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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Come on Samoa, we’re better than that!

Technology, especially the internet, is a wonderful tool. We don’t need to tell you how important they are. Suffice to say, they have transformed the way we live, the dynamics in our communities and the behavior of the people upon which it has found an unbreakable bond – or bondage.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial in the Sunday Samoan titled “Has Samoa developed a denial mentality that makes us accept certain things as normal?” Personally, I don’t see Samoa as an aspirational society.

Dear Editor, Re: Faumuina Liuga on child vendors and Joe Hollywood I just wish I can scream or cuss this man out for his stupidity. It is these kind of behavior and mindsets that create so many crimes and poverty. I was once a street vendor too just like Joe Hollywood.

Dear Editor, Re: Faumuina and street vendors Kids really want to leave school where they at least have a chance at achieving something in their lives for a decent future unlike their struggling parents to sell matches and q-tips, what a future! Are the teachers stimulating and encouraging them to learn, succeed and have choices?

Columns

Samoa commits to address security challenges

I welcome you all to our shores for the 20th Pacific Immigration Directors Conference.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

Samoa’s pride in our beloved Manu Samoa

Firstly I’m delighted to have been asked to speak to you tonight to launch the Manu Samoa Old Boys Association and an update on the state of Samoa Rugby Union.

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Lumepa Hald

The sea is always watching us

My daughter is a poet at heart, and my life is partly some of the darkness she writes of.

Between the Lines

GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY It was wonderful to see instant and very positive feedback to the ‘Clash of the Colours’ promotion of the Blues-Reds rugby game on the evening of June 2 at Apia Park.

The righteous thing The Ministry of Revenue is not the most popular of government Ministries right now. That’s for sure.

Think a Minute

Think a minute...This is the true story of a man named Sam who joined the American army in 1812. He was such a great military leader that he became a major general. Eventually he became successful in politics also and was elected governor of Tennessee.

Street Talk

How do we address number of alcohol-related deaths?

The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

Toamua

Iese Faleafa, 16

Samauga

James Tavana, 47

Vailoa

Joe Kaleopa, 17

Tulaele

Kini Kini, 26

Vaimea

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