Dear Editor Re: Different strokes for different folks Let me explain a few things. 1. Only Parliament can decide who the Head of State is. This has been in the Constitution since 1960.
Dear Editor Please kindly refer to Mataafa Keni Lesa’s editorial dated 19 July 2017 headed “Different strokes for different folks” I just wish to add and say: • The H.R.P.P. is not Sāmoa nor the Pule of the People of Sāmoa nor the Pule of the Government of Sāmoa.
Dear Editor, The Prime Minister’s claim that there is nothing in the Bible prohibits the taxing of pastors is absolutely wrong. That wrong claim is a warning sign for our country because it is not a sign of success. The Prime Minister’s claim is based on his preferences because of his concern about his political affairs.
Dear Editor Re: Term for P.M. The P.M. will not give up his reign as the Dictator of Samoa. The world knows him as the P.M. but in his head, he is the Dictator of our Island Nation. Here is my advice to the P.M. Having terms limits to any office is healthy and it’s great for progress.
Dear Editor Re: All is not lost That you Mata’afa for your editorial. What we have to realise is that rugby is a sport, first and foremost. And like any other sport, rugby goes in cycles. It is our turn to be at the bottom of the cycle just like Fiji and Tonga were.
Dear Fiapa’i Kalahari, Dear Editor, This failed organization called the Samoa Rugby Union needs to shutdown. That will save millions of dollars on something else. We can’t just let the large chairman run everything in both the government and S.R.U. Both entities are failing.
Dear Fiapa’i Kalahari, Re: Fiji beats Samoa That was a thrashing we haven’t seen in a long time not counting NZ and Australia. We are now firmly established at the bottom of the barrel in the Pacific rugby and sadly will continue to fall.
Dear Fiapa’i Kalahari, Re: letter to the Editor, ‘Have some compassion’ In your letter to the Editor, you state that Samoa Water Authority (SWA) has led you — and most likely, everyone else residing on Amosā Road — to believe that Pita Ah Mu is responsible for the lack of access to water beyond his property, as a result of the delay in water pipes being laid.
Dear Editor I write in reference to the Samoa Observer’s front-page article on Monday 17 July 2017. Why is “my appointment” as per Tuilaepa’s not up for discussion, is it because he is God and he does not allow the Parliament or People of the Independent State of Sāmoa to discuss/talk about/on it to become law as is now in the air for the Head of State position?
Dear Editor Re: Increase in church offerings In this day and age, my friends at the makeki are puzzled by the lack of significant outcomes from all this money going into the Methodist church.
Dear Editor Re: Virgin and govt. Limit Competition and you kill the goose that lays the Golden Egg. You want people employed you open the country to fair competition. That’s includes everything.
Dear Editor Re: Virgin Samoa The more competition the better. I am rather surprised about the tone of Stui’s response to the Virgin Australia’s intentions. Being a smart economist that he is, he should welcome Virgin’s actions as bringing more competition to the Samoan aviation market.
Dear Editor, Allow me to differentiate politics and politicised. Then I will use the word politics synonymously with the word politicised. Politics is defined as the process of making decisions while politicised is when politics become a monster in steroid or used in the different context because it only aims to obliterate anything and everything in its path.
Dear Editor Interesting to read of Tuu’u M.A.L.M.T.P.M. and his Bahamian friend Max on his Column headed ‘Sex scandals and the Catholic Church’, Samoa Observer (SO) 02 July 2017 issue even though they seem to start their conversation by going at each other’s throat.
Dear Editor Re: Mario Esera Mario you are a wonderful young man, I wish I knew you as a friend. You are a breath of fresh air and all that Samoan culture is about.
Dear Editor There is hardly a day goes by without letters of complaints against the P.M. and the H.R.P.P. in the opinion column of this newspaper. Complaints about decisions and performance in politics, sports, social, economic and everything else.
Dear Editor Re: Manu Samoa result Seriously? We need to ask the hard question. Is it worth pursuing a place at the next W.C. when we are really suck at playing rugby right now.
There is a lot to be said about mental toughness and developing mental strength when it comes to all areas of life. In Samoa, we know this is an area where we sorely lag behind when it comes to sports development. And we’ve seen the results over the years.
Do you think there should be a limit on the number of terms for the Prime Minister? The question has surfaced following the government’s decision to change the Head of State after two terms in office. Deidre Fanene asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:
Think a minute.In June, 1969, the countries of Honduras and El Salvador declared war against each other. Until then, these two neighboring nations in Central America had been like close cousins.
Did the Minister of Agriculture just realize that it is “essential” for both to work together?
7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?
“I am her mother,” the woman said, looking King Alf squarely in the eye as she spoke. “Surely you will not deny me the right to see my precious daughter.”
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