Radio Host Enhances Knowledge in the States

Radio Host Enhances Knowledge in the States   Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Kizzy Kalsakau is the latest participant in the U.S. Department of State’s Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists – Research and Investigation, from September 23 to October 11, 2019, which will start in Washington, DC, then travel to New Mexico, Florida, Pennsylvania, ... Read More»

PAC ANGEL 19-4 brings medical, engineering aid to PNG

PAC ANGEL 19-4 brings medical, engineering aid to PNG   Lae, Morobe Province: U.S. Pacific Air Forces are gearing up for a grand closure to the Pacific Angel 19-4 medical and engineering exercises in Lae Morobe Province. The military team from the U.S. kicked off its fourth and final Pacific Angel (PAC ANGEL) exercise of ... Read More»

SI Chief Magistrate on U.S. Judicial System Program

SI Chief Magistrate on U.S. Judicial System Program   Honiara, Solomon Islands: Chief Magistrate of the Solomon Islands Central Magistrate Court, Emma Garo is the latest participant in the U.S. Embassy’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on “The U.S. Judicial System – Protecting Women and Children,” from July 29 to August 16, 2019.  Chief Magistrate ... Read More»

USAID joins IFES in support of the Bougainville Referendum Commission

USAID joins IFES in support of the Bougainville Referendum Commission   Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced it would support the Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) with targeted material assistance at the request of the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Bougainville Government. The contribution, ... Read More»

Provincial participants awarded for Tsunami Training in Papua New Guinea

Provincial participants awarded for Tsunami Training in Papua New Guinea   Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: This week has been an intense week (4-9 August 2019) of tsunami training for up to 50 national and provincial participants at the Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby. The Unites States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Pacific Tsunami ... Read More»

Alert: Eruption of Mt. Ulawun in West New Britain Province

Location: Mount Ulawun, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea Event: Papua New Guinea’s volatile Ulawun volcano began spewing ash at approximately 7 a.m. on Wednesday, 26 June 2019. Hoskins Airport is closed and the Rabaul Volcano Observatory has declared a stage one alert warning of a possible eruption.  Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology Darwin Volcanic ... Read More»

DPAA Ceremony Honors American Servicemen: Papua New Guinea Repatriation, 2019

DPAA Ceremony Honors American Servicemen: Papua New Guinea Repatriation, 2019 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The Government of the United States of America hosted a repatriation ceremony for the remains of service members killed in action in Papua New Guinea during World War II. The U.S. Department of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Accounting ... Read More»

USAID and UNDP partnership to boost climate change resilience in PNG

USAID and UNDP partnership to boost climate change resilience in PNG Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:  The U.S. government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today formalized a mutual commitment to advance a more resilient future for the people of Papua New Guinea. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) alongside UNDP’s ... Read More»

Applications open for Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby is pleased to announce that applications for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is now open! The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs is a new program supporting women entrepreneurs around the world.   The Academy, in support of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and ... Read More»

Social worker to enhance knowledge in the States

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Josephine Kaola is the latest participant in the U.S. Embassy’s International Visitors Leadership Program on Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management, from April 13 to May 4, 2019. Josephine will start her U.S. program in Washington DC then travel to Greensboro North Carolina, Jackson Mississippi, Little Rock Arkansas, Montgomery Alabama, New Orleans ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Consular Update – April 2019

Foreign Service Officer Test The U.S. Embassy is happy to announce that we will be offering the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) here in Papua New Guinea! The testing date will be on Wednesday, June 5 from 9:00 – 12:00 at the Embassy here in Port Moresby. The U.S. Department of State employs adventurous, adaptable, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (April 1, 2019)

Location: Solomon Islands in general, but these areas in particular: Fateleka (north Malaita) Malu (north Malaita) Gizo (Western province) West Honiara Central Guadalcanal – Hells Point Event: National Elections will be held in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, April 3rd, and there will be 1040 polling booths throughout the country.  It will take between 3 ... Read More»

U.S. Government and MND Launch Marine Environmental Education Teacher’s Guide

U.S. Government and MND Launch Marine Environmental Education Teacher’s Guide   Kimbe, West New Britain: The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a teacher’s guide for primary schools that will educate Papua New Guinea students about their marine environment and the need for conservation. Through its Pacific-American Climate Fund, ... Read More»

PRESS RELEASE – U.S. VISA FEE CHANGES

Effective March 4, 2019, the following visa reciprocity schedule for nonimmigrant visa (NIV) categories for Papua New Guinea citizens will come into effect.  These changes will increase the fee and/or decrease the validity for the visa categories below, and are commensurate to those imposed by the Government of Papua New Guinea on U.S. citizens. Former ... Read More»

Solomon Islands Welcomes MCC Program

Solomon Islands Welcomes MCC Program Solomon Islands, Honiara: Solomon Islands is the newest country  to participate in the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Threshold program, which is designed to spur economic growth and reduce poverty, and strengthens the ties with the United States forged during WWII and beyond. Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela, in welcoming the ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (February 13, 2019)

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (February 13, 2019) Location: Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; Potential Tropical Cyclone region-wide. Current for Rennell & Bellona, Makira and Temotu Provinces in the Solomon Islands; and Santo and Malakula Islands in Vanuatu Event:  Tropical Cyclone Oma – According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), ... Read More»

Security Alert for Alotau, Milne Bay Province – January 24, 2019

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (January 24, 2019) Location: Alotau, Milne Bay Province Event: Violence has been reported in Alotau, involving the destruction and looting of properties, the theft of a hotel ATM and the shooting deaths of a number of people. Local police have locked down the city and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Closed on Dec. 24th, 2018

To All U.S. Citizens, The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby would like to inform the public that the Embassy will be closed on Monday, December 24th, 2018, due to the Executive Order issued on December 18th. This is in addition to the already announced Embassy closure for the public holidays on Tuesday, December 25th and Wednesday, ... Read More»

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Competition Now Open

SMALL GRANTS COMPETITION – 2019 US Embassy Port Moresby is calling for proposals for projects to preserve cultural heritage The deadline for submitting proposal is December 18, 2018 The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby and the Cultural Heritage Center of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State are pleased to announce ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Consular Update – December

The U.S. Embassy would like to wish you and your families a healthy and happy holiday season! Please note that while the Embassy will be closed on December 25 and 26, we will be open for regular business hours the rest of the month. And of course we are always available in the case of ... Read More»

Security Alert for Port Moresby – November 20, 2018

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (November 20, 2018) Location: Port Moresby and potentially other cities throughout the country. Event: Members of the PNG Police, PNG Defence Force and Correctional Services Officers marched on the Parliament Haus today, demanding immediate payment of allowances for APEC-related work. They caused damage to the ... Read More»

THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA ELECTRIFICATION PARTNERSHIP

THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA ELECTRIFICATION PARTNERSHIP Papua New Guinea has invited Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the United States to work together to support its enhanced connectivity and the goal of connecting 70% of its population to electricity by 2030. Currently only about 13% of Papua New Guinea’s population have reliable access to electricity. Access ... Read More»

JOINT STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, AND JAPAN ON THE TRILATERAL PARTNERSHIP FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2018 JOINT STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, AND JAPAN ON THE TRILATERAL PARTNERSHIP FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IN THE INDO-PACIFIC Today, the governments of the United States, Australia, and Japan, sharing a commitment to maintain and promote an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open, inclusive, ... Read More»

