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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Don’t lose sight of the big picture

Sometimes when we become so hung up with the daily grind and when we are overwhelmed by the multiple challenges of life, we lose sight of the bigger picture. That much is undeniable.

Letters to the Editor

A letter titled “Stop this madness” published on page 13 of the Samoa Observer of 29 March 2017 contained a claim we would like to retract.

Dear Editor, On March 30th 1959 the Dalai Lama fled from Tibet and was granted political asylum in India. Can you imagine fleeing from your own country because the communists invaded?

Dear Editor, Re: Women contest key sporting roles It’s great to see several woman contesting positions on the S.A.S.N.O.C. Board this year.

Columns

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Orlando Huaman*

Recruitment of A.C.E.Os should be left to professional interviewer

I read with interest the plan by the P.M. and Cabinet to appoint the A.C.E.Os.

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Jorim-Paul Phillips

Do you like your world?

Every day, social media, the news and television bombard us with both facts and fiction on different events happening worldwide.

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Layton Lolo

Dreams and fantasy

Far over The misty mountains call Through dungeons deep

Between the Lines

JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

WHAT A TEASER! If the Samoa Rugby Union needed some publicity for the upcoming game to be held at Apia Park later in the year, the Auckland Blues rugby side gave it to them by defeating the Melbourne Rebels 56-18 on Thursday night.

We really need another airline that is not affiliated to an existing one which is also flying in and out of Samoa. In other words, competition please, not a cosy relationship where you both maintain the status quo at the expense of the trapped customers

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Recently a successful, famous man told about a surprising gift he received in the mail. It was from his old high school. When he was a teenager his love and passion was tennis.

Street Talk

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Ruta, 45

Tufulele

Ese Fata, 45

Afega

Soma Soma, 32

Apia

Tofoi Papa, 25

Puipa'a

Luao Laulu, 28

Toamua

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