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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Thinking safety as Christmas excitement builds

A week away from Christmas, the message from the Police on the front page of the newspaper you are reading about the need for everyone to think safety first is timely. With the nation in generally a happy mood, there is no room for complacency when it comes to safety because disasters and tragedies often strike without warning.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, It’s good to see that someone in the Ministry of Police is finally showing courage and speaking out against the so called drastic measure that has been implemented by the Prime Minister and the Police Commissioner, to apparently address conflict of interest in the ministry.

Dear Editor, Re: A very interesting twist Steve you are a fool, what a joke!. You don’t even make sense. Read your dribble again and think about it. I am sure Auckland Rugby don’t need World Rugby money and I am sure Auckland Rugby went through a proper process instead of a joke of a process that happened in Samoa.

Dear Editor, Re: Peaceful march a success Success? Out of 190,000 Samoa however the greater in numbers who attended the unsuccessful march were flown in from overseas.

Columns

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Orlando Huaman*

Why are you unemployed?

If you are unemployed, blame yourself. Nobody else. Almost. Let me explain. People say I need a job. Doesn’t anybody? Unfortunately, those who proclaim that way, and I don’t blame them, do not know, with all certainty, what kind of a job they want.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

Sustaining economic growth and the future

For the best part of the last three decades this facility has contributed greatly to the economy of Samoa and its G.D.P.

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Lumepa Hald

Where is our dignity?

When I read poetry, in my solitude, I often think of my love for my country and yours too. I think of the beauty of it, and how the essence of it all is a sweet caress on a troubled mankind’s forehead.

Between the Lines

LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.

SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.

YOU’RE THE BEST! Admiration and thanks to the school pupils, supervised by teachers, for manning the pedestrian crossings near schools and keeping their many fellow students and drivers safe on our roads.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…You know that all of the world’s progress has come from people who just weren’t satisfied to let well enough alone. Sir Francis Bacon said: “Acorns and nuts were good, until someone invented bread.”

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