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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.

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

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between the lines

Make it relevant, P.M. Once again, the P.M. managed to deflect from his Government’s shortcomings and deliver a ridiculously rant.

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New Ministry mooted Do we need yet another Ministry? One wit has suggested the new ministry should be called M.O.F. - for Ministry of Fa’afetai!

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JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

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WHAT A TEASER! If the Samoa Rugby Union needed some publicity for the upcoming game to be held at Apia Park later in the year, the Auckland Blues rugby side gave it to them by defeating the Melbourne Rebels 56-18 on Thursday night.

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New airlines please

We really need another airline that is not affiliated to an existing one which is also flying in and out of Samoa. In other words, competition please, not a cosy relationship where you both maintain the status quo at the expense of the trapped customers

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First impressions

Let’s hope Samoa is not judged on first impressions because if it is, we are in deep trouble. The tail end of the hundreds of passengers arriving at the weekend on a full flight from N.Z. were subjected to close to a two hour wait to be processed.

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Just for a coffee? So here’s the thing. We know those vehicles with DC number plates are driven by mostly expats.

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Give us a break

Many people, especially women, would have had a chuckle at an opinion piece in the Sunday Samoan commenting on our P.M.’s exhortation that we need more babies. As well as Bronnie suggesting he have them himself, she spoke for over half the population when she said,

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A TOURIST’S VIEW

With a beautiful, cruise ship at Apia wharf and one which was berthed overnight, locals were intrigued to see a group of tourists on the Vaisigano Bridge gazing up stream.

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ENDANGERED SPECIES?

With the current shortage of teachers, the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture and the National University of Samoa are now facing a new problem - a shortage of applicants enrolling to join the primary teaching profession.

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QUERY FROM FACEBOOK Why is there an expiration date for data in Samoa?

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

So the entry point for English for aspiring teachers at N.U.S.has gone UP to 50% for 2017? What?

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O.M.G.

Talk about the need to “Keep calm and carry on”.

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YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

C’mon Land Transport Authority!

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Why so paranoid?

What is it with Ministers having high security cameras in their tiny waiting rooms?

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You have got to be kidding me!

With the latest reports and video postings involving some child vendors in a nasty incident of physical abuse of an individual, it was astounding to hear a response from the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fauono Talalelei Tapu reported in the Weekend Observer.

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Maybe we’re unique?

A friend of the B.T.L. was at the front desk of one of Samoa’s prestige hotels when he overheard a funny commotion.

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Government vehicles

My challenge to all the current C.E.O.s is to buy their own vehicles and ask for your transport allowance from the government.

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Editorial

Tourism, stray dogs, and Prime Minister Tuilaepa

No one doubts Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s incredible sense of ingenuity. Indeed, it seems as if his mind is everywhere at the same time so that you just cannot catch it, no matter how hard you’d try.

Letters to the Editor

Sharing the knowledge

Dear Editor Re: Inspired by his father’s stories Malo Faumui le tauata’i ma le saili malo! It is always good to see the desire of many to share the cultural knowledge and privilege they have been exposed for the betterment of current and future generations! May God bless you in all your future endeavours!

Street Talk

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Learning in schools: Samoan? English or both?

Fetalai Tuilulu’u and Aruna Lolani asked the people on the street whether they thought their kids should be taught in Samoan, English or both languages Here are their thoughts:

Think a Minute

The human machine

Think a minute…Can you imagine life without machines? If we didn’t have cars, buses, telephones or radios, we’d be lost without these basic machines we use every day.

Columns

ANZAC: Lest we forget!

Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The fire burnt low in the hearth but the servant women made no move to add fuel to it.

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