A note for the S.W.A.

Dear Editor, The front page of your issue of Tuesday 15/08/17 has an article under the heading: S.W.A. boss urges public to call in water problems The Samoa Water Authority relocated our water meter to outside our fence.

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I can now communicate clearly

Dear Editor, Through the Samoa Observer I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the BAY AUDIOLOGY team from Auckland, New Zealand for their humanitarian work of helping us in Samoa with hearing problems.

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Something has got to be done at Tafa’igata

Dear Editor, Re: The truth matters in the death of Siliva Thank you for raising the issue. As the loving people of this country we can no longer turn away from the purport heinous crime committed by those responsible at Tafaigata Jail.

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Visit the Culture Centre

Re: Keeping up with the Wendy of Samoa Thanks Lizzy and John. I’m glad I was able to entertain you some while in Samoa and glad you liked Samoa and will be back.

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Hypocrisy at its best

Re: Moata’a Village decision It’s funny. Samoans are a huge advocate of sending family overseas to work and take advantage of opportunities of other countries and economies.

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An interesting read

Re: Palemia’s memoir launched in Auckland The Palemia the Memoir is interesting. Boasting of stability yet a complete failure to acknowledge poor record of account keeping and government spending.

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An open letter from Guam to America

Dear America, I am glad that you are finally paying attention to what is happening in Guam. Many of you, as I am reading online, are asking for the first time, “What is Guam?” Every day growing up here, we have been told all about you.

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Could it be time to create standard laws and powers across all villages?

Dear Editor, Re: Moata’a Village stands by decision Where does Government start and village councils begin in terms of the rule of law? This is a very sensitive issue and has led to some very serious confrontations between government and village councils over time.

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God has nothing to do with this

Dear Editor, Re: Pray to avert a war The power at be, the secret societies or what ever you want to call them are the ones dictating the world affairs as it unravels at this critical times, and the world religions who are vying to fulfill their prophesies according to their books are calling for the end of the world and yet they are encouraging others to pray to avoid such a catastrophe.

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Customary land and consultations

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. accused in customary land fight Again we see that this terminology of “consultation” is problematic as opposed to a more definite term of “consent”.

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Great points Michael

Re: Looking at the mirror Samoa! You are great Michael. Thank you for including the poor unloved stray dogs of Samoa. That warms my heart.

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Redemption Sunday, sin on Monday

Dear Editor Re: Looking in the mirror, Samoa! Michael, I read your comments with much agreement, however the mirror needs us to reflect on some of the more basic aspects of life in Samoa too.

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It doesn’t add up

Dear Editor Re: Men jailed over Vaimea death It is just not fair to take someone’s life and the court only take out 5 or 7 years out of these 2 criminals’ lives.

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Hear, hear

Dear Editor Re: Moata’a Village stands by decision to ban Asian store Well Done Moata’a! Go to Tonga and you’ll see what effect it has there with 99% Chinese stores....crime rate is on the rise as the locals take advantage of the foreigner operated shops.

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Can’t we do better?

Dear Editor Re: Samoa Airways reveals new logo C’mon Sei is there no qualified designer in the country? Is that the best your Poly staff came up with?

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Out of our control

Dear Editor Re: Story of a boy from Lepa A legacy of a PM that sold us out to the Western World. Groomed by the UN to be subservient to their ideals in defiance of the will of the people of Samoa.

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A culture of denial

Dear Editor, Re: Family corrects report Not only bad but is pretty sad. Samoa has now seen two sides of the story. The grieving mother and family parlance not only plausible but very understanding from a parent perspective however contrary to the prison officials communiqué.

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This is just so sad

Dear Editor, Re: Family corrects report The people that work in the justice system are so mean and cruel. Treat people just like they are your families.

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Looking at the mirror, Samoa!

Dear Editor, I wrote a letter a few weeks back about us Samoans looking in the mirror and I read Larry Murphy’s letter about opening our eyes to see the truth. He’s a victim of a violent crime and he’s witnessed a violent crime right here in Samoa.

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Great customer service makes a difference

Dear Editor, Re: Chamber targets customer service Wonderful to read they’re making available these training for those who deal with the public in their profession.

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Editorial

Safety and protection is better than sorry

Put it this way. The rain is a blessing for many families featured in the Village Voice who do not have access to running water. So that during the past two days, they would’ve welcomed the precious onslaught of heaven’s gift to mankind with the sky opening up for a much-welcomed downpour.

Street Talk

Tai Faapito, 26

Do you support Moata’a’s decision?

The village of Moata’a is standing by its decision to ban a Chinese man from operating a store in their village. Village paramount chief, Asi Semisi Blakelock, said they will not change their village foundation which prohibits outsiders from running shops there. What do you think? Lizzy Hunt had a chance to interview a few people for today’s Street Talk and this is what they said.

Think a Minute

Life’s surprises

Think a minute…Remember Christopher Columbus? The bold explorer from Europe who intended to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to find Asia but failed. Well, he didn’t fail completely.

Columns

The foreword of Palemia; A Memoir*

Early in 2015, Dr Peter Swain paid me a courtesy visit at my office.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

LATER! So the new Tanumalala Prison will be finished in about July next year? Correct us if we’re wrong, but did we not hear our Prime Minister inviting a certain 60 Minutes reporter, Liam Bartlett to the opening of the new prison in June this year?

Sunday Reading

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: B.B.L. Winners for fathers day promotion with B.B.L. Staff.

Bluebird celebrates Father’s Day

Seven lucky dads celebrated father’s day with Bluebirds Father’s Day Promotion Prize Giving held last week Friday.

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