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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Taxes, E.F.K.S’s Secretary General and a Methodist Church Minister

And so it continues. The war of words between the Government and the biggest denomination in Samoa with close to 60,000 members, the E.F.K.S., rages on. If what is being said publically is anything go by, these parties are definitely on a collision course.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Two babies die after vaccination The two toddlers are not the only deaths from the MMR. Some children are genetically susceptible to the vaccine it seems. Therefore compulsory and punitive legislation should be abandoned.

Dear Editor, Re: Taxes, God and meaninglessness I can see the dialectualism of the Church and State in your introduction. Or, the dialectualism of Religious organisations, and the H.R..P.P. Government’s enforced religious taxes.

Dear Editor, I write in reference to your story titled “Luatuanuu want ban lifted” in the Weekend Observer. We continue to see clashes between government and some of the other authorities in the land.

Columns

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Lumepa Hald

Why Bananas

Well, how does the morning break for you besides prayers? I am at a crossroads with words and waking up with birds chirping.

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Mika Kelekolio*

Faife’aus employees of God?

Oh, when will this faife’aus’ tax saga end? In last Saturday’s Weekend Observer, the spokesperson for the E.F.K.S. was defiant in defending their stand on faife’aus paying income tax.

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Orlando Huaman*

How to find your own gold

Not where to go, but how to get there. Why should you look into your past at the painful failures when it is your accomplishments that count?

Between the Lines

Of ‘Papa Stui’ and fa’afafines Well it looks like some customers have kicked up a big stink about McDonald’s Unisex toilet.

Nervous times The development in Savai’i last week where two babies died after taking their vaccines will only deepen the public’s mistrust in the health system – when it comes to the issue of vaccines anyway.

Local but no niu Here’s the thing. You go to a some local restaurants and they make a big deal out of them using local ingredients for their food.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…A man was cleaning his car with a special brush when a little girl who had been watching him said, “My daddy has a brush like that to clean his car too.” “Really!” said the man. “What kind of car does your daddy have?”

Street Talk

Public speak on vaccines controversy

The death of two one-year-old babies last Friday following their vaccination at Savai’i has led to independent investigations by authorities and galvanized debate throughout the nation. Health experts have come out defending vaccinations while urging patience until the inquiries are completed. The public was asked if they have confidence in the health system and the health of their children.

Asiata Sataraka

Solosolo

Josie Mansfield

Vaipuna

Silia Samuelu

Saleimoa

Susana Simone

Vailele

Vaiana Afemata

Manono

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