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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

World Bank visit, foreign debt and the future

Last week, Samoa hosted a flying visit by the Vice President of East Asia and Pacific, Victoria Kwakwa.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: The man of the moment, Tuilaepa Saíilele Malielegaoi! Yes, I see your point. However, I wouldnít go so far as to call the P.M. of Samoa a dictator, heís a democratically elected leader of a party that has been the most dominant in Samoan politics for three or so decades.

Dear Editor, Re: Ele’s Fund I thank you Samoa Observer Newspaper Group, your Editors, Publisher and staff for this beautiful act of kindness, you have shown towards Ele Opeloge to honour her achievement – earning Samoa’s first Olympic medal.

Dear Editor, Re: Is this legal? P.S. Jeffrey, I might be wrong but judging from the content of your letter, you have never grown up or lived in a village, particularly a village like Salelologa.


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Orlando Huaman*

Are our eating habits okay?

I recall the “Let’s not forget” piece from the P.M.. In it, he reminded us of the infamous chicken bones times; 35 years have passed to progress nutritionally from chicken bones to junk food and imported processed foods.

The Pearl From You

Strange, I felt I saw something strange

The Wicked

It starts at the edge of your teeth like a small stone caramelised within a black jellybean,

Between the Lines

WHAT A TEASER! If the Samoa Rugby Union needed some publicity for the upcoming game to be held at Apia Park later in the year, the Auckland Blues rugby side gave it to them by defeating the Melbourne Rebels 56-18 on Thursday night.

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.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…The worldwide web, personal computer, tablet and smart phone have brought the world of information into our hands.

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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