A Nepalese woman who stood trial on child abuse charges was absolved from the alleged wrongdoing yesterday, as Superior Court Associate Judge Virginia Sablan-Onerheim rendered a not guilty verdict in the absence of substantial evidence.
Pacific Island cultures, from Yap to Hawaii, have traditionally placed great importance upon "the land." The land was sacred and all-important. The land represented the people itself. The land was the vital life force from which sustenance was ultimately derived.