United States Coast Guard to Bolster APEC Security

United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Catherine Ebert-Gray and Royal Papua New Guinea Police Commissioner and Joint Security Task Force Commander, Gary Baki, today renewed their country’s cooperative efforts towards security assistance during APEC Leader’s Week through an unprecedented memorandum of understanding between the two countries. “APEC Leader’s Week marks the culmination of Papua ... Read More»

Ambassador Ebert-Gray acknowledges PNG US Military ties

Thank you Commander Louis Allow me to extend a very special welcome to Commander Louis and his crew of the USS Michael Murphy and a tremendous shout out to the women and men in uniform from both the U.S. Navy and the PNG Defense Forces. I am so pleased to see you all here in ... Read More»

PNG Suspends Visas-on-Arrival for the Month of November

In a letter sent to all airlines Friday afternoon (Oct 12), and confirmed by the Chief Migration Officer Solomon Kantha Monday morning (Oct 15), the Papua New Guinea Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) is imposing a temporary suspension of Visas-on-Arrival for all tourists and visitors from October 30 to November 30. This suspension will not ... Read More»

PNG, US Sign Agreement on board USS Michael Murphy

Signing Remarks of Ambassador Ebert-Gray, October 7, 2018, USS Michael  Murphy I am proud to be standing here with my now long-time friend, and trusted partner, Minister Pato. The document we just signed demonstrates the earnest intent, on behalf, of both of our governments, to deepen security links between our two nations. I am confident ... Read More»

Vacancy Announcement 2018 – 9 – Cultural Affairs Specialist

Vacancy Announcement U.S. Mission Port Moresby     Announcement Number:      Port Moresby 2018 – 9 Open To:                                All Interested Applicants/All Sources Position Title:                        Cultural Affairs Assistant Opening Date:                       September 03, 2018 – September 21, 2018 Closing Date:                         September 21, 2018 Work Hours:                         Full-time 40 hours/week Salary:                                    Ordinarily Resident (OR): PGK89, 144 ... Read More»

Vacancy Announcement 2018 – 11 – Janitor

Vacancy Announcement U.S. Mission Port Moresby     Announcement Number:      Port Moresby 2018 – 11 Open To:                                All Interested Applicants/All Sources Position Title:                        Janitor Opening Date:                       September 03, 2018 – September 21, 2018 Closing Date:                         September 21, 2018 Work Hours:                         Full-time 40 hours/week Salary:                                    Ordinarily Resident (OR): PGK24, 982 For More ... Read More»

Papua New Guinea Travel Advisory Updated – July 25, 2018

Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime, civil unrest, and a polio outbreak. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory . Do Not Travel To: The Southern Highlands Province and Hela Province due to civil unrest. Reconsider travel to: Areas near the Panguna mine in Bougainville due to civil unrest. The ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Port Moresby – July 13, 2018

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Port Moresby – July 13, 2018 Location: Papua New Guinea On July 12, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a Level 2 Travel Warning for Papua New Guinea (PNG) regarding the recent outbreak of Polio in the Morobe Province. The recent World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Polio Eradication Initiative announcements also list PNG as a Polio outbreak country. Actions to Take: The ... Read More»

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: TIER 3

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: TIER 3  The Government of Papua New Guinea does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Papua New Guinea was downgraded to Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking, ... Read More»

Papua New Guinea – Updated Travel Advisory – June 2018

Papua New Guinea – Level 2: Exercise increased caution     C U N   Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime and civil unrest.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To:   ·         The Southern Highlands Province and Hela Province due to civil unrest.   Reconsider ... Read More»

PNG Epidemiologist to Enhance Knowledge in the States

PNG Epidemiologist to Enhance Knowledge in the States   Port Moresby: The U.S. Embassy in Papua New Guinea is pleased to announce that Dr. Mathias Bauri, the only Epidemiologist for the National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea, flew out of Port Moresby today to participate in a U.S. Government sponsored International Visitors Leadership ... Read More»

Security Alert – Southern Highlands Province and Hela Province (June 20, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (June 20, 2018)   Location: Southern Highlands Province and Hela Province    Event: Recent government protests and tribal fighting have caused major destruction to government buildings and public infrastructure. Police have been unable to keep public order or prevent the destruction of property. U.S. ... Read More»

USAID Supports Papua New Guinea Implement Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Project

USAID Supports Papua New Guinea Implement Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Project   On May 29, USAID’s Ready Project facilitated a Joint Organizational Assessment validation workshop with the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The CCDA is Papua New Guinea’s apex organization for coordinating Government’s climate resilience efforts and ... Read More»

USAID, NRDF Mark Completion of Community and Environmental Resilience in Solomon Islands

USAID/NRDF complete Climate Project in Solomon Islands   Choiseul, Solomon Islands: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently marked the completion of a partnership that has promoted environmental and community resilience in the Western and Choiseul Provinces of Solomon Islands. Through the project, USAID and NRDF trained and assisted eight Solomon Islands communities ... Read More»

Young Pacific Leaders from Vanuatu Receive U.S. Grant

Young Pacific Leaders from Vanuatu Receive U.S. Grant Elsie Bong, an IT Manager with the ANZ Bank in Vanuatu, is one of the twelve recipients in the U. S. Department of State’s 2018 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Small Grants Program. She was selected for her project Malasitabu Project aimed at supporting Malasitabu Primary School through ... Read More»

U.S. State Department Announces 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients

U.S. State Department Announces 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients Salome Aba, a teacher from St. Josephs International School in Port Moresby, received one of the twelve grants awarded by the U. S. Department of State to participants in the 2018 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Program. She and her co-worker Vagi Malaga received funding for ... Read More»

PNG Travel Advisory – Updated May 2018

Papua New Guinea – Level 2: Exercise increased caution  –   C U N Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime and civil unrest.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Areas near the Panguna mine in Bougainville due to civil unrest. the Southern Highlands, Hela, and ... Read More»

U.S. – Pacific interactions: An account of the 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Hawaii.

U.S. – Pacific interactions: An account of the 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Hawaii. Banga, Chris. 12 February 2018 Introduction The 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Conference was convened at the East-West Center, Honolulu from the 15 – 18 January 2018. The EWC in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State selected 37 participants from ... Read More»

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2018

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2018 EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Public Affairs Section Partnering with Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu For Immediate Release May 01, 2018 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have contributed immeasurably to ... Read More»

USAID, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Hold Workshop to Boost Private Sector Engagement

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat joined the Government of Papua New Guinea in opening a workshop to help improve private sector access to climate change financing and promote private-public partnerships. Forty participants attended the workshop, including representatives from the national government ... Read More»

Security Alert – Increase in violence in Madang region

The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby advises all U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Papua New Guinea that the Embassy has temporarily limited travel for U.S. Embassy employees to the Madang region because of a sudden increase in violence following the April 2 murder of a local teacher. The town’s water supply has also been cut ... Read More»

Upcoming Consular Services – Date Change

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby is pleased to announce our next visit to Vanuatu. A Consular Officer will be in Port Vila on Friday, April 20th (not Thursday) from 10am – Noon at Jill’s Café (downtown Port Vila). Please contact the Consular Section to make a specific appointment time. The consular section may not have ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Passport Fee Increase

