Re: Samoa Observer helps Marist
Malo le tautua matavela i lua susuga Editor Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa ma Publisher Muliaga Jean Malifa faapea le Susuga Mata’afa Keni Lesa ma le aufaigaluega. Faafetai mo la outou fesoasoani ma la outou a’ao foai aua le atina’eina o tama fanau ma alo o le atunu’u e ala atu lea ia Marists St Josephs Sports Club.
I’m pretty sure the $30,000 in kind you donated will make a big difference in the lives of these young people. I know Samoa Observer has been criticized heavily by the govt leaders and pro-govt supporters for exposing government corruption to the extent of your paper receiving threats and your previous place of business being burnt down as a result.
However, you never gave up and your relentless pursuit for Truth and Justice is admirable. I too admit criticizing you but I’m also aware of your professionalism, objectivity and understanding.
But the rest of us the people including Samoans abroad appreciate you for keeping us informed with everything that is happening not only in govt but in our community too.
I wonder what Samoa will be like today without the Samoa Observer knowing that a lot of the media here is under PM Tuilaepa’s thumb? Your newspaper has contributed a lot to the development of Samoa - not only through donations but through programs which help develop and encourage young writers as well as those that help the poor, the weak and the sick of our society to name a few.
I also know that Samoa Observer has educated a lot of the journalists that are now working with Savali newspaper and other newspapers, radio and TV stations. Aga leai le Samoa Observer e leiloa e isi vale ia ua i le malo se pa’upa’u. But your biggest and most important contribution is being the voice of the voiceless. I strongly believe you have contributed more to the development of this nation than PM Tuilaepa and H.R.P.P.
I consider your paper as the people’s newspaper. Keep up the good work and God bless Samoa Observer. Malo lava. Faafetai, faafetai, faafetai lava.