Mothers Day

A Mother loves right from the start. She holds her baby close to her heart.

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Mother’s love

It’s touched It lasts longer It never fades

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Tribute to Mother

A picture memory brings to me; I look across the years and see Myself beside my mother’s knee.

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To Any Reader

As from the house your mother sees You playing round the garden trees, So you may see, if you will look

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O le tina ole faioa

E moe ae le ma-moe, Taia pea I taliga manatu lelei mo se faamoemoe.

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The woman who gave all she could

She loved him. She gave him all she could and all she had.

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What I Learned From My Mother

I learned from my mother how to love the living, to have plenty of vases on hand

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Where do the good men go?

In this terrible world, there is no time to fake a cry. When I think of the children dying in hopeless wars, and fading in poverty-stricken communities, I hold up my head to feel the sky.

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Gender stereotyping a cause of violence in schools

Gender stereotyping has been identified as one of the root causes of gender-based violence in Samoa.

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The egg we eat

Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are. Anthelme Brillat –Sevarin 1755-1826 Note. RE: Regulations and the egg debate by E.Tamasese. Good point Eddy.

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Before Slipping

We all make mistakes. However in some situations it can be recognized as a different case. Why? Because before we even made them, we were afforded with a choice.

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ANZAC: Lest we forget!

Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

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Moving on

Eyes closed Head on my pillow Mind racing

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On the road to euthanasia

When thunder rumbles over his bed he doesn’t move. Does he hear it?

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Do not trust these People:

Men who have buried four or more wives. Shoplifters who compare prices before deciding.

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The blink of an Eye

Our morning is tethered to many small things; some have more weight than others:

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Omitted entries from Lonely Planet guides for Dene Barnes, Dubai

United Arab Emirates Blue traces of Luminol spray cover the smashed display cabinets;

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Honesty

Honesty is showcasing your integrity, Honesty is inputting your flexibility.

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Head of State addresses American Samoa

We thank God for this beautiful day whereupon we have come to celebrate a historic moment in remembrance and prayer.

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Of turkey tails, Samoans, and how culture imbues food

Not long after World War II, US poultry firms began dumping turkey tails, along with chicken backs, into markets in Samoa. (Not to single out the United States, New Zealand and Australia are on record for having done the same thing with mutton flaps – sheep bellies – to the peoples of the Pacific Islands.)

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Editorial

Domestic violence, love and the Bible’s formula for happy couples

Bad habits are sure hard to break. And when it comes to the ugly issue of domestic violence, while much has been said, written and done in an effort to eradicate it completely, the truth is that we have a long, long way to go.

Letters to the Editor

Peaceful Samoa and suicide bombers

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa is the place to be Well, I think Mata’afa Keni Lesā, you are starting to write the truth and you sure make sense when you listened to your conscious.

Street Talk

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

How do we address number of alcohol-related deaths?

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

Problems mean progress

Think a minute… What’s your problem? You know that not all problems are bad? In fact, having problems sometimes means you’re making progress. A big hardware business moved into the same building with another, small hardware store.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

Guttorm stooped down and took the wild flower gently between his thumb and forefinger taking care not to bruise it.

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