Local and federal holiday on Monday
Local government and federal offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, making it a three-day weekend. Several businesses, including the three local commercial banks, will also be closed. StarKist Co., corporate spokesperson Michelle Faist said StarKist Samoa cannery would be in production on Monday.
Also working Monday is Talofa Systems Inc., the local can manufacturing plant, which is owned by Dongwon Industries along with StarKist.
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has already declared Monday an ASG holiday and all employees required to work on the holiday will be paid wages in accordance with rules and regulations.
This holiday has also been called the Martin Luther King Day of Service where Americans come together to serve their neighbors and communities through volunteer service. More details on: www.MLKday.gov
The holiday is expected to be a quiet one for American Samoa, with no major public events this weekend, as of press time. However, police will increase patrol for the three-day weekend to ensure peace and harmony.
Samoa News should point out that anyone taken into custody over the weekend will be spending the holiday behind bars, because District Court will not open until next week Tuesday.
Samoa News will not publish a print edition on Monday, but breaking news and updates will be available on our website, www.samoanews.com. Print edition will return Tuesday.