What are you talking about?

Dear Editor, Re: Aid expert downplays debt trap This so-called Aid expert won’t be around to help when Samoa is absolutely broke and have no ways of raising money to pay the “interest” of the 1$billion loan.

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Let them be run by a private enterprise

Dear Editor Re: Govt. in control of airline finances As is the case the world over, airlines are generally the domain of private enterprise. The same should apply in Samoa.

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Chinese influence in Samoa

Dear Editor Re: P.M. praises Chinese migrants’ work ethic There is no denying early labor immigrant Chinese contributions and influence in Samoa.

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We must move with the times

Dear Editor, Re: $1.1 billion debt, charges against Church Ministers and corruption A moving forward world is a progressive life for the right of this the right of that and of course the right to develop one’s country. The past is history.

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The real culprit

Re: Samoa U20s against Tonga It was a terrible performance. The backs kept dropping the ball or turning it over.

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Debt to equity ratio

Re: Samoa’s debt and corruption The debt to equity ratio in Samoa is an inverted fraction already, it needs to counter balance by finding some lucrative resources to make up the difference. And guess who’s the one that’s going to pay the Piper to make up the difference?

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Watch and learn

Re: Report shocks diplomat The journalist is acting on advise from Australian government which was announced in the parliament last week comparing security risks involved in regard of close proximity to Australia.

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America’s absence from the Pacific

Dear Editor Re: We’ve never left, U.S. assures Pacific I think that had it not been for China’s interest in the Pacific, perhaps the U.S. official take would have been one to leave the Pacific alone as it has done for the past three decades.

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Why the P.M. is right about violence

Dear Editor, Re: Solution to violence within families The P.M. is right, the solution to domestic violence lies with all of us. We, particularly the men, need to be able to communicate better and more effectively with our wives and children.

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Grateful for the Chinese

Re: Chinese doctor creates history How good it feels to learn about this life saving surgery for this young boy who was in the brink of death.

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Trump and climate change

Re: Climate change Yes it is and to all those stupid Samoan Trump supporters who say climate change is a hoax, then they should be forced to go and live out by the coasts of Kiribati and then they can start wailing about hoaxes as they start drowning in the sea.

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“Bank in NZ money laundering scandal”

Dear Sir, The information in the article written by Sapeer Mayron, “Bank in NZ money laundering scandal” once again remind us the people of Samoa of the sufferings we have from NZ. The Central Bank of New Zealand is run by a bunch of prejudicial and racist people.

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Tourism fellows return from Hawaii

It is always good to seeking advice and gathering the right ideas to improve the Tourism Industry of Samoa. Hawaii is the best place to learn such goal for Samoa. You are correct Samoa doesn’t need a huge tourism number.

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Pacific Games to impact on health services

Oh my Lord, I watched the Prime Minister interview on TV and this was exactly what he was talking about. “Use Your Common Sense”. Think out of the box! If you hadn’t received a programme as yet, then you should know exactly what to do.

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Govt. in control of airline finances

“Now that we’re a year old, we’re much smarter, we know how to manage our finances properly, with the resources we have we’ve managed to come this far, and we can say that we can do a lot more now,”Percell said.

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Aid expert downplays “debt trap” fears

I think the fear around Samoa-China debt has impacted negatively on the nations psyche and is misleading when Samoa has spent within her means. Tonga on the other hand who are proudly making waves in the NRL are struggling to keep on top of their debt repayments.

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Responding to questions about agritourism

Dear Editor, Re: Agritourism Development for Samoa I refer to news items, editorial and opinions reported in your Sunday 18/11/2018, Monday 19/11/2018 and today’s editions of your newspaper, and I wish to correct and clarify some of the misinformation and misreporting therein.

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Crunch the numbers, let’s see some business plans

Dear Editor, Re: Agritourism Park: A genius idea or another waste of money? Argo-tourism is a fantastic development and provides significant benefit to the participants and the country when it is done right.

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Pastors need training

Re: Partners in roundtable address violence Great initiative and a valuable forum. However, advocating for abolishing violence against women, implementing tougher laws, reinforcing moral teachings is one thing.

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It can be proven

Re: Stop using him as an excuse The other side of the coin that the church atrocities that happened to these hero's that ushered in the Era of enlightenment is factual and can be proven that it actually happened.

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Editorial

Identifying our friends in the climate change debate

In a time when the world critically needed leadership by the planet’s biggest carbon emitters, everyone failed to show-up. Vulnerable island states—from the Pacific to the Indian Oceans and to the Caribbean—whose future ironically now lies in the hands of those who couldn’t care less, made emphatic and emotional presentations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC).

Street Talk

Aiatia Notoa, 20

Public welcome World AIDS Day

Samoa joined the international community last Saturday December 1 to mark the 2018 World AIDS Day with a parade, a float and speeches by dignitaries including Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i met members of the public to get their views on the deadly disease and what should be done.

Think a Minute

Buzzards and Bees

Think a minute… Buzzards and bees are very different in their eating habits. Buzzards fly circling above looking for animals that are either hurt or dead. Then they swoop down to tear and feast on it until it is gone.

Columns

The end of one chapter and the beginning of another

A muamua le viiga o le Atua, auā o le fa’amoemoe ua taunu’u o le lā’au lea o le soifua. Ua savinifaapunuomanu ai lagona o lenei aso auā o lea ua a’e i fanua le faiva o le manusina sa ta’atiu I ā’au mamao ma ua tepa ai nei i ‘ula, ua taga’i i ‘ula, ua tago foi i ‘ula le asō. Ia tumau pea lona vi’iga e lē aunoa.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The spears flew towards the youth on the hill, whistling as they cut through the air. Grinning, Queen Medb’s general drew his sword, eager to take back to his Queen the head of this warrior whom they called the Hound of Ulster. He had no doubt his spears would find their mark.

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