U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Personnel Share Insights on Modern Cyber Threats

SUVA – The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sent personnel to Fiji during the week of April 8, 2019 to engage with Fiji regarding the FBI’s perspective on modern cyber threats. The representatives provided an overview of the current cyber threat landscape during the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association annual meeting and discussed the ...
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Fortune’s Most Powerful Women To Mentor Women Leaders From Around the World

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 25, 2019 Women leaders from 15 countries arrived in the United States this week for the Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership . The 19 participants will spend a month working with executives from the Fortune Most Powerful Women community to enhance their business and leadership skills. The partnership leverages the expertise ...
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We’re heartbroken over the events in Christchurch – Kia kaha

U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown The horror of the senseless terrorist attacks perpetrated in Christchurch cannot be overstated. The innocent victims (may peace be upon them), who were doing nothing more than exercising their freedom to worship, will never be forgotten. The murderers who assaulted these houses of faith in Christchurch attacked all of us – ...
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2019 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar

U.S. Embassy Suva in partnership with the East-West Center (EWC) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Changing Faces Seminar from women entrepreneurs until April 4, 2019 to expand their knowledge of entrepreneurship, economic growth, leadership and community building through carefully selected field visits and meetings with experts, practitioners, business owners and policymakers from July ...
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U.S. Embassy Suva congratulates Glenis Yee

U.S. Embassy Suva congratulates Glenis Yee from Fiji, selected to be part of the Fortune – U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. Yee is a Partner at Munro Leys, Suva, Fiji. She has approximately fifteen years’ experience working in Fiji’s legal sector with a focus on commercial/corporate law and capital markets. She leads ...
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs to Visit Fiji

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2019 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Patrick Murphy will travel to the Philippines, New Zealand, and Fiji February 26-March 7. PDAS Murphy will visit Manila, Philippines February 26-March 1 to support Secretary Pompeo’s visit and meet with Filipino counterparts ...
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U.S., Canada conduct fisheries enforcement with partner nations in South Pacific

HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their patrol of the South Pacific with partners from several nations in January and into February. “The U.S. is advancing a vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific that excludes no nation. We are redoubling our commitment to establish alliances and partnerships ...
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Statement from Secretary Pompeo to the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit

President Remengesau, President Christian, President Heine, President Waqa, President Mamau, and other honorable guests. My warm greetings from Washington. First, I would like to express my gratitude to President Remengesau for the invitation to participate in the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit. I greatly value the opportunity for the United States to participate in this important event. ...
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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 Young Pacific Leaders Conference

SUVA – Building on five years of success in collaboration with emerging leaders in the Pacific, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with Cultural Vistas, is pleased to announce the 46 leaders from 20 Pacific countries and territories chosen to attend the 2019 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Conference taking place in Suva, Fiji from March ...
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Weather Alert – Tropical Disturbance Approaching Tonga

Weather Alert – Tropical Disturbance Approaching Tonga – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (February 7, 2019) Location: Tonga Event: The Tonga Meteorological Service advises that a tropical depression is approaching Tonga. The storm may intensify to a tropical cyclone and pass near Tonga Friday and Saturday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Actions to take: • ...
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Meet Kinaai Kairo, U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program Alumna!

Kinaai Kairo is the Director of the Agriculture and Livestock Division, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development in Kiribati. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture as a U.S. South Pacific (USSP) scholarship recipient which prepared her well for her graduate studies. Following her USSP scholarship she obtained an AusAID scholarship for Master’s degree ...
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Nauru National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC January 28, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to extend our congratulations to the people of the Republic of Nauru for the 51 years of your nation’s independence. The United States values the partnership and collaboration ...
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Lionel Rogers Returns from U.S. Exchange Program

For Lionel Rogers, returning home to Fiji after a four-month exchange program in the United States has invigorated him to help address mental health challenges for Fiji’s youth. Lionel’s long history of work and deep passion to improve mental health and prevent suicide led him to apply for the Community Solutions Program (CSP), a four-month ...
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Meet Gina Mahe, U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program Alumna!

