At the risk of sounding cliché, five weeks ago I could never have imagined the opportunities and incredible experiences that coming to Samoa would give me.
Change is inevitable. It is encouraged, but often unwanted. You may embrace it or you may hate it, but the fact still remains that you have to and will continue to undergo the wonders of change.
Firstly I’m delighted to have been asked to speak to you tonight to launch the Manu Samoa Old Boys Association and an update on the state of Samoa Rugby Union.
If Samoa, and other Pacific governments, are serious about assessing the impacts of P.A.C.E.R-Plus and genuinely consulting then they must follow Vanuatu’s decision and the signing ceremony must be postponed. The threats to Samoa are real and all Samoans should have the time to understand what is at stake and have a say in their economic future” – P.A.N.G.
Palemia, A Memoir is the book of anticipation! A book of events. Events of defining consequence in the life of Samoa. For some, perhaps even a book of revelation!
May I first offer my heartfelt condolences to the peoples and governments of Afghanistan and of the United Kingdom for the recent barbaric attacks against them, and also to peoples around the world whovcontinue to suffer threats and pains from acts of terrorism, including domestic violence.
You know you have met your soul mate when you are a poet at heart and he is not that but a comedian. Where you love to hear about the sway of birds in the sky and the hail of butterflies, he ends a conversation with you with originally designed poetry like,
The war of words between the lone Opposition voice in Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, and the Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, over the state of the government’s financial affairs has been interesting to follow. Whether you and I agree or not, the issue being debated is important and we believe we should all take notice.
Dear Editor, Re: Open letter to the S.R.U A Samoan family having no families in Samoa? A sure sign of long lost connection with your roots which could have been a lot different outcome with your son had he stayed with families.
The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:
Think a Minute…Someone said: “Death is the worst part of life!” A famous entertainer once said: “I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens!” Unfortunately, when it’s our time to die we don’t have any choice but to be there!
GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?
Gundrun sat before the hearth with her child upon her knee. Her fingers were twined in the girl’s soft curls as the child’s head lay upon her shoulder.
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