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Operation Aiga: U.S. Coast Guard Teams With Samoa Maritime Personnel to Patrol Samoan Waters

What is a U.S. Coast Guard vessel doing in Apia Harbor? This was the question raised by the public when U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WALNUT was docked at the Port of Apia in early August.  On the first day of Operation Aiga, August 6, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Jasnoch and Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) Tony Greubel were ...
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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 October 21 – 25th, 2019. The online calendar for scheduling appointments will open Tuesday 8th August, at 12pm (Apia date and time). Please do not call or email the Embassy for an appointment. Click here for more information. Public Notice: ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Ilalegagana Kenesareta Moananu

By Gail Brown. For the next blog post in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met with Ilalegagana Kenesareta Moananu. As Samoa’s first woman to become a sea captain, Ilalegagana Kenesareta Moananu knows how to push boundaries.  She is the first female captain working for Samoa Shipping Corporation Limited, and she’s constantly advocating for more women to join ...
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Donation of dozens of pieces of medical equipment to Samoa

The U.S. INDOPACOM and U.S. Embassy Wellington are donating dozens of pieces of medical equipment to Samoa. “We’re using standard commercial transport to get many of the items like defibrillators, nebulizers, and ultrasounds to Samoa and NZDF is helping with the heavier items.” says U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown. Ambassador Brown says the United States is ...
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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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