Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial about taxing pastors. This is my perspective as someone who thinks we are a supposed to be a democratic country but also a very cultured country.
Dear Editor, Re: Dealing with drug addiction in Samoa You can never ever win the “War on Drugs.” Why? Because drugs are a matter of personal choice or free will.
Dear Editor, Below is a quote from the P.M earlier this month with respect to the Rugby Union. “We are bankrupt,” he declared. “In other words we are insolvent. It means the Union cannot continue to pay off our debts with the banks. We also need money to pay the players so they can continue to play.”
Re: Wife calls for investigation More death, more excuses and there would be more and more innocent victims of anger and brutally at the Tafaigata Jail.
Re: Jeremy Dodson’s letter Mr Dodson. You were correct to talk about the disgusting abuse of money you saw. Everyone knows it’s true but the people who benefit have no repercussion so it’s business as usual.
Re: Samoa Airways winner at Mangere Can’t they just save all these money wasting on all these “launch” occasions? It’s all about the showoff showboat “fiailoa” ma “fiatagata” but figure out how to print out proper “boarding passes”
Dear Editor, If all things I read on the news are true then we are witnessing a modern-day ‘slave-trade’ at the expense of our very own Pacific players. As nasty as this comparison is, I believe, this is the most fitting way to describe the current set-up of the World Ruby Union.
Dear Editor, Re: Invasive species could be turned into renewable energy According to your article on a new project using local wood to generate electrical power, a short list of trees has been published as being invasive species.
Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the somewhat circus I have consequently created through the voicing of concern. I am saddened with how such a serious issue has turned into a media frenzy, creating a divide between athletes and officials.
Dear Editor, Re: P.M. rugby and Roman Coliseum How many countries in the world has their Prime Minister to be the chairman of another organization? Samoa rugby had been kindly funded by donations from our own people and as well as millions of dollars from other countries who want Samoa rugby to succeed.
Dear Editor, Re: Issues with boarding passes These are the issues the management should have looked into before they launched. Now I cannot find Samoa Airways flights on a booking system.
Dear Editor, Re: You are a lot better than that Rumours, rumours and more rumours of corruption but we have yet to see any hard proof.
Dear Editor, Re: Taxpayers to fork out more for $4.2m Office Your front page article yesterday with the caption “Taxpayers to fork out more for $4.2m Office” needs to be clarified further for your readers’ information.
Dear Editor, Isn’t it ironic that P.M. Tuilaepa is not going to a meeting where the President is Frank Bainimarama? I couldn’t help but laugh when I read your story yesterday that while Bainimarama was the man in Germany, Tuilaepa was nowhere to be seen.
Dear Editor, Re: Samoa’s war on drugs The war on drugs has been a huge failure worldwide because it is a health issue.
Dear Editor, Re: Head of State or Governor General? This is exactly what this P.M wanted when him and his H.R.P.P. passed a ridiculous bill to have the government appoint the new Head of State every five years.
Dear Editor Re: P.M.’s tough message at Samoa Airways launch Lets see, if you can’t run the S.R.U. what makes you think you can run an airline?
Dear Editor, Re: PARLIAMAENT OF SAMOA-POSTS OF PRIME MINISTER/DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER-SHIP Now that the Bill had gone through for the scrutiny of the appropriate Parliament Committee, why not include the post of the Prime Minister/Deputy Prime Minister-ship to be now dealt with the same as that of the Head of State - 2 terms and/or 10 years max?
Dear Editor, Re: In response to athlete, Jeremy Dodson Elaine, you should not have blown that horn. You started by saying, “I wanted to say something when I read this person’s former letter, but was asked not to.” Elaine, you should have listened to whoever gave you that noble advise.
Re: Samoa Airways joy I think this airline business will make Samoa bankrupt within 3 years. Here are my reasons why: (1) You have to spend $millions buying/hiring/maintaining these planes and it will take many, many years before there is a return on investment if there is any. Samoa government will be bankrupt before this airline business will even make a single profit.
Around three months ago during a press conference, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi apparently vented his rage against the media and the Police, accusing them of giving Samoa a bad name around the world with what he claimed, were repeated media reports on incest and rape right here in Samoa.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has moved to amend the Constitution once more in relation to the position of the Head of State. But the change has given rise to suggestions that since anyone is now eligible to become the Head of State, is it not time to consider changing the title from Head of State to Governor General. What do you think? Ioana Tupa’i asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:
Think a minute…In 1972 Life magazine published a story about the true adventures of John Goddard. When he was 15-years-old John heard his grandmother sadly say: “If only I had done that when I was young…” At that moment, John determined not to have regrets at the end of his life, so he wrote down 127 goals for his life.
New Zealand, a member of the Pacific family of nations, has an exemplary record in the development and the maintenance of democratic governance in its modern history.
LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.
Samoa’s Ava Exports is looking promising, with exports expected to increase in the next couple of years. Ava exports was Samoa’s second largest export commidity from 1998 to 2001 until some European countries led by Germany imposed restrictions on the Pacific Kava Trade. Samoa’s exports of Ava in 1998 was just under $20m.
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