WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

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

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O.M.G.

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

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YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

C’mon Land Transport Authority!

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Why so paranoid?

What is it with Ministers having high security cameras in their tiny waiting rooms?

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You have got to be kidding me!

With the latest reports and video postings involving some child vendors in a nasty incident of physical abuse of an individual, it was astounding to hear a response from the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fauono Talalelei Tapu reported in the Weekend Observer.

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Maybe we’re unique?

A friend of the B.T.L. was at the front desk of one of Samoa’s prestige hotels when he overheard a funny commotion.

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Government vehicles

My challenge to all the current C.E.O.s is to buy their own vehicles and ask for your transport allowance from the government.

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Sad, sad, sad

Don’t you think it’s kind of sad how some Cabinet Ministers and his highly esteemed colleagues in the telecommunication sector were posting photos on social media...

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“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck …”

While the Samoa Rugby Union and the P.M. may call him the coach or Head Coach, we beg to differ.

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Keeping it sealed

So we now have the ludicrous and unsafe practice of a police officer taking it upon himself to take a revolver home from a police station because it “might go missing”.

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The Donald Trump of Australia

Oh my goodness, someone has had a severe case of “I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.”

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Get off the road

Could the driver of OOTR 01, a spanking brand new Ford Ranger I might add, please be mindful there are other cars on the road, especially when it’s a two-lane road.

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Answer the phone

Here’s a scenario. You spend so much money buying the cash power for your aigas in the rural areas and Savai’i right?

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Cut the excuses

So P.M. Tuilaepa reckons the hospital is not a paradise.

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UP HERE FOR THINKING, DOWN THERE FOR DANCING

Who was the bright spark with asphalt for brains who decided that the Friday of the White Sunday weekend was a great time to fill in the potholes on Convent Street – one of the busiest streets in Apia?

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TOURISM: THE RIGHT AND WRONG WAY

Wonderful to see so many visitors on island over the past few weeks. Beautiful To Sua may charge what seems like a fairly hefty 20 tala per visitor, but those in the know, say it is well worth it.

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BOUQUETS AND NOW BRICKBATS

After glowing compliments were handed out during the special day recognizing the public sector recently, there are a few not-so-wonderful comments that need to be made.

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DO WHAT’S RIGHT

Why does a very visible, vocal and well-known businesswoman think it’s ok not to pay National Provident Fund contributions for her employees?

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Wrong person

This next bit is not funny. A man was wrongly taken to the Police station, mistaken for one of the escaped prisoners.

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The truth guys

Now that Damian McGrath has finally broken his silence, what will the S.R.U say now?

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Editorial

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

Good luck

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?

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:

Think a Minute

Getting in focus

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”.

Columns

SHADOW ON THE HEART

We’re in a hospital going around touch the ground

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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