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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Dealing with a sick health system

When we are sick, we go to the hospital. But what happens when the hospital is sick? In this instance, we are referring to the entire health system in Samoa. Who provides the diagnosis? And who prescribes the medicine? Judging from what’s being reported so far, our health system is not suffering from just a minor cold.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor In reference to your editorial titled “An utter waste of public monies,” I fail to see from the examples quoted in your editorial how they relate to whether the two entities operate as one or separately.

Dear Editor, Re: Folau cops flak in Samoa Wendy Wonder, the ironic thing about everything you say is that you’re doing exactly the same, just that you don’t see it. You argue about the things written in the Bible as if you understand what exactly they mean when it is obvious that you don’t, so it is best that you seek to know about it first before you even talk about it.

Re: Samoa endorses Pacific Force Mightier than an army is the power of an idea whose time has come. The three Governments of Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji should support and fund this important Rugby Project. Sports should be a priority for millions of reasons for our Times.

Columns

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Orlando Huaman*

The fastest way to find a job

As we all very much know, having a job is or must be an integral part of our everyday life. We all yearn for one. That is for sure. What we don’t know is, how do we go about getting “our” job. Period. That is the purpose of this article.

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Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i

Without soil, there is no life

Samoa in 1998 accessed the Convention to Combat Desertification or Land Degradation.

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Shinzo Abe

P.A.L.M. an unbroken stream that flows

My friends, the PALM8 Summit has now begun. May I ask the leaders of New Caledonia and French Polynesia to stand up?

Between the Lines

Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.

THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.

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.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…On a TV game show I watched a woman win a shopping spree in a supermarket. She had just five minutes to fill her cart with anything she wanted in the store. In those few minutes, she had to be smart enough to find the most valuable things to fill her cart. Our life is just like that shopping spree. Life is short—so we are given only a limited amount of time to get the most valuable things we can.

Street Talk

Church gets backing on tax position

The biggest denomination in Samoa, the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) has reportedly rejected the Government’s new law to tax the Head of State and Church Ministers. Although the church has yet to confirm its official position, reports from the Malua annual conference indicate that the church will continue to reject the law. Despite this, the Government has put out a notice that after 30 June 2018, they will start enforcing the law on people who continue to disobey. What do you think? Reporter, Adel Fruean asked members of the public today and this is what they said:

Niko Temo

Saleufi

Atu Ioane

Letogo

Alefosio Feagaiga

Vailoa

Seufale Filipo Tauialo

Vaitele Fou

Alo Maleko

Vailoa

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