17 Jan 2012

American Samoa governor on Hawaii visit

5:48 am on 17 January 2012

The Governor of American Samoa Togiola Tulafono has headed to Hawaii to meet the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs Anthony Babauta and Director of the Office of Insular Affairs Nikolao Pula.

Governor Togiola will also travel to the Big Island for a meeting regarding Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion and geothermal power development in Hilo.

While in Hilo, the Governor and First Lady Mary Ann Tulafono will also meet American Samoa students attending the University of Hawaii Hilo campus.

Governor Togiola will also travel to Kauai for a tour of the Breadfruit Institute, a laboratory under the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Lihue, which began exporting tens of thousands of breadfruit treelings last year to provide a sustainable food source.