26 Aug 2005

American Samoa restaurant plan jeopardises conservation grant

9:24 am on 26 August 2005

American Samoa is in danger of losing a US$50,000 grant if a plan to build a McDonalds restaurant in a National Park goes ahead.

The territory has applied to the Land and Water Conservation Fund Project Grant for funds.

But the National Park Service says that while the Territory's outdoor recreation plan does involve the redevelopment of the Utulei Beach Park but it does not include a McDonalds to be built in that area.