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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Marist Sevens worthwhile investment in local potential and talents

It’s an easy choice. The most exciting event taking place in Samoa this weekend is the Vailima International Marist Sevens, which kicked off at Lotopa yesterday. An annual fixture on the nation’s sporting calendar, the tournament has become more than just another Sevens rugby competition.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, My friends at the makeki always find your letters Hollywood amusing and of great entertainment value. I would encourage you to write regularly because you are our only source of amusement every time we read your letters.

It is very interesting how Samoans live in NZ pull out a race card. However, if you look at where you are, then you should ask some reality questions.

Dear Editor, In especially times of Economic strife where every cent does count it is perhaps wise to have regular reference to the General Price Order. Accessible on MCIL’s website, the price order could save one a couple of tala in making purchases for products considering it clearly lays out legally established maximum prices for products being sold on the shelves of shops, supermarkets etc in Samoa.

Columns

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Lumepa Hald

The bus artists inspire and those false promises

The rain drops on the road, pot holes, running children in front of the open houses, mothers and sisters sweeping the aftermath in the mornings and boys idly standing by, till the rubbish of leaves and dirt are ready to be collected.

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Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi

Lagimalie (heavenly harmony) in peace, security and human development

There is a Samoan saying, “E le sili le toa e a’ea le olo, i le toa e pulea lona loto”, meaning, “he who overcomes the fort is no less courageous than he who overcomes his impulses”. This is linked to the biblical saying in Proverbs 16, verse 32.

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Nick Hurley

Time to reflect the past, celebrate shared achievements

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu. Naumai, haeremai. Tena koutou katoa

Between the Lines

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

So as he gratefully accepted a donation of boots from an Australian Good Samaritan, Prime Minister thanked Jo Mikarna for 3000 pairs, only to learn there were 4000.

A simple sign will do Samoans who support their national airline, Samoa Airways, want the management to know something.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…This is an amazing true story of love and luck, or what appeared to be luck. Terri wanted to buy her husband David something special for Christmas. Then in September she found exactly what she was looking for.

Street Talk

Govt. policy versus freedom of opinion

The Government’s decision to sack the Nofoali’i village mayor over his comments against the Government’s land law reforms has raised a rather interesting question. Can the Government sack village mayors who are appointed by the villages? What’s more, where does this leave Government employees when it comes to the question of freedom and rights? Talaia Mika and Misiona Simo discussed the issue with members of the public and these are their views:

Anesone Elama, 43

Saleimoa

Easter Nun Yan, 20

Vaoala

Fa’aa’e Faletaoga, 35

Saina

Iulio Ioane, 46

Salepoua’e

Meatuai Sefo, 35

Vaitele

Queenmary Maia’i, 21

Moamoa

Toalua Tauavae, 42

Siusega

Valma Tonu’u, 34

Fugalei

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