Should we punish all juvenile criminals like adults?

Samoan youth throughout years have been so well-mannered that there was an unlikelihood of any sort of crime sprouting up.

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The media and political power addiction

A brief news item in this week’s Friday’s Samoa Observer was a reminder of the tension that must exist in a democratic environment between governments and those exercising power on one hand, and the media on the other.

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Where are you?

A house stood at the top of a mountain, nothing about its appearance caught the eye because it screamed plain and simple.

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Emotional medicine

Into misery and woe I go Steps were taken to get this far

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Girl, you are better than that You deserve more

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Dearest Tufuga

A Judge they say you were A proud Ali’i of Asau

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Fresh off da boat

Verse One The strangers came knocking, saying trick-a-tree

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Before the night come

Life is full of fun and amazing events Unforgettable moments

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Ia taunuu lau miti

Ua togo malama o le taeao fou, Sauni folau foi i le vasa sousou.

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Business and culture

Diffused throughout the globe Are the many beliefs of Europe

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Bluesky’s commitment to Samoa

Bluesky commenced its operation in 2011 with the acquisition of SamoaTel.

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Govt. backs lead taken by Bluesky

I am honored to have been given this privilege to be part of this great event and to represent our government.

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Unmasking the future – Bluesky launches 4G Plus

We are pleased to announce the Launch and Introduction of 'Our Superior 4G Plus network" in Samoa.

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‘Lets work to protect our children’

I am pleased to welcome you all this evening to the launching of the Samoa Report on the Rapid Assessment Survey on Children Working on the Streets in Apia.

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Aotearoa Runaway

they searched for my body in local parks and schools

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Are our eating habits ok?

As per the “Let’s not forget” piece from the P.M., reminding us of the infamous chicken bones times; 35 years have passed to progress nutritionally from chicken bones to junk food and imported processed foods.

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A group most people overlook

I don’t believe that the world is as evil as everyone says. I don’t believe that the news is an accurate representation of our world.

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Back to the Present

Ever since the release of the major motion picture ‘Back to the Future’ on July 3 1985, we became conscious to the fact that we were entering into a new era of technology.

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Parliament, Judiciary, the Executive and power addiction

Just when it seemed like America’s newest sheriff in town, the shoot from the hip Donald Trump was about to ride rough shod over everyone and everything that was decent about America; he rides bang into a wall called the American Constitution.

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“Why does it hurt so bad?”

When I look around me sometimes, the journey of a survivor strikes me. How they forge over castles and tyrants like everything means nothing sometimes.

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Another blunder? Or is it desperation?

The government’s announcement that the Overseas Medical Referral Programme (O.M.R.P.) has now been extended to India – with the likelihood of New Zealand being totally excluded - would without a doubt raise eyebrows.

Letters to the Editor

In support of the Minister of Revenue

Dear Editor, I am all for the Minister of Revenue in his plan to tax pastors. These Pastors should pay taxes to avoid them getting chronic disease, that’s a great effort.

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

Goose or gull?

Think a minute…One of my favorite birds to watch is the beautiful white seagull. It looks so graceful and gentle floating on the soft sea breezes. But looks can be deceiving.

Between the Lines


JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The horsemen left King Giuki’s burg at dawn, riding out through the forest to the distant mountains beyond.

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