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.
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: