9 Oct 2012

American Samoan businessman says tourism not best answer

9:50 am on 9 October 2012

A candidate in the race for governor of American Samoa, doesn't believe tourism holds the best promise for economic development in the territory.

While businessman Tim Jones encourages tourism, he says it's largely dependent on the world economy and does not support building up an industry which the territory has no control over.

Mr Jones believes ocean thermal energy conversion technology is the answer for American Samoa and it would save the country millions a year in fuel purchases