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StarKist Samoa joins DHSS to shine light on domestic & family violence

StarKist observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa plant director Mr. Injoo Ha (second from left) helps Mrs. Fuamatala Taumaoe, the longest serving employee of StarKist of 44 years, light one of five candles in memory of those who have suffered or lost their lives due to domestic violence.

Looking on are 70-year-old Mr. Pepe Solotoga, the eldest male employee of StarKist (second from far right), Mrs. Vevesi Susuga (far right), the eldest female employee of the cannery, Production Manager Gun Kang (far left) and representatives of the Department of Human and Social Services (seated at far right) and StarKist employees during the candle light vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 at the StarKist plant. 

The event is a partnership between DHSS and StarKist to celebrate October, a month that brings attention to domestic and family violence and the need for our community to act against all form of violence. It was held at 5 a.m. Thursday at the cannery and attended by all employees.