29 Aug 2011

No gain in daylight saving says Samoa opposition

1:35 pm on 29 August 2011

The Samoa opposition says daylight saving brings no economic advantages.

The shadow minister of finance, Afualo Dr. Wood Salele, says it's also an inconvenience for workers and the education system.

He says there's been no research pointing to any economic benefit from daylight saving.

But the assistant chief executive of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Unasa Iulia Petelo, says it looks likely daylight saving will continue this year.

She says there's been limited feedback on its success last year with some businesses saying workers tended to turn up late, but others appreciating the extra hour of daylight at the end of the day.

Daylight saving had been introduced on the assumption it'd save electricity and create more leisure time.