26 Sep 2011

Pays delayed for American Samoa government workers

5:51 am on 26 September 2011

Hundreds of American Samoa government employees who receive their pay by direct deposit are angry and frustrated because their paycheques are not in their bank accounts.

The money should have been there at midnight Friday but as of noon yesterday, their accounts have not been credited.

One radio station, KHJ News, was bombarded with calls from employees asking if it knew the reason for the delay.

The Treasurer Magalei Logovii could not be reached for an explanation.

Our correspondent says bars and restaurants which had been heavily promoting Manu Samoa drink and meal specials still had a good turnout.