Another harebrained idea

Dear Editor, Re: India patients treatment This sounds like one of the PM’s harebrained ideas, similar to the wharf at Aleipata or the makeki at Vaitele.

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It was purely political

Dear Editor, No FTM (biological female who “transitions”) has ever been able to compete at the elite level against males. It’s not going to happen.

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Think before you speak mate!

Dear Editor, Re: Ex-Pastor tells all I had a good laugh when I read the comments made by none other than Opapo Soana’i Oeti against the Elders of the C.C.C.S church and some of the church Ministers.

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Church to simple basics

Dear Editor, Listening to the P.M. weighing in on the controversial dismissal of a C.C.C.S pastor from his parish, without the usual process is like listening to a faleaitu.

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Surprised at Fuluasou hydro plant

Dear Editor, Re: Hydro Plant at Fuluasou I am surprised to see the rebuilding of Fuluasou Hydro.

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An unfair comparison

Dear Editor, Interesting reading the letter about Singapore and Samoa in your paper. But let’s take a look at Singapore.

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A more informed population is better

Dear Editor, Re: The media and political power addiction I share Keith Alderson’s sentiment that the earlier our youngsters learn how government functions the more they become informed of the rights...

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It’s cheating pure and simple

Dear Editor, Re: Woman lifter beaten by transgender Well, from what I have read it is testosterone and only that is considered.

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It is absolutely unfair

Dear Editor, Re: Woman lifter beaten by transgender This is absolutely unfair, and the result of Trans lobby pressure.

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Crunching the numbers

Dear Editor, Re: India medical scheme I’ve done a basic research online about flights and distance and here is what I found:

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Evil behind the cloth

Dear Editor, Re: Opapo spills the beans Just as well Mr Oeti is not taking up this matter as an employment issue to the courts. Mr. Oeti shows all signs of humility, humbleness and true servant of God and his loyal service to the C.C.C.S especially the people of Si’ufaga Falelatai.

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Why government should not give to Duco

Dear Editor, Duco Events, the promoter for Joseph Parker, is asking the Samoan govt for more money to sponsor Joseph Parker’s fight.

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Independence, the difference between Samoa and Singapore

Dear Editor, 50 + years Mata’afa. We all know that’s how long your country has had independence and is still going (just). Let’s take another country with the same scenario. Just its name should make your leaders cringe.

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Sign your own signature

Dear Editor; I went through the previous news on Samoa Observer and one of the most interesting cases to read is the one between Peseta against Apulu, La’auli and Martin.

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Poverty and Cabinet appointing A.C.E.O’s

Dear Editor, What has poverty and the new Cabinet approved process of appointing new A.C.E.O’s have in common? Nothing and everything. Let me explain.

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In support of the Minister of Revenue

Dear Editor, I am all for the Minister of Revenue in his plan to tax pastors. These Pastors should pay taxes to avoid them getting chronic disease, that’s a great effort.

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The difference between a grant and loan

Dear Editor, I could be wrong but here’s my own re-write of the Samoa Agriculture Competitiveness Enhancement Project, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for clarity.

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Stupid plan to send patients to India

Dear Editor, Wow, now P.M. Tuilaepa wants to send our people to India where hospitals are overcrowded?

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O’o, elections and pork barreling

Dear Editor, Re: Total silence in Minister’s row There is some benefit in changing the Samoan version of pork barreling from the pre-election campaign o’o to the post election pork barreling election promises for the appropriation of government expenditures upon local nu’u projects.

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The reality in Samoa

Re: National shame Well said but I must say security should always be paramount to any country to protect is citizens and tourists.

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Better communication could’ve done the trick

The truth is simple enough. No one would say no to faster and cheaper Internet connection as promised by the Tui Samoa Cable. Beautiful stuff.

Street Talk

Ruta, 45

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Think a Minute

Eternal security

Think a minute…Queen Victoria was one of England’s most popular rulers, with the Victorian era being named for her. She was one of the richest, most powerful women in the world.


Recruitment of A.C.E.Os should be left to professional interviewer

I read with interest the plan by the P.M. and Cabinet to appoint the A.C.E.Os.

Between the Lines


JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The horsemen left King Giuki’s burg at dawn, riding out through the forest to the distant mountains beyond.

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