What we feared would happen one day in this country is unfolding before our very eyes. With Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s administration acquiring such political power over the years turning Parliament into a one-party state, they perhaps thought they are so powerful no one would ever dare to question their decision-making, let alone stand up to them.
Dear Editor, If there is one good thing about a one party state, it is that it has the political muscle to deal with institutions and individuals who are so used to privilege and special treatment that they think they are above the law.
Dear Editor, Re: Church defiant Well, if Rev. Vavatau feels so strongly about it, take the matter to Court and argue that the constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion is being breached by the government. I would love to see how he gets on when all the other churches in the country have no objection to this law.
Dear Editor, Re: P.M. on church tax The logic behind taxation of pastors would have been funny if it wasn’t stupidly outrageous. The govt’s arrogance may eventually spread out to include the matai’s lafo in the norm of Samoan culture.
As we all very much know, having a job is or must be an integral part of our everyday life. We all yearn for one. That is for sure. What we don’t know is, how do we go about getting “our” job. Period. That is the purpose of this article.
Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i
Samoa in 1998 accessed the Convention to Combat Desertification or Land Degradation.
My friends, the PALM8 Summit has now begun. May I ask the leaders of New Caledonia and French Polynesia to stand up?
Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.
THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.
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.
The biggest denomination in Samoa, the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) has reportedly rejected the Government’s new law to tax the Head of State and Church Ministers. Although the church has yet to confirm its official position, reports from the Malua annual conference indicate that the church will continue to reject the law. Despite this, the Government has put out a notice that after 30 June 2018, they will start enforcing the law on people who continue to disobey. What do you think? Reporter, Adel Fruean asked members of the public today and this is what they said:
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