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).

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Moving on

Eyes closed Head on my pillow Mind racing

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On the road to euthanasia

When thunder rumbles over his bed he doesn’t move. Does he hear it?

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Do not trust these People:

Men who have buried four or more wives. Shoplifters who compare prices before deciding.

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The blink of an Eye

Our morning is tethered to many small things; some have more weight than others:

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Omitted entries from Lonely Planet guides for Dene Barnes, Dubai

United Arab Emirates Blue traces of Luminol spray cover the smashed display cabinets;

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Honesty is showcasing your integrity, Honesty is inputting your flexibility.

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Head of State addresses American Samoa

We thank God for this beautiful day whereupon we have come to celebrate a historic moment in remembrance and prayer.

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Of turkey tails, Samoans, and how culture imbues food

Not long after World War II, US poultry firms began dumping turkey tails, along with chicken backs, into markets in Samoa. (Not to single out the United States, New Zealand and Australia are on record for having done the same thing with mutton flaps – sheep bellies – to the peoples of the Pacific Islands.)

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May your own tears reach the sea

The blue coral light of the Lalomanu Sea occupies my soul like a rose takes over the graves and their loneliness. I am swamped with the love of the ocean that broke me.

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How should we celebrate the day after Easter?

Every Easter should be about new beginnings of joy.

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What real love looks like

Inhaling the cool breeze, I stood at the top of the mountain taking in the enchanting and hypnotizing view laid there; like an antique in a museum –desirable and enviable.

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Lupesina Koro

Pacific students boosted in Sciences

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is honouring talented and hardworking Pacific STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students with the Toloa Tertiary Scholarship Awards’ celebration today.

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Future of Health: A Call for Leadership from the Western Pacific Region

With the election of the next Director General of the World Health Organization taking place in Geneva next month, member states across the Pacific have a unique opportunity to determine how healthcare will be governed for the next five years.

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God is good, Jesus Christ I doubt

The Easter holiday celebrations bring out the best in us, indigenous tagata Samoa.

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Taxes, death and the clergy

Taxes and death are said to be two things us humans cannot avoid in life.

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FOUNDER OF Y.M.C.A in Samoa: Tagaloa Fa’atautele Dennis John Oliver.

Farewell Tagaloa Fa’atautele Oliver! 13 August 1932 - 22 March 2017

In 2012, Dad wrote the last of his four published books, it was the story of his life and was called “Making A Difference”.

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You’re not forgotten

I hate this feeling Where I can’t cry when I’m sad

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Literally Literacy

There is nothing better than the smell of a good book. Opening up its pages and inhaling the pleasant aroma imbedded into the paper may be an oddity for most, but for us bookworms there is no greater smell.

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Brexit and the U.K. in Samoa

I am delighted to be making my sixth visit to Samoa. I am looking forward to speaking to my good friends in the Government, from across the country and from across Samoan society.

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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.

Between the Lines


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.

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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