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Mata'afa Keni Lesa

Rejection of pregnant women heartless and condescending

It’s a hard one to accept – let alone comprehend. It’s difficult really to figure out what drives the decision making by some leaders of American Samoa. One day they are screaming from the top of the hill that we are one, the next they’re downright unkind.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, If someone has the same thought that I have that Samoa is heading to the wrong direction then this discussion could be a helpful message for that person. Samoa really needs help right now and therefore right now is the good chance and the right time to start figuring out what our beliefs are and why we believe our beliefs in order to change the direction of Samoa to a better one.

Dear Editor Re: P.M. says Poly debt is paid Yeah right Stui? Where is the proof? Give us the numbers and receipts?

Re: Samoa, tax haven and dirty money Money is always clean - to swipe all as undeserving to pay as less taxes in high tax jurisdiction is tomfoolery.

Columns

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Lumepa Hald

Where is our dignity?

When I read poetry, in my solitude, I often think of my love for my country and yours too. I think of the beauty of it, and how the essence of it all is a sweet caress on a troubled mankind’s forehead.

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Orlando Huaman*

Breadfruit tree has many uses

This article deals exclusively with the food uses of the breadfruit then and now. THEN. Back in the early Polynesian times, when the breadfruit reached these islands they used just about everything needed to survive.

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Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi

Le Tofā Taofiofi: The Wisdom of Restraint

Ladies and gentlemen, good evening. 

Between the Lines

LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.

SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.

YOU’RE THE BEST! Admiration and thanks to the school pupils, supervised by teachers, for manning the pedestrian crossings near schools and keeping their many fellow students and drivers safe on our roads.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…This is a true story about a man named Paul whose brother gave him an early Christmas present. It was a brand new car! A few days later, Paul was leaving work to go home on Christmas Eve.

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