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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

The questions we need to be answering

This much is undeniable. In Samoa today, we see so much evil. Just like there is in the world where we see the endless struggle between good and bad. Everyday we read and see stories of murders, rape, incest, robberies and all sorts of petty crimes being committed left right and centre.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: a Bunch of Hogwash Wendy, your lack of understanding of simple mathematics is truly mindboggling! You keep quoting this instance of 5 H.R.P.P candidates running as a significant factor in the return of the government. This is faulty logic and, if anything, the example disproves your theory.

Dear Editor, Re: What dictatorship? Samoa is a democracy The present Deputy P.M. was among a few decent members of H.R.P.P’s opposition side in the Fono. They effectively held the P.M’s feet to the fire with his policies.

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. talks about stability and future Creating stability by amending the Constitution to favor one Party is dictatorship. Being too friendly with International Corporations can undermine the best interest of the indigenous people and therefore create social instability in any society.

Columns

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Professor Rajesh Chandra

Remarks from the Commonwealth Broadband Pacific forum

The Chief Guest, Her Excellency Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Acting Prime Minister of Samoa; Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni; Hon. Ministers; Dr. Shola Taylor, Secretary General of CTO; Mr. Sione Veikoso, President of PITA; Excellencies and members of the diplomatic corps; Distinguished speakers; participants; ladies and gentlemen.

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Lumepa Hald

Living with ghosts

A good friend, smart also, once told me I live with ghosts. By ghosts he was referring to my childhood days.

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Manamea Apelu-Schwalger

My moment with our beloved P.M. Tuilaepa

Ernest Hemingway once said, the world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are very strong at the broken places. I for one have much to say about being broken, and yes I agree, it has given me strength, inner strength if anything.

Between the Lines

LEARNING FROM OTHERS Oh no! First we got a lesson in rugby success from the visiting Flying Fijians and now we have to swallow our pride and learn from their successful airline, Fiji Airways.

7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?

WE DON’T GET IT How exactly does the Minister of Education’s suggestion of “implementing Christian values within families and villages” solve the situation of alarming numbers of students dropping out of school at an early age (under 14 years of age)?

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Imagine every morning that somebody put $86,400 in your bank account; then every night, whatever you did not spend that day was taken out of your account and burned. I’m quite certain you would spend every cent of your $86,400 every single day—so none of it is thrown away and destroyed!

Street Talk

Opinions turn away from rugby

Should the old pattern of the Samoa Rugby Union decision-making be followed and the Manu Samoa coach be sacked? Some of our former coaches were let go for fewer than four losses in a row. Ilia Likou asked the general public yesterday for their opinions and she got some surprising responses.

Esera Tu’iala

Vaitele-Uta

Lui Palaluva

Sale’imoa

Metala Sapati

Leauva’a

Michael Peato

Vaivase-Uta

Vai Pita

Vaitele-Fou

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