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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Domestic violence, love and the Bible’s formula for happy couples

Bad habits are sure hard to break. And when it comes to the ugly issue of domestic violence, while much has been said, written and done in an effort to eradicate it completely, the truth is that we have a long, long way to go.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa is the place to be Well, I think Mata’afa Keni Lesā, you are starting to write the truth and you sure make sense when you listened to your conscious.

Dear Editor, Re: Unregistered voter convicted and fined It’s sickening. Next time stand-up together and protest for all the world to see. If you want a change to better your children and the future of the country something must be done.

Re: Peaceful Samoa the place to be You forgot to mention family violence. Spousal and child abuse and sexual violence against women and children in Samoa. These types of violence are every bit as horrendous as terrorism on a persons psyche.

Columns

Mothers Day

A Mother loves right from the start. She holds her baby close to her heart.

Mother’s love

It’s touched It lasts longer It never fades

Tribute to Mother

A picture memory brings to me; I look across the years and see Myself beside my mother’s knee.

Between the Lines

GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY It was wonderful to see instant and very positive feedback to the ‘Clash of the Colours’ promotion of the Blues-Reds rugby game on the evening of June 2 at Apia Park.

The righteous thing The Ministry of Revenue is not the most popular of government Ministries right now. That’s for sure.

Think a Minute

Think a minute… What’s your problem? You know that not all problems are bad? In fact, having problems sometimes means you’re making progress. A big hardware business moved into the same building with another, small hardware store.

Street Talk

How do we address number of alcohol-related deaths?

The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

Toamua

Iese Faleafa, 16

Samauga

James Tavana, 47

Vailoa

Joe Kaleopa, 17

Tulaele

Kini Kini, 26

Vaimea

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