Dear Editor, Re: Taxpayers to fork out more for $4.2m Office Your front page article yesterday with the caption “Taxpayers to fork out more for $4.2m Office” needs to be clarified further for your readers’ information.
Dear Editor, Isn’t it ironic that P.M. Tuilaepa is not going to a meeting where the President is Frank Bainimarama? I couldn’t help but laugh when I read your story yesterday that while Bainimarama was the man in Germany, Tuilaepa was nowhere to be seen.
Dear Editor, Re: Head of State or Governor General? This is exactly what this P.M wanted when him and his H.R.P.P. passed a ridiculous bill to have the government appoint the new Head of State every five years.
Dear Editor, Re: PARLIAMAENT OF SAMOA-POSTS OF PRIME MINISTER/DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER-SHIP Now that the Bill had gone through for the scrutiny of the appropriate Parliament Committee, why not include the post of the Prime Minister/Deputy Prime Minister-ship to be now dealt with the same as that of the Head of State - 2 terms and/or 10 years max?
Dear Editor, Re: In response to athlete, Jeremy Dodson Elaine, you should not have blown that horn. You started by saying, “I wanted to say something when I read this person’s former letter, but was asked not to.” Elaine, you should have listened to whoever gave you that noble advise.
Re: Samoa Airways joy I think this airline business will make Samoa bankrupt within 3 years. Here are my reasons why: (1) You have to spend $millions buying/hiring/maintaining these planes and it will take many, many years before there is a return on investment if there is any. Samoa government will be bankrupt before this airline business will even make a single profit.
Dear Editor, Another weekend of non-stop rugby action, another weekend of electrifying rugby treat for all rugby fans but us, the Samoan rugby fans. A little consolation is when the Toa Samoa fought back against the Scotland to settle for a draw, which means they will make it to Rugby League World Cup Quarterfinal by default. If you see this as a win so be it, as for me, I keep it real—the 13s boys did not play to their potentials.
Dear Editor, Talofa and greetings. With great respect I feel a great urgency to reply to a segment of your story titled “Tension in the halls of justice” published on the Sunday Samoan mentioning my father High Chief Seumanutafa Tiavolo of Apia.
Dear Editor, I wanted to say something when I read this person’s former letter, but was asked not to. However, why should I keep silent when he sees fit to spill out any rubbish he feels like?
Dear Editor Re: The best thing that could happen this weekend I just completed watching the exhausting game which resulted in a painful draw between Toa Samoa and the Braveheart Scots. I was hoping to watch a much improved Toa but all I saw was the worst performance from the whole team.
Dear Editor Re: World Rugby, S.R.U. disagree Detailed explanation is required from the Samoa Rugby Union of where the £7 million (24 million Samoan Tala) received from World Rugby if they are to be believed for years 2015 and up to 2019 went.
Dear Editor Re: The truth about airlines and competition Politics is always the weakest link, no denying. There are even further factors against this venture that are yet to be scripted and I will not mention them in this public forum in that it may disadvantage our position.
Dear Editor, Re: Kevin article on tourism and aviation We need to look at the bigger picture and long-term outcomes. Samoa needs to protect its national carrier, by having our own airline we can also control our airfares
Dear Editor, 'Malie toa, malie tau!” Savea stood facing the sea, watching the King sail away and felt the wind of change rush through him. He thought of the future of his people, and wondered if this battle would be remembered. Would it remain in the hearts of his people for generations to come?
Dear Editor, With due respect, we write in response to your article titled “Tension in the halls of Justice” published on the Sunday Samoan of 6th November 2017. In the story, Fa’aolesa Katopau says that his letter to the President of the Land and Titles Court was merely a request for him not to consider a complaint for a case that had been resolved in 2011.
Dear Editor, The answer for the question about taxing of Church Ministers’ earnings is already provided by H.R.P.P. regarding the new tax law. The new tax law is good news for H.R.P.P. in terms of financial support for our government and our country.
Dear Editor, The issue of Air Services to and from Samoa is one which affects every Samoan household and every Samoan whether in Samoa or whether in some foreign land. For the past decades we have been literally at the mercy of the major carriers such as Air New Zealand and Virgin Airlines and what is now Fiji Airways.
Apologies to our readers for our rather gloomy group of stories on Page 1 of today’s edition. It would be great to start the week with something more uplifting but you’ll need to flick over to Pages 2 and 3 and the rest of the paper to start to get yourself into that kind of mindset.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has moved to amend the Constitution once more in relation to the position of the Head of State. But the change has given rise to suggestions that since anyone is now eligible to become the Head of State, is it not time to consider changing the title from Head of State to Governor General. What do you think? Ioana Tupa’i asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:
Think a minute…One of the most famous Italians in the 20th century was Benito Mussolini, known to his people as Il Duce, which simply means The Leader. His charisma was almost like amovie star rather than a government leader, even though his charm was bathed in blood and violence.
New Zealand, a member of the Pacific family of nations, has an exemplary record in the development and the maintenance of democratic governance in its modern history.
SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.
Samoa’s Ava Exports is looking promising, with exports expected to increase in the next couple of years. Ava exports was Samoa’s second largest export commidity from 1998 to 2001 until some European countries led by Germany imposed restrictions on the Pacific Kava Trade. Samoa’s exports of Ava in 1998 was just under $20m.
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