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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Never a dull moment in paradise

There is no such thing as a sleepy Samoa. While the pace of life in this slice of paradise is certainly slower than other places near and far, there is definitely never a dull moment.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, 50 + years Mata’afa. We all know that’s how long your country has had independence and is still going (just). Let’s take another country with the same scenario. Just its name should make your leaders cringe.

Dear Editor; I went through the previous news on Samoa Observer and one of the most interesting cases to read is the one between Peseta against Apulu, La’auli and Martin.

Dear Editor, What has poverty and the new Cabinet approved process of appointing new A.C.E.O’s have in common? Nothing and everything. Let me explain.

Columns

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Quenjule Slaven.

Should we punish all juvenile criminals like adults?

Samoan youth throughout years have been so well-mannered that there was an unlikelihood of any sort of crime sprouting up.

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Afamasaga M. F. Toleafoa

The media and political power addiction

A brief news item in this week’s Friday’s Samoa Observer was a reminder of the tension that must exist in a democratic environment between governments and those exercising power on one hand, and the media on the other.

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Joycemarielila Toafa

Where are you?

A house stood at the top of a mountain, nothing about its appearance caught the eye because it screamed plain and simple.

Between the Lines

JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

WHAT A TEASER! If the Samoa Rugby Union needed some publicity for the upcoming game to be held at Apia Park later in the year, the Auckland Blues rugby side gave it to them by defeating the Melbourne Rebels 56-18 on Thursday night.

We really need another airline that is not affiliated to an existing one which is also flying in and out of Samoa. In other words, competition please, not a cosy relationship where you both maintain the status quo at the expense of the trapped customers

Think a Minute

Think a Minute…This is a true story about a young Jewish boy named Karl who grew up in Germany.

Street Talk

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Ruta, 45

Tufulele

Ese Fata, 45

Afega

Soma Soma, 32

Apia

Tofoi Papa, 25

Puipa'a

Luao Laulu, 28

Toamua

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