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Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

Why Samoa sex workers, Fa’afafine and men-who-have-sex-with-men are our most vulnerable groups

The Pacific multi-country mapping and behavioural study on the HIV and STI risk vulnerability among key populations in Samoa identifies men who have sex...

Why I give Trump’s presidency an ‘A’ grade so far.

I was asked to grade the Trump presidency by a good friend of mine, and as I sat down to think about it, I...

Building a more inclusive and equitable Pacific for all persons with disabilities

I was extremely fortunate to be part of the team from Nuanua o le Alofa and volunteers from Samoa which co-hosted the Fifth Regional...

It starts with “failure in the home” – Samoan ‘gang youth’ sent here from...

My thoughts about the New Zealand Herald article on a study conducted by Dr. Gisa Moses Faleolo of Massey University about Samoan youngsters who...

O a’u o le Samoa. Samoan today, tomorrow, forever.

Not only do we struggle to be accepted by foreigners, sometimes we have trouble being accepted amongst our own.  In 1976 Albert Wendt wrote...

The years that define us

Samoa is a relatively young country and it’s not too hard to look back and read about or research key events that shaped our...

It’s Christmas Time Again Samoa!

The air-condition dial in the office is set at 24 degrees centigrade, but on a very hot day like today, you can feel the...

SFW16 and beyond: A view from behind the scenes

Earlier this month I had the privilege of being called home to serve and support my fellow sisters, the Samoa Fa’afafine Association (SFA) Inc...

Reflections on the National Fa’afafine Forum in Samoa.

On 4 Sept 2016, the Samoa Observer published an article about how the reigning Miss Health Samoa Fa’afafine 2016-2017 Percillia Mulinu’u Ulberg had pleaded...

This one thing could be killing your happiness

I have watched it closely all my life. I am conscious of it in myself and in other people. I am cautious of it; wary of...