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Marj Moore

Much to like, much to learn

There is so much to like and to learn from the story of Fiji Airways. First of all they are still operating, having begun operations in 1952 trading as Air Pacific. Secondl, despite a brand change they have managed to stay afloat in the often challenging world where many airlines have figuratively speaking, fallen out of the skies.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: What dictatorship? Samoa is a democracy! And depends on which democracy you are blowing hot air about. The question being; is Samoa Observer really operating democratically?

Dear Editor, It is easily forgotten by some that if the H.R.P.P. did not want Tuilaepa as their leader, they could easily get rid of him from the Prime Ministership. It is very easy to sack him from his post as Prime Minister.

Dear Editor Re: What dictatorship? Samoa is a democracy! I think the P.M and P.S. have completely lost their marbles. The history of this P.M is filled with dictatorship behavior. There are so many stories about him threatening member of his cabinet if they disagreed with a proposed new bill.

Columns

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Professor Rajesh Chandra

Remarks from the Commonwealth Broadband Pacific forum

The Chief Guest, Her Excellency Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Acting Prime Minister of Samoa; Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni; Hon. Ministers; Dr. Shola Taylor, Secretary General of CTO; Mr. Sione Veikoso, President of PITA; Excellencies and members of the diplomatic corps; Distinguished speakers; participants; ladies and gentlemen.

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Lumepa Hald

Living with ghosts

A good friend, smart also, once told me I live with ghosts. By ghosts he was referring to my childhood days.

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Manamea Apelu-Schwalger

My moment with our beloved P.M. Tuilaepa

Ernest Hemingway once said, the world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are very strong at the broken places. I for one have much to say about being broken, and yes I agree, it has given me strength, inner strength if anything.

Between the Lines

LEARNING FROM OTHERS Oh no! First we got a lesson in rugby success from the visiting Flying Fijians and now we have to swallow our pride and learn from their successful airline, Fiji Airways.

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?

WE DON’T GET IT How exactly does the Minister of Education’s suggestion of “implementing Christian values within families and villages” solve the situation of alarming numbers of students dropping out of school at an early age (under 14 years of age)?

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Chris Spielman was a professional football player in the U.S. for 10 years. He was famous for his aggressive playing and tough tackling. But just before the 1998 professional football season, his wife discovered she had cancer.

Street Talk

Opinions turn away from rugby

Should the old pattern of the Samoa Rugby Union decision-making be followed and the Manu Samoa coach be sacked? Some of our former coaches were let go for fewer than four losses in a row. Ilia Likou asked the general public yesterday for their opinions and she got some surprising responses.

Esera Tu’iala

Vaitele-Uta

Lui Palaluva

Sale’imoa

Metala Sapati

Leauva’a

Michael Peato

Vaivase-Uta

Vai Pita

Vaitele-Fou

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