Mediators ready for new role

By Vatapuia Maiava ,

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NEW GRADUATES: Picture here are some of the newly admitted mediators to the Accrediated Mediators of Samoa Association.

NEW GRADUATES: Picture here are some of the newly admitted mediators to the Accrediated Mediators of Samoa Association. (Photo: Supplied)

Samoa welcomed twenty-four new Mediators last week.

They are graduates of the 4th Mediation Training hosted by the Accredited Mediators of Samoa Association (A.M.S.A.) and the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration.

The new Mediators were presented with their certificates by the Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu.

The newly graduated mediators consists of Ministry, private organisations and community leaders that have received their certificates and are now well equipped to serve Samoa.
The newly graduated mediators consists of Ministry, private organisations and community leaders that have received their certificates and are now well equipped to serve Samoa.

Mediation in Samoa was officially established as part of the Court Services in 2013 and since then it has grown into a time-saving and cost-saving alternative to long drawn out and expensive Court proceedings.  

This year’s intake is an exceptional group of people.  They include Chief Executive Officers for Government Ministries and Private Organizations as well as Church Ministers. Here are some of them in pictures:

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