Issues about the by-laws of the H.R.P.P.

Dear Editor, The current case between Laauli Leauatea Polataivao and his own political party (H.R.P.P.) reveals some shocking discoveries of real issues about the by-laws of the H.R.P.P.

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The system in Samoa

Re: Candidates stand for H.R.P.P. If only H.R.P.P. are running in a district, how can anybody other than a person who must declare loyalty to the P.M., win this district?

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Blessed are the meek

Re: Church Ministers hearing Corruption in Samoa – including the government - can be attributed to the failure of Christian churches in Samoa to maintain moral support and uphold moral discipline in the community.

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Remittances, the Prime Minister and Samoa today

Dear Editor, This debate about remittances is very interesting indeed. The basic concept of the fa’asamoa is faaaloalo, which manifests itself with the concept of give and take.

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Thank you Vailima International Marist Sevens

Dear Editor, First of all congratulations to Marist Samoa for hosting another successful tournament. The 2-day tournament provided some exciting display of talent and entertaining rugby.

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Money that’s coming into Samoa

Dear Editor Re: Public share views on remittances I have said this many times, the Prime Minister does not have an economic plan for Samoa, he is lucky that Samoans send home half a billion tala every year to sustain the economy.

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No employment

Re: Remittances and Samoa today Petelo, 3,000 people cannot find employment in Samoa because there are no opportunities there. They are the lucky ones to get employment from overseas countries and it goes under the category of foreign assistance.

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Remittances from China?

Re: Numbers don’t lie I’m not sure why you’d expect remittances from China. Are there many Samoans living in China? Are the Sino-Samoans who have relatives in China able to send money or isn’t it more likely that the former send money to the latter?

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This has to stop now

Dear Editor, That’s right. Malele Faipopo King of the Humid Air, go and bring your witnesses. Time for these social media stars to put up or shut up.

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There are several steps other than Marist Sevens

Dear Editor, I agree with your editorial that the Marist Sevens is a good investment, but far, far, far from enough. Here’s why: 1) This is just 7s, so it does not do much for 15s - the real money-maker;

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Numbers don’t lie

Re: Remittances and Samoans abroad People lie but numbers don’t lie. NZ $203.87 million, Australia $162.28 million, United States $87.88 million.

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It’s all in the numbers

Dear Editor, Oh! How so comforting is it to know that while one Christian denomination is still head butting the pulpit over that simple thing called tax, along comes another Christian body with vision to go well out of their way to accommodate a request from the government of the day.

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Remittances and the global Samoan family

Dear Editor, Re: Issue of remittances I notice the initial report about the remittances by the Samoa Observer: 1) failed to identify the exact report from the Central Bank that “the figures” came from.

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A frustrated man

Re: Saute Sapolu a “terrorist,” says P.M. I don’t agree with the language on the video but it was clear that he was really frustrated with the government in Samoa. Now, making a video like this does not send his message in a positive way.

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Sad and shameful

Re: Fear in public service lamented This is so sad and shameful. For these MPs representing their districts allowing themselves to jump into the pig pool of political dirt so they won’t stand out alone in public as whistle blowers.

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Public servants

Re: Fear in public service lamented Everybody knows that if you are a public servant who speaks up against the government or their policies, you will suffer. More concerning is the amount of public servants relative to the working population.

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Suppressing the voice of dissent

Dear Editor, You should embrace the thriving democratic principles now showing in the Samoan political system. The right to dissent is one of the corner stones of democracy.

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Invite them to share their concerns

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. gives instruction on terrorist Are these people nuttas or just frustrated at having no freedom of speech often denied in Samoa? I haven’t seen the video in question.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s language

Dear Editor, When the Prime Minister of the country calls his people dogs, stupid, stinking pigs, uncircumcised horses, and threat to drop an atomic bomb on them, then this much is undeniable, the language he used is low, even worse it cannot be ignored.

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Getting those numbers correct

Dear Editor, “We all know that the voting system favours the HRPP” Rubbish. The fact that there are actually quite a few HRPP candidates per seat actually favours the opposition candidate.

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Editorial

The European Union’s “blacklist” and why its so absurd

Black list, red list, white list, whatever list – you have to forgive ordinary Samoans for being bewildered – at being thrown a book full of complex financial system requirements and technical jargon that don’t make an iota of difference in their daily lives.

Street Talk

Gregory Ah Sam, 34

Mixed reaction from public to electricity price increase

The Electric Power Corporation on Monday announced a $0.09 sene increase in the price of electricity effective from March 1. The EPC said the increase applies to all domestic and non-domestic users for cash power and induction meter users. Reporter Soli Wilson meets members of the public to get their views on the increase.

Think a Minute

Castaways

Think a minute…You may have heard the famous true story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. English sailors rebelled against their captain, William Bligh, in the South Pacific.

Columns

Scammers of the internet and tourism

Who would think less of stupidity given the fiasco of the overtly expressive on the internet being held against their will though it was their strong will that put them there?

Between the Lines

A hungry thief. Your house might be next

A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.

Sunday Reading

Alpha Cafe and Chemist owners Nataivai Siitia and her husband Junior Siitia.

A café and a pharmacy - service with a difference

The Alpha Café and Chemist is not your everyday kind of pharmacy – it offers a service with a difference and is within the vicinity of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.

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