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Alexander Rheeney

The European Union’s “blacklist” and why its so absurd

Black list, red list, white list, whatever list – you have to forgive ordinary Samoans for being bewildered – at being thrown a book full of complex financial system requirements and technical jargon that don’t make an iota of difference in their daily lives.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The current case between Laauli Leauatea Polataivao and his own political party (H.R.P.P.) reveals some shocking discoveries of real issues about the by-laws of the H.R.P.P.

Re: Candidates stand for H.R.P.P. If only H.R.P.P. are running in a district, how can anybody other than a person who must declare loyalty to the P.M., win this district?

Re: Church Ministers hearing Corruption in Samoa – including the government - can be attributed to the failure of Christian churches in Samoa to maintain moral support and uphold moral discipline in the community.

Columns

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Lumepa Hald

Scammers of the internet and tourism

Who would think less of stupidity given the fiasco of the overtly expressive on the internet being held against their will though it was their strong will that put them there?

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Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson*

Waste: Why the individuals are not the ones to blame

There tends to be accusatory tones whenever we talk about people who throw away plastic bags, straws or any other disposable plastic products in public places.

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Orlando Huaman*

Samoa and poor customer service

In general, let me say, that there is no good customer service in Samoa.

Between the Lines

A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.

So as he gratefully accepted a donation of boots from an Australian Good Samaritan, Prime Minister thanked Jo Mikarna for 3000 pairs, only to learn there were 4000.

A simple sign will do Samoans who support their national airline, Samoa Airways, want the management to know something.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…You may have heard the famous true story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. English sailors rebelled against their captain, William Bligh, in the South Pacific.

Street Talk

Mixed reaction from public to electricity price increase

The Electric Power Corporation on Monday announced a $0.09 sene increase in the price of electricity effective from March 1. The EPC said the increase applies to all domestic and non-domestic users for cash power and induction meter users. Reporter Soli Wilson meets members of the public to get their views on the increase.

Gregory Ah Sam, 34

Tulaele

Lefau Afa Pupualii, 42

Vaoala

Otto Kohlhase, 23

Vaimoso

Rudolf Talia, 54

Moataa

Sanele Bentley, Salailua, 49

Falealili

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