The parable of the weeds among the wheat

Dear Editor, Well madam Wendy, on second thoughts towards your ‘unbelieving views’, reminds me ‘The Parable of the Weeds Among the Wheat’ our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ spoke of on one incident as recorded by Mathew’s Gospel; 13:24-30, with its main message was to ‘be patience and maintain preaching on repentance’.

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Health Commission of Inquiry report hugely disappointing

Dear Editor, Re: M.O.H and N.H.S. Merger The Commission of Inquiry report on the N.H.S./M.O.H. merger and Nurses grievances makes for some depressing reading.

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The process that needs to happen

Dear Editor, Re: Nurses Association questions Police charges What in the world just happened here? One baby died and they went ahead and injected the second child? This is insane.

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About China Ready

Re: China ready Dr. Lee, the man for Samoa with his bible called the ‘China Ready.’ Any lecture of Dr. Lee in Samoa should be called “nightmare.”

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This is a joke

Re: Alcohol a deadly combination What a joke! This sentence is no deterrent for drinking and driving and killing someone and leaving them to die on the side of the road.

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Parking meters should’ve been introduced years ago

Dear Editor, I write with regards to your editorial “Parking meters a necessary headache.” I would say Sir, that parking meters should have been happening many years ago to curb the bludgers’ silly thought though, that parking free in downtown Apia CBD is a right rather a privilege of generosity.

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She’s been made a scapegoat

Dear Editor, Re: Nurse faces charges Sounds like a scapegoat for others. The government needs to take responsibility for the lack of resources, employee development and proper safety procedures/audit to prevent these unfortunate events.

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About creation

Re: Educate yourselves For the evolutionists, I have a question: Before the big bang, there was nothing!

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Repent and find God

Re: Salelologa men jailed The devil is now laughing at the result of his work during your time of weakness while “you” child of God suffers the consequences of his action and temptation.

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We need loans

Re: Govt. loans Okay, so are you all going to nitpick all the loans Samoa government have so far? Then the question is going to ask. Why all of you are complaining when the government and P.M. are working hard to bring in investors to make some profits to help out pay down and off those loans?

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Millions and trillions

Re: Govt. loans Who cares! If the government owes millions or trillions, at least the general public can see where their tax money is being spent. The focus is on the total government spending.

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A load of speculative old rubbish

Dear Editor, I’ve noticed over the years that you get the same old names popping up in the Letters to the Editor: Joe Hollywood, Wendy Wonder, someone called the Mad Man or some such thing, Orlando, P.S. Jefferies and someone who just keeps quoting psalms, etc., etc.

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Why I don’t agree with Reverend Tielu’s latest column

Dear Editor I enjoyed the first column from Reverend Tielu about the shortcomings of the present government and the way it conducts its business. The special mention of the Police Commissioner’s appointment is rather pleasing for it confirms my viewpoint about this issue.

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Your non-Christian beliefs

Dear Editor, Well Wendy in Wonder, I categorized you with our friend Orlando on the grounds that you are both residing in Samoa and I imagine it is via Marriage, where you are very welcome to our Country.

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Give Alatasi Tupou a chance

Dear Editor Since the Attorney General’s Office announcement that they are appealing the decision against Alatasi Tupou, it has taken me that long to assimilate the crime, and the adverse complexity of the appeal for the future of this son of Samoa who has been making a name for Samoa on the rugby fields around the world.

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What they will do next

Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial in yesterday’s Samoa Observer. I guarantee you, however, that if this government wins another term they will introduce property tax on customary lands next.

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A beautiful reminder about the real Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. should pay pastors instead This is essential Reading for a proper understanding and assessment of the E.F.K.S resolute rejection of the Government Tax Law for Church Ministers.

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What they are not saying

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa cautioned on critical trade decisions In other words, globalization is another word for legally confiscating of our rights to our land using legal deals orchestrated by the W.T.O. to benefit the stronger nations like N.Z. and Australia in the name of developing Samoa.

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Whatever E.P.C.

Dear Editor, I write today with regard to the upgraded E.P.C. supply of quality and reliable power. Some weeks ago, the Samoa Observer reported a speech by the Prime Minister on how the disbursement of WST10 million to The Tesla Company for back up batteries would ensure an uninterrupted supply of power to the long suffering public consumer.

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Hold them accountable

Re: Plastics ban I support the “Total Ban” on plastics from Styrofoam to single use plastic bags. When we look at what is plastics are and the impact on the ecosystem, we do need to worry.

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Editorial

What an incredible waste of taxpayers money

The Controller and Chief Auditor, Fuimaono Camillo Afele, uncovered a couple of rather interesting developments in his report to Parliament for the financial years 2013 and 2014. We accept the incidents highlighted took place six years ago and that things might well be different now which we hope is the case.

Street Talk

Faasisili Isaako, 58

Public against Government’s banana distribution decision

The decision made by Government to prioritise commercial farmers regarding the distribution of banana has received a backlash from members of the public. Our reporter, Adel Fruean asked the public about their opinion on the decision made by the Government and they responded:

Think a Minute

You are an answer

Think a minute…There is a story about a man who walked along the beach every day. Along the way he picked up starfish and threw them back into the sea one-by-one.

Columns

“Se’i mai le mui’a’a; tau mai na o le pua e ulā”

There is a common Samoan saying: “Tau mai na o le pua e ulā; se’i mai le mui’a’a” – “Pick only the most fragrant of frangipani; harvest the royal roots”. It is both a directive and a gentle plea.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The spears flew towards the youth on the hill, whistling as they cut through the air. Grinning, Queen Medb’s general drew his sword, eager to take back to his Queen the head of this warrior whom they called the Hound of Ulster. He had no doubt his spears would find their mark.

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