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Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa

“My blood has been spilt for Samoa. I am proud to give it” - Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III

The biography of Samoa’s freedom fighter, protagonist, patriot and successful entrepreneur, Ta’isi O.F. Nelson, is without a doubt a work of dedication and love. Titled Tautai, Samoa, World History and the Life of Ta’isi O.F. Nelson, it was researched and written by Patrician O’Brien, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of History, at the Australian National University.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Sorry PM, You Are Wrong With due respect to you Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, your comment on blaming the media for reporting incest and rape in Samoa is wrong.

Dear Editor Re: Hypocrisy at its best This is an embarrassment for our small Island Nation. We claim to be a Christian Faith Based Nation but we discriminate against others?

Dear Editor Re: Hypocrisy at its best Will banning “Asian” businesses in selected areas in Samoa actually help those consumers who rely on competitively priced goods that these businesses offer?

Columns

The foreword of Palemia; A Memoir*

Early in 2015, Dr Peter Swain paid me a courtesy visit at my office.

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Quenjule Slaven.

Attention Scholarship Wannabes

Planning to attend University in the States? Want some help with college tuition? You just might qualify for one of these crazy scholarship ideas. Starting in 1994, it was announced that:

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

P.M. backgrounds decision for Palemia publication

The Prime Minister delivered this speech on Thursday last week at his ‘Palemia’ book launch at Samoa House in Auckland,New Zealand.

Between the Lines

NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!

LATER! So the new Tanumalala Prison will be finished in about July next year? Correct us if we’re wrong, but did we not hear our Prime Minister inviting a certain 60 Minutes reporter, Liam Bartlett to the opening of the new prison in June this year?

LEARNING FROM OTHERS Oh no! First we got a lesson in rugby success from the visiting Flying Fijians and now we have to swallow our pride and learn from their successful airline, Fiji Airways.

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Do you wish you were somewhere else right now? At the beach? Away on a nice holiday? At Disneyland? Many of us spend a lot of our time wishing we were somewhere else.

Street Talk

Miss Samoa Pageants: Love them or hate them?

The Miss Samoa Pageant is billed as an event much more than simply a parade of physical attractiveness. There is a strong emphasis on confidence, culture, individual talent and general knowledge. Lizzy Hunt asked people to share their opinions about the pageant:

Luna Gautolu, 16

Faleula

Sione Mika, 19

Afiamalu

Noa Tavita, 24

Vaiusu

Hanievan Dulnuan, 33

Lalovaea

Liotofa Peii, 22

Salelologa

Wilson Mataeliga, 21

Afiamalu

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