Re: Injustices in Samoa
Well said Dan, I can empathise with you well, and more of us need to speak up and perhaps band together to do something about the situation ourselves (peaceably of course), since it’s gone on for so long, is getting worse and no one in authority will do anything to quell this cancer except the Samoa Observer.
I think the Editor has hit the nail on the head.
We’re not exactly welcomed into the Samoan society with tea and scones, but subjected to the indignity of coming home to a wrecked and ransacked house, robbed of possessions, with the annoyance and cost of replacement and set up. But worst of all, to be beaten if at home, perhaps stabbed/slashed with a machete and of course we all know that rape and sexual assaults have occurred to ladies in these rented homes, with brutality to boot.
We come with expectations of an idyllic lifestyle for us and our loved ones among lovely people, only to have those seemingly deluded expectations shattered.
The police and matai seem indifferent to doing anything as you indicated, with the situation getting worse, even though they thought they were getting Mr. Super Cop Commissioner who would stop the rot, but has failed miserably and doesn’t even seem to have a plan for crime prevention.
Such is life in Samoa at the moment, but let’s hope things will improve for everyone, as it is a beautiful place with some really good people.