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Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa

Despite all that, Samoa is still law-abiding, peaceful and free

Why is it that every time we’re thinking about the term bureaucratic corruption, the first name that comes to mind is that of the late lawyer and Member of Parliament, Dr. Asiata A.V. Sale’imoa Va’ai?

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, When we went for our usual exercising session with our 8 year old at Mt.Vaea, little did we know we would bump into the new Police Commissioner Fuiava Egon Keil warming up for a climb.

Dear Editor, Re: India patients treatment This sounds like one of the PM’s harebrained ideas, similar to the wharf at Aleipata or the makeki at Vaitele.

Dear Editor, No FTM (biological female who “transitions”) has ever been able to compete at the elite level against males. It’s not going to happen.

Columns

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Quenjule Slaven.

Should we punish all juvenile criminals like adults?

Samoan youth throughout years have been so well-mannered that there was an unlikelihood of any sort of crime sprouting up.

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Afamasaga M. F. Toleafoa

The media and political power addiction

A brief news item in this week’s Friday’s Samoa Observer was a reminder of the tension that must exist in a democratic environment between governments and those exercising power on one hand, and the media on the other.

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Joycemarielila Toafa

Where are you?

A house stood at the top of a mountain, nothing about its appearance caught the eye because it screamed plain and simple.

Between the Lines

JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

WHAT A TEASER! If the Samoa Rugby Union needed some publicity for the upcoming game to be held at Apia Park later in the year, the Auckland Blues rugby side gave it to them by defeating the Melbourne Rebels 56-18 on Thursday night.

We really need another airline that is not affiliated to an existing one which is also flying in and out of Samoa. In other words, competition please, not a cosy relationship where you both maintain the status quo at the expense of the trapped customers

Think a Minute

Think a minute…This is a true story about a talented girl named Mary. She was 14-years-old when she started taking singing lessons. Later she traveled from city to city as a performer.

Street Talk

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Ruta, 45

Tufulele

Ese Fata, 45

Afega

Soma Soma, 32

Apia

Tofoi Papa, 25

Puipa'a

Luao Laulu, 28

Toamua

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