Airfares of the future

Dear Editor, Re: Polynesian Airlines When Polynesian Airlines was flying internationally last time, it followed like a puppy dog air fares set by Air New Zealand. While that was not collusion, it was not competition either.

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Integrity is everything Rev. Vavatau

Dear Editor, There’s a saying which goes that no matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are how you treat people ultimately tells all.

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The relationship between E.F.K.S and the media

Dear Editor, Whilst it is pretty poor treatment for a journalist doing her job, the E.F.K.S could probably feel justifiable grievance about how every year at Malua fono time, the Samoa Observer seems to target the E.F.K.S in editorials and other coverage with the clear insinuation that the Malua conference is nothing but a grand waste of money at the expense of the so-called struggling masses of its membership.

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It’s pathetic coming from a church

Dear Editor, Re: Church General Secretary tells Samoa Observer to go away This is pathetic Vavatau! Whatever happened to the freedom of the press/media?

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The cost is astronomical

Dear Editor, So it’s opened. The E.F.K.S’s $17million building. This is an astronomical cost for a building with a 200 capacity. It appears the building is less than 10K sqm.

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My reading of the Virgin Samoa issue

Dear Editor, Re: Govt drops Virgin My reading of this article is that we, the travelling public, have the choice between the government not receiving the dividend payments or the passengers continuing to have access to cheaper fares.

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This is going south quickly

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. drops Virgin It’s kinda worrying to see that the Government is looking at restarting Poly’s international operation. I hope they’ve done their homework and hired the right people for the top positions.

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A load of rubbish

Dear Editor, Re: Minister Afamasaga criticises media What a load of bull crap from the minister to blame the media for its failure to lodge a bid for a maintenance vessel to offload cables at the wharf.

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Let’s back our Polynesian brothers

Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial titled “We need to proceed with caution.” I think Samoa gains more by throwing our support behind Tahiti to host it in 2019.

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Samoa should back Tahiti for the Games

Dear Editor, Re: Sports chief keen on 2019 Pacific Games I think Samoa should support Tahiti to bid for the 2019 games in light of Tonga’s pullout. I’ve changed my mind on this subject.

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The right of women

Dear Editor, Re: Domestic violence increase scary In the earliest conspiracy of the Church against women, or priestesses of the Great Goddess, was that it devised the concept of Original Sin, as developed by Augustine.

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Wealth is about exploitation and position

Dear Editor, Re: The government, the truth and 400 sex workers How do you explain people who work hard but are poor?

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Pushing the white perspective of normalcy

Dear Editor, Re: 5 immigrant women vie for Miss USA pageant title Just to add to this, I find such articles really pushes the white perspective of normalcy and world view to a point of annoyance!

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You’re strangling the industry

Re: Govt. drops Virgin The government of Samoa removing Virgin Airlines is a massive low blow to the tourism industry in Samoa.

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Sport for development underutilised

Re: Ensuring inclusive progress Sport-for-development is a good initiative but it is underutilised. Aside from boxing and rugby, there is a need for more focus on swimming as a sport.

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Manager’s comments about Airport Authority absurd

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa Airport Authority I find it really interesting and disturbing to read the recent article interview with the Samoa Airport Authority General Manager Magele Hoe Viali.

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Better to speak broken English

Dear Editor, Re: Learning in schools. Samoa? English. Or both? I prefer to have all Samoan kids speak broken English instead of No English. Listen Professor Tofaeono Joe Hollywood, did you know that mocking my broken English, you are also mocking all Samoan people like me.

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Justice done

Re: Retired Police Sergeant fined It was an accident. He fell asleep at the wheel. He didn’t deliberately run her over or got drunk and drove.

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Don’t waste money

Re: Opportunity for Samoa after Tonga pulls bid to host Games It’s an opportunity to flush more money down the toilet. The country is still recovering from the 2007 Games financially. Many buildings have been ignored and lack of maintenance funding.

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Continue with cable

Re: Cable divides Samoas When we change time zone to align ourselves with Aus/NZ to improve our business relation, we are no longer bound to the Amercian Samoa or the U.S.

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Politicians are not above the law

Democracy, elections and all that is good about a freer and fairer election are on the agenda in Apia this week. Down at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, relevant stakeholders have been taking part in the “Democracy and Development in Samoa: the Role of Elections” National Conference.

Street Talk

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

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:

Think a Minute

A great son and father

Think a minute…This is a true story about a boy who dreamed of sailing around the world living a life of adventure on the sea.


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?

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

Guttorm stooped down and took the wild flower gently between his thumb and forefinger taking care not to bruise it.

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