NEWS FROM CABINET

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Report on Samoa International Finance Authority for Financial 

Year 2016 - 2017

Cabinet has approved the report on Samoa International Finance Authority for Financial Year 2016 - 2017.

The report reveals the decrease in registration for new international companies and corporations to register in Samoa. The total number of registered companies decreased by 279 compared to the previous financial year.

The report also states that Samoa is not the only country encountering the decrease, because other countries that offer this service have been reported to experience the same situation. The British Virgin Islands is the top country in the international finance business has reported to have a decrease in companies registration and revenue by 60%.

The Samoa International Finance Authority (SIFA) is in the process of constructing a new office premises at the old Court House at Tamaligi. The tender for the project has been advertised and construction works for the new premises is scheduled to started early next year.

 

National HIV, AIDS and STI 

Policy 2017 - 2022

Cabinet has approved the National HIV, AIDS and STI Policy 2017 - 2022.

The policy is designed to guide multi sectoral response for the prevention and elimination of HIV/AIDS and the transmission of Sexual Transmitted Infections. 

There are eight principles to guide the implementation of the National Policy:

1 : Law, confidentiality and the Rights of people living with HIV/AIDS;

2: Prevention;

3: HIV and STI testing;

4: HIV and STI Treatment and Care;

5: Gender Based Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health Services;

6: Research, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation;

7: Sectoral role and finances;

8: National Strategy and 2016-2017 Plan of Action

 

Sixth International Conference of Ministers Responsible for Sports

Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa’s representatives at the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI), held in Kazan, Russian Federation on 13-15 July 2017.

The  three day meeting was hosted by UNESCO and the International Olympics Committee and was focused on three main themes:

• Developing a comprehensive vision of inclusive access for all.

• Maximizing the contributions of sport to sustainable development 

and peace.

• Protecting the integrity of sport.

 The Minister of Education Sports and Culture, Afioga Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio and the ACEO for Sports, Luatua Seumanutafa Semi Epati represented Samoa at the meeting.

 

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