The Mau protest march and future

Dear Editor, If someone has the same thought that I have that Samoa is heading to the wrong direction then this discussion could be a helpful message for that person. Samoa really needs help right now and therefore right now is the good chance and the right time to start figuring out what our beliefs are and why we believe our beliefs in order to change the direction of Samoa to a better one.

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Show us the proof

Dear Editor Re: P.M. says Poly debt is paid Yeah right Stui? Where is the proof? Give us the numbers and receipts?

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Money is always clean

Re: Samoa, tax haven and dirty money Money is always clean - to swipe all as undeserving to pay as less taxes in high tax jurisdiction is tomfoolery.

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Where rugby comes from

Re: Rugby problems Rugby emerged from the elite public schools in Britain almost two centuries ago, and remains primarily the sport of the privileged classes today.

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Land and hope

Re: Determination and will to succeed Very true, our land is the source of or being, no land means no hope. The farmer knows better. When they become more knowledgeable of how to grow things and see them grow in its own natural setting, you feel appreciative of the blessings it provides to care for their families.

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A solution to some families’ water problems

Dear Editor I see on a regular basis in “Village Voice” stories on water shortages. In Australia the solution here (and for hundreds of years) has been for people living on the land to dig a dam! Depending upon the size of the dame, this can be a big task.

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Putting 2 and 2 together

Dear Editor Re: Govt. reacts to shameful E.U. tax haven blacklist Maybe this is why the E.U. moved their office out of Samoa in May last year?

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Just stop it!

Dear Editor Re: Nothing new in the treatment of Samoans in American Samoa Oh Gosh!!! You’re saying that American Samoa treats people from Samoa like slaves now?

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How crazy is this

Dear Editor Re: Samoa Airways a low front heading towards Samoa As I have said, Samoa Airways is paying $30,000 USD every single day in lease.

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Please, let’s learn from others

Dear Editor Re: Miss Pacific finale arrives, Samoa envies Fiji tourism Can the Associate Minister of Tourism, Amituanai Fagaivalu Kenrick please tell the P.M. and C.E.O. of Tourism Sonja Hunter to be humble and go learn from Fiji Tourism?

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Is this a cover up?

Dear Editor Re: They are just simple questions from reporter Ilia L. Likou Are they going to use Samoa Airways as the sacrificial lamb when failing as a scapegoat for the millions not accounted for in these reports and what we owed to the financial institutions?

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Creating inequality

Dear Editor Re: A critical march for Samoa Oh good god, PS Jeffrey, when has an Australian, NZ, Canadian, or any Judiciary body that evolved from a British system upheld the right of indigenous people and their lands?

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Nothing new

Dear Editor Re: Govt. reacts to shameful E.U. tax haven blacklist Well the PM actually knew this all along since he defended having Samoa as a tax haven last year June 30th, 2016...

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A solution to being ignored

Dear Editor Re: Permit granted for protest march Awesome. One step closer for average and poor Samoans to see there is a solution to the problem of them being ignored and disregarded in Samoa by the current government.

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Samoa Airways a low front heading towards Samoa

Dear Editor, In response to your editorial yesterday titled “They are just simple questions from reporter Ilia L. Likou,” the sign of things for Samoa Airways don’t look good at all but as gloomier as a low front heading towards Samoa weather-wise; storm coming to doom no doubt.

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Dengue fever mosquitoes and Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: False alarm and Olo False alarm or not, Olo is absolutely correct to bring up the issue of doing something to eradicate mosquitos in Samoa. They are a problem that will keep tourists away, whether it’s dengue, Zika, chikuyunga or just plain annoying.

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The real problem

Dear Editor Re: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, the fulcrum on which the wheel is turning, turning! It says the “Controller and Chief Auditor may conduct a yearly audit report on any examination or investigation” that he finds appropriate, and necessary.

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The thing with time

Re: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, the fulcrum on which the wheel is turning, turning! The wheel is the metaphor for time. As time is ticking, no one can stop the compounding power of time. You measured everything with time; your life, your work, your future, your past, everything.

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A critical march for Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: The protest march You know they would lose because the government passes laws to suit whatever they have in mind. Tuilaepa does whatever he wants with the Constitution.

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Nothing new in the treatment of Samoans in American Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Shocking breach of human rights This kind of treatment is not unusual from Amerika Samoa towards passengers on the inter-island ferry.

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Editorial

Thinking safety as Christmas excitement builds

A week away from Christmas, the message from the Police on the front page of the newspaper you are reading about the need for everyone to think safety first is timely. With the nation in generally a happy mood, there is no room for complacency when it comes to safety because disasters and tragedies often strike without warning.

Street Talk

Aitasi Ugapō Aumua

Head of State or Governor General?

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has moved to amend the Constitution once more in relation to the position of the Head of State.

Think a Minute

A better way

Think a minute…You know that all of the world’s progress has come from people who just weren’t satisfied to let well enough alone. Sir Francis Bacon said: “Acorns and nuts were good, until someone invented bread.”

Columns

Why are you unemployed?

If you are unemployed, blame yourself. Nobody else. Almost. Let me explain. People say I need a job. Doesn’t anybody? Unfortunately, those who proclaim that way, and I don’t blame them, do not know, with all certainty, what kind of a job they want.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.

Sunday Reading

PRESIDENT OF THE S.A.M.E.:Tagaloa Eddie Wilson with Happy Ava Farmers Tupai & Asoono- from Savaii.

Samoa’s Ava Exports expected to rise to prominence again

Samoa’s Ava Exports is looking promising, with exports expected to increase in the next couple of years. Ava exports was Samoa’s second largest export commidity from 1998 to 2001 until some European countries led by Germany imposed restrictions on the Pacific Kava Trade. Samoa’s exports of Ava in 1998 was just under $20m.

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