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.

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Jail, help and spraying needed

Dear Editor Re: Hiking warning for women and females This is awful. How is tourism ever going to take hold in Samoa with rapes, child beggars, high cost for food and accommodations, third rate service to name some of the problems?

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Success equals positive, poor equals negative

Dear Editor Re: Wasted millions on bad roads F for Failure If you think of successful leadership as an equation because you obtain a positive result, then poor leadership is like an equation with a negative result.

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No movement in economy for Samoa

Dear Editor Re: Government urged to stay in their lane I hope so. He is doing nothing to move his country ahead.

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SECURITY FOOTAGE: A part of the film clip referred to in the letter.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor After almost six years living in Samoa, I have at one time or another been a victim of theft and have had many accounts relayed to me from friends regarding their experiences first hand with theft, more times than I care to remember!

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Reinstate him

Re: Justice at last for Rev. Afereti I’m glad you’re not angry at the church Rev. I can also tell from your comment you haven’t exactly let them off the hook either. You will always have the option of suing these guys for what they’ve done to you and the hurt they’ve caused your family.

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Time to teach them a lesson

Dear Editor, Nikolao thought about the apathy in Samoa and realised that the answer was in plain view. When Samoa had been threatened by war in the past it was the aumaga the young men who had been vigorous to defend the ancestors and the unborn.

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Learn to say thank you

Dear Editor, Re: P.M understands business quite well Whilst you’re swimming around in that beautiful sea of facts, I wish to also jump in and join you in the enabling environment that was created from 2000 onwards which resulted in this massive growth in Tourism.

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Spoken like a true yes man

Dear Editor, Interesting comments from Tuala Ah Him. Spoken like a true “yes man” for the PM!

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You can’t serve two masters

Dear Editor, Re: Blame the parents Is “scheming” part of the curriculum teacher? Ok my friend (not my real friend),if “development starts at home” Pedro...

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Toa, your father is a good man

Dear Editor, Re: Father risks being stood down from church Toa your father sounds like a good sincere man.

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After all these years

Re: PM understands businesses quite well Credit should go to the private sector for persisting with woeful government policies, it’s people like the Greys with credible reputations that are bringing tourists and foreign investment into the country.

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How can you tax people who are already so poor?

Dear Editor, M.P. Tialavea, how dare you consider raising revenue from the people after what the H.R.P.P has done for Samoa?

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The real problem with our roads

Dear Editor, Thank you Mr. Editor for continuing to raise this issue about the roads. The road problem here in Samoa is not a new issue under H.R.P.P and PM Tuilaepa’s leadership.

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Question of quality vs quantity

Re: Millions wasted on bad roads The World Bank funds all the roads that don’t fall apart in the wet weather. The best roads in Samoa are funded by the World Bank eg: the 4 lane vaitele arterial.

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For the love of Stui

Re: P.M. understands businesses well I wonder how much of the tourism growth can be directly attributed to Stui’s administration? This is a classic example of the workings of the cause and effect principle!

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They are our children, too!

Dear Editor, The recent footage of child street vendors attacking a man in the early hours of the morning has gone viral and has brought to the fore an issue that has long been talked about.

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Drastic action needed

Re: Govt urged to stay on their lane A coup within a coup. It took guts and courage to drain the swamp of the corruption and old boys club to put Fiji back in the hands of the people and to become independent after their sad colonial rule.

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P.M. understands businesses quite well

Dear Editor, The tourism industry has undergone it’s greatest growth in Samoa under P.M. Tuilaepa’s administration. This is a fact. There is no denying this.

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Relationship between church and government

Dear Editor, Government corruption and inadequacies are the real issues. Child exploitation and child labour are the consequences of government failures.

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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!”



We’re in a hospital going around touch the ground

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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