Global developments, China and Trump

Dear Editor, Re: China, U.S. and Trump I've been longing to hear from you my friend on your take on this issue.

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Why the faifeaus should be taxed

Dear Editor, Re: Church implores govt This is a very unfortunate state of affairs with both groups. I am not a supporter of the P.M and his Cabinet, but I support this tax if it only applies to the so-called monthly "ALOFA".

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P.M’s comments unacceptable

Dear Editor, Re: There is no proof As a Samoan and U.S. citizen, I find it hard to listen to any of the P.M's comments. How on earth did this man get to the position that he is in? Did you guys really vote this guy in?

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Such a beautiful piece, Tui Atua!

Dear Editor, Re: Tui Atua’s paper in Fiji We need all these historical interpretations and perspective pieces from our Elders in one place. These are stories that explain our identity that must be preserved and passed forward.

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A warning

Re: Budget, aid and cost of hand outs Within your article is the essence of the “warning”. Every person of goodwill must discern the exiling of Joseph into slavery and eventually into Egypt.

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Time to deal with denial

Re: Rape, incest and vile crimes Perhaps the fact that Christianity has for so long instilled in Samoans a negative taboo about sex and sexuality as an expression of sin, rather than a healthy expression of affection between consenting adults, that it has become a deviant, sinful human activity, pursued in its most depraved form, by a sick patriarchy-?

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C.C.C.S. ministers must pay tax

Dear Editor It is beyond belief that the C.C.C.S. Ministers and the church somehow believed they should be exempt from paying the alofa tax. Jesus was not paid for his work or ministry so if you want to talk biblical then take a leaf out of Jesus’ example.

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Well done, Faumuina Wayne Fong!

Dear Editor, Re: I’m not a sifi Wonderful to hear some real exchange of taofi ma manatu being exchanged on the floor of the Fono. This is refreshing and long over due.

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Authority of the Samoan language

Dear Editor Re: Tui Atua’s piece in Fiji Tui Atua Tupua is the best of the best when it comes to the Samoan language and understanding Samoan mythology. He is the authority of the Samoan language and myths intellectually.

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About President Donald Trump

Dear Editor, Re: President Trump’s moves President Trump is an alleged sexual predator, has not paid his due business tax for years, a racist xenophobe who engages in racist politics, a climate-change denier despite most scientists (you know, the actual experts) in the world who confirm that climate change is real, and someone who suspiciously and steadfastly refuses to criticise Vladimir Putin - the authoritarian elected dictator of Russia, who has clamped down on media freedom and murdered political opponents.

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Opening the Games on a Sunday

Dear Editor, Re: Pacific Games open on Sunday Why on a Sunday? The Pacific Nations also observe the Sundays in their respective countries, and Samoa as a Christian nation according to their Constitution opt to use the Sunday to open their games?

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Little knowledge

Re: Factoids and Assumptions vs facts and truth. Thanks Nanai M. L. Nofoaiga for another helpful, enlightening piece for public reading.

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How to track O.L.P.

Re: P.M’s obsession with O.L.P. Obsessed alright! But then what O.L.P. writes given the context of our society/culture is dynamite no wonder the P.M’s obsession.

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Factoids and assumptions vs. facts and truth

Dear Editor, Re: An open letter to E.F.K.S. Ministers A.S’s open letter to Church Ministers of E.F.K.S. about tax is sadly a letter about dishonoring of God, God’s commandments and God’s law. It is just about more productions of factoids and assumptions produced from the Minister of Revenue’s mistake.

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It’s hypocritical

Re: Government and Church Ministers tax law threat Well done, Minister Tialavea! Not giving into the bullying and the threats is the mark of a courageous minister. A weak-minded minister would be thinking about the next election and be too afraid to rock the boat.

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Great work

Re: Samoan Medical and Anti-Doping Agency leads the way in the Pacific Well done to all involved. But this isn’t the first in the Pacific. We trained 168 medical volunteers for the 2015 Pacific Games through Sports Medicine Australia and HP Sport PNG.

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An awful mess

Re: China, U.S.A. and tariff law How your President has achieved so much with his MAGA agenda is unbelievable. He’s getting over 90% of negative press, he’s being derided and ridiculed by the entertainment industry, academia, his own party and now coming to light the Intelligence Community especially the F.B.I. an D.O.J. seeming to ex/implode.

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What Brazil and Manu Samoa share

Re: Brazil held to a draw Neymar really is a waste of space. He is either still injured or simply getting too old now. He was next to useless in that match this morning. He got dispossessed so many times, I ran out of fingers to count.

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Indigenous wisdom keepers

Re: Tui Atua’s paper in Fiji Great article. The indigenous wisdom keepers who were our forefathers understood how nature plays a major role in our existence as Samoan people through our rituals and chants that co-inside and similar with that in the version of the Bible.

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China, U.S.A. and tariff war

Dear Editor, Re: China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish The Chinese house of cards will crumble if they will go toe to toe with the US in a tariff war.

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Editorial

Poor Prime Minister Tuilaepa!

Poor Prime Minister Tuilaepa! We really do feel for him. As the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.), he must be running out of excuses in a bid to appease members of the public who are obviously upset and angry about the performance of our national teams. It doesn’t help that he leads a broke Union where he is then required to front up to the nation and beg for more money.

Street Talk

Ata Laban, 37

Public express views on Pacific Games 2019 logo

With a few months left for Samoa to host the Pacific Games 2019, expectations are high. In the lead up to the region’s biggest sporting event, the Pacific Games logo was unveiled on Friday evening. Our reporter, Adel Fruean asked the views of the Samoan people on the new Pacific Games logo, which people responded to.

Think a Minute

Marriage in debt

Think a minute…Remember the wonderful promises you made on your wedding day? “I promise to always love you, care for you, respect and cherish you, through everything we face in life, whether we are rich or poor, sick or healthy.”

Columns

A STORY TO TELL: Christina Robert.

Changing lives: The risk of dying at an early age

Talofa Samoa! We have emphasized in previous Columns that M.E.T.I’s strategy to tackle the ‘epidemic’ of obesity and N.C.D. is - instead of targeting the general population- to direct its health promoting messages to the thousands and thousands of N.C.D. sufferers, who feel miserable and incapacitated and are at a real risk of dying from their disease at an early age.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.

Sunday Reading

HONOURING THE VOLUNTEER VETS: The members of the A.P.S. board alongside the 3 volunteers at Taumesina Island Resort.

The Howler: A.P.S. says thank you

Members of the Animal Protection Society (A.P.S.) board gathered at the beautiful Taumeasina Resort for a dinner to honor the volunteer vets that came over from Australia to help conduct the clinics.

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