Think of the Jubilee church

Dear Editor, Re: Church tax issues Reverend Vavatau and C.C.C.S. Church are the last people in Samoa to be giving advice on controlling spending. Have a look at the mirror Rev. Vavatau and the E.F.K.S. and you will find the huge cost overruns on the Fale Iupeli church ballooning out from what was supposed to be $2 million to having to get a $15 million loan from the people of Samoa (via the N.P.F.) to meet the overblown costs of the church

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Creating division in Samoa

Dear Editor, Re: Church vs Govt. The wedge that is purposely being driven to create division at the heart of Samoa is one that’ll cause “her” own downfall. Divide and conquer is plain evident and the self-righteousness of those who purport to be just and for the people are simply “acts” of foaming at the mouth and the gnashing of teeth at best.

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A load of rubbish

Dear Editor, Re: Doors at the new Airport What a bunch of rubbish. What liability? Samoa and the government own this airport and should be named on this so call insurance as well as its own assurance coverage hence forward.

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That was the cold truth

Dear Editor, Re: Vaccine experts urges parents “Be wary of rumours.” The almost immediate death of the two babies at Safotu was, tragically, not just a rumour; it was the truth.

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Church, Bible, authority and moral duty

Dear Editor, There is only one true church and that is the Catholic Church or the Universal Church that Christ established upon Himself in Israel. The first members and servants of the church are the twelve apostles or the twelve Disciples of Christ.

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Is Samoa really founded on God?

Dear Editor, In this debate, I like the E.F.K.S. position as it resonates with the cultural basis for our nation which when Samoa became independent it removed the taxing of faifeau carried out by the colonial powers.

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How the Government can save money through Associate Ministers and cars

Dear Editor Re: Control spending, E.F.K.S. advises Govt. I totally agree with this pastor on the Associate Minister position. What a colossal waste of taxpayer money.

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Preserving our culture

Dear Editor, I agree with the points raised in your story “Samoan cultural identity in danger.”

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How I overcame diabetes type 2

Dear Editor, Re: Changing lives, tackling diabetes After my diabetes type 2 diagnosis; I had typical symptoms of thirst, lethargy, severe tiredness, urinary frequency, hearing loss and ringing in the ears, vision problems, dehydration and weight gain.

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In response to truth in politics and Samoa today

Dear Editor, One of the most popular and basic questions being asked around the world today is, What is truth? Here is a very precise answer from the world’s most renowned authors, scholars and theologians, Truth is that which affirms proportionally the nature of reality as it is, and that which corresponds to reality as perceived by God, because God perception of reality is never distorted but it is a perfect perception of reality.

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The healing process

Re: What doesn’t make sense to me The healing process always starts with an admission of guilt but it will always come out regardless because people with weak hearts cannot hide the truth. Anyway it’s good to know that you’re looking after yourself with (Syphilis cream) and medication.

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What seizures tell us

Re: Child paralysis case The parent or guardian needs to find out from the hospital if the child received vaccines, when, and which ones specifically.

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It’s imperative for the Ministry of Health to allay public fears

Dear Editor, Re: MMR Vaccine & Samoa EPI Program It has been over a week since the tragic and sad events in Safotu and my deepest condolences to the families. It is imperative that the Ministry of Health completes its full investigations soon and be able to make an official statement to allay the public’s fears.

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Why they should pay their taxes

Dear Editor, The E.F.K.S. ministers should pay their tax as all other faifeaus are paying taxes. The Bible says “submit to the law of the land.” The Bible also talks about submitting to your leaders.

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Get understanding

Re: Truth in politics and Samoa today Malo Wendy. I thought before your truth is too small, now I doubt if there is any truth at all in what you believe in.

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Stui the man

Re: That’s what a fa’afafine would say Stui is the man. He knows what and how to counter silly comments made by those who have limited knowledge about central politics.

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Tuilaepa insulting the fa’afafine community when it suits him

Dear Editor, Re: “That’s what a fa’afafine would say,” Tuilaepa hits back The P.M. shows again what a fool he is with his fa’afafine statement. What on earth is he talking about?

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Let it go, Mr. Attorney General!

Dear Editor, I write regarding your news headline “Court queries A.G.’s request for an overseas Judge”. That also I had found, when the matter was originally mentioned that the Attorney General had to appeal the ruling by Justice Papali’i Rosella Viane for Fepulea’i Atila Ropati to be discharged without conviction:

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The E.F.K.S. and Tax Law

Dear Editor, There are a couple of enthralling things about the views of the E.F.K.S. Secretary and apparently those of the E.F.K.S. Council of Elders and the issue of the E.F.K.S. Faifeau’s to pay tax.

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About the truth

Re: Beliefs, politics and truth Your belief in your religious truth holds no evidence that it is in fact the truth. A biblical education is not necessarily a measure of whether one is educated or uneducated either. No more than it would make sense to refer to a Dr. of medicine as uneducated because he/she is not an expert in political theory.

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Editorial

Men of the hour: Rev. Vavatau Taufao, Olo Fiti Vaai and Prime Minister Tuilaepa

There is always a man of the hour. In this case, there are three men: Reverend Vavatau Taufao, Olo Fiti Vaai and Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, are names to think about today.Just when we thought politics in Samoa has become rather dull given the one-party state nature of our Parliament, along come some interesting developments that should make us all sit down and think.

Street Talk

Asiata Sataraka

Public speak on vaccines controversy

The death of two one-year-old babies last Friday following their vaccination at Savai’i has led to independent investigations by authorities and galvanized debate throughout the nation. Health experts have come out defending vaccinations while urging patience until the inquiries are completed. The public was asked if they have confidence in the health system and the health of their children.

Think a Minute

The Invisible Father

Think a minute…A 58-year-old man was sharing his memories of his father. His father had been a workaholic who was always busy with his job and his own personal interests. He never came to his son’s sports games or activities.

Columns

Samoa Airways – a brave decision or what?

It’s great for travellers like yours truly to compare airfares on line to find that Samoa Airways offers the cheapest fare for the Auckland to Apia route.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Go Samoa Airways Well Samoa Airways is getting some good press this week. Take this one from the only Cindy of Samoa who posted on Facebook about her wonderful experience flying our national carrier.

Sunday Reading

Rev. Dr. Upolu Lumā Vaai (PhD)

'Why a Pacific Philosophy Conference: Rewriting a Pacific Development Narrative'

On the 11-14th June 2018, the inaugural Pacific Philosophy Conference (I.P.P.C.) was held in Suva, Fiji. The Pacific Theological College, the University of the South Pacific, Pacific Islands Association of N.G.Os, and Fiji National University were the four hosting partners who sponsored the event.

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