WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

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

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O.M.G.

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

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YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

C’mon Land Transport Authority!

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Why so paranoid?

What is it with Ministers having high security cameras in their tiny waiting rooms?

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You have got to be kidding me!

With the latest reports and video postings involving some child vendors in a nasty incident of physical abuse of an individual, it was astounding to hear a response from the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fauono Talalelei Tapu reported in the Weekend Observer.

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Maybe we’re unique?

A friend of the B.T.L. was at the front desk of one of Samoa’s prestige hotels when he overheard a funny commotion.

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Government vehicles

My challenge to all the current C.E.O.s is to buy their own vehicles and ask for your transport allowance from the government.

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Sad, sad, sad

Don’t you think it’s kind of sad how some Cabinet Ministers and his highly esteemed colleagues in the telecommunication sector were posting photos on social media...

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“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck …”

While the Samoa Rugby Union and the P.M. may call him the coach or Head Coach, we beg to differ.

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Keeping it sealed

So we now have the ludicrous and unsafe practice of a police officer taking it upon himself to take a revolver home from a police station because it “might go missing”.

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The Donald Trump of Australia

Oh my goodness, someone has had a severe case of “I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.”

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Get off the road

Could the driver of OOTR 01, a spanking brand new Ford Ranger I might add, please be mindful there are other cars on the road, especially when it’s a two-lane road.

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Answer the phone

Here’s a scenario. You spend so much money buying the cash power for your aigas in the rural areas and Savai’i right?

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Cut the excuses

So P.M. Tuilaepa reckons the hospital is not a paradise.

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UP HERE FOR THINKING, DOWN THERE FOR DANCING

Who was the bright spark with asphalt for brains who decided that the Friday of the White Sunday weekend was a great time to fill in the potholes on Convent Street – one of the busiest streets in Apia?

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TOURISM: THE RIGHT AND WRONG WAY

Wonderful to see so many visitors on island over the past few weeks. Beautiful To Sua may charge what seems like a fairly hefty 20 tala per visitor, but those in the know, say it is well worth it.

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BOUQUETS AND NOW BRICKBATS

After glowing compliments were handed out during the special day recognizing the public sector recently, there are a few not-so-wonderful comments that need to be made.

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DO WHAT’S RIGHT

Why does a very visible, vocal and well-known businesswoman think it’s ok not to pay National Provident Fund contributions for her employees?

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Wrong person

This next bit is not funny. A man was wrongly taken to the Police station, mistaken for one of the escaped prisoners.

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The truth guys

Now that Damian McGrath has finally broken his silence, what will the S.R.U say now?

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Editorial

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”

Letters to the Editor

Blame it on the rain? Yeah Yeah

Dear Editor Re: Use of Police vehicle questioned This Police Toyota Truck was received as part of Australia’s Aid and paid for by the Australian taxpayers. Now the police have abused this vehicle for personal use the day it arrived.

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!”

Columns

SHADOW ON THE HEART

We’re in a hospital going around touch the ground

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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