How the Government can save money through Associate Ministers and cars

Dear Editor Re: Control spending, E.F.K.S. advises Govt. I totally agree with this pastor on the Associate Minister position. What a colossal waste of taxpayer money.

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Preserving our culture

Dear Editor, I agree with the points raised in your story “Samoan cultural identity in danger.”

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How I overcame diabetes type 2

Dear Editor, Re: Changing lives, tackling diabetes After my diabetes type 2 diagnosis; I had typical symptoms of thirst, lethargy, severe tiredness, urinary frequency, hearing loss and ringing in the ears, vision problems, dehydration and weight gain.

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In response to truth in politics and Samoa today

Dear Editor, One of the most popular and basic questions being asked around the world today is, What is truth? Here is a very precise answer from the world’s most renowned authors, scholars and theologians, Truth is that which affirms proportionally the nature of reality as it is, and that which corresponds to reality as perceived by God, because God perception of reality is never distorted but it is a perfect perception of reality.

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The healing process

Re: What doesn’t make sense to me The healing process always starts with an admission of guilt but it will always come out regardless because people with weak hearts cannot hide the truth. Anyway it’s good to know that you’re looking after yourself with (Syphilis cream) and medication.

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What seizures tell us

Re: Child paralysis case The parent or guardian needs to find out from the hospital if the child received vaccines, when, and which ones specifically.

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It’s imperative for the Ministry of Health to allay public fears

Dear Editor, Re: MMR Vaccine & Samoa EPI Program It has been over a week since the tragic and sad events in Safotu and my deepest condolences to the families. It is imperative that the Ministry of Health completes its full investigations soon and be able to make an official statement to allay the public’s fears.

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Why they should pay their taxes

Dear Editor, The E.F.K.S. ministers should pay their tax as all other faifeaus are paying taxes. The Bible says “submit to the law of the land.” The Bible also talks about submitting to your leaders.

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Get understanding

Re: Truth in politics and Samoa today Malo Wendy. I thought before your truth is too small, now I doubt if there is any truth at all in what you believe in.

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Stui the man

Re: That’s what a fa’afafine would say Stui is the man. He knows what and how to counter silly comments made by those who have limited knowledge about central politics.

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Tuilaepa insulting the fa’afafine community when it suits him

Dear Editor, Re: “That’s what a fa’afafine would say,” Tuilaepa hits back The P.M. shows again what a fool he is with his fa’afafine statement. What on earth is he talking about?

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Let it go, Mr. Attorney General!

Dear Editor, I write regarding your news headline “Court queries A.G.’s request for an overseas Judge”. That also I had found, when the matter was originally mentioned that the Attorney General had to appeal the ruling by Justice Papali’i Rosella Viane for Fepulea’i Atila Ropati to be discharged without conviction:

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The E.F.K.S. and Tax Law

Dear Editor, There are a couple of enthralling things about the views of the E.F.K.S. Secretary and apparently those of the E.F.K.S. Council of Elders and the issue of the E.F.K.S. Faifeau’s to pay tax.

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About the truth

Re: Beliefs, politics and truth Your belief in your religious truth holds no evidence that it is in fact the truth. A biblical education is not necessarily a measure of whether one is educated or uneducated either. No more than it would make sense to refer to a Dr. of medicine as uneducated because he/she is not an expert in political theory.

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It’s about fair competition

Re: Transit hotel at Mulifanua Hey Peter, you completely missed this gentleman’s point. Hello! Private Business enterprises compete with each other, in healthy and honest societies, supported and encouraged by the government.

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Need to rethink the process

Dear Editor, Re: Two babies die after vaccination The two toddlers are not the only deaths from the MMR. Some children are genetically susceptible to the vaccine it seems. Therefore compulsory and punitive legislation should be abandoned.

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What exactly are you saying?

Dear Editor, Re: Taxes, God and meaninglessness I can see the dialectualism of the Church and State in your introduction. Or, the dialectualism of Religious organisations, and the H.R..P.P. Government’s enforced religious taxes.

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He came to serve, not to be served

Dear Editor, I write in reference to your story titled “Luatuanuu want ban lifted” in the Weekend Observer. We continue to see clashes between government and some of the other authorities in the land.

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It’s a safe vaccine

Re: Keep researching the benefits The MMR is an extremely safe vaccine. There have been rare instances in the past when through human error the vaccine has been reconstituted incorrectly, for instance someone used a vial of an anaesthetic agent instead of water.

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A lesson learnt

Re: Inquiry into death Everything is lesson learnt. The responsible nurses must learn from their mistakes but I’m positive that it’s a carelessness case. I’m from Itu-o-tane and I tell you, this was and is how these nurses performed/provided their services. What now?

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Why is P.M. Tuilaepa threatened by a “childish” politician who “lacks common sense”?

This much is undeniable. The outspoken Member of Parliament Olo Fiti Vaai has never been popular with the Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P.) administration. He never will.

Street Talk

Asiata Sataraka

Public speak on vaccines controversy

The death of two one-year-old babies last Friday following their vaccination at Savai’i has led to independent investigations by authorities and galvanized debate throughout the nation. Health experts have come out defending vaccinations while urging patience until the inquiries are completed. The public was asked if they have confidence in the health system and the health of their children.

Think a Minute

The End of the World

Think a minute…Not long ago the biggest-selling book in America was about the end of the world. Watching the world’s news is sometimes like watching a horror film. The 20th century had far more people killed in wars than any century in history.


Samoa Airways – a brave decision or what?

It’s great for travellers like yours truly to compare airfares on line to find that Samoa Airways offers the cheapest fare for the Auckland to Apia route.

Between the Lines


Go Samoa Airways Well Samoa Airways is getting some good press this week. Take this one from the only Cindy of Samoa who posted on Facebook about her wonderful experience flying our national carrier.

Sunday Reading

Rev. Dr. Upolu Lumā Vaai (PhD)

'Why a Pacific Philosophy Conference: Rewriting a Pacific Development Narrative'

On the 11-14th June 2018, the inaugural Pacific Philosophy Conference (I.P.P.C.) was held in Suva, Fiji. The Pacific Theological College, the University of the South Pacific, Pacific Islands Association of N.G.Os, and Fiji National University were the four hosting partners who sponsored the event.

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