About the world economy

Re: China, Samoa and world economy The Chinese have been cooking their books for a while too. They have revised their GDP to 6.5 which I think is way lower than what was previously reported. The whole fractional reserve system is fractured but they are holding it up with lower interest rates which I think it cannot be sustained.

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Great stuff Lopa

Re: Jobless? Be proactive Malo lava Lopa. What you are feeding your family has the most nutritional value anyway. Much better than what is imported!

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A tribute to Ueta Solomona

Dear Editor A truly remarkable man left Samoa last week. This man, you see, passed away…and we are all so much poorer for it. Ueta Solomona was my lecturer and tutor at The University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, many moons ago.

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What needs to be done to improve Samoa

Dear Editor Re: Healthy Pacific Islands move Great work here but more systems are required to keep tourists from contracting serious stomach bugs and dengue fever. Two of my cousins from Australia contracted Dengue and 8 had serious vomiting and high temperatures for at least 4-6 days when returning back to NZ.

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China, Samoa and world economy

Dear Editor, Re: Pacific needs money, not words The global economy collapsed in 2008. China at the moment is the only country that is keeping global capitalism running, much like the US did with the Marshall Plan after the Second World War.

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Aid and fight between Australia, China

Dear Editor Re: No need to burn our bridges over Australia and China row Great piece Keni! You’re right, our P.M. should stay neutral on this issue and let Australia and China sort it out through diplomacy. I am grateful to both countries for their Aids and support.

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Stop trying to cover your failure

Dear Editor, Re: Convicts, law and silly excuses I 110% agree to what Mata’afa shared here. There is so much that is wrong in the H.R.P.P. government.

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Chaos has been reigning in Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Convicts, laws and silly excuses I refer to the part where you say: “We might as well just let the criminals run wild and free and let chaos reign.”

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Reaping what you sow

Dear Editor Re: Just tell us the truth As Kevin Hartin so succinctly said it, “if you can believe what the government puts out”. They have lost all credibility. You can’t make people believe just because the P.M. and you say it is true.

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About time

Re: Cabinet demands Annual Reports About time. Less can be more. Half page each for minister and 1/2minister suffices, one page for CEO and the seven bullet points under (2) w/photos included, will come to nine pages.

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Rage and drugs in Samoa

Re: Beautiful from afar, sickening at core These are very sad incidents. The first speaks of uncontrolled rage and of a person not in their right mind. Who knows, if Samoa had better counseling and mental health services, perhaps this horrid incident could have been avoided.

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Legalise it

Re: Marijuana in Samoa Legalising marijuana should have been done long ago worldwide for medical purposes because of this plant’s many known benefits—that is why pharmaceutical companies’ top management have suppressed its legal availability.

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No respect for the Court

Re: Prisons Authority under scrutiny Well, there you have it; the Prison Authority has no respect of the Court’s ruling or the law that guided the Court.

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Those dangerous weapons

Re: Satapuala killing About those dangerous weapons. How did they get into the country? Could only been through that mysterious Customs green lane.

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You sound like your uncle

Re: Complete rubbish Hahahaha PS Jeffrey you’re starting to sound like your uncle; rubbish this, rubbish that, anyone that says anything about the government is rubbished.

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Don’t forget Australia

Re: P.M. on China I have said this many times; the only thing China wants is a vote for them in the UN. China is doing this in many countries, and they are controlling these countries like puppets.

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Stand up and be counted

Dear Editor Re: Petition to Parliament As the saying goes, “Nothing ventured nothing gained.” Ae malo le lafolafo ma le faasoa i lau Susuga. Attorney Iuni Sapolu represents the S.S.I.G. organization in Samoa, along with many fine residents of Samoa, ...voters if I may add. These are the brave hearts who marched, protested in rallies and are now going to PETITION the Goliath of Samoan politics for the last 30 years, to Repeal L.T.R.A. 2008, or take a hike.

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China and the loans to Samoa

Dear Editor Re: Complete rubbish Let me tell you PS Jeffrey that “Siaosi Siomia” and “Oi Sole” are not the same person. So you have begun with a lie. That is why you have to be 100% sure before you say/write something otherwise you lose credibility but I will forgive you on this as this is not important.

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Members of Parliament, social media and debates

Dear Editor, I am personally grateful for the availability of Internet and especially the use of social media in Samoa. I see confidence in many of our local users in voicing their opinions and concerns online, and public debate.

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There is no such thing as a free lunch

Dear Editor Re: Samoa defends China I have found the tone of A’Samoan Government believes Chinese soft loans have yielded modern buildings and given employees the ability to work better!’ What a load of media savvy garbage! That is, we have (supposedly) modern technology and modern facilities that have made Samoa (Prime Minister’s story) become a modern Country?

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Editorial

Bad start for Team Parker, they need to do better

Let’s admit it. Our man Lupesoliai Joseph Parker is a lot better being the nice genuine bloke that he is. He should just be himself. We don’t think he suits the role of trying to play the bad guy clearly judging from the events that have been unfolding during the past few days in the lead up to the first official press conference where he and Anthony Joshua faced off.

Street Talk

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Lupesoliai Parker gets the support

It’s signed and sealed. Samoa’s Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker will take on Anthony Joshua in what will be the biggest fight of his life. The fight will take place in Cardiff Wales on 31 March 2018. Do you think Lupesoliai is ready for the fight? We asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Think a Minute

How Do I Talk to God?

Think a minute…Who do you enjoy being with most? We usually enjoy friends who make us feel accepted the way we are. When we’re at our worst we still know that they accept us, even if they don’t approve and agree with what we’re doing.

Columns

The woman and her bones

Do you feel the earth would be kinder if Adam was Eve instead? When I look at the children of the streets, I feel sorrow only. There is not a bone in a loving mother which does not ache for the grief upon any child. I miss my own mother like I miss the rain.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.

Sunday Reading

PRESIDENT OF THE S.A.M.E.:Tagaloa Eddie Wilson with Happy Ava Farmers Tupai & Asoono- from Savaii.

Samoa’s Ava Exports expected to rise to prominence again

Samoa’s Ava Exports is looking promising, with exports expected to increase in the next couple of years. Ava exports was Samoa’s second largest export commidity from 1998 to 2001 until some European countries led by Germany imposed restrictions on the Pacific Kava Trade. Samoa’s exports of Ava in 1998 was just under $20m.

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