Pacific Women Leaders: Vanessa Masoa

By Gail Brown, wife of US Ambassador Scott Brown. For the next blog in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met with Vanessa Masoa – Rugby player. Mentor. By profession, Vanessa Masoa is a Careers Development Consultant to the Tertiary Education Commission (formerly Careers New Zealand). By passion, Vanessa Masoa is a determined competitor who loves the adrenaline ...
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The next U.S. Visa Interview Week for Apia Samoa

The United States Embassy in Apia is pleased to announce that it will hold its next Visa Interview Week from December 10 – 14th, 2018. The online calendar for scheduling appointments will open Tuesday 27th November, at 12pm (Apia date and time). Please do not call or email the Embassy for an appointment. Click here for more information.
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Calling Secondary School Educators: Apply for a fully funded 2019 exchange program in the U.S.

Apply by Monday January 14, 2019 at 5pm New Zealand time using this form .   What is the program about? The five-week Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of ...
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Apply now! Young Pacific Leaders Conference 2019

We’re looking for young Maori and Pacific Islanders who are passionate about improving their communities and countries! If you’re between the ages of 25-35, apply today to attend our Young Pacific Leaders conference in Fiji in March.  Apply by 2 DECEMBER here ! More Information: The sixth Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Suva, Fiji will take place the first week ...
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Discussing Renewable Energy in the Pacific Islands – a visit by Dr Adam Warren

By Will Seal, Public Affairs, U.S. Consulate Auckland. This September, Dr. Adam Warren from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) visited Samoa and the Cook Islands to meet with government agencies, the private sector, and academia to share best practices on island energy issues, renewable energy policy, and practicalities of implementing ...
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United States South Pacific Scholarship Program

2018 COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT. The United States South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP), authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides opportunities for Master’s and Bachelor’s degree study at the University of Hawai‘i in fields that ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Nora Swann

By Gail Brown, wife of US Ambassador Scott Brown. For the next blog in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met with Nora Swann, Designer for the  Pacific Fusion Fashion Show . “I’m creative, flamboyant, loud, and fun.  That’s me,” Nora Swann declares when asked to define her personal fashion style.  She loves to visit op-shops to buy different patterns and textiles ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Samoa (September 5, 2018)

Location:  Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific Ocean begins November 1, 2018 and ends on April 30, 2019.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in tropical cyclone-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. Actions to Take: Visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center for the 2019 Hurricane ...
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U.S. Embassy Outfits Magiagi Primary School with New Rugby Jerseys

The Magiagi Primary School rugby teams will be hitting the field in style the rest of the season in new rugby jerseys direct from the USA. On behalf of Ambassador Scott Brown, U.S. Embassy Apia Charge d’Affaires, Tony Greubel presented the new jerseys to Principal Katalaina and both the junior and senior boys rugby teams. ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Sera Tapu-Ta’ala

By Gail Brown, wife of US Ambassador Scott Brown. For the next blog in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met with Sera Tapu-Ta’ala, a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua. No one understands the serious health problem that diabetes inflicts on Pacific people better than Sera Tapu Ta’ala.  As a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Kenepuru ...
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Samoan Public Servant to Study International Relations Under U.S. Fulbright Scholarship

U.S. Embassy Apia, Press Release. U.S. Embassy Apia is pleased to award the 2018 J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship to Ms. Pilisita “Sita” Leota, who will be heading to Brandeis University this month to study for a Master’s Degree in Sustainable International Development. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a highly competitive opportunity that ...
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Thriving Relations for U.S and Samoa.

July 13 – 17. The U.S Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, Scott Brown and Mrs Gail Brown visited Samoa last week to commemorate American Independence with a reception held at the U.S Residence in Vailima. Honored guests included Their Highnesses Head of State Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi & Masiofo Faamausili; the Prime Minister of Samoa, ...
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U.S. Embassy Apia – American Corner Program Grant

The U.S. Embassy Apia would like to announce a call for proposals to conduct English Language & Learning Programs, and other educational related activities at the American Corner, upstairs at the Nelson Memorial Library. The American Corner was established by the U.S. Embassy Apia in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Sports, & Culture primarily ...
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Joint Statement of President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at the Singapore Summit

White House Press Release June 12th, 2018 Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic ...
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Samoa National Day

