Don’t forget tourists

Re: The scourge of theft in Samoa 

Tony, you describe the experiences of most of us new Samoans.

Someone once told me that Samoa is a country without a conscience. It is unfortunately true.

God fearing Samoans don’t seem to subscribe to the fundamental tenets of Christianity, the ten commandments, or about 5 or 6 of them at least. 

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Founded on God what a joke!

Theft is so acceptable that it is not prosecuted as any crime should. 

If we are to get all thieves charged and go through the court system, with many spending time in jail, there may be a change in the communities acceptance of this crime.

No one has mentioned the tourists who experience this as they are more likely to damage Samoa’s international reputation and hold back growth in our most important sector, tourism.

 

Kevin Hartin 

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