Their guilty minds

Re: Wife calls for investigation More death, more excuses and there would be more and more innocent victims of anger and brutally at the Tafaigata Jail.

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It’s not a secret

Re: Jeremy Dodson’s letter Mr Dodson. You were correct to talk about the disgusting abuse of money you saw. Everyone knows it’s true but the people who benefit have no repercussion so it’s business as usual.

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It’s all a show

Re: Samoa Airways winner at Mangere Can’t they just save all these money wasting on all these “launch” occasions? It’s all about the showoff showboat “fiailoa” ma “fiatagata” but figure out how to print out proper “boarding passes”

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Is this a modern-day slave trade?

Dear Editor, If all things I read on the news are true then we are witnessing a modern-day ‘slave-trade’ at the expense of our very own Pacific players. As nasty as this comparison is, I believe, this is the most fitting way to describe the current set-up of the World Ruby Union.

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Those trees are not invasive species

Dear Editor, Re: Invasive species could be turned into renewable energy According to your article on a new project using local wood to generate electrical power, a short list of trees has been published as being invasive species.

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Jeremy Dodson: ‘Maybe I am the outside perspective that cares’

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the somewhat circus I have consequently created through the voicing of concern. I am saddened with how such a serious issue has turned into a media frenzy, creating a divide between athletes and officials.

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It’s time for change

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. rugby and Roman Coliseum How many countries in the world has their Prime Minister to be the chairman of another organization? Samoa rugby had been kindly funded by donations from our own people and as well as millions of dollars from other countries who want Samoa rugby to succeed.

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They should have sorted this out first

Dear Editor, Re: Issues with boarding passes These are the issues the management should have looked into before they launched. Now I cannot find Samoa Airways flights on a booking system.

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Provide proof or shut up

Dear Editor, Re: You are a lot better than that Rumours, rumours and more rumours of corruption but we have yet to see any hard proof.

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It is not a failed investment

Dear Editor, Re: Taxpayers to fork out more for $4.2m Office Your front page article yesterday with the caption “Taxpayers to fork out more for $4.2m Office” needs to be clarified further for your readers’ information.

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Missing P.M. Tuilaepa in Bonn

Dear Editor, Isn’t it ironic that P.M. Tuilaepa is not going to a meeting where the President is Frank Bainimarama? I couldn’t help but laugh when I read your story yesterday that while Bainimarama was the man in Germany, Tuilaepa was nowhere to be seen.

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The term ‘war on drugs’

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa’s war on drugs The war on drugs has been a huge failure worldwide because it is a health issue.

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The Head of State and Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Head of State or Governor General? This is exactly what this P.M wanted when him and his H.R.P.P. passed a ridiculous bill to have the government appoint the new Head of State every five years.

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What makes you think this will last?

Dear Editor Re: P.M.’s tough message at Samoa Airways launch Lets see, if you can’t run the S.R.U. what makes you think you can run an airline?

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Why don’t we limit the Prime Minister’s term too?

Dear Editor, Re: PARLIAMAENT OF SAMOA-POSTS OF PRIME MINISTER/DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER-SHIP Now that the Bill had gone through for the scrutiny of the appropriate Parliament Committee, why not include the post of the Prime Minister/Deputy Prime Minister-ship to be now dealt with the same as that of the Head of State - 2 terms and/or 10 years max?

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You are a lot better than that

Dear Editor, Re: In response to athlete, Jeremy Dodson Elaine, you should not have blown that horn. You started by saying, “I wanted to say something when I read this person’s former letter, but was asked not to.” Elaine, you should have listened to whoever gave you that noble advise.

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Why Samoa Airways will fail

Re: Samoa Airways joy I think this airline business will make Samoa bankrupt within 3 years. Here are my reasons why: (1) You have to spend $millions buying/hiring/maintaining these planes and it will take many, many years before there is a return on investment if there is any. Samoa government will be bankrupt before this airline business will even make a single profit.

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The Rise of the Samoan rugby

Dear Editor, Another weekend of non-stop rugby action, another weekend of electrifying rugby treat for all rugby fans but us, the Samoan rugby fans. A little consolation is when the Toa Samoa fought back against the Scotland to settle for a draw, which means they will make it to Rugby League World Cup Quarterfinal by default. If you see this as a win so be it, as for me, I keep it real—the 13s boys did not play to their potentials.

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In response to comments from Minister of Justice Faaolesa

Dear Editor, Talofa and greetings. With great respect I feel a great urgency to reply to a segment of your story titled “Tension in the halls of justice” published on the Sunday Samoan mentioning my father High Chief Seumanutafa Tiavolo of Apia.

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In response to athlete, Jeremy Dodson

Dear Editor, I wanted to say something when I read this person’s former letter, but was asked not to. However, why should I keep silent when he sees fit to spill out any rubbish he feels like?

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Editorial

Such fantastic fun up at the ‘technically bankrupt’ Samoa Rugby Union

Someone is not telling the truth. Which ironically is the only truth we know in the ongoing dispute between the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) and World Rugby. Who that is, you can be the judge.

Street Talk

Aitasi Ugapō Aumua

Head of State or Governor General?

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has moved to amend the Constitution once more in relation to the position of the Head of State. But the change has given rise to suggestions that since anyone is now eligible to become the Head of State, is it not time to consider changing the title from Head of State to Governor General. What do you think? Ioana Tupa’i asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Think a Minute

I Hope you dance (Part 1)

Think a minute…Not long ago a couple was taking a holiday in the mountains of California. Day after day they saw the same young man sitting by a bridge near their hotel. At first they thought he was fishing, but after a closer look they realized he was doing nothing but sitting and staring at the sky.

Columns

FACE OF THE MOMENT: N.Z. Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.

The N.Z. connection and capitalism with an ugly face

New Zealand, a member of the Pacific family of nations, has an exemplary record in the development and the maintenance of democratic governance in its modern history.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.

Sunday Reading

PRESIDENT OF THE S.A.M.E.:Tagaloa Eddie Wilson with Happy Ava Farmers Tupai & Asoono- from Savaii.

Samoa’s Ava Exports expected to rise to prominence again

Samoa’s Ava Exports is looking promising, with exports expected to increase in the next couple of years. Ava exports was Samoa’s second largest export commidity from 1998 to 2001 until some European countries led by Germany imposed restrictions on the Pacific Kava Trade. Samoa’s exports of Ava in 1998 was just under $20m.

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