Do what we are doing

Dear Editor Re: Of God, Grace and Christianity The L.D.S. Church has an open canon (Bible, BoM, Doctrine and Covenants (D&C) and Pearl of Great Price) unlike Christian churches that believe only in - and inerrancy of - the Bible which is also closed.

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Build things that count

Dear Editor Re: How Samoa can move forward Totally insane to think $2.30hr is a fair wage with the cost of living over the top. Samoa’s economy is sooo out of whack.

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Ah, I don’t get it

Dear Editor Re: P.M.’s memoirs coming soon If there was and is no poverty in Samoa how is poverty reduction one of Stui’s legacies?

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Exciting news

Re: Driving lucrative cocoa market Demand always outpaces supply done correctly. It is price issue. Like national and other world commodities, farmers desire a fair price. What is occurring in the market place is the opposite of value.

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No tools, no knowledge

Dear Editor Report slams education system This is every hard-working parent’s nightmare. They sacrifice everyday to pay for their children’s education but teachers don’t have the tools or the knowledge to teach.

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A very important story for Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: David Tua takes on suicide, depression This is perhaps the most critical fight for David Tua and his charity beyond any heavy fight bouts during his fighting days.

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They should pay their taxes

Dear Editor, Re: Why the govt shouldn’t tax Ministers It is written... “ FAITH WITHOUT ACTION IS DEAD...” We All know that Warning From God very well, right Dr Pitapola?

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Do your work in the name of God

Dear Editor Re: Of God, Grace and Christianity Jesus is the Way the Truth and Life. This is free to everyone without exceptions. If they accepted Buddha instead of Jesus the Way and Life, then they have rejected the free gift of eternal life.

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Education not a priority

Dear Editor Re: Report slams education system There you go PS Jeffrey. The education in Samoa is garbage. If the teachers were qualified as the report specifies they would go and get a job where they are paid adequately.

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As long as it’s respectful

Re: What freedom of speech is all about Freedom of speech under a pseudonym should be OK, so long as it is respectful, constructive and not offensive to the regular person on the street.

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It’s a tough one

Re: A Fund for the future of Samoa Very thoughtful idea Lupe. However, Samoa does not have a programme that will distribute any donation fairly. Remember all the donation for the Tsunami?

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Being kind to others

Re: Don’t forget the hardships they’re going through Bless you Mata’afa for the kindness at heart you’ve shown to the poor mother.

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Why are the Police wasting their time?

Dear Editor, Re: Search warrant at the Samoa Observer Egregious! With my aghast and subdued ambivalence for what has taken place so far in Vaitele, surely brings back the fearsome Dawn Raid memories of the 70s in New Zealand to muster up Samoa overstayers like animals being rounded up by four legged animals (dogs) with the police handlers in chase.

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Jesus desires mercy not sacrifice

Dear Editor, Re: Ex-Reverend tells all When the Pharisees were asking questions why Jesus is having dinner with Matthew the tax collector and a ‘sinner’ as that’s how they labelled Matthew.

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Sharing information is power

Dear Editor, Re: Prevention is always better than cure Lawyer Leuluaiali’i Olinda Woodroffe is really concerned about the government inaction concerning the Auckland TB outbreak. She wrote to the PM.

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Same problem 50 years ago

Re: Struggle for water I can’t believe struggle for water is still going on today. Back in the 60’s n 70’s that’s what we did in Falealili.

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Church needs to pay

Re: Church members call for reimbursement Whoever calls for this reimbursement has no idea, or is framing the biggest political cover up in C.C.C.S’s history.

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Pastors and taxes

Re: Church Ministers are already paying taxes You sound like a Faifeau yourself. You are defending the tax as someone who wants the church to fund your children and grandchildren’s education.

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Lets make a lasting first impression

Dear Editor, Amateurs hope. Professionals work. -Garson Kanin Tourism is definitely an industry that can thrive here in Samoa but it’s going to take some work for it to thrive.

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A Fund for the future of Samoa

Dear Editor Re: Think About This For A Minute As a proud Samoan, it is very sad to see and read about the people you interview daily on how they live and support their families especially the ones in the back villages.

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Give yourself a sporting chance

There is just over a month to go before the Queensland Reds and the Auckland Blues will run out onto Apia Park. Who would have thought that would be possible?

Street Talk

Malia Tili, 27

Is it really necessary to find ‘O LE PALEMIA’?

The name of the person known as ‘O le Palemia’ has been cause for conjecture on social media for weeks. With the police now involved in a search, Ilia L Likou asked the people on the street whether they thought it was worth the effort. Here are their thoughts:

Think a Minute

Learning to love

Think a minute…about love. It makes the world go around, right? The problem is that there doesn’t seem to be much going around! Most of us know that to love and be loved is what life is all about.


ANZAC: Lest we forget!

Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

Between the Lines


The righteous thing The Ministry of Revenue is not the most popular of government Ministries right now. That’s for sure.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The fire burnt low in the hearth but the servant women made no move to add fuel to it.

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