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Air Seoul approved for Guam, US flights
Posted On: Tuesday, 27 June 2017
HAGÅTÑA,27 JUNE 2017 (THE GUAM DAILY POST) --- Air Seoul, a South Korea-based low-cost carrier, plans to introduce year-round services in the Seoul-Guam market beginning Sept. 17, according to documents from the Department of Transportation. The... more...

Manus detainees facing 'impossible choice "
Posted On: Thursday, 18 May 2017
PORT MORESBY, 18 MAY 2017 (AAP) --- Detainees on Manus Island may face an impossible decision about where to go as the immigration centre is torn down around them. Greens spokesman Nick McKim holds grave fears for hundreds of men who say they've been... more...

Seasonal workers programme to feature at business forum
Posted On: Tuesday, 9 May 2017
PORT MORESBY,08 MAY 2017 (POST COURIER)--- The seasonal workers programme will come under the spotlight during the 33rd Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum. The forum will be held at the Stanley Hotel, in Port Moresby from May 14-16.... more...

Fiji and Australia agree to increased passenger capacity
Posted On: Tuesday, 9 May 2017
SUVA, 08 MAY 2017 (DEPTFO NEWS)--- The Fijian and the Australian governments recently have held successful air services negotiations in Suva. As a result of these negotiations, both countries have agreed to increase passenger and freight capacity for... more...

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...

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