Banana help

Re: Banana development I’m sure these men do have a different way of running their plantations than the average Samoan does, because they get government assistance in the way of free banana plants and other perks while average people can only dream of getting some sort of government assistance with their plantations.

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The $5 million tala lawsuit

Dear Editor, I write to provide some facts for the matter to help capitulate and dispel what had been reported in your recent edition regarding “a $5 mil lawsuit by some mob” that had been filed against “my government”, over my country’s 2008 land law that violates, violates, violates...

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L.T.A. needs to raise awareness now

Dear Editor Re: Metered Parking-a good initiative The new initiative introduced by the Government for the development of Samoa is a good move. My one cent contribution to this issue is for L.T.A. to raise awareness for the information of the public way ahead of time.

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The Bible is God’s word, it is accurate

Dear Editor, Re: God created everything out of nothingness “The reference to the Book of Genesis is a non-sequitur. It has nothing to do with the subject. Genesis is not a science book.... I’m not sure which subject you’re talking about but the conversation I’ve created is about God’s creation, which is written in the Book of Genesis in the Bible.

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Grant Dixon and Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa.

Growing from strength to strength

Dear Editor, While in Samoa for a short fishing break over the last week I caught up with Savea Sano Malifa and discovered the Samoa Observer was celebrating 40 years of publication.

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Leave our land alone

Dear Editor Re: Are we better off today? It’s so easy, and it’s why money is the root of all evil, and absolute power in the hands of arrogant humans corrupt absolutely. Land is given monetary value and it will end up in the possession of people with lots of money.

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What is being done about these?

Dear Editor, Re: $13million investment lacked proper papers Wow, another horror story from this Audit report. My question is what is being done about it. Why has the government been in that seat for so long and yet nothing has been done about these? Do they realise the dilemma happening right before their very eyes and not do anything?

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Just live honestly

Dear Editor, Re: Church is not a business It’s okay to have belief in something and stick to it. It’s wrong to have that belief and live a separate life like the majority of Christians do. You don’t go to church every other day and turn around and have some hate in your heart.

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Raise your voice, you can make a difference

Dear Editor, Re: Public against banana distribution I feel for all of you. Unfortunately, that boat has sailed due to the inconsiderate heads of the agricultural Ministry. Yes. You were all correct the needs of the less fortunate should outweigh that of the rich.

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Actions speak louder than words

Dear Editor, Regarding the front page story titled “$13million investment lacked proper papers.” What can we do about it and what’s the point here? We were clearly told that all these high profile officials running the show were well educated, and some of them had more than 2, 3 or more Degrees up their sleeves.

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In agreement with P.M. Tuilaepa

Dear Editor, Prime Minister Tuilaepa is absolutely right about the issue of the Chinese debt. While Tonga may be struggling to repay loans, Samoa certainly is not. Asking for a debt write-off is tantamount to admitting that Tonga is going to default.

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That expensive ticketing machine at the airport

Dear Editor, I write about the ticketing machine at the airport. Goodness. What is going on here? This is one bad movie you would hate to see as it goes against your better judgment.

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Are we better off today?

Dear Editor, I know that China is feeling the pinch from the tariff imposed by the US and their economy is in jeopardy according to the latest reports. What are the chances that all these Chinese debts that have been outsourced to other countries including us will be called in to fill that void?

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In support of Daniel Leo

Dear Editor, Re: Daniel Leo’s fight for justice He is exactly right. I was shocked when I saw the World Rugby Council’s last group photo, and practically every face was white (SA and Japan notwithstanding).

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Get real

Re: The question of debt Loans are how developing countries develop. Without them, Samoa would be back in the 19th century with no roads, no airport, no wharf, no hospital, no nothing.

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A vicious cycle

Re: When inquiries are held for the sake of inquiries This is more a circus than a law-abiding country. It is because it is lead by people who knew people of the same rankings; who would scratch other people’s back and maybe later on; they scratched his/hers;. and the merry-go-round continues.

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Church is not a business but it owns businesses

Dear Editor Allow me to correct your ignorance, Wendy about God, Church and the issue of creation. The church is not a business, but it does own businesses. That has never been a secret, and the church has always owned businesses since the early 1800s.

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The question of Samoa’s debt

Dear Editor, Re: The Govt. has nothing to hide Wow, the Prime Minister’s explanations about the country’s $1.01 billion debt can be compared to a kindergarten’s explanation of why he or she did something that he or she was not supposed to do.

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Sex abuse of children in the church

Dear Editor Re: Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints This is enough to make you cry. How long will we allow priests to abuse children?

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About time these reports are exposed

Dear Editor, Re: Auditors eye Health workers overtime Wow. All this movement recently by the Auditor to expose the corruption that everyone knew was rampant in every branch of government and all the government bureaucrats and elected officials.

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Nothing but the truth

It was only yesterday when the Samoa Observer ran a front page story, which quoted a politician and a cabinet minister admitting that he was wrong, in assuming that a Chief Executive Officer had been terminated.

Street Talk

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Savaii residents want 2019 Miss Samoa Pageant and Teuila Festival

Should the 2019 Miss Samoa Pageant and Teuila Festival be held in Savaii? Reporter Adel Fruean travelled to Savai’i to cover the pageant and also had the chance to speak to locals on what they thought of Samoa’s two premier events.

Think a Minute

Best friends forever

Think a minute…This is a true story about two teenage boys named Kyle and David. Kyle had no friends at school. One Friday afternoon David saw Kyle walking home carrying all his books when some bullies pushed Kyle down in the dirt and his books fell all over the ground.


Climate justice denied. Part II

Let me now share my personal assessment of the Bangkok meetings ‘watching’ it all from the comforts of home in Samoa.

Between the Lines


An S.O.S. visit to Facebook? The public surely appreciates the transparency shown by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai and the Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, when they posted pictures of themselves recently outside the headquarters of Facebook in Silicon Valley in America.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The spears flew towards the youth on the hill, whistling as they cut through the air. Grinning, Queen Medb’s general drew his sword, eager to take back to his Queen the head of this warrior whom they called the Hound of Ulster. He had no doubt his spears would find their mark.

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