Leave the media to do its job

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.

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Problem breeds on silence

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.

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Report positive development news

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.

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Samoa should win it already

Dear Editor, Re: Pacific Games Guam should just be ruled out because they could be nuked at any time. There is completely no safety there with all those military people there.

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Man’s best friend

Dear Editor, Recently a person on his way to work in the early morning was set upon by a group of dogs rushing out from a home along the way.

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Gaps in traditional and modern laws

Dear Editor, Re: Moata’a’s decision I think it is the responsibility of the village councils to protect the interests of their small businesses run by their villagers, so in theory, I agree with such decisions, so long as they are for the best interest of the whole village.

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Love covers multitude of sin

Dear Editor, Re: P.M.’s attack on media I agree with the P.M. on this. How many times do accidents happen in Samoa and we never hear of it on radio or newspaper? Well! I guess the reporters are doing their job of reporting a.k.a faikakala.

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We have a powerful voice

Re: Another classic Samoa moment It is this consistent attempt to obfuscate and brush aside the truth about the growing social degeneration and corruption within the walls of power that is so frustrating and disappointing.

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What’s the matter?

Re: Samoa cautioned about deep-sea mining Why do our people regurgitate the worst of fears from outside? If we need to mine the ocean, who’s to say it is not in our interest?

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She must be really stupid

Dear Editor Re: Jerome Kaino’s affair exposed I had to laugh at the bit where the girl said she didn’t know he had a wife. Are you kidding? After all those encounters and she never bothered to ask.

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My wish for beautiful Samoa

Dear Editor, Savai’i for me has been magic. The natural volcanic landscapes are breathtaking, the locally grown produce are healthy and scrumptious!

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The issue of competition in Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Hypocrisy at its best There is absolutely no competing with a Chinese business in Samoa. Samoans do not have the financial backing and support Chinese business receive from China and from Tuilaepa’s Government.

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Impact of colonial mismanagement

Dear Editor, Re: Hypocrisy at its worst There is no hypocrisy, The letter from E.R.C contains misleading statements not supported by facts or even logic.

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Come on Tuilaepa

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s attack on the media This is shocking for a leader who loves telling the world that his calling to lead the country is from God and recently declared Samoa as a Christian country but he wants to hide the truth.

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Whose reputation is on the line?

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s attacks on media Talofa e isi o’u atunu’u pele. It’s one thing to uphold a reputation; it’s another, to know when your reputation is going to hang you! This Chastity issue is not new.

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Suppressing the truth

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s attack the media It’s so convenient to just ignore rape when it’s not your daughter being molested. There is a real problem in Samoa...it’s the P.M. is trying to muffle the media.

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About the aircraft

Dear Editor Re: Samoa Airways secure new aircraft It’s interesting that Icelandair will be supplying a Boeing 737 when they do not have any in their fleet.

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Samoa should win it already

Dear Editor, Re: Pacific Games Guam should just be ruled out because they could be nuked at any time. There is completely no safety there with all those military people there. Tahiti is one of the richest countries in the South Pacific, on a par with New Zealand.

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The issue of competition in Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Hypocrisy at its best There is absolutely no competing with a Chinese business in Samoa. Samoans do not have the financial backing and support Chinese business receive from China and from Tuilaepa’s Government.

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Kudos to Coach Matamua Salima and team

Dear Editor, Coach Matamua, I couldn’t be more proud of your unwavering effort as you and the boys ‘stuck it out’ in your journey to the GOLD at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas.

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Editorial

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.

Street Talk

Rachael Iosu, 22

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.

Think a Minute

Women are from Venus

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.

Columns

The foreword of Palemia; A Memoir*

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

Between the Lines

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’!

Sunday Reading

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: B.B.L. Winners for fathers day promotion with B.B.L. Staff.

Bluebird celebrates Father’s Day

Seven lucky dads celebrated father’s day with Bluebirds Father’s Day Promotion Prize Giving held last week Friday.

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