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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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