4 Aug 2011

Small post office in American Samoa spared from being closed down

11:56 am on 4 August 2011

A small post office in American Samoa has been spared from being closed down, as part of a nation wide move by the U.S. Postal Service to cut costs.

The Pago Pago Post Master, Aneterea Ioane, told state run KVZK-TV that he was informed by a committee charged with assessing the closure of post offices that the post office in Leone village was among the targeted ones for closure.

However, Aneterea told the committee the Leone post office is very new and with a growing population, American Samoa needs this second post office.

The Leone post office was dedicated this year and replaces the one that was destroyed in the 2009 tsunami.