A) Facilitate smooth internal administration throughout the country
B) Attain political stability in the country
C) Facilitate trade with Australia and New Zealand
D) Promote tourism industry in the country
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Samoa, was positioned to the east of the International Date Line, and decided to forego a day and shift to the time zone on its west to facilitate trade with Australia and New Zealand. The island nation in the South Pacific was 21 hours behind both countries?effectively meaning a loss of "two working days a week" with them ? but it is now set to go three hours ahead. The "shift" was taken place with effect on December 27, 2011. At midnight, when it was 9 p.m. on December 28 in Sydney, clocks in Apia, the capital of Samoa, jumped to 00:00 of December 29. The decision to adhere with the eastern side of the date line was purportedly taken 119 years ago, to make business with the United States and Europe easier. Now, as the volume of trade with their neighbouring countries has surged, Samoans have decided to go "back to the future."
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