Protecting the system

Re: Online transactions can be hacked U.S. system, no one can touch other’s computer because she/he has owned password to open and close it.

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A good move for Samoa

Re: Chequebook diplomacy Good editorial and a timely one with the Pacific Games around the corner. I will say this about the Games authority though. They have already committed to accommodate the athletes and officials in every hotel, motel in the country.

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It’s here to stay

Re: Bank aware of local investors Cryptocurrency is taking over... and Onecoin is going to be the number one crypto in the world. So watch your wording carefully, Onecoin is not a scheme, it’s genuine Business with real office and real people, and has already 3.4already million members worldwide.

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I just wanted to show the other side

Dear Editor, Just for the record, I didn’t dish out this information just to insult the “believers”. I did it to enlighten those that want to know the other side of the coin if you will.

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Sex education important

Re: Two new cases of H.I.V. People don’t appreciate the importance of sex education, some people find it hard to talk about given the sometimes stereotype that comes with contracting HIV/AIDS.

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Two new cases of H.I.V. detected

Samoa needs to hold free sex education programmes on safe sex and make condoms available for free so people can protect themselves. We can’t stop people from doing what they are doing but we can educate people on making the right choices so they can protect themselves.

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Some questions

Re: The difference between then and now A good question to ask is: just what is the point of Samoa having its own airline? Making a profit is a nice idea but based upon past experience this is not realistic, as the best outcome is not to lose too much money while at the same time trying to maximize other benefits to Samoa.

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Keep digging

Re: Stupid editor, stupid reporter You will need to get to the bottom of the matter. Dig out all the facts about the financial affairs of Samoa Airways and report again.

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Why Govt. is slow to outlaw cryptocurrency

Dear Editor, I write in response to your editorial titled “If cryptocurrency is illegal, why hasn’t the Government outlawed it?” First and foremost, “cryptocurrency” is not dissimilar from learning a new trade. Governments are typically as ill-informed about it as the general public.

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Stop misleading people

Re: Entrepreneur defends bitcoins, cryptocurrency There is nothing I don’t know about cryptocurrencies. I’m here for the central bank meetings this week, wearing Blockchain socks. Don’t buy cryptocurrencies, they are snake oil.

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Hotels for the games

Re: Hotels sign up for Games I really don’t know why S.T.A. is even involved here and not let S.H.A take the lead on this S.T.A. trying to dictate the terms.

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You worldview is flawed, grotesque if not dangerous

Dear Editor, I write in response to Ropeti Ale’s article titled “Samoan cultural traditions, the controversy and the God in us…” Mr. Ale, I am not sure whether to grimace, giggle, guffaw or be profoundly awed by your rhetoric.

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The difference between then and now

Re: How fares Samoa Airways one year on Two big differences between the Polynesian airline days and now is that: 1) Most airfares are paid for over the internet nowadays, which cuts down the opportunities for corruption because it is all done on the computer and not face to face. No pay, no plane.

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A cry baby

Re: Trump is only asking for fairness Utter rubbish. He asks questions which Donald Trump and his spokesperson, Sarah Sanders-Huckabee refuse to answer half the time.

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Trump is only asking for fairness

Dear Editor, Jim Acosta is not “ a messenger” your editorial implies. He is a grandstanding poor excuse for a Journalist (and that’s being nice!). He is supposed to be an objective party conveying the truth whether he likes it or not.

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Sometimes nurses know more

Dear Editor, Re: Unprofessional nurses irritate P.M. It depends… some nurses do know more than the doctors especially when you hire “cheap” doctors. My wife is a nurse and there are plenty of times she would correct the doctors.

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P.M. is right

Re: Give the nurses a break Most Samoans who have been to the hospital in their lives have a story about an angry nurse. You know it is true, Mata’afa. There would have been many Samoans around the country and the world nodding their heads when the P.M. said his piece.

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Blame your government

Re: Unprofessional nurses First off, if nurses in Samoa are poorly trained and unprofessional then look to your ministry of health run by two men, a Minister and an Associate Minister.

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Silent begging without pride

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s village bestows title This story is a silent example of begging without pride. Do you have to give away centuries of cultural, traditions and your lineage to bring business and employment?

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Why the Minister is wrong

Dear Editor, Interesting reading Minister Loau’s comments. The Minister should know better if he has this office about the causes and the solutions of this problem. He completely contradicts all tested theories about the issue.

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Editorial

Police, L.T.A. and P.M. Tuilaepa

The tussle between the Police and the Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) over the enforcement of traffic infringements and the collection of fines is an interesting one. Purely from an outside perspective, it appears to be a show of who has the biggest muscles and how far one can flex them.

Street Talk

Aotoa Peter, 33

Public condemn attempted attack on P.M. Tuilaepa

Attempts by two unidentified men, who tried to attack Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday night has shocked the nation and triggered condemnation from various fronts. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i speaks to the public to get their views on the issue.

Think a Minute

Silence is golden

Think a minute…The famous scientist Albert Einstein did not always follow social customs. One evening the president of a university hosted a dinner to honor Einstein and give him an award.

Columns

It’s about kinship, love, remorse and forgiveness

I want to share a reflection on suicide by quoting from a speech I made in 2002 because it is relevant and topical. Rituals also express meaning, nuance and metaphor. During (former) Prime Minister’s Helen Clark’s wreathe presentation at Tamasese’s grave, 4 June 2002, Lufi Falefa and Salani could have chanted the funeral chants, the birth chants, the war chants, the victory chants.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.

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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