Metered Parking: A source of financial gain or drain?

Dear Editor Will metered parking benefit Samoa and the government in the long run or will it be another monetary burden for the government? If the meters themselves can regulate their own activities then maybe, yes, they can be a source of income.

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Don’t confuse two different things

Dear Editor, Ropati V. I’m afraid you are confusing two very different things. Evolution is not the same thing as origins. Evolution is what happened after the earth began. Evolution does not in any way address HOW it began. That is a completely different issue.

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Stay strong John

Dear Editor Re: An open letter Thanks John, I will say age is just a number and you are a pro on social media so don’t give up easily because of loose “side issues.” It comes with the territory.

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Just smile

Re: Samoa needs a facelift Maybe he is talking about other hotels and restaurants. He seems to love the Tanoa Tusitala. I notice this too. The lack of smiling by customer service staff.

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An open letter to Mr. Savesamoafrommadmen

Dear Sir, I don’t/won’t join in the forum and I apologise that I won’t be checking for follow up comments or letters due to the unrealistic, silly, side issues and unrelated biblical quotes that some sprout off with, they are just ridiculous.

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In support of the banana distribution system

Dear Editor, Re: Bananas distribution I say the commercial farmers given priority and the small holder farmers be given a gradual development programme to get them up to speed.

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Go Samoa First Party!

Dear Editor, Re: Unasa heads Party Time for a new government in Samoa. The S.F.P.P. led by a woman is the change Samoa is needing.

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Request for Samoa First

Re: Unasa heads Samoa First I have one request for the new Samoan First party to include some of these agendas in your Manifesto and that is to dismantle the N.G.O’s under the watchful eye of the U.N. that are changing the landscape of our political system and our culture.

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Treat them fairly

Re: Minister responds to banana distribution claims Minister, you’re not fairly distributing the bananas. So the big guns will export 1st but are they willing to share this market with their smaller counterparts, who are now behind and trying to catch up?

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The parable of the weeds among the wheat

Dear Editor, Well madam Wendy, on second thoughts towards your ‘unbelieving views’, reminds me ‘The Parable of the Weeds Among the Wheat’ our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ spoke of on one incident as recorded by Mathew’s Gospel; 13:24-30, with its main message was to ‘be patience and maintain preaching on repentance’.

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Health Commission of Inquiry report hugely disappointing

Dear Editor, Re: M.O.H and N.H.S. Merger The Commission of Inquiry report on the N.H.S./M.O.H. merger and Nurses grievances makes for some depressing reading.

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The process that needs to happen

Dear Editor, Re: Nurses Association questions Police charges What in the world just happened here? One baby died and they went ahead and injected the second child? This is insane.

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About China Ready

Re: China ready Dr. Lee, the man for Samoa with his bible called the ‘China Ready.’ Any lecture of Dr. Lee in Samoa should be called “nightmare.”

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This is a joke

Re: Alcohol a deadly combination What a joke! This sentence is no deterrent for drinking and driving and killing someone and leaving them to die on the side of the road.

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Parking meters should’ve been introduced years ago

Dear Editor, I write with regards to your editorial “Parking meters a necessary headache.” I would say Sir, that parking meters should have been happening many years ago to curb the bludgers’ silly thought though, that parking free in downtown Apia CBD is a right rather a privilege of generosity.

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She’s been made a scapegoat

Dear Editor, Re: Nurse faces charges Sounds like a scapegoat for others. The government needs to take responsibility for the lack of resources, employee development and proper safety procedures/audit to prevent these unfortunate events.

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About creation

Re: Educate yourselves For the evolutionists, I have a question: Before the big bang, there was nothing!

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Repent and find God

Re: Salelologa men jailed The devil is now laughing at the result of his work during your time of weakness while “you” child of God suffers the consequences of his action and temptation.

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We need loans

Re: Govt. loans Okay, so are you all going to nitpick all the loans Samoa government have so far? Then the question is going to ask. Why all of you are complaining when the government and P.M. are working hard to bring in investors to make some profits to help out pay down and off those loans?

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Millions and trillions

Re: Govt. loans Who cares! If the government owes millions or trillions, at least the general public can see where their tax money is being spent. The focus is on the total government spending.

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Editorial

Banana distribution should be fair and transparent

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua, is correct. He cannot please everyone all the time. But then someone should remind him that he is not occupying that office for the sake of pleasing people, he is there to do the right thing by all the people of this country, not just a few. All the time.

Street Talk

Michael Neemia, 42

Mixed reaction to parking meters

“Parking meters is the way of the future. That’s clearly the message from the Government after several parking meters were installed in different parts of the Apia Towship this week. What do you think about paying to park in Samoa? Our reporter, Adel Fruean, asked members of the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

Think a Minute

“The Unlocked Door”

Think a minute…This is a true story about a young lady who got so tired of living with her strict parents that she ran away from home. But she soon found out that life was not easy on her own.

Columns

Teak: Grow your own money tree

On 9 July 2008, Mr. Aaron Kama, a Lecturer at the U.S.P. Alafua Campus presented to the interested public a very stimulating topic titled: Growing money on trees.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.

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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