Propaganda tool

Re: Church keeps E.F.K.S TV It’s a Christian propaganda tool. They play the stupidest Christian themed movies and programmes. It may look like they are losing money but they are actually recruiting future donors to their church coffers with this ridiculous station and their ridiculous programs.

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The Queen pays taxes

Re: Church, taxes and head of State If the government will sustain the issue from the C.C.C.S, let the decision be fare with the L.D.S bishops not to tax them as well as other churches ministries.

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Political value

Dear Editor, I want to point out that the political system and economy are two different strains of the same. The entire economy is run on a market driven focus. The political system is run symptomatic communism.

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What’s in the Constitution

Dear Editor, Re: Taxing the Head of State Section 32 of the Land Titles Registration Act 2008 gives the government the right to tax all land registered under that Act.

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What might work for Samoa

Dear Editor, About Samoa’s negotiations with Fiji, I would suggest to make a bold move and Invest in a new business infrastructure by hiring people with the know how to restart the Polynesian Airlines brand.

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Bula vinaka Commodore Bainimarama!

Dear Editor, Interesting developments in Samoa with Samoa negotiating a deal with Fiji Airways for the future of Polynesian Airlines.

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Worker issues in Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Build things that count $2.30 an hour is low, but consider what sort of employees you get at the lower thresholds of pay. Usually we are talking young people not long out of school, looking for their first job, or older unskilled villagers because the rates are low outside of the urban areas.

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The Head of State, government and taxes

Dear Editor, Interesting editorial about the government’s tax plans and the Head of State. Thank you for raising the issue. In times of kings, like David, Solomon, Saul and so on. Kings were exempt from paying taxes. Why? Because people looked at them like gods.

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About Pastors and the taxes

Dear Editor, Re: Church rejects tax plan “This means, what’s been set aside for God and has been blessed for God should be for God. Those are sacred.” First, a pastor is not God. So where are these sacred things you set aside for God?

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The taxing of wages

Re: Church, taxes and Head of State I don’t agree in taxing wages because we’ve already been taxed several times with everything we buy. You go to the stores, you get taxed, to get gas or petrol you get taxed, you get taxed from stocks bonds and every investment you make, even when you die you get to pay estate taxes.

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Remember this?

Dear Editor Re: The rise of Tuilaepa as P.M. On 7 December 2011 Terry Bourke considered that without an independent public sector, an anti-corruption body capable of investigating corruption and prosecuting those found responsible for the corruption and an independent Electoral Commission and electoral act which

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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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Can someone explain?

Let’s be totally frank about this one. The idea that someone had worked at the nation’s busiest hospital for more than 19 years as a “doctor” before it was discovered he is only “a traditional healer” is not just alarming; it is absolutely shocking.

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

Finding a lost masterpiece

Think a minute…Did you know that you’re not one person, but three? The person you think you are, the person other people think you are, and the person you really are. One day a man was looking in a second-hand art shop.


Andy Warton, view of the Independence Swim of 2013.

Swim the Harbour of history

If only Apia Harbour can tell her story of the last 150 years. We would be mesmerised with the drama and the dramatics of Samoan history played out in her waters. No one would move until she has finished telling her story.

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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