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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Why the Chairman of National Council of Churches is wrong about human rights

Last month, the Chairman of the National Council of Churches, Deacon Kasiano Leaupepe, blamed human rights for the deteriorating state of violence in Samoa.

Letters to the Editor

Congratulations on your appointment and hope that your taking over the helm of the ship will ensure that USP as an Institution will remain afloat and not sink into the depths of the Pacific Ocean.

Re: Joseph Parker floors Flores I absolutely disagree with this win. Our man was so tired, still old style, hanging on the shoulders of Flores, warned of punching the balls of his opponent, knocked Flores down after he punched for the second times Flores’ balls while his opponent stopped fighting and gave signal to the referee that our man was punching his balls again.

Re: How many more millions will this country continue to waste I agree. In particular, that World-Bank funded West Coast Road west of Vaitele to Faleolo, there was been planning and talk and consultation and more planning and more talk and more consultation about that bloody road since 2012 yet only the bare minimum has been done to rejuvenate this road until now.


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Lumepa Hald

Opinions. They are wretched things. World is full of them.

It’s late night. Three a.m. Times like these are sacred. Except for the swirling fan, the sound of rain and darkness outside is revolving.

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Emily Fruean 2018 Dux NUS Foundation Year

The end of one chapter and the beginning of another

A muamua le viiga o le Atua, auā o le fa’amoemoe ua taunu’u o le lā’au lea o le soifua. Ua savinifaapunuomanu ai lagona o lenei aso auā o lea ua a’e i fanua le faiva o le manusina sa ta’atiu I ā’au mamao ma ua tepa ai nei i ‘ula, ua taga’i i ‘ula, ua tago foi i ‘ula le asō. Ia tumau pea lona vi’iga e lē aunoa.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

Equitable and efficient Paris Agreement critical for everyone

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this ACP/EU Ministerial working lunch ably supported by our partner – The European Union.

Between the Lines

P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.

No media The British American Tobacco Company, previously known as Rothmans, celebrated a milestone at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum last night. It was their 40th birthday in Samoa.

Is this Samoa’s Manu Samoa? Two issues stand out like a sore thumb in the selection of the Manu Samoa. Firstly, there is not a single player picked from the competitions in Samoa.

Think a Minute

Think a minute… A school teacher was complaining about a little boy in her class who was not showing any interest in learning. She said: “David will not do his school work. He’s not even motivated to try!” But that same boy, David, will jump out of bed early in the morning to go fishing or play with his friends. He just needs the right motivation.

Street Talk

Lupesoliai Parker is back

Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s third round knockout of American-Mexican heavyweight boxer Alexander Flores last Saturday night in Christchurch, New Zealand got him back into the winner’s circle. Our reporter Soli Wilson talks to members of the public on what they thought of the victory.

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Fa’amoe Tauloa Filipo Laulusa, 40

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Fonomaaitu Viliamu Taimalie, 53


Kuata Amosa, 43


Malala Luapo, 20


Vaigalepa Palasi Tuiletufuga, 67


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