Re: Teachers get powers to use reasonable force This is what made everybody who grew up in Samoa what they are today. Ask a CEO or a doctor, accountant or an engineer his time at the school and he/she will tell you those were the days you get punished cleaning the drainage or footpath or grass cutting on the school field for breaking school rules.
Re: P.M. adamant La’auli sacked himself It is what it is when it is a one-party Parliament. HRPP can do whatever they like. The only solution is to have more parties that contest in the election, and for individual MPs to decide when standing for the election, do I want to run for HRPP, as an individual, or start my own Party?
Dear Editor, Re: The Lefaga decision and what it means In response to Maua Faleauto. It is easy to spin a story when key elements are omitted or quoted out of context.
Re: Govt. asked to explain The Minister should at least say something like, “Oh the octopus jumped out from the sea and grabbed the briefcase with the money during the handover.”
Re: Land decision Show me in the legislation where Torrens title is mentioned or where Customary lands are converted to Public or Freehold title. It simply does not exist, no matter how you interpret it.
Dear Editor, The comments on the Capital Gains Tax (CPG) that I made in yesterday’s Samoa Observer in the story titled “Capital gains taxes worry private sector” was made in the context of Samoa being a member of the WTO. Which has limited our policy space for revenue generation.
Dear Editor, I write regarding the story titled “P.M. says written responses “special treatment” Samoa Observer and the reporter must understand the stark contrast of the independent and personal decision made by the honourable Prime Minister of Samoa.
Dear Editor Nobody really seems to be serious about getting rid of plastic. As soon as a ban is introduced on one item, some clown will come up with something else.
Dear Editor, Re: Samoa’s debt The traditional sources of loans and aids were actually the main problem with their inability to trust the Samoan government to manage the granted funds.
Re: Editorial on pulenuu and La’auli You are so on point! That Pulenu’u in Nofoali’i is also absolutely right! The Government is trying to master and remote control the people of Samoa.
Dear Editor, Re: The Lefaga land decision and what it means Maua, read and understand the legislation thoroughly then you’ll know there is no distortion of facts about customary lands. I beg you to do your due diligence before adding your two cents.
In response to Maua’s rubbish regarding Lefaga’s decision: 1. You argue that a lease by virtue of it being transferred into the trust of the government who acts on behalf of the customary landowners thus alienates the customary land permanently (ie: turns a leasehold title into a fee-simple title).
Dear Editor, Re: Education system I too am an angry parent who has been sending my son to what is supposed to be the best school in Savaii, only to be bitterly disappointed with what can only be described as corrupt practices designed to make substandard and lazy teachers look good at the expense of their students education.
Dear Editor, Re: NHS/MOH Merger It has been been an interesting week. Parliament passed the MOH Act to merge the NHS & MOH (again) and your issue of 29th Jan and 2nd Feb highlighted alcohol and cancer as major health issues.
Dear Editor, P.S. Jeffrey you are an ignorant nincompoop. Firstly, if you had read the letter properly you would have noticed that the incident in question related to government vehicles returning from Savaii after the fa’alavelave – not on their way there.
Dear Editor, Justice Tuala Warren’s decision of 4 December 2018 proves in my opinion that all customary land leased is alienated from the aiga traditional owners. Let me explain:
Re: Dissecting the plastic ban and joining the global effort Thank you, Alexander Rheeney for yet another well delivered editorial. I’ve noticed how you’ve always stayed consistent with your presentations with each topic jampacked with facts and interesting source Intel.
Dear Editor, It was with sadness and embarrassment that I read your headlines where a Member of Parliament called the Chinese Ambassador to Samoa, a “cheeky boy” who should keep out of Samoa politics.
Black list, red list, white list, whatever list – you have to forgive ordinary Samoans for being bewildered – at being thrown a book full of complex financial system requirements and technical jargon that don’t make an iota of difference in their daily lives.
The Electric Power Corporation on Monday announced a $0.09 sene increase in the price of electricity effective from March 1. The EPC said the increase applies to all domestic and non-domestic users for cash power and induction meter users. Reporter Soli Wilson meets members of the public to get their views on the increase.
Think a minute…You may have heard the famous true story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. English sailors rebelled against their captain, William Bligh, in the South Pacific.
Who would think less of stupidity given the fiasco of the overtly expressive on the internet being held against their will though it was their strong will that put them there?
A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.
The Alpha Café and Chemist is not your everyday kind of pharmacy – it offers a service with a difference and is within the vicinity of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.
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