Gina Mahe is an ICT Assistant Engineer at one of the Internet Service Providers (ISP) in Tonga after she gained her Bachelors from the University of Hawaii in IT Management. Gina manages the efficient operations and maintenance of the internet network and services including internet faults, troubleshooting as well as documenting internet network services and ...
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Weather Alert – Tropical Cyclone Mona approaching Fiji – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (January 3, 2019)

Location: Fiji Islands Event: The Fiji Meteorological Service advises that Tropical Cyclone Mona is approaching Fiji and may strengthen to a category 2 cyclone by Saturday. In affected areas, forecasters predict the storm will bring heavy rain and strong, damaging winds. Actions to take: Monitor local media and weather forecasts. Be aware that the storm path ...
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Weather Alert – Tropical Disturbance approaching Fiji – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (December 30, 2018)

Event: The Fiji Meterological Service advises that a tropical disturbance is approaching the Fiji Islands. The storm is expected to intensify, possibly becoming a tropical cyclone. The storm is expected to affect Fiji starting Monday evening, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Heavy rain warnings are in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller ...
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Meet Alissa Dean, U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program Alumna!

Alissa Dean completed her Bachelor’s Degree in accounting in 2010 with the help of the U.S. South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship program. She went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Applied Finance from Auckland University of Technology. She is now a Senior Examiner at the Reserve Bank of Fiji. Her former positions include Compliance Officer ...
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Sara Mataitawakilai Participates in U.S. Electoral Process

As a Chief Executive Officer at the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF), Sara Mataitawakilai has been a tireless advocate for human rights as well as democratic, electoral process, and constitutional reforms. As such, he was a natural candidate for an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on the topic of the U.S. Electoral Process. During his three-week ...
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Meet Bindiya Rashni, International Exchange Alumna from Fiji!

In 2009, Bindiya was nominated by U.S. Embassy Suva to attend the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSIs) for Foreign Undergraduate Students Program on Environmental Movement in the United States. “SUSIs for Foreign Undergraduate Students Program was a stepping-stone for my career as an environmental scientist. It gave me the exposure to environmental problems, ...
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Nevada National Guard and the Republic of Fiji set for State Partnership

SUVA, Fiji – The Nevada National Guard will team with the Republic of Fiji in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program in 2019, said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver Friday. Fiji is the second country currently teaming with the Nevada Guard under the auspice of the State ...
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The United States Joins the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility

On December 11, the United States joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the governments of Australia, New Zealand and Japan, the European Union, the European Investment Bank, and the World Bank Group in supporting the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF), which aims to improve infrastructure and services in the Pacific Islands region. Representatives from the ...
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U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program Alumni Conference in Fiji

From December 7-9, 2018 29 alumni from the U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP) attended a conference entitled ‘Connecting the Dots: Using your USSP Experience as a Path to Professional Opportunities.’ The conference held at the Outrigger Resort in Sigatoka gathered alumni from eight of the 11 countries where scholarships are awarded. The participants learned ...
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Press Conference held for historic first Fijian shiprider on U.S. Coast Guard cutter

FIJI 12.06.2018 Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii Pacific SUVA, Fiji — Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Fijian navy spoke at a press conference, Friday, celebrating the first Fijian shiprider to ride on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter. The visit by the U.S. Coast ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Suva Closure, December 5, 2018

The Embassy will close Wednesday, December 5, 2018, for a National Day of Mourning for the passing of President George H.W. Bush. All non-emergency consular appointments have been canceled. If you are an American citizen with an emergency that requires Embassy assistance, please call the Embassy at (679) 772-8049 and the on-call duty officer will ...
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U.S. Embassy Suva Closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush As the United States mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, U.S. President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal employees to join U.S. citizens in remembering our forty-first President of the United States.  The President has issued an Executive Order to ...
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Soliciting nominations for the Service Academy Foreign Student Program Class of 2023

