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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

What an incredible waste of taxpayers money

The Controller and Chief Auditor, Fuimaono Camillo Afele, uncovered a couple of rather interesting developments in his report to Parliament for the financial years 2013 and 2014. We accept the incidents highlighted took place six years ago and that things might well be different now which we hope is the case.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Daniel Leo’s fight for justice He is exactly right. I was shocked when I saw the World Rugby Council’s last group photo, and practically every face was white (SA and Japan notwithstanding).

Re: The question of debt Loans are how developing countries develop. Without them, Samoa would be back in the 19th century with no roads, no airport, no wharf, no hospital, no nothing.

Re: When inquiries are held for the sake of inquiries This is more a circus than a law-abiding country. It is because it is lead by people who knew people of the same rankings; who would scratch other people’s back and maybe later on; they scratched his/hers;. and the merry-go-round continues.

Columns

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Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi

“Se’i mai le mui’a’a; tau mai na o le pua e ulā”

There is a common Samoan saying: “Tau mai na o le pua e ulā; se’i mai le mui’a’a” – “Pick only the most fragrant of frangipani; harvest the royal roots”. It is both a directive and a gentle plea.

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Rev. Apelu Tielu*

Don’t forget the Faletua

It’s a cliché, but it is true nevertheless that, behind every successful man is an even stronger woman holding him up! This is particularly true in the case of the Samoan faife’au in Samoa, especially the wife of the faife’au E.F.K.S., the Faletua.

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Orlando Huaman*

Teak: Grow your own money tree

On 9 July 2008, Mr. Aaron Kama, a Lecturer at the U.S.P. Alafua Campus presented to the interested public a very stimulating topic titled: Growing money on trees.

Between the Lines

Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.

How bizarre! Get this; the Ministry of Revenue guys have been going around to the local bars and restaurants asking them to remove certain spirits from the shelves.

Fiji Airways delay A flight from Fiji to Samoa yesterday was among the flights affected by delays at Nadi International Airport. The culprit?

Think a Minute

Think a minute…There is a story about a man who walked along the beach every day. Along the way he picked up starfish and threw them back into the sea one-by-one.

Street Talk

Public against Government’s banana distribution decision

The decision made by Government to prioritise commercial farmers regarding the distribution of banana has received a backlash from members of the public. Our reporter, Adel Fruean asked the public about their opinion on the decision made by the Government and they responded:

Faasisili Isaako, 58

Papaloloa

Lusia Sagato, 50

Leauvaa

Malota Alosina, 34

Falelima

Maria Faailoga, 45

Manono

Romeo Silva, 46

Faleula

Tupai Iulai, 66

Solosolo

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