Business and politics don’t mix

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. admits $5.7m failure Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi hailed the project at the time.

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What’s best for Samoa

Re: Diagnosis of what’s happening in Samoa Yes look only at the election results but don’t look at how the election results came to be that way.

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Call comes with responsibilities

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. calls on Church Minister to deliver the message Should church ministers heed the PM’s suggestion and preach to their congregations about the benefits of healthy living, this would bring significant benefits to villages and Samoa generally.

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The real issue here is child labour and exploitation

Dear Editor, Re: Let’s not panic Tuala has made some valid points and I applaud him for speaking his mind. This is not in any way to discredit him nor judge his way of thinking but to redirect the conversation around “Child Vendors.”

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Hawaiki Cable

Re: Minister talks about the future You should’ve asked a question about the Hawaiki cable project which runs from N.Z. and Australia through Fiji, American Samoa to Hawaii and then onwards to the US mainland.

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Wake up, it’s time to fight evil

Re: Do thy eyes deceive thee? He is just a failure that H.R.P.P spokesman. There is a failed economy under his leadership which is creating poverty and social problems in modern Samoa.

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Be reasonable with our expectations

Re: Expectations soar with Tietjens at helm We expect too much with our high expectations to only think that winning all the time is a good thing. Of course it’s good to win the game especially when it comes to our beloved Manu Samoa team but the problem we have is that we don’t know how to cope when the Manu loses a game.

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It was the will of the people

Dear Editor, Re: A profound diagnosis of what’s happening in Samoa The Samoan people overwhelmingly voted in this H.R.P.P government by an absolute landslide at the 2016 general election.

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Corruption destroys human prosperity

Dear Editor, Re: How we can fix this problem In response to this letter, I’d like to share with your readers an article by Augusto Lopez-Claros titled “Nine Reasons why Corruption is a Destroyer of Human Prosperity.”

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Do the math

Re: Tuilaepa and Bainimarama Ok let’s see. Compare: Polynesian Airline under Tuilaepa; bankrupt Air Pacific becomes Fiji Airways and increases fleet including 747s under Bainimarama.

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About the govt. banning old cars

Dear Editor, Just some issues concerning the importation of new vehicles into Samoa.

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A profound diagnosis of what’s happening in Samoa

Dear Editor, Thank you Ropeti Ale for your insights and profound diagnosis of what is happening to our tagata Samoa in the wake of becoming overwhelmed and marginalized to the wayside as our government ruling party becomes overly consumed with political power, influence, and wealth.

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You’re joking Mr. Fang

Dear Editor, I had to laugh at Mr. Fang’s rationale when he said he doesn’t want to compete with local businesses.

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President Trump is a God-send

Dear Editor, Re: A future President who is a liar with the “viciousness of an 8-year old”? I’m amazed of how short sighted your commentary about Trump being the liar that he is Mr. Editor in Chief.

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In defense of the Police

Dear Editor, Re: Lawyer accuses Police of abuse of power This article clearly shows why Unasa was and is a terrible lawyer. She obviously has no understanding of the law, and likes to spout off incorrect information to get members of the public outraged.

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How we can fix this problem

Dear Editor, I have a lot of respect for the views expressed by MP Lautafi Purcell’s family members on social media forums but after reading MP Lautafi’s comments about street vendors, he’s slowly becoming an idiot.

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It’s not new

Re: Ministry investigates vendors Ua leva ga fai e kagaka ga mea...the old Mackenzie Wholesale at Fugalei, I always see kids buying goods at the wholesale prices and they resell it with their own mark-up price.

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Faumuina Fong is a nice change

Dear Editor, Re: The man of the moment The Member of Parliament for Urban West, Faumuina Wayne Fong, appears to me to be a new MP who wants to make a change for the betterment of Samoa.

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Going to church will not solve our problems

Dear Editor, Re: Neglect comes at a cost Interesting reading this editorial. I refer to the bit which reads: “We have often said that the root of the growing social ills in society today is the result of family values being lost.”

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They make an honest living

Re: Blame the parents Great idea. Send them back to the village because the modern government of Samoa cannot provide job opportunities for them.

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An open letter to the Minister for Revenue and the H.R.P.P. government

To Tialavea Hunt, thank you for setting up public consultations to look for new revenue sources to fund “development projects that will raise the welfare of our people”

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.

Think a Minute

My way

Think a minute…A little boy was not obeying his mother. So she told him to sit down and stay there until she said he could stand up again. The little boy angrily sat down and said: “I’m sittin’ down, Mom…but inside I’m standing up!”


Do Samoans really need new cars?

I refer to your story titled “Minister stands by law change” published two weeks ago. Of course the Minister has to because the “boss’ says so. Mr. Niko Lee Hang states that in allowing newer cars -2009 made-or newer, into the country “will be for the benefit of our people.”

Between the Lines


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

Sunday Reading

Myths, legends of ancient world - The Dream

The trees towered over her, their leaves rustling in hushed tones far above. She looked down at the bow in her hand, and realized that there was a quiver of arrows strapped to her back and a dagger in a golden sheath at her waist.

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