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Leapfrogging in Samoa

By Linda Tancs

In Samoa, time really did stand still.   The Pacific island lost a day (30 December, to be precise) when it shifted its international dateline on 29 December to be in sync with that of its major trading partners, Australia and New Zealand.  The dateline, which runs through the middle of the Pacific, now runs to the east of the island nation rather than to its west.

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