Monthly Archives: July 2017

Freedom of Information Law in Samoa

About a month ago the Samoa Observer ran an article written by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu about the status of the Freedom of Information Law in Samoa. The Samoa Law Reform Commission (S.L.R.C.) is looking at the need for a Freedom of Information … Continue reading

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How the Masi Dived for a Sunbeam

Our next legend comes from the Solomon Islands. Although the story is a bit on the macabre side, it is a very unique tale from one of the most mysterious island nation in the world. The legend was found in … Continue reading

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Women and Art in Fiji

A couple of months ago The Fiji Times Online ran a story written by Matilda Simmons that I thought was interesting and would like to summarize for you. The article was titled “Woman Power in Art” and was about an artist … Continue reading

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Cook Islands Culture to Be Showcased at Cultural Center in Hawaii

The Cook Islands News reported that the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) in Hawaii has been working with the Cook Islands government and Church of Latter-day Saints leaders for the past year to showcase a group of 17 Cook Island Maori performers … Continue reading

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The Greedy Giant and Palau

The Palau Islands in Micronesia is the setting of our next featured legend. It tells the story on how the islands of Palau were formed. Today, the Palau island chain consists of about 200 islands located in the western Pacific … Continue reading

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Tongan Women Use Cultural Values to Build Strong Leadership

The Matangi Tonga Online recently published an inspirational article highlighting Tongan women who use their cultural values and upbringing as a framework to build strong leadership in their workplaces. Master of Business Studies graduate Seluvaia Malua-Paea interviewed women working in a … Continue reading

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Keeping Traditions Alive in Niue

Radio New Zealand recently published an interesting article that told how artists in Niue are using their skills to help preserve culture and traditions under threat after mass emigration. The island’s population declined towards the end of last century, leaving … Continue reading

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