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Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018

The root of depression in the Samoan culture

Re: When you can't just get over it, then what? Some of these socio-economic and cultural stresses and above all expectations are seemingly unrealistic for...

When you just can’t “get over it”, then what?

Growing up in a Samoan family, it was normal to hear things such as “depression isn’t real” or “it’s all in your head, get...

Samoa bans plastic – so then what?

The news that Samoa will ban single-use plastic and straws in 2019 is certainly good news for the environment and a no-brainer for helping...

Do we really need ANOTHER sports facility at Tuanaimato?

The announcement that China will fund a new multi-centre sporting facility ahead of the Pacific Games next year certainly sounds exciting. Everybody loves flash...

“May we all seek to see the hidden treasure beneath the wrapping paper.”

Re:  Samoa's adored Miracle Baby passes away What a beautiful article… I am near in a puddle of tears…humbled that the Lord brought Preshie’s (Miracle) plight...

No Ula During Graduations is The ‘Way to Go’

Re: "Ula-Free" Graduations the New Reality? I teach in a school district where lei or ula are not worn during the graduation ceremony. However, family and...
An Opinion-Editorial by Meg Taylor, DBE, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum and Pacific Ocean Commissioner

Why we must Know Our Ocean

This week we are all encouraged to know our ocean as the world marks World Ocean Day on the 8th June. As Pacific Islanders, we...

US Marines in Samoa – a time of change and great upheaval

Re:Stories of Samoan women and US Marines during wartime My mother, Lupelele Iosefa, was a nurse in American Samoa during WWII where American wounded military...

Who wants a building that reminds of palagi evil deeds towards Samoa?

Re: Another Samoan landmark could soon become "history" Bring it down. Put up a new building that resembles Samoa of today. Memories of any colonial buildings...

Malu and Pe’a have lost their traditional symbolism and significance

Re: 20 of the Best Malu Pics on Instagram Malu and pe'a - notably the former - have lost much of their traditional symbolism and significance.  Today,...