Religious Liberty at Risk. Our Parliament signed off on 2016 with among other things two pieces of legislation that have rightly generated comment and concern.
The recent images of children assaulting an innocent homeless man in his sleep around three o’clock in the morning are symptomatic of a larger and more serious problem facing the poor, marginalized and generally the indigenous people (tagata Samoa) today.
It has been a gloomy year. Mega losses of colossal characters – gone are Super artists Prince, David Bowie, George Michael and I’d like to insert in here a favourite, Canadian musician Leonard Cohen. And that is only the singers.
RE: Friction between Judges and Parliament Inquiry With only one essential difference that I know of about this Friction, and that is: The Matai Leaders unanimously elected firstly and foremost by Suli of Aiga Extend Family, in Village Councils of Samoa; are at the Centre of “this Friction” as reported by the Samoa Observer Article mentioned above.
When you are out in the villages, thinking yourself into the new-year resolutions that somehow get achieved many years later, you have to bow to the blue sky for bearing with your dreams.
These past few days were crazy. Holidays, annoying siblings, change of plans, frustrating ‘everything’, and going completely insane; those are the highlights of the past few days, and what better time to blame it all on than Christmas.
There are two eminent Freds in our family, Ta’isi Fred and Tupua Fred. Both were meant for the big stage, not the small one. They both aspired, as we say in Samoan, to fish outside rather than inside the reef.
The recent celebration of the 68th anniversary of International Human Rights Day by the state government and the Ombudsman’s office is to be applauded. For inherent in human rights is the dignity, rights, and freedom of every human being.
Here we go again, a new C.E.O. for M.A.F.F. For those with long and sharp memory will notice that regarding of how many C.E.O.s M.A.F.F. have had in the past, our agriculture is as unproductive as the day right after the Independence of Samoa from N.Z. grip.
A National Public Inquiry on Family Violence led by the Office of the Ombudsman, which is also the National Human Rights Institution of Samoa, has been launched.
Why a National Inquiry at this time? An important responsibility of the Office as a National Human Rights Institution is to initiate NATIONAL INQUIRIES into “widespread, systemic or entrenched situations or practices that violate human rights.”
If I was goddess of creation, I would have made humans neutral, not perfect or imperfect either. I would have made them untwisted, colorless, yes very bland.
I can’t help thinking that the WBO belt is my destiny. I’ve said over the past week that “this is my time” and I truly believe it. So many things are pointing me in this direction.
The rise and rise of Lupessoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker is a brilliant winning story. One day it will end. After all, his trainer Kevin Barry has said Ruiz Jr is favoured to win the against his charge next weekend.
We’ve said this before and we will say it again. If the government means what it says about education, it really is time to put money where its mouth is. Judging from what we are seeing today; the government is not walking the talk.
Re: Minister talks about the future You should’ve asked a question about the Hawaiki cable project which runs from N.Z. and Australia through Fiji, American Samoa to Hawaii and then onwards to the US mainland.
At the beginning of the year, Sir Gordon Tietjens took over the Manu Samoa Sevens.
Think a minute…What drives you? Yesterday we talked about three of the most common motivations that drive and control our lives. Today we will finish with two more. Many of us are driven by our love of money and the material things we can buy with it.
So the entry point for English for aspiring teachers at N.U.S.has gone UP to 50% for 2017? What?
The young man sat upon the bed of stone, his gaze drinking in the beauty of the maiden who slept at his side. From the auburn curls that fell over her pillow to the slender hands that lay uncurled upon her chest, Brynhild was exquisite.
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