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Samoa
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017

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...
Abigail Havora, Miss PNG, Miss Pacific 2015 Photo credit: The Fiji Sun

Beauty with Purpose: We are the change.

Abigail Havora, Miss Pacific 2015 from Papua New Guinea gave her farewell speech at the 2016 Miss Pacific Pageant held here in Apia before...

The MOANA movie – and Mormons.

I am going to paraphrase the words of an educated man Jacob Fitisemanu in very simple English. If you are going to watch Moana to...
Frangipani/Pua, Photo credit - Cam Wendt

A pua by any other name…On the Miss Pacific Beauty Pageant

A week or so ago a friend of mine who hosts the Miss Pacific Islands 2016 called for questions for the Miss Pacific Islands...