United States Naval Academy International Students’ Entrance [Deadline: January 31, 2019] UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS ELIGIBILITY.  Under the authority of the President of the United States, the Secretary of the Navy may authorize up to 60 men and women from other nations to attend the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at ...
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Secretary Pompeo Announces Latest Lifesaving PEPFAR Results

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 27, 2018 Today, in advance of World AIDS Day 2018, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the latest results achieved by American leadership and partnerships through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has now saved more than 17 million lives. As ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman Speech: Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Tarawa

Honorable President and First Lady; ministers, members of parliament , and government representatives; High Commissioners and representatives of the diplomatic corps, including my good friend Tsuguyoshi Hada from the Embassy of Japan in Suva; General Salene and Admiral Kreitz; Marines, soldiers, and sailors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen: Mauri, and a very good morning to you ...
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Remarks at the Fiji Shiprider Agreement Signing

On November 12,  Michael Goldman, Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Suva, along with Fiji’s Minister of Defence Ratu Inoke Kubuabola signed a Shiprider agreement which allows Fijian defense and law enforcement officers to embark on U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy vessels to observe, protect, board, and search vessels suspected of violating laws or ...
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Peace Corps Tonga Group 83 Swearing-in Ceremony

On Tuesday, November 6, at Vakaloa Beach Resort in Kanokupolu at 10:00 AM, 25 Peace Corps Trainees from Group 83 will be inducted as Peace Corps Volunteers and begin their two years of service in Tonga. The guest of honor for the ceremony, the Honorable Minister of Education, Penisimani Fifita, will accept the Volunteers on ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Fiji’s 2018 General Election

On November 14, Fijians will go to the polls in the 2018 General Election. The United States celebrates Fiji’s successes in embracing a free, fair, and transparent electoral process. As a longstanding friend and partner, the United States encourages all Fijians to vote and participate in the democratic process—before, on, and after Election Day—to build ...
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Tonga National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 1, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations to the Kingdom of Tonga as you celebrate your National Day on November 4. The United States is proud to call Tonga a friend and partner. The ...
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U.S. Embassy Conducts Regional English Language Office (RELO) Training

The Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy Suva is hosting Regional English Language Officer Harold Samuels in Fiji for several days. While here he conducted a workshop for English language teachers entitled, ‘Getting off to a Good Start: Ice Breaker and Warm Activities Workshop,’ which explored attention activities in classroom development and shared digital ...
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Applications Now Open for Young Pacific Leaders Conference 2019

The United States Department of State, in partnership with Cultural Vistas, is now accepting applications from emerging leaders across the Pacific to attend the Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) conference in Fiji in March. The sixth Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Suva, Fiji will provide Pacific leaders, ages 25-35, with new skills and knowledge to advance ...
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Meet Samisoni Pareti, International Exchange Alumnus from Fiji

In 1990, Samisoni was awarded the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in Communications. “We did seminars in DC and the University of Kansas in addition to touring newsrooms of the VOA, Public Radio and the NBC in New York. Interactive media through radio talk shows made a huge impression in my ...
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USS Shoup Departs Suva, Fiji

SUVA, Fiji – Guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) departed from Suva, Fiji, October 17 following a port visit that celebrated decades of Fiji-American naval partnership. “The U.S. Navy maintains a presence in the Indo-Pacific region to help preserve peace and security, and further partnerships with friends and allies like Fiji,” said Cmdr. Andy Strickland, ...
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USS Shoup Holds Flight Deck Reception in Suva, Fiji

SUVA, Fiji (NNS) — Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) hosted more than 150 military and civilian dignitaries from the United States, Fiji, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, New Zealand and Japan during a reception on the flight deck October 15. The ship arrived to the port of Suva, Fiji October 14 to celebrate ...
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USS Shoup arrives in Fiji as part of OMSI Deployment

SUVA, FIJI – Guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) will arrive in Suva on Oct. 14 as part of the ship’s Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment. While in Suva, USS Shoup will host a formal reception, highlighting the partnership between the U.S. Navy and country of Fiji, as well as Shoup’s OMSI mission. Shoup ...
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Congratulations to the 2018 Recipients of the Fall Professional Fellows Program Winners

