Roughly a year or two ago, the idea of introducing Samoa to a Casino was floating around and many people were against it. Still are against it. However, there is always two sides to every idea…two or more.
On the left, we have the anti-casino people who have clearly voiced their concerns for Samoa and our people if a Casino became a reality.
Then on the right we have those who are trying to see past these concerns and see the positives to the idea. Which mainly revolves around the availability of more jobs for the people.
BUT - BIG FAT BUT: Although a Casino on island would generate more jobs, but apparently it’s law that locals who do not hold a foreign passport would be banned from entering the Casino to gamble. I know it’s for their own good but that in my eyeballs is straight discrimination. So we’re good enough to work in it, but we can’t enjoy it (It’s a grey area). Let’s not get started on the potential increase of other things which may be a problem with these Casinos…(Domestic violence etc etc).
The other thing is, on social media - there is a big fuss over Casinos in Samoa. Many of the comments are from those who DO NOT reside in Samoa. So I wonder, what do the locals living in Samoa think about the issue…
Samoa already gambles enough with Bingo …but this is a whole new ball game. Can the Prime Minister and whoever else is in power put their focus on improving our health system and other systems before they put all their energy in keeping Samoa up in the ’21st century’ with these bullgarkz establishments that aren’t on top of the priority list please.
The next time you visit Samoa, you’ll be greeted by this new upgraded Duty Free area! About time too…Now if only the bottle allowance increased to at least 2 bottles ;) Time will tell…I mean we already have a flippin Casino in the country which opened up yesterday at Aggies!
Aaradhna at the Ray of Hope concert last night! Photo credit: SIDS - Savaii
One line in particular which had my ears ringing from my conversation with my Mum in Samoa was: “Su’e fa’alelei se ko’alua e kele gi kupe” (Find a proper husband with heaps of money).
Now to us, that would be funny because she said it in a joking manner and it’s just something they say sometimes, but to an outsider, they’d probably think my Mother was wanting me to be a gold digger bahaha.
Love my Mum!
Whoever took Hunny Bill Williams’ undies is probably in heaven right now bahahaha!
This guy and his tweets…the ‘Must be a Samoan thing’ should offend us but it’s more funny than offensive hahaha.
Maua le laki a seisi gei po ;)
At least he made someone else’ day right? Even if they were stolen hahaha
Tradition and Culture! Find it at Seabreeze Resort in Aufaga, Samoa. <3
Sonny Bill Williams is currently in Samoa. He’ll be at the City Ceremony 12pm this Monday (18/08/2014) at the Samoa Tourism Village. He’s here to promote Rugby League to the local schools and communities.
Alu iai si o’u kei! :) Welcome back to the homeland home boy!