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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Wasted millions on bad roads

Here’s the truth. Driving on the roads in some of the villages on the outskirts of Apia today is not just unpleasant, it’s a nightmare. With some road workers doing a joke of job in filling in the potholes only to be washed away by the next heavy downpour, it’s disheartening to follow the headaches and heartaches caused by those pothole-ridden roads to poor members of the public.

Letters to the Editor

Re: Diagnosis of what’s happening in Samoa Yes look only at the election results but don’t look at how the election results came to be that way.

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. calls on Church Minister to deliver the message Should church ministers heed the PM’s suggestion and preach to their congregations about the benefits of healthy living, this would bring significant benefits to villages and Samoa generally.

Dear Editor, Re: Let’s not panic Tuala has made some valid points and I applaud him for speaking his mind. This is not in any way to discredit him nor judge his way of thinking but to redirect the conversation around “Child Vendors.”

Columns

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Layton Lolo

NEW LIFE

Alone, misplaced A stranger in unforgiving waters

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Afamasaga Toleafoa

Elections maketh not a Democracy

Religious Liberty at Risk. Our Parliament signed off on 2016 with among other things two pieces of legislation that have rightly generated comment and concern.

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Aumugaolo Ropeti Ale

Implications of youth, state violence; the struggle for Tumua ma Pule in faces of the illegal industry

The recent images of children assaulting an innocent homeless man in his sleep around three o’clock in the morning are symptomatic of a larger and more serious problem facing the poor, marginalized and generally the indigenous people (tagata Samoa) today.

Between the Lines

So the entry point for English for aspiring teachers at N.U.S.has gone UP to 50% for 2017? What?

Talk about the need to “Keep calm and carry on”.

C’mon Land Transport Authority!

Think a Minute

Think a minute…A successful writer named Norman Cousins became terminally ill. He was told he had only six months to live and that his chance of surviving was only 1 in 500. He felt that his past lifestyle of worry, fear and anger had partly caused his disease, so he wondered: “If sickness can be caused by negative, bad thinking and emotions, can good health be caused by positive ones?”

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