Get out of the way

Dear Editor Re: Virgin and govt. Limit Competition and you kill the goose that lays the Golden Egg. You want people employed you open the country to fair competition. That’s includes everything.

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The more the better

Dear Editor Re: Virgin Samoa The more competition the better. I am rather surprised about the tone of Stui’s response to the Virgin Australia’s intentions. Being a smart economist that he is, he should welcome Virgin’s actions as bringing more competition to the Samoan aviation market.

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A view about politics, sports and Samoa

Dear Editor, Allow me to differentiate politics and politicised. Then I will use the word politics synonymously with the word politicised. Politics is defined as the process of making decisions while politicised is when politics become a monster in steroid or used in the different context because it only aims to obliterate anything and everything in its path.

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In response to sex scandals and the Catholic church

Dear Editor Interesting to read of Tuu’u M.A.L.M.T.P.M. and his Bahamian friend Max on his Column headed ‘Sex scandals and the Catholic Church’, Samoa Observer (SO) 02 July 2017 issue even though they seem to start their conversation by going at each other’s throat.

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Samoa needs more people like you

Dear Editor Re: Mario Esera Mario you are a wonderful young man, I wish I knew you as a friend. You are a breath of fresh air and all that Samoan culture is about.

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We mandated the H.R.P.P.

Dear Editor There is hardly a day goes by without letters of complaints against the P.M. and the H.R.P.P. in the opinion column of this newspaper. Complaints about decisions and performance in politics, sports, social, economic and everything else.

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The wrong priorities

Dear Editor, I believe that most of the dropouts, certainly here in Savai’i, are due to the lack of English skills needed to participate in year 9 and above.

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Asking the hard questions

Dear Editor Re: Manu Samoa result Seriously? We need to ask the hard question. Is it worth pursuing a place at the next W.C. when we are really suck at playing rugby right now.

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Enough is enough

Dear Editor Re: Rugby in Samoa I have been calling for so long now to clean out the Samoa Rugby Union. The P.M. needs to be high-tackled and thrown out the door.

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It’s my money, western union

Dear Editor On a recent, short trip to New Zealand, my husband sent me a few hundred dollars via Western Union from Samoa for a specific purchase. He emailed me the ‘secret number’ so I could claim this money at a W.U. office and in addition, I took with me my passport and Samoan driver’s license as additional I.D.

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Virginity a myth?

Dear Editor Re: My point of view Mary’s virginity played nicely into the hands of the men who invented it. It helped them create this image of a virgin, chaste woman that all other women, ie their wives could emulate.

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Paying tax already

Dear Editor Re: Churches still anti tax laws All Churches and their worshippers are paying taxes. Even within their many Projects and Developments/Buildings materials, they all pay VAGST. Those working in their offices, the vehicles they owned, and even their lands.

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Turning a blind eye

Dear Editor Re: Samoa Founded on Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi of Lepa? Well the PM is correct at some point. Most pastor have a business on side while not declaring any income.

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Have a nice game

Dear Editor Re: Here’s to you Manu Samoa “Leave all your worries to the Lord and ask Him to give you strength to play a good game.” I tell you truth Manu boys, God put a Game in His Book for humans on Earth to solve. A very good one.

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Forgiveness, not punishment

Dear Editor Re: Mother jailed for murder of newborn Rather than punishing this young woman, the court should have explored a more rehabilitative approach. The young woman has suffered from the loss of the baby but to put her in jail as a murderer only adds to her psychological burden.

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So many Gods

Dear Editor Re: In response to “We are living in a time of prophesy” We can explain the wind with extensive, compelling, objective, scientific evidence. We know about all the particles, starting with quantum fields leading to quarks and electrons, leading to atoms, and finally to the molecules that make up the air, (N2, O2, CO2, etc.) which is put into motion and referred to as wind.

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Have some compassion

Dear Editor Re: There’s still no water at Aleisa Sasa’e There is still no water at Aleisa Sasa’e after numerous requests and pleading, still there is nothing. Please Hon Loau Keneti Sio, can you please push this through with the Samoa Water Authority? If you are able to score this then you will for sure get the majority of the votes from Aleisa for the next election.

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Which God is your God?

Which God is your God? Dear Editor Re: New Head of State What a shock when one friend texted me we already have a new Head of State, I thought my friend must be dreaming or what, and plus I didnt buy a paper, but then I finally heard on talofa fm that this is a true story.

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No expectation of improvements

Dear Editor Re: New Sevens manager welcomes opportunity We have seen this happening so many times and it is not funny anymore. SRU keeps replacing the Managers and Coaches yet the same corrupt administration body headed by the PM still runs the show like old times and pulling the strings in the background.

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A tale for your edification

Dear Editor Re: Substantial increase in church offerings I said to My God this morning, The God Who Established Samoa. My Lord, You know if i don’t go to work, I can’t pay my bills. The Lord says...

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Editorial

The bizarre and the ugly

Reading the Wednesday edition of your Samoa Observer newspaper sent chills down the spine. The headlines and stories on the first three pages alone were enough to send a shock wave throughout Samoa with the suggestion that a terrible illness has invaded this society.

Street Talk

Tina Vaipua

Should the P.M.’s term be limited?

Do you think there should be a limit on the number of terms for the Prime Minister? The question has surfaced following the government’s decision to change the Head of State after two terms in office. Deidre Fanene asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Think a Minute

How to right wrongs

Think a minute…Edwin Thomas was one of the greatest actors in the 1800’s. He became world-famous for his acting performances in Shakespeare’s plays. Edwin’s two brothers, John and Junius, were also actors, but they were not as talented as Edwin.

Columns

Minister La’auli Leuatea Schmidt.

Such partnership is essential

Did the Minister of Agriculture just realize that it is “essential” for both to work together?

Between the Lines

Between The Lines

7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

“I am her mother,” the woman said, looking King Alf squarely in the eye as she spoke. “Surely you will not deny me the right to see my precious daughter.”

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