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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Another classic Samoa moment

People who live in glasshouses shouldn’t throw stones. The old adage comes to mind when one stops to carefully observe the recent comments by the Prime Minister in relation to the work of the media – especially this newspaper.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Jerome Kaino’s affair exposed I had to laugh at the bit where the girl said she didn’t know he had a wife. Are you kidding? After all those encounters and she never bothered to ask.

Dear Editor, Savai’i for me has been magic. The natural volcanic landscapes are breathtaking, the locally grown produce are healthy and scrumptious!

Dear Editor, Re: Hypocrisy at its best There is absolutely no competing with a Chinese business in Samoa. Samoans do not have the financial backing and support Chinese business receive from China and from Tuilaepa’s Government.

Columns

The foreword of Palemia; A Memoir*

Early in 2015, Dr Peter Swain paid me a courtesy visit at my office.

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Quenjule Slaven.

Attention Scholarship Wannabes

Planning to attend University in the States? Want some help with college tuition? You just might qualify for one of these crazy scholarship ideas. Starting in 1994, it was announced that:

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

P.M. backgrounds decision for Palemia publication

The Prime Minister delivered this speech on Thursday last week at his ‘Palemia’ book launch at Samoa House in Auckland,New Zealand.

Between the Lines

NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!

LATER! So the new Tanumalala Prison will be finished in about July next year? Correct us if we’re wrong, but did we not hear our Prime Minister inviting a certain 60 Minutes reporter, Liam Bartlett to the opening of the new prison in June this year?

LEARNING FROM OTHERS Oh no! First we got a lesson in rugby success from the visiting Flying Fijians and now we have to swallow our pride and learn from their successful airline, Fiji Airways.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…This is a true story about a man named Paul whose brother gave him an early Christmas present. It was a brand new car! A few days later, Paul was leaving work to go home on Christmas Eve.

Street Talk

Miss Samoa Pageants: Love them or hate them?

The Miss Samoa Pageant is billed as an event much more than simply a parade of physical attractiveness. There is a strong emphasis on confidence, culture, individual talent and general knowledge. Lizzy Hunt asked people to share their opinions about the pageant:

Luna Gautolu, 16

Faleula

Sione Mika, 19

Afiamalu

Noa Tavita, 24

Vaiusu

Hanievan Dulnuan, 33

Lalovaea

Liotofa Peii, 22

Salelologa

Wilson Mataeliga, 21

Afiamalu

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