60th Anniversary gift exchange between StarKist Samoa and Samoa PM
Apia, SAMOA — On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023, during a meeting at the Samoa Prime Minister's Office, StarKist Samoa Co. General Manager Injoo Ha presented Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa with a Charlie the Tuna Faafetai Award, honoring the PM for her support of the Samoa workforce employed at StarKist under the Guest Worker Program.
The PM was invited to StarKist’s 60th Anniversary Thank You Dinner but she was unable to attend due to other commitments. Ha was invited to the Atoa o Samoa Meeting and had the chance to personally present the award to the Prime Minister. In return, the PM presented Ha with a 60 Tala Banknote commemorating Samoa’s 60th Anniversary of Independence.
Fiame joked that Ha now has her photo and he can even sell it on eBay if he wanted to. PM Fiame visited StarKist Samoa with some of her cabinet last year. She had a chance to meet with the guest workers and urged them to represent Samoa well while they seek job opportunities in American Samoa.