Why Govt. is slow to outlaw cryptocurrency

Dear Editor, I write in response to your editorial titled “If cryptocurrency is illegal, why hasn’t the Government outlawed it?” First and foremost, “cryptocurrency” is not dissimilar from learning a new trade. Governments are typically as ill-informed about it as the general public.

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Stop misleading people

Re: Entrepreneur defends bitcoins, cryptocurrency There is nothing I don’t know about cryptocurrencies. I’m here for the central bank meetings this week, wearing Blockchain socks. Don’t buy cryptocurrencies, they are snake oil.

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Hotels for the games

Re: Hotels sign up for Games I really don’t know why S.T.A. is even involved here and not let S.H.A take the lead on this S.T.A. trying to dictate the terms.

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You worldview is flawed, grotesque if not dangerous

Dear Editor, I write in response to Ropeti Ale’s article titled “Samoan cultural traditions, the controversy and the God in us…” Mr. Ale, I am not sure whether to grimace, giggle, guffaw or be profoundly awed by your rhetoric.

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The difference between then and now

Re: How fares Samoa Airways one year on Two big differences between the Polynesian airline days and now is that: 1) Most airfares are paid for over the internet nowadays, which cuts down the opportunities for corruption because it is all done on the computer and not face to face. No pay, no plane.

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A cry baby

Re: Trump is only asking for fairness Utter rubbish. He asks questions which Donald Trump and his spokesperson, Sarah Sanders-Huckabee refuse to answer half the time.

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Trump is only asking for fairness

Dear Editor, Jim Acosta is not “ a messenger” your editorial implies. He is a grandstanding poor excuse for a Journalist (and that’s being nice!). He is supposed to be an objective party conveying the truth whether he likes it or not.

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Sometimes nurses know more

Dear Editor, Re: Unprofessional nurses irritate P.M. It depends… some nurses do know more than the doctors especially when you hire “cheap” doctors. My wife is a nurse and there are plenty of times she would correct the doctors.

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P.M. is right

Re: Give the nurses a break Most Samoans who have been to the hospital in their lives have a story about an angry nurse. You know it is true, Mata’afa. There would have been many Samoans around the country and the world nodding their heads when the P.M. said his piece.

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Blame your government

Re: Unprofessional nurses First off, if nurses in Samoa are poorly trained and unprofessional then look to your ministry of health run by two men, a Minister and an Associate Minister.

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Silent begging without pride

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s village bestows title This story is a silent example of begging without pride. Do you have to give away centuries of cultural, traditions and your lineage to bring business and employment?

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Why the Minister is wrong

Dear Editor, Interesting reading Minister Loau’s comments. The Minister should know better if he has this office about the causes and the solutions of this problem. He completely contradicts all tested theories about the issue.

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Dr. Khulmann, your views are too ethnocentric and prejudiced

Dear Dr. Khulmann, People choose to believe in what they deem as ‘believable’. So if L.D.S. Missionaries go about their business proselytizing in the streets of Apia using a belief system alien to yours ...then welcome to the real world . Who cares if the L.D.S are not a member of the World Council of Churches?

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Best method to use

Re: S.W.A’s original sin It is not good business practice to publicize customers names with accounts in arrears. The S.W.A. can reduce its accounts receivable and to improve its cash flow by using a ‘simple and effective’ method.

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Where the law fails the truth

Dear Editor, Re: “This is where we belong. This land is our grave.” This is a case where the law fails the truth. I say nothing of justice Clark who’s a young man who only reads a piece of paper in front of him so I don’t blame him.

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It’s time for a palolo tax

Dear Editor, Re: Coral reefs a neglected provider for humans Our coral reef destruction are from ourselves eating it as palolo. Palolo are coral sperm.

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Chaotic state of U.S. politics

Re: Don’t shoot the messenger, Mr. President! Nice editorial. There’s a lot to digest and to make sense of the current “pandemonium” and chaotic state of politics in the US. There is definitely quite a different mood and attitude in the country right now.

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Idle and jobless in paradise

Dear Editor The United Nations Report mentioned on the front page of yesterday’s issue showing concerns about the joblessness in Samoa is a matter not to be taken lightly.

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Enlightening Samoa

Re: Samoan traditions Malo Ale, I hope our people will wake up and understand what we’ve been trying to enlightened them for quite sometime. Christianity has made a real man (Jesus) from the metaphorical and Astrological story in the bible.

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Man jailed for sexual connection

Wow. Less a sentence for his good conduct and contribution to the church and village.

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Editorial

“Stupid editor”, “stupid reporter” and public company called Samoa Airways

This much we know. Questions surrounding the performance of one of the Government’s grand inventions called Samoa Airways are not new. They have been around since the plan was announced to reinvent the airline’s international operations under the Samoa Airways brand and they will continue to surface until the Government comes clean about its performance.

Street Talk

Ake Moleli, 53

Public keep the faith in Samoa Airways

National airline Samoa Airways is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i talked to members of the public to get their views on the performance of the airline and its services.

Think a Minute

Lucky You (Part I)

Think a minute…One night in June, 1997 a 55-year-old mother named Karen Minahan was hit by a car driven by a drunk driver. The driver then backed up and ran over her two more times! Karen’s lungs were punctured and all of her ribs broken. She also had to have her right leg cut off!

Columns

Tribute to a leader, visionary and intellectual

Eulogy at Memorial Service of Sir Ngatata Love 28 October, 2018 Pipitea Marae, Wellington

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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