Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi Address to officially  open the 20th Pacific  Immigration Directors Conference;  Taumesina Island Resort

Samoa commits to address security challenges

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

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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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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.

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P.A.C.E.R.-PLUS TALKS: The Minister of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Lautafi Fio Purcell talks during one of the forums to promote P.A.C.E.R Plus in Samoa.

Will the ‘Samoan Way’ be replaced by the ‘P.A.C.E.R.-Plus Way’?

If Samoa, and other Pacific governments, are serious about assessing the impacts of P.A.C.E.R-Plus and genuinely consulting then they must follow Vanuatu’s decision and the signing ceremony must be postponed. The threats to Samoa are real and all Samoans should have the time to understand what is at stake and have a say in their economic future” – P.A.N.G.

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The lure of the Pacific

Once you have distinguished The Pacific’s unique shades of blue and green

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Halloween

Have you ever had the feeling when you have the chills? Goosebumps running up and down your spine

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Contrasts

Days of one’s life flow ever onward Journeys to and fro never ending

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Things

Thinking of you Thinking of things

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Days of our lives

Days, months, years pass With the regularity of the tides

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The Funeral

Faint cries hiding behind their faces. Black and white everywhere you look.

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If we could

If we could look at our lives Through the eyes of the future

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The art of receiving

Open your mind and heart To receive love in full measure

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Deceit

Lies, untruths, promises of tomorrow Unfulfilled dreams, incomplete projects

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Sunlight

Have you ever seen the sunlight through a window? It beams like a solid piece of gold.

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BOOK LAUNCH: P.M. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi at the launch of his book.

Palemia: A political statecraft at a moment of supremacy

Palemia, A Memoir is the book of anticipation! A book of events. Events of defining consequence in the life of Samoa. For some, perhaps even a book of revelation!

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Government on the move to create employment

It is an honour to take the floor on behalf of the Independent State of Samoa and to address this Council.

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WE MUST RESPECT OUR OCEAN: Peter Christian.

Man must clean up his mess

May I first offer my heartfelt condolences to the peoples and governments of Afghanistan and of the United Kingdom for the recent barbaric attacks against them, and also to peoples around the world whovcontinue to suffer threats and pains from acts of terrorism, including domestic violence.

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A walk through the village

You know you have met your soul mate when you are a poet at heart and he is not that but a comedian. Where you love to hear about the sway of birds in the sky and the hail of butterflies, he ends a conversation with you with originally designed poetry like,

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It’s time to get serious about CO2, for the ocean’s sake and for ours

As we commemorate World Environment Day, connecting with nature, we focus our periscope on our Ocean. We must remember that our actions affect the ocean, even if we don’t live by the beach or eat fish. Reducing our carbon dioxide emissions will support ocean health – and the alternative is grim.

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Andy Warton, view of the Independence Swim of 2013.

Swim the Harbour of history

If only Apia Harbour can tell her story of the last 150 years. We would be mesmerised with the drama and the dramatics of Samoan history played out in her waters. No one would move until she has finished telling her story.

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Editorial

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

In response to “We are living in a time of prophesy”

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.

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

Successful business plan (Part 2)

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.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

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

Sunday Reading

Tu’uu  Mata’afA Tiufea Asuao Mulipola Peato Mikaele

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s Apparition in Portugal 1917-2017

PART V on pages 28 and 79th in last week’s edition we provided an account on Power of Prayers and Rosary Devotion and the Consecrate of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Part VI below, we unveil the architects of the fall of communism, a tribute to our Mother Mary, a tribute to St Pope JPII and the Vision of Hell.

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