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Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

Samoa AND Singapore? No, he’s not. Or is he?

It's a relief to have the coach of our National Sevens team clear up any questions about him running a High Performance Academy in...

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...

Breastfeeding warriors

This is World Breastfeeding Week which seeks to promote, protect and support breastfeeding by anyone, anywhere and at any time. As a woman who's breastfed...

Who’s responsible for Samoa’s “persistent culture of violence”?

The Family Violence Survey results released last week at a public consultation by the MWCSD are disheartening. We have a ‘persistent culture of violence...

Our Samoan ‘national character’ – about so much more than being Christian

Last week my daughter's teacher told the class that the constitutional amendment to make Samoa officially a 'Christian nation' was a good thing and...

I don’t know you – but thank you for being brave enough to report...

She was a year older than my daughter. A student at University, one of the first from her aiga to study at tertiary level....

What do 40% of women in Samoa want for Mother’s Day?

10 May, 2017. Samoa - If the exuberant social media adverts are to be believed, than your mother wants plants, flowers, a new puletasi, a...

Some questions about a student’s rights vs a school’s rights.

The story of a bright young man's struggles with his high school of choice, Faatuatua Christian College, raises for me, some interesting questions. Especially...

Who is monitoring finance companies and moneylenders? – Nobody.

I went to Tafaigata Prison last week. My first time. I was only there for an hour and a half. But I was apprehensive,...

Is there room here for gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans Samoans?

I attended a media workshop last week hosted by the Samoa Faafafine Association on fair, accurate and inclusive reporting on Fa’afafine and Fa’afatama, as...