Dear Editor, Re: Don’t be easily fooled You know very well these changes to land ownership does not happen overnight. The negative impact of L.T.R.A. will only be fully understood many years from now, but you probably won’t be around to see it hence why you don’t care. It’s a slow trickling effect and more customary land issues will surface.
Re: Pastor says minimum wage is abuse of youth Your views on church ministers having to pay tax are on point. However, the criticism of Samoa’s minimum wage is misguided. Your comparison parameters are so off the mark it gives the minimum wage earners in Samoa false hope that they too can earn around $10 an hour.
Re: Missing the point Hey Mr. PS Jeffery, how did you know they were told by the Tower to divert unless you’re one of the Tech crew on the day or you were the Controller working in the Tower? Hit a little nerve there I see “BS “Jeffery? Are you part of the unqualified ones in the airline?.
Dear Editor, Re: Don’t be easily fooled P.M. says “About claims that customary lands are under threat, Tuilaepa said it was foolish to compare Samoa to New Zealand and Australia.
Dear Editor, The Prime Minister needs to stop his sarcastic and arrogant comments towards people as he is putting the whole country in jeopardy in the eyes of the foreigners and potential investors and donors.
Dear Editor, Re: Chamber behind Govt. on minimum wage What an absolutely stupid approach to moving the economy forward fairly, by asking business if they think the minimum wage should go up.
Dear Editor, Congratulations to Samoa for again showing leadership to the world in protecting our planet! Working and living in Samoa for 3 years, I’ve applauded the Prime Minister’s strength and leadership in making world leaders accountable for taking action for climate change resilience.
Re: S.R.U. doing well Well done, Faleomavaega! I always knew you were the right person to run the day-to-day affairs of the Union. Keep steering the good ship of S.R.U. to sound waters.
Re: P.M. on minimum wage If you increase the wages, doesn’t that give enough money for people to put back to the economy. There will be more money for people to spend on goods, food, fa’alavelave, schooling and church donations.
Dear Editor, Re: Disappointing results The long awaited results for national exams this year have again come with great disappointment. For a few years now our national examinations have been a nightmare.
Re: Gabbard’s strong support in Samoa That’s an interesting conclusion to assume because Gabbard was born in American Samoa that this would be a good thing for Samoa. Obama’s father was born in Kenya, his relatives still lived there, but what did Obama do for Kenya or any country in Africa.
Re: A.D.B. breached own policies The processes need to be followed and if they were, then fine with me. This Dam really is a huge game-changer for Apia’s annual flooding issues.
Dear Editor, Fake news is everywhere every day every so long and one had to stay calm not hysteria as only small fishes jump at every sprinkle in the water.
Dear Editor, Re: Why land concerns are indeed fake news This guy Petelo Suaniu is one of Stui’s biggest supporters. How else should we explain to this donkey what many of our patriots are fighting for?
Re: Small businesses share concerns What if grocery stores hired some of those kids out front to weave those baskets I see that are used in Samoa? If those were available for me when I went to Frankie’s I would buy one and put my groceries in that.
Re: Missing the point It’s a Mickey Mouse operation at best run by unqualified people. But PS Jeffrey is correct , with weather related cancellation the airline is not liable.
Re: P.M. Tuilaepa’s comments irresponsible If this man is so outrageous and condescending to the people of Samoa in what he says to them regarding water and what he is doing to them regarding the land owned by all family members not just one, then why does the Samoa Observer and this writer continue to endorse him by saying there is no opposition to him in the upcoming election?
This is the undeniable truth. The Prime Minister’s public address to Government representatives in the villages at the To’oa Salamasina Hall last week sounded more like a parent scolding his children.
The Government has in the last two weeks been commissioning hydro power plants on both Upolu and Savai’i as it continues the push to become 100 percent reliant on renewable energy by 2025. Our reporter Yolanda Lavatai went and met members of the public to get their views on the issue.
Think a minute...This is the true story of a man named Sam who joined the American army in 1812. He was such a great military leader that he became a major general.
Now that the New Year celebration is beginning to get old, we may as well look forward to some real problems.
Imagine this. It’s been six months since your family’s case had been given a date by the Land and Titles Court.
Lopau Mapuinuumanaia remembers the day his village in southeastern Samoa was torn apart. On 29 September 2009, the 59-year- old farmer was up early planting banana and taro seedlings when he felt the earth shake violently.
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