She must be really stupid

Dear Editor Re: Jerome Kaino’s affair exposed I had to laugh at the bit where the girl said she didn’t know he had a wife. Are you kidding? After all those encounters and she never bothered to ask.

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My wish for beautiful Samoa

Dear Editor, Savai’i for me has been magic. The natural volcanic landscapes are breathtaking, the locally grown produce are healthy and scrumptious!

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The issue of competition in Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Hypocrisy at its best There is absolutely no competing with a Chinese business in Samoa. Samoans do not have the financial backing and support Chinese business receive from China and from Tuilaepa’s Government.

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Impact of colonial mismanagement

Dear Editor, Re: Hypocrisy at its worst There is no hypocrisy, The letter from E.R.C contains misleading statements not supported by facts or even logic.

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Come on Tuilaepa

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s attack on the media This is shocking for a leader who loves telling the world that his calling to lead the country is from God and recently declared Samoa as a Christian country but he wants to hide the truth.

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Whose reputation is on the line?

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s attacks on media Talofa e isi o’u atunu’u pele. It’s one thing to uphold a reputation; it’s another, to know when your reputation is going to hang you! This Chastity issue is not new.

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Suppressing the truth

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s attack the media It’s so convenient to just ignore rape when it’s not your daughter being molested. There is a real problem in Samoa...it’s the P.M. is trying to muffle the media.

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About the aircraft

Dear Editor Re: Samoa Airways secure new aircraft It’s interesting that Icelandair will be supplying a Boeing 737 when they do not have any in their fleet.

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Samoa should win it already

Dear Editor, Re: Pacific Games Guam should just be ruled out because they could be nuked at any time. There is completely no safety there with all those military people there. Tahiti is one of the richest countries in the South Pacific, on a par with New Zealand.

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The issue of competition in Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Hypocrisy at its best There is absolutely no competing with a Chinese business in Samoa. Samoans do not have the financial backing and support Chinese business receive from China and from Tuilaepa’s Government.

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Kudos to Coach Matamua Salima and team

Dear Editor, Coach Matamua, I couldn’t be more proud of your unwavering effort as you and the boys ‘stuck it out’ in your journey to the GOLD at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas.

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They report, we decide

Dear Editor Re: Sorry PM, You Are Wrong With due respect to you Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, your comment on blaming the media for reporting incest and rape in Samoa is wrong.

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Embarrassing

Dear Editor Re: Hypocrisy at its best This is an embarrassment for our small Island Nation. We claim to be a Christian Faith Based Nation but we discriminate against others?

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New game plan needed

Dear Editor Re: Hypocrisy at its best Will banning “Asian” businesses in selected areas in Samoa actually help those consumers who rely on competitively priced goods that these businesses offer?

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Protecting what is yours

Re: Hypocrisy at its best I’ll weigh in on this one. I think the comparison is like comparing apples to oranges. If you look at how the global economy is structured the advantage leans in favor of the wealthy countries.

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Wait for the tail

Dear Editor Re: Samoa Airways reveals New Logo As a former marketing manager I know that you will never get everyone agreeing on such a design. From a purely practical perspective, it will do the job fine on a letterhead and even on the side of the plane up front.

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She wrote to the Editor of the Samoa Observer.

Dear Editor, As the lead author of the report on HIV and STI risk and vulnerability among key populations in Samoa I would respectfully like to respond to the Honourable Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr Leao Talalelei Tuitama and the Honourable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

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Check the stats

Dear Editor Re: P.M. Tuilaepa attacks media for reporting on rape, incest Tuilaepa you are a moron. Running from the facts doesn’t make them go away!

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Kidding?

Re: P.M. Tuilaepa attacks media for reporting on rape, incest Really??? So would it be better to pretend it never happened!!? Of course not! It’s this “head in the sand” approach that has protected the sexual offenders (and in some ways allowed them to repeat offend) and suppressed the victims into acquiescence.

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The answer is stop committing rape and incest

Dear Editor Re: P.M. Tuilaepa attacks media for reporting on rape, incest Well, if there are rapes, there are rapes. If they come to court, then there is a clear public interest (within the usual ethical guidelines of course) and journalists have full rights to report them.

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Editorial

Another classic Samoa moment

People who live in glasshouses shouldn’t throw stones. The old adage comes to mind when one stops to carefully observe the recent comments by the Prime Minister in relation to the work of the media – especially this newspaper.

Street Talk

Luna Gautolu, 16

Miss Samoa Pageants: Love them or hate them?

The Miss Samoa Pageant is billed as an event much more than simply a parade of physical attractiveness. There is a strong emphasis on confidence, culture, individual talent and general knowledge. Lizzy Hunt asked people to share their opinions about the pageant:

Think a Minute

A brother like that

Think a minute…This is a true story about a man named Paul whose brother gave him an early Christmas present. It was a brand new car! A few days later, Paul was leaving work to go home on Christmas Eve.

Columns

The foreword of Palemia; A Memoir*

Early in 2015, Dr Peter Swain paid me a courtesy visit at my office.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!

Sunday Reading

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: B.B.L. Winners for fathers day promotion with B.B.L. Staff.

Bluebird celebrates Father’s Day

Seven lucky dads celebrated father’s day with Bluebirds Father’s Day Promotion Prize Giving held last week Friday.

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