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: 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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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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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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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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Ambassador Gilbert’s productive and rewarding visit to the beautiful isles of Samoa

The recent visit of U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert and Mrs. Gilbert to the beautiful isles of Samoa came during a particularly special holiday season of sharing and community. Upon arrival, Ambassador Gilbert and his wife Nancy spent time reading to local children at the Nelson Memorial Library American Corner. This was part of the ‘Faitau ...
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Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in by Ambassador Gilbert

PRESS RELEASE –  December 11, 2015. The 87th group of United States Peace Corps Volunteers was sworn in on Friday, November 21st as twenty-one Peace Corps Trainees took the final step before moving into villages to begin their two year assignments.  The volunteers just completed an intensive 10-week Pre-Service Training and will now move to ...
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Container Load of Books Arrive From the U.S. – Donated to MESC

A shipping container with over 400 boxes of reading, math, and science books has arrived in Apia, all the way from Pittsburgh, PA, with support from Brother’s Brother Foundation in Pittsburgh and the Rotary Club of Apia . The textbooks are a donation to the Samoan Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture (MESC).  
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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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Talofa Lava Samoa!

By U.S. Ambassador, Mark Gilbert. The long wait was finally over when Nancy, Liz and I touched down at Faleolo Airport on the evening of Mother’s Day. After months of research and anticipation, I was very excited to finally visit the beautiful island country of Samoa and officially receive my accreditation as U.S. Ambassador to ...
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The United States and Samoa – An Enduring Friendship

By U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, Mark Gilbert. On my arrival to Samoa, I’d like to offer warm Pacific greetings and to share a few words about the strong relationship between our two countries. I am honored to have been chosen by President Barack Obama – our nation’s first Pacific Island president – ...
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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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