The Professional Fellows Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the fall 2018 Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program. This year, there are three Fijian and two i-Kiribati recipients among the emerging leaders from around the world participating in this program. The selected participants from the tourism industry will go to Honolulu, Hawai‘i for ...
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United States commitment to the Pacific Islands

“The Pacific Islands are an essential part of a free and open Indo-Pacific policy and the United States is committed to the security and prosperity of our friends and neighbors there,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Secretary Zinke talks about the United States commitment to the Pacific Islands in this short video here ...
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Tuvalu National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC September 27, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Tuvalu on their Independence Day. The U.S.-Tuvalu bilateral relationship is strong and growing. Together, we are working on matters of regional and global importance, such as ...
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PUBLIC NOTICE: CLOSURE OF U.S. CITIZEN SERVICES UNIT

Embassy Suva Consular Section including the U.S. Citizens’ Services Unit will be closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The consular section will resume normal operations on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 08:00am. Please call +679-331-4466 for emergency American citizen services (lost passports, accidents/emergency travel, crime victims and/or arrests, or email suvaacs@state.gov
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U.S. Sponsoring Methamphetamine Drug Enforcement Training

On September 10, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman joined Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho in opening a two-week training to combat methamphetamine and other synthetic drugs. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Office, trainers from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will train 40 police and customs officers at the Fiji Revenue and ...
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American Center Opens for Public

Suva, Fiji – The American Center Suva, administered by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Suva, has started accepting applications for membership, which is free. With this new no-cost membership, patrons will be able to access the American Center, located inside the U.S. Embassy Suva, without an appointment during open hours. This membership ...
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Remarks by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke at 30th PIF Forum Partners Dialogue

Good morning Excellencies. I’m honored to represent the United States on behalf of President Trump, who sends his personal greetings and warm wishes, in recognition of the importance the United States places on the Pacific Islands Forum and the countries represented here. Thank you President Waqa for your warm hospitality. Thanks also to Secretary General ...
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U.S. Delegation Attends the 30th Pacific Islands Forum

A high-level U.S. government delegation comprised of senior officials from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Agency for International Development will attend the 30th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Session with Forum Dialogue Partners on September 4, 2018 in Nauru. The delegation will be led by ...
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Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Visit to Fiji

Admiral Phil Davidson, the 25th Commander of United States Pacific Command, will visit Suva on Thursday, August 16th, as the first stop on a tour of several Pacific nations. The Admiral will meet with senior government and military officials to discuss the important strategic partnership between Fiji and the United States and to identify new ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches the Final Two Modules of USAID-supported Project Management Practice Course in Nuku’alofa, Tonga

On Monday, July 23, at 12:00 p.m. at the USP Tonga Campus Lopaukamea II Hall, U.S. Embassy Political and Economic Chief Helene Tuling will launch the final two modules of the Project Management course conducted by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) in Tonga. The course is part of USAID’s partnership with the ...
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U.S. Government Promotes Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Businesses in Fiji

Ba, Fiji – The United States Government, in partnership with the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council and the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation will launch a training program that will help businesses in Ba better prepare for natural disasters. The training is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ready project, which is ...
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U.S. Government Promotes Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Businesses in Fiji

Suva, Fiji – On May 9 at 8:15 at the Yaroi Village Hall, Savusavu, Fiji, the United States, in partnership with the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council and the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation, will launch a training program that will help businesses in Savusavu better prepare for natural disasters. The training is part of the ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2018 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have contributed immeasurably to our Nation’s development and diversity as a people. During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize their tremendous contributions, which have helped strengthen our communities, industries, Armed Forces, national security, and institutions of governance. Through their industriousness and love of country, our ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman Speech: Letter of Agreement Signing on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

On behalf of the United States Government and the U.S. Embassy in Suva, let me say thank you to Commissioner Qiliho and our good friends in the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs for making this occasion possible. Thank you too to our Regional Security Officer, Shawn Gray, who has proven himself to ...
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Signing a Letter of Agreement on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

