Rubbish

Re: A true man of God Rubbish. It’s not the church’s money, it’s my money, already being taxed and I’m giving it to the church or faifeau fully aware that he’s going to use it for his keeping. That’s why the Levites didn’t get an inheritance of the land.

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Living needs

Re: It’s a free will offering Something like $300 a week would meet most faifeau “living needs”, not $2000 like some faifeau in some congregations get. Others get the latest model SUVs presented to them. It’s excessive and quite obscene given the living standards of many of the people featured in “village voice” every week.

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Understanding the legal challenge against the L.T.R.A. 2008

Dear Editor, I will not hide in the shadow of the tree. Let the truth be out and right be done. Transparency International stated on 19 August 2016 that `Grand Corruption occurs when: A public official or other person deprives a particular social group or substantial part of the population of a State of a fundamental right’

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A true man of God

Re: E.F.K.S. leaders questioned I am going to write this as simply as I can. What a true man of God Leta’a is! I give all glory to God for his children’s righteousness that stand out from the rest and are not of this world.

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It’s a free will offering

Re: Church tax issue Alofa is not a wage or salary. It is a member’s own free will to give support for the living needs of their spiritual fathers.

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He tamed the mosquito and swallowed the camel

Dear Editor, The cash-strapped Samoa Rugby Union, “undernourished, hungry journalists” and professional politicians; as you had editorialised. Vorge Bainimarama and his cousin Stui is like the warm cousie-bro relationship between the two hottest political elements in the world, Donald the Trump and Jung Un the Kim.

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In memory of Hans Joe Keil

Dear Editor, I have worked with Joe for over 30 years and would like to express my appreciation for his quiet attentive presence in our work together. Joe was the first Samoan pilot to fly a turbojet aircraft in commercial operations in Samoa he was also the first local turbine captain and it was with great pride in 1975 that we flew the first all Samoan crewed flight.

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Sataoa Primary teacher says sorry

Dear Editor, With respect, I crave space in your Newspaper to record my unreserved apology to the C.E.O. of M.E.S.C., Afioga Afamasaga Dr. Kaloline Afamasaga Fuata’i, A.C.E.O. (School Operations), Susuga Perenise, and the School Inspector for Safata Lefaga, Afioga Matagi Erwin, for the manner in which a grievance against our School Principal was handled.

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Church apology

Re: Article on church apology re: Afualo Dr Wood Salele’s comment Dear Sir, Please be informed that: I was at the conference and Dr. Afualo Wood Salele’s comments were taken out of context by your reporter or whoever re-laid info.

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An open letter to Prime Minister Tuilaepa

To the Prime Minister Government of Samoa Dear Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Firstly, I would like to congratulate you and Samoa for showing inspirational political courage and leadership on the catastrophic consequences of Climate Change.

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Put God first

Re: Win or lose, Christie will be at peace The root of all the problems in Samoa is that the Samoans have slipped away from their foundation, which is God. Full stop. You don’t need to attend an institution to study to find out why.

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We need professionals

Re: Samoa has no other choice Young professionals with credible credentials should be running S.R.U. We need to rediscover the glory days when Sir Michael Fay was the Chairman and his business credentials and charisma attracted international sponsors.

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Offerings are gifts

Re: Church, Govt. and taxes Alofa (offerings) are gifts to the ministers because most of the ministers don’t work and it’s a way for them to have time to do work for the community. What we hear sometimes is the amount in some congregation are very large week in and week out.

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Smart investment

Re: Cabinet Minister explains Smart investment Agricultural and Fisheries Team. Keep helping the private sector. It will all pay off for the whole country. This is how you help the private sector of Samoa.

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Samoa of yesterday and today

Dear Editor Re: Samoa must decide what fa’asamoa means, together Modernity and the traditional fa’asamoa cultural settings have their contextual relevance from either a historical perspective which maybe considered best preserved in our past, from that of our traditional cultural settings, as likened to the contemporaries whom lived through those times.

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In memory of Hans Joe Keil

Dear Editor, Hans Joachim Keil will always be remembered as one of the kindest men I have ever known. His love for Nathan and the Baby Miracle has touched countless lives. They way he intertwined the Ms. Samoa girls with Miracle was so touching.

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When you insult my faith

Re: About creation You’re such a hypocrite. You insult my faith, then you say I insult you. I answered every charge you made, then you become disingenuous and repeat the same argument, typical of you heathens when your arguments start to fall apart.

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Human rights

Re: Samoa a shining light How shallow are these four so-called advocates of human rights. Feels like their scope and narrow-minded vision is limited by what manners of control as per the H.R.P.P’s collective mandate.

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An open letter to the Tusitala

Dear Editor, Samoa’s own Tusitala was an incurable romantic. He had so much to say about everything that he could not resist making commentary on everything and everybody that was in his path at the moment.

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Do something about it

Re: Youth, crime and the law Bad behaviors are not hereditary, they are learned behaviors and it does have a lot to do with the environment these children are in.

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Editorial

The simple solution to those fears about daylight savings

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has got a valid point. For the safety and welfare of students, he said all schools should start at 9am. Pronto. Tuilaepa’s call is timely as the country prepares for daylight savings, which begins next Sunday 30 September and lasts until April next year.

Street Talk

Faaiuga Tusitala 46

Savaii residents want 2019 Miss Samoa Pageant and Teuila Festival

Should the 2019 Miss Samoa Pageant and Teuila Festival be held in Savaii? Reporter Adel Fruean travelled to Savai’i to cover the pageant and also had the chance to speak to locals on what they thought of Samoa’s two premier events.

Think a Minute

The big decision

Think a minute…”Whom should I marry?” This decision is so big that it largely determines the life you live and person you become for the rest of your life. Here are seven vital areas that singles need to understand and evaluate before they choose whom to marry.

Columns

Fiu writes to Asian Development Bank

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 continues.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Prime Minister’s health The Government’s media officials were unable to confirm or deny reports that Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi required urgent medical treatment when he arrived in China on Sunday.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The spears flew towards the youth on the hill, whistling as they cut through the air. Grinning, Queen Medb’s general drew his sword, eager to take back to his Queen the head of this warrior whom they called the Hound of Ulster. He had no doubt his spears would find their mark.

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