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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Are we wrong or does this government just loves wasting money?

Common sense has prevailed at long last. We are talking about the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the ridiculous second lot of charges against Police Commissioner, Fuiavaalili Egon Keil.

Letters to the Editor

Re: Samoa ‘Founded on God’ and Samoa ‘Founded on the Trinity’: Are they One and the Same Thing? Personally, I’m conflicted on this amendment, the original Constitution was sufficient enough, no need to amend the Constitution.

Dear Tai Peta, Thank you for enlightening me about Samoa’s repayment of its debts. I now know. My bad. I took a term of economics at a local institution which shall remain nameless and this is what I learnt - there is no such thing as free lunch in this world.

Dear Editor, I write with regards to the Stigmata girl. We waited eagerly for the ‘message’ on the 18th December 2016 but it never eventuated and I was deeply disappointed and very depressed. My Christmas was basically ruined because someone forgot to tell the world about the message.


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Jorim-Paul Phillips

Time’s Illusionist

Jorim–Paul Phillips is a new columnist for the Samoa Observer’s ‘Newspapers in Education’ feature.

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Marj Moore

U.N. World Day of Social Justice - “Preventing conflict & sustaining peace through decent work” 2017

Did you know that today, 20 February is the U.N. World Day of Social Justice?

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Quenjule Slaven.

Is President Donald Trump the next Hitler?

America was considered a place where everyone was treated fairly and led as an example for the rest of the world. So what happened? Donald Trump won, and for better or worse, he is now my President! He wants to control the country, but he can’t even control his own hair.

Between the Lines

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

Let’s hope Samoa is not judged on first impressions because if it is, we are in deep trouble. The tail end of the hundreds of passengers arriving at the weekend on a full flight from N.Z. were subjected to close to a two hour wait to be processed.

Just for a coffee? So here’s the thing. We know those vehicles with DC number plates are driven by mostly expats.

Think a Minute

Think a minute… Someone said, “The problem with fairytale marriages is the young lady who waits for her prince on a white horse does not yet know that she’s the one who cleans up after the horse!”

Street Talk

Ele deserves money from Samoa

Samoa’s Olympic medalist, Ele Opeloge, is unlikely to earn a lot of money – if any – from the government for her efforts. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s insists the government only awards monetary gifts to Olympic gold medal winners.

Siaki Mafiti


Duffy Asotasi


Ron Dukenona


Fetalaiga Tu’ulua


Moveni Ti’aseuga


Falani Keneseli


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