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Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

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...

“Get rid of those Chinese in Samoa”

“Kill that stupid Chinese, he’s not deserve to be alive.” “Get rid of those F Chinese in Samoa. Give them a hiding and sent them...

“This is the people’s Parliament”

Apia, Samoa. 9 March, 2017. Editorial. I can remember as a child, going with my father to our village at Lefaga so he could...

People asking – how can they help the children at SVSG?

Since the publishing of Michelle Gilbert's story, we have received many messages from people wanting to share their own experiences with SVSG that are...