The rise of Tuilaepa as P.M.

Dear Editor, Re: Palemene idolises P.M. as a servant Palemene Asa Segifili is one of the 99.99 per cent of happy Samoa people who adores the Hon. Prime Minister of our dear country, tõfā Fatialofa ‘Auêlua Tuila’epa Lolofie Lupesoli’ai Neioti Galumalemana ‘Ai’ono Chief Logohu Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

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Factoring in security

Dear Editor, Re: Peaceful Samoa and suicide bombers One issue not covered in the letter is the cost of installing the type of security measures found at the airports, to ensure the safety of the patrons.

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What they want for Samoa

Re: I.M.F and Samoa The I.M.F is a branch of the countries that implement global liberal economic policies that have helped create the increasingly problematic gap between the worlds poor and the worlds wealthy in favor of the countries who created the IMF.

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Peaceful Samoa and suicide bombers

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa is the place to be Well, I think Mata’afa Keni Lesā, you are starting to write the truth and you sure make sense when you listened to your conscious.

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Stand up and fight for Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Unregistered voter convicted and fined It’s sickening. Next time stand-up together and protest for all the world to see. If you want a change to better your children and the future of the country something must be done.

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Don’t forget family violence

Re: Peaceful Samoa the place to be You forgot to mention family violence. Spousal and child abuse and sexual violence against women and children in Samoa. These types of violence are every bit as horrendous as terrorism on a persons psyche.

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China, Venezuela and the U.S.

Re: The government and sex workers China is a better example than Venezuela. China is actually improving a lot. They have a ways to go but they are improving. They are way better on the environment now than the US. These are social policies that help the people.

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Unlicensed drivers

Re: Road safety begins with you and me Certainly, research will show a significant reduction in fatalities and injury with reduced speed, however this research is done where speed limits at 100kph and above.

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Is the church a business?

Re: Millions lost on E.F.K.S TV Here’s my confusion. How can a church, which is a non-profit organization that depends heavily on contributions, go into business ventures and make such massive losses?

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Those pipe dreams

Re: What the government needs to focus on I think Hartin lives on island and is involved in tourism or something. I agree though.

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It’s just not working

Re: Study hits out at violence Really, the church obviously isn’t working - look around Samoa, people are merely hiding behind it and everyone knows it. It’s the desperation of people stressed out by all the stupid monetary customs putting pressure on the family budget.

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Work with the media

Re: Losses at E.F.K.S TV This is why the Samoa Observer and the media should be allowed to report on the church’s dealing. I know the church have lawyers to review any deals with a private firm, but they could’ve hire Samoa Observer or another trusted local media outlet to promote its cause.

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Available information

Re: Losses with E.F.K.S TV E.F.K.S must be the only church in the country, which makes its financial reports available to the public via the General Assembly through the media coverage of the conference.

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Look to the future

Dear Editor, Re: Future and Yazaki Here’s where you write the script. Yazaki and Tuna canneries are the past folks, the future is just around the corner. Fix your house first, before you try to put the nails on someone else.

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Church and useful lessons in life

Dear Editor, Re: Church should teach holy Science The church and its lessons are very important and useful to a Christian’s journey in life. I am very fortunate to be brought up a Christian in Samoa.

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God’s love is free

Dear Editor, Re: The cost of the Jubilee Church So which is it PS Jeffrey and Lighten Up? 1000 or 2000 capacity? Seem neither of you have any idea either. I donate my fare share to both Malua and Kanana Fou. Both campus are enormously burdensome to our people but based on our belief and our “PRIDE”, we continue to contribute.

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Of low hanging fruits and Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: What the government needs to focus on This is the sort of letter, which annoys me no end. I gather from the letter that you Mr Hartin live somewhere in the US of A and have either visited Samoa on only a handful of times or never visited but read about us on the internet.

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Well done, Samoa!

Dear Editor, Congratulation and jubilation Samoa! There are more goodies coming towards your country and am so grateful for your best ever government lead by the Honourable Prime Minister of Samoa Fatialofa ‘Auēlua Tuila’epa Lupesoli’ai Lolofie Neioti Galumalemana ‘Ai’ono “Bird of Paradise Chief Logohu” Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

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What the government needs to focus on

Dear Editor, Very interesting to read about the Minister of Communications and Information Technology’s Cable vision. It’s great that Samoa will get all this internet capacity, but beyond the promise of cheaper internet for local users, we need to be realistic about the potential for all of these add on industries and opportunities.

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Timing is everything

Re: Many questions about air transport If the signs align according to the P.M.’s crystal ball of where the curvature of the crossing over of the new cycle in business is the right timing, then I wouldn’t argue with the P.M. on this notion.

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Climate change and the little things that matter

Climate change. While many people see the term and immediately turn the page, there is no denying the fact that on these shores, the impact is becoming more real by the day. The onset of heavy downpours despite the fact we are well and truly past the wet season, the ridiculously humid and hot temperatures we have been experiencing and much, much more.

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

Let go of the controls

Think a minute…A pilot was flying his small airplane, a Cessna 150, when suddenly he lost control. His plane began spinning and falling to the ground! He panicked and began doing everything he could think of with the controls.


Mothers Day

A Mother loves right from the start. She holds her baby close to her heart.

Between the Lines


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

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

Guttorm stooped down and took the wild flower gently between his thumb and forefinger taking care not to bruise it.

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