Suva, Fiji – On Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:30 at the Police Headquarters at Vinod Patel Building, Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman and Fiji Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho will sign a Letter of Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Fiji to assist the training and deployment of Fijian police peacekeepers to ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (April 9, 2018)

Location: Fiji, Tonga Event: Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Keni is forecast to pass by Fiji on Tuesday, April 10 as a Category 2 or Category 3 cyclone, causing destructive winds, waves, and flooding.  A tropical cyclone warning is in force for the western half of Viti Levu, the Yasawa and Mamanuca islands, Kadavu and smaller islands.  ...
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Regional TechCamp on Blockchain Technology

Suva, Fiji – On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 14:45 at the ICT Japan Pacific Center of the University of South Pacific, the U.S. Embassy Suva will open a three-day interactive TechCamp workshop on blockchain technology. The U.S. Embassy organized TechCamp in collaboration with TraSeable Solutions, a Fijian tech start-up company, and the University of South ...
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Notice Regarding Passport Execution Fees

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to 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. Customers applying with the DS-11 ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji

Location: New Caledonia Event: Tropical Cyclone Gita is forecast to pass near the Isle of Pines on Thursday, February 15, as a Category 4 cyclone, causing hurricane-force winds, waves, and possibly flooding. Actions to Take: · Avoid travel to low-lying areas until the storms have dissipated and flood waters have receded. · Monitor the local ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji

Location: Tonga and Fiji (Lau group) Event: Tropical Cyclone Gita is forecast to pass over the main islands of Tonga on Monday, February 12, and Tuesday, February 13, as a Category 4 or 5 cyclone, causing very destructive hurricane-force winds, waves, and possibly flooding. The Tongan government has declared a state of emergency and has ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (February 11, 2018) 

Location: Tonga Event: Tropical Cyclone Gita is forecast to pass over the main islands of Tonga on Monday, February 12, and Tuesday, February 13, causing destructive winds, waves, and possibly flooding. Actions to Take: • Avoid travel to low-lying areas until the storms have dissipated and flood waters have receded. • Monitor the local news ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

January 4, 2018  On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use.  Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of ...
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Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018 Large Grants Program Federal

Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018 Large Grants Program Federal Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Suva Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Title: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Program Application Deadline: Project abstracts, see application guidelines below, shall be submitted by January 12, 2018. Only select project abstract(s), ...
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Call for Proposals – Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018 Small Grants Program

Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation: 2018 Small Grants Program Application Deadline: January 12, 2018 Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Suva Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Title: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.025 — Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Application Deadline: January 12, 2018 ...
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Fijian delegation headed to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

The United States of America and the Republic of India are proud to announce the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India on 28-30 November, 2017. This year’s Summit will highlight the theme Women First, Prosperity for All and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. President Donald J. ...
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United States Committed to Advancing Gender Equality in the Pacific Islands

U.S. Embassy Suva Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Goldman represented the United States at the 6th Meeting of Pacific Ministers for Women, where he highlighted U.S. support for gender equality in the Pacific and recognized the Pacific Community (SPC) for its ongoing gender work in the region.  The United States applauds the commitment that the ...
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NOTICE REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States. Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Embassy Suva’s consular district (Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Nauru, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna) ...
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New Training Course Launched to Help Pacific Island Countries Access and Effectively Manage Funds for Increased Resilience

Suva, Fiji – The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a new course titled “Understanding and Accessing Climate Finance.” This course is a joint undertaking between the University of the South Pacific and USAID’s Ready and Adapt Asia-Pacific projects. The two-week training course will help participants to access and ...
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241th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States

The U.S. Ambassador Judith Cefkin hosted a reception to mark the 241th anniversary of the independence of the United States at her residence. In her remarks, Ambassador Cefkin emphasized the multifaceted cooperation between the United States and the South Pacific region – from environmental issues to defense, economic, educational and cultural programs. The Ambassador said ...
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Deepen Trade and Defense Cooperation with the United States: FIJI-US talks in Washington

