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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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