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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 2 – 6th, 2019. The online calendar for scheduling appointments will open Tuesday 19th November, 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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U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2020

U.S. Embassy Apia Notice of Funding Opportunity   U.S. Embassy Apia is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), offering grants from US $10,000 to US $200,000 per project. Awards will be subject to availability of funds. AFCP supports projects to preserve a wide range of ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Lina Chang

By Gail Brown. For the next blog post in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met with Lina Chang. Lina Chang has earned the title of “Mamma” after helping more than 500 children throughout Samoa.  In 2005, Chang opened the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) which remains Samoa’s only support organization for children who are abused, abandoned, or ...
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U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Islands: UN General Assembly Update

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 3, 2019 On September 27, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $65 million in new assistance at a meeting with Pacific Island leaders in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly.  This new assistance is in addition to $36.5 million announced at the  50th Pacific Islands Forum  in August, as well as approximately ...
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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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