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Travel to Fiji via Hawaii and the Mainland may have come to a standstill with Covid, but the good news is that after 35 years Ron Wright’s masterpiece, On Fiji Islands, has been republished by Eland Books. Wright, a Canadian, is a travel writer...
This is a basic reason why medicine does not emphasize lifestyle or other cultural causes of disease. How can doctors tell patients to not do things that they themselves do?
Sydney Ross Singer Medical Anthropologist Director, Good Shepherd Foundation There are a lot of things which I hate about people. I’m sure many people feel the same, and have their own list of things they hate about people. 
In December 2020, Kaiya Mack launched her first music video and single featured on Reggae Ville titled  “Last Christmas” the Reggae remix, where she has already raised over $5,000 for Ronald McDonald House charities and at the same time being featured alongside the likes of Reggae Superstar...
I recall the night that Donald Trump was elected president. I was covering election night with a colleague, continually updating with the startling results as they came in. To my surprise, my normally benign colleague was pumping the air with his fists and his...
I was listening to speeches being made at the United States Senate during the tallying of the electoral college votes. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) was speaking. Suddenly, he was whisked away mid-speech, without explanation, as lawmakers were herded away by officials.
Recently, a sharply divided Hawaiian Homes Commission sent to Governor Ige a legislative proposal to allow limited casino gaming on Hawaiian homelands. As Civil Beat reported, commission chair William Aila put the proposal forward as a revenue opportunity at a time when government needs...
Watching the Sunday news program can sometimes actually be an education. What a surprise to hear a Republican Representative state that Americans don't need a stimulus check! I cannot imagine what world he was living in. Perhaps it is because the...
The path leading to how to fix our battered economy has taken some crazy twists and turns. Governor Ige, first, announced that he will furlough all state workers for two days a month to chop down the expenses required in state government.
  Sydney Ross SingerMedical AnthropologistDirector, Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease  Many diseases are caused by our culture, and are reinforced by habit, custom, and unspoken social pressures. To prevent these lifestyle, or culturogenic diseases, we need to radically change...