U.S. Passport Fee Increase   Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee for ... Read More»

USAID Assists Earthquake Victims in PNG

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is providing $100,000 through the International Organization for Migration to offer relief supplies, water and sanitation assistance for earthquake-affected areas in the Highlands region. United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Catherine Ebert-Gray expressed great ... Read More»

NGO Program Officer to learn from United States Experience

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy in Papua New Guinea has selected Mary Boni, Senior Program Officer at the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council (CIMC), to participate in a professional development program for managers of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Ms. Boni was selected based on her long and substantial career with NGOs in PNG, ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Update Following Recent Earthquakes in PNG

Updated Travel Advisory Papua New Guinea – Level 2: Exercise increased caution C U N Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory . Reconsider travel to: • Areas near the Panguna mine in Bougainville due to civil unrest. • The Highlands ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Hosts APEC Opening Gala

United States Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray kicked off the 2018 APEC year on Tuesday, February 20, with a reception for members of the PNG APEC Coordination Agency and other stakeholders to demonstrate the United States’ strong commitment to support PNG in hosting a successful series of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings. More than 3000 representatives ... Read More»

East-West Center Announces 2018 Jefferson Fellowships

The Jefferson Fellowships is the East-West Center’s most widely-recognized and established seminar program, with an illustrious alumni network of more than 600 Jefferson Fellows across the Asia Pacific region and the United States. The broad goal of the program is to enhance public understanding through the news media of cultures, issues and trends in the Asia Pacific region. ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Woman of Courage Award Nominations Open

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Ambassador’s Woman of Courage Award. The Woman of Courage Award honors women who are making history in their countries and communities through their work to better their societies, to fight discrimination or strife, and ... Read More»

Applications for the 2019-2020 Humphrey Fellowship Program Open

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for citizens of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. The ten-month fellowship consists of academic coursework and an internship in a relevant professional organization. Fellows are accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership and the capacity to develop a self-defined program ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Potential Tropical Cyclone

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (January 23, 2018) Location: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; Potential Tropical Cyclone region-wide. Event:  A band of low pressure south of the equator is currently present. A large low pressure system is forecast to significantly drop in pressure towards the coming weekend potentially ... Read More»

Vacancy Announcement Number: 01-2018 – Motor Pool Chauffeur

U.S. Mission Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Vacancy Announcement Number: 01-2018 OPEN TO:                  All Interested Applicants / All Sources POSITION:                 Chauffeur OPENING DATE:      January 1, 2018 CLOSING DATE:       January 31, 2018 WORK HOURS:         Full-time 40 hours/week, the schedule will vary each week SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN 3  PGK27, 580 per year Not-Ordinarily Resident ... Read More»

Papua New Guinea students bound for the United States on a U.S. Embassy Sports Visitor Program

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to send an all-female soccer team from three secondary schools in the National Capital District on a Sports Visitor Program in the United States. This Sports Visitor Program will be the first-ever for Papua New Guinea that follows the very successful Sports Envoy Program ... Read More»

Message for American Citizens: Consular Update – December

The U.S. Embassy would like to wish you and your families a healthy and happy holiday season! Please note that while the Embassy will be closed on December 25 and 26, we will be open for regular business hours the rest of the month. And of course we are always available in the case of ... Read More»

News from the Consular Section

We wish you all a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving this Thursday, and hope you can spend it with family and friends wherever you are in the world! Please know that we are here for you if you need us, and we are always happy to hear “good news” from you, as well as assisting with ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 2017-2018 South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season Travel Alert

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby advises U.S. citizens visiting or residing in 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.  ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Unrest in Honiara, Solomon Islands

The United States Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea wishes to advise American citizens living in and around Honiara, in the Solomon Islands, to be aware of the current political situation and to avoid crowds or areas around Parliament House, the central market, and the Prime Minister’s complex. A motion of no confidence in ... Read More»

US Embassy Sealed Bid Auction

Auction Date:Saturday October 26, 2019 Sealed bids will only be accepted from 09:00am-3:00pm. Inspection of property can be done on Wednesday October 23, and Thursday, October 24, between the hours of 09:00 and 15:00.You can collect a map to the warehouse from the Embassy guard booth on these inspection date only or from the link ... Read More»

Security Message: American Citizens in Solomon Islands

The United States Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea wishes to advise American citizens living in and around Honiara City to be aware of the current political situation and to avoid crowds or areas around Parliament House, the central market, and the Prime Minister’s complex. A motion of no confidence in the current government ... Read More»

Security Message: Heightened Security Precautions in Port Moresby

The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby advises all U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Papua New Guinea that the Embassy has temporarily tightened its security measures for U.S. Embassy employees following a recent assault on an American citizen.   The Embassy recommends that the American community in Papua New Guinea also continually review and adjust their own ... Read More»

U.S. Government Awards 4 New Biodiversity Grants for Papua New Guinea

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby: The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched four new projects that will help Pacific Island communities protect their biodiversity and improve their resilience from extreme weather events. Through its Pacific-American Climate Fund, USAID awarded the grants to Mahonia Na Dari Research, Education and Conservation Centre, ... Read More»

Two Successfully Complete U.S. Sponsored e-Health Training in Thailand

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is happy to announce that two trainees from the National Department of Health of have successfully completed the recent e-Health Knowledge and Skills (GEEKS) program in Thailand. HIV/AIDS National Surveillance Officer, Joe Parak and IT Systems Analyst Pius Kalambe were among 150 participants from two other countries ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Evacuation of Ambae Island due to Volcanic Activity

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby advises U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Vanuatu that the government of Vanuatu has declared a state of emergency on the island of Ambae, as the Monaro Volcano remains on Alert Level 4. Provincial authorities in Ambae undertook evacuations of people in high risk areas to safer areas. Over 7,000 people ... Read More»

Papua New Guinea Journalist bound for the United States

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby has selected Meriba Tulo from Papua New Guinea to participate in the United States Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) titled, The Role of Journalism in a Democratic Society. Mr. Tulo is a senior reporter and anchor at EM TV, one of four television ... Read More»

Applications for the Community Solutions Program Open

IREX is currently accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Community Solutions Program (CSP) . The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, ... Read More»

USS Rushmore Visits Vanuatu

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kryzentia Weiermann VANUATU: Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel, arrived in Vanuatu for a scheduled port visit, Sept. 15. During the visit, the crew will host a reception on board, and Rushmore Sailors will have ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Papua New Guinea Independence Day

On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I offer my sincerest best wishes to you and the people of Papua New Guinea as you celebrate your national 42nd independence day on September 16. The United States and Papua New Guinea share a fruitful relationship based on mutual interests such as economic development, stability, ... Read More»

U.S. Diplomat attends Battle of Milne Bay Commemoration

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Today U.S. Embassy Port Moresby’s Chargé d’Affairs Mary Drake was in Alotau, Milne Bay Province to commemorate the Battle of Milne Bay. While in the province Ms. Drake also met with newly elected Governor, Sir John Luke Crittin and other government dignitaries. The official ceremony included a parade to the Alotau ... Read More»

