma le faatuatuaina, ina ia aua nei toe motusia le mauaina o le eletise. • Ia faaleleia le pulega ma le saogalemu i le auina atu o suau’u i le atunuu, ia 100% le tulaga o le faasoasoaina, vaaia faapea le malu puipuia o le teuina o le suauu. • Ia faaleleia faiga faavae ma fuafuaga o le malosiaga i le vaega o femalagaiga ma felauaiga, ina ia mautinoa le iai o vaega e puipui mai ai fesuiaiga o le tau ma faalavelave matuia i totonu o fuafuaga ma galuega faatino a le vaega maoti. I le faagasolo ai la o lea fonotaga, o loo i ai i le polokalame faagasolo o le fonotaga, le maua lea o le avanoa e asia ai e sui usufono o vaega o loo faatino ai atinae ia a le Malo mo Malosiaga Faafouina...

Samoa Weather Office gears up for Pacific Meteorology Meeting By - Seia Ualesi Samoa Meteorology ...Read More

Samoa Weather Office gears up for Pacific Meteorology Meeting By - Seia Ualesi Samoa Meteorology amongst other Pacific Meteorology offices will meet in Honiara this month to help coordinate facilitation of meteorological services in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. A Donors and Partners Roundtable Meeting will also take place during the 4th Pacific Meteorology Council (PMC-4) and will focus on meteorological support in the Pacific region. It will provide an opportunity for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services donors and partners to discuss programs and their support to the climate resilience of Pacific communities as well as discuss a strategic way forward for sustainable weather, climate, water and ocean services in the context of the Pacific Island Meteorological Strategy. Savali spoke with Chief Weather Officer Mulipola Ausetalia Titimaea about Samoa's issues to be discussed at this meeting. He said, “Hydrology or the research of water was Samoa Weather Office’s only issue that was tabled in the meeting in Tonga in 2015; we raised this as it is one important aspect to weather.” “After the 3rd PMC meeting in Nuku’alofa, the council decided that this issue would be discussed in the meeting in the Solomon Islands this month and will be outlined on the South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) program as it identified climate change issues. " The second matter that will be tabled at this meeting is Samoa Met Office’s side event - a Mobile Weather App which will provide reports on the weather in a fast and convenient manner via mobile phones. “Many weather offices in the Pacific have enquired about this app that we're using; it's great for us to share with other Met offices in the region.” This will be the fourth meeting of Pacific Met Directors and partners under the auspices of the PMC; prior to this the Pacific Met directors have been meeting since 1993. Both meetings will be held at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Forum Agency Conference Centre in Honiara and are coordinated by SPREP, WMO and the Government of Solomon Islands...

Aogā o le faatekonolosi ma le initaneti i le soifuaga o tagata Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi Na talima...Read More

