Suppressing the truth

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s attack the media It’s so convenient to just ignore rape when it’s not your daughter being molested. There is a real problem in’s the P.M. is trying to muffle the media.

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About the aircraft

Dear Editor Re: Samoa Airways secure new aircraft It’s interesting that Icelandair will be supplying a Boeing 737 when they do not have any in their fleet.

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Samoa should win it already

Dear Editor, Re: Pacific Games Guam should just be ruled out because they could be nuked at any time. There is completely no safety there with all those military people there. Tahiti is one of the richest countries in the South Pacific, on a par with New Zealand.

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The issue of competition in Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Hypocrisy at its best There is absolutely no competing with a Chinese business in Samoa. Samoans do not have the financial backing and support Chinese business receive from China and from Tuilaepa’s Government.

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Kudos to Coach Matamua Salima and team

Dear Editor, Coach Matamua, I couldn’t be more proud of your unwavering effort as you and the boys ‘stuck it out’ in your journey to the GOLD at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas.

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They report, we decide

Dear Editor Re: Sorry PM, You Are Wrong With due respect to you Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, your comment on blaming the media for reporting incest and rape in Samoa is wrong.

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Dear Editor Re: Hypocrisy at its best This is an embarrassment for our small Island Nation. We claim to be a Christian Faith Based Nation but we discriminate against others?

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New game plan needed

Dear Editor Re: Hypocrisy at its best Will banning “Asian” businesses in selected areas in Samoa actually help those consumers who rely on competitively priced goods that these businesses offer?

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Protecting what is yours

Re: Hypocrisy at its best I’ll weigh in on this one. I think the comparison is like comparing apples to oranges. If you look at how the global economy is structured the advantage leans in favor of the wealthy countries.

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Wait for the tail

Dear Editor Re: Samoa Airways reveals New Logo As a former marketing manager I know that you will never get everyone agreeing on such a design. From a purely practical perspective, it will do the job fine on a letterhead and even on the side of the plane up front.

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She wrote to the Editor of the Samoa Observer.

Dear Editor, As the lead author of the report on HIV and STI risk and vulnerability among key populations in Samoa I would respectfully like to respond to the Honourable Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr Leao Talalelei Tuitama and the Honourable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

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Check the stats

Dear Editor Re: P.M. Tuilaepa attacks media for reporting on rape, incest Tuilaepa you are a moron. Running from the facts doesn’t make them go away!

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Re: P.M. Tuilaepa attacks media for reporting on rape, incest Really??? So would it be better to pretend it never happened!!? Of course not! It’s this “head in the sand” approach that has protected the sexual offenders (and in some ways allowed them to repeat offend) and suppressed the victims into acquiescence.

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The answer is stop committing rape and incest

Dear Editor Re: P.M. Tuilaepa attacks media for reporting on rape, incest Well, if there are rapes, there are rapes. If they come to court, then there is a clear public interest (within the usual ethical guidelines of course) and journalists have full rights to report them.

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Never mind the world, how about our audits?

Dear Editor Re: P.M. Tuilaepa attacks media for reporting on rape, incest Samoa’s PM & Auditor General in Disgrace The PM’s failure to produce audits of government borrowing or spending for the past 17 years is disgraceful.

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Have i got your message?

Dear Editor Re: Looking in the mirror, Samoa! What are you saying? Samoans are liars, cheaters, thieves and one gas station is over charging people 10-15% more? Basically you’re saying dishonesty is one of those “underlying problems”?

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Samoa Land Corporation beneficiaries

Dear Editor Re: Once again dear Prime Minister Tuilaepa, with bated breath we are still waiting!

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Living respectfully

Dear Editor Re: Looking in the mirror, Samoa! No Michael, I did not say that, I am just fine with Samoans, otherwise I would not have married one, nor chosen to live here, however even blind freddie can see that there is an underlying problem with these minor offences in Samoa.

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Where are the Ministers of Health and Agriculture?

Dear Editor Talofa and Good morning I noticed a story in Wednesday’s paper about the Dengue crisis in Samoa written by Deidre Tautua-Fanene and thought it was urgent, so hence my writing to you.

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Who do we turn to?

Dear Editor Re: Truth matters in the death of Siliva Auali’itia I am sad and just so tired of reading articles that express the stupidity and the corruption in Samoa.

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Small massive achievements

Some important positive developments in rural education are worth celebrating. We say this because when it comes to secondary schools, the focus is more often than not on the performance and the achievements of the more popular affluent schools in the Apia town area.

Street Talk

Rachael Iosu, 22

P.M.’s media call wrong

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has stopped the Police’s monthly press conference in a bid to control media reports about cases of rape, incest and other vile crimes, in Samoa. In doing so, he has also criticised the media for reporting such cases. He said they are lazy and they only want to be spoon-fed by the Police. What do you think? Do you think the media should stop reporting about rape, incest and other crimes, in Samoa? Talimalie Uta asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said.

Think a Minute

Know your enemy

Think a minute…In a war rule number one is you must know who you’re fighting. Otherwise, you’ll waste a lot of time and energy fighting the wrong enemy. Our life’s daily struggles are like a battle.


Raising the standards of the Police service

Ou te mua’i fa’atalofa atu i le Paia ma le Mamalu ua tatou mafuta i lenei aso. Malo le Soifua Maua ma le Lagi e Mama.

Between the Lines


NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!

Sunday Reading

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: B.B.L. Winners for fathers day promotion with B.B.L. Staff.

Bluebird celebrates Father’s Day

Seven lucky dads celebrated father’s day with Bluebirds Father’s Day Promotion Prize Giving held last week Friday.

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