Security Message: Ambryn Volcano Alert in Vanuatu

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby advises U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Vanuatu that there in an increased danger of the Ambrym Volcano erupting. The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department have issued a national advisory to the whole country and particularly to visitors and people of Ambrym that volcanic activity has increased from Level 2 to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy, Coca-Cola, Provide Assistance to Hanuabada Fire Victims

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:   United States Embassy Port Moresby and Coca-Cola Limited joined to provide relief aid to the villagers from Hanuabada whose homes were destroyed by fire on Saturday, August 19. The US Embassy donated bales of rice, noodles, biscuits, clothing, household goods, shoes, and toiletries while Coca-Cola Limited representatives donated 20 cases ... Read More»

Photos from Guadalcanal 75th Anniversary

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Decompression Chamber in PNG now in Working Order

Attention scuba divers residing in or travelling to Papua New Guinea. On 09 August 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby published a message to U.S. citizens noting the indefinite closing of the hyperbaric decompression chamber located in Port Moresby. The Embassy now confirms that the hyperbaric decompression chamber located at the Tropicair hangar at Jacksons International ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer coming to the Highlands

Greetings U.S. Citizens residing in Papua New Guinea, The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby is pleased to announce our next visit to the Highlands for consular related services. A consular officer will be visiting the following locations: The Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) on Monday, August 21 in Ukarumpa The New Tribes Mission (NTM) on ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Officer coming to Vanuatu

Greetings U.S. Citizens residing in Vanuatu, The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby is pleased to announce our next visit to Vanuatu. A consular officer will be in Port Vila on Tuesday, August 15th at Jill’s Café (downtown Port Vila). We will have appointment times from 10:00-12:00 am. Please contact us immediately to reserve a specific ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Elections and Personal Security

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby advises U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Papua New Guinea to exercise caution in and around election-related facilities as counting gets underway following the PNG 2017 General Election voting period. Election facilities, such as counting centers, can be gathering points where large crowds assemble. We also take this opportunity to remind ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Congratulates Humphrey Fellowship Recipient

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce Ms. Sophia-Joy Soli, as the successful recipient of the 2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Ms. Soli has been accepted for a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program where she will explore business and supply chain fundamentals for the transport and logistics sector. She will ... Read More»

Math Tutor Receives U.S.-South Pacific Scholarship

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce that Ms. Bethsheba Gima is the successful recipient of this year’s U.S.–South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program. Ms. Gima, a Math tutor at the University of Papua New Guinea, will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Hawai‘i at ... Read More»

PNG-US Bilateral Dialogue Focuses on Common Interests

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The PNG-US bilateral dialogue on May 25 2017, focused on the common interests of the two nations. U.S. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray reiterated U.S. support for the upcoming APEC meetings and said she was encouraged by the long-term future of Papua New Guinea. In his opening remarks, Mr. William Dihm, Acting Secretary, ... Read More»

US Immigration and Customs hosts Cross Border Financial Investigations Training

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: In a joint effort with Papua New Guinea’s Customs Service the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) recently hosted a 2-day Cross Border Financial Investigations Training (CBFIT) at the U.S Embassy in Port Moresby. From May 17-18, HSI officials provided specialized training, technical assistance and best ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Port Vila, Vanuatu

Greetings U.S. Citizens residing in Vanuatu, We hope you have all weathered Cyclone Donna without injury or damage, and wish everyone a speedy recovery! The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby is pleased to announce our next visit to Vanuatu. A Consular Officer will be in Port Vila on Tuesday, May 23 at Jill’s Café (downtown ... Read More»

US Ambassador visits Summer Institute of Linguistics

U.S. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray, Consular Officer Michael Mitchell and Regional Security Officer Justin Lester departed from Port Moresby this morning, on a Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) flight headed for the SIL compound in the Eastern Highlands town of Ukarumpa. The Embassy officials gave briefings to the leaders of the missionary organization, and then held ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone Warning for Vanuatu

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Vanuatu of a tropical cyclone developing within the next 24 hours. The potential has been rated “High” by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Vanuatu has had significant rain over the last two days and now there is heavy ... Read More»

Embassy to Celebrate International Jazz Day

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: In commemoration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the U.S Embassy Port Moresby and the University of Papua New Guinea’s Music Department invites music lovers in Port Moresby to enjoy an evening of Jazz at the University of Papua New Guinea on Sunday 30th April. The outdoor concert will be held at ... Read More»

USS Comstock, Marines set to arrive in Port Moresby for APEC-related training with PNGDF

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The amphibious landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) will make a port visit to Port Moresby on April 15-19, 2017. During the visit, U.S. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will join the Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF) in a training exercise focused on improving PNGDF’s ability ... Read More»

International Woman of Courage Returns to Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Veronica Simogun, recently honored as the East Asia and Pacific awardee for the 2017 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award, returned to Papua New Guinea yesterday. Ms. Simogun was honored as this year’s awardee in recognition of her work as an advocate for women and children who ... Read More»

Ambassador Ebert-Gray Unveils Plans for New U.S. Embassy

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray unveiled the plans for the new U.S. embassy compound (NEC) to Government officials, stakeholders and the media today. “This new Embassy is a symbol of the importance the United States’ places on our relationship with Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands and our continued support ... Read More»

Applications Open for the 2018 Humphrey Fellowship Program

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2018 Humphrey Fellowship Program for citizens of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.  The ten-month fellowship consists of academic coursework and an internship in a relevant professional organization.  Fellows are accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership and the capacity to develop ... Read More»

Ambassador Ebert-Gray visits children at Port Moresby General Hospital

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray visited the Pediatrics Ward at the Port Moresby General Hospital, Thursday April 6 in commemoration of World Health Day. The Ambassador presented the patients with clothing, donated through the generosity of Hogan Lovells, one of the world’s largest law firms. The donation was part of the firm’s ... Read More»

Activist Awarded International Women of Courage Award

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce that Veronica Simogun has been honored as the East Asia and Pacific awardee for the 2017 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. Ms. Simogun was honored as this year’s awardee in recognition of her work as an advocate for ... Read More»

United States Empowers Government of Papua New Guinea to Build Resilience

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – The United States Government, and the Government of Papua New Guinea, held a national consultation meeting on March 16, 2017 that brought together government representatives, non-government organizations, and the private sector to introduce the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) new Climate Ready project. The regional project will ... Read More»

U.S. & PNG participate in successful HIV and AIDS Program Review meeting in Bangkok

Joint efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS will continue between the U.S. Embassy’s health teams – Center for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Agency for International Aid (USAID), and their Papua New Guinean partners at the National Department of Health and in the international community within Papua New Guinea. This follows a three-day ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus in Solomon Islands

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Travel Guidance for the Solomon Islands regarding the risk of Zika virus infection.  Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their medical provider and consider postponing nonessential travel to the Solomon Islands. Men whose partners are pregnant or are ... Read More»

CDC & USAID lead PNG delegation for COP Review

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: United States Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray will join representatives from the U.S. Government’s Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of a delegation from Papua New Guinea traveling to Bangkok for the Country Operational Plan (COP) Review meeting. The group will be joined by representatives ... Read More»

Dawn Porter: American Film Showcase Opens in Port Moresby

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby is pleased to present internationally-acclaimed American documentary filmmaker and founder of Production Company Trilogy Films, Dawn Porter, at a variety of venues in Port Moresby from March 1 – 11, 2017. Dawn Porter’s visit to Port Moresby is part of the American Film Showcase program ... Read More»

