31 May 2011

American Samoa government to take over shipyard

8:05 am on 31 May 2011

The American Samoa governor, Togiola Tulafono, has established, through an executive order, the Shipyard Services Authority, the government entity that will run the government owned shipyard.

The shipyard, which has been subleased by MYD Samoa for the past 4 years, will be turned over to the government tomorrow afternoon.

This comes after a ruling by an American bankruptcy court.

The Authority's board will be chaired by Carlos Sanchez, who's been the governor's representative for fisheries issues for a long time.

Other board members includes David Robinson, the former chairman of the local Chamber of Commerce and the private sector representative on the board.