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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Everyone needs help when it comes to mental toughness

There is a lot to be said about mental toughness and developing mental strength when it comes to all areas of life. In Samoa, we know this is an area where we sorely lag behind when it comes to sports development. And we’ve seen the results over the years.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Different strokes for different folks Let me explain a few things. 1. Only Parliament can decide who the Head of State is. This has been in the Constitution since 1960.

Dear Editor Please kindly refer to Mataafa Keni Lesa’s editorial dated 19 July 2017 headed “Different strokes for different folks” I just wish to add and say: • The H.R.P.P. is not Sāmoa nor the Pule of the People of Sāmoa nor the Pule of the Government of Sāmoa.

Dear Editor, The Prime Minister’s claim that there is nothing in the Bible prohibits the taxing of pastors is absolutely wrong. That wrong claim is a warning sign for our country because it is not a sign of success. The Prime Minister’s claim is based on his preferences because of his concern about his political affairs.

Columns

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Orlando Huaman*

Such partnership is essential

Did the Minister of Agriculture just realize that it is “essential” for both to work together?

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Maiava Iulai Toma

Family Safety Research Report

I am pleased to be part of the launch this morning of the Family Safety Research Report. For one thing I am grateful for the research and I wish to congratulate all involved.

Because of you, Lani

White sea birds call us to silence And the sea reaches down into the starless skies of Pulotu

Between the Lines

7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?

WE DON’T GET IT How exactly does the Minister of Education’s suggestion of “implementing Christian values within families and villages” solve the situation of alarming numbers of students dropping out of school at an early age (under 14 years of age)?

GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

Think a Minute

Think a minute.In June, 1969, the countries of Honduras and El Salvador declared war against each other. Until then, these two neighboring nations in Central America had been like close cousins.

Street Talk

Should the P.M.’s term be limited?

Do you think there should be a limit on the number of terms for the Prime Minister? The question has surfaced following the government’s decision to change the Head of State after two terms in office. Deidre Fanene asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Tina Vaipua

Magiagi

Penina Gasē

Matautu

Jolly Ulumoto

Lauli'i

Kimberly Motu

Faleasiu

Moe Lei Sam

Taufusi

Pouli Faapouli

Utualii

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