Statement by Secretary POMPEO: Samoa National Day Please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Samoa celebrate Independence Day. Since 1971, the United States and the Independent State of Samoa have been close and enduring partners in the Pacific. Our two countries are joined by our shared belief in democracy and freedom. ...
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U.S. Embassy Apia Public Diplomacy Small Grants Scheme

The U.S. Embassy Apia Small Grants Scheme is a small competitive program offering grants of up to USD $10,000 to non-government organizations to strengthen democracy, engage youth, promote U.S.-Samoa links, address environmental and health issues, advance science and technology, increase respect for civil society and the rule of law, advance human rights and women’s rights, ...
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Earth Day 2018: Celebrating Samoan-American Cooperation in Tackling Environmental Challenges

Earth Day is a day to raise awareness of current environmental challenges and celebrate progress in environmental protection over the past decades. On Earth Day 2018 we celebrate the ingenuity of those who are rising to the many challenges to protect our environment and natural heritage – here you’ll find just some of the many ...
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Ambassador Scott Brown: Pacific’s neighbourhood watch

Via NZ Herald. People that only do good things when someone is watching are really in it for themselves. Altruism by definition is motived by concern for others. Since my arrival here, I’ve had the privilege of seeing Kiwi generosity and strong independence in action, as you make quiet contributions to the benefit of your neighbours. We know ...
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USA and Samoa Continue Drug Demand Reduction Training Partnership

Media Release. Over 20 participants from last November’s Universal Treatment Curricula (UTC) training have increased their capacity to treat substance abuse by completing two additional UTC courses over the next week and a half.   Participants hail from a range of government agencies and civil society organizations that deal directly with substance abuse, criminal rehabilitation, ...
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Samoa’s first archeological, historical places database

The U.S. Embassy is proud to support the preservation of Samoan archaeological and built heritage. This innovative project and database was spearheaded by students and faculty of the National University of Samoa (NUS)-Centre for Samoan Studies and sponsored by the  Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation . Repost from the Samoa Observer … Samoa now possesses a central database of archeological sites or historic ...
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Free, intensive surgical and medical care to people in need in Samoa

Surgicorps International  and the National Health Service of Samoa changed over 80 lives for the better this week as a result of free, intensive surgical and medical care to people in need in Samoa. The doctors repaired facial and hand deformities and removed countless skin cancers, moles, and irregular growths. Surgicorps also donated unused surgical medical supplies ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Niki Rattle

By Gail Brown, wife of US Ambassador Scott Brown. For the next blog post in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met with Niki Rattle – Speaker of the Cook Islands Parliament. “It’s the sweetest coconut juice in the world,” says the Speaker of Cook Islands Parliament, Niki Rattle as I sit down to interview her on a ...
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The fifth Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Honolulu – January 16-18, 2018

The fifth Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Honolulu, Hawai‘i will take place January 16-18, 2018, through a partnership between the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) and the U.S. Department of State . This comprehensive conference will provide emerging Pacific leaders, ages 25-35, with new skills and knowledge to advance the region’s economic vibrancy and civic engagement, thereby contributing to regional security ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

By Gail Brown, wife of US Ambassador Scott Brown. For the next blog in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson – Environmentalist and Climate Change Communicator.   Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson proudly speaks about her culture as the reason why she started her work as first a journalist then as an environmental writer, communicator and ...
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STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES

Calling Scholars: Apply for a fully funded 2018 exchange program in the United States Apply by Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5pm Samoa time online using the application form from educationusasamoa@state.gov What is the program about? Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose ...
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STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR SCHOLARS AND SECONDARY EDUCATORS

Apply for a fully funded 2018 exchange program in the United States Apply by Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5pm Samoa time online using the application form from educationusasamoa@state.gov . What is the program about? The five-week Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose ...
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Jazz quartet from New York to play in Samoa

Press Release The Samoana Jazz and Arts Festival this year will feature a jazz quartet from the United States, the country where jazz was born and where the first recording of the new music genre was made 100 years ago this year. The Ari Roland Jazz Quartet from New York City is due to arrive ...
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Handover Cermony at the American Corner

Press Release, U.S. Embassy Apia, November 2, 2017. The U.S. Embassy hosted a special handover ceremony at the American Corner (second floor of Nelson Memorial Library) with the presentation of new computers, educational and learning materials, furniture and décor, as well as another year of free internet for all students of Samoa. U.S. Embassy Chargé ...
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U.S. South Pacific Scholarship opportunity through the East West Center

