Bankoh opens Utulei branch
Bank of Hawaii opened a $2.4 million banking branch in Utulei, American Samoa, yesterday. The 10,000-square-foot facility, which is housed in the Centennial Office Building, replaces the bank's Fagatogo branch. All 34 employees were transferred.
Features of the new branch include an enclosed, air-conditioned area with two Bankoh ATMs and a night depository accessible 24 hours a day a first in the Territory.
Bankoh has been doing business in American Samoa for 35 years; it employs 45 people in the Territory.
State sees wider gas price gap
The gap between gasoline prices on the Mainland and in Hawai'i widened last week. The average price for regular-grade gasoline fell 0.7 cents last week nationwide to $1.497 a gallon, the lowest since early July, the government said.
Meanwhile the average for regular in Hawai'i was little changed at $2.10, 2 cents lower than the $2.12 average a month ago, according to AAA's daily report.
The decline in the nationwide average was the 11th in 12 weeks, the Energy Department said.