Say something positive, more productive

Dear Editor, The Prime Minister needs to stop his sarcastic and arrogant comments towards people as he is putting the whole country in jeopardy in the eyes of the foreigners and potential investors and donors.

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Seeking a better direction for Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Chamber behind Govt. on minimum wage What an absolutely stupid approach to moving the economy forward fairly, by asking business if they think the minimum wage should go up.

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Samoa leads the way again!

Dear Editor, Congratulations to Samoa for again showing leadership to the world in protecting our planet! Working and living in Samoa for 3 years, I’ve applauded the Prime Minister’s strength and leadership in making world leaders accountable for taking action for climate change resilience.

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Don’t be fooled

Re: Don’t be easily fooled, P.M. says “About claims that customary lands are under threat, Tuilaepa said it was foolish to compare Samoa to New Zealand and Australia.”

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Well done, Faleomavaega!

Re: S.R.U. doing well Well done, Faleomavaega! I always knew you were the right person to run the day-to-day affairs of the Union. Keep steering the good ship of S.R.U. to sound waters.

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Cycle the money in economy

Re: P.M. on minimum wage If you increase the wages, doesn’t that give enough money for people to put back to the economy. There will be more money for people to spend on goods, food, fa’alavelave, schooling and church donations.

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“My children are not valea, your education system is”

Dear Editor, Re: Disappointing results The long awaited results for national exams this year have again come with great disappointment. For a few years now our national examinations have been a nightmare.

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It won’t make a difference

Re: Gabbard’s strong support in Samoa That’s an interesting conclusion to assume because Gabbard was born in American Samoa that this would be a good thing for Samoa. Obama’s father was born in Kenya, his relatives still lived there, but what did Obama do for Kenya or any country in Africa.

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Samoa needs this

Re: A.D.B. breached own policies The processes need to be followed and if they were, then fine with me. This Dam really is a huge game-changer for Apia’s annual flooding issues.

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Look to other countries

Re: Small businesses share concerns Typical, this law has been discussed for about a year, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that has been using plastic bags.

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Fake news, Prime Minister Tuilaepa and garbage

Dear Editor, Fake news is everywhere every day every so long and one had to stay calm not hysteria as only small fishes jump at every sprinkle in the water.

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The gist of customary land fight

Dear Editor, Re: Why land concerns are indeed fake news This guy Petelo Suaniu is one of Stui’s biggest supporters. How else should we explain to this donkey what many of our patriots are fighting for?

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Create our own baskets

Re: Small businesses share concerns What if grocery stores hired some of those kids out front to weave those baskets I see that are used in Samoa? If those were available for me when I went to Frankie’s I would buy one and put my groceries in that.

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Ask other airlines

Re: Missing the point It’s a Mickey Mouse operation at best run by unqualified people. But PS Jeffrey is correct , with weather related cancellation the airline is not liable.

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Opposition for Tuilaepa

Re: P.M. Tuilaepa’s comments irresponsible If this man is so outrageous and condescending to the people of Samoa in what he says to them regarding water and what he is doing to them regarding the land owned by all family members not just one, then why does the Samoa Observer and this writer continue to endorse him by saying there is no opposition to him in the upcoming election?

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P.M. Tuilaepa’s conflicting stories

Dear Editor, I am comparing two different articles. Prime Minister Tuilaepa is saying one thing in the other and making other suggestions in one. There is no knowing where his heart is.

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Why land concerns are indeed fake news

Dear Editor, Unasa Iuni Sapolu should be questioned about what Samoa First’s policy is regarding leasing on customary land. Everything she is saying so far points to her wanting to make it illegal to even lease customary land in Samoa.

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What the A.D.B. President’s trip was about

Dear Editor, Re: Fiu Elisara decries lack of opportunity The A.D.B. President’s trip to Samoa was to meet the government leadership only. One has to understand that simple fact of life.

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Oriana Netball Academy loses in friendlies

Well done to Oriana Netball for stepping up to the plate and taking on the opposition. It’s always hard to see your child’s team come out the other end of a game with such results, but I commend Samoa as a community for embracing Netball more than I have ever seen before recent times.

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How it can be fixed

Re: Minister unhappy with exam results Step 1: Get teachers that want to teach, rather than the many babysitters that permeate the Samoan school system. Step 2: Stop teachers cheating on results to hide their incompetence.

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Editorial

A double murder in a peaceful paradise? Something is terribly amiss somewhere

At the beginning of the week, a young man was jailed for life for one of the most gruesome killings to have taken place in this country in recent memory. On Monday, 24-year-old Simanu’a Manuele, of Falefa and Toamua, was jailed over the “horrific” double killing of two men, one aged 69 while another 42 at Leulumoega in November last year.

Street Talk

Fa’apaia Motu, 61

Why minimum wage should increase

The issue of the minimum wage is back on the agenda. While most people agree that $2.30 an hour is not enough, the Government says the decision to increase is totally dependent on the private sector and whether they can afford it. What do you think? And if there were an increase, why? Soli Wilson asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Think a Minute

Rise to the Challenge (Part 2)

Think a minute...”Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” We are facing the most challenging time in human history. Our world population has exploded to 7.7 billion people! With far more people on the planet, we are running out of clean air and clean water.

Columns

Changing lives: Now that the Festive season is finished

Talofa Samoa! In the first week of last year, I was looking for one of METI ‘champions’: someone, who had been following the whole foods, plant based (WFPB) diet that METI promotes and who had been successful in reversing his diabetes condition, which had been crippling him for years.

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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