The U.S. Embassy New Zealand is excited to share the following opportunity for students from Pacific island countries to apply for a merit-based scholarship to pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s level study at the University of Hawai’i. Applications opened in August 2017 and will close February 1, 2018. What is the U.S. South Pacific Scholarship? The East ...
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Pacific Woman Leader: Ema Piutau

By Gail Brown, wife of US Ambassador Scott Brown For the next blog in the Pacific Women Leaders series I met a fearless young woman, Ema, who has spent her professional career working in the criminal justice system in my new found home of New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Ema is serious about delivering justice and she has ...
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season 2017-2018 – Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.  While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2017, and ends April 30, 2018. ...
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USA Basketball Female of the Year, Ms. Ruthie Bolton, visits Samoa

Two time Olympic Gold Medalist and USA Basketball Female of the Year, Ms. Ruthie Bolton has arrived in Apia, greeted by Chargè d’Affaires Tony Greubel and Samoa Institute of Sport team to begin a full week of basketball clinics, public speaking and a tour of Samoa. On the first day, Ruthie visited Leififi College and ...
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Our Ocean 2017 Conference – Commitments made by the United States

From OurOcean2017.org Over recent decades, our marine environments have undergone widespread deterioration. To turn this tide, the world must commit to sustainable action and invest in innovative solutions. Organised since 2014, the Our Ocean conferences are all about driving these commitments. The 2017 edition of Our Ocean hosted by the European Union in Malta, generated an unprecedented ...
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Young Pacific Leaders Conference 2018 – Apply Now…

We’re looking for young people who are passionate about improving their communities and countries! If you’re between the ages of 25-35, apply today to attend our Young Pacific Leaders conference in Hawaii in January.  Apply by 3 NOVEMBER here ! More Information: The fifth Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Honolulu, Hawai‘i will take place January 16-18, 2018, through a partnership ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Papali’i Mele Maualaivao

By Gail Brown, wife of US Ambassador Scott Brown. Welcome to the second blog post in a  series of stories highlighting Pacific women  for their contributions to humanity and the communities they serve.  Like the colourful decoration perched above her ear, Papali’i Mele Maualaivao reminds me of an exotic Pacific flower – bright, and bursting with enthusiasm. She channels her energy ...
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2019 Diversity Visa Program Online Registration is Open!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to technical issues, the current registration period for Diversity Visa-2019 is being extended, and all enrollments made prior to, will need to be resubmitted.  The new entry period for DV-2019 will open for electronic entries at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and close at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, November 22, ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Fealofani Bruun

By Gail Brown, wife of US Ambassador Scott Brown. Welcome to the first in a series of stories highlighting Pacific women for their contributions to humanity and the communities they serve.  Earlier, I traveled to Samoa with my husband, U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown, to present his credentials to the new Head of State, His Highness Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II.  After having ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: highlighting Pacific women’s contributions to humanity

By Gail Brown, wife of US Ambassador Scott Brown. New Zealand and Samoa, known for their natural beauty, vibrant cultures, and thriving societies, was top of my husband’s list to serve our country as United States Ambassador abroad. New Zealand is home to some of the largest Pacific people’s diasporas, and a gate-way to South ...
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2017 Pacific Islands Forum

Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asia and the Pacific Susan Thornton was in Samoa as the head of the U.S. Delegation to the 2017 Pacific Islands Forum. She was interviewed by Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, who has worked for more than 15 years as a journalist, media trainer and communications specialist in environment and development issues. ...
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U.S. Ambassador and Gail Brown’s inaugural visit to Samoa

The new Ambassador of the United States to the Independent State of Samoa, Mr. Scott Brown and his wife Mrs. Gail Brown arrived in Apia on the eve of the 26th of July 2017 for their inaugural visit.  While it was their first official visit to Samoa, the Ambassador and his wife made great strides ...
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Presentation of Credentials of the U.S. Ambassador to Samoa

U.S. Embassy Samoa, Press Release. H.E. Mr. Scott Brown, the new Ambassador of the United States of America to Samoa arrived in Apia, on Wednesday 26th July 2017.  He is accompanied by his spouse, Mrs. Gail Brown.  Ambassador Brown is here to present his Letter of Credence to the Head of State of the Independent ...
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Celebrating Peace Corps Samoa’s 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary of Peace Corps Samoa July 20, 2017 Press Release On July 28th at the US Embassy Residence in Vailima, guests gathered to enjoy a celebration of Peace Corps Samoa’s 50th Anniversary.  The celebration included songs by the FiaFia Trio who first performed together in the 1970s.  Galumalemana Al Hunkin was there as an ...
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SAVAIA, LEFAGA RECOGNIZED AS TSUNAMI READY

