Get real

Re: The question of debt Loans are how developing countries develop. Without them, Samoa would be back in the 19th century with no roads, no airport, no wharf, no hospital, no nothing.

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A vicious cycle

Re: When inquiries are held for the sake of inquiries This is more a circus than a law-abiding country. It is because it is lead by people who knew people of the same rankings; who would scratch other people’s back and maybe later on; they scratched his/hers;. and the merry-go-round continues.

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Church is not a business but it owns businesses

Dear Editor Allow me to correct your ignorance, Wendy about God, Church and the issue of creation. The church is not a business, but it does own businesses. That has never been a secret, and the church has always owned businesses since the early 1800s.

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The question of Samoa’s debt

Dear Editor, Re: The Govt. has nothing to hide Wow, the Prime Minister’s explanations about the country’s $1.01 billion debt can be compared to a kindergarten’s explanation of why he or she did something that he or she was not supposed to do.

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Sex abuse of children in the church

Dear Editor Re: Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints This is enough to make you cry. How long will we allow priests to abuse children?

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About time these reports are exposed

Dear Editor, Re: Auditors eye Health workers overtime Wow. All this movement recently by the Auditor to expose the corruption that everyone knew was rampant in every branch of government and all the government bureaucrats and elected officials.

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When it comes to political parties, better the devil I know…

Dear Editor, I write to comment on your recent news headline where your newspaper had referred to as “prominent lawyer Unasa Iuni Sapolu being the leader of a new party”.

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Phones and wheels kill

Dear Editor Can the Government stop people from texting and driving? I am 100% confident that the Government can stop people from texting and driving, but it does not seem to be doing it so.

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God created everything out of nothingness

Dear Editor I write in response to a letter by Ropati V published in your newspaper. “Nothingness” is defined by Google as “the absence or cessation of life or existence” so was the lack of any recorded life form before creations in the Book of Genesis a proof that God Almighty did not exist before then?

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Wake up please

Re: Pohiva on China debt All them islands are so small and its so easy for the Chinese to buy them off. Our leaders think that having them build huge buildings, Airport and so on is ok.

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Metered Parking: A source of financial gain or drain?

Dear Editor Will metered parking benefit Samoa and the government in the long run or will it be another monetary burden for the government? If the meters themselves can regulate their own activities then maybe, yes, they can be a source of income.

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Don’t confuse two different things

Dear Editor, Ropati V. I’m afraid you are confusing two very different things. Evolution is not the same thing as origins. Evolution is what happened after the earth began. Evolution does not in any way address HOW it began. That is a completely different issue.

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Stay strong John

Dear Editor Re: An open letter Thanks John, I will say age is just a number and you are a pro on social media so don’t give up easily because of loose “side issues.” It comes with the territory.

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Just smile

Re: Samoa needs a facelift Maybe he is talking about other hotels and restaurants. He seems to love the Tanoa Tusitala. I notice this too. The lack of smiling by customer service staff.

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An open letter to Mr. Savesamoafrommadmen

Dear Sir, I don’t/won’t join in the forum and I apologise that I won’t be checking for follow up comments or letters due to the unrealistic, silly, side issues and unrelated biblical quotes that some sprout off with, they are just ridiculous.

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In support of the banana distribution system

Dear Editor, Re: Bananas distribution I say the commercial farmers given priority and the small holder farmers be given a gradual development programme to get them up to speed.

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Go Samoa First Party!

Dear Editor, Re: Unasa heads Party Time for a new government in Samoa. The S.F.P.P. led by a woman is the change Samoa is needing.

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Request for Samoa First

Re: Unasa heads Samoa First I have one request for the new Samoan First party to include some of these agendas in your Manifesto and that is to dismantle the N.G.O’s under the watchful eye of the U.N. that are changing the landscape of our political system and our culture.

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Treat them fairly

Re: Minister responds to banana distribution claims Minister, you’re not fairly distributing the bananas. So the big guns will export 1st but are they willing to share this market with their smaller counterparts, who are now behind and trying to catch up?

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The parable of the weeds among the wheat

Dear Editor, Well madam Wendy, on second thoughts towards your ‘unbelieving views’, reminds me ‘The Parable of the Weeds Among the Wheat’ our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ spoke of on one incident as recorded by Mathew’s Gospel; 13:24-30, with its main message was to ‘be patience and maintain preaching on repentance’.

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Editorial

What an incredible waste of taxpayers money

The Controller and Chief Auditor, Fuimaono Camillo Afele, uncovered a couple of rather interesting developments in his report to Parliament for the financial years 2013 and 2014. We accept the incidents highlighted took place six years ago and that things might well be different now which we hope is the case.

Street Talk

Michael Neemia, 42

Mixed reaction to parking meters

“Parking meters is the way of the future. That’s clearly the message from the Government after several parking meters were installed in different parts of the Apia Towship this week. What do you think about paying to park in Samoa? Our reporter, Adel Fruean, asked members of the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

Think a Minute

Mistakes make money

Think a minute…A young man bought a plane ticket to Auckland, New Zealand. Later when he got home and looked closely at his ticket, he saw the travel agent had sold him a ticket to Oakland, California.

Columns

“Se’i mai le mui’a’a; tau mai na o le pua e ulā”

There is a common Samoan saying: “Tau mai na o le pua e ulā; se’i mai le mui’a’a” – “Pick only the most fragrant of frangipani; harvest the royal roots”. It is both a directive and a gentle plea.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.

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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