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CNMI could lose nurses to foreign worker cap

Posted by jaypee 210 days ago New Zealand
http://www.radionz.co.nz —

The Northern Marianas could lose more than 30 nurses after a cap on foreign workers was reached just weeks into the new fiscal year.


Commonwealth Health Care said the nurses, along with several laboratory and radiology workers could be forced to leave next year now the cap on transitional non-immigrant worker visas had been reached.


It's chief executive Esther Muna said the Read More

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Northern Marianas wants new approach to foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 345 days ago New Zealand
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The Governor of the Northern Marianas, Ralph Torres, is calling on the United States Government to give longtime foreign workers in the territory improved status.


The governor said guest workers played a crucial role in the development of the islands.

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CNMI foreign workers threatened with expulsion

Posted by jaypee 352 days ago New Zealand
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The Northern Marianas is facing a humanitarian and economic crisis as more than 1,300 of its foreign workers could be forced to leave the territory.


This comes after the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that its cap of 12,999 positions for foreigners to work in the territory had been reached.


Our correspondent said most of the 1,300 workers aff Read More

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Hard labour, few rewards for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 510 days ago New Zealand
http://www.nzherald.co.nz —

He makes less than US$1000 ($1460) a month in a city where apartments can cost more than US$1 million, but even so the Chinese Government is pinning its improbable hopes for a property revival on the likes of Liu Jun.

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Wanted: S'poreans to move to New Zealand, AsiaOne Singapore News

Posted by jaypee 544 days ago New Zealand
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It was an unusual invite from a foreign government that got people here talking in November.





Emigrate, said the New Zealand government, and enjoy a better quality of life in a less crowded country.

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Ban Ki-moon personally asks Malcolm Turnbull to review boat turnback policy

Posted by jaypee 550 days ago Australia
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The United Nations chief, Ban Ki-moon, has personally called on Malcolm Turnbull to reconsider Australia’s policy on turning back asylum seeker boats during a meeting in Malaysia.

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Riot breaks out at Christmas Island detention centre after detainee death: reports

Posted by jaypee 564 days ago New Zealand
http://www.smh.com.au —

Detainees have described chaotic scenes at the Christmas Island detention centre including claims guards have abandoned their posts amid riots at the facility.


Refugee groups on Monday morning said the centre's canteen had been burnt down and fences and walls knocked over.




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Unrest breaks out at Christmas Island detention centre after refugee's death

Posted by jaypee 564 days ago New Zealand
http://www.theguardian.com —

Unrest has broken out among detainees on Christmas Island after the death of an Iranian refugee, the immigration department has confirmed.


The department said in a statement it was working with service providers “to resolve the situation”. It said no one had been injured in the disturbance.

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