Chief Inspector Participates in U.S. Department of State’s IVLP Program

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: The Embassy is pleased to announce our latest International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participant, Chief Inspector Delilah Sandeka. Chief Inspector Sandeka heads the Family Sexual Violence Unit for the Royal Police Constabulary based in Port Moresby. The program Chief Inspector Sandeka will join, “Community Responsiveness: Law Enforcement Leadership,” runs from February ... Read More»

US Ambassador Ebert-Gray Visits Kudjip Nazarene Hospital

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is raising the capacity to provide medical care in Papua New Guinea. USAID through its Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) partnered with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Inc. to expand the staff housing at the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital, in ... Read More»

USAID Partners with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to Construct Staff Housing for Kudjip Nazarene Hospital

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is raising the capacity to provide medical care in Papua New Guinea. USAID through its Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) partnered with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Inc. to expand the staff housing at the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital, in ... Read More»

US Ambassador Ebert-Gray visits New Tribes Mission in Goroka

US Embassy Port Moresby: US Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray, Consular Chief Mike Mitchell, and Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Beverly Thacker visited the New Tribes Operations Headquarters in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province on Thursday and Friday, February 9 and 10. The purpose of the visit was to provide consular services to American citizens and meet with the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution Update

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ... Read More»

2017 PNG Women’s Forum, Highlands Region Hailed a Success

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby: The 2017 PNG Women’s Forum, Highlands region, has ended on a high with two major recommendations: to have separate polling lines for men and women during this year’s general elections and to revive the work of the National Council of Women. Speaking to over 500 women and men from the seven Highlands ... Read More»

United States – Vanuatu Partnership Increases Disaster Preparedness Capacity of Communities

Lonamilo, Vanuatu: Working in partnership with the U.S. government, the people of Lonamilo have taken great strides to improve community resilience through the construction of a multipurpose structure in their village. U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Catherine Ebert-Gray, led the inauguration of the structure today. She was joined by Mr. ... Read More»

Ambassador Ebert-Gray Announces U.S. Funding for Green Climate Fund

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: In recognition of the importance of Climate Change to our partners in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea, Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray is pleased to announce that the State Department has made an additional US$500 million grant to support the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Consistent with last year’s GCF grant, this funding ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces the East-West Center’s 2017 Jefferson Fellowships Program for Journalists (December 21, 2016)

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii is now accepting applications for the 2017 Jefferson Fellowships Program. The Jefferson Fellowships offer print and broadcast journalists from the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands the unique opportunity to gain on-the-ground perspectives and build international ... Read More»

US Embassy welcomes launch of strategy to counter Gender Based Violence (December 20, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: US Embassy Port Moresby welcomes the National Executive Council’s approval of the National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender Based Violence (2016-2025) and commends the Department of Community Development, Youth, and Religion for their steadfast work on this strategy. The strategy is an important step towards eliminating the scourge ... Read More»

US Admiral Harris makes Inaugural Visit to Port Moresby (December 12, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., the Commander of United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), arrived in Port Moresby today. While in Port Moresby, Admiral Harris will meet with high-level Papua New Guinea government officials and military personnel from the Papua New Guinea Defense Force. USPACOM’s area of responsibility encompasses about half ... Read More»

United States Ship Sampson arrives in Honiara for Maritime Initiative (December 7, 2016)

Honiara, Solomon Islands: The guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrived in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for a port visit on December 5 as part of its Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment.   “The Sailors and Coastguardsmen of USS Sampson are incredibly excited to spend time in the Solomon Islands, a place so rich in ... Read More»

Applications to Attend 2017 PNG Women’s Forum, Highlands Region, Now Open (December 6, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, the Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation, and the Department of Community Development, Religion and Sports are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 PNG Women’s Forum, Highlands Region, which will be held in Goroka on February 7 and 8, 2017. This ... Read More»

Three to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (November 28, 2016)

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: The Embassy is pleased to announce the latest International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants, Ms. Lysa Wini (Young Women Parliamentary Group, Solomon Islands), Ms Isabel Koredong (Bougainville Women’s Federation) and Angelyn Kobuka (Bana District Youth Association) who departed Port Moresby on November 26, for the United States. The three will participate ... Read More»

Electronic Visa Update for Enrollment Begins for Chinese Passport Holders (November 25, 2016)

Electronic Visa Update for Enrollment Begins for Chinese Passport Holders November 25, 2016 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Starting November 29, 2016, People’s Republic of China (PRC) passport holders traveling to the United States on maximum validity (10-year) B visas must possess a valid Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrollment. In November 2014, as part of ... Read More»

Joint Military Training underway in Papua New Guinea (November 25, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The United States Naval Ship (USNS) Pililaauarrived in Port Moresby as part of Exercise Koa Moana 16-4, a bilateral exchange between the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy and the Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNDF). The current Koa Moana training iteration will focus on security operations in support of the ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Russell’s Visit a Success (November 15, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell had a successful first visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG) making several important announcements before she departed the country today. Arriving over the weekend, Ambassador Russell joined her Australian counterpart, Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja AM at the American Corner ... Read More»

Ambassador Russell to Arrive in Papua New Guinea (November 10, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell will arrive in Papua New Guinea, November 12. She will join Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja for the launch of a year-long trilateral initiative to combat gender-based violence through sport in Papua New Guinea.  She will also jointly launch ... Read More»

Exercise Koa Moana Joint Military Training Concluded in Vanuatu (November 1, 2016)

Port Vila, Vanuatu: U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu Catherine Ebert-Gray today attended the exercise Koa Moana 15-3 Vanuatu closing ceremony at the Vanuatu Police Force base. Ambassador Ebert-Gray commended all the participants of this exercise for their participation and said their efforts reflect the best values of a real partnership ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Climate Change Readiness of Vanuatu Island Communities (October 31, 2016)

U.S. Supports Climate Change Readiness of Vanuatu Island Communities October 31, 2016 Port Vila, Vanuatu: U.S. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray met with staff from Care Vanuatu and Save the Children Vanuatu to discuss the progress U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded initiatives. The USAID Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) awarded a grant to CARE International to ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Receives an Enga Province Welcome (October 28, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray made her first visit to Enga Province last week to meet with educators, students, health care workers, and political and civil society leaders. The capstone event of her trip was the launch of the Enga Cultural Education Program at Wabag Primary School. American anthropologist, Dr. Polly ... Read More»

PNG Journalist Gets Chance to be in the U.S. on Election Day (October 28, 2016)

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: The Embassy is pleased to announce our latest International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participant, Mr. Gabriel Lahoc. Mr. Lahoc is a journalist at the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) in Lae, Morobe province. His experience as a journalist has focused on advocacy for improved education and informing the public on industrial, economic, ... Read More»

United States Supports Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Papua New Guinea (October 26, 2016)

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: Human trafficking is a crime that happens almost everywhere and affects virtually everyone. Political Affairs Officer in the Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) at the U.S. Department of State, Kendra Kreider, who arrived in the country on Monday, said human trafficking persists around the world, including Papua ... Read More»

