Dealing with land

Re: LTRA protest A worthy protest against the Feudalisation Torrens system but the Torrens system was meant to simplify the myriad of land tenure claims by Proprietary claimants.

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Uninformed opinion

Re: Christian principles and Samoan culture That is an opinion by someone who is uninformed and/or just plain paranoid, or “not all there”. Here’s a fact though: The LDS Church is an American-born church/religion that is helpful to all people and countries including Samoa.

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Peddling a Bicycle presents more challenges for the Peddler than the one on the Carrier

As the year draws to an end perhaps it would be remiss not to extend a token of appreciation to all the local businesses in the Private-sector that have endeavored against all odds throughout the year.

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Will P.M. Tuilaepa respond to the call?

I dont know why Mataafa you’re even writing about this when it’s all over and done with. You say there’s an inquest in NZ? Our court already answered that question but the family were dissatisfied.

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The essence of supporting private sector development in Samoa

Dear Editor, As the year draws to an end perhaps it would be remiss not to extend a token of appreciation to all the local businesses in the Private-sector that have endeavored against all odds throughout the year.

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Show better leadership

Re: Climate change Being in Australia, I hang my head in shame at the inaction of our nation. Really - it is the responsibility of adults around the world to provision for the next generation. When I say ‘next generation’ I don’t just mean humans - I mean all young.

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Legacy left behind

Re: Church recklessness building This is the legacy of the previous administration of the church. It was led by a man who claimed to be very intelligent. Yet he was very high minded and thought he is the smartest person in the world.

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Land leased questions

Re: Land and Court ruling Ahem I’m a little confused here! So how does a lease granted under the Alienation of Customary Land Act 1965 end up as public land? According to Justice Tafaoimalo “Leases granted over customary land fall within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court as they operate as leases of public land”.

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It’s not just sex

Re: Sex education Minister Loau Sio, do you really think Samoan parents will have the fortitude to educate their children about sex awareness. It’s not all about just the act of sex but everything that has to do with the subject.

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Let’s be matured about this

Re: Remember who you are There needs to be responsibilism if not accountabilism, if there were such terms, to describe the accountability a nation and its culture has in the forming and raising of its children, let alone the creation of them by way of sexual intimacy. How was the Minister conceived?

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Share the Christmas spirit, “Buy Samoan local, think global” like the “Asian Tigers.” Part II

Dear Editor, Allow me to continue. Let’s start with Taiwan. Taiwan shares a similar story to Korea, although at least in economic terms its origins are marginally less humble.

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Share the Christmas spirit, “Buy Samoan local, think global” like the “Asian Tigers”

Dear Editor, The other day I came across this kid near EPC.This kid has consistently been there selling popcorn and other small stuff for as long as I can recall. He always approaches vehicles in a very polite expectant way trying to sale his merchandise.

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The situation at Asau

Re: About the Asau wharf editorial Absolutely agree with the article regarding deepening port in Savaii. Similar situations are in Vanuatu where the government is having difficulty with repayments to the Chinese lenders, Sri Lanka government has already defaulted in their loan and now the Chinese government controls the deep port for 99 years.

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Faceless ghosts

Re: The truth about Mr. Tauili’ili’s death will be told Please. Don’t act all sanctimonious about “gutless, faceless, ghosts”, when all of Samoa knows that your newspaper has benefited tremendously from those “gutless, faceless, ghosts” over the years in feeding you their stories, and from what you are not able to publish legally, the information of those “gutless, faceless, ghosts” always finds their way into the editorials hidden by “opinion” and generalisations.

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Samoa approaches a disastrous imbalance

It is a sad story no matter how many fiafia events there may be. One of the last remaining island habitats existing for thousands of years in conformity with mother earth, is losing its balance within 200 years of European arrival.

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Trade wars lead to real war

Re: China demands release Interesting arrest if Trump was not aware of it. Especially interesting as it happened while he was dining with Chinese president Xi.

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Remember who you are

Re: Minister slams door on sex education call I am sick to death of these over educated people who either, did not know the warning pen by the late, or, had known and completely went against Lemalu Tate Simi encomiums:

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The stigma we carry

Re: Chinese influence in Samoa We as an ethnic group carry a stigma with the outside world from NZ, Australia and in the US. To them, we ethic Samoans, are dumb people. The prime minister and PS Jeffrey here are prime examples.

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Don’t forget the lies

Re: New colonialism that feeds on greed “The colonialists came with guns and weapons. That’s not happening anymore. Today, they are offering finances, funding and lots of loans that we will not be able to pay. They are shooting us down with their ideals, values and rules.”

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You know the lawyers

Re: P.M. Tuilaepa should tell us these lawyers Of course it’s a widely held knowledge who the lawyers are. You know them Mr. Editor; the very same information I sent to the Honourable Prime Minister of Samoa I sent you also.

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Editorial

How many more millions will this country continue to waste?

This much is true. You know Christmas is near when the wet season arrives and everything else it brings – including those potholes. Everywhere. Indeed, it’s that time of the year once more when thousands of Samoans return for the holidays only to be greeted by those gaping potholes as soon as they exit the wonderful Chinese-funded airport at Faleolo.

Street Talk

Ea Ban, 49

Lupesoliai Parker is back

Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s third round knockout of American-Mexican heavyweight boxer Alexander Flores last Saturday night in Christchurch, New Zealand got him back into the winner’s circle. Our reporter Soli Wilson talks to members of the public on what they thought of the victory.

Think a Minute

Finding a lost masterpiece

Think a minute… you are not one person but three: the person you think you are, the person others think you are, and the person you truly are.

Columns

Opinions. They are wretched things. World is full of them.

It’s late night. Three a.m. Times like these are sacred. Except for the swirling fan, the sound of rain and darkness outside is revolving.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.

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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