BOOK REVIEW: Palemia: Tuila’epa Memoirs

Palemia – [Prime Minister] Tuila’epa’s Memoirs – out June 2017

Samoa’s Prime Minister has finally done it; published his memoirs. Due out in June 2017, I preview the book, knowing the man somewhat (having crossed swords with him when I lived in Samoa) as well as knowing the people and culture of Samoa. I also share what will NOT be in it, basically the contents of my book, Corruption in Samoa! [Read more…]

More Tuila’epa Media Gaffs

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuila'epa's final pose on the 60 Minutes programme

Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuila’epa’s final pose on the 60 Minutes programme

Somebody needs to tell the Samoan Prime Minister that he makes a fool of himself when he deals with foreign media, and fast. As Tuila’epa is ‘King Kong’ in Samoa and they are all scared of him, this will never happen, so I’ll step up to the mark and oblige. This post follows his disgraceful explanation and defence of the woeful prison services in 2015 and the terror of an Australian couple in Samoa 2015 at the hands of an escaped prisoner, a story recently run by 60 Minutes. [Read more…]

John Campbell vs PM Tuila’epa

I’m intrigued by the current spat between John Campbell and Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuila’epa. From what I’ve seen so far, my money’s firmly on the PM. I’ll eat humble pie and apologise to JC if I’m wrong! [Read more…]