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Guayaquil, ECUADOR — Major US tuna canner StarKist & Co has temporarily shut its major factory in Guayaquil, Ecuador, as the country steps up measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, sources told Undercurrent News.  And while StarKist's other main facility, in Pago Pago, American...
Members of the Starkist Samoa management team celebrate  Ms. Loretta Mika's years of service as she does the taualuga
Members of the Starkist Samoa management team (at the back) led by General Manager Jason Kim (far left) and Senior Manager Faafoi Palepua (far right) celebrate Starkist employees who have attained 5 to up to 20 years of service with the cannery. One of them is Ms. Loretta Mika (front, at far left...
Some of the 2,400 people who work at StarKist entering for their shift
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on four congressional leaders to “look favorably” on making permanent the federal American Samoa Economic Development Tax Credit (ASEDC) — also referred to as 30A tax credit — before it expires the end of this year. A major concern is...
Three StarKist employees dressed in blue pose for the camera.
Three StarKist Samoa workers pictured last Friday, as the cannery’s more than 2,000 workforce participated in promoting colorectal cancer awareness by ‘Wearing Blue” or dressing in blue. More info in Monday’s Samoa News. [photo: StarKist Samoa]
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Locally based fishermen who supply the lone Starkist tuna cannery in American Samoa are facing a perfect storm of obstacles that are threatening their economic survival. A battle is now on in the U.S. territory to fend off those looming challenges, from rising fuel costs...
StarKist Samoa plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Pittsburgh-based StarKist Co., owner of StarKist Samoa cannery, has expressed appreciation to the US Congress as well as American Samoa leaders for moving forward the legislative process and final approval of the American Samoa Economic Development Credit. It however...
ASG govt logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Both Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Congresswoman Aumua Amata are applauding and thanking Congress for passing legislation that will restore a tax credit that contributes to American Samoa’s economic development efforts. The American Samoa Economic Development Credit...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The governor’s appointed Minimum Wage Task Force shared three options for consideration to address — and among other things — sustainability and economic feasibility pertaining to the federally mandated minimum wage hikes for American Samoa. The Oct. 23rd, 18-page report...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The “lack of inclusion” of American Samoa in the process of setting a minimum wage for the territory by the federal government is the “core issue fueling our objection,” says Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, adding that ASG remains “concerned and worried” over the future of...
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, Taotasi Archie Soliai (left) accepting his ‘ava cup, In the background (L-R) are: Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, Council executive director Seuta’atia Kitty M. Simonds, and Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga Tasi Asuega.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga has called on the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to “pay close attention to our cries” to come up with “immediate solutions to American Samoa’s...

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