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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

H.R.P.P.’s political power struggle

The good news is that Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is reportedly recovering well. And if all goes according to plan he should be back in the country on Sunday.

Letters to the Editor

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.

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.

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.

Columns

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Mika Kelekolio*

Chinese influence is everywhere

If you are worried about the number of Chinese coming to Samoa, well, you should look at what’s happening to New Zealand, Australia, Canada and every other country in the world.

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Leulua’iali’i Albert Mariner

Elections and strengthening democracy

It is my pleasure to welcome you to this Commonwealth Electoral Professionals Initiative training event, convened in partnership with Samoa’s Electoral Commissioner’s Office and in cooperation with the PIANZEA Electoral Administrators Network.

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Lopao’o Natanielu Mu’a

Keynote Address Official Opening of Agriculture & Fisheries Show

I am pleased to greet you this morning and I thank you for joining us to officially open this annual Samoa Agriculture and Fisheries Show for 2017.

Between the Lines

Con artist at work So there is apparently someone conning unsuspecting members of the public at the Land Transport Authority compound. In a public notice, L.T.A has warned members of the public to be alert.

SAYING IT OUT LOUD Women, children and their loved ones from all over Samoa should be saying thank you to the Ombudsman and his team involved in the National Public Inquiry into Family Violence.

NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!

Think a Minute

Think a minute...This is a true Russian love story. Nadya von Meck was the wealthiest woman in Moscow. But all of her money and fortune could not comfort her after her husband died. She then escaped inside her luxurious home and tried to heal her broken heart by playing the music she loved on her piano.

Street Talk

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.

Fa’afetai Timo, 29

Vaitele Fou

Maria Faitau, 54

Vaitele Fou

Nifo Simone, 37

Tulaele

Suau’u Lafai, 45

Puipa’a

Tasi Iuli, 31

Tuana’i

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