THERE was no one to be seen as the mobile clinic team from Kaliai health centre approached shore although, on the black sand slope of a nearby mountain, there were a few houses.
Hillary, the skipper from Taveliai, anchored the boat and waded to the beach, signaling us to follow.
“Where are the people?” my colleague asked.
“We served them the notice a week ago,” said the skipper. “They know there will be a clinic today. They’re in hiding but will come out.”
His words surprised us. Where and why were they hiding?