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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Strategically planned low key preparations good for the Toa

If the hype were anything to judge by, Mate Ma’a from Tonga would have already won the Rugby League World Cup. That much is undeniable. And they might too, who knows?

Letters to the Editor

Re: Why countries remain poor Because the rich and powerful countries exploit them, and invade them when they fail to play ball.

Re: Election talks in Samoa This is just smoke and mirror, window dressing, political construct hiding behind their true intentions.

Re: U.N. moves This political organization is now moving to the heart of Samoa..

Columns

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Lumepa Hald

Poverty holds more secrets than you think

Waking up at dawn to the sound of roosters calling each other, the small birds chirping from below the window, and the rustle of leaves in the breeze is perhaps like the waking up of a “nemo” fish in the coral reef. I love the sound of nature, as it not only soothes me, but it takes me away to a dreamy place

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Papali’i Niko Lee Hang

Why we must promote early detection of cancer

It would be amiss for me not to acknowledge the absence of our Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi who sends his apologies for not being here today. Nonetheless he reiterates his 120 percent support for the cause.

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Mika Kelekolio*

Chinese influence is everywhere

If you are worried about the number of Chinese coming to Samoa, well, you should look at what’s happening to New Zealand, Australia, Canada and every other country in the world.

Between the Lines

Con artist at work So there is apparently someone conning unsuspecting members of the public at the Land Transport Authority compound. In a public notice, L.T.A has warned members of the public to be alert.

SAYING IT OUT LOUD Women, children and their loved ones from all over Samoa should be saying thank you to the Ombudsman and his team involved in the National Public Inquiry into Family Violence.

NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!

Think a Minute

Think a minute…28 June, 1997 was the date of the famous Bite Fight between world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson.

Street Talk

Questions over sports administration

The administration of sports in Samoa has come under the microscope once more. American-based Samoan Sprinter, Jeremy Dodson, has raised serious questions about the way sports are run. “From the three years I have represented Samoa, I have seen officials do nothing but get free trips, trips spent lounging in sponsored hotels while athletes eat processed food,” he said. “I have seen officials get elected not off merits, but friendships.

Fa’afetai Timo, 29

Vaitele Fou

Maria Faitau, 54

Vaitele Fou

Nifo Simone, 37

Tulaele

Suau’u Lafai, 45

Puipa’a

Tasi Iuli, 31

Tuana’i

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