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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Who is the author of all this confusion and contradiction?

What is driving this Government today? The question – as blunt as it is – is quite necessary given some eyebrow-raising decisions they have been coming up with lately. The motives, the bad and the ugly, have been manifesting themselves in laws passed in Parliament and policies they are proposing to turn into laws.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, This debate about remittances is very interesting indeed. The basic concept of the fa’asamoa is faaaloalo, which manifests itself with the concept of give and take.

Dear Editor, First of all congratulations to Marist Samoa for hosting another successful tournament. The 2-day tournament provided some exciting display of talent and entertaining rugby.

Dear Editor Re: Public share views on remittances I have said this many times, the Prime Minister does not have an economic plan for Samoa, he is lucky that Samoans send home half a billion tala every year to sustain the economy.

Columns

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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.

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Dr. Walter Vermeulen

Changing lives: Prevention and reversal of obesity

Talofa Samoa! I am happy to start this Health Column by informing the Public that METI has now received official support from government for its Healthy Living programme.

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...It’s a fact of life and human nature: “Everybody needs somebody.” For our life to be satisfying and successful, we need close friends. But we face barriers that can hinder, or completely stop, us from bonding with people and enjoying close, meaningful relationships.

Street Talk

Public share views on remittances

“Remittances is Samoa’s largest form of foreign exchange earner with the 2017/18 financial year recording about $503.73 million tala in earnings. This shows the extent of the contribution by Samoans living abroad to the development of the nation. What do you think? Talaia Mika discussed the issue with members of the public and these are some of their views:

Afaatia Ataga, 21

Magiagi

Ioapo Samuelu, 25

Manono

Karanina Manuo, 38

Magiagi

Daniel Meki, 24

Fagalii

Renei Atonio, 20

Vaivase

Vaea Nakiso, 51

Faleasiu

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