Dear Editor, Today Samoa has a thousand and one reasons to be delighted! Thousands of miles away from home, the baby Manu Samoa did not let loneliness, distance, and the grandeur of occasion distract them from capturing the elusive gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas.
Dear Editor I found your editorial titled “The bizarre and the ugly” interesting. This is Samoa. Not how I want it to be or how better it could be. Not the ideal but the real. Incest, murder and a nice cup of koko esi. We can find it in Samoa. Like it or not, it’s here.
Dear Editor Re: What are you talking about? All your arguments are just repeats of the usual Wendy Wonderful Diatribe Channel. Therefore, I will just refer you to my previous posts for your enlightenment.
Dear Editor Re: Manu Samoa’s post mortem begins We can solve all these issues when we develope our own juniors, at the GRASSROOT level (Falealupo - Aleipata) As per my previous posts these are doable tasks, not easy though but it’s permanent solution.
Dear Editor Re: You’re digging your own grave With all due respect, there are no more kings or queens in Samoa, those days are over. There are however, Tama Aiga and as the constitution was amended some years ago for five year terms only for a council elected HOS, the previous HOS had his tenure and an additional 5 years.
Dear Editor Re: Parliament in Samoa You don’t know what you are talking about. Those system that you are referring to as presidential are just dictatorships. The parliamentary system in the way it is set up can be a dictatorship because of party discipline, which is what they all have.
Dear Editor, I am saddened by the sudden decision for the Head of State His Highness Tupua Tamasese Efi to step down. What a shock to Samoa and everyone who respect His highness in Samoa and abroad?
Dear Editor, Steve, graduate of Primer 1, we meet again. I am happy to educate you further. Of course the H.R.P.P. write new laws to put their agenda into action. That is the whole point of being the government dumbo.
Dear Editor, Re: The P.M’s term It is a must. For any progression, we need fresh ideas and fresh eyes to move us to a better future. I believe a government needs to invest in its people for a better future. Happier people will make sacrifices for positive progression.
Dear Editor, For God’s sake, stop being cynical ! You must be a lonely person! Not even one per cent of the total population of Catholics in any country is affected vis s vis to the sex scandal you mentioned on the paper, which appears to be a Catholic mortal and global sin.
Dear Editor If the original intention of the Foreign Investment Act (F.I.A) prohibits ‘retailing’ by foreign investors, then judging from the apparent look of activities, perhaps a review is indeed urgently needed.
Dear Editor, I completely disagree with the letter titled Parliament and the Head of State for the following reasons: 1. Five H.R.P.P candidates running against 1 opposition candidate - the advantage is with the opposition candidate because the HRPP vote is split between 5 candidates and therefore cancel each other out whereas all the opposition voters concentrate their vote for one guy.
Re: Coach gamble failed What a disaster our national rugby team is in the hands of the vultures. I said it again and again that unless our sports body is fully independent not influenced by political views and no politicians involved it will never improved.
Re: The dictator of Samoa Hello Maua, long time no hear. You’re still talking rubbish. Every democracy has restrictions on who can run. Most countries restrict you by your place of birth or citizenship or age or financial status or whether you have a criminal record.
Re: Coach gamble failed So our selected “experienced” players were either out of form or not as experienced as their Tongan and Fijian counterparts. (Wales sent a young side) Almost if not all our “experienced” players are overseas based.
Dear Editor, Re: Politics today Again the people have no choice but to put a majority of H.R.P.P in power that will never vote against the PM because of that pathetic election rule that allows 5 H.R.P.P people to run in one district.
Dear Editor, Re: Parliament and the Head of State Again the people have no choice but to put a majority of H.R.P.P in power that will never vote against the P.M. because of that pathetic election rule that allows five H.R.P.P people to run in one district.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s decision to clarify claims that he runs the H.R.P.P government like a one-man band is reassuring.
Do you think there should be a limit on the number of terms for the Prime Minister? The question has surfaced following the government’s decision to change the Head of State after two terms in office. Deidre Fanene asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:
Think a minute…Years ago a woman was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor an American civilian can receive. This was all the more amazing since she was not even an American! Mrs. Josefina Guerrero was from the Philippines, where she became known simply as Joey.
A good friend, smart also, once told me I live with ghosts. By ghosts he was referring to my childhood days.
7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?
Government has taken on board suggestions for a Water Power top-up initiative identical to the Cash Power top-up for electricity.
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