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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Deep-rooted problems require soul searching solutions

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has a legitimate concern. Judging from a string of headlines about some of the criminal developments in Samoa recently, the image of Samoa being created in the minds of people who don’t know us better will certainly not be flattering.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: P.M.’s attacks on the media That’s right. Sweep it all under the carpet. I have been appalled reading about these incest/rape cases in Samoa.

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s attack on media As a prime minister, you should be congratulating the police for their efforts and encouraging the media to highlight these crimes.

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. Tuilaepa attacks media for reporting on rape, incest Talking about the lovely image of New Zealand and Australia; well, for your information, rape and incest is not news in those countries anymore.

Columns

The foreword of Palemia; A Memoir*

Early in 2015, Dr Peter Swain paid me a courtesy visit at my office.

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Quenjule Slaven.

Attention Scholarship Wannabes

Planning to attend University in the States? Want some help with college tuition? You just might qualify for one of these crazy scholarship ideas. Starting in 1994, it was announced that:

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

P.M. backgrounds decision for Palemia publication

The Prime Minister delivered this speech on Thursday last week at his ‘Palemia’ book launch at Samoa House in Auckland,New Zealand.

Between the Lines

NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!

LATER! So the new Tanumalala Prison will be finished in about July next year? Correct us if we’re wrong, but did we not hear our Prime Minister inviting a certain 60 Minutes reporter, Liam Bartlett to the opening of the new prison in June this year?

LEARNING FROM OTHERS Oh no! First we got a lesson in rugby success from the visiting Flying Fijians and now we have to swallow our pride and learn from their successful airline, Fiji Airways.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…What do husbands and wives need from each other? A best-selling book, titled “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”, explains how men and women are different creatures.

Street Talk

P.M.’s media call wrong

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has stopped the Police’s monthly press conference in a bid to control media reports about cases of rape, incest and other vile crimes, in Samoa. In doing so, he has also criticised the media for reporting such cases. He said they are lazy and they only want to be spoon-fed by the Police. What do you think? Do you think the media should stop reporting about rape, incest and other crimes, in Samoa? Talimalie Uta asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said.

Rachael Iosu, 22

Apia

Tolu Leaia, 53

Nofoalii

Leuga Nofoilo, 57

Fasitoo uta

Andy Anthony, 20

Faleasiu

Falepoli Fato, 36

Faleasiu

Sisifo Siilata, 25

Neiafu

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