2016 TIP Report Urges Solomon Islands to Increase Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking (October 24, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: More than 20 million people today are trapped in human trafficking, which is a form of modern slavery.  It is a crime that happens almost everywhere and affects virtually everyone. Yet many still think of human trafficking as an issue affecting only other people, in other countries. This just isn’t ... Read More»

Increased Efforts Needed in Papua New Guinea to Combat Human Trafficking (October 24, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: More than 20 million people today are trapped in human trafficking, which is a form of modern slavery.  It is a crime that happens almost everywhere and affects virtually everyone. Yet many still think of human trafficking as an issue affecting only other people, in other countries. This just isn’t ... Read More»

Vanuatu Electoral Officer to Participate in U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (October 20, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the latest participant in this year’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Mr. Gary Tavoa. Mr. Tavoa is the Electoral Compiler for the Vanuatu Electoral Office. His key role in the electoral process of Vanuatu and the exposure and knowledge gained from this project ... Read More»

United States Government Donates K270,000 in Laboratory and Clinical Equipment to the Papua New Guinea Government

The U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Catherine Ebert-Gray has presented various laboratory and clinical equipment worth over Two Hundred and Seventy Thousand Kinas (270,000.00PGK) for distribution to a number of clinics located in Daru (Western Province) and Port Moresby (NCD). In a formal ceremony held on October 12 at the Lawes Road Clinic in ... Read More»

New Passport Application Requirements

Social Security number now required for all passport applications Effective October 1, a Social Security number (SSN) will be required for all passport applications.  This requirement comes from the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).  The FAST Act requires passports to be denied and/or revoked for persons with seriously delinquent tax debt and/or those ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby Announces Extension to Fish 2.0 Workshop Application Deadline (October 6, 2016)

The U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Catherine Ebert-Gray has presented various laboratory and clinical equipment worth over Two Hundred and Seventy Thousand Kinas (270,000.00PGK) for distribution to a number of clinics located in Daru (Western Province) and Port Moresby (NCD). In a formal ceremony held on October 12 at the Lawes Road Clinic in ... Read More»

Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections #4

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States. The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8. U.S. citizens who want to participate in ... Read More»

Journalist Represents Papua New Guinea on Reporting Tour in the United States (September 21, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby congratulates Sophie Yaruso from Papua New Guinea for being selected to participate in the United States Department of State’s Foreign Press Center (FPC) ‘Youth and Politics Foreign Reporting Tour.’ Sophie, who has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Papua New ... Read More»

The American Corner and PNG National Library Celebrate 3rd Anniversary of Partnership (September 22, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby celebrates the 3rd anniversary of the opening of the American Corner at the Papua New Guinea National Library and Archives on September 23.    This special occasion has been hailed all week with reading events, environmental films, a presentation by Kasek Galgal (a UPNG physics tutor and ... Read More»

Three to Attend Future Leaders of the Pacific Conference in Hawaii (August 30, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby congratulates Naomi Bakaka and Oliver Nobetau from Papua New Guinea and Mele O’Brien from Solomon Islands for being selected to participate in the East-West Center’s “Future Leaders of the Pacific 2016” conference that will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii September 1-5. Naomi Bakaka and ... Read More»

U.S. Government and Papua New Guinea Forge New Partnership to Strengthen the Country’s Environmental Resilience (August 25, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: On August 24, 2016, the United States and the Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea signed a new bilateral assistance agreement that will provide $1.5 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen Papua New Guinea’s environmental resilience. This is the first tranche of ... Read More»

Visit of Embassy Officials Highlights U.S. Government Support to Peaceful and Transparent Elections (August 23, 2016)

Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Hon. Catherine Ebert-Gray, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for the Philippines, Pacific Islands, and Mongolia, Dr. Susan Brems, visited Bougainville on August 22-23, 2016 to meet with partners of ongoing U.S. Government support in ... Read More»

DPAA Ceremony Honors American Servicemen: Solomon Islands Repatriation, 2016 (August 7, 2016)

Honiara, Solomon Islands: The Government of the United States of America hosted a repatriation ceremony for the remains of servicemen killed in action in the Solomon Islands during World War II. The remains will be returned to the United States. The remains were found during a recent mission carried out by the U.S. Department of Defense ... Read More»

The United States Commemorates Guadalcanal Day (August 5, 2016)

Honiara, Solomon Islands: The United States of America and Solomon Islands will commemorate the 74th anniversary of the landing of the U.S. Marines and the Battle of Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942. U.S. Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu, Catherine Ebert-Gray, Brigadier General Brian W Cavanaugh, Deputy Commander U.S. Marine Corps Forces ... Read More»

UPNG Tutor to Attend Cultural Exchange Program in Jakarta (August 2, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Kasek Galgal, a Physics tutor at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and band member of music group, Barefoot, departed Port Moresby on July 30 to represent Papua New Guinea at the Youth Excellence on Stage Academy ASEAN in Jakarta, Indonesia. He will participate in a two-week program alongside participants ... Read More»

2016 Pacific Resilience: United States and Vanuatu Partner for Disaster Response and Preparedness Exercise (August 1, 2016)

Port Vila, Vanuatu: United States Army Pacific announced today its participation in the Oceania Pacific Resilience (PR) Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE), held in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The exercise runs August 2 – 5, 2016. The 2016 Oceania PR DREE is a civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative between the Governments of Vanuatu, Australia, ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Congratulates the Republic of Vanuatu on Independence Day (July 30, 2016)

Port Vila, Vanuatu. On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I want to congratulate the people of Vanuatu as you celebrate your 36th Independence Day. Vanuatu’s strength, resilience, and positive outlook are great national attributes. The United States greatly values our cooperation on climate change, protecting marine resources and other maritime issues. The ... Read More»

U.S. President Barack Obama Congratulates the Republic of Vanuatu on Independence Day (July 30, 2016)

The American people join me in extending congratulations on your nation’s 36th independence day this July 30. This year marks the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Vanuatu diplomatic relations, and our relationship has been defined by friendship, collaboration, and good will. From the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $65 million road construction project and our devoted Peace Corps volunteers, ... Read More»

Bon Voyage! PNG Scholars Headed for the United States (July 25, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce that the 2016-2017 J. William Fulbright Graduate Scholarship Program has two successful recipients this year. They are Mr. Eli Direye, a Research Analyst with the Bank of Papua New Guinea, and Ms. Poigeno Nazila, a Standards Engineer with the National Broadcasting Corporation. ... Read More»

PNG Has Great Potential for Investment says U.S. Export-Import Bank Chairman (July 15, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Today, Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM), arrived in the country.  Chairman Hochberg and his delegation met with American businesses and government officials to discuss further opportunities to increase economic growth via American investment. Speaking at a media interview Chairman Hochberg said ... Read More»

U.S. South Pacific Scholar Encourages Papua New Guineans to Work Hard at School (July 15, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to have Joshua Parep back in Papua New Guinea to do his Home Country Community Service Project (HCCSP). Twenty-three year old Joshua from Wabag, Enga Province is a current United States South Pacific (USSP) scholarship recipient, enrolled in the Computer Science bachelor’s degree program ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kicks Off 2016 U.S. Election Discussions (July 13, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Brad Coley, Economic Officer, provided the inaugural presentation for the 2016 U.S. Election Discussion Series sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Port Moresby to an engaged audience at the American Corner.  Mr. Coley shared information on political party conventions as well as the primaries and caucuses leading up to the conventions. He ... Read More»

