This is slightly old news and certainly not good news.
Cuba and China are both making strong inroads in our region.
It has been confirmed that Samoa and Cuba have established diplomatic ties.
This follows reports from Havana which said Samoa had become the 186th nation to have diplomatic relations with Cuba.
The relationship was formally established last week in New York according to the acting chief executive officer for Samoan Foreign ministry Petila Sila.
Oh For A South Pacific Communist Free Zone.