Pictured: Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton and other senior U.S. Government officials in Washington, D.C. On Monday, June 12, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met with Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton and other senior U.S. Government officials in Washington, D.C. in the course of the first bilateral dialogue to take place in the ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Asbestos Warning in Downtown Suva

The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Fiji that the Fiji government has issued a public advisory to avoid the area surrounding the Suva Civic Center.  This follows the discovery of asbestos material during construction work on the site of the Civic Center. For further information, please visit local ...
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Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Grants for Pacific Island States

Please complete the attached grant application, answering all questions in full. This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity, Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Grants for Pacific Island States Application Deadline: July 17, 2017 A. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) announces an open ...
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My Fulbright Experience in the U.S.

Pictured: Fulbright Alumnus, Soseala Tinilau at California State University Northridge with his Supervisor, Dr. Curtis B. Daniel. Below is a short summary of Mr. Tinilau’s experience in the United States.  “When I left my house for the airport, I was excited, and looking forward to experience a new study environment but I was also nervous. As ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Dengue Fever Cases are Increasing

U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Fiji, Kiribati, French Polynesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis & Futuna are advised to take precautions against dengue fever.  An outbreak of dengue fever has been declared by the Ministry of Health in New Caledonia.  In Fiji, a total of 155 cases of dengue have been ...
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USAID American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Annual Program Statement for Fiscal Year 2017

The  USAID/ASHA Annual Program Statement (APS) for Fiscal Year 2017  is now open on  grants.gov  for applications to assist schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States serving as study and demonstration centers for U.S. ideas and practices. Questions about this APS must be submitted by email to   ASHAapplications@usaid.gov . Questions that pertain to issues that may be relevant to all applicants will be answered publicly via amendments ...
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Emergency Message – New Caledonia: Dengue Epidemic.

U.S. citizens living in or traveling to New Caledonia are advised that a public health emergency has been declared in Noumea, the capital, due to a worsening outbreak of Dengue Government officials have indicated that all neighborhoods in the city have been affected, and a 25-year-old woman died last week of Dengue Type 1. Dengue ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Flood and Heavy Rain Warnings

The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting our consular district (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis & Futuna) of a pair of weather systems that are forecast to continue affecting the whole of Fiji. Tropical Disturbance 09F situated southeast of Kadavu is forecast to ...
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U.S. Government Awards New Climate Adaptation Grant for Tuvalu and Solomon Islands Communities

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a new project that will help make the health systems of Pacific Island communities more adaptive to climate change. Through its Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM), USAID awarded a US $250,000 grant to the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI). ...
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USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) Visits Suva, Fiji

The guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Suva, Fiji, for a routine port visit on January 27, 2017. Ship visits provide excellent opportunities for the United States and Pacific Island nations to strengthen security cooperation and help to ensure a safer and more prosperous future for the region. While in Suva, the ...
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U.S. Government Helps Reconstruct Navolau District Primary School

Suva, Fiji – U.S. Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu Judith Cefkin inaugurated the newly-renovated Navolau District Primary School in Ra Province on November 29, 2016 as part of the U.S. government’s support to help Fiji recover from the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston. The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for ...
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U.S. Ambassador Judith Cefkin Celebrates Launch of New Climate Change Adaptation Project

South Tarawa, Kiribati –Working in partnership with the U.S. Government, the people of Buariki have taken great strides to reduce their climate change vulnerability through construction of a climate-resilient health clinic in their village. U.S. Ambassador to Kiribati, Fiji, Tonga, Nauru and Tuvalu Judith Cefkin led the inauguration of the health clinic on October 19th. ...
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Check Out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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South Pacific Cyclone/Hurricane Season

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season, which begins November 1, 2016, and ends April 30, 2017. This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2017. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared. ...
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Task Force Koa Moana Conduct Training Exercise in Fiji and Tonga

Approximately 200 Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) and III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF), U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, and U.S. Coast Guard’s 14th District enforcement staff and Maritime Safety and Security Team, Honolulu personnel will participate in Exercise Koa Moana 16-2 and 16-4 scheduled from May to December. ...
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Pacific-Wide Exchange Program on NCD Prevention

