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PNG Court to rule on refugees
Posted On: Tuesday, 7 November 2017
PORT MORESBY, 07 NOVEMBER 2017 (THE NATIONAL)--- The  Papua New Guinea Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling today on an application to stop the transfer of refugees from the Manus regional processing centre to two alternative camps. Chief... more...

PNG Courts have no say on what Australia does on Manus
Posted On: Tuesday, 7 November 2017
PORT MORESBY, 07 NOVEMBER 2017 (EMTV)----The Australian Government will not be responsible for the provision of basic services into the decommissioned Manus Regional Processing Centre. This was agreed to in court by the PNG Immigrations and Asylum... more...

Fiji Airways increases Singapore flights to three per week in peak seasons
Posted On: Monday, 6 November 2017
NADI, 06 NOVEMBER 2017 (FIJI AIRWAYS)---Fiji’s National Airline, today announced the addition of a third weekly direct service between Nadi (NAN) and Singapore (SIN) during peak seasons. The airline currently operates twice-weekly flights on... more...

Thousands in NZ illegally as Kiribati 'unliveable'
Posted On: Thursday, 2 November 2017
AUCKLAND, 02 NOVEMBER 2017 (NZN) --- Thousands of Kiribati people are living in Auckland illegally because climate change has made their homeland almost uninhabitable, a human rights lawyer has said. Michael Kidd represented Kiribati man Ioane... more...

PNG has no obligation to keep refugees
Posted On: Thursday, 2 November 2017
PORT MORESBY, 02 NOVEMBER 2017 (POST COURIER) --- Papua New Guinea will be pushing for a review of the current Refugee Resettlement Agreement (RRA) on the future of the remaining refugees on Manus Island. Acting Chief Migration Officer Solomon Kantha... more...

Fiji will accept climate change refugees: AG
Posted On: Thursday, 2 November 2017
SUVA, 02 NOVEMBER 2017 (FBC NEWS) --- Fiji is one of the first countries that will accept people as refugees into the country to give them refugee status if they don’t have anywhere else to go. This was the statement from Fiji’s... more...

France visa section closes in November
Posted On: Friday, 27 October 2017
SUVA, 27 OCTOBER 2017 (FIJI TIMES) --- Requests to travel from Fiji to France and it's overseas territories will now be processed through Vanuatu and the Philippines. A French Embassy notice posted on its social media this hour confirmed the missions... more...

11 Bangladeshis arrested for working illegally in PNG
Posted On: Friday, 27 October 2017
PORT MORESBY, 27 OCTOBER 2017 (THE NATIONAL) --- Eleven Bangladeshis were apprehended by a joint government team for allegedly working illegally in a shop owned by a naturalised citizen in Port Moresby Thursday. The team also found a female believed... more...

Refugees on Manus Island offered chance to move to Nauru
Posted On: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
LORENGAU, 11 OCTOBER 2017 (THE GUARDIAN) --- Refugees held by Australia on Manus Island have been offered the chance to move to Australia’s other offshore detention island of Nauru. The detention centre on Manus has become increasingly tense,... more...

21 seasonal workers chosen from Ovalau: Usamate
Posted On: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
LEVUKA, 11 OCTOBER 2017 (DEPTFO NEWS) --- Fijian minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate has highlighted that 21 seasonal workers have been chosen from Ovalau to work in New Zealand farms. Minister Usamate was... more...

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