Com­mu­ni­ca­tion key to peace at home

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It is good that fam­i­lies are be­ing proac­tive in in­form­ing Po­lice when their loved ones are over­due re­turn­ing home.

The Po­lice then so­licit the help of the me­dia which in­forms the pub­lic. A girl re­ported miss­ing last week has re­turned safely to her home.

She was stay­ing with rel­a­tives. While we are happy she is safe, it was to­tally ir­re­spon­si­ble of her not to have con­tacted her fam­ily that she was not com­ing home that night. She caused anx­i­ety among her rel­a­tives when they did not Across the wa­ters in Samoa they like to por­tray their coun­try as peace­ful - and com­pete with Fiji as a hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion. But right now Samoan tourism is reel­ing. An Aus­tralian cou­ple have gone pub­lic with the hor­ror from their Samoan hol­i­day. The Aus­tralian cou­ple were on the last night of their hol­i­day when a se­rial prison es­capee and rapist got into where they were stay­ing at a re­sort. He tied up the hus­band and wife then raped the woman while her help­less hus­band watched. They told how the thug had a long record of crime and es­cap­ing from the Samoan prison sys­tem. Even since be­ing caught and re­turned to prison af­ter this crime he has es­caped again. Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional me­dia out­lets have high­lighted this hor­rific story. The dam­age is grow­ing.

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