As a testament to the urgent need for effectively tackling the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) crisis in the Pacific, the United States sent two high level speakers to this week’s inaugural Pacific NCD Summit in Tonga. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Thomas Novotny, who is leading the ...
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Fishackathon 2016 Begins in Suva

The U.S. Department of State’s third annual Fishackathon begins today on Earth Day in 40 cities around the world, including at the University of South Pacific in Suva. Fishackathon, organized by the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, is a public- private partnership that brings together the U.S. government with the private sector and civil society to answer Secretary Kerry’s call ...
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The United States Provides Additional Support to Fiji

The U.S. Embassy announces an additional $1 million USD grant to UN World Food program in support of its emergency food assistance to the victims of cyclone Winston. The funds are provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP). Previously, the United States provided $500,000 USD to ...
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Travel Notice for New Caledonia Regarding the Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Suva informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for New Caledonia  regarding the Zika virus .  There is evidence that Zika is linked to birth defects in the fetuses of infected pregnant women and Guillain-Barre syndrome in infected individuals of any age or gender.  Zika ...
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The United States Provides Additional Support to Relief Efforts in Fiji

The U.S. Embassy announces that the United States will provide additional assistance toward the relief efforts following devastating Cyclone Winston. The United States will provide 500,000 USD to sustain displaced families with water, sanitation and hygiene assistance, as well as another 200,000 USD to support humanitarian coordination. These efforts add to the 100,000 USD provided ...
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High-Level U.S. Government Delegation ‘Pivots’ to the Pacific for Site Visit to Climate Change Adaptation Project in Popua, Tonga

Popua, Tonga – The United States Government has made the Pacific region a strategic focus by expanding climate change related assistance to the region. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel traveled February 22-24 to the Kingdom of Tonga where he witnessed one of the fruits of the renewed focus on ...
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Security Message – Fiji

The U.S. Embassy would like to make you aware that there is a recent significant increase in the number of reported credit card fraud incidents in Fiji.  The U.S. Embassy recorded dozens of incidents over the past few months compared to just two incidents over the prior two years. The U.S. Embassy confirmed that some ...
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Ambassador Cefkin Commends U.S. Companies for their Continuing Support for Programs that Strengthen Health and Care Services for Children

On October 2, Sustainable Mahogany Industries Limited and Pacific Western Timbers (Fiji) Limited, both U.S. owned companies donated a total of FJ$50,000 to the Fiji Women’s Crisis Center (FWCC) and FJ$50,000 to the Colonial War Memorial (CWM) Hospital Children’s Ward. The funds for the Fiji Women’s Crisis Center will go towards strengthening its program for ...
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US Ambassador Breaks Ground on Climate Change Adaptation Project in Fiji

October 1, 2015 US Ambassador Judith Cefkin visited the Village of Daku, Tai Levu, Fiji to inaugurate a rehabilitated floodgate system—a project that will offer the community immediate relief against flood waters that inundate the village thus mitigating the threat to property and livelihoods from the adverse effects brought about by climate change. The project ...
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Passport and Visa System Errors

June 16, 2015 The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system that performs national security checks. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. Security measures prevent consular officers from printing a visa until the case completes the required national security checks. Currently, ...
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Peace Corps Director to Visit Fiji

June 15, 2015 Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will be visiting Fiji from June 15-June 22. While in Fiji, Director Hessler-Radelet will be meeting with Government of Fiji officials and visiting Peace Corps projects around the country to witness how the Peace Corps program strengthens the ties between the United States and Fiji. Upon her ...
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US Ambassador Inaugurates Climate Change Adaptation Project in Fiji

May 22, 2015 U.S. Ambassador Judith Cefkin visited the Village of Buretu in Rewa, Viti Levu, Fiji to inaugurate a riverbank stabilization project on the Navolau River. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development through its Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP), the project will offer the community immediate relief against the adverse effects brought ...
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