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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 our Nation’s development and diversity as a people. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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he 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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