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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...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is fighting back against a call by Chicken of the Sea International (COSI) - producer of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna - for the US Congress to eliminate once and for all the federal 30A-American Samoa Economic Development Credit (ASEDC). COSI...
StarKist employees entering the canning plant in American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the decision by a federal court judge in San Francisco to sentence StarKist Co., to a fine of $100 million “is unsettling for me, given the potential adverse impact on its proposed production capacity expansion” for its StarKist Samoa plant...
Starkist products on display at Safeway, Seattle, US, September 2016.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry’s top three companies. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company was also sentenced to 13 months of probation. The...
Photo of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna
Washington, D.C. — Chicken of the Sea International (COSI), producer of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna, is recommending that the federal American Samoa Economic Development Credit (ASEDC) “should be left to expire permanently”, as it benefits only StarKist Inc., COSI’s major competitor. At the same...
Tri Marine logo
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — Renato Curto, the long-time CEO of Tri Marine, could wind up testifying at the trial of Chris Lischewski about an email he sent in 2012 which, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) alleges, implicates the long-time Bumble Bee Foods top executive in price-fixing canned tuna...
Cans of StarKist Light Chunk Tuna
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — Based on records with the federal court in San Francisco, US District Court Judge Edward M. Chen is “inclined” to impose the $100 million criminal fine - as agreed in the plea agreement — against StarKist Co., whose sentencing hearing has been continued to later next...
StarKist Tuna can with dolphin safe labeling
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — US Justice Department contends that StarKist Co., can sell a portion of its $154 million interest in Techpack Solution Inc., to pay its $100 million criminal fine, under a plea agreement for the company’s participation in a conspiracy to fix the price of canned tuna in...

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