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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Celebrating the good and fabulous

Today in beautiful Samoa, there is so much to celebrate. Whether it’s educational milestones, professional achievements or developments that will benefit the wider community through businesses and public projects, the vibes are very positive as everyone gears up for Christmas and the New Year.

Letters to the Editor

Re: Chairman rejects report Sister marches are taking place all over the world in support of this march. Indigenous people are sick of having their lands taken from them.

Re: In response to Siaosi Siomia Fa’afetai tali mai:(1) Is your Audit office 100% independent (not influenced at all) by the H.R.P.P. Government? (2) Are there any sensitive information leaked from your department to other government departments or directly to P.M.? Is there communications going on between your office and P.M.’s office?

Re: Questions about the idea of leasing customary land My reading of Section 102 prevents the transfer of ownership of customary land causing alienation, basically, control of the land stays in the family.

Columns

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Orlando Huaman*

Why are you unemployed?

If you are unemployed, blame yourself. Nobody else. Almost. Let me explain. People say I need a job. Doesn’t anybody? Unfortunately, those who proclaim that way, and I don’t blame them, do not know, with all certainty, what kind of a job they want.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

Sustaining economic growth and the future

For the best part of the last three decades this facility has contributed greatly to the economy of Samoa and its G.D.P.

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Lumepa Hald

Where is our dignity?

When I read poetry, in my solitude, I often think of my love for my country and yours too. I think of the beauty of it, and how the essence of it all is a sweet caress on a troubled mankind’s forehead.

Between the Lines

LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.

SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.

YOU’RE THE BEST! Admiration and thanks to the school pupils, supervised by teachers, for manning the pedestrian crossings near schools and keeping their many fellow students and drivers safe on our roads.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…A man named Cliff Streigling told about an older man, Bud Abbot, who changed his life. This is Cliff’s story and testimony.

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