President Obama’s National Day Message for Solomon Islands (July 7, 2016)

President Obama’s National Day Message for Solomon Islands On behalf of the United States of America, it is with great pleasure that I congratulate you and all of the citizens of the Solomon Islands as you celebrate your nation’s independence day on July 7.  The Solomon Islands and the United States have long shared a ... Read More»

Ambassador Ebert-Gray presents her credentials to Vanuatu Government (July 5, 2016)

Port Vila, Vanuatu: United States Ambassador to Vanuatu Catherine Ebert-Gray presented her credentials to His Excellency President Baldwin Lonsdale at the State House in Port Vila, Vanuatu on July 5, 2016. During her presentation of credentials, Ambassador Ebert-Gray said the United States stands ready to work with Vanuatu to translate that promise of progress into ... Read More»

Vanuatu Public Servant Recognized with Women of Courage Award Nomination (July 5, 2016)

Port Vila, Vanuatu:Dorosday Kenneth Watson has been honored as the Vanuatu nominee for the 2016 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. Ms. Kenneth Watson was honored as this year’s nominee in recognition of her work advocating for women in Vanuatu becoming empowered in the political, economic, and civic arenas.  Established in 2007, the U.S. ... Read More»

Divine Word University Scholar to Attend U.S. Journalism Program (June 29, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce that Divine Word University journalism lecturer Mr. Patrick Matbob will participate in the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Secondary Educators (SUSI) Exchange Program on Journalism and Media. Ohio University in Athens, Ohio will host the SUSI Program from June 30 ... Read More»

Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu Entrepreneurs Attend the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (June 15, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is happy to announce that Dawna Horton from Vanuatu and the United States, and Haroun Rashid, Vavine Nadesalingam, and Hubert Namani from Papua New Guinea will attend the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Silicon Valley, California. Ms. Nadesalingam ... Read More»

USAID to Provide Technical Assistance to Detect and Treat Multidrug-Resistant TB (June 14, 2016)

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby:  In response to the Government of Papua New Guinea’s (GoPNG) request for support to control the  tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in PNG, the U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide targeted technical assistance to help detect and treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), including  extensively drug-resistant ... Read More»

African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2016 (May 31, 2016)

Presidential Proclamation — African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2016 May 31, 2016 AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH, 2016  – – – – – – –  BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  A PROCLAMATION  A vital part of our Nation’s proud heritage, African-American music exemplifies the creative spirit at the heart of American identity and ... Read More»

National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2016 (May 31, 2016)

Presidential Proclamation — National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2016 May 31, 2016 NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   The dynamism and diversity of Caribbean Americans have contributed to our Nation’s story in extraordinary ways. Millions of people in the ... Read More»

LGBT Pride Month, 2016 (May 31, 2016)

Presidential Proclamation — LGBT Pride Month, 2016 May 31, 2016 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union.  This journey, led ... Read More»

Value Education and Hard Work: U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Soccer Team Reps Tell Students (May 27, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby and representatives from the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Soccer Team met students at Gordon International and Gerehu Secondary High School yesterday. Empowering girls and boys to achieve their goals was the message to these students from both Embassy staff and the U-20 team representatives. The U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates Launch of New Climate Change Adaptation Project in Gabagaba (May 24, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray visited Gabagaba village today to inaugurate the new rainwater catchment systems constructed through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP). Working in partnership with USAID, Gabagaba community members have taken great strides to mitigate this risk by installing the new ... Read More»

Three Papua New Guineans Visit the United States on the International Visitor Leadership Program (May 9, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that three Papua New Guineans will visit the United States on the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Mr. Joel Keimelo (PNG Tourism Promotion Authority), Ms. Delan Anthon (Divine Word University Tourism Lecturer), and Dr. Alfred Mel (PNG National Cancer Centre, ... Read More»

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2016 (April 29, 2016)

Presidential Proclamation — Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2016 April 29, 2016 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing racial group in our ... Read More»

The United States, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea Sign Historic Climate Accord on Earth Day 2016 (April 25, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby congratulates the governments and people of Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea on the historic occasion of the high-level signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement. On Earth Day, April 22, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined a record number of global leaders ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces Funding Opportunity for Advancing Human Rights in the Pacific Islands (April 19, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce a funding opportunity on behalf of the Global Equality Fund to Advance the Human Rights of persons in the Pacific Islands. The Global Equality Fund, managed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announced an open competition for ... Read More»

Headhunt Revisited With Brush, Canvas and Camera: U.S. Embassy Hosts Documentary Filmmaker (April 19, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby hosted U.S. documentary filmmaker and award-winning photographer, Michele Westmorland, at the American Corner. Michele gavea a presentation to students and the general public on her documentary film “Headhunt Revisited With Brush, Camera and Canvas,” a project intended to foster dialogue about artistic representation, the history ... Read More»

Dr. Alice Pollard Nominated for U.S Secretary of State International Women of Courage Award (April 18, 2016)

Honiara, Solomon Islands: Dr. Alice Pollard has been honored as the Solomon Islands nominee for the 2016 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. Dr. Pollard was honored as this year’s nominee in recognition of her work advocating for the financial independence and security of women in Solomon Islands. Established in 2007, the ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Ebert-Gray Presents Credentials in Solomon Islands (April 14, 2016)

Honiara, Solomon Islands: United States Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray presented her credentials to the Governor General of Solomon Islands, His Excellency Sir Frank Utu Ofagioro Kabui, at the Government House today, April 14, 2016.  With the presentation of her credentials, Ambassador Ebert-Gray became the fourteenth United States Ambassador to Solomon Islands.  Sir Kabui welcomed Ambassador Ebert-Gray ... Read More»

United States Provides Disaster Relief Assistance in Response to Flooding (April 8, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Ambassador Ebert-Gray announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has awarded $50,000 to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for disaster assistance relief in response to the immediate needs of the people in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as a result ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador-designate Ebert-Gray Presides Over Peace Corps Volunteer Swearing-in Ceremony (April 1, 2016)

Port Vila, Vanuatu:  U.S. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray presided over the swearing-in ceremony for 36 new Peace Corps Volunteers in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Friday, April 1, 2016. The volunteers have completed several months of intensive cultural, language, and technical training in Vanuatu, their country of service. Now that they have been sworn in as Peace ... Read More»

Applications Open for the 2017 Humphrey Fellowship Program (March 30, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2017 Humphrey Fellowship Program for citizens of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.  The ten-month fellowship consists of academic coursework and an internship in a relevant professional organization.  Fellows are accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership and the capacity to develop ... Read More»

Applications Open for the 2017-2018 Fulbright Graduate Scholarship Program (March 29, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 J. William Fulbright Graduate Scholarship Program for citizens of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.  The scholarship pays for up to two years of graduate study in the United States.  Fulbright scholarship recipients are chosen based on their academic merit ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces Funding Opportunity and a Call for Statements of Interest (March 21, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity and a call for statements of interest (SOI) through the Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP). The EAP Bureau’s Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) is titled, “Connecting Asia Pacific Online ... Read More»

