Hands off God’s anointed

Dear Editor, I refer to your front-page story titled “Church Ministers outraged by tax laws” on the Sunday Samoan. This is a word of warning to Samoa; be careful when you touch God’s anointed.

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Time for Chairman Tuilaepa to step down

Dear Editor, Our Samoa Rugby Union will never progress under Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s rule. He has been at the helm of the S.R.U. operations for many years without success. It has been documented as the worst period of Samoan rugby in the modern era and everything is going downward within the S.R.U.

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God’s authority is sovereign, the Samoan Caesar’s authority is limited

Dear Editor, I refer to an article of the Samoa Observer of 17 Nov 2017 (Pay your taxes, P.M. tells Church Ministers) that was based upon a media session with the Prime Minister last week. The outcome of the media session to me as a Christian was successful.

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From Mugabe to Tuilaepa, what is really hurting Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s”. Matthew 22:21. Section 40 of the Audit Act 2013 (Samoa) requires audits every year. Section 42 of the Act says these are to become public documents.

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Open your mind and understand what it really means

Dear Editor, Re: Church Ministers outraged by tax law Where in the Bible does it says “peleti (pledge) is not a salary; it’s a divine portion from God to give straight to the pastor”?

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Greatness is still in you, it’s just a matter of bringing it out

Dear Editor, Warning. This article is not to demean the efforts of the men in Blue jerseys, promise I’ll be nice. Rather, to rekindle the fighting giant in each of them because a week from now, they will face a giant of a team in England.

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Prisoners are humans

Re: No comment, Assistant Commissioner No doubt in my simple mind, the culture of denial and the code of silence is torn and rife at Tafa’igata jail.

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The future

Re: “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s”. Matthew 22:21. The fate of the country is now being cooked up at the dark corners of the Si’usega Catholic church.

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Put off

Dear Editor Re: Lack of flights devastate prolific visitor to Samoa I was travelling to Samoa with Jo Mikarna on her next trip.. Knowing little of this country until she shared her experiences..

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Hear our voices

Dear Editor Re: P.M. coy on “O.L.P.” hunt Why is the P.M. looking for O.L.P. This blogger is revealing and is bringing to light the corruption of the Samoa government and where that begins.

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Just another P.A.Y.E. employee

Dear Editor Re: Pay your taxes, P.M. tells Church Ministers According to the new testament of the bible, the PM has become the pharisee and tax collector all wrapped up in one......!!!!

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Support to quit needed

Dear Editor Re: You can’t win war on drugs Exactly. The addicts need support to quit not be stigmatized that we are at war with those we love and care about.

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The path to service is through authority

Dear Editor, O le alagaupu masani “O le Alai le Pule o le Tautua” o lo’o tumau pea ona laulauviviluai Samoa aemaise i lana aganu’u o le tu’u faasoloina o le pule e ala i suafa matai. Aepeita’iona o suiga o nisi o faigauaiaineii lea agaifanua, ua foliga mai ua ala ga tatau ona faaopoopo iai, pe suia fo’i, i le faaupuga faafeagai “O le Alai le Tautua o le Pule.” E iaini pine faamau e lagolagoina ai lea manatu ma suiga.

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O.L.P: An unqualified journalist on steroids

Malo Chief! If I could award you with a Victorian cross I would. Any government must justify their spending to eliminate distrust from the people. People matter and they can’t keep addressing people in the business world.

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Come on Samoa, show love!

Dear Editor, To Love:Are Samoans really 98% Christian? If you are then you should give this passage a chance. My Father always told me, ever since I was young, that we must all love one another. I cannot stress how many times he told me this everyday.

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Here we go again

Re: Team behind Samoa Airways Here we go again, it always amazes me how we Samoans never learn from our past mistakes. The old Polynesian went down because, as I understand it, many government officials were on the flights for free or for very low fares.

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Combustion generated energy

Re: Those trees are not invasive species It’s ridiculous to suggest deforestation for energy generation.

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My humble view on taxing of pastors

Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial about taxing pastors. This is my perspective as someone who thinks we are a supposed to be a democratic country but also a very cultured country.

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You can’t win war on drugs

Dear Editor, Re: Dealing with drug addiction in Samoa You can never ever win the “War on Drugs.” Why? Because drugs are a matter of personal choice or free will.

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Embarrassment could’ve been avoided

Dear Editor, Below is a quote from the P.M earlier this month with respect to the Rugby Union. “We are bankrupt,” he declared. “In other words we are insolvent. It means the Union cannot continue to pay off our debts with the banks. We also need money to pay the players so they can continue to play.”

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Editorial

Such fantastic fun up at the ‘technically bankrupt’ Samoa Rugby Union

Someone is not telling the truth. Which ironically is the only truth we know in the ongoing dispute between the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) and World Rugby. Who that is, you can be the judge.

Street Talk

Aitasi Ugapō Aumua

Head of State or Governor General?

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has moved to amend the Constitution once more in relation to the position of the Head of State. But the change has given rise to suggestions that since anyone is now eligible to become the Head of State, is it not time to consider changing the title from Head of State to Governor General. What do you think? Ioana Tupa’i asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Think a Minute

I Hope you dance (Part 1)

Think a minute…Not long ago a couple was taking a holiday in the mountains of California. Day after day they saw the same young man sitting by a bridge near their hotel. At first they thought he was fishing, but after a closer look they realized he was doing nothing but sitting and staring at the sky.

Columns

FACE OF THE MOMENT: N.Z. Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.

The N.Z. connection and capitalism with an ugly face

New Zealand, a member of the Pacific family of nations, has an exemplary record in the development and the maintenance of democratic governance in its modern history.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.

Sunday Reading

PRESIDENT OF THE S.A.M.E.:Tagaloa Eddie Wilson with Happy Ava Farmers Tupai & Asoono- from Savaii.

Samoa’s Ava Exports expected to rise to prominence again

Samoa’s Ava Exports is looking promising, with exports expected to increase in the next couple of years. Ava exports was Samoa’s second largest export commidity from 1998 to 2001 until some European countries led by Germany imposed restrictions on the Pacific Kava Trade. Samoa’s exports of Ava in 1998 was just under $20m.

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