Media Release. Savaia, on the southern coast of Upolu, will be recognized by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as Samoa’s first Tsunami Ready community at a ceremony on June 20, 2017 at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), TATTE Building.  Samoa is the first Pacific Island Country to implement the program. The ...
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J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Announcement

The United States Embassy in Apia announces that resident nationals of Samoa are now eligible to apply for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program.  The Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions and offers program participants insight into ...
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Join us in welcoming Ambassador-Designate Scott Brown and his wife Gail.

Join us in welcoming Ambassador-Designate Scott Brown and his wife Gail.  They are arriving in New Zealand shortly and wanted to introduce themselves.  They hope to visit Samoa very soon.  Watch this video to learn more about Ambassador-Designate Brown, his family and career, and why the partnership between the United States and Samoa is so ...
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Samoa National Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 31, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, best wishes to the people of Samoa as you gather to celebrate the 55th anniversary of your nation’s independence on June 1. The United States and Samoa share a strong and ...
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U.S. Embassy Apia Public Diplomacy Small Grants Scheme – up to $5000USD

The U.S. Embassy Apia Small Grants Scheme is a small competitive program offering grants of up to USD $5,000 to indigenous non-government organizations to strengthen democracy, engage youth, promote U.S.-Samoa links, address environmental and health issues, advance science and technology, increase respect for civil society and the rule of law, advance human rights and women’s ...
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United States Embassy Launches Reading and Resource Book Deliveries to Samoan schools

U.S. EMBASSY MEDIA RELEASE – April 6th, 2017. Today Lepea Primary School was presented with over 600 reading and reference books marking the first donation of the U.S. Embassy’s ‘Faitau = Atamai’ book drive for 2017.  Working together to help facilitate the project is the Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture, the Rotary Club of ...
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Mele Murals in Samoa

U.S. EMBASSY MEDIA RELEASE – March 23rd, 2017. The U.S. Embassy is happy to announce the arrival of renowned Hawaiian Mural Artist and Executive Director of the Estria Foundation, Estria Miyashiro and his team into Samoa.  The U.S. Embassies in New Zealand and Apia have partnered to bring in Estria and his team to both ...
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NOAA Research Vessel in Samoa for Joint Project

Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are in Apia Harbor as part of a joint deep-water research mission between American and Independent Samoa. On Friday morning, science students from several local schools, the National University of Samoa and civil society groups went on-board for a tour of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to learn ...
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Here’s President Trump’s first address to Congress

President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — and citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation’s path towards civil rights and the work that still remains ...
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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

From ShareAmerica . Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace Prize. Rex ...
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The Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States

Here’s newly sworn-in President Trump’s full speech   President Trump delivered this inaugural address on January 20, 2017. THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our ...
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Embassy Apia funds “Sugar Crush Week” in Samoa.

  This week Nobesity Samoa launched its “Sugar Crush Week” – one of the eight projects funded through U.S. Embassy Apia’s 2016 Public Diplomacy Small Grants scheme. The aim of the partnership between Nobesity Samoa and U.S. Embassy is directed at using approaches and methodologies already used by Nobesity Samoa but at a wider scale. ...
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Ambassador and Nancy Gilbert Farewell Samoa

By Public Affairs staff, U.S. Embassy, Apia. In early December 2016 Ambassador Mark Gilbert and his wife Nancy made their final official visit to Samoa.  While it was a time to bring closure to their official duties, the trip was also business as usual. The Ambassador and Nancy laid the groundwork for current projects to ...
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Peace Corps Group 88 officially swears in.

