Talanoa Lakapi shameful

Dear Editor, Re: Talanoa Lakapi on TV1 This program has not done anything good to the development of rugby but only diminishing the image of our team who won the Sevens series in 2010. Sioeli, you need to respect these boys and you’ll need NOT to include these type of talks in the program.

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It’s not a criticism, just stating reality

Dear Editor, Re: Of low hanging fruits and Samoa Mr. Vai Autu, prepare for further annoyance and maybe read and re-read before making assumptions. I am not an American, but am a well educated Australian with more than 30 years experience in the IT and Communications industry.

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Thank you Samoa Rugby Union

Dear Editor, I have wondered why it is that our country seems to lose their belief in our rugby team, you see people cheer for the Fijian Sevens more than they do the Manu. It is sad but it is no surprise.

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Parents need help too

Re: Domestic violence, love and the Bible’s formula for happy couples I agree with all this but I would like to add to the family violence discussion that parents of both genders need help in understanding the damaging psychology on children when they are beaten by parents.

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So sad for Samoa

Re: Passenger tells of bus crash horror This is very, very sad to the extreme. The future of Samoa were innocently on their way to prepare themselves to take over the helm in years to come. Unfortunately, with no stratagem, some unforeseen circumstances predicament had flustered in a disastrous blunder.

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Leave the boundaries alone

Re: Proposed change to vote law raises eyebrows First of all, what exactly is “the New Zealand practice”? The article does not mention what it is. What is it?

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The rise of Tuilaepa as P.M.

Dear Editor, Re: Palemene idolises P.M. as a servant Palemene Asa Segifili is one of the 99.99 per cent of happy Samoa people who adores the Hon. Prime Minister of our dear country, tõfā Fatialofa ‘Auêlua Tuila’epa Lolofie Lupesoli’ai Neioti Galumalemana ‘Ai’ono Chief Logohu Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

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Factoring in security

Dear Editor, Re: Peaceful Samoa and suicide bombers One issue not covered in the letter is the cost of installing the type of security measures found at the airports, to ensure the safety of the patrons.

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What they want for Samoa

Re: I.M.F and Samoa The I.M.F is a branch of the countries that implement global liberal economic policies that have helped create the increasingly problematic gap between the worlds poor and the worlds wealthy in favor of the countries who created the IMF.

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Peaceful Samoa and suicide bombers

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa is the place to be Well, I think Mata’afa Keni Lesā, you are starting to write the truth and you sure make sense when you listened to your conscious.

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Stand up and fight for Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Unregistered voter convicted and fined It’s sickening. Next time stand-up together and protest for all the world to see. If you want a change to better your children and the future of the country something must be done.

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Don’t forget family violence

Re: Peaceful Samoa the place to be You forgot to mention family violence. Spousal and child abuse and sexual violence against women and children in Samoa. These types of violence are every bit as horrendous as terrorism on a persons psyche.

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China, Venezuela and the U.S.

Re: The government and sex workers China is a better example than Venezuela. China is actually improving a lot. They have a ways to go but they are improving. They are way better on the environment now than the US. These are social policies that help the people.

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Unlicensed drivers

Re: Road safety begins with you and me Certainly, research will show a significant reduction in fatalities and injury with reduced speed, however this research is done where speed limits at 100kph and above.

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Is the church a business?

Re: Millions lost on E.F.K.S TV Here’s my confusion. How can a church, which is a non-profit organization that depends heavily on contributions, go into business ventures and make such massive losses?

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Those pipe dreams

Re: What the government needs to focus on I think Hartin lives on island and is involved in tourism or something. I agree though.

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It’s just not working

Re: Study hits out at violence Really, the church obviously isn’t working - look around Samoa, people are merely hiding behind it and everyone knows it. It’s the desperation of people stressed out by all the stupid monetary customs putting pressure on the family budget.

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Work with the media

Re: Losses at E.F.K.S TV This is why the Samoa Observer and the media should be allowed to report on the church’s dealing. I know the church have lawyers to review any deals with a private firm, but they could’ve hire Samoa Observer or another trusted local media outlet to promote its cause.

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Available information

Re: Losses with E.F.K.S TV E.F.K.S must be the only church in the country, which makes its financial reports available to the public via the General Assembly through the media coverage of the conference.

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Look to the future

Dear Editor, Re: Future and Yazaki Here’s where you write the script. Yazaki and Tuna canneries are the past folks, the future is just around the corner. Fix your house first, before you try to put the nails on someone else.

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Taxes, church and the Head of State

It was inevitable. The government’s plan to tax pastors and members of the clergy was always going to come up against some pretty stiffed opposition and today none more so than the biggest denomination in the country.

Street Talk

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

How do we address number of alcohol-related deaths?

The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Think a Minute

The juggler

Think a minute…There was a young man who moved from his home in Italy to live in America. He studied juggling and soon became famous all over the world. Later in his life, after years of success as a juggler and performer, he decided to return home to Italy and retire.


WELCOME TO SAMOA: LIFE CON Explosion welcomes former Miss Samoa and Miss South Pacific, Janine Tuivaiti to Samoa.

Beyond treatment

Nothing holds more true for someone like myself than an old saying, Time is not measured by clocks, but by moments.

Between the Lines


GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

Sunday Reading

Myth, legends of ancient worlds

“Higher Daddy!Higher!” the little boy squealed, his face bright with excitement. Sigurd laughed and caught his son before tossing him up even higher than before.

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