It’s all in the numbers

Dear Editor, Oh! How so comforting is it to know that while one Christian denomination is still head butting the pulpit over that simple thing called tax, along comes another Christian body with vision to go well out of their way to accommodate a request from the government of the day.

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Remittances and the global Samoan family

Dear Editor, Re: Issue of remittances I notice the initial report about the remittances by the Samoa Observer: 1) failed to identify the exact report from the Central Bank that “the figures” came from.

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A frustrated man

Re: Saute Sapolu a “terrorist,” says P.M. I don’t agree with the language on the video but it was clear that he was really frustrated with the government in Samoa. Now, making a video like this does not send his message in a positive way.

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Sad and shameful

Re: Fear in public service lamented This is so sad and shameful. For these MPs representing their districts allowing themselves to jump into the pig pool of political dirt so they won’t stand out alone in public as whistle blowers.

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Public servants

Re: Fear in public service lamented Everybody knows that if you are a public servant who speaks up against the government or their policies, you will suffer. More concerning is the amount of public servants relative to the working population.

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Suppressing the voice of dissent

Dear Editor, You should embrace the thriving democratic principles now showing in the Samoan political system. The right to dissent is one of the corner stones of democracy.

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Invite them to share their concerns

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. gives instruction on terrorist Are these people nuttas or just frustrated at having no freedom of speech often denied in Samoa? I haven’t seen the video in question.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s language

Dear Editor, When the Prime Minister of the country calls his people dogs, stupid, stinking pigs, uncircumcised horses, and threat to drop an atomic bomb on them, then this much is undeniable, the language he used is low, even worse it cannot be ignored.

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Getting those numbers correct

Dear Editor, “We all know that the voting system favours the HRPP” Rubbish. The fact that there are actually quite a few HRPP candidates per seat actually favours the opposition candidate.

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Thanks for the laughs Mr. Hollywood

Dear Editor, My friends at the makeki always find your letters Hollywood amusing and of great entertainment value. I would encourage you to write regularly because you are our only source of amusement every time we read your letters.

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Why Samoans held back from job promotions

It is very interesting how Samoans live in NZ pull out a race card. However, if you look at where you are, then you should ask some reality questions.

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The importance Samoa’s General Price Order

Dear Editor, In especially times of Economic strife where every cent does count it is perhaps wise to have regular reference to the General Price Order. Accessible on MCIL’s website, the price order could save one a couple of tala in making purchases for products considering it clearly lays out legally established maximum prices for products being sold on the shelves of shops, supermarkets etc in Samoa.

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A peaceful and functioning government beacon for all

Dear Editor, There is no denying the dysfunctional state of affairs in our beloved country of Samoa today. What is blatantly clear is the emotional roller coaster amongst our citizens, both here at home and abroad.

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This is absurd

Re: Threat to shoot P.M. unnecessary. It’s illegal and shameful We all know that the voting system in Samoa favours the HRPP so the idea of people coming to Samoa to vote is extremely senseless to say the least.

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What have you been doing?

Re: Tourists find Samoa’s roads appalling More than thirty years of HRPP and the roads are still dodgy… what are you all doing honourable Members of Parliament?

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Understanding the Prime Minister better

Dear Editor, I write regarding a letter to the editor about Talalei Pauga. The letter writer is correct when you say a lot educated people of Samoa and around the world support this guy.

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Two wrongs doesn’t make a right

Dear Editor, Here’s a scenario: What do you do if there’s a disagreement between you and your husband or wife? Do you disrespect him/her? I don’t think so! I’m sure you’ll talk it out as mature people. People with morals and virtue, which is respect of course to each other’s differences.

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People have different pain tolerance levels

Re: Threat to shoot the P.M. unnecessary With all due respect, more than thirty years of abuse and government misbehaving has reached its tolerance limits. Yes, we are individually endowed with different personality characteristics, albeit our pristine Samoan moral upbringings.

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A lot of hot air

Re: Threat to shoot the P.M. unnecessary The H.R.P.P. and the P.M. are elected democratically at every election, elections where 40% of Parliament is chucked out of office by the way. Those foreigners online who keep getting brainwashed and hurl insults, should put up or shut up.

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Why don’t we get China to fix the roads?

Dear Editor Re: Samoa’s poor roads To be fair, that west coast road is atrocious. There has been planning and consultations and more planning and more consultations about that road for years now and still nothing has been completed.

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Editorial

Are we looking at a new political party in the making?

The truth should be told one way or another. When it comes to the ongoing saga involving former Speaker and Cabinet Minister, La’auli Leuatea Polata’ivao, the million tala question is this; now that the H.R.P.P. has publically declared he is no longer a member of the party, is he still then a Member of Parliament?

Street Talk

Afaatia Ataga, 21

Public share views on remittances

“Remittances is Samoa’s largest form of foreign exchange earner with the 2017/18 financial year recording about $503.73 million tala in earnings. This shows the extent of the contribution by Samoans living abroad to the development of the nation. What do you think? Talaia Mika discussed the issue with members of the public and these are some of their views:

Think a Minute

Fight by the Rules

28 June, 1997 was the date of the famous Bite Fight between world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. During the fight, Tyson completely lost control of his anger and actually bit off part of Holyfield’s ear! Tyson lost his license to box and paid a $3 million penalty for not fighting by the rules.

Columns

HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE WITH METI: Otara Eteru Autagavaia.

Changing lives: Prevention and reversal of obesity

Talofa Samoa! I am happy to start this Health Column by informing the Public that METI has now received official support from government for its Healthy Living programme.

Between the Lines

A hungry thief. Your house might be next

A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.

Sunday Reading

Alpha Cafe and Chemist owners Nataivai Siitia and her husband Junior Siitia.

A café and a pharmacy - service with a difference

The Alpha Café and Chemist is not your everyday kind of pharmacy – it offers a service with a difference and is within the vicinity of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.

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