The problem is the egos at the health sector

Dear Editor In reference to your editorial titled “An utter waste of public monies,” I fail to see from the examples quoted in your editorial how they relate to whether the two entities operate as one or separately.

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Get to know the Bible and begin a relationship with God

Dear Editor, Re: Folau cops flak in Samoa Wendy Wonder, the ironic thing about everything you say is that you’re doing exactly the same, just that you don’t see it. You argue about the things written in the Bible as if you understand what exactly they mean when it is obvious that you don’t, so it is best that you seek to know about it first before you even talk about it.

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It’s about time

Re: Samoa endorses Pacific Force Mightier than an army is the power of an idea whose time has come. The three Governments of Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji should support and fund this important Rugby Project. Sports should be a priority for millions of reasons for our Times.

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Paying taxes

Re: Church, govt. row The L.M.S. started from England. What obligation existed there before the missionaries settled in Samoa and changed the lives of Samoa to God?

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“Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” Ministers’ taxes, attire, care and the irony of the E.F.K.S.

Dear Editor, When the E.F.K.S. meets every year, at Malua for the annual Fono Tele it is, in acknowledgement of the Death of Jesus and his Resurrection. It is always that time of reflection and contemplation and making whole. So the E.F.K.S. again meets this year.

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What should be done to the pastors

Dear Editor, Re: Church, Govt. tax dispute deepens Line up every single faifeau who hasn’t paid their taxes by 30 June 2018 and serve them notices of default. Send them to jail if they don’t pay next year. These people are only men.

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Don’t justify their stupidity

Dear Editor, I write regarding your headline article “Associate Minister rejects reports.” I seriously am flummoxed every time I see matured human beings reacting to the sporadic gutless faceless homogenous ghosts spitting from behind the comfort of the pall.

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Learn from what happened, Associate Minister!

Dear Editor, Re: Associate Minister rejects reports Can I suggest to you Sooalo Mene that after the government 8 hours of work, park the government car at home... get in your personal car and do whatever you want. How many times have we seen government workers abuse the government vehicles for personal purposes?

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Issue with the Manu Samoa

Re: Manu Samoa team No Kahn Fotuali’i, no Kieran Fonotia (who was quite loud on twitter the other week), no Tim Nanai-Williams. Despite those big names out, our backline is still good but Tusi Pisi is getting old and stale. What has happened to James So’oialo?

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Public figure and fight in public

Dear Editor Interesting story on the front page yesterday. In the story, the Associate Minister said: “I had a disagreement with my wife, and yes publicly.” The Associate Minister admitted that there was a disagreement between him and his wife.

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What a waste of money

Dear Editor, Re: $30million health costs under the gun Who cares what structures you ended up with if you can’t provide basic medical care and ongoing support to the daily working conditions?

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Poverty and risking customary lands

Dear Editor, Re: Customary lands It appears that the government is smartly driving our people into poverty when they become desperate enough then it makes it easy for the government to sell their Trojan Horse plan, and as Nafanua said, the whole world is now speaking the same language of sustainable development and we are all in it for a rude awakening.

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A working system

Re: An utter waste of public monies A perfectly configured running system will greatly enhance the performance of those who are guided by its procedures and greatly magnify the benefits for the intended recipients.

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Samoans will still have to pay

Dear Editor, Re: Aid galore in Samoa It is too easy for the authorities to call their increasing debt to China “Aid”, but when they get called out on this, they then call it “Concessionary Loans”, but in fact the concessions are:

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Something doesn’t make sense

Dear Editor, Re: Justice dismisses lawsuit over name Interesting ruling, I was quite convinced that the ruling was fair, as this posting couldn’t possibly post the whole proceedings of the case, but after delivering the verdict, then “Justice Tafaoimalo urged the parties to make peace as they are after all a family.” and supported by both defense lawyers.

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Independent state of Samoa?

Dear Editor, Re: Aid galore Samoa They are chipping away on the first two letters that defined Samoa since 1962. The INdependent state of Samoa, would eventually become the overly dependent state of Samoa.

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Love won

Dear Editor, Re: Love remains one of the most powerful forces for change This wedding brought up some hateful, racist sentiments from white commentators regarding the marriage of Prince Harry to Ms. Markle.

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The Royals

Dear Editor, Re: Love remains one of the most powerful forces for change The British Royal Family survives mainly because it is a huge tourist industry. Today they are harmless, but historically they were an integral part of the British Empire’s monstrous crimes.

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World Rugby picture

Re: Not all idiots are fools There is a picture on the World Rugby site of the expanded council meeting for the first time, and guess what: It is almost exclusively white. This in spite of the fact 30% of the players at the last World Cup were of Pacific Island origin.

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Quite moving

Re: Royal wedding Quite moving seeing Meghan Markle and her mother riding towards Windsor Castle down what they call “the Long Walk” with tens of thousands of flag waving people lining the route.

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Editorial

Dealing with a sick health system

When we are sick, we go to the hospital. But what happens when the hospital is sick? In this instance, we are referring to the entire health system in Samoa. Who provides the diagnosis? And who prescribes the medicine? Judging from what’s being reported so far, our health system is not suffering from just a minor cold.

Street Talk

Niko Temo

Church gets backing on tax position

The biggest denomination in Samoa, the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) has reportedly rejected the Government’s new law to tax the Head of State and Church Ministers. Although the church has yet to confirm its official position, reports from the Malua annual conference indicate that the church will continue to reject the law. Despite this, the Government has put out a notice that after 30 June 2018, they will start enforcing the law on people who continue to disobey. What do you think? Reporter, Adel Fruean asked members of the public today and this is what they said:

Think a Minute

Shopping spree

Think a minute…On a TV game show I watched a woman win a shopping spree in a supermarket. She had just five minutes to fill her cart with anything she wanted in the store. In those few minutes, she had to be smart enough to find the most valuable things to fill her cart. Our life is just like that shopping spree. Life is short—so we are given only a limited amount of time to get the most valuable things we can.

Columns

The fastest way to find a job

As we all very much know, having a job is or must be an integral part of our everyday life. We all yearn for one. That is for sure. What we don’t know is, how do we go about getting “our” job. Period. That is the purpose of this article.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.

Sunday Reading

HONOURING THE VOLUNTEER VETS: The members of the A.P.S. board alongside the 3 volunteers at Taumesina Island Resort.

The Howler: A.P.S. says thank you

Members of the Animal Protection Society (A.P.S.) board gathered at the beautiful Taumeasina Resort for a dinner to honor the volunteer vets that came over from Australia to help conduct the clinics.

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