NAQIA Program Manager to Participate in U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (March 18, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the latest participant in this year’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Mr. Martin Paina. Mr. Paina is an Animal Health Field Program Manager from the National Agriculture Quarantine & Inspection Authority (NAQIA) who oversees and coordinates Meat Inspection Services. The theme for the ... Read More»

International Women’s Day – New U.S. Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: March 8 is International Women’s Day and in recognition of this important occasion, the U.S. Embassy would like to provide the following information regarding a new funding opportunity that will be available to entrepreneurs in Papua New Guinea – the New Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund.  The U.S. Department of State’s ... Read More»

United States Supports Climate-Smart Agriculture in Papua New Guinea (March 8, 2016)

Port Moresby and Kwikila, Rigo District, Central Province, Papua New Guinea: The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) has awarded a grant to ChildFund PNG to strengthen the agricultural resilience and adaptive capacity of 12 agricultural communities in Rigo District, Central Province. ChildFund will receive $512,045 for its project Adaptive, ... Read More»

United States Promotes New APEC Initiatives to Advance Women and Girls in STEM Fields (March 8, 2016)

Port Moresby, Central Province, Papua New Guinea: In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, the U.S. Embassy Port Moresby would like to provide this information on new Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) initiatives that will help advance women and girls in STEM fields. The U.S. State Department’s Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell ... Read More»

USAID Funding Opportunity – Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities (March 8, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce a new U.S. cooperative agreement funding opportunity through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) is inviting applications for funding from qualified entities to carry ... Read More»

“Free the Press” – U.S. Embassy Pays Tribute to World Press Freedom Day (May 3, 2016)

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Tuesday, May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day. On this day, we honor journalists who defend democratic ideals through their commitment to discovering and telling the truth. In doing so, we also pay tribute to journalism itself, a profession that is essential to good governance and the functioning ... Read More»

Winnie William Nominated for U.S Secretary of State International Women of Courage Award (March 2, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Winnie William has been honored as the Papua New Guinean nominee for the 2015 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. Ms. William was honored as this year’s nominee in recognition of her courage, her dedication, and her sacrifice to save the lives of Papua New Guinean women. ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Ebert-Gray Presents Credentials (February 23, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Catherine Ebert-Gray presented her credentials to the Acting Governor General of Papua New Guinea, Honorable Theo Zurenuoc, MP, at the Government House in Konedobu. Following the ceremony, Ambassador Ebert-Gray officially became the fourteenth United States Ambassador to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.  The ceremony began with an honor ... Read More»

U.S.-ASEAN Press Conference (February 16, 2016)

Remarks by President Obama at U.S.-ASEAN Press Conference February 16, 2016 Sunnylands Center The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Rancho Mirage, California PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Let me begin by thanking the Annenberg Foundation Trust, and everyone here at beautiful Sunnylands and the people of Rancho Mirage for their incredible hospitality these past two days.  ... Read More»

National African American History Month, 2016 (January 29, 2016)

Presidential Proclamation — National African American History Month, 2016 January 29, 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION America’s greatness is a testament to generations of courageous individuals who, in the face of uncomfortable truths, accepted that the work of perfecting our Nation is unending and strived to expand the ... Read More»

U.S., Vanuatu Sign Historic Law Enforcement Accord and Ship Rider Agreement (November 1, 2016)

Port Vila, Vanuatu: On October 31, 2016 the United States of America and the Republic of Vanuatu signed an historic law enforcement accord that includes a ship rider agreement. Ship rider agreements allow maritime law enforcement officers from island nations like Vanuatu to use U.S. Coast Guard ships as maritime platforms from which to conduct ... Read More»

Ongoing Violence in Lae

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby informs U.S. citizens that there are reports of continued violence and street protests in the city of Lae. Newspapers and radio stations reported more than 400 youths around Lae City attacked market vendors Tuesday morning. One man has been killed, and the main Highlands Highway into Lae has been ... Read More»

Changes to Consular Fees

The Department of State is publishing an interim final rule that makes changes to the passport book fees and fees related to the relinquishment of nationality. In addition, on October 4, 2015 the Department will lower the processing fee for the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican citizens under age 15 whose parent or guardian ... Read More»

Tsunami Threat Forecast

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting our consular district – Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu – of a Tsunami Threat Forecast.  Tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter above the tide level are possible along some coasts of all three countries.  Actual amplitudes ... Read More»

Police and University of Goroka Students Clash in Goroka Town, Eastern Highlands Province

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby informs U.S. citizens of recent press reports indicating clashes occurred between law enforcement and University of Goroka students in Goroka Town on August 27, 2015. According to media reports, police attempted to prevent students from holding a public protest at the Provincial Government House in the Yanepa Building. As ... Read More»

Information on disposition of remains in Vanuatu

The following general information is provided to assist families in making initial decisions in case of death of their loved one.  Indicated costs are estimates and should be considered as guides only.  These estimates also relate only to costs incurred in Vanuatu.  U.S. funeral home costs would be handled separately. Part II.  U.S. Embassy Port ... Read More»

East-West Center Announces 2018 Jefferson Fellowships

The Jefferson Fellowships is the East-West Center’s most widely-recognized and established seminar program, with an illustrious alumni network of more than 600 Jefferson Fellows across the Asia Pacific region and the United States. The broad goal of the program is to enhance public understanding through the news media of cultures, issues and trends in the Asia Pacific region. ... Read More»

Post-storm Conditions in Vanuatu

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby advises U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to Vanuatu to exercise a high degree of caution, due to considerable devastation across the archipelago in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Pam.  While the airport is functioning normally, many of Vanuatu’s provinces are flooded and inaccessible, and significant infrastructure damage has ... Read More»

Tropical Cyclone Pam

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu of category 1 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam, currently located 745 nautical miles northwest of Fiji.  The storm will likely bring heavy rain that may result in flooding in coastal areas.  The Solomon Islands Meteorological ... Read More»

Possible Hanuabada Demonstration

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby informs U.S. citizens that a large demonstration may take place near the Badihagwa and “Bypass” Road roundabout and the road into Hanuabada Village in Port Moresby’s National Capital District on January 27, 28 and 29.  Demonstrators have indicated their intention to peacefully demonstrate against the alleged police shooting of ... Read More»

East-West Center Announces 2018 Jefferson Fellowships

The Jefferson Fellowships is the East-West Center’s most widely-recognized and established seminar program, with an illustrious alumni network of more than 600 Jefferson Fellows across the Asia Pacific region and the United States. The broad goal of the program is to enhance public understanding through the news media of cultures, issues and trends in the Asia Pacific region. ... Read More»

Honolulu Hawai’i –East West Center Announces 2015 Programs Jefferson Fellowships: Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Program

Jan 6, 2015 The Jefferson Fellowships offer print and broadcast journalists from the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands the unique opportunity to gain on-the-ground perspectives and build international networks to enhance their reporting through an intensive one-week education and dialogue seminar at the East- West Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i followed by two weeks ... Read More»

East-West Center Announces Professional Fellows Program – Fall 2018

The  Professional Fellows Program is accepting applications between February 19 and April 13, 2018 from participants of 13 Pacific Island nations on the theme of economic empowerment, with an emphasis on tourism. The eligible countries are: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. This ... Read More»
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