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Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

A stolen child’s search for cultural identity

15 March, 2018 – The story of Katarina Henretty’s formative years echo heartache and loss. In an interview with Samoa Planet, Katarina said, “I was...

Live your truth – with hope, faith and courage.

Since the day I was sworn into the Army, there was only one thing that had ever crossed my mind - there was only...

Samoa Sex Talk: How to keep it hot.

Welcome to our first ever Sex Talk column! This week we're talking to Samoan couples from Samoa and around the world, about how to...

10 Fun, Fabulous, Nearly-Free Samoa Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine's Day is coming up! Yes it's a palagi invention. And yes, most of us old-timers were raised in that generation that says, 'O...

What type of Makeki Online Shopper are you?

7 February, 2018. The Makeki Online Facebook page has become Samoa’s top online trading platform. Over 40,000 members buy, sell, advertise and trade on...

Why we must ask: Who is missing? Whose voice is being silenced?

“There’s really no such thing as the voiceless. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.” Arundhati Roy. Several months ago, I received an all-expenses...

“You do you boo…” A new mum, and happy to be back at work...

There is something euphoric about eating your lunch in peace. I sat here eating mine thinking wow, this is AMAZING! I was able to...

The joy of reuniting – I sit here and reflect.

It's been 41 years since Filiomanaia Levaopolo Dr Akata Galuvao and her classmates walked the verandahs of Leifiifi Intermediate School. This week they are gathered...

When you know who you are

I remember watching the movie Moana and loving it for its beautiful depiction of my heritage. I found myself gaining a greater and much...

Public Theology and Domestic Violence in Samoa

Ou te faatalofa atu i le suafa o lo tatou Atua, le Tama, le Alo ma le Agaga Paia e pei ona fa’avae ai...