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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Taxes, church and the Head of State

It was inevitable. The government’s plan to tax pastors and members of the clergy was always going to come up against some pretty stiffed opposition and today none more so than the biggest denomination in the country.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Talanoa Lakapi on TV1 This program has not done anything good to the development of rugby but only diminishing the image of our team who won the Sevens series in 2010. Sioeli, you need to respect these boys and you’ll need NOT to include these type of talks in the program.

Dear Editor, Re: Of low hanging fruits and Samoa Mr. Vai Autu, prepare for further annoyance and maybe read and re-read before making assumptions. I am not an American, but am a well educated Australian with more than 30 years experience in the IT and Communications industry.

Dear Editor, I have wondered why it is that our country seems to lose their belief in our rugby team, you see people cheer for the Fijian Sevens more than they do the Manu. It is sad but it is no surprise.

Columns

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Manamea Apelu-Schwalger

Beyond treatment

Nothing holds more true for someone like myself than an old saying, Time is not measured by clocks, but by moments.

E.F.K.S in the Court of Appeal

At the beginning of proceedings in what is now Reupena v Senara [2016] WSSC 140 and CA 11/16, I caused to be published in these pages a biblical rejoinder from Luke 21:1-38 (Samoa Observer 22 May 2015, p.p. 13-14, 23).

Mothers Day

A Mother loves right from the start. She holds her baby close to her heart.

Between the Lines

GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY It was wonderful to see instant and very positive feedback to the ‘Clash of the Colours’ promotion of the Blues-Reds rugby game on the evening of June 2 at Apia Park.

The righteous thing The Ministry of Revenue is not the most popular of government Ministries right now. That’s for sure.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…There was a young man who moved from his home in Italy to live in America. He studied juggling and soon became famous all over the world. Later in his life, after years of success as a juggler and performer, he decided to return home to Italy and retire.

Street Talk

How do we address number of alcohol-related deaths?

The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

Toamua

Iese Faleafa, 16

Samauga

James Tavana, 47

Vailoa

Joe Kaleopa, 17

Tulaele

Kini Kini, 26

Vaimea

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