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Aerial view of StarKist Samoa plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Co. has confirmed that StarKist Samoa’s annual end of the year holiday shutdown for 2020 will be two weeks and not three weeks, which is information that has been circulating in the community since last week. Families of some workers said that they are a bit...
Christmas Tree made of plastic bottles and snowman from painted tires
Crafted from empty small plastic water bottles, workers with the StarKist Samoa’s Packing Room formed the Christmas tree (on the left) and added on holiday decorations with Christmas lights, as seen in this Samoa News photo (left) taken Wednesday morning. (Right) Used tires painted white to form a...
StarKist employees wearing pink for Pinktober
In honor of Pinktober, which brings awareness to Breast Cancer, StarKist Samoa employees wear pink every Friday for the month of October. This group of StarKist workers posed for a photo on Friday, Oct. 23rd. [courtesy photo]
StarKist Samoa General Manager Jason Kim (right) with  Taotasi Archie Soliai,
StarKist Samoa General Manager Jason Kim (right) presents a kava bowl, a farewell gift to Taotasi Archie Soliai, who resigned from his post as Safety Manager/Government Relations to pursue new opportunities. The presentation was held during a farewell luncheon for Taotasi on October 9th.  [courtesy...
StarKist employees being honored for years of service
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than 20 StarKist Samoa employees celebrated their 5 to 30 years of service at the cannery in July and August 2020 and were honored in a ceremony on Sept. 24th in the cannery’s cafeteria. Pictured are five of those who were honored with ulas and certificates with the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has described the estimated more than $170 million in COVID-19 pandemic federal aid to American Samoa as a “tsunami of cash inflow into the territory” and a “blessing in disguise” — boosting the local economy, which was also augmented by...
Cans of StarKist tuna
New York City, NEW YORK — This story is about the canned tuna business and the three big companies that dominate it. It’s a story about price fixing, and it’s a saga so dark and disruptive those companies are still reeling from it, facing bankruptcy, legal action, even prison time. It’s a story...
Molly Schuster holding her birthday cake with co-workers
StarKist Samoa’s Human Resources manager, Molly Schuster (holding  her cake) and her staff during her birthday celebration last Friday, July 10th.  [photo: StarKist]
Aerial view of StarKist Samoa plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa, the largest private employer in the territory, has no production today, Thursday, and tomorrow, Friday — which has also been declared by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga as a government holiday on July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July, U.S. Independence Day...
(l-r) Lead Main Pack Seneuefa Faoasau, Epi Schuster, Supervisor So’o Maanaima, and Lead Fish Cleaner Tausala Tuimaseve
StarKist Samoa honored one of its longest serving employees, 66-year-old Epi Schuster (second from far left), with a farewell befitting her 30 years of service last Friday. She was showered with monetary gifts, ulas and lots of food, clothing and all sorts of gifts prepared by her packing room...

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