You sound like your uncle

Re: Complete rubbish Hahahaha PS Jeffrey you’re starting to sound like your uncle; rubbish this, rubbish that, anyone that says anything about the government is rubbished.

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Don’t forget Australia

Re: P.M. on China I have said this many times; the only thing China wants is a vote for them in the UN. China is doing this in many countries, and they are controlling these countries like puppets.

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Stand up and be counted

Dear Editor Re: Petition to Parliament As the saying goes, “Nothing ventured nothing gained.” Ae malo le lafolafo ma le faasoa i lau Susuga. Attorney Iuni Sapolu represents the S.S.I.G. organization in Samoa, along with many fine residents of Samoa, ...voters if I may add. These are the brave hearts who marched, protested in rallies and are now going to PETITION the Goliath of Samoan politics for the last 30 years, to Repeal L.T.R.A. 2008, or take a hike.

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China and the loans to Samoa

Dear Editor Re: Complete rubbish Let me tell you PS Jeffrey that “Siaosi Siomia” and “Oi Sole” are not the same person. So you have begun with a lie. That is why you have to be 100% sure before you say/write something otherwise you lose credibility but I will forgive you on this as this is not important.

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Members of Parliament, social media and debates

Dear Editor, I am personally grateful for the availability of Internet and especially the use of social media in Samoa. I see confidence in many of our local users in voicing their opinions and concerns online, and public debate.

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There is no such thing as a free lunch

Dear Editor Re: Samoa defends China I have found the tone of A’Samoan Government believes Chinese soft loans have yielded modern buildings and given employees the ability to work better!’ What a load of media savvy garbage! That is, we have (supposedly) modern technology and modern facilities that have made Samoa (Prime Minister’s story) become a modern Country?

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Pacific needs money, not words

Dear Editor Re: Samoa defends China in diplomatic dispute I have found the tone of Australia’s attack on China similar to the U.S. and yet they are unable to do the exact development and economic projects being done by China to help the Pacific. The comments from Concetta are just lip service.

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Complete rubbish

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. and Samoa must tread carefully Both of these letters from Siaosi Siomia and his other ID, Oi Sole, are complete rubbish. 1. For the past 200 years, the major business players in Samoa have foreign surnames.

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Petition to parliament like taming a venomous snake

Dear Editor, There have been obvious talks by Unasa Iuni Sapolu and her S.S.I.G. team about their next move. They had already done their first move where they bravely marched the street of Apia with their banners against the govt and the Land Titles Registration Act 2008 (L.T.R.A).

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Where is the fairness? Where is the consistency at the Ministry of Police?

Dear Editor, I applaud the Prime Minister who is the Minister of Police for his decision to make redundant the couples and siblings working within the Ministry of Police. The decision came into effect on 31st December 2017 where either of the couple or siblings has to leave the service.

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Open your mind and think critically

Dear Editor, I'm going to speak directly to Ne Ne o Samoa and all those who have this mindset that Unasa Iuni Sapolu is being "silly" with these white agendas. First I'd like to say you do have valid points there, valid to you.

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The alarm bells are ringing

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. and Samoa must tread carefully The Samoan government should have been promoting Samoan Investors. Samoans should have been educating other Samoans to make sure Samoan mo Samoa was happening.

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Where will we be 50 years from now?

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. rubbishes China claims Very well presented. I watched events back home with anxiety and stress knowing that those responsible for empowering any political party to form a government, our matai, lack the basic education to understand world affairs evolving around them daily.

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Ignorant attitudes

Re: Women as Head of State I find some of the comments shared here truly sad - especially in this day and age. I'm all for a female Head of Sate, School Principal, CEO, Sales Manager, Lawyer, Mother, Team captain, Doctor, Professor, Head Chef, Member of Parliament and yes . . . Prime Minister too!

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Debt to China overstated

Re: Samoa’s debt to China Some of the central bank reports can be found at https://www.cbs.gov.ws/inde... If they are to be believed, total debt in 2013/14 was WST959.5m and as at the first quarter of 2017 a mere WST1,008.4m, or an increase of only WST48.9m in the past 3 years.

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P.M. and Samoa must tread carefully

Dear Editor, Re: P.M. rubbishes claims about debt to China Is it Chinese Aid or Debt Entrapment? I hope our Prime Minister prayed and thought hard about what he is doing? I hope he thought about the consequences and the outcome of his decisions? For him to put our small Island Nation into so much debt is irresponsible, foolish and negligent.

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Pearls and a swine

Re: Just accept the truth Don’t cast your pearls before a swine. Knowledge is power and it’s the only way that will relieve you from bondage which will lead you to ultimately freedom. The story of Jesus is a spiritual and intellectual story of enlightenment.

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Political disasters and facts about the Constitution of Samoa. Part II

Dear Editor, The re-introduction of the Criminal Libel law in my own view is a conspiracy theory. I arrived to that conclusion because I believe; the reason why Prime Minister Tuilaepa defamed Unasa and the people of the protest march as explained in the first part of this discussion is because he left out himself to be an exception from the Criminal Libel law’s control because he is the Prime Minister.

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Very sad

Dear Editor Re: S.T.E.C. denies claim Yeah right, getting into business is not competition? This Interim Manager needs to go back to school.

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Samoa Water Authority has no logic

Dear Editor, Water is life as you once had said Mr. Editor, and indeed it is. The people of Palisi (Palisians) had found true in meanings when being woken up at 3am Wednesday 10th January 2018 and had tried to flush toilet after discharging more water into the cistern and no clean water for the refilling; and no clean water to wash the hands, then the people’s hygienic and health safety is in question.

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Editorial

Convicts, law and silly excuses

The Minister of Prisons and Corrections Services, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt’s attempt to defend the indefensible on the front page of yesterday’s Samoa Observer is pathetic at best.

Street Talk

Edmund Ioka 35 years old

Women as Head of State: Good or Bad

What do you think about having a woman as the Head of State? Nefertiti Matatia asked in today’s street talk. This is what they said:

Think a Minute

Workplace Checkup (Part 2)

Think a minute…Since we spend so much of our life at our workplace, it is important to see what unhealthy conditions we can start changing to improve our daily lives on the job. Let’s complete our checkup we started yesterday.

Columns

The woman and her bones

Do you feel the earth would be kinder if Adam was Eve instead? When I look at the children of the streets, I feel sorrow only. There is not a bone in a loving mother which does not ache for the grief upon any child. I miss my own mother like I miss the rain.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.

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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