In agreement with P.M. Tuilaepa

Dear Editor, Prime Minister Tuilaepa is absolutely right about the issue of the Chinese debt. While Tonga may be struggling to repay loans, Samoa certainly is not. Asking for a debt write-off is tantamount to admitting that Tonga is going to default.

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That expensive ticketing machine at the airport

Dear Editor, I write about the ticketing machine at the airport. Goodness. What is going on here? This is one bad movie you would hate to see as it goes against your better judgment.

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Are we better off today?

Dear Editor, I know that China is feeling the pinch from the tariff imposed by the US and their economy is in jeopardy according to the latest reports. What are the chances that all these Chinese debts that have been outsourced to other countries including us will be called in to fill that void?

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In support of Daniel Leo

Dear Editor, Re: Daniel Leo’s fight for justice He is exactly right. I was shocked when I saw the World Rugby Council’s last group photo, and practically every face was white (SA and Japan notwithstanding).

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Get real

Re: The question of debt Loans are how developing countries develop. Without them, Samoa would be back in the 19th century with no roads, no airport, no wharf, no hospital, no nothing.

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A vicious cycle

Re: When inquiries are held for the sake of inquiries This is more a circus than a law-abiding country. It is because it is lead by people who knew people of the same rankings; who would scratch other people’s back and maybe later on; they scratched his/hers;. and the merry-go-round continues.

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Church is not a business but it owns businesses

Dear Editor Allow me to correct your ignorance, Wendy about God, Church and the issue of creation. The church is not a business, but it does own businesses. That has never been a secret, and the church has always owned businesses since the early 1800s.

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The question of Samoa’s debt

Dear Editor, Re: The Govt. has nothing to hide Wow, the Prime Minister’s explanations about the country’s $1.01 billion debt can be compared to a kindergarten’s explanation of why he or she did something that he or she was not supposed to do.

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Sex abuse of children in the church

Dear Editor Re: Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints This is enough to make you cry. How long will we allow priests to abuse children?

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About time these reports are exposed

Dear Editor, Re: Auditors eye Health workers overtime Wow. All this movement recently by the Auditor to expose the corruption that everyone knew was rampant in every branch of government and all the government bureaucrats and elected officials.

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When it comes to political parties, better the devil I know…

Dear Editor, I write to comment on your recent news headline where your newspaper had referred to as “prominent lawyer Unasa Iuni Sapolu being the leader of a new party”.

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Phones and wheels kill

Dear Editor Can the Government stop people from texting and driving? I am 100% confident that the Government can stop people from texting and driving, but it does not seem to be doing it so.

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God created everything out of nothingness

Dear Editor I write in response to a letter by Ropati V published in your newspaper. “Nothingness” is defined by Google as “the absence or cessation of life or existence” so was the lack of any recorded life form before creations in the Book of Genesis a proof that God Almighty did not exist before then?

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Wake up please

Re: Pohiva on China debt All them islands are so small and its so easy for the Chinese to buy them off. Our leaders think that having them build huge buildings, Airport and so on is ok.

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Metered Parking: A source of financial gain or drain?

Dear Editor Will metered parking benefit Samoa and the government in the long run or will it be another monetary burden for the government? If the meters themselves can regulate their own activities then maybe, yes, they can be a source of income.

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Don’t confuse two different things

Dear Editor, Ropati V. I’m afraid you are confusing two very different things. Evolution is not the same thing as origins. Evolution is what happened after the earth began. Evolution does not in any way address HOW it began. That is a completely different issue.

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Stay strong John

Dear Editor Re: An open letter Thanks John, I will say age is just a number and you are a pro on social media so don’t give up easily because of loose “side issues.” It comes with the territory.

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Just smile

Re: Samoa needs a facelift Maybe he is talking about other hotels and restaurants. He seems to love the Tanoa Tusitala. I notice this too. The lack of smiling by customer service staff.

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An open letter to Mr. Savesamoafrommadmen

Dear Sir, I don’t/won’t join in the forum and I apologise that I won’t be checking for follow up comments or letters due to the unrealistic, silly, side issues and unrelated biblical quotes that some sprout off with, they are just ridiculous.

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In support of the banana distribution system

Dear Editor, Re: Bananas distribution I say the commercial farmers given priority and the small holder farmers be given a gradual development programme to get them up to speed.

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Editorial

Two lives lost at To Sua too many

There is no doubt about it. Thrill seekers love the popular To Sua Trench. And why not? There is something magical and mystical about the place. Which is easy to understand why it is on many people’s bucket lists.

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

“How to Debate with Your Mate”

Think a minute…A wise marriage counselor asks every couple wanting to get married if they have had a real argument yet. Often they answer: “Oh, no! We love each other. We never fight!”

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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