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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Education has the power to change the future

We’ve been saying this for sometime now, but we will say it again. Looking at a lot of our problems in Samoa today, what the people of this country really need are jobs and more income generating opportunities. In other words, they need money.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: MMR Vaccine & Samoa EPI Program It has been over a week since the tragic and sad events in Safotu and my deepest condolences to the families. It is imperative that the Ministry of Health completes its full investigations soon and be able to make an official statement to allay the public’s fears.

Dear Editor, The E.F.K.S. ministers should pay their tax as all other faifeaus are paying taxes. The Bible says “submit to the law of the land.” The Bible also talks about submitting to your leaders.

Re: Truth in politics and Samoa today Malo Wendy. I thought before your truth is too small, now I doubt if there is any truth at all in what you believe in.

Columns

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Mika Kelekolio*

Samoa Airways – a brave decision or what?

It’s great for travellers like yours truly to compare airfares on line to find that Samoa Airways offers the cheapest fare for the Auckland to Apia route.

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Rev. Apelu Tielu*

Tuila’epa and taxing the clergies

I have been watching with great interest from afar the development of this issue in our beloved country. Interestingly, many, including the highly credentialed Rev Vaiao Eteuati, have been fooled by the apparent simplicity of the issue. But I do not see the issue as simply about the clergies paying taxes.

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Orlando Huaman*

P.M., P.S.C. and Olo Fiti Vaai

I found two very interesting stories in the paper recently. One was titled “Govt. considers removing hire and fire powers from P.S.C” and the other was “Board members qualifications in spotlight.”

Between the Lines

Three is a crowd One Minister with three Secretaries? A colleague of BTL walked into the office of one Cabinet Minister.

Of ‘Papa Stui’ and fa’afafines Well it looks like some customers have kicked up a big stink about McDonald’s Unisex toilet.

Nervous times The development in Savai’i last week where two babies died after taking their vaccines will only deepen the public’s mistrust in the health system – when it comes to the issue of vaccines anyway.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Bram Stoker was a successful theatre manager in England during Queen Victoria’s reign. Everybody who knew him said he was one of the most easy-going, kindest men they knew.

Street Talk

Public speak on vaccines controversy

The death of two one-year-old babies last Friday following their vaccination at Savai’i has led to independent investigations by authorities and galvanized debate throughout the nation. Health experts have come out defending vaccinations while urging patience until the inquiries are completed. The public was asked if they have confidence in the health system and the health of their children.

Asiata Sataraka

Solosolo

Josie Mansfield

Vaipuna

Silia Samuelu

Saleimoa

Susana Simone

Vailele

Vaiana Afemata

Manono

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