Is this legal?

Re: On Salelologa’s decision Anyone who knows anything about Samoa should know that there is no way that anybody can just come into a village and set up a shop.

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Sad for champion Ele

Re: Ele’s treatment is story of Samoa today Our country’s leadership team has taken advantage of our talented athletes of both genders. Our athletic brothers and sister have always played their hearts out in the name of God, country, and family which is also called Pride.

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I’m worried about Siumu

Dear Editor, Re: Siumu stops foreign owned shops I’m starting to get worried now that foreign countries might turn around and start banning all scholarship students from my dear village Siumu from studying in foreign lands.

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Cleaning garbage on top of the list

Dear Editor, Re: Clean up Samoa first Having just attended an S.T.A. forum yesterday, I can attest that waste management is on the top of the list of things to do for everyone in the tourism industry.

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Anything to justify their decision

Re: Ele’s treatment “Getting back to Ele, Tuilaepa appears to have no issues about her

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You’ve missed the point

Dear Editor, Re: Why we should all pay for foreign debt P.S. Jeffrey, your letter is predicated on two misguided assumptions; one is that the current generation of Samoans like the aid projects funded by Chinese moneys, and, two, future generations of Samoans have given their agreement for the government to make decisions on their behalf.

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Future generations don’t deserve this

Dear Editor, Re: Why we should all pay foreign debt Fai lava sina papa’u o le tofa lea. Tu’utu’u ile loloto le mafaufau.

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The government is broke

Dear Editor, Re: Ele’s treatment story of Samoa The simple fact is the Samoa Government is absolutely broke.

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Facts and Biblical truths

Re: Samoa ‘Founded on God’ and Samoa ‘Founded on the Trinity’: Are they One and the Same Thing? Personally, I’m conflicted on this amendment, the original Constitution was sufficient enough, no need to amend the Constitution.

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Read and learn those words again

Dear Tai Peta, Thank you for enlightening me about Samoa’s repayment of its debts. I now know. My bad. I took a term of economics at a local institution which shall remain nameless and this is what I learnt - there is no such thing as free lunch in this world.

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Someone is lying and it’s not the Bible

Dear Editor, I write with regards to the Stigmata girl. We waited eagerly for the ‘message’ on the 18th December 2016 but it never eventuated and I was deeply disappointed and very depressed. My Christmas was basically ruined because someone forgot to tell the world about the message.

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The writing is on the wall

Dear Editor, Re: Letter to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi The debt incurred by this government is totally out of control.

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God is the king, not the church

Dear Editor, Thank you Vitolia Mo’a for your piece “Samoa ‘Founded on God’ and Samoa ‘Founded on the Trinity’: Are they One and the Same Thing?” in the Sunday Samoan. My question is; what is the purpose of a Constitution?

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Samoa tourism needs divine intervention

Re: Letter from a friend Fa’afetai Mata’afa for sharing this. I agree with a lot of the points raised, and especially with the reference to the Airline industry.

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Our Christian beliefs and democracy

Dear Editor, The readers views expressed on the constitutional change with regards to Samoa being formally recognised as ‘ founded on’ the trinitarian biblical God are really challenging.

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Time to reconsider daylight saving

Dear Editor, As a regular visitor to Samoa from Australia I am intrigued at the adoption of daylight saving. Whilst there are benefits in terms of longer evenings, I believe the economics of the practice require reassessment. Samoa is not a wealthy country.

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May the God of our faith bless you Mr. Orlando Huaman!

Dear Editor, Over the past years, I have read Orlando Huaman’s many attacks on our Christian faith including his latest in the last week regarding the alleged contradictions in the Bible.

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Don’t bother

Re: Hunt for international fugitive hits snag My advise to the police and the government of Samoa is don’t waste time, money and resources to extradite this guy - it will not happen as he’s a citizen of Australia.

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Clean up Samoa first

Re: Letter from a friend: ‘Everyone is hurting and they have a story to tell’ I was a recent tourist in Samoa during the Christmas season, there was very few of us on the plane that were not of Samoan decent.

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State of basic utilities very poor

I must say I am very disappointed with the level of basic utility services in Samoa.

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At last we are moving with the Sex Offenders register

Here is the good news. Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi instructed Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, to proceed with the necessary groundwork to set up a Sex Offenders Register.

Street Talk

Siaki Mafiti

Ele deserves money from Samoa

Samoa’s Olympic medalist, Ele Opeloge, is unlikely to earn a lot of money – if any – from the government for her efforts. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s insists the government only awards monetary gifts to Olympic gold medal winners.

Think a Minute

Let Go of the Controls

Think a minute…A pilot was flying his small airplane, a Cessna 150, when suddenly he lost control. His plane began spinning and falling to the ground! He panicked and began doing everything he could think of with the controls.


Samoa, integrity and media freedom

I thank Dr. Falepo for his wise words for as we know we must be forever grateful to the Lord for the work we do. 

Between the Lines

New airlines please

We really need another airline that is not affiliated to an existing one which is also flying in and out of Samoa. In other words, competition please, not a cosy relationship where you both maintain the status quo at the expense of the trapped customers

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World - The Charmed Drink

The mead hall of King Giuki was filled with the sounds of music and laughter. At his table, the king sat smiling, his horn in his hand and his eyes fixing themselves upon each of his sons in turn.

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