Status quo vs. Samoa’s innovation

I think we can all agree that the large majority of countries in the world that have reached a high state of economic and social development have not done so without having developed an advanced industrial sector.

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Bonn could be another missed opportunity on climate change

It has been a while since I submitted a write-up on this important topic having been engaged fully in equally important cultural issues and substantive advocacy work in the last year or so.

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Why Health and safety is important

This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (OSH Day) and the World Day Against Child Labour have initiated a joint campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and to end child labour.

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CHOOSE PLANT BASED DIET: Moliga Sosaia has experienced the health benefits of METI’s WFPB diet.

Changing lives: Strength of our immune systems

Talofa Samoa! In our previous Health Column we discussed the importance of building up the strength of our immune system (which is made up of all the many different types of immune cells that represent one third of all the cells in our body).

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The decision between processed and local food

We all know that this planet have problems of hunger and malnutrition, about 900 million people. Remember obesity is malnutrition, an illness. All United Nations members have committed themselves to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030.

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A look at some features of South Pacific Constitutions

I have elsewhere contrasted two metaphors for the work of constitution-making.

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Samoa’s Champ: Lupesoliai Joseph Parker

People are always asking me what I want to be when I grow up. My answer typically varies with mood - journalist, a doctor, political leader, a professional singer - but the theme remains the same.

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Will Samoa ever be a self-reliant country?

This article will address relevant dependent habits. Bad habits that must be erased from our way of life and give rise to personal INITIATIVE on a grander scale.

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Taxes, Church, Govt. and Ned Netterville

Thank you Mr. Ned Netterville. This discussion is going around in circles and I believe there is not much more of value to be added to what’s been said already.

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Amendments to Customary land laws in Samoa show insincerity of P.M. and H.R.P.P. Government

A. Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, Vaovasamanaia Winston Peters, and as Indigenous Maori, cautioned all Samoans with powerful words of wisdom when he was quoted in the Samoa Observer of 8 April 2018…

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Cover letter mistakes that spell rejection

Even Ann Landers could be hard-pressed to name a form of communication that causes more consternation to more people than cover letters.

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Faumuina Manu Samuelu shares about the health benefits of the METI Plant Based Diet.

Changing lives: Dealing with fat and bad diet

Talofa Samoa! When doctors take a small piece of your skin and examine it under the microscope, what do they see? Cells. Any part of your body examined like that will show cells. It has been calculated that the human body is made up –depending on your size- of between 20 and 80 trillion cells. That’s a lot of cells!

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Isn’t the will of man, God made?

Healthy living is a tad short of meaning when I think of cancer. It is a disease that urges one who watches a loved one deteriorating from it, to rethink the use of insensitive words such as healthy living.

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Taxes, the Church and Govt: Distorting the Truth.

Thank you Ned Netterville for your response. You say you did not distort the truth but let me point out where you did so again.

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A tribute to La’auli Alan Grey

It is often said that “Time Produces the Man”. Laauli Alan Grey was surely a man for the time.

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Tamarina and Tanya Kionasina Grey during the funeral yesterday.

To my dearest Grandpa,

Dearest Grandpa, there would have never been a right time to say goodbye to you. Throughout this time, I’ve reflected on the last week of having seen you deteriorate at an alarming rate.

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Job hunting: Cover letter mistakes that spell rejection

Even Ann Landers could be hard-pressed to name a form of communication that causes more consternation to more people than cover letters.

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Encounter, adventure: Building Me

My first day of high school was definitely one to forget. I was petrified and begged my mum to take me home, but to no avail.

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Taxes, the Church and Government. Part IV

We continue our comment on “Taxes, the Church and Government” with a response to Ned Netterville’s “Distorting the truth” Letter of Friday, 16 March.

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Nikolao Patu attests to the value of the plant based diet.

Changing lives: Tackling diabetes

Talofa Samoa! Over the past few months this column has printed testimonies of people that followed the whole food, plant based (W.F.P.B.) diet and in a matter of weeks turned around (or as we say ‘reversed’) their Type 2 diabetes.

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Editorial

What Baby Miracle’s life told us

Now and then, people come along and things happen near us we can’t quite work out, let alone explain. You see it’s natural for us as mere mortals to always try to rationalise, reason and figure out everything that happens near us. It’s just the way we were created.

Letters to the Editor

China, U.S.A. and tariff war

Dear Editor, Re: China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish The Chinese house of cards will crumble if they will go toe to toe with the US in a tariff war.

Street Talk

Peteru Taoipi, 53

Mixed opinions about arming Police officers

The recent violence in Savai’i involving, which led to Salelologa men interfering with the work of the Police, has revived the question about the need to arm the Police Force to deal with such issues. Do you think the Police Force should be armed, to allow them to deal with incidents where their lives are under threat in carrying out their work? Adel Fruean asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Think a Minute

“Good directions”

Think a minute…A man from the city was taking a drive out in the country and got lost. He stopped to ask a farmer for directions: “Where’s the main highway to the city?” The farmer answered: “I don’t know.”

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.

Sunday Reading

HONOURING THE VOLUNTEER VETS: The members of the A.P.S. board alongside the 3 volunteers at Taumesina Island Resort.

The Howler: A.P.S. says thank you

Members of the Animal Protection Society (A.P.S.) board gathered at the beautiful Taumeasina Resort for a dinner to honor the volunteer vets that came over from Australia to help conduct the clinics.

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