Put God first

Re: Win or lose, Christie will be at peace The root of all the problems in Samoa is that the Samoans have slipped away from their foundation, which is God. Full stop. You don’t need to attend an institution to study to find out why.

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We need professionals

Re: Samoa has no other choice Young professionals with credible credentials should be running S.R.U. We need to rediscover the glory days when Sir Michael Fay was the Chairman and his business credentials and charisma attracted international sponsors.

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Offerings are gifts

Re: Church, Govt. and taxes Alofa (offerings) are gifts to the ministers because most of the ministers don’t work and it’s a way for them to have time to do work for the community. What we hear sometimes is the amount in some congregation are very large week in and week out.

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Smart investment

Re: Cabinet Minister explains Smart investment Agricultural and Fisheries Team. Keep helping the private sector. It will all pay off for the whole country. This is how you help the private sector of Samoa.

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Samoa of yesterday and today

Dear Editor Re: Samoa must decide what fa’asamoa means, together Modernity and the traditional fa’asamoa cultural settings have their contextual relevance from either a historical perspective which maybe considered best preserved in our past, from that of our traditional cultural settings, as likened to the contemporaries whom lived through those times.

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In memory of Hans Joe Keil

Dear Editor, Hans Joachim Keil will always be remembered as one of the kindest men I have ever known. His love for Nathan and the Baby Miracle has touched countless lives. They way he intertwined the Ms. Samoa girls with Miracle was so touching.

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When you insult my faith

Re: About creation You’re such a hypocrite. You insult my faith, then you say I insult you. I answered every charge you made, then you become disingenuous and repeat the same argument, typical of you heathens when your arguments start to fall apart.

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Human rights

Re: Samoa a shining light How shallow are these four so-called advocates of human rights. Feels like their scope and narrow-minded vision is limited by what manners of control as per the H.R.P.P’s collective mandate.

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An open letter to the Tusitala

Dear Editor, Samoa’s own Tusitala was an incurable romantic. He had so much to say about everything that he could not resist making commentary on everything and everybody that was in his path at the moment.

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Do something about it

Re: Youth, crime and the law Bad behaviors are not hereditary, they are learned behaviors and it does have a lot to do with the environment these children are in.

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Your views dont represent ours

Dear Editor It has been a while now since we last heard about tax issues between EFKS and the government. After reading Letaa Taniuelu Maiava personal opinion on Samoa Observer 3 rd September 2018, I feel that I must also express my own view as a genuine member of the EFKS church in contrary to his.

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“Some measure of achievement!”

Dear Editor, Manu Samoa finally squeezed into the World Cup by the skin of its teeth after beating a country that does not know what rugby is. And what do we see? The Samoa Rugby Union touts that feat as a measure of high achievement.

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Fa’afafine are respected in Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Religious and cultural elements affect L.G.B.T.I. I read this with interest. I think Tuisina Brown is ignoring the fact that our Fa’afafine’s are treated with respect in our community.

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In Australia, they listen to people who vote them in

Dear Editor, Interesting reading your editorial about the Australian and Samoa Prime Ministers. Australia is the only country that practices Democracy at its best.

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Cheering World Rugby

Re: Fuimaono and World Rugby The Samoa Observer editorial is quite clear. They blame the S.R.U. for selecting Fuimaono in the first place. Such a suck-up to World Rugby. It is disgraceful that World Rugby have such a massive hold on Samoan rugby now.

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Invest in doctors and nurses

Dear Editor, Re: Interplast medical team Impressive! They mentioned in the article that most of their patients are from the rural area of Samoa, which is great! I’m concerned about those that fall through the cracks and maybe the severe cases of these conditions and are not aware.

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It all starts at home

Dear Editor Re: Popular eatery hit by thieves Parents and families should be there to do their job with these people who have become criminals.

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Can you explain?

Re: Religious cultural elements affect L.G.B.T.I. Feminist Elizabeth C. Stanton, was an outspoken critic of the Bible because of many alleged Injustice against women in the scriptures. In fact, she wrote: The Woman’s Bible - and most of Bible students called it, “the woman and the devil’s work.”

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To correct the misleading news aired by TV1

Due to the misleading news aired by Samoa TV1 on Tuesday night (28th August 2018) regarding the sudden passing away of Marama Sainimere Vesikula who was a beloved member of our family, I am compelled in my capacity as the legal guardian of Marama in Samoa to provide this brief to set the record straight.

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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries offers his congratulations

Dear Keni, I have been away returning on the evening of Friday 24 August 2018. So I missed the fun of celebrating Observer’s 40th Birthday together with all Samoans here. It’s been a long and hard road and am sure you are enjoying the fun in giving people a go, including me of course

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Editorial

Tiavea Airport. Is this a repeat of the failure that is the Satitoa Wharf?

What is going on in Samoa today? What is with the Government’s obsession for these multi-million-tala projects we know will only end up being white elephants, while many poor people of this country continue to suffer from poverty and untold hardship?

Street Talk

Faaiuga Tusitala 46

Savaii residents want 2019 Miss Samoa Pageant and Teuila Festival

Should the 2019 Miss Samoa Pageant and Teuila Festival be held in Savaii? Reporter Adel Fruean travelled to Savai’i to cover the pageant and also had the chance to speak to locals on what they thought of Samoa’s two premier events.

Think a Minute

No greater love

Think a minute…A four-year-old girl was terribly hurt in a car accident and going to die—unless the doctors quickly found a person with her same rare blood type who was willing to give her their blood. Then they discovered the girl’s seven-year-old brother had the same blood type as her.

Columns

NOT POPULAR IN THE PACIFIC: Heather du Plessis-Allan.

Straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel

The tirade by NZ radio 1ZB commentator Heather du Plessis against the Pacific Islands has rightly invited adverse comment, only a small part of which has filtered to us in Samoa I suspect.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

An S.O.S. visit to Facebook? The public surely appreciates the transparency shown by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai and the Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, when they posted pictures of themselves recently outside the headquarters of Facebook in Silicon Valley in America.

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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