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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

What freedom of expression is all about

Freedom of expression is one thing. Abusing people and making unfounded allegations under the guise of freedom of expression, especially when the writer is a faceless ghost, is something else.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Search warrant at the Samoa Observer Egregious! With my aghast and subdued ambivalence for what has taken place so far in Vaitele, surely brings back the fearsome Dawn Raid memories of the 70s in New Zealand to muster up Samoa overstayers like animals being rounded up by four legged animals (dogs) with the police handlers in chase.

Dear Editor, Re: Ex-Reverend tells all When the Pharisees were asking questions why Jesus is having dinner with Matthew the tax collector and a ‘sinner’ as that’s how they labelled Matthew.

Dear Editor, Re: Prevention is always better than cure Lawyer Leuluaiali’i Olinda Woodroffe is really concerned about the government inaction concerning the Auckland TB outbreak. She wrote to the PM.

Columns

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Sue Langford - Australian High Commissioner

ANZAC: Lest we forget!

Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

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Layton Lolo

Moving on

Eyes closed Head on my pillow Mind racing

On the road to euthanasia

When thunder rumbles over his bed he doesn’t move. Does he hear it?

Between the Lines

The righteous thing The Ministry of Revenue is not the most popular of government Ministries right now. That’s for sure.

Make it relevant, P.M. Once again, the P.M. managed to deflect from his Government’s shortcomings and deliver a ridiculously rant.

New Ministry mooted Do we need yet another Ministry? One wit has suggested the new ministry should be called M.O.F. - for Ministry of Fa’afetai!

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Wild horses are such beautiful, powerful animals. It’s inspiring just to watch them run—fast and free.

Street Talk

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Ruta, 45

Tufulele

Ese Fata, 45

Afega

Soma Soma, 32

Apia

Tofoi Papa, 25

Puipa'a

Luao Laulu, 28

Toamua

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