For her long service, dedication and loyalty to the people of Samoa and government, Marie Margaret Ripley, has been recognised.
She has been awarded the Recognition of Long Service Award for her 64 years of continuous commitment to the Public Service.
Currently employed as the 2nd Secretary to the Minister of M.N.R.E. and Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Mrs. Ripley exemplifies the values of the Public Service and is highly praised for her commitment to her work and contribution to Samoa.
The Public Service Commission on behalf of Government commends Marie for her dedication and loyalty to the Public Service and she is truly an inspiration to us all working in the Service
Marie’s employment history in the Public Service:
• She started work in the Public Service on the 3rd of August 1953 as a Shorthand typist in the Broadcasting Department.
• In 1964 she became the Stenographer in Charge for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs up until 1997.
• In this same year, Marie became the Second Secretary for the Honourable Fiame Naomi Mataafa as the Minister of Education, Women, Justice and MNRE, marking this year as her 20th year as Second Secretary.
Marie worked under Five Secretaries to the Government through her service under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.