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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Budget, aid, cost of handouts

And so the Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti’s 2018/19 Budget tabled in Parliament two weeks ago was passed last night. Guided by the theme “The Right Path,” the passing of the budget will no doubt come as music to the ears of Government bodies and businesses whom the Government owes money to.

Letters to the Editor

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.

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.

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.

Columns

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Lautafi Fio Purcell

Recognise, encourage and stimulate exports

I am honored and humbled to present the opening remarks at this very important event, the Samoa Exports Awards 2018.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

‘History in the making’

This evening is history in the making. It marks the 33rd anniversary since the Government of Samoa launched the Miss Samoa Pageant in 1985.

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Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi

“Oi auē, ua maumau le vasa!” “What a pity, such a waste of ocean!”: Idiosyncrasy and wisdom in Samoan creation and funeral chants

June the 8th last week was World Ocean’s Day. I would like to dedicate this address to all those who have and are working tirelessly to protect our oceans. The ocean is family and we have a sacred responsibility to ensure that we protect and nurture it like family.

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.

THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.

LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…An army general was asked what kind of good-luck charms he carries when he goes to war. The general answered: “I don’t carry a lucky charm on my body. I carry it in my heart.”

Street Talk

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.

Ata Laban, 37

Alamagoto

Katalina Tuasivi, 62

Matautu-uta

Lagi Felise, 50

Falelauniu-tai

Tasiaeafe Tomasi, 19

Mulifanua

Unapo Tuimauga, 72

Faleasiu

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