It’s cheating pure and simple

Dear Editor, Re: Woman lifter beaten by transgender Well, from what I have read it is testosterone and only that is considered.

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It is absolutely unfair

Dear Editor, Re: Woman lifter beaten by transgender This is absolutely unfair, and the result of Trans lobby pressure.

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Crunching the numbers

Dear Editor, Re: India medical scheme I’ve done a basic research online about flights and distance and here is what I found:

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Evil behind the cloth

Dear Editor, Re: Opapo spills the beans Just as well Mr Oeti is not taking up this matter as an employment issue to the courts. Mr. Oeti shows all signs of humility, humbleness and true servant of God and his loyal service to the C.C.C.S especially the people of Si’ufaga Falelatai.

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Why government should not give to Duco

Dear Editor, Duco Events, the promoter for Joseph Parker, is asking the Samoan govt for more money to sponsor Joseph Parker’s fight.

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Independence, the difference between Samoa and Singapore

Dear Editor, 50 + years Mata’afa. We all know that’s how long your country has had independence and is still going (just). Let’s take another country with the same scenario. Just its name should make your leaders cringe.

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Sign your own signature

Dear Editor; I went through the previous news on Samoa Observer and one of the most interesting cases to read is the one between Peseta against Apulu, La’auli and Martin.

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Poverty and Cabinet appointing A.C.E.O’s

Dear Editor, What has poverty and the new Cabinet approved process of appointing new A.C.E.O’s have in common? Nothing and everything. Let me explain.

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In support of the Minister of Revenue

Dear Editor, I am all for the Minister of Revenue in his plan to tax pastors. These Pastors should pay taxes to avoid them getting chronic disease, that’s a great effort.

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The difference between a grant and loan

Dear Editor, I could be wrong but here’s my own re-write of the Samoa Agriculture Competitiveness Enhancement Project, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for clarity.

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Stupid plan to send patients to India

Dear Editor, Wow, now P.M. Tuilaepa wants to send our people to India where hospitals are overcrowded?

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O’o, elections and pork barreling

Dear Editor, Re: Total silence in Minister’s row There is some benefit in changing the Samoan version of pork barreling from the pre-election campaign o’o to the post election pork barreling election promises for the appropriation of government expenditures upon local nu’u projects.

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The reality in Samoa

Re: National shame Well said but I must say security should always be paramount to any country to protect is citizens and tourists.

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Proud of Sergeant Siripa Uelese

Dear Editor, With the lack of an opposition to challenge the government, I am proud of Siripa Uelese’s decision to stand up and challenge the system.

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Congratulations P.M. Tuilaepa

Dear Editor, Re: The importance of the two sene Congratulations P.M. This is what I was looking for as I mentioned several years ago, either donate or contribute 2 or 6 cents for our government from each of Samoan people in our country and all over the world for the building of our small nation.

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Everyone should pay tax

Dear Editor, I write about the tax debate issue. I believe all around the world people are taxed.

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The truth about First Solar and Samoa

Dear Editor, Someone’s not telling the truth here and I’m pointing my finger straight to the government and the head for the local agent for First Solar.

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P.M. should read his Bible properly

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. and government taxes I think the P.M. should go and read the bible. Yes Jesus did pay the tax but it wasn’t a government tax it was the “temple tax” or “Church tax.” (Read Mathew 17:24-27).

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The faifeau’s calling

Re: Leave the faifeaus alone Nafanua told Malietoa during the dark ages, Tali i Lagi sou Malo. That was a calling for God to intervene. That was how the Faifeau begins.

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Fix domestic politics

Re: P.M. on India patients plan Does this man wake up each morning with an epihpany? Mr. P.M. - don’t try to save money on medical bills.

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Thinking about love and compassion

Everyday after we read the Village Voice section of this newspaper, these words immediately come to mind. Love, mercy and compassion.

Street Talk

Ruta, 45

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Think a Minute

The real winners

Think a minute…In a U.S. national spelling contest, an 11-year-old girl was asked to spell a certain word.


Do you like your world?

Every day, social media, the news and television bombard us with both facts and fiction on different events happening worldwide.

Between the Lines


JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The horsemen left King Giuki’s burg at dawn, riding out through the forest to the distant mountains beyond.

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