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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Govt. must learn from these failed projects

And so once again the issue of millions of tala being wasted while so many people in this country continue to wallow in petty poverty and hardship has returned to the fore.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you Mr. Editor for continuing to raise this issue about the roads. The road problem here in Samoa is not a new issue under H.R.P.P and PM Tuilaepa’s leadership.

Re: Millions wasted on bad roads The World Bank funds all the roads that don’t fall apart in the wet weather. The best roads in Samoa are funded by the World Bank eg: the 4 lane vaitele arterial.

Re: P.M. understands businesses well I wonder how much of the tourism growth can be directly attributed to Stui’s administration? This is a classic example of the workings of the cause and effect principle!


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Layton Lolo


Alone, misplaced A stranger in unforgiving waters

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Afamasaga Toleafoa

Elections maketh not a Democracy

Religious Liberty at Risk. Our Parliament signed off on 2016 with among other things two pieces of legislation that have rightly generated comment and concern.

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Aumugaolo Ropeti Ale

Implications of youth, state violence; the struggle for Tumua ma Pule in faces of the illegal industry

The recent images of children assaulting an innocent homeless man in his sleep around three o’clock in the morning are symptomatic of a larger and more serious problem facing the poor, marginalized and generally the indigenous people (tagata Samoa) today.

Between the Lines

So the entry point for English for aspiring teachers at N.U.S.has gone UP to 50% for 2017? What?

Talk about the need to “Keep calm and carry on”.

C’mon Land Transport Authority!

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Someone said: “You can always get what you want, if you help other people get what they want.” Frank Bettger started selling life insurance as a young man.

Street Talk

What should become of the Vaitele market?

The $5.7million market at Vaitele once described as a “gold mine” by the former Minister of Finance, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, has instead become a flop. Now the government is looking for someone to develop it. It is a last desperate attempt to recover the money spent on the multimillion-tala project.

Vito Vaifale, 29


Epe Feata, 40

Matautu Lefaga

Lua Pisigaoto, 48


Alamoni Sae, 51

Vaitele Fou

Soo Aiono, 25

Fasitoo uta

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