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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

The scourge of theft and dishonesty in church-going Samoa

On page 14 of yesterday’s newspaper is a piece that should alarm us all. In fact reading Tony’s heartfelt plea for Samoa to start openly discussing the issues of petty theft and outright dishonesty among our population reminds us about what we’ve been saying for a long time now.

Letters to the Editor

Re: Trump deserves a chance Obviously you’re ok with giving a misogynist, racist, egomaniac a chance at leading what is now the most deeply divided nation?

Re: Do Samoans really need new cars? There are a lot of good points in this piece. New cars need the correct equipment to programme and diagnose problems and the technicians (not mechanics any more because of the level of skill required) need to be trained to use them correctly.

Re: Father, daughter and stigmata Religion like culture is the social fabric of any society. That’s why the controllers of the world used religion as a geo-political instrument for their own benefit.


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Courtney Sina Meredith


We’re in a hospital going around touch the ground

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Faamuamua Daisy Tauaanae

The Equation

Consider me lucky For I am the fruit

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Orlando Huaman

Do Samoans really need new cars?

I refer to your story titled “Minister stands by law change” published two weeks ago. Of course the Minister has to because the “boss’ says so. Mr. Niko Lee Hang states that in allowing newer cars -2009 made-or newer, into the country “will be for the benefit of our people.”

Between the Lines

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

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

C’mon Land Transport Authority!

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Ever feel like you are running in all directions but “getting nowhere fast”? After working long, hard days you still feel like you’ve got little to show for it. It is easy to “major on minors” and spend our time on so many unimportant things that our life becomes a game of “trivial pursuit”.

Street Talk

Do you support the church’s decision?

The father of a woman who claims to be carrying the marks of Jesus Christ’s suffering has been stripped of his roles by the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S). Reverend Opapo So’ana’i, who currently looks after the Siufaga C.C.C.S parish, confirmed the decision during an interview with the Sunday Samoan. What do you think about the decision? Misiona Simo asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Samaila Onosai


Kerisimasi Vui

Vaitele Tai

Lino Setu


Tofilau Kalapu Mauli’o


Ulugia Eteuati


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