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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

The bizarre and the ugly

Reading the Wednesday edition of your Samoa Observer newspaper sent chills down the spine. The headlines and stories on the first three pages alone were enough to send a shock wave throughout Samoa with the suggestion that a terrible illness has invaded this society.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Parliament and the Head of State Again the people have no choice but to put a majority of H.R.P.P in power that will never vote against the P.M. because of that pathetic election rule that allows five H.R.P.P people to run in one district.

Dear Editor, Re: Airport emergency drill While you are at drills Mr. Manager of S.A.A, invent a drill to remove that stupid security officer who stands at the door of the departure lounge writing down every serial number of every boarding pass of every passenger that goes through.

Dear Editor, Re: In response to sex scandals and the Catholic church I’m a little confused. The title is: “In response to sex scandals and the Catholic church,” but I didn’t read anything addressing that horrific issue.

Columns

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Orlando Huaman*

Such partnership is essential

Did the Minister of Agriculture just realize that it is “essential” for both to work together?

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Maiava Iulai Toma

Family Safety Research Report

I am pleased to be part of the launch this morning of the Family Safety Research Report. For one thing I am grateful for the research and I wish to congratulate all involved.

Because of you, Lani

White sea birds call us to silence And the sea reaches down into the starless skies of Pulotu

Between the Lines

7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?

WE DON’T GET IT How exactly does the Minister of Education’s suggestion of “implementing Christian values within families and villages” solve the situation of alarming numbers of students dropping out of school at an early age (under 14 years of age)?

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

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Edwin Thomas was one of the greatest actors in the 1800’s. He became world-famous for his acting performances in Shakespeare’s plays. Edwin’s two brothers, John and Junius, were also actors, but they were not as talented as Edwin.

Street Talk

Should the P.M.’s term be limited?

Do you think there should be a limit on the number of terms for the Prime Minister? The question has surfaced following the government’s decision to change the Head of State after two terms in office. Deidre Fanene asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Tina Vaipua

Magiagi

Penina Gasē

Matautu

Jolly Ulumoto

Lauli'i

Kimberly Motu

Faleasiu

Moe Lei Sam

Taufusi

Pouli Faapouli

Utualii

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