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New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants
Posted On: Thursday, 20 April 2017
WELLINGTON, 20 APRIL 2017(AP) --- New Zealand announced Wednesday that it is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached an all-time high.  The changes come a day after... more...


South Pacific Cruise development
Posted On: Thursday, 20 April 2017
SUVA/PAGOPAGO, 19 APRIL 2017 (CRUISE INDUSTRY NEWS) --- The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Pacific Cruise Alliance (SPCA) for greater cooperation on the development of the cruise tourism... more...


Australian government to replace 457 temporary work visa
Posted On: Thursday, 20 April 2017
CANBERRA, 19 APRIL 2017 (THE GUARDIAN) --- The Australian government will replace skilled 457 visas with a new category to give Australians priority for Australian jobs, Malcolm Turnbull said in a shock announcement on Tuesday. Turnbull used... more...


Trump to seek changes in visa programme to encourage hiring Americans
Posted On: Thursday, 20 April 2017
WASHINGTON, 18 APRIL 2017 (REUTERS) --- U.S President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa programme used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill... more...


Illegal recruitment of foreign workers bad for tourism industry
Posted On: Tuesday, 18 April 2017
SAIPAN, 18 APRIL 2017 (MARIANAS VARIETY) --- Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) board chairwoman and T-Galleria/DFS Saipan president Marian Aldan-Pierce said employers bringing in “tourists” to work in the CNMI are harming the tourism... more...


No need to worry about Australian citizenship: Cook Islanders told
Posted On: Tuesday, 18 April 2017
RAROTONGA, 18 APRIL 2017 (COOK ISLANDS NEWS) --- Cook Islanders who have been living in Australia for more than 17 years do not have to worry that their eligibility for citizenship there is being phased out. The law affecting those with New Zealand... more...


Solomon Islands foreign minister praises NZ labour mobility scheme
Posted On: Friday, 31 March 2017
WELLINGTON, 31 MARCH 2017 (SIG) --- Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka has praised the New Zealand Labour Mobility Scheme for the benefits it offered to Solomon Islanders. Minister Tozaka is in New Zealand... more...


Eight countries allowed dual citizenship in PNG, Fiji pleased with dual citizenship
Posted On: Friday, 31 March 2017
PORT MORESBY, 31 MARCH 2017 (POST COURIER) --- Eight countries have been allowed dual citizenship in Papua New Guinea, a historical moment announced by Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Rimbink Pato Thursday. People of these prescribed countries... more...


Minister Tozaka in NZ for RSE Ministerial visit
Posted On: Tuesday, 28 March 2017
HONIARA, 28 MARCH 2017 (SIG) --- Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka is currently in New Zealand as part of the Recognised Seasonal Employment (RSE) Ministerial visit this week.   While in New Zealand, the... more...


UNHCR to refer at least 850 refugees for US resettlement
Posted On: Tuesday, 28 March 2017
SYDNEY,28 MARCH 2017 (ABC)--- The United Nations refugee agency will refer at least 850 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru for US resettlement, in one of the first signs of how the deal is progressing. The deal to resettle the refugees was first... more...


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