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Samoa to jump forward in time by one day

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(BBC) The South Pacific island nation of Samoa is to jump forward in time by one day in order to boost its economy. Samoa will do this by switching to the west side of the international date line, which it says will make it easier for it to do business with Australia and New Zealand.
At present, Samoa is 21 hours behind Sydney. From 29 December it will be three hours ahead.
The change comes 119 years after Samoa moved in the opposite direction.
Then, it transferred to the east side of the international date line in an effort to aid trade with the US and Europe.
However, Australia and New Zealand have increasingly become Samoa's biggest trading partners.
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said: "In doing business with New Zealand and Australia, we're losing out on two working days a week.
"While it's Friday here, it's Saturday in New Zealand and when we're at church Sunday, they're already conducting business in Sydney and Brisbane."
Samoa is located approximately halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii and has a population of 180,000 people.

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4 comentarios:

cansarnoso dijo...

para contrariar a julio verne y cantinflas

Anónimo dijo...

Ja Ja... pensar que aquí cuando había cambio de horario había provincias "separatistas"... parece que siempre hay que explicar las cosas más obvias.

(Alcides Acevedo)

Serenity dijo...

No me quiero imaginar la pesadilla administrativa que significará en principio todo esto, la liquidación de sueldos por ej, será algo esotérico el primer mes.

enrique angel cardenas dijo...

Alcides no pierde oportunidad de demostrar su estupidez patologica en cuanto blog aparece.
Que entendió abuelo? Lo de Samoa es casi como al reves de lo que ud. dice, es como si una provincia separatista hubiese entrado en razones. Aunque aqui no se trata de provincias ni de rebeldias estupidas, si se trata de pensamiento racional