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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Has Samoa developed a denial mentality that makes us accept certain things as normal?

It’s difficult to ignore some of the developments we see around us today. In Samoa, we see so many able-bodied men and women who are unemployed sitting around doing absolutely nothing. They congregate on street corners late at night and at all sorts of hours.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, O lea la ua tau foliga mai ‘ua o gatasi le futia ma le umele’! I am glad to write this piece as a follow on note from my previous 2 pieces; 1. E leai se la’au e falala fua! –Samoa Observer (SO) issue 11 April 2016 and 2. ‘.. a lé o le Malamalama, o lé Savili e ala’ai ona falala le la’au! - SO issue 25 April 2016.

Dear Editor, Re: Ex-Minister objects to street vendors plan I am dumbfounded why the government is proposing such law as I myself like the Hon. Minister was a street vendor many years ago. The semantic of my pragmatic humble beginning plying street vendor to weave between office desks in down town Apia to sell any commodities to get money.

Dear Editor, Re: Time for some accountability in terms of our rugby results Manu Samoa can only become successful if they align with the New Zealand rugby system. If I was running the Samoa Rugby Union, I will make an immediate SOS call to New Zealand Rugby Union for Help!!!

Columns

Samoa commits to address security challenges

I welcome you all to our shores for the 20th Pacific Immigration Directors Conference.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

Samoa’s pride in our beloved Manu Samoa

Firstly I’m delighted to have been asked to speak to you tonight to launch the Manu Samoa Old Boys Association and an update on the state of Samoa Rugby Union.

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Lumepa Hald

The sea is always watching us

My daughter is a poet at heart, and my life is partly some of the darkness she writes of.

Between the Lines

GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY It was wonderful to see instant and very positive feedback to the ‘Clash of the Colours’ promotion of the Blues-Reds rugby game on the evening of June 2 at Apia Park.

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

Think a Minute

Think a minute…”The reason some people are successful is that they put their plan and work together for a plan that truly works.” Yesterday we started a plan for success both in our job and career, as well as in our personal life, so today we will complete the course.

Street Talk

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:

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

Toamua

Iese Faleafa, 16

Samauga

James Tavana, 47

Vailoa

Joe Kaleopa, 17

Tulaele

Kini Kini, 26

Vaimea

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