What the government needs to focus on

Dear Editor, Very interesting to read about the Minister of Communications and Information Technology’s Cable vision. It’s great that Samoa will get all this internet capacity, but beyond the promise of cheaper internet for local users, we need to be realistic about the potential for all of these add on industries and opportunities.

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Timing is everything

Re: Many questions about air transport If the signs align according to the P.M.’s crystal ball of where the curvature of the crossing over of the new cycle in business is the right timing, then I wouldn’t argue with the P.M. on this notion.

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An opportunity for Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa bids for Pacific Games A missed opportunity for Tonga but for legitimate concerns due to financial issues.

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The reality for us and the Games

Dear Editor, Re: Let’s back our Polynesian brothers Jeepers, one day I am dealing with extreme anti-government fanatics and the next I am dealing with extreme pro-government fanatics like you Bruin. I am not trying to talk down the country.

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Church should teach holy Science

Dear Editor, Re: Jubilee Church costs $17.3m “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Protestantism is the child of the mother church, Catholicism. The pillar in the front of the building represents the male phallic, the symbol of creation.

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The truth about the middle class

Dear Editor, Re: The government, truth and sex workers I will explain my rational. The business class/private owners of industry create the working class not the middleclass.

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It is written

Re: Better to speak broken English It is written... “rebuke a wise man and he loves you, rebuke a fool and he hates you...”

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Let’s have a free and fair election

Dear Editor, Re: Unregistered voter convicted and fined What about the PM’s village? Do voters in the PM’s village still have to register even though the PM stands alone in his district unopposed and already guaranteed the winner?

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An embarrassment

Re: General Secretary tells Samoa Observer to go away The church is now acting like the government. The church should promote inclusive of all media personnel. They may disagree with the stories that were written, but they are verifiable and accurate.

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Samoa and Tahiti

Re: Samoa should back Tahiti for Games Jeffery, where do you see Samoa benefitting from lending their support to Tahiti? You obviously don’t have a slightest clue of what you are talking about.

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Lack of English understanding the biggest stumbling block

Dear Editor, When our three-year contract as Core Trainers for M.E.S.C’s New Bilingual Curriculum for primary schools ran out towards the end of 2013, we were directed to prepare reports on how each subject had progressed.

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An exemplary “bow”

Dear Editor, Re: Proceed with caution and the Pacific Games I doff my hat to Mr. Akilsi Pohiva of the Government of Tonga. There is absolutely no embarrassment in the having the “guts” to do what is right.

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Airfares of the future

Dear Editor, Re: Polynesian Airlines When Polynesian Airlines was flying internationally last time, it followed like a puppy dog air fares set by Air New Zealand. While that was not collusion, it was not competition either.

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Integrity is everything Rev. Vavatau

Dear Editor, There’s a saying which goes that no matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are how you treat people ultimately tells all.

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The relationship between E.F.K.S and the media

Dear Editor, Whilst it is pretty poor treatment for a journalist doing her job, the E.F.K.S could probably feel justifiable grievance about how every year at Malua fono time, the Samoa Observer seems to target the E.F.K.S in editorials and other coverage with the clear insinuation that the Malua conference is nothing but a grand waste of money at the expense of the so-called struggling masses of its membership.

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It’s pathetic coming from a church

Dear Editor, Re: Church General Secretary tells Samoa Observer to go away This is pathetic Vavatau! Whatever happened to the freedom of the press/media?

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The cost is astronomical

Dear Editor, So it’s opened. The E.F.K.S’s $17million building. This is an astronomical cost for a building with a 200 capacity. It appears the building is less than 10K sqm.

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My reading of the Virgin Samoa issue

Dear Editor, Re: Govt drops Virgin My reading of this article is that we, the travelling public, have the choice between the government not receiving the dividend payments or the passengers continuing to have access to cheaper fares.

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This is going south quickly

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. drops Virgin It’s kinda worrying to see that the Government is looking at restarting Poly’s international operation. I hope they’ve done their homework and hired the right people for the top positions.

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A load of rubbish

Dear Editor, Re: Minister Afamasaga criticises media What a load of bull crap from the minister to blame the media for its failure to lodge a bid for a maintenance vessel to offload cables at the wharf.

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Editorial

Praise from the I.M.F and the simple plight of the poor

Well here’s the good news. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government is in the good books of the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F) so that today, the orgsanisation established to “ensure the stability of the international monetary system” only has great things to say about Samoa.

Street Talk

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

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:

Think a Minute

Training for parents (Part 2)

Think a minute…Yesterday we learned from the boiling frog that it is easy to become so accustomed and comfortable with our unhealthy parenting habits that we do not see the dangerous direction we are leading our kids.

Columns

Mothers Day

A Mother loves right from the start. She holds her baby close to her heart.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

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

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

Guttorm stooped down and took the wild flower gently between his thumb and forefinger taking care not to bruise it.

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