Local inflation reached double digits in the first quarter of 2022. The rate was 11.6%, an increase from 9.7% at the end of 2021, says American Samoa’s Statistics and Analysis Division. Price rises were driven mainly by increases in the cost of food, transportation, housing, education and communication.
Northern Marianas (CNMI)
CNMI Governor Ralph Torres has been acquitted of all the charges filed against him in six articles of impeachment. The Republican-led Senate voted four to three to acquit Torres of alleged corruption . . .