Why Pacific Force wouldn’t work

Dear Editor, Re: Pacific nations must proceed with care Just my view, but I think there is a degree of naivety outside of the Pacific Islands that Fiji, Samoa and Tonga have an homogenous culture and are only separated by a few hundred miles of ocean. But Fiji is Melanesian and very different to Polynesian Samoa and Tonga.

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Totally irresponsible

Dear Editor, With the ongoing violence between friends, husbands and wives that is in the Courts attributed to drinking, why on earth is a new alcoholic Product being released to the Public with an eight percent alcohol content.

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It’s an authoritarian state

Dear Editor, Re: Where Samoa is in China’s big scheme If you knew anything about Marxism, China long ago abandoned Marxism. Even when the Chinese communist state was born in 1949, there were differences in how they carried out their revolution (peasant/rural-led) as opposed to the way Marx wrote it was supposed to be carried out (intellectuals/urban worker-led).

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Seeing things from God’s perspective

Dear Editor Re: Folau cops flak in Samoa No, we are to see things from God’s perspective alone so that we then can understand other people’s view and opinions. There’s only one Truth and that is Jesus Christ alone.

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Samoa and the world’s super powers

Dear Editor, Interesting editorial about Virgin Samoa and the Government’s airline dreams. I will venture off to the other scale of things. When reality bites, it is the Commonwealth “yoke” (financial institutions) that I would demolish first, and Communism second. Not to suggest the “Lesser of two Evils” scenario.

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China is everywhere in the world

Dear Editor, Re: Where Samoa is in China’s big scheme Wake up Wendy. China’s is everyone’s friend. All nations, big or small. Australia and NZ as well.

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People’s choices

Re: Folau cops flak in Samoa I commend the courage of Israel Folau to his freedom of expression for a topic that once was wrong and is making it today to have become right. Israel Folau is entitled to his opinion and there is no need for the world to be alarmed or concerned as the guy is what he is; honest and not afraid to say what he wants to say.

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The plan

Re: War of a different type Yes, about Samoa and it’s fate, all roads lead to China. Our Samoa Airways will be a joint venture with China as well, it’s all in good timing, well it was all planned from the beginning lol… the reason Virgin venture ended.

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This is insanity

Re: Virgin Samoa and Samoa Airways Insanity is what again? Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results!

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The independent state of Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Why China’s growing influence is attracting global attention Is it possible that Samoa can live sustainably and as a matter of principle, independently by herself, despite the so-called prosperity in Europe and other areas virtually unknown to Samoa at the time.

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Stay focused, work hard and you’ll get there Samoa Airways

Dear Editor, Re: A year after dumping Virgin Australia, how fares P.M. Tuilaepa’s Govt.’s airline dreams today Don’t lose hope Samoa. Samoa Airways is one of the best decisions to come out from the Tuilaepa government. It’s cut-throat in the airlines business but given the performance of the JV with Virgin in the last 12 years, it’s a no-brainer to ditch it.

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You’re kidding

Re: Where Samoa is in China’s big scheme Cheap labour? Most of the labour is from China. Once the project ends, they return to China. Your point is ridiculous as usual Wendy. By the way, the “cheap labour” is now moving to growing South East Asian economies like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar.

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The solution

Re: Trouble in the Gaza The two-state solution is the solution. Everyone knows this except for the deplorable, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump and Netanyahu.

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The catch for Samoa

Re: About China The catch is Samoa’s votes at the UN for the One China Policy (non-recognition of Taiwan). There is an ongoing competition between China and Taiwan for UN votes going on for years now. It manifests itself in the competition to “sign up” Pacific nations for their side.

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A letter from the Cook Islands

Sometimes great good can come out of a great wrong Following last Anzac Day, in comments I made to one of your reporters, I mentioned that I understood Anzac Day was no longer held in Samoa, and that the Samoa RSA had collapsed. Those comments were carried in CINews and subsequently reported in Samoa.

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Where Samoa is in China’s big scheme

Dear Editor If there is one thing that the Chinese government understands explicitly it is Marxist economic theory. The current Leader of China spent his youth in a cave studying Marx. He learned the weaknesses of capitalism by studying Marxist economic theory.

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A war of a different type

Dear Editor, Regarding your editorial about China yesterday, I want to say this: History might repeat itself once again, when war almost broke out in Samoa between the super powers in the early nineteen hundreds.

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Every circus needs a clown

Dear Editor, Re: Who the real idiots are And just to contradict me, trying to prove me wrong, now you begin the comment with LOL. Yet the same old tirade about faith.

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A lot to answer for

Re: China a friend in times of need Tuilaepa has a lot to answer for. He is giving foreigner investors a foot hold into Samoa through these rushed projects like China, Japan, Indians, so all angles are covered. Now they influence our children, the oldest trick in the book, our children are being taught it is ok to accept free things without consequences.

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Mother’s opinion article spot on

Dear Editor, Re: Samoan woman as property, subject of state, church corruptio Thank you Ale for another slam-dunk article to expose more corruption in the church and their interpretation of the role of the woman in society today.

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Without soil, without land, we have absolutely nothing

And so Samoa is celebrating the importance of the soil this week. Since Monday, the Government through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and their partners have been drilling home the message that “without soil, without land (there is) no life.”

Street Talk

Eseta Faasao, 42

Public oppose new chicken tax

The recent passing of the Customs and Tariff Bill in Parliament means new tariff rates will be imposed on all imported chicken. This is a grave concern given that chicken is one of the most affordable meat for families living below the poverty line and middle income earners. Taxing such goods is no doubt a burden on these families because a decent meal every day is now being robbed from them with price increase. Our reporter, Ulimasao Fata asked the public on their opinion on Government’s move to tax imported frozen chicken. This is what they said:

Think a Minute

Give to live

Think a minute…You may have heard the saying: “Joy shared is joy doubled.” Giving is not a sacrifice, it is an investment. We actually get back much more than we give.


Without soil, there is no life

Samoa in 1998 accessed the Convention to Combat Desertification or Land Degradation.

Between the Lines


Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.

Sunday Reading

HONOURING THE VOLUNTEER VETS: The members of the A.P.S. board alongside the 3 volunteers at Taumesina Island Resort.

The Howler: A.P.S. says thank you

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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