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3800 new Fiji citizens
Posted On: Wednesday, 25 April 2018
SUVA, 25 APRIL 2018 (ISLANDS BUSINESS) --- A total of three thousand 815 foreign nationals were granted Fiji citizenship for three and a half years between October 2014 and February 2018. Out of this, Australians topped the list as the most number of... more...

String of abuses clouds future of Saipan visa programme
Posted On: Wednesday, 4 April 2018
HONOLULU, 04 APRIL 2018 (AP) --- A push to save and expand a visa programme unique to the Northern Mariana Islands is hitting skids after recent cases of labor abuse and visa fraud, delivering a major blow to the U.S. commonwealth’s economy,... more...

United States interested in Vanuatu seasonal workers
Posted On: Tuesday, 3 April 2018
PORT VILA, 27 MARCH 2018 (VANUATU DAILY POST)---Farmers in California, on the west coast of the United States, have indicated they are interested in engaging ni-Vanuatu workers on seasonal employment on their farms. This was revealed to the Daily Post by... more...

PNG nationals caught "illegally" fishing in Torres Strait by Australian Border Force
Posted On: Tuesday, 3 April 2018
BRISBANE, 27 MARCH 2018 (ABF)---Maritime Border Command (MBC), a multi-agency taskforce within the Australian Border Force (ABF), working closely with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has apprehended two Papua New Guinean (PNG)... more...

No more extension of Visitors permit for expatriates: Fiji Immigration
Posted On: Wednesday, 14 March 2018
SUVA, 13 MARCH 2018 (FBC NEWS) --- A directive has been issued to all businesses and companies who are bringing in expatriates that there will be no more extension of visitor’s permits for those foreign workers who come and work in Fiji. Director... more...

Dozens of refugees leave Nauru for resettlement in US
Posted On: Thursday, 8 March 2018
YAREN, 07 MARCH 2018 (THE GUARDIAN) --- Four more families of refugees and a cohort of single men have left immigration camps on Nauru to start new lives in the United States. The group of 29, including eight children, who flew off the island nation on... more...

Pacific Labour Scheme will give 2,000 workers from Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu chance to help fill labour shortages in Australia
Posted On: Friday, 2 March 2018
CANBERRA, 02 MARCH 2018 (DFAT) --- Australia Thursday celebrate the achievements of the Northern Australia Worker Pilot Programme (NAWPP), which was a key initiative of the Our North, Our Future: Developing Northern Australia White Paper. Employers... more...

Samoa Immigration works towards modernising Immigration Act
Posted On: Tuesday, 27 February 2018
The Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet (MPMC) working in collaboration with the Pacific Immigration Directors Conference (PIDC) undertook a review of Samoa’s Immigration Act 2004. The review team consisting of representatives from the... more...

35 refugees leave Nauru for the US
Posted On: Monday, 19 February 2018
YAREN, 19 FEBRUARY 2018 (SBS/AAP) --- Another 35 refugees are leaving Nauru for the United States on Sunday, the third group to depart Australia's offshore immigration centres this week. Almost all are single Afghan, Pakistani or Rohingya men, along with... more...

Vanuatu to recruit nurses from Solomon Islands
Posted On: Friday, 16 February 2018
PORT VILA,16 FEBRUARY 2018 (VANUATU DAILY POST)---Vanuatu is again seeking to recruit nurses in Solomon Islands. Two officials from the Vanuatu government were reportedly in Honiara last week to pursue their recruitment drive. Up to 100 local nurses... more...

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