Speak and remove doubt

Re: H.R.P.P. rift emerges Seeing Leala Rimoni Aiafi’s comments about what’s happening in the H.R.P.P. reminds me of the saying: “If you hadn’t opened your mouth we wouldn’t have known you were stupid.”

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P.M.’s successor a legitimate question

Dear Editor Re: H.R.P.P rift emerges Politicians are power hungry. This is a problem Faumuina has rightly highlighted. But who will lead after Tuilaepa is a very valid concern. Fiame is a very experienced politician well capable.

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Shut up and be damned

Re: M.P. blasts Minister Are you telling me to shut up and allow these people to continue to abuse power? That is why the corruption is prevalent and perpetuated.

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What I liked about church

Re: Desperate parents resort to borrow Interesting. There is so much history involved in all this. The other fellow who writes on here Mustafa from Turkey is also so interesting to read because of his knowledge of history re Islam and Christianity. All so fascinating but hardly divine.

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The contradictions of the world

Dear Editor, Re: The govt. is broke The world bank structural adjustment programmes (S.A.P.) in the 80’s brought economies of many developing countries around the globe virtually to their knees.

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More meetings

Re: Another meeting in Apia There are more and more meetings held in Samoa from these different entities that has nothing to do with our sovereignty of whatsoever. So who is dictating policies in our supposedly independent state? These are the type of questions we need to ask ourselves when we see things happening out of the ordinary.

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Catholic Church and Muslims

Re: Re-writing history Don Quixote was really about the stupidity of the Catholic Church in expelling the Muslims and Jews. Under Islamic rule Spain had become the most advanced nation in Europe and the innovations the Moors introduced in terms of science, art and philosophy and so on would become the basis of the European rennaisance.

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Great letter Terry

Dear Editor Re: An open letter to Members of Parliament You have absolutely nailed it on the head, Terry Dunleavy. The P.M. and Passport Chief have got it wrong.

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You’re wrong about North Korea

Dear Editor Re: Monster from the North America bombed them in the 1950s, killing about two million and flattening everything in sight, so they have a bomb to defend themselves from this happening again.

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A very common factor

Dear Editor Re: Deadliest attack in Somalia The recent history of Somalia is very similar to that of other currently war-torn nations in the region with a heavy dose of American interference, brutality and exploitation.

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Honour and respect where it is due

Dear Editor Re: An open letter to Samoa’s Parliament Faafetai tele lava, lelei fai mai, upu lelei, faʻamasinoga sili.

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When will our people wake up?

Dear Editor Re: Acting P.M. on Pacific Blue Thank you Maua for deciphering the illegal scheme this govt. has perpetrated on the Samoan people. There is no question whatsoever of the magnitude of deception orchestrated to undermine the removal of our customary land and denying future generations their rights to their family land.

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Customary land

Dear Editor Re: Acting P.M. Tialavea on Blue Pacific You are correct Leituala. In 1998 the PM agreed to the break up of Customary land and its securitization with the Asian Development Bank.

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Re-writing history in our own colour and Don Quixote

Dear Editor, But for the top shelf price tag of the two latest biographies of Samoan political figures, Prime Minister Tuilaepa S Malielegaoi and Taisi Olaf Nelson, I would by now, be the proud owner of copies of both. But I’m not so sure now, thanks to the views of Professor Fui Leapai Soo of our national university about Samoan history written by white men.

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They can’t get it together

Re: One more athlete speaks up I feel sorry for you Paea and your son Tapasu and probably there are many more who are yet to come up to the fore.

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Hold your head high

Re: Union faces legal threat I feel for Theresa Passi and many, many others for experiencing three months in Samoa Rugby Union hell. She and many others are victims of the Samoa Rugby Union parasitic and predatory machine.

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Protecting our global national park

Dear Editor, It’s great that the government is recognising the importance of its wetlands with the inclusion of O le Pūpū Puē National Park (O.L.P.P) as a Ramsar site. The article is a bit deceptive though in that it implies that Ramsar were so impressed with the M.N.R.E’s efforts that they made O.L.P.P. a designated site whereas the process is actually the other way round.

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Congratulations So’oalo!

Dear Editor Re: New chief at Ports Authority He was such an organized guy at school I recall. Very quiet and talked sensibly and a school prefect as well.

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Find the right person

Dear Editor Re: Manu Samoa difference The only stupid person here is you and your comments prove that. Definition of trying for the stupid, difficult or annoying, hard to endure.

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What’s happening today

Dear Editor Re: Samoa’s graduation from L.D.C Samoa has a debt (money owing to overseas World Banks) of $2billion. So how is the current government whom created this problem going to pay back all that money owed?

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Editorial

Playground politics as the P.M. returns

The return of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has not come a moment too soon for most of us who have interests in life outside of playground politics. The reports of alleged and unseemly plotting, the forming of factions and jockeying for positions while the leader of our country was receiving medical treatment in New Zealand is rather tacky, to say the least.

Street Talk

Fa’afetai Timo, 29

Questions over sports administration

The administration of sports in Samoa has come under the microscope once more. American-based Samoan Sprinter, Jeremy Dodson, has raised serious questions about the way sports are run. “From the three years I have represented Samoa, I have seen officials do nothing but get free trips, trips spent lounging in sponsored hotels while athletes eat processed food,” he said. “I have seen officials get elected not off merits, but friendships.

Think a Minute

Don’t follow your conscience

Think a minute…Some young children were asked this question: “What is a conscience?” A 6-year-old boy said he thought it was “the bad feeling you get when you kick girls and puppies.” A 9-year-old said your conscience is “a voice inside that says ‘No’ when you want to beat up your little brother.”

Columns

The entire shoreline of the beach just a few feet before her, was completely sullied by fragments of rubbish.

The Sullied Coast

The tropical heart was unendurable. Beyond the seldom cloudy, blue horizon, the sun stood undeterred at the sky’s apex. For three Alaskan tourists, this was a whole new experience from the arctic climes they have adapted to since they were children.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

DEPENDS WHICH SIDE YOU’RE ON Does that adage "one swallow make a summer" apply to football? If you’re an Aussie rugby fan and have been waiting for a win for yonks, it’s a resounding yes.

Sunday Reading

OUR HERO IS HOME: Our very own W.B.O. Heavyweight Champion visits the sick children and bringing them smiles of which were signs of temporary relief.

When a World Champion drops by

The smiles on their faces said it all. Although many of them were in pain, W.B.O heavyweight champion, Lupesoliai Laauli Joseph Parker, brought temporary relief when he paid an unexpected visit on Friday.

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