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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Dr. Khulmann, your views are too ethnocentric and prejudiced

Dear Dr. Khulmann, People choose to believe in what they deem as ‘believable’. So if L.D.S. Missionaries go about their business proselytizing in the streets of Apia using a belief system alien to yours ...then welcome to the real world . Who cares if the L.D.S are not a member of the World Council of Churches?

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Best method to use

Re: S.W.A’s original sin It is not good business practice to publicize customers names with accounts in arrears. The S.W.A. can reduce its accounts receivable and to improve its cash flow by using a ‘simple and effective’ method.

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Where the law fails the truth

Dear Editor, Re: “This is where we belong. This land is our grave.” This is a case where the law fails the truth. I say nothing of justice Clark who’s a young man who only reads a piece of paper in front of him so I don’t blame him.

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It’s time for a palolo tax

Dear Editor, Re: Coral reefs a neglected provider for humans Our coral reef destruction are from ourselves eating it as palolo. Palolo are coral sperm.

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Chaotic state of U.S. politics

Re: Don’t shoot the messenger, Mr. President! Nice editorial. There’s a lot to digest and to make sense of the current “pandemonium” and chaotic state of politics in the US. There is definitely quite a different mood and attitude in the country right now.

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Editorial

Opportunities, APEC PNG and Samoa

Google “apec papua new guinea” and you will get over 3 million entries in seconds, confirming how the 2018 APEC Leaders Summit now underway in Port Moresby has put the Pacific Islands’ largest nation in the global spotlight. The leaders of the grouping’s 21 member economies are making their way to Port Moresby for the November 17-18 international conference.

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

Family fallout

Think a minute…Today’s world, from its large companies to entire countries, runs on the speed and power of computers. But when the computer breaks down, it causes serious loss, damage, even destruction.

Columns

The beautiful memories will remain

Talofa! It is with great pleasure that I come with my colleagues to attend the Closing Ceremony of Training Course on Creative Handicrafts and Sewing skills for Samoa sponsored by the Chinese government.

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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