28 Nov 2008

Samoa opts for daylight saving

4:49 pm on 28 November 2008

The Samoa Government has given the go ahead to daylight saving.

It says that from next year the country will put its clocks forward from the first weekend in October switching back at the end of March.

The Government says it will bring significant benefits, such as promoting energy conservation, increasing opportunities for leisure enhancing public health and safety and and economic growth.

It says it is a response to the need for national strategies to address the current worldwide crises in fuel and the higher costs of food.