Former Speaker Of Parliament:  La'aulialemalietoa Leuatea Schmidt and Speaker Of Parliament:  Tole'afoa Leaupepe Fa'afisi. Photos/Misiona Simo

Former and current Speaker in verbal spat

The Speaker of Parliament, Tole’afoa Leaupepe Fa’afisi, and former Speaker, La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Schmidt, were involved in a heated exchange when Parliament convened yesterday morning. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi was also involved, where he accused the former Speaker of being arrogant and high minded.

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Poor Prime Minister Tuilaepa!

Poor Prime Minister Tuilaepa! We really do feel for him. As the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.), he must be running out of excuses in a bid to appease members of the public who are obviously upset and angry about the performance of our national teams. It doesn’t help that he leads a broke Union where he is then required to front up to the nation and beg for more money.

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Dear Editor, Re: China, U.S. and Trump I've been longing to hear from you my friend on your take on this issue.

Dear Editor, Re: Church implores govt This is a very unfortunate state of affairs with both groups. I am not a supporter of the P.M and his Cabinet, but I support this tax if it only applies to the so-called monthly "ALOFA".

Dear Editor, Re: There is no proof As a Samoan and U.S. citizen, I find it hard to listen to any of the P.M's comments. How on earth did this man get to the position that he is in? Did you guys really vote this guy in?

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