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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Banana distribution should be fair and transparent

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua, is correct. He cannot please everyone all the time. But then someone should remind him that he is not occupying that office for the sake of pleasing people, he is there to do the right thing by all the people of this country, not just a few. All the time.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Will metered parking benefit Samoa and the government in the long run or will it be another monetary burden for the government? If the meters themselves can regulate their own activities then maybe, yes, they can be a source of income.

Dear Editor, Ropati V. I’m afraid you are confusing two very different things. Evolution is not the same thing as origins. Evolution is what happened after the earth began. Evolution does not in any way address HOW it began. That is a completely different issue.

Dear Editor Re: An open letter Thanks John, I will say age is just a number and you are a pro on social media so don’t give up easily because of loose “side issues.” It comes with the territory.

Columns

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Orlando Huaman*

Teak: Grow your own money tree

On 9 July 2008, Mr. Aaron Kama, a Lecturer at the U.S.P. Alafua Campus presented to the interested public a very stimulating topic titled: Growing money on trees.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

Maota Fono an important symbol of independence

In 2012 Samoa, celebrated its 50th anniversary of Independence. The Government of Australia announced that it would co-fund with Samoa a significant infrastructure project to reconstruct the Maota Fono on its original site here at Mulinu’u.

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Lumepa Hald

My father is my idol

Spreading your wings on this earth is when you have a deep connection with your father, as far as I am concerned. I am an idealist remember.

Between the Lines

Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.

How bizarre! Get this; the Ministry of Revenue guys have been going around to the local bars and restaurants asking them to remove certain spirits from the shelves.

Fiji Airways delay A flight from Fiji to Samoa yesterday was among the flights affected by delays at Nadi International Airport. The culprit?

Think a Minute

Think a minute…This is a true story about a young lady who got so tired of living with her strict parents that she ran away from home. But she soon found out that life was not easy on her own.

Street Talk

Mixed reaction to parking meters

“Parking meters is the way of the future. That’s clearly the message from the Government after several parking meters were installed in different parts of the Apia Towship this week. What do you think about paying to park in Samoa? Our reporter, Adel Fruean, asked members of the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:

Michael Neemia, 42

Vaoala

Pisinisi Seiuli, 41

Vaitele fou

Fiamatai Poe, 31

Fasitoo tai

Samuelu Fiso, 22

Taufusi

Potoae Samuelu, 23

Vaoala

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