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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

That does sound desperate, doesn’t it?

The war of words between the lone Opposition voice in Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, and the Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, over the state of the government’s financial affairs has been interesting to follow. Whether you and I agree or not, the issue being debated is important and we believe we should all take notice.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Open letter to the S.R.U A Samoan family having no families in Samoa? A sure sign of long lost connection with your roots which could have been a lot different outcome with your son had he stayed with families.

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa Coconut Clusters responsds I agree with you. The pharmaceutical companies, the meat industry, sugar companies, basically the big bad food cartel, sponsor many of these so-called health bodies and fund their “research”.

Dear Editor, Re: Mistreatment of young player These things happening at the S.R.U is nothing new. The mistreatment of Sons of Samoa by S.R.U has been going on for many, many years. We just never hear of it.

Columns

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Emily Dunn

The summer of a lifetime: My unforgettable experience of Samoa

At the risk of sounding cliché, five weeks ago I could never have imagined the opportunities and incredible experiences that coming to Samoa would give me.

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Jorim-Paul Phillips

Spare change?

Change is inevitable. It is encouraged, but often unwanted. You may embrace it or you may hate it, but the fact still remains that you have to and will continue to undergo the wonders of change.

Samoa commits to address security challenges

I welcome you all to our shores for the 20th Pacific Immigration Directors Conference.

Between the Lines

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

ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY It was wonderful to see instant and very positive feedback to the ‘Clash of the Colours’ promotion of the Blues-Reds rugby game on the evening of June 2 at Apia Park.

The righteous thing The Ministry of Revenue is not the most popular of government Ministries right now. That’s for sure.

Think a Minute

Think a Minute…Someone said: “Death is the worst part of life!” A famous entertainer once said: “I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens!” Unfortunately, when it’s our time to die we don’t have any choice but to be there!

Street Talk

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:

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

Toamua

Iese Faleafa, 16

Samauga

James Tavana, 47

Vailoa

Joe Kaleopa, 17

Tulaele

Kini Kini, 26

Vaimea

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