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Monday is Presidents’ Day holiday

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has declared Monday, Feb. 18 a holiday in American Samoa in observance of Presidents’ Day, which is also a federal holiday and therefore all federal offices, including those in the territory will be closed.


Because of the holiday, all ASG offices will be closed and normal activities suspended on that day. Employees required to work will be paid in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.


Many local businesses will be closed including the two local banks. There was no official confirmation at press time on the status of StarKist Samoa Inc. workers for that day. Many will spend the day doing house work ignored throughout the week.


No major events are scheduled for the three-day weekend, although today (Sunday) the cruise ship Costa Deliziousa calls into the port of Port of Pago Pago, arriving around 9 a.m. from Hawai’i and departing at 7 p.m. for the Fiji islands.


In observance of the holiday, Samoa News will not publish Monday but will return on Tuesday.