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Members of the PatriotPrayer movement and Rose City Antifa clashed during protests at Waterfront Park in early August. (Sarah Silbiger/2017)

Oregon’s Asian and Pacific Islander leaders call to fight racism (Guest opinion)

BY DR. TOETU FAALEAVA and MARLEEN WALLINGFORD In 1862, Oregon required all black, Chinese, Hawaiian and multiracial people in the state to pay an annual...

Marijuana – a cash crop for Samoa?

Earlier this week, a young man was sentenced to 2 years in prison for possession of marijuana. A lot of it. The Judge pointed...

“The Samoan language is what identifies us…our heritage, our measina”

12 September, 2017. Samoa - According to Miss Samoa Victoria Inc, Adele Faasofia, proficiency in the Samoan language is vital in order to be “fully...

The Miss Samoa pageant – our culture on the brink of extinction!

Dear Editor, And once again the pageant has failed for the second time to produce the true origin and the true meaning of a PULETASI, the...

Our oceans are dying. Our people are dying.

7 September, 2017. Samoa - The following is a  presentation by Kaisarina Salesa with the Samoa National Youth Council in one of the sessions...

A Pacific Forum Gender Conference where a gender is missing?

7 September, 2017. Samoa -  I went to a self-proclaimed ‘Gender Conference’ at the Pacific Islands Forum, and left feeling a little confused. Full disclosure,...

E au le inailau a tamaitai” CEO inspires pageant contestants

The Chief Executive Officer and the President of SSAB Mrs Fiti Lafaele- Leung Wai was asked by the SEI (Samoa Events Incorporated) Chairperson Laeimau...

No woman actually WANTS an abortion.

So without even reading a health report that includes a recommendation to legalise abortion - our esteemed leader has rubbished it and emphatically said...

Re: Why cant fa’afafine get a malu?

Samoa is only one of the few countries in the world that acknowledge “FAFAFINE” as a third gender, Why? a. THEIR contribution to the society...
Vaiola College athletics team after their win at Apia Park. PC - Facebook

Three-time Sweeter for Vaiola

Once again, after months of gruelling preparation, the fruits of our collective labours bear victorious fruits as LDS- Church College of Vaiola captured the...