Your views dont represent ours

Dear Editor It has been a while now since we last heard about tax issues between EFKS and the government. After reading Letaa Taniuelu Maiava personal opinion on Samoa Observer 3 rd September 2018, I feel that I must also express my own view as a genuine member of the EFKS church in contrary to his.

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“Some measure of achievement!”

Dear Editor, Manu Samoa finally squeezed into the World Cup by the skin of its teeth after beating a country that does not know what rugby is. And what do we see? The Samoa Rugby Union touts that feat as a measure of high achievement.

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Fa’afafine are respected in Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Religious and cultural elements affect L.G.B.T.I. I read this with interest. I think Tuisina Brown is ignoring the fact that our Fa’afafine’s are treated with respect in our community.

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In Australia, they listen to people who vote them in

Dear Editor, Interesting reading your editorial about the Australian and Samoa Prime Ministers. Australia is the only country that practices Democracy at its best.

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Cheering World Rugby

Re: Fuimaono and World Rugby The Samoa Observer editorial is quite clear. They blame the S.R.U. for selecting Fuimaono in the first place. Such a suck-up to World Rugby. It is disgraceful that World Rugby have such a massive hold on Samoan rugby now.

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Invest in doctors and nurses

Dear Editor, Re: Interplast medical team Impressive! They mentioned in the article that most of their patients are from the rural area of Samoa, which is great! I’m concerned about those that fall through the cracks and maybe the severe cases of these conditions and are not aware.

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It all starts at home

Dear Editor Re: Popular eatery hit by thieves Parents and families should be there to do their job with these people who have become criminals.

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Can you explain?

Re: Religious cultural elements affect L.G.B.T.I. Feminist Elizabeth C. Stanton, was an outspoken critic of the Bible because of many alleged Injustice against women in the scriptures. In fact, she wrote: The Woman’s Bible - and most of Bible students called it, “the woman and the devil’s work.”

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To correct the misleading news aired by TV1

Due to the misleading news aired by Samoa TV1 on Tuesday night (28th August 2018) regarding the sudden passing away of Marama Sainimere Vesikula who was a beloved member of our family, I am compelled in my capacity as the legal guardian of Marama in Samoa to provide this brief to set the record straight.

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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries offers his congratulations

Dear Keni, I have been away returning on the evening of Friday 24 August 2018. So I missed the fun of celebrating Observer’s 40th Birthday together with all Samoans here. It’s been a long and hard road and am sure you are enjoying the fun in giving people a go, including me of course

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Stui should seek advice

Re: Scott Morrison and Tuilaepa The only difference is Australia offers free Medicare benefits and family tax benefits to its low income struggling families and provide shelters for the homeless

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The difference

Re: Australia and Samoa From what I read, these Australian politicians don’t always do what their P.M wants. They will act accordingly for their party’s best interest.

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Is this deliberate

Re: P.M. says nurses need more training Maybe P.M. is right. Training is not adequate. An allergic reaction (eg Anaphylaxis) by two babies in a row is less believable than a tainted or bad medicine. (must have that autopsy) Hope there are no ulterior motives with P.M. driving this narrative of which puts the blame on nurses.

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Banana help

Re: Banana development I’m sure these men do have a different way of running their plantations than the average Samoan does, because they get government assistance in the way of free banana plants and other perks while average people can only dream of getting some sort of government assistance with their plantations.

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The $5 million tala lawsuit

Dear Editor, I write to provide some facts for the matter to help capitulate and dispel what had been reported in your recent edition regarding “a $5 mil lawsuit by some mob” that had been filed against “my government”, over my country’s 2008 land law that violates, violates, violates...

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L.T.A. needs to raise awareness now

Dear Editor Re: Metered Parking-a good initiative The new initiative introduced by the Government for the development of Samoa is a good move. My one cent contribution to this issue is for L.T.A. to raise awareness for the information of the public way ahead of time.

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The Bible is God’s word, it is accurate

Dear Editor, Re: God created everything out of nothingness “The reference to the Book of Genesis is a non-sequitur. It has nothing to do with the subject. Genesis is not a science book.... I’m not sure which subject you’re talking about but the conversation I’ve created is about God’s creation, which is written in the Book of Genesis in the Bible.

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Grant Dixon and Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa.

Growing from strength to strength

Dear Editor, While in Samoa for a short fishing break over the last week I caught up with Savea Sano Malifa and discovered the Samoa Observer was celebrating 40 years of publication.

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Leave our land alone

Dear Editor Re: Are we better off today? It’s so easy, and it’s why money is the root of all evil, and absolute power in the hands of arrogant humans corrupt absolutely. Land is given monetary value and it will end up in the possession of people with lots of money.

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What is being done about these?

Dear Editor, Re: $13million investment lacked proper papers Wow, another horror story from this Audit report. My question is what is being done about it. Why has the government been in that seat for so long and yet nothing has been done about these? Do they realise the dilemma happening right before their very eyes and not do anything?

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The simple solution to those fears about daylight savings

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has got a valid point. For the safety and welfare of students, he said all schools should start at 9am. Pronto. Tuilaepa’s call is timely as the country prepares for daylight savings, which begins next Sunday 30 September and lasts until April next year.

Street Talk

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Savaii residents want 2019 Miss Samoa Pageant and Teuila Festival

Should the 2019 Miss Samoa Pageant and Teuila Festival be held in Savaii? Reporter Adel Fruean travelled to Savai’i to cover the pageant and also had the chance to speak to locals on what they thought of Samoa’s two premier events.

Think a Minute

Wind Beneath His Wings

Think a minute…General George Patton is one of the greatest soldiers and battle leaders in history. He was also an athlete, poet, and historian. This multi-talented man was a mixture of both great character strengths and flaws.


Fiu writes to Asian Development Bank

The crusade by a group of matai (chiefs) to highlight their concerns about the risk of customary lands being alienated as a result of Asian Development Bank (A.D.B.) project continues.

Between the Lines


Prime Minister’s health The Government’s media officials were unable to confirm or deny reports that Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi required urgent medical treatment when he arrived in China on Sunday.

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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