19 Aug 2014

Samoa ready for SIDS conference handover

7:32 am on 19 August 2014

The venues for the upcoming Small Islands Developing States Conference in Samoa have been completed after a spiritual blessing and an inspection tour led by the Prime Minister yesterday.

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. Photo: RNZ / Jane Patterson

Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi told government employees to put on their best show in serving the overseas guests and he warned them to be mindful of the good name of the country.

Tuila'epa said any behaviour during the conference that comes up short regarding serving the visitors would appear around the world in 24 hours.

All the venues, from the conference facilities to the media centre at Faleata Sports complex at Tuana'imato will be handed over to the United Nations for the duration of the conference next Saturday, before the official opening of SIDS on Sunday August the 31st.