Aogā o le faatekonolosi ma le initaneti i le soifuaga o tagata Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi Na talimalo Samoa i le fono a Malo o le Taupulega e talanoaina ai mataupu tau fesootaiga ma le faatekonolosi. O lea fonotaga (Commonwealth Broadband Pacific Forum) sa faatautaia i le vaiaso na sei mavae atu nei, i le Potu Fono a Samoa i le Maota o Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi (TATTE). I le saunoaga autu e pei ona saunoa ai le Afioga i le Sui Palemia, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa, na ia saunoa ai i le taua o le faatekonolosi ma le initaneti i le soifuaga ua iai nei. I lona taua e pei ona saunoa Fiame, i le televave o suiga i metotia ma auala o loo momoli ai peau mo fesootaiga. “Ua faigofie ma vave ona fai fesootaiga i auaunaga tau telefoni, initaneti poo feau tusitusi, ma isi polokalame, i le va o malo, o pisinisi ma kamupani, faapena faalapotopotoga tumaoti ma tagata lautele i soo se tulimanu lava o le lalolagi.” O le talitonuga o le Malo e pei ona saunoa i ai Fiame, o se auala lelei foi lea e fesoasoani malosi i le atinae o le tamaoaiga ma aga fesootai. “I le taimi nei ua faagasolo le Atinae tele mo le fausiaina ma le tosoina mai o le tatou uaea malosi mo fesootaiga (Tui-Samoa submarine Cable project) e taatia mai i le alititai o le moana sausau ma le gataifale, e fesootai atu ai Samoa i Fiti ma agai atu ai i Ausetalia ma Amerika.” E iai foi se tasi o poloketi e pei ona faaalia e le Afioga i le Sui Palemia, lea o loo faatalanoa ai se tasi foi o fuafuaga i nisi o laina tetele pei o le Manatua Cable mai Tahiti, le southern Cross NEXT mai Niu Sila i Amerika. O le laina mo Tokelau ma Tuvalu, lea o le a mafai foi ona afea ai Samoa ma avea ai Samoa o se totonugalemu o ala o fesootaiga i le Pasefika. O loo faatali foi se tali mai a Amerika Samoa e tusa ai ma le ofo na tuuina atu iai e mafai ai ona fesootai mai ai i le Tui-Samoa cable pe a tusa ma latou fuafuaga, o le faaopoopo lea a le Afioga i le Sui Palemia. Na saunoa foi le Failautusi Aoao o Malo o le Taupulega mo Fesootaiga, Shola Taylor e faapea, e matua tele le avanoa e faaleleia ma siitia ai le soifuaga i totonu o le Pasefika ona o le faaaogaina o le faatekonolosi. O le fonotaga lenei e toe iloilo ai luitau o loo faafaigata ai ona maua le avanoa e faaaogaina ai le faatekonolosi i ona tulaga aoao, o le faaopoopo lea a le Failautusi Aoao. O loo i ai le faamoemoe e pei ona saunoa Shola, atonu o le a maua se fofo e foia ai ia luitau ina ia faafaigofie ai ona faatino ma galulue faatasi atunuu o le Pasefika, ina ia mafai ona faaaogaina auala o fesootaiga mo tagata uma. O le talimalo ai o Samoa i lea fonotaga e tauala atu lea i le Matagaluega o Fesootaiga ma Faamatalaga Faatekonolosi faatasi ai ma le Ofisa o le Pule Faatonu. E silia ma le 200 sui auai o lea fonotaga, e le gata o sui mai totonu lava o Samoa, ae faapea foi sui mai atunuu i fafo. E pei lava ona faafofoga le atunuu i le tele o faasalalauga ma tusitusiga i le taua o lea laina fou, aua o le a tele avanoa e maua, ma faatupulaia ai le faaaogaina o le initaneti, i se tau e gafatia e le mamalu o le atunuu. O lenei galuega ua faatinoina e ala i faiga faapaaga a le Malo ma kamupani o fesootaiga e iai le Bluesky, Digicel, Computer Services Limited, faapea nisi o faalapotopotoga a le Malo e aofia ai le NPF, UTOS m ale SLAC (Faalapotopotoga Inisiua a Samoa)....

Leai se fiva taifoi i Samoa Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi Ua faamanino mai e le Minisita o le Soifua M...Read More

