Create our own baskets

Re: Small businesses share concerns What if grocery stores hired some of those kids out front to weave those baskets I see that are used in Samoa? If those were available for me when I went to Frankie’s I would buy one and put my groceries in that.

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Ask other airlines

Re: Missing the point It’s a Mickey Mouse operation at best run by unqualified people. But PS Jeffrey is correct , with weather related cancellation the airline is not liable.

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Opposition for Tuilaepa

Re: P.M. Tuilaepa’s comments irresponsible If this man is so outrageous and condescending to the people of Samoa in what he says to them regarding water and what he is doing to them regarding the land owned by all family members not just one, then why does the Samoa Observer and this writer continue to endorse him by saying there is no opposition to him in the upcoming election?

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P.M. Tuilaepa’s conflicting stories

Dear Editor, I am comparing two different articles. Prime Minister Tuilaepa is saying one thing in the other and making other suggestions in one. There is no knowing where his heart is.

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Why land concerns are indeed fake news

Dear Editor, Unasa Iuni Sapolu should be questioned about what Samoa First’s policy is regarding leasing on customary land. Everything she is saying so far points to her wanting to make it illegal to even lease customary land in Samoa.

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What the A.D.B. President’s trip was about

Dear Editor, Re: Fiu Elisara decries lack of opportunity The A.D.B. President’s trip to Samoa was to meet the government leadership only. One has to understand that simple fact of life.

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Oriana Netball Academy loses in friendlies

Well done to Oriana Netball for stepping up to the plate and taking on the opposition. It’s always hard to see your child’s team come out the other end of a game with such results, but I commend Samoa as a community for embracing Netball more than I have ever seen before recent times.

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How it can be fixed

Re: Minister unhappy with exam results Step 1: Get teachers that want to teach, rather than the many babysitters that permeate the Samoan school system. Step 2: Stop teachers cheating on results to hide their incompetence.

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Missing the point

Re: Samoa Airways flight cancellation C’mon guys. Some of you miss the point here. Ok forget about the weather if that’s the case. The argument here is, those poor elderly people and young children were sitting and sleeping on the floor like homeless people for 24 hours while waiting for the next available flight without food.

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A protest in Apia yesterday to highlight fears about the risk of customary lands being alienated.

Group of chiefs write to A.D.B.

The crusade by a group of matai (chiefs) to highlight their concerns about the risk of customary lands being alienated as a result of Asian Development Bank (A.D.B.) project is continuing. The chiefs include Lilomaiava Dr. Ken Lameta, of Vaimoso, Telei’ai Dr. Sapa Saifaleupolu, of Samatau, Leuluaiali’i Tasi Malifa, of Afega, and Fiu Mataese Elisara, of Sili Savai’i...

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The issue with flights cancellation

Dear Editor I would like to respond to your article regarding Samoa Air and its cancelled flights. First and foremost, all airlines are contractually obligated to accommodate their passengers when the carrier cancels it’s flights due to mechanical, they are to provide hotels, meals and flight options with no charge to the passengers.

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Customer service

Re: Samoa Airways cancelation I’m staying put with Virgin Australia. Believe you me us all everybody if this is Virgin Australia, no one is left hanging on the thread; no excuses no blaming games but Virgin Australia would have taken care of each and everyone being affected.

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Don’t be afraid to pursue your rights

Re: Flight cancellations Flight delays happen, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. Ask the airline to confirm the reason for the delay in writing. Speaking from experience, the airline that I was booked to go on was delayed.

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New Year resolutions in Samoa

Dear Editor, Some great new year resolutions printed in the paper. Well thought out guys! I sincerely hope that through your prayers, hard work and determination to achieve your goal and fulfill your dreams will be accomplished in future.

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Tip to help travellers

Re: Samoa Airways flight cancellations Traveling on a different airline wouldn’t make a difference too. But here’s a tip from years of travel experience - purchase travel insurance. And always remember, if your flight is delayed / cancelled due to weather, the airlines ARE NOT bound to compensate you as the weather itself is something the airlines do not have control of.

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How is it possible?

Re: We are our own enemy in this respect How is it possible that Samoa has a problem with violence if you follow the flawed rational of the many Samoan Christian apologists out there, both living in Samoa and living abroad?

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Travel smarter Samoa

Dear Editor, Fiji Airways cancelled there flights over the weekend due to Cyclone Mona no vouchers or hotels provided and Samoan people are ok with it and do what they’ve got to do.

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Great news for Samoa

Re: N.U.S. sets up foundation programmes for doctors That’s great news for Samoa. My only advise is to make sure your Medicine programme is accredited by a recognized accreditation Programme in other countries so when the student wants to continue to become doctors they will give credits to some of the courses they complete.

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The solution

Re: Festive season rocked by deaths Samoa should introduce a tax on alcohol to make it so expensive so that people can’t afford to buy it if they can’t control their drinking. Too many innocent lives have been taken because of excessive consumption of alcohol.

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Thank you Lemalu for being there

Dear Editor Re: Lemalu Mathew Mualia Experiencing death isn’t on everybody’s wish-list so as lending a helping hand. Not every person wishes to help out, as we all know we are lacking good Samaritans.

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Editorial

Child vendors and embracing life’s building blocks

It is good to see progress being made this week on addressing a major issue facing Samoa – child vendors and the long-term implications of their lack of education. Seeing pictures taken yesterday of children vendors at an Apia conference ¬– whom we would normally see around shops with their plastic baskets trying to sell popcorn, match boxes, cotton buds and other items to the public – was an eye opener.

Street Talk

Luavalu Paulo, 36

Govt. applauded for hydro power

The Government has in the last two weeks been commissioning hydro power plants on both Upolu and Savai’i as it continues the push to become 100 percent reliant on renewable energy by 2025. Our reporter Yolanda Lavatai went and met members of the public to get their views on the issue.

Think a Minute

Successful Business Plan (Part 2)

Think a minute…”The reason some people are successful is that they put their plan and work together for a plan that truly works.” Yesterday we started a plan for success both in our job and career, as well as in our personal life, so today we will complete the course.

Columns

Attendants present to witness the generous handover supported by Tupuola Sione and Sissy Vuki.

Thank you for your generosity

Today we are gathered here in the Faleata Fire Station to witness another milestone for the National Emergency Call Centre, Ministry of Police and the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

A simple sign will do Samoans who support their national airline, Samoa Airways, want the management to know something.

Sunday Reading

Back on his feet: For Lopau Mapuinuumanaia (right), the 59-year-old farmer who was nearly swept away, life has improved.

Rebounding together from dual crises

Lopau Mapuinuumanaia remembers the day his village in southeastern Samoa was torn apart. On 29 September 2009, the 59-year- old farmer was up early planting banana and taro seedlings when he felt the earth shake violently.

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