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U.S to ban electronics on flights from a dozen countries, US media says
Posted On: Tuesday, 21 March 2017
WASHINGTON, 21 MARCH 2017 (BBC NEWS) --- Passengers travelling from about a dozen countries will be barred from carrying most electronic devices on US-bound flights, officials tell US media. Airlines from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa... more...

US-Australia refugee resettlement process begins
Posted On: Tuesday, 21 March 2017
WASHINGTON, 20 MARCH 2017 (ABC) --- Officials from the U.S Department of Homeland Security are set to begin fingerprinting refugees on Manus Island and Nauru in preparation for resettlement in America under the US-Australia refugee deal. In a document... more...

Taiwan, Palau join hands to combat human trafficking
Posted On: Tuesday, 21 March 2017
TAIPEI, 20 MARCH 2017 (CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY) --- Palau signed an accord Friday to cooperate with the Republic of China (Taiwan) on immigration affairs and the prevention of human trafficking, according to a statement released by the ROC Embassy in... more...

Legal recognition lags as expected 'climate refugee' population grows
Posted On: Friday, 17 March 2017
AUCKLAND, 17MARCH 2017 (THE PUSLSE) ---People migrate for many different reasons - war, persecution, poverty. Here’s another reason: climate change. A 2015 report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre estimated that since 2008, an... more...

At Security Council, UN officials urge governments to implement rules on prosecuting traffickers
Posted On: Friday, 17 March 2017
NEW YORK, 17 MARCH 2017 (UN NEWS CENTRE) -- --Human trafficking thrives in countries where the rule of law is weak or non-existent, top United Nations officials today told the Security Council, calling on Governments to make better use of the tools... more...

New route to be taken advantage of: Fiji Civil Aviation Minister
Posted On: Friday, 17 March 2017
SUVA, 16 MARCH 2017 (FBC NEWS)--An Air Service Agreement between Fiji and India opens up a new route that Fiji Airways can take advantage of. Civil Aviation Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who recently returned from India says the agreement is vital as... more...

Stay Home, Will You: Palau Government seeks to plug the brain drain
Posted On: Thursday, 16 March 2017
By Ongerung Kambes Kesolei. KOROR, 15 MARCH 2017 (PACIFIC NOTE/ISLAND TIMES) --- There is an increasing number of college-level Palauans who have taken advantage of the summer fellowship programme  returning home during the summer semester for... more...

US could take more than 1,250 refugees from Manus and Nauru, Senate told
Posted On: Thursday, 16 March 2017
CANBERRA, 16 MARCH 2017 (THE GUARDIAN)--- The U.S could take more than the mooted 1,250 refugees from Australia's offshore immigration detention islands of Manus and Nauru, Australia's ambassador for people smuggling and human trafficking has told a... more...

PNG eyes MSG to advance labour mobility
Posted On: Thursday, 16 March 2017
PORT MORESBY, 16 MARCH 2017 (POST COURIER)--- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Nell said Papua New Guinea is looking to members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group to work together on advancing labour mobility in the region. O’Neill... more...

PNG flights to boost employment opportunities for Townsville graduates
Posted On: Thursday, 16 March 2017
TOWNSVILLE, 15 MARCH 2017 (TOWNSVILLE BULLETIN)-----An air link between Townsville and Papua New Guinea will open new employment opportunities for the city’s tertiary students. The direct flights will benefit dozens of students across... more...

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