It just doesn’t make any sense

Dear Editor, Re: What the government has done These are just law changes and government restructuring.

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At least Fiji is flourishing

Dear Editor, Re: Advertisement for Military dictator Like it or not at least Fiji under Bainimarama is flourishing economically with their national airline, a phone company, a chain of hotels, and their tourism is flourishing and the construction supply stores here in Samoa are full of Fijian products.

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The simple solution to our problems

Dear Editor, What is the root of all these problems with our youth and the epidemic of child vendor in our nation?

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Blame poverty

Re: Seeking solutions to child vendors Looking at the problem of street vendors, the cause is poverty. If the government introduced a payment scheme of some sort to accommodate these families, using taxpayers’ money, the problem might not be there.

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Where you’re missing it

Re: Police helpless to stop child vendors Savesamoafrommadmen, this is where you and Wendy are still flailing around creating hot air adding to global warming and climate change.

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The biggest crook

Re: Trump and Putin It is no secret that Trump was in Putin’s pocket all the way through the election. Putin is the biggest crook in the world - his regime is one big huge kleptocracy.

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The flaws in the system responsible for problems

Dear Editor, In response to PS Jeffrey, as usual all your points are the points made by a capitalist trying to put a positive spin on a sadly lacking government while ignoring the reality.

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Advertisement for military dictator

Dear Editor, Re: Why you’re better of out of Samoa Haha you couldn't help yourself could you Mrs. Bainimarama?

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Is there really no poverty in Samoa?

Dear Editor, Re: Poverty in Samoa Let me reactivate this topic in the context of child vendors in Apia.

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How we can help these vendors

Dear Editor, Thank you Faumuina Wayne Fong for sharing your thoughts about the issue. Other MPS should do the same.

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What the government has done

Dear Editor, The government has created several job opportunities over the past decade. For example: 1. It passed the law to make it easier for small operators to start up a business in 2001. This led to the start up of many beach fale operations.

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The outcome when poverty takes a hold

Dear Editor, Re: Blame the parents It’s easy to point the stick to the parents because obviously they are the immediate blame, and it’s so convenient to do so. But this is a symptom of a bigger problem.

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Why you’re better off out of Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. urged to review car trade law Of course Samoa is not business friendly because in Samoa it’s all about who you know in the old boys club. Tuilaepa helps his friends. In this case his friends are the dealerships that sell new cars.

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Not the ways of God

Dear Editor, Re: My God is free There are only two laws in our life here in Samoa and the Planet Earth:

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Dealing with the times

Dear Editor, Re: Hardships, sorrows and blessings Thank you for the excellent editorial Mata’afa. You are absolutely right about how time is the essence of our existence.

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Too much power is dangerous

Dear Editor Re: Democracy, Parliament and the future I am so happy to know that there is hope for Samoa’s future if Matais around Samoa listen to Le Tagaloa Dr. Pita.

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Names that shame

Dear Editor Re: I’m a patriot, not a racist You are a “he” well let me say then that I’m truly sorry for not being able to read the signs properly. Believe me it was just a simple misunderstanding from my part and now I know that you’re a brother from another mother.

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Where are the customers?

Dear Editor Re: Govt. considers law change How are these kids “making a living” by selling to nobody in particular at 3.30am in the dead of night?

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Innovative ways to deal with the child vendor issue

Dear Editor, As Peter said, change the law! Having said that, Samoa could be a little smart and innovative with the solutions. Instead of throwing them in jail or juvenile detention, perhaps change the law to make them be forced to register as vendors.

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Blame the parents

Re: Band aid solution In response to J Tuunasoli, Yes poor parents they are such a bunch of victims. Not. If these parents were such innocent petals, why are they letting their kids run around at night at 3.30am in the morning?

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Wasted millions on bad roads

Here’s the truth. Driving on the roads in some of the villages on the outskirts of Apia today is not just unpleasant, it’s a nightmare. With some road workers doing a joke of job in filling in the potholes only to be washed away by the next heavy downpour, it’s disheartening to follow the headaches and heartaches caused by those pothole-ridden roads to poor members of the public.

Street Talk

Paila Tavita

With Sir Gordon Tietjens at the helm, expectations heightened

At the beginning of the year, Sir Gordon Tietjens took over the Manu Samoa Sevens.

Think a Minute

Take your medicine

Think a minute…A successful writer named Norman Cousins became terminally ill. He was told he had only six months to live and that his chance of surviving was only 1 in 500. He felt that his past lifestyle of worry, fear and anger had partly caused his disease, so he wondered: “If sickness can be caused by negative, bad thinking and emotions, can good health be caused by positive ones?”



Alone, misplaced A stranger in unforgiving waters

Between the Lines


So the entry point for English for aspiring teachers at N.U.S.has gone UP to 50% for 2017? What?

Sunday Reading

Myths, legends of ancient world - Sigurd and Brynhild

The young man sat upon the bed of stone, his gaze drinking in the beauty of the maiden who slept at his side. From the auburn curls that fell over her pillow to the slender hands that lay uncurled upon her chest, Brynhild was exquisite.

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