11 Sep 2008

American Samoa vendors for Arts Festival still waiting to be paid

5:55 am on 11 September 2008

The slow payment of vendors for the 10th Festival of Pacific Arts has again attracted criticism from American Samoa's Fono.

Ituau Representative, Archie Taotasi Soliai, yesterday expressed

disappointment with the Arts Fesrival Committee saying that vendors are complaining that they are still waiting to be paid.

Prior to the festival in July, the commitete had assured all businesses and individuals who provided goods and services for the festival that they would be paid promptly.

But some vendors are still waiting for their money.