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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Stop paying lip service to teachers

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.

Letters to the Editor

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.

Re: Do thy eyes deceive thee? He is just a failure that H.R.P.P spokesman. There is a failed economy under his leadership which is creating poverty and social problems in modern Samoa.

Re: Expectations soar with Tietjens at helm We expect too much with our high expectations to only think that winning all the time is a good thing. Of course it’s good to win the game especially when it comes to our beloved Manu Samoa team but the problem we have is that we don’t know how to cope when the Manu loses a game.


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Layton Lolo


Alone, misplaced A stranger in unforgiving waters

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Afamasaga Toleafoa

Elections maketh not a Democracy

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.

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Aumugaolo Ropeti Ale

Implications of youth, state violence; the struggle for Tumua ma Pule in faces of the illegal industry

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.

Between the Lines

So the entry point for English for aspiring teachers at N.U.S.has gone UP to 50% for 2017? What?

Talk about the need to “Keep calm and carry on”.

C’mon Land Transport Authority!

Think a Minute

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.

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