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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Farewell dear Allan Alo, you were indeed an inspiration!

Life is not fair. Good people, in fact great people, somehow always end up leaving us so soon. For some of us, it’s been a tough few months with the loss of lives of dear ones. Multiple losses too. Trust me, I know.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Samoan rugby today The aura of Samoan rugby has long since left. Manu Samoa will never be a powerhouse rugby nation unless major changes are made starting from the top.

Dear Editor, Re: Rugby’s U20 saga One should always take a negative situation and turn it into a positive experience. In the case of this young Manu hopeful, being stuck in Samoa without food or water, should’ve been taken as an opportunity to add some valuable survival skills to his training.

Re: Church Ministers tax bill Some (not all) of the richest people in Samoan communities either in Samoa or overseas are church pastors. It is a disgrace that in Samoa these high-income people are living on such a huge amount of money without contributing to the upkeep of roads, the health system, or the school system.

Columns

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Emily Dunn

The summer of a lifetime: My unforgettable experience of Samoa

At the risk of sounding cliché, five weeks ago I could never have imagined the opportunities and incredible experiences that coming to Samoa would give me.

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Jorim-Paul Phillips

Spare change?

Change is inevitable. It is encouraged, but often unwanted. You may embrace it or you may hate it, but the fact still remains that you have to and will continue to undergo the wonders of change.

Samoa commits to address security challenges

I welcome you all to our shores for the 20th Pacific Immigration Directors Conference.

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… An African man who had three wives asked his Irish friend who had only one wife, this question: “Do you like your wife?” His Irish friend replied: “I like her very much!” The African man shook his head and said very sadly: “I don’t like any of mine.”

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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