Laws enable the wealthy

Dear Editor Re: Exploitation hurts You are so correct. Of course you have seen this from your place in the world. I have seen this in Latin America. It is despicable what the wealthy nations do to the poor nations.

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Say no to refugees

Dear Editor, Re: Refugees talk in Samoa Wow, are you people stupid? Has anyone seen the result of refugees in Europe?

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The humiliation of a woman manager

Dear Editor, Re: Revolving door and the Union’s legal woes Theresa Passi should have adhered to the principles of what the duty statements, for the position as Manager of the Samoa Sevens entailed. Theresa went above and beyond her call of duties, by doing jobs that was not within her scope of responsibilities.

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The logic

Re: Rugby Union struggles with $1million debt Your response just shows how you know nothing. An 8,000 capacity stadium means less seats to make money for teams using the stadium.

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Exploitation hurts

Re: Why countries remain poor Because the rich and powerful countries exploit them, and invade them when they fail to play ball.

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Smoke and mirrors

Re: Election talks in Samoa This is just smoke and mirror, window dressing, political construct hiding behind their true intentions.

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Wake up Samoa

Re: U.N. moves This political organization is now moving to the heart of Samoa..

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Stop it people

Re: Mother speaks up for Parker Well said. Our people need to stop criticizing others but stand together to support each other. It’s sad that some don’t even think that families hurt by their criticisms.

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All so interesting

Re: Acting P.M. issues reassurance This is all so interesting seeing as the popular spin of certain people on here is that everyone in the party loves Tuilaepa as their leader.

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What we can do

Re: Contradictions of the world Ropati V, I think self-sufficiency is our path forward. With the blessing of this rich land from our ancestors, the rest of the world could utterly fail financially and Samoa would prosper.

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Time to discuss these reports

Re: “At the end of day, S.L.C. paid $490,000 for an expensive broken down elevator” The latest O.P.C Reports are due now to be discussed in the Palemene but the H.R.P.P do not have the political will to appear to debate them.

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The Western propaganda

Dear Editor, Re: The Korean monster from the north The western propaganda by the corporate media to hide the real imperialistic nature of corporate America behind their puppetry corrupt and weak-to-greed politicians seemed to have washed the mindset of the ignorant from one end of the globe to the Pacific.

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Govt. always does the opposite

Dear Editor, Thank you for the editorial Mr. Editor. I refer to the part which says: “This is especially critical for a government that sings about transparency, accountability and good governance at every opportunity it gets.”

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A waste of money

Dear Editor, Re: Rugby Union struggles with $1million debt That is a stupid idea, you can’t sell out games and build a 20k seating? People are not wasting money to go watch a boring game.

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What is P.M. Tuilaepa up to?

Dear Editor, Re: H.R.P.P rift emerges The word around the makeki is that Stui is staying away deliberately to find out who the wannabe’s are in H.R.P.P.

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They should be held accountable

Dear Editor I read with sadness your story about the $4.2million building at Tuanaimato. These clowns love to waste money as if it grows on trees.

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Samoa and our Christianity state

Greetings to you dear brethren once again and to our dear Editor, Following on from my last letter (The 100th anniversary of the visitation by the Immaculate Conception –Samoa Observer (SO) issue 19 September 2017) where I posed various concerns and am fairly interested to learn of a response from Elder Meliula Fata [Area 70] in due course otherwise.

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Why countries remain poor

Dear Editor, Why are poor countries poor? In his book ` The Undercover Economist, published by Little, Brown in 2006 (reprinted four times in 2006) Hbk ISBN 0 316 732931; C format ISBN 0 316 731 161, Tim Harford explains why the ordinary people in poor countries are trapped in poverty.

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Timely reminder

Dear Editor, Re: “At the end of day, S.L.C. paid $490,000 for an expensive broken down elevator” A timely reminder sir. Well written piece of why so many people doubt the honesty of the P.M.

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Expand Apia Park

Dear Editor, Re: Rugby Union’s debt They need to build a bigger stadium. 8,000 capacity Apia Park is never going to make any money unless they charge $500 per person for a test match.

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Playground politics as the P.M. returns

The return of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has not come a moment too soon for most of us who have interests in life outside of playground politics. The reports of alleged and unseemly plotting, the forming of factions and jockeying for positions while the leader of our country was receiving medical treatment in New Zealand is rather tacky, to say the least.

Street Talk

Fa’afetai Timo, 29

Questions over sports administration

The administration of sports in Samoa has come under the microscope once more. American-based Samoan Sprinter, Jeremy Dodson, has raised serious questions about the way sports are run. “From the three years I have represented Samoa, I have seen officials do nothing but get free trips, trips spent lounging in sponsored hotels while athletes eat processed food,” he said. “I have seen officials get elected not off merits, but friendships.

Think a Minute

Don’t follow your conscience

Think a minute…Some young children were asked this question: “What is a conscience?” A 6-year-old boy said he thought it was “the bad feeling you get when you kick girls and puppies.” A 9-year-old said your conscience is “a voice inside that says ‘No’ when you want to beat up your little brother.”


The entire shoreline of the beach just a few feet before her, was completely sullied by fragments of rubbish.

The Sullied Coast

The tropical heart was unendurable. Beyond the seldom cloudy, blue horizon, the sun stood undeterred at the sky’s apex. For three Alaskan tourists, this was a whole new experience from the arctic climes they have adapted to since they were children.

Between the Lines


DEPENDS WHICH SIDE YOU’RE ON Does that adage "one swallow make a summer" apply to football? If you’re an Aussie rugby fan and have been waiting for a win for yonks, it’s a resounding yes.

Sunday Reading

OUR HERO IS HOME: Our very own W.B.O. Heavyweight Champion visits the sick children and bringing them smiles of which were signs of temporary relief.

When a World Champion drops by

The smiles on their faces said it all. Although many of them were in pain, W.B.O heavyweight champion, Lupesoliai Laauli Joseph Parker, brought temporary relief when he paid an unexpected visit on Friday.

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