Leai se fiva taifoi i Samoa Tusia - Taunuuga Toatasi Ua faamanino mai e le Minisita o le Soifua Maloloina, Afioga Tuitama Dr. Talalelei Tuitama le leai o se fiva taifoi (fever typhoid) o aafia ai se tasi o le atunuu. “O le taimi lenei e leai se faamatalaga ua oo mai i le Matagaluega po o se tagata foi o aafia i le faama’i o le fiva taifoi i Samoa.” Na afua ona fesiligia le Afioga i le Minisita, ona o nisi o faasalalauga na agia i luga o le ea, e faapea, o loo sasao lea faama’i i totonu o atunuu o le Pasefika. Ma ua lapata’i ai foi tagata femalagaa’i e agai atu i atunuu o le Pasefika, ona o lea faama’i. Peitai o lea ua faamaonia mai e le Afioga i le Minisita, e leai se tulaga ono faapopoleina o le atunuu, poo nisi foi o loo fia malaga mai i Samoa, ona o lea faamatalaga. “Leai ma se mea e faapopoleina ai le atunuu, aemaise o tagata tafafao mai i totonu o Samoa, o loo malupuipuia pea Samoa mai ia faamatalaga.” E pei ona saunoa Tuitama o loo i ai lava le vaega a le Matagaluega o loo gafa ma le suesueina o le faama’i lea pe a maua mai ni faamatalaga pe maua foi se isi e masalomia e aafia i le fiva taifoi. Ia manatua foi o le faama’i lenei e maua loa se isi o loo aafia ai, ona lipoti sa’o lava lea i le vaega o le au suesue, ina ia faatino le latou galuega suesue poo fea na mafua ai ona maua le tagata lea i le faama’i, a o ai foi nisi na fesootai atu iai, ina ia sailiili, o le faaopoopo lea a le Afioga i le Minisita. “E oo mai la le taimi lenei, e leai lava se lipoti e faapea ua iai ni tagata ua maua ua aafia, poo nisi foi ua masalomia ua aafia i le fiva taifoi.” O le tulaga i lea faamai e pei ona saunoa Tuitama, e fai le suesuega i le toto o le tagata, aua o loo iai auga e masalomia ai e maua se tagata I lea faamai, ona fai lea o suesuega e faamaonia ai. Na saunoa foi le Afioga i le Minisita, i le faatautaiga o le galuega a le Au Suesue, ina ia maua uma vaega e tatau ona moomia, ina ia agai iai le latou galuega taulogologo, aemaise lava nofoaga e afua mai ai ona aafia se tagata. “E suesue foi la poo se meaai poo se vaiinu pe na aafia mai i se isi tagata, ona sailiili lea o le tagata muamua lea na aafia.” O lona uiga, e le’i lapataia lava le tatou vaega suesue i se isi ua aafia, e le’i lipotia foi e le ofisa suetoto se isi ua maua i lea faama’i i a latou suesuega, o le faaopooopo lea a le Afioga i le Minisita. “E leai la se tulaga e ono faapopoleina ai le atunuu, ae taua le utagia mai o fautuaga a le Matagaluega o loo auina e ala i a latou faalauiloa o loo fai.”...

Samoa & UNDP inks Renewable Energy Project worth millions By - Seia Ualesi Deputy Prime Minister ...Read More

Samoa & UNDP inks Renewable Energy Project worth millions By - Seia Ualesi Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Fiame Naomi Mataafa and Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuoti signed an agreement called the IMPRESS Project (Improving the Performance and Reliability of Renewable Energy Power Systems in Samoa) with the Global Environment Fund that allocates millions to renewable energy. Fiame said that this fund will go towards renewable energy (RE) projects in Samoa, to improve performance and reliability of power systems in the country. “The ST$14.3 million fund will be allocated to several projects, with 50% towards the Biomass project through the STEC Estate and 50% towards community projects. “Samoa has demonstrated significant commitment to addressing climate change issues both in adapting to impacts and mitigating or reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. “From a global perspective our emissions are very small. However, we aim to demonstrate our concern and commitment as a small island developing state whose people are at the frontline of climate change. “This Project will be implemented through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment but of course all government-centered projects will be monitored very closely by our Ministry of Finance. Kanjeng Notonegoro, the UNDP Resident Representative added that efforts to increase renewal energy output was a national responsibility, in line with national policies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. “For this project’s objective to be achieved we need contribution and participation from stakeholders in the private sector, civil society and Government. “The five year project timeframe should give us enough time to see the results of our commitment to the Paris Agreement goal having 100% renewable energy sources by 2025." The IMPRESS Project objective is to improve sustainable and cost-effective utilization of indigenous renewable energy resources for energy production in Samoa. The project is comprised of the following components: • Component 1: Enhancement of RE Policy Formulation and Implementation • Component 2: RE-Based Energy System Improvements • Component 3: Financing of initiatives for electricity saving, productive and social uses of RE electricity, and Electricity System Performance Improvement • Component 4: Productive and Social Uses of RE • Component 5: Enhancement of Awareness on the applications and benefits of RE/EE...