When tax is warranted

Dear Editor, Re: Resident fed up with rubbish antics Unfortunately this is an ongoing behavior that is not limited to Samoa. Whenever new laws that add financial burdens to people, the end results sometime is lawlessness.

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Debts and the big nations

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. is not broke Japan’s is around 200% of GDP.

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Church Ministers are already paying taxes

Dear Editor, The Church Ministers are already paying taxes through V.A.G.S.T and in my own view that should be enough. The imposition of direct or PAYE taxes should not be applied to them.

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Ask New Zealand and Australia for help

Dear Editor, Re: Lawyer says wrong woman arrested I was gobsmacked by this piece of news. (SamoaObserver:19April) The Police have done it again?

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The correct words

Dear Editor, The correct words - “Nofoialo” I quite agree with Phukett but needs a bit more explanation.

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Who to blame

Re: Rugby’s problem Whomever Tuilaepa hires will never win. Whomever Tuilaepa fires he wins.

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We were lucky

Re: Couple survive seawall robbery My husband was almost robbed coming out of the bank one day. Two guys cornered him against a wall and our car. They didn’t realize I was with him as I was walking some ways behind him.

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Free world needs strong U.S.A.

Dear Editor, What is it with Damascus? Apostle Paul had his 180-degree turnaround and now Trump. President Donald Trump was never going to be involved in Syria’s war, but 72 hours after Assad’s chemical strike on his own people, Trump was dispatching 60 tomahawk missiles onto one of Syria’s six military airfields.

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The church and Samoa today

Dear Editor, I cannot see any difference between church and politics. When I read about Kasiano Leauapepe and your front page Sunday paper about one Elder from E.K.F.S. Samatau against Pastor Oeti’s feuds I thought omg

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Why govt. shouldn’t tax church Ministers

Dear Editor, The Question is: Should the independent government of Samoa tax religious Ministers or Faafeagaiga a nu’u ma afioaga o Samoa? My Answer Is NO !

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Violence is not a tool

Dear Editor, Re: Horrific abuse of the voiceless You know, it’s a vicious cycle. You beat a child, the bruises heal but in that child’s mind, body and spirit, you inflicted pain, fear, hurt, anger, distrust, terror, horror, shame, embarrassment, humiliation, trauma...

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How to deal with expectations

Dear Editor, Re: Couple survives seawall robbery Interesting reading about the palagi being targets of the robbery in relation to money. It’s a perception that somehow, if you reside overseas you must be rich.

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The fate of Samoan rugby

Re: Samoa and Sevens rugby I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing we the citizens of Samoa can do when the leader of Samoa (P.M.) takes control of S.R.U. as the C.E.O.

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The correct words

Re: The pronunciation of Samoan words Ole upu ‘nofoialo’ is very foreign and dead wrong.

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Faith comes by hearing word of God

Dear Editor, Re: Jesus I believe, Jesus I doubt Malo Aumuagaolo! Thank you for sharing your non-belief, and scepticism. Your stance as an “indigeneous tagata Samoa” must be applauded.

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A thought-provoking opinion

Dear Editor, Re: God is good, Jesus Christ I doubt Very interesting and thought provoking opinion, which can only be good for our relentless search for the Truth. My humble opinion is that the Bible is complete even though there are thousands of scrolls and documents stored away in the archives of the Vatican and other institutions.

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Find someone to help Commissioner

Dear Editor, Re: Changes needs in the Police service The quality comes out that so many people are in favor of Keil, that’s indicating he is a well and loved person.

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Keep up the great work

Re: For God so loved the world Malo lava Ronji and Rabena! Thank you for sharing some of your experiences, on your recent self-funded mission to 33 countries!

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Why can’t you change it?

Re: The Regulator writes “My office engaged the services of Skylite productions for our awareness campaign in 2015, a campaign that was planned since 2014 but the delay was due to budget constraints; however the Honourable Minister Afamasaga Lepuia’i Rico Tupai was only elected as the Minister of Telecommunications in 2016.”

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An important aspect overlooked

Dear Editor, Re: The difference between Samoan and Chinese Perhaps we’re overlooking one aspect of these shop owners that we referred to as foreigners. At some point in the future, their kids will become full fledged into our tradition.

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Parting words of a Christian

There is an age old phrase that many people quote, “You shouldn’t talk about religion or politics.” Why? The obvious answer is of course, that they can cause conflict.

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

Above the law

Think a minute…Does a thief steal because he’s a thief? Or, is he a thief because he steals? Studies show that over 80% of criminals who have been in prison and then freed after serving their time are back in prison for the same crime in less than 1 year!


Moving on

Eyes closed Head on my pillow Mind racing

Between the Lines


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

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The fire burnt low in the hearth but the servant women made no move to add fuel to it.

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