AMERICAN SAMOA GETS $5.8 MILLION FOR SECURITY

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNZI, Nov. 5) - The United States Homeland Security Department has announced that America Samoa is to be given US$5.8 million in grants to improve security.

Per capita, the sum is almost 20 times larger than the funding offered to the state of New York, which was worst affected by terrorist attacks in 2001.

The funding is released on the basis of a formula that guarantees a minimum sum to each state or territory.

November 5, 2003

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