Dear Editor, If there is one good thing about a one party state, it is that it has the political muscle to deal with institutions and individuals who are so used to privilege and special treatment that they think they are above the law.
Dear Editor, Re: Church defiant Well, if Rev. Vavatau feels so strongly about it, take the matter to Court and argue that the constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion is being breached by the government. I would love to see how he gets on when all the other churches in the country have no objection to this law.
Dear Editor, Re: P.M. on church tax The logic behind taxation of pastors would have been funny if it wasn’t stupidly outrageous. The govt’s arrogance may eventually spread out to include the matai’s lafo in the norm of Samoan culture.
Re: Church gets backing on tax position This is the common view, which the church leadership/ministers knew. The general membership thinks that they wont get to heaven if they sided with the governments position. The membership are not being told the Bible truth.
Re: Samoa Fou Exhibition Our people are naturally gifted with many talents, and art is one of them. It’s an expression of one’s view like poetry. Like the saying goes; “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
Dear Editor, I offer my herein assessment regarding subject issue: I. II. Assessment A. Sample of a very basic department flow chart to encapsulate a direct approach method as well as streamlining numerous functions that could be tedious in the merging process.
Dear Editor, Re: Poverty and risking customary lands Our forefathers didn’t have PhD’s let alone a higher education like most of the supposedly well “indoctrinated,” I mean educated ones we have today with the exception of Dr. Fiu and others that brought this issue of customary land to the lime light.
Dear Editor, Re: Church, Govt. tax dispute I say hurray for the Pastors for standing up to the government, they are not for profit organizations, these are religious institutions and should be granted non profit status as they are serving the people and their religious beliefs.
Dear Editor, Re: Church, govt tax row Even if the churches amicably accept taxation, would it have significant differences made to relieve the rising costs of living ordinary masses of people are enduring on a daily basis? I don’t think so.
Re: P.M. firm on tax Once again, for those who do not know the tax rates of Samoa: Those earning under $15,000 ST per year do not pay tax. Those earning $15,001 to $25,000 ST pay 20%
Re: Inquiry told of Health woes We have here a merge proposal to Cabinet based on body language instead of face-to-face consultation between N.H.S. and M.o.H. Are we to believe that the direction our Health system is heading is dependent on someone’s stance or posture?
Dear Editor In reference to your editorial titled “An utter waste of public monies,” I fail to see from the examples quoted in your editorial how they relate to whether the two entities operate as one or separately.
Dear Editor, Re: Folau cops flak in Samoa Wendy Wonder, the ironic thing about everything you say is that you’re doing exactly the same, just that you don’t see it. You argue about the things written in the Bible as if you understand what exactly they mean when it is obvious that you don’t, so it is best that you seek to know about it first before you even talk about it.
Re: Samoa endorses Pacific Force Mightier than an army is the power of an idea whose time has come. The three Governments of Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji should support and fund this important Rugby Project. Sports should be a priority for millions of reasons for our Times.
Dear Editor, When the E.F.K.S. meets every year, at Malua for the annual Fono Tele it is, in acknowledgement of the Death of Jesus and his Resurrection. It is always that time of reflection and contemplation and making whole. So the E.F.K.S. again meets this year.
Dear Editor, Re: Church, Govt. tax dispute deepens Line up every single faifeau who hasn’t paid their taxes by 30 June 2018 and serve them notices of default. Send them to jail if they don’t pay next year. These people are only men.
Dear Editor, I write regarding your headline article “Associate Minister rejects reports.” I seriously am flummoxed every time I see matured human beings reacting to the sporadic gutless faceless homogenous ghosts spitting from behind the comfort of the pall.
Dear Editor, Re: Associate Minister rejects reports Can I suggest to you Sooalo Mene that after the government 8 hours of work, park the government car at home... get in your personal car and do whatever you want. How many times have we seen government workers abuse the government vehicles for personal purposes?
Re: Manu Samoa team No Kahn Fotuali’i, no Kieran Fonotia (who was quite loud on twitter the other week), no Tim Nanai-Williams. Despite those big names out, our backline is still good but Tusi Pisi is getting old and stale. What has happened to James So’oialo?
What we feared would happen one day in this country is unfolding before our very eyes. With Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s administration acquiring such political power over the years turning Parliament into a one-party state, they perhaps thought they are so powerful no one would ever dare to question their decision-making, let alone stand up to them.
The biggest denomination in Samoa, the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) has reportedly rejected the Government’s new law to tax the Head of State and Church Ministers. Although the church has yet to confirm its official position, reports from the Malua annual conference indicate that the church will continue to reject the law. Despite this, the Government has put out a notice that after 30 June 2018, they will start enforcing the law on people who continue to disobey. What do you think? Reporter, Adel Fruean asked members of the public today and this is what they said:
Think a minute…Imagine this rich, successful young man. He’s well educated and owns a big, beautiful house. He lives and travels first class! Yet even with all his success he still goes to church and is a humble, good person. Of course, he’s not perfect.
As we all very much know, having a job is or must be an integral part of our everyday life. We all yearn for one. That is for sure. What we don’t know is, how do we go about getting “our” job. Period. That is the purpose of this article.
Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.
Members of the Animal Protection Society (A.P.S.) board gathered at the beautiful Taumeasina Resort for a dinner to honor the volunteer vets that came over from Australia to help conduct the clinics.
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