24 Mar 2003

Food and petrol supplies to American Samao said to be unaffected by war with Iraq

4:25 pm on 24 March 2003

Shipping companies operating out of the United States to supply the Pacific say freighter schedules are still on course and have not been affected by the conflict in Iraq.

They say worries about delays in food deliveries because of the war appear to be unwarranted.

The issue was brought up during discussions between the Governor of American Samoa, Tauese Sunia, and officials of the US Department of Agriculture.

Concerns in American Samoa about petrol supplies have also be quashed.

The administration says the territory has enough supplies and no problems are foreseen.