Dear Editor, Re: Public against banana distribution I feel for all of you. Unfortunately, that boat has sailed due to the inconsiderate heads of the agricultural Ministry. Yes. You were all correct the needs of the less fortunate should outweigh that of the rich.
Dear Editor, Regarding the front page story titled “$13million investment lacked proper papers.” What can we do about it and what’s the point here? We were clearly told that all these high profile officials running the show were well educated, and some of them had more than 2, 3 or more Degrees up their sleeves.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
And so once more, the Controller and Chief Auditor, Fuimaono Camillo Afele, has made some pretty alarming discoveries in his latest report to Parliament to have been made public. The report to Parliament for the financial years 2013 and 2014 paints quite a grim picture of wrongdoing, abuse of power and misuse of taxpayers monies in the public service.
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…You remember the first time you tried to ride a bike? It can be quite tricky. The bike shakes and wobbles everywhere until you finally learn how to balance your weight. Balance is important in everything.
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.
Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.
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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