21 May 2007

American Samoa's Attorney General to stay on Power Authority Board

6:07 am on 21 May 2007

American Samoa's attorney general, Fepuleai Afa Ripley, will remain board chairman of the government-owned American Samoa Power Authority.

Samoa News reports that the board has agreed to keep Fepuleai as board chairman until a replacement is found.

The newspaper quotes ASPA general counsel, Mike Keyser, as saying that Fepuleai handed in his resignation to avoid any conflict of interest and to focus 100 percent of his time as the territory's attorney general.

However, the board decided to keep Fepuleai for his assistance in several important matters that have been pending over the past year.

Mr Keyser told Samoa News that there is no conflict of interest with Fepuleai serving a board chairman and as attorney general.