The independent state of Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Why China’s growing influence is attracting global attention Is it possible that Samoa can live sustainably and as a matter of principle, independently by herself, despite the so-called prosperity in Europe and other areas virtually unknown to Samoa at the time.

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Stay focused, work hard and you’ll get there Samoa Airways

Dear Editor, Re: A year after dumping Virgin Australia, how fares P.M. Tuilaepa’s Govt.’s airline dreams today Don’t lose hope Samoa. Samoa Airways is one of the best decisions to come out from the Tuilaepa government. It’s cut-throat in the airlines business but given the performance of the JV with Virgin in the last 12 years, it’s a no-brainer to ditch it.

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You’re kidding

Re: Where Samoa is in China’s big scheme Cheap labour? Most of the labour is from China. Once the project ends, they return to China. Your point is ridiculous as usual Wendy. By the way, the “cheap labour” is now moving to growing South East Asian economies like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar.

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The solution

Re: Trouble in the Gaza The two-state solution is the solution. Everyone knows this except for the deplorable, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump and Netanyahu.

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The catch for Samoa

Re: About China The catch is Samoa’s votes at the UN for the One China Policy (non-recognition of Taiwan). There is an ongoing competition between China and Taiwan for UN votes going on for years now. It manifests itself in the competition to “sign up” Pacific nations for their side.

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A letter from the Cook Islands

Sometimes great good can come out of a great wrong Following last Anzac Day, in comments I made to one of your reporters, I mentioned that I understood Anzac Day was no longer held in Samoa, and that the Samoa RSA had collapsed. Those comments were carried in CINews and subsequently reported in Samoa.

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Where Samoa is in China’s big scheme

Dear Editor If there is one thing that the Chinese government understands explicitly it is Marxist economic theory. The current Leader of China spent his youth in a cave studying Marx. He learned the weaknesses of capitalism by studying Marxist economic theory.

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A war of a different type

Dear Editor, Regarding your editorial about China yesterday, I want to say this: History might repeat itself once again, when war almost broke out in Samoa between the super powers in the early nineteen hundreds.

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Every circus needs a clown

Dear Editor, Re: Who the real idiots are And just to contradict me, trying to prove me wrong, now you begin the comment with LOL. Yet the same old tirade about faith.

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A lot to answer for

Re: China a friend in times of need Tuilaepa has a lot to answer for. He is giving foreigner investors a foot hold into Samoa through these rushed projects like China, Japan, Indians, so all angles are covered. Now they influence our children, the oldest trick in the book, our children are being taught it is ok to accept free things without consequences.

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Mother’s opinion article spot on

Dear Editor, Re: Samoan woman as property, subject of state, church corruptio Thank you Ale for another slam-dunk article to expose more corruption in the church and their interpretation of the role of the woman in society today.

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I hope they can reverse it

Dear Editor, Re: P.M.’s leadership hailed I hope you can reverse your former “ Global Warming” and later “ Climate Change” phenomenon to curb the unfavorable climatic conditions that’s happening around the world today because you’re using this natural occurrences that happens every 2,160 yrs let alone 25,920 in the Precession of the Equinox (Platonic Year) as a justification to realign the political and economic structure of the world.

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About China

Re: China a friend in times of need What is this Associate Minister talking about? China generously throwing away millions by the tens and it’s just it’s nature? Was the Minister coerced into saying this? Otherwise I think he has lost his mind.

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P.M. on laui’a, customary land debate

Dear Editor Re: Former Head of State “fooled” by “small Lawyers”, P.M. says Questions have recently been raised by many people, whether our customary land is as effectively protected under our Constitution and our Land Titles Registration system as the founders of the Constitution and we ourselves had thought and hoped.

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Just don’t waste your time P.M., you’ve got better things to do

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. Tuila’epa can learn from Ardern Just carry on with life Mr. Prime Minister. Do not waste a second to even mention them gutless faceless homosexual ghosts. They are dead; selfless and nothing. That is what they are.

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The only certainty

Re: Words are weak All these projects like airport renovations constructions, etc were supposedly to give the locals job opportunities as Tuilaepa kept singing every time but the Chinese projects only employ Chinese labours and all, not a single coin is thrown into the circulation of local residents.

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Impressive structure

Re: New Airport It’s a very impressive structure! But the main attraction to our islands are the culture and the environment. But that are now under threat, the more we invite investors to develop our country for money, we lose our main attractions our environment, and with the introduction of this Alienation of Customary land, that will be the end of our culture.

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Fast internet speed? Keep dreaming

Dear Editor, Re: Internet speed under Tui Samoa under the spotlight What a lot of corporate bull. Having spent 30 years in I.C.T. I know that unless the I.S.P network infrastructure was 20 years old and totally maxed out on capacity, there would have been immediate benefits felt once connected to a faster internet gateway.

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Faleolo Airport and the feud between Stui and Pohiva

Dear Editor, I want to talk about the Faleolo International Airport first. In response to your editorial, I would argue that...

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Wrong place to advertise

Dear Editor, Congratulations to the Government and the people of Samoa on the opening of your new airport facilities at Faleolo. I admire the work that has gone into building it. I do have some concerns that I hope the government will take into consideration.

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Editorial

An utter waste of public monies

Here is the truth. When the Government through the Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama, talked up the merger between the National Health Services and the Ministry of Health, we said that the decision was yet another one in a long list of screw-ups by this Government costing poor taxpayers too much money.

Street Talk

Eseta Faasao, 42

Public oppose new chicken tax

The recent passing of the Customs and Tariff Bill in Parliament means new tariff rates will be imposed on all imported chicken. This is a grave concern given that chicken is one of the most affordable meat for families living below the poverty line and middle income earners. Taxing such goods is no doubt a burden on these families because a decent meal every day is now being robbed from them with price increase. Our reporter, Ulimasao Fata asked the public on their opinion on Government’s move to tax imported frozen chicken. This is what they said:

Think a Minute

Agree with your critics

Think a minute…Do you usually agree with people when they criticize you? Probably not. But just for fun, try it sometime. Agree with the criticism that people might give you. At first, it won’t feel natural or fun because when people criticize us, our natural reaction is just the opposite.

Columns

P.A.L.M. an unbroken stream that flows

My friends, the PALM8 Summit has now begun. May I ask the leaders of New Caledonia and French Polynesia to stand up?

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.

Sunday Reading

HONOURING THE VOLUNTEER VETS: The members of the A.P.S. board alongside the 3 volunteers at Taumesina Island Resort.

The Howler: A.P.S. says thank you

Members of the Animal Protection Society (A.P.S.) board gathered at the beautiful Taumeasina Resort for a dinner to honor the volunteer vets that came over from Australia to help conduct the clinics.

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