Just pay him the money

Dear Editor, Re: Rugby chief congratulates sacked coach Hahahaha... this is actually funny. E fiu lava e gaga le kamaimoa ae la lava e ioio mai... Come on C.E.O and P.M.

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The meaning of Christianity

Dear Editor, Re: Leave the faifeaus alone “Once they accept Jesus Christ then the Spirit will guide them in what they must do, they’ll know what true love is, and right and wrong, because the Spirit is the best teacher, he will guide you into all truths and convicts the world of sins.”

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A case to keep Tietjens

Dear Editor, Re: The worst performance ever No. Tietjens should be kept on for 4 years to get the team to the Tokyo Olympics. If he can get the team to the Olympics and wins the gold, then none of these losses matters.

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Go Fiji

Re: Fiji issues $7 note to commemorate Olympic sevens win The government of Samoa would issue a 7 dollar Banknote to commemorate the would be 7 Coaches for their Sevens Team in the next seven years, and dreaming of an Olympic Gold Medal would be in hand in the next 7 Olympics...

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Route of the problem

Re: Call from Minister annoys local businesswoman I know what you think is the route to go and this is what I believe is dangerous.

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A solution to the ticket problem

Dear Editor, Re: Let’s not waste an opportunity The cost of putting on these big events like super rugby games, world boxing title defences or rugby tests are prohibitively expensive for small countries like Samoa.

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This kid should have been locked away

Dear Editor, Re: Men plead guilty to robbery and burning Chinese store This kid Robert Kalati Smith or Lopeti Kalati as he is known in Palisi is a well-known regular police patrol vehicle passenger.

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The worst performance ever

Dear Editor, This HSBC Sevens Series is the worst performance from our Manu boys for as long as I can remember.

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When tax is warranted

Dear Editor, Re: Resident fed up with rubbish antics Unfortunately this is an ongoing behavior that is not limited to Samoa. Whenever new laws that add financial burdens to people, the end results sometime is lawlessness.

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Debts and the big nations

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. is not broke Japan’s is around 200% of GDP.

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Church Ministers are already paying taxes

Dear Editor, The Church Ministers are already paying taxes through V.A.G.S.T and in my own view that should be enough. The imposition of direct or PAYE taxes should not be applied to them.

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Ask New Zealand and Australia for help

Dear Editor, Re: Lawyer says wrong woman arrested I was gobsmacked by this piece of news. (SamoaObserver:19April) The Police have done it again?

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The correct words

Dear Editor, The correct words - “Nofoialo” I quite agree with Phukett but needs a bit more explanation.

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Who to blame

Re: Rugby’s problem Whomever Tuilaepa hires will never win. Whomever Tuilaepa fires he wins.

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We were lucky

Re: Couple survive seawall robbery My husband was almost robbed coming out of the bank one day. Two guys cornered him against a wall and our car. They didn’t realize I was with him as I was walking some ways behind him.

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Free world needs strong U.S.A.

Dear Editor, What is it with Damascus? Apostle Paul had his 180-degree turnaround and now Trump. President Donald Trump was never going to be involved in Syria’s war, but 72 hours after Assad’s chemical strike on his own people, Trump was dispatching 60 tomahawk missiles onto one of Syria’s six military airfields.

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The church and Samoa today

Dear Editor, I cannot see any difference between church and politics. When I read about Kasiano Leauapepe and your front page Sunday paper about one Elder from E.K.F.S. Samatau against Pastor Oeti’s feuds I thought omg

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Why govt. shouldn’t tax church Ministers

Dear Editor, The Question is: Should the independent government of Samoa tax religious Ministers or Faafeagaiga a nu’u ma afioaga o Samoa? My Answer Is NO !

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Violence is not a tool

Dear Editor, Re: Horrific abuse of the voiceless You know, it’s a vicious cycle. You beat a child, the bruises heal but in that child’s mind, body and spirit, you inflicted pain, fear, hurt, anger, distrust, terror, horror, shame, embarrassment, humiliation, trauma...

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How to deal with expectations

Dear Editor, Re: Couple survives seawall robbery Interesting reading about the palagi being targets of the robbery in relation to money. It’s a perception that somehow, if you reside overseas you must be rich.

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What freedom of expression is all about

Freedom of expression is one thing. Abusing people and making unfounded allegations under the guise of freedom of expression, especially when the writer is a faceless ghost, is something else.

Street Talk

Ruta, 45

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Think a Minute

Blind spots

Think a minute…How’s your eyesight and vision? A famous blind woman once said: “It’s better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and not see yourself as you truly are.”


ANZAC: Lest we forget!

Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

Between the Lines


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

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The fire burnt low in the hearth but the servant women made no move to add fuel to it.

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