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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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