Twenty new United States Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in on Friday, December 9th, as a final step before moving into villages to begin their two year assignments.  At the request of the government of Samoa, these 20 Volunteers will work in Samoan primary schools to help Samoan students improve their English literacy skills.   The ...
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Embassy Apia funds Annual Fa’afafine Forum and the first Fa’afafine week for Samoa

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Angelina Wilkinson was present to officially open the 10th Annual Forum and the first ever Fa’afafine (Transgenders) week since the establishment of the Samoa Fa’afafine Association (SFA).  Samoa Fa’afafine Organization (SFA) is a non-profit incorporated society that promotes the rights and interests of Fa’afafine in Samoa. Historically, SFA has been the sole ...
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88th Group of Peace Corps Volunteers Arrive in Samoa

U.S. Embassy Apia media release. Twenty one Americans arrived in Samoa on Tuesday, joining a select group of citizens who have come to Samoa to serve as Peace Corps Volunteers.   More than 2000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Samoa since 1967, providing small scale technical assistance and building cross-cultural ties.  The new Volunteers were welcomed ...
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Embassy Apia hosts live webinar on Conservation and Biodiversity

By Dikaiosune Atoa Tamaalii, Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Samoa. On August 24, a collaborative discussion between representatives from Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and the U.S. Department of State were able to join a live Q&A with conservationists gearing up for the world’s largest conservation event, the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The interactive discussion featured voices of ...
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United States Science Envoy visits Samoa

Media Release, U.S. Embassy Samoa. A U.S. Science Envoy is in Apia July 28 and 29 to engage government, civil society, and academics on a range of oceans issues such as Marine Protected Area (MPA) management, ocean acidification and marine pollution, and deep sea mining, as well as overall environment and climate challenges.  Leading this ...
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Fulbright-Clinton Fellow, Bobby Carney, on his important work at Samoa’s Ministry of Health

Guest blog post by Bobby Carney, Fulbright-Clinton Fellow. “In Samoa, there is no individual health. There is only community health, because we are all connected. That is the Fa’asamoa (the Samoan way).” The director of my division at Samoa’s Ministry of Health advised me as we discussed the health indicator data for 2015 to plan new ...
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U.S. Elections 2016

U.S. Citizen based overseas? Visit  fvap.gov  for voting information. “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” –President Lyndon B. Johnson (1963–1969) The fifty-eighth United States Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. ...
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Strengthening Relations with ‘Large Ocean Nations’

Repost from DipNote – About the Author: Daniel R. Russel serves as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Crossing wide swathes of open ocean to get to the Pacific Island nations of Samoa, Tonga, and Palau gives you a great appreciation for the ancient mariners ...
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United States Women’s Soccer Star Tells Youth to Train Hard and Promote Diversity through Sport

By Emily Armitage, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate Auckland. In partnership with the Department of State’s SportsUnited and FIFA, United States Embassy Apia had the pleasure of hosting retired United States Women’s National Soccer Team midfielder Lori Lindsey in February 2016.  Throughout her successful career, Lori represented the United States at the Olympics and the World ...
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Funding opportunity in the areas of Environment, Science, Technology and Health

The U.S. Embassy Apia announces a funding opportunity of up to $35,000 USD (Samoa only) or $65,000 USD (regional) for projects in the realm of Environment, Science, Technology, and Health. Eligibility is limited to non-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) within Samoa, or regional bodies that include Samoa in its mandate. Proposals should demonstrate creativity, substance, and relevance ...
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United States Embassy Launches Textbook Deliveries to Samoan schools

Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Samoa Today Aele Primary School was presented with 25 boxes of reading, math, and science textbooks, marking the first donation of the U.S. Embassy’s ‘Faitau = Atamai’ book drive.  Together with the Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture, the Rotary Club of Apia, and Peace Corps, over a dozen schools around ...
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Check out Our New Site!

By Michael Cousins, Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Wellington Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – ...
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U.S. Embassy Apia’s 2015 Public Diplomacy Grantee Gathering

By the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Apia. A Grantee Gathering was held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the U.S. Embassy Residence Vailima for the Organizations that received funding from U.S. Embassy Apia’s 2015 Public Diplomacy Grants.  Embassy Apia’s Public Diplomacy Grants Program is a competitive program that offers small grants, from WST$5,000-$15,000, to ...
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What’s been happening in Samoa?

By U.S. Embassy Public Affairs team, Samoa. Embassy Apia Celebrates 4th of July. Over 150 years ago the United States established consular relations with Samoa.   Our strong relationship with Samoa is based on ties of family, faith and a wonderfully vibrant government to government partnership.  Our countries are united by our shared democratic values and ...
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NFL Stars Tell Samoan Youth “Dream Big”

From Emily Armitage, Branch Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate, Auckland. An exciting and inspirational week-long program featuring four NFL players made headlines in Samoa and provided a motivational message to youth around Upolu Island to dream big. From March 2-6, Embassy Apia hosted a second visit of National Football League (NFL) players in collaboration with ...
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