What sex scandal are you talking about?

Dear Editor, For God’s sake, stop being cynical ! You must be a lonely person! Not even one per cent of the total population of Catholics in any country is affected vis s vis to the sex scandal you mentioned on the paper, which appears to be a Catholic mortal and global sin.

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About the Foreign Investment act review

Dear Editor If the original intention of the Foreign Investment Act (F.I.A) prohibits ‘retailing’ by foreign investors, then judging from the apparent look of activities, perhaps a review is indeed urgently needed.

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Why I disagree with your views

Dear Editor, I completely disagree with the letter titled Parliament and the Head of State for the following reasons: 1. Five H.R.P.P candidates running against 1 opposition candidate - the advantage is with the opposition candidate because the HRPP vote is split between 5 candidates and therefore cancel each other out whereas all the opposition voters concentrate their vote for one guy.

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Change is needed

Re: Coach gamble failed What a disaster our national rugby team is in the hands of the vultures. I said it again and again that unless our sports body is fully independent not influenced by political views and no politicians involved it will never improved.

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Talking rubbish

Re: The dictator of Samoa Hello Maua, long time no hear. You’re still talking rubbish. Every democracy has restrictions on who can run. Most countries restrict you by your place of birth or citizenship or age or financial status or whether you have a criminal record.

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Start them young

Re: Coach gamble failed So our selected “experienced” players were either out of form or not as experienced as their Tongan and Fijian counterparts. (Wales sent a young side) Almost if not all our “experienced” players are overseas based.

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Samoa’s current political predicament

Dear Editor, Re: Politics today Again the people have no choice but to put a majority of H.R.P.P in power that will never vote against the PM because of that pathetic election rule that allows 5 H.R.P.P people to run in one district.

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What laws?

Dear Editor Re: The laws of the land What laws are you talking about? There are no supreme laws you idiot. Only God is supreme and his laws only are supreme.

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The difference

Dear Editor Re: Powerful P.M. If the P.M. has a majority he actually has more power than a president. This is what Tuilaepa fully understands and you PS Jeffrey do not.

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Samoa’s party and Parliamentary system

Dear Editor, Re: Parliament and the Head of State Again the people have no choice but to put a majority of H.R.P.P in power that will never vote against the P.M. because of that pathetic election rule that allows five H.R.P.P people to run in one district.

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A pathetic practice

Dear Editor, Re: Airport emergency drill While you are at drills Mr. Manager of S.A.A, invent a drill to remove that stupid security officer who stands at the door of the departure lounge writing down every serial number of every boarding pass of every passenger that goes through.

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Rules, regulations and the church

Dear Editor, Re: In response to sex scandals and the Catholic church I’m a little confused. The title is: “In response to sex scandals and the Catholic church,” but I didn’t read anything addressing that horrific issue.

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A funeral announcement

Dear Editor, It is with deep regret and sympathy that we wish to announce the passing away by natural cause and defenseless response in broad daylight last Saturday 15th July 2017 at about 4pm of the MANU SAMOA RUGBY TEAM at their own home Apia Park in the presence of the following Laui’a’s of the sport of rugby.

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Denial is the problem

Dear Editor Re: Everyone needs help when it comes to mental toughness Mental toughness is an individual accomplishment which is heavily cultivated by it’s surroundings or it’s environment.

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There’s a time for everything

Dear Editor, Re: The P.M’s term There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:.. a time to be born and a time to die, Our mothers are our doors to Earth Our graves are our doors back to Heaven.

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Parliament and the Head of State

Dear Editor Re: Different strokes for different folks Let me explain a few things. 1. Only Parliament can decide who the Head of State is. This has been in the Constitution since 1960.

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H.R.P.P. is not the “pule” of Sāmoa

Dear Editor Please kindly refer to Mataafa Keni Lesa’s editorial dated 19 July 2017 headed “Different strokes for different folks” I just wish to add and say: • The H.R.P.P. is not Sāmoa nor the Pule of the People of Sāmoa nor the Pule of the Government of Sāmoa.

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The political option, the power of God and the Head of State

Dear Editor, The Prime Minister’s claim that there is nothing in the Bible prohibits the taxing of pastors is absolutely wrong. That wrong claim is a warning sign for our country because it is not a sign of success. The Prime Minister’s claim is based on his preferences because of his concern about his political affairs.

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The dictator of Samoa

Dear Editor Re: Term for P.M. The P.M. will not give up his reign as the Dictator of Samoa. The world knows him as the P.M. but in his head, he is the Dictator of our Island Nation. Here is my advice to the P.M. Having terms limits to any office is healthy and it’s great for progress.

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The sun will certainly rise again for the Manu

Dear Editor Re: All is not lost That you Mata’afa for your editorial. What we have to realise is that rugby is a sport, first and foremost. And like any other sport, rugby goes in cycles. It is our turn to be at the bottom of the cycle just like Fiji and Tonga were.

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Much to like, much to learn

There is so much to like and to learn from the story of Fiji Airways. First of all they are still operating, having begun operations in 1952 trading as Air Pacific. Secondl, despite a brand change they have managed to stay afloat in the often challenging world where many airlines have figuratively speaking, fallen out of the skies.

Street Talk

Esera Tu’iala

Opinions turn away from rugby

Should the old pattern of the Samoa Rugby Union decision-making be followed and the Manu Samoa coach be sacked? Some of our former coaches were let go for fewer than four losses in a row. Ilia Likou asked the general public yesterday for their opinions and she got some surprising responses.

Think a Minute

Man of the house

Think a minute…Chris Spielman was a professional football player in the U.S. for 10 years. He was famous for his aggressive playing and tough tackling. But just before the 1998 professional football season, his wife discovered she had cancer.


Remarks from the Commonwealth Broadband Pacific forum

The Chief Guest, Her Excellency Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Acting Prime Minister of Samoa; Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni; Hon. Ministers; Dr. Shola Taylor, Secretary General of CTO; Mr. Sione Veikoso, President of PITA; Excellencies and members of the diplomatic corps; Distinguished speakers; participants; ladies and gentlemen.

Between the Lines


LEARNING FROM OTHERS Oh no! First we got a lesson in rugby success from the visiting Flying Fijians and now we have to swallow our pride and learn from their successful airline, Fiji Airways.

Sunday Reading

WATER POWER TOP-UP INITIATIVE: The Prime Minister's response confirms that the government will keep the best interest of the country and may revisit the initiative.

Govt. receptive to Water Power System

Government has taken on board suggestions for a Water Power top-up initiative identical to the Cash Power top-up for electricity.

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