The truth is simple enough. Despite the strong push for gender equality, its undeniable that women are still marginalised. This is as true in the case of Samoa as it is in most countries – including the developed world.
Let’s see. The concerns expressed by a member of the business community in the Sunday Samoan about funds from the Samoa National Provident Fund (S.N.P.F.) being loaned to foreign business interests is a legitimate one.
Today, everyone knows the story behind the newly elected 45th President of the United States of America, the billionaire businessman named Donald Trump.
A story titled “Govt. outlines financial centre, air traffic focus” published on the Sunday Samoan of 5 February 2017 made for some very interesting reading.
Well there you have it Samoa. The much-anticipated outcome of the Cabinet ordered Tribunal to investigate the conduct of the Director of the National Prosecution Office (N.P.O.), Mauga Precious Chang, is out in the open.
While brainstorming sessions are no doubt a more focused and recognised way of coming up with ideas, there’s a lot to be said for casual, meandering conversations over coffee as well.
With the growing culture of bureaucratic corruption being manifested openly today throughout the government of the so-called Human Rights Protection Party, it seems inevitable that we’re reminded one more time about what the late MP and lawyer, Dr. Asiata A.V. Sale’imoa Va’ai, had written in connection with this very topic, obviously in the belief that his views would be publicly made one day when the need to do so arises.
We live in a sick nation. There is no doubt about that. All you have to do is check out our non-communicable diseases statistics and you will see just how bad it is.
Here is the good news. Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi instructed Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, to proceed with the necessary groundwork to set up a Sex Offenders Register.
Common sense has prevailed at long last. We are talking about the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the ridiculous second lot of charges against Police Commissioner, Fuiavaalili Egon Keil.
The government’s attitude towards Ele Opeloge’s historical Olympic medal – in particular its stingy reaction to talk about a monetary reward - highlights everything that is wrong with this country today.
Here’s a Monday thought. Tourism in Samoa – contrary to what the government will have you believe - is a stagnant swamp.
Some might have been wondering why the Samoa Observer was not represented at the Media Council Meeting last week, where members of the council were appointed, and their photograph was subsequently published in this paper’s edition yesterday.
Dear Editor, Re: Give to Caesar what belongs to him “What happened to the lauded “sanctuary” my man?” And what happened to a single question I asked and you couldn’t answered?
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…In a U.S. national spelling contest, an 11-year-old girl was asked to spell a certain word.
Every day, social media, the news and television bombard us with both facts and fiction on different events happening worldwide.
JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.
The horsemen left King Giuki’s burg at dawn, riding out through the forest to the distant mountains beyond.
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