Dear Editor Re: Refugees talk in Samoa First of all to anyone who has at least one drop of *True Samoa Love*, or a drop of *Samoa Integrity*, you would not be talking about how to “properly assist refugees” because the Simple truth is, there are enough people in Samoa, right now, suffering from serious “poverty problems” such as health poverty, or financial poverty…enough to keep any humanitarian busy for the next 100 years.
Dear Editor, Re: Playground politics as the P.M. returns Thank you Marj Moore for your editorial. Succession planning to smooth leadership changes is part of the mature planning behind mature political parties full of mature people.
Dear Editor, They should get jail time if they drink and drive. Zero tolerance. The people who drink and drive are wielding a weapon and should receive the harshest punishment.
Dear Editor, Re: Playground politics “But here’s a thought”. “Have we got an Opposition Party forming within the H.R.P.P.? Given that we don’t have one outside to keep the governing party honest, maybe that would not be such a bad thing.”
Re: Say no to refugees It doesn’t make sense that developing and underdeveloped countries are ‘bullied’ by the United Nations to take up refugees. The means of support are not there, and it would exacerbate domestic socio-economic issues instead.
Dear Editor Re: Exploitation hurts You are so correct. Of course you have seen this from your place in the world. I have seen this in Latin America. It is despicable what the wealthy nations do to the poor nations.
Dear Editor, Re: Revolving door and the Union’s legal woes Theresa Passi should have adhered to the principles of what the duty statements, for the position as Manager of the Samoa Sevens entailed. Theresa went above and beyond her call of duties, by doing jobs that was not within her scope of responsibilities.
Re: Mother speaks up for Parker Well said. Our people need to stop criticizing others but stand together to support each other. It’s sad that some don’t even think that families hurt by their criticisms.
Re: Acting P.M. issues reassurance This is all so interesting seeing as the popular spin of certain people on here is that everyone in the party loves Tuilaepa as their leader.
Re: Contradictions of the world Ropati V, I think self-sufficiency is our path forward. With the blessing of this rich land from our ancestors, the rest of the world could utterly fail financially and Samoa would prosper.
One of the most bizarre incidents to have surfaced in this place we call home reared its ugly head last week. It did when a story titled “Angry wife pours boiling water on sleeping husband” was published on the front page of your Samoa Observer last Wednesday.
The administration of sports in Samoa has come under the microscope once more. American-based Samoan Sprinter, Jeremy Dodson, has raised serious questions about the way sports are run. “From the three years I have represented Samoa, I have seen officials do nothing but get free trips, trips spent lounging in sponsored hotels while athletes eat processed food,” he said. “I have seen officials get elected not off merits, but friendships.
Think a minute…Are you in the habit of putting salt on your food? Maybe you have a habit of thinking you’re not smart and that you’ll never succeed in life. Don’t forget, your habits control your life. What we keep doing every day becomes our life!
The tropical heart was unendurable. Beyond the seldom cloudy, blue horizon, the sun stood undeterred at the sky’s apex. For three Alaskan tourists, this was a whole new experience from the arctic climes they have adapted to since they were children.
DEPENDS WHICH SIDE YOU’RE ON Does that adage "one swallow make a summer" apply to football? If you’re an Aussie rugby fan and have been waiting for a win for yonks, it’s a resounding yes.
The smiles on their faces said it all. Although many of them were in pain, W.B.O heavyweight champion, Lupesoliai Laauli Joseph Parker, brought temporary relief when he paid an unexpected visit on Friday.
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