A gentleman with a heart for Samoa

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Dear Editor, 

Call this gentleman, Ulugia, what you might, disrespect his words or assign an agenda to him as you’ve suggested, however, it does not negate the fact, this gentleman has a Samoan Heart with a deeper love and understanding of who he is, A Samoan with an obligations of Stewardship to his Country, Samoa. 

He is worried and concerned with the results of land alienation and relocation based on pipe dreams of a few and unreal hallucinations of pies in the sky, if I may. 

From all indications, Ulugia’s Samoan Heart is something which has been lost with ...some Government folks and P.M. Tuilaepa, aided and supported by, I supposed, learned Samoan minds, such as yours Mr. Jeffery. 

Minds aligned and marching forward with these dreams to the beat of foreign drums. These foreign sounds and slogans such as “bigger is better”, do not necessarily translate to better lives for the majority of our Samoan people.

These sounds are unwelcomed, they are alien to our experiences as Stewards of our Samoa; our people, our lands, our oceans, our language, our identity, and most importantly, our collective understanding of ALOFA as true blue Samoans. Some have forgotten these Samoan facts of life. Here’s a reminder: 

E le pepelo le Alofa, E le losilosivale le Alofa, e le matavalea le Alofa, e le faitogafiti le Alofa, E le fia fai mea le Alofa, E le mativa le Alofa, e le olegia le Alofa. Peita’i, E amiotonu le Alofa, E fa’amaoni le alofa, and above all, e talitonu ma mata’u I le Atua le Alofa.  

Asipau Tafua

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