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Alexander Rheeney

Cruise Tourism, Fiji elections and APEC in PNG

Apia played host to another cruise ship and its passengers of tourists yesterday morning — the second vessel to visit our shores in five days. The word at Matautu wharf yesterday is that another cruise ship is due in Apia today, which if true would make it vessel # 3 in six days. Apia residents would probably be unfazed with the increasing regularity of visiting cruise ships, but ask a tourism expert and they would probably make reference to “cruise tourism”.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s village bestows title This story is a silent example of begging without pride. Do you have to give away centuries of cultural, traditions and your lineage to bring business and employment?

Dear Editor, Interesting reading Minister Loau’s comments. The Minister should know better if he has this office about the causes and the solutions of this problem. He completely contradicts all tested theories about the issue.

Dear Dr. Khulmann, People choose to believe in what they deem as ‘believable’. So if L.D.S. Missionaries go about their business proselytizing in the streets of Apia using a belief system alien to yours ...then welcome to the real world . Who cares if the L.D.S are not a member of the World Council of Churches?

Columns

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Faimalotoa Kika Stowers

Remarks by Hon. Faimalotoa Kika Iemaima Stowers Minister for Women, Community and Social Development

I wish to use this opportunity to convey our sincerest gratitude to the People’s Republic of China, through the Embassy in Samoa and the Hunan International Business Vocational College for Continuing to support the development of Samoa and its people. 99 women and men have been trained, skilled and developed – to become seamstress and fashion designers, through your kind assistance.

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Wang Xuefeng

Speech on the occasion of the sewing training closing

Talofa! It is with great pleasure that I come with my colleagues to attend the Closing Ceremony of Training Course on Creative Handicrafts and Sewing skills for Samoa sponsored by the Chinese government. I am very happy to see the lovely video clips about the beautiful moments of your training during the past few weeks.

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Aumuagaolo Ropeti Ale

Samoan cultural traditions, the controversy and the God in us who knows no Jesus

The recent confrontation between the visiting German professor, Karl-Heinz Kuhlmann and a pair of LDS missionaries in Apia, Samoa is fascinating in a number of ways.

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.

No media The British American Tobacco Company, previously known as Rothmans, celebrated a milestone at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum last night. It was their 40th birthday in Samoa.

Is this Samoa’s Manu Samoa? Two issues stand out like a sore thumb in the selection of the Manu Samoa. Firstly, there is not a single player picked from the competitions in Samoa.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Remember the wonderful promises you made on your wedding day? “I promise to always love you, care for you, respect and cherish you, through everything we face in life, whether we are rich or poor, sick or healthy.” But since your wedding day, you found out those promises are much easier said than done!

Street Talk

Public express views on nurses

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi last week criticised the performance of nurses in Samoa and accused them of “unprofessional behaviour”. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i in a Street Talk hears the views of members of the public and what they think of Tuilaepa’s criticism.

Edmune Ioka, 35

Paploloa

Faagoto Vaapuu, 20

Aleisa

Fialogo Lemi, 20

Sataoa

Leone Leota, 21

Talimatua

Mauga Foe, 40

Aleisa

Nervin Laauli, 28

Vaiusu

Paletina Lauofo, 38

Lotuanuu

Pua Pou, 43

Falelauniu Tai

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